Friday, June 8, 2012



I’ve never been there in person, but in my mind, a thousand times…..

Paris…the City of Light…


…or, as I put it in my art journal, City of Lights—see my little lights going across the pages?  An attempt, anyway…

What a thrill to visit this beautiful city in my imagination, thanks to the lovely invitation from Anita


Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to wander the streets…just get lost?


I really do see a rosy hue surrounding the images in my mind when I think of Paris…”la vie en rose”, right?

image Someday, perhaps, I’ll make it there.  But, until then, I’ll be…


Thanks so much for joining me on my journey today…linking up to Castles, Crowns & Cottages’ “Paris—Simply Irresistible” Link Party…merci beaucuop, Anita!


Paris really IS always a good idea.

See you soon with something new…



  1. It is great to met you here in Paris ....enjoy your stay...what a great party !!!! love

  2. Paris is always the best idea... Happy weekend Julie.. xv

  3. Beautiful...from the comfort of my home...smiles...Renee

  4. Hi Julie,
    Yours is a beautiful, vintage Paris. How it must have been back then. Smelly I would think :-). What a great idea Anita had, it brought so many bloggers together to share the fun.

    great meeting you and I am now following. Have a great weekend.

  5. Hi Julie,
    Your Paris is a vintage treat. I wonder how it really was in the 1800s - probably very
    smelly :-)

    Thanks for visiting me today. What a great idea of Anita's. I have met so many wonderful bloggers today. Now following you.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Oh, you have your Paris post in the beautiful color of pink. I love it. I've never been there either, but the girls just went a couple of years ago. I guess me and you can dream, can't we? This is such a lovely post.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  7. So nice to meet you,

    Bisous, et que Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ te benisse ~
    Kisses, and may the Lord Jesus Christ bless you~

    Pearl 13.1

  8. What a nice idea of Anita to make us all dream of Paris. Your Paris is pink, mine is a combination of red, white and perhaps navy blue or black ....
    I am glade I met you there:)

  9. How nice it is to meet you at Anita's Parisian soire ~ I just love your work
    A Bientot,

  10. You make it seem like you live right in the middle of it

  11. Dream it and make it so (the trip to Paris)! I never thought I would travel to Korea once. Now I have been there FOUR times! Yes, fourth and final; the rest of the world awaits me.


  12. Thank you for visiting me and commenting on my "Napoleon" post. I do adore Paris, indeed all of France...and the Emperor !!


  13. A Vintage Chic
    is lovely, lovely,
    and i so adore
    your journals!
    happy, happy Paris

  14. La vie en rose is my theme song... you are right!grin
    I hope you get to go to Paris someday! smiles~

  15. Such fun, Julie! I love your post and I hope you're able to visit Paris someday.
    Luckily, my daughter lived there for 7 years so I got to know it well.
    Wonderful to meet you via sweet Anita!

  16. Julie how great! I am loving our journey to Paris!!

    Anita's Parisian Party
    Art by Karena

  17. So nice to meet you Julie!
    I love vintage, so your Paris post is close to my heart. I too would love to visit Paris one day..

  18. Hi Julie,
    It is so nice to meet you!

    I too have never been to Paris. So how lucky to have this wonderful blog link party to be able to visit Paris with these wonderful pictures.

    I am now a follower, and I would like to invite you to come over to my blog and enter to win my blog giveaway.

    Dessa Rae

  19. How very kind of you to visit Bebe Julie. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and following along with me. I am also a new follower of your beautiful blog.

  20. WHAT DELIGHTFUL COMPANY WE HAVE ON OUR PARIS JOURNEY! I've enjoyed my visit here : )

    ~ Violet


    This has been a wonderful party so far and I am barely just getting to the comments left on my blog! I have all weekend to visit all the links and I am just delighted that people are visiting each other!!!!! HAVE FUN MY DEAR! Anita

  22. Julie,
    Very, very much like your creations. Thank you very much.

  23. Beautiful post! I am thrilled to be taking this journey with everyone through Anita's soiree.
    Wishing you a most lovely weekend! xoxo, B

  24. Julie,

    I am making the Paris rounds and you are my next stop! For someone who has never been to Paris (me neither)...I would say that you've done a great job of capturing the beauty! You are very creative and really LOVE that first image of yours!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend...and hope to see you at my place.

    I LOVE the fact that you captured these photographs yourself. What gorgeous shots and the angles are so interesting. LOVE the shot of the awnings & balconies. That scrollwork is amazing! And these are all in the first 2 hours of your tour! WOW!!!

