Monday, July 6, 2015

"Time For Fun" Linky Party With Crafty Secrets

Hello All,
Being the first Monday of July,
it is the day of our new challenge at
Crafty Secrets!

Our theme for the designers this month is
"Time for Fun"
meaning Travel and Vacation....
or as I like to call it....
Summer Fun!!

In keeping with the theme
I decided to make a "faux" alligator suitcase!
How fun is that!!!

I used Digital Radiant Paper Collection
for the base of the suitcase....
such a pretty, pretty color!
The little luggage tags were cut from 
Heartwarming Vintage Cuts "Adventures & Travel".

Now let's get started on how I made it!

First I used a Sizzix die.
I bought this die right after Christmas
on the Sizzix sight.   It was originally
$59.95 on sale for $5.00
wow...who doesn't love a sale

Now just finish/assemble your project....have some fun with this,
it is so EASY!

Here is a side view.

View from the top

Back view

Now it’s your turn! Visit each of the design team blogs listed below and leave them a nice comment. . Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring ANY Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog ( no later than 11:59PT, Sunday, July 19th. 

You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along, but it’s always fun if you do. You may use the free paper and image found on the Crafty Secrets blog, or dig into your Crafty Secrets goodies and create your own challenge. You MUST use Crafty Secrets products to eligible to win the prize.

Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your project. One lucky player will be randomly selected to win a wonderful digital prize package. 

The winner will be announced on the Crafty Secrets Blog on Wednesday, July 22nd.

Now go get your craft on!

 Sheila Rumney Design and Photography
Teresa Horner, Victorian Paper Queen   

Entering the following challenges:
All Crafts Challenge (m) ....  Anything But A Card
Crafting When We Can .... Summer Fun
The Crazy Challenge ....Summer Vacation
Polkadoodles .... Embossing
Anything But A Card .... ATG


Darlene said...

Oh My Gosh ... this is just TOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! What a fabulous idea to use that embossing folder for the texture ... perfect! What an adorable little project (you are so good with these sort of things!!!). Thanks for fun inspiration my friend!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Diane, your little alligator bag is just adorable. I love the color you chose for it and the ribbon is a perfect match. It sure gave me a smile. Thank you for sharing the details.


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my goodness! I love this sweet little suitcase, Diane! The colors, the texture, the ribbon trim...everything just perfect! Thanks for another great Linky Project!

Kristi said...

How fun! Love all the little details you added!♥

Anne Temple said...

These are just a cute as can be! I'm going to have to CASE your shaker snow globe card and that suitcase is just adorable!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love it!! I have that die and I've never used it...I am so borrowing this idea from you!! I love the texture, the way you decorated it - everything!! Gorgeous project my friend!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! How could you NOT buy a $60 die for $5?? And so cute! Love what you did with this. That is just so absolutely darling! I wish they would put the names on embossing folders.

Ros Crawford said...

Can you make one big enough for my holidays?? It's fabulous!

2amscrapper said...

That was one heck of a dea,l and the die cut found a worthy home! Great project!

The Paper Toile said...

This is too stinkin' cute! It makes me smile just looking at it!

Dolce said...

Love the color! Fun project!

Primitive Seasons said...

Great job on the suitcase Diane. Love the cute color and trims.

starcyl said...

Great work and a pretty project, thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles Use Some Embossing challenge this week.
Jenny x
Polkadoodles DT

Sheila Rumney said...

What a super sweet project. Love all the textures!

Cheremane said...

Such a fabulous make. Thanks for joining us over at the Polkadoodles Challenge Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. (DT) xx

Rupa Swaminathan said...

This is so pretty. love the way you have used embossing powder to create the leathery shine. Thanks for sharing this with us at Anything But A card Challenge this month. Good luck, Rupa (DT).

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous project, Diane, have a wonderful weekend sweetie.

Love and hugs