Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Do you see what I see?

Hi everyone!!

Our latest sketch challenge is live at Scrap Africa!! :)

Here is my take on it :) 



Here is my story on my layout :)  On our daily walks with our dog Dandy, there is this dead tree in the front yard of an abandoned house ... one night as we were walking I looked over at the tree and I saw a HEART in the trunk of the tree :)

So I took a picture of it, because, well I am a scrapbooker :) and I posted it on Facebook and asked people if they saw what I saw in this tree :) 

The first person that commented on Facebook saw the heart like I did ... but what was even MORE fun was all the answers I got on the image in the trunk of the tree :) 

I got ....

A couple
An angel
An owl
A badger
A T-Bone Steak
A rabbit
A raccoon

It was so awesome to see everyone's take on the same tree :) 

I loved it ... so I knew I had to document it :) 

  


I used lots and lots of My Mind's Eye stash, Studio Calico, Prima and Basic Grey alphas... all from my stash!!! :)  LOVING that I am using it up this year!! :) 




And here is our sketch for this challenge :) 





I also wanted to share a layout I made for the latest Let's Get Sketchy challenge :) 

Here is their sketch :) 

 

And here is my take on it ... I used Bella Blvd.'s Snapshots collection :)



I added a chevron bag to my page to hold the tickets from the tour we took at Zane Grey's Cabin this past weekend! :) 





The white 'doodled' paper behind my photo ... I took some of my Sharpies and colored some of the doodles in :) 






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


77 comments:

  1. ahhh, how I have missed visiting you!!! Both layouts are amazing... you just ooze inspiration!! I saw a heart too when I first looked, but then with the other answers posted, I also saw the angel, steak, couple, owl, and badger. :)

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  2. Fun layouts, love that woodgrain paper!

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  3. Such a cool photo, Julie!! Love how you used the Sketch from Scrap Africa and added the wood grain pattern! And your take on the LGS Sketch is so fun! Love the Bella and the cute pocket for your tickets!! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  4. ohhh what a cool tree!!! fun page!!! LOVE the Bella on the second one, sooo glad you played along with LGS!!!

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  5. These are wonderful! Great job.
    I love your new header photos, your family is good looking

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  6. I adore both of these layouts! I see a heart first, but I can totally see all those other things as well. Especially the owls. That is so cool! And you nailed both sketches! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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  7. Great layouts. Like your little pocket on the second one. Thanks for playing with us at LGS!

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  8. Great Pages, love your take on the LGS sketch, your layout feels very balanced and the bag to include the tickets is genius! Thank for playing this week at LGS!

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  9. People "see" different things. :)

    Love the way you framed the photo with the circles and stitching. Super fun. And love the chevron bag you added to the layout. Great use of your stash!:)

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  10. Gorgeous layouts Julie! Love all the gorgeous details :)x

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  11. wonderful pages julie!
    I love all the details on them ;-)
    TFS~

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  12. Such a fun compilation of products and great vibrant colours, so glad you played along with LGS!

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  13. I love both layouts...the picture in the first one..the first thing I saw was a heart too haha then the tbone steak LOL...Fabulous job with the sketch too!

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  14. Julia love the first layout with the heart in the tree and the lovely story!!what amazing weathered wood effect paper!!

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  15. Both layouts are fabulous, Julie!!! Your style is so creative and fun! I especially love the one you did for Scrap Africa! I definitely saw a heart in the tree!

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  16. I see a heart too. Love the papers you chose for that first page. So perfect for the photo and story.

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  17. both layouts are fabulous!! and I love your new blog header, great pics! thanks for playing with us at lgs!! xoxo

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  18. Awesome layouts! I definitely see a heart:) love how you used that garland as a border!

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  19. A heart in a tree! How neat! Mother Nature is a true romantic :)

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  20. Both are fabulous! I love how you journaled about Imagination and what others saw in the tree!

    On your other layout, I love the idea of using the cool chevron bags to hold the tickets from you adventure! :-)

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  21. Love these layouts Julie! Love your photo too...I see an owl.

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  22. Awesome page Julie, packed full of color, i love it! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

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  23. Fab pages. I really love the title on the first one. I see a heart too! :)

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  24. Both layouts are beautiful Julie. The paper on the top layout matches your story so perfectly. I saw the heart also, but could see how people saw around half the other things you listed :P.

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  25. Love love the Los Julie as always. But that photo is absolutely amazing. I saw the heart right away. But then I look closely and I could see the couple and the stake too. Lol

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  26. love love love the pages, Julie!

    That is a curious photo, I see a steak too, LOL!

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  27. Beautiful pages!!! so cool the hearts framing with the stitching
    Take care! xo

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  28. yep a heart for sure. I have a picture of a heart cactus:):) Love how you did these pages!!

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  29. Great pages! So fun and colorful!
    That first layout is ah-mazing! I love the wood-grain and the topic is so original and fun! BTW I see a heart and an owl.

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  30. adorable layouts.
    The first one is amazing!
    xoxo

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  31. I saw the heart, too! ;)
    Your layouts are so fabulous, Julie! I always SO enjoy them! Cannot believe how much amazing detail and layering you always incorporate into your work! LOVE the pocket you added to hold the tickets! Love how you used the stitched circles for framework! Love it all!

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  32. I saw a heart right away. I'm struggling to see some of the things others saw. Except the t-bone. I can totally see that! ;)

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  33. It is so good to catch up with you again. Lovely layouts Julie. I love seeing hearts in nature.

