Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November Linky Party Winner and Holiday Inspiration from our Design Team

Hello, Friends!

I want to thank all of you who played along in our November Linky Challenge and Blog Hop.  I had so much fun visiting your lovely blogs and peeking at your pretty projects.  You all did a great job!  I put all the numbers in a hat, and pulled out a lucky winner who will receive a $25 digital shopping spree at Crafty Secrets....and the winner is.....

Theresa P. of Theresa's Studio who shared this gorgeous Poppy Card with us:

Theresa chose to work with our Poppies Digital Art Stamps.  I just think her coloring is gorgeous, and I love the embossed background!  Thanks so much for joining the fun, Theresa, and congrats on your win!

The design team has been as busy as the elves in Santa's workshop making some amazing projects with holiday themes.  I'm so excited to share them with you here today, and I think you will agree, Santa would definitely give these beauties two thumbs up!

Our Creating with Vintage Christmas CD is loaded down with all sorts of fabulous goodies: papers, tickets, images, frames, templates and more!  If you are only buying one new Christmas goodie this year, this definitely deserves a spot in your shopping cart!  Sandy has loads of great photos and more info on this great resource in the Crafty Secrets online store.  Click HERE to read all about it. 


Designer Ginny used it to make this very vintage tag.  I love how simply stylish it is. It mixes a great country vibe with the sophistication of black and white, which is a very popular look this year.

So many wonderful Christmas memories are made in the kitchen!  Designer Sheila captured her crew baking their hearts out in this pretty digital layout that uses the Christmas Collage Paper from the Vintage Christmas CD.  I love Sheila's tutorials because they make working with digital product easy.  I love the way she faded the photos right into the collage background here, and then added "icicles" to make it really special!. 

Sheila used another paper from the Vintage Christmas CD to make this layout that celebrates her family traditions.  You can find it HERE on her blog. 

The papers in this CD are just so gorgeous.  I made a shabby chic Christmas wall hanging using the snow babies paper found on the CD.  One of the advantages of working with digital paper is that you can print it to whatever size you want it to be.  I printed this one out in 8x8 format, then stitched it up with flowers, tassels and pretty trims.  The sentiment is from our Vintage Christmas Digital Art Stamps.  You can read all about it HERE 

If Retro is your favorite style, we've got you covered there as well.  Our Creating with Retro Christmas CD is packed with  all our Retro Designer Papers, Images, Ephemera and Templates! If you love Christmas and fun retro images like Santa, whimsical snowmen, adorable children and animals, festive frames, embellishments, words and more – you will love this series! A labor of love, this collection is packed full of a wide variety of over 170 fun Retro style images and festive embellishments for the holidays.  There are ready to print cards, place cards, postcards, frames waiting for your holiday photos, a snow capped alphabet, advent numbers and a fabulous array of embellishments. 

Diane has been rockin' round the Christmas tree with so many of the adorable images on this CD.  Take a look at this darling winter card made with our Snow Babies paper.  It's just the perfect winter card, good for Christmas or a winter birthday, too!  I just love the snowbanks she made with her die cuts, don' t you?

Diane loves this image so much, she used it on another sweet wintry card, adding just a touch of glitter to make the snow baby sparkle.  You can read all about it HERE.  

Ginny is a master when it comes to creating a great retro card.  Just take a look at this super fun North Pole Retro Wall Hanging she created with the fabby postcards on the CD. This looks like it should be hanging on the door of Santa's Workshop at the North Pole! 

If you don't like to work with digital, we still have some great Christmas items available in the store.Our double-sided Merry Christmas Creative Scraps  can be best described as wonderful vintage to adorable retro. This is a colorful collection of Christmas themed images and sentiments. The sheet includes 22 great images printed on a medium weight cardstock. The designs are perfect for dressing up Christmas cards, gift tags, scrapbook pages, keepsakes and an array of paper crafts. 

I fussy cut Santa from one of the super cute tags to make this interactive Christmas frame.  The red pocket really opens, and you can tuck a tiny gift inside each day as you countdown the days til Christmas.  You can read all about how I made it HERE. I think you'll be surprised when you find out where I got the background paper! How's that for a teaser? 

Visit the Crafty Secrets online store for a wide selection of Christmas goodies! We have stamps, digital stamps, papers, CD's, scraps, booklets and more. I hope you'll take a minute to stop by and shop.  Remember, all orders over $35 ship FREE!  And digital items can be instantly downloaded, so you don't even have to wait to get your craft on!

I'll be back soon with more fun samples from the team.  I'm so glad you stopped by today, and on behalf of Sandy Redburn, I wish you joy and creativity!

Kathy Clement
Design Team Leader/Crafty Secrets


Gail said...

Congrats to Theresa - Happy Dance - lovely DT creations -thanks for the monthly challenges have a blessed week

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