Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A little Mid-week Blog Candy!

Sandy from Crafty Secrets was generous enough to send some of these new booklets for me to do a giveaway.. so starting today, if you comment in this post , your name will go in to have a chance to win, two of these books. I will draw TWO winners, one person will win the "Childhood" and "Birds & Botanicals" books and the Second person who's name is drawn from comments in this post, will win the "Homemade" and "Summertime" books.
I'll draw for the two winners next Monday the 21st.
***********Image and Journal Notes from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage
I've only laid out a few of the images and journal notes for you to see... there are actually 32 perforated pages in each book, and they are all gorgeous.
The lighting was not great when I was taking these shots. The colors are just beautiful in really life. You can click on the photos to see them closer.
I can't begin to pick a favorite. There are so many images in each one, that I adore.
They can be used for so many different things, together, or cut apart. I love the idea of using them to send as little notes, or with a package I send, along with being about to use them for layouts, cards and projects.
Check out some of these "retro" images. They are soooo fun!

Again, it's a shame you can see the vivid colors better here, because they are stunning!


Okay... want some? just post here for a chance to win some. Thanks Sandy( owner of Crafty Secrets) , for making this possible. It's so fun to get to give away goodies!! yay!

165 comments:

Deb S. said...

oh yeah, these are so cute! sandy is so generous!

Trish D said...

You may say the color is off, but they still look pretty amazing to me! Oh, the possibilities...

michele g. said...

these are way cool!!! so many ideas come to mind.

bethtrue said...

hi Vicki - those are great little books and what fun to win one!! i do so enjoy your blog and all your wonderful creations! thank you for sharing, and for the opportunity to win!!

Beth B.

Cassie said...

They are fun - yes, thanks to Sandy for offering them up as a prize!

Sharon in NE said...

Thank you Sandy and Vicki!
These are irresistible!

KardKrazy said...

Oh, these look fabulous....such fun!
(Been meaning to ask -- Do you ever just post a little bitty card on your blog? Every post is packed with sensational project, amazing nature pictures and family updates. Don't know how you manage that! LOL

aimee said...

I want some! They are all soooo adorable! Keeping fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

I love vintage style and have lots of great "old" things of my own. Several of the Crafty Secrets Stamps are on my "to buy" list.
C Burke

The Squared One said...

I really love those vintage products Crafty secret continues to bring to the market, i just wish they are more easily accessible from lss and online stores. fingers crossed for this one for me.

mary k said...

Eye candy, for sure! I am in love with the Crafty Secrets products and your blog. I'd love to win one of these books. I have been doing lots of vintage swaps; these images would be perfect.

missprissy said...

Whatever I don't win I'm purchasing. LOVE.

Michaele said...

Wow, talk about creativity-inspiring! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! And I agree, it's saying a lot that even with the colors "off" a bit, the images are still GORGEOUS!

Pink Heather said...

What adorable images. I love these. Thanx for the chance at some blog candy

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Those books are so sweet! I love all the goodies from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage collection!! Please do enter me in the giveaway!!
Michelle

Catherine said...

These look very lovely. Leave it to Sandy to come up with something so beautiful!! xox.

smnavarro said...

These are absolutely beautiful, indeed! What a wonderful prize!

Country Liv . . . said...

Oh - my - goodness! I wish I had the bird one right now! It would be perfect with my hybrid project! LOL! I'd better stop talking about it-it might get jinxed and never get done! But, really, Crafty Secrets and Sandy rock!
Smiles all around,
Liv

Nicole Drewniak said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win. :0)

Theresa said...

Oh yes! These are wonderful!!! I can think of many ways to use these images!!! YAY! Thank you Sandy! And, thank you Vicki!
(hope I win...)

Shawn said...

Those are so neat! What a great collection! :)

rose said...

OMG, strutting around , I just have to get me some of these journalling notes they are beautiful,I totally adore all Crafty Secrets products and the booklet are beautiful and I bet these are to love the birds and flower ones oh ah need to search

DeniseLynn said...

Oh my goodness! How generous. I am crazy about that bird set but really all the images are fabulous. Thanks Sandy - Thanks Vicki!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful images, lots of projects just waiting to be created by the lucky person to win these. Thanks Sandy!

