Monday, December 7, 2009

Crafty Secret's Kitchen Blog Hop! AND Blog Candy!

Vicki issued the DT a kitchen inspired challenge this week. I decided I would like a cute notepad for my shopping lists. I used the new Kitchen Creative Cuts for the main images. I used Crafty Secret's paper as well as Papertrey Ink. Off hand I can't remember who makes the polk-a-dot paper. ( I really need to start writing this stuff down!) I added a Melissa Frances glittered chip board heart, some rhinestones, and some buttons. I glued the ribbon under the DP so I can tie it closed.
Aren't these images the cutest?

I purchased the notepads from Papertrey Ink. I placed a magnet behind my notepad so it sticks on the refrigerator.

I also have a kitchen themed card......using the Girlfriends Creative Scraps. (But they are in a kitchen!)
I love punching little squares for the background and then using my sewing machine to pierce the perimeter. (It is sooooo much faster than piercing it by hand!)

It is my turn to host the blog candy this month, if you leave a comment here on my blog, you will have a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate for Crafty Secrets!!! (Sandy is sooooo generous!) I will pick a winner by Wednesday night.
Make sure to check out the other DT gals' fabulous projects!

Have a wonderful day!!!!

150 comments:

Vicki C said...

Super cute idea.. the shopping list.. and that card... LOVE it!
Great work!

trendyscrapper said...

Wow love the shopping list book too cute must make one for the lists instead of having an ugly pad of paper lying around.

Sara said...

So Cute!
Sara :)

Julie said...

Fabulous, Michele! Love the shopping list--such a great idea! I need something cute to keep me organized!

Love the card, too--one of my favorite images!

jan farnworth said...

what a cute idea and it shows off those images so nicely.

Jingle said...

Holy CUTE! I love this! So adorable!

Tracey said...

Love your projects Michele! So fabulous!!

Craftyanny said...

What a fabulous idea, love the notebook.
Anne x

♥ Lynette ♥ said...

I love this idea...very cute!! I want that hanging on my fridge door :)

Pattyjo said...

Very cupe! I love the magnet idea on the card so you can attach it to your refrigerator!
Pattyjo

Vel said...

What adorable cards! I'm especially liking that last one with the different papers.

Pam said...

Cute little grocery list notebook Michele and card too!

Sheila R said...

So cute!! What a great idea!

Jesi said...

Wow, both projects are too cute!

Tanya said...

Now thats cute! Great idea, Love it!

krista said...

Great ideas-love that they are so practical too. What's not to love about Crafty Secrets?????

Rose Petal said...

Hello Michele. Two wonderful creations. Love the bright colours and that shopping pad is a fantastic idea, very pretty indeed.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Simone P. said...

I love all of your projects and the card is adorable!

Christine Sjoden said...

Very talented!!! Love the card and notebook. Love Crafty Secret products, they are super cute.
Thanks
Christine Sjoden

Mary said...

Hi Michele, I love the creative notepad you dolled up with Crafty Secrets and goodies. I would love to win so I can stock up on their products. They have such sweet stuff :) Thankyou for taking the time to share today.

scrapfancy said...

The ideas were so great and now makes you want to get out there a create. Wonderful ladies.

Katherine said...

The shopping list is darling. Love the red polka dot with the red check.

JeanFB said...

Oh my goodness what cute projects!! Love the notepad cover and list pad for the fridge, and that quilted card design is fabulous. My mom is a quilter, so I'll definitely have to CASE that one! Thanks for a chance to win a little shopping spree, too! :)

bumblesnbees said...

Love them! I especially love the red and white polka dots and the red and white gingham-so fresh!! Been to see Melissa already "sigh" :0) now off to the others! :0)

anngan said...

Love the notepad and the card is adorable!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I just love this! Sooo cute!

Cammie said...

What a happy and fun way to keep the shopping list. Great card too.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh, I have such a weakness for vintage kitchen.

love your projects!

beadz said...

Your shopping list is adorable! Crafty Secrets has such cute images. Thanks for the chance to win!
hugs,
Gini

Janice said...

