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I so love these photos of my son Luke spinning.

I've been wanting to try panning with my camera, and I needed a model. Panning is moving the camera at the same speed as the subject, resulting in a sharp subject and a blurry background. Super cool, right? But so hard to do. Enter my youngest. He's young enough that he's game to do all sorts of goofy things. I read that the best way to practice panning at first is to spin a kid (hopefully your own, don't spin random children without their parents' permission, please) while spinning yourself. So out we went, and round and round we kept going. The photos are not the best, but we ended up having so much fun. We laughed and laughed! I've been wanting to scrap about this, one of random moments in life when I'm just enjoying myself and living in the moment. Rare, but awesome!

I used some new stamps from Ali Edwards (and part of Technique Tuesday's Summer release) on my layout: Life Circles; So Very Thankful and Life Banners.

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These new stamps by Ali Edwards are perfect for the celebration of the everyday moments.

For the circle, I used the "yes" stamp from the Life Circles set. I stamped it navy blue, then I stitched around the outer circle with white thread, and the word "yes" with yellow thread. The heart is from the So Very Thankful set. Just stamped, cut out, and glued on. I drew that white arrow on the photo with a Sharpie poster ink pen.

The banner (from Life Banners) was simply stamped in bright yellow ink, cut out, adhered in the center. Then stitched on with some white thread.

Speaking of stitching, I adore adding it to layouts. I love the texture and sometimes color it can add with very little bulk. I also love sewing! So this is a fun way to combine two of my favorite hobbies (I like knitting too, but that's an entirely different blog post).



Amazing. I love this! And what a great story. Thanks for sharing :)

The stitching is wonderful, the photo technique is wonderful, the colors are wonderful...what more can I say?! Oh, yeah, TFS!!!!!

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