Monday, July 8, 2013

Made In America (a few days late) !!

Hello Friends!!  Sorry that I haven't posted in about a week.  I went out to Ohio to visit my sister, two neices and mom out in Ohio and just got back yesterday!  (the internet connection out there was not very good)  It was a much needed break and I have to say that we laughed the whole time we were all together.  Nothing better than girl time with your sister, I will post some pics of our weekend later in the week!

Because I was in Ohio, I missed the 4th of July celebrations with my family back here in Indiana.  So, I didn't get any pics of my Khloe girl on the holiday, but I do have my layout from her very first 4th of July,  which brings me to the lesson of this post.  I love to create layouts with textures and bling and just making them pop.  But, it's also ok to not always have all the "extras".  It has taken me a long time to realize it's not always what you put on your layouts, but the story you tell with them.  So, here is the layout that I did of Miss Khloe's very first 4th of July!

I'm really loving learning how to play with mixed media stuff and adding texture to my layouts, but it's nice to go back to the basics, to remember to tell the story!  The handsome young man is my son, who is Khloe's very proud daddy!  It was such a fun day for them, remembering their baby girl's very first 4th of July!

I hope that your holiday was filled with what makes you happy!!

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  1. What a cute page... love the little one... adorable. Thanks for sharing.

    1. thank you so much sheila!! hard to believe she is 2 already!


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