Monday, May 16, 2011

DT Men's Challenge, Blog Giveaway and I'm Off to Nebraska to See Vicki!

Hi Everyone,  I'm back from the Heirloom Stamp & Paper Arts Festival in Puyallup, WA and we had a great show thanks to our helpers Ginny, Deana and Renee. Today is our Design Team Challenge and the theme is for men! We don't have a large selection of men theme products but our Car Classics and Favorite Fellas Stamp Sets were big sellers at the show so I'm also posting some great past samples below but I bet there will be some new ones today. We are also working on a Baseball and Barber Shop sets that I'm excited about that will debut in July. Please click on each of our DT Ladies Blog links below to see their wonderful creations! Then scroll down to read about our Blog Giveaway!



Pam Hooten


Heidi Blankenship


Linda Duke


Michele Kovack


Melissa Phillips


Julie Campbell

You can enter to win a great Blog Giveaway Prize just by leaving a comment here on this blog post. Please tell me if you ever use CD's to print paper or images, or do you do any digi scrapping?  The winner will receive both Favorite Fellas and Car Classics PLUS - Our NEW CD, Creating with Vintage Patterns!  It's finally done but getting manufactured and it turned out amazing and is packed full! A random.org lucky winner will be announced next week when I post from Nebraska as I'm leaving early tomorrow to go visit DT Leader & good friend Vicki Chrisman. It's a mix of fun & work and I will do a post from Vicki's house on Friday, May 20/11 and show a CD preview and special!

I promised several ladies at the show that I would look for some more fun samples using our Car Classics and Favorite Fellas Clear Art Stamps. Look at this fun card by past DT Member Anna Wight using our Favorite Fellas set.



I love the way Elizabeth (I_love_rubber) cut a hole to peel back her map paper to push her road through.


Dee Fillmore used our Car Classics set to teach a class last year at Scrap Arts in North Vancouver, BC which included this fun 3 D card.


Here's a great layout by DT member Heidi Blankenship and she gives step by step instructions HERE on her blog


Sophie La Fontaine was our Guest DT last month and created several samples using our Car Classics set and this one below was one of my favs. Here's a link to a 'Car Classics' search on Splitcoast and there are 15 other samples from Sophie and various card makers using our set!


This is such a cute booklet DT Member Pam Hooten created for Fathers Day using our Fishing Buds stamp set. She cut it from a 12 x 12" piece of cardstock and scored the folds.

Here's a fun card DT member Linda Duke created with Favorite Fellas when it first came out but I still smile every time I see the shaving cream beard she add with Liquid Applique from Stampin’ Up!


This layout below is by DT member Julie Campbell


We have lost our webmaster Karin to a full time job and our new lady Laura is just learning the ropes and hasn't been able to add all the old samples to our new website.  So I did a search on Splitcoast and found over 3o samples for Favorite Fellas!

Darlene Pavlick is hosting a fun Recipe challenge over at Spitcoast Stampers you can read about HERE and see the Gallery HERE. Look at the beautiful card she created using stamps from our SM 31 Rose.

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn
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125 comments:

ScrapNSister1 said...

Yay! Always on the lookout for scrappy men products. I love printing images and also play with digi scrapping as well.

Gybogi said...

I make normal scrap pages/carsd or hibrid pages by printing something from a digi kit. have never used a cd, but sounds good...

Carol said...

fabulous projects. I can always use manly items to scrap with, not a lot of scrappy products for our men. Thank you for the chance to win some. I love using digi's and yes I print from cd's. TFS

Angela Fehr said...

Love the guy-themed images! Specially since I'm married to a car guy!
I don't use digi images - I should, but I don't trust my printer.

Becky said...

Wonderful projects.

Sheila R said...

Love the manly items to be able to use in my artwork. I love digi scrapping and have cd's with wonderful images too.

{VICKI} said...

No-I'm not too computer savy and don't know how to do use the digi products

harrahx2 said...