Emma's Paper Patch said...

what a wonderful giveaway!! just beautiful! how generous!
alissa

stampqueen said...

Hallo,
I love the project from your previous post - very pretty!!!!
I didn't buy any tulips this year - down here they are pretty much annuals cause they hate the heat and die over the summer but I love tulips!!!
Take Care
Tera

Robyn W said...

YAY Sandy....great images on them all

happiness blooms said...

'mmmmmmmmm yummy blog candy Vic! Sandy is so generous!

Hey, I'm stampin with Lisa and Pine this weekend... wanna come? (oh how I wish!)
HB

Linda F. said...

Oh, Vicki! You know I want some of these! Such a cool generous give-away!

Sheila D said...

These look beautiful! Thanks Sandy for letting Vicki share these.

Precious Treasures said...

Vicki are the journal cards shipping now? They look a lot bigger than I pictured. I LOVE them and cannot wait to get them.

Dapoppins said...

wouldn't you know it? I don't have either of these books! Oh, oh, oh oh.


Am I entered? If I comment thirty times how good will my chances be?

The England Family said...

I love these! Can't wait to be entered into the drawing!!

Charlene said...

I'd love to win one of these. I am soooo in love with Crafty Secrets products! I was at the Tradex in Abbotsford for the sewing & craft show, stopped by the Crafty Secrets booth and bought ohhhh 8 stamp sets and some other goodies....LOVE them!

Sophia said...

OOOOHHHHH those are all so great! Thanks for the chance to win : )

Nat said...

Hi Vicki how are you doing!

Those books are amazing!!!

Kirsi said...

Wow! These books are just darling. Full of lovely images. Would love to win.

Anonymous said...

Crafty Secrets' Get Creative and Get Round books are my all-time favourite crafting books. Tiny treasure chests packed with inspiration and lots of reasons to "oooooh" and "aaaaah". No way should this company be kept secret; their goodies just have to be yelled from the rooftops.

Thank you too for your great blog!

Marion
UK

Marion said...

Crafty Secrets' Get Creative and Get Round books are my all-time favourite crafting books. Tiny treasure chests packed with inspiration and lots of reasons to "oooooh" and "aaaaah". No way should this company be kept secret; their goodies just have to be yelled from the rooftops.

Thank you too for your great blog!

Marion
UK

Viv (VivLyn) said...

These are simply adorable and that is sweet of Sandy and you to share!

Viv (VivLyn) said...
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mimi said...

Thank you for the chance to win these sweet little books. I really do enjoy your blog!!!
Mimi~

Micki said...

WOW! What a great give-a-way!

Stephanie said...

Wow what a great give away...you have a great blog!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

These are so pretty!! What a cool giveaway...thanks for the chance to win!

Pam S. said...

love Crafty Secrets! love vintage!
THANKS so much to you and to CS!

Anonymous said...

Oh those are just too cute!
I agree that the color looks beautiful...so it must be stunning IRL.TFS!!
Dolly

jenni d said...

Love the fun goodies you are offering. You are so generous! Have a blessed day. Jen M.
jenrdh29@yahoo.com

Joan said...

These are gorgeous. Love the vintage look of them.

Allison said...

These look so neat...TFS!

Jean H. said...

What neat candy -- you make such cool things...can't wait to see what you make with these!

Chris said...

Wow those are adorable! PLease pick me :D

Felix said...

I was just getting ready to order these. I think I'll wait. They're gorgeous.

Boriquaz said...

OMG those are tooo cute for words! The inspirations just jumped into my mind after seeing these cute vintage mut haves!

phanna55 said...

Just found this terrific blog. Just love all those vintage items.

Jane Swanson said...

Hi Vicki~
These look amazing! I love the vintage feel of them. I continue to be so inspired by your creativity on this blog and I would be so thrilled to win and use some of the same products that you use!
~jane

Kristy Vernon said...

I love these. Thanks for offering them as blog candy. Crafy Secrets has the best vintage stamps and accessories...reminds me, I need to order the new stamps.

