Friday, October 24, 2014

New Retro Kitchen and Kitchen Memories Digital Kits and Stamps!

Hi Everyone!

I've been in hiding all week sick with a cold and trying to wrap up our New Kitchen Digital Kits and Stamp Sets. I am so excited to show you as they are overflowing with fabulous stuff! I still have to tag all the files properly and get them uploaded to the store so they won't go live until Monday but I will come back and add the links. We also have a lucky random.org winner for our Oct Linky Party and it was #2 Heather - but everyone else who played will receive a Free Retro or Kitchen Memories Kit!

What I'm most excited about is how big the images can be digitally and you can re-size them. We never could have made clear stamps this size that would stamp well or printed our images as large but these can be made tiny or jumbo to suit your project! There is a Retro Kitchen and a Kitchen Memories Kits that include printable papers, recipe cards, tabs, labels, covers and PNG images, which means they have been cut out, plus matching Stamp Sets. This lady is a PNG image in the Retro Kit.



Sorry for the delay posting these - I got totally caught up as I'm doing way more of the Photoshop Design and Cindy van Koll has been helping and is the 'master' but she works from home now and everyone has had the flu bug! These are papers and some of the extras included


 Look at this awesome pot holder stitched card by DT Member Diane Hoover she created using papers and images from our Kitchen Cuts which are included in the Kit. The apron is actually made from a stamp in our Kitchen Classics Digital Kit.



Here's a close up showing more details

Here are the some of the PNG files included but there are some others besides these

                               
                                         Here's a cute yellow fridge included.


Then there is a matching Retro Kitchen Digital Stamp Set packed with all sorts of great B/W kitchey graphics to match the color paper and images in the Kit.This set will have about 45 or more stamps. The sizes are a bit misleading as a small design can look large and a full page may look small so click on the page below to see the different sizes at 300 dpi.




Here's the Kitchen Memories Digital Kit with all the papers, recipe cards, divider tabs, and image sheets included. I adore the graphics in this kit







You can see the amazing detail on the 4 Doily designs included. They really look like 3D die cut linen when I digitally tested them over the red texture 'paper' included. There is a heart and 3 assorted round scallop style designs all between 4 to 6" at 300 dpi. You can change the dpi and enlarge the images and they will still print nice or shrink them small for tags and little embellishments. You can also print them on different colors and surfaces like  canvas to tissue paper. I will do some new Tutorials showing ideas using these sets.



 These 3 Menu cards will also be included and the colors on them are beautiful


I didn't have time to make a larger page of this Digital Kitchen Memories Stamp Set but it is one of my favorites with all the cool old graphics and lettering from the late 1800's to early 1900's.  We actually changed a some of the packaging to make it more 'ours' and have better names. I will update it with larger images and the sizes when I have time. This set focuses more on food and the Retro Kitchen Stamp Set has more utensils. I hope you can see the fun Vegetable Cookbook when you click it on. I changed it to be by Mrs. B Tasty, published by the Eat Your Veggies Co. 


I will come back and add all the links to the store  and send a link to the kits to all the ladies who joined our October Linky Party.

Thanks for your patience and I hope you have a fantadtic weekend!
Sandy Redburn
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Sandy Redburn
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Autumn Fairy Printable and Others, New Samples and More!

Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!  Yep - we have to do things different in Canada and today is our Thanksgiving. I always feel like our Canadian Thanksgiving comes too early for me but you can feel it's getting cooler and the leaves are changing color after a glorious warm summer. I have a wonderful Free Printable and some great samples to share, as well as a reminder that you still have a week left to enter our October Linky Party and all entries will receive our New Kitchen Printable Kit (available next week, see preview with link)!

Here's our NEW Autumn Greetings Fairy Free Printable, a thank you gift for stopping by.  I'm truly grateful for all our fabulous customers over the years both old and new! Simply left click on it until it gets as large as possible and then right click it to save to your computer. For personal use only please.


We have a new Free Printable Link List but I thought I would update and re-post some past Fall Printables here. Last year for 2013 I gave away our Serenity Prayer Digital Stamp Set you can find here in honor of my dad who has since passed away last January.

In 2012 our Fall Free Printable was this beautiful Autumn Blessings Floral Print. We also included it in our Thanksgiving Digital Kit  just in case anyone missed it as a freebie.



In 2011 our free Fall Printable were these great hand lettered Gratitude Quotes.


