Hi Everyone, finally here, Blogger has been a nightmare, see note at end.
I’ve been holding off posting until I made up my mind and I have - Crafty Secrets is going to change our Clear Stamps to Digital CD’s and ALL our stamps will go on SALE starting this Friday! Why? my husband Scott retired last year and I need to simplify our life. “With over 200 stamp sets and over 100 printed products it’s time to clear the clutter and make room for some exciting new changes! As the Clear Art Stamps sell out, they will be grouped into themes and sold on CD’s which will include inspiring samples, new images and printable papers.
We have a home office here in Canada but 90% of our orders are filled by our shipper from the little warehouse we have in Blaine, WA. We’ve run out of space but I still have so many ideas and images! I’m hoping to find a company to license some of our colored printed items such as our Creative Scraps which are such hot sellers and some of the papers from our 2 CD’s, so please spread the word!
The SALE on Clear Art Stamps starts this Friday in our Shopatron Store while supplies last. Maybe a company will want to license some Clear Art Stamp Sets, but for now the sale will run until the stock sells out.
Large Clear Art Stamps originally $24.99 on sale for $19.99
Medium sets reg $14.99 on sale for $12.99
Small Clear Art Stamp Sets reg $7.50 on sale for $5.99 starting Friday!
We have a large amount of stock in some stamp sets, less in others. Wholesale will be half of the sale price to stores.
I will post the SALE prices on our printed items here on the Blog this Wed, Nov 23. My goal is to transform the business before Spring so we only have CD’s or licensed products and we can move to a smaller house - but I have 1000’s of some of our printed items.
WHY DO DIGI STAMPS? Imagine if you were to open a stamped image in a digital file and make it different sizes, be able to print it with perfect clarity on any medium, plus have an array of inspiring samples to browse through with links to the designer, read tips and tutorials, etc. With new digital stamp designs we won’t be limited to size any longer, so we can have jumbo size images, include inside verses for cards and background stamps, or have an image pre-stamped in 3 different colors to choose from and even include printable color papers in themes to suit the stamps!
Okay, now onto CD 2, Creating with Vintage Illustrations! I’m super excited about this CD and with over 200 files it’s a super deal for $15.99 but if you can’t wait until this Friday and want to pre-order it NOW, we will include a free Image & Journal Notes Booklet (just state what title in the message box in our Shopatron Store or we will send a Christmas Booklet). We should have the first 100 in stock this Friday, 1000 more to follow. Ask your fave store to order it in for you. Here is the cover!
Here is the inside cover and the CD included is attached in a clear plastic sealed sleeve inside. Try clicking it on and hopefully it gets larger. Some of the info has been updated on the inside as there are 117 jpgs, 95 png files and 14 templates.
This week during our CD 2 Promo our DT ladies are posting an array of super cool samples! We only have 5 Templates on CD #1 but we have 14 on CD 2 including a folding purse Cindy designed and a high heel shoe by designer Terri Heinz!
Look at this beautiful image DT member Linda Duke colored off the B&W image from the CD and she has a video Tutorial showing how she did it on her blog! Linda made a mistake and has everyone listed today I searched for this sheet music cover for ages and finally bought it but it was so damaged I had Cindy, our graphic designer, add a frame. I think it would be fabulous colored and printed on canvas or iron on fabric for a pillow (just remember to reverse the image so the printing isn’t backwards).
DT leader Vicki Chrisman is learning how to do digital layouts and I think he did an amazing job on this sweet one. Check out her story and see her cool rooster canisters she Mod Podged with images from the CD. Plus see Vicki’s the rooster card and also DT Member Michele Kovack’s great rooster card both created from our Farm Chicks Creative Scraps
I adore this Thanksgiving card that DT Member Debbie Marcinkiewicz posted and it’s too bad the CD wasn’t ready in time but this image would also make a neat wall kitchen plaque. NOTE: the label across the front was added to the image. Also see Debbie’s celebrate card she created using CD # 2.
DT Member Julie Campbell created this wonderful layout for her family scrapbook using one of the vintage frames that will be on CD 2, Creating with Vintage Illustrations. You can see the details and read the inspiring story here on Julie’s blog and see the other lovely layout Julie made HERE and you have to check out her post on her visit to Carmel! I adore Carmel CA and loved all her photos and story!
Our graphic designer Cindy van Koll did an amazing job on all the files on CD 2 but I love this Family Tree she rebuilt from a tree in an antique story book and the separate PNG frames you can add to create your own family tree. She was sweet and made me this layout of our family.
I need to learn digital instead of bossing her around with “add this, make this smaller, move this”. I just ordered the new Photoshop Elements 10 from Costco on SALE for $49.99 with the rebate coupon valid until Nov 27/11. What a deal!
DT Member Gini Cagle created this pretty invitation using an image from CD 2 and added part of a Dolly Tea Invitation and border also included.
I will be posting sample sheets this Wed showing the files included on the CD. It’s been so long since I’ve done a post I have some catching up to do and will be posting other samples with and without using the CD this Wed and Friday.
I wanted to tell you about this weeks challenge over at Splitcoast that Joanne North is hosting to use a ‘pin’ in a project, any pin, real or stamped and straight pin, an embellished trinket pin, a tiny diaper-style pin, even a stamped pin if you have our Sew Special or the Card Sentiments Clear Art Stamp Sets.
Look at the beautiful Christmas Card Joanne made and you can see the gallery HERE and join in and add any sample you may have created or are inspired to using any of our products. Just be sure to add the # CSSC198 to link to the gallery.
Lastly, if you want to make a special Thanksgiving card and you own our Seasonal Booklet it includes this image that DT Member Tammy Roberts used to HERE make this lovely card with our Thanksgiving Stamp set which is already on SALE HERE. Also, look at this pretty birdy card Tammy created!
I will be back Wednesday with more samples will post preview sheets of CD
BIG SALE STARTS THIS FRIDAY. CD 2 Creating With Vintage Illustrations arrives this Friday as well but if you pre-order it we will include a free Image Booklet with every CD 2 order until midnight Friday.
PLEASE TELL ME – What do you think about my decision? Difficult but it feels right to me.
PS - sorry for the delay! this took forever as I had an Internal Server Error bX-7sd12g with message: "Your browser is no longer supported by Blogger. Had to install Google Chrome and Blog This, which took a zillion trys and until it finally let me in and re-paste the post.
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