Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New Digital Faux Embossed Tile Papers, DT Samples and Store Update!

Hi Everyone,

I have to tell you I've had a miserable week since my last post about the store in Bellingham where our orders will be shipped from and sold. The USA Dept of USA Immigration falsely believes I am going to illegally move to the USA and run the store and they would not let me cross the border this week. The store is Red Barn Jewelry and Stacia the owner is expecting her first baby and hasn't had time to design new jewelry so our products fill the empty space she has. Lyssa (my shipper) will be shipping and selling our items as well as Stacia's beautiful Jewelry. I live in Canada and I have no plans to move to the USA or work in the store!

Okay, on to more pleasant news - we have some New Printable Papers as a Digital Download. This DP-230 Pastel Tile Paper is so pretty and created from antique tin tiles with 6 pretty colors perfect for Spring, weddings and other shabby chic projects! They are brand new so watch for new samples by our DT.



I also have some fabulous samples by our Design Team like this pretty springtime postcard by DT Leader Kathy Clement who printed a postcard from our Typography CD 3, the blue paper is from our Pattern CD 1, embellishments like the mini Bingo card are from our Birds and Blossoms Digital download and the sentiment is from our Card Sentiments Digital Stamp Set.


Look at this lovely friendship card DT Member Darlene Pavlick created for a friend using our Victorian Floral Printable Easter Eggs   the Pansy Seed pack and ticket are from our Birds and Blossoms Digital Set and the sentiment is from our Garden Girls Digital Stamp Set. Darlene also has details and links about the pretty flowers she made. 


If you are making some last minute Easter decorations or cards here's the printable Victorian Floral Eggs both Darlene and Diane (below) used that sell for $2.95 and include 2 sheets with an instant download and no shipping. You can see previous samples with the link like plant pot gift tags.


Here's the cute Easter card and gift tag by DT Member Diane Hover created by re-sizing one of the eggs from the same egg printable and paper from our Sewing CD #7. I love the little daffodil she made how she punched the forget-me-not flowers.


DT Member Melody Clement created this stunning Easter card using our Easter Floral Digital Art Cards and you can see the beautiful inside she made as well using a paper from our Radiant Digital Collection.


Here are the Easter Floral Art Cards Melody used an image from. The colors and detail on each of the cards is really beautiful!


DT Member Ginny from Pollys Papers created this gorgeous 'Love Lives Here' card using an image from our Family 54 piece postcard set as well as other supplies she has listed.  We are close to being sold out of the mini stamp set that goes with this for $4.95 now and then it will just be the images for $1.95. Ginny has has the links for the other supplies and more photos on her blog


Please be sure to join us here on the blog this Monday for our April Linky Party with free downloads if you play along and all sorts of great tutorials by our Design Team.

Wishing you and your family a joyful Easter!
Sandy Redburn
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Exciting News, Birds and Blooms Printable Papers, DT Samples and Show Photos

Hi Everyone,

APRIL 1/15 UPDATE:  I guess I got carried away as I was excited and didn't explain the details with the store where we will have our items for sale and consequently I've had nothing but grief since with getting across the border as the Dept of USA Immigration now feels I am moving to the USA illegally to run this store.  Lyssa, my shipper will be working at the store filling all our online orders and selling left over stock as well as the vintage items that were at the Lynden Craft and Antique Show. The store is Red Barn Jewelry and Stacia the owner has been so wonderful about having our products in her store and Lyssa will be selling Stacia's beautiful Jewelry as well. The photo below is of the store and I digitally pasted our logo to cover up the Christmas tree in the photo. We will have a Crafty Vintage Girl Sign hanging over the door with Stacia's Red Barn Jewelry Sign. I hope this will clear up the misunderstanding with the USA Immigration Dept.  As many of you already know I live and work from my home office in Canada and USA orders have always been sent from the little warehouse space I rented in Blaine, WA by Shelley (my old shipper) then for the past year by Lyssa. I have no plans to move to the USA or work in the store! 

PS - you should check out Stacia's wonderful jewelry and read the story about how she donates 15% of all her sales to help children in a village in Thailand

Orginal Post:

I'm so excited to say we are moving from my dumpy and tiny warehouse to a store in downtown Bellingham WA until the end of June and I will post all the details and photos next week after we move in!I also have a bunch of wonderful samples by our Design Team Ladies and some photos from the show we attended last week.


