Thursday, April 17, 2008

Win Our 4 New Vintage Booklets and Print Janel's Stir Stick Album Tutorial!

To celebrate the arrival of our 4 NEW Vintage Image & Journal Note Booklets we are giving away a FREE set of all 4 books! All you have to do is post a comment here on this blog and Janel Brown from our design team will choose a random winning number this Sunday April at 6 pm.

Janel doesn't have a blog, so I’m posting one of the ‘Wood Stir Stick Albums’ here that she was inspired to create by her friend Khileen along with a Free-4-U printable tip sheet you can click on to print. Every time these albums are on display at shows, we get so many questions and requests for instructions, so we asked Janel to give us some instructions to print. You can also visit Janels Online Gallery HERE to see all her albums and projects on our website.

Drat! I just came back to edit this and say the printable tip sheet is not popping up to print, so I will have to have our webmaster add it to our website and eventually this link will work, once she adds it


Now, I have to tell you all about our 4 new Image and Journal Notes because we are bubbling over with excitement to share them with you! The 4 titles include: HIJ-1 Birds & Botanicals, HIJ-2 Childhood, HIJ-3 Homemade, and HIJ-4 Summertime. The books are 3" x 8" and the suggested retail price is $6.75. Each booklet includes 32 pages brimming with wonderful vintage images and journal notes! The pages are conveniently perforated along the top, so they are easy to remove.

I became addicted to collecting old vintage bird images for our Stamps and Cotton Scraps and as my collection grew I knew we had to include them in a image booklet. Adding botanical images seemed to be a perfect pairing and I'm thrilled with this Birds & Botanicals Booklet! It's filled with a mix of stunning florals, antique garden catalog art, beautiful birds, eggs, nests, seed packets and quotes! Cindy van Koll our graphic designer created several collage style images using old botanical images with a mix of antique French postcards, music paper and vintage script writing.

Our new Childhood Image & Journal Notes Booklet turned out so adorable I can’t even pick a favorite page! It took weeks of pouring over 1000’s of images in my antique books, magazines and postcard collection to choose everything. This booklet is filled with a delightful mix of dressed animals from bears, bunnies, frogs and kitties at school, playing and other childhood memories from birthdays to story time! There are color tinted and sepia photos of sweet children, great quotes and tone on tone matching journal pages which Cindy our graphic designer also created.

We had to do the Homemade Image & Journal Notes Booklet because all our kitchen and cooking products are so popular. This time our graphic designer Cindy and I worked very hard to include a fabulous mix of fun retro style images, dancing cutlery, Campbells soup kids, martinis, canning, chocolate, shopping lists, a pink fridge & stove, pasta kids, chefs, kitchen angels and vintage tinted photos with an array of fun words and quotes!
Our Summertime Vintage Image & Journal Notes booklet is packed full of wonderful mix of images from bathing beauties, road trips, picnics, BBQ, camping, fishing, merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, the beach and surf boards, to seed packs, garden vegetables, garden catalog art and tinted photos. The images are paired with words and quotes designed to stir up nostalgic summertime memories with tone on tone matching journal pages. The eclectic and fun mix along with the stunning floral images are sure to be a hit! We’ve been crazy busy shipping the booklets out to stores the last couple of days so check with your favorite retailer! You can also order the books online now HERE at Shopatron, or check our Store Locator HERE but be sure to call ahead to check availability. Plus – over the next few weeks our design team members will be giving away some of these new booklets as well! Every time I post here I will add links to any blog candy giveaways for our booklet promo! Currently Vicki Chrisman from our design team is doing 2 draws for 2 pairs of the booklets April 21 here on her blog!
Our design team has already created some fabulous samples!
Vicki Chrisman made this fun retro invite for cocktails using an image from the Homemade Booklet with papers from our Radiant Paper pad and the 'Please come for...' is a stamp from our Coffee & Tea set.
Design team member Lisa Zappa created this sweet card using the bluebird image from our Birds & Botanical Booklet and she tucked the journal note with the quote behind the image as an accent mat.
Janel Brown form our design team made this adorable layout with her grandaughter using the strawberry image and grocery list from our Homemade Booklet!
Vicki Chrisman created this pretty wall plaque using an image from our Birds & Botanical Booklet, with papers from our Classic Paper Pad all mounted on 1 of our new Chipboard Album Rectangle pages
Don’t forget – you can always visit any of our design team members blogs if you click on their links on the top right side of our blog. They will be adding more great samples soon and giving away their blog candy in more of the new booklets!

