Hello, my friends!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend…ours was busy and oh, so fun!
A short post today, as I’m trying to get ready for a trip tomorrow…
My sweet husband is giving me the gift of time with my parents for my birthday this week…what a thoughtful man! I’ll be heading to my folks’ house for most of the week, with the added benefit of being in the same place as my college girl—lots of fun planned!
Two cards made to show you some fun new images from Crafty Secrets…here’s a little sneak peek…
…just one of the four sides of the fabulous new “Farm Fresh” Creative Scraps that will be available soon…aren’t they wonderful?!
Here’s what I came up with…first:
“Farm Grown Love”, it says…sweet and simple…my daughter says the image reminds her of Ichabod Crane…me, too!
No glitter on this one…simple, homespun colors and prints…a single, slender line of lacy hearts and rustic twine with a few vintage mother-of-pearl buttons are the only embellishments here…
Reminds me, of course, of an old family photo…Asahel and Pauline, my great-grandparents, were farmers, as well…and very much in love…
…here they are, in their younger years, ready for church…the only time you’d find Asahel in a suit!
And again, much later in life on yet another Sunday in their very best…Farm Grown Love in it’s truest sense…
Another Farm Fresh card…
“Country Girls are Well Preserved”, it claims…
Again, I kept it fairly simple…adding a pretty lace border, a few paper roses, spritzed with “Creme de Chocolat” Glimmer Mist, and some vintage seam binding that I colored to match with “Chocolate Covered Cherries” and “Red Velvet” Glimmer Mist…
I love that the image…
…reminded me once again of Pauline…
…much later in life here, and after her dear companion had passed away, she traveled to Europe with her cousin Dora. I’ll bet this country girl would never have imagined in her younger days that she would ever make such a trip…a dream come true…
I hope you all have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you when I get back!
As usual you have fabulous vintage pictures and stories. It is such a treat to come over here. Don't you just love the hats they used to wear?!
Happy Birthday!! Have a fab trip you lucky girl!
Love the cards you made and the vintage pics and stories. Just wonderful! Have a nice trip!ReplyDelete
always love to see your old pictures and hearing about your family! And of course seeing the sweet cards you create!ReplyDelete
Your hubby is a smart man! I hope you enjoy your mini vacation!!
As usual, great photos, stories and cards. Such talent!!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your family and trip!! Happy Birthday!
You do such a good job of switching styles. This is a perfect farm-style (i know...i come from South Dakota). Did you just do the new borders or have I missed something. Everything matches so beautifully!
Fantastic vintage cards! What a cool guy to give you a trip to see your parents for your b-day! Enjoy! :)ReplyDelete
Oh...the card are some of your best and I love all of them! Have a great time with your parents and daughter!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to Sarah Rose! And Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a great trip. Bring your coat! MimiReplyDelete
Fantastic shabby goodness! The new designs are definitely on ,y must hsvelidt!ReplyDelete
ReDo! I don't know what my Ipad was typing there! I meant they will be on must have list. :-). enjoy your trip!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday my sweet friend...and have fun...I always like going home.ReplyDelete
Your new look over here is sooooo adorable...hugs. xoxo Safe trip.
Your cards are beautiful Julie. You are a perfect match with Crafty Secrets!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, Julie, Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a wonderful time at your parents' house--and tell them I said "hi!" I know I don't know them personally, but oh gosh, I know that your mom is so sentimental from the beautiful treasures she saved for you!!!ReplyDelete
I LOVE these gorgeous pieces you made--you are just the most talented person--wow!!!
Have a Happy Birthday, dear friend!!!
Have a wonderful and fun birthday week!!ReplyDelete
Hugs and blessings,
Julie, you will have such a wonderful time with your parents and your daughter! What a special Birthday gift! I can't wait to see what you share with us when you get back. I love these newest cards of yours, of course! They are sooooo homespun and country looking. I adore that! You never cease to amaze me with your card creating talents! You are surely blessed with a wonderfully creative eye! Lots of love coming your way from wet England on this cold January morning. Happy journies and safe travels! xxooReplyDelete
Have a wonderful birthday and visit with your mom and dad. That's just what I would like for my birthday--a visit with your folks. How well I remember the excitement at our house this very week waiting for the best phone call ever--your arrival!! We didn't want to leave the house in case we would miss your Dad's call. Love the pictures of Grandma and Grandpa. Hate to admit that I remember well the "going away" party the family had before Grandma left on her trip--she was so excited.ReplyDelete
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all your help and for making such fantastic samples on the spur of the moment!
