Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our Thanksgiving & Calender Vintage Printables, New Stamp Set and Samples!

Hi Everyone,

Did you See our DT Christmas Challenge HERE?
New Angel Blessings Clear Art Stamp Set!
Our Free Printable 2011 Calendar from 1910
Link to Our Printable Thanksgiving Image and Samples
New Great Samples
Splitcoast Crafty Secrets Challenge
Photos from the CKC Show in WA
Photos from Our Visit to Cherish the Thought, BC Store
Our dog Otis has gone blind

I'm back as yesterday my computer would not start and I had to do our Design Team Challenge from another computer - sans the photos. Thank goodness it turned out to just be a faulty cordless mouse. HERE is a link to see our fantastic DT Christmas creations if you missed them.

So many people this time of year want to make calendars and buy our Seasonal Image Booklet or want to use all the image on both sides of our Calendar Scraps and need a calendar. We always have links to our free printable calendars on the home page of our website but I had an old calendar from 1910 and the months matched so turned it into a free gift for you (for personal use only please). Just left click on the image (it may take 2 clicks) to get it as big as possible and save it to a picture file.

If you missed our free printable antique Thanksging Postcard last year HERE is the link and you can also see some fantastic cards and scrapbook layouts using our Thanksgiving Clear Art Stamp set in the same post!

This is our new Clear Art Stamp release SL36 Angel Blessings!
It's a beautiful large set with 20 versatile stamps in a mix of beautiful angels, powerful sentiments and pretty lettering. You can use the stamps for birthdays, dear friend cards, Christmas, Easter, birth announcements, christenings and a variety of hand crafted projects with a blessings theme. Adorn bookmarks, bookplates, place cards, wall plaques, mini albums and more. Angel trio is over 3"W and flying angel over 3"H.

Okay I admit it, this card that DT member Linda Duke created took my breath away when I saw it. It was the first sample I've seen created with our new Angel Blessings  set and I'm so HAPPY with how beautiful each angel stamps and how pretty they look colored and the lettering turned out so pretty - thanks to Cindy our graphic designer who added all the extra little flourishes.

Look at this sweet card that DT member Julie Campbell created using the new Angel Blessing stamps with an image from our Christmas Booklet. I love how Julie stamped them multiple times and added them in layers. These 2 cards were part of the DT challenge but I had to post them here with their debut!

Look at this stunning card that DT member Michele Kovack created with our SM Poppy Clear Art Stamp set! I adore the rich orange colors she used, so perfect for Fall. You can see and read all the details HERE on Michele's blog

Marcy Talbert is hosting the new challenge over a Splitcoast and she has posted clues HERE and will list the details. Last week Pammyjo hosted the challenge and asked participants to use leaves with any Crafty Secrets products. Here is Pammy's pretty card and HERE is the Gallery. Remember, you can join in any of these challenges!

Here is our booth at the CKC Creating Keepsakes Show in Bellevue, WA. It's a suburb of Seattle and a really fun busy show. Big thanks to Annette and Elaine for all their help!

Cooking and Christmas were 2 of the most popular themes

We were able to drive to this show so we took lots of fun props like this old typewriter

Here is the old Singer sewing machine my husband Scott found on Craigslist for $40.00 and it folds into a beautiful wood carved cabinet (we left at home). Our Material Girl and Sew Special stamp sets and the Sew Nice Creative Scraps were a big hit at the show.

I can't even remember what was so funny here that I'm laughing like so hard but it's always fun when DT leader Vicki Chrisman comes to shows. After she came home with us for 5 days and we worked on our new products!

The show was busy, in fact sometimes our booth was so crowded, people couldn't get in. It was great to see so many old friends and make a bunch of new ones!
Our trip last week to the store; Cherish the Thought in Port Moody, BC was big success! So many people came out to do the Christmas make & takes and chat with our DT leader Vicki Chrisman.  Vicki shared a few of her favorite & tricks and it so nice to be among so many fabulous fans!

Here is a photo of the owner Jessie, Vicki & myself with 2 walls of Crafty Secrets products behind us! Jessie and her husband Andrew recently moved a few doors down have done an awesome job furnishing this store with vintage furniture and great old props. It feels so cozy and inviting! They put on a fantastic open house with a great spread of food and the entire evening was filled with lots of laughter and inspiration as the ladies visited each of the make & take tables.

I have sad news, our dog Otis suddenly went blind last weekend and it's been so hard watching him try and find his way around! He is 11 years old and the vet said his diabetes likely was a factor. He is doing much better and can hear the fridge open and find his way into the kitchen.

Our webmaster Karin, has almost finished our new website and it's going live soon!

Wising you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving if you live in the USA

Sandy Redburn

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Lynda said...

Sandy ! Love all your DT samples as well as the Vintage calendar! Otis is so cute and so sorry to hear he has lost his eyesight. We had a beagle, Bandit who also went blind due to Diabetes and she did very well and lived to the age of 14. They are amazingly resiliant! Just keep giving him LOTS of love!

Gloria Westerman said...

Thank you so much for the vintage calendar....I love it.....and can't wait to make a calendar for our desk.....
I'm so sorry about Otis....but he'll be fine....just a lot of adjustment....if a dog can run with just three legs he will be fine....

debbiek said...

Love your new site and all the fabulous samples! Your DT's work is incredible:)

Sorry to hear about Otis. It breaks my heart to hear about any of our 'babies' having problems. I'm sure he'll do o.k. though.

Rene said...

That calendar is really cool! I'll have to find a way to use it. The angels set is beautiful. I'll put that on my wish list.

Pam said...

Ahhh, I'm so sorry to hear about poor Otis Sandy, how sad.

I love your pictures, and miss being with you and Vicki, I know y'all had a blast!

The new website looks amazing, I can't wait to see it all finished!


So sorry to read about your much loved doggie going blind. I have a 12+ year old and he is slowly losing his sight.

Jennifer Reynard said...

Wow, you have been crazy busy!!
How fanatastic for your business.
So sorry to hear about Otis.
Thank goodness dogs have such great
hearing! Hope fully you can all
adjust and he will get around just
Thanks for the gorgeous calendar.
Love it!!
Jennifer, Calgary