Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Wedding, A Fishy Story...and a Giveaway!!!

Good morning, my friends!

Hope it's a beautiful day so far for all of you--it's really gorgeous here--the rain has passed, the sun is out, and it looks like a perfect day ahead!

And speaking of a perfect day, today is my turn to host the Crafty Secrets' $50 giveaway! 




I'm so excited to participate with Crafty Secrets' in National Scrapbooking Day--which we've turned into a weeklong celebration--more fun for all of us!

In keeping with my love of vintage and family history...that's once again what my cards today are all about...Here's my first:



This is one of my favorite of all of our family photos...my great-great grandparents, Orley S. and Polly May Stapley on their wedding day, August 22, 1894...she was just 20 years old, he was 22...so young!

 I love her beautiful dress, her floral garland and necklace, and just the way they're sitting--a classic!


They were one of the early families in Mesa, Arizona and had a very large family...many Stapleys are still there in Mesa....I love that old town!

For this card, I used Crafty Secrets' "Classic" paper pack for just about everything--the beautiful background paper, "The Lover's Wish" saying is cut from the sheet music design in the pack, as is the little scrolled corner piece on the bottom right of the photo...



I also pulled our the sewing machine for the first time on this card--it won't be the last time, I can tell you!  What fun!  I also made the lace flower at the top by simply gathering lace--topped it with a beautiful vintage pearl button.  Lace, satiny ribbon and lots of "Platinum" Stickles finished off the job...

Next, another photo that just makes me smile!


Here's my great-grandmother, Pauline telling us a bit of a fish story!  Postcard photos like this were a fairly common thing to do while visiting a vacation spot...fake ocean backdrop...VERY large fake fish!



Here, in Pauline's own handwriting--"Ocean Park, Calif.  July 30, 1908".  Pauline was a schoolteacher in a little town in northern Arizona, and had taken a well-deserved vacation to visit cousins in California...she was 21 years old that year.  Love her smile!




I used Crafty Secrets' "Classic" paper pad again for this card.  The "Seaside Memories" saying, the starfish and seashell stamps are all from one of my favorite newer stamp sets, "Mermaids"...


...isn't it wonderful?! 

Lots of Dazzling Diamonds on the shells & starfish, silver Stickles dotted all around and framing the photo, some beautiful light blue lace and soft white ribbon--topped off with some of my favorites--vintage mother-of-pearl buttons.


Well, that's it for me today!  Hope you're having fun with all the Crafty Secrets' giveaways this week!  Now, it's time for you to enter mine...

***All you have to do is leave a comment on this post--nothing fancy...that's it!*** 

Please make sure to leave me your email or a link to your blog so I can let you know if you're the winner!

Good luck to all of you!  The winner will be announced on Saturday, May 1st--see you then!

197 comments:

  1. Love your projects! Just beautiful. I would never have thought to make a flower out of lace. And that fish story photo is so cool! TFS!

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  2. What a wonderful "fish story" - and proof of the one that didn't get away! Cheers!

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  3. Very good job Julie and I love the touch of gathered lace with a pearl button.

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  4. Beautiful work and wonderful pictures!!

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  5. beautiful work! tfs - j queendragonfairie at yahoo.com

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  6. HEY! I used that Mermaid set twice this week! It's a fab set.(grin) I have to say I just love your family photos. And you are SOOO lucky to have them AND know who they are. In recent weeks, I've been scanning our family photos. Very few are marked and I can guess at "families" because of the resemblance but can identify very few people.

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  7. The lace flower is beautiful. Your little touches of stickles and the pearl button really complete the vintage feel.

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  8. I love the cards..the one with the fake fish is so cool! LOL Come say i :D

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  9. Hi Julie, oooh, I love what you did with the photo of your great~great grandparents. They look so beautiful and handsome, and yes, so very young and in love! And I especially love the old postcard photo of your great~grandmother Pauline and her fish story... too cute! xoxo Julie Marie

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  10. I just love what you did with those great pictures!
    Claudia F.
    scfranson@chibardun.net

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  11. mcalpinekaren@hotmail.com (putting email first so I don't forget.LOL) The pictures of g-g gp are fabulous. You have inspired me to do something like this with the large amount of photos I have. Thanks!

