Saturday, May 22, 2010

So Many New Things to Show You!

What's Cooking?
Tell Us What You Like Best & Enter to WIN $30.00 G.C.
Lots of NEW Creations
Norway DT Gorgeous Samples
See Us in Texas June 3-6/10
Peek at Our New Halloween Creative Scraps

What's cooking with you this weekend? Look at this cute retro card created by DT leader Vicki Chrisman HERE using just 1 of the 20+ images from our Kitchen Cuts - Sug. Retail $1.75!
The card is for the challenge Pammyjo is hosting HERE on Splitcoststampers.


We want to know what products you like best so we can serve you best! Please tell us what you think of our DOUBLE SIDED Creative Scraps! Do you like them better? The price is the same, but you get get more options. Do you love our Clear Art Stamps or colored vintage images best? Leave a comment HERE on this blog and you will be entered to win! Random $30.00 winner will be announced Mon May 31/10 on our DT Challenge blog post!

Only a week has passed and I have so much to show you today! We are madly working on finishing new products for CHA but we have several new items we've recently released like our
new Art Studio Stamp Set! Look at this cool trivet DT leader Vicki Chrisman created stamping images from the set randomly on a tile with Versafine Vintage Sepia and then brushed the top with Glossy Accents from Ranger.


Check out this altered ATC cards DT member Pam Hooten designed with the Art Studio stamp set and you can see the other one HERE on Pam's blog!

What do you think about our new SEW NICE Creative Scraps? We've had a some concern as 1 wholesaler actually said they would prefer the single sided as they think their customers won't know how/what to use. Cindy, our graphic designer has been working hard to create some as mirror images so you can use them like double sided tags but I also want to include large images on at least one of the backs - so I guess I want it all - big images, small and matching - so each sheet will be different but allow more choices and creativity! Please post your feedback and let us know what you think and get entered to win!

Look at this wonderful card by DT member Melissa Philips shown HERE on her blog using the fairy ladies from the back side of our new Sew Nice Scraps. Melissa has been creating all sorts of fabulous samples you can see HERE on her blog like her French card and the dressed Birdies from our Birds & Blossoms Scraps.


Here is another sweet card using our Sew Nice Scraps that DT member Julie Campbell created. She dusted off her sewing machine to stitch the papers and has a great sewing story HERE but you can see all sorts of samples she's created using a variety of our products if you scroll down Julie's blog HERE.

Sherry Cheever has been our Guest Designer this month and and this week she has a couple of cards she's created including this adorable fairy card using our Fairy Enchanting Stamps and a 'ticket' from our Altered Fairy Creative Scraps. You can see more details and get the supply list HERE on Sherries Blog and also check out another beautiful card Sherry created HERE with our Garden Girl Stamp set.
Scrapping.no is the largest scrapbooking forum in Norway and we sent their design team some product to play with and they have been creating so many gorgeous samples! I love this layout that Marion Oevrelid created and the way she used the Sister postcard on her layout from our Family Postcard Kit. Click HERE to see more great samples!

Norway designer Katrine Vindfallet created samples with every postcard from our Family Postcard kit you can see them all HERE and customers over there are very happy to have a local supplier!

Look at this pretty gift box DT member Linda Duke created using one of the postcards from our Best Buds Postcard Kits. There are more photos, details and a supply list HERE on Linda's blog

Look at this wonderful card DT member Michele Kovack designed using our new Car Classics Stamp Set! I like the way she stamped the word stamp over the brown cardstock and used bright fun colors. You have to see her other matching card and get the details HERE on Michele's blog!


Dee Fillmore, a teacher at the Scrap Arts Store in North Vancouver, BC just sent me this cool card below from the Men's Card Class she is teaching at the store sometime in June using our Car Classic Stamp set. Scrap Arts moved to a new location and loves their new store on 3rd St.


I really like the way our Car Classics Clear Art Stamp Set turned out!

In case you didn't know, we have a Crafty Secrets Facebook Page and DT leader Vicki Chrisman and other members have been posting news about things like our upcoming Great American Scrapbook Show June 3, 4 & 5 in Arlington Texas! We are in Booth 211 & 213 with 2 classes, make-n-takes and specials!
I also spotted this very pretty card that Tanya Ilnicki posted there and wanted to show you and invite you to join us HERE on Facebook!

