Saturday, February 25, 2012

We are family!

Hi everyone! 

Thanks to all that left Brian and Adam Birthday wishes this week!! We so appreciate it!


This week Bella Blvd. had a week of challenges on their blog - and I decided to play along! 

The first day's challenge was to use Cute Cuts on your layout! Here is my take on it - 


This is Brookie this past Halloween when we couldn't find a costume that fit her 'right' - she is TALL but still has some 'babyiness' going on - lol - so we finally found this dress and we told her that she was "Barbie" for Halloween! Hey - whatever works to make them happy, right? 

I added some crocheted flowers and Nikki Sivils burlap buttons to my page!


Day two's challenge was to use patterned papers from at least four (or more) collections on your page!
I used Sophisticates, Socialite, Family Dynamix and Plastino on my layout!





The third day's challenge was to use pattern paper as an embellishment! I punched three different papers with my heart punch and made them into a circle 'frame,' added a collage of photos in the middle, then I stitched around the circle of hearts and photos!




The fourth day's challenge was to use Border Strip papers! I made a card for this challenge - I used the border strips to make pennants on the front of my card - I also punched a heart in the front card to show another heart on the inside! 


The inside of my card -


And the fifth's day challenge was to use CIRCLES!! I love love love working with circles... so this one was FUN for me to do! Besides using Bella Blvd.'s papers I also used some old buttons and Nikki Sivils cord brads on here!!





And last night Brookie got a haircut! Here is her before 'do'

And her after 'do'!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!


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

49 comments:

  1. Wow! These are fabulous creations! Soooooooooooo bright and fun! And that sweet little hair cut looks so cute on Brookie!

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  2. Wow! Look at all those fabulous projects! How fun, Julie! And how cool you got to play along with all the Bella challenges this week. Really love what you've done. The circles page and the heart frame REALLY caught my eye. Everything is so bright and happy and beautiful!
    And so is Brookie! Tell her her new haircut is stunning!

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  3. awww....chock full of goodness!!!!! Love everything especially Brookie's hair!

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  4. Wow! Such gorgeous pages!!!! And what a beautiful girl! Brookie - your new haircut is absolutely wonderful!

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  5. Amazing projects Julie! You always always inspire me with your layouts and especially your altered projects.

    Brookie's new style is sharp and sophisticated!

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. These are all AWESOME Julie!!! I love the Family Dynamix line, but I only ever had a little bit of that one! The heart circle border on your third on is amazing!!

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  7. I think we have a winner here!! Wow Julie, your layouts are gorgeous!! You know I'm a great fan of Bella Blvd and I adore the way you used their papers!
    And YeaHhhH for Brookie's new hair!!

    XXXJenneke

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  8. What a fun layout ^_^ She's such a doll.

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  9. Fantastic layouts Julie, I especially like the We are family one and the circles one!! Brookie's new hairdo looks very grown up! :)

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  10. Julie, you should teach some classes about "quick scrapbooking", LOL, I can't believe how you can make so many pages so fast and these are alwasy GREAT! I guess I wouldn't be able to choose the papers with the time you took to make all these, hehee!

    Love all of them, especially the "family" one (love the sewing!). Brookie looks FAB with her new hairstyle and her halloween dress was so so chic!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Great layouts Julie!! Love the bright colors and cute details you used. And I still wonder if you ever sleep....:):):)

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  12. Oh my word you have been so busy! I am so jealous of so much done.
    You always use the nicest color combos and papers....Brookie is adorable as they come and I loved her barbie costume-brilliant! I am sure my daughter wished I was as brilliant when she was that age and size(I think she was a baseball!)lol
    Just kidding
    Thanks for sharing

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  13. Looove those bright colours, then saw those li'l buttons & loved them the most; then saw the heart circle LO [I'm a sucker for circles!] & thought I loved that more...but then came the card...i'm gonna jack that one, if that's OK??? BUT then the last circle one really is my fave. Stop doing such great scrapping:):):): KIDDING:):):)

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  14. GREAt job on the challenges Julie!! I've got one down with all the rest to do! :)

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  15. oooh fabby hair do Brookie!! sooo special!

    Love your LO's Julie! The colour is sooooo refresingly gorgeous!
    You;ve been sooo busy!!
    hugs to youxxxx

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  16. What great projects! I love how bright and happy they all are!

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  17. love all your bright and fun pages :)

    and tell miss brookie her new dew is super!!! :)

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  18. Brookie looks adorable in her costume. And all your layouts are so cute

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  19. Awesome projects!! Love all the bright colors you have going on, so cheerful :)

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  20. Thank You for sharing these awesome projects with us Julie! I have missed your post while I was away on vacation ;-)
    Love Brookie's haido as well ;-))

    Have a fabulous Sunday!

