Monday, February 12, 2007

Take the journey BEYOND THE BLUE........

Another busy week here at the Heard housedhold - so just gonna start with what i can remember and go from there LOL.

- BEYOND THE BLUE has been launched at Embellished and can i just say how EXCITED I am about this. Ali has put together an awesome, awesome compition but one with a difference. She has a cause and i love her determination to support it - this comp is a reflection of that. So check out all the deatils HERE, please think about taking part in this - this is a journey that will take you DEEP within yourself and i'm looking forward to being able to share the experience with other scrappers. It is also awesome in the fact that there will be no eliminations as each week progresses - yes there are prizes up for grabs (cool, fantastic prizes may i add ) and there will be voting each week, but the tally will be held of till the end before being shared - this is so that each member that chooses to partake is able to complete the whole journey and reap all the benifits to be had. I'm really putting myself behind this one as i feel there is just so much to be gained from it.

I have also started a Journal note swap on the Embellished forum - check it out, they are soooo cool. Sign ups for it will be for this week only.

Nick was home from school today and will be home till thursday - poor kiddo has had the sore on him mouth come back again, he first had it back in December. So while he is not ill or anything he does have to stay home as he is contagious. Oh the joys of it (insert eye roll ) But on the other hand if a kid in Nick's class still was sent to school with something like this then i know that i would be majorly peeved so best to be safe i guess.

Rylan's chin is healing really well, just a faint scratch now. Little kiddo's just bounce back so well don't they - must be all the energy they have to burn that helps them heal. If only I could bottle it to sell, reckon i'd make a fortune LOL.

Embellished will be running its first online class this Thursday night at 7pm - i will be teaching it , how cool!! and i absolutely love the layout I have made up for it, best of all its a free class, so if you've got thursday night spare then come along and have some fun with the rest of us (think we have like 12 or so so far). You will need to email Ali for registration to join - here are all the details HERE.

Have found a great balance to life at the moment. I have a set routine for nearly everyday that is allowing me to tackle most things i need to do - its awesome having a routine, really helps to get a heap done round here. You can imagine with three little kiddo's seven and under and running between schools and daycares and such it can get hectic at times. But after a couple of weeks back at school we've all settled in really well. It helps too knowing that i have set scrapping times, set cleaning times, set homework times (yes poor kiddo's have homework up here lol), set family time is just working so well and i've been able to slowly get on top of all the things that needed to be done. This bit is gonna sound really wierd to most people but i wanna share it anyway. Since the first week that we moved here i have been just SO HAPPY, its soppy i know but it is just so true. I have been in the best moods lately and theres not much that can 'get' to me anymore. I am 100% confident that moving here was the best thing we could've done, not just for me but for me, steven and our family. Steven too has a world of confidence about him and its just an awesome feeling knowing that for once we 'got it right'. So no more 'cranky' mornings, no more down days, no more un needed yelling, no more ridiculous fighting over nothing - AND I AM LOVING IT!!

Okie onto some layouts now.

This layout is my example for the latest Elsie challenge in the forum - to doodle on photos. Ver simple and basic, but very fun....and i love this pic of Rylan running through the sprinkler.

These two layouts I made using a kit i recieved from Cathy at Scrapgenie as a christmas gift. It was a modern romance kit by Daisy D's - they are just some gorgeous papers and i really love their style of journalling tags and such at the moment = awesome stuff!!These next two layouts were both for One hour challenges that i ran through the week. The first one you had to use polka dots and the other one was you had to use scraps of paper only (besides your base) - love both the pix on these layouts.And lastly is this layout - was just having a play around with some fabric and i love the way it turned out. It will also be the basis of the first class that i teach up here in Rockhampton - cannot wait!!

So i think that is about everything i can think of for the time being. Thanks for dropping by and i will catch up again soon for another chat.

take care

Julie xx


At 7:42 PM, Blogger Chris Millar said...

Hi Julie!! That sounds like a great comp at Embellished!! Wow, love what you've done with the Daisy D's paper and your challenge layouts are fantastic too!!!

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Karen L said...

So glad to hear that you are so settled and happy here in Rocky Julie. Shameful to say but we came for only 2 years and 27 years later we are still here.
The comps are Embellished sound awesome and would love to be part of your first online class.

Your LO's are stunning - you are such a talented lady. Love looking at them. Looking forward to catching up with you one day soon


At 12:43 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Loving the pages here J1.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger ~Cat~ said...

Wow Julie! Some awesome LO's there! REally Love your style of scrapping! If only I could pull it off! LOL

Wonderful to hear that Rocky life is going so well for you and your family! Must be such a nice feeling to know what you did was the right move :)

At 9:19 AM, Blogger Mardi said...

Yummo Julie!!!! are producing the most inspirational work at the moment....I love it..and Im soooooooooooooo happy that you are loving your new home..
Mardi x

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

beautiful work as allways Julie...
im soo happy you all love your new home

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Joanne Bain said...

Hi Julie
Beautiful layouts. They are all fantastic. Love your work.
Best Wishes

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Anthea said...

GORGEOUS Julie!!! love those LOs!

At 10:15 AM, Blogger Carole Janson said...

OMGoodness Julie you have been so busy, you have so much going on, I hope you have a wonderful online class.

Aren't the Daisy D papers gorgeous, and Cathy is so lovely I received the same papers, and I just loved them, you have done some gorgeous layouts with them, they really look lovely.

Love all your layouts, but the Daisy D's just appeal to me.

Have a great week Julie.

Carole x


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