July Linky Party with Crafty Secrets

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Hey their Peeps! It’s time again for another fun linky party with Crafty Secrets. It’s summertime! It’s the time of year kick back, relax and enjoy life. Maybe you pile in the car and take a trip to the beach, you might go for a hike in the mountains, go camping under the stars, play in the pool, or sit in the shade and sip lemonade. Your challenge this month is to celebrate summer in a layout, a mini album, a tag, a card or altered art project.

I created a card and had loads of fun mixing and matching the patterned papers and a few vintage images and digital stamps.

Dive Into Fun Card 1 Dive Into Fun Card 2 Dive Into Fun Card 3 Dive Into Fun Card 4 Dive Into Fun Card 5Quick Crafty Tutorial……make your own embellishment by wrapping a ribbon or buralp trim that coordinates with your project around a paper clip…hot glue to secure and layer on a button tied with string.  These are fairly addictive  to make and you can mix and match your ribbons and button to match your project.

Crafty Secrets Supplies….99 cent papers Blue Paisley Stripe,, CD 3 Typography, Bathing Beauties Digital Art Stamps, CD2 Creating with Digital Illustrations.

Other Supplies…Petaloo flowers, Really Reasonable Ribbon –Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge Sage.

 

Please enjoy the projects created by the teamies…

Kathy Clement, Team Leader:   http://www.kathybydesign.com/vintage-wooden-file-folder-beach-journal/

Darlene Pavlick: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Diane Hover: http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com/

Melody Clement:  https://papermelodys.wordpress.com/

Michele Kovack:  http://chelemom.blogspot.com/2015/07/crafty-secrets-summer-tutorial-michele-kovack.html

SHantaie Fowler: http://www.inkingpink.com/

Sheila Rumney:  http://www.sheilarumney.com/2015/07/crafty-secrets-july-linky-party-and-dt.html

Teresa Horner: http:// victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com/

Okay that’s all for me. Here’s wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Order of the Arrow Digital Layout with Crafty Secrets

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Hey there Peeps! I’m sharing my very first all digital layout today.  I know I always say I really like to get my hands dirty while crafting and so I avoided digital scrapbooking. How can it be fun unless you’ve glued yourself to the table like I always do??? Let me tell you know..I am kicking myself for waiting because it was soooo much fun. And I can share them online for the grandparents who don’t want to get big bulky scrapbooks filling up their shelves. I used all digital images and papers from Crafty Secrets….a total mix and match. Andddd I still have my required elebenty hundred layers!

CS Boy Scout LayoutThis is a pic of my youngest Son Jonathan receiving his Order of the Arrow Sash with the Boy Scouts.  A very special honor among the troop and I’m so thrilled that all 3 of my boys have been initiated into the order.  I used  CD6 Vintage Christmas, CD1 Vintage Patterns and CD3 Typography. I hope I’ve inspired you to try digital scrapbooking..I’ll be making more layouts this way now that I know how much fun it is!!

Okay that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

June Linky Party with Crafty Secrets

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Time for another fun Linky Party with Crafty Secrets. This months theme? Let’s hear it for the boys. Perfect timing for Father’s Day right???

This month is all about the guys in our lives! Create a masculine themed project that any guy would love. Possible themes: Fishing, Cars, mustaches, Sports, Hiking, and Father’s Day. Really get creative and do ANYTHING BUT A CARD this month.

I totally broke the rules…and made a card : (   But that’s really like me to go rouge right?  Next month I will tow the line and not break the rules.

I did create a fabulous card..that is so ridiculous it made me laugh the whole time I was working on it!

MrMustache1Bwa ha ha Mr. Mustache Father’s Day Card!!!!! I used the vintage images and printed paper from Crafty Secrets Digital Barber Shop Kit.

MrMustache3MrMustache2MrMustache4These super fabulous trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Red Chevron Striped on Twill & Canvas Color Band with Stitched Edge in Teal.

MrMustache5These star embellies coordinate perfectly and were a cinch to make!

IMG_6022 IMG_6023 IMG_6024 IMG_6025 IMG_6026A few things I have figured out about heat embossing. 1. I will always burn myself while trying to emboss something smallish…so I used a low tack tape to stick the stars to a piece of cardstock.  This worked well also to work on lots of small images and keep them together. Yes..it did waste a bit of embossing medium and powder…but I’ll take that over burned fingers any day. 2. If you use a really nearly worn out medium pad to apply the adhesive….it will stick in a random sort of way and not give perfect coverage…I have found that after embossing this gives you a really cool texture.  So totally an accident…but a good one I think!

I encourage you to stop by and check out the projects made by the Crafty Secrets Team…..I’ve had a sneak peek and they are so great!! Also check out the details for the fabulous prize offered for this challenge at Crafty Secrets.

