Friday, August 6, 2010

Mosh Posh August

Thanks for the blog love, y'all. I'm all smiles.

I'm sitting here, trying to decide if I should go out for my run now or later. This is a ridiculous daily non-Jedi mind trick that I use to convince myself that there is a perfect time to go running (and that if I go during that perfect time, the run will be perfect.) Being that it's a non-Jedi trick, it doesn't work. There is no perfect time. The perfect time is afterwards. When I'm done, and guzzling a giant bottle of iced water.

While I'm pondering on that, I thought I'd share my layouts using Mosh Posh's August kit. It was filled with Sassafras (which I love) and Lily Bee (which I also love). Win-win.

These photos just crack me up. This is my youngest who is under the impression that it's OK to wear plaid on plaid. I tried explaining to him that this particular getup had too much of a good thing. But he retorted that it matched just fine, being that both articles of clothing were orange-based. Makes sense, I guess.

I love the photos on this page. Last summer, while my mom was visiting, we went out to the front yard after dinner, with bikes and scooters and just goofed around. My mom got on a bike for the first time in over 40 years! And she proved that it's true that you never forget how to ride a bike. Although she was screaming. In a (scared) happy sort of way.

I've been wanting to scrap these photos forever (well, since last year)! They are from last summer when we drove to Montreal to visit my friend Melanie. Her kids and my kids instantly became friends. We were walking around Old Montreal, and Mel and I were trying to take photos of the boys. But they were having none of it.

My kids love taking photos. L-O-V-E. And the results aren't always bad. They don't have any preconceived idea of what is a good/bad photo. So they just shoot away. When I finally get the camera back, there are usually hundreds of photos, most of which are terribly blurry. But there are a few gems, as well. I made this layout with a little envelope to save those photo-gems. The idea for the title is from the If You Give A Mouse A Cookie book. While I was crafting it late one night, I looked at that stitched-on Sass paper, and thought it would be so clever of me to embroider a camera on the envelope. Har! I love the result, but it took me way more time than I care to admit. Embroidering is harder than it looks. (I'm sticking to knitting.)

And that is that for now. I must go back to my originally scheduled activity. Yeah. Running. Woot.

7 comments :

Barb August 7, 2010 at 4:20 AM  

I am sooooooo happy you have a blog now. I want to scraplift every single page you did for Mosh Posh this month. (And your embroidered camera... totally worth every minute of effort!!)

xo Barb

Barb August 7, 2010 at 4:20 AM  
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Jenn Olson August 7, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

Still in love with your pages...go ahead and embroider me one of those camera pockets, will ya? :)

Also, to reiterate, very happy you're blogging again.

Keshka August 8, 2010 at 6:23 AM  

Just found your blog. Love your clean style!

MAM August 8, 2010 at 10:45 PM  

Had to giggle about your youngest fashion logic because my son shares the same & that is a conversation I've had several times over with him.

LOVE the layout about the kids pictures. The concept is great & adore the camera.

melanie August 9, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

You are a scrapping GENIUS. I love all of these and want to lift every one... that plaid layout just cracks me up, LOL!!! SO cute. :) And that camera? Perfection and amazingness.

~jan August 27, 2010 at 5:42 AM  

Found my way over from Wendy's blog and Im so glad I followed that link! :)

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