Saturday, June 19, 2010

Giveaway for NEW Scraps, Update, Samples & Quick I Love Dad Ideas!

Update From Our TX Show & AZ, MX Trip

16 Quick Ways to Say Happy Fathers Day - I Love Dad
Our New Halloween Double Sided Scraps (available June 21)
Enter to Win All 6 of Our Double Sided Scraps (available July 1 st)
See Our New Ad
Lots of Inspiring Samples
Don’t Miss Our DT Challenge this Mon, June 21/10

We are back from our TX, AZ & MX trip and it’s been a crazy week catching up with new product arriving for the CHA Show next month, ads to create, the new website we are finishing and all the new products we are working on! I’ve been away so long I have lots of news and samples to share today!

I also just thought of an idea, to change my old list of Ways to Say I Love You into ‘Quick Ways to Say Happy Fathers Day   I know it’s tomorrow and most of you won’t see this until then but they are almost all fast & fun and you may find a few ideas to incorporate or use later for his birthday.

16 Quick Ways to Say Happy Fathers Day – I Love You Dad!

                  (for your husband or father, or ideas for your kids)

1.) Forgot to get a card? Create a handmade card using our free poem HERE.
Just scroll down on the left side bar and click ‘Fathers Day Poem’

2.) Make him a crown to wear so he can be a king for the day! Click HERE for our free crown pattern. Scroll down and click 'Tall Crown' in left side bar. Print it on yellow cardstock and decorate.

3.) Far away? - Write a mushy heartfelt letter or poem to sent by e-mail, fax, text etc
4.) Write it in icing on a cake or cookie shaped like a boat, trailer or??
5.) On a note inside his lunch, his pocket or wallet
6.) Stamped on your body as a temporary tattoo (heart & DAD)
7.) Written on a keepsake bookmark tucked in a new book by his favorite author.
8.) Interview those who loves him and record it in a scrapbook or on video
9.) Interview him with a list of questions about his life and record it as a keepsake
10.) Call the local radio station with a song dedication to your husband or dad
11.) Sing a ‘why I or we love dad’ song (live perform or record as a surprise)
12.) Write messages of love on balloons with markers to create a DAD balloon bouquet.
13.) Make a # 1 Dad banner to hang and a little flag to poke in his pancakes or supper.
14.) Leave Post-it-love-notes in surprise spots to be found around the house
15.) Write it using sidewalk chalks in front of his car on the driveway
16.) This one isn’t so quick but is also great for a birthday or retirement. Buy a special journal or scrapbook to give as a gift, but first record your BEST DAD message along with favorite childhood memories with him & what makes him special to you. You can add photos, bits of ephemera, cards and keepsakes. You don't have to fill it up. You can add to it over time.

To recap, we had a fantastic show in TX at the Great American Scrapbook Show (see pics HERE in my last post and HERE on Vicki's blog) and after the show we took a break and flew to AZ so we could do a trip my husband Scott has been dreaming of for years – to drive to Puerto Penasco, MX to see his fav band Roger Clyne & the Piecemakers play in their annual concert there. DT leader Vicki Chrisman taught at the show and is also a big fan so she came along for the trip. My camera won’t download my photos but Vicki created a great Video HERE on her blog!

When we got home 3 more of our NEW Creative Scraps were delivered and are starting to ship to stores now so please tell your fav store! The Halloween Scraps will be available this Monday (June 21) in our online store and we will release all the new double sided scraps July 1st! Monday is also our DT Challenge! I am so excited I have to show you the Halloween ones now and just leave a comment here and get entered to win all 6 of our double sided Creative Scraps!


A random winner will be annouced Wed, June 23 and receive our double sided Garden, Domestic Goddess, Sasonal Calendar, Birds & Blossoms, Sew Nice and Halloween!  Here is the ad we just finished for Scrapbook Business Magazine. We only had room in the ad to show a few of the new products but I promise there are more coming!



Okay, now I have some great samples to show you! Look at this great card past DT member Lisa Zappa created for her dad for Fathers Day using our new Car Classics set.



