Thursday, February 17, 2011

Farm Fresh


Hello, my friends!

Another cold & rainy day here on the central coast of California…I LOVE storms like this…we don’t get them very often!

Just one project to share with you today using some of my favorite things…a 3D Shadowbox card

3DP01 3D Portrait Shadowbox

…the brilliant design of  Vicki Chrisman (available through Crafty Secrets), and their new “Farm Fresh” Creative Scraps

Here’s what I came up with:


These Shadowbox cards are SO much fun to work with!  Just chose a theme…start laying it all out, and go! 


Here’s the far left panel…”Farm girl at heart”, it says…so sweet!  A grunged-up paper doily, a little tuft of blush-colored vintage netting, a trio of vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, and that’s about it!


I LOVE this center panel! (Sorry it’s so shadowy!)  A sassy farm girl is the focal point, with a “Farm Fresh” banner stamp from the new “Farm Chicks” stamp set to top it off…

…I then took a milk bottle “lid” from the Creative Scraps…


…put it in an old bottle cap and filled it with Glassy Glaze…

Corn stalk

…the “cornstalk”—a small bunch of raffia…gathered together with twine, with “The Simple Life” tag from the Creative Scraps tied around it.


And finally, the far right panel…another delightful image from the Creative Scraps…another grunged-up paper doily, a netting rosette from Prima, (which just happened to match my vintage netting!), and a “Fields & Farm” label from the set to finish it off.


Hope your day is wonderful!

See you soon with something new…



  1. Hey Julie! I just saw on my Dashboard that you won't Cindy's OWOH giveaway. Congrats! We had a hazy day here! I've been inside all day long crocheting the day away. Haven't accomplished much else. I haven't done paper crafting in some time. Your cards are always lovely. Happy day to you! Tammy

  2. Hi Julie, that is just the cutest ever! I am such a farm chick, I love it!... You should consider selling some of your beautiful crafts, I would be first in line!... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Hi Julie,
    These shadowbox cards are adorable! Thanks for the link.

  4. Julie,
    Gosh you make such amazing things!!

  5. Oh WOW You are amazing ! I adore this ! You are so talented !
    Come follow back, i am your newest fan.

  6. These are just darling, Julie. You did it again!


  7. Julie,
    If only you lived here! I just spent a bundle on Crafty Secrets and hardly know what to do with them except that I know I love what you do with them! I hope I can come up with something fun...anyway...I know I will have lots of fun with them. When are the CD's coming out? That sounds wonderful!

    I am so touched by your prayers and thoughts for Jud and me. It has been one of the hardest times I have ever imagined. He is my kindred spirit and the love of my life. I cannot explain to you how much it helps to know that people I have come to know through my blog are supporting me and holing me up. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear Julie!

  8. Julie, I love your sweet card! That's really cute! I love the idea of the shadow box, really fun!

  9. Julie,

    These are so sweet and adorable!

  10. Hello Julie!
    How sweet is that! I've never tried anything like that ...I think it' something I could have a lot of fun with. Next day I'm stuck inside I think I'm going to go through my scrap-booking things and see what I have. Maybe that will spur me on and get me motivated to start again. For the time being..I'm outside while the warm weather lasts. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Maura :)

  11. Gotta love that Ms Vickie! And what you did with her die cut... clever!!!! Always love your stuff! Enjoy the rain & send some of it this way because we really need some. HUGS

  12. Hi Julie, Your shadowbox cards are so adorable... Glad you are enjoying the rain... I wanted to thank you for your visit and sweet comments today, I always love your visit's!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  13. Hi Julie

    I'm your newest follower :) Found your lovely blog through Maureen's blog. I'll look forward to reading more of your blog soon,

    If you get a min please feel free to stop by at my blog.

    hugs from England

  14. Your shadow box is adorable, Julie!
    Have a wonderful weekend :-)!

  15. Oh, Julie, this is amazing! Love everything about it! Great details as always!

  16. Oh my gosh, Julie, this is beyond gorgeous!!! You are incredible!!!

  17. Great stuff, love that bundle of corn stalks! Have a fabulous weekend!

  18. Beautiful shadow box card you've made. I've never seen these before :-)

  19. This is so sweet,
    Julie! My daughter
    and I bought a box
    of vintage bottle
    caps over Christmas
    break at a flea market
    and I'd love to use
    the bottle cap designs
    inside to embellish
    frames or even to make
    pendants. I'll have to
    check out the Farm Chicks
    Happy Weekend,
    xx Suzanne

  20. Oh Julie, as always, so very beautiful! You always amaze me! I don't know how you do it. I am in awe of your talents and the way you are always able to come up with new and fresh ideas for everything you create! I just love these colours too! I send love and hugs on a cold, wet and windy February morning! brrr . . . I could use some of that California sunshine!! xxoo

  21. I sooooo adore this sweet friend...sending you oooooodles of JOY for a great weekend. xoxox

  22. HELLO JULIE! Thank you dear for your visit today! Your place is so vibrant and full of fun and IDEAS! How I love vintage!!! ENJOY YOUR DAY! Anita

  23. this is so so all the farm girl images!!