Love these kitchen themed projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy W said...

Very cute shopping list; I like the colors you used here. Your card is so pretty with the quilt like background. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Ellekk said...

I simply adore your notebook! What a sweet idea--I had some cut but they did them lopsided shall we say? Oh well, with ideas you present to us I am sure that you inspire many more than just me. Elle

Stahl Family said...

Great ideas!!

Margie said...

What an adorable image, I just want to pinch those cheeks! What a "dressed up" look for a shopping list soo pretty!

Texas JennyWren said...

Such cute ideas! LOVE the stickers you used. Thanks for sharing and giving me a chance to win the blog candy!

Sandy said...

I love this challenge! Everyone has such great items! I want to make them all! Please put my name in for your giveaway! Thank you!

Crystal said...

SOOOOO Creative and Beautiful creations!!!! Thanks for sharing these!!! WOW!

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Absolutely love that kitchen friends image -- so, so vintage and cute. You do such amazing work!

Rhonda said...

Too cute!!!

kathy/North Carolina said...

I just love the quilt square cards! What a great idea. I'm a big fan of your work, and always enjoy seeing your new creations. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

What an adorable project! Love it!

Vicki Sopcak said...

I just love all the Crafty Secrets products especially their vintage stuff. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh, just luvin' the shopping list with that adorable "cookie boy" on it! Your card turned out great, and luvin' the paper piercing machine tip...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great Idea and I love making lists in order to keep me on track.

I was look for inspiration and I found this chance for some crafty secrets, yay!

Loretta
LLRBasket@aol.com

Margie said...

Sooo cute! Love, love, love Crafty Secrets!

michelle in mi said...

The shopping list is too darn cute and could also make a really great card!Thanks for your ideas!

jaymack said...

I love these note pads. Yours is too cute.

amber said...

i found your blog through melissa phillips, and i love your creations! those notebooks are too cute...i'm making some for Christmas gifts, but i don't have that sweet little pic to add to it! thanks for sharing your ideas!

HazelQ said...

Cute notebook :) the papers look amazing! Thank you for the chance to win.
Hugs
Hazel

Jan said...

The shopping list is such a good idea and your card is adorable!

lotsa scrap said...

Love these ideas with your chosen images!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Awesome projects Michele! I LOVE the blue and red together, and the red gingham is perfect.

I love the block/quilt pattern you did on the friendship card. I need to drag my sewing machine out and give that technique a try!

Lana said...

Fabulous fabulous!!! Great project!

rgcarr said...

Love everything Crafty Secrets. These are beautiful. I like the using squares like that for the background. I am sure i need to try it. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Mary F. said...

Love your projects. Crafty Secrets has great images.

Mary F said...

Love your ideas! Crafty Secrets has great images.

leenda said...

Your shopping list is a great idea for gifts! It sure would be a change at my house!! Love your card too!

Primitive Seasons said...

Looked at all the kitchen inspired projects and they are lovely. Lots of red and white it seems. The shopping book is just the sweetest!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Patty M said...

Love the images.

Kelly in Canada said...

it really is true that kitchen friends are the best. cute goodies, very cute.
kelly

Lisa Dorsey said...

Amazing projects Michelle! Love the shopping list!

Tawnya LiaBraaten said...

You have the cutest ideas! How fun!!!! Tawnya

Marisa said...

Cute shopping list and card. All the different embellies make it a great project.

Tawnya said...

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Becky Handforth said...

Love the Shopping List. All of you gals had great projects this month. Love them. I am getting more into the vintage theme. I would love a gift certificate sent my way.

Julie Masse said...

Oh these are wonderful!! I especially love your covered notepad - so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Love the card. My Friends would love it if i made them one. We hang a lot in the kitchen.dedesdustintime@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What fun! I love the polka dot paper. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

Chris R. from Iowa

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Michele! I may have to CASE this idea. Thanks for the chance to win some CS goodies!

Mimi H. said...

Such a fun theme. Sweet card, and love your notebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lori said...

How adorable...thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that notebook and the card!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Regina Easter said...

omg they sure are....totally adorable...

