Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vintage Travel Samples, $60.00 Winner and News!

Hi Everyone,

I have some new samples to share today, a winner to announce for our last Give-away, a challenge, upcoming Show dates and some exciting news!

First, I better announce the winner of our $60.00 Gift Certificate and free shipping!
There were 179 people who entered and thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! It really means a lot, as each and every new item we create is a labor of love! I also know our Design Team ladies loves to hear that you enjoy the fabulous samples they create!

My daughter Chelsea picked her age (#22) as the the random winner, so the lucky lady is Barbara Bennett who said: "I love your vintage style! Great Mother's Day projects that I know my mom would love to receive. Thanks for the chance to win! "

Our design team has been playing with our 6 new Creative Scraps and they have created some great samples like these vintage inspired travel ones which have such great retro appeal!

You can see on the Travel set below you get lots of images as it folds out to 19" x 8"
I thought I would focus on a travel theme today with the nice weather and thoughts of fun road trips. I'm taking one this weekend and plan to take lots of photos!
Who hasn't heard this expression when traveling with kids! DT member Michele Kovack created this cute card using an image off our Travel Creative Scraps. I love the little fishy she added with the mini rod.

Michele also designed this pretty card using the Travel Scraps, which would be perfect to give friends heading off on vacation. You can get more details HERE on her blog.
I love this cute retro card that DT member Vivian Peters created with this retro couple from the Travel Creative Scraps and the flower paper is from our Earthy Paper Pad. You can read the details on Vivian's blog here

This is such a cool page that DT member Michele van Etten designed with her husband and son using the tag and souvenir card from this set and the bear is from our Summer Homespun Cotton Scraps. The pattern papers are from our Earthy Paper Pad. The piece of net Michele added in the left corner really adds to the page.

DT member Vicki Chrisman scrapped this page using the Travel Creative Scraps and our Artsy Alphabet set to stamp CRUISE. The photo was taken when we went on a scrapbook cruise a few years ago to teach classes to store owners. It was a really fun cruise and we need to do another!

Vicki also created this layout while we were on that cruise using the seashore image from our Joys of Life Booklet. I love this page. It's my husband Scott in the photo with his dad, who passed away when he was 13 and this is his favorite photo.

Lots of people go fishing when on vacation, so I wanted to show you this adorable card that Julie Cambell created using our Clear Art Stamp Kewpie Fishing Buds set.

Marcy is hosting a fun challenge over at Splitcoast this week to make a sentiment, word, or words on your project the main focus. You can get more details HERE and check out the gallery of great samples HERE.

DT member Marisa Grosson entered her pretty card as she used this sweet poem from our Girlfriend Creative Scraps on her card. Check out the wonderful flowers she created using Funflock glued to some little brown twigs for stems!


Our website got a new mini face lift! There are still some pages that haven’t been changed yet as we are having a brand new website built! I just couldn't’t stand to wait and it will take time. Come have a look HERE

Show News!
Here is some news on upcoming Shows where you can find our Clear Art Stamps Sets and our Heartwarming Vintage Collection products!

This weekend – May 1 & 2, Scrapbook Expo San Diego Show. Look for the Scrapyard 329 booth, as Judy will have a large selection of our things. She takes our products into all of the Scrapbook Expo Shows and carries a good selection.

May 7-9 – The Mega Meet Show in Novi, MI. Look for the Stamp On It booth as Deb will be selling our products

May 16 & 17 – Puyallup WA, Heirloom Stamp & Paper Arts Festival. We will be there and our 15’ booth will be jam packed with all of our products, demos and LOTS of inspiring samples to dazzle you with ideas!

June 4, 5, & 6 – Great American Scrapbook Show in Arlington TX. We will be there and this is our busiest show of the year, so our 20’ booth will be jam packed with all of our products and samples! Plus - Vicki Chrisman (our DT leader) will be there to inspire you with some fabulous ideas!

I had to show you this pamphlet photo of my new office furniture!
I've been trying to write down my goals and one was to get rid of our old ugly miss matched office furniture. We had desks I bought for $7.50 at the Goodwill years ago, so when I saw this furniture at Office Depot I fell in love - but it was way over my budget for all the pieces I needed. I brought the flyer home and pinned it up and said - one day! Then I walked into liquidation dept at Hardware sales in Bellingham WA last month and found it all marked WAY down! Yippee - dreams come true! We have been bringing it back across the border 1 piece at a time. It's a good thing because I never realized how much stuff I had to pack up and move out! I have 1000's of antique postcards, old books, prints, etc - plus years of clutter. I promise to show photos as soon as it's done! This is the flyer photo but yes, I even scored the lighted bookcase to show off samples!


I'm also very excited to be taking my 3 daughter away on our 2nd annual mother-daughter road trip to Portland, Oregon this weekend. We leave this morning and I have travel games again and prizes for the 5 hour drive. My girls are grown, so I found Travel Bingo at the dollar store and printed off circle word games and Sex & the City trivia sheets from the internet. Prizes include chocolate bars, hair stuff, a couple of bottles of wine and some American $5.00 bills!

We love the Portland Saturday Market, the cool stores & restaurants, the no sales tax, Hawthorne Street, Nob Hill and other fun places, so Portland won the vote again this year.

I plan to take lots of photos and make a little scrapbook that I will share. This is a photo of my girls. Holly is 23, Katie 26 and Chelsea 22. I'm so happy that they have become best friends because they fought like crazy when they were kids!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandy Redburn
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9 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... so much excitement in your life ... how do you manage it all??? Your daughters are all as beautiful as their Mom ... I hope you have an unforgettable weekend with your lovely ladies!!! What an awesome idea and tradition.

Your new website header is AWESOME also ... you are so creative in so many ways! Keep it coming ... your company is my ultimate favorite and I am your #1 fan!!!

Carla said...

These are all gorgeous! I think I may have mentioned that you have one of the finest design teams in the business! These all prove that!!

Darlene just thinks she's your #1 fan-she's pushy that way!

Jen said...

Sandy, I was looking at your new office furniture. You have great taste because I also fell in love with it, had the brochure hanging in my craft room dreaming of owning all the pieces someday. I did get the computer desk with hutch and the lateral file cabinet which I love. After that they discontinued it and I couldn't get any more pieces, which is OK because it wouldn't have all fit in my room anyway.Enjoy your new furniture, its nice to have space with style that makes you smile whenever you walk into the room.

Julie Campbell said...

I would also contend that I am your #1 fan, but as both Darlene and Carla are so wonderful, I will concede to them...(not really!) Thanks for all you do, and it was so fun to see my silly little card on the blog--thanks for including me! I was thrilled! My 2 youngest daughters (I have three, also! 12, 14 & 19) giggle at my obsession with the "naked babies" as they call them--we know them as Kewpies--love them! Can't wait for my next order & for all the new stuff the future will bring! Thanks again, Sandy!

cards4u said...

Hope you have a great trip with the girls - sounds like fun! I'll have to remember this one. Our girls are 14, 17, and 20 - maybe we can send the 5 y.o. brother with Dad on their own outing? Enjoy your new furniture and thanks again for sharing all the wonderful samples!!

ValerieC said...

The office furniture is to die for! Your girls are beautiful. I have several of your stamp sets and I love them. I wish some of those shows were on the East Coast!!!

Lean said...

I LOVE YOUR STAMPS[clear].And the card´s that you made So COOL.
Bye bye,Lean.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Your new furniture looks beautiful! Can't wait to see the room when it's finished! Have a great time with your girls!!!

Ethan Hunt said...

i must say that the pictures are really great .. and it seems that you are enjoying very much..