Monday, December 20, 2010

See Our DT Calendar Challenge, Free Christmas Printables, Game & Giveaway!

Hi Everyone,

See Crafty Secrets DT Calendar Challenge and Giveaway
Fun Christmas Packaging, Cards and Layouts
Free Printable Santa Card
Christmas Songs Riddle Picture Game
Farm Chicks Stamp Samples

Today is our Design Team Challenge and it’s a calendar theme to celebrate the coming new year! We also have a 2 Great Giveaways you can enter to WIN today for a Calendar gift pack - plus a 'Country theme gift package to introduce our new Farm Chicks Clear Art Stamps! You can see either of our new FREE Printable  Calendars HERE! (NOTE: see our Blog for current Calendars)

First click on these links below to see the cool calendar projects our DT Ladies have created!


Vicki Chrisman Team Leader

Pam Hooten  

Heidi Blankenship 

Michele Kovack

Melissa Phillips

Julie Campbell

Mary Hamer

To be entered to win a calendar gift pack you just need to leave a comment on this post. A random winner will be announced Dec 26 and receive 2 sheets of Calendar Creative Scraps, (now $1.25) and a Seasonal Booklet!  UPDATE: Dec 2013 , now just $3.95

Too bad DT member's Flo Teixeira and Linda Duke couldn't join in the challenge today but if you missed Flo's Christmas Album HERE you can see it on the link here.

Also, look at this beautiful card DT member Linda Duke created with our new Angel Blessings (now a $9.95 Digital Art Stamp Set! You can see more close up pics and info HERE on Linda's blog.


If your looking for a unique way to package a gift card, look at this beautiful one that DT member Michele Kovack created. You could modify the design if you don't own a Imagine machine (from Provocraft) but the image (from our Birds and Blossoms Scraps with the beads looks fantastic! Details HERE on Michele's blog.


Look at this adorable mini Christmas layout DT member Julie Campbell created of her uncle when he was little. I love that she has his real letter to Santa from the 1900's and made a copy of his signature for him to hold in the photo below. She used our Altered Fairy Scraps and the mini postcard is from our Christmas Scraps sheet.  You can read the story and see more details HERE on Julies blog.


Look at this pretty layout DT member Mary Hamer created also using different pieces from our Christmas Creative Scraps. I love how she used an envelope to hold journaling that tucks in a stitched pocket. You can see more details HERE on Mary's blog.


Here is a free Santa printable GIFT for you!  It originally said A Happy Holiday Menu but I erased Menu so you could use it for a quick card as well. Just left click on the image with your mouse until it gets big as possible and right click it to save it to a picture file. Please note: Our Free Printables are for personal use only.


 I also have another fun printable for you. This is an old rebus style game someone sent me over 10 years ago where you have to guess the Christmas Carols in each of the pictures. It's in rough shape but fun to play if you print a few and divide into groups and see who can finish first. Just left click on the image with your mouse (a couple of times) until it gets big and right click it to save it to a picture file. You can share this file as long as you give us credit.
UPDATE: I came back and added the answer sheet here to make it easier.


Look at these fabulous cards featured on our free postcard by DT Member Lisa Zappa, Pam Hotten and Vicki Chrisman created using the Farm Chicks stamp set! 

 Here's some Stamping Tips and Tricks that will your cards looking great and check out the cute tags which were simply stamped in black ink and and embellished.


This second giveaway will be for both the Farm Chicks Set plus our Down on the Farm stamp set!  When our Clear Art Stamp Sets sell out they are being turned into Digital Art Stamp Sets - which are larger, re-sizeable, less money and no shipping!


 Here's a card by Linda Duke using the cow from the Down on the Farm Stamps
 Lastly, here's a cute card by Darlene Pavlick using the free printable image I posted last month.


Okay, don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to win either a Calendar  or a Country Fun package. Winners will be announced Dec 26 when we kick off our SHOP HOP SALE!
 
Wishing you joy and creativity
Sandy Redburn
Owner
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139 comments:

Creative Wings Boutique said...

oh what a fun giveaway!
love all the inspiration
tabitha

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Thanks for the chance to win the amazing calendar goodies! I love Crafty Secrets and the inspiration on the blog is always such a treat!!

kate said...

Great giveaway! Love all your products!! My projects would be boring without them. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

connie said...