Kathy Clement: Kathy by Design
Darlene Pavlick: Dar’s Crafty Creations
Diane Hover: Nellie’s Nest
Elizabeth Lincoln:  Paper Passtimes
Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life
Melody Clement: Paper Melody’s
Michele Kovack: Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker
Shantaie Fowler:  Inking Pink
Sheila Rumney: Sheila Rumney Design and Photography
Teresa Goblirsch Horner:Victorian Paper Queen

 

 

Bless Your Little Heart Wall Hanging with Crafty Secrets and RRR

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Well hey there Paper Peeps. I hope all the Moms out there enjoyed their special day yesterday! I had a little work to get done but had some time to relax and spend with my family and had a lovely take out dinner..with lots of leftovers..so I won’t have to cook tomorrow either. Yay me.I’m dropping in this morning to share a sweet little Bless You Heart Wall Hanging I created with My fav Pink Chevron Twill and Pink Burlap String from Really Reasonable Ribbon and papers and vintage images from Crafty Secrets.

Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 1Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 4Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 3Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 5Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 2Bless You Little Heart Wall Hanging 6Supplies from Crafty Secrets…. Pastel Paper Pad, Little Blessing Creative Scraps, Birds of Happiness Stamp Set, Ruler Image from Creating with Vintage Typography, Heart Shaped Ivory Chipboard.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

May Linky Party With Crafty Secrets

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Hey there Peeps! It’s time again for another super fun Linky Party with the fabulous team from Crafty Secrets. The theme for this par-tay is ANYTHING GOES. Well I think I can handle that! We are using images and papers from the all new Digital Scraps from Crafty Secrets which are awesome….just sayin.

I chose to make a very fresh and summery Best Wishes Card.

Best Wishes Card Crafty SectretsBest Wishes Card Crafty Sectrets 2 Best Wishes Card Crafty Sectrets 3I used the new Garden Scraps Digital Scraps 2 & 3, Vintage photo 3 and printed papers from Creating with Vintage Christmas CD6. I added a sweet poofy bow made from Yellow Chevron Striped Twill from Really Reasonable Ribbon and Ivory Burlap String.

Please enjoy this Snapguide tutorial on the steps for creating a card like this for yourself…..

 

I encourage you to visit the rest of the team as they ave created some really spectacular projects for the Linky Party…

Kathy Clement: Kathy by Design
Darlene Pavlick: Dar’s Crafty Creations
Diane Hover: Nellie’s Nest
Elizabeth Lincoln:  Paper Passtimes
Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life
Melody Clement: Paper Melody’s
Michele Kovack: Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker
Shantaie Fowler:  Inking Pink
Sheila Rumney: Sheila Rumney Design and Photography
Teresa Goblirsch Horner:Victorian Paper Queen


Be sure to link up your project to the Crafty Secrets BLOG so that you can be eligible to win this month’s prize package. Details and guidelines can be found on the Crafty Secrets BLOG.

Okay that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day wit lots of time to be creative : ) G

Wonderland Tea Pocket with Tags for RRR and Crafty Secrets Day 9

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Hey there Paper Peeps. Ginny here for day 9 of the super awesome Really Reasonable Ribbon and Crafty Secrets Cross Promotion. Beautiful ribbon trim and gorgeous vintagy images? Yep…..that’s a wining combination!!! I created a fun pocket with Wonderland Tea Creative Scraps and the April Ribbon Club Assortment. Ohhhh and I filled the pocket with tags….how great is that???

Wonderland Tea Tags & Pocket 1 Wonderland Tea Tags & Pocket 2 Wonderland Tea Tags & Pocket 3 Wonderland Tea Tags & Pocket 4 Wonderland Tea Tags & Pocket 5 Wonderland Tea Tags & Pocket 6 Wonderland Tea Tags & Pocket 7I hope you enjoyed viewing my project as I did creating it : ) The rest of the team have some pretty awesome inspiration…make sure you check em all out! That’s all for me…..wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Crafty Secrets April Linky Party with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Welcome to the Crafty Secrets April 2015 Linky Party! We are excited to be partnering with Really Reasonable Ribbon  in this fun cross-promotional event that we are calling “Anything Goes with Ribbon.”

So for me…..the Anything Goes Theme meant…get confused….forget what day it is and post nothing! Lol we all have days like these. Maybe I enjoyed too much Easter festivities???

Here is the beautiful April  Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon…

10402419_875602092491811_4524552678162621757_nFriends Like You Card Crafty Secrets 1 Friends Like You Card Crafty Secrets 2 Friends Like You Card Crafty Secrets 3 Friends Like You Card Crafty Secrets 4 Friends Like You Card Crafty Secrets 5 Friends Like You Card Crafty Secrets 6Friends Like You Card using  Crafty Secrets Pastel Paper Pad, Vintage Patterns Cd 1 French Bows, Sentiment from Love and Friendship Words From the Heart tablet, image from Creating with Sew Decorative CD 7 Sewing Ephemera.

To create the  embossed scallop border I did the following steps…

IMG_5415I used the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle Die to cut the frame.

IMG_5416I pounced around the outside of the frame with Ranger Perfect Medium.

IMG_5417While it was still wet I sprinkled on WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

IMG_5418Then used the heat too to sine the frame up and give it more body.

 I hope you enjoyed viewing my Friendship Card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Crafty Secrets shared some awesome goodies with the design team at RRR, and they will be featuring those projects on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG from April 3rd through April 11th, so you will want to pop over for even more inspiration from the RRR Design team.

