Sunday, July 24, 2011

Home Again…and a Winner!


Hello, dear friends!

Aaaahhhh!  So good to be home again!  We were gone for exactly a month…don’t think we’ve ever been away that long before!

Had such a wonderful time with our family…I miss them already…I’ll tell you more of our adventures later!

Just popping in today to share a couple more quick & easy projects using Crafty Secrets’ brand new “Mini Vintage” Creative Scraps…

…and to reveal the winner of my giveaway!

Here’s my first little charm…


Such a sweet little vintage angel resting on the moon…


…this was SO simple!  Just cut out your chosen image, place it on the charm (these charms and necklaces will be available through Crafty Secrets)…pop on the matching acrylic top…and that’s it!

(I DID have to add a little Platinum Stickles around the edge, of course!)

Here’s my next one…


…a definite theme with me last night…another vintage sweetie sitting on the moon….this is one of my all-time favorite Crafty Secrets images—I just LOVE it!

I backed it with a piece cut from the backside of the “Mini-Vintage” Creative Scraps, cut out the little girl and words, aged everything with “Vintage Photo” Distress Ink, glued them in place…added a bit of Platinum Stickles around the edge…and voila’!


Now here’s the fun part!  The backing for this one was from a “pocket watch” from Tim Holtz—fabulous!

I then added some real silver shavings glitter—a bit of a shaker necklace!  (Sorry about all the shadows—a bit cloudy out this morning!)

Now—for the winner of my giveaway!

Joanne of “Vintage Dragonfly”  …you’re the winner of the new Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Patterns CD and 2 of the “Mini-Vintage” Creative Scraps sets!

Just email me your address & I’ll get them out to you next week!

Believe it or not, I’m off on another adventure on Monday…camping in the mountains all week with over 100 women & girls (including my two younger daughters)………wish me luck!

See you the next week with something new!



  1. Your pieces of jewelry are adorable. I can't wait until some more of those CS pages come out.

    Julie, camping in the mountains with all those girls and women sounds like a great event. Hope you really enjoy yourself with your daughters and your friends.

    We are visiting friends in the Black Hills where we used to live. Having a super time. The weather is beautiful!



  2. Yay for your winner. I like this little charm craft..I am thinking I might be able to do this! Very cute, love the little girl and the moon! :D

  3. Congrats to the winner!! Xoxoxo

  4. Welcome back, I missed you! Congratulations to Joanne, this is a very special prize! I love the little charms a lot and can really see possibilities for this craft!

  5. I love these pretty, Julie!! And now you are off camping!! Lucky girl, wish I could go! Have a wonderful time with your daughters!


  6. Congrat's to the winner and thank you for having this giveaway!
    Sounds like you are having a great summer!

  7. Well we were getting a bit worried....glad you had a great time. Makes it nice to come home...smiles...Renee

  8. Welcome home, and I love the charms--they are wonderful!

  9. Hi Julie, Glad your back, wow a month vacation, how wonderful qand now your off to go camping, Hope you have a great time. Darling little pieces and congrats to your winner. I've been away too but not for good reasones. sigh...
    hugs Lynn

  10. Welcome home ... at least for a few days! Congrats to the winner of your giveaway. Those charms are so pretty! Have fun camping! you sure are having a busy summer. Blessings, Tammy

  11. Love those charms - hope they will be coming to the UK too. Really nice pieces Julie - enjoy your camping with the girls.

  12. Hi Julie,
    What a wonderful surprise!!! Thanks so much! All of of your pieces are adorable-can't wait to start creating with my win.
    Have a great time camping with your daughters.

  13. What amazing projects Julie! I especially love the silver glitter shaker pocket watch, what a lovely design. I'm happy to hear you had such a wonderful time with your family - priceless!

  14. Wow JoAnne of vintage dragonfly is having a good month, she won a give-away from me too! I love the pocket watches, you did a wonderful job. I have the watch and all the materials but I haven't made one yet, I'm inspired now! xoxo-cindy

  15. Wow, love those vintage-print charms, I want to make some too now.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful month long vacation, lucky you.
    Brave you! Going camping is not my cuppa tea even tho' I love nature. I'm too used to the modern comforts. Hah! Have fun!
    Congrats to the winner of your give away.

  16. Beautiful pieces! I just found out about crafty secrets and love their look!

  17. Your jewelry is just beautiful I would love to find some old vintage pocket watches

  18. Welcome home Julie!
    Those charms are just so sweet and congrats to the winner!!

  19. I love this new
    line and with my
    love of words, can
    see myself making
    these for gifts....
    really, really sweet.
    Welcome home my friend!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: Congrats to the winner.

  20. OMG your blog is amazing, loving it x

  21. Beautiful charms and so glad you had a wonderful time with family and friends
    Mary x

  22. Love these precious charms! Sounds like a wonderful time coming up vacationing with family and friends!

  23. Love these! Welcome home Juls~! Vic

  24. Your charms are so lovely, Julie!

  25. Hi Julie!
    Love all your projects. I have been drooling over Crafty Secrets website for the last 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing their site, I love them!

    Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation, and have a great time camping with 100 girls! Sounds like a lot of fun!

  26. Beautiful charms! Lovely!
    Hugs Hanne