Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Just a page....A RAK to announce and carrying on Aleida's Legend! :):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Sooooooo....I got a new scrap kit last night from NoelMignon.com and just had to play play play!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this photo of Brookie and I chose the title, "REFLECT" for 2 reasons....because I want her to always reflect in life....and because when I took this picture, I had nooooooo clue I was gonna catch her reflection in the table! :):):):):):):):):)




Next......I AM GONNA ANNOUNCE the WINNER of my "SCRAP STASH" RAK!!!! This winner is................................................ JACUE4U2C !!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS girl....send me your addy to bmwgirl@cox.net...and I will get your goodies out to U.....now I hope U carry on this little game and offer up a stash give-away on your blog too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Soooooooooooooooo......my AMAZING friend Sharmaine....directed me to Emilie's blog...who in turn talked about one of the MOST amazing women...EVER!!!! ALEIDA....who tragically lost her life in a car accident last year, had at one point started a conversation with Emilie, who had told Aleida that she admired that she took photos of her and her kids together A LOT (which most of us scrappers don't do...since we are always behind the camera!)... well, Aleida had told her that when she looked back at photos of her Mom, she didn't see any double chins, no make-up, ratty clothes....she saw her MOM!! So, before Aleida had died EVERY month, she made a point to photo her and her kids together!!!!! Emilie loved this idea...and has challenged all of us to PHOTO ourselves with OUR KIDS every month.....no matter what.....doesn't matter that we have our HUBBY'S t-shirt on (like I do here!), or that we have sweats on (like I do here!) or NO make-up (like I do here!)....just take PICS with your kids....I can PROMISE U that no MATTER what....they will think U are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Sooooooooooooo I am gonna do this challenge from Emilie every month, for I admired Aleida as a Mom, a person, a scrapper....she was truly amazing! :):):):):):):):):):)



I want to thank all of U that gave me CONGRATS on winning OLW...and Noel, if U read this....I did get your message....let me talk to Hubby and I will get U as much info as I can! :):):):):):):):):):):):)


LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

27 comments:

  1. I stopped by to respond to your comment on my blog and got the pleasant surprise of a new post!!! I soooo love reading about your life and drooling over your creations. And this layout is no exception! You know how different LO's give off a certain vibe? Well this one made me smile and a little happy tear rolled down my cheek. It is just the sweetest, most innocent pic. And you totally captured that feeling with your design. To be able to do that is a rare gift! You are one special lady!!!

    Now, for the response to your comment...YOU ARE CRAZY! You made me feel sooooooo good! And you did it in the sweetest, most humorous way! Thank you for that! And I will try to get over my hang up about going public with my layouts. I am the most un-shy person on the planet...but I feel so...ummmm....exposed? when I post my LO's???? Now you probably think I'M the crazy one...lol!

    I think it is incredible that you are carrying on Aleida's Legend! I know how much those photos will be cherished! Over the past few years I've worked harder at getting in front of the camera with my kiddos. But never as often as once a month. And rarely without concern for how I look. I will now work harder at documenting "us" more. Love you bunches!!!

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  2. OMG!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! You bet I will carry on the RAK contest - I am just so excited! WOO-HOO! Great tradition to carry on the photos - I LOVE IT!

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  3. Oh and I forget........ that is AN AWESOME layout!!!!!!!!

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  4. Hey sweets,that page is divine!!So gorgeous...

    Congrats on the OLW!!
    I am a bit behind schedule...Pirate party stress is over!

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  5. Wow!!!! Your layout is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I'm in awe girl!!! Thank you for reminding me about carrying on Alieda's legend!!! When my kids are all together at the end of the month, I will make sure we have plenty of photographs with "me" in them!!!!

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  6. Awesome page Julie. I really love this one. I love all your pages. You are so fabulous!!! Isn't giving away our stash fun....Recycling. Giving is fun. I love your story of Aleida. I am gonna take this challenge to because the point made.... They are just gonna see mom. We are so critical of ourselves when we should not be. Love ya girl.

