Friday, October 26, 2012

New Christmas Stamps and Barber Shop Digital Kit!

Hi Everyone,

See our Barber Shop Kit below and our 2 NEW Christmas Clear Art Stamps have arrived!  These will likely be the last actual stamps made unless we find a company to take on our Clear Art Stamp line.  The Shopatron store we use does NOT work for digital products so we've started a new online store www.craftyvintagegirl.com  but haven't been able to get the Barber Shop Kit or Mustache Men Digital Art Stamp Set to load and need our webmasters helpAll of the digital products come with links to download once purchased so it will be great once we get everything added!  Update Added Now: Both Christmas Stamp Sets,    and Digital items: Barber Shop, Mustache Men, Halloween Labels  Kitchen and Christmas Box Printable Templates are added now! ALSO: See the cool altered suitcase I came back and added that DT Member Darlene Pavlick created!

I was able to add the 2 new Christmas sets to our store at Shopatron (blue link)

SM47 Christmas Express is a new 4 x 6" medium set of 14 separate stamps with a focus on mail art stamps. This is a fun set to create keepsake postcards for the holidays but also add to greeting cards, envelopes, gift wrap, tags and a host of Christmas crafts! See more detail on link. I've priced this new set at the same SALE Price $9.50 as all of our other Medium Clear Art Sets (were $14.99) What a deal!


 Snow Globes SL55 is a 6 x 8" large set with 20 separate stamps you can mix and match the greetings with. The 6 round images are slightly smaller than 2" to fit a 2" punch or die. There's a decorative ornamental top to create hanging Christmas decorations, plus a sweet bird holding a ribbon bow you can add. The set has 2 ornamental bases for the  snow globes which would look great stamped in gold or embossed and cut out to fit on the globes. The word Christmas comes out of the center globe so you can add a image or a photo.  This set will be fun to  embellish with faux snow and glitter I've priced this new set at the same SALE Price $15.50 as all of our other Large Clear Art Sets (were $24.99). What a deal!


Here is our new Barber Shop Digital Kit for $10.95 which includes 15 designer papers and over 40 pieces of ephemera! Our Design Team just got the kit and have started creating samples they will post ASAP.  The old fashioned styles and fun to alter designs include a fabulous mix!

This kit turned out really fun and just in time for for Movember activities and we are fundraising and donating $2.00 from every kit we sell from now through November!  Movember    is a fund raising site for prostate and testicular cancer with a symbolic moustache theme and fun ideas for events.   

NOTE: Our Mustache Men Stamps (yep, there are 2 ways to spell it)  are now a Mustache Men Digital Art Stamp Set for $9.95 and work great with this kit!

These are preview sheets showing the papers and ephemera pieces you get with the kit

Here are the other 6 papers in the Barber Shop Kit


There are 2 pages showing all the ephemera pieces you get.  They are a mix of JPG and PNG files so all the designs you see cut out are PNG files so you can layer them on the paper, add photos to the frames, add a banner to a page, buttons, etc.


The page includes a mix of JPG and PNG files.  The PNG files include items like the mustaches, barber chair, pointing hand,  signs and stars.  The JPG files are are the 'straight edge, easy to cut files' such as the '4 up image page or invitations. I think it would be fun to have 1 of the invitations say Shave the Date. ***On the other instead of 'I Mustache You to a Party', what if we added an eye image instead of the I?  The I just looks short and weird


 So now I've come back to add a sample that new DT Member Darlene Pavlick just sent me. All the papers and images she used are from the Barber Shop Kit!

Darlene turned a box into a suitcase and used our new Barber Shop Kit for all the papers, images and ephemera pieces
NOTE: Our Mustache Men Stamps (yep, there are 2 ways to spell it)  are now a Mustache Men Digital Art Stamp Set for $9.95 and work great with this kit!  The original Clear Art Stamp Set has sold out now. This Digital set is $9.95 and everything is larger and re-sizable.

 Here are some ideas using the Stamp Set

Here's my last post if you missed it introducing our New DT Members Darlene, Melissa and Rebecca and saying Farewell to Pam and Marilyn.