We have in our new Bonjour Merci Stamp Set and the DT ladies have been creating some beautiful samples! Look at the sweet card DT member Michele Kovack designed. Love the papers and colors she used and you can get the details HERE on Michele's blog.


Heidi used some of the little flourish stamps and flower border from our Bonjour Merci Stamps to decorate this very cute purse she made with her Cricut machine and you can get the details HERE on Heidi's blog.
When I talked with Heidi last week her town had been hit by a tornado and poor Vicki went back home to flooding in her area of Nebraska. They are okay but what is with the weather lately?


Look at the pretty card DT Member Marisa Grosson created with the Bonjour Merci set. I love all the styles of lettering on this set and all the little bits and pieces you can use to build with. You can get the details HERE on Marisa's blog.

Here's an adorable card DT member Julie Cambell created using our Mermaid set. The glitter with the gold edging looks so pretty! You can get the details HERE on Julie's blog and see a card she made with the French set HERE


Julie is creating a scrapbook album for her parents anniversary and has been posting pages like this pretty one she used our Flourish Stamp Clear Art Stamps on and you can see more HERE on her blog. I love the page with the wedding dress sketches!



I don't know how I missed this great 3D card DT member Deborah March created with our Greetings From Wonderland stamp set.  I love how she used paper piecing by stamping Alice's dress and crown again. You can get the details HERE on Deborah's blog and see her new birdie card HERE.

Look at this fun card DT member Pam Hooten created using our Party Cat Clear Art Stamps. Okay, I admit the caption question 'Feline Frisky Tuna-ite? is pretty corny but it's so fun! There are some hilarious phrases on this stamp set. You can get details HERE on Pam's blog.  Pam came to TX and and helped Vicki in our classes and with our make & takes and we had a great time!


Talking about cats, look at this adorable card DT member Melissa Phillips created using the kitties from our Sew Nice Double Sided Scraps and the scissors and thread card off our Material Girl Clear Art Stamps and word Sing is off our new Birdies stamp set.  You can get the details HERE on Melissa's blog.


I also spotted this very pretty card DT member Michele Kovack made using the little hamock girl from our Sweet Kids Clear Art Stamps. You can get the details HERE on Michele's blog.



Okay, don't forget to leave a comment here to be entered to win all 6 of our new double sided Creative Scraps and come back Mon, June 21 for our DT challenge!  A  random winner will be annouced Wed, June 23. You can can leave any comment. Do you like the new halloween Scraps? Are you having weird weather? It's late June and we haven't had much sun but that seems trivel compared to tornados and flooding.

Wising you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn
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129 comments:

Karen W said...

Wow you have been very busy and so have the DT's. Beautiful samples and fabulous inspiration. I can't wait for the new scraps!!!

Nancy Wethington said...

New Halloween scraps! Can't wait to use them on projects. Love all your Creative Scraps and looking forward to seeing (and purchasing) all your new designs.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW...awesome! awesome! awesome! The cards are spectacular! and I just LOVE the purse! In addition, thanks for the great Father's Day ideas! one can never get enough of those I'll tell ya! men can be so hard to create for. Have a great day and thanks for the opportunity at a nice prize. :)

cinmfoster said...

Wow, great projects from the DT's. They are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Wenche said...

Lovely projects shown, and gorgeous new scraps.

Erin Smetak said...

Those new scraps are awesome! I'm excited to see the new stamps that are coming out as well! Fun fun fun in the Crafty Secrets world!!!!

Jan said...

Such beautiful samples and can't wait to get some of the new Creative scraps..!
I watched Vicki's video and love the Flat Roger Photo's and message in the sand!!

Jerry Amundsen said...

It was so much fun to visit your booth in Texas. I love your products and order online but it is fun to look and touch. Thanks for coming to Tx. Hope to see you next year.

txcardlover said...

We enjoyed your booth at the Arlington show. My daughter (who was NEVER going to scrapbook) has been inspired to do her first scrapbook page. YEAH!! We really enjoy your products. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Holly Saveur said...

