Hi everyone. Hope you had a great Fourth and are settling nicely into your summer routine. It has been very hot here in NY. Thank Goodness for air conditioning and a refreshing pool!

I wanted to share two layouts with you, as they reflect a new style that I am having fun with lately. I was roaming around aimlessly in Michael’s looking for something to use my 40% coupon on and came across this fab page kit from American Crafts, one of my favorite manufacturers. I immediately fell in love with the colors and decided to use it quickly, instead of hoarding it; part of my new 5-day rule. I have 5 days to use any new product I purchase or I have to return it…tough love, but it keeps the money in my bank account…lol
Here’s the first layout…notice the large amount of negative space. I’m really having fun with this style! Products used were AC white cardstock and the 12×12 Page kit

This photo was taken 3 years ago
when we brought home our new Yukon.
We love taking this baby out on road trips!
And here’s the second layout. There is a lot of product left in the kit so I will probably make another layout or delve into creating a few cards. Added AC Black cardstock to the page kit…

February 2009: Allie’s 7th grade class is preparing to leave
for their 10-day adventure to Costa Rica and I’m trying to tame
the butterflies in my stomach. I was a nervous wreck but she
was well looked after and the entire experience was amazing.

That’s all I have to share for now. Enjoy your day and stay cool!