I don't do the digi paper but I have used the digi stamps. There is something about the rubber though.....just saying!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Love seeing the samples and can't wait to see the new CD!. Looks great from the sneak peaks I've seen on the DT blogs. Yes I have used digi images and papers and enjoy them because I often make multiple copies of cards etc. Hope you have a great time at Vicki's and thanks for the chance to play : )

Lillian Child said...

What delightful projects! I always seem to struggle making masculine cards, but these ideas are fabulous! I've just started using some digital images in my cardmaking, but wish I were more "in the know" about how to create digital scrapbook pages. I have never used a CD to print from.

Betty Sue said...

I print some images. Not totally into it but like the images and things I have gotten so far. Would love to win this package. Loved all the ideas the girls shared.

Gloria Westerman said...

Love these....I use CD and digit all the time.....love them.....

Cindy Holshouser said...

I use a collection of CD's regularly to make mostly cards. The images are vintage in nature.

RuthAnn W said...

Love these men cards..just great..I'm always on the look out for good men inspiration projects. I have printed off from a CD and have purchased a few digi images. I find that I will need a better printer if I were to use them allot. Thank You for the opportunity to win some great blog goodies..

Lana said...

Sandy I love your stamp sets for the men in our lives!!Thank you for the chance to win some !! Sorry to say I do not use CD's for printing or do digi scrapping.

Catherine Lippert said...

Your masculine cards are wonderful and I am saving them all for future ideas! Thanks for sharing. I've never used digi....need to learn.

Sheri said...

I am eager to try digi scrapping. I've been looking forward to the CD's ever since you told me about them in Portland.

yvette said...

Any help with male cards is very, very welcome. Great examples from all the design team, thanks for them. I haven't ventured into using cd's yet, but would love to give it a try.

Pam W said...

Loved the samples, especially the two by Julie Campbell and Dee Fillmore. I have never downloaded from a CD or digi scrapped. I want to learn but am a little intimated.

Beth said...

I love these masculine projects - I'm always stumped for something for my husband. I've never used a CD with images or done any digi scrapping. I'll have to try something new.

Karen W said...

Love printed backgrounds,a CD would be fantastic.Love all the masculine ideas from the DT they are all fabulous!!

SuZeQ said...

Must confess ... I do not use any digital kit or work from a CD. Maybe some day. LOVE the boy cards - I struggle with masculine cards so this is a great inspiration for me.

Celeste Goff said...

I love all of your vintage stamps but think the combination of the cruisin cars and favorite fellas is by far my fave. They are perfect for Father's Day! And I have never tried any digital scrapping or card-making before mostly because I've always been too intimidated to try but would love to at some time in the near future.
-Celeste

Larajc said...

I have dabbled with digital scrapping/cardmaking, but have not got quite far into it! I love the projects here today, so inspiring!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Always love to see the "MENS" items for my card making and these are super cute.
I have a couple CD's, I've used a few images, no papers. Never used digi's. Could be my computer is not located in my work area, and I don't have the best printer.
Off to see the great inspiration your DT has.

bbourassa said...

I'm not into digi scrapping but I do use digi images on my cards. I've been anxiously waiting for your CD! So nice of you to offer it as candy.

bbourassa at att dot net

Karen R said...

I have used a few digi stamps, but not from a cd. I am computer challenged so I would need a cd with very basic directions for a Mac.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I use digi images for my cards, but I'm just beginning to scrapbook. I love those old car images! Thanks for the chance to win too!

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried printing from a cd yet. I'm glad to see the guy stuff, I have 4 Grandsons and one Son so is hard to find male oriented stamps ect. Have fun with Vicki.

Francine said...

DT have done fabulous work. Yes I do use digi stamps but not very often as for image Cd I have quite a few.
TFS

Renee VanEpps said...

Wow, everything the DT creates is so gorgeous! They are so very lucky to play with these CS products :)
I have never tried digital in scrapbooking/cardmaking, nor have I used a CD. I always figured I would have to print images onto heavyweight cardstock, which my printer doesn't take. So without an expensive printer that would accept it, I don't think I could use CD's. I'll have to look into it further. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Phyllis M. said...

