Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Snowman Memories…

girl with snowman--creating myself

Good afternoon, my friends!

What a beautiful day here in California…certainly doesn’t feel like the week before Thanksgiving weather-wise!

But it’s coming, nonetheless!  What are you planning to put on your Thanksgiving table this year?  Old family favorites?   Feeling adventurous and trying some new recipes? 

Well, just a couple of things to share with you today…I’m trying to get ready for a craft fair on Saturday, and I’m SO behind! 



A pretty vintage snowman image courtesy of Crafty Secrets, from their “Seasonal” Images & Journal Notes booklet.


A new toy for me picked up at Michael’s the other day…”Snow Writer” by DecoArt…look at these fun icicles!


Aren’t they fun!  I covered them with Dazzling Diamonds while they were still wet…


Such a sweet snow couple…a few sparkling accents on the image and a bit of sparkle to the side…


…a trio of chunky snowflakes topped off with vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, a bit of platinum Stickles framing, and that’s about it!

Playing with “snow” today reminded me of this little picture from my past…


…1971…northern Ohio.  A lovely place to spend your childhood!  Here are my two brothers, Steve and Scott, and myself with our snowman-in-the-works…Steve eating a fistful of snow…

Did you ever eat freshly fallen snow?  I can still taste it!

One more thing…another page in my Christmas mini-album…


Here we are at my Grandma and Grandpa Smith’s house on Christmas morning, 1964.  I was almost two years old and apparently pretty pleased with my new dolly!


The collage image with the stockings is from Crafty Secrets’ “Christmas” Creative Scraps…


…and the pesky & adorable little Christmas Kewpies are from also from Crafty Secrets’ “Seasonal” Images & Journal Notes booklet…don’t they just make you smile?!


And another pretty snowflake…a combination of a large & lovely Martha Stewart snowflake punch, chunky German glass glitter and a vintage button.  Love that combination!

Well, that’s it for me today!  I hope you’re having fun with all your holiday plans…what a wonderful time of the year!

See you soon with something new…


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  1. You sure have some fun tools to play with..and what you are creating is wonderful! What a darling 2 year old you were! ;D

  2. Love your cards..and that Snow Writer looks like too much fun!

  3. Hi Julie,
    Such lovely cards. I'm loving that stocking collage image, so very pretty. Your Ohio snow photos are so very cute...I so miss snow! The photo of cute little you holding your little doll is so adorable. Your hair looked curly there, love that!

  4. This card is beautiful...the detail!! I love this Snow Writer!

    Love the childhood pictures, too. Have fun at the craft fair!


  5. Hi Julie,

    I'm lovin' the crafts you've got goin' on. Very vintagy and sweet. Thank you for sharing your creativity so that there's more inspiration out in blogland for ME!


  6. Julie,
    Love your olden pics! So sweet. Yes, I can taste the handful of snow, too!

  7. Why didn't I read this before I went to Michaels? The icicles are perfect-just like your layout!

  8. Your cards are always so pretty julie. I used to love playing in the snow.. making angels and snowmen. I still like to go out and make snowmen sometimes! The snow is so pretty.. but so hard to get around in and sooo cold!

  9. Hi Julie! Such cute cards and I love what you did with that new "snow writer".

  10. My sister just gave me a snow writer but I haven't tried it yet...I will now! I smiled all through this post Julie. Your card is beautiful and I laughed at the memories the snow pictures brought back. Snowsuits...our Moms made us wear them and we could barely move! We did stay warm though. Always inspired to see what you create!
    I would miss the snow too...

  11. It's getting cold here in Utah. I really start missing the central coast of California in November! My husband just got back from SLO. He spent a month there working the outage at Diablo Canyon. (Where he retired from) Sure love that snow pen. Mimi

  12. Lovely card you the snowmen image.


  13. Julie, your creations are so beautiful, as always. I love all that you do, and I just adore seeing the old pictures and family history you are able to tie in with all that you create. You are such a very talented girl. I love you loads and loads and truly treasure our friendship. xxoo

  14. Just beautiful, Julie :) A work of heart and I love the look of the snow writer :)

  15. How adorable!! MUST try the snow writer!! I hope you have a great time at the craft fair!!! ( I should be mailing out your surprise tomorrow!!) Your precious pictures and stories are always a treat!!

  16. Darling cards, as usual, Julie! And those snowflakes are soooo pretty!

  17. Dear Juie,your cards are sweet and pretty , I am totally in love with your snow writer-what is it really called ?
    looks like a million on the card, and as if the sun shines from above on newfallen snow.The snowflakes looks gorgeus,too.
    And such a sweet photo from your childhood.

  18. Oh my gosh, Julie--this is all tooo precious for words!!! I love your exquisite cards and also the pictures--wow!!!

  19. hi julie,

    i'm loving the little kewpies in your pretty artwork. everything is so festive, pretty and fun!

    how can next week be thanksgiving already?! it is my favorite meal of the year. yum!


  20. Hi Julie! You have such a beautiful blog!! Your new pieces are so pretty! I am in love with that snowflake!! I live in Michigan and your picture of you and your brothers looks like many that I have! :) Great memories!! Good luck on Saturday!

  21. What lovely cards, and the childhood pictures remind me of my family growing up! So glad I found you thanks to Suzanne!

    Kat :)

  22. Julie,
    Think I just lost my post. Good luck this weekend. Those are such sweet creations and I love your snowflake/button/glitter embellies! Great idea!

  23. Ah, lovely lovely
    memories, Julie!
    I do believe I
    had a very similar
    coat! Your snowmen
    are adorable. Don't
    you miss all that
    snow {ha ha}?!
    xx Suzanne

  24. So pretty Julie! Love those snow photos. We visited Michigan/Ohio every other year for Christmas when I was growing up. Have a great picture with me and my cousins Gwen and Joy in the snow. I have it framed and in my bedroom. So sweet! Wishing you all the best at the craft show. I was supposed to do one next weekend but just knew I couldn't stay focused enough to finish enough handmade things to sell. Take care! Tammy

  25. I especially love the 1971 picture of your dear! GOOD LUCK on your craft fair!