Friday, March 18, 2011

Crafty Secrets & Eclectic Paperie Shabby Blog Hop!


Blog Hop with Crafty Secrets[1] Good morning, my friends!

We’ve got some fun planned for you today!  The Crafty Secrets Design Team has teamed up with the wonderful Design Team at Eclectic Paperie for a challenge today…and we’ve got some prizes for you!

Both Eclectic Paperie and Crafty Secrets will be giving away prizes—a total of 16 prizes all together!  You can find out more about the prizes on the Heartwarming Vintage and Eclectic Paperie blogs. ( linked below).  

The more DT blogs you visit and leave comments on, the more you increase your chances to win one of the 16 prizes!

You have from today, March 18 to Sunday, March 20th to visit each blog participant. 16 winners will be chosen to each win some Crafty Secrets goodies. Winners will be posted on both the eclectic Paperie blog and on the Crafty Secrets blog on Monday, March 21st.

Winners to be announced on Monday.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it?!

I chose a farm theme for my projects today…and Crafty Secrets has the most wonderful farm-themed products to choose from…available through both Crafty Secrets and Eclectic Paperie.

So let’s head on down to the farm, shall we?


I love this fabulous vintage rooster image found on Crafty Secrets’ new “Farm Fresh” Creative Scraps…

…double-sided with SO many images, journaling squares & sayings to choose from…


I framed the rooster with the checkerboard boarder stamp found in Crafty Secrets’ new “Farm Chicks” stamp set, which also contains the “something to crow about” saying I used here…

…adorable, isn’t it?! 

I also used the chicken wire stamp as a background, which you can see better in the close-up here…


To finish it off, I gave it a VERY liberal spritzing with “Creme de Cocoa” Glimmer Mist…(making it just a bit shabbier!), and…


…tied it all up with a rustic bow of twine, topped off with a black vintage button.

If you visit me much, you know how much I love Vicki Chrisman’s 3D Shadowbox cards (available through Crafty Secrets)…here’s one I made for today…


First of all…I have to apologize for these photos.  It’s been so gloomy here lately, I’ve had a VERY hard time with my photography!  Oh, well!  What can you do when Mother Nature’s in charge?


I love this adorable image on the left side of the card…a young farm wife in dress and apron planting seeds in her garden…


…and this sassy farm girl on the right panel…checking out her new seed catalog…what to choose? 


Here’s the center panel…a wonderful image of a mid-century farm couple, found on Crafty Secrets’ “Farm Fresh” Creative Scraps.  I framed it with some of the miniature vintage “seed pack” images also in the Creative Scraps…

…and, of course, (as they usually do!) this image reminded me of one of my stories…

Ruby LaPriel Riggs  

My beautiful grandmother, LaPriel, when she was about 17, just before she met…

Rudger Grant Smith--young man

…my handsome grandfather, Rudger…a farm boy.

Not long after the two had gotten a bit better acquainted, LaPriel confided to her sister Veon that she knew she was in love with Rudger because she felt so strongly about him even though he “didn’t dress the way she liked” (i.e. plaid flannel shirts—farm boy clothes!)

Well, she visited his family a time or two (their mothers were very old and dear friends), helped Rudger with his chores on the farm (wearing one of his old plaid, flannel shirts!), and the rest is history…


Even though he was no longer a farm boy after they were married, this image still reminds me of them at the beginning of their romance…


I hope you’ll stop by and visit all the talented ladies from both Design Teams during the Blog Hop—and you never know—YOU might just be a winner! 

(Keeping my fingers crossed just for you!)

Crafty Secrets Logo

Craft Secrets DTgirls:

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader

Pam Hooten

Linda Duke ( on both teams)

Michele Kovack

Melissa Phillips

Flo Teixeira from France

Julie Campbell—you are HERE!

Mary Hamer

Heartwarming Vintage Blog

Crafty Secrets website

Eclectic Paperie

Eclecitc Paperie DT girls:

Daisy Sparks
Broni Holcombe
Latrice Murphy
Linda Ledbetter
Micki Harper
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson

Eclectic Paperie blog

Eclectic Paperie Website

See you soon with something new…