Lastly, here is a little peek at our new Halloween Creative Scraps which will make their big debut at CHA in July. We may release them a bit early and when you see the other 3 sides (yep - these fold out to 18" and are printed double sided) trust me - you will LOVE what Cindy, our graphic designer did on the other 3 sides!!!

Last weekend was our annual Mother Daughter Roadtrip but we found really cheap airfare so we flew to Santa Monica, CA. We had so much fun but next year we are going to drive again and I think we may do a wine tour in sunny Okanagan, BC. I am a very happy & proud mom and I realized last weekend it's because if I met my daughters anywhere I would really like them and they actually seem to like spending time with me - and that feels fantastic!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Don't forget to leave a comment to say what you love best and be entered to win a $30.00 gift certificate.
Sandy Redburn
Owner
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83 comments:

Julie K said...

WOW!! What fun new Halloween merchandise..can't wait!!
Julie K

1CardCreator said...

Your design team has done an awesome job of making me want it all! Again! I love your stamps, but I don't own any yet, and I love the larger sizes as I usually make my cards 5 x 7 for what it's worth. Thanks for another opportunity to win some awesome products! ~Diane

DebbieB said...

Lol! Much too hard to say what I like best...it is all so darn gorgeous!!

Trudi said...

It is really hard to say what I like best, I luv your line and have a nice selection of Crafty Secrets products! I really liket he notebooks...I have made numerous cards, mostly Christmas and Halloween...I can't get enough of these books...and need to place an order to restock my supply! I luv to stamp...and have many sets...I'm anxious to add to my sets, however, I need some more birds and I see your new offering has cages on it!!! I'm a big fan of CS!

The Lone Dollier said...

I'm going to have to get the Art Studio set. I love it!

Currently, my favorite are the Office 101 stamps and the Believe stamp. Awesomeness~

Smiles~
Marilyn

java_jenny said...

I like the double sided scraps but I definetly like the idea of have a mirror image on the back (like a double sided tag) but leave one side colored and the other side antiqued looking(like the new double sided scraps are).

Great ideas and gorgeous produts as always!

The Vintage Dresser said...

I love the vintage/retro images. I'm not a big fan of things printed on the reverse side---same w/scrapbook paper. It just seems a wast to only use one side when both are so beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Carol said...

I love the Family Postcards. I have many of your products; including your stamps. I have to ay I love all of them!!!

Jo said...

who can pick a fave??? but i do love the vintage postcard kits ... and i love double sided ... and the thought of mirror image really excites me ...

Karen S said...

I love everything you make and all the things your design team creates with it. I especially like that you asked our opinion about double sided or not. Not! I hate to waste a scrap of your creative images by gluing them to something! Karen

Kathryn Moffatt said...

I absolutely love your whole line...especially the Postcard Kits.

kathrynmoffatt@yahoo.com

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love the clear art stamps, just can't afford them at the moment.

Holly Moore said...

Wow! That was a lot. :) Always a delight to visit your blog. I totally love the idea of double sided!!! Way to go. I think people will figure it out really quickly. It's just like double sided paper, right? If you really LOVE both sides, then get 2. Otherwise, choose your favs from each side.

I LOVE MORE CHOICES! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Also, I use both the images and the stamps, and love them fairly equally.

Anonymous said...

Love those adorable new scraps. I love your stamp line a lot, but also adore all the scraps. It's great to see samples with them!

Shawn K.

Samantha said...

hudge fan of your fabric scraps, would love to have more cute designs on fabroc! have a wonderful day!

boopnut said...

I love all your products. The double sided scraps are awesome, as I like the idea of flipping a corner to show the opposite side. I also love your clear retro stamps. Who can pick just one item?
Deb

Lana said...

Wow its too hard to pick one thing that I love because I love it all. The postcard kits are awesome as are all the db sided scraps as are all the stamps and papers and... !! See I told you I can not pick just one LOL!!!

leenda said...

This artwork is amazing! I enjoy your clear stamps & vintage postcards.

Terry W said...

