Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wonderful Childhood

I hope you have wonderful memories of your childhood like I do...

(Yep--this is my own sassy self when I was three years old...)

We've tried to provide our daughters with a good childhood, and I think we've succeeded, for the most part, which makes me happy.

I remember being in college, stressed out from finals, papers, etc., and wishing I could just be a kid again, in my parents' house, in my old bed, without a care in the world...Dad and Mom would take care of everything. Have you ever felt that way?

My reminiscing this week has produced two, a card that I really like--loved the image (from the Crafty Secrets' "Childhood" Images & Journal Notes) the moment I saw it, many months ago, and wondered what I'd do with it. I love the saying on the image:

"We could never have loved the earth so well if we had no childhood in it."--George Eliot

The other is something I had in mind to do with the "Storytime" Vintage Postcard Kit. I just LOVE these kits--so many things you can do with them!

I have a vinyl cutter, and sometimes have a bit of a "business" with that when people want things for their walls. It's nice to have, as I can decorate my house with vinyl words and change them up whenever I want to! I saw this little plaque in my mind with a vintage font for the word "Storytime". (I collect fonts by the way--I LOVE them--especially beautiful vintage-style fonts!)

Anyway, this is what I came up with for the postcards, and I like the way it turned out. Love the vintage pink pompom trim and the yummy chocolate chip satin ribbon--two of my favorite colors together.

I have always collected vintage children's books with beautiful vintage images in them--especially from the Art Deco/Craftsman period. I love that time and style. I love all things Victorian, too, of course! The images from the "Storybook" kit remind me of all that I enjoy from those books.

I hope you're all having a beautiful Sunday with your families...I'll be back tomorrow with something new...see you then!


  1. Both of these projects are over the top awesome!! I am so glad you started a blog!! I love it!! I'm going to become a follower! Hugs!!

  2. Hey Julie - did you know I live in Cleveland now? Just today I was thinking of you and your family, because I drove through North Olmstead on my way to our Stake Center in Westlake. That's where you lived, wasn't it? Sometime, get me your old address and I'll go take a picture of your old house for you!

  3. You are just SO CREATIVE!!! L-O-V-E that photo of you at age 3 ... too cute!!! Great job my friend ... you always inspire me .. now I just need MORE TIME in my day!!

  4. Fun picture! And a great project. I just got the Halloween postcards from Crafty Secrets. Love the panel idea!

  5. hey there lady. i did not know you were in the blogging world. i love it. very cool to see all your masterpieces--holy crud u r talented. anyway. i'll frequent your blog if that's ok. love those campbell women!!

  6. Hi Julie

    This is lovely, a wondeful keepsake.

    You have some lovely artwork on your blog, really inspirational.

    B x

  7. What lovely projects! I love the card! Its so pretty with all the lace, ribbon, and buttons. And the wall hanging is just gorgeous and so creative. Great job on both projects!

  8. I love your creations they are so special, and I wish my childhood had been happy like yours.
    I have tryed to become a follower but it will not allow it. I will try again. I think my challenge, by the cute and girly will be ideal for you as your so creative. Hope to see you there. janex

  9. These are gorgeous projects!! I love them both, but that second one with the pink pompom fringe, makes me swoon!!