Hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start--don't you just love Fridays?! I'm just about to pick up my girls from school, and I love how happy they are on Friday afternoons--like they have all the time in the world...to just relax and have fun with the family....and we will be doing just that!
Early tomorrow morning, we leave for a trip to visit our oldest daughter, Chelsea, who's a sophomore in college, and my parents--we're so excited! The girls have been so looking forward to this! So tonight, we will finish madly packing and cleaning up the house...and TRY to get some sleep!
Just a couple of things to share with you today...first off, I FINALLY finished my swaps for The Retro Kitchen Swap, hosted by the wonderful Elizabeth of Creative Breathing--if you haven't ever been to visit, please do! You will quickly fall in love with everything she does--her amazingly charming creations and her stories will cast a spell on you, I promise!
Here's a peek at my tag, sent off this morning...we were each to make our tags in the shape of something you'd find in a retro kitchen--I chose salt & pepper shakers--which made me later question my sanity, as I had to make double of everything! But, here it is...
I had this adorable vintage clock image forever, and had never done anything with it--this seemed like the perfect "time" to use it!
I used my favorite vintage font, "Apricot", for all the wording, including the recipe for our favorite cookies, attached to the back of the tag...something we were all to include...perfect for a Kitchen Swap, right?!
I really can't wait to see all of them together! Thank-you, Elizabeth for organizing this swap--it's been such a lot of fun!
Next, a little card--just for fun--using a favorite Crafty Secrets' image along with some fun stuff from a new-to-me company called Raspberry Road--lots of wonderful digital vintage papers, etc. I'm having lots of fun incorporating some of them with my Crafty Secrets' products. Here it is:
This image is from Crafty Secrets' "Domestic Goddess" Creative Scraps--one of my favorite sheets! Okay...look at the wonderful green vintage buttons--paper! One of Raspberry Road's "elements" going along with this "Flour Sack" set. And the wonderful green/blue flower print is one of the Raspberry Road paper downloads--so pretty!
The "frame" backing the image is a crocheted pot holder from the same elements set for "Flour Sack"--so cool! Lots of silver glitter, lace, ribbon, and that's about it!
Well, that's all for me today...I won't be here until just after Easter...we'll have so much fun with our family, but I definitely get blogging withdrawals when I'm away! I'll be on the hunt for some fabulous trims/ribbons/ buttons,ideas, etc. to use when I get home. Till then, have the happiest of Easter weeks and enjoy every moment!
Your salt and pepper shaker tags look absolutely fantastic Julie, love 'em! Great card too! Have a lovely weekend :o)ReplyDelete
How lovely! Lovin' the clock face!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful, safe trip!
Thank you for sharing,
I just love your work, it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful weekend. TerriReplyDelete
Love your tags! The colors are perfect! Can't wait to see them all together! ♥ReplyDelete
Wonderful creations as always ... such an inspiration you are my friend!!ReplyDelete
Have a WONDERFUL, FUN time ... can't wait to hear all about it and see photos!! You are always so good about sharing!! Enjoy!!
Oh, this clock face reminds me of a dish towel that my grandma had! Thanks for the memory! Have a safe, fun trip! Enjoy!!ReplyDelete
Hokey Smokes, Jules...your tag would be a great entry for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge AGAIN! Not even sure why you left hahahaReplyDelete
Beautiful work...we will miss you while you are away. Go enjoy family, recharge your creative batteries and meet us back here soon : )
Those are MAJOR RETRO! Cute! Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. I am having California withdrawl. I have heard from a few of my Cali buddies & you guys make me wish I was there. I think we just want to veg out. Hubby's been working a lot & I kept 3 of the GRANDS for 32 hours. I need rest. I'm not in shape for that many that long. HUGS! CharleneReplyDelete
As soon as I saw these on my blog roller I had to pop by and tell you how darling they are, You are so clever, who would have thought salt and pepper shakers! You thats who!!!ReplyDelete
Love em, Have a great time seeing your daughter!
Love the card ans tags...they are (crafty)lovely.ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed already seeing some of the beautiful tags coming out of the swap with Elizabeth. They are all so fun and fabulous! Have a safe trip and a wonderful time with your family. Easter blessings, TammyReplyDelete
Beautiful creations as usual.
Hope you have a really wonderful break with your family and a wonderful Easter.
Oh Julie, I just love the salt and pepper shaker set of tags you made. Did I ever tell you I collect Salt and Pepper Shakers?? I thought so! Well, I do and I adore these tags. How adorable! I love the new card as well. I also love retro anything! You know the way to my heart girl!! I hope that you have a wonderfully safe trip and visit to your daughter and your parents!! Come back to us safe and sound you hear!!! You're precious to me! Love you loads, hugs and oodles of kisses coming your way! xxooReplyDelete
I just love your creations Julie. The clock is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful trip!
Very darling, love your swap goodness and the awesome mommy card! :DReplyDelete
Hi Julie :) You have made a very funny tag. The clock image make me smile :)ReplyDelete
The card is beautiful as always :)
Have a great Easter!
