Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy News, Cool Samples, Links & Giveaway Winner!

Hi Everyone,

I’m excited to tell you about some publicity we’ve received in Canadian Scrapbooker and Stampington’s Sommerset Holidays Magazines!  
I also have some great links for recipes, cool craft ideas  and the WINNER to announce, # 30, Mary Ann in NY from 170 entries who said: “ What's not to love???!!!  All of your products are AMAZING!” – “Gee thanks Mary Ann - but I haven’t been able to reach you”. So if anyone knows her can you please pass on the good news?
30 -Mary ann in NJ

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine has an article in this issue about how the business  has evolved and how I grew up loving old stuff. It’s been an amazing journey and I’m so grateful to all the people who have helped make it easier and more fun, like you!  Seriously, your ongoing support and encouraging words mean the world to us! 


Sorry, I can’t show the full page article big and readable yet as it just hit newsstands and it’s too bad they missed the photo credit info but it’s talented DT Member’s Michele Kovack and Vicki Chrisman with me in the top left, who have both been creating samples for years! Vicki has been my head sample designer & teacher since 2004 and worked on several products. I should have snaped a photo of Cindy van Koll (our graphic designer) and my husband Scott who works non stop for Crafty Secrets now that he's retired!  Jessica has gone back to school so we are training Denisa in the office. The bottom right was a fun group of ladies at our booth at the Scrapbook Carnival in Calgary, AB.  We can’t make their next show this Sept as we leave in a week for France (more about that in my next post).

DT Member Jan Henning's has a really cute Halloween Tree project published in the Holiday & Celebrations issue of Somerset Magazine using our Halloween Stickers!

crafty secrets pub somerset Holidays and Celebrations

 I am also seriously In LOVE with the new issue of Flea Market Style Magazine and all of the fantastic ideas they have for re-purposing old junk!  It’s packed with cool ideas and instructions for stuff like these ‘suitcase shelves’ featured on the front cover!  Look for our ad on pg 143.   We are working like crazy on our CD #2, Creating With Vintage Illustrations and there will be all kinds of fabulous BIG images you will be able to use on home decor projects like pillows, seat covers, wall art, etc.


I just adore this Watkins dish soap bottle that DT Member Pam Hooten designed a new label for with our Queen Bee and French Mail Stamps.  You can get the details HERE on Pam’s Blog and check out her new ‘Blog Makeover’!


DT Leader Vicki Chrisman also posted several photos of the layout she created with our Vintage Label set HERE and this Thursday we have 2 NEW Clear Art Stamp Sets to debut: Grand Greetings and Mini Frames!

Look at this great necklace DT Member Gini Cagle created HERE using one of the brass blank pendants we sell, an image from our Mini Vintage Scraps and Crystal Lacquer from Sakura Hobby Craft


Come join in our Splitcoast Challenge!  I missed posting last weeks ABC Challenge but you can post samples anytime.  The easy hints are up posted HERE and Cynthia is hosting and will post her sample tomorrow in a new Gallery! Just be sure to include the code as some samples didn't show up in last weeks Gallery.

I also have these other fun links to share that I think you will enjoy checking out whenever you have time.

Tip Junkie – WOW , Laurie has an amazing amount of projects people enter and she picks the 10 best ideas for creative ideas with a mix of home dec, re-vamping, great recipes and all sorts of fun craft projects! Over 700 entries last week!

TJ_new-button  has an amazing amount of yummy recipes and I love how you can search by topics like ‘healthy, asian, spicy food, etc. and then look at the highest rated recipes. This is where I found yummy recipes for Coconut Shrimp, Beer Margaritas, Low Card Guacamole and Mango Salsa!

Okay, I will be back this Thursday with our 2 new Stamp sets and I’m so excited about our trip to France I will share some photos of where we are going!

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn
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snowbear said...

Congrats on all the great publicity!! And to the winner!!

Vicki Chrisman said...

FUN post!

Jan Hennings said...

France? You lucky girl :) Love hearing of all the publicity Crafty Secrets is getting and so well deserved.


Congrat's to the winner and Thank you for having that awesome giveaway. Sure enjoy all the creative things you share.

Noreen said...

I love your products! Looks like you really get around!

Ali said...

wow amazing collection of cards and all these cards absolutely fantastic.....

Plastic business cards

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