PS - We seem to be having trouble adding the Childhood title and will get it fixed, but I can see it on Shopatron here.

Please email us any cool samples you create to info@craftysecrets.com or post in our online gallery. We love to share and inspire others to see lots of creative possibilities!

151 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wow. These booklets all look so amazing! Thanks for creating such wonderful products!

chelemom said...

Love them!!! Will definitely have to get these!

Anonymous said...

Another must have to add to my continuing growing list...I enjoy this website and the blogs of your design teams so much,it is a daily ritual to check for new posts.

Tracy

Cindy said...

These look incredible!

Theresa said...

These look great! I am a Crafty Secrets fan....so these are going on my wishlist!

Sharon in NE said...

I love these images!!

Juliana said...

Beautiful images--amazing projects!

Anonymous said...

I have all of your other vintage booklets and I LOVE! them. I would be thrilled to get the new ones. keep up the great designs!
martap64@verizon.net

Ellen said...

So so in love with these wonderful booklets !! Love to win these so my fingers are crossed :-))

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Love them!! What pretty ideas from Vicki and Lisa...my two favs!

Kathy said...

Great images and amazing booklets.

My Inner Picasso said...

I have to have them all. They are great. I love all vintage images too. Bye, Bye paycheck.

Ivette Andrade

Scrap for Joy said...

I read Vicki & Lisa's blogs every day so I am always excited to see new Heartwarming Vintage products. I love using your stamps, they are such a high quality. These new booklets are beautiful and will be fun to use.

Anonymous said...

I would love to own these booklets!
Debby G

wsdanielson said...

These are so me. I love everything vintage. You should see my house! I would love love love to win these and I thank you for the chance

Sheri

michelle in mi said...

What delightful eye candy! I can think of a dozen ways to use these vintage images right away. I especially can't wait to get the kitchen ones!

Susan said...

Wonderful booklets! Thank you so much for the chance to win some!

Shawn said...

I love your new products coming out. I need to add these to my collection :)

Lynda K said...

Love every single one of these! Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Carolw said...

oooohhhhh!!! I love these!!

Linda H. said...

This is the first time I've ever left a comment - hope I'm doing it right! I love, love, love these booklets! I will be getting these when I have the $.
Thank you for your terrific work!

Garden Girl said...

These are wonderful ~ a must have! Your samples are always so lovely.

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Love these...and love all your designer's creative ideas..thanks!

Anonymous said...

You ladies are all very talented! I love the newest books. Perfect for any project. Thanks for coming up with the greatest designs!

Kim P.
scrapwithme@earthlink.net

Felix said...

I love these! Pick me, me, me. They really are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

My list of things I'd like from Crafty Secrets keeps growing! Hope I win!

DARLENE RYLAND said...

I always look forward to your new products - these booklets are adorable!! They will go great with all the clear stamp sets I have from Crafty Secrets...

Anonymous said...

I always look forward to your new products - these booklets are adorable!! They will go great with all the clear stamp sets I have from Crafty Secrets...

Ginny H said...

I am going to have to get a job to be able to afford all these goodies. Great Job!

Dragonlady said...

These are going on my wish list too...they are wonderful....
Brenda

bvdragonlady1@aol.com

Terri S said...

It's so nice to see such wonderful new(vintage) products and the awesome ideas/projects to use these with!! Thanks so much!

Sara Moreno said...

These are absolutely amazing. I've never seen these books before. I would love to get the chance to create something beautiful using them.
Sara

Deb Neerman said...

Wowza!!! These are amazingly beautiful!! I'd cut off my right arm for these babies!

I already have four projects done using these ... umm, in my head!

Seriously, great stuph!!

PLEASE pick me; I'll be your best friend!

~Hugs, Deb
debkneer@aol.com
~

Karen in Tucson said...

I LOVE these images and booklets. Why did it take me so long to find your products!

Jaclyn said...

These are amazing! Just fab! Makes that more stuff to add to my wish list!

Bobbie said...

I love all of your vintage images. There are so cute!! I can't wait to get them.

Janice said...

