Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vintage Santa Digital Set is My New Fave Set and Just $9.95!

Hi Everyone,

Our Vintage Santa Digital Stamp Set is finally finished and includes a great mix of 30 altered, beautiful and down right funny stamps for just $9.95! This set truly was a labor of love and has some of the most amazing Santa designs adapted from old books and magazines but then depending on the image they have been repaired, altered, cut up, re-built and enhanced with a variety of designs. You can WIN this set, just leave a comment on our Nov 20 Facebook post.

Each stamp is 300 dpi/ppi and a PNG file and may of the designs are larger that would have been possible to do as regular clear stamps. There is a mix of collage style postcards, postage stamps, scenes, poems, greetings and Santa's who will be perfect to add to Christmas cards, gift tags and holiday projects! Plus all the files are re-sizeable, you can flip the direction or crop and erase parts, layer them, print on pattern paper to paper piece and print your favorite designs over and over!


 I apologize for the delay again. Cindy, my graphic designer's husband has been very ill and he's in the hospital and she was working from there when possible and then her laptop broke so we got behind.   I use to just organize and clean up images but I've been improving my Photoshop skills and creating many more designs and it's exciting to make the ideas in your head actually work like finally be able to use my funny little Santa with the scissors I found in an old ad, or sticking Santa's head coming out of the fireplace in the cute 3.5" x 5" image of the girls hanging their stockings.


Cindy did an amazing job layering the designs and rocked them like the 2 postcards which are 4.5" x 7.5" or some of the jumbo sized collage art designs. 
 

 You are going to see a bunch of fantastic samples coming as our Design Team have this set now, plus all the ladies who entered our Nov Linky Party received this set for FREE!  See what you missed, but it's only $9.95 which is an amazing deal for 30 detailed art stamps of this quality and size!

DT Leader Kathy Clement is going to be posting details on how she created each of these cards on her blog this Monday, Nov 24/14 but I have to show you a peek.



Congratulations to  random.org winner #12 Cynthia who won a $40.00 gift card in our Nov Linky Party. Also a big thank you to all the players, the entries were really creative and look fabulous!  They all won their choice of our Vintage Santa Digital Stamp Set or Bedtime Kids Set.


Here is an updated Draft of Bedtime Kids, it's almost done, I just need to do the expressions. Cindy is amazing at Photoshop and was able to remove the semi okay kid from a bed and add the really cute little PJ girl - in the second design. We have been chopping up and changing the designs to make them cooler and ours, so several have different heads or something new. I still need to remove the pom poms from the little boy's slippers (who use to be a little girl). 


 Look at these sweet Christmas baking tags DT Member Diane Hoover created using Retro Kitchen and Kitchen Memories Kits!  The little girl in the red dress is off the Retro Kitchen Kit and the sweet girl with the bread is from our Kitchen Memories Kit. You can see every design included in both kits in our craftyvintagegirl.com store, as well as the matching Kitchen Queen Digital Stamps and Vintage Kitchen Digi Stamps.



Check out this beautiful Santa card by DT Member Michele Kovack she made using our old Vintage Christmas Digital Set (now sold out and in digital). I can hardly wait to see what Michele creates with our new Vintage Santa Digital Stamps!



How about this cute and clever Christmas Treat Box by Guest DT Birgit Norton that she created using paper and images from our Retro Christmas CD.


There are more exciting things in the works that I will be sharing soon!

Wishing you joy and creativity
Sandy Redburn
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Vintage and Retro DT Kitchen Projects and More!

Hi Everyone,  

I have some fabulous Kitchen projects to share today, plus thanksgiving and some uplifting cards. Don't forget you still have until Sunday 12 midnight to enter our Nov Linky Party and everyone will receive either our Vintage Santa or Bedtime Kids Stamp Set - you can sneak a peek here also scroll to end of this post.

DT Member Darlene Pavlick created this awesome recipe album but I made a mistake and labeled a file wrong for our DT ladies that is included on a CD in our Cooking/Family Sale Pack so Darlene thought it was all in our Kitchen Memories Kit. In the end the few kitchen theme papers we started designing kept growing and became 2 Kits - Kitchen Memories and Retro Kitchen Kit


 This is actually the cover I made for the kit but I love how it looks on Darlene's album so I'm going to include it in the kit and I will email it to everyone who ordered the Kitchen Memories Kit so far and get my web master to update the online download with the high resolution 12 x 12" copy.


The funny face dishware and polka dot paper are in our Retro Kitchen Kit but most of the other supplies used are from Kitchen Memories


  You can see the other pages included in this charming recipe album on Darlene's Blog.


Our Guest DT Member this month Birgit Norton used our Kitchen Memories Kit to make this sweet combo set with a card and a kitchen folder to hold recipes, shopping lists, coupons, etc. You can see more photos and details on Birgit's Blog.




DT Member Sheila Rumney created this wonderful kitchen table layout using the Kitchen Memories Kit. You can see several Digital Tutorials on Sheila's Blog showing all sorts of techniques like the blending she used here.



DT Member Melody Clement stitched up this homemade gift tag using the Kitchen Memories Kit  that would be perfect to tie on any gift from the kitchen.

