Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Explore -- featuring Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone :) 

Colorful Creations is having a design team call right now ... and I thought I would throw my name into the hat  :) 

I used Bella Blvd.'s new "Hello Autumn" collection on my page :) 










And here is their sketch for the design team call :) 






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Monday, September 15, 2014

Hugs & Kisses -- featuring Elle's Studio :)

Hi everyone :) 

Today I am up on the Frosted Designs blog and I wanted to share my layout here too --- 

Here is my post from the Frosted Designs blog :)


Hi everyone! Julie here with you today and I wanted to share a layout I made using some yummy Elle's Studio goodies!





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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Merry, Merry, Merry -- featuring Bella Blvd. :)

Hi everyone :) 

My soul sista Amy is the guest designer over at Jingle Belle's this week and I just HAD to play along :) 

I just picked up Bella Blvd.'s new "Christmas Cheer" collection yesterday and couldn't wait to play with it :) 

Here are the 5 cards I made using Amy's sketch for Jingle Belle's challenge :)









And here is Amy's sketch :) 



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Friday, September 12, 2014

6 years ago today .....

-- Aleida Franklin was killed in a car accident 

I never met her in real life -- but she changed my life forever ....

On August 6th, 2008, one month and six days before she was killed, she wrote the most powerful words on her blog -- 

"There is a reason why I'm posting these pictures. Pictures that I'm actually in. Not because I think I'm all that and a trip to Hollywood. No. It's because I'm actually tired of being worried about how I look and not taking or having very many photos of me with my children. I have very few pictures of me and my babies when they were babies, and I have myself to blame. Precious opportunities to capture on paper, lost because of my silliness. Well no more I say! One day I won't be here and there will be hardly any pictures of them and their mama. So ladies, hand over the camera and get in those photos! Please. You'll be happier you did." 


This post from her affected me more than anything else I have ever read ....

Ever since she passed away, I have taken a monthly photo with my babies ... 

Thank you Aleida for giving me the push I needed ... 

RIP forever .... 

 


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never forget .....

Hi everyone ... 

13 years ago today, terror struck the United States ... 

Never forget - always remember - keep them in our hearts forever ....

My family and I head to Tempe, Arizona every year for the 9/11 memorial ... 

Every one of these flags represents a lost soul from that horrible day ... and sadly, my camera isn't wide enough to capture all the flags that are placed for those lost ... 



It is a beautiful memorial ... and every year we take the time to read the name cards placed at each flag -- they tell the name of the victim, their age and where they were that day ... 

so heartbreaking .... 








My best friend has a Sister-in-Law named Annie ... when 9/11/01 happened --- this man was her husband ....  since then, she has met and married my best friends brother  :)













Every child that lost their life that day has a teddy bear placed at their flag ... 












Always remember......



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