Monday, February 27, 2012

This is what life is all about....and my monthly photos with my babies....

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share a layout I made with the ever YUMMY February Artful Delight kit!! I am SERIOUSLY in LOVE with the kits that Leeanne and Debbie put together! They are always JAM packed full of goodies!! 

And I promise - this is NOT crooked in real life... ugh... I just can't make it look right in the photo... boo!






And on Saturday night - Leeanne at Artful Delight shared the March kit - and OH does it LOOK AWESOME!! I can't wait to play with it!! (Leeanne has all the products that are included in the kit on the Artful Delight blog!)


Here is the Scrapbook kit -

 

And here is the Card Kit - 


And and and and and Leeanne also ANNOUNCED the next DT call for Artful Delight!!! I totally encourage ALL of you to apply! Leeanne's kits are AMAZING and she is great to work for!!


And for those that are new to following me, one of my past DT members of Scrapping the Music Aleida Franklin was killed in a car accident 3 1/2 years ago - about a month and a half before she died, she realized that because of her self-image issue, she didn't have any pictures of her and her kids together - the day she died she taught me something that I have carried on since. I too was like her, always behind the camera, worried about a bad hair day, my big hips, my big thighs, no make up etc....and that's why I was never IN the pictures with Brian or the kids... 

Aleida taught me so much that day - every month since then, I have had a photo taken with me and the kids together - because all they see is MOM... they don't see my bad hair days, my big hips, me not wearing make-up - they just see MOM!! And to me that is more important than what I 'think' I look like! For more on Aleida, please see my right side bar.

So here is this month's photo of me and my babies!
 


And I have also decided to have Brian start taking photos with him and the kids every month too....so here is their monthly photo together!

These were taken on Valentine's day on my cell phone.... We all wore red that day!


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

48 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very CUTE layout, Julie!!! Looks like a great kit!!!
Great picture of you and the kids!!! Good to see your hubby getting his pic too!!! (=

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layout...and your babies are getting big Julie.

yyam said...

Awww...this is soooo sweet! I love the photo of the kiddos and the circlular action and the pretty colours!!! :)

sharon Ong said...

Such a happy layout! And such a happy family! :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

I love your layout...especially the title.. it speaks volume!!!...Lovely photos... love the red... BLISS = Happy family... TFS ...hugs..xoxo

Helen Tilbury said...

Great photo and layout Julie and I love the look of those kits!!

Marit said...

It's great that Brian started taking monthly pics too... I love how it turned out! Your layout is adorable and I'm in love with the mini alphas (mini market) in the kit... have fun playing with it!!

mandysea said...

ooooh the photos of you all together are just adorable!! Love them! the LO is so sweet - my goodness thats a fabulous kit!! you are sooooo lucky!

Ryann Salamon said...

Your LO is so fun and how cute that you all wore red together on V-Day!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful layout, Julie! The polka dots just make me happy and I adore the circular die cuts and the scalloped border. The quilled flowers are so pretty, too.
And LOVE your family photos this month! All the Valentine red is fabulous. Love that Brian is getting in on the tradition, also. :)

~Tammy~ said...

Thanks for sharing your photos! Always so precious and what a great layout! They are always so colorful, cute and fun!

I have seen her kits and they always are amazing!

Ashley Horton said...

Amazing page, Julie!! I love the way you used the circular Jillibean elements! And I know what you mean about the crooked thing...I hate it when I get the photo, download it and find out it's crooked...then I can never get it straight enough!! But I think yours looks fine and the family photos are great!! :)

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

Cute page and cute photographs! I love seeing your montly photo of you and the kiddos :)

curlyqmosaics said...

Very cute layout! I love the title, the fun colors and the scallops at the bottom. Beautiful work!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love the monthly photo idea-such a great way to see how they have grown also(not us though...lol)
I haven't used a kit for a long time and always love when the decision is made for me.I am off to check it out
Thanks for sharing
Have a great week

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness, I love this!

