May 29, 2007

Crafty Secrets!



Good morning everyone! I hope you had a wonderful three day holiday weekend! The girls and I are officially on summer vacation now, woohoo! I have some exciting news......I was asked by Crafty Secrets to join their design team!! Of course, I accepted because I LOVE their fun, vintage-like products. I added the link to Crafty Secrets under the *Shop Here!* link at the right. You can visit the website to get familiar with their products, which include acrylic stamps, sticker sheets, little cut out booklets, printed cotton scraps, patterned paper and more! And wait til you see the fun stuff coming this summer! While at the site, you can sign up for a fun newsletter and also visit the sample gallery. It's set up just like Splitcoast and is easy to navigate. If you want to view the line of acrylic stamps, click on the Clear Art Stamps link on the right hand side of the Crafty Secrets website. There is a preview of two new sets coming out. I adore that new coffee set!

The Clear Art Stamps are jam packed full of fun images. The possibilities are truly endless because there are so many images included in each set. And the quality is really good...the images are incredibly detailed and stamp nicely. One of my favorite sets is Kitchen Classics. The card above was created using the salt and pepper shakes from that set. I added the sentiment Favorite Recipes and the adorable utensils along the bottom edge. Images are colored using SU! Watercolor Crayons and aquapainter. Patterned paper is Amy Butler series from K & Company, available at Eclectic Paperie(link under *Shop Here* at right). I stitched around the torn patterned paper to add that *home-made* feel to the card. Dazzling Diamonds glitter was added to the salt and pepper shakers.

I made this card for my neighbor, who wants a few recipes I shared at a party. Stay tuned this week as my theme is going to be all things home made! Crafting, cooking, sewing, and gardening are a big part of who I am. I grew up on a farm and these activities were a way of life when I was little. So it just comes natural that they are now my hobbies as an adult. So check back for some fun recipes and I even have my mother involved in a special project that I can't wait to show you!

Tip of the day: When I add stitching to my cards like the one here, I cut the green cardstock as a card front only. Then I adhere the torn paper and ribbon strip and stitch the entire card front. THEN, I add it to a folded white card base. This conceals all stitching and the end result is a nice, white card inside to write a message.

Where can you get Crafty Secrets products and stamps? Check out Sweet Miss Daisy's blog......Anna Wight has a ton of CS products and offers excellent customer service!

18 comments:

Quilt Nut said...

too cute! love the utensils across the bottom. congrats on joining the design team

Rose Ann said...

Love your card today...and congratulations on joining the Crafty Secrets design team! That's awesome!

Lisa G, Prinny's sis said...

Congratulations on your design team selection! What an honor...but no surprise. Your stuff is awesome! :0)

Viv said...

How cute! I just received this set and Bird Notes from Anna, so will definitely CASE your card! Love it!

Valerie said...

MWAH!!! CONGRATS, Michelle! I can't wait for your recipes and CREATIONS!

Elizabeth Royalty said...

Absolutely fabulous card! And congrats on your good news. Can't weiat to see what you "cook up" this week! LOL!

StamperSharon said...

Congrats, Mish -- can't wait to see what you do with CS's gorgeous stuff!

Sherrie said...

Way to go Mish! They snapped up a fantastic designer! Can't wait to see all that you do with their products!

Elena said...

Wonderful news! Who doesn't love your work?

Stacy M said...

Congratulations! I love your work too! I ordered this set and I am still waiting for it, now I am really excited.

Theresa said...

Congratulations! I am a fan of Crafty Secrets and love, love, love their site! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a cute card, thanks for the sewing tip and Congratulations

chelemom said...

OMG! This card is adorable! Yea for you....congrats!

Amy said...

That is so cute! My mom collects s/p shakers. So now my dilema is...do I buy a stamp to make one card? Hmmm...maybe if it is to make a cute recipe tin! :)

Have a great week!

Pam/Iris said...

Cute, cute, cute Mish!!! Congrats again on your new gig my friend :)

Bethany Paull said...

How sweet! Love the shading on the S & P shakers.

beate said...

Mish, that's wonderful!!! I love what you are doing with their stamps! Congratulations. I am smiling from one ear to the next.

Juanita said...

Beautiful card!! I've been looking at this set for quite a while and I think you just sent me over the edge to buy it!! Great work and TFS.

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