Wednesday, April 4, 2012

back from hiatus

i guess i kind of took an unplanned hiatus from blogging. march just seemed to slip away from me. so this post may be a bit photo heavy. but i wanted to post some of my latest pages and i'll start with the most recent and work my way back.
i love the photo on this page of jake and me. it was taken 2 weeks ago. as some of you know, jake is in a 15 month program for troubled teens called Teen Challenge in Branson Missouri. he has been there since last july and is doing absolutely awesome!!! his freshman year he became extremely rebellious and would not obey ANY rules. (many more details but it doesn't matter any more). after MUCH prayer and seeking we made the heart wrenching decision to send him to Teen Challenge. After just one week he was a changed person. he said that "the peer pressure was just too hard to break away from when you are right in the middle of it" and he thanked us for sending him there. my boy is becoming even more amazing than he was before he started rebelling. he is growing and maturing in the LORD and his dad and i could not be more proud of him. we only get to see him every 2 months so we cherish our time with him!! i think this photo captures the sparkle in jake's personality and that is why i love it so much!
the photo on this page is of jake, jd (my husband)and jd's father taken in 2010. i was waiting for just the right paper to come along to scrap it. when i saw the map paper in the march studio calico add on i knew it was perfect for this photo. i love the new Crate Paper Story Teller line and the Studio Calico March Kit was full of it. here are the last pages i sent to jake. the first two i used the SC March kit and the last is a page i did in 2007.
i usually do a few pages to send to jake and then a few to give to my mom for the scrapbook i am making her. this one is of her father who was an awesome photographer. the photo was taken in the 1940's and the the SC march kit could not have been more perfect for this page.
happy wednesday! and i'll be back soon.


  1. These are all GORGEOUS Julie!! WOW!!!

  2. WOW! Your pages are simply amazing Julie! Really...what a treasure.

  3. Those are some fantastic pages, Julie!

  4. i have just left you an award on my blog, go see :)

  5. ack! lol I just left you an award too!!!! hahahha! well you deserve them both! fabulous pages!

  6. love that first one! great layering.