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  12. How wonderful that you have access to your Great Great Grandparents wedding photo and another one of your Great Grandma. They are so hard to come by any more. I love to fish, so your fishing photo made me smile. I was just picturing this woman years ago, catching fish from the ocean.
    Pattyjo
    rholschen@air-pipe.com

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  13. Oh, I am so glad to "meet" your work for the first time! I, too, love vintage, and your artwork is just wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with me! I'm going to subscribe to your blog. Wonderful! kwclement@hotmail.com

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  14. Those Mermaid stamps are sure darling. I love all your work with the family photos here, always beautiful touches you add. I made a tag and posted it on my blog! When I make something like this I aways think of you and what special touch you would add !

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  15. Hi Julie! I love your cards. That lace flower with the platinum stickles is just gorgeous!!

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  16. Your creation is perfectly lovely!

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  17. How nice that you have those photos! I like how you added a little bit of sparkle.

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  18. Love those layouts. Glad you have them and have decided to scrap them, too.

    SuZeQ

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  19. Just a note to let you know I'm now a follower :-)
    SuZeQ

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  20. Julie ~ Very sweet creation! Isn't it funny how when you are a child and see these family photos the people seem old, then....ZIP! you are looking back at them and they seem so YOUNG! Your embellishments really enhanced the feeling of simpler times. Love them! xx P&H

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  21. More fab cards and family photos - I love the HUGE fake fish, great fun! I'm a fan of those vintage mother of pearl buttons too, I guard my stash carefully! Glad you have a beautiful day there, too!

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  22. How priceless to still have copies of these photos! Loved how you used them! Truly creative & inspirational!

    Linda
    leenda1 at cox dot net

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  23. ahh i love scrapbooking! i love what you've done with your awesome family photographs

    husainn (at) mail.amc.edu

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  24. I love those vintage pictures...I make the lace flowers but never thought to add stickles to the edges...I WILL NOW :D
    Thank you...vicki

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  25. Your crafty cards are always gorgeous ! I am so amazed at all the wonderful family photos you have from oh so long ago. And weren't you just the cutest little bumpkin in 1962. Sweet! We definitely stayed inside tonite -- Zack even decided he wanted to skip the tournament celebration out at the ballfield .. and I was fine with that. :) Have a fabulous day! Tammy

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  26. fun cards and stories! Happy NSD!

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  27. Oh, I just love your family photo creations!!! What a treasure, they will be cherished by your family forever, I'm sure. It's so nice to keep the family history "alive"! Beautiful work, Julie, as always!

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  28. Love how you made that lace flower and the button and also how you used the stickles on it too. Wonderful ideas and love how you have preserved your family portraits too. Thanks for sharing all of this wonderful stuff.

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  29. your blog is beautiful.
    Thank for this chance to win.

    Ema_lea@hotmail.fr
    My blog : http://ma-bulle-a-scrap.over-blog.com/

    bizz emalea.

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  30. All of the projects are beautiful. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  31. Fantastic pieces in wonderful soft colors! The photos are great. Love the one with the big fish:)
    Hugs Hanne

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  32. I love finding hidden treasures, like your blog.
    Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway.
    Arrica-NJ

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  33. Stunning cards! I love the one with the fish - that photo is too cute! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  34. So sorry to be so slow in getting here, my friend : (

    Crafty Secrets is so dang lucky to have you!

    Your creations are fab as always : )

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  35. Wow, I'm so glad to find your blog. Your creatons are gorgeous, and I love Crafty secrets

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  36. Love the photos and what you've done with them! carroll(at)quicktel.com

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  37. What a creative way to use old family photos!
    boopnut39@hotmail.com

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  38. These are gorgeous and that lacey flower is perfect!

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  39. Beautiful! Crafty Secrets are among my very FAVORITE stamp lines! PICK ME! PICK ME!

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  40. LOLOL, LOVE that great LO of your great-grandmother! And your pretty card, of course, but this LO totally rocks!!

    Looks like I picked a good day to swing by your blog, Julie! It must be fate: by sheer coincidence, I find that I NEED those cool Crafty Secrets stamps, lolol!

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  41. What a beautiful way to showcase treasured family photos.

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  42. You have the BEST old family photos and history! I love both of those, and your cards are fabulous!

