Happy Thursday to you…and for you readers in the US, happy 4th of July!! Thanks for joining me for another Scrapbook Challenge over at Mark’s Finest Papers! This week, we have a color challenge. In honor of Independence Day, use red, white and blue, and one additional color of your choice.
Remember this challenge is strictly scrapbook layouts, no cards please, and you have to use stamps on your layouts. They don’t have to be Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps, but if you do use them you will be entered twice for a chance to win the stamp set for this week.
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but in case I haven’t or you’re new here, I just LOVE our neighborhood on the 4th of July every year. The whole street gets together in our cul de sac and has a huge picnic and just hangs out and catches up. It’s really our one time of the year to connect with each other. After dinner, we clear the tables and food, and everyone pools their fireworks together and we have an explosive good time (see what I did there? Ha ha!) A few of the neighbors go a little nuts and bring the REALLY good stuff. I swear, it rivals some of the professional fireworks shows!
My layout contains photos of my daughter (far left corner) and some dear friends and neighbors over the past few years. I have so many 4th of July pics, they’re all starting to run together, but I know that the ones in my layout were from 2008 (we froze that year!) and 2009 (super warm that year!)
I used a couple of Silhouette files for the background and the banner, and the cute star from MFP’s USA Heroes mini stamp set, A quick and easy layout this week!
I hope you’ll consider joining us for this week’s challenge You have until next Wednesday evening at 8 pm EST to link up. Have a safe and FABULOUS 4th!!
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