Beautiful cards.
Love the look very much.
And the creative scraps look so great
would love to try them.

Lin said...

Your scraps are one of a kind, and I would LOVE to win them! What a packed blog today, I enjoyed reading it.

Robyn said...

I love all of the Crafty Secrets products - the DT does an awesome job and such inspiration! Love the peek at the new Halloween scraps!

Janelle said...

The purse is darling! The designs are fabulous! Now, if I could just win this fantabulous giveaway... :)

Anonymous said...

what a great collection..........thanks for the opportunity to win these.

Kathy L.......

kslogan at bellsouth.net

michelle in mi said...

Just love your stuff! Different from everyone else out there and so inspiring!

Laura said...

Your Creative Scraps are amazing! And thanks for all the wonderful Father's Day tips!!

Gerri K said...

These Halloween scraps look awesome! I love using the scaps on cards. And the samples today are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen McAlpine said...

OHH.. those new Halloween Scraps look very interresting! Cute cards too. Love that Wonderland card. Thanks for the chance to win

1CardCreator said...

The DT did an amazing job with all of the projects, what a talented group! I love all of your products, new and old! I'm very fortunate the 75 mile an hour winds only took out our cable and internet service here in Michigan yesterday! Thanks for the opportunity to win! ~Diane

Carol said...

I love your Creative Scraps!!! Also love you our Mermaid & Sea Stamp sets! Would love to win.

The Lone Dollier said...

Love the projects you showcased.

Your scraps are awesome. Please enter me for a chance to win some.

Smiles~
Marilyn

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Some fab cards, especially love the one with the old classic car!

jennifer said...

wonderful projects! love the Halloween scraps

Lynda said...

Wonderful samples and love the Creative Scraps. What a hectic schedule you keep!! TFS

2amscrapper said...

What stunning projects! I love everything you offer and would be thrilled to win the give-away!

windycindy said...

The colors and designs of your cards are so lovely! I appreciate the inspiration...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Cathy said...

I love, love, love Crafty Secrets! I just wish we had local stores that carry your products. And I wish you were coming to the Creating Keepsakes convention here in Kansas City. It's a great town, you should chek us out sometime! We'd love to have ya'll!

Sandra said...

Sandy, I LOVE the new Halloween scraps, can't wait for them to arrive! It's always a delight to see what's new.

Yvonne said...

Love the new doubles. Great cards!

Elle Kasban said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE all of your products. They are so inspirational! Can you believe that we are already beginning to think about crafting for Halloween? I can't wait to see everything up close and personal! Elle Kasban

Charlene said...

Great Father's day ideas! Thanks so much for sharing those with us. The DT samples are awesome, as usual. Thanks for the inspiration!

cristinoel said...

Love the new sets; the are just wonderful, as usual!

Trudi said...

I can't wait to get my hands on the new Halloween scraps! I always enjoy seeing what new products you have to offer, I can't have too much Crafty Secrets in my craftroom! Our weather is more like March weather now...at this rate, we will have summer this fall!

The Matriarch said...

What amazing creations your DT comes up with. Every one of the cards gave me great ideas to try. (But now I will be spending all morning visiting all the DT blog sites and reading the details on how to create each of these works of art . . . LOL)

Nihal said...

Oh what a fantastic effort this is by your amazing creative ideas & scraps! I'd like to create card collages for my life, can't wait..

pambi7@yahoo.com said...

Your design teams are very lucky to have such beautiful products to work with.

pam said...

Your design teams are very lucky to have such beautiful products to work with. The results speak for themselves.

Babs said...

I'm so excited with all the new designs.The Halloween designs took my breath away.Can't wait to create with them.Love Halloween

atthugs said...

I love the new scraps! All the cards from the DT are awesome. Thanks for sharing...

Sharon said...

Every time I start perusing the various scrapping blogs I get so inspired. Thank you for all the links to examples of your those stamps and papers are being used. Now if I could just make every day stretch a bit further I'd get more done....

Greta said...

OMG I really love the new double sided scraps. The Halloween scraps are a must have! Crafty Secrets always does it right :)

JulieK said...

Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous products!

Karen Lindsay said...

I would love to win all six! Love your card examples too. I'm kinda partial to the "Classic" car card. Thank you for the opportunity to play for the give-aways!

Karen Denson said...

The ad is fantastic and the samples are beautiful. The double sided scraps are a great idea. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win.

Vicki Sopcak said...

I Love Everything Crafty Secrets!!! Congrats on the new products and I am looking forward to adding them to my stash!!!

miskyla said...

Love the new scraps and all the gorgeous and creative samples the girls have been making!! As always can't wait to see what else is coming!! ;)

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

The new double sided scraps sound exciting. Sounds like you have really been running thus far this summer.

Terry W said...

I absolutly love the double sided Creative Scraps and can hardly wait to have all of them, along with anything else you come up with. I love it all. The DT does fabulous work and look forward to seeing all the beautiful things they make.

Rheartsong(Lisa) said...

While I'm relatively new to creating "vintage" style, I LOVE the goodies I've purchased from you and really love the results!

Thanks for the wonderful products and inspiration!

paradise45 said...

WOW...Awesome cards and projects from the DT!!! I would love to win these new scraps! Thanks for the chance.

Tini said...

Very WOW - fantastic works!!!
Love all the creations.
Hugs from Germany
Tini

Donna said...

My eyes are seriously swooning over here......
Wonderful goodies as always!! Thanks for sharing!

LindaC said...

Such wonderful samples! Love them!
LindaC

Susan Parnell said...

I LOVE the new Halloween scraps & double sided! I can't wait to get my hands on them ~

Thank you for again creating beautiful products to inspire us to make beautiful projects!
Susan

Lin Leonhardt said...

Hi! I love your new Halloween double-sided scraps! I would love to win this wonderful prize, thanks for the opportunity to win!

Lesley said...

I think your double sided image sheets a wonderful and the new ones are trrific! I'd love to own them.

madameplushbottom said...

Oh what fun you have. I found you late at night and have been entranced ever since. I can't wait to look at everything a bit more closely. Off to celebrate Father's day now!

Lyn said...

Can't wait to see all the new scraps. Thanks for all the inspiration of all the DT's art. Haven't seen any Heartwarming Vintage that I haven't liked. Love it all!

Loretta said...

Gosh, I would love to win the Halloween scraps. They are the best ever!

Anonymous said...

Love the new Halloween Scaps!!! Can't wait to buy them. Purchased several of the tag books and love them all. Keep up the good work.

grammypammy said...

Love the new Halloween scraps!!! Can't wait to purchase them. Keep up the good work.

Cathy said...

I must have the new Halloween Creative Scraps! Love them all!

Joye B said...

Love the new Halloween scraps! I made a beautiful mini-book last year with the old ones.

kathy/North Carolina said...

I love Creative Scraps anyway, but the doublesided ones look so exciting! Thanks for continually creating product that makes it easy to look like a cardmaking goddess!

debbiek said...

Ohhhh - I love the new scrap images! Halloween is my most favorite time to create artwork and Crafty Secrets has some of the cutest images. Great samples the DT came up with and can't wait to see more:)

dkaste at wi dot rr dot com

Hope said...

Love all of your products! I enjoy using them and I really enjoy the faces of the people who receive the handmade crafts. Thanks for such a great product line.

beadz said...

These new scraps are just so cute! I would love to win. Great inspiration from your DT!
hugs,
Gini

Sassy said...

Wow.... someone's been busy! Nice....

leenda said...

The artwork is fabulous, creative, inspirational & very "enabling"!!

Precious Treasures said...

Crafty Secrets products are my favorite!

ciki said...

I love the new Halloween scraps

Sandie said...

WOW!! Once again you have added a delightful collection of new Creative Scraps and lovely sample ideas for us to devour!! THANK YOU!!!

Kristine said...

wow! I woul loe to win these ne butiful goodes;)
Hugs from Kristine

starqueen said...

