Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hello Friend :)

Hi everyone :)

Happy Easter :)

The Easter Bunny visited our house last night ... and I am sure the kids will be happy when they wake up :)

And also I wanted to thank everyone for their support on my last post :)

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

Laurie had a sketch posted on her blog for her birthday ... I missed the deadline since I was busy working on canvasses for my bombed show.. lol :) But I loved the sketch and wanted to use it anyways :) 


 
 


This is Brookie in 2010, 2011 and 2013 with the Easter Bunny :) For some reason we didn't go in 2012... but oh well :) 

I used a lot of older American Crafts on this page :) Still working on that get rid of my scrappy stash this year :) 

 







 
And here is Laurie's sketch :)




And my next layout is for the latest challenge at Scrap Your Story -- which was to use Cork on your page :)

I used some cork paper and the rest is all some older MME papers :)  Again ... still using up my stash :) And older pics too :)








I also wanted to share my monthly photo with me and the kids in honor of Aleida :)

I was too lazy the other night to change OUT of my PJ's .... so I had the kids climb up into my bed and take a pic with me... PJ's and all :)



And one with just me and Brookie :)

 


And then I remembered that I never shared February's photo with the kids ... so here is that one too :)


Brookie's school had a fund raiser at "Black Bear Diner" one night in February and I loved these bears out front ... so that's where we took our pic :)

And not to leave Brian out :)  -- I took one with him and the kids too :)



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

58 comments:

  1. Wow - great photos and even greater layouts!!! These are awesome, Julie. Both are exceptional layouts!!!

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  2. Darling layouts and adorable pictures! Happy Easter!!

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  3. what awesome layouts...both are so fun and I love all the elements! Happy Easter!

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  4. Hope you are having a blessed Easter. Great photos of Brookie through the years.

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  5. I love your scrapbook pages Julie, they're amazing, its all the ephemera and the layouts, and of course your wonderful family photos. It's really interesting reading what your family gets up to too. Michelle x

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  6. Ab Fab snaps....& LOVE both these LOs...I saw that tag one myself & it's an awesome sketch...love the bright colours you've used & there's that adorable bike again...LOVE the kraft-ish tones on the 2nd & GO YOU, still using up snaps AND stash:):)!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Love love the way you used the little jar images. Very Cute.

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  8. I love when you do those progressive photo layouts - it's so fun to see Brookie grow up through the years! Beautiful bright colors too! Love the second one also - the texture of the cork and the kraft paper is awesome together! And of course I LOVE your photos!

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  9. Love these eclectic layouts Julie!! All the little bits and pieces that you've added are lovely!

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  10. Thanks for starting my day out with a smile. These are awesome! Both the layouts and the pics.

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  11. Your pages look amazing one again my friend. And I LOVE your photos. Don't ya just love pajama days. I know I do.

    Happy Easter..

    Hugs~

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  12. Love, love, love your layouts! Really love that first one! Great photos of your family too!

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  13. love the layouts...I adore the first one..you have outdone yourself!

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  14. is my mind dirty... or did those boys put that water hose in the bear's hands..in just the right position? LOL! that cracks me up if they did. and it cracks me up if they didn't. haha
    adorable photos and layouts. Happy Easter to you, my beautiful friend, and to your beautiful family! ;)
    (xoxo, big dinners)

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  15. Happy Easter to you and your family! Loving your colorful pages and of course the photos of you and the kids.... Always a great reminder :)

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  16. awww...lovin' the layouts and the pictures! Happy Easter my friend!

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  17. Great post today, Julie! I loved everything! It made me smile to come here today!

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  18. Wow.. I love all the goodies you have in your stash!! Your layouts are so fun! I love what you did with Laurie's sketch!! Have a very Happy Easter!

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  19. Happy Easter to you and your family! Feel like I have been missing forever...LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the beautiful layers and colors on all of these...
    The pictures are the best and such wonderful reminders
    Hugs sweetie

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  20. LOVE LOVE your fun pages!!!! super cool and those photos are great, I LOVE the pjs one:)

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  21. Love this LO so much I went and pinned it before I even commented. Super sweet pics of you and yours, too!

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  22. WOW Julie...all those projects turned out wonderful! I do love the texture the cork added to your SYS challenge layout! Way cool. Thanks for playing with SYS this week!

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  23. Oh I am SO sorry that the show was a bust! :( Love your pages today.
    Rejoicing in an empty tomb. May you and yours have a very Happy Easter!

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  24. such lovely photos of you and the kids, and both your layouts are amazing, I am glad you liked my sketch and the page you made with it is one of my faves of yours because of all the bright fun AC paper which you know are my fave!!

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  25. So much GOODNESS in this post, Julie! LOVE that LO with the 3 years of Easter Bunnies! Brookie is just so Beautiful! LOVE the ones in the bed and your pj's and the February one and the bear ones! Glad your sweet DH made the cut! Hope you had a Happy Easter!

