Happy Independence Day!
Like most things, each passing year I am realizing more and more the freedom I enjoy (and maybe take for granted).
Amidst time with family, I would like my boys to realize the importance of this day. It helps that they know their great grandpa who was injured twice in WWII. They are pretty proud of him and my youngest thinks Marines are awesome because of my Grandpa.
I decided to create a layout to remind them of some of the freedoms they enjoy because of the continued sacrifice of others.
Freedom by Amber Packer. Photography by Haylee Bean Photography.
I used the My Mind’s Eye American Made Collection to create this layout. I love how the papers are slightly distressed and the patterns reminiscent of small town America. The Accessory sheet is easy to layer and makes journaling easy.
Did you notice the firecracker on the bottom left side of the page?
It’s so simple. When my layout was complete, I found a scrap that was about 2 1/2″ x 3″. Then I rolled the scrap side to side around a sucker stick so that it is still 3″ tall. I took it out and rolled from the other side to make sure it was tight and smooth.
Then I opened it just enough to add adhesive to the end, rolled it back up and made sure the adhesive was tight. With the stick still in, I wrapped thin wire around the firecracker and about 1″ above. Pull out the stick and add the rhinestone star using hot glue. Voila!
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Whether you live in the U.S. or elsewhere, I hope you will take the time today to think about what makes the place you call home special.