Whew - a lot of info, I'm pooped out.  I will do a Giveaway on my next post

Have a fantastic weekend!



 Sandy Redburn
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Welcome New DT Ladies, Farewells and Peek at New!


Hi Everyone,

Some of you may have already heard we are adding 3 new Design Team Members and lost 2.  We are sadly saying farewell to Pam Hooten and Marilyn McIldoon. We wish them both the very best and I've posted a couple of my favorite samples by all the ladies today.

Please welcome new DT Members Darlene Pavlick, Melissa Bove and Rebekah Fairies!


Darlene  Pavlick has been a long time customer and devoted fan who loves vintage. You can tell she loved our Vintage Christmas Set by all the sample she created on the sheet below.   Darlene also loves digi stamps and is excited about the creative possibilities with our new Digital Art Stamps. 
Darlene used papers and elements from our Halloween CD to decorate this box and added the spiders and cheese cloth.


 Please welcome new DT Member  Melissa Bove

I met Melissa Bove through challenges over at the Shabby Tea room and loved what she created with our products. She used our Material Girl Set to decorate her button card below and it was such a hit it inspired me to start working on a digital Button Stamp Set that will include some digital die files to cut fabulous shaped button cards - it's coming when we get caught up!  Note: Material Girl is sold out now but available as a Digital Art Stamp Set.
 

I also love these other pretty pastel cards Melissa made using our Love Scraps 
and Love You Mother Stamp Set.



  Please welcome new DT Member Rebekah Fairies

Rebekah Fairies is a Canadian girl like me (ok, we're ladies) and I met her also through the Shabby Tea Room from sponsoring and she loves vintage and I love her style!  I accidentally shrunk her write up down but click it on to read it and her story , she is from Bermuda but living in Saskatchewan now - bbbrrr!

Marilyn McIldoon is leaving us and I wanted to thank her for the great samples she created like the awesome recipe album she made using our Domestic Goddess Creative Scraps.  Can you tell, she REALLY did not want her photo taken!  She has also been a great help at the Victoria Sewing & Craft Show the last couple of years!


This is my favorite card I've seen made with our Playball Stamp set because I love the warm colors but it's the way Marilyn pulled it all together so great.  


Aawwwhh, I feel like I could cry as Pam Hooten is leaving and has been on our Design Team for sooo many years!  She has made 100's of samples over the years!  Her mom is sick and she is busy with her grand kids but she may come back and play once in a while.  This clothes pin bag was one of the first samples Pam ever created and she used our Flower Friends Cotton Scraps stitched to fabric bag.  We will have a new digital sheet of birdies this size soon!


I know I've shown this before but it's one of my fave pieces that Pam made over the years and has had so many compliments at shows I even started selling the Tim Holtz feet.
Pam used our Bird Lovers stamp set on all 4 sides





 My webmaster has family visiting from overseas but is teaching Mona and myself how to add new product.  Cindy and I have been busy working on the Barbershop Kit to fund raise some $$ for the mustache theme Movember, a fund raising site to help prevent & treat prostrate cancer.  Mustache Men stamp set has sold out and will now be a digital set and will work great with Barber Shop!
 
 Our Radiant Paper Pad has been added to the Etsy Store and our webmaster will be adding  and the Christmas Boxes.  Tomorrow our 2 New Christmas Sets Christmas Express and Snow Globes will be added (our last Clear Art Stamp Sets)  will be added as they arrived todayVicki is busy testing the new kits and other Christmas Bowl Templates Cindy made, so we've been busy little workers!
 Sandy Redburn
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Monday, October 22, 2012

New Store with Christmas and Boxes More Vintage Papers!

Hi Everyone, 

My goodness - new websites are so much work - but you can check out our new store http://CraftyVintageGirl.com   and we have a free Material Girl Digital Art Stamp Set if you sign up for an account!  You can also do a Fast Check Out with Paypal and you will get links to any Digital items!!!  I'm doing the happy dance!   We are still waiting for our new classy web template and need to make everything prettier but I'm thrilled!

