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Monday, November 30, 2015

2015 Black Friday (and then some) Scrapbooking Deals

Soooo many sales – I’ve rounded up some of my favorites. Happy Shopping!!

Creative Memories – Free gifts with purchase now until December 3rd at 3pm CT.

Full details and
ideas are in this post.

Kiwi Lane – Cyber Monday sale on their website or you can order with me directly. Details in this blog post.


Silhouettegreat deals at Several bundles to choose from including ones to get started with vinyl or heat transfer projects.


These ship free with Amazon Prime.  As a Prime member not only will you save on shipping but you’ll also have access to online movies, music, Ebooks, photo storage & more! Start your FREE 30 day Amazon Prime trial now & you’ll be all set for Christmas!

ScrapnEasel – also available on


I LOVE my Scrapn Easel for so many reasons – here are just a few:

  • Ideal for Scrapbooking, Card Making & Other Paper Crafts
  • Two 12"x12" Working Surfaces
  • Magnetic Work Surface makes it easy to keep things in place.
  • Two Removable 12"x12" Grids (Work On Two Pages Or Projects Simultaneously)
  • Extremely Portable (Weighs only 4.3 pounds)
  • Ergonomic Design Eliminates Body Aches Associated With Paper Crafting and improves visibility


If you have the Stamper System that Creative Memories sold you can get more stamps and refill ink pads on from PSA Essentials.

stamper systems

Monogram stamp sets as low as $3.50 (free shipping with Prime) and these cuties: 

Peanuts - Winter
peanuts – honestly, too many to mention! Sizzix, Doodlebug, Ranger Ink & more!!  


Forever – Panstoria
Memory Manager and Storybook Creator are no longer supported – if you want to continue using these programs you’ll need to upgrade to Artisan & Historian (same programs, just updated and supported now by Forever). Save 30% on software, digital content and more on the Forever site.  Be sure to check out this post for important information about the switch from CM’s MM & SBC, to Panstoria and now to Forever


Our Daily Bread Designs – love their products!odb



 Shutterfly - Cyber Monday

Lots of deals – click on “Special Offers” to see them all.
Here are a few highlights:

All customers enjoy 25% off qualifying merchandise orders using the code CYBERDEAL at checkout

All customers enjoy 50% off hard photo cover Photo Books and 40% off everything else using the code CYBER40 at checkout

All customers enjoy 10 Free 6x8, 5x7, 5x5, 4x8 Flat, 5x7 Folded, 5x7 Trifold or 3/4 Folded Cards and includes your choice of 10 Free Trim options and 10 Free Paper types using the code 10FORME at checkout

Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints - Cyber Monday

Cricut Cyber Monday Deals

Have a Scrapbook/photo/paper crafting related Cyber Monday deal to share? Please post in the comments!


(See below for sale info & promo code)
Are you still using CM’s Memory Manager and/or a version of Storybook Creator?Still using MM? You NEED to switch to Historian.Still using SBC? You NEED to switch to Artisan.
Panstoria (the company that created this software for CM) is now Forever and if you're still using Storybook Creator and/or Memory Manager you're going to want to make the switch to Artisan and/or Historian. While these "new' programs (created by Panstoria) are pretty much the same as SBC, SBC+ &/or MM,  the CM versions of these programs are no longer supported.  The time will come, sooner or later, when you won't be able to use SBC and/or MM. Also, after the end of January you will no longer be able to print directly from Storybook.  To continue to use these programs you’ll need to switch to Artisan (SBC+) and Historian (MM).  Forever/Panstoria has a fantastic sale going on right now - 30% off sitewide (including software) with the promo code SAVE30. I'm sad to say my days as an affiliate with Panstoria are coming to an end. I still love these programs, and will continue to use them, but I have no interest in the "forever" storage options. Unfortunately, you can't be an affiliate for one without the other - and it costs a pretty penny to join Forever, either as a customer or an affiliate. So, for now you can visit Panstoria/Forever via my affiliate link (and thank you for your support!). NOTE: DO NOT upgrade to Artisan 5 if you don't have a 64 bit version of Windows! You can upgrade to Artisan 4 if you have a 32 bit version.

Huge Sale at (Panstoria - SBC+ - MM)
Save 30% with promo code SAVE30 until Tuesday, December 1st at 11:59 Pacific Time.
I am happy to report that I had no issues switching to Artisan and Historian.  I switched over as soon as these programs were available.  My content came over seamlessly with the upgrade to Artisan 5 and Historian works with your existing Memory Vaults.  The switch was very painless. 
Artisan 5 has a lot of nice updates. Some of my favorites include:
  • Two-page editing is a breeze!
  • Alignment Guides – super easy to keep things lined up
  • Strokes – these are photo & shape borders in different patterns
  • Font manager – the ability to sort fonts on your computer into categories!

Where to go to for help with Artisan & Historian?
P2P - great resource for Artisan (SBC+) and Historian (MM)!
I have been a member of Pixels2Pages for a while now. They offer great support and some goodies each month, too.  They are my go-to spot when I have a question/issue with these programs. 