Thanks for a chance to win and for all the inspiration. Love all the projects and LO's.

Pattyjo said...

What a wonderful post you have today! Everything is so full of Christmas ideas and projects. I love vintage. Thanks!
Pattyjo

Rene said...

Oh, Farm Chicks is a great new set! The designers outdid themselves yet again with some amazing projects.

Dani said...

I just love your products! I just bought a few sets and i can't wait to play with them! :)

Angela Fehr said...

Tis the time to be thinking about calendar - thanks for much for the downloads!

Feathers and Flight said...

Thank you for Sharing the Calender and the Inspiration! Julie of a Vintage Chic Directed me this Way.Thank you again!
Jill

Ms. Cheryl said...

Perfect timing, I just happen to need to make a new calendar. Crafty Secrets is my all time fave. Thanks for the giveaway chance, ms.cheryl

BunnyFreak said...

Beautiful eye candy!

kathy s said...

love the freebies- santa is so cute and I'm glad your posting the answers 'cause I am having a hard time with a couple of the pics for the game- which is good cause it gives me a challenge. thanks for the chance to win some of your amazing goodness and Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you all

Karen W said...

Wow I love all the images with this, wonderful DT projects!!

carpediem said...

wow....so much crafty creativity on today's post! happy holidays! laura j

Cottagerca said...

\michele your design is beautiful, nice job...
ava
cottagerca

Lynda said...

How fun! Can't wait to see the answers for the Christmas Carol Riddles...some of them have me stumped! Great projects by the design team. Merry Christmas to all!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh how fun,....I know a few of them...but theirs a couple I don't have a clue....

Jana said...

So glad I discovered your stamps this year, I'm totally addicted.
A huge thanks for offering this fab giveaway. Good luck everyone. Even if I don't win, I'll feel like I did because I have your beautiful stamps to work with.

Hope said...

Love your products and seeing how your design team uses them. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope

susan jc said...

What inspiring projects you all have created! I would like to win the Country Chicks because I could use them in a lot of my craft projects. Merry Christmas!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Sandy, I don't know how you do it! Every single thing you produce is better than the one before. I love the new set, and can see how much fun it would be to use. Thank you so much, and have a very Merry Christmas!

marilyn said...

Thanks for a chance to win some fabulous Crafty Secrets goodies! LOVE those country chicks!

Linda said...

I love all these projects...such inspiration here! Thanks for the great giveaway and Merry Christmas!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for the calendar and the chance to win too! Loved the Christmas Carol game.

jennifer said...

wonderful projects!

Karen McAlpine said...

Amazing DT projects! Would love to make some calendars for next year. It sounds so fun.

Annie said...

Wow, the DT has been busy! Each project is more beautiful than the last.

Julia said...

What great projects and ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Connie C said...

What great projects from the DT! Wonderful giveaway. I'm so glad I subscribed to the blog so that I don't miss anything. My granddaughter is also very crafty and she always begs to see what's new on Crafty Secrets whenever she comes over. She and I share a love for all things vintage. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration we always find and for a chance to win goodies!

paradise45 said...

Just can't get enough of the vintage look...love, love, love your products!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Jennifer ~ Mi Vida Loca said...

Cute stuff! Thanks for the chance to win! If I had to choose between the calendar set or the down on the farm set, I'd pick the calendar set. But please don't get me wrong ~ I'd be happy to win either!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful gifts! Thanks for the chance.
grosemary51@yahoo.com

Lana said...

OH my gosh I love all the DT projects!!Hope I get a Gift Certificate from my family so I can go shopping !!!!
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!!

ScrapNannie (Cindy Silberblatt) said...

All these cards are great. I especially love the angel card and the Kewpie card. Keep up the great
work. I'm on your list and get daily updates that keep me inspired. Thanks ScrapNannie

Tricia said...

I love all the calendars by the DT! Thanks for the opportunity to win some calendar goodies!

Anonymous said...

The farm chick stamps couldn't be any cuter! I love all your projects, so inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win, great treat!

Jerry said...

I love your products and enjoy what the design team shares. Thanks for the opportunity to win product.

Anonymous said...

I'm in awe of all these beautiful projects. I already left a comment, but it showed up as anonymous, I'll try again. Busymartha@shaw.ca

missmacymay said...