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Awesome....love everything they sell!

isascrapandstamp said...

you're right Vicki, those are fantastic !! love them
isa in the UK

Monica said...

love it! are irresistible..

thanks sandy!

Pattyjo said...

Those are just awesome! I love the vintage booklets they have.
Pattyjo

stimm19941999 said...

These are beautiful. I can't pick just one.

Kathryn J. said...

ooooh, so adorable. I logged on last night and so wanted to sit quitely to enjoy, but the chaos was, well chaos! So I waited till now and have loved every second of my quiet time with your blog!!

Elly said...

Oh yes!!! I'm in! I lóóóóve Crafty Secrets!!! I'm still hoping it will be sold in the Netherlands one day. I love all their stuff. Fingers crossed! Thank you for this gorgeous give away!

mphoinix said...

Those are absolutely beautiful :)
Maggie

Tze's Mixed Media Design - a fat chick's explorations said...

These are so adorable! Thanks for introducing me to Crafty Secrets also!

Tracy Lathrop said...

OMG Vicki!!! WOW!! This has got to be the best Blog Candy ever!! Crafty Secrets totally rocks and as always you have my creative juices flowing! Thank you Vicki and Sandy!!

lois said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win either of these...thanks for the opportunity.

Scrap for Joy said...

I don't even need to see a picture of them to know that I would love any of them! Thanks Vicki and Sandy, too.

Melissa said...

Ummm...here I am, lol!
These are so adorable--love them
Melissa

SweetBellaBug said...

oh how adorable! I just love all of them! Thanks for the giveaway Vicki and Sandy!
~Bethanie~

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful booklets!

Cheryl said...

These wonderful booklets are truly "heartwarming". Thank you for the opportunity to win them!

Michelle said...

OH! Yummy candy! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Anonymous said...

love, love, love these.

Tracy

Juliana said...

WOW! Vicki these are GREAT!!!
Tell Sandy thanks for producing such pretty things to play with!!

TheTatums said...

Wow... those are great!!! I want to win them!
Ann

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Cool giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Swede said...

Love your giveaways. Hope I win.

Anonymous said...

Hi, what a GREAT giveaway!!My all time favorite is Crafty Secrets Vintage images....I can't find them often where I live but pick extras up when I do find them.I especially love the baby and children ones BUT love ANY of them, It would be awesome to win these...It would be SOOOO exciting to win these!!!!!
Sam(Stampster2004@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

Wow, these are beautiful. Thanks!!
loribgrace@comcast.net

Susan said...

Wow! These are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win one!

Janean Campbell said...

These are beautiful..Thanks for the chance to own them...

Janean

Sarah said...

These are definately a "must have". You can never have too much Crafty Secrets!
stampntxn

Georgia said...

I would LOVE to try out those cute new books! I just got back from Florida-I was at a meeting and your blog was a real treat to read after my meetings.

Anonymous said...

How fun! Love them all!
dannetta7@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE these - especially the childhood and homemade themes. I'd love to use the homemade theme to make a cute little gift full of smart little witty sayings and colorful inside jokes for my best friend!
Jenny
thedoerrs@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love everything from Crafty Secrets. Their images are so adorable. I never win anything so I thought that I would give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity. Marcia B. bennettdb@msn.com

Pieces of me said...

OMG I am so in LUV with all of these!
Win or not I am so going to own these and prob more then one of them lol. I find that if I buy 2 of things I have one to use and one to keep in my stash. Keeps me from doing that thing where you hoard the stuff you really love.
Thanks so much for the chance.
Rose

Jan said...

These are all great! I'd love to win one, but see myself buying a couple if I don't!

Barb said...

I would love these to play with - they are wonderful images.

Barb

Anonymous said...

Wow, these are wonderful! I just love vintage!

Anonymous said...

I cannot figure out how to not be anon. Hope I can still be in the giveaway contest! Lyn
bisqdoll@hotmail.com

Marcie said...

Crafty Secrets is my favorite line of paper goods!
Marcie

Anonymous said...

WOW !! What great booklets these are. I can think of so many possibilities for them. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy Spring!!
bhockeborn@rochester.rr.com

Ginny H said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Dragonlady said...

