I've done plenty of crafting recently, but I haven't actually done any scrapbooking since National Scrapbook Day (May 4). It's like this every year - a ton of scrapping the first weekend in May for NSD, then none until we get past our anniversary, the end of school, and Trevor's birthday. And this year, the Prime Blogger Conference in Chicago. All good, but the last six weeks have been about making the memories instead of documenting the memories!
This page is about a visit with my dad. He was in town on a weekday last fall. Trevor had school and Steve had work, so I took Dad to Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center. (I had to look that up to see what it's called now. I've been there at least a dozen times and I know it as Travis Air Museum, but that was two name changes ago. Old habits die hard.) We had a good time together checking out the exhibits outside and in. It's a neat museum - make a point to go if you're local or visiting my neck of the woods.
I started this page with an airplane-themed patterned paper in yellows and grays, but it just wasn't working. Even though the gray plane and our selfie could theoretically go with any color, I couldn't get it to look right. When I switched to patriotic colors, the layout came together easily. I'm particularly happy with how the airplane banner turned out. I cut it freehand and darkened the edges with gray ink, added the stickers, then drew lines connecting it to the die-cut airplane (which I painted gray and then inked). I'm very pleased to have this in page in the album.