Monday, September 20, 2010

Crafty Secrets’ Design Team Halloween Challenge….and a Little Treat!


Good morning, dear friends!

I hope it was a wonderful weekend for you all…a busy one here, as usual…fun, friends…the Renaissance Faire…

Here we are…another month, another Crafty Secrets challenge for those of us on the Design Team…always a fun time to use new product and try something different!

This month, we were to focus on the new Halloween products…here’s just a couple of them…


“Halloween” Creative Scraps


“Halloween Treats” large stamp set…

For my project this month, I decided to make a chipboard booklet out of one of the new Maya Road chipboard sets Crafty Secrets will now be selling…

And here are some of the individual images:


I just chose some fun Halloween-themed papers…these are all either Graphic 45 or retired Stampin’ Up papers…


…glued them to the chipboard pieces,  sanded the edges & grunged them up with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink…


…added the main images, taken from Crafty Secrets’ “Halloween” Creative Scraps, “Halloween” Images & Journal Notes booklet, and their “Seasonal” Images & Journal Notes booklet…


…added a bit of glitter for some sparkle…


…framed some of the images or the overall star with platinum Stickles…


…added ribbon, lace, buttons,  pom-pom or rick-rack trim…


…then tied it all up together!


…sprayed the chipboard tag with some yummy Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Mist…

…a wonderful jumble of vintage, sparkly Halloween goodness!


To close up--this is a couple of weeks late in coming, but my first blog anniversary was at the end of August, so I think it’s time for a little giveaway!


…just a few of my favorite vintage things for you…

*4 new Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps

*1 new Crafty Secrets flower stamp set

*A bottle of my favorite real silver shavings glitter (it’s so fabulous—tarnishes over time to really give a vintage look!)

*A package of K & Co. lace frames

*10 vintage cards with envelopes from the 30’s & 40’s

All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post, and let me know if you’re a follower & I’ll count you twice! 

I’ll do a drawing next Monday, September 27th, and let you know who won!

Please take a few minutes and stop by to visit the other very talented ladies on the Crafty Secrets’ Design Team—I know they’ll have so many inspiring things to share with you!

Vicki Chrisman, Team Leader

Pam Hooten

Heidi Blankenship

Marisa Grossen

Linda Duke

Michele Kovack

Melissa Phillips

Flo from France

Mary Hamer

I hope your day is beautiful in every way…

See you soon with something new.