Friday, March 18, 2011

Crafty Secrets & Eclectic Paperie Shabby Blog Hop!

*****GIVEAWAY CLOSED*****

Blog Hop with Crafty Secrets[1] Good morning, my friends!

We’ve got some fun planned for you today!  The Crafty Secrets Design Team has teamed up with the wonderful Design Team at Eclectic Paperie for a challenge today…and we’ve got some prizes for you!

Both Eclectic Paperie and Crafty Secrets will be giving away prizes—a total of 16 prizes all together!  You can find out more about the prizes on the Heartwarming Vintage and Eclectic Paperie blogs. ( linked below).  

The more DT blogs you visit and leave comments on, the more you increase your chances to win one of the 16 prizes!

You have from today, March 18 to Sunday, March 20th to visit each blog participant. 16 winners will be chosen to each win some Crafty Secrets goodies. Winners will be posted on both the eclectic Paperie blog and on the Crafty Secrets blog on Monday, March 21st.

Winners to be announced on Monday.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it?!

I chose a farm theme for my projects today…and Crafty Secrets has the most wonderful farm-themed products to choose from…available through both Crafty Secrets and Eclectic Paperie.

So let’s head on down to the farm, shall we?

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I love this fabulous vintage rooster image found on Crafty Secrets’ new “Farm Fresh” Creative Scraps…

…double-sided with SO many images, journaling squares & sayings to choose from…

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I framed the rooster with the checkerboard boarder stamp found in Crafty Secrets’ new “Farm Chicks” stamp set, which also contains the “something to crow about” saying I used here…

…adorable, isn’t it?! 

I also used the chicken wire stamp as a background, which you can see better in the close-up here…

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To finish it off, I gave it a VERY liberal spritzing with “Creme de Cocoa” Glimmer Mist…(making it just a bit shabbier!), and…

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…tied it all up with a rustic bow of twine, topped off with a black vintage button.

If you visit me much, you know how much I love Vicki Chrisman’s 3D Shadowbox cards (available through Crafty Secrets)…here’s one I made for today…

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First of all…I have to apologize for these photos.  It’s been so gloomy here lately, I’ve had a VERY hard time with my photography!  Oh, well!  What can you do when Mother Nature’s in charge?

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I love this adorable image on the left side of the card…a young farm wife in dress and apron planting seeds in her garden…

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…and this sassy farm girl on the right panel…checking out her new seed catalog…what to choose? 

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Here’s the center panel…a wonderful image of a mid-century farm couple, found on Crafty Secrets’ “Farm Fresh” Creative Scraps.  I framed it with some of the miniature vintage “seed pack” images also in the Creative Scraps…

…and, of course, (as they usually do!) this image reminded me of one of my stories…

Ruby LaPriel Riggs  

My beautiful grandmother, LaPriel, when she was about 17, just before she met…

Rudger Grant Smith--young man

…my handsome grandfather, Rudger…a farm boy.

Not long after the two had gotten a bit better acquainted, LaPriel confided to her sister Veon that she knew she was in love with Rudger because she felt so strongly about him even though he “didn’t dress the way she liked” (i.e. plaid flannel shirts—farm boy clothes!)

Well, she visited his family a time or two (their mothers were very old and dear friends), helped Rudger with his chores on the farm (wearing one of his old plaid, flannel shirts!), and the rest is history…

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Even though he was no longer a farm boy after they were married, this image still reminds me of them at the beginning of their romance…

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I hope you’ll stop by and visit all the talented ladies from both Design Teams during the Blog Hop—and you never know—YOU might just be a winner! 

(Keeping my fingers crossed just for you!)

Crafty Secrets Logo

Craft Secrets DTgirls:

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader

Pam Hooten

Linda Duke ( on both teams)

Michele Kovack

Melissa Phillips

Flo Teixeira from France

Julie Campbell—you are HERE!

Mary Hamer

Heartwarming Vintage Blog

Crafty Secrets website

Eclectic Paperie

Eclecitc Paperie DT girls:

Daisy Sparks
Broni Holcombe
Latrice Murphy
Linda Ledbetter
Micki Harper
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson

Eclectic Paperie blog

Eclectic Paperie Website

See you soon with something new…

Julie

211 comments:

  1. Julie...these are all just super cute projects :)

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  2. Love your card and shadow box Julie, shabbylicious!

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  3. These are all gorgeous! Thanks for the chance ~Diane

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  4. these are great. love the shadowbox, i think i need these to do a LO of my dad

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  5. All your work is beautiful. Glad I hopped by.

