I was even able to squeeze in a little scrapbooking, thanks to some new page protectors from We R Memory Keepers. I found 4-5 different styles at my local scrapbook store. They make for FAST scrapbooking because they allow you do some *blended* scrapbooking....combining traditional scrapbooking along with just dropping the photos in the plastic sleeves. I still will do my regular 12 x 12 pages, but I'm adding in lots of these quick pages too.
Here we are below picking wild roses and peonies. Eric and the girls spied the bushes at an old homestead near our house. We went back and picked lots of flowers for Memorial Day flower arrangements for the cemetery. Eric told Jordy *to be sure to pick a dozen roses for Mom*. Here's the scrapbooked portion of my layout. It measures 6" x 8" and I included a photo along with some computer generated journaling.
And here's the flip side of the page above. This showcases some photos of Eric the grill master, the girls getting sprayed by the hose, some of our flower beds and the beautiful flags at the Memorial Day service at the cemetery. It's a family tradition for us to place flowers at the cemetery and to watch the memorial service and to honor those that have served for our country.
Here's the 6" x 8" layout for this side. And a little tip for you: You may be tempted for a layout like this to use bright, red, white and blue papers to reflect the Memorial Day theme. But remember to take cues from your photos instead. I kept the colors more muted to match the colors in my photos. I'll save those brighter colors and patterns for my cards or future pages that might have those brighter colors.
Well, it's back to the grind today so I better get a movin'. Today would be my brother Jeff's 42nd birthday if he were here. I remember that my mom would always make us a birthday cake and we'd celebrate our birthdays together in cute little matching outfits. Our birthday dates were one week apart and it was always such a fun time. My mom made the best cakes too....always something fun like a caterpillar, butterfly or train.....the shapes cut from one sheet cake. I bet your mom made those too!
Hope you have a great day everyone!