America's birthday has come and gone (I feel terrible, because I didn't get her anything!) and now we are left with memories, mosquito bites and a slew of iPhone photos. What to do? Scrapbook them, of course.
We have a neighborhood party tradition, hosted by our friends the Smiths, and it makes for a fun, safe (no driving to get there, just a stumble down the street!) and memorable Fourth every year. Even on holidays when we go up to our family's lake house, we still manage to be here on the Fourth for this party.
Maybe I'm being sentimental lately, but it's suddenly so clear to me how life is speeding by. My kids used to be the little kids at the party. Now they've been replaced with a whole new crew of youngin's. My boy used to be the one in the wagon. Now he's the one pulling it. Yes, that noise you hear is the clock ticking.
Here's the page:
I don't usually scrapbook major holidays. I've done a few over the years, certainly, but I usually tend not to. It seems like lately, this sentimental streak is making me want to document things more and more.
This page was perfect to do digitally. I just popped in papers and photos and I'll include it in my next order at Persnickety Prints. It would make a really easy hybrid project too. You could add everything digitally, then break it apart, printing some on cardstock (titles, journaling) and the rest on photo paper. We went in-depth for this process in my Clean&Simple workshop. I hope to cover more of the digital to hybrid process here on my blog this summer.
NEW TO DIGITAL? I have a free template + a video tutorial that will walk you through the basics of creating a digital scrapbook page. Click here for the video and links to the free template.
Hope you had a memorable holiday weekend!