    Have a great day!
    Kate

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  43. I adore the glitter you've added to your projects! So lovely! Thanks for the awesome chance to win! :)

    mrs.sarahmparker @ gmail . com

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  44. I adore the glitter you've added to your projects! So lovely! Thanks for the awesome chance to win! :)

    mrs.sarahmparker @ gmail . com

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  45. I love your cards you made. I like the idea of using old family photos. I made an album for my mom with old family photos so I have them readily available.
    kwedding2@windstream.net

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  46. Gorgeous cards, and wonderful, interesting post, Julie! Have a great day!

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  47. The flowers and the card are wonderful. My daughter is getting married and you have given me some ideas.
    Thanks Julie and have a wonderful day!!!

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  48. Beautiful, as always. The Mermaid set is one of my Crafty Secrets "favourites"

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  49. Love the layout, I am in the process of doing a family album, love your creativity!! Thanks

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  50. Your work is beautiful, as always Julie. So glad you are designing with Crafty Secrets, a perfect fit for sure.

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  51. how cool that those are REAL photos of your relatives! So precious...

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  52. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas and beautiful projects with us.

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  53. Julie girl ... I just LOVE all the family photos you have and how you incorporate them into you beautiful style of card making!! These are no exception! Absolutely awesome! Really love that lace flower with the sparkly edges ... FANTASTIC!!!

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  54. Just FABULOUS! I love seeing these old pictures :)

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  55. This is lovely Julie, so many treasured pictures for your generations to come to treasure because of how you have preserved them. I love the lace flower you made too. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

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  56. Julie: You have such a vintage magic touch! How lovely to share your family memories AND some great techniques. You are amazing!

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  57. Beautiful!! I love old photos and I love your work!

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  58. How fun to have old pictures to work with, with names, dates, and stories. I love your work. Your great grandmother's fish would make my husband jealous!!!

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  59. love the usage of the fish stamps- very clever!!!

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  60. This was a very clever and lovely project-love the lace flower.

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  61. Your cards are fabulous and what a great story.

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  62. Great sparkle and design on your all your work. Thanks for the chance to win. heroom80@hotmail.com

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  63. FABULOUS BEUTIFULL FANTASTIC

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  64. Love the vintage feel to your creations. Very lovely!

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  65. More lovely creations, Julie! Thanks for hostessing today's give away.

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  66. How awsome! I love old family photo's!

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  67. I always wondered what those post cards with the big fish were all about . . . learn something new every day! Love the inspiration to create my own from viewing yours . . .

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  68. So very pretty, Julie. I love all of the detail the pictures of your family. So very neat.

    The lace flower is so pretty. Love it.

    ~Tonya
    dandtturvold@deskmedia.com

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  69. I love your photos and I love your stories. What fantastic projects too. Hope you are well. X X X

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  70. Love your projects! What fun pictures you had to work with!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  71. Awwww Beautiful photos and love your projects tooo!!! Beautiful job on everything :) also thank you for the chance at winning, I love Crafty secrets, and I love VINTAGE!!! :)

    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl Walker

    sweeetdesignsbycheryl.blogspot.com

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  72. Natalie WintersteinApril 29, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Love Crafty Secrets! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  73. What beautiful designs! Love your lace flower!

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  74. Your card is so lovely, and the platinum stickles really show it off well. I absolutely love your Seaside Memories with the touch of mother-of-pearl buttons. Crafty Secrets product is amazing and covers such a wide range of themes. Love them!

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  75. Enjoyed Crafty Secrets! Today was my first time on your blog. Thanks...love all the vintage things you have created and shared. I am doing some heritage frames/scraping.
    Jan

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  76. Great fish story! I love how you incorporated vintage photos.

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  77. I love the fish post card. That is so funny. Your work is all beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win! harrahx2@verizon.net

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  78. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the texture of the lace flower and the buttons

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  79. What gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for the chance to win a gift certificate!

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  80. Beautiful cards... gotta love the vingage & flowers & buttons... well, needless to say I love it all... thanks for the chance to win..

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  81. what a great story! love old photos.

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  82. Love your work!! Thanks for being part of the celebration, and for the chance to win!

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  83. Your cards are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  84. Beautiful Julie, I love vintage too.

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  85. I just love what you've done with your beautiful family photos-Gives me a lot of ideas for the multi generational scrap book I'm working on. I also like the additions of the Stickles and lace. They add romance to already special photos.
    Thanks a bunch for the inspiration.
    Laurie Jones in South Carolina
    laurie.jones2@yahoo.com

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  86. Hi Julie,

    Wow, those photos are amazing....and you're a "Stapley" that's great history for us Arizona folk. I'd be honored to win your giveaway as I was just drooling over those stamps at Mystic Paper yesterday, so expensive for just some silcon rubber! Anyway, your cards are beautiful and I thank you for sharing your family history.