Hi Sandy,
I am very excited to see your new double-sided scraps...the only problem is I have to get two of each because all the images are so darling!
I'm in Massachusetts and the weather here is lovely. Best wishes to everyone dealing with weird weather.

Thanks for sharing all the great samples and the fun giveaway!

cottagerca said...

I can never get enough of your halloween design's. Love the new ones too.
ava
cottagerca

Lillian Child said...

I always look forward to your blog updates - always so much information and inspiration! Those ideas for dad's day were fantastic and I'm printing them off to use over and over again! And those cat card samples - oh my - I am the "human" servant to three cats and those cards just made me smile out loud!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! The DT is just amazing and so inspiring. I just love all their creative style. Thanks for all the inspiration and a chance at this sweet giveaway.

Rene said...

Everything looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

So, glad to have found your Crafty Secrets Web Site! I love your new Halloween pages!

jasmine said...

I love love love your stuff. Every single piece. You guys are amazing! Great quality and items so pretty sometimes I don't want to use them. You'll be getting my order soon, but it wouldn't hurt to win some ;-) Thanks for all of the pretty things.

Laurie said...

Halloween scraps are my favorite! Wish I had more excuses to use them!

Knerten said...

Soo many lovely cards :-) I love the papers from Heartwarming Vintage Collection, which I am using quite freuently in my work. Thanks for the chance to actually WIN some scraps (pls pick me...) !

Francine Cronos said...

The scraps are fabulous, and I love the samples - they are all gorgeous.

Mary Friederichsen said...

The DT samples are Fantastic!
Love the new scraps, can't beleive we are already planning for the holidays already! lol!!

Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration!

roseville63 said...

these Creative Scraps are so much fun and so stinkin' cute! i'm anxiously awaiting the new Halloween Creative Scraps!
thanks Sandy!

Karen L said...

Love all the Creative Scraps, but especially the halloween ones. there's just something about those quirky, vintage images that caught my fancy!

Amazing samples as usual! Wow!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I'm having cold wet weather because I live in Washington too!I love all of the new scraps, and just bought the Sewing one. I placed an order last Tuesday late morning and it was in my mailbox on Wednesday. Almost didn't seem humanly possible. Your CS rocks:)

NanaBeth said...

I am so exited about the new double sided Creative Scraps. I was going to place an order but when I found out these were coming, I had to wait. Double Halloween-can't be beat!

lupe said...

love crafty secrets scraps and stamps. i wish i was rich enough to get everything i need/want!!! til i win the lottery, though, i will get a few things at a time.

Jana said...

I made a great card for father's day the Favorite Fella set. I just bought the Classic Car set and can't wait to use it.

harrahx2 said...

Love Crafty Secrets and Love Vicki Chrisman! She is such an inspiration! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some GOODIES!!!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

The double sided scraps are wonderful!! And as always it's fun to see what the design team has created! Thanks for the chance to play and another great product : )

Joyce said...

Hard to believe you are getting in Halloween papers already but they do look darling. Thanks for sharing all the new things. I, too, need to win the lottery so I can have buy more products.

Jane Robinson said...

It's hot here in Texas but it gives me more of an excuse to stay inside and stamp! Your samples are beautiful. What a talented team! I especially love the Halloween scraps... such cute images. They will be so much fun to use.

Maria said...

Have been blog hopping around all the Design team member's projects and each one is just beautiful lots of inspiring techniques to learn and just some beautiful projects to be inspired from.......
Love the new Creative scraps that are about to come out, can we get these here in Australia?

Anonymous said...

I have really enjoyed being able to get on the blog. I love seeing all the great, fantastic, and creative crafts!!!

Arleen

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe how busy you are. Running and running and still able to keep up the blog. You are one amazing woman... I know you have lot's of help but it still makes me tired

Pretty Little Things said...

Fantastic projects! And thanks for the chance to win! After seeing all these cards and that cute little purse, I'd love to create something vintage!

Michele said...

I just love getting your emails and seeing all the lovely items you sell and especially the samples!

Please enter me. I would love to be a winner!

Michele
mjk5265@comcast.net

Cynthia said...

