Sunday, April 11, 2010

*life is beautiful* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

...and I try to remember that on a daily basis...as children we don't really grasp the concept of life and death, as teenagers, we think that we are indestructible and death will never come for us and as adults, we think there is always tomorrow to get done whatever is pressing us today. sometimes tomorrow never comes, as my Mom has seen first hand two days ago when one of her best friends passed away from her long battle with cancer.  My Mom and Marna were friends for more than a decade and I am glad that they were there for each other, my Mom has even been staying with her for the past month helping taking care of her in her final days.  I love you Mom and I am sorry for your loss......... I made this today for my Mom to remember Marna by.... (yes, Mom, it will be here for you tonight when U come over for dinner) :) This is my Mom, Marna and my Aunt Mary back in March 2000, when my Aunt was visiting. Hope you like this Mom :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



I used some of the new Bo Bunny Mama-razzi line that I bought from BlueMoonScrapbooking.com and the fairies (*sigh* I love fairies) are from Diana's ETSY shop :):):):):)





And the next page I want to share is one I made for two challenges! :):):):):):):):) One is for "Wee Memories" where we were to use a April showers or spring theme...I chose the spring theme and then used the photo collage they have for this challenge as a loose sketch for my design! :):):):):):):):):) I am also using this for the latest "Scrap That Poetry" challenge...I chose part of the poem that reads, "Doubly Sweet" and this of course is Brookie and Brian on Easter Sunday! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) For this lo...I used a kit from SimplyObsessed.com :):):):):):):):):):):):)





Thanks for stopping by....I truly appreciate it :):):):):):):)  Ohhhhhhhh and I had a question from my last post....I was asked if I used rub-ons on Brookie's 'attitude' photo...the answer is YES :) They are from Pink Paislee :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

51 comments:

  1. It's true. We do tend to live a lot like tomorrow will always be there, when we never really know. Thoughts and prayers going out to your mom:) And those layouts are just gorgeous!! I love both of them so much!! Love, Jess

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  2. My heartfelt condolences to you, your mom and your mom's friend's family. Lots of love sent your way, and the patchwork layout, just gorgeous- as usual! THX for being an awesome friend btw-- xoxo

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  3. Sending my sympathy to you and your family. The layouts are beautiful. Time is so precious.
    Hugs, Tammy

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  4. I am so sorry to hear that your mom lost her dear friend but how great it must have been for Marna to have had her friend there by her side 'till the end. What a wonderful gesture in your mom's part. As always, your layouts are beautiful and full of yummy details. I am a tad bit jealous at how many layouts your able to do weekly and then blog here, there, everywhere ; ) I need to get my act together :D :D :D
    Wishing you a happy week!

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss....it is so true what you said...we can never take one minute for granted!!! We are spending tons of time with our friend who is battling cancer....

    I just adore the LO's and I know your Mom is going to love it!!!

    Wishing you a great week sweet friend!!! I love this song that is playing...

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  6. Lovely LO's Julie! Like always. ;-)

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  7. Lovely sweet story about your mom's friend and her devotion to her in her final stage of life. What a touching tribute this page is.

    You are an amazing woman Julie, so glad to have met you!

    Love the pages, makes me smile. :)))

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  8. Oh your momma's going to love that layout...soooo thoughtful of you...sigh, it really is scary though, isn't it? Life is very precious....

    Love your 'doubly sweet' layout...soo fun and sweet...gotta love your girl's smile:)

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  9. a lovely page for your mom - I'm sure she'll treasure it! And you're right on with your reflections...

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's friend... the layout you made for her is so pretty!! and your second layout is too cute... I love all the pp squares!!

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  11. So sorry for your mom's loss. Hugs to her. What a gorgeous lo for her to treasure!

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  12. Beautiful LO's Julie...love to your mommma!

    I really love that 2nd one so much I may have to scraplift you!

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  13. I'm so sorry for your mama's loss. What a wonderful keepsake you have created for her. I know she will treasure it :)

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  14. These look great Missy J.

    Sad to hear of the loss of your Mums friend.

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  15. Love the layout you have done for your mum. xx

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  16. OOOHHH my, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's loss... what a beautiful LO you created for her, I am sure she will cherish it!!!

    AHHH I love the layout you create for STP... gorgeous photo and layout!!! Thanks for playing along.

    I got my card posted that I forgot to post... oh well.. you will have this!

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  17. so sorry for the loss of your mom's dear friend. It is so hard to let those we love go. What a thoughtful thing for you to do: scrapping that page. Of course, I don't know why I would be surprised, as you are one of the most thoughtful peeps I know! :)

    Big HUGS! xO

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  18. awww I am sorry baby! give a big hug to your mama for me! boo. But, what a beautiful layout and wonderful tribute!

    I also love the patchwork on the second layout. gorgeous patterns and colors you combined.
    Hope you had a great weekend, love!
    B

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  19. Hi Julie. that is so sweet of you to make that layout for your mom. So sorry for your families loss. you did a great job and your mom will love it.

    take care.