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  21. Cute projects! My fav is the one with the stitched heart frame! Love Brookie's new haircut! :-)

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  22. OH! LA! LA! Sooooo many Bright, FUN & AWESOME Creations here Julie.......
    SENSATIONAL!!!!!
    & Brookie's new hair DO is So Pretty.... ♥

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  23. Great projects, Julie! They're all so cheerful and happy. my fav is the "we are family" lo.
    Good luck for you with all the challenges!
    Congrats on Brookie's new hair cut. she's a darling :).

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  24. Oh WOW, Julie--I love these and your adorable Brookie!!! Have a beautiful weekend, my friend!
    XO
    Cindy

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  25. Your lay-outs are amazing! I love all the bright colors and details you put into each one! Your Daughter's hair is just darling!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  26. You are rockin the LO's and cards!!!
    They are all Gorgeous!!
    Love them all!!!
    Your stitching is amazing!!
    Love Brookie's new haircut!!

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  27. I love, love, love your layouts and your card!! They're all adorable and like I said on FB - Brookie's new "do" is adorable!!!

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  28. Goodness...you're on a roll! These are just awesome Julie! I lovelovelove the bright happy colours and those cute photos! You are soooooo productive!

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  29. All of these are just amazing! What really caught my eye was the heart border with all the stitching. Really??? WOW..you are talented. The things you do amaze me!!! You are definitely on a roll!!

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  30. Julie!! I hope you know how wonderful these all are??!! Holy cow Lady!! They are so good! The "We are Family" layout with all the hearts and the stitching is soooo incredible!! I want to scraplift it! Of course if I do, I will be crediting you silly! I have tried for since yesterday to comment on this post... but was trying from my new laptop and for some reason, it would "Timeout" and not let me comment. So I am on our "Dinosaur" PC at the moment so you know how much I just love all of these layouts! So fun!!!

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  31. Super fabulous LO's. I am LOVIN' Brookie's new DO!!!! She is a doll!!! :-)

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  32. What colorful layouts, love them!

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  33. WOW! You have been busy. All your pages look amazing. And brookie's new hair cut looks so cute!! She is adorable..

    Hugs, Linda

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  34. What a fab post filled with lots wondeful creations Julie! I love seeing photos of Brookie too! New cut on her looks cute!

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  35. Wow, you have been busy! You projects are all fabulous and the colors are so bright and fun!! I love Brookie dressed as Barbie...so cute and love the crocheted flowers:) So cute!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  36. Woohoo Sista!!! I love all of them...love the colors...and love Brookie's photos... These are simply Awesome... Hugs...xoxo

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  37. wow - you were busy! love all your pages especially those punched hearts. Brookie is too cute with her new do!

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  38. Love all of these bright colors! So happy. The hearts sewn in a circle on the family layout look awesome.

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  39. Fun and cheery creation, those colors are the happiest colors.
    Cool new hair-do Brookie!!!

    re-my husband's birthday was in January, LOL, I just haven't got time to post.

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  40. Looks like you've been busy!!! Lots of fun layouts and cute cards!!! (=
    The new haircut is very SWEET!!! (=

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  41. Wooow Julie so much goodness going on here!! Great layouts!!! Just love the hearts around the bunch of photos and stitched - brilliant concept!!

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  42. Fabulous. Love that hairdo! :)

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  43. Brookie's outfit in the first pic is so cute, love the shawl! Great stitching in your layouts girl!

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  44. So fun! Love the Barbie outfit. I am going to HAVE to scraplift that heart circle idea! (I promise to give you credit) :)

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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  45. I just looooooooove these, Julie! I love that first LO--so cute! And that family LO is amazing with the stitching! WOWZA! You knocked me out of my seat:) LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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  46. I love your Lo's, the one with the hearts in a circle and all the little photo's is my favo! That is really a FAB. idea!!!
    Brookie's hair do is short, but she always looks so sweet with short or long hair!! I love her big smile.

    Love from The Netherlands,
    Leintje*

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  47. Aye Carumba.. but that heart stitched collage frame is sensational!! You rocked all the challenges, but that layout blows me away. amazing!!! :) :) :)
    hugs,
    Leah

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  48. Oooo! I'm lovin' all these bold, bright, happy colors! And that heart wreath is absolutely out of this world!

    Oh! And cute haircut, Brookie ;)!

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