Click on “Resources” at the top of the page or some very helpful FREE support regarding these changes.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Exclusive Kiwi Lane 3 Day Sale!

Kiwi Lane Sale -
Kiwi Lane is having a sale on Cyber Monday but if you shop with a Kiwi Lane Instructor you can enjoy these savings for THREE days!     Take advantage of the discounts when you shop with me and be among the first to order and guarantee that you get the items you want while supplies last. 

Kiwi Lane is the perfect gift scrapbookers or card makers on your list and  they make perfect stocking stuffers as well. 
Here are the details!

  • 15% off ALL Designer Templates.
  • 25% off select sets (see below)
  • DT Tray – Regular price: $ 79 Now: $39 - Over 50% off - Only through a Kiwi Lane Instructor

(While supplies last - Can't be combined with any other sales or discounts.)

Don't forget about PAPER!
Need to catch up on some holiday memories? Kiwi Lane has the perfect paper!

  • All Paper Kits $7 each
  • Buy 2 or more $6 each
  • Buy 3 or more $5 each

No limit on how many you can get, so stock up now!

Merry & Bright Paper PackKiwi Lane Sale -

Clara Lane

Tiny Wildflower
Tiny Wacky
Mini Madison

FREE SHIPPING for all orders $35 or more. (within Continental US)

Kiwi Lane Sale -

How To Order
My Kiwi Lane Instructor website is not active yet, so to take advantage of this you’ll need to place your order with me directly.
Click here to see the catalog and then email me your list along with your shipping and email addresses.  After receiving your list and info I will send you a Paypal Invoice with your order total. If you don’t want to pay via Paypal I can call me with your credit card information.  Once I receive your payment I’ll place your order!

Designer Templates Checklist
Do you have a Designer Template Checklist? If not, download a copy now!  It's a great way to organize your gift giving, or help others to know what you are hoping to have under the tree on Christmas morning!  
Download a DT Checklist here.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tis The Season Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale at Creative Memories

CM’s 'Tis the Season - Black Friday/Cyber Monday is happening NOW!   I love that Creative Memories started this promotion before Thanksgiving and will offer it until Thursday, December 3rd.  There is plenty of time to enjoy the holiday and get some great deals, too! 

Whether you are filling a stocking or Santa's sleigh, these special gifts with purchase are sure to brighten your holidays!
Tis The Season on

This promotion ends Thursday, December 3, at 3 p.m. CT and is available to both Advisors and customers. One free gifts bundle per qualifying order.
: with each qualifying order, you will see a prompt on the View Cart page - click it to add the free gifts bundle to your cart.

With each order of $75 - $249.99, receive over $50 in FREE giftsTis The Season on
~ Exclusive 8x8 Green Mica bookcloth
~ Holidazzle Album Cover
~ Letter to Santa Simply Said Album
~ PLUS the brand-new Lace Flower Chain Border Maker Cartridge!

(Note:  8x8 Pages and Protectors are not included in this bundle but you can purchase them on my CM Advisor site.)

The new cartridge (like all those sold by Creative Memories) works with both the New CM Border Maker that is currently for sale and also the previous version sold previously by the “old” CM.  If there are any left in the CM warehouse after this promotion they will offer those for sale.  Be sure to join my Facebook Group to stay up to date on the latest info from CM & other scrapbooking related news. 

Lace Flower Chain for the CM Border Maker

With each order of $250 or more, receive over $170 in FREE gifts!
Tis The Season on
~ 8x8 Green Mica Holidazzle bookcloth album cover
~ Lace Flower Chain Border Maker Cartridge
~ Sleek White Everyday Display
~ Countdown to Christmas Display Accents
~ Holidazzle Epoxy Stickers (2/pk)
~ Designer Tote

These Holidazzle products are a favorite of mine – they coordinate beautifully with the Look on the Bright Side Papers and Slide-In Pack!

Holidazzle and Look on the Bright Side papers go so well together! LisasWorkshop.blogspot.comHolidazzle and Look on the Bright Side papers go so well together! LisasWorkshop.blogspot.comHolidazzle and Look on the Bright Side papers go so well together! LisasWorkshop.blogspot.comHolidazzle and Look on the Bright Side papers go so well together! LisasWorkshop.blogspot.comHolidazzle and Look on the Bright Side papers go so well together!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

$1,200 Product Giveaway from giveaway

Holy cow, that’s a lot of stuff!! 

One lucky subscriber will receive over $1,200 in beautiful, best-selling products from (prize shown in picture above).

There are 4 ways to enter this giveaway.  You will need to sign up for the newsletter and then you’ll get extra entries for following on Instagram, signing up for a free class & telling friends about the giveaway. (I signed up for Cardmaking 201 with Stephanie Barnard and Document your December) giveaway

Click here to sign up for the newsletter and earn a chance at this fantastic prize package!! 

Good Luck!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CM Holiday Blog Hop–Stop #3


You have reached the third stop on the CM Holiday Blog Hop.  My fellow CM Advisors and I are handing out some Holiday treats: ideas and inspiration for your pages, cards and tags featuring Creative Memories products.

