Monday, July 18, 2011

Crafty Secrets DT---New Product Show-Offs...AND a Giveaway!!!

Good morning, my friends!

Believe it or not, I'm STILL on vacation--a long one this year!

I have managed, however, to sneak a few moments here and there over the last few weeks to create a few things with all the fabulous new products being released by Crafty Secrets...and that's what I'll be sharing with you today!

Charms, decorative wall hangings, cards...so many fun things you can do with the gorgeous new "Mini Vintage" Creative Scraps...you are SO going to love this new set!



Here are a few things I made...


 Three ready-to-wear charms...simple and so much fun to make!  Add a bit of seam binding, cord, or a perfect chain...and you're ready to go!


A beautiful French lady in a locket...trimmed from a larger image in the scraps...just perfect for this more ornate brass charm...



A little girl sings with the sweet little birds in her summer garden....this took me only about 5 minutes to put together...

...a larger scrap cut to fit the frame, cut from the backside of the scraps sheet...topped with the little girl's garden image...edged with "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink...a bit of Platinum Stickles surrounding it for a bit of sparkle...covered with a clear glaze, and that's it!

I then just added a lovely bit of wired ribbon and a few found metal flowers for an accent...easy peasy!


Another fun little accent piece using the "Mini Vintage" Creative Scraps, a large "bottle cap" for the frame, and Crafty Secrets' lovely new "Queen Bee" stamp set--I just LOVE this one!


 Now...how about a few cards?

First--from the new and oh, so adorable "Birds of Happiness" stamp set...


...a sweet, tiny card made with one of my favorite new images...



...this charming little "Cup of Joy" girl sits in a pretty little teacup.  I used two different paper patterns from the fabulous new "Creating with Vintage Patterns" CD--another new offering from Crafty Secrets --just wait till you try this!

And for the men in your life...how about a little vintage baseball?  Crafty Secrets' new "Play Ball" stamp set is just filled with wonderful images and sayings to use for any manly occasion!


Two more masculine-style prints and a piece of "journal paper"taken from the CD for my backgrounds...I stamped the vintage baseball card twice, cut out the player...colored him & put him back in place on the card....giving it just a pop of color & some dimension...


And another one of my very favorite new sets...


...isn't this fabulous?!  Here's what I came up with: 


...a sweet little set of keys...tied with "ribbons" complete with words that make up your "Keys to Life"...family, love, joy, gratitude...and so many more!

Again, I used two different prints from the new CD--you won't believe how many choices you'll have just at the push of a button!


So many new & wonderful vintage-inspired products to create with!!!

***To help celebrate all the new releases this month, I'm giving away a brand new "Creating with Vintage Patterns" CD and 2 new "Mini Vintage" Creative Scrap sets!*** 

All you have to do is leave ONE comment.  That's it!  Let me know if you're a follower & I'll automatically enter you twice!

The giveaway will run until this coming Friday 7/22 night at midnight & I'll send them off to the lucky winner!

So glad you came by for a visit today!  Before you go, I hope you'll stop  & visit all the other ladies on the Crafty Secrets Design Team--they ALWAYS have so much to inspire you with--I promise!

Heartwarming Vintage Blog 
Crafty Secrets Website

I'll be back home later this week & will get back to my regular posts soon...hope you're continuing to have the most wonderful family & fun-filled summer!

Julie


78 comments:

  1. Hi Julie~
    How wonderful to have a long vacation...it takes a few days to unwind and then too often it's time to pack up again. Enjoy and relax.
    The new stamp sets and Creative Scraps are all wonderful but I am really drooling over the CD. So many possibilities with all of the papers and embellishments! Love everything you've been creating.
    I've followed you for a long time :o)
    Enjoy your time away!
    xoxo
    Joyce

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  2. Julie, I would like to connect the world of handicrafts, the world of scrapbooking and the world of philately, to name a few.
    Great, cool things could be done. :)
    Mixed-media maximum cards. :)

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  3. All absolutly stunning Miss Julie! Great projects! Glad you are enjoying your vacation!

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  4. that "anonymous" post was me Vicki :)
    for some reason that is the only way I can post to your blog. wierd .. not sure what the deal is.

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  5. Julie,
    You have been a busy gal and your projects are gorgeous!

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  6. Oh Julie! You know how we love Crafty Secrets! So many wonderful stamps and creations you have made. My favorite is that darling little girl in her summer garden. We are of course followers! Thanks! Have a nice day! Twyla

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  7. ooh it is so exciting to see the fun things you made with the mini scraps! If you don't mind pick me to be the winner, because I ran out of all of mine (hehe I'm joking!) :) make sure you DON'T pick me! Lol.

