Do you have a summer tradition? There is much to be said about something you can look forward to each year, especially if it involves family and friends. Evert summer my husband and I eagerly anticipate an Independence Day celebration our church hosts right before July 4th. Our church owns several acres of land they’ve dedicated as Harrell Park overlooking Cherokee Lake. The Independence Day celebration includes our entire church family gathering together at the park for picnic dinners, good music, and a huge firework show over the water.
When I came across the Stars and Stripes journal card set, I instantly knew they would be perfect for my July Fourth celebration layout. I created this layout in a matter of minutes, keeping the embellishments and journaling simple so the focus of the layout would be the photos. I topped off a couple of the cards using wood veneer and acrylics from Color Cast Designs in addition to a cork sticker from my shop.
I absolutely LOVE how this spread turned out. I also love that we’ve keep this tradition for many years and I’m already looking forward to next year!
Mandy Elliott is professional pet & portrait photographer as well as an avid memory keeper. Her desire to record daily life is deeply embedded in her creative passion as she documents through channels such as Project Life, photography, and journal keeping. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, beloved Jack Russell- Addie, baking, blogging, and traveling.