Thursday, May 3, 2012

One Day

The Challenge:
Make a button banner on your layout.

Banners are really big right now and for good reason, I think.  They are super cute and just speak of celebration.  There is something about showing up for and event that is well decorated.  You just know it is a time of celebration and party when you see festive banners.  Same holds true when moved onto a layout.  You can instantly alert the viewer of the mood of your layout by a well used banner.

I chose these photos of our church's work day called One Day.  We asked the question, "If you could get 100 people together to do service for others, how much could you get done in one day?"  We asked and we found out!  We had about 140 people descend on Malabon Elementary School one day in June to give it a spruce up.  With school budgets so tight, we provided a lot of free labor and a fair amount of supplies to fix it up for the coming year.  We weeded, trimmed, planted, painted, mowed, and left the school looking so much better than it did!  We also blessed the neighborhood with potted plants and picked up trash.  Not only did we help a building look better, we helped the community feel loved.  This was the first of what we hope is an annual event.

The layout


  1. Awesome, Laura! Loving all the photos on this one, yet you still had room for your cute embellishments! Love the fun little banner and the polka dots!

  2. What an awesome service event and a great layout to document it!! The button banner turned out fabulous and I love how you mixed in the twine!! And I love the design of the page and how it keeps your focus on the photos!!