Monday, August 23, 2010

DT New Product Challenge, New DT Member, Stamp Giveaway and Printable Gift!

Hi Everyone, 

Today is our Design Team New Product DT Challenge plus I have a new DT member to introduce to you!  We also have a giveaway you can enter to win our new Photo Studio Stamp set - plus I have some great free printable gifts for you!

Please welcome Mary Hammer our new Design Team member! You can learn more about Mary HERE and check out what she created for today's challenge HERE on her blog.



Also be sure to click on each of the links below to see what all the rest of our DT ladies have created! I think you are in for a treat!

· Vicki Chrisman Team Leader


· Pam Hooten


· Heidi Blankenship


· Marisa Grosson


· Linda Duke


· Michele Kovack


· Melissa Phillips


· Flo from France


· Julie Campbell

Deborah March has left our Design Team Design Team but I'm happy to tell you she has been a busy lady and has had 16 projects published now using our products! In fact the current (Fall) issue of Paper Creations contains three of her cards using Crafty Secrets Halloween images and papers and you can see more cards HERE on Deborah's Blog.     I know you will all join me in wishing her more success!

Now I want to show you our new Photo Studio Clear Art Stamp Set that just arrived and we are giving one set away with a Summertime Image & Journal Notes Booklet and a sheet of our Travel Creative Scraps! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post.

SL34 Photo Studio is a 6 x 8” large size Clear Art Stamp set with 24 separate stamps! It offers many creative possibilities for embellishing the fronts and backs of photos, scrapbook layouts, albums, journals, cards, stationary and an array of altered art projects. The antique lettering ‘Artist & Photographer is 2.5 x 1.5”, 'ALBUM' framed is 3.5” and the negative strip is 2.5”. Also includes: a Date Stamp; No. stamp, a Photo Log Label, words, quotes, 4 cameras, 2 decorative toppers, 3 corner styles, cute mouse and various bits to embellish with. The lettering on ‘From the Photographic Studio of’ is designed to have a name added which can be written or stamped over one of the decorative lines. Made in the USA from high quality photopolymer.
 
Lastly, I have a free printable gift for you. I was trying to pick an image when I came across this great Summertime drawing in a 1893  book of a lady in a hammock and I included the instructions in case you want to make your own. Jessica in our office recently bought a hammock and we also read a great article in the current issue of Mary Jane Farm Magazine (where I just started advertising) and all of us in the office fell in love with the hammock they have instructions for on pg 80 created from a vintage brocade drape panel. Their instruction are way easier than these ones I found and theirs looks so inviting!
 
Here is the image, which you can left click with your mouse and you may have to click it twice to get to the largest size and save it to a picture file. You can print it on cardstock in card size or larger to create a piece of wall art and it would be fun to color! I laughed at the comment on page 161 that says; 'Anyone can knit a hammock and it should cost no more than 50 cents' - Hah! Anyways, if you macrame one or create one from an old curtain be sure to send me a photo and I will post it. I would love to also see any creations made from this image!
 
 
I had to include this page as the writing conveys so perfectly wonderful it feels to spend a lazy summer afternoon relaxing- even in 1893!  I didn't post all of these pages full size as they would take up massive space but they should get larger when you click then each on.  
 
 
 
 

 
That's all until next time.  Don't forget to go visit all the DT ladies blogs to see their creations and post a comment here to be entered to win our giveaway package.  A random winner will be announced next Tuesday, Aug. 31/10
 
I hope you are having a wonderful summer!
 
Sandy Redburn
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141 comments:

JeanFB said...

Welcome, Mary! There is so much inspiration in these posts - and thanks so much for the freebie! What a delightful background those instructions will make (since I don't believe I'll be using them to make an actual hammock, LOL!). Thanks so much for the chance to win the fabulous goodies, too!

Lacey said...

Welcome Mary and best wishes to Deborah! :) What a fantastic giveaway. I ADORE that stamp set and it is on my list of stamps I need :) THe list is long. Thanks! Fantastic creations by your DT :)

Jennifer ~ Mi Vida Loca said...

Hello Mary! Congratulations on joining the Crafty Secrets DT! I look forward to seeing all your new creations.

Thanks so much, Sandy, for the neat printable & the cool instructions on how to make a hammock!

jennifer said...

wonderful stamps! and the hammock freebie was awesome. thanks

sucor said...

Hi and welcome, Mary! Thank you for the freebie! Yes, it will make great backgrounds.

starqueen said...

