Friday, July 4, 2014

July Things

Hi all!  Welcome to the month of July!  Today is the 4th, when we in the USA celebrate Independence Day.  I'm enjoying the day off, and looking forward to the longer holiday weekend.

The new challenges are up at The Digichick, and my feature this month is one of my favorites, the Desktop Challenge:

Here's a closer look at my new desktop background:

...and the kit I used to create it, Americana Pride by Meagan's Creations:

In other news, I worked with a fun, beachy, tropical kit from Snips n Snails Designs called Hang Ten:

With the kit's focus on surfing, it was easy to go dig up some photos from our family trip to Hawaii many years ago and get to scrapping.  I actually did 2 pages that coordinate with each other, and I'm proud to say that my North Beach layout received a Gallery Standout mention HERE!

I really do have to work on getting more of those Hawaiian vacation photos scrapped!  Hang Ten and its add-ons will be on sale for 30% off through the weekend, so snap it up soon!

It's Dollar Days at Pixels and Company, and that means that every day this month, designers will be releasing new products that are only $1 for the entire month!  Laura of Wishing Well Creations is offering up a set of goodies called ...And The Pursuit of Happiness.  Look at all the fun:

And here is the latest addition to her Stitched-Down Templates Collection:

I took a little bit from each set, even the mobile fonts (because even though I don't have a smartphone, the set contains PNG files to use as stamps) and did this layout of an absolutely adorable photo I lifted from my niece's Facebook page:

Remember, everything is $1 each through the end of the month, so check it out!

Whew!  This was a long post.  I'm going to head out into the sunshine now and enjoy the day.  I hope you do the same, and come back and see me soon!

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