    Hugs,
    Meri
    www.imagimeris.blogspot.com
    meriw@cox.net

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  87. So cute! love the fishy card! :)

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  88. Well, you know that I would still be stopping by here anyway! LOVE your card today! And I love your family stories!

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  89. I wanted to say thank you for the great inspiration in the newsletter. I have that collection and have been stymied as to what to do with it-now I have some wonderful ideas.

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  90. Your Grandparents would be thrilled with how you have chosen to honor them. You're really lucky to have such great photos to work with. It's so cool to see where you come from, isn't it?

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  91. I love your projects, it's so special when they include pictures of loved ones! Thanks for the chance to win!

    karri_sue@yahoo.com

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  92. Your projects are always wonderful-and being a fool for mermaids, I love the stamps-thanks for this!

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  93. What a great blog site!!! I LOVE vintage!!! How cute are all these cards?!!! TFS!

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  94. I love the vintage look that you have achieved and the stamps are so cool. The cards are so very original.

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  95. I always love looking at your blog.You do such a beautiful with your cards I ccan't wait to see what you have for us to see
    Thanks,Anita

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  96. What wonderful projects. Love the photos and the layouts are lovely.

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  97. Loved the fish story and your blog! Thanks so much for sharing! susan cgn53@verizon.net

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  98. How fun! I love what you did with that very special postcard; love the lace flower too!
    Kathy Camasso

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  99. Love the lace embellishment and the elegant look of the card. Thanks for hosting the blog candy.

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  100. Wow both of these projects are beautiful! I love seeing great layouts using personal heritage photos. The wedding portrait is just priceless!!
    Donna

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  101. Hi Julie,

    Just stopped by to tell you I posted my lemon chicken soup recipe and now, lucky me, I'm entered in your giveaway! What a treat!

    Thanks!

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  102. Your work is amazing! I love the way you used your vintage photos in your work. Thanks for the chance to win. My email is pls0818@aol.com
    Thank you again for sharing your wonderful work with us.
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  103. Your vintage project is just beautiful. This celebration with CS has been fun. My email is:

    latenightcrafter@comcast.net

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  104. I love the pictures and the projects. The fish story was great.
    janice.rose@gmail.com

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  105. Absolutely awesome!! I love the vintage look and the gold-edged lace flower. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Susan H.
    tomsue@charter.net

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  106. All your projects are just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! email is dennis.rosemary@yahoo.com

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  107. I just Love the vintage photos!!! You do GREAT work.

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  108. Very impressive fish!

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  109. I love how you incorporated the vintage photos into your projects. Beautifully done!

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  110. What a fun photo to have....with the BIG fish! What a great way to share old photos of family with others...including other family members.

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  111. What fun to see what you've done with these wonderful old photos! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  112. What amazing projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  113. What a sweet way to use of our vintage family pics. I came up with a few ideas while looking at yours. I am going to try my hand at making the lace flower. Thank you, and Happy Mothers Day!

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  114. I ADORE your blog, and your project you did over at the Crafty Secrets blog is GORGEOUS! I also am so tickled to see your heritage LO's! I have many photos like this, and I need to scrap them (copies of course..LOL). You have certainly given me some wonderful inspiration!!!!!
    I don't know what more I can say except AB FAB!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    Crafty Vintage Hugs!
    Lisa Sturgill :)

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  115. These are so beautiful.....I love your lace flower and will have to try that......and your fake fish with GM....how fun......thank you for sharing these awesome creations.....
    gw0109@gmail.com

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  116. the lace flower is gorgeous, what neat photo's of your family

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  117. I absolutely love the lace flower, it's so exquisite. I so enjoy it when you tell family history and show photos of your relatives. I love to learn about people.

    Here is my comment, that would sure be a fun place to shop :)

    Hope you're having a lovely week.

    Erin
    http://homeswheremyheartis.blogspot.com

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  118. I love both of your cards! The photos are wonderful and your embellishments and attention to detail make them absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win some wonderful Crafty Secrets products!

