Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thankful for this beautiful life -- And some BIRTHDAY photos!!! :)

Hi everyone!!!

I am humbled and honored to be back as a guest designer for Artful Delight for October!! :)  

Today I am sharing a layout from their YUMMY October kit!! :)  This layout is based on the Artful Delight October sketch :) 









And here is their sketch this month :)





And now I want to share some pics from Brookie's birthday celebration :) 


Friday night we let her choose where we went to dinner and she chose Olive Garden :) 






They brought her dessert with a candle :) 




And here is the family room set up BEFORE all the kids showed up! LOL!! :)



Brookie's cupcake stand from this post :) 



And then the party got into FULL SWING!! LOL!! :) 

The kids working on the craft we did :)




What kind of look is that Julie????? LOL!!!! ;)






Adam and my brother Steve :)


The gifts :)



Mr. Dandy was a little skittish with all the kids milling around ... so he crawled right into Adam's lap!!! :)



Now it was time for the kids to decorate their cupcakes!! :)










And what kind of look is that Brookie???? LOL!! :)



Gift time :)






And some of the girls chilling after the party :) 



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

51 comments:

  1. Looks like a cool party. So in love with your seven placement in the LO. It look so fabulous there. Happy big 7th Birthday Brookie.

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  2. Congrats on the guest spot, lovely LO! And Happy Birthday to Brookie!

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  3. what a fantastic birthday bash indeed!!
    Thank You for sharing all these fun pictures with us and great layout!

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  4. Fabulous birthday pics...thanks for sharing! And that LO...sewing + chevrons.....total gorgeousness....& go you with Artful Delight - they have THE nicest kits:):):)

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  5. Congrats on the guest designer spot. I love your take on the sketch... Such a fabulous layout!!! Love those autumn colours :-) Looks like Brookie had a lovely birthday... Lots of great pics to scrap!!

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  6. Congrats on being the guest designer once again at AD! I just love the kits they put together.
    The Party looks looks amazing and those strawman heads are fabulous.

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  7. Looks like she had a great birthday party! Happy Birthday Brookie!!!

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  8. The party looked amazing! I also really like your layout. Those arrows that you made pointing at Brookie are just great.

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  9. Pretty sure you get the Mother of the Year award! Such the party! congrats!!!!

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  10. Gorgeous layout and such fun photos!

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  11. Oh how I've missed seeing Brookie's adorable face! Love the layout!! So creative! Happy Birthday to Brookie. Looked like an awesome time.

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  12. Great layout and it looks like a fun party :)

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  13. Oh my, Julie! What a fabulous party you planned for your sweet daughter! I adore all the fun decorations and special little touches you added to this festive event ... LOVE those sweet scarecrow treat bags!

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  14. What a great layout and fun party pictures!

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  15. Loving your sweet layout, and the awesome birthday party pics!!!!

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  16. First, congrats on your Guest Design gig at AD! Your layout is gorgeous! And Brookie has awesome taste! Love Olive Garden. Looks like she had a fun and creative birthday party! Yeah!

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  17. That looks like such a fun party!!

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  18. So sweet and gorgeous, perfect layout for the birthday girl, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brookie!

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  19. Congrats on guest designing again with Artful Delight, Julie! Love the awesome Fall colors on your page! And it looks like Brookie had a great birthday!

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  20. LOVE the fun page, the chevrons and arrows!! Super cool

    and happy bday to Brookie,looks like her bday was a blast and fun party!!!

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  21. Brookie's so adorable!!!!! I'm happy that she had such an awesome 7th birthday!!! LOVE your page and all the pictures!!

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  22. Love the fall colors on your page. Looks like the party was a hit. The cupcakes look yummy!

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  23. what a great looking party you throw mom!!!! Looked so fun!!!

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  24. you always rock the AD kits!!
    what a fun party :)

    ok now i know Brookie and i have more in common then our birthday month....... i LOVE olive garden!!!

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  25. Looks like it was a huge success!!, I'm loving your Fall pages lately!

