Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fun Ideas, Get a Free Set and Lower Stamp Prices!

Hi Everyone,

I have some fun ideas to share with you today and some great news in case you didn't hear - we were able to lower our stamp prices! As our volume has increased our cost went down a bit and I wanted to pass the savings on to you.

Large Clear Art Stamp Sets - Now $24.99 (prev $25.75)
Medium Clear Art Stamp Sets – Now $14.99 (prev $15.75)
Small Clear Art Stamp Sets – Now $7.75 (prev $7.75)

Plus, I’m running a Special Deal – all Shopatron orders over $50.00 will receive a Free Bouquet of Joy Stamp set. Valid until June 1/09. If you already have this set please choose another small stamp set or an Image booklet BUT – you must add the other stamp or booklet name to the Message Box on Shopatron when you place your order.

Speaking of Splitcoast, Marcy is hosting a fun new challenge to use a pocket on a project. Look at this adorable bookmark pocket she created for a nurse friend using our Feeling Yucky Stamp Set! You can see the Gallery HERE and click HERE to read the details and join in the fun!

Look at this adorable recipe album that DT member Vicki created. The little bakers are from our Cooking Cotton Scraps, pattern papers from our Earthy Paper Pad, Cooking Stickers and larger images from our Homemade Image & Journal Notes Booklet.

I love this adorable photo and the way she cut out the jar image and used the Cotton on it as well. You can see the rest of the album pages and get all the details HERE on Vicki's blog.

This cheery red color reminds me of DT member Lisa Zappa's walls in her 'shabby chic kitchen makeover. It turned out so cute! There are more photos you can see HERE. If you click on the first photo you can see the adorable magnet on her fridge that she created using our images.

How about this sweet card Marisa created as well using our Sweet Stuff Stamp set. You can get all the details HERE on her blog. Plus you can see other samples including a Fathers Day card she created using our Boys Alphabet Booklet which is on sale

When I looked at our Splitcoast Gallery today, I found this cute Tea Cup Card Lindsay created using our Coffee & Tea set. You can download the free pattern Lindsay created HERE! I adore the way she added the glitter to the sugar cubes!

With Fathers Day next month, I will be posting a crown pattern you can print to create a Crown for King Dad or make an altered party crown for a girlfriend. There will be more details soon and prizes!
Look at this fun card DT member Pam Hooten created for a 16th birthday boy using our Favorite Fellas Stamp set. .

DT member Vivian Peters has begun recycling old Cd's to make cute little monthly calendars using the months and images from our Calendar Creative Scraps. You can see her May and August samples HERE on her blog

I also wanted to show you this cute little hat that Vicki Chrisman picked up at the dollar store and altered with an image from our Baby Girl Cotton Scraps, buttons, ribbon and pom pom trim. It says; I already have you wrapped around my finger.

Finally, I had to share this beautiful birdy frame that Vicki altered using a plastic frame from the dollar store. The image is from our Birds & Botanical Booklet and you can get all the details HERE on her blog.

Wishing you Joy & Creativity!

Sandy Redburn


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Friday, May 15, 2009

New Samples and See Us at WA Stamp Show!

Hi Everyone,

I'm leaving for the Heirloom Stamp & Paper Arts Show in Puyallup, WA this morning to set up for this fun show this Sat & Sun. I'm bringing a ton of fantastic samples, lots of stock, antique postcards, sale items and some very cool pendant kits to sell with a new line we are testing at this show called Petite Collage sheets!
Check out this Birds & Blossoms sheet, one of 3 themes that our talented graphic design Cindy van Koll created! I should have more details on these in my next post.

The show is at the Puyallup Fairgrounds and you can get details HERE. I would love to meet you if you can make it to the show!

Plus - if you mention this blog post you will get a free sheet of our new Creative Scraps with any purchase over $10.00 (one per customer).

On a personal note I wanted to ask if any of you have a thyroid problem if you have had any success with any desiccated natural thyroid such as Armour? See this article:

I’ve been battling an under active thyroid for a few years now and Synthroid is not working well for me. I was so desperate I went to a Naturopath last week ($258.00 later) she has me on new pills but they just came in a no name envelope and I forgot to ask the name – duh! She said to take 2 if I didn’t feel better after a week, so I started taking 2 yesterday and finally feel a bit better but they are expensive. I found an online source for Armour (with a prescription) that seems like a good deal and wonder if anyone else has had success?

Okay, now on to some great samples to share with you!

DT member Heidi Blankenship has been on a roll creating all sorts of samples like this beautiful angel friendship card with our Girlfriends Creative Scraps. You can get the step by step details on her angel card HERE.

You also need to go check out the sweet little baby card Heidi made with an image from our Joys of Life Booklet on her blog HERE. You need to scroll down past some other samples but check out her JustRite & Spellbinders Pasta project! After the baby card, if you keep scrolling you will also see a really pretty Mothers Day card Heidi made with an image from our Birds & Botanical Booklet.

DT member Lisa Zappa designed this adorable birdie card using our Sweet Stuff Clear Art Stamp set. You can get the details HERE on Lisa’s blog and check out her new shabby red kitchen make over!

I love this little lace flower Pam Hooten created for her adorable card she made using an image from our Domestic Goddess Creative Scraps. Hmm, I just noticed she also used a flourish stamp from our Mini Memories Clear Art Stamp set as well. You can see all the details here on Pam's blog

DT member Vivian Peters has been designing all sorts of fantastic cards using images from our Travel Creative Scraps like this one. You can get all the details and see more cards HERE on Viv’s blog.

Our Online Gallery has been having some repairs and DT member Michele Kovack can post again but a few others are still having problems. Check out her adorable Birthday Boy card in the gallery..
Also, DT member Michele van Etten has been added to our Online Gallery and she has been posting some great samples like this cute girls dress she created with our Sweetchips Little Girls Outfit. I also love the ATC Bingo card Michelle designed using our Lucky Wishes Clear Art Stamp set.
DT leader Vicki Chrisman has a few kits left she is selling from some classes she taught at Amy’s store Precious Treasures in Gretna, NB. I love this shadow box created with an image from our Little Dolls Booklet and our paper. You can see her card box and other wonderful kits HERE on Vicki’s blog

Darlene Pavlick’s Flower-Flour challenge this week over at Splitcoast as resulted in so many fantastic samples you have to check them out HERE!
You can join in the fun and submit a samples as well and get all the details HERE.
I love this card Darlene created using our Sweet Stuff Stamp set along with an image and journal note page from our Homemade Booklet.

I will post photos of my new office, my mother daughter road trip and the stamp show next week as I need to buy a cord to download photos from my new camera.
Wishing you creativity & joy,
Sandy Redburn

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