Love the DT samples!

kathy s said...

You guys rock I just love all your worl and those images bring back soooooo many memories- love them all.

kathy s said...

You guys rock I just love all your worl and those images bring back soooooo many memories- love them all.

Anonymous said...

Love the look of the Creative Scraps. Can't wait to get my hands on them. Keep up the great work.

Bev said...

I'm just loving the Scraps pages I hope I win. I LOVE Halloween!! Thanks for all your great stuff!

Suzette said...

So love all the double sided scraps and the chance to win all the new ones. Hope it's me!! Love all the ideas and inspiration.

Lea L. said...

Oooooh....Halloween scraps!! Love them lots!! All of the projects are fabulous....thanks for sharing them with us!

~Lea

Lyn said...

I love everything about Heartwarming Vintage Creative Scraps. The DT's and their creations are awesome. Thanks!

Marge said...

These gorgeous samples are so inspiring! I'd love to own the new scaps!!!

Judith Tetley said...

Gorgeous scraps...never see anything so lovely here in Oz! Thanks for the chance to own some.
Kind Regards
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I love your design team projects. The new Halloween scraps get my creative juices flowing!

Sandy L. said...

Gee, I hope I'm not too late! That'll teach me to ignore my computer!! Your whole Team has created breathtakingly beautiful art pieces. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques. I would love, love, love to win your new Creative Scraps!!!

Gabi Schmidt said...

All of your designs are so gorgeous and inspiring. Keep up the fantastic work. I hope I win so I can start my creative juices flowing.

Rbarakat said...

Wow ladies! Fantastic projects! I am so excited about the double sided scraps!

Yvonne said...

Love the new doubles. Wonderful card creations!

ByLightOfMoon said...

I learned so many fabulous way to embellish and layer these cards with your Team Members Blog entry. I can;t wait to try them and winning would certainly help! Thanks for the encouragement!

Smiles, Cyndi

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy and Friends
I have had so much fun with the Car Stamp Sheet--I made beautiful Father's Day cards!
I'm looking forward to receiving the Boujour Merci Stamp set-the stamps are beautiful!
Thank you all for providing us with such beuatiful, top quality products.
Laurie Jones laurie.jones2@yahoo.com
South Carolina

Anonymous said...

looks like lots of awesome stuff coming my way, can't wait to try some of it. thanks
sandi
chichimama911@live.com

amyjk said...

LOVE the new items! very inspiring DT projects too :) thanks for the chance to win!

The Vintage Dresser said...

I love your scraps. I'd love to have some for Halloween---it's just around the corner!!

gail said...

Your projects are great and inspirational as well! love the giveways also!
g

ElleKasban said...

Busy,busy,busy! I simply adore everything from Heatwarment Vintage! I am enjoying viewing the projects with the double sided papers and the Halloween scraps are to die for! Ellek

Julie K said...

Thanks for the chance to win GREAT merchandise.

Paper Boutique said...

OMG so much goodness I can't wait for the release!
Here is my card for Father's day, my kids were laughin because he was teary the whole time, LOL!
It is called Devotion and it is the loveliest imageof a father and baby from one of your scraps!
http://paperboutiquescrapbookingstudio.blogspot.com/2010/05/devotion.html

Laura Stewart said...

great stuff !

Diane said...

Looked at all the DT projects...wonderful!!! I think the new Halloween ones will be my favorites, I just LOVE vitnage Halloween!!! As for weird weather...we have been without power for the last 3 days...almost lost my mind....no blogs...no "nuthin"...yikes, hard to deal with..storms have been terrible here in Michigan!!

Kathy W said...

Oh, I love all of these new samples. I am very excited about the double sided creative scraps. I also like the cat stamp set; thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I love all the samples. The halloween scraps look perfect for what I need. Thanks for the giveaway.

debbie p

Francine Cronos said...

The scraps and samples are all absolutely gorgeous! thank you for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway.

Cindy Bowers said...

I have loved all the Creative Scraps I have used so far and would LOVE to have an entire collection of new ones! Thanks for the opportunity!!