Wonderful projects and a really great giveaway too. I have used cd's before for printing and really enjoyed using them. Have done some digis as well. Cant wait to see your new cds too. Thanks for a chance to win and love crafty secret products.

lupe martinez said...

i have bought a cd with vintage halloween images. have yet to use it (i have looked at the images at least). i am computer challenged and can't seem to figure out how to size up or down. i need to get my grandkids to show me how it's done! lol. that being said, would love the masculine-themed goodies.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Great DT challenge this month, Sandy! I always look forward to them. I am just starting to use images from CD's in my crafting. In fact, I made a wedding card using the damask paper sample you gave us a while ago as an intro to the CD. Excited to see the finished product!

Anonymous said...

I haven't used any CD's for printing but I have downloaded templates and images and printed them directly onto cardstock. I would love to jump into some other areas.
carol b

Clyndago said...

I do have a CD of images that I have used - very handy!

Mrs Ham said...

There were some great masculing projects on this hop. I have never used a cd to print images/paper. I have never did any digi scrapping. Thanks for the chance to win.

Beth Devitt said...

I have not gone digi. I love working with the paper and embellies to create texture and dimension. However, I do use printed images sometimes and I like to paper piece too. So digi isn't totally out of the picture (or page).

Mommy said...

I do some digi scrapping and print paper for cards occasionally too! I love the idea of being able to print out vintage products anytime I need them versus storing extra product in my little house - though some physical product is so necessary for JOY and I have plenty!!! Can't wait to see the cd!

Linda Carson said...

I've used digi stamps but never a cd. I just love the artwork from your design team! Love it, love it!

susanjc said...

Your cards and ideas are great! I use some digi images, but have never used a CD--sounds like fun, though. Thanks for the chance to win!

Janet L. said...

I'm always looking for manly stamps so I love seeing these. Do you have any of lawn mowers? I've never used any digital stamps, but many seem to love them. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Cottagerca said...

I use a little of all methods of scrapping. cd, digi and lots of hybrid pages.
ava

kathy s said...

These CD's look great and I am always looking for ideas for male cards- I have a few CD's from a magazines I buy and am only just getting into digital work so this would be a great starting point,thanks for the chance to win.-The DT have done a wonderful job.

Sunfairy said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas on using your stamps for my hubby! He always appreciates cards made just for him.
I've bought a couple of image books that include CD's & love them! My avatar came from a fairy CD. I love the wide variety of images, being able to print them in the sizes I need & on the paper or fabric I select, whenever I need them!
Thanks for the chance to win your new CD!!

debbiek said...

Great images! I use digi images quite often and these would be great to own. Thanks much for the chance:)

Anonymous said...

I got my first digi stamp a couple of weeks ago, but haven't ventured to use it yet. Love the masculine items and thanks for meeting a need!
Jan B.

NanaBeth said...

I've never used a CD for images,but I use lots of digital images in my regular crafting.I most fond of vintage images!
The car stamps are just perfect.Hubby is a car nut-I would be so thrilled to win them.

dibsndabs said...

I haven't tried digi kits but it sounds like fun. I am going to be able to use these manly suggestions since I am going to do a card for a male relative who is turning 70 and has a '58 Corvette.

BurningRubber said...

I have never used a cd of images or donr s digital scrapbook but the samples made by the DT are wonderful! Very inspiring. I would definitely love to give it a try.

Colleen said...

I definitely do digital scrapping. It is a great way to get all the kids' pictures in books while they are still little

Rene said...

Hello, I love using digital images, both purchased and free. I've not used any off of a CD. I love man stuff, especially vintage style. Great, great samples, as always! Especially like the shaving card.

Barbara said...

Usually I download images to print, but I do have some on a CD. I don't do any digiscrapping, just make cards, etc.

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

Wow Such wonderful projects! I use digi's and all kinds of media tfs

Truth said...

I haven't used a CD for paper, but I have used some for images. I'm looking forward to seeing the new one coming out!

Ginger said...

Love the projects! I don't use CD's but I do print images and use on tags and such. I've used a lot of your free printables which are fabulous!

Berta said...