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  6. Hi...oh so pretty! I love the rooster! My good friend lives on a farm and raises chickens. She had a rooster before she moved and he was a casanova! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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  7. Beautiful work, I love the 3D shadow box.

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  8. Friday + a blog hop = Awesome start to the weekend!

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  9. I love it! Chicken wire and crocheted lace. The very definition of shabby chic!

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  10. Great project, I love those cards!

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  11. Being a farmgirl myself I just love what you have created!

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  12. Oh, my, oh, my -- so beautiful. I am at a loss for words. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. And I just love all the images - including the wonderful photos of your grandparents.

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  13. Oh my goodness...your shadow box is so so lovely....you my dear always cheer me up. xoxoxo Happy Friday.

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  14. Love your projects and story, too! LeAnn

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  15. Julie, absolutely gorgeous. Love the cards and that 3D shadowbox card is stunning.

    Wonderful photos....

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  16. Just love the card with the rooster. I'm really liking the paper with all those wonderful images. TFS your story and talent!

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  17. Great, great, great!! I'm really impressed with your projects! Fun, fun!

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  18. Oh Julie your cards are always amazing! I would have framed that rooster too. I enjoyed reading about your grandparents. They were a very nice looking couple. Funny, the names back then were so unique. My grandfather was James Elmer, gotta love his middle name and my grandmothers name was Juanita, and no she was not hispanic. lol
    My husbands middle name is Willis after one of his uncles. Jacks family actually asked us if we might consider the family name Onyx for our daughter. Uh...? NO!! lol
    xoxo,
    Tammy

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  19. Your work is beautiful. I'm so glad I stopped by and I'll be visiting again to see what lovely creations you make. Thanks

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  20. Boy the chicken wire, both the stamp and the actual thing, is really making the rounds. What a sweet story of your grandparents and such a great project. Will visit again soon!

    Mary
    www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

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  21. So good to see you making so much use of the Farm Fresh images. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Everything aboout your shadowbox brought me a smile! Wonderful work of heart!

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  23. As a farm girl, I love your projects! So lovely!!

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  24. Wow! Your work is amazing! I esp. loved the shadowbox card! I loved your story of your family that you shared and their photos are gorgeous! It tied in so perfectly with your card! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Merci pour ce partage
    bises

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  26. Love the rich colours in your projects!

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  27. These are so great! I absolutely love the shadowbox!

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  28. So amazing! I love your vintage flair, you are a beautiful artist! Thank you for sharing everything it was fun!

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  29. Wonderful amazing projects. Thanks for sharing them.

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  30. very cute projects. thank you for sharing.

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  31. I love how you used the farming theme. Great job. Love the card!

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  32. I have so enjoyed this blog hop today, such creative projects, beautiful, beautiful.

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  33. Beautiful work and lovely blog!

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  34. Julie: I just love this vintage feeling. Great use of great products!
    Karen

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  35. Just wonderful Julie! And I love how you shared your pictures of your family! They fit perfectly with these images. Love!
    xoxo
    mary

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  36. I love the great details and rich colors in your work and I am always so touched with your stories, which bring such rich history to your beautiful work.

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  37. I like how you created such wonderful vintage projects. It was fun to read about your grandmother and her story.

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  38. Love your vintage style. THank you for sharing.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  39. Love your twine bow! Awesome vintage style.

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  40. c'est vraiment un super jeu qui permet de découvrir votre blog et vos très jolies réalisations..... je tente ma chance...
    bisous

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  41. Lovely - all the details are amazing

    Robin
    http://urbandebrus.typepad.com
    robinb at mail dot com

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  42. Such Fun, I love your cards great mix of elements. Your the best! oxox, Diane

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  43. Amazing projects, I love them all on the blog hop!

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  44. These are really lovely! I think I can hear the chickens as I write!

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  45. superbe j'aime tout ce qui est nature !bises

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  46. Great projects. Being from rural Oklahoma, they send me "back home". Thanks

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  47. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

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  48. Great proejcts - you always manage to pack so much detail into those shadow boxes and your rooster card is great fun! (I have that stamps set coming - soon, I hope!)

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  49. Great projects . . . love your work!