Wow what beautiful booklets. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Michelle said...

Great Blog Candy! I love the fun vintage stuff! and great projects. I will be checking out blogs for more ideas.

kati said...

I LOVE your products!!! Can't wait to try these out!

Anonymous said...

I love these! You can never have too many vintage images...right! :)

Lori Washburn

rose said...

oh I just must get my hands on these somehow,hijack someone perhaps they are just so dtinkin cute

Tracy M. said...

They are just gorgeous! Love all the wonderful ideas that have been created using these booklets....
Great Job!
Tracy Ü

Glee said...

What gorgeous projects! I love the new Booklets!

Shelley said...

Glorious...simply lovely.

Anonymous said...

You have done it again! I have 2 of your other booklets and I love them. These are going on my wishlist.

Kat said...

Love these. Anything vintage is right up my alley.

Kat
kturnquist@cox.net

dolla said...

Love, love, love your booklets! I love Vicki's creations!
Dolla

Carole said...

They look amazing - Crafty Secrets are always creating wonderful products

Von said...

OH! I LOVE your new booklets!

Kathy said...

These are all such beautiful booklets - I really must have them!

Darlene said...

Yippee ... these look fantastic!! I LOVE anything vintage, old fashioned ... I guess I'm an "old soul" at heart! These booklets are an AMAZING idea and I'm so glad you are sharing them with us! Crafty Secrets has beome my all time favorite and I introduce your product to everyone I know! BTW, your samples are ALL fantastic!!! Thanks again!! Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

oh my...these are so yummy...great for altered art pieces.....

Linda F. said...

Such lovely things! Thank you for being so generous!!

Carolr said...

These are just wonderful, and I want them all. You have included just the perfect images!! And the samples! Wonderful. Please enter my name. Carol R

Starqueen said...

Hi Sandy,
I love your vintage style. Thank you for collecting and sharing with us!

Candy said...

Wow all of them look fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

love your stuff!
TFS
ang@todybran.com

Kathryn J. said...

These are so darling! I'm so glad Vicki C. posted about them ~ and that she led me here!

Judy said...

I did not have a happy childhood and don't remember much good about it. But when I saw the Cupie Dolls, that brought me back to my great grandmothers lap and her love for me. I just think they are so cute and adorable. I had to buy them all. Bless you all.

Jude

Inkychick/Holly said...

absolutely beautiful!

Deb K. said...

These are amazing, just as all the items from Crafty Secrets are. Your samples are adorable too. Keep up the great work. I think everyone would want them, for sure!

michelejeanne said...

I just love this site!! I would love to be a winner of these books!!!

Michele

Nancy E said...

What beautiful images! I never cease to be amazed at the level of creativity on this website. The stir-stick projects are so clever. Just when you think youv've seen it all, some smart person comes up with something truly precious. My accolades to you!
Nancy E

KardKrazy said...

These look like such fun! Amazing ideas are popping into my head.
Keeping my fingers crossed....

Susan said...

These are going on my wish list, I love all things vintage. susan

Melanie Sieberth said...

Those booklets are SO amazing that I'm just laying here in bed dreaming about what I could do with them!! I'll have sweet dreams tonight just thinking about it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

from pattico

the booklets look exciting...I love the "birds and botanical"

I have a friend who is a coordinator of bluebirds for two counties in NE.

The blue bird would just have to make a card for her or a framed

patti

sue irvine said...

Nice, hope I win!! sueirvine@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I love the looks of the books...vintage is my style! Best wishes!

Cassie said...

That stir stick album looks really cool!
These booklets are amazing. I don't have anything like this at all. Thanks for being so generous with them. I look forward to all the other creations that pop up using them!

Miriam said...

What wonderful new booklets! Thank you for the chance to win. They have certainly been put on my long wish list of Crafty Secret Products. I love the entire line and have truly been inspired by the talented design team

Anonymous said...

I have seen some neat cards made with the scraps of material-neat. I love the birds stamp set-need to get it. tfs

Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

Sally said...

These are just so adorable and fun! Thanks for such amazing creations and for sharing.

Devine said...

Love the booklets and all the beautiful images!
Devine

Anonymous said...

These are just beautiful!!!!! Only you could have come up with these! I love your products! These are on my "have to but them" List!

Anonymous said...

