Monday, April 6, 2015

April 2015 Linky Party: Anything Goes with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Crafty Secrets!

Hello Friends! 
Welcome to the Crafty Secrets April Linky Party!  We are excited to be partnering with Really ReasonableRibbon  in this fun cross-promotional event that we are calling "Anything Goes with Ribbon."

Really Reasonable Ribbon sponsored the Design team this month, giving us the beautiful April Ribbon Club Collection to add to our projects. 

"Really Reasonable Ribbon is the ribbon source that has been meeting the needs of the crafting community for over 15 years.  We offer a large variety of ribbon in sampler packs and mid-length pieces along with full spools at discount prices. 
We offer a wide variety of grosgrain ribbon, satin ribbon, baker's twine, seam binding, sheer organza ribbon, wired ribbon, gingham ribbon, satin double ruffle ribbon, crochet lace, mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, and much more.  Our products are perfect for card embellishments, scrapbooks, hair bows, gift wrapping, sewing and DIY wedding projects to name a few. 
Look for free hair bow instructions that will show you how to make adorable hair bows and accessories for your favorite little girl.  You will find new tutorials each month on how to use ribbon in a variety of different projects.  We also feature a new Challenge on the 1st and 15th of each month and we would love to have you play along."

Now, let's see what our talented design team has for you this month!  

I created a lovely little spring shadowbox tray using some of my favorite images from the Creating with Vintage Typography CD #3.  You can find all the details on my BLOG, along with a tutorial showing you how I made the sweet little banner.

Darlene Pavlick was inspired to create a lovely bit of home decor with her ribbons and an image from our Garden Printable Sheet.  It's just perfect for Springtime! She has loads of close-up photos and details on how to make the daisies in her tutorial.

Great minds really do run in the same channel, because DT member Diane Hover also made a beautiful wreath using images from Birds and Blossoms.  She will teach you how to make these gorgeous ribbon flowers in her tutorial.  

Have you always longed to spend Springtime in Paris?  Well, Elizabeth Lincoln's project is the next best thing to being there!  She created amazing table decor using our 3-D Eiffel Tower, loads of ribbon and incredible roses!  You can see the beautiful matching place cards and more photos on her BLOG.

You are going to love the beautiful layers and fresh spring flowers that Ginny Nemchak used on her card that celebrates friendship.  She used our Creating with Vintage Patterns CD #1 and several other products that she will link to in her blog post. . She has a great tutorial that will show you how she heat embossed the vintage frame when you visit her BLOG

Gloria Stengel created the most gorgeous springtime card by combining our brand new Birds and Blooms Digital Papers with Birds and Blossoms Digital Creative Scraps. Her tutorial will show you how to paint and distress the pretty resin frame.

With Mother's Day right around the corner, Melody Clement created this sweet pastel Mother's Day Card using our new Birds and Blooms Digital papers and our Creating with Vintage Typography CD #3.  I love the soft color palette of this beautiful card!

Michele Kovack is the Queen of Embellishing, and she proves it with the gorgeous bow treatment on this shabby chic delight made with our Little Blessings Creative Scraps.

If you haven't seen our new Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps, you are in for a real treat.  Shantaie Fowler created such a fun card with a great "vintage fresh" vibe.  I can almost hear those chickens clucking!

We have brand new digital Chicken Farm papers to go along with our Farm Chicks Digital Art Stamps, and Sheila Rumney combined them beautifully in this great vintage card!

Wow!  That's a whole lotta inspiration!  But if you need even more ideas to get your craft on, Crafty Secrets shared some awesome goodies with the design team at RRR, and they will be featuring those projects on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG from April 3rd through April 11th, so you will want to pop over for even more great ways to use Crafty Secrets goodies with fabulous ribbon.  

Now it's YOUR turn! 

To play along, simply create any project that features Crafty Secrets products and add ribbon or trim to your project.  You do not have to use Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along, any ribbon or trim will do.

To thank you for playing along, we have selected a pretty digital paper and a fun seasonal image that you can download from this post.  You may use this on your project if you wish, or save it for another day. To download, simply right click on the image and save the file to your computer. You may link any project you like, however if you wish to be eligible for this month's prize package, you must feature Crafty Secrets products in your project.

This month’s lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate for any DIGITAL products in our online store!  You can choose from any of our Digital Art Stamps, digital paper packs, digital printable sheets or digital Creative Scraps and fill your shopping cart to the brim with wonderful digital vintage goodies from Crafty Secrets!

Link your “Anything Goes with Ribbon” project to this post no later than midnight PT on Sunday, April 19th.  We'll be hopping by to take a peek at your beautiful creations and leave a nice comment on your blog.  On Wednesday, April 22nd, the winner of this month's prize package will be announced on the Crafty Secrets Blog.

 We're so glad you joined us for this exciting cross-promotional with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Crafty Secrets.  Go dig into your stash, link up your project and we'll be popping by to take a peek and leave you some bloggy love!  We can't wait to see what you make!

On behalf of Sandy Redburn, I wish you joy and creativity!


Kathy Clement/DT Leader, Crafty Secrets



KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for another fun linky! Your DT projects look amazing! I hope twine will count as ribbon/trim. I had my card already made in anticipation of your usual linky theme of Anything Goes. If not, please delete it; it's the first project linked up. I missed your challenge last month so I wanted to get in early this time!

Jennifer Scull said...

what GORGEOUS projects by the team! and how fun to partner with such a wonderful company, too! :)

I am hoping to play along in your fun challenge again. my scanner broke a while back and I haven't had a way to take photos of my projects. we've just recently put together a light box, so I am back in business. woooo hoooo! can't wait to get crafty with Crafty Secrets again! tee hee! :)

Bonnie Garby said...

All the DT projects are just gorgeous. What a great job everyone did!!

Amber Milone said...

Oh my word! The projects are just out of this world. Such wonderful talent, I am blown away.

Linda said...

Very beautiful!!!