Saturday, August 20, 2011

Inspiring Ideas, Link to Giveaway & Reminder

Hi Everyone,  this Monday, Aug 22 is our Design Team Fairy Challenge, so be sure to come back!

We had so much fun at the Scrapbook Expo Show in Santa Clara last week and met so many new customers!  We don’t have any new shows scheduled – but you can  find a good selection of our products at almost every show now in the Nicole Petersen Booth. They devote a large section for just our products and sell at CK and Scrapbook Expo Shows.

I have a bunch of great samples to show you but first I wanted to tell you about DT Member Pam Hooten’s Giveaway you can enter HERE to win all these fun products!

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Here is a pretty album Pam created using a Regal Album and she is giving one away in her Giveaway!  I adore the papers she used on the cover from our CD, Creating With Vintage Patterns and all the supplies she used, which you can see more photos and enter to WIN Here on her blog!

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I love these tins that DT Leader Vicki Chrisman embellished with images from our Mini Vintage Creative Scraps! NOTE:  the same BEE is on the inside of our Mini Scraps and on our Queen Bee Stamp Set.  You can get the details and see more photos HERE on Vicki’s Blog.

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The stamps are all separate so you can create different combinations like this wonderful card that DT Member Heidi Blankenship created with the Queen Bee set and Spellbinder products. You can get all the details HERE on Heidi’s Blog.

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Look how cute the tea cup stamp looks stamped 3 times and stacked on this adorable card DT Member Michele Kovack created using stamps from our Tea With Alice Stamp Set.  Most of the characters from the story have their hand out on this fun set so they can hold the tea tray, teapot, cup, birthday cake or cookies. You can see the details HERE on Michele’s Blog.

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DT Member Linda Duke created a great tutorial showing how she used inks and Prismacolor Pencils to color and add shading to her card using our Antique Trims Stamps, paper from our CD and an image from our Little Blessings Scraps. You can see a bunch of close up photos, the full supply list and watch the photo video HERE on Linda’s Blog.

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I love the little trinkets that DT Member Julie Campbell created, especially the sweet pendant she made with an image from our Mini Vintage Scraps! You can see all 3 HERE on Julie’s Blog and get the details.

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Julie also has a wonderful story on her blog HERE about how we share and pass on skills to our children like sewing, cooking, cleaning and gardening, often taught to us by our mothers and grandmothers. Life is busy but I think it’s so important we take time to teach our kids (sons & daughters) any home skills we can. One of my loves is cooking and I’m delighted I’ve passed that passion on to my 3 daughters (wish I could say that about cleaning). But I I know my favorite times are when we are all together in the kitchen cooking and talking. I love the image Julie used here from our Sew Nice Scraps on her tribute card. 

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Look at this digital layout DT Member Amy Teets created with layers of papers, a frame, buttons and journal card off our CD, Creating With Vintage Patterns. Hands down – the coolest part of digital is how you can quickly add multiple layers, any embellishments and make changes with no mess! The files are all jpg or png, so you don’t have to have digital software, you can simply print and use any of the designs.

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I like the way DT Member Jan Henning's decorated this plain wood box by tearing the paper off some corrugated cardboard and adding images from our Halloween Scraps.


How about this adorable card that DT Member Tammy Roberts created HERE using the sweet pea girl from our Farm Fresh Scraps and paper from our CD. Love the way the red trim on the paper ties in. Not sure who the pretty roses are from but the 'Hello' stamp is from our Best Buds Postcard Kit.

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DT Member Victoria Warren-Mears is in charge of decorations for a friends wedding shower and is going to create favors for the guests using the treat holder template from our CD. She made this sample but to keep a wedding theme, she’s going to print the black design on white card stock and add pink ribbon. You can also hang them from the little handle.

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Victoria also made this quick and pretty pendant HERE on her blog using an image from our Bird & Blossom Scraps with a Memory Frame from Ranger. It would be perfect tied to a gift (like a bottle of wine).

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I had to laugh when I saw this adorable card that past DT Member Marisa Grosson created using our new Let’s Hang Out Clear Art Stamps. This large set is so much fun  and has so many creative possibilities with all the expressions and images like the clothes line, iron, crown, martini glass, etc. You can see another really cute card Marissa also made with our Birds of Happiness stamp set HERE on her Blog.

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DT Member Violetta Mahr captured perfect shabby loveliness on her beautiful card here with her inking, stitching and all her pretty embellishments. The ‘Love You’ image is from our Love Mail Scraps and the paper is from our CD. Get details HERE on Violetta’s Blog.

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Lastly, I wanted to tell you about a fun and easy challenge that Joanne Allison is hosting over at Splitcoast to use any of our products and create something with a square theme.  I’m in love with this beautiful Christmas card she created using our Christmas Joy Stamp set.  I think this is one of the most versatile sets we have ever created and I love the way Joanne used the single branch to stamp a larger branch, added the red gems, stamped the snowflake background and the sentiment across the gold embossed ornament with the glitter.  You can see the Gallery HERE and join in the fun! Just be sure to add the code: CSSC185 to make sure yours shows up in the Gallery.

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If you don't subscribe to this blog, be sure to come back this Monday, Aug 22 and see all the fabulous creations our DT ladies create for our Fairy Challenge!  Our new Vintage Label Stamps will be in stock and I have a great layout to show you and a GIVEAWAY!

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn
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4 comments:

Jan said...

What a great giveaway and beautiful samples!

LindaC said...

Such pretties! Thanks for sharing these. lindac

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Really pretty greetings....i like them all.Thanks for sharing!!!!

Arleen said...

All the fairy designs were fantastic! Love seeing all the creative works by the design team. Thank you for sharing. Love the new vintage label stamps, too!

Arleen Jellinek