Monday, July 19, 2010

Crafty Secrets DT New Product Challenge!

Good morning, my friends!


Time for another challenge for the Crafty Secrets Design Team, and this one was very open and extremely fun for me!

Sandy Redburn, the amazingly talented owner of Crafty Secrets, and her staff, have been working so hard on new products…there are so many new ones coming out, with more on the way…and our challenge was simply to use some of them today—not too hard, is it?!

I went a little crazy, though….I was so happy to be home and crafting in my own space that I made four projects for the challenge….and had so much fun doing it!

I focused on the new “Halloween” Creative Scraps this time.  These are fabulous!  Here they are:

Crafty Secrets Halloween_DoubleSided-WEB

Aren’t they great?!  So many images, printed on both sides…here’s my first card:


LOVE this vintage owl with his winking eye…so fun!  I used various pieces of the Creative Scraps for this one…the owl, the “Treat” bingo card, and the scallop edging on the top and bottom…if you look closely, you can see all the wonderful detail…so cool!




This is one of my favorite images in the set—love this sweet red-headed witch—I used a bit of the scrap set border on the card here, on the top and bottom of the houndstooth dp…again, so much wonderful detail!

Next, a fun little tag…


I love these little Dolly Dingle kids…always have!  I cut out another pair of them to pop them up a bit,


added a “Costume Party” ticket from the scraps, a crazy bunch of ribbon and some pom-pom trim…fun!

And lastly, this one…


Again, so many fun elements to play with in the Creative Scraps!  Love the alphabet tags spelling out “Halloween”!  I sparkled up the watch with Dazzling Diamonds, but it’s hard to see it in the picture…


…and such a sweet little witch…a little bit of glow in the jack-o-lantern’s face and the kitty’s eyes…!

Well, that’s it for another Crafty Secrets’ challenge!  I hope you’ll go and check out the Crafty Secrets’ blog for more new item information, and please go and visit the rest of the Design Team today…I know they’ll have LOTS of wonderful inspiration for you!

Crafty Secrets Blog

Vicki Chrisman, Team Leader

Pam Hooten

Marisa Grosson

Linda Duke

Michele Kovack

Melissa Phillips

Flo from France

Deborah March

Have a wonderful day, and I’ll see you soon with something new!


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  1. Your cards are all so pretty cute Julie, I'm in love with the Halloween Creative Scraps!

  2. What a bunch of totally CUTE Halloween projects! Great job on these Julie!!!

  3. Your cards are beautiful! I love Halloween crafting! I must get this set! I love Crafty Secrets!


  4. No place like home! Love the new cards and I LOVE the cute little tags! Have a great week. :D

  5. These cards I absolutely LOVE!! I want them all!! You are one talented lady! Thanks for sharing!! :-)

  6. Fantastic works! But my absolutly fav is your card with the owl .... very cool!

  7. every time i see what you have created you inspire me. one of these days im going to creat too. i love the cards. i like the new pic of you on your side bar. your hair is beautiful and i love the necklace. its a beautiful pic of you.

  8. Tags and cards are ADORABLE, as always, Julie!
    Sending lots of Dutch JOY your way for a lovely Monday. xx

  9. Great cards and tags! So many extra little details that really make them special. TFS, Nan

  10. Fabulous! The vintage owl is so cool. I love the cards and tabs, so much detail!

  11. Great collage treasures! What wonderful all of your designs! What FUN!!!
    Hope your day is delightful!

  12. OH! I can't wait to see these new items!!!! And I love the cards....bring on Autumn!!!!! LOL

  13. What cute cards Julie. You really brought out the beauty of these images especially when you pop them up.

  14. Oh Julie, these are all soooo darn cute! Love every one of them!!

  15. Oh Julie! When this momentary snowman phase passes, I am ready for the Halloween inspiration to begin in earnest. What a fantastic beginning you have given us! E

  16. Julie these are all ADORABLE!!!!! you rocked the halloween theme!

  17. I love them all Julie. You do such wonderful work, it always a pleasure visiting you blog. Linda Duke

  18. Welcome home! Glad you had a wonderful time with your family!! Love your new picture by the way!!!

    These cards and tags are so cute! I have always loved that little witch with the cat and pumpkin- I use her as often as I can on little projects.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!!

  19. Your creations are hauntingly beautiful - this product line just screams for me to create. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  20. Fab projects, lot of lovely detail on those scraps! Good to see you back at home and enjoying your crafty supplies!

  21. Wow, looks like you did have fun! ~Diane

  22. Welcome back, Julie! :) I love your tag the bestest, I think! Your post makes me long a little for fall - my favorite season.

  23. I am sure it was fun but yes always nice to get home, I was so tired when I returned, thought I would die. Sure was or is a workout keeping up with a 2 year old. And yes Gardner Village, thanks for reminding me! Welcome home. oxox, Diane

  24. Darling cards!
    You get more crafting done in one sit-down session than I do in a year! ;-)

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  25. Your work is wonderful- I love the vintage owl.

  26. My daughter
    would love
    the first image
    with the owl ~
    one of her many
    animal faves.
    All adorable and
    oh-so Julie!
    xx Suzanne

  27. Hi Julie, thank you for such a lovely comment on my blog and I am so happy you found me too! In fact I am now one of your followers, lol.
    I also make cards, among lots of other things, and loveeee your creations! Do you sell them online or in shops anywhere?
    french blessings,
    PS. I use to live on the Calif central coast too, now I'm in the mountains, but ohhhh how I miss that ocean :)

  28. My Halloween scraps are on their way-can hardly wait until they get here. Thank you for all the super inspiration.