Sunday, July 25, 2010

Seaside Memories…

Good evening, everyone!

Just a quick Sunday evening post…have to finish packing for my next adventure!

I’ll be off to the mountains early in the morning for our big camping trip…won’t be home till next Saturday night…no technology…yikes!

Even though I’m all geared toward camping right now, I had the ocean on my mind yesterday, and made a couple of vintagely beachy cards…


The sunlight wasn’t cooperating with me today…kind of a gloomy day and I don’t love my photos…couldn’t get the colors right!  Oh well, sometimes that’s just the way it goes!  They really look so much better than the pictures are showing…sorry!

The image is from Crafty Secrets’ “Summertime” Images & Journal Notes booklet…love the soft, vintage colors…

Lots of chunky clear glass glitter around the image meant to look like sand, platinum Stickles all around, lovely aqua seam binding & lace, plenty of vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, and that’s about it!



Another image from the “Summertime” booklet…such a sweet one!  “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul”…I love that thought…

More lace, and soft seam binding, some lovely sea shells and platinum Stickles…a bit of Dazzling Diamonds on the water just for a little sparkle…

The stamped sentiments on both cards are from Crafty Secrets’ “Mermaids” stamp set.

Before I go, I wanted to share with you a few of the new Crafty Secrets stamp sets that are being released at CHA this coming week, and will be available to order soon…I LOVE them all!



“Bathing Beauties”…


“Halloween Treats”…


“Artsy Banners”…


“Photo Studio"…


“Sunflower”…one of four new floral sets…all gorgeous!


…and “Thinking of You”…love sweet little Dolly Dingle images!

I’ll have some new cards to share with you made with these sets when I get home…can’t wait!

Well…time to finish packing & getting my girls ready!  I hope you all have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you back here next weekend!



  1. Camping for a week! You are one brave paper artist! I am looking forward to your return adventure posts. I love the detailed dimension that you give to your art. The shells are a wonderful touch. Oh, Those Halloween stamps are divine! Again, we will miss you this next week, but we know you will be having fun! Elizabeth

  2. OH JULIE! How perfect! I am going to the Northwest Coast (Seaside, Oregon actually) on Thursday! The seaside and swimming images will be just PERFECT for my photos!

    WHEN will these beauties be available? I would LOVE to take them with me and create "on the fly"! Can't wait to hear of your experience when you get home!

  3. Hi Julie...your summer vintage cards are cute.


  4. Be safe and have a great trip! ;) Karen

  5. Your cards are so lovely, I love the second one,in it`s caramel brown colours.
    Happy tour..

  6. Have a great week. (The second pic is my favourite.) xx

  7. Love those images and cards, and those stamps look just gorgeous. Have a fun week! Anne X

  8. Beautiful cards Julie! I'm such a beachy girl so these grabbed my attention. Have a great time camping! Nan

  9. oh fun a week of camping! I hope you have perfect camping weather. I too love the beach and your cards are soo pretty! I love the crafty secrets halloween set and I'm sure I will be buying it soon as I see it at my fav stamping and scraping store!
    have a great week!

  10. Lovely cards, the first one especially looks fabulously vintage. Aren't the new floral sets lovely? Looking forward to seeing what you've cooked up with those! Enjoy your camping trip!

  11. Hi Julie, have a wonderful camping experience. :) Your cards are great. And those new stamp sets look like a lot of fun to create with. And what can I say but you are looking so very beautiful in your new profile photo. :) Best wishes to you and yours, Tammy

  12. Oh have fun sweet one...we are campers too..tenters..trying really hard to get my husband to buy a tent trailer! We are off in August.
    See you when you get back. xoxo

  13. Your beach cards are beautiful, Julie, with all the little touches, and I will absolutely have to buy the Photo Studio stamp set. I'm sure they were designed with me in mind!

    Have fun camping..don't forget to gather treasures as you go...


  14. Love the precious cards. You captured the beach nicely.

  15. Those vintage beachy cards are so cute!

    Have fun camping!


  16. Julie, you are singing
    my song, with the seaside
    theme! We're off to visit
    my folks in Wash. State in
    ten short days and part of
    the trip will be spent at
    the beach! In the meantime,
    thank you for your sweet
    comment on P&H regarding my
    friend Kathleen's journey with is tomorrow...
    Your words meant so much to
    both of us! xx Suzanne

  17. hi there,
    Thank you for finding my blog so that I could find your amazing blog. Yeah!!
    Have a wonderful time camping. Love the cards!!!
    cari b.

  18. My family and I have been able to do alot of camping this year... I love it!

    I was at Michaels the other day and they didnt know what I was talking about when I said I wanted some clear glass glitter... Where do you get yours?

    Your work is gorgeous!

    My name is Sherry and I am new to the Bloggerette Sorority. I wanted to come by and introduce myself. I am sorry that I missed the rush, but I have only been blogging for a few weeks! Looking forward to joining in on the fun to come with everyone. I would be honored if you would stop by my blog at Hope to see you there.

    Take Care~ Sherry F.