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  34. Great pages, Julie.
    But that first page is beyond awesome!
    Love the story behind it!!

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  35. Love the subject of the first page and the colored doodles on the second! Fun pages both!

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  36. Great lay-outs! I saw the heart but laughed at the t-bone steak!

    I am planning a dinner/get together with some local bloggers next weekend and wanted to see if you were interested in joining us. Just shoot me an email and I'll send you all the deets! abusybee24 at yahoo dot com
    Carri~Abusybee

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  37. love the stitching on both of your layouts... FAN FAB U LAS!

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  38. Love both of these FAB layouts!! I definitely saw a heart and some owls on the tree. How fun!!

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  39. I see the heart and a steak. Ha! I might just be hungry though. Very fun layouts Julie! You always scrap the most entertaining pages!

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  40. Great used of your stash my friend... I love both layouts... they are simply beautiful and inspiring!...


    P/S: I am doing much much better now... thanks for asking my friend... and yes... I miss you too ... heaps....

    hugs...x

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  41. Both layouts are just fabulous Julie! You are amazing at what you do with these projects! They are always jam packed with fun embellishments, texture and dimension! Capturing and scrapping happy times:) So fun to see these! Thanks for sharing..you are the queen bee of whipping out layouts girl...I wish I could get projects done as quick as you do!
    Sherrie K

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  42. These are both so terrific! I saw the heart. That's a great story-so glad you documented it! :) It's the little things that make up this wonderful life :)

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  43. I saw a HEART and LOVED that your crapped this story! Your second LO is FAB, too!

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  44. these layouts are gorgeous! the bold colors on that second one are perfectly arranged!!!! and i really really love all the tree/wood pattern on that first layout! beautiful!

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  45. The tree story is so cool and so fun to document!

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  46. I see what you see!! (= GREAT layouts Julie!!! (=

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  47. oh julie! i have a photo of a tree trunk JUST LIKE THAT!!! LOVE!

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  48. Such wonderful pages my friend. And what a cool photo. TFS..

    Hugs~

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  49. Both of these LOs are amazing, Julie! The tree trunk is so cool and I am glad you documented it. Woot woot for using your stats; you are my scrapbooking idol :)

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  50. These are both so lovely and bright!!! Cool pic of the tree!!!

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  51. fab layouts and i see a heart :)

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  52. Great pages, girl! Totally swooning over the design and woodgrain bits on the first! Absolutely stunning!

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  53. Amazing pages! That picture on the first one is awesome and your paper matches it perfectly! Great title too! Love the idea of putting the tickets in the little pocket on the 2nd page! So glad I stopped by your blog tonight :)

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  54. Love Your Lo's they are both very pretty!!! I remember that picture you shared on FB and I thought it was a heart too!
    Love all the embellishments on the 1st LO and love all the stitching on the 2nd LO!!
    I plan on seeing your name on the BB team when they announce it!! :) I'm hoping to submit but so far no time at all. I have so many projects due for A2Z for new releases and unpacking finally done except for a couple small items.

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  55. Being the 56th comment I don't know that there's anything new left to say!!! I absolutely love both these pages. The story and the bark paper (I think that's what it is) are amazing in the first layout and I love the composition and colour in the second one. And I see a heart....

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  56. Love the heart in the tree! those layouts look awesome and the stories are also great. the chevron is darling and I love the colors on the 2nd page!

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  57. I love all those colors you used! Awesome page! Thanks for playing along at LGS!

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  58. these are such beautiful and fun layouts, love them!

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  59. I saw a heart too :) Great layouts Julie, love the woodpatterns on both.

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  60. i saw a heart too. It's like one of those inkspot tests psychiatrists do. I bet it was a man who guessed T-bone steak!!

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  61. Hi Julie, I'm so glad to get back to the blogging world and visit some of my favorite crafty friends! I just loved both of your pages! You always have such fun pages and I love all the little elements you adorn your pages with! ~Kim

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  62. Great layouts Julie! I absolutely LOVED your imagination layout. So creative!

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  63. These are wonderful!!!!!!!! Your lo's are always so happy and upbeat looking!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. fabulous fun and colourful page.. great take on the LGS sketch

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  65. This is sooo super cool Julie. I love the LO , the colours and the fab papers, and ofcourse the great ghoto too. Thank you for playing along with our sketch at LGS :)

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  66. Oh WOW that is so amazing!! What an incredible photo!!! I can see the heart immediately - but a racoon?! ROFL!!! Great job on both of these Julie :-D

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  67. What an awesome photo of the tree!! I definitely see an owl (and a heart of course)!! LOVE your layout! Love the Bella Blvd page too, great layering there!!

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  68. More fabulous layouts!
    And isn't that interesting how we all saw different images in the tree? I saw the heart first. But now that I have read all the others I can see them too.
    Your layouts really are stupendous. Truly!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  69. What a cool knot hole! Love that you made a LO around it. Super blue touches all throughout.

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  70. Great take on the sketch. Love the woodgrain paper and stitching. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

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  71. wowza soooo stunning love the paper and beautiful picture tree heart

    hugs carla

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  72. What a fun photo of that tree. I saw a heart, too, but when I read "owl", I can see that as well. I love how you document the little details in life, Julie. You are very inspirational!

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  73. Well that's so cool. I did keep looking at the photo to try to see the different images others saw but I, too, saw a heart first. Great minds! Loving the pocket on the next page too! CUTENESS!

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  74. These are both great and I love the use of memorabilia on the 2nd one. I need to do that more!

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  75. Love what you did with these LOs Amazing!!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at LGS!

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