Have a wonderful time visiting your parents and a great birthday
What a fun post Julie! Love your cards. Have a GREAT time on your visit!!ReplyDelete
I have been a bad visitor lately, time and a wonky arm seem to have got in the way.
But so glad I popped into today as I can wish you a wonderful visit to you parents, enjoy yourself.
How exciting...have a wonderful trip to see your family!ReplyDelete
this is such a very beautiful post. your photographs are cards are lovely.ReplyDelete
i always so enjoy my visits here.
enjoy your time with your lovely family
warmest wishes xxx
Have a very happy birthday and a very happy trip and precious time with your dear parents and daughter.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful birthday trip! Have a great one! I just love your cards and especially the new Farm Fresh Scraps! What wonderful photos you have of your loved ones!ReplyDelete
Lovely projects and I can't get over what a wealth of family photos you have - I bet you could find one to go with just about any of the CS printed imsages! Hope you have a lovely time with your parents!ReplyDelete
These projects are all so wonderful! I hope to be as creative one day....I have a hard time figuring out "what" to do with the products.....So are you coming home????? Don't forget those phone numbers Julie! I also have a BD coming up, not sure what to ask for yet....possibly PSE lessons! LOL SandyReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Julie! What a wonderful gift to spend time with your parents and your daughter. I just loved the post about her strawberry hair and her desire to design. Love the energy of redheads! These are such cute images shared today, and as always I adore your family memories. Have fun! Have lots of fun! ElizabethReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Julie!! What a wonderfully sweet gift from your hubby! Have a beautiful week with your parents and daughter.ReplyDelete
I love your beautiful cards. Cards are a really hard thing for me. One of these days, I'm going to have to sit and really look at yours...and probably pretty much copy them! eeeek!
Love your cards and beautiful stories! Do hope you made some more wonderful memories with your Mom and Dad...what a super gift!ReplyDelete
Hey tall gal : )ReplyDelete
So fun to think of
you away, enjoying
special time with
your folks. My mom
is coming to visit
in two weeks ~ hooray!
This post is just
adorable. I would
totally frame some of
those CS images, too!
HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS my sweet friend!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your folks, your daughter and your birthday!
Let's see ... you're going to be ..what? 29??
Beautiful cards Julie! Have a wonderful visit with your parents!ReplyDelete
Oh Julie, what a wonderful birthday gift, to get to visit with your family! I love the cards and the family photos you have shown today!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your visit back home.
I am wondering if you are in the same state where I AM VISITING. hmmmmmmmReplyDelete
wonderful to be able to go visit your parents.
I am wrapped in joy being with my kids and grandkids.
love your cards!!!!!!! AND THE OLD PICTURES the inspire you it seems.
Have a great time! You deserve it!ReplyDelete
Just wanted to drop in on your birthday and wish you a day as special as you are! I'm sure you're having a wonderful time with your parents. I leave this Wednesday for Mesa, AZ to help my 90 year old step-mom celebrate her birthday! Family fun time is great!ReplyDelete
Best wishes Julie!
Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! Happy birthday, dear Julie! Happy birthday to you! Hope your day is the sweetest ever! TwylaReplyDelete
wishing you a happy first week in februaryReplyDelete
hope you are having a wonderful time
warmest hugs xxx
Hi Julie, I can see I missed some posts here, don`t know what happened, exept I was bussy. But I alwayes love visiting you, seing your lovely creations, and reading your family stories. I so hope for you your birthdayweek with your parents and girls, have been wonderfull Julie-- such a sweet gift from your husbond.ReplyDelete
Julie, trying again- my post dissapers!!ReplyDelete
And I can see I have missed some of yours, have been bussy- but as I alwayes love visiting your blog, watching your beautifull creations, and reading your family story, I must have been tired-not being here !!!
I hope you have hade a perfect and wonderfull birthdayhollyday with your parents,-and girls-