Friday, September 9, 2011

Things I Wish For...

... is the theme for my next 'Book of You' kit over at The Boxx.

This month is all about the things you wish for! This can mean many things to you.  It would also mean different things to different people.  I tend to think of wishes as a little less material than goals, less tangible perhaps… but just as important, if not more so. I chose to go back in time to when I was in my early twenties {just a few years ago.. lol} … with my whole adult-life ahead of me, and look at the things I wished for then. Yes, of course things like travel, romance and career featured high on the list… as it would for most young women. I remember though that healthy, happy children was something I always wished for, not that I wanted to start having them too early… I just new I wanted them. So, for me this month, it’s about looking back retrospectively and celebrating my most important wishes coming true.

You knew you were going to see this pic on a layout soon huh?  hehehee...

For my first layout, I used some of the yummy BG Sweet Threads pp, BG Sweet Threads layered stickers, Hambly frames, Kaiser alphas and buttons from the kit, rolled on paint full of texture and plenty of messy tangled up thread.

{things i wish for}

For my second layout, I couldn't resist scrapping the same pic!  They really are my dream come true... so what more could I want?

I employed lots of glimmermisting... softened with some water spray, a bit of stamping and stitching...  and lots of little strips and sneaks of these fabulous papers!  Here we have Pink Paislee Eclipse from the Twilight collection (big 'twerd' that I am), MME Stella and Rose, Hambly frames and mini frames and some more of those BG Sweet Threads layered stickers and buttons.... oh, and a little bit of book paper and tissue tape from last month's kit thrown in for good measure!  :)

{4 wishes}

I have plenty left over for more projects, so I'm sure you'll see many more of these left overs.  For a detailed tutorial on putting these layouts together, subscribe to The Book of You kits group over at The Boxx.

As always, the new monthly sketch was also revealed in the newsletter and the awesomely fabulous Belinda Lowe is this month's featured member.  Here is the sketch based on B's layout:

Yummy huh?  Pop over to The September Sketch Challenge thread at The Boxx for more details.

Please go and check out the Boxx Newsletter!  It really is full of awesome talent, ideas and articles.  It is with much sadness too that we say goodbye to the beautiful Jodie Butler and Elise McKay from the DT this month.  Love Jodie and Elise and their collective creative talent and she will be sorely missed.

Oh... and lastly, did you know that The Boxx Blog is now up and running??  Pop over and have a look and become a follower.  :))

OK, best be off... gotta go give some hugs, kisses and goodbyes.  DH and DS #1 are heading off for another Bow Shoot this weekend.  At their last shoot away, Cooper came home with a first for his division!!  My little Prince of Thieves!  Love watching him.... it's almost mesmerising.  I also love that he has something to do with his dad.... just the two of them.  One-on-one.  Camping, shooting, de-compressing and just enjoying one another.

My plan for the next 12 months is to endeavour to make time for one-on-one activities with all the kids.  It's really hard to do I know, especially considering all of our combined commitments, but I really see them shine when Troy and I spend time alone with each of them.  Got any ideas?  :)

Oh.... and Troy came third in the men's first division, which is pretty impressive, considering they have only been shooting for 12 months.  Most of these guys have been shooting their entire lives. That's my boys!!

Of course, whilst I'm happy for my boys bonding this weekend... it means the girls and I get a girly weekend again!!  woohoo... gotta love a weekend of chick flicks, chocolate and creating!  :)  Life is Good.  Little Lachy just goes with the flow ... he doesn't mind the odd chick flick or two!  lol.  I don't think I'll get away with that for much longer though.... Omgosh!  he's nearly three!  {sigh}

Ok... I really have to go now!

Thanks so much for popping in and thank you so much for your support and encouragement.  It really does keep me going!  :)



Rachael Funnell said...

Both layouts are Utterly GORGEOUS Jules!!!!
It's always a joy looking @ yours layouts, the Stitching on both Totally ROCK!!!!
The circles & the colors on the first layout are just AWESOME......
Also love the details in your second 1!!!!
Now that footy is over my DS has been looking for his next sport & Archery it is...
So they are off this weekend to go give it a whirl!!!!!
Have a GR8 weekend xx

Leanne said...

FABULOUS!!!! Completely and utterly divine! Love what you do!

Oh! And congrats to your boys! That's an outstanding effort!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous creations Jules, and what a precious photo of your children.. I can see why you would want to scrap this more than once!! WOW congrat to you DH on his archery win.. very impressive! Enjoy your girly weekend :)) hugs

Melinda said...

WOW Jules!! You never cease to amaze and inspire me!! Just love them both!! The colours in the 2nd one are stunning!! Congrats to your boys and hope they have another great weekend...and you too..enjoy the girl time :))xx

Felicity said...

oh oh oh.. love those pages. Sounds like your son and hubby will have a great weekend and you and girls (plus lachy) have a perfect weekened planned to me.
Enjoy your weekend x

Leeann Pearce said...

hey there jules.... ahh i so too have favorite photos and will scrapped em till i can't them any more... lol and WOW haven't you been a busy lady scrapping all those amazing pages... love em all... thanks for popping by ... and as we like to do... instead of truck'in it's keep on stitch'in for

miss wally xxx

janice said...

A gorgeous photo and scrapped awesomely. Love them both.
Well done to the boys and enjoy your girly weekend. x

Eila Sandberg said...

Can spend a loooong time just looking at all the details, little bits and pieces that look just amazing when put together by you. You know how much I love your pages and marvel at your ingenuity. Great boys you've got, congrats to them both! and needless to ask, of course your girlie weekend was a smash hit wasn't it. Love and hugs, E