Today is the Family Reunion – this is Greg’s family and extended family.  We get together each year on the weekend of 4th of July in the middle of a cow pasture next to a little pond.  It’s a fun day of visiting, eating Fried Catfish and hushpuppies, farm fresh corn and watermelon, playing games, row boat rides, fishing with cane poles, feeding the cows and even a visit to the dollar store.  So today I thought I would share this scrapbook page I made last month that is perfect for a family reunion, 4th of July event or other summertime celebration.

This sketch and layout idea came straight out of a scrapbook magazine.  I used all Stampin’ Up! products (the magazine did not).  I used similar colors and the measurements from the sketch that they had.  I finished the page and then went on a search through my old pictures and found these Family Reunion pictures from July 1998!  The boys were so little – look at Ryan only 2 years old and now he will be 15 in just two weeks and ready to start driving a car – oh my!

The colors on this layout are Real Read, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, So Saffron and Whisper White.  There are several products on this layout that just retired from the Stampin’ Up! catalog (darn those stars).  The jumbo wheel, the punches, the Go Go Boots Alphabet dies (for the title), the wide striped ribbon in Real Red, and the Sanded background stamp.  The upside is we do have a STAR die for the Big Shot and it has four different size stars on it that would be perfect for this layout.

Other things I used on this layout that are still in the catalog – Sweet Buttons Embosslit, Top Note die, Scallop Border punch, White Bakers Twine, Brads, Buttons, Circle punches, Jewelry Tag punch, and more.  It is really a fun layout.  I hope you like it!

Have a Happy 4th of July weekend!  We’ll spend the 4th with my family at the lake – I can’t wait!