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  7. beautiful LO! Brookie looks soo serious in the picture! hehe And the challenge you took up to take pictures with your kids every month sounds like a great one to me!!! Cant wait to see the pictures!! xoxo :):):)

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  8. YAY Jacque......so happy for you!!! Julie those LO's are wicked awesome!!! I just adore the one with Brookie with her reflection!!!! I so love sharing your life with you and all the wonderful comments that you leave me!!!!! Keep sharing please, you brought a smile to mu face today!! Love ya girlie!!

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  9. I am always happy when I see you added a new post, love to read you stories and see your gorgeous work and pictures!!
    The story about Aleida is so touching. I will try to make as many pictures with my children as possible!!

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  10. Love the idea of making photo's with the kids every month! I wish I had more with my mom! Definately gonna do that!!! Love the Lo with Brookie, such a gorgeous photo of her!!

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  11. Congrats to you Jacque! Love your projects!

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  12. What a fantastic idea!
    You and your kiddos look adorable in that photo! I absolutely love that new LO with sweet little Brookie!
    I love that I can come to your blog for a smile! :):):):):):):):):):)
    Love ya chicklet!

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  13. ♥ that idea. It's so true. No one is looking photogenic 100% of the time. Most of the time, we're just living our day-to-day life in our own element. Capturing that is capturing the true person & soul.

    Will be remembering this... :-)

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  14. I remember reading about Aleida dying on SIS, it was so sad, that is a great idea she had to take a monthly picture!! Your layout of Brookie is beautiful with the reflection!! And please please please dont feel bad about the class!! Its my own fault! I dont have photoshop, didnt have firefox, but I do now and I love it!! I just thought it was going to be easier and I think if I had more time to sit and read about it it would be easier, there are so many dang videos!! Honestly, Im not a fan of videos, I can figure things out by reading them!! So Im glad they are keeping it open longer so we can still work on it, cause once this craft fair is over, I will have tons more time, since I still cant find a job out here!! I am soooo appreciative to you for buying me the class, and I promise to learn how to do it!! Thank you!!
    XoXo
    Amy

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  15. Just love the reflection page Julie awesome. I am going to pull out my tripod and remote this weekend to take some pics of me and my missy as I have n't done for a few months now. Thanks for the reminder Missy.

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  16. Just love the reflection page Julie awesome. I am going to pull out my tripod and remote this weekend to take some pics of me and my missy as I have n't done for a few months now. Thanks for the reminder Missy.

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  17. One word for you... GORGEOUS!

    Love the layout
    Love the photo!!

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  18. LOVE your work, julie. you never cease to inspire me!!

    and i know you've heard it from just about everybody, congrats on OLW! :) you deserve it.

    hugs,
    sarah.

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  19. Love, love love this photo of Brookie!!! I was waiting to see it on a LO and viola here it is!!!! Just beautiful and the journaling is awesome!!! I think that's a wonderful tradition to start , at least 1 photo a month with Mom & children!!!!

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  20. Fabulous post....Great layouts.

    I know about Aleida story, it's a tragic loss. And surely a lesson to learn.
    Lucky for my I take tons of pics--of me--me and my kiddo..etc.

    Thanks for sharing

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  21. Excellent way to document your life!! I loved this post so much!!

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  22. awww. I love that pic of you and your kids.. that is a great idea and it was such a nice story behind why you should be in more photos.. it's a great reminder to just live each day to it's fullest, you never know what is around the corner.. thanks for sharing.. =)

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  23. What a beautiful post...this is so true...I am going to take more photos with me and the kids. I am always narky at my mum bc she hates having her photo taken and I want more photos of her.
    So glad to see the RAK go to Jac4U2..this is fantastic!!
    And thirdly.....love all your layouts with just a little piece of a diecut page ..awesome work!!

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  24. This LO is so sweet! I loveee!!!

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  25. this is an awesome challenge! I will be joining you and maybe even trying to get a whole family shot as well!

    Girl...now I don't remember the message i sent you..email me to remind me or it's going to drive me nuts..lol!

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