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  50. Beautiful as always Julie! Love that pretty photo of your grandmother. Who knew there was a chicken wire stamp out there. :) Such more work goes into each and everyone one of your cards. So much detail! Even your family history is documented in detail -- how else would you know all these wonderful stories? Fabulous! Hope you are having a fantastic Friday. Tammy

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  51. I love your blog (I will be back!) I am hopping around and I have to say love the card you made the deep red paper really works very well with the rooster image etc.

    love Dawn xx

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  52. I love the images of planting the garden. I made my first garden last year and my grandchildren and I had so much fun spending time there. It's a memory I hope they will always cherish. It's about time to start again this year. TFS

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  53. Really very cool! I love the works of art you shared with us!

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  54. I love both projects. Very nice. I especially the rooster. Cute.

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  55. Great projects, I love the checkerboard frame, and chicken wire stamp on the rooster project!

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  56. These are so cool! I love the vintage farm look!

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  57. Very fun! Thanks for sharing

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  58. Love these projects! So vintage, and the shadowbox card is amazing! Thanks, too, for sharing your memories with us - so fun!

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  59. What a lovely post. Love the Proud Rooster card and your little shadowbox is a treasure. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I like the shadowbox idea. You've just the right colors and embellishments for them.

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  61. WOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!! I too like the chicken wire!!!! :) Like your little story too!!! :)You ladies BLOW ME AWAY!!!!!!!!! :)

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  62. Hi Julie, LOVE your post today, you know me and farms and country things!... that card is just too cute!!! And I love the story about your grandma and grandpa... I long for a farm of my own once more... xoxo... Julie Marie

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  63. Love your farm chic projects, those creative scraps are such an awesome embellishment!

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  64. your card is so cute, very gorgious

    sorry but i'm french and i don't speak english very well
    kiss nelly

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  65. Great project - love that rooster. Also loved the pictures of your grandparents.

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  66. Such lovely work - thank you for sharing! Great story of your grandparents:)

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  67. WOW I love what you have done!!! This project is realy really cool!!

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  68. Your grandparents are a beautiful couple! Sweet story.
    I love your farm themed cards...the colors are so rich, and the images are very pretty!

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  69. I just loved the cards and I love how you injected your family history in for all of us to enjoy and spark some ideas of our own to celebrate our families

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  70. Oh wow ... this was so enjoyable to look at. Thanks!
    SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  71. Those farm scraps are just so charming! I love thier farm feeling and they do bring back a few memories; my great grandmother had a farm and we visited her every summer! What a blast for city kids!

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  72. Love the rooster card! Awesome little details that make it come together.

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  73. kim S, stampergirlsmith@hughes.netMarch 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Loved the use of the scraps in the shadowbox. Thumbs up from one farm girl to another!

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  74. your work is awesome! love it.....

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  75. Your card is just wonderful, my sister would want it for her kitchen. I might have to make her one...she'll love the stamps also...

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  76. Just bought the farm sets, can't wait to use them after viewing your work!

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  77. wow, all of these projects are just gorgeous! plus i really loved hearing about your grandparent's romance...beautiful :)

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  78. Lovely projects and story. Thanks for sharing about your grandparents.

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  79. wonderful projects! loved reading about the creative process for the shadowbox.

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  80. Love your projects and even more the story about your grandparents. Memories are priceless.

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  81. I love your posts. You always inspire me, but I still haven't found any CS items in any shops near me. Sigh.

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  82. Your project and card are simply wonderful! Plus the added story added so much! Thanks for sharing!
    Carole Gatza

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  83. Just beautiful! Glad I got to stop by :)

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  84. I really like your project. I love the idea of using the chicken wire on the frame itself. Thanks for sharing such a nice project with us.

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  85. Love all of your cards and images. What a beautiful story of your grandmother and grandfather.

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  86. Julie, I am embarrassed to say I was unaware of the shadow boxes! Thank you for the beautiful example! I have some shopping to do! And I loved your story so much!

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  87. What fun you must have creating - it shows!

    Leann

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  88. I always love your glitter details!

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  89. Love those creative scraps and what you did with them.

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  90. TFS your creativity and projects!!!

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  91. I love how you added the part about your grandparents - what a lovely tribute!

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  92. Julie, I love how you used the great Farm Fresh creative scraps for your wonderful shabby card!! And that shadowbox is totally awesome!! I'll definitely have to try one of those! I'm so glad we could all play along together for this blog hop! What fun!

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  93. JULIE!! That shadowbox has stolen my heart! LOVE it! The roster card is beautiful also :)
    Going back for another look! Again.. thankyou for doing that shadowbox die.. and me.. PROUD!

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  94. These are sooo vintage! I love them!

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  95. such charming vintage goodness!

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  96. All of your projects are so cute!! Love the rooster with the chicken wire. TFS

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  97. As a Farm Girl who's recently moved back to the country, I am so happy with your creations! Thank you and thanks, too, for the story of your grandparents.

