I want to begin by sending out a BIG thank you for all the warm wishes & congrats in my last post - it was so nice of all of you to stop by & comment :)  I can't believe it is already almost the middle of November - the year is flying by so quickly!!  I have tried to get my "rear-in-gear" so to speak & go back to running daily.  Once upon I time I ran 4 - 5 miles a day & was about 15 lbs. thinner - but recently - well - that is not the case.  This was all jump-started by a wedding this weekend & the upcoming struggle to find something to wear - probably should have started sooner than 5 days before the wedding - right???  Anyways - we live basically in the woods but we have a very long driveway that leads to a small neighborhood.  I have been waking up at 5:30 the past 2 days - still a bit dark out - and today I was almost run over by some strangle animal coming out of the woods - bigger than a fox/raccoon - smaller than a deer.  Honestly, it looked like a furry pig - needless to say - I headed back inside to the treadmill :) Sometimes you have to err on the side of caution - not looking to be attacked by a strange animal in the wee hours of the morning :)  Anyways - my little excitement for the day :)  On to some scrappy stuff . . . 

I rarely scrap pages about myself and/or friends but this gorgeous November kit Pam put together over at My Creative Scrapbook just screamed for pics of me & my best friend :)  Love the black, white & teal combo & especially loved the transparencies!!

Here is the sketch I came up with for their November kit:

And here is my sample:

And a few close-ups to show the details - love the effect of the paper tearing around the circle :)

My Creative Scrapbook will be posting a challenge using this sketch later today - make sure to check it out in the challenge section of their forum :)

I also had the fortune to work with Mimi's adorable November kit over at That Scrappy Girl - full of Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg goodies - this one simply made me smile :)  

I created this multi-pic sketch for their kit this month - 

And here is what I came up with . . .

A little detailed pic of the journaling . . .

That Scrappy Girl is running a challenge on their blog with this sketch during the month of November & there is an awesome Cosmo Cricket prize - check it out here :)

I will be back tomorrow with some more DT work, sketches, and challenges to share :)

ttyl - julie


  1. i super love the lo of you and your best friend - those layered circles are awesome :D

  2. Your pages are so wonderful!! So pretty and professional looking.

  3. Your pages are gorgeous!! I can sypathize with you and the critter issue. We have lots of them running around out here too. There is a pack of coyotes that hangs out behind our house in the wee hours, yipping.

  4. Julie, your layouts are just incredible! When do you find time to eat? You must be constantly scrapping or designing sketches for the rest of us~

  5. Beautiful LO's and sketches Julie! You are truly inspirational!!

  6. Oh Wow Julie....You just completely inspire me!!!! Love your blog and Congrats on the DT gig!!!!

  7. I love your LO of you and your BFF!! Just lovely!! Love the two new sketches too!! :)