Wednesday, September 8, 2010

4 Fab NEW Flower Cards, Kitchen Fun, 3 Layouts and Cut it Up Challenge!

Hi Everyone,

I have some really great samples to show you today and some exciting news farther down!  It's been over a week since I posted and our DT ladies have been creating some incredible samples.  I have 4 fantastic new cards to show you created with our NEW Flower stamps including this beauty that DT member Heidi Blankenship  made using our Dahlia Clear Art Stamp set, Copic Markers and SpellBinder Dies.

Heidi also used the 'Dear Friend' stamp from our Card Sentiments Stamps and she gives step by step tips HERE on her blog on how she created her card with a supply list. If you don't have copics, don't worry, you can take inspiration from any of these cards and color them with chalks, watercolor pencils or other markers.  Also, check out Heidi's cute Halloween tags she just made HERE!

Now check out this 3D wonder DT Member Marisa Grosson designed using the same Dahlia stamp set but she stamped it 5 times and then cut them apart to use different sections to build her layers!  You can see more photos HERE on Marisa's Blog.

Marisa also used the same technique below on this beautiful card she created using  our new Poppy set but only stamped it three times to create the base and then added 2 layers. She raised the petals and leaf with foam tape or pop dots and added Yellow Flower Soft to the flower centers. Wow!  You can see more photos HERE on Marisa's Blog

Okay, now look at this gorgeous card DT member Michele Kovack created using our new Sunflower Clear Art Stamp set!  Michele only stamped and colored the sunflower twice but she used 3 different colors of brown Stickles on the center. She also used Crystal Lacquer on the petals so she could bend them up a bit when dry and a foam circle to raise her top image. The frame and tag are Spellbinder's dies. You can see more photos HERE on Michele's blog  Also, check out the adorable witch card she made HERE

Lastly, in case you missed this fabulous card that DT member Linda Duke designed using our new Rose stamp set for our last DT challenge, I'm posting it again so you can see samples of all 4 new Flower sets in 1 post.  You can get all the details HERE on Linda's Blog. 

Speaking of flowers, I wanted to show you this very pretty card  that  DT member Pam Hooten recently posted HERE on her blog using our Merci Bonjour and Artsy Banner stamp sets  for a Color Challenge DT member Vicki Chrisman hosted.

Speaking of Vicki Chrisman,  look this cute idea she came up with for turning a bunch of her old bottle caps into wonderful retro fridge magnets by using 1 sheet of our Domestic Goddess Scraps!  I love the way the edges look like little vintage tart tins. I think these would make such a cute gift and cheer up any fridge.  You can get all the details and see more photos HERE on Vicki's Blog.  For this project the single sided Domestic Goddess Scraps would work and they are on sale!

Retro ladies are so much fun and the crazy dramatic faces they used back then in advertising always cracks me up. That is exactly why we had to include this image on our revised double sided Girlfriend Scraps. I had Cindy our graphic designer change the caption and turn the bag of flour into: 'Bake Your Own Man.  Home Perfected, Cooks & Cleans'.  This set has 10 different word strips you can mix and match and I love the way DT member Julie Campbell used her's here on her very cute girlfriend card with this image!  You can see another fun card she created using the same Girlfriends sheet HERE on Julie's blog.

I also wanted to show you this great Travel layout Julie also designed by cutting out 2 of the ladies from the double side of the Girlfriend Scraps along with several images and ephemera from our Travel Creative Scraps. The background script is copied from an old journal Julie has from her husband's family documenting a 1910 trip to Europe a mother and daughter took and she has the original journal page posted HERE on her blog and it's so cool to read!

Look at this adorable baby frame DT member Mary Hamer created using a recycled wood frame she painted and dressed up with buttons, flowers, ribbon and our images.  'Our Girl' and words across the front are from our Baby Girl Cotton Scraps and sadly we are getting very low on these. The 'I'm so Cute' is from a page in our Joys of Life Booklet and you can see more photos and get details HERE on Mary's Blog.

Here is the third layout I wanted to show you of this beautiful layout DT member Flo created. Flo lives in France and they don't do Halloween as we do in North America but the bingo cards from our Halloween Creative Scraps work great here to accent her photos on this Fall pumpkin page with her children. I love her idea to create spiders by gluing 2 little 'eye' beads to metal brads and opening up the prongs to make spider legs! You can see more photos HERE on Flo's blog and there is an translator box on the right side.

LoriLynn Washburn is hosting a fun 'Cut it Out' challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers to cut out something in any project using Crafty Secrets products. Look at the way she used paper piecing here on the little dress she re-stamped for the telephone girl from our Couple of Cuties stamp set. The friendship sentiment is also on the set.  The mini flourish stamp is from our small Mini Memories set. You can get the challenge details HERE and see the other samples people have submitted so far HERE in the Gallery!  If you have any of our products, why noy join in the fun?

Okay, now I have some news!

We have 3 sets of Creative Scraps we just got back from the printers today,  they turned out Fantastic and we will be releasing them later next week! There is a new Little Blessings set, one called Vintage Photos and Altered Fairies has sold so well we had it reprinted double sided and Cindy did an amazing job on all these!  I will post photos next week and do a giveaway.

We also have a new small Clear Art Stamp set coming next week called Christmas Mail and it turned out so perfect I can hardly wait to show you!  I will show it also later next week and include it in the giveaway.
I will also be announcing our October Guest Designer.

We will be at 2 Alberta Shows Sept  24 & 25 and Oct 1 & 2/10

I'm so excited we are doing the Creative Stitches & Scrapbook Carnival Show in Calgary and then driving to Edmonton to the next weekend.  We've done these shows in Victoria BC and Langley and this will be our first time doing the Alberta Shows but we will lots of new items and a make & take at the Scrapbook Carnival Booth each day. Please come visit if you are in the area and with any purchase over $10.00 ask for the 'free gift'.  

Wishing you joy & creativity!
Sandy Redburn

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Karen W said...

They are all just gorgeous, such talent and inspiration!!

artfuljourneys said...

Wow..I'm so inspired by today's post!!! love the flower cards. I just bought some bottle caps this weekend to do the same thing. Also love the travel journal. thanks for the inspiration & Crafty Secrets.

debbiek said...

Oh, these projects are so stunning! Thanks for sharing them. Love the new stamp sets:)

jennifer said...

what beautiful and inspiring pieces!

Rene said...

Wow, your DT members always have such fabulous projects. I like them all.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Yet another round of wonderful samples !!

klasickewpie said...

Such beautiful creations by everyone! Love the bottle caps by Miss V. Can't wait to see the new Scraps next week.

Lacey said...

beautiful creations!! thanks for sharing!

windycindy said...

I adore all of the new goodies and the examples on your blog are fabulous! My favorite items are the
Shadow Box 3D Frames...
Many thanks for such a delightful prize package giveaway! What fun...

lisa said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it all!

panda backpacks said...

Gorgeous work. You are very talented as well as your post is very best for inspiration. I like those flower cards. I just bought some bottle caps this weekend to do the same thing.

emergency eyewash said...

Gorgeous work and as per your shared work, you are such a talented. Those flower cards are really impressive also planned to make one for my friend.

gifts for boys said...

Flower cards are my as always favorite and never forget to make one for myself. Those first and second one is gorgeous, have 't enough words about it.

Debbie said...

I just love all of the projects here! Thank you everyone for sharing your talents. It helps me get inspired again.