Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August Linky Party Winner and DT Samples

Hello Friends!

Did you all have a great weekend?  This is the first weekend in ages that we did not have rain, so Dale and I ran away for a quick overnight trip to the beach.  Of course, it started to rain almost as soon as we arrived, but we just got in the car and drove down the beach until we reached an area where the storm had already passed.  We had the whole beach practically to ourselves and it was glorious.  We walked on the beach for miles, and Dale found more than 2 dozen shark teeth to add to his collection.  I found a few pieces of beach glass, so we were both happy as clams.  After a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, we went right back to the beach and walked until sunset.  I didn't take my phone with me, so I have no pictures to share.  I'll do better next time, I promise!  I hope your weekend was equally relaxing.  

Well, we have a winner for the August Linky Party!  This month, we had 13 entries.  I went to random.org and punched in the numbers and here's what came up:

 
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Number 11 is Birgit!  Congratulations, Birgit!  You have won the $50 shopping spree at Crafty Secrets Crafty Vintage Girl Online Store.   Here's a peeky at Birgit's winning entry:

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Birgit used our Garden Creative Scraps to make two beautiful cards.  We're so glad you played along.  Sandy will contact you with a code for you to use on your shopping spree. She'll also contact the rest of the clever folks who played along to give you the code for your $6 credit at the online store.  Many thanks to all who participated.  There were some great projects this month.  I can't wait to see what you all bring to the September Linky Party which will open on Monday, September 1, 2014. 

The design team has been working up some fabulous samples to inspire your creativity.  I just love this clever card DT Melody Clement made by combining our Barber Shop Kit with our Mustache Men Digital Art Stamps. All these wonderful papers came from the Barber Shop kit.  Isn't it fun?


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Darlene Pavlick also used images from the Barber Shop Kit to make this cute snack/treat box. These would make fantastic gifts for the office, for teacher appreciation gifts,  or as stocking stuffers.  Yes, I said stocking stuffers!  Christmas will be here before we know it!


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Sheila Rumney has a wonderful project and post where she shares this layout of her creative space.  Wouldn't you love to see this in person? She used papers from our Sew Decorative CD and Art Studio Digital Stamps.


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Just look at this darling card Shantaie Fowler made using this image from our Vintage Halloween Image and Journal Notes Booklet.  I love the sweet glittery frame in the background!

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These Halloween images are sweetly vintage and not at all "spooky."  I love them! Sandy has promised to put together a Fall themed Blowout Sale package along the same lines as our wonderful Summer Blowout Sale Kit.  Have you seen it yet?

http://craftyvintagegirl.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/u/summer-craftysecrfets-sale-pack_1.jpg  This amazing sale pack contains nearly $80 worth of Crafty Secrets goodies for just $19,95 plus $4.95 Priority shipping.  We are trying to empty out our U.S. warehouse so that Sandy can stop making the commute from her home in Canada.  It's an amazing deal. As soon as she has the Fall sale kit put together, I'll be sure to share it here.

If you'd like more Crafty Secrets inspiration, be sure to visit our wonderful Pinterest Page where you will find hundreds and hundreds of amazing samples, tutorials and ideas for using your Crafty Secret Goodies.  We also have a Crafty Secrets Facebook Page where we share product samples, news and other goodies.  Our goal is to keep you inspired!  Please let us know how we are doing.  If you have ideas for Digital Art Stamp sets or papers that you'd like us to develop, let us know!  Sandy has thousands and thousands of vintage images in her workroom.  What theme would you like to see next?

As always, thanks for stopping by.  I hope your week is off to a good start, and on behalf of Sandy Redburn, I wish you a week filled with joy and creativity!

Cheerio,

Kathy Clement

 Design Team Leader for Crafty Secrets

1 comment:

the primitive country bug said...

I had to check this post three times to see if I was reading it right! I'm so excited that I've won! Thanks Sandy for being so generous. I'm sure I'll have no problem filling my wish list now!
All the projects today are so sweet! I especially like the treat box filled with almonds and the sweet little halloween cards.