Monday, January 24, 2011

NEW Farm Fresh Scraps and Farm/Chicks Stamp Samples, Blog Prize Winner & More!

Hi Everyone, today I'm showing...

New Farm Fresh Creative Scraps
Down on the Farm & Farm Chicks Stamp Samples
Winners Name for Alice in Wonderland Giveaway
Splitcoast Challenge You Can Join
What Debuts Next??

I hope you all had a fun weekend!  I don't know about you but there was a lot of football and food happening in our house this weekend and I feel like I over loaded on both! 

This post got delayed today - but I'm so excited to show you our NEW Farm Fresh Scraps, actually just finished now and on their way to the printers! I have to admit when we first started these I wasn't loving them until Cindy van Koll (our graphic designer) and I spent an afternoon brainstorming silly phrases, sayings and puns with a farm/chicken theme and we came up with a bushel of fun sayings, which inspired a crop of new ideas and she did her Photoshop magic and now this is one of my new favorite sets of Creative Scraps! Click on the image a couple of times to see both 8 x 19" sides larger.

Seriously, if you knew how many bits, layers and cutting going into each set you would understand they are a labor of love! Also, to those who say they don't want our Creative Scraps to be double sided, please know - the price didn't change when we started printing on the opposite side, you now just have more images to choose from - plus the versatility to use each image double sided for tags and decor pieces you hang, or add to a window in a card or page. The sheet folds to 8 x 9.5" to hang and the fronts have complementary backs. 

The samples below were created with images I emailed a couple of our DT ladies last night who had time to whip up something so you could see some samples. The actual Farm Fresh Scraps will be available and start shipping the first week in Feb. Getting product produced in North America offers this extra advantage - no waiting foroversea shipments!   Besides the superior quality, it's also the reason our Clear Art Stamps are manufactured in the USA.

Look at this cute card DT leader Vicki Chrisman created with "I Dig Farm Boys!" Hey - she lives on a country road in Nebraska and her husband does looks young for his age (lol as Vicki would say).

Vicki also whipped up this adorable layout using the image "You Grow Girl , sweeter every year" from the Farm Fresh Scraps. I also love the 'Farm Girl' and 'Dairy Fresh' buttons she made. She used the check border and chicken wire stamps are from our Farm Chicks Stamp set .

Look at this fun card DT member Julie Campbell made using the 3 ladies from the Farm Fresh Scraps! We just finished the other side of this sheet today and it now has a RX prescription for a Girlfriends Pedicure and a chicken soaking her feet. A window frame in a card would allow you to see both sides.

Julie also created this very sweet card and I love the colors she picked, the jute, lace, buttons and inked edges!  The other side of this image has a cute young couple gazing out across a field with their doggie, so you can use either age couple on the Farm Fresh Scraps.

Here are our Down on the Farm Clear Art Stamps. We released this large stamp set early and you may have seen them already but we have so many new guests and they go perfect with our Farm Scraps!

This is such a cute birthday card that DT Member Michele Kovack designed using our Down on the Farm Stamp set. Michele also used the cowboy boot from Provo Crafts Country Carnival cartridge on Shrinky Dink Material and it looks so cute with the brown jute. You can see details HERE on Michele's Blog.

Look at this cute scene DT Alumni Member Marisa Grosson created with various stamps from the Down on the Farm Stamp set.  You can see the details HERE on Maria's Blog.

Here are our Farm Chicks Clear Art Stamps and they were also released early

DT member Mary Hamer created this cute decor piece using the chicken stamps from our Farm Chicks Stamp set and I love the colors she used to color them.

You may have seen some of these wonderful cards DT Alumni Member Lisa Zappa designed when she received the Farm Chicks stamp set but they are so cute I'm showing them again in this country theme post.

I really like the way Lisa combines so many stamps from a set to create little scenes like this little hen party!

On this card, Lisa stamped the large egg multiple times and made a nest with some raffia. The chicken wire stamp looks great stamped on paper and aged with some distress ink

I just love this card, which DT Member Pam Hooten created using the Farm Chicks set! Look how she restamped the rooster and popped him and the little banner stamp up.

For any of you feeling intimidated by the great coloring on all the samples above, I want to show you how cool they look stamped in plain black ink, accented with a red marker.  DT leader Vicki Chrisman stamped all of these fun tags using the Farm Chicks Stamp set on manila shipping tags and embellished them with scraps of paper, ribbons and buttons.

This little chick running is one of my fav images on the Farm Chicks set and look how different she looks in pink & black with the little party hat stamp, or in country colors.

Okay, Congratulations to #5 Lana, the winner picked by for our Alice in Wonderland Blog Prize! who said:
Sandy I absolutely love these new releases!! I can not pick just one!! Look forward to seeing what else you come up with your DT is fabulous!!

Okay, you have to go check out the challenges at Splitcoast in our little forum!  Last week Pammy Jo asked people to try and use any of our produst to create something with 'Just 1 Layer' and there are some fabulous samples you can see HERE in the Gallery!

Then this week Marcy Talbert is hosting a challenge and her clues are posted right HERE.  Come join in the fun!  I will post the gallery link next week.

I will be back this week with some more wonderful surprises and ideas!

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn


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Lana said...

Sandy I am stunned to see my name Lana #5 as winner Thank you!!!!!
I also just love the new farm sets you showed today, they are so darn cute and the projects your DT did were adorable!!!

BethW said...

I saw these on Julie's blog earlier today and was smitten-these are the cutest yet. I can't wait to get some!

Anonymous said...

I love the new designs! They are so perfect for anyone having a passion for a "Down Home" nostalgia with a modern twist!

Marcy said...

I'm so excited for the new Farm Fresh Creative Scraps. They look like such fun!

Sheila Rumney said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Farm Fresh Scraps. I will definitely have to order multiples of these as I love each and every image! Can't wait!!!

Keri said...

I really love those Farm Fresh images, just perfection!
Thanks for showing B&W stamped images as well as the detail-colored both looks!

VAWM said...

These are amazing! How fun!