Welcome to the Crafty Secrets February Linky Party! This month we're throwing a virtual Valentine Party and you are invited along as our guests of honor! Create some cute Valentines for friends and family,create a romantic layout, or make “off the page projects”for home décor. Incorporate music or words to a song somewhere in your project. (Songbirds would work here,too!) You do not need to follow this theme to play along, but it's always fun if you do.
Before we get to the fabulous projects that the team has prepared for you, I have some great news to share with you! Sandy Redburn, owner of Crafty Secrets has been doing some cleaning in the warehouse and found some items that she thought were out of stock, and then she got out her red pen and slashed tons of prices in the Crafty Secrets online store. Take a look:
I don't know about you....but I feel a shopping spree coming on! LOL Now, on with the Linky Party!
We have a special Guest Designer this month. Our dear friend, and former DT leader, Vicki Chrisman created these elegant Valentines using papers and images from our Vintage Valentine Digital kit. Ooo-la-la!
Chocolate and Valentines day go together like love and marriage! That's why Darlene Pavlick created this gorgeous candy box using the Vintage Valentine Kit. Dar will show you how she made this pretty box in the tutorial on her blog.
Diane Hover put on her thinking cap and designed this really fun Valentine Party Hat that would make a great decoration for your Valentine table. Diane has a fun tutorial showing you how to alter a grocery container into a great project like this.
Elizabeth Lincoln supplied the musical entertainment for our Virtual Valentine party. She combined our Party Cats digital stamps with the Vintage Valentine kit. This darling concertina card is loaded with fun details, and Elizabeth's tutorial will guide you through the steps so you can make your own.
Sweet romance and lovely layers will have you falling in love with Ginny Nemchak's vintage Valentine made with load of our beautiful Creative Scraps and our Pastel Papers. (Watch for the digital version of these lovely papers coming soon!) She has a fun Snap Guide tutorial that will show you step by step how she created all those luscious layers!
Gloria Stengel used beautiful images from our Birds and Botanicals booklet and our Be My Valentine digital stamps to create this soft and pretty Valentine. Gloria will be sharing the tips and techniques she used to make this soft, pretty card.
DT Leader Kathy Clement (that's me) altered a wooden heart frame using images and papers from the Vintage Valentine Kit. This would be so pretty on the mantle or table. I have a step by step tutorial showing how she put this wall hanging together.
I am in love with these adorable kraft treat bags that Melody Clement created with images from the Vintage Valentine kit. Melody will show you how to make these darling little treat bags on her blog.
Michele Kovack used the pretty musical note paper from the kit to alter these Jelly Belly Boxes. How cute are these? I love the sequins! I can't wait to read Michele's blog and find out how she made these!
This striking black and red Valentine from Shantaie Fowler was made with our beautiful Heart to Heart Digital Stamp set. Isn't it classy? Shantaie always shares great creative tips in her blog posts.
Sheila Rumney's soft romantic Valentine uses images from our Birds and Blossoms Creative Scraps and our Be My Valentine Digital Stamps. I'm sure Sheila will be sharing a look at how she created this beautiful card.
Owner, Sandy Reburn has a great TUTORIAL on creating a Dry Erase Board Digitally and has 2 different samples using the CD 3 Creating with Typography and this gold frame from CD #1 Creating with Vintage Patterns she used here.
Now, we have a Valentine present just for you! To encourage you to play along in this Linky Party, we are giving you one of the beautiful papers and a printable image from the Vintage Valentine Kit. Simply click on the image to make it full sized, then right click to download to your computer. You do not have to use this image in your project...you can use any Crafty Secrets goodies you have in your stash, and create any kind of NEW project to play along.
One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win the entire Vintage Valentine Kit. Our Vintage Valentine Digital Kit contains everything you need to create fabulous Victorian, Retro, or Vintage Valentine Projects. Loaded with 9 papers, 2 printable sheets of full color images, 2 sheets of printable shabby chic tags, ticket strips, cupcake liners and heart toppers, 2 styles of party invitations, and lovely frames,and so many more wonderful elements...you can create beautiful Valentine projects to your heart's content! Many of the papers in this beautiful collection are great for use year round, too. And, if you already own the Vintage Valentine Kit, we will be happy to let you select any other digital products of equal value. Here's a peeky at the prize!
Now it's your turn:
Create a NEW project of your choice featuring ANY Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog no later than 11:59PT, Sunday, February 15th. You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along. If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check the FREE DOWNLOADS located on the Crafty Secrets blog. Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog inyour post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in yourproject. We'll announce the lucky winner on this blog on Monday, February 16th.
Well, I don't know about you, but I am blown away by these fabulous design team projects! We'd love to hear from you in the comment section below, so take a moment and leave us a little note. We can't wait to see what you make!
On behalf of Sandy Redburn, I wish you joy and creativity!