Hi Sandy,
What a lovely summer image. I'm planning to squeeze every last drop out of this season because it feels like it goes by too fast!

The DT creations are so inspiring. I love the new stamp set...there isn't anything Crafty Secrets that I don't!!
Thanks for sharing!

Margie said...

Welcome to Mary - Love the lady in the hammock and really appreciate the chance to win the stamps - they look fabulous!

artfuljourneys said...

I love your new Photo Studio Stamps, would love to play with them. As always, your products are just perfect for those who love Vintage Products. Thanks for the contest.

Donna said...

Thanks so much for another great vintage image freebie! And I love the new stamps! Off to visit the DT blogs now.... :)

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

Mary, left you a comment on your blog. I adore your work and am excited to keep watch for all your projects. You are super talented and it's an honor to Welcome you. Have a Happy Monday!!

Andrea said...

Welcome Mary. Looking forward to seeing your creations. Thanks for the free vintage image Sandy. Love the new stamp set...another to add to my wish list.

harrahx2 said...

Welcome Mary and Vicki will be a great source of inspiration for you. Love the new stamp set. Love the chance to win! Thanks so much.

Phyllis M. said...

Welcome Mary and good luck to Deborah. Wonderful giveaway and love the stamp set. Thanks for the lovely vintage freebie too and also for a chance to win.

Nancy said...

I'd love to be lazing in that hammock right now, but it is a cool, rainy day here. Instead, I'll just be transported by the words and images presented. Crafty Secrets lends such inspiration.

jasu said...

What a lovely instructions for hammock. Vintage freebies are fantastic. I like the new stamp set too.

Cammie said...

Welcome, Mary! I love these dt group posts. Thanks for the freebie and the chance to win the fantastic stamp set!

Deb said...

Just when I think I have enough 'crafty secrets' you guys push it to the next level .... way to go!

Rene said...

Thanks for the chance to win! What a fun hammock image and instructions. She does look so relaxed.

Karen W said...

Welcome Mary and what fantastic things the DT have. I love the new stamp set and thanks for the pintable!!

Sheri said...

Love the variety of stamps and can think of all kinds of uses.

adeline/ lili said...

thoses journal notes are splendide! Hope to be one of your lucky winner. Thank so much for theses great goodies.

windycindy said...

I adore the stamp images on your stamp giveaway prize...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

1CardCreator said...

Welcome Mary, looking forward to seeing more of your work! ~Diane

Francine Cronos said...

Thank you so much or the free images and for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway

Linda Carson said...

Your design team is amazing & I know Mary will be a great addition! Thanks for the hammock freebie!

Yvonne said...

Thanks for the downloads! Love the stamp set.

Home and Heart said...
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Home and Heart said...

Home and Heart said...
I love all the wonderful goodies, as
always. The DT ladies are SO talented!! It was your site and the gallery of their work that inspired me to get back into crafting when I became ill!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Welcome to Mary and boy, would I ever love using that hammock!

Karen L said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway and the wonderful vintage printable! Don't know how cool someone would feel with that long dress..but it's a great image!
Loving the Photo studio stamp set, especially the film strip!!
Off to check out the blogs for summer inspiration!

boopnut said...

Welcome, Mary! Thanks so much for the freebie and a chance to win. I love the vintage backgrounds and stamps.

Anonymous said...

The design teams work is just stunning! I received my Material Girl stamps from you at CHA and they are fabulous! Thanks!

j. pearl designs said...

WOW..love the hammock! Thanks so much. Can't wait to color this beautiful pic!!

Terri said...

I can think of so many uses for these stamps for photo greeting cards to scrapbook pages!!! Keep up the good work for us vintage lovers!

Teresa said...

OH, I love the new stamp set. It gave my big idea wheel quite a spin! Pick me.

Chelsea S said...

Thank you so much for the freebies and I love these stamps. I am a photographer so these would be perfect for me.

Hope said...

Oh, I love this stamp set. But I love all of your stamp sets. Thanks for the oppurtunity to win. Hope

Suzie Button said...

Mary, your memory book was such a fantastic idea! You are obviously very talented and I can see why you were chosen!
Thanks too to Sandy for the vintage image! Suzie

Michele said...

Welcome Mary! Just an FYI, my link isn't working.... : )

debbiek said...

