A Non-Traditional Fourth

We usually spend the 4th of July going to the downtown parade, celebrating with friends, and watching fireworks at night.  The pictures are full of nothing but red, white and blue.  This year, we spent the July 4th weekend at my inlaws' cabin at Bear Valley.  We wore red, white and blue, but the pictures are full of the greens and browns of nature.

I struggled for awhile with how to scrap them.  Traditional red, white and blue Independence Day supplies didn't really work with my pictures, so I went with the greens and browns that reflected the hiking, geocaching, fishing, beach play, and exploring that we did.  

But I did want to showcase the fact that it was Independence Day, so instead of focusing on the colors of the flag, I focused on the stars and stripes!  The background paper is striped.  I placed stars in a visual triangle - the first by the photo of the Bear Valley sign, two stars layered at the end of the title, and a banner of stars in the upper right corner.  

A non-traditional Fourth and a non-traditional layout to match!


  1. Ohhhhhh I love love love how you used different colors for the 4th pics!!! This is awesome!! And I AM LOVING the title banners!!!!

  2. I've done this before, scrapped holiday pics w/out using the traditional "holiday" colors. In fact, I don't think any of my 4th of July layouts are red, white, and blue...Hahahahahahaha!

  3. Great idea! I love how you were able to get so many photos on one layout! Super!

  4. I love non-traditional anything, so this is right up my alley. I'm loving how you got so many pics on this spread. Beautiful!

  5. Love your use of stars! The banner is super cute and the layered stars in the title rock!!

  6. I LOVE how you used non-traditional colors to scrap your 4th of July photos, Cindy! Your 2-page layout is awesome and showcases your wonderful memories!


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