Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Blessings, FREE Printables and News!

Hello,
We have been so busy creating new products, I haven’t been writing my email newsletter and then I realized we have lots of cool ideas on our blog and I’m starting to post great tutorials from our design team and feature guest designers. Plus – each month you will now be able to win prizes and get a free download! All you have to do is SIGN UP HERE ON OUR BLOG (just add your email address in the subscribe box on this right side) to be notified instantly when there is a new posting by email.

Today I’m posting an antique postcard for you and a wonderful poem about the return of Spring you can PRINT FOR FREE! Just put your mouse over the image and click on the left side of your mouse, then when the image is larger, click it with the right side of your mouse and save the postcard and then save the poem to one of your picture files, or on your desktop. Later you can open each of them and print them on paper or cardstock. You can use almost any picture program to size the images to print them smaller or larger in size, depending on what you wish to create.

I'm sorry I didn't think of this idea earlier and have the time to make a sample, but if you create something please email me your sample and I will post some here and draw a winner! You don't need to use the poem. I just wanted to share it because I thought it was so sweet and perfect for Spring. It's from an old book I own from the late 1800's.














Please email your entries to me at: sandy@craftysecrets.com and if you have a blog, please include the link, so I can add it to the photo or scan you send of your project. I will get a panel of judges (Cindy and Nicole here at my home office, my family and anyone else that may be here) to help pick a winner! I will post all the entries this Tuesday evening (March 25).
Also, I would be delighted if you could post your feedback below and let me know if you like this idea or if you have any problems. I'm saying a little prayer it works for everyone as I have lots of old images, sentiments and poems I would love to share with you. Can you please tell me what you would like to see most? Would you like printable project sheets, patterns, helpful tips, challanges and contests, kits, or give me your own ideas!
NEWS FLASH!
You can see our brand new Clear Art Stamp sets here! These large sets recently arrived and are starting to ship to stores in: Bird Lovers, Flourishes and Sweet Kids. In medium sets our ABC Top Hat and Wild Flowers has arrived.

We are committed to giving you the best designs, so our graphic designer Cindy went back and revised and improved these stamp sets: Bugs Life, Book Lovers, Fishing Buds and Seaside. They have been shipped from the USA factory and are due to arrive at our warehouse on March 28. She has done an amzing job on these new stamp sets and now we are madly at work finishing 4 NEW Vintage Image and Journal booklets that will be available later next month!

See some inspiring samples from our March guest designer Michele Kovack including her adorable spring house HERE, and samples in our gallery HERE

See Michelle Wooderson’s tutorial HERE on creating a boxed card set

Get Lisa Zappa's tips Here for creating a ‘mask’ when stamping.

Visit our online gallery HERE to see more fabulous samples from our talented design team!

Sending you Easter Blessings and Spring Wishes!
Sandy

11 comments:

Darlene said...

GREAT! I think this is a wonderful idea and I'm so glad to have the ability to use these wonderful vintage pics & poems! I LOVE vintage anything and I'm thrilled and can't wait to get started! Any thing you want to share sounds wonderful to me! Thanks so much! Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)

Valonda L. said...

Love the idea of sharing these wonderful vintage images and words. I also think that contests and challenges are a great idea.
Thanks for sharing these.

Iscrap said...

I love this!! Thank you! I am so glad to find this blog! I am a huge fan of Heartwarming Vintage cuts! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes. Vintage all the way. I live it!

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!
The poem is wonderful - thank you so much for sharing!

best regards,
Jnet

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What a beautiful Easter gift, thanks for finding me and leading me to your blog! I love it and have it bookmarked to return to. Easter Blessings, Katie

Shawn said...

I love this idea what a fun way to challenge us! I also love vintage :) thanks for sharing these images with us. :)

Justine said...

I sent my challenge entry to your email, I hope I didn't mess up and not get it submitted???

I have posted it on my blog, just click on my name or photo to go see. Thank you so much for the printable, I look forward to see ing what you have for us next

Anonymous said...

I have always thought that if you didn't stamp on your card, it wasn't handmade. Oh how wrong I was. I will be referring to this blog for inspiration for a long time to come. Thanks,
Jackie Kalchert
j.kalchert@mchsi.co

Rose Marie said...

The poem was so precious and perfect for a baby page and or card.

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