Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Bad

No, i haven't blogged this last week... but i have scrapped!
Bit of a mixed bag kinda post really, so i thought i'd start with this...

... the last washing of the bibs.  The soccer season is finally over {{big sigh}}!!
oh, i love that the kids are passionate about it...
and i love the camaraderie that they experience from it...
and i love that it keeps them fit and active...
and i love the social interaction...
but i also love that we get a break from it for a little while too! 
The big trips to attend carnivals and the constant pick ups and drop offs and training for
three out of the four kids do take their toll.  Just last weekend Troy traveled 2.5 hours
to get to a carnival with 2 of the kids, refereed and watched games all day,
then had to drive the 2.5 hour return trip at the end of the day.
Big Committment!

But it hasn't been all work and no play this week   :)

Over at the Boxx, we played a bit of a game with a 'Scrap Build'.
A group of 10 ladies progressively added one element or 'step' to complete a page.
Each time a step was added, each player posted a photo and instructions for that step.
It was really fun to play and amazing to watch all the different lo's completed,
especially considering we all had the same instructions!!

This was what i came up with...


go and check out the amazing range of lo's for yourself.

The fortnightly challenge over at the Boxx was to use up your scraps.
Absolutely no fresh sheets of patterned pp were to be harmed in the process...
which was really easy for me!  i could use scraps on the next 20 lo's and still have mountains left... :)
Here is what i did...



... and finally...

i just scraped in with the second Scrap the Boys lo this month...
a lo using ribbon.  I scrapped an old pic of my eldest boy Cooper...
(can't believe i've never scrapped this one before).
Not wanting to take anything away from the blue of his eyes in this pic,
the only other blue i used was a little cluster of ribbon at the top left and bottom right of the lo,
using the ribbon and Coop's pic to create a visual triangle with colour.
Hope it worked  : p  ...
oh .. and i'm not sure if the 7Gypsies Gaffer Tape counts as ribbon, but i accidently
ripped some to start with, and i quite liked the effect... so i just went with it  :)
hope u like:


... and the journaling up close...


thanks for stopping by ... 

jules
x

9 comments:

Leanne said...

I hear you about committment! Thx goodness the hockey season finishes here for us this friday and considering it has been going since MARCH! I'm ready for a break too! LOL!!

Loving your scrappy challenge entries too! Wow! Those blue eyes! ..x

Leanne said...

LOVE LOVE Them all.. i think you are totally amazing and talented scrapper and wonderful lady to boot.. awesome work and i must say that the pic of the bibs looks awesome..yay..
love it.. you inspire me.. thanks. and thats seriously..you do.

Paula said...

Simply brilliant layouts...especially love 'grateful', with all that white space.

Cathy said...

Fantastic LO's Jules!! I love the way you layered the background on your Grateful LO and that photo of your son is simply gorgeous!!

Alannah said...

what gorgeous layouts you have...I was prompted here by stb

Christine said...

Fantastic layouts! Everytime I stop by your blog I am amazed at the eye-candy! You have a wonderful way of using your sewing machine - love it!

Treesa said...

wow amazing layouts! Love them all!

Binxcat1 said...

I am your newest fanatical fan I tell you!!!!!! LOVE THEM ALL! and thanks for playing at STB... just love love love your stuff chick! ;)

Debbie Lawrence said...

OMGoodness Julie, your LO's ROCK at the moment. Thanks for joining in over at Scrap the Boys!!!!!