Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Samples, Give Away, Victoria B&B, Show Photos & Oregon Invite!

New Samples

New Stamp Give Away

Precious Treasures Store

Victoria Show & B&B Photos

Portland Stamp Show Mar 20 & 21/10



Hi Everyone,



I have lots of fun photos to share today! We have been super busy with shows, working on new products (you will love) and our web designer has started building our new website. We have a new logo that I will show you on the next post! We also have a $30.00 Blog Candy Give Away and you can enter it just by leaving a comment here on this post, by telling what you like about our products!



Here is a cute card that DT member Michele Kovack created using our new Ladies Hat Club Stamp Set. I adore these wacky ladies and all the fun mix and match words on this small set. My Favorite is "How Old? and then you can stamp: $29.99 plus S&H. The suggested retail is only $7.50 for our small Clear Art Stamp sets and we are delighted with how popular the new designs become.







Look at this beautiful Easter card DT member Pam Hooten created using an image from our new revised Seasonal Booklet. You can get the details HERE on Pam's blog and see the hanger she created here.







I can tell people are done with winter and ready for spring because all of our spring and Easter products are so popular right now! DT member Melissa Phillips created this pretty card using our Spring Homespun Cotton Scraps. The colors and texture are so inviting. You can see more HERE on Melissa's Blog.



With the Alice in Wonderland Movie now open our Greetings From Wonderland large stamp set has become a big hit. I adore this card that Splitcoast member Marlene Bender created for a black & white challenge


Amy Stewart, the owner from Precious Treasures in Fremont, NE hosted a Crafty Secrets Day at her new store recently. Our DT leader Vicki Chrisman went and inspire everyone with ideas. You can see the stunning samples the group created HERE. Plus owner, Amy played and used our new Altered Fairy Scraps to create these sweet little altered fairies! You can visit the Precious Treasures Blog HERE to get details on their grand opening.



The ladies over at Splitcoast have been having some really fun challenges and Pammyjo is hosting a 'Color Block Challenge' using any of our products! Look at this very cute girlfriend card she created using images from our Homemade Booklet and Coffee & Tea Clear Art Stamps





Here is our booth at the Victoria Scrapbook Carnival & Sewing Show we attended this past weekend at the Crystal Gardens in Victoria, BC. We had a fantastic time meeting everyone and a great show! This city is very into vintage!





Here is Joanna (my friend Laurie's daughter) who I've known since she was a child. She is living in Victoria now and came to help us in the booth. It was so great to see her again after so many years and she was such an immense help at the show!



Here are some of the talented ladies who took part in our make-n-take and created some pretty keepsakes with our Vintage Postcard Kits . They jazzed them up with Flower Soft, glitter and ribbon. Every one's samples turned out so beautiful!




We stayed at the Beaconsfield Inn, a fabulous Bed & Breakfast in Victoria, BC and it was only a couple of blocks from the Crystal Garden where we attended the show. We fell in love with this place!


The decor was stunning and we stayed in the less expensive rooms for $129.00 off season (the Garden Veranda) and loved it so much we hope to return and use the gift certificate they gave us when we checked out. This was the main foyer




This is a the library that had complimentary tea, coffee and sherry each evening.



Here is the front breakfast room and the breakfast's were so yummy and served on wonderful china each morning




Breakfast changed each day and included a warm muffin, fruit bowl and pancakes with berries and whipping cream. The next day it was smoked salmon with hollandaise and poached eggs and corn bread


Our bedroom, which had a jacuzzi



The next time I post I have some fantastic photos to share of my 2 favorite shabby stores in Victoria. Don't forget to enter to win our $30.00 gift certificate by leaving a comment here on this blog. We will draw a random winner next Tues March 23



Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandra






130 comments:

Samantha said...

What's not to love about Crafty Secrets? Your images are unique and beautiful!

Robin said...

What do I love about your products....well everything! From your stamps to your cotton scraps to your image books. As a matter of fact I just created a tag with one of your images and posted it to my blog here:

A Robin's Nest

connie said...

I haven't used your products YET but they are beautiful!

barncat said...

I just found your blog last week, and have been having so much fun going back through it, such inspiration! What's not to love? I'm thrilled with all your original vintage images. :)

debbiek said...

Crafty Secrets stamps are fun to color in and the images from the books/sheets are adorable. A person can't go wrong using these as they are suitable for so many occasions. Just love them!

Jan said...

Lovin all the projects and the Bed and Breakfast looks like an awesome place :)
I love everything about Crafty Secrets products...awesom clear stamps and loads of gorgeous images! ANYTHING VINTAGE!!

