Well, here we are in the last official month of summer. In North Carolina, kids are already heading back to school, stores are having back to school sales, and gardens are starting to fade. It seems that summer comes and goes in the blink of an eye, doesn't it? Our design team has been creating some fabulous samples using all kinds of wonderful Crafty Secrets goodies, many of them on sale in our online store.
Sandy Redburn, owner of Crafty Secrets is having a fabulous sale on our Sweet Chips Little Girl Outfits and Sweet Chips Little Boy Outfits. If you haven't seen these adorable little kits before, you are really in for a treat! Die cut from heavy white chipboard, the outfits are hinged at the shoulders and open up so that you can decorate them inside and out. They come with extra little chipboard pieces like pockets, buttons, bows, hearts or bow ties that you can cover with paper and add to the finished project. I've used them to make banners for my granddaughter's bedroom, as cute kitchen banners, birthday cards, baby shower cards and more. And they are cute, cute, cute! Take a look:
Diane used beautiful papers from our Birds and Blooms Digital Paper Kit to decorate this little girl's outfit. I love the fussy cut bird on the pocket. You can find all the information on this card HERE.
I used a cooking theme for my little girl's outfit and added pretty papers from our Creating with Retro Christmas CD. I think this would be such a fun activity for a bridal shower. Each guest could make a little outfit for the bride to be and tuck a favorite recipe inside. You can read all about this card HERE. On sale in the store for just $1.75 each, you'll want to stock up on these before they are gone.
We also have some fantastic deals on heavy duty white chipboard shapes. These are just 50 or 70 cents each in the online store. You'll find it in our albums and extras section. This coasterboard/chipboard is lovely to work with, especially if you are a fan of mixed media. It takes paint, mist, and ink like a champ. I have even embossed it with embossing folders. Teresa Horner used the pretty heart shaped coasterboard to make this totally fun wall hanging for her camper.
Ginny Nemchak and her husband are refurbishing a vintage camper this summer, and Ginny made this fun retro wall plaque using papers from our Barbershop Kit, Retro Kitchen Kit and and Retro Christmas CD. It has such great 1950's diner vibe! You can read all about it HERE.
Sheila Rumney is the master of digital layouts! I just love the colors she used in this fun Bubble Run layout, don't you? She has a great TUTORIAL showing you how to add text to a photo, which is a hot trend right now. She used the wonderful quatrefoil paper from the Birds and Blooms Digital Paper Kit...which she also designed, clever girl!
Sheila does such a great job of capturing life's everyday moments in her digital designs. Here she is enjoying a round of golf with her son. In this TUTORIAL she shows you how to use a clipping mask. Her tutorials are always clear and easy to follow, so if you are just starting out with digital, you will want to visit her blog on a regular basis. (Papers from Birds and Blooms Digital Paper Kit.)
Teresa has created a beautiful card that celebrates the little things in life. She used a beautiful image and bingo card from our Creating with Vintage Patterns CD. I just love these bright summer colors and beautiful flowers! You can read all about this lovely card HERE.
Going along with the golfing theme, Melody created such a great masculine card using our Golf Time Digital Art Stamps and our Digital Green Embossed paper. I love the clean design and vintage feel of this wonderful card!
I was feeling nostalgic for country fields and freshly mown hay when I created this kitschy card with our Farm Fresh Creative Scraps and vintage papers from our Creating with Vintage Typography CD. I just fell in love with the little hen on the front of the card. Do you think she's headed to a hen party? You can read all the details on this cute card HERE.
Diane is also thinking of gardening, and made a really cute Gardener's Gift Packet using our Digital Garden Creative Scraps and loads of other Crafty Secrets Goodies. She has a great tutorial on her BLOG and links to all the products she used. Such a clever idea!
Wow! That's a lot of inspiration from our fabulous team! I'm ready to go get my craft on...how about you?
Don't forget to link up to our August Linky Challenge and Blog hop. This month's theme was Art for Your Home...and the team created some really beautiful mixed media home decor pieces. To play along, just create any project you wish using Crafty Secrets goodies from your stash, and link it up HERE. We have a free digital paper and stamp that you can download and use and there's a $25 shopping spree up for grabs, too! You have until Sunday to link up, and so far we only have 2 entries, so your chances of winning are good!
Thanks for stopping by today! On behalf of Sandy Redburn, I wish you joy and creativity!
Design Team Leader/Crafty Secrets