Friday, June 11, 2010

Wish You Were Here!


Happy Friday, everyone!

Aaahhh, the weekend!  Lots of quiet family time ahead…just the way we like it! 

Just a little to share with you today…I finally got my swaps finished for our “Wish You Were Here” vintage postcard swap, hosted by the wonderful Elizabeth of Creative Breathing


All lined up and ready to go—17 postcards waiting to be joined up with others from around the country by Elizabeth and then sent off to their new homes…


I chose California for my postcard, of course—so many fun images to choose from! 


Our instructions were to make them “flat”—no dimension, to speak of—but we would want to add images to give them a bit of personality, of course!


This little cutie has all the personality I could have wished for!  Found her on a little vintage reproduction Valentine I had in my collection…I just love her!  See the little twinkle in her eye?  Just a touch of Diamond Stickles—had to get a BIT of sparkle in there!


A bit more shimmer thanks to Stickles inside the California poppies—our beautiful state flower…

Elizabeth supplied us with a vintage postcard backing image to use—all it needed was a cute little vintage image, a little message from the sender, and it was ready to go!


I love this old produce crate image.  My mother-in-law was here this week while I was finishing these up…she grew up in Southern California, near Pasadena, and said she remembers seeing stacks of crates with this very sticker on it!  She remembered it being for oranges…

I found some other wonderful vintage crate labels to share with you.  These were all free images, so go ahead and create with them to your hearts’ content!






Aren’t those wonderful?!  They all came from this site…they have other wonderful free vintage images, so go and pay them a visit!

On a completely different note, just wanted to share this picture of my youngest daughter, Annie and her Grandma Campbell at her 8th-grade graduation ceremony last night…


She wasn’t smiling too much yesterday…braces were really hurting, poor sweetie!  We’re so proud of her and the great work she’s done so far…love you, Annie!

Well, that’s it for me tonight!  Elizabeth, the postcards will be on their way shortly!  Can’t wait to see them all gathered together—thanks in advance, ladies!


Have a wonderful weekend…see you soon with something new…



  1. Hi Julie... your postcards are wonderful... how do you find out about all of these swaps? I have never done one, it sounds fun! Love the picture of your pretty daughter and her grandma... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. They are beautiful!! You did such a great job! Happy Graduation to Annie! Until you said that about braces I had completely forgotten how bad they would hurt. Poor kid! Tell her someday it will all be a past memory only to be reminded on a blog!:)

  3. Julie looking forward to having one of those beautiful cards in my collection!!

    Ouch braces..I never wore them..but 2 of my girls takes a while for the soreness to be gone!!

    Have a great weekend.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  4. Julie-what lovly postcards and what a lucky duck you are to be involved in such a wonderful trade.Congrats to Annie on her graduation..Mine just graduated from 6th and I am still crying..I know..what a sap!Have a wonderful day!Warmest Regards,Cat

  5. Julie you never cease to amaze me with all your creative talent. I love the post cards & what a great idea for the swap. I can't wait to see your post when you get them all together. Congrats to Annie. Is she excited to be going into High School? Is that the baby? They do grow up so fast don't they?

    Also, wanted you to know I added another give away (I forgot Riki's & she is so super talented) after you had visited. If you are interested check back for her link. Have a wonderful weekend. HUGS! Charlene

  6. Hi Julie - I LOVE the swap that you're doing. I've been watching you guys on E's blog. Those tag swaps are fabulous and you're all so talented. Glad you stopped by because I haven't been to your blog and it's adorable. Your California looks great! I love all the old travel postcards like that and fruit labels are just so neat to work with. Going to poke around your blog now! xoxo Nancy
    PS Congrats to your daughter!

  7. Julie I am here I live in California!

  8. Hi Julie~
    I love your postcards for the swap! I'm almost finished with mine, too. Just a few last touches.
    Congratulations to your daughter. Bet her Grandmother was proud to be there! (I work for an orthodontist...soft foods for a few days should help)
    My husband and I are traveling to Sonoma in July...know of any places I shouldn't miss seeing (besides the wineries)for vintage lovlies or stamping/crafting supplies? This will be our first time to this part of your state.
    Have a great weekend :D

  9. What a fun idea!!! Congratulations to your daughter...poor girl..we can relate in our home with brace pain...all 3 of my girls have had more to go. xoxxo
    Happy weekend.

