Friday, December 10, 2010

Let Heaven and Nature Sing


Good morning, my friends!

A cold and gloomy day here on the California coast…about as close to winter as we get here!

The house is quiet…Christmas tree lights are glowing, carols in the air…a perfect day….

I have a couple of cards to share with you today…just a little bit of Christmas…


First…a beautiful vintage image from Crafty Secrets’ “Christmas” Images & Journal Notes booklet…and of course, I just had to pop up the birdies…


…and the snowy bits on the image just really needed some additional “snow” courtesy of my new “Snow Writer” from Michaels (with some iridescent glitter added, of course!)


…and it’s always a wonderful thing when you scuffle around in your vintage button bowl and find three of the same size, same color buttons in the perfect shade of red…



…something more on the heavenly side…a beautiful Victorian angel, also from Crafty Secrets’ “Christmas” Images & Journal Notes booklet…


…and once again, I was in a pop-it-up mood…I also added some Crackle Accents to the image to give it more of the look of an old painting…

I thought I’d share a couple of pictures of my three daughters from a Christmas Eve back in 1999…

Campbell Girls 1999_edited-1

I love these sweet images…

The Campbell Sisters 1999_edited-1

…and the best part?  They are still this cuddly and loving with each other, even though they’re now in college and high school…I’m so grateful.

And last, two vintage postcards to share with you…


…this one from 1933…


…and this lovely Nativity from the late 1920’s…both so beautiful…

I hope your day is just wonderful, and that you’re enjoying every moment of preparing your homes and your hearts for this most special season.

See you soon with something new…


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  1. These are all precious, Julie! Wonderful Christmas preparation cards and nostalgia!
    Also...thanks so much for your visit!
    Hope your day is wonderful!

  2. Hi Julie, those are beautiful cards, I love those little birdies!... and your daughters look so cute at Christmas, that is so sweet they still hug and love each other so! is rainy and cool here today too... a perfect day to bake some cookies!... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. I love your cards and the snow on them. Beautiful! The sweet picture of your daughters really show the love that they have.

    Thank you for your kind comments regarding my son's situation. I really have found so much comfort in the words of my blogging friends are realized just how blessed I am and that we are not alone in this situation.

    Thank you!!

  4. Beautiful cards.
    Christmas photos are a wonderful record of how our children grow, and of cosy times with them. xx

  5. Hi Julie, just taking a break here from preparing the food for the Primary Activity we are having tomorrow and I saw this pop up! Oh I do love these newest cards, especially the bird one! I have a thing for birds, especially tiny ones like chickadees"! Sadly we don't have Chickadees over here although we do have Tits which are quite similar. Your birds look just like them! Love your girls also. You are so blessed to have such a lovely family, but then you already know that. I am sure your holidays will be wonderful and noisy and filled with joy! Love and hugs from a much milder (today) UK! xxoo

  6. Julie, I love the cards so much! How sweet are those little birds?! I am loving all the vintage images you've been sharing. Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day, too! Twyla

  7. I just can't get over your creativeness. You are just GOOD. Love both of these, but the birds are REALLY my favorite. And I love scouring around the button jars, looking for just the right ones!
    Our kids grow up so fast. Doesn't it feel like you shot those pictures last week?
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs! Karen

  8. Your cards are just beautiful...I love the one with the buttons.

    Your daughters do look so happy and loving in the picture. Mine could try to get along a little better but maybe it is just a phase. I hope so!

    Have a great weekend!


  9. Sweet Julie,
    how wonderfull cards, as usual :)
    I love the cute birds,wit a little glitter, and the beautifull,. bow.
    Your sweet girls, looks so happy, together-that is worth a million....
    Hugs, Dorthe

  10. Beautiful cards Julie! Love the birds:)
    Hope your weekend will be good!!!
    Hugs Hanne

  11. I am impressed as always! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  12. *Gasp* Be still my heart, a vintage Bluebird Christmas card! Oh Julie, it's heavenly!!! I love your delightful crackled angel as well. Have a fabulous day - and a wonderful weekend. 'Tis the season, after all! :)

  13. Stunning! I so appreciate your talents, shared ideas and the lovely photos of Christmas past...lovely families are the direct result of loving parents!

    Thank you for sharing!


  14. Hi Julie!
    What a sweet blog you have! I really enjoyed seeing your cute Christmas creations and your kiddos are so precious! Thank you for sharing your pictures!!
    Warmest Regards and Merry Christmas!

  15. Your lovely blog radiates positive energy. It appears that you'll never become a grumpy old woman. :)

  16. Hi Julie. What lovely cards you've created! I enjoyed seeing the olden ones too. Aww...your daughters were so cute and what a blessing to know they're still so close.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Oh Julie, it looks as though you are looking into the card with birds. The blue is just wonderful with your silver touch! I wanted to let you know that you have heard my voice when you placed orders with GBP. I was often the voice for the "phone specials"! Soft and sing songy, very goosy! Thank you so much for your lovely comment on their blog. Truly a coming full circle moment for my life. What a rewarding experience! Have a wintry weekend! Elizabeth

  18. Darling Christmas cards Julie and you must have the best button collection around.
    What beautiful girls you have, oh they grow up way to fast.
    Have a wonderful weekend filled with joy!

  19. Your cards are just adorable! Especially the one with the birds. Thanks for sharing the vintage cards! So snagged!

  20. Hi Julie!!
    This bird card is my favorite yet! So sweet...and popping out the image just gives it such a wonderfully "hallmark" look! The red buttons are a fab addition. You are the card making queen! I bow to you!

    Paula Clare

  21. Love these cards
    and love seeing
    your girls. It
    is heartening to
    know that they are
    still so close. I
    am having a hard time
    thinking about my
    oldest off on her own
    in December of 2013
    at college. Hopefully
    these next two years
    will prepare me! Have
    a wonderful, Christmas-y
    weekend, dear Julie!
    xx Suzanne

  22. Such sweet cards....I would so love to start collecting Vintage Christmas Postcards and make a lovely banner from them.

    Sending you joy and love for a magical weekend my sweet friend. xoxoxoox

  23. Julie,
    I ADORE the bird card. So tweet.. er, I mean sweet :) Your girl's are just beautiful!
    Blessings always~

  24. Hey Julie, ironically, they said we might get rain yesterday but it didn't happen. Today is quite humid and warm because the rain didn't come. Hubby and I walked this evening and his back was drenched when we got home. :/

    Your cards are always so beautiful. I just glue a bunch of stuff together and hope it looks good. :)

    I see you've been baking too. I didn't even get to the sugar cookies. Only one batch of Mexican Wedding cookies. Tomorrow, sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies and a brownie cookie recipe I'm trying for the first time. Hope they are good. Have a super Sunday. Best wishes, Tammy

  25. Oh what beautiful cards!!! And children!!! Indeed, they grow too fast, don't they? I love those precious birdies on your card too!!! and the adorable buttons!

  26. Beautiful pictures and your cards are amazing :)

  27. Beautiful christmas inspiration! I think I am going to attempt to make my own Christmas cards this year- your blog makes me want to craft! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

  28. Haven't stopped by in awhile but wanted to wish you a great Christmas season. Love the card with the adorable! I finally found the time today to decorate our home and the tree. We are snowed in with a blizzard so it was a great day to enjoy the season!