Look at this pretty Christmas card by DT Member Shantaie Fowler she created using one of the doilies and some roses from our Kitchen Memories Kit and she die cut them both using her Silhouette  Machine.



This is the cover that I made for our Retro Kitchen Kit and I got a little more carried away and tried to show all the papers plus all the fun printables included.



Look at this super cute apron card by DT Member Diane Hoover she created using the Retro Kitchen Kit and the utensils are from our new Kitchen Queen Digital Stamp Set that goes so well with the kit. The utensils in the digital stamp set are big, many over 4" so they can be a focal point on a card but look how Diane has shrunk them and the pot holder stamp down and colored them.


Sheila Rumney also created some lovely uplifting cards using images from our Altered Fairy Scraps and you can see the other pretty bird card on her blog.


DT Leader Kathy Clement was away at a annual craft show she exhibits at and made up this pretty thanksgiving card ahead using an image from our Seasonal Booklet and papers from CD # 2 Illustrations.


 Okay, I can't stand it, I have to show you a peek at how the Vintage Santa Digital Stamp Set is coming along and I would also like to ask your opinion. if you think it's okay to add a Christmas star behind Santa or is that offensive? This set and Bedtime Kids will be ready next week as my graphics designer Cindy has been at the hospital all week with her husband who is ill.


Wishing you joy and creativity

Sandy Redburn
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Kitchen Winners and Peek at 2 New Coming Sets!

Hi Everyone,  this is a quick post to announce the winners of our Kitchen Kits and matching Digital Stamp Sets - plus I have a peek at 2 drafts for Vintage Santas and Bedtime Kids Sets that will be ready next week and you can receive 1 for free just for entering our Nov Linky Party!

Congrats Blog Wiiners # 14 Sandy McClay and #73 Marlee Dickerson and I also need to give away athird set on Facebook to Karen Eskew VanLoo!  Thanks for such an enthusiastic response, it looks like the Retro style is winning by a bit but several people picked Vintage, yeah!



These are still rough drafts but give you an idea of either of these sets you can pick from and WIN FOR FREE if you post a sample in our Nov Linky Party!
   Seriously - free - just for posting a sample you have created using a Crafty Secrets product!


This is a draft for our Bedtime Kids Digital Set that will be ready next week.
I cut the heads off 2 of the girls and we are going to turn them into cute boys to even it out more.

I will come back and add a facebook winner asap but my hubby is waiting for me to get off this computer!  QUICK UPDATE - I added random FB winner Karen Eskew VanLoo.

Thanks
Sandy Redburn
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Welcome to Our November Linky Party, DT Christmas Challenge and New Retro Card Set

Hi Everyone and welcome to our Nov Linky Party and DT Challenge. This month our Design Team  is doing a Christmas theme and I even joined in and played, plus we have Guest DT this month Birgit Nelson joining us!  Any theme is okay if you want to join our Linky Party which runs until Mon., Nov 17/14. See details below on what you can win and also a link to our Blog Giveaway!

Please visit each of the Design Team Members Blogs to get all the details on their projects

Birgit did a wonderful tutorial on making Button Cards using our Retro Christmas CD 
and has created many samples to inspire you!

















 

 I love the chalkboard look and last year I did a tutorial on inverting some of our stamps on our Winter Wishes Digital Set. This year I played with our Christmas Express Digital Set and used a 4" x 6" piece the green chalkboard paper from our Chalkboard Paper Set - which I've made our FREE Gift this month when you place any order in our www.craftyvintagegirl.com store.   I hope you will try it out as many photo editing programs have a 'Invert' button and it's so easy to just hit your back button if you don't like anything and try again. You can see below I left 3 in black and inverted all the rest which turns them into white and I just added them to the green 'postcard back'. You can see I had to copy the border of the kids and paste it on again.



You can find the 'Invert' button under the 'Filter' Tab, and then under 'Adjustments'.





As soon as you click it on your image will invert and it can be a little hard to see the white but it will show up as soon as you place it on a darker background and then you can move it around, re-size and tilt the direction if you like.




Next, I left them in plain black on this photo from my sundeck a few years ago. This photo doesn't go in the right direction but I wanted some snow to add the snowman and girl to.


  


 Here's the sample I did last year and a longer tutorial explaining more details.



 Here is a new card set called Retro Kitchy Ad Cards  and you can enter our Blog Giveaway and see all our NEW Kitchen Kits and Digital stamp sets and just leave a comment and say which style you like best - the Retro or the old Vintage? 2 lucky random.org winners will receive the one they pick with both the Kit and Stamp Set and I will add this set of cute printable cards!

 Okay, now it's time where you can enter our Nov Linky Party and automatically WIN either our coming soon Vintage Santa Digital Stamp Set, or Bedtime Kids Stamps.  Both will be large sets and filled with a mix of great art and words. 






Wishing you joy and creativity

Sandy Redburn
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Blog Giveaway for New Retro Kitchen Kit, Kitchen Memories Kit, Kitchen Queen and Vintage Kitchen Digital Stamp Sets!