  10. Lovely postcards Julie! What a wonderful activity to participate in. I love the picture of your sweet gal and her grandmother! Poor dear with the braces. ((((hugs)))) My youngest son wore braces and I know they are no fun!!! We are off to Chester city centre today to take in the Roman Days celebrations! Wish you were HERE! It promises to be great fun! Let's hope the sun shines and it does not rain! I send oodles of love across the air waves this morning! Love you loads my dear friend! xxoo

  11. Congrats to your daughter. Love your sweet postcard. Will be so fun to see all those you receive in return. If I was making one for Kuwait, my message would be "Wish I was where you are and not here!" HA! Have a great weekend. Tammy

  12. Congratulations to your daughter!
    Your postcards are perfect! This must be a great swap:)
    Hugs Hanne

  13. What a beautiful postcard you made, imagine getting one like that! Maybe I should do one of these swaps too one day.

  14. What amazing postcards. Grandma and your daughter are both beautiful. I hope she will adjust to her braces soon. Keep reminding her that in the end, her teeth will be beautiful. Have a wonderful day, Julie.

  15. Hi Julie!
    Oh, your postcards are just darling!

    Poor Annie, I had braces, I understand!

    Have a wonderful Saturday!

  16. Hi Julie! Finally, a Saturday morning to catch up with a few of my bloggy friends! You just continue to amaze me with the creativity that you pour into all of your card art! Bravo! Your baby girl is so pretty ~ big milestone, too. My son is getting braces this summer ~ spacers go on Monday, so we are just beginning this journey. My daughter has dodged the bullet, so far {fingers crossed}! Much love to you and your family for a wonderful weekend. xx Suzanne

  17. Great images, all of them, and your card is very sweet..I was born eons ago in California, so I really appreciate these vintage images..almost my vintage! Hope you're having a great weekend!

  18. Hi Julie, I have totally fallen in LOVE with that cute cute girl on your Chicago postcard. So so ADORABLE!
    Have a happy happy Saturday. xxx

  19. Good morning from JUNE GLOOM SO CAL! Is it foggy up your way?
    LOVE that postcard! What a cute idea for a swap. It would be a challenge in and of itself to NOT put anything dimensional on it. YOu did a great job!
    Congratulations to daughter. Ahhhhhh - the high school years. Don't blink cause she'll be off to college before you know it!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

  20. Those are wonderful! And your daughter is a doll sore mouth and all! Come say hi :D

  21. What cute postcards!! So FUN!!

    Congrats to your cute Annie!! Braces...been there done that...3 daughters, 3 times. Good luck and hope her mouth feels better! :-(

  22. I'm sure you're loving some time with your family and do hope you mmake some great memories. OMGosh, your daughter is such a doll and looks much older than 8th grade :)
    LOVE your postcards and the recipents are sure to love them too!

  23. Once again, just BEAUTIFUL work, Julie! Just LOVE these! Congrats to your sweet daughter! BOY, do I know what she's going through, I had the achey braces days, myself!! Hope you're having a great weekend!!

  24. Your daughter is beautiful. I love your cheery postcards. I know when I come here I will always see things of beauty.

  25. Hi Julie! Your daughter is beautiful, and her gram is just lovely! I hope her teeth are feeling a bit better today. I remember how sore braces made my teeth feel (in the dark ages, that is! hee hee hee!)...Did you hear me gasp when I clicked in and saw those postcards?!! They are soooo gorgeous! I love that sweet girlie you chose for the main image...and yes, she is just chock full of personality!
    ...Elizabeth had a great idea here with this postcard swap. I love her blog also! Have a great rest of the day, sweetie! xo Paulette

  26. Great postcard design Julie, love the little touches of sparkle and those crate labels look great! Hope Annie's feeling more comfortable with those braces by now. Have a wonderful day!

  27. I don't think i could have sone one half as exciting with out any dimetion you have really thought about these PC and have done an excellent job and thank you for those fabby images I will have to down load them at some point

    Love dawn xx

  28. congratulations to your daughter. great job mom on your hard work too.

  29. p.s. she is beautiful and her grandma is too sweet.

  30. I adore your sweetness...everything is always so lovely over are always inspiring. Best wishes to your daughter xoxo

  31. Happy Graduation to your daughter! She's a doll!

    I just love all those vintage crate labels. I have some labels and some old crates to. I just love the nostalgia! You've shown some wonderful ones!