Sometimes… the day before is better than the day of…

Sometimes your daughter has a 3rd birthday.  Actually, it normally only happens once.  After 3, sometimes it skips 4 and goes right to 5… but it never goes back to 3 again. And you’re at your moms house because she always has a picnic on labor day, so you bring your newly 3 year old daughter and you also bring your camera because you think you’re gonna get some really good pics of her on the exact day she turns 3. But then it turns out to be the yuckiest most HUMIDIFIED day ever there was the whole summer and  your daughter spends the entire day in the pool with TURNY(i love when nicknames evolve out of mispronunciations from toddlers ) .  Should be Tierney.  🙂

So let’s just say the birthday pics were a wash…  but the dancing vids from that day will be cherished!

Luckily the day before, I just happened to tote my camera to my friend Michelle’s house for her son’s 4th birthday party…  and sitting across from Roo, I was able to snap a series of her eating her philly swirl push up pop.  Though I could’ve easily included 15 pics, I chose my 5 faves and smooshed em into an instagram collage and then cut em apart after I printed them. And this is probably to be my last layout of summerness that I’ll do until next year.

So just this past August I

finally got my hands on some Studio Calico kits.  So this is mostly from the August one … or the September one… I’m not really sure because Roo mixed them together…

But hopefully I can dedicate some pages to just one kit exclusively..  because I LOVE THEM.

And I’m trying a new thing where I just kinda …  turn off the brain and just go with it.  Ya know how when you think too hard, you just get frustrated and end up with nothing. This way, I just throw it all down and then edit later. Because after you’ve thrown down, inspiration surely follows and you suddenly just start getting ideas.

To make these sunshiney spotty lights, I used this simple app called “Bokehful”.  You can make them in a few different shapes.. the hex is my fav…  as is prob. for most.

If I ever get a new iphone… I fear I may abandon my camera all together because between the apps and the ever-evolving quality of photos it takes…   I may just lose the need…

I’ve also been addicted to foam adhesives lately.  I feel this need to make things pop out..  So there are several different heights going on with the photos.  You can probably tell from the shadows… a couple are flat… then some are off the page a little, and some a little more.

There are some things in the works that me and my hubs are trying to plan.  Maybe some workshops or collage clubs.. lol.  But we’ll keep you posted.  Would love to get together with some of my local friends and make some art!


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