The July recipe at the Paper Mixing Bowl was strawberry shortcake.
I don't usually have Fourth of July pictures to scrapbook. I seem to forget to get the camera out and usually we are just watching or shooting fireworks and they just don't photograph well for me. I thought these pictures from a summer birthday (rocket themed) we attended would fit the bill.
I used several of the "utensils" from this recipe. I made a banner for the title on the lead page. I strung the banner on a piece of twine. I am really loving all the banners out there right now. I also used star shapes cut from various patterned papers and included my journaling on a star. I worked with contrasting patterns and created a couple of die cut stars out of corrugated cardstock that I pained cream.
I rarely find scrapbook layout sketches that include a second page and our lives are too busy to fit on just one page. I find it easy to allow a great sketch become the lead page and the second page a complimentary page.
For this second page I blocked my photos in the center of the page.
Then I pulled some of the elements from the first page with star die cuts from the various patterns.
Paper: Bazzil (Red) October Afternoon (Rocket Age) Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
Tools: Papertrey Ink Dies (banner builders, stars) Stampin Up! punch (notebook border) Fiskars (bracket punch)
Other: Papertrey Ink (button twine) Deadbeat Designs (alphabet) Slice (Basic Shapes 3)