Very nice and thanks for a chance to win them....
Brenda
bvdragonlady1@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I just love, love, love your vintage booklets! I can't wait to get them and make some cute projetcs. Suzie Q

shar said...

Very nice!

Retta B. said...
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Retta B. said...

These are wonderful, as usual! My favorites are the children. They'll be so much fun to use with all my other Craft Secret supplies. Keep them coming!

Mary said...

I can't wait 'til I get my hands on these adorable booklets.

Mary

Kathy said...

Those are all so gorgeous! I can hardly wait to see what you do with them to inspire me!

lynn said...

last week i recieved three sets of the crafty secrets stamps.. i adore them and the kewpies are my favorites and the birds.. so of course the booklets with the birds and the recipes are the next things on my wish list.. thank you for such wonderful products. i have so many of your stickers and these booklets will really blend in with the other images

Judy said...

Nothing brings me back to my childhood more than these stamps. Very nostalgic and adorable. Thank you so much for bringing them to us.

Jude

Judy said...

Nothing brings me back to my childhood like these stamps and pads. They are very nostalgic and adorable. Thank you so much for bringing them back to us. I was made to grow up very fast and really don't remember a happy childhood. When I see the Cupie Dolls, I remember good things. Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love these! Thanks for the candy! Debby G

Colleen said...

I love absolutely everything about your products...AND so do my customers. It is amazing how these products bring a smile to everyone's faces. I can't wait to add these booklets to my collection.

maystamper said...

Wow! I was so happy to get your e-mail on this dreary rainy night! It is really heartwarming to look at your new products to say the least! I love them all. So, so cool! Secretly, I don't like to use up my favorite stickers but these are just too cute not to share with others! I love them!!! Mary

windycindy said...

Happy Friday! What a lovely giveaway!
Thanks for the kindness of both of you ladies. Please enter me in this fun "candy" drawing. Many thanks,
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

starqueen said...

Hi Vicki,
Sandy at Crafty Secrets has done it again! More delicious imagery that is simply irrestible.

Thank you for sharing your "Secrets" stash with us!

Sally said...

Oh my gosh, these are so stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing.

Miriam said...

These little booklets are wonderful! I love the vintage images! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win and thank you for the many fantastic ideas you give us! My Crafty Secrets wish list is getting longer all the time.

Anonymous said...

These booklets are just so beautiful and sweet and so useful. Oh me, I want some.

Karin said...

Pretty! Please enter me--thanks!

Tammy C. said...

Oh please please pick me. I have these new journal pads, especially the cooking/kitchen pad. I make mixed-media altered art recipe books and I have never seen anything so perfect for them (except, of course, for your other kitchen cooking stamps, stickers, etc.:) Seriously, Crafty Secrets is my all-time favorite company for vintage products. Your design team is so very talented. Everytime I go to an expo I snatch up all things Heartwarming Vintage!
You have really outdone yourselves this time.

Tammy C.

Tammy C. said...

Oops. I meant to say I have to have them, not I have them. I only wish.....

Tammy C.

Anonymous said...

I love these booklets and already have a bunch of ideas for using the home made one.

Jeannie said...

I LOVE all of Crafty Secrets things! I know I own all of their merchanise and I'm so happy to know that they're coming out with new ones! I can't wait to get started!!!

D@nielle said...

I'd love to win one of these they are so cute !

Carole said...

Adorable, and I love all the ideas. Thank you
Carole Miller
carole4lee@sbcglobal.net

Kay said...

Birds, botanicals and more! Just wonderful. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

huntergirl56 said...

Pick me! (I especially like the homemade/summer ones....) have a creative day!

Lavender Rose said...

These look wonderful, especially the birds, think I need those!

mary hellen said...

What great new books! I love the birds.

melissalee1 said...

I will keep my fingers crossed all weekend in the hopes that THIS time I will be the one picked to win!

Mary said...

Fabulous new images! I have to have some for my very own!
Mary Ho.

Aleta said...

those are too cute! I always love your stuff!

Anonymous said...

Love these images! I especially like the bird images. There's something about birds that I love. Not sure if my first comment went through, so sorry if this is a repeat. Deb P.