 Okay, now I have some great samples to show you  like this one by our October Guest Designer LeeAnne Pugliese using a piece of our Fall Cotton Scraps printed on a thick Cotton Twill fabric and on sale for $1.95 - or also included in our Halloween and Fall Super Sale Pack for $19.95 plus $4.95 shipping, or you can also purchase this as a Printable Fall Download for $1.95 and receive an immediate download link and re-size and re-print the images over and over for years to come.


DT Member Darlene Pavlick used the Fall Printable Download sheet to create this lovely Autumn card and you can see the details on her blog.
 

I'm also loving this pretty breast cancer support card by DT Member Michele Kovack she created using our Love and Clear Support Set and colored it with Copic Markers . Yeah - we still have some of these Clear Stamp Sets left and there only $3.50!  Look at how she colored and added the breast cancer ribbon stamp and used a blue ink to match the corset. It's also available in digital and you can learn how to color a digital stamp here using the program 'Paint'.  I will ask ask DT Member Sheila Rumney if she can do a Photoshop Tutorial on coloring digital stamps.


I came back to add this link to our 2 New 2015 Free Printable Calendars in 2 styles on white and aged. We have been posting these calendars for several years and there are links to sample ideas!

 We were invited out to our friends house for a family Thanksgiving dinner last night and we did a big family dinner here last weekend - so tonight we are changing the tradition and have reservations for 15 at our favorite Asian Restaurant Empire Garden and then we will come back here for pumpkin and apple pie!

That's all for now but I will be back soon and have some exciting new designs to show you!
 Hey - don't be shy, come enter a sample in our October Linky Party! The Kitchen Digital Kits I'm giving away to every person who enters is going to be fabulous!

Wishing you joy and creativity

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Sandy Redburn
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Monday, October 6, 2014

October Linky Party, DT Challenge and Retro Kitchen Kit Offer!

Welcome to Our October Linky Party and Design Team Challenge

I have some exciting news as we have a some New Cooking theme Digital Kits and Stamp Sets in the works I decided to change the way we do our Linky Party with the $6.00 Coupon offer. A few people had problems using the coupon depending on the browser they used so I've decided to have a New Digital Offer each month and Octobers Linky Prize for simply playing is our New Retro Kitchen Digital Kit!  This kit is still in draft stage and will have some changes and other items added. A download link will be sent to everyone who enters a project using a Crafty Secrets items and you have 2 weeks - until midnight Sunday Oct. 19/14.

Scroll down to read the details, meet our October DT Guest Lee Ann Barrett and check out all the fabulous samples and tutorials in our Design Team Challenge and the Linky entries!


Our theme this month is Cooking and Thanksgiving but our new Kitchen/Cooking Digital items are so new our DT ladies just got some of the papers a few days ago so new samples will be coming soon but we still have a great selection of Cooking theme products which are all included in our Cooking SALE Blowout Pack with over 70% Off the original prices - plus you can see the new Fairy Sale Pack for $19.95 plus $4.95 shipping!

 We welcome our October Guest Designer Lee Ann Barrett this month.  She is from St Louis, Missouri her Blog is Greyt Paper Crafts.

Lee Ann created this adorable Thanksgiving card using our Thanksgiving Digital Kit


 I also love this adorable card Lee Ann created and entered in our July Linky Party using our Flower Girl Digital Stamp Set.


Check out this beautiful Gratitude Journal by DT Leader Kathy Clement she created using our Thanksgiving Digital Kit and she has a bunch more photos and all the details on her site.


DT Member Michele Kovack wasn't going to enter her project as she forgot about the theme but this  cute Halloween bookmark is so cute we told her to. It's Michele's first month back at school teaching and her daughter Courtney has been busy modeling so life has been hectic.


DT Member Sheila Rumney has a fabulous Tutorial showing how to add pattern paper to text using Clipping Masks - so learn how she created the Chicken lettering from one of our digital papers!


 DT Member Darlene Pavlick created this recipe card, the holder and gift card   and shows exactly what she did using the turkey from our Fall Printable and Thanksgiving Kit.


You have to check out DT Member Elizabeth Lincoln's fun recipe greeting card I swear her faux sugar cookie looks good enough to eat! 


DT Member Gloria Stengel designed a Autumn Journal to have family and friends write their blessings in.

Look at this cute mini recipe card album tutorial by DT Member Diane Hoover


DT Member Melody Clement has a cool tutorial showing how she created the leaves on her Thanksgiving card


DT Member Shantaie Fowler created a pretty Thanksgiving favor box which fits a piece of pie for guests to take home and she has the details on her Blog.