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  98. The shadowbox card is awesome!
    carol b

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  99. Both projects are wonderful! I enjoyed your own "farm" story too!

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  100. Cute farm-style cards. Fun images.

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  101. what a sweet story!
    fun cards.
    Sandra ltb

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  102. Lovely. I like the story behind it as well :)

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  103. Your projects are gorgeous!

    Still, I have to admit that I'm most in love with the story of your grandparents' romance!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  104. Love the rooster. Wish the one in my yard loved me.......or maybe he does as I'm the only one he jumps on. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Good memories always make us feel safe. You are truly talented....guess it's in your genes.

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  105. All your projects are wonderful. Excellent!

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  106. Oh wow, Julie, there's so many comments that I'm standing in line to leave one! lol I love everything you've created--You have a gorgeous style all your own and it's sublime!!!
    XO

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  107. Hi Julie, I'm having fun with this blog hop! I love your farm layouts. Always love hearing and seeing pictures of your family AND the way you tie it all together! Did you colorize your Grandmother's picture? If so, you did a super good job!!!!!! Thanks for sharing my friend.

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  108. I am so glad that this led me to your site! I love what you did with the farm fresh project!

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  109. Beautiful...bt I expect nuttin less from you Julie! I love that rooster too. cherry

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  110. Love this idea AND the execution; gives me lots of inspiration!

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  111. I love both of your projects Julie, and the story about your grandparents is so sweet. I visit your blog often, and truly a big fan. hugs Linda Duke

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  112. Love your work! It's wonderful to hear the stories of what inspired a project. Thank you for sharing the story of how your grandparents met.

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  113. Absolutely stunning! Love everything you did! And those wonderful photographs! So beautiful!

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  114. I love all of your pieces! You did such a lovely job! Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects.

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  115. Great projects. I love the shadowbox die.
    Susan

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  116. darling story about your grandparents and that farm fresh range is too cute

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  117. These are great. A lot of them remind me of my childhood on my grandparents farm.

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  118. oh my goodness Julie, These are both so darling, reminds me of home. Nobody does those shadowboxes like you do! Wonderful. I liked your story ,the comment about how she didn't like the way he dressed, too funny! LOL I guess Love won out!
    have a great weekend, hope the sun starts shining.
    hugs Lynn

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  119. What a wonderful rooster project! I love the twine and button accent -- and of course, your farm girl/boy project is totally neat -- and what a sweet story of inspiration!

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  120. Everything you created is so beautiful... I absolutely LOVE your shadowbox, simply stunning!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  121. beautiful card and the story puts us right in there thank you

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  122. I'm not sure
    what is cuter,
    these cards or
    the very sweet
    story that inspired
    them, Julie!!
    Love them both!
    Hugs,
    xx Suzanne

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  123. I'm having so much fun on this blog hop - love your shadow box - so creative!

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  124. Thanks for sharing the story about your grandfather and grandmother. So sweet.
    I love all of your projects. Makes me want to go make something.

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  125. Oh my goodness how amazing! I love your box, you are so creative, your projects are amazing! I want to get to crafting, thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  126. I love the vintage look of this set. Grat job!

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  127. Wonderful card and shadow box but I love your story about your family the best.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  128. Julie, I dearly love your project and adore the story about your grandparents! Such wonderful inspiration on this hop! It would be terrific to win something but just the inspiration is very satisfying! Thanks.

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  129. I love this shadow box!!! Be sure to document your story, too. It's too good to be forgotten.

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  130. Love your shadowbox -- just beautiful!

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  131. I'm such a country girl
    love the Rooster

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  132. Beautiful work! Thank you too for sharing the "sweet" story and photos of your grandparents. :) I can see why that photo reminded you of them.

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  133. julie thank you so much for sharing. the story totally made this extra special for me. love your work! hugs to you candy

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  134. I am a farm girl--love your projects!

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  135. Love all of your projects and thanks so much for sharing your grandparents pictures. You have amazing talent.

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  136. Wonderful projects!! Love the shadowbox idea!!

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  137. OMG these are both so beautiful! On the first one, love the twine bow with blk vintage button! And the 'stage' you created for that charming image is so inspiring! I can't even tell you how excited I am to get home and play with my Crafty Secrets images after this! TFS

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  138. you do great work - and i love the story about your grndparents - your grandmother was very pretty..thanks for sharing

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  139. Julie, your work is always so very inspiring! Today's projects look better than anything I've seen in a high end gift shop! They are beautifully done!
    And your grandmother WAS simply beautiful, too! Great photo of her!

