This is for the Four Categories Challenge - Category Four: Freedom. The twist was to incorporate stars and stripes. There are stars on the pp on on the embellies throughout. There are stripes on the flag sticker, and lines on the journaling spot.
Journaling reads: "Great pool party with our neighbors! Nina learned a new word that starts with 'f'."
(Really, she learned a much different word that starts with "f" at this party -- amazing she got to 6 1/2 without learning it prior! -- but "freedom" is the one we want her to remember [Thanks, Eileen!] and it was fitting with this challenge.
I did a collage in Picasa as a 2:3, then printed it as an 8x12 at Costco. I used my Cameo to cut the notebook edges and the chevron accent piece up top. The rest was leftovers from the Bella Blvd "All American" kit from last year, and some random embellies I had lying around.