Sunday, June 1, 2014

Fourth of July - Creative Scrappers #270 Reveal

Hello blogging friends. It's my first reveal for Creative Scrappers today!!! I've had a lot of fun using Kristine's sketches in the past and I am still in a daze that I a part of this design team with such talented ladies. You really must checkout the other designers takes on this one. WOW!
Here is Kristine's sketch ...

With pocket scrapbooking being so trendy, grid designs for layouts are a growing trend too. Here is my take on the sketch using the fabulous patriotic Pebbles Americana collection...

I've had this collection for months! I am so glad that I finally got some of our DC trip pictures scrapped! Hubby and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in Washington DC over the Fourth of July last summer. It was my first time there, but my hubby has been there before for work and when he was military. Of course we had to watch the fireworks over the Capital Mall. AMAZING!!! We got there about 4:00 in the afternoon. It was already crowded with people saving spots. By the time the fireworks started, we were sitting real close to people on all sides! You can see the Washington Monument in the pic on the left and the crowds of people. I snapped these pictures with my phone so the smaller photos in the grid design worked real well as the quality is not as good.

Here are some close-ups. I found this fabulous title in the Silhouette library. What caught my attention was the rocket. It reminded me of the pattern paper with rockets in the Americana collection. Some gesso under the title really makes it pop and keeps the background from being too distracting.

The Americana collection also comes with these amazing die cuts too. I couldn't resist using this LOVE stamp since it was our anniversary :)

The star washi from Love My Tapes was PERFECT! Don't you love how that looks!

Pebbles: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts (Americana collection)
American Crafts: cardstock
Silhouette Cameo,  Fourth of July cut file
The Twinery: bakers twine in Maraschino
Love My Tapes: star washi
Studio Calico: Gold stars
Sewing machine, thread

Love My Tapes is sharing washi tape storage ideas today. How do you store your washi? I am embarrassed to admit, I had mine in a tote. I needed a way to keep my Love My Tapes washi separated from the rest of my stash. I wanted something I could have out on my desk that would be a reminder to me to use it. If I can see my stash I am more apt to use it. I found this fabulous treasure at my local Michaels store...

The top opens to allow easy access to my washi :)  The other designers have such fabulous storage systems too. You can check them out on the Love My Tapes blog.

Enjoy whats left of your weekend. I hope to see you playing along with Creative Scrappers.


  1. I have this cage but it has birds and rocks in it now for spring and summer.
    When I get ready to put it away this fall I know what I'll use it for. Good idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love your take of the skecth Marcia, gorgeous layout! :)


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