> SE7EN (July 2015)

Hello Summer</br><span style="font-size: 8pt;">by</span> Aliza Deutsch

Hello Summer
by Aliza Deutsch

12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Simple Stories, Crate Paper, Cocoa Daisy, Amy Tangerine) + die cuts (Simple Stories, Fancy Pants Designs) + thickers (American Crafts) + labels (October Afternoon) + embellishments (Cocoa Daisy, Freckled Fawn) + fonts (Frente H1)

A Note from Aliza
For my seven theme, I decided to use seven photos. For this story, I knew I wanted to compile pictures from the last few years. The theme guideline really helped me narrow down my pictures, and to decide on the grid configuration. Once that was done, I just grabbed some papers and embellishments that had been sitting on my desk for a while, and suddenly it all came together. I do love when that happens.

Millowitz Family Fun Day has become my official start of summer. For the past few years, The Ramaz gang heads to Mahopac, to the Millowitz family summer home. We spend the day outdoors, a few hours by the lake, a boat ride ensues, and a barbeque ends the day. Max has always had a final the following day, so he spends his time studying, falling asleep studying, and taking boat breaks. Sam plays with Harry and whatever other kids happen to be there. Dave is often in charge of the kosher grill, and he makes mojitos and chocolate peanut butter squares for all. Sooo good.

July Fun Fact
I have been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately that seems to involve compiling pictures form several years into one layout. I guess I am feeling nostalgic.