Monday, September 19, 2011

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge - 'Retro' and a Giveaway!

 Hello sweet friends and welcome to this month's edition of the Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge!  This time Sandy has asked the teamies to create cards or projects inspired by a Retro Theme!!

'Retro' to me means 50's style, baking in the kitchen, lots of aqua and red, grandma's homemade love ... much like this photo that I found for inspiration ...

... doesn't it just scream homemade chocolate chip cookies warm out of the oven at grandma's house??

So, for my projects, I decided to make some sweet retro inspired cards using the color palette from this inspiration photo ... enjoy peeking!

This first cutie pie uses these goodies from Crafty SecretsCreating With Vintage Patterns CD, Let's Hang Out stamp set, Vintage Labels stamp set and Domestic Goddess stamp set.

This sweetie uses these goodies from Crafty Secrets:   Creating with Vintage Patterns CD, Homemade images and journal notes, Domestic Goddess stamp set and Couple of Cuties stamp set.

This third card uses these goodies from Crafty Secrets:  Creating With Vintage Patterns CD, Domestic Goddess stamp set, Thinking of You stamp set, Bonjour Merci stamp set, Couple of Cuties stamp set, Homemade images and journal notes.

And for my final project, and my favorite, this {Sweetie Pie} uses these goodies from Crafty Secrets:  Creating With Vintage Patterns CD, French Mail stamp set, Mini frames stamp set and Domestic Goddess Stamp set.

I used a combination of Paradise Aqua Mist, Vintage Winter White, Pink Bubblegum and Cake Crumbs Shabby Vintage Seam Binding on the cards -- all available from my Etsy Shop.  Seam binding reminds me of Retro also -- learning to sew in my grandmother's sewing room -- fond childhood memories!!

Please pop on over and visit the other teamies blogs to be inspired by their Retro Theme Designs:

Vicki Chrisman
Pam Hotten
Heidi Blankenship
Michele Kovak
Linda Duke
Julie Campbell
Amy Teets
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Fauve vanMaanen
Gini Cagle
Jan Hennings
Tammy Roberts
Victoria Warren-Mear
Viola Mahr

Heartwarming Vintage Blog
Crafty Secrets

Okay, so now onto a challenge and a giveaway!  Using the same photo I was inspired by:

... create a card or project with a Retro theme!  Enter your completed project in the Inlinkz Gallery below.  You may enter as many times as you wish.  If you use any Crafty Secrets goodies on your submission, you'll earn bonus points!  You'll have through midnight EST on Sunday, September 25th to enter.  Winner will be announced here on my blog on Monday the 26th.  Please be sure to check back to claim your prize.

What is up for grabs ... a couple of sheets of these amazing Mini Vintage Scrap sheets - compliments of Sandy and Crafty Secrets!!

 Good luck to all who enter ... and don't forget to come on back here on Monday to see who the lucky winner is!

Challenges for these cards: 


Jan Hennings said...

Love the photo you were inspired by and your cards are all gorgeous!

Linda D said...

I could go for some cookies LOL! LOVED every card.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

SUch darling creations!!!

Evgenia Levitskaya said...

so wonderful cards

Anonymous said...

love your retro cards :D
and the inspiration photo
brings back memories :D

Tammy Roberts said...

Love the inspiration photo... love your projects more!!!!

Ros said...

Oh Debbie these are all lovely... thanks so much for sharing them with us at CCCB

Pam said...

Super cute cards Debbie, love them!!

Geri said...

Sweet, Debbie!! I don't know how well I do retro, but your challenge sounds fun!!

Hearts Turned said...

Love these, Debbie--and the colors you chose are perfect! Great kitchen image inspiration!


Patty O'Malley said...

All such adorable cards!

Unknown said...

Debbie, all of these cards are so pretty! Great job!

cnelson said...

These are ALL soooooo FABULOUS! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Creative Grammie said...

Love these darling images! TFS

Beate said...

GORGEOUS cards for this challenge! Hugs and smiles

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a lot of lovely retro makes. Every one of them is beautifully designed and I just love your amazing seam binding bows. It's a pleasure to see you at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week! Hugs, Lesley

Magda(i)Lena said...

Love the inspiration photo! Your cards are wonderful! I don't know how well I do retro, but I have made a little card for your challenge. Thank you for inspiration!