Hello! I hope you’re enjoying your summer. We’re in the full swing of things and enjoying the longer days. We’ve also been doing a little travel.
We went home to Louisiana for my nephew’s birthday. It happens to be on the 4th of July. And since it’s hard sharing your birthday with a holiday, we try to do something extra special for him. This year, we took him and his friends to an activity center. It was a definite winner!
When I started to scrap the photos, I did my usual process: select my photos, select a page kit and go. But as I started looking at the photos and thinking about their placement, I decided that my usual “boring” cardstock wouldn’t do. I started looking at my patterned papers and found this cool zig-zag one that helped emphasize the randomness of 10-year-old driving.
These are some photos of my nephew on the Go Karts. He had an awesome day with rock climbing, putt-putt golf, bumper cars and, of course, --- birthday cake and ice cream. But these Go Karts were one of the big hits of the party.
Which Way? by Moanica Caston. Patterned Paper: Simple Stories; Cardstock: Bazzill; Stickers: Simple Stories; Wood arrow pieces: Studio Calico; Alphas: Jillibean Soup.
So, here’s my challenge to you -- Instead of doing the usual and pulling out a piece of cardstock for the background of your layout, take a closer look at your patterned papers over and see if there’s a creative background you might use.