Greta said...

I really love the heartwarming vintage cards with all the different vintage pictures to use in scrapbooking or cards.I love the halloween ones with the sayings and the unique pictures

Paula said...

All of your images are fantastic but I think the journal notes are my favorite. They just make things so easy when you are rushed for making a card. Some masculine themed ones would be great..

SusanHnSC said...

The projects are great. And that B&B is gorgeous. Vintage is my favorite!!

Christine said...

Beautiful projects!!! I sure wish a stamp show would come to my town but were probably too small!

I love everything about Crafty Secrets but especially the beautiful vintage clear stamps!!! I just received garden girls and can't wait to play!!!

Blessings,
Christine

cristinoel said...

I love the Victorian and Antique look

In the blink of an eye said...

I love your Blog, Love your stuff, anything vintage/victorian. Your designers do wonderful work!!!

Bobbie said...

I love love love the cardstock stickers, the canvas images, the vintage postcard kits!!!

Nenne said...

Love the spring feel och Melissas card!

Here's a card of mine using your wonderful image!
http://creativenenne.blogspot.com/2010/03/magdas-forum-har-borjat-kora-med.html

Karen said...

I love your stamps. The photos are wonderful. Back in October I won a stamp set on world card day....love it. I find your stamp are so wonderful to use and images are great. I want to buy a few more but have to wait till the budget looks a bit better.
Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Rene said...

I love the quality of your products. The stamps stamp beautifully (unlike some cheaper brands of clear stamps). Some of your products' quality are so nice, I hate to use them. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love all of your products but especially the retro. Nobody does retro like you.
TFS
Ang@todybran.com

Jill said...

Ohh great give away! Thanks for the chance.

~Tonya said...

So much fun with all of those inspiring projects that you shared!! What do I love most about CS, just one??? That is too difficult! I love the stamps, the images and so much more.

~Tonya

jennifer said...

I love the vintage style, the cloth stickers are wonderful.

lillianchild said...

What a grand time you must have had - wish I could have been a mouse in your luggage! Thanks for the pics and sharing your experiences with all of us!

Jeannette said...

I love everything Vintage and your products speak to my crafty heart:)

Marilyn said...

I just love Crafty Secrets stamps. They create the beautiful cards and have a distinct quality that makes them special.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I really need to get this Alice stamp set!! Love the images. And how I love Melissa's card.

Thanks for sharing!
Kyoko

java_jenny said...

I am really loving all your new stamp sets! Your DT is so inspirational - thanks to you gals for all the great projects you come up with and share! And the B&B you stayed at - I'm envious!

Anyways, thanks for the fabulous give-away and thanks for all of the inspiration!

paradise45 said...

I love the vintage look of your products! Thanks for the chance to win.

Yvonne said...

Love all the vintage images!

Sandy said...

I have always enjoyed your products! I have a lot of the image books...this years I want to buy some of the stamp sets! The B&B you stayed in looked like something out of a fairytale! WOW! Thanks for having this giveaway!

Nancy S Wieler said...

Crafty Secrets? Enough of yesterday to suit tomorrow and enough of today to use forever. Can't get any better than that.

Pamela said...

I am new to Crafty Secrets, but I love your cotton scraps and other vintage images and have them on my wish list. Beautiful!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! The cards are fabulous and love all the pics from Oregon! I love heartwarming cuz....the adorable images, the vintage look, and no ones can even touch all the inpiring and creative products you have. Thanks for a chance.

Kathryn said...

I love anything Vintage...

Lana said...

I am absolutely in love with all your Crafty Secrets products!!! I love vintage style!!!

Babsarella said...

I love all the wonderful samples you shared, but my favorite thing is your stamps! I think your images are terrific!!

SHartl said...

Loved seeing all the samples and photos! Crafty Secrets is a favorite of mine because of the unique, vintage inspired images. I just love your stamp sets....and cotton scraps!

JeanFB said...

I love everything about your products, because, well, they're vintage style of course! I have a little of everything - a few stamp sets, the fairy scraps (LOVE!), the shadow box cards, some journal notes, some stickers. I love it all! And I just love the little fairies on spools in your samples - I definitely have to get some made for my spring decor! Thanks for a chance at the generous giveaway!

Nina N said...

It was awesome to see you guys in Victoria! (And great that there was an event ON the island!)
I love your stamps and can't wait to get started with the new ones I got on the weekend!

rosalie said...

Crafty secrets has the best nostalgia products. I love the unique items you have. That b&b looks beautiful. I would not have wanted to leave.

Karen L said...

