Monday, May 31, 2010

May DT Challenge, GAS Show in TX, More Samples & Winner!

Today is Our Design Team Challenge
School Spirit Challenge at Splitcaost
See Us at the GAS Show this Weekend & Printable Coupon
More Great Samples
$30.00 Blog Candy Winner

Hi Everyone,

It's our Design Team Challenge today but first I will show you this cool card by Marcy Talbert because I can't get it to move down. She is hosting the weekly challenge over at with a 'school spirit theme ' this week. You can even join in and get all the details from Marcy HERE and see the Gallery HERE.

Today our DT leader Vicki Chrisman is hosting our DT Challenge and I’m sure the ladies have created some fabulous samples ! I saw peeks of just a few and they used our new Sew Nice Creative Scraps and they turned out SEW great I wouldn‘t be surprised if everyone used them !

Sherry Cheever was our May Guest Designer and look at this incredible little piece of altered art she created with our Sew Nice Creative Scraps! You can see and get all the details HERE on Sherry’s Blog. Thanks Sherry for creating so many great samples

Please click on each of the links below to each DT member to see what NEW project they created and scroll down after to see more wonderful recent creations using our products!

Deborah March

My husband Scott & I leave tonight to stay in Seattle and catch a flight to Dallas tomorrow to set up at the Great American Scrapbook Convention this weekend June 4, 5 & 6 in Arlington, TX! DT leader Vicki Chrisman is coming and will be teaching 2 fun classes and doing make-n-takes with DT member Pam Hooten! I'm so happy they are both coming the show and excited to see everyone again!!! Here's a printable coupon for those of you who can make it to come get a free gift! The coupon sounds a bit misleading as it's for the regular double sheet of Creative Scraps - not the new style printed on the opposite side.

Okay for some weird reason Blogger will not let me paste in any of my text, so I'm writing the rest of this post really quickly and it will be brief. Look at this article Vicki had published in Scrap & Stamp HERE on her blog! Also read about her Random Act of Kindness post HERE. It made me get teary eyed reading all the great comments

How about this beautiful postcard DT member Heidi Blankenship made for her mom's birthday using one of the postcards from our Family Postcard Kit. Get the details HERE on Heidi's blog

Look at this stunning card DT Member Linda Duke created with our new Birdie stamp set. Get all the details HERE on Linda's blog

I love these cute mini card DT Member Michelle Kovack created using our Garden Scraps. Get the details HERE on Michele's blog

Look at this adorable card DT member Melissa Phillips created using an image from our girlfriend Creative Scraps. You can read & see more wonderful projects HERE on Melissa's blog.

How about this stunning album that Flo created for her daughter using a variety of our products including our Chandelier stamp set, the clock from the Altered Fairy Scraps, Bird Note Stamps, French Mail and our Office Altered Stickers. You can see several other beautiful pages and the keepsake box HERE on Flo's blog and there is an English translator on the right side.

We have a winner for our $30.00 gift certificate thanks to who picked # 12. A big congratulation to Terri who I emailed earlier and she picked our Halloween and Christmas Joy Clear Art Stamp sets. Great choice!

Can someone tell me if they have ever not been able to paste text? I have a new Windows edition and new virus software and I'm guessing that may be why but poop - I don't know what it's causing it!

I will post again on my laptop when we are away as I have more great news and things to show you next time - like our new Bonjour Hello Clear Art Stamp set!

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn

PS - I promise we are getting a new website really SOON but for now you can see everything better here on our blog or in the Shopatron store.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

So Many New Things to Show You!

What's Cooking?
Tell Us What You Like Best & Enter to WIN $30.00 G.C.
Lots of NEW Creations
Norway DT Gorgeous Samples
See Us in Texas June 3-6/10
Peek at Our New Halloween Creative Scraps

What's cooking with you this weekend? Look at this cute retro card created by DT leader Vicki Chrisman HERE using just 1 of the 20+ images from our Kitchen Cuts - Sug. Retail $1.75!
The card is for the challenge Pammyjo is hosting HERE on Splitcoststampers.