Here is our NEW Printable Paper Collection ' Birds and Blooms' designed by our very own DT Member Sheila Rumney!  This beautiful set includes a great mix of 24 pastel hue papers with birds and flowers and will sell for $7.95.


The papers are saved as 300 dpi jpg files and the download is divided into 2 folders.


Here's a preview of all 24 designs.


Sheila also made this sweet card in a series of sewing theme cards she created using our Sew Nice Scraps

Check out this very cool chicken card by DT Leader Kathy Clement created with our new Farm Chicks Digital Stamp Set. It includes the same designs as the past Clear Farm Chicks Set (which has sold out now) but there are 16 NEW designs added and everything is larger, so much more fun to color and play with.

How about this adorable Easter card by DT Member Michele Kovack she created using our Bunny Hop Digital Stamp Set. The pretty blue paper is from our CD #1 Creating With Vintage Patterns and I love the flower and eggs she added.


It looks like this bunny in the 'egg balloon' design attracted DT Member Shantaie Fowler as well as she used the same design and I love her bright colors and sky!


I adore this pretty set of 4 floral birthday cards DT Member Melody Clement created using our CD # 2 Creating With Vintage Illustrations. You can see the other cards and details on Melody's Blog.


 Here's a few photos from the Lynden Craft and Antique Show we sold at last week.  The booth was so packed most of the time so I forgot to get good photos before many things sold. I'm down to less that 4 trays of letterpress wood letters now from the 10 trays I had. My mom's blue Victorian planter sold for $75.00 as well as many other items. I loved the ladies who run this show Judy and Trudy. They fed us chili dogs on set up day, had live music and coffee and toast for vendors each morning!


The Lavender House had a fabulous booth and they are having a Vintage Market Show July 24-25 in Lynden, WA

As well, Up Junk Creek had a great booth as well as so many vendors who went all out.


There were a bunch of booths selling plants and funky garden art, perfect for Spring


Lastly,  I will be introducing a new DT Member next week and the next item to be added is our Hardware Digital Stamp Set which has sold out and is going to have some amazing BIG hardware added in knobs, hinges, keys and more!

Have a fantastic weekend!
Sandy Redburn

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Hello, Friends!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's time to announce the winner of our "Go Green!" March Linky party!  The randomly chosen winner is Lucky #5:  Anne Mills!  Anne used our free digital garden paper and Garden Girls stamp to create this lovely card:


You can read all the details about this lovely card on Anne's blog: It's Me: Handmade Craft.  Congrats, Anne, and thanks so much for playing along in the March Linky Party.  We'll be contacting you with information about your prize package soon!

Now for a few design team samples to inspire your springtime crafting. DT Member Diane Hover used our Spring/Easter Creative Scraps to create this darling card.  The card is mounted on our Radiant Digital papers and don't you just love that bow?


I love the way that Creative Scraps allow you to make a card in almost no time.  They are double-sided, so you can use the pretty image on the front, like Diane did, or flip it over and use the pretty printed side for a muted, vintage look as Sheila Rumney did with this beautiful card:


This is the flip side of our Sew Nice Creative Scraps, and I love the way Sheila has layered it with soft flowers and old sheet music.  It looks like a treasure from Grandma's trunk.  

Ginny Nemchak combined our Domestic Goddess Creative Scraps to make this totally adorable kitchen themed card.


She also used elements from our Retro Kitchen Digital Kit and bits and bobs from Calendar Scraps, Homemade Journal  Booklet and Travel Creative Scraps

These beautiful Creative Scraps are on sale right now for just $1.25 each, so it's a great time to stock up.  Once they are sold out, they will be available only in the digital format. There are still lots of themes available, and you just can't find more beautiful vintage images!

Thanks for stopping by!

On behalf of Sandy Redburn, I wish you joy and creativity!

Kathy


Monday, March 16, 2015

NEW Farm Chicks and Dahlia Digital Sets, Shabby Tea Room Sponsor and More!

Hello, I have so much exciting news to share today! We have a new Chicken Farm printable paper set for .99 cents! New Farm Chicks Digital Stamps and Dahlia Digital - both with NEW great extra designs added (see all the details below)!  Also, be sure to take a peek at the Spring Pastel Papers coming soon by designer and DT Member Sheila Rumney at the end of this post.