We also have a winner for the Sale Pack Giveaway we ran and #34 Margaret Elcich was the lucky random.org winner and she said she would take our Cooking Theme Pack as she is making recipe book gifts this year.  You can see all of the packs in our craftyvintagegirl.com store and more details here in this post with links to all 8 Sale Blowout Packs and SAVE 70% to 80% off the original prices!


Okay now here is where you can enter a sample you've created using any Crafty Secrets product and this Linky Party runs for the next 2 weeks. Each person who enters will win a Free Retro Kitchen Kit plus 1 lucky random.org winner gets a $40.00 Gift Card!  





So don't be shy, come enter a sample in our October Linky Party!

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Sandy Redburn
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

New Samples, Last Day for Giveaway, a New Free Gift and Tutorials!

New Samples and Tutorials
Link to Blog Giveaway - Last Day to Enter
New Free Download Gift With any Order
Linky Party Tomorrow, Changes and Guest DT

I have a bunch of wonderful samples to show you and a reminder that today is the last day to enter and leave a comment for our Blog Giveaway to win 1 of ANY of our $19.95 Sale Blowout Packs including the 2 NEW Cooking and Fairies, or see the Baby/Little Girls, the Baby/Little Boys, or GirlfriendsSummer/Nature, the Halloween/Fall or Christmas!   Tomorrow is our October Linky Party and you can read about the changes at the end

I also changed our Free Download Gift this month to our quirky Birthday Dreams Printable which is a fun 2 page ready to print card and gift tag normally $2.95 but free this month when you place an order simply add it to your cart.  You can change it into a invitation using the other mini framed picture frame 'It's Party Time' and sentiment 'Save the Date to Celebrate!'  I made this sample by printing the lady twice and cutting out a second arm, feather and framed picture to add to the card with pop dots for a 3D effect.


I have so many beautiful and fun samples by our Design Team to catch up on including this adorable Halloween card by DT Leader Kathy Clement who is smitten with our CD's and used the pumpkin girls from CD 2 along with a Halloween Download.


 Kathy also used our Illustrations CD 2 to create this cute owl wall hanging and she has all the details on her blog.  You can also see another adorable baby owl card Kathy made.


Look at this cool Witching Card by DT Member Michele Kovack she created using this image from our Halloween Scraps.


DT Member Darlene Pavlick created this cute folding card and decorated it with some of our .99 cent printable paper  and our Little Blessing Scraps.  You can also see a sweet 'Grandma' card Darlene made using our Little Blessing Scraps.


This is the double sheet of .99 cent printable Chenille paper Darlene used which is also in our Pastel Paper Pad which we still have left



Darlene made this romantic card  using our Love Mail Scraps and Pink Faux Embossed .99 cent Papers.  It would be great for an anniversary


Here's an awesome Halloween card by DT Member Gloria Stengel  she created using an image from our Halloween Booklet  and stuff from the Halloween CD 4.


Gloria also made this beautiful Christmas card using this Santa from our Vintage Christmas CD 6


How about these super cute Boo Blocks by DT Member Diane Hoover that she created by gluing  images and papers from our Halloween CD 4 on each side of wood blocks.


Diane also made this Masquerade Ball card using a piece of our Halloween Creative Scraps and paper from our Halloween CD

If you need to make a guy card check out this classic car card by DT Member Melody Clement she made using our Car Classics Digital Stamp Set with red check paper from our CD #1 Creating With Vintage Patterns. I love how she cut the car out so it looks like it ripped through the paper and added Glossy Accents to the windshield.

Melody also created this stunning Garden Journal   using our Garden Digital Papers, and Garden Printable Sheet as well as which you can get all the details on the link to her blog


Lastly I have 3 quick Digital Tutorials by DT Member Sheila Rumney using Photoshop Elements. This first one shows How to Use the Shape Tool to create embellishments or journal boxes.


On this second Tutorial Sheila shows how to change the intensity of a pattern paper


Lastly on this Tutorial, Sheila shows how to change the color of printable papers to suit various themes and colors. 


Our October Linky Party starts tomorrow and will run for 2 weeks. We had some problems with the $6.00 Free Gift Card not working easy for a few people so I'm going to change it and offer a New Digital Download Package as the Free Gift for entering any sample you have created using a Crafty Secrets Product.  Stay tune for more details tomorrow and come see what our Design Team ladies and Guest DT Lee Ann Barrett have whipped up!

Thanks so much for your support and feedback, it's truly appreciated! 

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Sandy Redburn
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