Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vintage Valentine Projects, Valentine Giveaway Sat & Sun, My Trip to Chintz & Co. Store

Hi Everyone,  Update: this Giveaway is closed but you can enter Pam's Big Giveaway

Yes - there are 2 Giveaways left for our Vintage Valentine Download 5 Day Giveaway - today Feb 4, and tomorrow! To enter, simply leave a comment HERE on this Blog Post, or on Our Facebook Page and tell us a story, what you have done or made to make Valentines more fun or special at your house, at work, for those people you care about? Yes, you can enter on each day with a different post and thanks for all the fabulous ideas!

Wed, Feb 1 Winner: Donna H.
Thurs, Feb 2 Winner: Ruth Greene
Fri, Feb 3 Winner:  Gale
Sat, Feb 4 Winner: Dawn's Craft Place
Sun, Feb 5 Winner from Blog:  Sarah Stainback 92 years young, still making valentines and can remember as a child leaving them on doorsteps for surprise recipients 
From Our Facebook Page: Sar Tann for all her ideas for celebrating with her kids and being a self esteem builder.   

Thanks so much to everyone for all your wonderful stories and ideas from heart shaped pancakes & pizzas to decorating and craft projects! 

I have some wonderful new samples to show you created with a variety of our products, plus photos from my visit to the Chintz & Co Store in Victoria last weekend!

I love this pretty layout the DT Leader Vicki Chrisman designed using new dies from Accucut along with some of our Sew Nice Scraps and Sew Special Stamp Set. Paper from Prima and the colors are yummy! 

I'm showing these memory drink glasses again because they are such a great deal and quick gift if you can find any at your local Dollar Tree Store. I picked these up in Blaine, WA last month for $1.00 but they have sold out.  Vicki dressed them up with papers from CD # 1, Creating with Vintage Patterns.  They also had the ceramic style ones you can stamp similar to ones JoAnns  sells.  Please tell us if you know where else to get them?

  DT Member Julie Campbell created some wonderful Valentines projects including this card and mini envelope from our new Downloadable Kit - but you can also see the pretty layout Julie did here on her blog and how she turned her grandmother into a little angel.

I love this little printable envelope Cindy created for the Kit with a mini calling card.  The way Julie inked around the edges adds great definition.

DT Member Heidi Blankenship altered this tag using a script stamp from our SL31 Artsy Banner Stamp Set and asst Spellbinders Dies.

I adore this pretty card Debbie Marcinkiewicz designed using a combo of our Love Scraps and Bonjour Merci Stamp Set. You can see another card on Deb's Blog.

I just spotted this cute card past DT Member Marisa Grosson posted on our Facebook page using the Valentine Downloadable.

Scott & I had a spur of the moment invitation last Friday to go to Victoria, BC to drop off supplies a friend needed for a job.  All expenses paid - how could we refuse?  I had 10 minutes to pack so we could catch the ferry boat.  My favorite part was we had a time to go to the Chintz & Company Store in downtown Victoria. It was an ugly rainy day but this was the bright spot for me. Look at the cool green chair!

They also have a store in Vancouver (I LOVE) and 2 in Alberta. Sorry ladies - it's all Canadian but worth the visit when you visit. I never thought I would get into fake plants but they have the nicest fake plants and I've bought several of their mini ones over the years to pop into vintage tea cups as a gift for friends.

I fell in love with these ceramic busts with different styles of ladies heads

Scott took all the photos with his cell phone and this one was blurry but I wanted to show you how cool these drawers looked with the giant angel statue across the front.

I own so many images as nice as these (or nicer) 
that I've been saving to license. I need to find a pillow mfg

Look at this beautifully crafted royal doggie bed

Lastly, later when heading back to our hotel we drove along the harbor and saw the BC Parliment Buildings all lit up and they looked like a fairytale castle!

The ferry ride home in the rain made me realize I need to go back this summer when the sky is blue and the breeze is warm. Funny - today (a week later) it was pretty nice out and would have been beautiful

See you soon and don't forget to leave a comment HERE to enter our giveaway. 

Also, be sure to Enter DT Member Pam Hooten's Fantastic Giveaway for:  CD # 2 – plus: a sheet of Love Mail Creative Scraps, Altered Fairies Creative Scraps, Babyland Vintage Cuts, Baby Boy Vintage Postcard Kit and Childhood Images & Journal Notes Booklet! She will announce a winner Tues, Feb 7/12

Sandy Redburn
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starqueen said...

Hi Sandy,
Not terribly original, but I make heart shaped toast for my sweetie. Love all the Valentine's ideas. Thank you for sharing!

Kristin_Texas said...

Last night my mother made her delicious Chocolate Cherry Stacked cake. Then today I made my mother's Valentine Card. A couple days ago I made her another necklace and earrings set.

I can't believe Valentine's Day is so close. I guess it's time to get out the decorations!


Becky Green said...

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!! It's like touring without leaving your home!!!!!!!!! LOL :) Thanks!!!

Sharon said...

I make heart shaped pancakes on Valentine's Day morning with real maple syrup to send hubby off to work.

Kathryn said...

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