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  26. Such a pretty fall page! Congrats on the guest spot! Looks like a fun time was had by all at the party!

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  27. Congrats on your Guest Spot!!!... Looks like a great birthday party!... Lovely photos .... Fun and fabulous!...Awesome... hugs...x

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  28. Awww, that party looks like a HUGE success! Brookie seems to have enjoyed every minute. What a lucky girl! LOVE your scarecrow bag project you had for the kids. That is soo up my alley. I still have a pumpkin bag I made with my daughter when she was two. Totally treasure that thing!
    And your layout is absolutely stunning! I so recognize some of those papers, and you did an amazing job with them. Love the chevron!

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  29. darling page - and what a fun birthday party!

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  30. Wow, looks like a fabulous birthday party with lots of activities! Way to go Julie!!! Woot-Woot!
    Your such a great Mom!!
    Your layout is awesome! I love the fall papers and the way you sewn on the seven...very cool!
    Great job as always! So glad you shared all the fun photos of Brookies birthday! Looks like she had a blast!
    Have a great Monday!
    Sherrie K

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  31. Oooh I wanna be one of your kids!!!! What a cool mumma you are giving the best birthdays EVER! What amazing fun brookie and her friends (and moms) had!!
    I cant believe how much Brookie has grown!!! oh wow!

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  32. Happy Birthday Brookie. I have a huge Monster High fan in my house too.

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  33. What a fabulous page. And it looks like she did have the best birthday ever.. I enjoyed all the photos..

    Hugs~



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  34. Love your scrapbook page! I love the chevrons on the bottom! And how they are different patterns! Great colors too!

    And the party looks like so much fun! You are so brave to have them do a craft and decorate a cupcake-LOL It looks like a bunch of kids! :)

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  35. Great photos! Looks like she had a blast! Love this layout too, love how you used that bold chevron print, the paper with the veneers over them are such a great accent!

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  36. Happy birthday, Brookie! Looks like she had a FABBBBBBBBBBBBY time at the party and at dinner!

    LOVE this layout- I love how you wrote the date on the letter E! I just used some of these papers the other day-- SO FUN!

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  37. I can see Brookie had a great party time so lovely
    birthday pics,and love your awesome page !!!

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  38. your layout is AWESOME... love the strip of Chevron... Great photos of Brookie's birthday.. looks like she had a WONDERFUL time!!!

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  39. Gorgeous LO!! You really rocked ath sketch!!
    Love all of the Bday pictures you can tell Brookie and her Friends had a very fun time!!
    Love the decorations!

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  40. Looks like such a great time, Julie! And those little scarecrows are TOO CUTE! Bet the kids loved every minute of their visit to celebrate with Brookie! I cannot believe you've already got that pic scrapped, but its simply perfect ;). Hugs!

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  41. Congrats on being Artful Delight's guest designer!! LOVE the page you created with their kit!
    And Brookie's birthday party looks like soooo much fun!! Love all the scarecrows! Love all the decorations too!

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  42. Fabulous party!!!!!!!!!! Love how those cupcakes came out......sooooooooooooooooooooo creative! Yeah!
    Congrats on your guest designer spot Julie....wonderful creation!

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  43. yay for chevrons on your adorable layout and yay for birthday parties! I LOVE the scarecrow craft you did!!

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  44. Happy Birthday Brookie! Looks like a super fun party and fun craft!!! (=
    Great layout too!!! LOVE the chevron!!!

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  45. Looks like I missed a spectacular (or should I say spook-tacular, lol) party. You win mom of the year for that one for sure.

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  46. Happy Birthday to the big girl! Looks like a fun party. :) Those scarecrow bags are so cute!

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  47. What a wonderful birthday for Brooke. Your kids are getting so big. You can plan my next birthday...I'll be 66! Brilliant ideas for a kid's party. My granddaughter will be 4 on Oct. 19, so I'll share your ideas with my daughter! Great post.

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  48. Awesome layout and what a GREAT day Brookie had! The party looks so fun!

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  49. How cute!! LOoks like you gave Brookie a wonderful party!!!

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