We have 3 fun new Christmas 2" Box Printable Templates for $2.95 each in our NEW website Store and the Etsy Store.    Our graphic designer Cindy van Koll made so many nice ones I decided to keep 1 box and 1 bowl for our Christmas CD and release the others. The Retro Christmas and Snow Children's bowl Templates will be added sometime this week.


The reduced page below shows a sample of the Winter Birds Box Template & Tag which can  be printed over and over each year to make decorative gift boxes and holiday ornaments with matching tags. Each side of the box shows a different antique bird image combined with holly, sentiments, swirls and postmarks. The matching gift tag is 1.5 x 2". 

Print the template page on white or light colored card stock, score lines, cut out and fold to create boxes. Use double sided adhesive to secure flaps. You can decorate the boxes with faux snow, glitter, tiny bells and embellishments.
You can decorate the boxes with faux snow, glitter, tiny bells and embellishments.   Here are some pretty samples DT Leader Vicki Chrisman whipped up to show how they look. 

 You can use the boxes as table favors, ornaments, mini gift boxes and stocking stuffers.  Add ribbon to hang them and decorate a tree, wreath or centerpiece. The file is 300 dpi and can be enlarged to print on 2 pages to create a larger box, or you can crop the images to use them on a variety of holiday projects!  Love this Santa Box and tag


Here's a link to the Winter Kids template

 We are finally do it - releasing our Vintage Paper Pads as digital downloads which is wonderful as this paper has been sold out for awhile and is a favorite.  32 pages in a 12' x 12" size but re sizable and high resolution 300 dpi/ppi files.  $7.95 and digital is free S&H.
 This link  isn't working but I will try adding it again


 You can click on the preview blocks to get a better look

 I love the diamond paper so much we put the same idea in all 4 paper collections in different colors.  The Earthy, Pastel and Classic Paper Collections will be added this week.


   I adore this seasonal calendar by Sherrie Seimens using our Sweet Kids Clear Art Stamp Set on sale for $15.99.
  

There will be several other items added including  other Paper Collections, more Digital Art Stamp Sets, Canvas Bags and more!  Plus - Everything is still on SALE while quantities last!

We are trying to wrap up a new Barbershop Kit that will work great with the Mustache Men Digital Stamp Set and there will be new Digital Sets added tomorrow and an introduction to some NEW DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS! 

I really enjoy the journals Julie creates and her wonderful creative touches like the torn brown paper here lifted up like a window shade with space to list things to be grateful for.
She used our Thanksgiving Digital Art Stamps & Kit and you can see other great pages here on Julie's Blog.


Check out Vicki's cute Halloween ideas and the cool store she found

 I will be back tomorrow with more additions.  Also I have word that our last 2 Clear Art Stamps, Christmas Express and Snow Globes have been shipped and should arrive later this week.

Wishing you joy & creativityy
Sandy Redburn
  
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2 Winners, New Debuts and Great Samples!

Hi Everyone, okay I'm back with pictures and links

I thought I better post the winners and I will come back and add the links and images to the new Digital Art Stamp Sets later.  Congratulations to lucky #13 Sue C and #18 Kathy from North Carolina who both won our Thanksgiving and Poppies Digital Sets!  Sue C. can you please contact us as there is no link or email with your name.
First I have Digital Vintage Kitchen Printables. These were our Homespun Cotton Scraps but sold out a couple of years ago and the images are so popular I thought they would be a great printable sheet on cotton, card stock or label paper.  They are  on our New Website Store soon.  It's almost ready!
 Our large stamp sets have always been our biggest sellers but Material Girl broke the rule it was so popular.  I'm sad we've sold out of the stamps but I LOVE the bigger sizes the Digital Art Stamps are! The white area below was 3 x 5" total but now the dress form is 5.5", thread card is 2.5", sewing machine and scissors are now 4" and needle is 3". (sorry I've only added it to the Etsy Store as Shopatron doesn't work well for digital and charges us too much). Our new website should be up later this week!

