Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentines to Keep

DSC02221_edited-1 {the cover of my little Moleskine Valentine book}

A new little book for me to play in…thoughts of Valentines past, sweet memories of hearts & flowers and other lovely things…


…favorite vintage Valentine images chosen—cutting & pasting to my heart’s content…pages covered with little messages of love delivered long ago…

DSC02198_edited-1 {the day was a bit gloomy to be taking pictures, but what’s a girl to do?!}

…and now gathered together in my little Valentine journal.


And I love it so, so much!


Inspired by the Victorian scrapbooks that young girls and women kept in days gone by, and by my sweet Valentine scrapbook purchased a couple of years ago that I wrote about here


I’ll fill these pages—some this year, some in years to come—with thoughts of the heart…


Beautiful poems, sweet sayings from one sweetheart to another, lovely memories--and some awkward ones--of my Valentine days long past…


A favorite sonnet from the Bard couldn’t be left out here—one of my very favorite thoughts of love…


And more to come. 

Wishing you a season filled with lovely memories of your Valentines past…




  1. Beautiful, Julie! I keep saying I will start organized all my bits and pieces saved over the years into old journals and diaries that I've got laying around here, but so far I've done very little to accomplish that. I really need to get organized. Best wishes to you, Tammy

  2. So lovely Julie! You have really embraced journaling and are creating some fabulous works of art with this skill! Of course I love ALL that you do! Love and hugs from a very icy and chilly UK this morning. xxoo

  3. What a lovely book to keep you special hearts! Love this!


  4. Oh Julie, it's stunning! You constantly amaze me pretty lady. You are one of my top hero's in altered art!


  5. your journal is beautifully crafted and decorated :)
    Mary x

  6. How cute are these! Love them all. I am your newest follower. Stop by sometime soon!

    God bless....Brooke
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  7. Some of my favorite memories of valentines past are the adorable valentines my grandmother would send me when I was a young girl. I have saved some of them....they are so vintage and adorable!!!

  8. What a total treasure to leave for your family...memories of love and how your family started. Ah, I love love stories. I met my husband because of Valentines delivered to roommates when were in college. Hmmm, that sounds like a blog post coming soon to someone in love near you.

  9. Oh, what a fun topic for a journal Julie! And beautiful as always.

  10. You continue to amaze me with your journals! Love all the details. I too love the cute Charlotte dolls and have several of them that I have kept for that "special" project. I think I need to pull them out and start creating!

  11. love all your amazing work Julie but this is fabulous. the doodling and chunky alphabet lettering makes it pop out so :)
    BEAR hugs

  12. How darling is this...I love Valentine's day and your lovely work and your details makes me smile today.
    Thank you for your sweet comments that you left me the other are such an encourager! Hugs.

  13. Oh My Miss Julie.. Your Pages are Stunning! You keep out doing your self every time I visit! You can tell you Really Enjoy Playing with them! You Inspire Me to give them a try!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend My Friend!

  14. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
    I hope you'll swing on over to enter my current giveaway.

    Ciao bella!
    Creative Carmelina