Friday, November 27, 2015

Trim the Tree -- featuring Carta Bella :)

Hi everyone! :)

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! :)

I wanted to share a layout I made using a sketch from The Memory Nest :)

I used Carta Bella's "Christmas Wonderland" collection on my page :)











And here is the sketch :)





And since I still want to make sure I share some photos for Brian while he is out of the country for work .... I wanted to share some photos from this past weekends diving practice for Brookie's swim team :)

They team the younger kids with teenagers to help them -- for those that asked about Brookie's age VS. her height in my Christmas decorating post .. she is 9 (the one in the pink suit) and the girls she was paired with are 15 ... lol! My little giant :) 









You can see my inlaws sitting behind Brookie on the bleachers -- I was on the other side of the pool to get these shots  :)










And a HIGH FIVE from one of the teenage mentors! :)





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

29 comments:

  1. Your lay-out looks so cosy and fun! Just perfect for Christmas!
    I also love the photo series of Brookie. It looks like she had a lot of fun :)

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  2. Such cool pics - Brookie is really growing up! :D

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  3. This layout is soooo christmassy... and I love the cool pictures of Brookie too.
    Gabi

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  4. Your layout looks lovely, love all the festive papers! And that is a good thing to have an older mentor, and go Brookie for diving into the pool. I always leave a massive splash when I dive in!hehe!

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  5. What a champion your daughter is. Mine is 9 too . She too is tall for her age but rather thin! We are visiting Las Vegas in Jan ....if time permits I will try and meet you. It will be so cool to meet you!

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  6. Your layout is beautiful! I love your take on the sketch! Brookie is blessed to have some amazing roll models. She looks like she is having a blast. :)

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  7. Lovely layout...great photos of Brookie.

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  8. Oh I thought you were in Vegas Julie! I will be in USA - Jan 19 to 26. Itinerary includes Vegas, California, Los Angeles.

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  9. A wonderful layout!! Awesome pictures.
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  10. Love it and I love those photos of Brookie diving.

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  11. LOVE your layout, Julie! You are so good at mixing and layering patterned papers, and I always love the fabulous stitching you add! Super cute details, too! I am totally digging the vintage vibe to this collection. :)
    Looks like Brookie is making some serious progress on her dives! Way to go!

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  12. Love this! The layers are great!

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  13. Love your layout Julie and thanks for sharing these pictures!
    Congrats to Brookie!!

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  14. What a great idea doing a page of your new ornaments each year! I can barely bother getting out the decorations....aaaah! The difference between having kids at home & not! And great photos of your girl at the pool. Hadn't realised she was that tall - or the 15 yo is short, maybe!!!!! Hope you enjoyed your Black Friday thingy.... even made the news over here in Oz. All the craaaaazed shoppers!!!

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  15. Great page! What a great idea to document the new ornaments each year.

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  16. So fun and festive! Hope you guys had a happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. Lovely layout!
    Awesome photos. Is it warm enough over there, it is pretty cold over here in Vegas the past few days.

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  18. LOVE what you created with the sketch!! Nice shots of Brookie!!!

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  19. Great action shots of Brookie! I love them all! And your layout is so gorgeous and filled with wonderful memories. What a great take on this sketch!

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  20. Super fun photos of Brookie!! And I so love your layout! There's so much to see!!!

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  21. Love your Christmas layout...And Brookie looks like she's having so much fun in the pool!

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  22. cute page and cute pic's of Brookie !!! She'll get it!!

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  23. cute page and cute pic's of Brookie !!! She'll get it!!

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  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE the layout!! Great take on tMN Sketch - and good luck on the DT Call ;-) too! Such a wonderful holiday layout! The photos of Brookie are awesome! Her smile in all of them is priceless!

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  25. Such wonderful memories you are keeping! It's nice her grandparents were there, that's so special!

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  26. Such wonderful memories you are keeping! It's nice her grandparents were there, that's so special!

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  27. Love the pics and the layout! The ornament is adorable as well!

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  28. Such happy pics of Brookie in the pool! TFS! And your page is delish! So many gorgeous goodies, and I can't believe you already have these pics scrapped. My hero!

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  29. Great page, those brads look like little ornaments themselves. The swimmer ornament is just too cute.

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