 The samples on this page were created from our Clear Art Material Girl Stamp Set before it sold out.  You can print digital stamps on plain or pattern papers, card stock, iron-on sheets, label and decal paper, fabric sheets ironed to the waxy side of freezer paper, etc.  We will be adding new samples, tutorials and tips to our the Blog. 

 Here is a second sheet of samples created with the Material Girl designs.  Heidi also used our Sew Nice Creative Scraps   (on sale for $2.50 now) on the long sample below on the right.



Vintage Christmas was in the first batch of stamps we ever made and has continued to be a popular seller with the detail and old fashioned charm this set holds. It was a 6 x 8" set but now our Vintage Christmas Digital Art Stamp Set  the images are bigger and re-sizableThe sentiment "A Merry Christmas' is 4.8"W now, holly and chickadee are 3"H, Santa top right (everyone's fave) is 5.4 x 3.7", Santa Sleigh is 5.5W, Santa in circle is 5.4, music is 6.4"W.


 There are 3 pages of samples down using the Vintage Christmas Set!  I will add the other 2 sample sheets to our Etsy Store. 

Antique Trims,  Halloween Labels and Christmas Mail have also sold out and will be added next. Barbershop will be a Kit with stamps, paper and images but everything is taking longer than expected. 

Cindy our graphic designer and I have been busy working on our Christmas CD, so I have Liv from Country Liv's Cottage Art working on changing the stamp sets to digital and have another lady who is going to begin helping.  

It Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I spotted this gorgeous card by Chris on her EasilyAmused Blog and it's so pretty but I also love how she created a victory-
courageous appeal having the lady from Love & Support Stamp Set holding the ribbon up.


  
Beth Pingry also made this great card using our Support the Girls Stamp Set posted over at 3L Scrapbook Adhesives Blog.  I like the way she did the pink bra
  
 Vicki has posted a bunch of beautiful samples she created for our Thanksgiving Digital Kit
 
Melissa Bove also used the Thanksgiving Kit to create a table setting complete with wine charms and full table setting

Michele Kovack has a cute Halloween card she created on her Blog

Marilyn McIldoon made this cute Halloween Banner on her Blog

I've been posting great samples on Pintrest and if you are looking for some ideas and techniques you should check out all our Pintrest Boards especially the Tutorials and Techniques. I like the way I've been able to create theme and product sample folders and I will add more photos with links but there are several videos and step by step tutorials.


Look at this fun card by Sophie La Fontaine using  a Mouse and "eek!" from: Mouse Party the Mushrooms from Pixie Dust  , Plane from: Journey , and "Happy Birthday" is from: Office 101.  . You can see Sophie's gallery here at Splitcoast.

 Wishing you joy & creativity until next time


Sandy

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Giveaway for New Downloads and Linky Winner!

Hi Everyone,

  I want to say Congratulations to # 20 Kristine Anderson who was the Random.org $50.00 Gift Certificate Winner in our Linky Party!  I'm also doing a Giveaway for our new Thanksgiving Kit and Poppy Set and will announce a winner Wed, Oct 17/12. Just leave a comment and tell me what you think of them?
 Kristine entered this cute card she made using our Halloween Stickers with Tim Holtz's House Die.   You also have to see the cute witch card she entered as well. Big Thanks to everyone who entered!  You have each won a small 3" and a large 16 x 20" cotton blank Bag (see Vicki's post here with bags) or this Cat and Dog small Digital Art Stamp set. There were 26 entries and so many great samples you have to go see if you missed them!

We already had Thanksgiving here in Canada last week (I wish it wasn't so early) but when our the Stamp Set sold out I couldn't resist incorporating it into a Thanksgiving Downloadable Kit and it's ready now in our Etsy Store for $10.99 and it will be in our new website store this week sometime!



