Sunday, February 3, 2013

Always Dream Big Girl...

Hi everyone!! :)

I wanted to share some layouts I made for some recent challenges :)

First is for Elle's Studio latest sketch challenge :) I used Elle's tags and MME on my layout! And I just ordered some new Elle's goodies and I can't wait for them to get here so I can play! :)









And here is Elle's sketch :)



And my next layout is for the latest City Crafters challenge :) Their challenge was to use a map on your project :)

I actually scrap lifted myself -- lol!! I made a layout similar to this last year :)






PS -- If any of the challenges need images of my layouts -- please email me at bmwgirl@cox.net -- for certain security measures - I have had to disable copying of my photos on my bloggy :) 

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


72 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

Love em'.

Keren Tamir said...

Two beautiful LOs for a beautiful girl. Love the message I say the same to mine

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very COOL!!!

Connie Mercer said...

love your take on the sketch!! great work:):):)

ImagiMeri said...

Great LO's, always loves me some BrookieWolek.......

Hugs,
Meri

Danni said...

Love these!! How cute!! Fabulous pages!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome layouts! I love what you've done with the twine! Thanks so much for the inspiration! =)

June Houck said...

Precious LOs of your precious girl! Fun stitching and hexagons and super fab fabric brads!

Margie said...

Sweet LOs of your beautiful girl!

TesaB said...

Both pages are absolutely STUNNING! Love, love, love the photo and the hexagons on the first, and wow for the background paper and framing on the second!!!

L.B. said...

Such pretty layouts and wow how your daughter has grown form the top photo. so so sweet.

Luvy said...

Such beautiful work!

Blog do Óbvio - Manoel said...

Julie, two beautiful LOs for a beautiful girl.Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Manoel - from Brazil

Michelle H. said...

Your Lo's are so pretty!!!
Love the amazing stitching on the
1st LO and love the flowers on the 2nd Lo!!
Precious pictures of Brookie!!

Naomi Edwards said...

OMGOSH I love how you used buttons and twine on the map!!! Just Brill!!!! Your take on the sketch is fabulous! hugs

Tracey Sabella said...

Such gorgeous pages!! Love the bright girly colors against the kraft and what a great page with the map!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh...she has grown so much. she was always so cute!! love your work.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Gah! Pinning. Really love the second my creative friend!

Lizzy Hill said...

I remember the map LO...that's FUNNY lifting yourself...awesome lift, tho:):):)!!!!!!!!!!

Lynnda said...

Both layouts are so beautiful Julie.... I love the hexs... the wooden frame too... and Brookie is just darling!!! hugs...xoxo

Jani Lewis said...

Great LOs. Love all the patterned papers in the first one. Very creative to use the twine to map a route. So cute.

wendipooh13 said...

way to go and super love both pages!!! LOVE the map on the bottom and all the stitching on the top one!!

Martha Bonneau said...

Love them both! LOVE how you interpreted the sketch with the hexagons!

Debbie P said...

Love, love both of your layouts! The first one is absolutely gorgeous and little Brookie is absolutely adorable!!! Love the map paper on the 2nd layout, and what you did with the twine! Awesome idea!

Nitasha said...

Julie, these are gorgeous layouts! Love all the details that you included in each of them...the stitching, twine- pin points, the layering! All fab!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Hexies with the pretty paper... pure perfection!
I like the map paper from OA too, I had those in 8x8 and was so reluctant to use them.
Lovely layouts, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Heather Landry said...

I really love all of the stitching that you did. This layout is super duper cute! I love the crochet flowers.

Lynn said...

Brookie is just the cutest thing! I love the photos you have of her. Ohhh I miss having a little girl at home. Loved both layouts Julie.. great designs and both are fabulous projects.

yyam said...

Ooooohhhhh...so pretty! Love the colours. You did such a good job scraplifting yourself...lol! Fabulous! :)

Ashley Horton said...

Great pages Julie!! Love that cute photo of Brookie on the first one and the Scraplift of your other layout, turned out awesome!!

tenaya said...

Ah! I love Elle's Studio! First time seeing them was at CHA, and they are in my backyard! Love what you did with the challenges!

Dawn LL said...

LOVE them both Sweetie!!!
The pink is spectacular and such great embellishments on both. I have never learned how to lock my pictures so others can't copy, you will have to share.

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layouts Julie. I love the colors and the stitching on the first and the pinboard effect of the second.

Lalo said...

Both Layouts are just lovely. The picture in the first one just melts my heart...so adorable and the second with the twine is just cool!!!!

Ros Crawford said...

