Saturday, June 19, 2010

Land of the Free

Memorable Seasons is having the Last Scrapper Standing contest for the next few weeks and this is week 1!  This weeks challenge was to use the phrase "An American Girl" as inspiration, and the LO also had to include stars and stripes.

The other night the three of us went to the park to swing and play.  There was no one there, and it was a beautiful evening.  We took Charlotte to a grassy area to try and get her to walk a bit.  I got some fantastic shots of her alone, and of her interacting with her Daddy, which are going to be perfect for Father's Day LO's!  But I loved how open and "free" it was out there, and that's where the title came from, too.

Anyway, when I was thinking of stars and stripes, what came to mind were the half circle red white and blue banners that people hang for decoration (I'm sure they have a name, but I just can't think of it).  That is what inspired the half pleated flowers.  I also wanted to keep with the red white and blue theme, which wasn't a requirement, but I just felt it.

The stars I cut with my cricut from Core'Dinations CS and embossed and sanded and inked it.  There was a tutorial posted at Scrapbook & Cards Today for the folding of these stars and I love the way they came out.

Well I am super excited because I am going to Archiver's tomorrow night with Heather and have LOTS to get done!!!!  So I will be posting lots next week!

As always, TFL!


Jennifer Hope Longenecker said...

Fantastic LO Audrey.

Diana Fisher said...

My new favorite page of yours! There are just so many great extras here, and that photo is perfect!! OH my... I can't stop finding something new to love on this page!

Lynn said...

Love this layout! Good luck in the contest! I wanted to do it too but we are leaving on vacation next week so I didn't even start it!

j.leija said...

LOVE the 3D elements to this page!

Jscraps4u said...

Oh Audrey...this is absolutely beautiful!!!!
Thanks for the congrats! AND I miss "chatting" with you also. We need to find a site to hang out at!

Good luck in the contest!