I don't know whether it's the same in other places, but where I live summer is always a time for changes. Minnesotans rush to get big projects done during this one snow-free season. If people are going to move to a new home, it often happens in the summer. Construction and renovation projects also happen in the summer.
Sometimes changes can be serious, but other times they are more light-hearted. The layout below, entitled "Bye-Bye, Fry Guy," highlights an example of the latter type of change. In this case, a fast food restaurant in my old neighborhood converted from an outdoor playland with metal play equipment, to an indoor playland with new, plastic play equipment. Scott and I did not have children at that time, so we were unfamiliar with this playland...but we soon made the acquaintance of a certain character from the old playland, who was being discarded.
In keeping with the mirthful, informal theme of the layout, I wrote my journaling in the "white space" of one of my photos.
The journaling reads: "Our first apartment was next to a McDonalds. When its playland was renovated, some teenagers from our building "liberated" this old Fry Guy. He lived in our parking lot for awhile. Seeing him always made me smile!" :)
Aside from the background paper, all the papers that I used on this layout are scraps left over from other projects. It's always nice to reduce the scrap pile a bit. I trimmed fringe along the edge of one striped scrap of paper, then curled the fringe under, creating a dimensional border beneath one of my photos. I think the fringe looks a bit like a Fry Guy's shaggy fur. :)