These are terrific pages ... I adore the use of the map ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

cathy said...

I really love how you used hexagons instead of the xoxo on the sketch.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Fun, fun way to use the map paper, Julie. I love all of the pink and great stitching on the first page.

mandysea said...

oooh LOVE that little pic of brookie.. how scrappable is that!!! Totally rocked the hexagons and the alpha in the 'girl' title...

AND WOW on the map LO that is just a STUNNER!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Cute layouts. I love the picture of Brookie in the first one. Just adorable.

Jinny Newlin said...

So CUTE! LOVE the polka dots and chevrons AND gingham patterns of the first! How can you go wrong with that combo ;)? And the twine trail of the second is perfect for your theme! Beautiful work, my dear!

Tone-Lill said...

Both LO are gorgeous and colourful and I love all the details. How fun to do a scrap lift of your self :)
Love what you did with the London map using twine and pins to make a map route. I made a LO myself using this paper from when I took the kids with me to London a while back.
Thanks for the lovely comment you posted about the Birthday blog prize on Yvonne's blog.
So much inspiration to find on your blog so you have got a new follower.
Happy Scrap, wish you a fun new week :)

sandi said...

These are fabulous! Love what you've done with the sketch. Wonderful, sweet pics too!

Angi said...

Your pages are adorable. I really love the hexagons!!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great layouts, Julie!
I have to say, I am loving the new Elle's Studio lines :)

Paula Miller said...

I love the stitching on the first layout, and the way you used bakers twine on the second :)

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Naomi Edwards said...

Hey Julie!!! I already commented but I wanted to ask you if I could do a blog badge for you? I have been doing them for my friends and noticed you didn't have one! Maybe that is a choice and that of course is fine but if you want one done email me and we can talk out the details!!! naomiedwards86@yahoo.com
hugs

Doreen Vasquez said...

Awww... Julie your layouts always put a smile on my face! Love them!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE both of these layouts!! Wonderful, as always!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! SO Cute! LOVE the pic of Brookie on the first LO! So adorable!

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the papers for the second page! FUN! LOVE that wooden frame too:)

Michele said...

Absolutely in love with these!! The MAP one is such a great idea. And the twine and brads/buttons. So incredible!! LOVE it!!

Mel said...

OMG! Brookie looks so little in that dream big LO...which btw I LOVE!!! So cute. Great job on both pages my friend:) Ok I have to ask...how hot was it today? We had a whopping 19.

carlies said...

OHHHH MY dear this is sooo beautiful love the details

hugs carla

Charlene said...

Love all the stiching and details awesome!!!!

Linda R said...

Both your pages look wonderful. I always love seeing the design you come up with for you pages.. You are so good at that..

So glad you joined us over at CCCB!
That map in the background is perfect.

Hugs~

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your pages Julie!
TFS~

Christy said...

Loooove the pages, but especially love the use of the hexagons in place of the xoxo :) :)

curlyqmosaics said...

I love your layouts Julie! I have a weakness for maps, so it was definitely love at first sight on the second layout! :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow these are AMAZING!!!!!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are great! Love all the layers! Carri~Abusybee

Teddyree said...

Love your Dream Big layout and the map one is so creative, great job!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Adorable! Absolutely love that mapped out design! These are both just stunning!

Cindy deRosier said...

So cute! I especially love the first with the stitching and the hexagons!

Diana Waite said...

both pages look GREAT!

MARILYN said...

Two more Beautiful pages!! Loooove the first picture, Broke looks adorable!!!!! hugs!

Rose said...

beautiful and i love the map paper :)

what??? i can't copy your photos anymore?? lol

Carol said...

Beautiful layouts! Love them both! Great stitching on the fist layout.

Deana said...

Love all the pink on the first page & that pink stitched border is the perfect finishing touch! And loving all the NS brads on the second page! So FUN!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh I love this! Such a wonderful statement on the first!!! The fun texture and embellishments are perfect on the second!

Katie said...

Clearly I have missed a few days on your blog! I LOVE both of these layouts! That pic of Brookie in the first one just made me smile. So much fun color, stitching and hexagons (love hexagons). Explore is just so unique and chock-full of fantastic embellishments. Awesome post!

Leah Crowe said...

hello gorgeous layouts!!! Seriously love them both, especially loving those piccies of Brookie!! I noticed your photo disclaimer and wonder have you thought about watermarking your photos? Once you have a watermark saved, it takes an extra second to slap the watermark on before saving. Anyways.. love love love your work gf!

Izzy Anderson said...

Darling. Love the first one, eps!

Staci said...

Love your layouts!!!