Friday, May 6, 2011

Sharing some inspiration, Guest Designers, GASC in TX, and a peek at new papers

Hello friends! It's Vicki here, I'm covering the blog post  for Sandy while she's away.   She left me with lots of great samples to share with you, so lets get started :) 

Mays talented  Guest Designer is  Viola Mahr.    Look at this gorgeous card she created with the Love Mail Creative Scraps and Angel Blessings Clear Art Stamps.

Huge thanks to our April Guest Designer Sophie LaFontaine for sharing all her beautiful creations with us.  This little cutie was done..using watercolor with our Clear Art Stamps.

I told you there were lots of great samples.  Well here's another. I love the "shabby" feel of this darling card by Tammy Roberts.
(image from Double sided Vintage Photos Creative Scraps and stamps from Artsy Banners)

The girls over at Splitcoast Stampers are always coming up with fun challenges and creating gorgeous things using Crafty Secrets Products.  You can check out the weekly challenges here.  They welcome everyone to play along. 

Isn't this a great card Marlene created with the Farm Chicks stamp set.  I love the look of the corrugation as the background!


Here's a sweet card Lori Washburn made with the "Little Girl" stamp set.  The soft look of this is so "Springy".

And look at this beautiful box Marcy created with the Sunflower stamp set.

You'll have to read the interesting story behind "The Medicine Book" here on Design Team Member Julie Campbell's blog HERE    And you can also see another beautiful sample of hers HERE.

You can see how easy it is, (with a little creative thinking :) to achieve a different feel to your project, just by changes things up a bit.   Design Team member Pam Hooten  put a new spin on the little horse from the Down on the Farm stamp set, making it frilly and girlie.  Oh.. it's just makes me SMILE!

How fun is this card that Design Team member Heidi Blankenship made with the "Car Classics" stamp set. 

Here is another great card from Heidi. This one using one of the images from Vintage Photos  Creative Scraps.

The sweet little tag below was created by Mary Hamer. What a great color combo!

Thanks for all the inspiration girls!


I know Sandy will be sharing more about the new CD's ... but check out just a few of the beautiful papers you can expect to see on them.  I am SO excited!

Note: if you are a digi scrapper and are interested in creating some layouts for Crafty Secrets using some of the new goodies, please contact Sandy at  Send  3-4 low resolution examples of your work.  

The Great American Scrapbook Show in Arlington TX will be here in no time at all.   It's June 2-4.   Sandy, her hubby Scott and I will be there and would love to see you, so come by and say hello!
Here is a Coupon for $2 General Admission to the show.

Okay... hopefully all the inspiration has your creative juices flowing, and your off grabbing your supplies :)   to get busy.   Enjoy the process!
                                   Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend,
                                and a Happy Mothers Day!


Pearl Maple said...

Ever so pretty as always, enjoy visiting your blog space full of creative inspiration

Anonymous said...

Viola's work is beautiful - looking forward to seeing more of her creations : ) I also can't wait to see and hear more about the new CDs. I have enjoyed seeing a sampling on the DT's projects!

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful samples and great to see some guest designers!

Hattiepattie said...

Love all the wonderful ideas on your CD. Best wishes!