Monday, February 14, 2011

32 Creative Places to Say I Love You All Year, 2 Winners, Bow Tutorials & New Samples!

Happy Valentines Day!

I forgot all about this old list I began years ago. I just updated it and added it to a printable page  Remember to say I LOVE YOU often to those you care about. You can say it 365 days a year and this list may give you some creative ideas to 'spread some love'. Click it larger with the left side of your mouse a couple of times, then right click it to save it.

We had 266 people post comments to enter our LOVE YOU Giveaway posted HERE and  picked #202 as the winner, so congratulations goes to Sonya who said: Please count me too! I love all the valentine projects that everyone made! Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great day!    She has won our 3 love theme Clear Art Stamps and 2 sheets of our new Love Mail Creative Scraps (or a $72.00 gift certificate).
I was also really moved when I read this comment by RubyHannah said... I absolutely LOVE your products - am in the process of making 10 identical scrapbooks for my brothers and sisters - both of our parents were killed in a car accident in 1965. I was given a box of "stuff" a few years back that an aunt had in her garage - it was filled with all the news articles, cards, letters, photos, signup sheets for fund raisers. It took me about a year to go thru and process emotionally what was in that box - much of it I vaguely remember. The outpouring of love and concern in the cards and letters from around the world was overwhelming. Your products grace every page as I carefully and thoughtfully put these scrapbooks together. I was 9 when my parents were taken and am blessed with many memories my younger siblings don't have. Your images and sayings remind me of happier times before the accident that I can share in these scrapbooks. I have come to view this project as my therapy - Thank you, Crafty Secrets, for being a part of this.

It’s too bad our new Love Mail Scraps didn’t get finished in time for Valentines day but when I saw they wouldn’t be, I decided we should change them to have more pretty pastel colors and love sentiments that work more ‘year around’. I’m thrilled with the result!

Our Creative Scraps were originally printed single sided but all the sheets have been re-printed double sided (except for Easter and Wacky Animals) and any single sided left are on sale while quantities last. The double sided sheets provide more choices for the same price and are perfect for punched and die cut windows, hanging ornaments, tags and all kinds of frames!

Now I have some great resources to share! We recently started doing a little advertising with 2 great ladies; Sarah and Lyndsay from the and I’m so impressed with their site and all the fantastic blog links in different categories they have! They have themes for; Bridal, Classes, Country Life, Fashion, Health, Scrapbooking blogs and much more! They also great tutorials on how to create Blog Banners, Buttons, Photoshop Tips and more. You can add your blog or search for great blogs HERE on their site.

Becca from Amazing Grace has such a helpful and inspiring blog filled with so many ideas and helpful tips on stamping and card making. She has been so sweet to put several of her tips into step by step tutorials with some fantastic videos like her Bow Tutorials.  A pretty bow can turn a plain card into a WOW card and you learn how to create Rushing with Ribbon as Becca did on this sweet card below she created using our SL38 Angel Blessings Stamp SetCheck out her BOW Tutorials on tying Figure 8 Bows, Collar and Double Tied Bows.

Becca also created this pretty card with one of the Bird images from our Birds & Blossoms Creative Scraps.  You can get all the details HERE on Becca's Blog.

I'm loving all the paper piecing ideas our DT ladies have been using with our new Little Boy and Little Girl Stamp sets. This cute card by Pam Hooten shows a perfect example of how she stamped the little boy again on her pattern paper so she could cut out overalls for the him. I love how she stamped the puppy and added him to the wagon. You can see details HERE on Pam's Blog.

I love the way DT member Linda Duke used a piece of real chicken wire to create a little cage for her rabbit and the checkerboard and chicken stamps from our Farm Chicks Stamps. 

Look at this great collage card DT member Linda Duke also created using our new Wonderland Tea Creative Scraps with details HERE on Linda's Blog.

Joanne Allison from the UK was a past Design Team Guest a couple of years ago and she continues to create beautiful samples like this card she made with our Rose Stamp set.
She just had a card published in PaperCrafts Magazine and will be receiving a $30.00 gift certificate with the new Rewards Program we are starting (details on my next post). You can see 43 fabulous samples HERE on Joanne's Blog. 

Designer and teacher Tammy Tutterow created a wonderful little file box keepsake to hold memory cards she decorated with images and quotes and some of the journal cards from the inside of our Vintage Photo Creative Scraps and I love the way she colored the little drawings of cherubs we added to some the corners.  You can see samples HERE on Tammy's Blog.

Look at this close up photo showing how Tammy colored the tiny photo studio angels

 I hope you all have a great day spent with those you love!

Sandy Redburn
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Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wonderful many great things. We all have to live each day the very best we can. Your "Love Scraps" are adorable and using all year is a great idea. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Marcy said...

Sandy, I love the color scheme you chose for the new Creative Scraps. They will be lovely to use all year long - so many wonderful uses!

snowbear said...

What a lucky winner Sonya is.... congratulations to you!

I so love the idea of the double sided creative scraps!

Becca's site is awesome... she is filled with wonderful ideas... love it!

Keri said...

Those Love Scraps are wonderful and I love the pastel look! Definitely getting my hands on those!
Thanks as always for the gorgeous inspiration!

Becky Green said...

What WONDERFUL stamp sets!!!! Would LOVE to win them!!! BEAUTIFUL projects!!! Everyone is SO TALENTED!!!!!! (Fingers crossed!!)

Lindy said...

Love the Crafty Secrets stamps AND the ephemera to match. Thanks.

Roxanne said...

I Love Love Love Crafty Secrets! You have the best stamps and ideas!
The other thing I absolutely love is that your winners are for REAL and RANDOM! You even prove it! I subscribe to some other creative blogs (other product info & ideas) & its disappointing to see they have same winners many times or that they are part of the 'creative team' from a big company that makes their products! :( Why not let us little peeps win, right?! Thanks Crafty Secrets!

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