You house must be so much fun to discover; very creative. Wishing you a great weekend with your girls. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Your tags look fabulous! Of course! And that card, just so much retro goodness there, love it! Have a wonderful trip!ReplyDelete
Wow Julie...I am so in love with vintage retro kitchenalia at the moment but haven't managed to get my hands on any cool papers yet!!ReplyDelete
Never fear I will becuase you project is awesome and inspiring I just want to crack on with mine!!
Hello. Do you have any extra tags left? I would love to buy one for my retro kitchen. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Those salt and pepper shakers are just too cute! You have fun on your trip and be safe now.ReplyDelete
You are so creative! Love the tags and card!ReplyDelete
I just had to come back to say thanks for the link to Raspberry Road, they have some of cutest things!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh! Those S&P tags are perfect!!!!! Love the clock!!!! And thank you for telling us what font you used....I often am drawn to fonts used in projects and most don't think about letting us know what they used....I am going to see if I can find that fone online....Both of these projects are just wonderful! You are a very talented gal!!!! Sandy
Just went to Raspberry Road! I am like a kid in a candy store! Thank you so much for telling us about it!!!!! :)
Your S&P shakers are just adorable! What great imagination you have to come up with them, and that clock is just perfect! I can't wait to see everyone else's tags over at Elizabeth's.ReplyDelete
That "Domestic Goddess" makes me smile. It's what I always list as my occupation!
Have a great weekend!
Can you see my great big smile from your vacation destination? I hope so because it would make YOU smile. Julie, you are THE most talented paper artist I know. I am so honored that you have lent your special talent to our swap. I will treasure your tag especially because it has a clock face which I am particularly fond of. I will post a great clock image just for you along with your tags when they come. Have fun! PS Your background is so YOU! EReplyDelete
I just love these adorable retro creations you've made.ReplyDelete
They are fun and make me smile!
The salt and pepper tags with the sweet little clock are precious. And the crafty secret, I remember advertisement like that my self. And I heard my mom and dad say those exact words. Hope you have a great vacation. And let us see all the beautiful ribbons and lace when you get back.ReplyDelete
Your salt and pepper shakers are absolutely ADORABLE!!!! And of course I am lovin' on that card too, with all of its glittery goodness!!!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend with your family!!!ReplyDelete
Have a great trip visiting your daughter. Love the clock face... the colors are so perfect for it.ReplyDelete
These are so cute, very retro! Have a great trip and a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Laura and Michele
These are adorable...I love the tag shakers, and the recipe on the back is the perfect touch.ReplyDelete
Oh my Julie-your tags are over the moon cute! The clock face is so adorable. I'm finishing up my tags today so I can get them in the mail to Elizabeth! Seeing them all together will be awesome I'm sure! I love your CS card, too. All of your work is top-notch! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Julie your salt & pepper tag is just adorable, that lil clock face topped it off perfectly! I love all the pretty things that you create! I hope that you have a safe and wonderful trip visiting your family :) Did you change the background of your blog? I think it looks so pretty! I am also so happy that you like the new look of mine...I smile each time I see it and realize it is mine lol That is a good sign right :) My youngest stars her Easter vacation on Wed, she is off a whole 12 days...my stars what will I do to keep them busy lol hmmm I think now is the best time to help mommy get her bebe studio in order :) Have a wonderful Easter vacation! Besos, RoseReplyDelete
Darling salt & pepper shaker tags, Julie! I love the turquoise & red color scheme - perfect vintage kitchen! Hope you have a wonderful trip!ReplyDelete
Julie, I just love your tags and that card is adorable! I want to wish you and your family a blessed Easter. See you soon! TwylaReplyDelete
I just love these tage and the colours are magic as is the back ground for yr blog delish!ReplyDelete
Love Dawn xx
I love your creations! You are blessed with such creativity!ReplyDelete
I love your tattered roses, do you have a tutorial on how to make them? Have a peaceful day!
oh my gosh those salt and pepper cards are just toooooo cute!ReplyDelete
Your tags are so adorable. I just love the salt and peppers. I like all the details you include with all your work.ReplyDelete
Happy and Joyous Easter to you!
Hi Julie, I just discovered your blog through Tammy of T's Daily Treasures. I just adore your blog! It's so inspiring. I'm now a follower of this blog as well as the network. I'll be back to visit often!ReplyDelete
Julie, I hope you are OK! I haven't heard from you or you haven't posted in a week & that's not like you!!!! Just hope all is well & you are having a blogcation. HAPPY EASTER SWEET FRIEND! CharleneReplyDelete
Julie, your tags are simply darling! I hope you're having a grand time on your trip visiting your loved ones. I'm honoured to be on the list of your favourite blog sites. I need to finish some crafts and post them. Everyone in blogland is surely inspiring me!ReplyDelete
I found you on Sandy's site (521lakestreet), her and I are good friends, anyway, I'm gonna' follow you as you look like you're fun!!!! I'm in the tag swap, too, so I'm lookin' forward to gettin' your tags! Stop by sometime!
Have a great day!