Monday, December 12, 2011

Sparkle Winner, Thanks are Due and Samples with our Vintage Birds!

Hi Everyone,  

I posted the winner for our Sparkle Challenge on Splitcoast earlier today and then got carried away with all the samples I wanted to add to this post - which is packed full of inspiring birdy samples!  Congratulations to # 15 Leanne Pugliese. I was going to host a new challenge but we are working on 4 new products & everyone is busy with Christmas coming, so we will take a break.

I wrote down all the names - minus mine and DT ladies Vicki & Victoria which left 18 other entries. My mom walked in the office and picked #15 (her birthday) and then I did the anyways as I had it on my computer screen and it also picked 15, so congrats Leanne who decorated these cute Altoid tins to hold a little cash gift for her nieces.

The regular ladies who have been hosting the Crafty Secrets Challenges at Splitcoast have been doing it for - years literally and I owe them all a HUGE THANK YOU!!! This last post was the 200th Challenge and they have created so many fabulous samples you can see in their galleries below that have inspired 1000's of people. Plus visit the Gallery Here to see all the Entries!

Darlene (aka akronstamperdpk) has been taking turns hosting for years and as this is a 'Bird Theme Post' I picked this card from Darlene's Gallery to show you using an image from our Christmas Booklet as I like the way she added the 3D snow and embellishments.

How about this beautiful card by long time challenge hostess Marcy Talbert (kiddielitter) at Splitcoast.  I love the way Marcy colored this image and the sentiment from our Fairyland Stamp set to match the pretty paper she used.

Lori Lynn Washburn has also been a regular hostess for Crafty Secrets Challenges at Splitcoast and I adore the way she used a birdy image from our Little Blessings Creative Scraps with our Rose Stamp in the background. 

Joanne Allison (aka angelnorth) has also helped host the CS challenges and a regular contributor. I picked this cool sample from Joanne's gallery because I love the way she wired it all together and colored the stamps from our Bird Notes and eggs from Farm Chicks Stamps.

 Cynthia (aka stampinAK) has also helped host and is a regular contributor to the challenges and I picked this great inked and stitched card from her gallery using our first ever and still very popular sets Bird Notes.

Karen Wallace has been a regular contributor to our Challenges at Splitcoast and has made some fabulous samples. I picked this cool B&W card she made with our Birdies set because I love the contrast and the way she got the branch stamps to join up.

Elizabeth, (aka: I love rubber) has been a long time contributor to our Splitcoast challenges and has created some fantastic samples like this one with the ever popular 'birds on branch' from our Bird Notes Stamp set.

Marlene (aka: cards4u) has also been a long term supporter and past Guest Designer and I picked this cute band-aid tin she decorated with our Feeling Yucky stamp set. You gotta love the crying duck, especially with Glossy Accents on the tears!

Pammyjo was a regular contributor to many of our CS Challenges and we miss her and wonder what she has been up to.  So Pammy if you per chance read this, please email me so I can send you a little holiday gift. Here is a peek at Pammy's gallery where I found this pretty card with an image from our Birds & Botanicals Booklet (also on our Bird Scraps).

Okay, I will be back later this week with some more fabulous Birdy samples from our talented Design Team Ladies - but I have to share this very cool post DT Leader Vicki Chrisman posted and a link to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Giveaway she is hosting where you can see very cute Christmas cards she created with our Retro Christmas Cuts.  Also see the great digital vintage layouts and the BIRDY APRON Vicki's friend Gabby created with egg image from new CD # 2! 

Here is a link to see a bunch more beautiful birdy theme samples in our Splitcoast Gallery using our products.  Note: our Bird Cotton Scraps are sold out if you spot samples.

 No time to add all the links as I'm hosting a big party for my 3 year old nephew but I will come back and add the rest later.  Update: Party was a great and links added.

Wishing you joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn
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Jan Hennings said...

Congrats Leann and DAR is the BEST :)

Cynthia said...

Congrats Leann! Thanks for sharing all of the fun samples from the challenge players this week, Sandy.

Karen W said...

Congrats to everyone, what an honor to have my card shown. Thank you so much!!

Vicki Chrisman said...

Congrats to Leann! So many gorgeous samples!!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Thanks to all of the great hostesses and folks who are a part of the Crafty Secrets SCS group - you are a special group of ladies!! So warm, welcoming, and encouraging! Thanks also for including me in today's post - hard not to love something so wonderful like Crafty Secrets : )

Michelle H. said...

Amazing projects!!
Lot of inspiration!!
Congrats to the Winner!!

Darlene said...

Thanks SO MUCH for all the wonderful products to create with over the years Sandy & Co.! It has truly been MY pleasure to help showcase Crafty Secrets and they are still MY FAVORITE to create with!

I have made so many wonderful friends through Crafty Secrets and I hope to stay in touch with them in blogland. If anyone's looking for me, you can always find me on MY BLOG. Please stop by anytime and say Hello!
The best of Luck & Love to Crafty Secrets!

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