I love the double sided idea! They aren't that expensive, if you love both sides buy 2 (or more) which I plan on doing. I love the images and stamps equally well. Ive bought most all of the images and need to replenish, and have several of the stamp sets as well. (Just ordered the 2 new ones Fri.) I absolutely love your entire line, and your design team does a fabulous job! Congrats and keep it comming!!

Anonymous said...

The Vintage Postcard Kit is a favorite! Really just anything with a nature or suitable for vintage photo layouts.
Sue Feher

Sue T's Creations said...

I love them all, but my favorite two are the kitchen card, the very first one, and the craft card. I was looking at shopatron yesterday and saw new clear art stamps. I love,love,love them. I can't wait to get the craft stamp set and the vintage car set.

I think the two sided scraps is a good idea and can't wait to try one out. I enjoy crafty secrets and love to create cards using them.

kathy/North Carolina said...

I just got my first double sided creative scraps and I LOVE them! I've been a fan of the originals ever since they first came on the market, but the double sided give you so many more options...and i DO like options!

I'm such a fan of the clear art stamps that I have most of the sets. Just made father's day card with the vintage cars this weekend and I couldn't believe how much fun they were to work with.

Thanks for maintaining the quality and creativity in your product. I love it ALL!!!! kwclement@hotmail.com

Diane S. said...

I love the double sided scraps!! and your vintage images are awesome!! I use them all the time

kathy s said...

I love the look of all your products but as I only have just purchased one of your clear stamp sets -(which I love to death) -they are not easy to get here and I don't normally buy online- so I would have to say I like them the best because you have the images for whatever you want whenever you want it. But I love the vintage /nostalgic feel of All you products- they are all so FABULOUS.

carolyn said...

i love love LOVE the halloween items. Oh, my gosh -- i'm officially obsessed!

Lin Leonhardt said...

Oh My Gosh, everything is so beautiful, it's soo hard for me to choose just one, but... I love what Linda Duke made with your Best Buds Vintage Postcard Kit! It's so beautiful and so vintage, I love it!! I'm new to scrapbooking, and haven't had the chance to purchase any of your Crafty Secrets items...thanks for the opportunity to win one of your Gift Cards!

Greta said...

What's not to love! I love the halloween scraps and the fairy stamps, so cool!

RettaB said...

I just LOVE the double sided Creative Scraps. Can't wait to get the new Halloween sheet! I don't think I could choose between the Clear stamps and colored images. It's fun to use both!

Elaine Wilson said...

Lots of very nice things and make them double sided gives you more things to choose from. But I like your stamp sets the best, and you did a fantastic job on this car set. There are not enough masculine sets on the market. I have a couple others in the large stamp set line picked out that I would like to have too. I definitely like stamps best because you can use them over and over, a good value for your money!

Christine said...

I have never used Creative Scraps and I don't know why. I just need to get some and have fun!!!

I do own, and enjoy, several stamp sets. I really love the vintage images!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Jana said...

The Classic Car stamp set is my fav with the Kitchen cuts a close second. Your design team has once again out done themselves.

sewingseeds4U said...

It's all so beautiful...great new stuff.

Janice said...

I really like the postcard creations! They are beautiful! Janice

paradise45 said...

I love your whole line because I love anything vintage/retro. I only own a few of your products, but I find myself going back to them over and over. Your DT is just awesome! Since I hate to waste anything, your double sided scraps are the best! Thanks for the chance to win.

Fern said...

I really love to use the colored vintage images by Heartwarming Crafty Secrets. Somehow stamps don't always lend the old-vintage-flair that the colored images do. Of course I love stamps too :) Thanks for the giveaway!

papercandylee@gmail.com

michelle in mi said...

I really like the interpretation and adaptation you do with vintage designs from the 50's.Your Halloween items are fabulous!

LindaC said...

I love the postcards.

DonnaM said...

every piece was breath taking!!! i have to say i love them all best! there are many must haves but i'd say the art studio stamp set is top of my list!

Cindy said...

I have many of your stamp sets and love them. As far as the scraps, I always find it a shame to cut into an image if it is going to ruin what is on the back of it. So if it could be printed on 2 separate sheets that are connected that would be ideal.

starqueen said...

