Sunday, September 25, 2011

Awww the last day for Leeanne's party...and it's monthly photo time!! :):):)

Hi everyone! :):):):):)

Welcome to day three of the Artful Delight blog hop for Leeanne's BIRTHDAY! :):):) This time we have a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for you! :):):)


I made THREE cards using the tic-tac-toe board! :):):)  Two of my cards are using "Use your scraps, Include at least one button, and Fall Theme" :):):):) And my other card is using "Make a card, use your scraps, and use light pink" :):):)





And I wanted to share the October reveal of Artful Delight's kit! This one looks YUMMY! :):):):):)

The layout kit :)

The card kit :)

Here is a list of the DT's members that are in our blog hop!!



And I wanted to also share my monthly photo with my kids in honor of Aleida! :) 

Aleida wrote this on her blog... One Month and Six Days before she was killed in a car accident....
 
"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." ~~Aleida Franklin

My friends that follow and visit regularly will know that since Aleida died, I have vowed every month to take a photo of me and my babies together... no matter what I look like in the picture. No makeup, hair looking like crap, fat thighs and all... I am in a picture with them every month! :):):) I know a lot (not all... but a lot) of us women hate how we look in pics, and we feel that we are the people that are documenting the 'family' story and that is why we are always BEHIND the lens...well, YOU are apart of the family too!!! YOU need to be DOCUMENTED!! Get in front of the camera my friends, hand your camera over to Hubby, or boyfriend, or your Sister, or cousin... whoever... just do it!! I know you want your kids to remember YOU too! :):):):):):):)



Here is a collage of some of the pictures that I have had taken of me and the kids over the last year :):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

61 comments:

  1. Love, love, love these cards! So beautiful with the fall colors.
    Great photo of you and the kids!

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  2. Darling cards…all of them! I love scrappy cards; sometimes they are my favorites.

    I read about Aleida a while ago (from your blog) and I have been moved by her final blog posts. She has left positive ripples even for those of us (me) that did not know her in life. Thank you, Julie, for honoring her memory! I am so appreciative.

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  3. I look forward to your monthly photo ops with the kids. You guys are an amazing family, and I'm honored to know you.

    Hugs-n-love,
    Meri

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  4. Your cards are fabulous. :)

    You and your kiddos are so sweet and beautiful. You can tell that your family is full of love and very blessed.

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  5. Julie, you really are amazing. THREE cards for this challenge, awesome!!! LOVE the photo with your kids, you look beautiful!! :-)

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  6. Great cards. Love the pictures of you, Brook and Adam.

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  7. Julie!!!!! I am loving all THREE of your cards!!!! And that photo collage is so wonderful and heartwarming!!!!!!! I love your blog!

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  8. I forgot about this. I will start taking pics of us, now! Let me put some pants on though. LOL

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  9. Your cards are all awesome!! I love the photo idea, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. yahooooooo...I'm here:)

    GREAT card...you know how much I love it when you post your fabbie cards!!!

    Love the pic of the month...you guys look marvelous!

    Fun collage too!!!

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  11. Aww... i found your post so inspirational! You are totally right... we should never be afraid to get in front of the camera no matter what!

    Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  12. Love your new pic and all of the pictures on your layout!! It is reminding me... when is the last time I took a picture of me with the kids. Thanks for the reminder :) I totally should be cleaning right now but I'm blog hopping instead. HAH! Have a great sunday!

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  13. Beautiful cards, and I think it is really sweet that you take pictures every month.

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  14. I teared up when I read what she wrote and she is so right. Keep the tradition alive my friend.

    Fabulous cards too! :)

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  15. Yay! I can come to your site now!!! I love the photo this time! Have you ever thought of including your hubby in a photo every month, too!? :-) Never fear, though, we see him a lot!! I love your cards!!! TFS!

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  16. WOWOWOWOW!! Look at you in the blue!!!! Hubba Hubba!!!!! Julie, as always your cards are AMAZING!!!! Ou are such an overachiever....lol. I will do well to just get one out of this tic tac board.....sighhhhh.

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  17. Love all your cards, great styles. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. fabulous cards!
    Stacey
    shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

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  19. How fun to look back at all the photos throughout the year! It would be fun to make a collage page or even a mini of them! Nate and I take a photo each month - which I'll be turning into a mini album at then end of the year :)

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  20. Beautiful cards Julie! Love all the fun ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! :):):):):):):)

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  21. I LOVE these cards--they're amazing!! And love the pictures too--and I'm so glad that you are in them--you look so beautiful!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  22. Julie, your cards are sooo wonderful! Love all 3 of them!!

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  23. Thanks for the reminder to include myself in my pages. I am doing that more often. Your cards are amazing...I love your work.

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  24. Beautiful cards Julie! I love that you used orange, I never see it in cards enough. I love that you photograph yourself and children. I too am never happy with my photos, but recently I added myself in pics too, because I got to thinking, that there are none of me! Take care :)

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  25. Your cards are beautiful, Julie!!!
    Loved this post... thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing the great photos of you and your kids!