Tabitha W. said...

i love your giveaways!

btw, thanks for stopping by my blog during the last freebie.i know you get a huge response to these things and it's sweet that you take the time to look :)

Precious Treasures said...

Pick me...choose me...love me...

Pearl Maple said...

You have been posting some fabulous art lately.

Those vintage images bring all kinds of wonderful ideas to mind! You are so kind to be sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Those are so neat!! How sweet they would be for many different projects! Hope I'm a winner!!!

Holly said...

I would just love to try some of these images...you do great work with them!!
hugs,
Holly

Anonymous said...

Enter me pleeeeeease! Love them.
Marianne/NY
mpriv@yahoo.com

Beth said...

These are wonderful! The 21st is my birthday so maybe I'll be lucky! Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

Tammy C. said...

I found this giveaway on your blog
and sprang to action like a frog
I love your new journal pads so so much
And to my art they'll add that special touch.
A poet I most assuredly am not
But if I win the contest I'll know
it's luck I've got!

Oh please pick me!

Tammy C.

PaperBunny said...

I'm a huge fan of everything Crafty Secrets does and these new booklets look fabulous! Thanks for sharing a sneak peek!

shysue said...

These are beautiful. I love them all.

Leesa Berry said...

All the books are so pretty and love them! I hope I win! Thanks for the generous giveaway gals!

Mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com said...

So very, very pretty. Thanks for the give-away!

Anonymous said...

I think these are so terrific! I'd love to have one!
Jenny
souperme@hotmail.com

Cynthia said...

wow awesome!! Love the vintage look. Thanks Cynthia

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love these so much that I will buy them if I don't win. Incredible and inspiring! Thanks for sharing this opportunity with us! I really love the name of your blog and the banner art! Blessings, Katie

rubber stamper said...

Love the little books. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. How nice of Sandy to offer them up for prizes. Hope I win one.

Shirley

Pammyjo said...

More toys come out of the closet and they are way fun!
Thanks for continually providing us with your inspiration and new products. Yahoo!

Wendy said...

I love vintage, I love notes, I love children and botanicals.... what a greate way to combine them all!

KindredEsprit said...

Ooh! I love vintage birds!!! And the 'Homemade' images look very cool and retro! The childhood images are very sweet...great for scrapbooking my childhood photos. Thank you for this chance and thanks to Sandy for this give away!

Cheers!

Cristina

Pat said...

They are just beautiful!

Celeste B. said...

Awesome vintage images.

Tanstar said...

These little treasures are so gorgeous, just have to add them to my scrap stash - so many uses!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win any of those little books.. looks beautiful to me.
Thanks for the chance.
/Tina F.

Anonymous said...

Love the images and your artwork is just great! I hope to win!

Bunny B said...

Lovely! Trying my luck! :) Thank you.

Jana M said...

These are adorable! What a great giveaway.

Cindy S said...

Luuuvvverly! I think Crafty Secrets are the best. Please enter me in your drawing.

Cindy

dolla said...

I hope I am not too late. I love Crafty Secrets and I love what you do with there stuff. Yay I hope I win!
Sandy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, wouldn't those be fun to play with?

Nancy in CA said...

Sooo sweet and would be just fabulous to create with one of these. Love your blog and just can't do without Crafty Secrets. Hope you'll all keep up the great job. Such an inspiration!
Nancy
Sunny So. California

Lyrical Stamper said...

Hello,
I hope I'm not too late. What fun these would be?! I could use some fun (couldn't we all?).
THanks for the offering,
Mary Lou

sandra c said...

I think my favorite is the birds and botanicals. They are all so sweet! Thanks for the chance at candy. Sandra

Sleeps with Dogs said...

I love, love, love anything craft secrets. I love vintage and everything they make inspires me!

Rhonda said...

these are adorable..... I can see why it's hard to pick a favorite.....

Janet said...

I love these! I hope I am not too late for the blog candy. I just got the message! Thanks for the chance anyway!

Anonymous said...

#165! Never been that lucky, but you have a stupendous blog. Don't have one yet so email is connermargaret57@gmail.com