Sunday, April 1, 2012

Live your dreams!

Hi everyone!

I am sharing today my layout I made for the latest challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous!! This time we want to see a map and brads (use at least 15 brads!) ... your map can be a piece of map scrapbook paper or a real map!

 And sad news, Scrapbookers Anonymous is shutting down - Theresa and Lea have decided that this will be the last prompt challenge we will have (So sad to see this blog go... I have truly enjoyed working with Theresa and Lea and the entire DT for a year now) ... Thank you to Scrapbookers Anonymous, Theresa, Lea and the whole crew for this amazing journey!

I used October Afternoon's "Road Map" paper, some October Afternoon journal cards, Nikki Sivils warm brads and twine from The Twinery! 






And yesterday was the last day of the month... and shame on me, I TOOK my monthly photo with my kids... but I forgot to post it! So in honor of Aledia Franklin (see her story on my right side bar)... here is my March photo with my babies (and Brian's too!!)





And I also wanted to share two cards I made for the latest challenge at The Play Date Cafe!!

Two of my co-workers moved into new homes this weekend and I wanted to make them some cards to congratulate them on their new places!! I made these using Kanban Crafts papers!!


 Here is The Play Date Cafe's color challenge this week!


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

62 comments:

  1. I love, love that map layout!!! The pins and the twine connecting them, Genius! It's awesome. I am sorry that they are closing too. Happy April!!!

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  2. Oh I love that twine and brad layout! A stealer for sure. :)

    Cute pics. :)

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  3. Look at the way you have used those brads! Love it!

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  4. Awesome layout! Love how you used the map paper! Love your monthly photos as well! :)

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  5. What a "wild" card! love it. Thanks for hangin' out with us at The Play Date Cafe! :)

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  6. Love the use of the brads...fun layout....great pics...can't believe it is April already and yahooooo for your cards!!!

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  7. Love your layout for the map/brad challenge. I am so sad to see SA close down. It has been really fun joining in & I have met many great fellow crafters there including yourself. Great photo of you and your family and your card is gorgeous.

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  8. You rocked out the map challenge. I love how you did the brads and framed out the pictures. so happy to have had your wonderful inspiration each month at SA.. =)
    I just love that beach picture at the top of your blog header. so cool. and you are so sweet to make cards for your coworkers. so thoughtful!!!

    Happy Sunday!!!!

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  9. I really, really love this layout. Like really love! Your card is very pretty too - great inspiration piece!

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  10. You all look so happy on your Monthly photo, love it! THe color scheme for 'the Play Date Cafe' (never heard of that challenge site - gonna take a look there in a minute) is totally up my ally - these are exactly the colours I keep on coming back to the last week... Enjoy your Sunday dear one!

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  11. LOVE this map paper layout!!! The brads and twine add the perfect touch!!! (= Great pics for the month as well!!! (=

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  12. FUn layout and card! i really like how you made the brads into a shape.

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  13. Hi Julie, I just tried to leave a message...I don't know if you got it...I LOVE your project! You might want to enter it into the Scrap for Help April challenge at http://scrapforhelp.blogspot.com

    It will open in a few days!
    xo
    Cindy

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  14. Great layout, card and family photos! I love how you used the twine and the brads to frame in the photos. I also love the b&w photos with the colored on in the center. It adds a great pop to the page :)

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  15. Gah.. your map with the pins in it is SO cute!!! Love it!!

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  16. Girl you are on fire this week for sure! I love how you used all the brads and wonderful background paper.
    Love the cards, such fun images and those papers are amazing!
    Hope your having a great weekend

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  17. Aaah I'm sad about that - I was just starting to get into those challenges and they were so easy to play along with!! Anyway love both your layout and cards - great use of all the brads!

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  18. I'm V sad re: SA....I've got to know such a lot of scrappy folk through their blog & really LOVED the challenges....& got to find your blog...so that's good:):) LOVE your work here....specially alllll those brads:):):)

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  19. Cute, cute map page! Loving the brads & twine too! Beautiful family photos, as always!!

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  20. Loving the map background and the cool way you've joined your brads with the twine :)

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  21. What a wonderful Page. Your so good at those.. and your family photos make me smile.. :)

    Hugs, Linda

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  22. Sad to hear that SA is closing down. There have been too many lately. Love your take on their last challenge. So creative with the twine and brads! Your family pics are lovely as always! You look great!!!

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  23. Looking good and great photos too!

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  24. Ooooh....very cool idea with the string!!! so clever, you! :)

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  25. a map background is so cool!! and love all your smiling beautiful faces! happy week!!

