I understand why stores and websites that sell scrapbooking supplies advertise papers and embellishments for a specific holiday on or around that holiday but I’m still a bit amused. After all, who is actually going to be making their 4th of July pages on the 4th or even the 5th of July? Perhaps they should be more realistic and run about six months behind (or maybe they are actually a year or two behind and are on target for some scrapbookers!). So, in the spirit of being a bit more realistic, I’ve attached the papers and embellishments I made from one shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day as well as a page I made using these elements.

And yes, I also used the opportunity to show that my son is leading the cadets in the parade. Moms can be proud, right?