I've been a fan of Crafty Secrets for years and I just love your retro and vintage styles...often with a unique twist! I love reading the blog and your Design Team is amazing! I am always inspired.

Annette said...

Your products make creating fun!

Amy said...

You are the only ones who give away a sample of all their new products. That is awesome!

lodies said...

I LOVE CRAFTY SECRETS,UR PRODUCTS R GREAT, UR VINTAGE IMAGES R BEAUTIFUL & UNIQUE,I LOVE UR COTTON SCRAPS VERY BEAUTIFUL COLORS,UR STAMP SETS,& UR PAPER PADS R GREAT,

windycindy said...

I adore staying in Bed and Breakfast
Homes! Where you stayed is lovely.
Your Heartwarming Vintage Collection
is my favorite. The look I enjoy creating is a primitive, vintage one.
The Earth Paper Pad, Words From the Heart, Family Creative Scrap Homespun Cotton are just a few of my favorite products.....
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

LilGreenBug said...

I love your products!!! I bought TONS at CHA in Anaheim and I love all of it!! They fit my crafting style to a tee!! The colors and imagery you provide are top-notch, as is the quality of everything you sell! And I love posts with lots of pictures!! Thanks so much for sharing all of those!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Blessings, hugs and best wishes for your continued success!!

Linda

Anonymous said...

I have been a customer of yours for years and continue to be thrilled with your designs.

Susan Parnell said...

I LOVE the vintage yet timeless quality of your products. I also love all the creative designs your design team comes up with; in a word, FABULOUS!

walshes5@ameritech.net said...

I am loving the vintage look, and your products inspire me SO much, really jumpstart my creativity.

Anonymous said...

I love vintage, therefore I love all of your products. The galleries are wonderful for inspiration. Keep up the good work.

Bonnie

Erin Smetak said...

Hmm, this is a tough question because I love everything about Crafty Secrets. Yours are the only vintage stamps that I own. I love the versatility of your stamps, and that I don't have to go vintage with them depending on the look I'm going for. I love the scraps, the journals, and of course, the stamps! I use the kitchen sets the most. Those are my favorite!

Janice said...

I just received "Feeling Yucky" clear image set, and it is wonderful! The sentiment comes out crystal clear, and the adorable little girl nurse is so fun to work with! Your service is so personal and kind! Hope I win!

Miss Shawn said...

I love the new fairy altered scraps and the shadow boxes Vicki created. I am going to be at the precious treasures grand opening so I have to stock up!

Holly Saveur said...

Love the pic's and the B&B looks stunning ,wish I could go there aswel.

Holly.

1CardCreator said...

I love that Ladies Hat Club stamp set! Looks totally cool the way Michelle put it all together. The whole DT did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing, ~Diane

Angie Smith said...

Pam and Melissa's Easter cards are so realistic and beautiful!!! The B&B is awesome....could use a place like that right now!!! I love everything vintage so I am a big fan of Crafty Secrets!!!

Angie
overtherainbeaux@yahoo.com

Amanda R said...

What a beautiful inn. I am sure they appreciate the promotion and we appreciate knowing of a wonderful place to stay. I love the variety of ideas that you show us. Keep up the good work

SweetBellaBug said...

What do I like about your products? Hmm...what don't I like!! I just adore each new stamp set and image you come out with! I just love the vintage and retro style, and there just aren't any other stamps out there like yours! LOVE THEM!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for sharing all of the fabulous creations, Sandy. I especially love the high quality clear stamps, the retro/vintage images and the convenience of the image books. Well, really I enjoy all of the Crafty Secrets products.

susanjc said...

oh, my! I love the chick Easter card and the girlfriend card! But then again, I have never seen anything on your site that I didn't like! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen W said...

I agree I love it all, I think the cotton scraps are probably my favorite though. All of the cards are just wonderfu.

Lynne said...

Hi Sandra, I love everything about Crafty Secrets and the vintage touches (maybe because I'm a little vintage, LOL.) Victoria is a beautiful city, to.l Absolutely love the people and places there. Would like to return some day. So glad you do what you do!! Thanks...

gingerkin said...

I'm loving the new products. I adore the Crafty Secrets and can't wait to add to my stash of fun!!

Lynda said...

Love the versatility of your stamps and the fact that they stamp so well. Your samples are always so inspiring.

Laurie said...

Love the clear stamps!Love the vintagey feel. Have you ever thought of doing a vintage military/patriotic set? Being an army wife, I cant get enough of those and I know crafty secrets would be the cutest! Just a thought...

Dealbaida said...

