Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Scrappy Happy

Despite my heactic and busy life lately, I've squeezed in just enough time to get some scrapbooking done. I'm extremely grateful for my Mosh Posh kits because they make it so much easier to scrapbook... none of the searching for coordinated supplies and cardstock. I love it that I can just grab my kit and just start scrapping. Anyways, here are some of my recent pages for the Mosh Posh Design Team:

I just love this picture of Gracie! That little blue dress was one of my favorite things to put on her. The adorable flower buttons went perfectly with the Sassafras embellishments.

This is my husband Aaron when he was a baby. I had him help me do the journaling. His mom called him "Boo" and that's where the title of the page came from. The yellow/green color combo ended up looking very 70's, so it worked with the vintage baby photo.

This page is about how my mom and Gracie look very much alike. And how I look a lot like my mom as well. I didn't have any real journaling to go with these photos, but I wanted to scrap them so I just thought of something to say about the connection between Grace and her grandma.

I hand cut and layered these white flowers using the patterned papers in the kit. The yellow trim was something I purchased a yard of at Jo-Ann Fabrics months ago.

This is a panoramic photo of the backside of the beach house where we stayed for a week in August. I took 7 or 8 photos of the house and then I digitally stitched them together in photoshop to create this large image. Photoshop is amazing!!! Don't you just love the looming thunderstorm in the sky? Every afternoon at about 4 pm it rained like crazy. That's August in Florida for you.

Grace is a huge fan of baths. They make her intensely happy like nothing else! She especially loved taking her bath in the deep sink at the beach house. Her expression in this photo makes me smile every time I see it.

The skies at Fort Myers beach were so beautiful... especially at the end of the day. I was pleased with how this photo turned out. My favorite thing about it is the little silhouettes of Aaron and Ben at the water's edge.

This was one of those random photos I took back when Ben was a baby. It's been just sitting in my box of photos waiting for the perfect papers to match it. The primary colors in this kit were just right. I used up some of the black chipboard numbers as a border on the top of the page. There's always numbers on every sheet of Thickers and I rarely use them... this is a great way to put them to use.

I took soooo many photos of the kids with their Great-Grandma Helen! None of them turned out "perfect" so I chose the best 3 for this page. These flowers were circle-shaped and I cut notches into them to make them look more interesting.

The green glittered chipboard draws attention to the green beer bottle in the photo. :) My brother is the star of this page, though. It's funny for me to do a page about him drinking beer, but hey! That's life.

Aaron is almost worse than Ben when it comes to making goofy faces for the camera. Ben is learning from him... it's too cute to see that he's looking over at his dad to see his face. I enlisted Ben's help with the journaling which explains how random it is! LOL.

Sometimes I get the itch to do paper piecing! Crazy me! I just draw (in pencil) the shape of character on the back side of the paper and cut it out. For this page I created a blocked layout and did a different design in each block.

This is a rare two-pager from me. Click it to see it larger. I was feeling the urge to do a super clean layout. Two-page layouts are great if you have a long title or lots of journaling. This month I printed my journaling with my photos at Costco. Once again, the magic of photoshop. :)

Aw! She is growing up way too fast! She can already wear a hair clip!!! Journaling in list form like this is a great way to say a lot in a little space. Also, inking the edges of the papers with Cats Eye chalk inks gives the page a more polished feel.

I sort of embraced cardstock this month. I like the way it gives the eye somewhere to rest and I think it draws attention back to the wonderful photos.

Well, that's all for now. I am working on more pages with the November kit. I didn't get as much accomplished this month because of the kids getting so sick. Stay tuned... I will update again with more layouts. :) Happy Wednesday!

There's a kit giveaway on the Mosh Posh Blog. Just comment and be entered for a chance to win the beautiful November kit, Caramel Apple. The winner will be selected on Nov. 20th, so you have a few weeks. :)

Also, how cool is this: my scrapbook pages are on the Cosmo Cricket Blog!!!!


Bonnie Widmaier said...

i havent scrapped in about a year! can you believe that. your pages make me miss it so much. love you. great work.

Michelle said...

Beautiful pages, Brook!!!