Happy Labor Day, folks! For those of us in the U.S., it's a three day weekend. Here's a fun Labor Day fact for you: eight years ago, on Labor Day 2004, a certain little boy was eager to leave his mother's hostile womb. He was so ready to meet the world, he decided to be born 9-10 weeks before his due date! That young man's name is Carter Tillman Burrage, and he's still does everything according to his own timeline. To illustrate, here's another pic from the first day of school:
I was telling Carter to smile like a normal person (we have been going through a prolonged 'goofy smile phase') and he was anwering me with his standard "Aye-aye Captain, I mean Sir, I mean Pooh-bah!" Hence the salute. Truman, as you can see, was getting a little weary of his younger brother's antics and was anxious to get off of the front porch lest anyone he knew were to drive by and see him in such an embarrassing predicament. Teenaged angst - it is what it is.
Anyway, what are these fine young men doing today? Well, the oldest one is still asleep (of course), and the youngest one is watching a Spongebob Squarepants marathon on his parents' bed while he plays with Lego Star Wars minifigures and occasionally snuggles with his dog, Sweet Pea. Life is good, is it not?
And what am I doing? Why, I'm writing a late blog post for this week's Mojo Monday sketch, #257. Wanna see it? Of course you do!
I wanted to do something quick and easy for this one, so I pulled out one of my all-time favorite Verve sets, Starstruck. (My Verve stamps are my go-to stamps when I'm not in the mood to spend a lot of time coloring an image.) I love all the sentiments in the Starstruck set, but as a Madonna fan, this combination is my favorite:
This was pretty quick and easy (for me - I tend to be one of those who belabor everything...). I used a pre-scored white cardbase, patterned papers from Echo Park's A Boy's Life, and built everything around my beloved primary colors. I like this card so much, I might have to make a couple more just like it while I still have all of my stuff out - it's nice & versatile. Could go to a person of any age or gender; those don't happen too often!
Be sure to visit the Mojo Monday blog to see how to play along - since it's the first Monday of the month, it's contest week, which means you could win a free set of Verve Stamps! You'll also want to check out what the rest of the Mojo Makers have created to inspire you:
- Julee Tilman
- Debbie Carriere
- Marisa Ritzen
- Mary Fish
- Sarah Bigelow
- Teresa Kline
- Stephanie Kraft
- Wanda Cullen
Supplies - Stamps: Starstruck by Verve Stamps; Ink: Adirondack Denim, Red Pepper & Sunshine Yellow; Paper: A Boy's Life by Echo Park, Sno Cone & Red Hot from My Favorite Things, Prism Classic Yellow, white base from stash; Accessories: Corner Chomper, Circle and Petite Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Banner die from Lil Inker Designs, Star Trio and Star Border Die-Namics from My Favorite Things, Jody Morrow's Foam Boosters.