Monday, July 7, 2014

Paper Issues: Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer!

It's time for a new issue at Paper Issues! This theme is "Gettin' the Scoop on the Sweet Days of Summer." A few of the design team members, including myself, were sent a fun package of product to use by Bella Blvd. Here is what I came up with...
I just can't help loving my favorite go to design - grids. This layout is a fun summer memory from a few years back that I have wanted to scrapbook for awhile. In fact, Erin was so little in these photos and now she is getting ready to turn seven in a few weeks! 

I love all the bright patterned papers in these collections that seem just a bit retro and reminded me of comic books and cartoons at the same time. 
Almost everything on this page is from Bella Blvd, except the gold heart at the top, the wood veneer heart on the bottom right and the label date sticker.

If you would like to join in, you can link up your new or old projects that fit the issue *Here!*
Our sponsor for this issue is the fabulous Bella Blvd., and they are sharing a Summer Squeeze collection kit for the prize. You can also like their page on Facebook *Here*. 
Looking forward to seeing the projects linked up using our sweet summer theme! :)

And speaking of summer, have I mentioned how much I am enjoying our summer? 
Ok, I know I have. Numerous times. I am actually a little sad that we are officially starting week number six, our halfway point!
This past weekend was crazy, fun!
St. Louis has a big celebration for the fourth of July every year. Usually it's down on the Arch grounds, but since they are doing construction and making improvements there, the city moved festivities to another great location. Forest Park!
We decided to go on Friday night and saw some fantastic fireworks...

Mike, the kids and I drove to a spot just outside the park, and then we biked in to avoid the hassle of parking and traffic. It was so worth it!

Then on Saturday we went to the Cardinals ballgame. Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram were able to see this photo already...

LOL, that is me and Erin up on the big Jumbotron playing the Press Your Luck game just after the third inning. I was so nervous and almost said no when the host sat behind me and asked if I would play. It was so cute when they called Erin my good luck charm. And she was. I won a gift certificate to a local outlet mall.
If you are friends with me on Facebook, I posted the video Mike made there if you want to check it out for a laugh :)

So we had a great weekend and looking forward to a fun and busy week as well!
Hope you had a great weekend, too!
If you are here in the states, how did you celebrate the holiday?


  1. What a fun layout, Mary Jo, your photos are perfect for all that Bella Blvd! Glad your summer has been a blast so far! :)

  2. OMGoodness, so much cuteness!! First, I LOVE your layout!!! Scooby is one of my favorites, and you captured the goofy and funky fun in your awesome layout!! :) And that is too cool about the game during the game! That pic is just wonderful!! :)

  3. Your layout is sooo much fun and it does look fitting along with the Scooby van. This firewords really look amazing and what fun it must have been on the jumbotron...I would have been nervous as glad it was worth it!

  4. Such a fun layout! The Bella Blvd. stuff had such a retro vibe...goes perfect with your photos!! Looks like you are having too much fun this summer! LOL!! :) Evie

  5. Super fun layout, Mary Jo! You did a fabulous job with the Bella!

  6. Great layout!!! I love the grid pattern.

    You look great up on the jumbo lucky girl!

  7. Gorgeous LO!!
    I love the grid look and those papers look so fun!!
    I saw the video and thought that was so cool! I left you a comment on one of them!!
    So exited for you! You will have to share with us what you buy with your certificate!!
    IKWYM I'm sad to Sumner is half way over for us too!
    We went to a different location this year at the aquarium to watch the fireworks it was really nice on Friday I will share some pictures!

  8. Such a cute layout…my husband loves Scooby Doo!!
    Congrats on your win and how fun was it to be on the big screen :)
    I wondered what you won :)

  9. You know Brookie would be so jealous of those Scooby photos!!!!!! Loveeeeeeee your page!! And how fun you were on the jumbo-tron!!!!!

  10. What a wonderful post, Mary Jo!! What a thrill to be on the big billboard at the Cardinals game!!

  11. Totally love this layout! So fun

  12. We were just talking about Scooby Doo this weekend and how it never gets old :). What a wonderful weekend for you guys!!

  13. You are having an awesome summer, it is sad that it's half way over and then on to the holiday seasons. The layout is awesome, so bright and cherry and love the grid-like design.

  14. How cool to be featured on the "big screen" at the game! Congrats on winning the GC too.

    So much to love about the Scooby Doo page-the grid design, awesome lettering, and fun colors! Fab page!

  15. Oh, that Scooby page is so fun! My nephews would have loved that. Always love a fabulous grid design. :)

  16. Your layout is so fun, Mary Jo!! I love that the paper and embellishment colors coordinate so well with your photos!!

  17. fabulous page! I love the grid design!