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  26. I love your pictures of the family. The PJ one is wonderful. Love the lay outs too. Really amazing!
    Shows in the spring are hard. It seems like the Fall is the best time to sell. Well it use to be when I I did shows. Try not to get discouraged you are a wonderful artist.
    Hugs and Happy Easter,
    Linda

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  27. Love these! I expecially love the frame around part of the photo in the cork one. So happy you played with Scrap Your Story!!! :-)

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  28. Love the colourful Easter theme LO, so many fun details.
    I know... The kids grow up too fast, not sure if that is good or bad lol. Great family pictures too :)))

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  29. both layouts are awesome! i love how you used the cork.. it matches so well with the blue in the photos! thanks for playing with us at SYS!

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  30. I love both of your layouts! They are sooooo adorable! I saw Laurie's sketch, and it really intimidated me! You did an awesome job! I love your family photos! We love Big Bear Diner. Hope you had a wonderful Easter day!

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  31. Love both of these layouts Julie, and your cute photos!

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  32. darlings layouts and pictures Julie and happy easter. I am sure you guys had so much fun together. Have a great week ahead.

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  33. OHHHHH! I just love these LOs!! SO many layers and papers and details!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it all-- esp. the stitching and photos!

    LOVE the Feb. family photo! FUN March photo too-- esp. since you were in your PJs:)

    SOOOOOOOOO sorry to hear about your show! What a bummer! :(

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  34. Love those clothespins and the bright and happy colors. Hope you guys had a Happy Easter!

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  35. Wow...love both layouts!!! If thats using up your stash...well I wished mine looked like that ! LOL
    cheers Leanne

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  36. Gorgeous pages, Julie!!! Fantastic job on the tags, love the photos from the three years!!!!

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  37. The layouts are awesome! Such happy colours and beautifully embellished too!

    Love the photos on the bed...you guys look so comfy and happy! :)

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  38. Fun layout, baby brookie is so adorable!

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  39. WOW wow wow... I love your layouts ... both are absolutely stunning!!! And your photos too....they are lovely...sweet family!!! Happy EAster Julie... hugs...xoxo

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  40. Wow great layouts and great photos... Nothing wrong with PJ days... In fact today is one for me. :) Love both layouts and the one for SYS is stunning I love the papers you used and the photos are very cute. Thanks for playing along.

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  41. Awesome layouts Julie! I love the colors and the layering. Great familypics too!

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  42. Awesome layouts Julie! As I always say, you're very talented. Hope you had a nice Easter!!

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  43. Love your take on that sketch with all of the layered tags. Such a happy page! I'm loving the cork page too. So sorry to hear the show was a bust. How disappointing!

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  44. Wow! Love your lo's! Both look great! That first one with the tags looks amazing!
    Great pics too...all so happy looking! Yeah!

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  45. AWESOME photos and adorable layouts...as always! Hope you had a happy, happy Easter! -Lisa

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  46. Oh, no! I'm going to have to read the next post, too. I'm so sorry!

    Your pages are beyond precious! LOVE all the die cuts and jars and clothespins, and the pic of you in your pjs, with your precious kiddos, is priceless! My favorite so far ;)!

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  47. Such cute photos of the family!!! I love both of these layouts and your handwriting is just PERFECT!!!! I am so jealous LOL

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  48. So much scrappy goodness here. WAY to use through your stash! I seem to make good effort at it for a bit and then the next releases come out and I'm sucked into hoarding again. ;) Your pages really are stunning, I'm so glad you could bust out that MME and cork to play along with the Scrap Your Story challenge.

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  49. WONDERFUL layering Julie on both of your pages and good for you for taking pictures with your kids!

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  50. Fab photos and love, love, love the layouts!!

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  51. Love the pj's & bears photos...cute! And the pages are adorable! Loving the clothes pins on the first page!

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  52. Hope you had a happy Easter too! :-)

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  53. Gorgeous LO's and love the photos of you and your children!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  54. You are on fire, Julie! OMGosh, I love these layouts! So many awesome details to absorb! I could stare at these all day! And love, love your adorable family photos. You are too cute in your jammies. Since I'm in mine most of the time, probably all my family photos would be of me in pajamas! :)

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  55. Look at all the details you so carefully added! I love the "gingerbread men" and the heart shapes they made between each other(!) and how cute all the stamped images and clothespins were. Your photos are adorable, as always.

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  56. WOW!!! These are soooo AWESOME!!! What wonderful work!!!
    Thanks soo much for playing along at SYS!!!

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  57. I love that first layout with Brookie through the years with the Easter Bunny. That's so fun to see how she has changed and blossomed.

    Your family is so adorable. Love the photos.

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  58. Great layouts..love how you work those sketches!!

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