 

We are also sponsors for the Shabby Tea Room #248 Beautiful Blooms Challenge this week and there are some beautiful samples the DT has created like this pretty card below by Tracey in Australia who used roses and paper from our Garden Papers Kit   Plus - you can enter and win a $25.00 Gift Certificate and there are two $10.00 gift certificates up for grabs!


 DT Member Diane Hover is also on the Shabby Tea Room Design Team and she used our Wedding Printable Download to create this gorgeous card.


DT Leader Kathy Clement created a set of 4 very cool apron cards using our Garden Style Digital Stamp Set and with some of our Garden Papers.
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I'm thrilled with how our Farm Chicks Digital Stamp Set turned out!  Designer Cindy van Koll returned to help with this set and we added 16 NEW Designs, so there are 40 total! The original Farm Chicks Clear Stamp Set is just 6" x 8" but we still have a few left for $10.95.


These are the new designs and check out the sizes of each of them and I think you will agree there are definite advantages of Digital Stamps and having the images larger and editable for less money and no shipping with immediate download offers so many advantages!

I had so much fun making this Farm Chicks Rule digital stamp for the set. I left it as a jpg as I thought it would be easier to use and it lost to much detail as a png.

Here are some inspiring samples that ladies have created in the past with the Clear Set. I'm pumped to see what new projects people will come up with using the larger digital set!


We also have a NEW Dahlia Digital Stamp Set which includes our old Dahlia set as well as 15 New designs! Designer Cindy van Koll also helped work on this set as well the original one and check out the detail in the designs! Note: we have a few of the Clear Dahlia Sets left for $4.95


 On case you missed our free gift this month when you place an order is one of my fave printable rose papers.  Just add it to your shopping cart and it will be $0. 


This is such a sweet card that DT Member Sheila Rumney created using an image from our Sew Nice Creative Scraps. You can see details on Sheila's Blog and also check our the pretty papers she has been designing below!


Here's a little peek at the New Spring Pastel Digital Papers by designer and DT Member Sheila Rumney which should be ready sometime this week and I will post details.


Lastly, if you live in the area I hope you will come by the Lynden Craft and Antique Show and see us this week March 19 to 20/15 and ask me for the free gift I promised you here.



I hope you are having a fabulous Monday!
Sandy Redburn
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Birthday Cards, Spring Samples, Giveaway Winner and My 6' Spiralizer Zucchini Noodles!


Hi Everyone, I hope Spring has begun to arrive for you, it's come so early to the North West I'm worried we may get a cold spell and damage all the flowers and blossoms that popped up early. I'm sharing the latest sample posted to our March Linky Party that was created by Anne Custer with our free image and paper (if you're playing) you can download it , so come join in! You can use any Crafty Secrets item.



We have a winner for the Spring Giveaway Package, packed full of goodies. The lucky random.org winner was #8  Barbara Bird.

Here's another pretty sample card made with the same free image from our Garden Girl Digital Stamps and Garden Papers  by our DT Member Diane Hover. I love seeing the different ways people can use the same design!     

Look at this beautiful  birthday card DT Member Melody Clement  created using paper, flowers and the blue frame from our CD #1 Creating With Vintage Patterns.  The blue, brown and pink frame, all much much larger and I love how she squished it down to fit her card and it looks so pretty popped up with a little glitter on the flower spray.


I also fell for this adorable birdy bithday card that DT Member Darlene Pavlick created using our Birds and Blossoms Printables.


Okay, I have to share my Spiralizer experience with you as I tried out my daughter Holly's the other day and it was love at first sight - bite? Anyways, the part that blew me away was when I went to pull out a zucchini noodle - they were over 6' long! Yep, that's me (I'm about 5' 10") holding a couple of the noodles because I thought no one would believe me.


This little machine is amazing and works so much better than the cheap hand held gizmo I bought, I wish I would have spent the extra money. First time I added mushrooms, garlic, lemon zest, red pasta sauce, parsley and some left over chicken.  Last night I made more noodles and added spinach, green onions, garlic, Alfredo sauce and grated Asiago cheese - yum!


I keep forgetting to take photos but I was insired by this Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Noodle recipe from Just a Taste and her blog makes me drool (with out feeling guilty)!


Don't forget - you have a week left to enter any sample into our March Linky Party, so don't be shy!

PS - Also if you missed my last post here, I added some of our Free Printable that stopped working and info about the Lynden Craft and Antique Show we will be at March 19 21/15.

Sandy Redburn

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Blaine,WA 98230