    Thanks for sharing. If you have a chance, please stop by my place for a visit. :)

    Heidi (hi-d @ hi-d's place)

  25. Hi, Julie
    I love your sweet blog! Your French journal is enchanting with the lights. I have never been to France either. I think the closest I have been to imagining I was there was when I read 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' what a masterpiece of a book! I think the first 14 pages in very fine print, tell in descriptive detail all about Paris. And as always, the book is better than any movie could ever be.
    I am participating in Anita's Paris Party too!
    Teresa in California

  26. How lovely Julie! I was in Paris as a small child, age 4, but of course I don't remember very much of that visit at all . . . and then we landed at De Gaulle airport once on our way down to the Dordogne. I have always wanted to go with Todd on a Paris weekend. Dreams can come true, so I am thinking perhaps one day soon we will. Love what you have created. Just beautiful as always! Lots of love and hugs coming your way!! xxoo

  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog, tell all your followers about the giveaway!

  28. I also love doing art journals.So nice joining you on our Paris trip.Your art work on Paris is so pretty,I love it.Denise

  29. Just coming by to indulge again in this beautiful post my dear !!! Anita

  30. Happy weekend Julie! My sweet husband has absolutely lost count on the times he has been to Paris, and you have exactly described it in your beautiful journal pages as it really is. It is the one place he always imagines us together! E

  31. I've seen this "Paris invite" on Anita's blog , but the closest I will probably ever get to the trip I had last summer to Ontariio, and we went to Old Montreal. IT itself was amazing.
    Everything about Paris seems romantic doesn't it. You did a good job on your "city of lights" scrapbook pages.

  32. You art is beautiful, dear Julie!!
    I thank you so much for leaving a kind message on my post...what a blessing that dear Anita has joined us all together in such a fun way!
    I will be your inspiration. Merci, and have a Paris Pink day!
    - Irina

  33. Hello Julie, glad to be traveling companions in Anita's tour. Your art is so inspiring. The journal is dreamy. I've never visited Paris either, but isn't fun to dream, even more fun when we all dream together.
    Much love,

  34. Julie,

    I have been a follower and admirer on your blog for a very long time. However, I have never left a post until now. These pages cannot go without comment. I feel as though I am in Paris. I agree with your Pink Paris. That is how I imagine it. Pink and Poodles:)

    Your artwork is amazing and your handwriting is gorgeous. Do you ever do tutorials or share how you create your art? I would love to take a classs.

  35. I am so happy to have found your blog through Anit's Paris party. I love your beautiful, artful journals! It is my dream to journal like this even though I can not draw to save myself! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

  36. Like you Julie, I also have never been to Paris for real. But my imaginings of this special place are very rich indeed.
    Enjoyed your lovely post.

  37. Awe Julie, Someday I'd Love to visit Paris too until then I'll just have to appreciate your beautiful Paris artwork.
    hugs Lynn

  38. Julie I love your whimsical images

  39. Hi I have just found your brog and love it to bits. We have been 3 times and love Paris , you must go.I did a memory album on my blog about a month ago

  40. How beautiful - love your vintage, art-filled post. I can't believe you have been married for 24 years, were you a child bride? My goodness, you look so young!

  41. your artwork is wonderful! ❤ love the old photograph too.
    i hope that you will fulfill your dream of visiting paris one day.

  42. Very nice. I like your art. Nice to have you as one of my followers on Pinterest.

  43. Julie, your journal pages are filled with delights for my eyes. I've been to Paris many times, but yet I continue to visit it many times in my imagination. I hope you get to Paris some day. You will be enchanted!

  44. I am so late for this party....forgive me..but what joy your journal pages bring me! Your graphics are amazing. Hugs my dear friend. oxoxxoxo

  45. Thanks so much for the lovely Paris images, I am lucky enough to be going there in September during a one month tour around Europe. These will be handy when I return home to Aussie and start layouts of the trip. Thanks again.

  46. What beautiful pages! I need to get busy in my journal and add some pages of places I would like to visit!

  47. Bonjour Julie!
    Merci beaucoup for your sweet visit during this week of Paris partying! I am sorry to be so late getting here, but my internet is filled with the most horrible trolls!!! Your art journal and Mixed Media projects are so inspiring, and i thank you for sharing them with us. I taught Mixed Media and Art Journaling for years and wish I could get away from the computer long enough to get back to it. Your art work has me itching to get all glue-y again!! I'll be back to enjoy your art again!

  48. Hi, Finally visiting all the Paris Parties from Anita and want to say that I love your pink art journal! Someday I want to make one!

  49. Just came by at the end of Anita's party to see your place and love your vintage Paris. A lovely blog too. Will have to check out more of your posts. Take good care and cheers,