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  26. What an awesome idea! Your layout definitely looks like a map. SO cute and I love the new pictures!

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  27. Hey Julie... I love this layout!!! Brookie is cute as ever!!! You rocked out the map challenge. I love how you did the brads and framed out the pictures!! Thats brilliant!!!. Yup ..I'm glad I managed to work with you over at SA blog!!! Lovely photos of you and family... Gorgeous card too Julie... You are sweet and thoughtful!!!... TFS ..hugs...xoxo

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  28. Oh wow! Just love how you used brads on your layout! Awesome!

    And what a lovely card too....

    Great photos with the kiddos! :)

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  29. what a fun layout!! love all the brads :)
    super family photos too :)

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  30. Oh my goodness so many wonderful creation! Love them all especially the pictures of you and the family.

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  31. You totally rocked "map and 15 brads"- it looks great!

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  32. Beautiful LO!!
    Love the NS brads & the twine!!
    Beautfiul pictures of Brookie!!
    Love your family pictures!!
    Very beautiful card!!

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  33. I just love stopping by your blog! I always leave with a smile. The photos are beautiful! Your projects..fabulous! Your so creative. I loved how you used the brads!

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  34. Wow! What a cool layout! Love the map idea with the brads and twine... BRILLIANT!!! :D

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  35. Awww..... so sad to see SA go too, what a wonderful creation for the final challenge!

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  36. LOVE what you did with the brads and the twine and the mix of b&w photos with one color is really striking! Ooh, I've been bad about my once a month photo, thanks as always for the reminder. Okay those cards are AWESOME!!! Lovin' all the animal print!

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  37. Love the green and yellow buttons on your layout! As for the photos those are sweet! It's funny how we feel we look horrible in photos, whereas others don't know what your talking about. Your perfectly cute :) And I should take this same challenge. You've inspired me to do so.

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  38. That is a genius way to use the brads!!!

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  39. Julie, what a wonderful LO!!! Just love that you embraced the brads and used them so boldly!! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  40. I love your LO and how you used the brads, great idea. Gorgeous photo's.xxx

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  41. Super cool projects girlie :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!!

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  42. I saw your work late last night and was to tired to post:(~we have had company~anyway love the map design, so clever and unique!! super cute pic's of your family. :):)wish you could go junkin' with me too!!!

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  43. SO SUPER creative!! Love your layout!!! Pure genius!! Your pictures are super cute too! Can't wait to see them scrapped toO!

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  44. All your work is fabulous. Love the map layout, especially.

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  45. Julie, these are so wild yet elegant! The animal stripes are a perfect way to add that splash of brown for our challenge. THese scenes remimd me of my aunt's powder room TOTALLY!

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe. :)

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  46. Loved your map layout! The pictures are just awesome-I love your unique way of things when you create!
    I also love your wild card...very cool! TFS!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  47. Julie the photo arrangement is awesome and I love how you used the b&w pics with the one in color! Those brads connected with the twine are too, too fun! Love this page!! :)

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  48. Wow, what a great layout!!!! I love how you used the brads and twine!!!!

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  49. You are just AWESOME, Julie. Love the family pics ... so precious.

    Have a beautiful & blessed Easter ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs & love,
    Marydon

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  50. I love the photos!!! Such a great way to keep this tradition going!!!

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  51. Awesome layout and love your family photos!!

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  52. Ooh, what a great post, Julie! So much cute stuff to see today. LOVE that layout. The way you used the brads and twine is genius. Adorable moving cards, too. Such a fun color combo and I love the animal print. And fabulous family photos!

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  53. Wow! Love that fabulous lo! So neat looking! And the cards are wonderful too! Terrific family pics...you guys are look so cute together....such happy smiles!

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  54. Excellent job with the brads, Julie! very creative.
    Love your photos with the kids and love the idea of taking monthly photos...

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  55. What a cute way to use that map print paper and LOVE how you used the colors on your card.

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  56. Cute photo's Julie! I love your play date cafe projects, wonderful how this turned out!!

    Love from The Netherlands,
    Leintje*

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  57. Sad about SB Anon... love this month's pics!!! Cute Cute Cute cards girl!!

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  58. Oh, that layout of Brookie is absolutely precious! And I LOVE the animal print in those cards, girl! Delish! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  59. Your scenes in your cards are totally fab! Love all of the little details. Thank you so much for giving the splash a go at The Play Date Cafe.

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  60. LOVE that LO with the textured brads and amazing design--how do you do it??? SOOOOOO many designs and creations--you amaze me! And your details on your cards--OHHHHHH! LOVE the frames!! You ROCK!!! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

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