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  8. oh my! Your projects are Gorgeous! Thank you for a chance to win this giveaway! I am also a follower!
    michelle *√ú*

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  9. Hi Julie! It's been a while since I've posted anything, but I always follow your creative exploits regardless! The little bluebirds are just too wonderful, and a CD full of Crafty Secret goodness?! It's just too TOO wonderful! Enter me please! SO inspired by your jewelry! Off to visit other designers, (but you're my fave!) Hugs!

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  10. Hi Julie, glad to hear you are having a wonderful summer with family. Your charms are so sweet and very pretty! Enjoy the remainder of your holiday. Blessings, Tammy

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  11. Love all of your creations! Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a follower of your blog!

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  12. LOVE all of your projects Julie, beautiful work!

    Pam

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  13. ACK! Me too Vicki, it's me Julie, Pam Hooten, LOL!

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  14. I am a follower and I absolute love all your projects. I am in love with all things vintage and would love to win the vintage cd.

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

    Janice Taylor

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  15. Your pieces are just fantastic! Gorgeous work! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, too! I follow! :-)

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  16. Your projects are so beautiful -- and inspiring! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!
    Jan B.

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  17. Hi Julie! Love your fabulous projects! I've been a follower for a while and would love a chance to win please!!

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  18. I've always loved the vintage scraps and now I'm really loving the minis! I love your charms, they're all soooo gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Definately a follower and I love these projects, especially the "keys to life." Google is acting googly again and I am not anonymous, I am Mickie LOL

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  20. Oh my goodness Julie! These projects are all fabulous! Love the charms and those cards are amazing! This release has my mouth just watering :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  21. oh Julie-I LOVE the way you colored the bee piece-please share a tutorial some day soon! And yup, I'm a follower :)

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  22. I love your projects. I LOVE Crafty Secrets. They are my most anticipated release each time. This time is the best yet. I am a a follower via email.


    Tina Lynn Johnson

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  23. Hello Julie
    I have just joined your site today. I love all things vintage & your charms you have made look amazing. Looking forward to seein lots more of your work. Your Friend Elizabeth

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  24. Julie,
    This is the first time I have seen Crafty Secrets. I am impressed! Signed up for your emails right away so I will be a follower from now on! I love seeing your projects and can't wait to see more of them.
    I love seeing all the vintage products,

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  25. WOW! You have done such beautiful projects with all of the Crafty Secret stamps and CD's. I can't even tell which one I like best. I am now a follower by blog and email. Thank you for this giveaway, any of them would be a pleasure to have.

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  26. Oh wow what a wonderful CD kit. I am thrilled that I've found you and Crafty Secrets! We are going to have a lot of fun together. Just my style!

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  27. I love your charms! I can't believe I never thought of using seam binding for the a necklace cord! I think it will give the pieces an even more vintage charm!
    Beautiful Projects! And CD's are a great new way to hold them!!Exciting! Hugs,Tee

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  28. I really like your work Julie and my favourite is definitely the "keys" card - its stunning. Thanks, Margie

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  29. Julie, all of your projects are just lovely! Hope you had a great time on your vacation.
    hugs,
    Gini

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  30. I'm a new follower! All of Your projects are so beautiful!! I love the charms, which are my new obsession!! Will have to try my hand at them, would love to give them as Christmas presents!! Thank you so much for the inspiration & a chance to win your giveaway!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  31. Nice charms and cards!!! How fun to still be on vacation.
    I would love to win this giveaway and Thank you for having one.
    I also follow your blog and sure love seeing your creations! So many great ideas.
    Deb :)

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  32. I am a follower. I love all of the things you made with the CD and the stamps. I love the cards the most because that is what I make most of the time unless someone ask for something else like things for the house. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

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  33. What lovely ideas! Each one is a treasure. A new follower!

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  34. I just found your site. Love your techniques! Love your projects! I needed some "new" inspirations and found it here. Thank you for sharing. I'm a follower now!

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  35. This collection would help me get back in touch with my vintage roots. I've been wandering down other paths, but it's all diversion, and I need to get back into the fold! I am a follower already.

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  36. Love all your vintage charm jewelry and also your pretty card too. Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway and for the chance to win.

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  37. Just came across you tonight while surfing...LuV your creations and your style,your charms are Wonderful!....I'm a Follower now..:)

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  38. Hi Julie! I'm not in the running, I just had to leave a comment! I haven't stopped by here in SO long! I LOVE what you've done w/ the new release sets!!! I haven't touched my C.S. sets in forever! Makes me want to get them out and start stamping!

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  39. Hi sweet friend..I have missed you! We are back home from California...had a great time! What a lovely giveaway my friend. xoxoxo Hope your Summer is going well!

