It has felt like summer for awhile now here, but the calendar officially ticked over to summer (for northern hemisphere folks) on Sunday. I am really enjoying being outside in the sunshine. One fun thing that I recently did was have tea at an outdoor cafe with a friend. She had black tea and a shortbread cookie. I had white tea and a lemon cake. Lately I love all things lemon. And all things lemony yellow, too. And speaking of summer and yellow makes me think of this scrapbook page that I made awhile ago but never shared on my blog (until now).
|Supplies: paper & stickers from October Afternoon; button from Blumenthal Lansing; twine from Canvas Corp.; pens from Zig.|
The story behind this layout starts last summer. I got the program brochure from my local library and asked my son to look through it and tell me if he found any interesting programs we could attend. However, the page that caught his interest was not a program description, but the map at the back of the brochure. The map shows all the different library branch locations throughout the county. "I want to go to all of them!" my son said. We didn't make it to all forty-one locations, but, over the course of the summer, we actually made it to twenty. It was quite an adventure. Here are a few detail shots...
I cut that cute hot air balloon out of an 8x8" paper pad. The pad also provided fun papers for photo mats.
My son and I kept track of the libraries we visited by highlighting the locations on the map. I took a photo of the map (with the highlighter resting on top of it), printed the photo on my color printer, and used the printout as a journaling spot on the page.
Now you know what I'm up to these days. What are you doing this summer (or winter, if you're in the southern hemisphere)? Let me know in the comments. And if your adventures involve tea or any other beverage, why not link up with Elizabeth and Bleubeard's virtual tea party? Enjoy!