Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July Hanabi

I had a lot of fun doing this layout of my grandson Gavin watching the fireworks last year in Okinawa, Japan. The holiday is important to our family - not just for it's patriotic aspect - but because we have 4 people within our family that celebrate their birthdays on July 4 and 5th.

I chose the colors for Monica's July Summer Challenge at Memories, Always Forever. Click the link on my sidebar to take you to this great new site. This layout, though based on a digital layout by KellyCali at, uses so many of the supplies I had on hand. The circles are cut with my Wishblade, but any circle cutter would do the trick. I used lots of buttons as per the Pile It On Challenge blogspot. Here is list of my supplies.

Bazzill cardstock in Red, White, Blue and Black
Karen Foster Sparkle Burst Brads
Bo Bunny Brads in blue and red
K & company Brenda Walters Rhinestones
Dress it Up Color Me White buttons
Junkitz Alphabet Buttons
Smartz Geo Shapes Paper Clips
ColorBok metal dots
Liquid Pearls in Ruby Red and White Opal
Stickles Waterfall
Red, white and blue glitter glues from the 100 yen store
Making Memories Dot letters in black and white
Blue Gel Writer
Fiskars Border Punch
plus assorted left over brads and eyelets from my stash.


Vickilyn said...


Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!!


kath said...

This is awesome!! I love how you did the circles with all the buttons etc. The cutout of little Gavin is adorable.

Anonymous said...

theres, wow! what a festive LO girl!

Thanks for Playing with us!

-- dalis DTC for Pile It On!

Denny said...

I recieved my "RAK" in the mail yesterday. I thought it was Christmas all over again. Thank you so much for all the scrapbooking stuff...the Japanese snackes were great too!
Looking forward to many more fun designs.
Thanks again

irishirish15 said...

I love this layout the paper strips and circles are great! It has so much action to it. Plus I love how you cut out your grandson - so cute!

Elizabeth R. said...

Nice layout I especially love all of the detail and gems on the page. Great job.