Monday, October 6, 2014

Crafty Secrets October Linky Party

If you are looking for my "The Shabby Tea Room" post
go HERE.

Well, here we are into October already....
October is my favorite fall month...
maybe because it is also my birthday month..Hah!
 The leaves just start turning here in Michigan in October
and the air is so crisp and clean...
well it should be clean, as in the last 2 days we have had over 3" of rain....

The first Monday in October also brings us to the
The entire design team gets together on this Monday with fabulous
projects and tutorials......
Our theme this month is Thanksgiving, Cooking, Recipes
want to be inspired??
Go HERE and take a look at all the wonderful creations!!

Here is a direct link to all my wonderful creative teamies!!
Kathy Clement Team Leader
Darlene Pavlick
Diane Hover (that's me)
Elizabeth Lincoln
Gloria Stengel
Melody Clement
Michele Kovak
Shantaie Fowler
Sheila Rumney
and our lovely 
Guest Designer Lee Ann Barrett

Would you like to join our linky party?
Just create a project using any Crafty Secrets product
 (we have FREE images you can use)
enter in our linky party and you could win a $40 gift certificate to the online store
you heard me right...WOW...wouldn't that be fun to win.....
the winner is selected random and all other entrants receive the new
Retro Kitchen Digital Kit!!

My project for our linky party is a hostess mini album!
I thought, wouldn't it be fun to take to a Thanksgiving dinner and present to the hostess!
I started with a pumpkin chipboard mini album
(I have a ton of these in my stash of various designs..
almost kind of embarrassing of how many)

I printed my beautiful papers from Creating With Vintage Illustrations CD #2......
this CD is FULL and I mean FULL of wonderful images/papers to use....

I then traced my pumpkin onto each paper, 
cut them out and adhered each with Modge Podge

Here are a few tips I "found" along the way on the making of
my mini album:

Don't talk on the phone to your hubby while applying your Modge Podge
Don't pet the dog while applying your Modge Podge
Don't forget to wash the Modge Podge from your brush when done.
Don't sand your album pages while wearing a navy blue sweatshirt
Don't have vacuumed your creative room in the AM and sand your album in the PM
Just thought I would mention these things, NOT that I would do them mind you!!

After the papers were completly dry, 
I sanded each page and then sponged ink around all the edges...
this gives a nice finished look and covers up the edge of the chipboard!!

Then I printed a few of "MY" favorite fall recipes and added to the album
and decorating with Crafty Secrets images from:

I loved the page with the "Look Who's Coming To Dinner"
as I added a "pocket" with a tag thinking the hostess
could add her "guest list" to the tag for a nice memory!

This is the back page of the album and I just left it blank!

Once I was done I put the ring back on the album and added ribbon scraps to finish....
I have to admit, I love this little album so much I don't want to give it away...
Maybe I will "give" it to myself...LOL....

Crafty Secrets is going TOTALLY digital and having a HUGE sale on all
products in the warehouse.....
Sandy has put together "bundles" of over $70 of products for only $24.90 (includes shipping)
These are might want to "gather" some up before they are gone!!

Entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create .... Anything Goes
Anything But A Card ....Autumn Magic/Spring Wonder
Open Minded Crafting .... Fall/Autumn
Brown Sugar .... Fall/ Autumn


Darlene said...

WOW what a FABULOUS project Diane! You are so good with 3d projects ... love this idea (writing it down so I don't forget to make one for myself ... in my spare time that is! lol)
AWESOME! See you Wednesday! YIPPEE!!

Leslie Miller said...

You make the most amazing projects for Crafy Secrets! This is so cool, I'd have a hard time giving it away, too!

joan said...

Oh Diane, this is adorable. I LOVE IT. Love the little charm hanging and all the details you put into it. Please bring it Wednesday so we can see it.

Great job!

Lisa said...

LOL at your "don't's"!! This is amazing, Diane!! What a gorgeous mini!! This would make fabulous gifts for your family, too with family recipes inside!! All of the details are just perfect!! Love this my friend!! Creative and beautiful!!

A Mermaid's Crafts

Darlene said...

OMG this is so dang cute! LOVE all the little elements on each page. The charms on the front are perfect and adorable!! What a clever little recipe book ... Mmmmm will have to click to make larger that Cheese Artichoke Dip recipe ... my favorite! F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!

Unknown said...

What an awesome mini album with yummy recipes, thanks for sharing t with us at ABAC!

Elizabeth said...

Doggone cute! I love the little index card for the hostess to write down the guest names or any other memory of the evening. What a fabulous gift with some great favourite recipes! I must tell you I'm impressed with the ribbon matching the paper on the front cover. I am kind of anal that way and notice strange stuff like that!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous idea and a lovely gift for the hostess. You have done an awesome job with this mini album full of recipes. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.
Lorraine DT

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

What an adorable mini album Diane and I laughed out loud at your Don't Do List! The papers and images you used look so darn good it makes me feel feel like saying "Wow - these ours and look how fantastic they look!". Really, you did an awesome job of showing off Crafty Secrets.

I want to thank you for joining our Design Team and apologize for being not leaving more comments. I didn't even give you ladies a heads up that I was changing around the rules for the Linky Party (because as usual I decided last minute) and I see you came back and updated the info, thanks.

Your projects are always so unique and shows you really brainstorm different ideas.

Gratefully, Sandy

cass said...

Wow!, stunning album, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

Ros Crawford said...

That's fabulous!!! I did laugh at your do's and don'ts ... Sounds just like me! And a birthday huh? You having a party? Do I need a new dress?

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Every time I visit your blog, I can't help but wish that you lived next door! Your blog post today was so entertaining...and I laughed at the "don't" list...not that I have ever done any of those things! Huh, uh! Not ME! LOL The mini recipe album is darling. YOu chose such pretty papers and embellies, and it will make a lovely gift for a very lucky hostess...even if that lucky hostess is YOU! Thanks for being on our DT! Hugs!

Julie Reed said...

Fabulous Min Pumpkin Albumn, so many details to look at.
Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
Julie DT

Primitive Seasons said...

Fantastic little album. I love the recipes idea!


Neva Cole said...

Just love this little mini-album, the colors, the papers, the embellishments. Beautiful job! What a great idea for a hostess gift. Thank you for playing along with us at ABAC.

Unknown said...

My gosh!! This is fantastic!! LOVE the images.. Love the pumpkin shape! And those adorable little charms. Love all the dies and papers! Just an absolutely fantastic idea.. I Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Sheri said...

Cute little recipe book. Thanks for playing in ABAC

cass said...

I've come back for a second look at you amazing album, beautifuly crafted with wonderful papers and colours,sso happy to see you entered in the challenge at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

Gloria Stengel said...

What a great way to use that album! And I giggle every time I see that cover...that silly turkey. hee hee What a great project!

Denise Goeldner said...

Fabulous project, love the pumpkin shapre, beautifully decorated. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Melanie Smith said...

Oh I love your walk thru showing you steps in making this. Thank you for that. I think your album turned out amazing. Thank you for participating with us over at Open-Minded Crafting FUN. Please feel free to come back with each challenge, we would love to have you. Melanie, DT

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

What an adorable way to utilize a custom shaped chipboard book. A seasonal recipe book with Crafty Secrets goodness. I love their images and have some of their stamps. I must break them out and make some blank recipe card sets for gifts to exchange those holiday yummies. Thanks for playing along with us at Anything But a Card Challenges :)