Friday, March 19, 2010

Vintage Birthday Wishes

Good afternoon, everyone!

Hope you're enjoying a beautiful Friday!  It's sunny and gorgeous here in California today--Spring is here!

Lots to do today, so I just have a couple of cards to share with you.  I needed to get some birthday cards done, so here they are...

This first one also fits this week's Crafty Secrets' challenge over at Splitcoast, hosted by Pammyjo.  The challenge is stamping on ribbon...

This sweet girlie image is from Crafty Secrets' new "Altered Fairy" Creative Scraps--I love these!  Vicki Chrisman gave me a bunch of these cute diecut cards when we were at CHA--thanks, Vicki! 

The birthday stamp is from Crafty Secrets' "Mouse Party" set, and the other words are just something I typed up and printed out...looked like the little girl on the right was telling her friend something VERY shocking!

Twill ribbon (SU), Martha Stewart's "White Gold" glitter, Silver Stickles, buttercup yellow crocheted lace...that's about it!

Here's my second birthday card...

I love this soft, sweet image from Crafty Secrets' new "Wacky Animals" Creative reminds me of my favorite illustrations from old picture books--love this style! The word scraps on the book are from the "Altered Fairy" scrap sheet.

Some pretty blue crocheted lace, ribbon, and more silver glitter and Stickles--sometimes when it's already surrounding you on the table, you just keep using it, you know?!

...also touched the little flowers around the main image with Dazzling Diamonds for a bit of sparkle...that about wraps it up!

That's it for me to do some "real" work!  Hope your weekend is wonderful...and make something beautiful today!  See you soon with something new...


  1. both are so sweet! I adore the phrase on the first birthday card ;)

  2. Julie, I love visiting your blog! Your photo's and creations are beautiful!

    Wishing a wonderful weekend, hugs Caroline

  3. Beautiful work Julie! I love the two little girls!

    I'm glad you're having spring - it's snowing here. :)

  4. fabulous, as always! those little girls crack me up. perfect sentiment. have a nice weekend!

  5. How sweet!! They are both wonderful!!

    It's sunny here, too. I am so glad spring starts this weekend.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend with your family.

  6. Great birthday cards, Julie! I love how you popped the girls up!

    Have a great weekend! I'm planning to PLAY! :)

  7. Beautiful cards. I love the vintage lace on both cards. Enjoy your weekend.

  8. Love these cards and your style, no wonder why I follow you, Thanks so much!!!

  9. They are so sweet...nice weekend!!


  10. Hello Julie, lovely to meet you.
    How old did you say she was? tee hee,

    Have a lovely weekend,

    Sarah x

  11. Oh Julie, I love both these pretty Birthday Cards! I especially love the first one. How very cheeky!! Just adorable! You are so very talented. I don't know how you keep coming up with fresh ideas all the time. I truly am in awe of you! I love you loads and loads. Hugs from across the sea to you. Expect you are sleeping now. XXOO

    Psst!! My birthday is in August. *hint* *hint* I'll take the top card! lol tee hee

  12. Both cards are fabulous Julie!! You sure are making Sandy Redburn proud with all of these wonderful projects showcasing her product! Way to go girl!!
    We are expecting a pretty day too! But probably not as pretty as in Sunny California!! LOL!! Hugs to you my friend, enjoy your weekend!!

  13. I loved them both but the first one I really thought was so cute! :D

  14. Julie, your cards are adorable. Just LOVED the first ones with the little girls. A person can't help but chuckle over that one:) Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!
    - Debbie Kaste

  15. Great cards, I love those little girls sharing their secret, what a great image!

  16. Gorgeous cards Julie! I am kickin' myself for not grabbing some beautiful Crafty Secrets while at CHA - guess I will just have to place an order! You really showcase all these products so well! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe color challenge this week :) Hope you come play again next week - we miss you!

  17. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! Love that first card so much!

  18. Hi Julie,

    Didn't I got some great Easter goodies in my swap? I just loved it all. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet message. Now I've got to go read your blog.

    Happy Saturday,

    ps I'm having a "give-away"

  19. wow, julie! your cards are birthday presents! so lovely and full of careful detail.

    ~*~ happy spring ~*~


  20. beautiful cards- sweet works of art!

  21. beautiful artwork!!! love all of it!
    thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment.
    have a great sunday!

  22. I love the stamping on ribbon, the two little girls are so perfect for the sentiment. Made me smile. The second card is so sweet! yet very elegant.

  23. These are so sweet and lovely.I love the pop-up elements!!Warmest Regards,Cat

  24. Hi Julie, I clicked on your links for your wonderful cards. Are the challenges for you at your own home, or do you swap your beautiful cards with others in that group. I am always amazed at the new techniques people come up with. Stamping on ribbon - have to remember that.!

  25. I love the little bunny and cat/dog card. So vintage looking and cute.

  26. Julie,
    Your talent ever amazes me! I love the little girls .. so cute and charming!

  27. Your cards are so so lovely...I wish I had some of your talent. I love the vintage look of them. Have a great week my friend...happy creating. xox

  28. they are just too cute!

  29. Hi Julie! Your cards are adorable! I have been catching up with your last few posts. I didn't want to miss anything. I hope you have a great week! Twyla

  30. Both are such sweet cards! This does seem to be the month for Bithdays!
    Hope your weekend was Lovely!

  31. Good Morning Julie..thanks so much for visiting my little blog. I am always happy to have a new friend, especially such a creative one ;-) I love your cards. Have a lovely week and please do pop in again.
    your friend,

  32. Your cards are so lovely Julie. Love the first one with the little girls!
    Have a wonderful and creative week!
    Hugs Hanne

  33. We MISS you, Jules!

    This is so lovely and now I find myself back to having my cup of tea and relaxing at a Vintage Chic rather than darting in and out...

    I KNEW you had an ulterior motive : )

  34. Sweet Sweet cards my friend! Have a wonderful week!