Friday, May 21, 2010

Sweet Dreams and a Sweetie Pie…

Good afternoon, everyone!
Another weekend here already…time’s zooming past…summer will be here before we know it!
Just a couple of things to share with you today…This week in Splitcoast’s Crafty Secrets’ Forum, Pammyjo has challenged us to use zig zags or rick rack on our cards…easy peasy for this vintage girl!
Here’s my first:
Such an adorable vintage fantasy image…everything that’s going on around this little girl while she’s napping…
This image is from Crafty Secrets’ “Childhood” Images & Journal Notes booklet…I just typed up the “sweet dreams” sentiment on the computer using one of my favorite fonts—“Monterey BT”—love it!
Lots of Dazzling Diamonds on the dream creatures, silver Stickles around the image, card and on the buttons, lace, yummy silky ribbon, and rick-rack trim.
Since the rick-rack trim didn’t really stand out on this card, I made another…
Another sweet little image from Crafty Secrets’ “Domestic Goddess” Creative Scraps…
LOTS of rick-rack on this one—wanted to make sure the Splitcoast ladies could see it!  A paper doily, vintage buttons, PTI black grosgrain (love it!), a touch of Dazzling Diamonds, and silver Stickles….that’s about it!
Well, that’s all for me today…it’s going to be a busy weekend for us…lots going on…but that’s what weekends are all about, isn’t it?
Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you very soon with something new…


  1. So sweet! Love the "napping dreams" image especially. ~ Angela

  2. Hi Julie, sooo cute! Wishing you a beautiful weekend doing all the things you love... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Beautiful!! Love the little dreamer card especially!

  4. These are both wonderful cards. Such beautiful elements. The brown ribbon is scruptious!

  5. The dreamer card is so sweet! You met the challenge beautifully. Have a great weekend!

  6. hi Julie! these are SOOOOOO SWEET! WOW! LUV EM!

  7. I loved the Sweetie Pie one...these are real cute and you are the real sweetie pie! Come say hi :D

  8. You are SO creative Jules....LOVE what you've done once again!

  9. Always sweet things coming from you. Happy days to you! :) Tammy

  10. Julie, I love, LOVE, LOVE these cards! I know I say that all the time, but tis true!! You absolutely amaze me with your ability to come up with new and fresh cards all the time. I think I love the top one most of all, but that is because it is pink and brown, and I love pink and brown together and with polka dots too, another of my favourite things. Did I say that I LOVE this!! Well, I do!!! Love you too, my special creative, sweet, California friend!! (((hugs))) Have a great Saturday! xxoo

  11. Hi Julie,

    I love these cards. The images are wonderful and your "card-style" is so special.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs Hanne

  12. Great cards Julie, I love the doily on the second one - perfect for a little girl who's baking!

  13. That second and fourth image are so so adorable!

    Have a wonderful long weekend, Julie. xoxo

  14. love love kinda cards :D Crafty Secrets stuff is awesome !!!
    Happy weekend...

  15. Thank you for visiting! Your blog is beautiful and full of wonderful information!! I'm going to check-into some of the books listed on your sidebar! Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Exquisitely crafted!!! So beautiful.

  17. Wow-these are gorgeous!!!



  18. Hey Girlie!
    Your cards are both so adorable! I can't choose which one I like the best! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving some lovin'! You are such a true friend! Sorry I've been a bit MIA lately ... you know how it is!! I'll be back on track once Morgan's graduation & party are over.
    Keep these prettiest coming ... you are such an inspiration to us all!!
    Hugs to ya!

  19. Happy Weekend!
    Oh, I'm crazy about that first one, the napping images. So magical! :-)


  20. I think it is wonderful you work at Crafty Secrets!! I started becoming interested in paper crafts after seeing the gallery! So many beautiful creations! All you work is lovely, but I am partial to the "Sweetie Pie". Thank you too for your visits, and kind comments!!

  21. Dear Julie, as alwayes ,I love your pretty and sweet cards, you are so talented dear friend.
    Happy sunday.
    Hugs Dorthe

  22. Julie
    I love your sweet vintage cards...soo full of wonderful details! :) Rainy days (or jammie days) are the best days to create...before we moved into our house (10 weeks ago) I had them all the has taken a backburner because there were so many projects here (renovations)...but I am pleased to say that it feels good to work on the house and get a long stretch of art time in also. Have a wonderful Sunday! :)

  23. Sweet cards! I love the use of ric-rac - makes it so VINTAGE! :D