Love all the samples and love to use images I can print on my cards and Lo's

Sarah Martina said...

What great inspiration for some Father's Day projects! :) I love dabbling in digi scrapping, but I still have so much to learn.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Great looking stamps - love 'em!

I print images from cd's all the time for my artwork. I've never tried printing "patterns" before - and would love to give it a try!

Margie said...

Fabulous projects for Father's Day, of course. Everything is always so pretty here! Thanks for a chance on winning some terrific stamp sets too!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Yes! I have used a couple of cd's with digi images on them for cardmaking. I also use images found online, digital collage sheets purchased on Etsy, and any other ways I can find goodies for my cards. And I LOVE your products, so would love the chance to win all of those goodies!!! Thanks, Becky Garrison

http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com

Karen Wedding said...

Thank you for the great giveaway chance. I love those stamps and have 3 guys at home myself. They would love these vintage looking stamps on their cards.

rebecca said...

Love your products. I've tried digi, but it isn't for me. Feels as warm and soothing as a picture of someone else in a warm bath.

Nancy B said...

I'd love to win some of these great masculine goodies! I always have a very hard time doing masculine cards. Thanks so much for the samples and ideas!
Yes, I do use digital images and CDs and could print digital papers but I usually don't because of the cost of printing them.

di said...

I use CD's to print images all the time - I love making cards/ATC's with them. I have also done hybrid scrapbook pages - and have tried some totally digital pages. I still like the feel of paper:) Love your products. Diana B

Tranquil Feet said...

I have a couple of CD's but have not used them as of yet. I love doing guy projects. These however are stupendous!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these masculine stamps..always looking for good ideas for masculine cards. I think I've only used my computer to print stuff for my cardmaking once or twice, but I'm definitely interested in trying it some more.

jennifer said...

I am always impressed with the wonderful products and samples you share!

Mary said...

Love all your products and the samples are simply amazing!

Kevin said...

It is great to see guy theme images.

Mary Leeson said...

OMG, yes, masculine stamp images are a challenge to find. I SO love these. I have used digi paper and it's very convenient to have on hand! Would defintely love to win some "goodies"! Thanks!

kathy2eggs said...

I love playing with vintage prints and adapting them to cards. I've only done a bit with a CD but am looking forward to yours. I love the guy themed images. I can't wait to get my hands on them.

beargie said...

I have just started using digi images and am very happy with the results. I have not used a cd yet but have wanted to. I would love to have some more male stamps!

Carolyn

G. B. Miller said...

WOW! What wonderful stamps! I've just started "playing" with digi stamps and hope to get serious about it just as soon as I think I have the hang of it. Off to check out details of those great stamps.

Cheribear said...

I have to tell you that your stamps are different than any I have ever seen. What a great selection. They are very diffent that anyone seems to have. I have not used any CD's to print page or any digi scrapping. My favorite set of stamps today on your site is the Wizard of Oz and the old cars. I LOVE old cars. Thanks a bunch for sharing your blog with us and your talents. Cheri

Anonymous said...

Love the stamps for the guys, I'm always on the lookout for those kind of stamps and they are so hard to find. I have a CD for printing images, but I haven't worked up the courage to use it yet! The examples of the cards and pages are great.
EMarie

Sharon said...

Love the "manly" stamp sets - so cool. I haven't gotten into the digi stuff yet - just learning photoshop but hope to someday. Thanks for the chance to win your great stamps!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful give away! I love all of the products shown. It's so nice to find some classic things for the men in our lives.
I've used cd's before to print out ephemera and sayings.
Love your products and thank you for the chance to win!
~Lisa~
rheartsong@msn.com

Erin Smetak said...

Oh! I didn't read that there was a giveaway!!! SO awesome! I'm always looking for male stamps! These are awesome! As for scrapping, I have Stampin' Up!'s Design Studio and I download different paper from their site and use it on my cards. It's fairly new to me, but I already love that the paper is "endless"! No need for hoarding here! LOL! Your cd is fantastic, and I will definitely be purchasing one for the same reason! Endless paper, endless possibilities!

