Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Stamp Set, Love Cards, Challenge and Feel Better Samples!

Hi Everyone,

I have lots to share with you today! First I wanted to show you a new stamp set that just arrived. It’s so new I don’t even have samples to show you yet, but I will post some asap!

SL 21 Garden Girls is a large set with 18 separate stamps. Many of the designs were created from bits and pieces of old etchings and the detail is amazing! There are 3 little garden girls that can be built into a variety of scenes with the tree, stone walls, gate, spade, flower pot and watering can. The sentiments will work well for friendship and birthday cards, stationary, notecards and garden keepsakes. The 2 poems read; ‘Friendship is the flower that blossoms in the heart’ and ‘For your Birthday Garden these wishes are sent to express, the hope that every day will bring growing happiness’ Birthday, Wishes, Girl and Friend are all separate stamps. The floral flourish,‘Garden Notes’ and ‘Stamped by’ are little add-ons that make this set extra special.
The Garden Girl sets are starting to ship to stores now. Please check our STORE LOCATOR HERE, or ask your favorite retailer to contact us. We've been shipping lots of CHA orders to stores! If you wish to buy online you can get them now in our SHOPATRON STORE HERE. and also see it larger there.

A couple of blog posts ago, I showed you some wonderful Valentine keepsakes our Design Team had created. I also found some great Valentine love themed cards to share today, a link to a fun paper heart basket idea and a challenge called 'Show the Love'. Also, if your still looking for creative ways to say I Love you this Saturday to someone you love, be sure to read my list of 32 ideas HERE.

Design team member Vicki Chrisman created a new adorable box set of fun girlfriend Valentine cards in a pink & black theme using our Girlfriends Booklet. You can see the NEW CARDS HERE on Vicki's blog. Last year she also made these other 2 card sets shown below. You also have to check out her cool storage idea for storing Stickles. I love the cute vintage style tray she used!

I realized in the other post that I missed this sweet couples album that DT member Pam Hooten made for her parents last year using our Cherish stamp set and paper from our Pastel Paper Pad. Sorry I didn't post it earlier. It would make such a great valentine, wedding or anniversary keepsake. You also have to visit Pam's blog HERE to see the new Valentine banner she created!

How about these 2 fab Valentines DT member Lisa Zappa created last year using the diamond and sheet music papers from our Earthy Paper Pad with the heart and 'Love' stamps our Cherish stamp set. The little kids on the 2nd card are off our Valentine Cotton Scraps. Check out this new Valentine Bingo card on Lisa's blog that she created.
DT member Marisa Grosson used the same heart stamp on this card below with a pink and green combo that works perfectly. The pink floral paper is from our Radiant Paper Pad. You have to see all the other cards HERE on Marisa's blog to see the other sweet Valentine card, Boys Birthday and the 'Aged to Perfection' wine card Marisa also created!

I adore this sweet little love card DT member Anna Wight made last year using our Kewpies stamp set and her watercolor pencils. Anna recently created a new card for Valentines day using an image from our Homemade Image & Journal Notes Booklet. You can see the new card and get all the details HERE on Anna's blog.

DT member Michele Kovack made a cute little cherub card using our Cherub stamp set you can see HERE on Michele's blog and get all the details. She also posted it in this weeks challenge that Darlene Pavlick is hosting over at Splitcoast called "Show a Little Love'. You can read more about the challenge HERE and see all 24 the samples in the the Gallery HERE! We would be delighted if you joined in the fun!

Darlene has so many people revved up and posting inspiring samples you can see including these fun heart baskets that Lindsay Weirich created using a pattern she shows you step by set how to create HERE on her Frugal Crafter site. Lindsay used our Bug's Life stamp set to embellish the basket in the middle. These would be so cute to fill with valentine treats!

