Cindy, my graphic designer for the last 8 years developed a benign tumor in her eye and was off 4 weeks with surgery and Shelley our shipper was off 6 weeks with major back surgery. I'm so happy to say they are both doing great now but it's been a long and difficult recovery. During this time DT leader and dear friend Vicki lost her beloved mom and dog. Our Design Team finished their 6 months and I was in such limbo I never even offered a DT call and only added friend Marilyn and some long time fav ladies stayed. Jessica our office manager left for college but thank goodness is returning.
I got so stressed out I decided to change the business and simplify life and I'm still busy trying to sell off a bunch of our products to focus on our best sellers and start licensing designs. You all screamed 'Keep the Clear Art Stamps' - so yes we are working on NEW Stamp Sets and Creative Scraps - plus some new great projects I will share soon!
First, we need to get Cd 3 off to the manufacture but need to add some inspiring samples! Diane, my ad lady did the 2 ABC Nursery Rhyme papers and Astrid from Sweden did 4 papers but Cindy did everything else! Please tell me what you think of these 36 designs?
I hope when you click them on they get big enough so you can see the variety. I showed the other sheet of 6 Bingo cards before so there will be 12 total.
The ABC flash cards turned out so cute, I'm going to print them on fabric and make a little book for my niece & nephew. If you recognize the pretty diamond paper it's from our Earthy Paper Pad which was sold out until Scott found a couple of cases marked wrong, so there are a few left. There will be blog tutorials for printing on tissue, using image transfers, decoupage, water slide decals on glass & furniture, iron transfers and more!
NOTE: Our Barber Shop Papers are going on a Men's CD and but will also be available as a digital download soon and there will be new Men's Scraps next month!
I also wanted to show you this adorable vintage paper standing bird who is parked in my kitchen window. The bird is a printable paper template on CD # 2.
As you can see I just poked him inside the plant but he stands and this sample is just printed on the least expensive cardstock from Staples with 'no-name ink' from the Ink Farm and he/she is still cute enough to make me happy when I wash dishes!
I spotted this adorable card that Sara - iscrapnXS made, who was also the random.org winner at our first Linky Party. She used an image from our Sweet Stuff Stamps and you can see her Splitcoast Gallery here.
Look at this cool altered house Diane from Art of Craft in New Zealand created. I love how she used the beach child from our Seaside Stamp set and placed her in the garden as she really looks like a garden girl! Diana sells our stamps in her NZ store and has all the amazing videos like this Tim Holtz Ticket Die video I recently posted where she uses our Bird Notes, Garden Girls and Wonderful Woman stamps.
I almost forgot - here is the link to print for a previous May Day Printable image from one of my old antique books that's fun to color. The link goes to a higher res copy than the one below
Lastly, I love this new Asian Mango Slaw recipe from skinnytaste.com I don't think I've seen a recipe I didn't think looked yummy yet.
I love to read your comments and hear any suggestions!
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