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  40. Julie,
    I love what you do. The little charm that you said only took you five minutes is...well, totally charming (that was bad!). You are reminding me to get out my new CD, too! I forget what I have!!!
    Hugs to you,
    Suz

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  41. Oh Your projects are just divine!! Would love to win a CD and scrap sets. Thanks for the chance. I'm happy to see your bottle cap. I bought some at my HL and couldn't decide what to do with them.

    I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to more beatiful projects.

    Hugs!

    Carmen L

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  42. Pieces are beautiful! I'd add any of them to my lapel at a conference.

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  43. thank you for sharing pictures of your handmade goodies. i am especially drawn to the bee. i am a follower, too.

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  44. Your charms are so pretty! I really love your last card, too. So shabby chic!

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  45. I love the crafty secrets sheets and the stamps. The cards which you create are the best! I have missed you. Hope you are having a great summer. I am a follower for sure! Later Friend And did you get in on my giveaway? There is still time to enter, it ends on the 25th

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  46. Every one of your projects are gorgeous Julie. I love visiting your blog, your art is always beautiful.

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  47. Hi Julie,
    I love all of your creations...they are so rich in detail! And Crafty Secrets is the best!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  48. Julie, I love all the Crafty Secrets stuff as you know. And I always adore everything you do with it!! You are so very talented! I was recently able to get some Crafty Secrets Scraps sets and I am so in love with them! I am glad you are having a wonderful summer! Grab it while you can. Times with family are so very precious! Love you loads and loads! xxoo

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  49. I love crafty blogs like yours and would love to be doing more. These are really gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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  50. Sign me up girlfriend!!!! You know I'm a follower/stalker....;o)

    Oooh, I hope, I hope, I hope I win!!!

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  51. What an awesome post. All the designs you've shared and these new products are fantastic. My to order list is long!!! What a fun way to have my AM coffee and get the MOJO goin, while my 3 little grandkids sleep in. A Blessed Day..

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  52. Those are all awesome!! I am loving all of the new designs!

    I am a follower of your blog :)

    xoxo
    Lori

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  53. These are all beautiful! Have a great day and wonderful time on your vacation.

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  54. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.

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  55. Hi Julie,
    Every single one of your creations is beautiful! I think the Queen Bee and the girl with the birds are my faves.
    Hope you're enjoying your extended vacation! Keeping my fingers crossed....
    xo
    JoAnne

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  56. Hi Julie,
    I'm enjoying my summer too and am so glad you are! :) I love your little charms, they are just darling! I would love the chance to win. Thank you!
    I hope you continue to enjoy your summer!
    Hugs,
    Sonya

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  57. Oh I'm a follower of course! :)
    xo

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  58. Of course I'm a follower, I have been since the beginning! Love all your new projects, especially the Queen Bee one!!

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  59. They are all just stunning-I'm going nuts over the charms.I have to make some of those lovelies.

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  60. Love these charms! They would be beautiful on a small wire tree! Just the perfect size. thanks for the inspiration.

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  61. your creations are adorable!!!Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda
    wanda.contreras@yahoo.com

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  62. All the cards and your charms are beautiful! I must get the CD also for the beautiful digi paper!

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  63. Amazing projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. I love your creations. My fave is the Queen Bee bottle cap.
    I plan to become a follower.

    Thanks
    Katiellen
    gklyon1@msn.com

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  65. How versatile the keys can be! I can think of so many themes that could be illustrated with them.

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  66. Awesome projects and cool supplies!

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  67. WOW wow wow,so pretty!I love how you used the Creative Scraps!

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  68. I really fell in love with the one with the Keys on it. Very lovely.
    I am the least crafty person iin the world, but I sure like the creativity of others.

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  69. Aloha Julie,
    Hope you're enjoying your vacation.
    I love the projects you've created, all so beautiful.
    I've been a follower of yours for a while; love visiting your blog when I can get on the computer.
    TFS

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  70. I don't know know what to say I love the most out of all of this goodness. That PLAY BALL set sure has caught my eye though. Your creations are beautiful!

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  71. Ich liebe deine Kreationen. My fave ist die Bienenkönigin Flaschenverschluss.
    Ich plane, ein Nachfolger zu werden.

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  72. I'm sitting here saddened a little after reading your sweet and touching story of your Mom's sweet little sister. It was truly beautiful. I loved the pictures you included with this story. It brought me back to the 50's when I was a little girl. I know the sadness your Mom and her Mom felt and probably still feel since I lost a daughter and my other daughter lost a sister. Sisters are special people and a loss of one is a real tragedy.
    On to a lighter note, your cards are beautiful and you are very talented.

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