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  140. Beautiful projects, Julie! Love the country feel of both.

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  141. Just love the farm items from Crafty Secrets. Your projects are beautiful. What precious memories of your grandparents.

    I too wish you were closer so we could digi play! Wouldn't that be fun?

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend.

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  142. What a fun line! I really like the shadow boxes. All the farm images are reminiscent of my old family photos way back when

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  143. 2 wonderful projects. I love the story about your grandparents. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a fantastic weekend. Angela

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  144. I loved your projects and your story put a smile on my face.

    Cathx

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  145. Love everything you do and I love hearing about your family! Soo sweet.

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  146. What a wonderful way to combine the scraps and stamps. You should crow!

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  147. A lovely project. So nice that you can draw on your heritage.

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  148. Your work is truly amazing! I always love visiting your blog when I get a chance! Great use of CS!!!

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  149. Julie, I love your creation and the story about your grandparents. How adorable.

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  150. WOW!! What a fun story!! LOVE your cards and I can't wait to see more!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  151. Toutes ces réas sont superbes, bravo.
    Athena

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  152. This is a cute set of cards. Love them!!!

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  153. I do so love those roosters!!! And your triptic card is wonderful. By the way....I LOVE your background on your blog! I do so wish I could get mine looking so beautiful.

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  154. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story and your creativity. Love your cards.

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  155. Love how you did your cards, great ideas.

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  156. I love what you did with this and how you intertwined your family history with it...just great!

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  157. I love your vintagey goodness and your stories, too.

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  158. Oh you out did yourself!!! Very nice indeed!

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  159. Ooo, so adorable.....lovely!

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  160. Beautiful work! I loved the story of your grandparents, also.

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  161. I love your stuff!! What a blast they are!! You are so creative!!

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  162. i especially like the 3-d card and the story that goes with it is wonderful. thank you for sharing that bit of your family history.

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  163. Love your projects. They are beautiful.
    Pat
    neihejp@att.net

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  164. Love your 3-D card...reminds me of a diorama! Blending your project with your history is fabulous!

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  165. Hi Julie,
    You even make "farm fresh" look elegant! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work...and your fascinating history!

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  166. Wonderful projects.....and what a precious story and memory to share......

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  167. Such very fun 3d and shadow box projects. Love the chickens and the one of couples with the great story you shared. So wonderfully put together.

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  168. I really love your rooster card and then I got down to your shadow box card and wow those are really cool. Loved your story that you told to go with your shadow boxes.

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  169. This blog hop is so much fun. I can't believe how creative you all are! Love your cards and the story that goes with them!

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  170. The scraps and stamps go great together.

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  171. I really like the use of different patterns in your projects. It's something I don't do a lot, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  172. Your blog is just gorgeous-as are all of your creations.It was a joy to come here today.

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  173. Such a strong stance for a rooster brings back totally grand hardworking memories of poultry farming and sweat. Real life. Vintage rooster is a strong boy; good choice. Card could be a book cover; great design work.
    Keep looking UP!
    mt23stamperatyahoo

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  174. Really cool =) Worked with chickens myself when i was younger. Really love the work you have done =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  175. What fantastic projects! I love the stamp sets! Gingham is always a nice touch. The shadow boxes are adorable!

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  176. Such wonderful work...absolutely fabulous! TFS
    Kathie
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  177. Having lived on a farm when I was young in the 50's, this brings back so many memories, love both of your projects. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  178. Love the shadowbox! I'll have to try making one someday.

    Kristin

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  179. Love the project and the story,Thank you

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  180. What beautiful story to go with your projects.. thanks for sharing!

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  181. Wow, that shadowbox card is absolutely awesome, I love it!!! I also really like how you tied it in with your own family history. It makes the whole thing much more personal and interesting. I'm so glad you guys had this Blog Hop, because I have now found your blog and added you to my favs. BTW, your picture on your blog is stunning. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  182. I love your shadow box card & the colors too! Sweet story also =)

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  183. Love how you combined the Farm Scraps and Farm Chick stamp set - cute card! I enjoyed the story about your grandmother and grandfather too : ) Thanks for sharing and the chance to play!

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  184. I really enjoyed the pictures of your grandparents. Her hair was beautiful and I didn't realize they played tennis in rural areas! How fun to look at the past! Thank you.

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  185. Beautiful project and beautiful family story, I loved them both!
    Judy

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  186. Very nice work Thank you for sharing with us

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