These look like fun! Thanks Sandy.
Cynthia

Karin said...

Really darling! Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I can't count the times I've been inspired by your designs. These new booklets look to be more of the same creative and imaginative images I've come to love.

Lisa said...

Sandy, From the first time I saw your booth at a scrapbook show, I have been hooked. I wish I had the talent for creating that you and your guest designers have. Fortunately, I do have the ability to copy, which I do without shame!!! I am getting closer to opening my Victorian Scrapbook Retreat and you can bet that your products and projects will be featured. Thanks for such consistently beautiful inspiration.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love the booklets. What a great product

Irma
http://irmasrosecottage.blogspot.com

stimm19941999 said...

I love the childhood ones. Too cute

Anonymous said...

I love vintage style and all of your products! Many of them are on my "to buy" list.
C Burke

Pam said...

All of these new booklets look fun and exciting. I do have to say I favor the retro kitchen ones the best. I can't wait to get them!

Kirsi said...

These booklets are fabulous. Just love them.

Tazzie said...

I absolutely ADORE all your fabulous vintage booklets...
I am just thrilled to have NEW goodies to play with LOL!
Thank you for such WONDERFUL products for us!

marianne said...

ouaouh....it's just ...perfect!

tami w. said...

Oh how I love this booklets. I love all you fun products. thanks.

Kay said...

Botanicals, homemade, summertime, birds and more. You certainly have outdone yourselves! Congratulations!

DebW said...

Oh WOW! Your designs are wonderful!! I truly hope that I am fortunate enough to win. Keep up the great work!

Dustanne said...

these booklets are rockin'
ever since one of the ladies I scrapbook with showed me her altered items she does with the Hartwarming Vintage, I have become a big fan. I just recently purchased more of your amazing products.
thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.
I wish I had signed up long before this to the newsletter...boy have I been missing out. :o)

Fliss said...

All Crafty Secrets Products are truely stunning, but! the new range 'Rock my Socks off'!!!
Congratulations to all who were involved and Thank you for giving us so much inspiration.

sgc said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the vintage look.
Sandye

scrappychicklettbren said...

These booklets are really inspiring!! I LOVE the vintage look and I have been addicted to Crafty Secrets every since I first saw them! :0)

Anonymous said...

What awesome new designs! You never cease to amaze us each time you intorduce new products. I will definitely order these for my store and hope that I win a set for myself too!

Liz said...

Oh my goodness...these new booklets are so gorgeous! You just continue to outdo yourselves with each new release. Can't wait to get these.

mary hellen said...

I want them all. What fun I will have creating cards and things to make my home look great.

Chris said...

omg these books look awesome! I would love to try them :D

creativearts said...

These books look so pretty! I have never seen them in rl but would love to!

Cindy Roland said...

LOVE Heartwarming Vintage! I always look for your product first whenever I go to my LSS (which is 70 miles away - boo hoo)
Beautiful images and Janel's work is fabulous!

Odette said...

Your design team are so incredibly creative! I love what they've done with these new gorgeous images!!!
Odette

Mary said...

Wow, awsome new products!
Mary H.

Conniecrafter said...

I am loving all the birds and botanicals, These booklets look terrific!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Oh, what beautiful projects! I just love your new vintage inspired booklets!

Carol Anne

Kelly said...

I love, love, LOVE these products! I am absolutely going to have to have them all! Thank you for giving us an opportunity to win them! I'm waving my hand over here!

Dakotalex said...

This look amazing ! You all do such great work .
Thanks

Susan Parnell said...

I can't wait to get my hands on the darling new vintage booklets! I just love all the Crafty Secrets products!
Susan

Folksie Linda said...

ooh love crafty secrets items... hope i win..fingers crossed and toes!! Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

What a generous giveaway....the Booklets are fantastic! Very talented design team!

garnet4

Monica said...

Oh I just love these! Such pretty images!Thanks for the wonderful products and the chance to win this cool giveaway!

SweetBellaBug said...

o - I just love them all! Can't wait to some of these to play with!

Denise said...

I love these booklets. Your producst are wonderful!

lois said...

What cute images...and to win them all...whoo hoo!!!

Elly said...

Hello! I discovered your blog via Vicky and I must say, I love it! And I regret that we can't buy your products in the Netherlands, because I really, really love them!