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  20. I'm sorry for your loss. We too had a death this weekend.
    Your layouts are absolutely gorgeous!

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  21. Send lots of hugs your mom's way! I really enjoyed scrapping at catching up this weekend, have a lovely week:)

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  22. Sending you hugs girl!!! So sorry....... I do love your LO and your mom will love it. And patch work page it ADORABLE!!!!!

    Hugs
    Jamie

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  23. Awww, that is so sad.. your poor mom.. It must be so devastating to lose a close friend and then at the same time it makes you realize how fragile life can be.. When I see things like that it makes me slow down a little and appreciate things more.. What a beautiful tribute page you made.. she will always have her memories and that gorgeous treasure!!
    Hugs

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  24. So sorry to hear about your mom's friend. I'm sure she'll treasure that special page you made for her.

    In fact, both pages are special!

    Hope you have a great week, Julie!

    Hugs...

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  25. So sorry for your moms loss.
    The LOs you have created are so beautiful. I'm sure the LO you made for your mom will mean a lot to her.
    hugs

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  26. BTW...I am so glad I found your blog. Your work is absolutely amazing!!

    I just finished a post on my blog linking up my 10 favorite scrappy bloggers and of course you made the list. I thought you should know how much you have inspired me!!

    http://sameoldscrap.blogspot.com/2010/04/beautiful-bloggers.html

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  27. beautiful pages!! love all the different papers on the doubly sweet page!

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  28. Beautiful LOs Julie, especialy the first!!!

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  29. I'm sorry to hear about your mom's friend. Gorgeous layout for her to treasure.

    The second layout is lovely. Love the patchwork feel of it.

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  30. That is such a sweet memory to give your mom. The layout is just beautiful.

    Doubly sweet is right. Great papers and the photo is so cute.

    Have a great Monday!!!!!

    Love you, Amy

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  31. YOu made a beauiful page of your Mom and her friend...I am so sorry for her loss!
    The page for STP is so pretty!!! I love your pages and this is no exception...so sunny and bright and happy!! love the turn of the lette "e" in the title!!

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  32. My thougths and prayers are with your mother and her friend's family and friends. What a lovely memorial you made and I know that it will mean so much to your mother. Love your other layout too! Have a great week!

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  33. Julie what a beautiful post. So, well said and touching tribute to your Mom and her dear friend. Please know my prayers are there for your mom during this difficult time.

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  34. Life is indeed beautiful. I am peeking out of my turtle shell to thank you for all of your kindness and support.
    I will be mailing your bracelet tomorrow.

    Hope to see you on the 24th.
    There will be Karoke of 70's songs. I think I will sing "Stayin' Alive". :)

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  35. So sorry for your family's loss. Your page is a beautiful tribute.

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  36. Julie, your pages are stunning! I'm sorry about your mom's friend, but your lovely tribute will help your mother remember happier times. You do such fabulous and creative work! Looking forward to our next get-together.
    Loretta

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  37. Ow Julie those are beautiful I love them, the different styles and love the first one...beautiful!

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  38. What a sweet tribute layout for your mom to enjoy. I'm sorry for her loss!

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  39. How sweet of you to create a tribute page to give to your mom. I'm sure she will cherish it!

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  40. what beautiful pages. they are both so elegant! i really love the flowers you used too!

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  41. okay miss popular... i'm the 41st comment on here. haha.

    anyway, when are you coming to cali to visit!!!

    hugs,
    sarah.

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  42. Please know that I am praying for your mom...let her know that I am lifting her in prayer asking our Lord to give all of you comfort in this time of grief. Your LO is beautiful!!!
    Hugs,
    me

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  43. Please pass my condolences to your mother and let her know that we're thinking of her and praying for her right now. That layout is gorgeous..she'll love it!

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  44. My deepest sympathy to you, your mom and your mom's friend's family. Many thoughts and prayers of love sent your way, and your layouts so ROCK!!!!! I still don't think you sleep!

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  45. After my health scare this winter, I am taking every day full-on. What a beautiful LO for your mom to remember her friend. And I love the grid you used on Doubly Sweet. Miss you!

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  46. I am so sorry to hear of your moms loss, it's always difficult to lose a loved one. And how sweet you are making her this beautiful LO, I know she will treasure it!!!

    Love the one with Brooke and Brian as well, so happy and bright!!!

    Hugs Hanneke

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  47. GORGEOUS layouts girl! Thanks for joining us at STP:)

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  48. Beautiful layouts! So glad you shared them with us. Thanks for playing along at STP!

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  49. Julis your layouts are simply stunning and so very thoughtful! Thanks for joning us at STP!

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  50. so sorry to hear about your mom's loss... it is a beautiful lo... and a wonderful way to celebrate a life.... beautiful.

    and the Easter lo...it's just so lovely... I love the colors and the wonderful picture of Brian and Brookie... just lovely!!!
    {{hugs}} Michelle

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  51. Wow..LOve that "life is beautiful" LO and I love your post about it..so true!So sorry for your mom!
    The easter one is so cute...loving your title work!

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