Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fabulous Vintage Card Samples, Pintrest Boards, See us at the GAS Show in TX!

Hi Everyone, 

We've been busy finishing the files for CD # 3 and I will show you some of the files next time but I'm super excited!  Also working on 6 new stamp sets and some other fun surprises.  I have some really inspiring stamped cards and cool projects to share today.  With Spring here everyone is pulling out their flower stamps & images and creating pretty, colorful projects and this cool art journal by DT Member Pam Hooten makes me happy just looking at the colors and how she used our Dahlia and Sunflower Clear Art Stamps with Ranger & Dylusion inks and a stencil. You can see more photos and details on Pam's Blog.

DT Leader Vicki Chrisman has a great tutorial on her Blog Showing how she used our Dahlia Stamp set to create this pretty card using just Pink Glimmer Mist and a Pink Copic Marker (ok, maybe a little yellow).Vicki's always worried that she can't color as well as some of the 'Copic Queens' but this shows you don't need to be an amazing color artist or use a bunch of colors. You can get all the details and see the inside on Vic's Blog.

When we were at the Sewing & Craft Show a couple of weeks ago past DT Member Marisa Grosson stopped by for a visit and brought me a bunch of beautiful samples and I wanted you to see the cool way she layered her card using our Rose Stamp set and you can learn how here on Marisa's Blog.

I also met the wonderful Elizabeth Lincoln at the show and she brought me some beautiful cards - lucky me! I'm just sad that we accidentally packed all the samples up into our antique trunk and I didn't keep Elizabeth's and Marissa's cards out to show you.  You can see a bunch here in Elizabeth's Splitcoast Gallery.  like this one she made with Bouquets of Joy

I really enjoy reading the family stories that DT Member Julie Campbell posts with the scrapbooks she is creating to honor all her family members and the detailed history she is documenting, like this sweet story.  I wish I had more photos and knew more stories about my family. I have told my kids every story I've heard and keep meaning to do video interview with my mom and get her to tell some of the stories in her own words about growing up at the end of the depression on a farm.

Here is a cute and quick card idea that DT Member Marilyn, aka busymartha whipped up here on her Blog  using an image from our Little Blessings Scraps. I love the little pennant she added and homespun colors.

Marie-alice emailed me me 2 adorable cards and look how she made a table for the kids and pies from our Winter Wishes Stamp set.  It's a great example how you don't have to just use this set for Winter projects.

Look at this sweet card she created with our All Dolled Up and Grand Greetings stamp sets. It would make such an adorable card for a little girl. You can see a bunch of fabulous cards here in Marie's Splitcoast Gallery.

Sophie La Fontaine also emailed me 2 wonderful cards she stamped like this one she created with our Sing For Joy Set and I love the creative way she used the flower to stamp a background, the mom bird and the window she die cut!

I love the way Sophie mixes up stamp sets to create cards I never would have thought of like using the chair from Take it Easy Stamp set with the little stamp set from our Halloween Postcard Kit and others like the Fleur-de-lis from Artsy Banner You can see a bunch more great cards here in Sophie's Gallery.

I'm not sure if you spotted this fantastic box that Shawn altered and posted on our Facebook page. She used a Breath Right Box and our Book Lovers Stamp set and I love that she turned it into a 'Tea Gift Box' and incorporated her love for reading and tea. You can see more photos and details here on on Shawn's poetryinapotoftea blog    (corrected link).

 I started some Crafty Secrets Boards over at Pintrest to post projects and samples and I need to add a bunch more to it but here is the link if you want to check it out.  It's a fun way to see stuff!

Lastly I wanted to show you the new ad Cindy made for the Great American Scrapbook Show we will be at May 31 to June 2 in Arlington, TX!  We do this big show every year and have so much fun. Vicki Chrisman will be doing demos and make & takes and Sara Hemphill is coming back to help us.  I will be posting more details soon but if you live anywhere near - please come see us and get a free gift with a purchase over $15.00. 

I'm off to dinner with my wonderful husband to use a gift certificate we were given for the Boathouse restaurant and I can't wait to have a bowl of seafood bisque!

Until next time,
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Micupoftea said...

What wonderful cards and great inspiration. I am so honored and excited to have my altered box presented!! What fun! Thanks, Crafty Secrets & Sandy~
Can't wait to see the new things coming in the future. Have a nice weekend :)

Vicki Chrisman said...

What a gorgeous bunch of samples! Amazing inspiration :)

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