I've so excited about our new Creative Scraps line we have coming out the beginning of March (I will post details ASAP) but they are turning out so wonderful! I'm also excited about my 'almost new car! My 1998 Astro van was on it's last legs and my husband Scott found me a 2008 Chevy HHR for a super price in Vegas. After I got home from the CHA show, we flew to Vegas from Bellingham WA for $29.00 each (what a deal) and we drove it back home last week. I've never been so pumped about a car before but I've never owned a car this new and it has so many great features! Better on gas, lots of room, heated leather, a sunroof, gold sparkly paint and a remote starter! I sound like an infomercial but I'm so in LOVE this car and still can't believe it's mine! Even Otis gave it a paws up.
I’m also thrilled all our new stamp sets are selling so well but it’s funny how one set can get such a fun reaction from people. Our Feeling Yucky stamp set wins the award for generating the most laughs and aawwhhs from people. Everyone has fallen in love with the cute little crying duck and Campbells Soup nurse! Here are a few samples to make you smile. You will see lots more as I was waiting to get the rest of the new sets before we sent the balance off to our Design Team ladies, so some are just getting these.

Pam Hooten didn't waste any time creating this totally cute card with the little nurse from the set.

I found this colorful card in the our Splitcoast Gallery that Darlene recently created using both duckies from the Feel Better set. I also saw 2 more really cute Feel Better Cards that Lori Lynn Washburn and Melanie Kay posted in the Show a Little Love Challenge HERE.

I also adore this card that Shari made and she explains how she created it in detail and how she used Ranger Glossy Accents on the tears and medicine to look wet here on her blog.
Last but not least, look at this adorable little first aid tin that Marlene Bender (cards4U) created with our Feeling Yucky set. I love they way she added the little bandaid stamp to his head! I'm happy to announce that Marlene is also going to be a guest designer with us and she is cooking up a bunch of great projects I will start posting!
Plus, our talented Design Team is going to be posting some great cards and projects with a Spring, Birdy or Easter theme this Monday, Feb 16th!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentines!

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn

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Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my gosh Sandy ... I just LOVE this garden girl set ... a definate MUST HAVE. I'll be ordering it later today!!

Thanks for sharing all these awesome samples ... such talent these ladies have ... I'm always inspired!!!

I'm so thrilled for Marlene ... she'll make you proud!!

CUTE CAR ... that's something I need to do come spring, my 1999 Outback has over 175,000 miles and not sure how much longer I can push it. Good for you ...

Cindy said...

This garden girl set is my most favorite to date. Can't wait to order it.

Lyneen said...

WOW... what a ton of ideas.... thanks for sharing all the great ideas... there is so much I know I will look over it a few more times... the garden girl set is darling....

pescbrico said...

wow at wonderful cute new stamp set!!!

Marisa said...

Sandy, the Garden Girls set came out so wonderful. Can't wait to get it. There is so many possibilities with this set to build on.

Your new set of wheels looks really cool. Bet you are having lots of fun driving around in it.


cottagerca said...

cute garden girl set
love the cards!!!

Pammyjo said...

Oh my, this garden girl set is just gorgeous!
Thanks to all the designers for their awesome inspiration found in all their amazing samples.

Congrats on the new wheels HOW FUN!

I've got Darlene beat, I've got a '95 Lexus with 185,000 but had an Astro van for years (kid years, I miss the cargo space though)

I'm looking forward to seeing the New scraps!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh man that Garden Girl stamp set is soooooo wonderful!!!!

And wow...all the samples are BEAUTIFUL!!!

karol L said...

I love the Mother Day cards and the use of the vintage photo's. Thank you so much for all the great idea's and I love the new stamp sets, have put them on the ole wish list.

CrabbyRedhead said...

Great Ideas! I just got an order from Crafty Secrets.These beautiful creations gave me tons if wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing! :O)

joan said...

I love your new stamp set! My Thanksgiving thought would be that I am so very thankful for my family. This includes my parents, grandparents and those I never got the change to meet. I love the new generation of grandchildren and the future that they will bring to our family. Thanksgiving is a family celebration for me.