Monday, February 16, 2009

Think Spring Ideas!

Hi Everyone,

This is a quick post to let you know our talented Design Team has been busy creating some wonderful samples with a Spring theme that I wanted to share with you as well as some links to some other fun things! Vicki Chrisman, our DT leader, hosted the challenge and created a sweet little Spring plaque and this Easter Spoolie album.

You can see all of sample photos and the details when you click on each DT members name below. Each one is perfectly wonderful and unique!

Thanks DT ladies!

Vicki Chrisman - Spring Plaque and Easter Spoolie Album

Anna WightEaster Bi-plane Card

Lisa Zappa - Easter and Garden Stamped Cards

Pam HootenEaster Egg Stamped Cards

Heidi BlankenshipFramed Garden Girl Stamped Picture

Marisa Grosson - Spring Stamped Treat Bag

Michele KovackGarden Girlfriend Stamped Card

Vivian Peters - Spring Heart Plaques

Linda Duke - Garden Notes Stamped Card

I also wanted to show you this adorable Spring Joy card that our graphic designer Cindy van Koll created using on of the images from our Seasonal Booklet. I just love this little boy running down the hill with his bunny friends! I also wanted to tell you about the current issue (April) of Create & Decorate Magazine because it’s a great magazine and they also have a 2 page biography written by Judi Kauffman about me (blush) and our little company on pg 56 & 57, covering our journey over the years. Judi, who is also an artist and designer, is one of those talented writers that interviews you and you feel like you are talking to a friend because she is so genuinely warm and creatively inspiring! She also really walks her talk and knows this industry so well!

Her article begins from my childhood travels with my mom to rummage and thrift sales and covers the evolution of the business and the people that helped make it all possible! I felt all sappy and so proud after reading it. I think we are all feeling ready for Spring and happy that Winter will be over soon. This card that Barbara Anders created sums it up… Winter is for the birds! I read on Barbara's blog it was the first time she’s used fabric or sewed on a card and I think she did a fantastic job! Barbara used our Winter Cotton Scraps and she posted her card in the Spring Challenge over at Paper Craft Planet HERE! That’s right, we now have a Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage group that Jan is running over at and you can read all about the Spring challenge Darlene posted and enter a project. We will be doing random draw the end of March (Mar 28/09) from all the entries and giving away two $30.00 gift certificates for any of our products and we will pay the shipping!

Plus, in case you missed this beautiful journal and paperweight set that DT member Heidi Blankenship created using our Bird Lover stamps, you can see more details HERE on her blog as well as more CHA photos.
Sending you all wishes for sunshine and joy!
Sandy Redburn

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Carla said...

Congrats on the article! I will look for that magazine. All the samples are beautiful, as always, and the new set is adorable!!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Congrats on being featured in this magazine - can't wait to see it! Thanks to the design team for all the great samples. I always look forward to seeing their creations : )

Vicki Chrisman said...

The article about you is just fantastic!!!

Marisa said...

Wow Sandy, congratulations on the article in the magazine. I hope the magazine is available in BC as I just have to check it out.

Cindy, you rock. I just love the card you made. You are not only a fabulous graphic designer you also create wonderful cards.

All the cards that are posted using Crafty Secret products are so beautiful. So Sandy, I must say, keep up the great job of coming out with terrific products.