Tuesday, February 20, 2007

little this, little that

Well it seems that if i blink a week flies by, might have to try pegging my eyelids back for a while hey? Have been so busy around here - not just scrapping but with life in general. Have fallen into my old patterns of being up late to try and get things done and then wondering why I'm so cranky and tired in the mornings - not a bright spark at times am i LOL. So this week i will be aiming to be in bed by 11 pm at the latest. Will see how it goes - i know that i enjoy this time when everyone else is in bed and its just me to do what i like.

Have scrapped a few layouts in the last week but can't share bout half of them as they are for things like the 'beyond the blue' comp for embellished and for class kits for scrapgenie. But i can share these ones :

This was the layout for the first online class Embellished held last thursday night - a nice and simple one to kick things off. It was a great night and i hope the ladies all enjoyed themselves heaps, it was the first time i have taught online and i think it went really well. This is my fav layout at the moment - its neat, simple, little whimsy and has my three gorgeous kiddo's on it - not biased much huh?? LOL.

This is the example for the latest elsie challenge at Embellished. Little man is really into his books at the moment - the other two, maddy and nick, love their books as well so its great to see rylan getting into it as well. The challenge was to go mega - make your title huge, mine kinda is i guess - it just wraps round the pic is all. Its a bit of a bitsa page, but i like how it turned out.

I was checking out the Dares blog last week and saw that their latest challenge was about what legacy you would like to leave behind. It really got me thinking about it over the next couple of days so i thought i would have a go at the challenge. This is what i have come up with. I'm a BIG reader and I'm all about education being a top priority in this country, but its not just about eductating our children, it's getting them to love learning, to be interested and excited by it. I never try and force it onto my kiddo's, but at times when they say 'mum, i'm bored' I'll usually say how about grabbing a book and we'll read together - they LOVE it!! So i am a little excited that rylan seems to be picking up the same enthusiasm - if you can tell by the fact that i've scrapped two layouts of him with a book this week LOL. So that is the legacy that i want to leave behind for my children and their children - A thirst for knowledge.

Well thats about all for now guys, thanks for dropping by, leave me a hello and i'll catch up for a chat again soon.
take care

Julie xx


At 2:40 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Love the pages here J1. The legacy page is fab.

Thanks for the fun class the other night too.

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Mardi said...

Holy snappin ducks girl....where do you get the time to pull soo many fabulous layouts together...Love them....oh and loved your huge contribution to SM this month...I always spot your layouts a mile off....and I think you had one on every page...fabulous!
Mardi x

At 8:11 PM, Blogger Shirls said...

i'm on the same boat as you. everyday i resolve to go to bed early but it always ended up past midnight!

gorgeous layouts. i totally agree with you about about encouraging our kids to love reading. abby loves to just sitting down with a book and browse the pages. i think her fav words are "read to abby, mummy"...lol.

At 12:11 AM, Blogger Karen L said...

Julie your first online class was great. Really enjoyed it, great chatting to everyone. It was great meeting you IRL tonight at Ali's too. She has always given you such a great rap that I felt like I have known you for ages.

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Kelley said...

Your Los are awesome as always Julie!!!
Congrats on your first online class too!!!
And i am another night owl!! Bad bad habit i just cant bear to break!! LOL!! Its MY time!!


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