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  26. Your cards really rock! I love that you take that monthly photo!

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  27. Your cards are gorgeous and what a beautiful photo,love that colour blue,suits you.xxx

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  28. Your cards are beautiful, Julie! And, thank you for sharing your monthly photos with your babies. I really needed to hear that message, because I constantly hide behind the camera because I don't like the way I look, but the bottom line is that my kiddos love me an will want to see me in photos to! Again, thank you for the inspiration! Think I'll try to round up my troops for a picture right now!

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  29. A lovely selection of cards - very inspiring.

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  30. Wow! I have missed a lot! You have been a busy, busy, bee! Your creations are beautiful! Great job as always! I love this last picture of you and the kids! The blue on you looks beautiful! Great photos! The collage is wonderful too! Well back to un-packing for me.. We FINALLY moved this weekend. I am exhausted, sick (caught a cold) and have lots more to do.. Just wanted to say hi!

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  31. Major cute cards! And I love the photo collage...such cute pictures! And you don't need makeup...you always look great!

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  32. these are such amazing cards my friend.. And I love how you take photos with your kids.. I really need to do that.. Yours always look great!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  33. I really must get into the habit of taking more pictures with me in them with the kids! LOve your fancy schmanzy blouse :) And your cards are cute & awesome :) :) Added in the LESSology link to my box post :) :)

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  34. Nice to see another picture of you with your kids! Sweet smiles!!! Great cards - love the third one!! Gosh I love them all, but really love the third one!!!!

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  35. Fun cards...and great inspiration on getting in front of the camera. Great pics of you and your kiddos!
    Jen
    ranneyj08@gmail.com

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  36. Love those cards... fabulous!!!


    What a beautiful pic of the month Julie...!!!

    Great and fun photos collage!!!... Awesome... hugs...xoxo

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  37. love all those cards and it is so beautiful. beautiful pics Julie...yes capture all the moment my dear and enjoyed your time with your family!

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  38. Yah!!! For some reason I can finally post on blogs again!! DOn't know why but I am excited!! I read yours everyday and I love the Brookie pics and posts!! She is absolutely adorable. I am in love with your middle card and love the banner at the top of it!! So, so cute. I also adore the fact that you take a picture with your kids every month. I think that is so important. I have very few pictures with my parents and I am always trying to make sure I take pictures with Kendall so very important to me!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  39. Love all your cards!!
    They are all so pretty!!
    You are on a roll!!
    Thanks for the reminder and sharing about Aleida!!
    So sad what happened to her!
    I need to have my picture taken soon with Ellie!!

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  40. Such lovely cards Julie! :)

    And love the updo and earrings! Great pic! :)

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  41. YAY! Awesome!!!! All thre cards are gorgeous. And what a fun kit!
    LOVE the photo of you!!!!

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  42. Julie, thank you for sharing Aleida's story...I don't have children but as I scrap pics of our vacations there's seldom of me in them. I would love to one day leave my story to my niece, but I need to remember to get in front of the camera. Thank you once again for sharing it with us.

    BTW I just love your cards!! :)

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  43. Wow, love your cards!!! Great picture of you and the kid. You look gorgeous!!! I need to start doing this again...

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  44. Those cards are soooooo gorgeous. Wow. Great details. I love them, esp how the first two pop against that orange. Note to self: use orange more!
    I am going to take to heart your reminder to include myself in photos with my son. I am WAY guilty of not getting in photos. Thanks for posting that. :-)

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  45. Gorgeous photo of you and your kiddos, Julie! So love that tradition you are carrying on. And what adorable cards. Love that tic tac toe board challenge. :)

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  46. great cards... and love the photo of you all... and you all dressed up... it's a great photo... you've got to frame that one!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

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  47. Love your sweet cards! And the pic of you and the kiddos is soooo sweet. :)

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  48. Wow I can't believe it is photo time again where has the last month gone! Beautiful photo as always and the cards are gorgeous!! :)

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  49. What a great post! and you are so right about us not taking enough pictures of ourselves with the kiddies! Thanks for the precious reminder ;-))

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  50. GREAT cards Julie--and FABULOUS pictures!!

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  51. Wow! These are great looking cards!!!! So fun looking.
    Great pics that you've taken too!

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  52. I needed to read this.. your post made me tear up. I want to start doing this as well.. you are such a bright light!!! Thanks so much Julie. :)

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  53. PS... your cards are brilliant... love them all.

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  54. i think of Aleida often. isn't funny how some people you meet make such a lasting impression. i loved her personality and spunky view of life.
    your picture collage is terrific. keep capturing those moments!

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  55. Very Beautiful cards Julie amazing

    XX carla

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  56. Cute and fun cards.... I love your photo collage too!

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  57. Beautiful fall cards and the kit looks yummy!

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  58. Cute cards... I really need to check out that kit club. I think I'm going to drop one of my "currents"...so I'll have room for another. Love your pics... i REALLY need to do that!!

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  59. Oh Julie you are so right. We need to get in the pictures. Good reminder! I need to take my tripod with me so I get in the picture. Great advice.

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