Rachelle said...

I love these man sets ;) and look forward to the barber stamps. I would love to learn digi!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Wonderful projects. I do not make scrapbook pages but create cards that the stamp sets would be perfect for. One can never have too many 'manly' stamps! I do use digital pattern paper so I would think having it on a CD would be great too.

Red Dawn said...

I do use printing images when doing paper crafting - sometimes these are soooo much easier than stamping. It's nice that someone is FINALLY doing some guy stuff!

Red Dawn said...

Also love the music selections on some of the blogs!

Erin Glee said...

I have not done any digi scrapping, but I have used vintage printed up images and would love to get your new Vintage Patterns disc and the two cool, masculine stamp sets! With a husband, two sons and no daughters, I could REALLY use them! Thank you for the chance to win, Sandy. I love this blog and your company : )

Pam Young said...

I do use images for cards alot. I have never used digi scrapping but would love to try it. Can't wait to see the CD!!

heather said...

I've never done any digital scrapbooking, but I would love to learn how. I have used a few digital items that I've printed and used on ATC's. That was fun to do.

missmacymay said...

Making cards for men is a challenge, but made easier with your crafty stamps. Would love to win these.

JeanFB said...

Wow, fabulous stamps sets for the men in our lives - for cards and scrapbooking! I have used digital clip art (a CD of Victorian images and famous paintings), but not digital papers. It would be great to see what else is out there!

cal8007 said...

Love all the projects - helps me out on making men's projects. I would love to win these stamps! Thanks for the chance to win.

Thanks!

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Susan said...

OMG! All of the gals did a great job with the masculine cards. I will digi fonts, but no images as of yet. Still a bit timid.

sonya said...

I would love the chance to win these scrappy men products! Not only is Father's Day coming up but my husband's birthday as well. These would be wonderful to use for his cards!
And yes, I have used CD's to print paper and images and I LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kerri said...

I love these projects! I haven't done much digi scrapping but I have started collecting free images online for use in various projects.

Rose Marie said...

I seem to have branched out and do cardmaking and scrapbooking using not only stamps, but digital using Photoshop and using collected images images and images on CDs. Am just noticing how cool your "guy" images are..soooo very nice!!

kim said...

Not so much with digi scrapping but I do print stuff off of CD's to use for scrapping!
These would be awesome to use for my Route 66 pages!!

Sibyl said...

I have not yet used a CD or digi kit in my cardmaking, however, I would enjoy the challenge and hope that my number comes up in your drawing. I love your vintage stamps--keep doing what you do best!!

Susan Parnell said...

Love the new CD & can't wait to see all the goodies on it! I do print images from CD's. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Take care,
Susan

Marva said...

Oh I love these stamps and papers!!! I do use CDs to print out images for my mixed media and altered art. I'd love to win your giveaway! Please enter my name! Marva

Patricia Folchert said...

I have used a cd before to print patterned paper,I often print images and titles too.

musesmom said...

I am kinda intimidated by digi and haven't tried it yet. Besides, I looove working with paper! Drooling over the car guy images, all the men in my life are motor heads!

Crabtree Creations said...

I hope you LOVE Nebraska, I am from there and have always found the people so welcoming and kind. Alas, now in Kansas City, I am only a couple hours away.
To answer your question, I do use images from CDs and find them useful when I need a certain look for a vintage card. I do not know how to use "digi" stamps, but would love to learn. Stamp storage is always an issue. However, the true act of stamping is very enjoyable to me.
I appreciate the chance to win stamps, I have over 25 of your stamps, and somehow do not have either one of these sets!

barbara's paper treasures said...

I enjoy looking at all of the neat projects and getting inspired. I have not used digi papers but have worked with printing from CD's. I love having a chance to win more stamps.

Kate said...

I love using cd's with clipart. Its great having reusable images. Love all your stuff.

Linda H said...

I found some wonderful vintage images on line and I have printed them to use on my cards. Lots of fun. My Mom is bringing our family Victorian scrapbook to Winnipeg beach this summer so I am going to scan lots of images to be able to print them and use them in cards, etc. Can't wait. Loved that scrapbook as a kid, spent hours looking at everything.

joy said...