Hi Sandy,
When you're a Crafty Secrets lover (like me!) it's hard to say what I like best! I love your Creative Scraps, and two and three sided is good. Of course, I might buy multiples so I'm able to use every image! And your stamps are among my favorites. I would like to see vintage images on stickers, and more papers from Crafty Secrets. So, I love it all! Please keep creating and inspiring us! Thank you!

Karen W said...

The DT cards are just awesome and I would love to see more larger scraps and stamps. I usually don't make A2 cards I make larger ones so I would love to see some things a little bigger.

Gabriela said...

What a talented DT! These cards are over the top. I prefer colored vintage images because they help me produce a quality and dare I say "heartwarming" product. Try as I may, I'm just no good at coloring.

annemk said...

I really like the art studio stamp set... awesome!
thanks for the opp.
♥anne

Bev said...

I L-O-V-E that Art Studio Stamp set...It is AWESOME!!

Karen McAlpine said...

I'm a big stamper, so I like the stamp sets. I would love to get a look at the fabric scrap images. I also like the seasonal image sheets. The new Halloween images look really cute.

lupe martinez said...

so hard to choose. love the colored images for some projects, but the stamps for others. it depends on mood, project, etc. love both...

Lillian Child said...

That fairy card creation is just too sweet for words! I have several of your stamps, but I don't have the Car Classics yet - but what an inspiration that set is.

Laura Stewart said...

love that awesome tile project!

jazzy pantz cards said...

Love your products, I own a few stamps, love them and have alot of the scraps and stickers, they are so beautiful. When I use our products on my cards I get tons tons tons of compliments. You are truly talented ladies. Thanks for the chance to win. Lepping my fingers crossed ;-)

Anonymous said...

Love all the great stamp sets, especially the ones with the birds and the bird cages!
Janet Ang from NorCal

Anonymous said...

I love all of your products. My favorites are the stamps and the new double sided scraps. so many more options.
thanks
ang@todybran.com

Phyllis M. said...

Love the postcard kits and also the stamps but then love all of your stuff. Wonderful card samples and Thanks for sharing and also a chance to win.

Spangle said...

I love all of your products. I constantly use the creative scraps and the vintage booklets. I love everything about them! Just keep doing what you're doing!

NinaN said...

I think with the double sided scraps, I also would be disappointed. I like being able to use all the images I purchase and I know my favorites would be back to back. Even with double sided paper i get annoyed when I like both sides. I almost always buy two sheets so I won't have to worry. I like how the images on your double sided scraps are in different colourings, but I would prefer if they weren't back to back. Maybe if the sheet unfolded into a double sized one???

Rene said...

Like a lot of others here, it's hard to choose just one thing I like. I'd have to say the Clear Art clear stamps are my favorite. I love that each set has so many choices, and I can customize what I'm making. I also like using some of the smaller stamps together to make a custom background.

Lynn said...

I love the vintage images that you provide us on each of the products. I love them all, so it is so hard to choose. I am looking forward to the Halloween release. It is one of my favorite holidays to make items for and decorating the house for Halloween and the fall season is somthing that my husband and I enjoy doing together.

Thanks for a chance to win some awesome products.

jen said...

Well I actually love all things you offer, but the office 101 stamp set is really cute. hope to win the g.c. :) then i can order some fun stuff!!

Anonymous said...

i love everything Crafty Secrets has to offer, but i do have one concern about the new double-sided scraps. i love the images on BOTH sides and can't use them unless i buy 2 sheets, which isn't always feasible for me. please think about this!
sharon bader

Sandi said...

Can't wait to get my hands on the new Halloween bits! Double-sided yes, yes and more yes. Have trouble deciding what to use - prefer the double sided idea maybe in faded tones?

Anonymous said...

i love everything Crafty Secrets has to offer, but i do have one concern about the new double-sided scraps. i love the images on BOTH sides and can't use them unless i buy 2 sheets, which isn't always feasible for me. please think about this!
sharon bader

Karen said...

I love it all! The stamps are some of my favorites and I like the new halloween scraps.

Donna said...

I do love the new double sided cuts and I am really excited about all the new images----the upcoming Halloween and the newly released kitchen themes. I am not much of a stamper and would sure love to see many of your stamp designs offered in stickers or creative cuts. Keep up the great inspiring work!!!

cottagerca said...

