Sunday, October 11, 2009

Free Thanksgiving Postcard, Winner & 3 BC Classes!

Free Thanksgiving Vintage Postcard!
$25 Blog Winner
Layouts by Melisa Waldorf
3 Classes at BC Creative Expo
More Samples
When I did my last blog post I totally forgot that this weekend is Thanksgiving on Monday here in Canada! So I’m posting a free vintage postcard you can use to decorate a thanksgiving table, kitchen or quick card. Sorry I didn’t do it sooner but Happy Thanksgiving!

Click on the image with the left side of your mouse (you may have to click a couple of times to get it bigger) and then click on the image wiith the right side of your mouse to save it to a picture file. This image is for personal use only please.

I have the winner of our $25.00 Gift Certificate for the feedback POSTED HERE where I asked what future stamp images you all liked best. Thanks so much to all 96 people who left comments and so many helpful suggestions! Instead of doing a random draw I wrote the names of the 6 most helpful feedback posts on slips of paper and drew a random name and Cheryl Carey Bass, Congratulations - your name was on the slip I grabbed!

I want to introduce you to one of our guest designers this month in case you don’t know her - Melisa Waldorf from Jacksonville Florida! You can click HERE to visit the Crafty Secrets Gallery on Melisa’s blog and see 7 more of her projects including an adorable birthday layout she created using our Birthday Kids Clear Art Stamp Set.

This is such a nice Thanksgiving layout Melisa created using our Thanksgiving Stamp Set!

Here is a close up of the large stamp from the set she used with other pieces to create a frame.

Look at this adorable baby layout she created using our Baby Girl Stamp Set. The lace in the background and the ribbon looks perfect 'hanging' the stamped image.

I love the way she created a little collage of stamped baby toys, shoes and the buggy with the stamped image and sentiment.
Like this big pink flower with the stamped center!

Had to share this super pretty Christmas card Linda Duke designed for the challenge at Splitcoast using our new Seasons Greetings stamp set. The Fun Flock looks so cool on the little girls muff!

We will have 4 booths at the BC Creative Expo this coming Fri & Sat (Oct 14 & 15) in Langley BC and Vicki Chrisman is coming to teach 3 classes!

Class 118, Tricks & Treats The queen of Halloween, Vicki Chrisman will be teaching you her best tips & tricks for using Glimmer Mist and our Halloween Clear Art Stamps with her favorite vintage images to create a Spooktacular Mini Album and 2 wall hangings from our Halloween Vintage Postcard Kit! Get great ideas to dress up all kinds of Halloween projects! Halloween Class Kit includes a Vintage Halloween Postcard Kits (with a mini stamp set), assorted Halloween images from Vintage Halloween Booklet, Halloween Stickers, a bottle of Glimmer Mist and fun embellishments!

Class 120, Fairy Girls Shadow Box & Keepsakes - Journey to fairyland with designer Vicki Chrisman and decorate an altered wood shadow box to house your fairy girl, a fairy stamped wood postcard and a pixie spool fairy! Participants of this class will receive a whimsical sheet of vintage fairy girls, butterfly wings, hats and crowns (not publicly published yet) and our Fairy Enchanting Stickers, lrg wood spool, ribbons and pretty embellishments!

Class #119 Christmas Card Class – SORRY SOLD OUT
Learn an array of tips & techniques for stamping and embellishing your cards with heartwarming vintage charm! Designer, Vicki Chrisman will help you create 4 stunning Christmas cards and a keepsake card box. Plus, you get to keep 24 more vintage Christmas images you can use later!

I wanted to show you this great idea here that Julie Campbell thought of to use the little mini images shown on the packaging of the Postcard Kits. Each kit has little sample thumbnail images showing the larger images inside and rather than tossing them, she started cutting them out and using Glossy Accents and foil tape to create mini charms!

I get excited when I see people get creative and mix up stamps from our different stamp sets and I was looking through our gallery at Splitcoast and spotted this cute french postcard Sophie La Fontaine here created using a combo of Garden Girls, French Mail and Mouse Party. She drew the tiny flag and is sending this to a friend in France.

That's all for now. I've been busy getting ready for our show this weekend as we have 4 booths and I'm having a flea market area to clear out a pile of old stock, craft supplies, magazines, antique postcards and more!

Also, we have started working on new stamp sets and the feedback was so helpful! It was fun reading the suggestions, which were mixed but the 2 images that got a giant yes were 9 & 10, the little kids at the soda fountain and in the car, so Cindy our graphic artist is working on a new set with them! Plus there are more sets in the works!

PS - I checked and the Dick & Jane Books (asked for in stamps) are a registered trademark owed by Addison-Wesley - but I'm working the idea!

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn
Crafty Secrets

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Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Yay! I can't believe I ACTUALLY won something! Woo hoo! Thanks so much, Sandy! How do I go about claiming my prize so I can get my free goodies RIGHT AWAY?! Thank you.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Cheryl, Yes, you won a $25 gift certificate! I couldn't find your email address so I posted on your blog. Please email us what you would like and we will pay the shipping. You can see prices here in our Shopatron store:

Vancouver realtor said...

Hi. Nice pictures. They have got really style. Exactly that kind which my wife likes. I will recommend her your blog. And I have also that problem of forgetting that there is Thanksgiving. However, there is always someone to remember it to me.

Good luck,

Carla said...

Terrific eye candy, Sandy!! Every one of these projects is spectacular!! Keep them coming!! If you ever come to a Colorado show, I'll be there! BC is a little far for me!!

Hearts Turned said...

Wish I could come for the classes--sounds like so much fun--enjoy the weekend! Thanks for the great turkey image--now if I could just get my printer to work...

Nenne said...

Lovely turkey-image! Just foun your blog, have had the domestic goddess-embellishment paper for a while but just now got to use it, you can see a card a made here:
and a dinner planner using ALOT of images:
So much inspiration going on here, I'm definitly coming back! <3


SophieLaFontaine said...

Hey!!! That's MY card!!! *huge grin* Wow, I was just browsing and saw it!!! I am sooooo honoured!!! I LOVE your stamps!! Keep them coming!!!

Unknown said...

Lovely Collections. I like all the above given designs. I use postcards only for official purposes. I get it designed and printed from Postcard Ninjas.

Anonymous said...

The link for the Thanksgiving freebie says the download link has expired, am I doing something wrong?

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