We want to know what products you like best so we can serve you best! Please tell us what you think of our DOUBLE SIDED Creative Scraps! Do you like them better? The price is the same, but you get get more options. Do you love our Clear Art Stamps or colored vintage images best? Leave a comment HERE on this blog and you will be entered to win! Random $30.00 winner will be announced Mon May 31/10 on our DT Challenge blog post!

Only a week has passed and I have so much to show you today! We are madly working on finishing new products for CHA but we have several new items we've recently released like our
new Art Studio Stamp Set! Look at this cool trivet DT leader Vicki Chrisman created stamping images from the set randomly on a tile with Versafine Vintage Sepia and then brushed the top with Glossy Accents from Ranger.

Check out this altered ATC cards DT member Pam Hooten designed with the Art Studio stamp set and you can see the other one HERE on Pam's blog!

What do you think about our new SEW NICE Creative Scraps? We've had a some concern as 1 wholesaler actually said they would prefer the single sided as they think their customers won't know how/what to use. Cindy, our graphic designer has been working hard to create some as mirror images so you can use them like double sided tags but I also want to include large images on at least one of the backs - so I guess I want it all - big images, small and matching - so each sheet will be different but allow more choices and creativity! Please post your feedback and let us know what you think and get entered to win!

Look at this wonderful card by DT member Melissa Philips shown HERE on her blog using the fairy ladies from the back side of our new Sew Nice Scraps. Melissa has been creating all sorts of fabulous samples you can see HERE on her blog like her French card and the dressed Birdies from our Birds & Blossoms Scraps.

Here is another sweet card using our Sew Nice Scraps that DT member Julie Campbell created. She dusted off her sewing machine to stitch the papers and has a great sewing story HERE but you can see all sorts of samples she's created using a variety of our products if you scroll down Julie's blog HERE.

Sherry Cheever has been our Guest Designer this month and and this week she has a couple of cards she's created including this adorable fairy card using our Fairy Enchanting Stamps and a 'ticket' from our Altered Fairy Creative Scraps. You can see more details and get the supply list HERE on Sherries Blog and also check out another beautiful card Sherry created HERE with our Garden Girl Stamp set. is the largest scrapbooking forum in Norway and we sent their design team some product to play with and they have been creating so many gorgeous samples! I love this layout that Marion Oevrelid created and the way she used the Sister postcard on her layout from our Family Postcard Kit. Click HERE to see more great samples!

Norway designer Katrine Vindfallet created samples with every postcard from our Family Postcard kit you can see them all HERE and customers over there are very happy to have a local supplier!

Look at this pretty gift box DT member Linda Duke created using one of the postcards from our Best Buds Postcard Kits. There are more photos, details and a supply list HERE on Linda's blog

Look at this wonderful card DT member Michele Kovack designed using our new Car Classics Stamp Set! I like the way she stamped the word stamp over the brown cardstock and used bright fun colors. You have to see her other matching card and get the details HERE on Michele's blog!

Dee Fillmore, a teacher at the Scrap Arts Store in North Vancouver, BC just sent me this cool card below from the Men's Card Class she is teaching at the store sometime in June using our Car Classic Stamp set. Scrap Arts moved to a new location and loves their new store on 3rd St.

I really like the way our Car Classics Clear Art Stamp Set turned out!

In case you didn't know, we have a Crafty Secrets Facebook Page and DT leader Vicki Chrisman and other members have been posting news about things like our upcoming Great American Scrapbook Show June 3, 4 & 5 in Arlington Texas! We are in Booth 211 & 213 with 2 classes, make-n-takes and specials!
I also spotted this very pretty card that Tanya Ilnicki posted there and wanted to show you and invite you to join us HERE on Facebook!

Lastly, here is a little peek at our new Halloween Creative Scraps which will make their big debut at CHA in July. We may release them a bit early and when you see the other 3 sides (yep - these fold out to 18" and are printed double sided) trust me - you will LOVE what Cindy, our graphic designer did on the other 3 sides!!!

