Friday, April 8, 2011

Easter Sunday Memories

Hello, my friends!

Well, I guess I’ve just been feeling a bit nostalgic about Easters Past lately, as I have another little Easter layout from my childhood to share with you today.


A sweet Easter Sunday morning in Glendale, California…1968…where do the years go?

I used the wonderfully spring-filled “Easter Retro Vintage Kit” from Vintage Street Market for my layout…I mean, just LOOK at all this vintage goodness!

Easter Retro Vintage Kit

I love the pretty floral print paper included in the kit, as well as the wonderful textured cardstock…so many pretty elements to play with!


I made the pennant border using the vintage dictionary page included in the kit…and a pencil and a ruler…real old school here!


A close-up of the central pennant…I cut pieces of the pretty pink vintage ribbon and layered them on top of each pennant, for just a little extra color and texture…also edged the border with Platinum Stickles.


Just a couple of goofy kids…My younger brother, Steve, and I, right after our Easter egg hunt on the lawn…(notice there’s no big, fat, floppy bow on my head here?)


…and the rest of the family.  Baby Scott (he’s a pediatrician now!) held by Mom…

(Oh, look!  There’s the big, fat, floppy bow!  Got to be wearing all the appropriate Easter finery for the family photo, right?!)


A cheerful felt flower with homemade button, (using an Epiphany Crafts heart-shaped button punch), ribbon…the ticket & clip are included in the kit…


A close-up of the Linen” Tinted Tape…love the aged look it gives a layout! (This close-up doesn’t make the lawn look too good, does it?!)


And finally, a trio of little Easter ducklings cut from on of the vintage storybook pages included in the kit.  I thought they echoed my parents’ three little ducklings quite nicely…

And if Easter memories weren’t sweet enough already, how about making some sweet NEW Easter memories?

DSC02193_edited-1 (sorry for the glare—it’s still dark outside, so kitchen lights are blazing!)

A very sweet gift from a friend.  Koralee of Bluebird Notes sent me an unexpected package the other day…simply because I’d mentioned that I couldn’t find those wonderful silver dragee’s where I live…so thoughtful!

Those dragee’s bring so many childhood memories back to me…Mom decorated many a Christmas and Easter cookie with those pastel-colored sparkly beauties!

Just look at the sweetness Koralee made with her daughters using these lovely ingredients…! (We’ll be making some of these at our house VERY soon!)


If you’ve never yet visited Koralee, you really must!  A treat for the eyes (her photography is stunning, as you can see here!), lovely thoughts for the soul…thank-you, dear friend…

So glad you stopped by to relive a little of my childhood with me today…

See you soon with something new.



  1. Hi Julie,
    Such a lovely way to display a wonderful memory! It's just beautiful. I love the vintage kit too! Thank you sharing with us.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. love your post today
    vintage Easter pics
    I'm not brave enough to share mine
    you have floppy bows
    i have floppy curls & a cowlick :D
    koralee is one of the sweetest
    girls on the block!
    have a great weekend my friend :D

  3. You are pulling at my heart~strings with this layout Julie! It is precious and look how darling you and you family look in the pictures! I am sure they were wonderful memories!

    Love ya,

  4. Ahhhh you are so so sweet my friend..thank you so much! Really you are a blessing to soooo many of us. Enjoy your baking...only wish we could do it together.

    Your sweet Easter layout is charming....and such adorable childhood photos!

    hugs for your day my made mine brighter. xox

  5. I love Easter. such a pretty time and all the pastel colors are gorgeous.
    I remember .......waaaaay back in the day, that for Easter my mom always made me and my sister a new dress. Then we'd have the white paten shoes, with little white paten purse and a white bonnet to wear with it.

  6. Oh my gosh, Julie, this all tooo adorable and special for words--you are so amazingly creative!!!

  7. Awww...beautiful layouts Julie. Those buckets look full of Easter treats. Nostalgia is my middle name! LOL. I am a sentimental, nostalgic, emotional gal. The name Glendale is what I have called my allotment which is my other blog and goes along with my name. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

  8. Hi my dear!!
    I sent you an Email!! :)

  9. Hi Julie, such darling Easter memories!... Love the big bow in your hair!... precious family photos... and lovely gifts from your friend Koralee... she is so sweet... xoxo Julie Marie PS Blizzards here in Utah again!!!

