Saturday, 9 July 2011


Here in the U.S.A., we're celebrating our Independence Day. In honor of that, I'd like you to use
** elements that include STARS (embellishments, patterned paper, etc.) and STRIPES (ribbon, patterned paper, etc.)

** a flag or banner accent
** and to play off the date we're celebrating, July 4, 1776, use:

7 - brads

4 - four-word title

1 - photo

7 - labels

7 - seven-sentence journaling

6 - patterned papers
Note: Your page can be of any topic or theme--it doesn't have to be about 4th of July. Have fun!

Here is my layout

1 Photo - Josh messing around with his guitar
6 Patterned papers - I cut a Star shape and covered it with strips of 6 different pp scraps for the stripes
7 Brads
Flags/pennants - I cut some pennant shapes that I tucked at the bottom of the star
4 Word title - The large title word was cut from the front cover of a pack of DCWV paper pad the other 3 words I glued onto the the stars
7 Sentences of journalling - I dont have the 7 sentences of journalling shown on he front I have written some on the tag that is tucked behind the photo
7 labels -  now that proved hard but I just about managed to find and fit them on
This is my son who was at the time balancing on the fence that surrounds the decking of the cabin, well needless to say Mr Wobbly fell off shortly after - I hasten to add that no guitars were harmed in this process lol
I really liked how it pops on the black. Hope you like it too
Toodle Pip xxx


  1. What a fantastic boy layout, the big star is a super idea, love this layout.

  2. Love the black background, and what a great idea using the large star as a focal point for the photo, you rocked this one.

  3. Totally love how you covered that star shape with all the different patterned papers! It really does pop on that black background! Awesome entry!

  4. Great layout I really like the big star with all the little ones. Great job on the challenge , i always enjoy seeing your work .

  5. Wow, such an amazing layout! I love the big star covered with the paper strips and the white shadow star underneath. And all those extra stars. Perfect photo for the challenge. The black cardstock works so well here. Thanks so much for playing along with us at HMITM!

  6. Whoa! This is SUCH a cool page, Tracee! Love your design with that great big star as a backdrop--and how neat that you covered it with strips of paper!. You did an awesome job meeting all the requirements, and I'm choosing your page for our How Awesome Is Too Awesome Gallery!


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