Friday, May 20, 2011

Design Team Call, CD Peek, Winner for Blog Giveaway & TX Make & Take Samples!

I sent out our main newsletter yesterday to 9115 subscribers but I wish everyone could subscribe to this blog so they didn't miss giveaways and all the fantastic samples posted here.  Today I have a Design Team Call to announce, a peek at our new CD, a Blog Giveaway Winner, plus  some cool samples to show you for our Make & Take at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington TX, June 2-4/11.

This is our first time publicly doing a Design Team Call as I usually get to know each designer after falling in love with samples I’ve seen that they have created with Heartwarming Vintage Collection of images or our Clear Art Stamps, and often they use both.  Many of our DT ladies have been with us for years but we have space to add more people and we are also starting a new Digital & Hybrid Design Team for our first in a series of CD’s. Our first CD is titled Creating with Vintage Patterns (available May 30/11).  Creating with Vintage Images and Creating with Vintage Typography will follow. Click on the photo to see it larger.

Crafty Secrets Design Team Call!

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic paper crafters, stampers and digital designers who love vintage and have time to commit to designing samples each month using our products and to promote our products online and be an inspiration to others!

This is a 6 month position running from June 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. Team members off both teams can reapply for 2012. This call is open to English speaking residents worldwide. Deadline to submit is May 28/11.
Please email submissions to

Design Team Members Are Responsible For:

1) Posting 4 projects per month on your blog using primarily Crafty Secrets Products and the ability to include any helpful instructions, quality photos (listing and linking to Crafty Secrets products in your posts).

2) Participation in our monthly challenge in a Blog Hop with the other DT members and sometimes other companies. The dates for each challenge are given 1-3 months in advance so if you are out of town you can schedule your post ahead.

3). You agree to release the rights of your samples to Crafty Secrets for display on the company website, blog, in company publications and possibly for display at shows.

Although it's not a requirement, we also love to see DT members post their creations in any other online galleries and social media networks, join in challenges on other sites, submit samples to magazines ... basically just promote our products when possible.

Please include in your application:
- Name and address
- Include links to any of the following: Your Blog, Facebook page, any sites you have projects posted in such as stamp sites, Youtube, etc.

Please write a few paragraphs telling us:  
A) A little bit about yourself, if you are on any current Design Team or have been and which ones?
B). Are you primarily a stamper, card maker, a traditional or digital scrapbooker?
C). Why you would like to be on the Crafty Secrets Design Team and what do you think you can offer?

- Attach 3-5 samples of your recent work which best showcases your style (under 500 KB please).

In Return Design Team Members Will Receive:

1. Generous product shipments filled with Crafty Secrets Products, with shipping included and the ability to pick some products you would like most to work with. Occasionally other companies products we may team up with.

2. Your picture and bio on the Crafty Secrets Blog and Website.

3. Compensation for published projects. Note: You don’t need to be on our Design Team to be rewarded for published projects! Please click HERE to read about our Rewards Program (scroll down past the Angel Policy).

4. Teacher discounts on any of our products for classes, although this is also available to teachers outside our Design Team as well.
Okay, now I have a winner to announce for our Blog Giveaway for our Car Classics and Favorite Fellas Stamp Sets, plus a copy of our CD, Creating with Vintage Patterns to be released May 30/11. From 123 entries, picked #10, so congratulations to Lillian Child!
I'm visiting at DT Leader Vicki Chrisman's house in Nebraska and I wanted to show you the fantastic samples she designed for one our make & take at the Great American Scrapbook Show in Texas June 2 - 4.  This make & take will be $1.00 with proceeds going to a charity.  There will be a few different make & takes during this 3 day show and I will post the silver pendant neacklaces I made in my next post. 
Here are the backs. Some of our double sided Creative Scraps work great in these small frames but we will have stamps you can use to stamp a card for the back side. They are discontinued Tattered Angels embossed Frames and I bought a skid of their discontinued products and will be adding some items to our store next week!

You can choose to create a double sided frame or one of these sweet mini wall hangings.

Until next time, wishing you all joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn

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Lillian Child said...

Oh my goodness!! Thank you SO MUCH! I have very few masculine stamps and can't wait to see the new CD!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh how exciting.....I love your DP and use it all the time.....I've also used some of your digital's on tags...will have to get it all together and apply for the DT....thank you for the opportunity...

Unknown said...

Is this a international call? Or is it only for USA? Totally looove the products I have from you and might just apply if this is international =)

Hugs from Lilli =)

Sarah said...

The make and take samples are so cute and the new CD looks very interesting. Can't wait to see both you and Vicki in TX and all of your new products, too.

debbiek said...

Congrat Lillian! Lucky gal you are:)

Wish I could try out for your DT but too much going on right now....Good luck to those who do apply, though. You have awesome products Sandy, and your DT make gorgeous, outstanding artwork! Best Wishes to all of you.

- Debbie Kaste

Holly Moore said...

Oh wow, I have loved Crafty Secrets products ever since the first time I saw them! My most recent scrappy purchase was the new Wizard of Oz stamps, just Monday.

And just for the chance to possibly work with such talented people. Yeah!

Thank you thank you.

sjgray said...

Always, always, beautiful inspiration!

Erin Glee said...

Congrats to Lillian!
Love the M & T samples!

Donna said...

Congratulations Lillian! Sandy this was a great the new CD patterns! I'd love to try for the design team, too, but can't do so this round....maybe next time!!

VAWM said...

What a fabulous opportunity! I hope you and Vicki are having a fabulous time!

sonyaeverding said...

Gorgeous stuff. Love vintage.

Debbie said...

WOWOWOWOW ... the new Vintage digital line sounds amazing and if the graphic is any indication, I just know it will knock all of our socks off! What an amazing opportunity ... thanks for the chance to apply :)

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What great make and takes!! Can't wait until the new CD comes out : ) Hope you have a great show in Texas!

Anonymous said...

Oh those are the sweetest little wall hangings! Absolutely adorable! Have a great day!