Saturday, October 1, 2011

Time to Share... !

Hello lovely bloggers!

Yep, still here!  Funny how life can pick you up and whisk you off on a tangent from time to time.  Last weekend of the School hols here, which involved a visit from my folks, visits from far away friends, lots of catching up, lots of cleaning and re-organising rooms (I can now see the floor in my boys room!) lol.

Oh... and lots and lots of time spent focussing on my health and fitness.  Taking a little extra time to really plan and organise meals for maximum health benefit.  No leaving things until the last minute and making do with less than perfect food choices!  I'm sure we all do that every now and then.... :)  And then there is the exercise!  All I can say is that the 12WBT has restored my love of really feeling good.  A feeling that can only be borne from almost getting spat off the treadmill because you genuinely couldn't put one more foot in front of the other.  ;) ... or from doing so many squats in a session that your subsequent jelly legs mean even the most mundane of tasks, such as visiting the little girls room, poses a whole world of threatening scenarios.  Enough said! hehee.

To say that I have embraced a new direction is quite understated.  I feel motivated and energised.  I love it!!

The good thing is I can see some spare time on the immediate horizon.  Woohoo.  I've got some ideas that I can't wait to put on paper.  For now though, how about I share the October Kraft It Up challenge that went up today?  This month you need to create a layout using ONE of the following styles....
* Monochromatic
* Minimalist
* Vintage/Romantic/Shabby Chic
Remember your creation must be based on Kraft or Kraft PP.

I opted for the Monochromatic style.  I find it quite difficult to resist the temptation to add another pop of contrasting colour with your embellies, however if you complement this style with a photo containing a contrasting colour, it is so worth it.  It serves to really accentuate your photo.

{walk with me}

I have used some of that yummy Tim Holtz resist Kraft, lots of ink, glimmermist and glimmerglam to help with the monochromatic theme and, again,  I have used the frame from the Sweet Serenity digi kit by Lydell Quinn and Emma Stafrace, just recoloured.  So versatile.

The theme is so broad this month, that I'm sure it will cater to all styles. :)

Oh, and can you believe I have no family photos to share??!! Can't believe I haven't whipped that camera out for almost 2 weeks.... well, aside from this yesterday. I just couldn't resist. What holiday is complete without playdates and sugar?

OK, I think it's time to go and mess up my clean scrap space!!

Cheers for now,



Felicity said...

sounds like a busy time - but a wonderful time filled with memories :) Totally hearing you about feeling good from exercise - I love my workouts and walks each day, really helps me get going for the day.
LOVE that page - have oodles that tim holtz resist kraft - so thanks for the inspiration and of course your lil man is ever so cute.
Enjoy your night x

Dolly B said...

As always a stunning layout Jules, and what a cutie you little boy is. Hope your having a wonderful weekend

Mary x

Lauren said...

OMG I am so jealous of what you do! Love your style! Wish I could pull it off. Another gorgeous page.

Karen said...

What a stunning page, the shells and the details at the bottom are amazing!!

Kat said...

great, inspirational layout!! totally fab!

Cathy said...

OMG WOW WOW WOW adore your stunning creation Jules.. absolutely divine!! So much beautiful texture and detail here.. so inspirational!! Such cute pics of your little one! Have a wonderful day :)) hugs

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh Jules, your page is divine... so love the monochromatic look not to mention the yummy texture...
and such a gorgeous pic of your little one...

Jenny x

Stacey Young said...

Oh good on you Jules with the exercise want to get back there one day:)
Love the layout, amazing as know how much I love beachy layouts:):) Have a great week. Hugs xo

Marelize said...

Everything about your layout is just beautiful Jules!! Love the gorgeous pics and that sweet little dirty face. :)

janice said...

A stunning page Jules. Gorgeous photo and the colours, textures and layers are fantastic as usual.
Cute photos of your little man.
Have a great week. xx

Jasmine S said...

You have done monochromatic so beautifully. Love the color photo with it. Just perfect.
And good on you re the fitness regime. I have started going to the gym to get fitter and firmer and I am loving it. Very sore and sorry for myself but a good sore. It certainly makes you feel good about everything else around you when you are doing something so positive. Good on you.

Rachael Funnell said...

Just L.O.V.E your Layout Jules!!!
The beads & the Shells are a FAB addition.....
Total GORGEOUSNESS is your Layout!!!
& a Cute pic of your Boy..

Ebony van der Starre said...

Julie your work is always AMAZING!!!!

Blossom inch said...

awesome awesome page you did, loving the color combo and what a great embellishments used.

Melinda said...

Gosh Jules this layout is just STUNNING..outta this world! You just have this way of making everything look perfect! Love it!! Hope you are having a great weekend :))xx

Eila Sandberg said...

Far out Jules - you're out in the intergalactic regions again with this page!! it's totally totally utterly utterly stunning!! OMG! have to go back and look at it again! xoxoxo