Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Easter Samples & Freebie, New DT Members & Winner!

April 1st Blog Candy Winner
Melissa Phillips & Michelle van Etten Join Our DT!
Easter Samples by Marlene Bender
More Cute Easter Cards & Keepsakes!
Join in Fun Challenges!
Anna Wight's Chick and Link

Hi Everyone,

Wow - we had over 410 entries for our this April 1st Giveaway! There were so many nice comments, it looks like everyone really enjoyed the March Mix promo we did combining our design team ladies with the Tattered Angels design team! I asked my hubby to pick the winning number and the winner was # 210, so Diana from Washington wins the main prize of 3 bottles of Glimmer Mist, a Fairyland stamp set, a Birds & Botanical Booklet plus our Easter and Garden Creative Scraps!

Okay, now I have lots of fun stuff to share with you! First I would love to introduce our 2 new Design Team members Melissa Phillips and Michelle van Etten. Both of these ladies are incredibly talented and I’m thrilled they have joined our team!

Look at this beautiful tag Melissa designed using our Baby Girl Cotton Scraps! Melissa also designs for Emma’s Paperie, Melissa Frances, Papertry Ink, Pink Paislee and Tattered Angels! You can see more of Melissa’s fantastic creations here on her blog

I love this layout Michelle created using our new Girlfriend Creative Scraps! Michelle is also on the Prima and Tattered Angels Design Teams and teaches classes for stores and various companies. You can see more of her fabulous creations here on her blog

Marlene Bender was one of our guest designers this month and you may have seen some of her wonderful samples I posted on my last post HERE. I have a few more to share!

Look at this adorable tic tac toe game board Marlene altered using our Happy Easter Clear Art Stamp set.

I also like the way Marlene stamped this little tag using the Easter stamps for her chocolate bunny and added the flowers.

Marlene also designed this beautiful little framed piece of art using paper from our new Serenity Stamp set. I really like the way she stamped over the hydrangea paper from our Radiant Paper Pad. This is such a wonderful inspirational prayer and it would make a fantastic gift!

Here are some more fun Easter samples. DT member Heidi Blankenship created this super cute Easter cookie cutter candy shaker and used our some of the bunnies from our Happy Easter Clear Art Stamps to decorate her tag. You can get all the details HERE on Heidi’s blog.

DT member Vivian Peters has been creating all sorts of adorable Easter cards like this one where she used this cute bunny from our new Easter Creative Scraps. You can see Vivian’s other cards HERE on her blog.

Last Easter we offered a free printable poem and a beautiful angel image and we ran a little contest and Joanne Allison won for creating this stunning card. You can download our free poem and the angel HERE and save it to a picture file to create cards and keepsakes for your own personal use. The link also provides links to the other samples entered.You can also see all sorts of wonderful Easter cards, layouts and keepsakes HERE in our Crafty Secrets Gallery.

Here is a link to the new 'Show Me Your Metal' challenge over at Splitcoast that Lori Lynn is hosting this week. You can read all about it HERE and watch as the gallery grows with cool samples this week. You can also post a sample you may be inspired to create or already have! HERE is a link to last weeks Home Sweet Home Challenge gallery with some very cool samples!

There is also a Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage group over at Papercraft Planet HERE and they have really fun challenges as well that you can join in on!

It’s been busy around here as we are training a new lady, Amy, in our office. Our office manager Nicole is moving back to Alberta and we wish her and her daughter Teana all the best in their new adventure! You will see several changes over the next 6 months including a brand new website and some really cool new products! Geez, I just realized I say ‘cool’ way too much. I’m 51 and I think it’s time to broaden my vocabulary!

Lastly I want to leave you with an great photo that one of our Design Team members Anna Wight took of a new chick on her farm. Anna is an amazing photographer as well as designer and her blog is filled with a mix of fabulous photography and inspiring samples she creates! The photos and stories about the animals are her farm make me laugh out loud and all her galleries like 'Photo of the Day' are filled with some of the most beautiful photography I've ever seen! Definitely worth a visit to Sweet Miss Daisys Blog HERE

Remember you can always check our online Store Locator HERE to find a retailer who carries our products, or you can tell your fav store about us! If you wish to buy online you can get all of products buy HERE in our Shopatron Store

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn

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Marlene (cards4u) said...

Congrats Diana - have fun with your new toys Looking forward to seeing more of Melissa's and Michelle's work!

Angie said...

Love all of your products! I've used your stickers and cloth items for years and am so excited to get going with your beautiful clear stamps! Thanks for all the helpful info on the phone...

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