Last weekend was our annual Mother Daughter Roadtrip but we found really cheap airfare so we flew to Santa Monica, CA. We had so much fun but next year we are going to drive again and I think we may do a wine tour in sunny Okanagan, BC. I am a very happy & proud mom and I realized last weekend it's because if I met my daughters anywhere I would really like them and they actually seem to like spending time with me - and that feels fantastic!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Don't forget to leave a comment to say what you love best and be entered to win a $30.00 gift certificate.
Sandy Redburn
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Great New Samples and My Exciting Weekend!

Where has this week gone? We have been so busy working on new product I’ve ignored the blog and many of the samples and links I’ve wanted to post. I can tell you we just finished our NEW Halloween Scraps for the CHA Show in July and they turned out AMAZING (my fav thing we've ever done)! I am giddy with the way the new double sided Creative Scraps are turning out and the Calendar and Sew Nice are available now!

Look at this fun card our guest design team member Sherry Cheever created using an image from our Girlfriends Image & Journal Booklet! You can get all the details and see the inside HERE on Sherry’s blog.

One of our sales reps, Cory is doing this make-n-take today (Sat, May 5/10) at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, California using our new Office 101 stamp set! If you live in the area be sure to stop by.

Look at this fantastic color swatch booklet DT member Vicki Chrisman created using our new Art Studio Clear Art Stamp Set! You can see more pages HERE on Vicki's blog and this set will be available next week!

DT member Julie Campbell created this very cute 3D Shadow box frame using our new Domestic Goddess Scraps but these double sided sheets won't be available until next month sometime (unless we can sell the old ones way faster). You can see more detail HERE on Julie's blog

Here is a gorgeous 3D Shadow box DT member Heidi Blankenship created with our Altered Fairy Scraps and you can get the details HERE on Heidi's blog

DT member Michele Kovack designed this pretty card using our new Material Girl Stamp set and I love the colors and her die cut frame! Here are the details on Michele's blog

I'm in a big rush and will post early next week again as I leave with my girls this morning for our ‘Mother & Daughter Road Trip! I started this annual trip 3 years ago as a way to spend some quality time with my 3 daughters 26, 24 and 23 and it’s become one of our most looked forward to traditions of the year. We usually drive and I let them vote for the destination. Every year they pick Portland but this year we found great airfare to Santa Monica, California! I always have fun games and prize coupons (for $5.00 bills, a free cocktail or appetizer) and it feels as exciting as Christmas! My camera is packed and I will post photos.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day, New Samples

Happy Mothers Day to all you MOTHERS out there!

This is a quick post as we have our van packed with items we don't want and our heading to the swap meet to sell today with my mom & dad. It should be fun and we will donate all the left over items.

Here is a pretty card DT member Julie Campbell created and you can read her wonderful Mothers Day Post HERE an scroll down to see a beautiful anniversary card she also created using our Cherish stamp set. On this card below, Julie used an image from our Childhood Booklet

Sherry Cheevers is our guest designer this month and I wanted to show you this wonderful card she created using our Garden Girl Stamp set! You can get the details and see how she stamped the inside HERE on Sherry's blog.

Look at this pretty box Sherry created using an image from our Birds & Botanical Booklet

I also have a card DT member Pam Hooten just created using our new Material Girl Stamp set! She used Cosmo Cricket Material Girl paper and I swear I didn't know that was the name of there paper when we named this stamp set.

I hope you are all having a great weekend!
Sandy Redburn
Crafty Secrets
Toll Free Phone or Fax 1-888 597-8898
Local Phone 604 597-8817

Crafty Secrets Head Office
15430 78 A Ave.,
Surrey, BC V3S 8R4

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250 H. Street, #436
Blaine, WA 98230

Saturday, May 1, 2010
Big Day - See Our DT Photo Challenge
6 New $50.00 Gift Certificate Chances
The Current Winners
Todays Vintage Printable Free May Day Pg
Meet Sherry Cheever, Our May Guest Designer
See Our New Art Studio & Birdy Stamp Sets

Todays Online Store Specials

Hello, I had to abandon hope of posting the bios and samples I wanted to show you today from our other talented DT ladies as I had weird HTML coding errors and I will be bald if I pull any more hair out! Please visit everyone's blogs if you haven't to see their fantastic creations and 6 ladies are hosting NEW giveaways you can enter!

