Tuesday, March 1, 2011

So Much Going on...

OK... here goes! Apologies in advance... it's a biggen! :)

OMGawd.. has it really been over a week since i last blogged! wow... where did that week go? umm... swimming carnival, 14yo girl's sleepover party, running kids around, running back and forth to school for one thing or another, soccer sign on, paying bills, shopping, exercising, organising myself more than normal to accommodate for the fact that i didn't have a car for three days, worry about dh off in Mackay having surgery on his arm. yep ... ok, that's where it went!! lol

With the new month {and the new season.... hello autumn!} a few challenges are up. First is the KIU challenge for this month that you really should pop over and have a look at too. The challenge was to use kraft (but i guess you kinda new that!)... and the quote 'there is no greater gift than today'.

So, here was my take:


Big photos are a bit unusual for me, but i really love printing pics onto transparency... i love the softened effect.... and i've just realised how many of my recent layouts have blue paint on them!! lol ... i love this photo of the kids.  They were all laying on the motel bed during our overnight stay whilst traveling down to Brissy just a couple of day before Christmas.  The girls scouring the dinner menu... the boys watching cartoons.  A typical everyday moment.  Perfectly ordinary in every way.  Perfect.

Well the intros are all finished now over at Stuck?! Make sure you pop on over and check out the new team. I'm so thrilled to be part of it!! ... and the new sketch for March 1st is up too, and this is it:

With such an amazing lineup on the CT, Sara will now upload all the 'inspiration' from the CT in 2 separate posts... so mine will be revealed in a few days..... will show you soon.

And because it's that time of month, The Boxx newsletter is out.... and it's a doozy! yummo stuff so please go and have a lookie. Here is my contribution:

The DT were challenged to do a monochromatic red lo... in honor of valentines day:

{the object of my love}

... and our lovely featured member of the month, Annette, challenged me with this sketch:

To be honest, it had me stumped for a bit... until i turned it over! :)) then it all just happened pretty quickly. This is what i came up with:

{summer lovn}

Printing onto masking tape is one of my absolute favourite ways to journal!! LOVE it! This pic was taken last December when i took the kids to the pool. I took the camera because i was documenting for my December Daily album... .which reminds me, i really need to finish it off and post huh? :)

Speaking of sketches... i have a really special surprise planned over at The Boxx for next month's sketch, so stay tuned. ; )

Oh and i just have to share a proud momma moment with you. Last week i attended an induction ceremony for DD#1 into the high schools' 'Exceed Club' again. This is a club for students who consistently achieve at least 4 A's and no more than 1 B academically, in each reporting period. WTG Moo!

... and just because a post doesn't feel complete without one... here's a sneak for you! hehe

... oh, and i have another really big surprise to share too, but i can't yet... and i'm about to burst!!! i haven't been able to sit still for days, i'm so excited! .... and it's driving the family nuts! LOL

Hope you are all well... time i did a bit of blog visiting now that last week is finally over!

Hugs and thanks so much for stopping by for a visit... and staying for the duration. lol.  I'll be back with more really soon!



Leanne said...

Phew! That post was a biggen! LOL!! And wow!!! I absolutely adore all your yummy LOs!! I will be sourcing out the details for the next little while! ha!!

Hope hubby is ok after surgery and OMGosh! What an amazing little high achiever you have there! Awesome job!

Can't wait to find out what your exciting news is!

Tania Martyns said...

Wow !
is fabulous pages !
wonderful work!

Vibeke said...

WOW!!! You are so talented!!! I love - love - love your style - and your blog.

Thank you for the inspiration:)

Leanne J said...

amazing amazing A-MAZ-ING...
your layouts are truely stunning.. i love love love them..wow.. and i hope DH is all good and you definately SHOULD be a proud mamma.. so tallented and beautiful..wow.
oh and the suspence is HORRIBLE>...

Cathy said...

Stunning creations Jules... LOVE them all. How do you manage all these gorgeous LO's with your hectic lifestyle.. you're a super woman!! :)

Paula said...

I absolutely adored your KIU layout when I saw it on the blog! Simply gorgeous, I love the transparency over the script paper! All your layouts have so much detail...beautiful!
Congrats to your DD, no wonder you are proud :)

Lauren said...

OMG Julie! I am totally blown away by your KIU layout! It's AMAZING!! And your other layouts are super as well. xx

Stacey Young said...

WOW Jules, that top layout is soooooo amazing, how did you print in like that??????? I so want to try it!!!!!!! Everything you do is fantastic and I love visiting here:)

Kim said...

Hooley, dooley Jules you totally blow my socks off with your most awesome scrappiness....keep up the brill work....Wow!

Samantha Hauzer said...

Stunning layouts Jules!

Kylie said...

OMG...the printing on the transperancy looks awesome..loved it when i first set eyes on it on the blog

Felicity said...


honestly, you are a CONSTANT inspiration. I often wonder, if you can top what you have done, and well,
you just top it every time.
I feel unworthy to be reading/admiring your blog.
Keep creating :))

Chantal said...

Super awesome work!!! Your KIU layout it insanely awesome! You totally rock! :D

Jasmine S said...

Well, I think Flis summed it up for me too. When I saw your KIU I nearly fell off my chair.
Do I need to say more?? Ok I will then, blue paint, can never have enough, stitching, bring it on, originality, high on your list, and, not fair with the wait on the news.

Christine said...

ooh Jules, I adore your KIU page, so perfect!

Mal said...

Julie, I never get sick of visiting your blog and seeing your stuff!
your sample LO for KIU this month took my breath away! not surprised you are now on the TCR DT...what a gorgeous sample!!!

Ronnie said...

Your work is amazing. I am new to your blog and the blogging world actually. I will definitely be back - such a lot of inspiration here. Congratulations and thank you for sharing!