Monday, February 8, 2010

Kitschy Kitchen Fun & a Design Team Call!

Good afternoon, everyone!  Hope the day is wonderful for you all today!  My girls are home from school , so we're just relaxing and not doing anything TOO favorite kind of day!

Just got a couple of things to share with you today...I was making cards while the family was watching the Super Bowl....I'm sorry....not a huge football fan!  But, I did come running in whenever they were laughing hard during the commercials--some funny stuff!

Both cards I made were kitchy kitchen cards...I was just in that mood, I guess!  Here's the first one:

The image is from Crafty Secrets' "Girlfriends" Images & Journal Notes booklet--love these fun booklets!  This came together really fast...the poka dotted paper is from also from Crafty Secrets...from the "Radiant" paper pack. 

Some of my favorite gingham ribbon, some rick-rack trim, buttons, and of course too much glitter makes the card complete!  I love the saying "I only have a kitchen because it came with the house!"  Good stuff!

Here's my second card:

This fabulous image comes from Crafty Secrets' "Domestic Goddess" Creative Scraps. I love making these flowers with  a 2" scallop punch & my SU! scallop punch--then just cut into the center to make the petals...and a button and you're done!   

Mrs. Wonderful in all her glory!

And now...a Design Team call to let you all know about!  I've been on the DT for "The Play Date Cafe'" for a couple of months now--such wonderful women to work with!  We lost a couple of our designers recently, so Julie Ranae is opening up a call for some new designers to join in the fun with's what she has to say:

We are so excited to extend an invitation to YOU!

The Play Date Cafe Challenge is 3 months old and it is time
to add new talent to our Design Team.

Do you enjoy playing with color?

Do you enjoy a challenge?

Do you enjoy being an inspiration to others?

We are looking for a variety of styles.
Cards, layouts, altered art, shabby chic or vintage
retro, grunge, clean and name it!

The term would be for 6 months

Along with creating a weekly project inspired by colors
from your fellow design team,
once a month or so, you would also be responsible for
choosing color inspiration

We are looking for fun, creative people with a blog
and the capability of taking crisp, clear photos
If you would like to apply,
please provide the following:

3 creations that show 'who' you are as a designer

A list of your current/past design team experience

(No DT experience necessary)

Your name, address, phone #, email & blog address

Send the photo files and above information to

place DT submission on the subject line
February 28, 2010

The Play Date Cafe is headed in a very, exciting direction!
We have had a number of potential sponsors contact us
along with some other surprises.

We hope you will consider joining our Senior Designers
Sarah Anderson, Julie Campbell and Julie Murray
as we head into the Spring and Summer.

Looking forward to hearing from YOU!
That's it for today--see you soon with more to share.  Make something wonderful today!!!


  1. I'm a lover of all things kitsch, so both your cards are perfect. The sayings ring so true ;)

  2. Oh Julie! Would you like to swap my tags for one of your cards? Your work just amazes me! I hadn't even thought of using ribbon layers or even making cards. My tastes are developing and slowing becoming more detailed. My ultimate goal is to one day create one of your three paneled, 3 dimensional pieces. Now that's art! Just let me know if you are interested. You can e-mail me at E

  3. Gosh Julie, you WERE creative during the ball game!!! What cute cards girl, you are so talented :)
    The play date cafe sounds like soooo much fun. If only WORK wasn't in the way of play!!! ;)
    everything vintage

  4. Can I please have a little bit of your creative mojo? I just can't seem to get crafting on any one thing or in any one direction -- so I just keep crocheting little hearts. That's helping me to feel a little bit crafty and productive. Your cards are always fun and fabulous. Do you sell them? Or give them away? You must have quite a collection. Have a great day!

  5. Julie, your cards are the best! I love your creativity. Have a nice week! Twyla

  6. Julie, I just love your cards! Once again, you have inspired me with your wonderful creativity! You really are amazing. I just love what you do with them. Each one is so different and so wonderful. You are a true card artiste!!! Wishing you a lovely Tuesday filled to overflowing with wonderful things sweet friend! I love you to bits!! xxoo

  7. Fabulous cards Julie. I just love this look. Might have to investigate those papers as a friend loves this sort of thing too.

  8. Julie, your cards are really cute! Love the colors, and those images are wonderful!

  9. Seriously...these kitchen ones belong to me! You know where I live remember? Love you!

  10. Girlfriend ... you continuously out do yourself! These are awesome! LOVE the ribbon layers and of course that "sparkle" ... not a Julie Creation if it doesn't have sparkle!!
    Hmmm, another DT ... do I dare??? Hugs to ya!

  11. These are fabulous! I especially love the first one with the vintage black and red colors, the ric rac and the gingham.

  12. Such fun cards! Got to love the sass!

  13. These are great! I especially love the saying on the first card. I love how you placed the Rick Rack over the gingham ribbon. Love them as always!!

  14. Kitsch is right - these look fabulously kitsch! Love the gingham and glitter and I'm with you on the football (well, any sport, actually!).

  15. I'm lovin' those 50's inspired cards! Great fun!!!

  16. those cards are so sweet! thank you for coming by for my giveaway :) im not a foot ball kind of girl either, but i am for the food at the foot ball games. yummy!

  17. Such lovely images. Adorable.
    Happy thoughts!

  18. Julie, These are so cute!!! Just adorable! I'm with you not a big football fan, spent my day crafting, oh yeah! Thanks for your recent visit and your kind words on my altered glove. I just Love hearing from you. Have a wonderful relaxing day!