tuesday . . .


I'm baaaaaack!!! Okay - actually I was back Sunday night - but I have finally come up for air so to speak :) As I came in the door, Justin was going out the door. He had some meetings in PA until tonight so I basically walked in, said hi & by, and jumped back into "mommyhood". I am still trying to get the house back in order & catch up on the laundry & unfortunately Ryan is sick with a cold so reiterating what I said before - I am just coming up for air :) Anyways - I did have so much fun this past weekend - don't tease me but from 3:00 pm Friday until 3:00 Sunday I only finished 2 layouts - too much gabbing & shopping (like I need one more scrapbook supply) but I had a great time!!! I wanted to share the first layout I did at the crop. I brought some of the new Jillibean Soup papers & also the older collections I had which work so nicely with the new. I love that when companies do that :) This layout mixes their Lentil Soup line, Old World Cabbage Stew Line, Minestrone Line, and Soup Staples Line. I love this pic of Ryan and my best friend's kids - they are all such good friends. For a mother of an only child, it is so comforting to know he has such close relationships with these two. I always worry about what it must be like to grow up as an only child - I myself have 4 brothers & sisters so it is hard for me to imagine being the only child in a household . . .

Here is a close up of the little tree - yes I know, I'm crazy, I hand-stitched on those little leaves. I just LOVE the little details :) I am not sure who makes these wood trees - I bought them at the crop but if anyone is interested I can try & find out.

Here is a close-up of the new Jillibean tags - love these kraft tags!! I hand-stitched over the lines that were already preprinted - just trying to pull some more touches of green into the layout. At the top of the tag I created some faux ribbon by trimming up some patterned paper, folding it & tucking it under a button.

Off to clean up the rest of the house - have a fab Tuesday!!! I'll be back this week with more news & more layouts :)

ttyl - julie


  1. love the LO - all the layers and the tree :D

  2. This is just perfect.. every detail!! I am glad you had a wonderful time!!!

  3. You never dissapoint Julie...this lo is amazing!!

  4. Congrats on the GCD call - I saw you are from Maryland. What part? I live in Virginia (but I am from Pennsylvania).

  5. LOVE everything about this LO, Julie!! Totally wonderful!! I love all the little stitched details and these papers look terrific. The tag is great!! :)

  6. I LOVE this LO! It is so so awesome :)