What do I love about your products? Why, EVERYTHING, of course. I love their elegance, charm and beauty, their cuteness, fun and variety and I love the way there is something for every one and every occasion. Heartwarming Vintage and Crafty Secrets.... simply THE best.

Marion, UK

narda said...

I love your vintage images, unfortunately locally they are very hard to locate. I used your free St. Patty's day girl image to make my cards this year, it turned out cute. Next up Easter, thanks for your inspiration and the chance to win some product.

Tricia said...

I love the way Melissa shows your products - Yay! spring!

dmorgan said...

When I think I need vintage, I think of you. I love your stamps and cotton scraps to name only two special things to me.

Jane Wetzel said...

I love Crafty Secrets because there really is NO BETTER place to get these ADORABLE images...EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS AMAZING! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)
btw...you have the best dt in the world...WOW!

Joye said...

I am so happy to open your emails and see your beautiful products. I wish I had been at the show to do your make n take!

boopnut said...

Love the vintage look and all the products here!
Deb

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Impossible to pick -- really. Love it all!

leenda said...

Crafty Secrets are just so unique! Love the stamps & those postcards rock!

Elle K said...

I just love all of the products. It is so refreshing to see the different directions artists take when using Crafty Secrets! Elle

Anonymous said...

your card ideas are just terrific

Mary Anne in NJ said...

LOVE EVERYTHING

Mary Beth said...

I love how the products coordinate and work together. Everything goes with everything - every time. It's easy and fun to dream up pretty cards and projects!

Linda Shewchuk said...

love it all - definately loving the vintage

Pam said...

I love all of your products, but today's post makes me want to travel to Victoria. What a gorgeous bed and breakfast!!! I would have had a hard time going back to the show each day:)

kathy s said...

I have finally got one of your stamp sets - "Coffee and Tea" and I love it it has such detail and great detail in your pics and the comments are so versatile I have used it so many times in so many ways so I would love to own more and hopefully will soon- The DT works look great and its great to catch up with old friends and that place you stayed at looks so relaxing I love older houses they have so much character. thanks for the chance to win.

Jana said...

I just love everything about your site and products. I could spend the whole day looking through it all. Thanks for offering a give-a-way and good luck to everyone

2amscrapper said...

What I love about your products is the wonderful variety of materials: cloth, paper, stamp sets, and variety of images--something for everybody

Karen Denson said...

The projects are awesome and I absolutely love your new products. Wish I could be there. Looks like fun.

Melissa said...

I would definitely love to visit that library! What a beautiful place! I have to say I really like the soft colors of the card with the baby chick. It makes me think of springtime. It is uplifting and refreshing:0

Terri said...

Splendid Easter Cards! Such inspirational photos

Anonymous said...

Totally love your stamps! Love the vintage look and the just-plain-fun stamps you make!

Shawn K.

Pamela said...

I'm just getting into vintage stuff and I love your stamp sets...I have a few but would love more!!

southernscraps said...

Great cards and what a fabulous B&B.

Lynne Phelps said...

I love your stamp sets - they are unique and have such a spirit of fun! All of your products are amazing, but as a stamper I gotta go with the stamps!

Anonymous said...

Love all your products..I love the vintage look and that is why my kitchen ifs full of vintage items! Would love to win
Sue Kennedy

klasickewpie said...

Oh! I can't tell you what I like about your products, but I can tell you what I LOVE! First of all, the vintage/retro designs are so amazing! I love the miscellany of all the complementary items, and just when we think Crafty Secrets has it all, you "WOW" us with new designs that fills a void we didn't even know was lacking. Thank you for the chance at your generous giveaway.

Cynde said...

Love Crafty Secrets for anything retro, vintage, adorable! I especially like the labels photographs on the big sheets, and the cotton sheets. Oh and the cute hangars and boy & girl clothes. Oh, so many things...

StampNK said...

Thanks for the peek at all the samples. I love the Easter cards!
Crafty Secrets stamps and images are some of my very favorite. They are suitable for so many papercrafts and the cotton scraps are especially lovely!

Pat V. said...

I love your vintage images and the fresh ways you use them!

jeneaevan said...

I love Crafty Secrets because you have THE BEST vintage images!

Loretta said...

I love all of your products, but my favorites are the clear stamps. I wish they were available at one of the local retailers.

SuZeQ said...

I cannot get enough of the vintage booklets ... the images are perfect for every single occasion. Thank you for such wonderful products - because there are lots of good ones!

Rose S said...

I love the vintage feel to your images and stamps. I'm loving the Alice in Wonderland right now.

Rae C. said...

