Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Shop Hop Day, New Years Gift, Contest Entries & Winners!

Happy New Years Eve Everyone!

Final day of our Shop Hop Sale & Special Offer
See Marcy's Splitcoast Challenge 'Bling in the New Year!'
See Our Contest Entries and 3 Winner Tie
Free Printable New Years Poem and 1887 Winter Amusements!

Today is the final day of our Shop Hop Sale which runs until midnight tonight. Each year we take part in this event with Splitcoast Stampers and offer fun specials with free shipping all week in our online store. Plus – every customer will be emailed a special download link to some free goodies that will be on our new Creating with Vintage Designs CD's! See details HERE.

Besides getting the link to our digital promo, any orders over $15.00 placed today will also receive a free sheet of our Vintage Photo Creative Scraps and orders over $50.00 can choose 1 item between 19 of our Small Clear Art Stamp Sets or 9 Vintage Booklets! * Please add your choice to message box in the online store if you qualify.

Being New Years Eve, I wanted to show you this gorgeous card Marcy Talbert created for the current 'Bringing in the Bling' challenge she is hosting over at Splitcoast Stampers. She wants you to post any projects using Crafty Secrets that you have embellished with any kind of 'bling'. So pull out the glitter and rhinestones and join in the fun! You can check out the Gallery HERE.  Marcy used an image from our Seasonal Booklet to create this pretty card.

The hardest thing to do was choose the winners for our contest there were so many fabulous samples! There were 29 entries so I asked for help and took lots of votes and we had a tie.  Cindy Holshouser, Jan Hennings and Christine Nay each won a $25.00 gift certificate but really there were so many close ones it was painful. 

 This lovely card was submitted by Cindy Holshouser using the robin from our Birds & Blossoms Scraps, Hello stamp from Bouquets of Joy and rose paper from our Classic Paper Pad.

Jan Henning submitted 2 samples, a drawer she altered to hold some of her favorite cards and this cool house she created with a yardstick and then decorated with our Altered Fairy Scraps and Birdies Stamp Set.  

Christine Nay won for her beautiful card using our Seaside Clear Art Stamps. Very pretty pallet of colors, great bow, matting and coloring job!

Now for our News Years gift to you... I wanted to have a nice poem and something fun. Just right click on the poem below with your mouse a couple of times to the largest size and then left click your mouse on it to save this sweet poem to a picture file and print it full or card size
I love old books and these pages from an 1887 pastimes book have such delightful writing it makes me want to go check out their parties and get in on their parlor games! The bubble blowing game (see the 3rd page illustration) sounds like so much fun I bought bubbles at the dollar store tonight when we went to get New Years decorations. I love party games and plan to set up some 'bubble goal posts' at our New Years party and have a little bubble blowing competition!  Are you doing anything fun to bring in the New Year? I'm a new years baby, and will turn 53 at midnight - eek! I'm just happy
 I'm almost finished menopause!

We usually play the 'Guess Who I Am?' game by writing famous names on blank labels and I stick them on every one's back and they can only ask yes or no questions until they get it.  Am I a man or woman? Am I an actor, rock star, cartoon character, etc.

My daughter Chelsea gave me a game called 'Say Anything' for Christmas that is filled with fun questions and gets everyone talking and debating the answers and I think it will be fun. I thought I would set up the bubble blowing game on our island and hopefully dollar store bubbles actually work!  This page with the cute kids will get big if you click it on but I did the above text pages in lower resolution.

I want to wish you much love and joy and prosperity in 2011!  Thank you all so much for your support. I'm so excited about everything new we have in store for 2011 and all the creative adventures ahead!

Sandy Redburn

Owner Crafty Secrets

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Jan Hennings said...

First...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sandy!! Hope your day is wonderful! My youngest son turns 14 today!
Second....Woo-HOOOO!!!! I'm so excited to have been chosen in the contest and thank you to all who helped in the decision!!!
Congrats to all the winners!

Jane Wetzel said...

totally cool pics to print! thanks so much for these and the inspiration shown too! Happy birthday and Happy New Year!

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday, Sandy! Big Congrats to Jan, Cindy and Christine! All of the samples were fabulous. I don't know how you could make such a tough decision! Thanks for all of the inspiration and Happy New Year!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I am thrilled to have been chosen in this contest. Thanks so much and enjoy your special day tomorrow!

Vicki Chrisman said...

Beautiful job by everyone! All the projects were so nice. Congrats to the winners!

LauraB said...

Thank you, Sandy, for inspiration all year long! Happy Birthday to you!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Wow, I can't believe I won! Doing a happy dance here!

Congrats to the other winners!