Friday, June 18, 2010

Bloggerettes & Girlfriends…

Good morning, my friends!

Well, I know it’s June, but you wouldn’t know it from the view outside my kitchen window!  Sooo gloomy and grey…”June gloom”, as it’s called here…yesterday was  bright and sunny, but today…a good day to stay inside and create!

Just a couple of things to share with you today, then back to work on my parents’ 50th Anniversary scrapbook…

First off, a wonderful new group is forming…”The Bloggerette Sorority”!  Karen, of “Some Days are Diamonds” is the wonderful creator of this group…


…we’ll be creating things, sharing, meeting new friends…so much fun ahead!  Thanks, Karen!

Our “rush” requirement to get into the sorority is to use the image in the above button and make…anything!  Here’s what I came up with:


Some lace, grosgrain & gingham ribbon, deep red paper roses, vintage mother-of-pearl buttons—{one of my very favorite things!}—platinum Stickles to brighten everything up…


…and a bit of Dazzling Diamonds for sparkle…

The ladies in the Crafty Secrets’ forum over at Splitcoast have a wonderful challenge every week…this week, Pammyjo is hosting us, and the challenge is to use a clip in our cards…or to clip something…any way you want to interpret it!  Here’s mine:


Once again, lace, ribbon, Stickles and Dazzling Diamonds (well…they were still on the table…!)  A gorgeous pink Prima flower, and my button favorites…

The image, along with the vintage postcard backing, come from Crafty Secrets’ “Girlfriends” Images & Journal Notes booklet.


The “Girlfriends” strip comes from Crafty Secrets’ “Altered Fairies” Creative Scraps.  And my clip—a fun & quirky one from a retired SU! hardware kit.

Well, that’s it for me today…the girls have friends over…it’s movie day at our house.  Probably an over-abundance of junk food will be involved…sounds fun!

Hope you have a wonderful day, and I’ll see you very soon!



  1. I always love to see what you have come up with. You know......I keep thinking I will join one of these groups someday......but I don't have nearly the supplies as most of you ladies and I would probably not fair so well. But I surely enjoys yours.


  2. Hi Julie... Love your Bloggerette picture and what you created with it! Where are you though, aren't you supposed to be in the photo? Love all of your other cards too, you are so creative! Wishing you sunny skies soon, we have our first sunny, warm dry day in ages today, yippee! xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Lovely cards as usual. Scrapbooking is just the same as making your beautiful cards. You can embellish as little or as much as you like. Love the way your parents wedding book is coming along. Your mom's wedding dress drawings are so wonderful. You are so fortunate to have so many treasured items to work with. Our day is gloomy too but because of haze and humidity mixed with dust and heat. Yuck! And we are having an invasion of ants this summer. Just awful! Have a great weekend. :) Tammy

  4. hi julie,

    so pretty. don't you just love prima flowers? they're so cool.

    happy weekend & happy scrapbooking!


  5. I saw that Karen was starting this group and it sounds like fun. I always enjoy seeing what you've created!


  6. Both pieces are beautiful and can hardly wait to get the soroity off the ground.

  7. I signed up for this, too! Love what you came up with! ♥

  8. I too put mine in a frame. I love yours! Looking forward to this sorority stuff!!

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  9. I just read Elizabeth's wonderful compliments about you and realized I had seen your sweet face here I am to check out your blog! I think the sorority idea is so cute...wish I did that kind of art!

    My daughter and I have a "baby blog" (three months old). Come and visit, if you want! And now on to the rest of your creations!


  10. we need more CS in the UK you can't get much of there stuff here and I just love it all lol I wouldn't choose a fav as they are all just so yummy

    Love Dawn xx

  11. Dear Julie, I would love to do scrapbooking some day, it`s such a lovely hobby, and wow!! making your parents 50th anniversay scrapbook must been such a wonderful inspiration.. can`t miss what will you come up with!!!
    Hugs to you,
    Maria cecilia

  12. Lovely projects Julie, I'm with you on the vintage mother or pearl buttons too - I hunt through buttons boxes in goodwill stores etc and occasionally hit MoP pay dirt! Hope you enjoyed the movie with the girls. Have a great weekend!

  13. You're always so full of fun and creative ideas. LOVE them as usual. Hope your day is great and the sun decides to shine!

  14. Such fun cards, Julie! Love the pink & brown and green & brown color schemes and, of course, all of the wonderful embellies and trims. Always know a Julie-card when I see one!

    Hope you have a wonderful day with your girls, sounds divine!

  15. Bloggerettes, love love BLOGGERETTES. First time I hear of this funny word! Keep loving your lovely cards too, Julie.

    Have a happy day, my friend. xx

  16. Julie, Have fun I am flying out of Hollywood Burbank Wed AM, our daughter lives in Midvale, so that is where I will be staying. Enjoy all your family love! Who knows maybe will will run into each other there! Hugs, Diane

  17. Hello there, your creations are absolutely divine....I love the vintage feel:) Thanks so much for visiting my studio and taking the time to share a lovely comment...made my day!


  18. Julie, your cards are simply stunning! I just love everything you create!

  19. Adorable Julie, you did a great job!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  20. I just love seeing all the new things that spring from your wonderfully creative mind and fingertips Julie! You are so very talented and I just adore everything you do!! You always amaze me, truly! Happy Father's day to your husband and father and the girls night sounds just fabulous!! I wish m girls were close enough that I could do that with them! I love you loads and loads! Have a wonderful Sabbath day tomorrow! xxoo