I like the colored vintage images. The images are so creatively real.
ava
cottagerca

Cassi said...

I love the stamps best!

Book Bling said...

I love it all but the Halloween scraps will be my first purchase.

Scrappy Rat said...

First, my opinion on the double sided images...love them! I don't see why anyone should be confused by them...people have been using double sided papers and cut outs for ages. They should be able to figure out these too. :)

My favorite thing is still the Mouse Party stamps. I adore them. More animal themes! More animal themes!

Veronica

lorinda said...

I love your vintage postcards kit... I don't like double sided paper because I almost always love both sides that I end up not using them at all... I hate to waste the other pretty side!

sara said...

I want the Halloween Creative Scraps. They are so cool. I absolutely love the one with the bat woman and the Witching Hour i can't wait to buy those. Wow I wish they were out now. I can think of a lot of things to do with them, just awesome!

Sara

Heidi G said...

I just love the vintage postcards. The project that was created and shown on your blog was gorgeous. Would love to win the gift certificate.

heidi @ dicarlo 1 dot com

Pammyjo said...

OMG so much eye candy!
What fabulous samples..bravo to all the designers.

Nothing goes together faster than a pre printed image and you have so many products that fit into that category...... The stamp sets are fabulously designed and an incredible value too. Where can you get so many quality stamp images for the price!
Thanks for all your wonderful products.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Great samples!! Love the double sided scraps and the variety of options they provide! Glad you and the girls had a great time : )

Carla said...

My favorite is Vicki's "What's Cooking" card. i love the retro look. Brings back so many happy memories. I like the double sided idea, but would like the same size image on reverse side so images on one side or the other are not lost.

LauraB said...

oh, where to begin?!
The "Sew Nice" Creative Scraps are to die for-double-sided just means I would order 2 sets so i don't lose a chance to use them all! Everyone in my family does needlework so these would be perfect for cards and layouts-thanks!
Can't decide which I need/want more-"Art Studio" or "Party Cats"-too fun!! Love the quality of your Clear art stamps-your artists are fabulous!

Paula Clare said...

Hi There!
I absolutely LOVE your double sided, vintage images, as well as the wonderfully unique stamps and kits you sell. They are all beyond wonderful...and your idea gallery is drool worthy! ARGH! what do I love best??? For this immediate moment, I LOVE the vintage "King of the Road" stamps! Just took a trip last year on Route 66...it will be perfect for my photo journal!

Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Cher said...

wow so much to see! I absolutely luv all sewing images...I have a few sets of your stamps, just need some of those images! luv em!

Linda E said...

I love the vintage postcard kits. Crafty Secrets is the best!

Cynthia said...

I really like the vintage images on both sides of the new creative scraps. It would be really hard to create using only one side, but it would be perfect for tags or a two-sided project.

I am partial to your Clear Art Stamps. They are such fantastic quality and I love coloring them. However, the colored vintage images are so convenient for that really quick project. Both are fabulous quality and fill a different creative need.

I can't wait to see what you come up with next, Sandy!

Melisa Hunter said...

I love your new product. I wish there was a store in my area that sold it... I will be shopping on line. The double sided creative scraps gives lots of options and as other people are saying... if you like both sides... buy two of them!

Anonymous said...

Love the 'vintageness' of all your products. I especially like the kitchen theme 'make yourself at home, clean my kitchen' Too funny~

amberamlie@yahoo.com

MoiraMia said...

How can we pick a favorite with so many great things? I love them all but I would have to say the double sided Creative Scraps. More options are always better! Love the Creative Scraps in the first place. :) Your work is the best. I love getting your newsletter. Thanks!

Debbie Seyer said...

I love the Double-sided Creative scraps are just wonderful! I love the Art Studio stamp set - so vintage and artsy!!

NanaBeth said...

Since I love playing with acrylic double sided is always a bonus for me. I looked at the links and I think they're wonderful. Also very excited about the new Halloween-I can never have enough vintage Halloween goodies.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! The cards are just amazing and so inspiring. I just love seeing all the vintage MOJO! I'm loving all the sewing goodies and what fun Halloween goodies too.