Friday, November 25, 2011

Finally... something I can share!

Hello beautiful bloggers,

Wow, I hadn't realised just how long it's been since I had a share.  Life has been pulling me in all sorts of directions lately and I've been just trying to keep my head above water, one day at a time!  :)

I have been creating, just not a lot I can share yet.  I've been making all sorts of creative plans for the new year that are just a bit exciting too!!! .... can't share those yet either {doh!!}

OK, so last night I finished off my Secret Santa gift that we have going on over at The Boxx and have plans to get cracking on my advent calendar today.  After three years of 'advent calendar making intentions' , I finally ordered my supplies and can't wait to make a start.  It's been ages since I did something off the page and I'm really looking foward to it.  Promise to show you a little 'step-by-step' once I'm done.... :)

So, onto my share for today.  The November installment in my Book of You Kits is up at The Boxx and this month is all about 'The Things I Can't Live Without'.

A lovely blend of 7Gypsies Off the Wall, Basic Grey Out of Print and Bo Bunny Forever Fall papers, not to mention the AWESOME Prima resist canvas shapes. The 7Gypsies Rubbings, Pyramid Brads and Carolee Creations alpha stickers finish this kit off just nicely.

I tried to look past the obvious things that would be common to all of us and really thought about the things that keep me going when everything around me seems to be falling apart. The things that make me realise that day-to-day problems are only fleeting and that there are so many more important things to focus on.

I believe wholeheartedly in the power of laughter. I laugh a lot... at almost anything! Nothing heels like a good giggle. You know the ones. You try to hold onto it and it just erupts with Vesuvian power, refusing to abate until you are rendered a useless sobbing mess, drenched in your own tears! The same applies to the sound of my children laughing. Their joy is most definitely music to my ears and one of the things that I could never live without.

{music of laughter}

This photo was taken a couple of years ago during a Christmas Card photo shoot.  I don't think I got one decent shot, but there were plenty of out-takes and giggles, so it wasn't a total loss!  lol

The second layout is totally predictable, yet unavoidably true. It is all about the one person that I couldn’t do without. My best friend, my sounding board, my comforter.... my guy.

 oopsie... sorry about the lean!  lol.  Just cock your head slightly to the right... :)

OMG I love Prima's resist canvas!

Instructions for these layouts are available to kit subscribers in the BOY kit group.  I'd love to see what you make with it. :)

Okay, apologies for waffling!  Best be off.... the advent calendar awaits.

Thanks for popping in.  I'll be back again soon I promise! :)

Bye for now,



Unknown said...

your talent is just unbelievable

Her Essential Hand said...

Oh Jules - I love that first page and the second is nice and grungy :) (if that is the right word)
Yep - life sure is busy - Mr Clause must be soon on its way.. lol
enjoy your weekend
PS cant wait to hear your exciting news too :) x

glorygirl said...

Beautiful! Love how the elements are erupting on the first layout...just like full volume, spontaneous laughter! The colors on the second layout are perfect!

Leanne said...

Too Beautiful Jules. Can't wait to hear about your exciting news...x

Di Garling said...

I just love it all. Superb. As always.
Cheers Di xx

Marelize said...

Wow! Two really stunning pages Jules! I'm loving your work. Can't wait to see the advent calender. :)
Hope you are having a lovely weekend. xx

janice said...

Gorgeous creative pieces as always them both.
Looking forward to hearing your exciting news. :) x

Jasmine S said...

Great to see some of your fab work again and your news sounds a bit exciting. And it must be this time of year cause I cannot work out where time is going or what I am doing with

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Jules you are such a extraordinary and talented girl!!!
You work is always stunning !!!!!
I can't wait to see the advent calender.
I will like to make a invitation.
So can you write to my email.
I coudn´t find yours!!!
I wish a wonderful week.
Kisses and a big huges

Cathy said...

OMG gorgeous work as per usual Jules.. never get tired of looking at your beautiful creations!! Have a wonderful week :)) hugs

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! Jules...
These are just FAN FAB U LAS!!!
your Work is ALWAYS So Totally AWESOME & Inspiring.......

alexandra s.m. said...

Love love your pages Jules!
Your art is absolutely DELIGHTFUL!!

Thanks <3

Eila Sandberg said...

Two so different pages but then again not, they both have the unimitable Jules attention to gorgeous loving details! You ALWAYS come with surprises, always so full of inspiration and with the best pics! souper douper work both of them! gotta love seeing you kiss your man tee he! xoxox