Happy Valentines Day!
I forgot all about this old list I began years ago. I just updated it and added it to a printable page Remember to say I LOVE YOU often to those you care about. You can say it 365 days a year and this list may give you some creative ideas to 'spread some love'. Click it larger with the left side of your mouse a couple of times, then right click it to save it.
We had 266 people post comments to enter our LOVE YOU Giveaway posted HERE and www.random.org picked #202 as the winner, so congratulations goes to Sonya who said: Please count me too! I love all the valentine projects that everyone made! Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great day! She has won our 3 love theme Clear Art Stamps and 2 sheets of our new Love Mail Creative Scraps (or a $72.00 gift certificate).
I was also really moved when I read this comment by RubyHannah said... I absolutely LOVE your products - am in the process of making 10 identical scrapbooks for my brothers and sisters - both of our parents were killed in a car accident in 1965. I was given a box of "stuff" a few years back that an aunt had in her garage - it was filled with all the news articles, cards, letters, photos, signup sheets for fund raisers. It took me about a year to go thru and process emotionally what was in that box - much of it I vaguely remember. The outpouring of love and concern in the cards and letters from around the world was overwhelming. Your products grace every page as I carefully and thoughtfully put these scrapbooks together. I was 9 when my parents were taken and am blessed with many memories my younger siblings don't have. Your images and sayings remind me of happier times before the accident that I can share in these scrapbooks. I have come to view this project as my therapy - Thank you, Crafty Secrets, for being a part of this.
It’s too bad our new Love Mail Scraps didn’t get finished in time for Valentines day but when I saw they wouldn’t be, I decided we should change them to have more pretty pastel colors and love sentiments that work more ‘year around’. I’m thrilled with the result!
Our Creative Scraps were originally printed single sided but all the sheets have been re-printed double sided (except for Easter and Wacky Animals) and any single sided left are on sale while quantities last. The double sided sheets provide more choices for the same price and are perfect for punched and die cut windows, hanging ornaments, tags and all kinds of frames!
Now I have some great resources to share! We recently started doing a little advertising with 2 great ladies; Sarah and Lyndsay from the www.blogguidebook.com and I’m so impressed with their site and all the fantastic blog links in different categories they have! They have themes for; Bridal, Classes, Country Life, Fashion, Health, Scrapbooking blogs and much more! They also great tutorials on how to create Blog Banners, Buttons, Photoshop Tips and more. You can add your blog or search for great blogs HERE on their site.
Becca from Amazing Grace has such a helpful and inspiring blog filled with so many ideas and helpful tips on stamping and card making. She has been so sweet to put several of her tips into step by step tutorials with some fantastic videos like her Bow Tutorials. A pretty bow can turn a plain card into a WOW card and you learn how to create Rushing with Ribbon as Becca did on this sweet card below she created using our SL38 Angel Blessings Stamp Set. Check out her BOW Tutorials on tying Figure 8 Bows, Collar and Double Tied Bows.
I love the way DT member Linda Duke used a piece of real chicken wire to create a little cage for her rabbit and the checkerboard and chicken stamps from our Farm Chicks Stamps.
See the details HERE on Linda's Blog.
Look at this great collage card DT member Linda Duke also created using our new Wonderland Tea Creative Scraps with details HERE on Linda's Blog.
Joanne Allison from the UK was a past Design Team Guest a couple of years ago and she continues to create beautiful samples like this card she made with our Rose Stamp set.
She just had a card published in PaperCrafts Magazine and will be receiving a $30.00 gift certificate with the new Rewards Program we are starting (details on my next post). You can see 43 fabulous samples HERE on Joanne's Blog.
Designer and teacher Tammy Tutterow created a wonderful little file box keepsake to hold memory cards she decorated with images and quotes and some of the journal cards from the inside of our Vintage Photo Creative Scraps and I love the way she colored the little drawings of cherubs we added to some the corners. You can see samples HERE on Tammy's Blog.
Look at this close up photo showing how Tammy colored the tiny photo studio angels
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