Thursday, 17 June 2010


Well hello there everyone
I've been MIA for a couple of weeks! My son Connor has had two weeks solid of GCSE exams so it's been a very stressful time around here!! Today was his last exam and he had such a look of  relief on his face bless him!! As well as that I had my 50th birthday last week arrgggh how did that happen where did those years go I'm only 29 in my head lol!! Well I haven't really celebrated yet, thought I would wait til after Connor's exams so will be celebrating with friends next week!!
So sorry I haven't been bloghopping I will get round to visiting you all over the next couple of days though!
I did do my DT project for the Cuttllebugspot this week and Nilda asked us to do a Layout!! Layout me??? I'm a cardmaker lol and have only ever done a few little 6x6 albums.  Well this was a real challenge for me so be kind if you have a look!
I did a 12x12 using a photo of Connor when he was about 7 and he got to hold this very stern looking Eagle Owl so I thought I would use the phrase Whoo loves you? being from the owl and Connor with a thought bubble saying  I'm not sure. He's looking very dubiosly at the owl!
I cut some mounds for the grass and embossed (cutting small mounds like this made it easier as the A2 cuttlebug folders were able to emboss) and pop dotted 2 layers. The trees were cut with my Cricut as were the letters which have been cut in white and embossed (thought it gave a cloud look!!) and the sun was handcut and embossed.. The owl and little birds in the trees are little charms  and some cute feathers(Iknow they're not owl feathers but the colour matches!)
I used the following supplies for the LO
Papers: DCWV and Anna Griffin for the plain colours and the patterned tree paper is American Crafts  Blue Skies.
Cricut carts: Sesame Street font for white words and Give A Hoot for the trees.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Tiny Bubbles for the lettering, Forest Branches and Spots and Dots for the grass mounds.
Sizzix Embossing Folder: Birthday Set #2 for the  trees
Quickutz Embossing Folder: Polka Dots for the sun
Charms: from my stash
Feathers: Hobbycraft
I hope you'll pop over to the Cuttlebugspot and see the fabulous layouts my DT sisters have created and we hope to see yours too! There's another great prize for the winner this week!
Thanks so much for visiting!


"Um Buggin" said...

Woo~Hoo me first~ Julie this layout is just beautiful!! I knew that had to be Conner when he was little. Love it!

Hugz, xx


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Great job Julie, ya Conner looks a little worried about that owl. I left you a little something on my blog. Happy Birthday to you...

joeygirl86 said...

OMGosh this is so so adorable! I love the rolling hills in the background..great job! :)

CelticWoman said...

great layout Julie, glad Connor is almost done and you will have some relief time. Happy Birthday, celebrate like you mean it, lol. Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

My dear you certainly rose to the challenge! The is adorable! Love the cloud letters! Glad you could slip this in, I've been missing you so. Glad exams are over...FINALLY! And party hearty, you deserve it! xxD

Riet said...

So gorgeous layout Julie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Julie you did a fantastic job, can't believe this is your first 12x12 layout. Congrats on the big birthday and well done to Connor for completing his exams, hope he does well.

Kaye x

Kelly said...

Great layout Julie! I love the expression on Conner's face! It's always stressful during exams, I'll bet everyone is is glad they are over especially him!! And what's this...we missed your 50th birthday. You need to party hardy and do it up'll only be 50 once you know! Happy Birthday!

Myrt said..., your "first ever" layout is awesome, Julie. I must get back to scrapbooking - just so many things to try isn't there!

Stacey said...

I love this! The pic is soooo cute and the layout Julie is awesome x x x


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