Hello Friends! Welcome to the Crafty Secrets March 2015 Linky Party, DT Challenge and a great Spring Giveaway! I think everyone is ready for a little dose of Springtime right about now, so our theme for the design team challenge this month is "GO GREEN!" We are featuring flowers, green growing things, garden journals, St.
Patrick's Day projects or Easter projects this month. The unifying theme is GREEN. And just to make the design team put on their thinking caps, we added in an optional challenge of using something recycled or "upcycled" in our projects. What fun! I've had a sneaky peek at all the wonderful projects this month, and I know you are going to be thrilled!
Sandy also has a wonderful Spring Giveaway for a lucky winner who will be announced next Monday, March 9/15. To enter just leave a comment and say what your favorites are in this gift pack.
You don't need to follow the theme this month in order to join the Linky Party, but it's always fun when you do. We make it easy for you to join the festivities by providing you with a free download that you can use to make up your project, if you wish. Here's the 2 free downloads for this month's party.
This beautiful paper is from our Digital Garden Paper Kit
and the sweet little girl is from our Garden Girls Digital Art Stamp Set
. To download, simply click on the image and save to your computer. We can't wait to see what you make with this month's free gift!
And what fun is a party without prizes? This month's prize is really fantastic! One lucky participant will win a wonderful prize pack. One quick note about prize eligibility: You can use any product or theme you choose to join the Linky Party, but to be eligible to win the prize pack, you must use Crafty Secrets products in your entry.
Now, take a look at the fabulous prize package we have for you this month:
Our digital Garden paper pack with 18 sheets of garden themed designer papers, includes two sheets of seed packet images, vintage garden catalog sheets, a garden maze and beautiful botanical papers.
In addition, you will receive our gorgeous Digital Garden Printables
with 16 ready to print images in a re-sizeable format. These are some of my very favorite Crafty
Secrets images, and I think you will love them, too!
And that's not all! To help you get ready for the Easter Bunny, we will include our darling Bunny Kids Gift Bag and Tag Set
. These would be so cute on the table at your
That's a prize package that's worth more than $25, so you will definitely want to join in the fun!
OK...now that the details are out of the way, let's get this party started and see how our design team has met this month's challenge.
We have a lovely guest designer joining us this month. Karen Letchworth is the blog administrator over at Word Art Wednesday
. Her personal blog, My Cup Runneth Over
features Karen's delightful vintage cards and projects. You'll definitely want to check it out. Let's meet Karen!
My name is Karen Letchworth, and I'm honored to be Guest Designing this month for Crafty Secrets. I've been in love with Crafty Secrets for as long as I can remember, and really enjoy working with their sweet products. I retired from a hospital administration job a few years ago; and now enjoy being a home-schooling Mom, wife of 30 years to a handsome police officer, and spending lots of time in my craft room. I hope you will stop by my blog, My Cup Runneth Over
, and that you will all be sure to play along in this month's Crafty Secrets Linky Party. I can't wait to see all your sweet Crafty Secrets projects!
Karen used our beautiful Friends and Flowers Vintage Cuts
on the focal of her pretty card. Visit Karen's Blog
to see all the details and to get her tutorial on how to use
tea stain to add the perfect vintage vibe to your projects.
As DT Leader, I did some serious upcycling by adding paint and texture to a cardboard fruit basket and filling it with decoupaged eggs. The papers are all from the beautiful Garden Papers Kit
and you can see my
with the details on how I put this fun project together.
Darlene Pavlick came up with the most creative upcycling project! I just love this wonderful planter she created using our Digital Garden Papers Kit
! I'm not going to spoil the fun and tell you what she used to make this! You'll just have to visit her wonderful blog, Dar's Crafty Creations
to find out!
Ginny Nemchak gave a Plain Jane notebook a major facelift by combining these sweet images from our Best Buds
postcard set with papers from our Retro Christmas
and Vintage Typography CD
s. She'll show you how she combined all these fabby layers at her Polly's Paper Blog
Gloria Stengel made an accordion fold home decor/mini album using some really fun bits of "trash" that she turned into treasures. She used papers from all our CD's
along with our pretty Love Mail Scraps
. If you visit Gloria's Scraps of Life Blog
she'll share her tutorial for making this gorgeous bit of home decor and links to all the products she used.
Melody Clement created this super cute Easter Basket using our Adorable Easter Eggs Digital Prints
and a stamp from our Spring Chicks Digital Art Stamps
. Take a little trip over to Paper Melody's Blog
for all the details.
With Saint Patrick's Day right around the corner, Michele Kovack created a stunning greeting card using an image from Seasonal Vintage Image and Journal Booklet
and printable papers from the Garden Collection
. Pop over to Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker
to get all the insider information on Michele's beautiful card.
If you've always wondered where the Easter Bunny lives, well, Shantaie Fowler has the inside scoop! She created this wonderfully whimsical bunny village using our Double Sided Papers
and Spring Bunnies Digital Art Stamps
. Hop on over to Shantaie's Inking Pink Blog
to learn what surprising item she used as the base for her bunny houses.
Doesn't this gorgeous bottle look as though it came straight from a Victorian lady's dressing table? Sheila Rumney used the jeweled butterfly and some pretty roses from our CD#2 Creating With Vintage Illustrations
and shows how to add script writing from the Artsy Banner set
behind the roses, erase parts and create an altered label. Check out her Photoshop tutorial at Shelia Rumney Design and Photography
Check Out the New Lower Sale Prices!
Sandy has slashed prices again on all warehouse stock and there are so many fabulous deals! So if your wish list has been larger than your pocketbook, now is a great time to build up your crafty stash and save some serious money!
Now it's YOUR turn! Simply create a NEW project featuring CRAFTY SECRETS products and link it up below before midnight PT, Sunday, March 15th and you could be the winner of our wonderful prize package this month. We'll be hopping by to take a look at your wonderful creations, and we just can't wait to see what you make.The prize winner will be announced here on Tuesday, March 18th...and don't be surprised if we share some of your creations on our Facebook Page
or even on the blog! Now go get your craft on and link a project using the Linky Tool below:
On behalf of Sandy Redburn, I wish you joy and creativity!
PS - Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into our Spring Giveaway!
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