We added some new digital stamps to this set you can see above on the right side as well as 10 pretty papers and some great images.  I love the children in the field!
The download Kit includes 33 separate PNG Digital Art Stamp files you can overlay or simply print on any medium. Plus – you get 10 different Fall theme Printable Papers and 5 color ephemera files with with 2 postcards, 6 table place cards, 2 menu cards, frame and paper lace blank card.


You can see on this beautiful 12 x 12" layout that Vicki Chrisman created how big the Thanksgiving Day title can be, so you can fit it across a scrapbook page or shrink it for a card.  Vicki used 2 of the papers, added the black Oak Leaf Frame, the wheat stamp, basket card, sentiment and cut a couple of the flowers to add as floral 'buttons'.




Plus - these 2 pages inspiring Sample Pages are included with ideas and more are in the works and will be added to our Thanksgiving Pintrest Board. ! You can dress up Fall and Thanksgiving table decor such as menus and place cards, create invitations, greeting cards and scrapbook pages!

Vicki has some cute Halloween ideas here and will be posting some of these projects on her blog this week as well as who Melissa Bovewill be joining our new Design Team!  There will be a couple of other ladies joining as well but I don't want to spill the beans on all our surprises

Check out this Fun Paper Pumpkin Tutorial by Melissa Bove  made using the kit! 
 
 The samples on the page below were created using the actual Thanksgiving Stamp Set but now that it's sold out the great part about Digital Art Stamps is the designs are re-sizable and will be larger than the stamp sets were .  Watch for tutorials coming soon if you are new to Digital Stamping but here are some Tips on Best Free Software that will help you do amazing things with Digital Stamps!

Our new Poppies Digital Art Stamp Set is ready.  Our Poppy Stamp Set has sold out and our new Digital Art Download Stamp Set is bigger and better with 13 large re-sizable designs!  The original set had the 5 stamps shown on the framed packaging card and 4 new etchings of poppies have been added as well as 4 words/sentiments  taken from old antique books. The bouquet of poppies is now 6.6 x 8.4" full size, the word 'Precious' is 5.5"W, the dragon fly is 2.5 x 3", the new poppies are 3 x 4.5" and the poppy heads are 2 to 3" each.  The lettering on the 4 new sentiments: Praying For You is 4 x 8", Remember is 4 x 7" , Poppies and 'Popping by to say hi' are 6 x 2".


 The larger, re-sizable designs will allow you to shrink them tiny to fit on tags and pendants, medium for card making or jumbo for pillows, scrapbook layouts and large projects.  The download comes with a Sample Sheet (shown in 2 parts) and there will be a Poppy Digital Art Stamp Board created on our Pintrest Boards and displayed on our Blog.

 Of Course, all Digital Sets have Free Shipping for extra savings!



SOLD OUT CLEAR ART STAMP SETS:  LARGE SETS: Vintage Christmas, Halloween Labels, Mustache Men, Antique Trims, Party Cats, Thanksgiving,  MEDIUM SOLD OUT: Seaside, Poppy, Grand Greetings, Fairy Wishes,  SMALL SETS:  Material Girl , Keys to Life. 
These sets will be available soon as digital downloads, as well as Paper Pads and some Cotton Scraps. I will show some of the new T-Shirt Designs this week as well

Here are the prices for our Digital Art Stamp Sets unless they are a kit with paper and color images. .
Large Sets $8.99, 
Medium Sets  $5.99 
Small Sets for $3.99 

My Embarrassing Day: Have you ever pushed a button you were NOT supposed to push, or done something that was totally opposite of what you planned?  I was trying to finish this post and at the same time trying to login to a bank service I use to give a friend some exchange rates.  I accidentally I hit the ACCEPT button instead of REJECT for a test I was trying.   I was looking right at right button and my hand automatically went to the wrong one! $#@^*%;*?!!  I paid for it - 3 hours later of phone hell (wow, security is crazy now). Then my html got messed up on this post. I’ve decided I need to sign up for yoga or stress reduction! 


Don't forget to enter our Giveaway for for both the Thanksgiving Kit and Poppy Set leave a comment and let us know what you think of the new downloads?


Wishing you joy and creativity
Sandy Redburn
Owner

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