    Miriam
    mwhite@fmwildblue.com

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  119. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway...
    this is the first time that I have been to your blog but for sure it won't be the last!
    It's just beautiful and you are one talented vintage gal..(speaking from one to another)...
    count me in for the fun giveaway please!
    x
    lori

    www.beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com

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  120. OH MY!!! Love the fish pic!!! So adorable and oh so funny! What a keeper!!! Hope you are having a good week! Rain/snow mix here today!!! yes I said snow!!! HELP!

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  121. What a fantastic project! Your family photos are so sweet and go perfectly with the crafty secrets paper. And I agree the Mermaid stamp set is so fun!
    Shawn
    shawnwolf@comcast.net

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  122. I LOVE the soft, muted colors you used for these, just beautiful!

    Have a wonderful Friday!
    Anne

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  123. Love your vintage creations, just beautiful

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  124. Love how you merge your creativity and your family history. You are lucky to have all the photos.
    Peggy
    pegbeut@cox.net

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  125. Julie, what a great post! Love those old family photos...how cool that you have them and know so much about your ancestors! You've made precious keepsakes out of them!

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  126. Great projects and stories. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Diane M

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  127. What pretty cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  128. Julie, I just adore these newest cards of yours. I really love how you are able to weave your family history into the magical qualities of your creations! Each one is unique, and a wonderful story,a history and I just think this is sooooo fabulous! You are so creatively talented, but I suspect you know this already! Every visit to your page inspires me in untold ways. I just love you to pieces my special friend!! I wish we lived closer so that we could create together!! xxoo

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  129. Such wonderful projects. Love the picture with the "fish story"...a picture is really worth a thousand words!
    Hugs
    Amber

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  130. Hope I win. I love your projects!

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  131. Julie, love your stories behind the vintage photo's. I wlll start using some of my vintage photo's on cards. I have a suitcase full of photo's. Thanks for sharing the detail on how you did the card too.
    ava cottagerca@yahoo.ca

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  132. oh my gosh Julie, look how many entries already!
    Your pages and family photos are priceless! Love the Fish tale! LOl
    and such fun stamps, you really made great use of the set! Thanks for the chance!

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  133. Wow, you are so lucky to have such old family photos! Great designs.

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  134. Lovely blogg you have. And great giveaway.

    wejensen@bbnett.no

    http://wenchejensen.blogspot.com/

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  135. Wow what a geat gift a way...your cards always beautiful.

    Hugs,Willy

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  136. I love genealogy and old photos. And the pics and layouts are simply wonderful. Beautiful job. :)

    Sara
    cikotu@comcast.net

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  137. I've always loved this product line. Cute project :)

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  138. fantastic project!thanks for sharing. :)

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  139. barbara weber beweberApril 30, 2010 at 4:17 AM

    Julie: I love the way you used your vintage family photos, the results are stunning. That is what scrapbooking and card making is all ab out and you have incorporated all of the elements here. I enjoyed viewing your beautiful creations, thanks and keep on exploring your creativity. I am inspired by your work. Barbara W. in Va. babs_w60@hotmail.com

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  140. WOW!! Amazing projects!! Love those old photos! How awesome that you have them to preserve for the future!!

    Hugs..
    Melissa

    anthonyr1967@yahoo.com

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  141. Hi

    Love your style and the photo of pauline made me smile too.
    The way you used the photos is so beautiful!
    I wish I could follow your blog(I only use Feedblitz)but I will look a few times a week.

    Holly.
    holly@bluebus.nl

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  142. Beautiful!!! Just beautiful!! Wish I were as talented as you.

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  143. Love how you gathered the lace flower.Beautiful cards!

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  144. What an awesome giveaway to celebrate National Scrapbook Day! Good luck everyone!

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  145. Love the "Antique" cards. It inspires me!

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  146. OH My Stars, these are *amazing* and have me wanting to ignore my housework today and dig into my box of vintage family photos! Just beautiful!

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  147. Your cards are beautiful. Love the old photos & vintage look...Thanks for sharing.

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  148. Thanks for sharing the photos of your family. I loved reading the stories behind them. I also loved looking at all of your details on your pretty cards.

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  149. Loved the family story and photos. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    heidi @ dicarlo1 dot com

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  150. What beautiful cards -- I am sure these would mean so much to members of your family.