I so enjoy all the design team's creations. All are so sweet and joyful. I would love to have some of your products so I can spread a little joy around too.

Linda Carson said...

If I won I would like the Farm Chicks. What fun! Thanks for the free calendar!

JulieK said...

Thanks for the chance to win candy.
Such cute new stamp sets.

Phyllis M. said...

Wonderful giveaway and I would love to win the calendar set. Love all the creations and thanks for a chance to win. Merry Christmas.

Cindy Holshouser said...

Thanks for another great free image. I'm going to erase the whole thing and make thank you notes with it:)

Barbara said...

Great calendars. All of the design team's work is excellent.

Darlene D. said...

The calendar pack would be delightful to win. The designs are very creative and inspiring. Crafty Secrets has such outstanding products. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Christmas present!

Merry Christmas to you and your family-

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the great inspiration, Ladies! I would LOVE to win "Down on the Farm" and "Farm Chicks"! Thanks Sandy for the chance.

Gaby Santiago said...

Wonderful calendars! Thank you for the inspiration!!
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Sophia said...

Love Crafty Secrets! I wanted to do calendars this year, running out of time. Great give-away!!

Pam W. said...

I love everything Crafty Secrets and I also love that you give always give us a chance to win some of your wonderful products.

Your design team is fabulous! All of the calendars were so creative and fun.

Thank you for so much inspiration and have a Merry Christmas

Linda Peterson said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I love all of the work I have seen so far.

Linda said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful free downloads, they are always great. Also thanks for such a generous give away!! A blessed and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Cammie said...

I so enjoy the dt challenges. What an amazingly talented group! Thank you for the free downloads and the chance to win some wonderful calendar goodies. My Christmas list included some CS stamps. Wishing you the merriest Christmas.

vivian said...

Always so much inspiration and pretty stuff to see on this site! I would love a chance to win this giveaway! have a merry Christmas!!
vivian

NanaBeth said...

I so enjoy all the inspiration from your designers and all your products. They never fail to make me smile. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Katie said...

I always love all the dt projects and this time is no better! Thanks for a chance to win.

Sheila Rumney said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Love all the beautiful projects!

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautiful creations from the DT. Thanks for the continued inspiration and adorable vintage images you produce year after year.

harrahx2 said...

I was inspired by your calendar and printed it out to share with my co-workers at University of Md. Love the new stamp set with the farm items. I think it is on my "need it" list....now to stretch my budget. You are always an inspiration!

Monica said...

would love to win the calendar prize - loved the examples!

Anonymous said...

I love all the Inspiration your BLOG ALWAYS gives me. Thank you for the Opportunity to win your Give a way....Happy Holidays
Liane :-)

Bonnie said...

I'm so inspired by all of the art work you show. And another chance to win some freebies is great. I'm giong to make a paper bag calander album, I love that idea!!

Anonymous said...

So enjoy your site, purchases and now affording me a CHANCE TO WIN....Best wishes in all your future endeavors. Dottie

Lillian L said...

beautiful cards and love the christmas game... will use this christmas eve with the family.... Happy Holidays to all....

Tini said...

ooohhh... what for lovely works! Love all of them and many thanks for the chance to win a wonderful goodie!
Tini

Gena said...

Howdy! I'm new to your website/blog. I LOVE vintage!! It brings back all those warm, fuzy memories of my grandparents. I'm excited about the "Down on the farm" set. We are farmers and it's hard to find great stamps like these. Thank you for the free printables & a chance to win these goodies! Looking forward to all your future inspiration! :)

Susan N said...

Thanks for a chance to win. I love your products and creative ideas. Your blog is one of my favorites. Happy Holidays!

annette said...

What a super duper holiday giveaway!
Thanks for letting me put my name in the "hat".
Happy Holidays to you and thank you so much for the wonderful and inspirational blog ideas that come to my e-mail box.
nettiecrain@live.com

Miss Shawn said...

everything is so beautiful and everyone so talented. I would love to have the giveaway to tryout my new ideas.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

LOVE Crafty Secrets! So glad to see Lisa Zappa's designs again!

Merry Christmas Crafty Secrets!

:-)

Doreen Baros said...

Wow! I just found your site through Mary Jane's Farm magazine. You've got LOTS of stuff to look through. I think I could get lost here for hours! And a give-away too, on my first visit! Sign me up, please.

