Thursday, September 25, 2008

Crafty Secrets Day at Fountain of Memories

This past Saturday I was at Fountain of Memories for a Special Crafty Secrets Day. I was there in the afternoon doing demos and make-n-takes and I had such a blast with all of those ladies!! Some of the ladies were long time stampers and some of them have just found a new hobby and are very excited about Crafty Secrets products and learning all about stamping.

Here are a few pictures from our day.
This is Nancy who is the store owner and her daughter Dayna who also works at Fountain of Memories and takes care of all the ordering. Dayna also has a blog & you can see some of her design work HERE.Some of the ladies doing one of the make-n-takes.Here's one of the make-n-takes the ladies were able to do. Since Fountain of Memories has Srappers and Stampers I wanted to have projects for each of them. The first one is a card and the second one is a tag that could be used as a scrapbook element with a smaller hidden tag on the inside for journaling. Both the card and the tag were done using three of the Crafty Secrets stamp sets: Journaling (the script writing), Cherubs (flourish) and Bird Notes (birds). This cute little kitchen towel was part of the demo. I showed the ladies how fun, quick and easy it is to work with the Cotton Scraps from Crafty Secrets. Cotton Scraps are images printed on cotton twill. They have a paper backing but no glue or adhesive so you can either sew them onto something or you can glue them on. You can also use tape runners, buttons and brads to hold them in place. The towel was done using one of the images from the Cooking Cotton Scraps.Here is the display at Fountain of Memories with all of the Wonderful Crafty Secrets products they are carrying in their store.This is another card that I did during the demo. It is kind of hard to see in the picture, but the light green velum has flourishes stamped on it in gold. I used a gold pigment ink and then instead of heatsetting the pigment ink I lightly buffed it (using a kleenex), doing this tones down the gold and leave a very soft (kind of dreamy looking) image. The flourish is from the Mini Memories stamp set. The sentiment, birds and the corner elements are all stickers from Greetings and Sentiments sticker sheet.
Here is the second make-n-take that the ladies could make. The first one is a card and the second one is a matchbook. The matchbook open and there is a tri-fold on the inside with room for pictures and journaling. Both the card and the matchbook were done using the Flourishes stamp set and the Artsy Alphabet stamp set for the monogram. On the inside of the matchbook I also used Frame It stamp set to add lines for the journaling.

This next project was also a demo and I was showing the ladies how you can have a few little items and make up a quick little gift. I also did a demo using the Copic markers on the tea bag. The tea bag is from the Coffee & Tea stamp set.
The Christmas card was also a demo using the Vintage cuts. The image is from the Christmas Time Vintage Cuts. The Vintage Cuts are so beautifully done and they work great to make quick and easy focal point for cards and so many other projects. A couple more of the ladies looking at all of the wonderful Crafty Secrets products & trying to decide what to order! Here is another project from the demo. Using the Cotton Scraps, Baby Girl and a little bit of pink velvet ribbon I made this cute little onesie. These are so quick and easy to make and they would make a perfect little gift.
I hope you enjoyed all of the picture and different designs! I have a ton more pictures but I'm saving some of them for another post. I also wanted to mention for all of the local people I will be back at Fountain of Memories on Oct. 4th from 12-3 pm teaching a class using Crafty Secrets products. The class will be a Halloween theme and we will be using the NEW Crafty Secrets Halloween Fun Stamp Set. If you are interested stop by Fountain of Memories to sign up or give them a call @ 507-373-1996.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you are having a Wonderful Week!!


PS>>>I also wanted to add a little Thank You to Carol in Manitoba, Canada--your comment was so sweet!! *wink*


  1. OH MY GOSH ... you are soooo clever! LOVE all the projects .. the kitchen towel is AWESOME! (why didn't I think of that, LOL) Great work Heidi ... glad you had a great time!!

  2. Wow...all of those projects were fantastic!

  3. wonderful projects. I enjoyed the photos. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hey there!
    I was so excited to see Dayna on there! We were friends years ago then got to meet up again earlier this year....

    Love your work as always! You definately are talented!



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