Angi said...

Super adorable and fun. Love the cirlce embellies.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love Brooke's polka dotted dress! Does it come in my size?

Linda R said...

Such wonderful pages my friend.. Always love seeing your photos..

Cindy deRosier said...

I love that layout! And I'm so happy to see that you've started monthly photos with Brian too. Great idea.

Connie Mercer said...

Julie you are so sweet~I love reading the comments you leave me on my blog~TY for your sweet words. Love your LO and the idea of taking monthly photos is a grand idea!!!! I'm always taking the pics!!

Val said...

Super pretty layout, love all the scattered circles! Great pic of you all too!!

Maggi said...

Beautiful family pictures this month! And gorgeous layout of Brookie!

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Julie, gorgeous pics, take care, Doreen x

Sheila said...

Great idea with the monthly pictures! When I saw your beautiful layout and the title, I thought So True, SO True---it is what life is all about :O) Happy Day to you!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

I love your layout Julie! I'm so glad you are continuing Aleida's tradition - wayyyy cool!!!

Lisa Amiet said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Love it Julie! Thanks for your visits, love seeing your comments on my blog :))) Kisses to all xoxo

Deana said...

Love that page...the colorful circles & adorable border strips... CUTENESS! Cute family photos too! Hope it was a fun day!

Jani Lewis said...

Such a cute LO and special moment captured. The kit looks YUMMY! Have fun playing with it :)

Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot.com

Erica Marshall said...

Love the LO and your photos Julie! Checked out the kits and you are right, they are fantastic! Cross your fingers for me! =)

Kelly said...

Oh Wow!!! LOVE the layout and all of your pictures and you are so RIGHT!!! Us moms really do need to worry less about our image and more about being in the pics with our families...I will try to work on that too!

Diana Waite said...

great layout Julie--way to use that Jillibean soup!

alexandra s.m. said...

Bravo to you for being so dedicated to your family and taking the time to take pictures of you with them ;-)

Lovely L.O Julie

Take Care ~

Cheryl said...

Fantastic layout and photos, Julie! Thanks for the reminder about US getting in FRONT of the camera some more!

Sherrie K. said...

Great job-love this kit. Looks like some fabulous stuff to work woth:) Thanks for sharing your picture of your babies...love pictures!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely layout and beautiful family pictures!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous LO--I LOVE all the layers of papers and the details from the pins and the flowers to the scallops! FAB job!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the family photos too!

Dora said...

Wow this is beautiful and those pictures are great!

Lisa Andrews said...

Love your monthly photo tradition and think it's cool that Brian is now in on the fun too!

sandi said...

What a wonderful lo...so upbeat and happy! Love the pics!

Leintje* said...

WOW I love those papers and stuff in that kits, who that is fun to play with!! Love the photo's, that dress with the polka dots that Brookie is wearing is so cute!!! You look amazing on the photo with your son and daugther, you should scrapbook that one!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! Love the paper and embellishments!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

phinner said...

def. nice to see both parents with the kids!!! : .)

Blossom inch said...

gorgeous page Julie and what an awesome kits, and gorgeous pics as well.

~amy~ said...

awesome layout of the kidlets! You are soooooo good about taking your monthly pics and it's fun that the hubby is starting that tradition too:)

Bente Fagerberg said...

You work magic with that kit!! Well done! And the photo f your 'babies*
is beautiful too. BTW did you notice the babies are not that small any more...? i recently noticed that here at my house,too...lol...They shall probably always be our babies I guess!

Leah Crowe said...

I always get the sting of tears in my eyes when I think about Aleida. You're right.. our kids only see mom. Great message today sweets!!! LOVING the photos and layouts as always!

Jinny Newlin said...

I just LOVE that you do this, Julie! Beautiful inspiration for such, too! And that kit... Gosh! I wish I could scoop up all the supplies that inspire me, but alas, my budget fails me ;).