Anonymous said...

I love your vintage stamps. Plus your blog has such great projects and ideas for inspiration.
Kansas City Kitty

sweet craf-tea chick said...

gorgeous creations by the DT! thanks for sharing! happy holidays to you all! *hugs* steph :)

Erin said...

Very creative team and great products to boot! Merry Christmas!

hippohulahanna said...

WOW - Thanks for all the inspiration. Love Crafty Secrets Products and the Design Team is AWESOME.

helen said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveway. I love all things Crafty Secrets, and you wonderful folks who always seem to tuck in a little giftie. My husband would be really happy if I won (me, too). Thank you for the opportunity.
XOXO
Helen McKinney

Emily said...

Thank you for the fantastic freebies and for the fabulous give-away. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Emily

Sonia said...

I would love to win the calendar goodies! Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan said...

I loved all your designers calendar creations. Thanks for the chance to win some of your great prizes!!!

Lisa said...

Love the calendars, all the wonderful print-ables, and the kewpies, well, nothing makes me happier than kewpies. My Mom used to make reproduction dolls and I loved it so much when she did the kewpie dolls! I want to get your kewpie stamp set and oh yes it will be mine one day, so please please do not discontinue it!!!

Merry Christmas and Crafty Holidays!!!
Lisa Sturgill : )

Anna M said...

I love the new chickens! I can't wait to start using them in my January artwork (once the budget resets and I can purchase them!).

syd said...

I really like the new down on the farm chicks. Its cute and refreshing. I am always amazed at all the creative ideas you all come up with. The new things are a winner once again!!

Carmelle said...

Thanks to give a chance to win the beautiful calendar and goodies. love the Crafty Secret ideas and products.

Suzie Button said...

Thanks for a chance to win your yummy goodies! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

Linda Leonhardt said...

Thank you for the cute freebies and for the wonderful give-away. Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you!

JessicaK said...

Oh wow, the farm set was unexpected but I really love them - perfect for summertime and cooking layouts!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love the new stamps. Thanks for the freebies and such pretty creations. Always fun to stop by for the inspirations. Your DT has great things to share. Season Greetings.

Sheila said...

Oh so much fun!! Thanks

Merry Christmas all!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

So nice! Happy holidays to all of you!

Karen L said...

I always love everything your DT comes up with and this is no exception. The calendar projects are fabulous and inspiring.
Would love to win the calendar gift pack! The stamp set would be great for scrapbook layouts as well as calendars!
Can't wait to see even more projects with the Farm Set.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What a fun packed post! It's great to see Lisa's work again : ) Thanks for the chance to play and Merry Christmas!

SHartl said...

Adorable projects as usual! I just love Crafty Secrets and would love to win the Calendar kit!
Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and a Merry Christmas to everyone!

Dece said...

Beautiful inspiration pieces! I fell in love with your products at a convention years ago and just can't get enough! :)
Thanks for sharing such great work!

Nancy said...

Great giveaway. Would love to win. Nancy P.

Pat V. said...

Great giveaway. I always find tons of inspiration on your blog.

Anonymous said...

I love your site. What a lot of crafty ladies. It's so nice of you to have a giveaway at Christmas time..Keep up you wonderful work..

Erin Smetak said...

I always love seeing what the design team comes up with all the time! So inspiring!!! And enabling!!! Love the giveaways too!!! Fun sets to win!

Barb said...

Your design team rocks! I am so glad I found your site and receive your emails!

joy said...

What wonderful inspiration. I would love to do one of the calendars!

Val said...

thanks for the free downloads..I love the farm chick stamp set!!

Pak I. said...

Looks like so much fun, It would be so wonderful to win! Thanks for the opportunity. I love everything vintage. Such a great era, great fashion and heartwarming fun! Pak

Knerten said...

So many beautiful cards, I love the very first one - simply adorable !
I have printed out the rebus, and I'll try it out with my family tomorrow :-) Very appreciative with the correct answers though, since I'm not english and know all the english songs.
Wishing you also a Merry Christmas, Sandy !

jane.elliott@frontier.com said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love your products.

Cathy said...