Miriam said...

What a cute shopping list! I love the Crafty Secret's kitchen images and you have certainly done them justice. The card is very well done as well. The sewing machine piercing is such a good idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

Christine said...

This is soooo adorable! I would be proud to stick this on my fridge!!! I had to stop and take a look at your Skipper. He's adorable!!! He looks kind of like my Chloe!

Blessings,
Christine

Karen Denson said...

Michele the refrigerator magnet list is fantastic. I usually have note pad list on my fridge, but I have written so many ideas about stamping and collage on it that I ran out of paper. I would dearly love to have one that you created Also, the card you made is awesome. Brings back the good ol' days watching my Mom cook in the kitchen with the apron and all.
Beautiful..........

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely project. Magnets are important.

jen said...

Love this idea! Thanks for the chance at some blog candy too! :)

Jessica said...

Michele, these are so adorable! I just love your notepad with all those polka dots.

Linda said...

Adorable...I love the color combination. And so practical too!

I Am Very Mary said...

Suddenly I feel the urge for chocolate chip cookies...

jeanie nieva said...

this is a great project. thanks for sharing. :)

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Elaine said...

Michele!! That is soooo darn cute! I do love Crafty Secrets a TON!!! What a super neat idea for a neighbor, or teacher too! I'm stealing it, girl...sorry!! :)

Bobbie said...

Wow so cute! Thanks for sharing!

shawn said...

I love your "kitchen friends are the best" card! ADORABLE! Shawn
swolf@q.com

Cheryl said...

wow love these what stunning cards and such beatuiful colurs too xx

Christina said...

What an excellent idea for covering note pads. Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane said...

Cute idea...and yes, I do love those images!!! Great idea to do the paper piercing around the edges with your machine...never thought of that....love those little squares, too, adds so much detail...thanks for the inspiration!

Valerie c said...

Very cute!!

Faith B. said...

Love these images.

Tricia said...

These are just so cute!

Scrappywonder said...

I have stumbled along to your blog via the blog hop ~~ thanks for sharing your wonderful work ~ very inspring... R ;)

NancyW said...

Great idea. Alway love your designs. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy said...

Love your shopping list and card. All of the vintage designs have been so inspiring. Have a wonderful Christmas.
God bless,
Peggy

Princess A said...

I love the idea and the cards!!!! They are sooo cute!!!!! Great work, and keep going :)

Jenny said...

Your work is just beautiful!

annemk said...

very nice work! the shopping list is so cute....

Julia Diane said...

Oh FUN! A Crafty Secrets shopping spree!! Thanks for the chance to win! I adore your colorful card and that scrumptious notepad.. how yummy!

bonnie said...

Oh I love that notepad...they are my favourite colours together it looks so cute and retro...gorgeous!! What a cute card to really pretty colours! I love your blog for amazing inspiration...thank you soooo much!!!! Hugs to you, Bonnie x p.s. I wish we were getting snow!!!

Kristin G. said...

Gorgeous Designs!

LauraB said...

love your idea of piercing with your sewing machine-great time-saver! both items are so sweet-thanks for sharing!

makemeamemory said...

Going to have to try this! Love it.

kimosabescraps said...

Those are very cute! I love to see how people combine products from different manufacturers for gifts! Tfs

Fabienne et Franck said...

So adorable! It's a very cute idea! the notebook is gorgeous!

Rachel said...

adorable

Holly Saveur said...

Hi
Just love your ideas.
It looks so cute!
Holly.

Lori A. said...

Adorable shopping list pad!! I need to make myself one. :)

Susan said...

I'd love to be the winner!

jan said...

Gooseberry stamps? Way cool!

hurricane mel said...

really like the gooseberry cookbooks, now I need to see all of the stamps.

Anonymous said...

Great Ideas...I'm always looking to make unique gifts for friends and family

Anabelle said...

Thesea re so wonderful!! I love the idea for the notepad and the patchwork card is awesome!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous projects! Love the quilted BG on the card. :o) TFS!

Sandra said...