To play along, simply create any project that features Crafty Secrets products and add ribbon or trim to your project. You do not have to use Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along, any ribbon or trim will do.

To thank you for playing along, we have selected a pretty digital paper and a fun seasonal image that you can download.. You may use this on your project if you wish, or save it for another day. You may link any project you like, however if you wish to be eligible for this month’s prize package, you must feature Crafty Secrets products in your project.

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Crafty Secrets shared some awesome goodies with the design team at RRR, and they will be featuring those projects on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG from April 3rd through April 11th, so you will want to pop over for even more inspiration from the RRR Design team.

To play along, simply create any project that features Crafty Secrets products and add ribbon or trim to your project. You do not have to use Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along, any ribbon or trim will do.

To thank you for playing along, we have selected a pretty digital paper and a fun seasonal image that you can download.. You may use this on your project if you wish, or save it for another day. You may link any project you like, however if you wish to be eligible for this month’s prize package, you must feature Crafty Secrets products in your project.On Wednesday, April 22nd, the winner of this month’s prize package will be announced on the Crafty Secrets Blog.

I encourage you to visit the entire design team to enjoy their fabulous creations…..

Kathy Clement: Kathy by Design
Darlene Pavlick: Dar’s Crafty Creations
Diane Hover: Nellie’s Nest
Elizabeth Lincoln:  Paper Passtimes
Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life
Melody Clement: Paper Melody’s
Michele Kovack: Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker
Shantaie Fowler:  Inking Pink
Sheila Rumney: Sheila Rumney Design and Photography

Okay that’s all for me..wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Family is Love Card With Crafty Secrets

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Good Morning Paper Peeps! I thought we were in the homestretch for Spring…but when I stepped out on the porch this morning imagine my shock to see it’s snowing again…oh noooo. Well here is a little Spring inspiration on my Family is Love Card with Crafty Secrets.

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I used these fabulous paper pretties from Crafty Secrets

Digital Butterfly Fairy Printable Paper, Digital Chicken Farm Printable Paper, CD1 Creating with Vintage Patterns, Family Post Card Kit

Other Supplies…

Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon and Light Blue Burlap String and Mulberry Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Fiskars edge punch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs, Dusty Attick Chipboard and vintage button.

Okay that’s all for me….I’ll just be in my studio hiding from the snow if anyone needs me lol….wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Homemade Pie Card with Crafty Secrets

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Well hey there Peeps! I’m just dropping in to share a very sweet little card I created for Crafty Secrets.

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 1This super  cheerful color combination makes me practically giddy!!!! I used images and patterned papers from the Retro Kitchen Digital Kit, Calendar Scraps, Homemade Journal Notes Booklet, and Travel Creative Scraps.

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 2This scrumptious bow is created with layers of Blue Plaid and Sheer Cherry Red Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I’ve topped it off with a fun tag, button and leafy stick pins. There’s also some Red Burlap String.

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 3I used a boarder punch and Lattice Rectangle Die from Spellbinders .

Home Made Pie with Crafty Secrets 4Hope you enjoyed viewing my card as much I enjoyed creating it.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

March Linky Party With Crafty Secrets

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 GO GREEN! Spring, Gardening/Botanical theme with upcycling twist.

Everyone is ready for a dose of springtime by this time of the year. Let’s feature flowers, green, growing things, garden journals or farm images in our projects this month. Easter banners, Easter baskets, or home décor would also be great ideas! Here’s the twist: Use an “upcycled” item in your project: a bit of corrugated cardboard, packaging material, paper bag, twist ties, jars and bottles or anything that would normally go to the landfill.

I created a lovely Spring inspired hard cover journal with a re-purposed  blank book from the $1 section at my local craft store and recycled paper bags,

IMG_4978IMG_4977IMG_4977-001Here’s how I created the cover….

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I used the fabulous images and printable paper patterns from the Crafty Secrets:

VPP103 Best Buds 54 Piece Images ,Creating with vintage Patterns – CD1 ,Creating with Retro Christmas – CD5,Creating with Vintage Typography – CD3,

I used these beautiful trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon…Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon, Shimmer Satin, Olive Center Stitch Burlap.

 Now it’s your turn! Create a NEW project featuring any Crafty Secrets goodies and link it up on the Crafty Secrets BLOG by Sunday, March 15th at midnight PT.

To thank you for playing along, you’ll find a FREE gardening digital paper and printable over on the Heartwarming Vintage BLOG that you can download and use in your project. Or use any Crafty Secrets goodies you might have in your stash to play along. We also have dozens of FREE DOWNLOADS that you can use in your project. You do NOT have to follow the theme to play along, but it’s always fun when you do.

One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win this lovely prize package from Crafty Secrets valued at more than $25:

* Digital Garden Papers, * Digital Garden Printables, * Garden Girls Digital Art Stamps, * Bunny Gift Bag and Tag set.

I encourage you to visit the entire Crafty Secrets Design Team to enjoy their fabulous projects:

Kathy*DarleneDiane Elizabeth Gloria MelodyMicheleShantaieSheila* and guest designing Karen : )

Thanks for playing along! We can’t wait to see what you bring to the party!