DT Leader Vicki Chrisman * Enter to Win!

Pam Hooten Drew winner # 98 Mindy

Heidi Blankenship * Enter to Win!

Marisa Grosson Drew winner #139 Gloria

Linda Duke Enter to Win!

Michele Kovack Drew # 83 Stampin Cathy

Melissa Phillips * Enter to Win!

Michelle Van Etten * Enter to Win!

Flo from France * Enter to Win!

Julie Campbell Drew #126 Terre

Deborah March drew #24 iring

Sherry Cheever is our May Guest Designer and you can see the pretty card she created HERE on her Blog for our photo challenge using an image from our Girlfriends Booklet! She will host a give away later this month on her blog

Sherry Cheever’s Bio
I’ve been involved in some form of arts & crafts for as long as I can remember. I majored in art in college and dreamt of being a teacher/artist. When children came along my priorities changed. I experimented in oils, acrylics, watercolors and needlework and began to take stamping seriously in 2005. I’ve served on a number of design teams and am proud to say that I am an alumnus of the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Design Team. Sometimes I feel the need to pinch myself, as here I am in my 50’s and finally getting to do what I wanted to do my entire life . . . make art!

Okay, here is our Vintage Printable Free Gift for you! I thought a May Day image would be perfect to color! Just left click on the image and you may have to do it a twice to get it as big as possible and then right click it with your mouse to save it to a picture file for personal use only please.

I'm so excited to show you our NEW SL29 ART STUDIO Clear Art Stamp Set! We just finished this set yesterday and it's my new very favorite stam p set! Cindy van Koll, our graphic designer did an amazing job. I've been saving these images and wanted them all and it worked - she got 24 separate stamps on this set! Isn't it fun, funky and look like so much fun to stamp with and create! We should have these ready for stores to order in 3 weeks!

This is our other NEW Clear Art Stamp Set SM30 Birdies at Home and they are on order and we should have them in the warehouse shortly, so you can ask your fav retailer to order them! There is tiny text in the branches and across 2 of the birds, they even have cute crowns, fancy hangers for the cages so you can hang them diiferent heights across a page and the bird house rocks!
DT member Marisa Grosson lives locally and I gave her one of the proof sets and you can see a gorgous 3D Shadow Box she stamped on using this set HERE on her blog! and also see 2 cards here!
Online Specials This Week!
Orders Over $25.00 receive our New Material Girl Stamp set (or specify any other small set in the message box). Larger orders will receive extra gifts.

Wood Clipboard Albums on Sale for $4.99 and includes a Free sheet of Fairy Enchanting or What’s Cooking Stickers

Our New Material Girl Stamp Set, on SALE for $2.99 or FREE with any order over $25.00!
Thank you for all your support & joining our celebration this week!
Toll Free Phone or Fax 1-888 597-8898
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Crafty Secrets Head Office15430 78 A Ave.,
Surrey, BC V3S 8R4

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250 H. Street, #436
Blaine, WA 98230

Our Design Team Photo Challenge Quick Post!

Hi Everyone

I want to get this posted by 10 am central time but I haven't finished loading everything I want to show you today and link to, so I'm doing this quick post now and I will repost later today with today’s Free Vintage May Day Printable, our May Guest Designer, the winner of Marcy’s Picture This Challenge, our New Art Studio & Birdy Stamp Sets and Todays Specials to celabrate today - National Scrapbook Day!

Please visit each of our talented design team members and see what they have created! Five of them are annoucing their $50.00 winners and 6 more DT ladies are posting NEW Give Aways for $50.00 Crafty Secrets Gift Certificates today!

If they haven't posted yet today (there may be other slow pokes like me) you can check later. I think you will LOVE what else I have to show today!

· Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Pam Hooten
Heidi Blankenship
Marisa Grosson
Linda Duke
Michele Kovack
Melissa Phillips
Michelle Van Etten
Flo from France
Julie Campbell
. Deborah March

As Arnold said - I willl be back!

Sandy Redburn
Owner Crafty Secrets

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