February 28, 2010

You work, we play

Much of our rush to leave the boat was due to Dada having a meeting in Washington, DC (or in "washing machine" as Matchi put it...). While he was gone we went to Milburn Orchards to buy food, play and see the goats on their high walkways. The February Mosh Posh kit was a perfect kick-off for these layouts!

I really enjoyed making ruffles with crepe ribbon. I was a little worried because in most of the LOs I saw the ruffles were attached with stitches and I have been scared of opening the antique sewing machine I got from my in-laws (and it needs a new belt...). But then I found this tutorial for making paper ruffles with double-sided tape and took a breath of relief. I actually used my Therm O Web tape runner, which worked very well.

February 20, 2010

Destination St. Michael's

Our goal on the sailing trip we took in 2008 was to reach St. Michael's. We made good time sailing down the bay and passed the Annapolis bridge with plenty of time to spend a day in St. Michael's before heading back. The embellishments and alphas came from my Mosh Posh April 2009 kit.

February 19, 2010

Sailing Vacation 2008

After my little one turned 18 months I managed to get more time for myself. The boys play together or independently, and they nap at the same time about half the time. Oh so slowly I've been getting back into scrapbooking and the first big project I tackled was the sailing vacation we took on my in-laws' boat summer 2008. By that time I had just gotten back to work and was changing jobs, amidst all the mother-of-two craziness. It was great to take vacation and we had so much fun sailing on the Chesapeake Bay! Here are some of the layouts from that trip:

Matchi was 2.5 at the time and had a great time on the boat & dinghy. I love his pensive look in the bottom left picture...

Davie (at 6 months) also had a good time on the boat and got to wear the baby captain cap (I have great pics of Matchi with this cap in the Virgin Islands when he was 8 months, but that's another story)

I love these pictures, they are my favorites from the trip. We only sat there while leaving the anchorage, but they were fun 5 minutes!

I love this one, the pictures are the focus of the LO and I tried to keep it simple. The flower in the center is from the other side of the double-sided paper that I folded over and affixed with a brad.

More to follow...