I love all the designer's creations. You have a fantastic team.
Merry Christmas to you all!!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

I simply love all your stamp sets. This new one looks fantastic. Merry Christmas to all of you. Cheers.

cfiggee said...

I love the Christmas layout with the journal pocket. Great idea to have space for a little bit more.

Also got a kick out of the chicken cards, mom would love them.

Thank you for having such fun ideas.

Donna said...

I'm always so excited to see a new blog post from you!! Love all the new inspiration---especially Michelle's bird card!! Gorgeous!
Thank you for the generous giveaways and free printables!! Here's hoping you have a wonderful Christmas, Sandy!

Anonymous said...

I've never done a calendar. I think it would be great fun!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for this wonderful site and for your amazing products. Best to all in the New Year!

Anonymous said...

What a great Christmas surprise. Thanks for the chance to win them. Linda

Dan & Suzette said...

Merry Christmas to all! Thank you for the wonderful products and inspiration!! See you in the New Year!!

KindredEsprit said...

Ooh! So many lovely projects! Thank you for the downloads and for this chance to win some CS goodies! Happy Christmas to everyone!!!

Lynn said...

thanks for all the inspiration! Can't wait for the shop hop sale!

pennelop said...

I love all your vintage items...in this day and age it gives me a sense of peace to use these items in my scrapbooking. Penny

Erin Glee said...

So many inspiring samples! Thank you for the chance at TWO Giveaways! Looking forward to visiting your after Christmas sale and Blog Hop... until then, enjoy a fun and love-filled Holiday!

Anonymous said...

So much inspiration....so little time. Who'da thought calendars would inspire us to want time to pass (quickly) so that we could move on to the next artsy image....

Sarah said...

Lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. I really love the rooster with the music notes. Anything with music always gets my attention!

scrapfancy said...

I just love the set and my love for country just fits right into it. Thank you for the great ideas.

bbgeltz said...

We have had a lot of fun figuring out the Christmas songs.

The Chick stamp set is adorable.

NanaBeth said...

Your designers always have the most wonderful inspiration. I visit several of them on a regular basis. thank you for the chance at a such a nice give away-wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Patricia Folchert said...

Amazing projects, thanks for sharing and a chance to win some vintage goodness!

kristyk71 said...

I love your design projects -- they are always so inspirational! Such beautiful calendars for this project!

guess said...

everything and anything made with crafty secrets in my opinion is just wonderful... I can remember when the first products came out and I tried to get retailers to carry them but they wouldn't and now they are out of business.. perhaps if they would of listened they'd still be here,one never knows.

great products.. keep em coming.
robin

Alimom4 said...

Exceptional inspiration!! :o)

WOW!! Thanks for sharing girls!

Noreen said...

Thanks for all the Christmas printables. Love the chicken stamps!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful inspirations . thaks for such nice prize chances!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

What a fun and useful prize.

Cherie said...

These stamps are uber cute.... Love the vintage 50's will be awsome to make kitchen art.

World Financial Group said...

I just love the vintage.All your products are very attractive and full of christmas ideas.Crafty Secrets is my all time favourate.

Sharon said...

I have several of your products - stamps, paper images, etc. and enjoy using them. Great inspiration from the DT's, but I particularly like Julie's mini christmas layout of her uncle.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Sharon
aka celticrafter

little homestead in the mountains said...

I really love the farm fresh cards, too cute! I hope I win the giveaway, December 26th is my birthday!!!

Linda Carson said...

Your design team makes such amazing artwork! Thanks for an opportunity to win some CS goodies!

Jess said...

thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. the designs teams have done a wonderful job.

kym said...

my favorite inspiration site- would absolutly LOve to win something from here.....treats

DeNetra Bates said...

What an awesome gift ! i have really enjoying the blog as I didn't know you guys had a blog. I love everything that the DT has come up with. Super !
Hugs
DeNetra

Anonymous said...

I love to come to your blog and the web site for inspiration....I love the farm chicks stamps and this would be so much fun to play and work with

Becky said...

Love Vintage! And love your creative folks (especially Victorian and Farm themed). One idea for your calendar pages is to scan them to save on the computer and then use them as desktop background. That way you always have a current calendar handy! It's as simple as shrinking your work to check the desktop!

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Thanks for this wonderful site and for your amazing products. Best to all in the New Year!

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Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Very cute Santa. Thank you!

Lisa D.