    SherylH
    sjhengen at gmail dot com

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  151. Don't you just love old photo's. I make copies of the one's I use to make sure I always have all my photo's. Your projects were just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  152. You Know I am a regular visitor to you beautiful blog and this is why! It's beautiful as are you. I love the history photos and what you do with them I am also a new crafty secrets fan I bought my first stamps set a couple of weeks ago 'Sew Special' And such great stamps they are, I love the look of the papers too... wonderful if these are available in UK some where I will have to have a looksey

    Love Dawn xx

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  153. I love fmily stories, those pictures really tell them, how blessed that you have these small keepsakes I call treasures. thank you for sharing!

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  154. You are so lucky to have such as heritage of photos! Love the way you display them. Thanks for sharing, you are so inspiring.

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  155. Wow...these are just gorgeous!!! Aren't those vintage photos just the best...gotta love them!!! Beautiful job, and LOVE that sewn lacey flower...pretty cool Crafty Secrets set, too...fun~fun!! link is in my name...thanks!!

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  156. You know I adore your blog. I nearly missed this give-a-way! Yikes...Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  157. Hi Julie,
    What beautiful vintage goodness. You and Crafty Secrets are a match made in heaven! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creations and sweet stories of family!

    starqueen15@comcast.net

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  158. What you have done with these old family pictures is fantastic! Makes me want to find some of our old pictures and so something similiar! Great work!

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  159. Wonderful cards, I love the vintage photograph and your design is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win the voucher. :)

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  160. Wonderful job! I love all the old photos, that's one big fish! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Karen
    acardstamper
    kmore8south@att.net

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  161. Julie your cards are drop dead gorgeous! Love the one with the cute fairy. She's my favorite Crafty Secrets image:) Have a great weekend!

    DebbieK.
    d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

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  162. Aren't old photos like these such a treasure! Your work is lovely and thanks for the opportunity to win. rb1104@sbcglobal.net

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  163. Girl you have been busy. These are all AMAZING.

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  164. Great stuff - loved seeing the family photos!! Thanks for the chance to play : )

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  165. Thanks for the inspiration. Love how you used the vintage photos.

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  166. Your work is wonderful. You're so lucky to have family photos like that. What treasures!

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  167. I love the mix of cardstock and lace, the glitter and shabby chic - so charming and fun with the vintage images!

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  168. Such nice work. I will be checking in often. Thanks for the chance to win!
    boxerlady911@yahoo.com

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  169. I am in love with these cards, they are so amazing :) Thank you for the inspiration, my email is under my profile!

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  170. Wonderful projects...I love the photos and the vintage feel!

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  171. Do enjoy your lovely Giveaway, Julie. Your cards are gorgeous treasures!

    Have a great weekend. xx

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  172. Great photos of your family--love the big fish!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  173. These are really beautiful. You've done such a great job on them.

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  174. Hi Julie,
    Gosh, I feel like I haven't stopped by here in forever!! How lucky you are to have such wonderful family photos. The one with the Fish is just priceless!!
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  175. Those are lovely pages of your ancestors.

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  176. Ohhh... I love the vintage photos! And the lace flower is an awesome touch. Thanks for sharing!
    Karin
    ladypines@aol.com

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  177. Love the vintage photo's and crafty secrets stamp sets. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  178. Love your altered photos, especially how you incorporated one into a full-sized page. Neat!

    Veronica
    princess . puppy @ gmail . com

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  179. I love that mermaid set and it's on my to buy list! Thanks for showing us more samples and making me want/need it even more ;)

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  180. I don't know when you find time to sleep...you always seem to be creating something wonderful. I am always amazed by the number of old family photos you have and the fact that you know who is in them. Your cards incorporating those images are totally awesome!
    Joyce

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  181. I LOVE your work! Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize, too!

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  182. You are so lucky to have awesome photos like that and to know who they are. Great cards too!

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  183. Hi Julie,

    I really enjoyed the 'classic' romanticized cards that you made! The colors reminded me of Victorian lace and they felt so exquisite with the monochromatic tones~!

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  184. You have inspired me with your family portraits. After seeing your blog, I have decided to plan on making heritage scrapbooks for my sister and 2 daughters. I am blessed with many family photos, and am sure I will get great ideas from spending quality time looking through your blog. Thank you, Nancy Moorefield nanmo@care2.com

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  185. What a traesure you have in that great family photo~and I love the card you made with it! eringlee at sbcglobal.net

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  186. Julie,

    Your work is just amazing - all of these photos and layouts are beautiful!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  187. I adore your sweet vintage style!

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