It has been an absolutely crazy month, and I'm not going to lie, time has just completely gotten away from me! But I'm here, I'm back, I'm ready to share tons of great new project ideas (and videos!) with you! I'm so excited about this new catalog--and that's where I've been, creating my little heart out for a launch party last week and prepping new projects for upcoming classes. You are definitely going to want to stick around to see them all. I've come up with some great things I think you are going to love, not to mention the videos, I mentioned those before right?! Anyhow, thank you for sticking with me, and checking back in. Along with creative time, I've been spending time with my nephews since they are here for the summer and with Charlie since he is back home from Seattle (I'll be sharing more on my trips there soon). So, with all that QT comes documenting it, so I've been scrapbooking quite a bit (and no need to beat around the bush--catching up on last year's book as well!). Anyhow, without further adieu, today's project--a peachy scrapbook layout I think you'll be keen on (see what I did there?).
This page is from a recent excursion with my nephews and dad (and mom came later) to the park. If you'll remember, a couple of years ago my hometown was struck by a horrible disaster--The West Fertilizer Plant Explosion. Our city park was literally feet away and just across the railroad tracks from that plant, so it was completely destroyed. One of the volunteer firemen our town lost on that horrible day used to frequent the park with his young son, Parker. After Parker's dads passing, Parker came up with the idea to sell hot dogs to fund a new city park to memorialize his & his dad's favorite place. It has turned into something so wonderful, Parker's Park Project. Over the course of the last couple of years, several fundraisers were held to fund the park, and sweet Parker's dream finally came true this Spring.
This was my first visit to Parker's Park, and oh, I was blown away! What an incredible place to not only play and remember our fallen friends, but a wonderful place to reflect on all that our town has endured and accomplished since. The park boasts so many wonderful toys for children to play on, as well as things that help us remember our VFD, EMT, and police. Such a wonderful place, and it was such an honor to play at Parker's Park, can't wait until my next visit!
Along with this being a special place, it was a special day for me as well. My dad, nephews, and I all rode our bikes to the park! I didn't think I could do it, but I did! Proud moment for me! I was also so very proud of my dad for doing the same. He is handicapped, and has been exercising and eating healthy. He's now lost 110 pounds, and is getting around so much better! He hasn't let his handicap stop him, and it's such an inspiration. This was such a big deal for me because it isn't something he would have ever done before, go to the park and most definitely not ride a bike, much less that far (nearly 2 miles round trip)! It was so great to do something together we thought we never could, ride bikes and TOGETHER. Even sweet Braxton rode his all that way, such a trooper! My dad has an adult tricycle (since he can't balance well) with a basket so little Carter Roo rode in it--so darn cute!
Anyhow, the layout! I used the peach stamp from the hostess set Silhouettes & Script for a background image, and added "So Sweet" as my title. The Cherry On Top DSP Pack was perfect since it is full of bright colors. I added a fun flag made with the Banner Triple Punch--you are going to LOVE that punch! A definite must have!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. You can find all of these products and more in my online store--see a detailed product list for this project below. See you back soon!
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