Welcome Mary and best wishes Deborah! Love your creations and wish you both the best. The new stamp plate is adorable and thank you Sandy for the chance to win some blog candy!

- DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

bee said...

Welcome DTM Mary ! I love crafty secrets just my thing and love it if the photoshop stamps were mine too tee hee! Thanks, Wendy

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I had a camera when I was a kid like that one that looks like an accordion. Love the freebie. Thanks so much.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Mary's blog is soooo awesome!! I love her shabby style!! Thanks for the freebies Sandy.

SHartl said...

Loving the free download and WOW, that stamp set would be so perfect for scrapbook layouts!
Crafty Secrets is amazing, as always!

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

love the photo stamps! Thanks for the giveaway!

Love the freebie- thanks!

Anonymous said...

love, love, love those CS's products!!! haven't met a product yet that i didn't love!
Sharon B.

Anonymous said...

love, love, love those CS products! i have never met a product yet that i didn't love!
Sharon B.

Roxy said...

What a great stamp set! And I love the lady lounging in the hammock.

Sandi said...

Easy to see lots of fun things to do with these stamps. Welcome to Mary!

Yvonne said...

Love the download and new set!

Tanya said...

Congrats Mary! Love those stamps, I'm a shutterbug, they look so fun! Love that hammock freebie too!

Laura Stewart said...

great stuff !

Kathy W said...

I've been stalking your blog daily waiting for the Photo stamp set and the sunflower stamp to hit the stores. My DH is a photographer, so the Photo set would make a perfect birthday card for him. Love all the inspiration from your DT. Thank you!

Lyn said...

Mary, your Blog is awesome. I can understand why you are a new memeber of the DT. All the DT's sites offer beautiful ideas and uses of all the new goodies of Heartwarming Vintage. I have been so enabled....again! LOL!! Thanks for all you do...

Linda Leonhardt said...

Hi!
I would love the chance to win, thanks for having this wonderful giveaway!

Pieces of Home Designs said...

Thanks everyone for such a warm welcome! I am so privileged to be part of this talented group of ladies! I can't wait to get to know everyone and share my ideas and inspirations!

mary

Miriam said...

I love all of the new products and have been very inspired with the creativity of the design team! I love photography and paper crafting and almost always use a photo on my cards. The Photo Studio Set would be just perfect for me. Thank you for the chance to win it. One way or another, that set will be added to my collection! Your products are truly awesome!!!!

Claudia V said...

Welcome Mary, and Congratulations!

Thank you so much for the great vintage images! Love that lady in the hammock and your new photo stamp set is really wonderful! I Love all things Crafty Secrets!

Earline said...

Congratulation cannot wait to see your work and what you will bring to this site which I love to come to because they have beautiful work done on this blog just love it.

Pat V. said...

Awesome hammock girl! Thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous stamps!

Cynthia said...

Welcome Mary! The new Photo Studio stamp set is perfect for scrapbooking and cards. Thanks for the chance to win, Sandy!

klasickewpie said...

Congratulations Mary on your DT spot, and best of luck to Deborah. After seeing that cute little mouse behind the camera on some samples, the stamp plate is one I've had my eyes on.

Sophia said...

Welcome Mary! Thanks for the chance to win such a nice giveaway.

barbara's paper treasures said...

Welcome Mary, and congratulations to you, best of luck to Deborah. I have just gotten more crafty secrets items and can't wait to use them. I enjoyed viewing all of the DT creations, what a group of talented ladies. Thanks for the freebie download, I love anything vintage!! I am thrilled to have a chance to win a crafty secret stamp like the one posted. Barbara W. beweber

annemk said...

had fun checking out everyone's blog and each has some inspiring work. beautiful work. will need to try some of their techniques....
thanks for sharing!
♥anne

Linda said...

Welcome Mary and Best Wishes! I love this stamp set. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies- it is appreciated! PS. The team is great!!!!

amyjk said...

gorgeous inspiration! would love to get my hands on that stamp set-- thanks for the chance!

Laurie said...

Now I have hammock envy! Love the stamp set.

cottagerca said...

I think i will be using that vintage sketch in my cottage project using a carousel.
thanks for sharing
ava

Denise said...

Welcome Mary! I enjoyed checking out your blog!
Off to check out the other links of the DT. Thanks for a chance to win!
DeniseB

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed everyone of the DT creations - thank you ladies for sharing your creativity!! I love
anything vintage so your new stamp set is a must for me!

