Welcome to the Ideas for Scrapbookers Summer Blog Hop! I'm the first stop along the Hop, so regardless of whether you're hopping along or not, you're in the right place. :)
When I think of summer, one of the first things that comes to my mind is watermelon. Trevor absolutely LOVES watermelon. For months and months, he's been begging me to buy watermelon. I prefer to buy produce locally in season whenever possible, so he's been without any until recently. When we bought our first watermelon of the season, he could hardly wait for me to cut a big wedge for him to enjoy. I got some wonderful pictures.
I had so much fun putting together this layout! I usually don't pair red with green except at Christmas time, so it's a treat to work with that color combination for a different reason. The glittery Thickers added a fun touch. Did you notice that the second "e" is actually a "c" with a horizontal line added? It's one of many of my favorite tricks for dealing with a missing letter.
Another fun fact about my layout - I've had that pink/red watermelon paper for a REALLY long time (I'd guess 10 years). I love the way it looks backed with the white and layered on the green. Right before I adhered it, I checked the back for manufacturer information to write in my supply notebook. I was scrapping with friends, and as I dutifully wrote down the information (Debbie Mumm, Creative Imaginations, "Pink Java"), I commented on what a weird name Pink Java is for watermelon paper. Sheena took a one-second glance at my paper and said, "Those are coffee beans, not watermelon seeds." Wait... what?!?! For 10 years, I've thought I had a sheet of red watermelon paper when in reality I'd been saving a pink coffee bean paper. And I hate coffee! How funny!
Before I send you off to the next stop on our Hop, how about a little prize? All you have to do is follow my blog AND leave a comment. I'll pick a random person to win a $20 gift certificate to scrapbook.com. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday.
Now hop along to see more summer-themed scrapbook projects. Your next stop is Sharon, at www.thatgirlfritchey.blogspot.com. Enjoy!