Happy 4th of July! Today I have a festive page up on the My Mind’s Eye Blog and thought I would share it with you here, as well. But first, I wanted to share with you a few pictures from our big Family Summer Vacation. We just got back from visiting the beautiful Midwest. Our first stop … the incredible Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
We rode in teeny, tiny pods …
To look through teeny, tiny windows, …
… at the amazing views! Here’s a look back towards the city.
And looking straight down. Yikes!
We had a BLAST! Our week was filled with many more amazing sights, that I’ll share with you another time. 🙂
Here is the page I have going up on the My Mind’s Eye Blog today featuring the Boy Crazy collection. I have a super-fun brother-in-law that loves to put together firework shows for our family in the Summer. It’s so much fun! We gather together in the parking lot of my father’s business to watch his pyromaniac show. It’s scary and exhilarating all at the same time because the fireworks are so close to us! Afterwards, everyone helps to pick up the remains of the firework packaging and sweep up the ashes in the parking lot. It’s becoming a really fun tradition!
I used a mixture of chipboard elements, stickers, and decorative brads to create the fireworks in the “night sky” on this page. The title is cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine using a cut file found in the Silhouette Online Store. I cut the red layer out twice so that I could snip the letters apart and emboss a few of them with my Cuttlebug machine and the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
I hope you have a fun and safe celebration today! Happy Birthday, America!