Cheryl Stauffer
Cheri926@ aol.com

moknowsall said...

just "refound" your blog and subscribed by email. that's the best - getting a email dose of scrapping and stamping....whoo hoo. please enter me in your give a way.....

love the blog. look forward to seeing you.

maureen
moknowsallcrafts.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this stamp set and can already see lots of use for it. I am so happy to have found your stamps and look forward to starting to use them. Ali F.

Thanh Vo said...

Welcome to the team, Mary!! Congrats on joining such a talented team; looking forward to seeing what you create :D

Erin Smetak said...

I LOVE all the DT's creations!!!! They are so inspiring! And Mary's work is just as amazing! What a great fit she is to the team!
Thanks for all the freebies! And a chance to win that AWESOME set! I definitely NEED that set! LOL!

Katherine said...

Love Crafty Secrets - it is the GO to place for real vintage style! Great to see a giveaway, too, how cool!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Welcome Mary!! Love your fabric album - fun idea! And thanks to the design team for another great month of projects. And then there are all the new wonderful CS products - what is a stamper to do??? Thanks for the chance to play and hope you have a great day!

Rhonda Zamora said...

Congrats, Mary.

Wow a great giveaway! Thanks for the Printables, Sandy.

Scrapcollectr said...

Well, the banner on top of a SCS page got me to you and am I ever glad. I love your stamp sets. Can't wait to dive in!

artfulwhimsies said...

Welcome Mary!!!! more yummy inspiration to come! Love the vintage hammock and instructions, although I think I will only be crafting with them and not making one! LOL

Trudi said...

Welcome Mary!~ What a cool set! I enjoy seeing all the new things you offer, I can't wait to play with some of the new sets!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the freebie and all the inspirations everyone has offered. I never get tired of looking at artwork made using your products.

Fae said...

Thank you for the chance to win it's a beautiful set.

Suzette said...

Thanks for the updates of the products and loving all the inspiration. Good luck everyone!

artfuljourneys said...

OMG, I wouldlove to win this Photo Stamp set, I just love it. thanks for the Chance. Crossing my fingers>

snowbear said...

The hammock instructions are neat as is the new stamp set.. i've been looking for something like this!! Awesome that there is an opportunity to win it! Thanks

Shirley said...

Love visiting all the posts. Welcome to Mary to the Design Team! Lucky you!! The stamp set is wonderful, too. Can't wait to see who will win all the goodies. Sure hope it's me!! Thanks for the chance to win these things, too. Have a great week-end everyone.
Shirley L.
shirlee@surewest.net

Spardha said...

Welcome Mary!.. i love her projects! :)..
the freebie is awesome!.. and thanks for a chance to win! :)

MA said...

Crafty Secrets has the be the ultimate source of vintage products and ideas. The talented DT overwhelms me and is truly appreciated. Thank you!

elderberry said...

Love the Photo Studio Stamps! What a delightful giveaway. The girl is the hammock is charming. Thanks for sharing!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Love the new photography stamp...so many fun things you could make with it. Also, I just used the double sided creative scraps for the first time. Amazing!!!!!!! Love, love love them and can't wait to buy more!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Photo themed stamps, they are just great!

Pam said...

Love this stamp set. It is on my list if I do not win. Congratulations to Mary and I look foward to her beautiful creations.

marilyn said...

LOVE your new stamp sets and the design teams creations are gorgeous, as usual!!! Thank you for a chance to win one of your fabulous stamp sets. Gonna go lounge in my hammock I made this afternoon - NOT!!! LOVE the clip art.

Pamela Aigner said...

Great blog...lots to see and do! Thanks for a chance to win the stamps!

Linda said...

Congratulations Mary on joining the team! I love all the new things that have come out...so hard to choose! that's for the lovely image!

Samantha said...

Love getting your emails - always something fun and new to add to my wish list! The free download is GREAT! Makes me want to go get in a hammock and have some sweet tea.

Vicki Sopcak said...

I love the crafty secrets stamps and would love to won this set...thanks for the chance to win!!!

Jerry A said...

I love your vintage look and would love to use the new stamps.

dolla said...

What a fantastic new set! I love the new designs.

FranHB said...

I can't think of a better combo than stamps and photography! I'd love to win the stamp sets-- Thanks for the chance to win!

Kris Turner said...

What a wonderful stamp set~ we actually have these cameras. My FIL was "kidnapper" in the 30's - people had him come to their homes to photograph their children, and it was called "kidnapping!" This set would be great to make a picture to go with the cameras in a display. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

2amscrapper said...