OH HOW WONDERFUL!! Crafty Secrets just offers SO MANY delightfully creative touches to our paper crafting world!! PTI's notebooks are so very useful too. How fun to have and to hold a useful guide to shopping or WHATEVER one wants/needs reminders for!! LOVE IT!!
Joyfully.......~Sandie Luck

Julie Ann said...

Oh- what a cute card!!! Love how you used your sewing machine to put the little holes around the edges. I have no idea how to operate a sewing machine, but I do have one of those handheld rotary hole punching thingies (for lack of a better word!!) that I will have to try this with :)

tracy said...

That shopping list is so cute!

Colleen said...

love the fab ideas...thanks for a sweet dose of inspiration!!


hugs,
colleen

Jillisgram said...

Very cute --- and love those Crafty Secrets!

Rene said...

Your shopping list is adorable! Geez, you're adding to my already-long CS wish list, ha ha! Thanks for the chance to win.

merryheart2 said...

what a note pad holder. i love it.
the card is adorable too.
thanks for the inspiration.

Vivian Swegle said...

I love, love, love Crafty Secrets. thanks for your wonderful inspiration!
Vivian

connie said...

I love the shopping list and your card.

Carole said...

Adorable - loved seeing everyone's work on the blog hop - thank you !!

Ladybug1016 said...

I have really enjoyed following your blog for a few days now! That is a super cute idea for a note pad. I love all the paper making ideas!! I still don't have a lot of stamps myself, but would love to get some more!! Oh, and I think Skippers is adorable!! :D

Jessica said...

Such a beautiful little note pad. I can't imagine there'd be many of these in people's kitchens! Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Such a cute idea. I love it, and would love to be the winner of the gc.

Fiorella said...

Wow the notepad is too cute!!!

Linda Peterson said...

I absolutely love your cards---they cheer me up.

Amy Johnson said...

HOw cute! Love the shopping list and the pastel colors!

Annette J. said...

Great ideas, I just love the red and aqua color combo!

Homestead Mercantile said...

So fun to be creative, especially at Christmas time!

Anonymous said...

just love th epolka dots for kitchen things

Nancy said...

I would love to win. I love there stuff. Nancy P.

mrsbrown2 said...

I like to use cute notepads also...especially a themed one this time of year (to differentiate from the others!) to organize all the details of the season. Never thought to custom make my own. Yours is adorable!

Tiffany said...

Such beautiful creations! Great idea about the sewing machine! I have one of those hand held ones and the ONLY thing its good for is making holes in paper! I will have to try this because I hate poking holes, takes forever!

Nancy said...

What a great idea! Paper piercing with the sewing machine. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the tip and for sharing your fun card and shopping list.

rush8888 said...

what a wonderful background you made with the squares! and, i will have to make some of those notepads for gifts!

cards4u said...

What a great idea - love the shopping pad list! These images are perfect for it - thanks for the inspiration!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! Your projects are fabulous and so inspiring. I just love your creative style. Thanks for a chance at this sweeeeeeet candy too!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

All wonderful ideas! I'm so motivated!!!

Linda the GiddyGardener said...

Cute and so practical; this would actually get used.

SAR girls said...

Such cute ideas, Helen! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win some yummy Crafty Secrets stuff!

Happy Holidays!
~Jan

Nancy Powell said...

This blog hop is just what I was looking for. I have a recipe swap coming up. Super Ideas. Thanks bunches. Nancy

carpediem said...

Great card and shopping list....just too cute!!! laura j

Cindy said...

Hi!
I love your blog and I check it everyday! Thank you for such fun ideas!
Cindy
strick60@live.com

kate2kate said...

I love this look. I want to place my first order but I am trying to figure out what to order.

Katie

Christy Cates (code11me@aol.com) said...

Ohhh I love these ideas.... They both turned out fantastic! I just purchased a set of the retro coffee time stamps and would love to use them in a shopping list form like you did! Those would make fantastic gifts! I'm thoroughly hooked on Crafty Secrets :)

Maureen said...

What a cute card..love the look!

Karen said...

Cute, cute, cute!