Monday, June 29, 2015

Keep Calm and Mow On Free Printable & Design Team Inspiration

Hello, Friends!

Happy Summer!  I don't know what it's been like where you live, but here in North Carolina, summer has come on with a vengeance.  We had two weeks straight of temperatures near or at 100 degrees with high humidity, fierce thunderstorms, heavy rain and power outages.  We finally woke up to a rain washed world with clear blue skies, a lovely summer breeze and normal temperatures yesterday.  Now, it's time to get out and mow the lawn, which grew like crazy during the storms.  And that reminded me of a really fun free summer print that I thought I'd share with you here today.  This free download is for personal use only.  Just left click on the image below to open it, and right click to save to your computer where you can then print it out and use it on a card, a layout, on a flour sack towel, put in a frame or make up into a pillow.  It's really cute!


This heat has been keeping me in the studio where it's nice and cool.  I decided to do a clean-up of my scraps drawer, and was excited to find a bunch of great scraps from our Sew Decorative CD, Sew Nice Creative Scraps,  and Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD.  I quickly pulled them all together in this great shabby chic card. I think the check came from our Creating with Vintage Typography CD, so I really covered all my bases on this card made from the scrap drawer!


Some of you have may not realize that we have closed the old Shopatron website.  All our fabulous vintage goodies are now available in one place in our newly streamlined online store.  We have loads of new digital products there: Digital Art Stamps, Digital Printables (including everyone's favorite  Vintage Scraps an Vintage Cuts), Themed Kits that are loaded with images, papers and vintage prints, and beautiful PAPERS, too.  I think you will find the prices are surprisingly affordable, the selection is huge and it's so easy to just download to your computer.  Instead of having to wait for the postal service to deliver, you'll have your product ready to use in just a matter of minutes.

But if you love our original Clear Acrylic Art Stamps, Creative Scraps, Vintage Cuts, and Journal Booklets, and other items from our Heartwarming Vintage Collection, we still have a great selection of those in the store.  And, they are all on sale for at least 40% off, as Sandy is trying to close out her warehouse.  Teresa used our Words from the Heart Celebrations and Joy Quotes  along with our Creating with Vintage Typography CD to make this gorgeous wall hanging for a baby's room.


Teresa also made this pretty and practical "To-Do List" using our beautiful new Birds and Blooms Digital Papers and Digital images from the Creating with Vintage Typography CD.   That CD is worth its weight in pure gold!



Ginny used our Birds and Blooms Digital papers and an image from our Digital Birds and Blossoms Vintage Scraps to create a totally shabbylicious card. 

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If you're not familiar with these lovely new papers, they were designed by our teammate, Sheila Rumney.  They have a wonderful botanical feel to them with birds, flowers, wood grain and soft pastel colors.  You get 24 fresh and beautiful papers for just $7.95.  You just print them to whatever size you choose, or can use them for great digital scrapbook pages.

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Dar has created some really cute vintage cards using our Digital Vintage Photo Scraps.  I'm so excited that these are finally available in digital format, because you can enlarge these great images for use on larger projects.  


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Diane used our Retro Kitchen Kit to make a super cute pop up card for a bridal shower.  I just love the fun papers she found in the kit, and the exuberant new bride who pops up on the inside of this kitchsy card. 
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Shantaie is always thinking out of the box, and I just love the cute pink barn she made using our Down on the Farm Digital Art Stamps.  This jumbo set has all 52 amazing images just waiting to be made up into a farm fresh project.  It's loaded with great images for the guys (tractors, cute farm boys, farm equipment) and great feminine images, too. Shantaie used the barn stamp, colored it pink and worked her amazing card magic on this delightful project.

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Sheila is a genius when it comes to digital design.  She pulled this great image from our wonderful new Father Digital Download.  This download came out in time for Father's Day, but is perfect for any masculine project.  Sheila combined the wonderful fishing image with papers from our Creating with Vintage Typography CD.  


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So whether you want to create with digital products or traditional products, Crafty Secrets has got you covered.  You'll love the sleek new layout of the ONLINE STORE, the responsive search engine and amazing variety of vintage and retro goodies we have for you there.  If you haven't visited in a while, you really should stop by!

Also, you'll want to get ready for our July Challenge and Blog Hop that will go live right here on Monday, July 6th.  We're celebrating summer with a whole host of fun projects from the team.  We'll give you a sneaky peek and links to their blogs along with a free digital image and paper for you to use in our monthly challenge.  There will be a great prize package for one randomly selected participant. So tell your friends and dig out your Crafty Secrets goodies so you can play along.

Thanks for stopping by today!  On behalf of Sandy Redburn, I wish you joy and creativity!


Cheerio,

Kathy Clement

DT Leader/Crafty Secrets





 

2 comments:

Pattie J. said...

Hi Kathy, I sure do love the girl and the lawn mower. glad we don't dress like that though in this heat. cute, cute, cute, and so vintage.

Annette Stapylton said...

To all the wonderfully talented Design Team Members, you are all invited to join in the "World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenges" which commenced on 1st July.
Love to see your talent in these challenges which are only open to DT's throughout the World.
Here is the link:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/