My July layouts always get the red, white, and blue treatment. It just feels like the right thing to do, you know? This one took about five minutes. I stuck a piece of plain blue cardstock on the calendar and used the white calendar page as a border. That velvet-dotted red paper is an old one from Doodlebut Design that I had in my scrap pile, and the polka-dot ribbon is very old; in fact, I think I ripped it off an unsuccessful project and saved it. And it was the perfect size. Then I stamped some little blue stars on the blue cardstock using Stayzon Ink. I like the blue-on-blue effect.
The photos? Those are a few we snapped this weekend during our visit to beautiful Winterset, Iowa. These were taken at the Clark Tower in City Park. Jacob loved it: "Mom, there's a castle!" And it is pretty cool. I can't believe I had never heard about it. More on Winterset soon, but I will say, I highly recommend a visit there if you are looking for a road trip. So much to see and do.
And speaking of so much to see and do, I should mention that this week is full of fun holidays and events, in addition to the important one, Independence Day. For a certain four silly girls, this week has long been known as Cult Birthday Week. And then there's a high school reunion happening. Plus parades and fireworks. Jacob tells me there will be cake for mommy: "Pink cake, with strawberry ice cream. And we're going to decorate the whole house. And there will be train rides for the kids!" I think my child may have a future as a party planner.
So, in honor of CBW, here's a photo of me and my girls, the last one of the four of us all together, which I'm sad to say was five years ago:
|From left to right: Holle, Jackie, yours truly, and Melissa. Aka: The Cult. |