I love all things Craft Secrets and keep trying to win--maybe this time, huh? Till then, keep up the fun blog posts!

http://trudi-buttonsnbows.blogspot.com/ said...

I have been a customer and fan of Crafty Secrets now for several years! I luv everything about your line! I have several sets now and can't wait to add more!!! I REALLY like the little notecard books...they make card making so easy! Thanks for all you do!

Trudi

Laura Stewart said...

looks lovely !

Vicki Sopcak said...

I love the fact that your stamp sets are vintage designs. They are unique from other stamp companies. I also like how the cotton scraps and stamp set work well together. Keep up the good work!!!

michelle in mi said...

I enjoy when your post about your personal experiences as well as new samples & ideas.The B&B looks fantastic-what a great get-away!

Val said...

I love your products-cant wait to order some booklets!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

toujours de belles choses à admirer avec les produits Crafty secrets!et je suis ravie de trouver de plus en plus de produits en France! je les aime pour leur qualité, leur élégance, leur originalité... j'aime touts le sproduits et je suis fan des tampons et de simages vintage! des produits uniques et vraiment très beaux à scrapper
amicalement
Rachel

Annie said...

I love the beautiful projects you and your design team create from the products. Lovely!

carpediem said...

The B & B in Victoria looks so wonderful! laura j

Carol (HB) said...

I am not a "shabby" stamper (gasp, I know!), but I just love the look and using Crafty Secrets stamps makes it oh so easy to be one!

Miriam said...

I love EVERYTHING about Crafty Secrets! Vintage is my favorite style. The stamp sets are amazing! The images and cotton scraps are wonderful and so versatile. I haven't had a chance to use the Vintage Post Cards yet, but am anxious to try them too! Thank you for offering so many wonderful products and for another chance to win Blog Candy!

Cindy said...

Initially I came to Crafty Secrets for the amazing Clear stamps ! Love them. Now I just love everything... the variety of vintage products and papers! Superb!!

harrahx2 said...

I could easily go broke here....Love the birds, love the kids....love it all!

Nancy said...

I love Crafty Secrets! Have lots of the stamp sets, but always room for more! The sample projects in this post are wonderful!

Knerten said...

I love all your vintage products ! Just received a pile of stamps, which I am soo looking forward to use now :-)
Thanks for the oppourtunity to win.

kaye.churchill said...

I would love to be able to attend one of these craft shows in America.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Love that angel card! I am having so much FUN with my Seasonal Images book. Thanks for making my life a little brighter with all your beautiful products.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great new sets! And the blog is new to me~ like it lots. I like the unique images and that they coordinate together.

cheryl McAdam said...

I love Crafty Secrets products because they are so versatile. You can use them for scrapbook layouts, cards, home decor, and you can use them with any type of photos, not just vintage! I love,love,love Crafty Secrets!

cheryl McAdam said...

I love Crafty Secrets products because they are so versatile. You can use them for scrapbook layouts, cards, home decor, and you can use them with any type of photos, not just vintage! I love,love,love Crafty Secrets!

Ellie said...

Your stamps are a delight!

Deborah said...

I love all your products .They are so neat I love everthing about them.The kitchen ones are wonderful.

rush8888 said...

you have a wonderful variety of goodies. my favorite is all of the old-fashioned images, especially "Creative Scrap - Garden". i hate to wish away time, but i am looking forward to spring when there is a haze of new green everywhere. then, there is summer and the fruits of the season. rush8888 at att dot net

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What do I love about CS? I love the variety of looks you can create - cute, elegant, fun ect. You can go simple or detailed. You can spend minutes or hours on your creation and still have something wonderful to share that warms the recipient's heart or leaves them with a smile! Then there is the wide selection of products ... Ok I'll stop with my infomercial : ) Love it all! Thanks for all you do and the chance to play !

Loretta said...

I just discovered your blog. It looks lovely. I also adore Victoria; it's one of my favourite places in the whole world!

LauraB said...

Your booth looks lovely-hope to see it in person some day!

Kathy W said...

I love the vintage stamp sets, cotton fabric images, and creative scraps...all unique for cardmaking. I also enjoyed using the Christmas postcard kit. What fun!

Anonymous said...

I am love the very thoughtful effort that your artwork displays. I wish I was as talanted. Would love to be able to win a price too!

Rosalie

Julie said...

I really love your new items. I'm brand new to vintage postcards and I really love your site for ideas on what to do with them. Thanks!!

sandi said...

love the B&B. what a great inspiration....

peg said...

I love your vintage stamps and products! Especially the cooking stuff!

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