  10. Hi Julie, those kits really do provide you with so many wonderful papers and embellishments to work with. Your layout is perfect. Love the family photos as always. We had some great Easter egg hunts in my Mammaw's big backyard. One of my aunts would use plastic eggs to hide different amounts of money in. The cousins would always see who would be the one to find the egg with the most $$. So long ago! Koralee is a beauty inside and out! And so are you! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  11. Julie, Your not going to believe this but I was living in Montrose in 1968, We were neighbors!!!
    Your Easter page is darling from the sweet little chicks to your big floppy bow! What sweet memories!
    hugs Lynn

  12. JULIE!!!!!WAIT....I AM FROM LOS ANGELES....Hmmmmm.....1968, I was 10 years old. I remember those HOT Easter Sundays and wearing the new patent leather shoes on that HOT ASPHALT! My dad would take us to Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm or we would go to my cousins' home but the pavement was so hot....those were the days. Yes, those dragués bring back a lot of memories for me and your art is simply gorgeous. I don't want to grow up.

    THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY BEACH BIRTHDAY BASH...we have only begun. I had to pick up the sistahood first!

    Love to you, Anita

  13. Mornin Julie! LOL, didn't we all have to wear some big ole bow on top our heads in the 60's? Honestly, I think some of the ones my Mom slapped on my head were big enough to have their own zip code! But seriously, I love this layout. I think I like Easter pics more than Christmas because there is always such an innocence about them, maybe it's the promise of Spring. And I love all the embellishments you included, I've got to check out that set. I follow their blog but have never bought anything from them. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, Nan

  14. Hello my friend! What wonderful photos you always have to share with us! Really brought back a few memories for me too! Thanks for that! Your creations are always top notch adorable and your stories just really make me feel 'at home' here! Great job!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Kind of gloomy here on the East Coast but I'm sure it's another gorgeous day at your house! Take care and stop by anytime ... I MISS YOU!

  15. Hello Miss Julie!
    Your Work is Always so Lovely! Your Posts always Remind me the Fond Memories of my Childhood.
    You are the Sweetest! Thank You for your Visit! I am Soooooooooooo Happy You Like Tresor!
    Happy Saturday and Hope you are Having a Great Weekend!

  16. Aw, Julie,
    I think you are really cute with floppy bows!!!
    Big hugs,

  17. hi julie!

    what a pretty post from top to bottom! how fun to get surprise treats from koralee!

    happy weekend


  18. Julie,
    That is just too cute!!!! Back home again & trying to catch up today. All that play has put me sooooooooo far behind. LOVE the Easter lay out. 1968... you are just a baby! :)
    California was so cold & grey for most of the time I was there. Luckily the first 2 days were beautiful!!! Oh how lucky you Cali girls are to have my beautiful ocean so close all the time.

  19. What amazing detail and another super awesome page! Love the memories you are saving!

  20. Floppy bows are better than those white straw hats with the elastic under your chin that my mom always got us for Easter! And gloves that were hot and scratchy. Not too fun but your page is gorgeous. And in 1968 I was a Junior at SLOSH! Hope you had a great weekend. Mimi

  21. Julie what a beautiful display of your memories, floppy bow and all!! You are so lucky to have these photos and memories. We always had a new dress to wear to church at Easter and it was the first time during the season that we would be allowed to wear our knee socks. I can remember how cold my legs would feel! My Easter hat always hurt my head as well. It was usually one of those hairband types and they really pinched! Thanks for bringing back some sweet memories for me! Love and hugs coming your way across the ocean from the UK. xxoo

  22. Thanks so much for your visit, Julie. I actually have you on my AOL page so I can get to you quickly and check in to see what you are up to. I've been wildly busy for the past week or so. (Took on chapter presidency of a women's organization that meets twice a month. What was I thinking?? Then had to help with hosting two social events.) I love your sweet Easter pictures. I need to dig out a few from about 1955. Talk about wondering where the time went!
    Take care. Have a blessed week!
    Ladybug Creek

  23. I always smile
    when I see these
    posts from your
    childhood, Julie,
    as they could so
    easily be my own.
    Love all that you
    xx Suzanne
    PS: I met Koralee
    last year at Creative
    Connection and she
    is just as sweet in

  24. you make such lovely and sweet things my dear Julie!!!
    muchos cariños