Monday, January 5, 2015

Crafty Secrets January 2015 Linky Party and DT Challenge

Hello Friends!

Happy New Year!  It's time for the very first Crafty Secrets Linky Party of 2015!  I hope you are ready to party....and I hope you have on your new Christmas jammies because we're throwing a virtual pajama party this month!   The design team has been busy working up some great projects using the adorable new Bedtime Kids Jumbo Digital Stamp Set.  Bedtime Kids includes an amazing array of 55 PNG stamps with a mix of adorable pajama children, accessories and sentiments that range from warm and sincere to cute and humorous.

When I was a kid, we always got new pajamas for Christmas, and we got to open them on Christmas Eve.  Does that sound familiar to anyone?  I still love to give PJ's as Christmas presents and I know many of you do, too.  So this set will be perfect for scrapbooking those new Christmas jammies, making invitations to pajama parties, cute signs for home decor and even for new baby, birthday or get well cards.  Take a peeky at these adorable images:

We've made a couple of changes in the Linky Party format this year, and I think you are really going to like them.  Each month, the Linky Party will have a specific theme that the design team will follow as part of the challenge.  We'll still feature a helpful tutorial on each of our blogs.  But instead of issuing a gift certificate to the participants and the winner, we will include a digital stamp, printable or papers that you can download for free so that you can play along with the monthly theme. One randomly chosen winner will receive an entire digital stamp set, digital papers or digital kit each month.  Isn't that fun?

Here's the brand new digital paper that Sandy just designed.  To download, just  right click and save to your computer.

 And we also wanted to include one of the new Bedtime Kids digital stamps for you to use:

We also have a special Guest Designer this month!  Our former DT Leader and forever friend Vicki Chrisman from "This Art that Makes Me Happy" is joining us, and has prepared these adorable signs using two of the sentiments from the set.  See what I mean about these sentiments being perfect for home decor? 

Sandy is on vacation right now, but before she left, she made this darling lamp for her niece's birthday. I think this is such a great way to use the sweet images and paper from this set.  Also, Sandy took the time to "colorize" some of the stamps and these will be included in the set along with the moons and stars paper..
Gloria is on vacation this month, but she'll be back soon!  

I spent some time cleaning out the Closet of Shame over the holidays, and I found several of these clipboards.  I decided to alter one of them and turn it into a wall hanging/calendar for my studio, to help me to remember to relax and stay calm when facing project deadlines. I have a complete tutorial on my BLOG.

Darlene Pavlick  has a great tutorial showing you how to make this adorable little flip book on her blog. I can see this becoming a real favorite bedtime "look book."

Diane Hover has created these sweet paper hoops, and will show you how to make them on her blog. I think these would be so sweet hanging in a baby girl's bedroom, don't you?

Elizabeth Lincoln has had nothing but computer woes!  First her computer crashed and she lost all her digital files, and then her printer died right before the Linky Party.  Can you believe it?  But Liz is not a quitter!  She pulled herself together and created this amazing mobile using the Bedtime Kids.  I'm just in love with it!

Melody focused in on the adorable Tooth Fairy images that are part of this set, and created a dreamy little Tooth Fairy Box! I love all the layers and sparkle...and I think the Tooth Fairy will, too!

Michele Kovack  created a precious "in the round" card that is absolutely gorgeous.  Michele always adds on the prettiest details in her projects, and this card is no exception!

Shantaie always brings a fresh perspective to vintage, and I just love the delicate coloring and design of her sweet card.

 Sheila has combined watercoloring techniques with a digital tutorial on how to use clipping masks with the stars and moon image from the set.  Look how pretty this wall hanging is:

And we've barely scratched the surface of the wonderful images in this amazing jumbo digital download!

Now, go visit each of the design team blogs  and be sure to leave them some love. Then, link up your own Crafty Secrets project Crafty Secrets goodies you have in your stashon the BLOG and you could win the entire Bedtime Kids Stamp Set! We’ve loaded a free image from the set into this month’s Linky Party post as our way of thanking you for playing along. You can download the image and use it in your Linky Party project, or use one of the FREE PRINTABLES found on the Crafty Secrets blog page. The rules are simple: Just create a NEW project featuring any Crafty Secrets products, and link it up on the Crafty Secrets blog before midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, January 18th. 

We'd love to hear your thoughts about this adorable stamp set.  What images do you like best?  What do you see yourself creating with these sweet images and fun sentiments?  Please let us know in the comment section below.

We'll be popping by your blogs to take a peek at your handiwork...and why not invite a friend to play along?  The more, the merrier, I always say!

Stay warm and cozy...and don't forget to wear your cute pajamas...because you never know who you'll run into in your dreams!

Wishing you joy and creativity,
Kathy Clement/DT Leader


KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for another fun challenge! The new set looks fabulous! Love your DT samples - so cute! Thanks for the freebies! Hoping to be back to play along!

The Paper Toile said...

Love the 'bedtime boys' stamp. I imagine the two of them waiting to see Santa's cute!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

A note from Kathy Clement: DT Leader:
You may use either the free digital downloads we've provided here...or any Crafty Secrets goodies that you have in your stash. You do NOT have to follow the theme that the design team followed. Just use Crafty Secrets and you are good to go!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Everyone, I wanted to say that if the winner has the Bedftime Kids Set already they can pick any other set. Also if you bought the set before I made the color PDF's and paper they are added as a separate folder you can download if you login back into your account in our store.

Hugs from Sandy on vacation in Mexico

2amscrapper said...

I have the set so thanks for the tip to go back in and get the color files. Thanks for great challenges and prizes.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So glad you played along with us, Helene! Love your wine journal! Happy Belated Birthday!

Cynthia said...

This is such a sweet set. Lovely inspiration from the design team as well! Thanks for the fun challenge.

Shianeth Jacobs said...

so cute! I'll gonna make this too..

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