Bonnie said...

I love all of Crafty Secrets products. I can't wait to get my hands on the new booklets
Bonnie

Anonymous said...

These images look incredible. I love vintage images and stamps.

Jlynn

joystamper said...

I love your products. Would love to be the recipient of these booklets.
kmills2@ec.rr.com

Laura Vigliarolo said...

These books look amazing I can't wait to get my hands on them

Anonymous said...

Love your stuff! Please enter me.
Marianne/NY
mpriv@yahoo.com

Beth said...

What an awesome addition to an already incredible line! Can't wait to see these IRL!!! Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

Sarah said...

These are wonderful as are all of your products....adding to my "must have" list.
stampntxn

chickadeegirl said...

I think these would be great to work with!!

joanne t said...

I love these images, they are delightful!
Your samples are really lovely and beautifully done.
Joanne

shysue said...

All of them are beautiful. I would love to use them in some of my crafts.

Bonnie said...

So many sweet things!!! Love them all!

Bonnie

Cynthia said...

Love it and great ideas. Thanks cynthia

ValerieC said...

These booklets are wonderful! I love all your products. What a great job you do!

Anonymous said...

Shazaaaaammmmmm, these are just as cute as can be and what a terrific project with the stir sticks!! Can't wait to go shopping at my fav store and picking a few up!

ck said...

Awesome works here!!! I'm simply in love with these lovelt Vintage Booklets!!!

Thanks for the generousity & I hope I can win these home & create some new projects :)

Love,
CK from Sunny Tropical Isand of Singapore

lynn said...

i adore the heartwarming line and have purchased probably all of the stickers you have .. and just received my clear stamps the other day with the kewpies, birds, and the beach .. these booklets would be a great addition to my collection.. keeping my toes crossed..

Pammyjo said...

Yowzers...more toys.....it was Altered Alphabets that got me first going, now I love doing the challenges! Thanks for such inspiration to all of the CS Design Team.

Melanie PL said...

Would love to look at these up close... fantastic!

Anonymous said...

The new booklets look beautiful! I really hope we get them here in the UK soon.

Deborah P

Cassie said...

pick me, pick me! Sunday is my Birthday!

jinxi said...

I cant believe I just found you and this website/blog today!!! Im in LOVE!!! I right away looked up the scrap store nearest me to check out and get some goods!! Thank you~

janel said...

Just loving the new Crafty products!
Such fun to work with. Thank you so much Sandy!

sandyh50 said...

Wow, they are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Melanie said...

The new books are adorable as are the creations. What a talented team. Beautiful!

theresa said...

What a wonderful way for those
that cannot purchase to get
a sample of your great products.
It's a great idea.

Jane said...

These booklets were just adorable!!!
Stamphugs from Jane in Norway

Anonymous said...

I would love to win those booklets.. honestly.. I would love to win anything from you.. You have such wonderful products, and I enjoy reading your blog.
Thanks.
/Tina F

Viv (VivLyn) said...

The booklets are so cute and look like must haves for sure!!

Gigi said...

I just LOVE those booklets! I have been promoting your wonderful products here in Quebec for a while now. I do shabby chic style scrapbooking and all of your wonderful creations fit my style to perfection! I love everything, the stamps, etc.. I will soon send you some pictures of my latest clear album.

uddergrl1@cbnstl.com said...

Can't wait till they arrive in my local scrapbook store. Actually I can see them in my recipe book, since its vintage.

Cheri Mosgrove said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your stamps. . . I can see I'm going to be addicted to the booklets as well!

Boriquaz said...

They are too cute, def must haves!!!

Rhonda said...

I love, love love them.......
They are amazing......

Tara said...

I think these are amazing!I live in such a small town, we never get anything good here so i rely on the internet for my new finds. So glad i stumbled onto this site!!

Sheila D said...

Wow, these booklets are so me. I love, love, love them. Crafty Secrets just keeps on producing great products. And all you girls just keep on amazing us all.

Country Liv . . . said...

I can't believe I have never visited here before. What lovely booklets you have and if our Vicki likes them I know I do too! Keep up the good work!

Linsey said...

Wow, these booklets look amazing and what awesome samples! Your design team girls are so creative, I just love their work!

Jules said...

wow no wonder i love these products
i will be back here again thats for sure