Friday, July 23, 2010

Pink and Black & This and That…


Good afternoon, dear friends!

Hope the week has gone well for all of you…I’m now getting ready to spend a week camping up in the mountains with about 100 teenage girls and about 30 women…am I crazy?!  It will be wonderful—it is every year!

Just a couple of things to share with you today…over at Splitcoast in the Crafty Secrets’ forum, the challenge for this week is simply to use pink & black in our cards—on of my favorite combinations!  Here’s what I came up with:


I love these sweet little characters from Crafty Secrets’ “Altered Fairy” Creative Scraps—always so fun to use! 

I used one of the cards Vicki gave me last CHA—I’ve been loving those! (Thanks, Vicki!),  a bit of pink lace, Dazzling Diamonds & Crystal Effects on her wings, platinum Stickles, and that’s about it!  Nice and simple this time…

Next, I just have to be silly and share with you that I’m KINDA in the newest Somerset Life magazine…

Somerset life

As I first quickly glanced through the magazine, I felt like something was a bit familiar in the pages…Then, as I really looked at the first article, titled “La Belle Epoque”,  I realized it was my friend Pam’s store right here in Old Town Salinas! 


And there’s my claim to fame—see the aqua wall inside the store?  I did that vinyl lettering for her a couple of years ago…okay, not a big claim to fame, but…! 

It’s a gorgeous little shop…she always decorates it so beautifully…if you’re ever in town, stop on by!  Wish you could have seen her Marie Antoinette display—ooh la la!  And her Christmas and Halloween window displays are to die for!

Lastly, we finally got the photographer’s proofs of our big family photos shoot last month…just thought I’d share a few of them with you…

Campbell Family 1

My sweet family…

Campbell Family 2

My husband Roger and me…

The Original Bunch

My parents with their six children…

The Whole Fan-damily!

And the whole crew!  It was so amazing to have every single one of us together for a couple of days—it’s really hard to make that happen, I can tell you!  We were very lucky, and had a marvelous time!

Thanks for letting me share all of this today…that’s it for now…I’ll be back on Sunday with something new…till then, have a fabulous weekend, everyone!



  1. Holy MOLY! That's a lot of teenagers..I think I'd jump OFF the mountain :)
    HAVE fun and BE safe :)

  2. one hundred teenage girls?? I bet it will be fantastic!:) I work with teens, they keep me young! Beautiful family picture!! Pink and black is my favorite combo too and oddly I never use it. Hmmm.

  3. Hey Julie! Now I must grab that Somerset issue and pay attention to that wall!!!! Regarding the 100!!!!

  4. Oh my gosh Julie, what a wild time you have ahead of you, it will fun and oh, so memorable! Can't wait to hear about it all very soon.

    Your family is just so beautiful, what a wonderful family photograph of your entire family!

    I am so happy I found your wonderful blog, it's no wonder you have so many followers!

    Nancy's Notes

  5. Such a cute card...and your family pictures are awesome and you are so pretty! :D

  6. Very cool! Love your card...those little darlins always make me want to create too. Love that combo!

  7. An all girl camping trip sounds just wonderful, singing songs by the campfire eatting somores, oh does that bring back memories!
    I Love your pink and black card! its adorable,
    Congrats on your work showing up in the photo. Next hallween and Christmas you must take photos of the shop and share them with us.

    Have a wonderful camping trip.

  8. the camping sounds like so much fun - can't wait to hear about it!

  9. I need to flip back through my Somerset Life and look for that wall! Lovely family photos!

  10. What a handsome family! I have that Somerset Life...I will have to go back and look at your work. Congratulations! You've been published!


  11. Hi Julie!
    Your cards are so adorable...and your family beautiful! I wonder if you would have time to join my Wild West Tag Swap? Only 2 tags to make...check out the info on my blog, okay?

  12. Hi Julie :) Your card is beautiful and angel is sweet.
    You create beautiful couple with your husband:)

  13. Julie, What a sweet post. Your large family reminds me of my husbands family of seven children all so close to each other as well. I must bring up this idea of a photo dressed alike at our family reunion that is in two weeks. The shady spot under the trees just makes the photo magical! Another sweet card, this little fairy image is one of my favorite! Joyce of Scrap for Joy uses it often. Makes me smile! Famous!!! Who knew!!! Now the world knows!!! Such fun! Have a lovely weekend! Elizabeth

  14. Have a great weekend Julie. I love your pink and black card. Your family photos are fabulous. Love Anne X

  15. I love reading your posts--the card is adorable, your family photos are wonderful, and I hope you have fun camping--be safe and enjoy!!!!!!

  16. You do such beautiful work. Love the color combination too. Great family pictures. They get more precious as time goes on. Happy Pioneer Day to you. My husband's family came to Utah in 1848 and settled in Scipio. Lots of pioneers in his line. Mimi

  17. Hi Julie! Your camping trip sounds like such fun! I can't wait to hear all about it...Julie, your family is just beautiful, and you look as young as your daughters!...How wonderful about the magazine and your lettering! Whoo-hoo!!! That's sooo cool! Have a great day, sweetie! xo Paulette

  18. ...Oh gosh, I forgot to mention how much I love your little angel card! It's just adorable!!! xo

  19. Oh my..that is a large group of women and girls. It sounds like a wonderful time. I hope your daughters get to go with you.

    I just love your family pictures. It's always so much fun to get those back.

    I love the aqua pretty!

  20. Have fun on your trip Julie!! I love the Angel card you made, and your family is beautiful!