Another great stamp set. And thanks for the freebie.

Sheila Rumney said...

Hello Mary! Congrats. Love the stamps and it is definitely on my list of wants!

Thanks for the free printable and the chance to win.

barbara's paper treasures said...

Welcome Mary!! I love the set as I do all of the crafty secrets sets. I appreciate the chance to add this one to my collection, so thank you for the opportunity. Barbara w.

Tonya K. said...

Love the stamp set! Thanks for the freebie...love it!

Wenche said...

Greate blogg, and som awesom designers. I visited their blogs too. Greate inspiration

Judy W. said...

Wonderful images - they really have a lovely nostalgic feel to them. I really love the photographer stamps, too. They'll make impressive cards.

peg said...

Welcome to you Mary! As always Love the new stamp set!

Stephy said...

hi! this is my first time to your site! wow!!! what a wonderful find! such beaut. stamps and inspiration. i am just starting to do vintage and this is wonderful to find! will check back frequently. thanks for the inspiration!... cheers,

Anonymous said...

You need to give out towels to help with the drooling!!! May the person who needs some cheering up be the winner!!!

Polkadotlady
dkmatson@earthlink.net

Robin said...

I am off to do the Blog Hop rounds!! Welcome Mary!! Thanks for all the fun image - I will have to see if I can come up with a project!!

jeneaevan said...

Beautiful designs and stamps as usual. Welcome Mary!

craftymom205 said...

Love the vintage stamps. Great freebie also.

Jenn said...

Those stamps are love at first site! What a great giveaway!

RandomPrettyThings said...

Just discovered you through CraftGossip on twitter. I love your stuff, so much inspiration!

Sassy said...

Too cool! I love the lady in the hammock and Congrats to you, Mary!

jennjp0518 said...

I would love to win this! So cute! I am new to your site, and very shortly, a new follower!! :)

jayma15 said...

oh m y gosh, these are fabulous! I love their uniqueness (is that a word? LOL)

Scrapbookdoll said...

Love this gorgoius giveaway!
Congrats on the dt call

Sheri said...

Photography runs in my family, almost in our blood! Wow! I would love to win this set! It would be highly cherished and often used in scrappin and wall decor!! Thanks for offering this!!

Irene at GoneScrapbooking.com said...

Fantastic giveaway! I linked to it from today's scrapbook news at http://exm.nr/97lVYb :)

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

I love the stamp set.
Carie

Kelly Massman said...

What a great giveaway!! Thanks for a chance to win it!

Jarie said...

Cute stamp set.

Janet

Martha said...

wow, I love this set.

Judi T said...

Love these stamps, so many things I could do with them!

Yvonne said...

Welcome Mary.
What a super photography theme stamp set. Appreciate the chance to win it.

Maryellen Webber said...

Welcome Mary! I can't wait to see
your creations here. I love Crafty
Secrets and all things vintage!!!
-Maryellen

Kris said...

Wow!Very cool!!!

Anonymous said...

Cool! Thanks for the giveaway. scg00387 at yahoo do tcom

Deb Neerman said...

Greetings, Mary!

I'm in love with this new stamp set ... what a great addition to someone's collection ... hopefully, mine!

Thanks for the chance to win 'em!

Angie said...

Love the new stamp set -- vintage and photography! A great mix!

Kelly said...

Awesome hammock freebie and the new stamp set is killer

NancyJones said...

OMGOSH I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS how can I buy this wonderful stamp I SOOO NEED THIS!!! My neighbor is a professional photographer that collects cameras I so need to make them stuff this is perfect for what IM working on!!! would love to purchase it!
congrats on your dt gig and love all the inspiration Im seeing here!

Morwana said...

Thank you so much for the freebie and for the chance to win the fabulous stamps !!!! I love them ++++

linda from vegas said...

I love this new stamp set! Thanks for the opportunity to win. That would be a first!

7524kes said...

Thanks for the fun!

DAWN Braun said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the stamp set! As a budding photographer, it would be so cute to send my clients adorable thank you cards with! :)

Carole RB said...

Thanks for the freeby abd thanks for giving us the opportunity ti win this beautiful Studio Photo ├Ęstamp Set

Teresa said...

As always, I love the beautiful stamp sets you create. Thank you for the chance to win some of them. I am a very big fan!