Thursday, April 22, 2010

Calendar Girls...and My Very Own Badge!

Good afternoon, my friends!

What a wonderful day it's been for this girl, and it's going full-blown, non-stop till I hit my head on the pillow...who knows when tonight!  Hope your day has been great, as well!

Just a couple of things to share with you today really quick, then off to pick up my girls...

First off, this week's challenge over at Splitcoast is to use a calendar in our cards...I was having a tough time with this, so here's what I came up with...

...I used this GORGEOUS image from Crafty Secrets' "Seasonal" Images & Journal Notes booklet, and then stamped the April 2010 with stamps from their "Calendar" stamp set---just what I wanted for this!  So, not a calendar exactly, but....a slight variation thereof!

Aren't they beautiful?!  Just enjoying a beautiful spring has her camera in hand, like so many of us bloggers do...just waiting for a special moment to capture...

Lots of pretty papers, glitter, lace and ribbon on this one...that's about it!

Now, THIS was fun to do!

A month or so ago, Elizabeth of Creative Breathing was inspired by a beautiful name tag--or blog tag--that Laurie of Magpie Ethel created for her blog. 

Elizabeth made one for herself, and challenged any of us who wanted, to play along!  Well, I finally got my chance!

I showed my daughters some images I loved, and asked them to choose one that they thought represented me...and they chose this one.  I love everything about this one, so I was happy to proceed!  The images are from Crafty Secrets' "Altered Fairies" Creative Scraps--one of my very favorites!

I got a bit gaudy with the glitter...I do realize this...but there's really nothing I can do about it!  I've just got an addiction--there--I said it!...and I'm running with it!

I guess this little vintage pocket watch says it all for me..."Follow after your Bliss..." 

Sounds like good advice to me!

Hope your day is magical, blissful, and everything else you wish for!

I'll see you soon with something new!

***Piney Rose is offering a beautiful tussie mussie in her blog giveaway...stop by and say hello!***


  1. How fun, you need to put it on your sidebar : )

    Really lovely 'vintage chic' as always!

  2. Oh Julie, you TALENTED girl! It is ALWAYS so much fun to see what beautiful creation you are working on....I think either of those blog badges would be GORGEOUS and I can't wait to see what you come up with next : ) xx P&H

  3. I always love to see what you the image of the ladies, I just love the old time pictures, and I love the badge would take me a long time to do what you do in one day! Come say hi :D

  4. Hi Julie, Your badge is fab!!!! If you want I can take the image(the square one) and turn it into a a 150x150 blog button with a grab box, so your fans and friends can put it on there blogs if they want to. Let me know if you are interested!
    My Desert Cottage
    Valentine Design

  5. All your work looks fabulous! I love your badge.

  6. There's no such thing as gaudy glitter! The more the better! I think your badge turned out just wonderful. I need to re-make mine, and also be careful about the sizing when printing out graphics for the new one, because my badge turned out way too big!

  7. Your blog ribbon is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors and all that wonderful glitter. I considered adding glitter on my ribbon but it just seemed out of place. I'll have to create something new and douse it with sparkles.

  8. I love the vintage ladies you picked my favorite type. Your banner is just perfect for you and I'm so glad you made one.

  9. I love your cards-you've inspired me to make my first one since grade school Valentines and some Christmas ones long, long ago...I need to send a special thank you card...I'll let you know how it turns out-it's to a man, so I can't be too too girly, but...?
    You really are an inspiration!

  10. Lovely things (as always!) your ribbon is just perfect, your girls picked well for you. :)

  11. Looks your sryle.


  12. how cool is that! i love coming by to visit to see what you creat.

  13. Gorgeous card !!! The name tag is so lovely, I like the picture.
    Greetings from Caroline

  14. beautiful creations, your style is so special. the girls in the card are so lovely, cameras at the ready, imagine crafting in those dresses, no thanks!

  15. Julie, busy days are happy days! I just love this newest card! (you must get sick of hearing me say that, but it's true!!) You never cease to amaze me with everything you come up with. I love your style, and that badge! Well, it's so very YOU! I just love it and the pocket watch. My father had a pocket watch that I loved to hold when I was a girl. It seemed to be so magical and precious. My brother has it now. I wonder does he treasure it like I used to? Hopefully so! Happy Friday dear Friend!! Loving you loads from across the sea!! xxoo

  16. How sweet is your badge!!! Love it and its so YOU!!! and hey Glitter is a great addiction to have as addictions go. I think you may have one with ribbon too. LOL

  17. Hi Julie,

    Your badge is adorable, and perfect for it! It's very hard to define between enough and too much when it comes to glitter. I don't think there is a guide except your inner guide.......;o) Just keep listening to your heart, it knows what it's doing!


  18. Oh Julie! Your badge is beautiful! I thought ours was cute till I saw yours:) Love the little 'follow after your bliss'. That is just great! Have a nice day! Twyla

  19. This is darling. I agree with another blogger-you definitely need to put this eye candy on your sidebar:)

    God Bless

  20. Your badge is so so lovely, Julie. Adorable!
    Sending a big hug your way for a great weekend with a lot of sunshine. xoxox

  21. These are absolutely gorgeous!!! Love all the glitter....but as you know, I am just as addicted to glitter! LOL!

  22. I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of your work.

  23. Oh Julie, Your blog ribbon is so YOU! So perfectly perfect! I am following you in the pink department! I can't wait to see what you create! Elizabeth

  24. Julie my friend you are AMAZING!!! Not only is this calendar card BREATH TAKING ... but this blog badge is needless to say ... "One of a Kind" and so fitting to you!! How nice that the girls got involved too!! AWESOME job my dear ... an inspiration to us all as usual!!!
    Hmmmm ... maybe I need to try to make one of these ... there ya go ... you've got me thinking!!

  25. These are just beautiful! I especially love the first image - I'll have to check out the Crafty Secrets products. Thank you so much, Julie, for stopping by and for mentioning my giveaway! It is much appreciated.

  26. Hi Julie, your work is always just gorgeous, I love coming to see what you're up to. Love the image of the girls with the camera...yep, just like all of us.(except a little younger than me, te he)