monday . . .


Hello!!!!  I am here - just out of town until Thursday night.  We left Friday for DC & stayed overnight, then headed back on Saturday - only to turn around & leave for upstate New York Sunday.  Thought I'd share some pics :)

Friday - Here we are at the BEAUTIFUL Gaylord National Convention Center just outside of DC - it was decorated so awesome!!  Total Christmas spirit here :)

Friday (late afternoon) - Headed to the Ice event outside the hotel - all these awesome scenes completely made of ice.  Here is my favorite - a beautiful angel - all lit up around with candles:

Here is Ryan - all bundled up in the parkas they provided - it was -11 degrees in there!!!

Saturday - After a full day of kid activities - we headed home - here is what we came home to :)

Monday - After arriving late Sunday night, we spent Monday enjoying the snow in New York - here is Ryan playing outside:

And we spent our afternoon making these - I did the cooking & Ryan did the decorating :)

On to some scrappy stuff :)

Pam over at My Creative Scrapbook sent me this gorgeous kit - full of classic gold, red & green - tons of embellies in this one!!

Here is my December sketch:

And here is my sample - I added in the corrugated cardboard & decided to try something a little new.  I added a little white paint on it & sprinkled some red & gold glass glitter.  

This sketch will be posted in the MCS forum on the 10th - be looking for it here :)

I also received this adorable kit from Cecile over at Scrapbook Studio - full of fabulous Bella Blvd. goodies!!!  Just loved the bright, fun prints on the papers :)

Here is my December sketch:

And here is my sample ( I apologize for the quality of this pic - my scanner is broken & I am hoping it will be fixed soon!!) :

Check back in this week for Wish List Wednesday - hope you have a great start to the week!!

ttyl - julie :)


  1. Looks like a great trip. Glad your able to play hard along with all your hard work! :)

    Your sketches and layouts are just as gorgeous as usual. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  2. Julie, you are just THE MASTER with sketches. You never seem to miss. And your layouts are just incredible, as always. I love the glittery snow on the cardboard!!!

    Ryan looks just adorable in the ENORMOUS parka~

  3. Wow Julie you`re really having a great time there ENJOY IT!!!!!
    Love your latest sketches!!

  4. Oh my gosh, Julie!! The LO of Ryan with Santa is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Just stunning!!! I love the one of him searching for his tree too. You have more snow than I do here in WI!!! No white here.. just brown.

  5. Your son is a cutie!

    Stunning layouts! I especially love the first one! Beautiful work! As always, fantastic sketches!

  6. Enjoyed your pics. Love your sketches and layouts.. they are fantastic!!

  7. LOVE those layouts, especially the Christmas one. Great layers!!

  8. You have some wonderful winter pictures taken! Stunning LO's and awesome sketches too! :)

  9. beautiful work and fab sketches as usual. thanks julie!!!!

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE these layouts!!! You've got such an awesome style!