Monday, January 5, 2015

Crafty Secrets January 2015 Linky Party

 Have I said HAPPY NEW YEAR yet?  LOL!
Well, I'm saying it again!


It's a new year, a new month and time for a new Linky Party at the Crafty Secrets blog!
You will find with the new year, a few things will be changing over at Crafty Secrets!  
ALL GOOD mind you!  
For instance, if you hop over to the blog you will find a FREEBIE from the *new* Bedtime Kids Digital Set which is the set the design team is showcasing today!  EVERYONE will get this one FREE image and the lucky winner of the Linky Party will win the ENTIRE SET!  
So what are you waiting for???

Today the team is having a virtual Pajama Party showing images from this adorable set!
After much thought, I decided to create a 6-page Bedtime Booklet using a variety of images from this amazing set along with Crafty Secrets Pastel Chenille Quilt Digital Paper, Pink Chenille Quilt Digital Paper and Classic Damask Pink/Scene Digital Paper.

Let me first share my Bedtime Booklet with you then I'll share a couple (hopefully) helpful hints so you can create your very own Bedtime Booklet.  So easy and such a sweet gift idea too!


How cute is this!!!
NOW, here are a few ideas that help me when creating a project of this type.
  • USE A GOOD ALL PURPOSE (clear drying) GLUE

I use Microsoft Word to bring in my images and size them to what I need for my project.  Positioning them on the page so I have room to cut around them.  In this case I knew I wanted to do a LOT of FUSSY cutting so I wasn't too concerned with positioning.

This particular Oatmeal box came from the Warehouse Club so it is a heavier cardboard but worked great!  With the size of the box panels, a 4x6 booklet worked out to be the best (most useful) size.  That worked great with my digital papers too since I could get THREE cuts from each page.

By cutting my papers to the exact same size, I simply applied my glue to the back of each sheet then rolled over it with my wallpapering seam roller to be sure it had a good, secure adherence.

I chose not to add any additional embellishments to my Bedtime Booklet but you could have great fun 'blinging it up' with stars, moons, gems, ribbons ... endless possibilities.

A few challenges to share in:
2 Creative Chicks Challenge - Anything Goes But a Card
The ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
Altered Eclectic Challenge - Anything Goes But a Card
I hope you'll come join in our Linky Party Fun!
My team mates have created some AMAZING samples for you and FABULOUS hints/tutorials too! 
"Now, go visit the rest of the design team blogs below and be sure to leave them some love. Then, link up your own Crafty Secrets project on the BLOG and you could win the entire Bedtime Kids Stamp Set! We’ve loaded a free image from the set into this month’s Linky Party post as our way of thanking you for playing along. You can download the image and use it in your Linky Party project, or use one of the FREE PRINTABLES found on the blog page. The rules are simple: Just create a NEW project featuring Crafty Secrets, and link it up on the Crafty Secrets blog before midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, January 18th. "
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you a WONDERFUL, CRAFTY week!
As always . . .


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Dar, this is amazing! I can't get over how the papers look like fabric in this adorable little bedtime book. You did such a fabulous job of showcasing these stamps and sentiments...I am just blown away! I love all your helpful tips, too! Thanks for all the incredible work you put into this. It's wonderful!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Kathy's comment about the papers looking like fabric is exactly what I was thinking as I looked through your images, especially the paper with green chenille. This is just so sweet and you have coloured the images beautifully. (that's my favourite part) Also that is a great hint about the paper roller. Are you happy with that glue? I am not thrilled with the all purpose glue I have been using and am looking for something better. Great project and a Happy New Year dear friend.

Vicki Chrisman said...

Super Sweet Darlene..... every single page! Adorable!

Carol S said...

Such a sweet booklet! Thank you for sharing over at My Artistic Adventures!

Julie Short said...

Darlene this is delightful. I really like all the recycling that you have used to create your booklet. Thank you for linking with Rhedd's Creative Spririt.

Birgit said...

This is such a sweet little bedtime book! The papers really do look like real fabric pieces. Amazing work!

Andrea Norris said...

Love your bedtime booklet, lots of cure images and work has gone into it :) Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge
Andrea x

Rocky said...

Amazing! So pretty, a gorgeous keepsake too. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

Sheila Rumney said...

What a sweet keepsake book! I agree the papers do look like fabric. Thanks for sharing your wonderful project!

Shantaie said...

I love that you use cereal boxes...{me too} they are really the perfect weight! Such an adorable little book, that I'm sure took more than a little time! :)

Rupa S said...

I am a great fan of Recycling and you've done some wonderful stuff here Darlene! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month. Good Luck. Rupa(DT)

Barbara Bird said...

Adorable lil book
Barbara Bird DT My Artistic Adventures

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Really Darlene, you have outdone yourself with this adorable Little álbum! All of the images you colored are wonderful, the paper, your recycle ideas and tips, all the photos - a fantastic job!
Hugs from Sandy in Mexico

Sue said...

What a lovely idea and the images are so sweet and nostalgic. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics

Scrapbook Lynne said...

This is such a sweet and adorable little album! Thank you for sharing it with us over at Altered Eclectics!

Vickie Y said...

Hi Dar! Hope you are doing well! Your cereal box album is adorable. Great way to recycle into something gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge.

Nana said...

What a precious little.
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Pam said...

This is absolutely adorable!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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