Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time to Catch my Breath

... but only briefly!!  :)

The Stuck?! Sketch is up today, so if you are in need of a little push (and even if you're not), why not head over for a little look see... :)))

I had a bit of fun with texture paste this month... in fact you'll see a little bit more texture paste from me throughout the month.  It's so fun!!  And, for the first time in almost 13 years, I scrapped a wedding photo!!  I don't know why it has taken me this long.  I think it's because I always envisaged scrapping a big wedding album and it just seemed like such a huge job, so it was always on the back burner.  Well, once I started, I just couldn't stop!!  lol.  Sorry in advance for the flood of wedding photos you will see this month!  :)

We were also lucky enough to have a sketch put together by the amazing talent Louise Nelson... so come on over and check it out.  Here is what i put together:


and Lou's sketch:

Can you believe I resisted the urge to shove everything into a corner or the edge of the page and actually scrapped in the middle of the layout?!! hehe

Of course it's KIU's turn for a new challenge too.  The June challenge is asking you to use 3 or more photos in a sequence of events and to use journaling to explain the story.... on kraft.  I had been wanting to use these photos of Cooper playing with his new bubble maker on Christmas Day last year.  It makes enormous bubbles and he played with it for hours.  This was just the perfect brief for these shots:

{boy + bubbles}

I hope Blogger is going to behave itself soon... i have been trying to leave a bit of love here and there, with limited success.  This month I will be busy working away on a really huge and exciting project.... excited, thrilled and terrified all at the same time!! hehe ... can't wait to share some of the details with you next month.

It's pretty cool in these parts atm and the virus that Lachy picked up has subsequently flattened the entire family!! Yep, all six of us are miserable with temps, headaches, snotty noses and a horrible cough.  The kitchen bench is starting to resemble a pharmacy shelf and, a visit to the Dr with Lachy yesterday, saw me adding to the stash with ventolin and antibiotics, as his has now developed into bronchitus {sigh} So, to top it all off just nicely, there is no sleep happening either!

Hugs to you lovely ladies and hope you are all well,



Cathy said...

WOW Jules what else can I say but DIVINE.. just adore both these LO's!!! I am getting into a bit of texture paste as well.. love it and your beautiful creations have been inspiring me to experiment with muslin which I am also loving at the moment!! Have a fab week :))) hugs

Kim said...

Great stuff Julie....I'm getting into the texture paste/gesso too. Two great layouts as always. Sorry to hear you and yours are not well...we have a whole shelf in the door of our fridge that is almost full too...yuck winter bugs and things...grrr!
Keep strong...hope it improves real soon.

Leanne J said...


texture paint.. i likey.. i likey alot although i havent used that much since my art school days.. might have to get me some more... i love your work and YEP i just want to touch it......

anyho. i hope you guys are all feeling alittle better... lots of sugar to you all...lj

Jasmine S said...

That's the problem with a big family hey? When one gets sick, suddenly 6 are sick. Hope you all feel better soon.
Love these Jules and for some reason, I think they are really different for you! They are still YOU but just something is different.
And love the wedding LO. I agree. It is hard to scrap wedding but you have done it beautifully.
Loving the KIU too. Great colors and design.

Kylie said...

julie..i love your equence of photos for KIU and the stuck one is gorgeous with all those colours

Marelize said...

Love love love your work Jules!
Hope you feel better soon and that Mr Blogger starts behaving himself. :)

Casey Wright said...

Love these layouts! I especially love how fun and whimsical the first layout is :)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Jules....both pages are marvelous ...just a stunning work!!!I love all you got a wonderful talent...and I just to came here and see all your have done.I love the photos they are very romantic!!Look a great moment.
Have a wonderful day!!!
Kisses and huges from Brazil

Celeste Vermeend said...

So great to see your own wedding photos scrapped! I should probably do that too!
Lovely layouts Julie!

Melinda said...

HUGS Jules :)))) Hope you all feel better soon!

These layouts are just simply GORGEOUS as always! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful wedding photos :))xx

Tanya Tahir said...

Both are just stunning, Jules!! Can't wait to see more wedding photos :)

sandra said...

Oh Jules it has been too too long since I've been in here for my "Jules fix" hehe
Your work always inspires and motivates me.
and woohoo for scrapping your wedding photo..maybe one layout at a time and before you know it that album will be done!! lol
gorgeous work as always.