Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Milestone, Cool Samples, See us at CK in Phoenix!

Today (Sept 9) was our 30th wedding anniversary with my fav guy Scott who is still my heart throb! I LOVE him so much and he is such a good friend, father and huge help to my business and sanity! Most of all, we know each other inside and out, the good and the ugly and we are still in love! I’ve been going through menopause, a thyroid problem , the turning 50 thing, all with a life that is too busy to do everything…so I’m thankful for our love, because if I’ve learned if I focus on what bugs me – he could really bug me! I’m sure I drive him nuts at times as well, but the most important lesson I’ve learned is to appreciate the good and positive things in your life and all those people you care about.

So my message for today (besides trying to inspire you with creative ideas) is to go hug someone you love! Actually, a happy heart really helps creativity and inspiration flow! Here we are walking down the aisle (wow check out my 70’s wedding dress!)

Scott is coming to the CK Show with me this weekend - see info farther down. Watch out - he has more of his corny jokes! Okay, Halloween inspiration is in the air! Look at all these cute projects! I adore this Halloween card that Anna Wight from our design team created with all the cool stitching! She used an image from our new Halloween Vintage Image & Journal Notes Booklets and I love the glitter along the ridges of her pumpkin. Anna has a great glitter story on her blog HERE! You should also check out this super cute Shadow box that Vicki Chrisman made using an image from the same booklet. She has all the details on her blog, plus she is doing a GIVE-AWAY
for a FREE Vintage Halloween & Journal Notes Booklet this Friday on her blog HERE! You just need to post a comment to enter and be sure to leave your contact info so she can get hold of you if you win! Vicki was just here for a visit and she has some REALLY great (and funny) photos on her blog as well
I LOVE these cute little vintage wood blocks that Pam Hooten altered! She found them in a junk store and embellished them with Halloween images and some of the journal note parts from our booklet and added papers, buttons, letters and lace! Pam has run into a glitch when she trys to post in our online sample gallery but I hope we can get it fixed fast! The bat on the wire is a great
Vivian from our design team created a really pretty Christmas card using on of the images from our Vintage Christmas Image & Journal Notes Booklets and used some of the snowflakes stamps , the Seasons Greetings and a sentiment verse stamp from our Vintage Christmas set. You can get the details HERE on her blogThis martini set that Heidi from our design team created is a hoot! She entered it into a JustRite Stampin Champion contest She also made a stunning card that she embossed in gold using stamps from our Frame It and Flourishes sets. She has all the details with close up pics from the martini set as well HERE on her blog!Marisa from our design team entered a challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.com to create a card with angles and I absolutely adore this card she created using an image from our Little Dolls Image & Journal Notes Booklet! She simply layed the image on an angle over the journal part of the page that has a faux fold that looks so cool! She used paper from our Classic Paper Pad and I just love the entire color combo with the flower she added and shading! You can get all the details HERE on Marisa's blog
You can also check out the other wonderful cards people have posted with angles HERE and get the details HERE if you would like to post a card or something you create with angles.

I had a peek in the Crafty Secrets Gallery over at Splitcoast today and I'm in awe of all of the incredible samples that people have been creating with our Clear Art Stamps and our vintage images. I really like this sweet card that Melanie stamped using the fairy girl from our Fairy stamp set! I'm amazed at all the talent and you can see it all HERE!

Come See us at the CK Show in Phoenix this weekend!
Okay, we are heading off to the big Creating Keepsakes Show in Phoenix, Arizona and we would LOVE to meet you if you are coming to the show please mention this newsletter and ask for our free little GIFT for YOU! We are bringing a TON of all of our products, LOTS of great samples - literally, I wallpaper the booth in samples - so if you are in the area, I hope to meet you!
If you can't make it to the show, you can always check our store locator for a store near you but please phone first as stores sell out and we also need to update the list! we are in the process of building a NEW Website, which I'm super excited about!
Warm regards!
Sandy Redburn


Anonymous said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Have a great time in Phoenix...wish I was with you! These are some great samples with your stamps and booklets! I'm totally in LOVE!!

Darlene said...

HAPPIEST of ANNIVERSARIES to you and hubby!! What an inspiration you two are!! Enjoy Phoenix ... which I was closer so I could stop by and say HI and meet you in person! Some day perhaps! Have a great time!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary! Have fun at the show...wish I could come :(

Robin said...

Happy Anniversary Sandy! Your comments are so true. I love that 70's look, I graduated HS in 76! Have fun in Phoenix!

Marisa said...

Happy Anniversary Sandy and Scott. Hope you have a great time in Phoenix and all goes well.


Marlene (cards4u) said...

Belated Happy Anniversary! Love seeing all of these samples -they are so inspiring!

StampinCathy said...

Happy Anniversary!! I have been really enjoying all the projects the DT has been making. They are all so creative and talented and can't forget inspiring.

Vicki Chrisman said...

You two are perfect for eachother. You totally complement eachothers personalities! Wishing you many many more happy years together!

Lori Craig said...

Sandy, you are such a beauty inside and out! Congratulations on your 30th anniversary!

Cristine's Story said...

Ohh Sandy, I just found your blog. I would have wished you guys a happy anniversary. It was great to meet Scott this last weekend at Ck Phoenix. I'm right there with you on the turning 50 thing. I actually turn 51 next month. Uggg.