Wonderful "man" inspiration. I've not used a cd before, but I have downloaded freebies, so having a cd sound lovely to me.

pinkkandy said...

I have never used a cd for any of my scrap booking but it looks...good...to me too...I love all your things....

sondramyers said...

These are awesome!! thank you for sharing such great men stuff. I am a woman sharing my house with husband and son. Oh yeah and 2 cats. These men items would help me!! Thanks for a chance to win

Teri said...

I loved seeing all the Men's challenge pieces! Really nice!! Yes, I have a "vintage beauties", vintage holiday and a couple of other CD's that I've used to print images. I do print images, but that's about as far as the digital goes. I like real, hand-cut, glued, etc... papers, etc...so, "no", on the digi-scrapping. :)

Thanks, again, for the inspiration!!

Teri

Emsworth Girl said...

Just learning about digi images. I have to get my printer going and open up my world to another dimension in paper crafting. Exciting.

Beth said...

I have used CD images and I also do digi scrapping, cards, altered art.
What a nice giveaway!

MoodeeBeth@aol.com

onefasfilly said...

I'm digging the digi. Love the masuline vintage images. I'm inspired from the posted projects.

Jess said...

Oh I love the fathers day cards. My dad loves old cars this would be great to craft with. I have always wanted to use digital CD papers but have never had the chance. I love love love for this to be my first. Thanks for all of your hard work.....

pashoe@sbcglobal.net said...

Just got your email about signing up on your blob. This give away is a really great one.

Yes, I use CDs to print things for scrapbooking. There are so many beautiful things to find on them! Wish I had more time to go on about it.

Marlene said...

I love the vintage cards you have made. thank you for this contest. You and your team give us great inspiration.

Marlene

JoBeth said...

Love the cards and stamps.

Judy G said...

Wow! These stamps and cards are so cute! I haven't tried digi scrapbooking before, but would like some tips on starting it. Especially for printing card sentiments!

starqueen said...

Hi Sandy,
I've downloaded some printed papers to use on card projects. That's the extent of my digital exploits...but I know I'd love your papers because I LOVE everything Crafty Secrets!!
Thanks for sharing!

ColleenOB said...

Love the Crafty Secrets stamps! I do use CD's to print images and text!

Chok Keun said...

I'm not a digital scrapper and had not really used CD to print paper or images, but I do purchase images in both digital or printed form after being inspired by the many fantastic projects online. Love them for card creation and ATCs.

But I still love stamping best!

Ana Baird said...

Fantastic projects and great images.
Haven't used CD's yet but I'm planning on using them very soon as I can see the large variety of images and coordinated embellishments/papers,etc they can offer.

Dawn said...

Yes I have used CD's and done some hybrid digi scrappin, I haven't gone completely digi, I still love to cut and paste. I love those men stamps, fabulous

Becky said...

Thank you so much for the "Man" card inspiration. It's always a challenge to come up with masculine ideas. I haven't done a whole lot of digi scrapping but your patterns on the CD look like something I could really use!
Thanks,
Becky

GirlGeek said...

I have used some digis...mainly the ones you color, but I am willing to try anything :) I have several Crafty Secrets stamps and love them immensely!

Judy Cook said...

I use digi scraps all the time. I love them. I not only use them fo scrapbook pages but for cards as well. I'm so excited about this new CD.

Linda S. said...

Welcome to a rainy Nebraska. The moisture does make the countryside look very lush and beautiful.
I have never scrapped using a CD, and do not quite understand how it would work. I did win some digital stamps in a contest one time, and then our computer crashed.....
I would love to win anything from Crafty Secrets. Love the masculine stamp sets. Linda S. in NE

Michelle said...

Loved ALL the projects shown and just LOVE to BLOG HOP!! Vintage is #1 in my book!! I just love making vintage layouts for my dad and grandma! The smiles on their faces are priceless!! I would just LOVE both sets of stamps..Crafty Secrets is #1 in my book as well and will always be :-)