Hi Everyone, 

Our New Kitchen Kits and Digital Stamp Sets were finally uploaded to our store and to celebrate I'm doing 2 Giveaways you can enter to win either the Retro Kitchen Kit Download and Kitchen Queen Digital Stamps, or our Kitchen Memories Kit and Vintage Kitchen Digital Stamp Set.  Just leave a comment here on this blog post and tell me which you like best?  The 2 winners will be announced next Friday, Nov 7/14 but do come to our Christmas Linky Party this Monday Nov 3/14.


  Look at this cute pot holder card that DT Member Diane Hoover made stitching on the cherry paper from our Retro Kitchen Kit and the images she used are from our Kitchen Time Cuts which are so perfect for this Kit I had to include them. The apron is from our Kitchen Classic Digital Stamp Set which is also included on the bonus CD in our Kitchen Sale Blowout Pack for $19.95 plus $4.95 shipping.

The Retro Kitchen Kit is full of fun retro style kitchen papers and all sorts of fabulous kitchy images perfect for creating recipe albums, cute greeting cards, scrapbook pages and kitchen decor. Includes 34 designer papers, 4 recipe cards, 3 tab dividers, recipe book cover, a sheet of blank labels, a sheet of color kitchen labels, our Kitchen Time Cuts sheet, plus a folder with 46 wonderful retro images saved as PNG files!



There are also 46 separate PNG files with the designs all cut out.  
I adore the cheerful colors and cute images in this kit.

The strawberries are big,like up to 6" but you can re-size them. Hey, is it just me or does anyone else like the cute faces on these fruit and veggie guys? I love how Cindy our graphic designer colored them. We also included them as black/white stamps in our Kitchen Queen Stamps. There are 4 faux embossed white doilies included and a bunch of word art.


 Here's our Kitchen Queen Digital Stamp Set packed full of 61 fun retro black and white cooking images and framed sentiments perfect for creating cards, decorating recipes books, scrapbook pages and all sorts of 'kitchey' projects.  The digital stamps are high quality 300 dpi/ppi PNG files which can be used just like a jpg image but if you have a tiny bit of digital knowledge you can color, re-size, flip and layer the designs


There are some really cool large size images on these sets like the plate and cutlery, appliances, and utensils!  We never could have made clear stamps as large as some of these images that would have stamped properly or been economical - but these are all re-sizeable so you can print a mini border of cutlery or large wall art for your kitchen!



I have to admit, I love the Retro stuff but I think my heart has to side with the older images in this Kitchen Memories Kit. I love the way the colors turned out, all warm and homey and I really like the papers with the text and hand written recipes.  The recipes were written by Vicki Chrisman's mom Evelyn who has sadly passed now but Vicki and her sisters still regularly use their mom's recipes. I love the idea that people will use these kits to create recipe albums, food tags, layouts and kitchen crafts that celebrate cooking, sharing food, recipes and kitchen memories!


DT Leader Kathy Clement created this pretty kitchen card using different papers and ephemera images from the Kitchen Memories Kit. The lady sitting is a digital stamp from the Vintage Kitchen Stamp Set which goes great with this kit. The greeting is from our Card Sentiments set. If you click on the sample you can see how she printed one of the faux 'embossed' doily designs to make the teabag holder pocket inside the card and yes- the doilies really do look embossed!
Here's the papers included, as well as 2 printable sheets of images, recipe cards, 3 index tab dividers, recipe cover, note paper, invitation and you can see the rest of the papers, seasonal menus and the PNG files below.



There are 49 fabulous PNG files included in the kit and a PNG can be printed just like a jpg image and it will have white around it - but the images are actually cut out so you can layer them over each other and onto colored paper. We have a bunch of digital tutorials on Pintrest, many by our digital expert DT Member Sheila Rumney.


The vegetables are big and the colors are beautiful!


Here's our Vintage Kitchen Digital Stamp Set which has 65 really cool detailed designs with all sorts of food items and old kitchen ephemera. I've been trying to master Photoshop and I actually created a bunch of the lettering on this stamp set set including all these below, except for the canisters. Plus some of the lettering on the old bottles and cans wasn't great so I had fun re-doing all or parts of the angel spice, butter, canned peaches, pasta sauce, vegetable cookbook, grocery sign and weigh scale. I love old packaging!


Look at the old fridges, stoves, hoosier cupboard and utensils!


Remember if you don't do digital all our printed stock and remaining Clear Art Stamps are on sale 50% off or more and we have been busy making up more of the 70% Off or more SALE PACK Blowouts. With 7 themes to choose from they are our best deal for $19.95 plus $4.95 shipping and include:  ChristmasHalloween/FallSummer/NatureCooking/HomeBaby/Little Boy, Baby/Little GirlFairy Whimsical,  and Girlfriends.

Reminder -  Our Christmas Linky Party is this Monday Nov 3/14 and I'm going to have a great free gift for all the participants, plus 1 random.org winner will receive a $40.00 gift card (it just can't be used on our Sale Packs that are 70% off already).

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered into the draw and 2 lucky random.org winners will be announced next Friday.

Wishing you joy and creativity
Sandy Redburn
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