I hope you are inspired by these Christmas Cuties!

CM Holiday Blog Hop!! This layout features papers, stickers and a Slide-In piece from the Christmas Joy product line. CM just released some wonderful new products – including some old favorites, too!   You can see all the wonderful newly released products by clicking on “What’s New” at the top of your CM Advisor’s site.  (If you already are working with a CM Advisor you’ll be taken to their site when clicking on links in this post. If you don’t have an Advisor already you’ll be taken to my CM Advisor site.)

Many of these Christmas Cuties need just a few shapes punched with the Border Maker System.  Did you know you can quickly do this without using the positioning guide?  Just pop in the cartridge, punch what you need & you’re good to go! CM Holiday Blog Hop!!

Christmas Cuties

CM Holiday Blog Hop!! Head: Circle Cartridge from the Shape Maker System
Muzzle: From the light brown cardstock (Shades of Neutral) punch a tag using the Circle Tag Cartridge with the Shape Maker System.  Cut out the inside circle.
Nose & Eyes:  Circle leftovers from the Bubbles Cartridge and the Border Maker System.
Ears:  Using the Picket Fence Cartridge and the Border Maker System punch out a partial border from the dark brown and light brown Designer Cardstock from the Shades of Neutral paper pack.  Clip off two of the top triangular pieces from each color and layer them - offsetting the lt. brown below the dk. brown a bit. Adhere to the back of Rudolph’s head.
Antlers:  Use the leftovers from the Diamond Scroll Cartridge and Border Maker System. Cut them apart to get the swirls, layer and adhere as shown using the wonderful Mini Tape Runner!!!!  I’m so glad this is back!  Remember, this Mini Tape Runner Refill fits in the regular CM Tape Runner!!
Mouth: Draw using the fine point of the Black Dual Tip Pen.

CM Holiday Blog Hop!!
Body: Using the Circle Cartridge from the Shape Maker System punch the following circles:  one light brown (Shades of Neutral), two red circles (Shades of Red), one white circle (Shades of Neutral) and also this shape from the corner of a piece of white cardstock:

CM Holiday Blog Hop!!
Use the Two Way Corner Rounder to round the pointed corner of the white piece.
Cut the light brown circle in half. 
Place the red circle on the bottom, then adhere the white circular shape on top of that and then the half circle on top. 
Santa’s Beard: Use the leftover pieces from the Diamond Scroll Cartridge and Border Maker System.  Cut them apart to get the swirls, adhere as shown.
Hat:  Place the white and red circles behind Santa’s head as shown above.  Use one of the large leftover circles from the Bubbles Cartridge and the Border Maker System for the pompom on Santa’s hat.
Belt:  Cut a thin strip of black cardstock using either your Personal Trimmer or the 12” Trimmer. For the buckle use the Filmstrip Cartridge with the Border Maker System and punch out a small border out of gold cardstock (Shades of Bright.)  Trim down one of the hollow squares on the edge of the border.
Santa’s Face:  Use leftover circles from the Bubbles Cartridge and the Border Maker System for the eyes (lt. blue from the Shades of Pastel paper pack), nose, cheeks and mouth.  For Santa’s mustache trim a tree punched out of white cardstock using the Evergreen Cartridge with the Border Maker System. (See image below)
Place the holly sticker from the Christmas Joy Sticker Pack on Santa’s hat.  Ho Ho Ho!!

CM Holiday Blog Hop!!

CM Holiday Blog Hop!!
Body:  Circle Cartridge from the Shape Maker System.
Head:  Inside circle from the Circle Tag Cartridge using the Shape Maker System.
Scarf: Using the Shape Maker System and the Circle Tag Cartridge, punch a tag from the plaid paper from the Christmas Joy paper pack.  Trim the inner circle from the tag and place this between the body and head.  For the ends of the scarf, punch a small border using the Filmstrip Cartridge and the Border Maker System from the plaid paper.  Trim off the edge of the border with the small squares.  Trim the ends to make fringe and separate these pieces just a bit. 
Face:  Eyes and mouth – leftovers from the Border Maker System and the Bubbles Cartridge
Nose:  Cut in half one of the leftover small rectangles punched out of orange cardstock using the Picket Fence cartridge and the Border Maker System. Add detail using the fine point of the Black Dual Tip Pen.

CM Holiday Blog Hop!!
Body:  Circle Cartridge from the Shape Maker System.
Tummy: Inside circle from the Circle Tag Cartridge using the Shape Maker System.
Wings:  Use the Circle Cartridge with the
Shape Maker System and punch out a circle from black cardstock. Position the circle back in the cartridge to punch out the shape for the wings (punch 2).
Hat:  Punch white and red circles using the Shape Maker System and place them behind the penguin’s head as shown above.  Use one of the large leftover circles from the Bubbles Cartridge and the Border Maker System for the pompom.
Eyes: leftover circles from the Border Maker System and the Bubbles Cartridge
Nose:  Cut down a tree punched from orange cardstock using the Evergreen Cartridge and the Border Maker System.
Flippers:  Punch out a shape using the Blossom Place n Punch. Cut this in half, then in quarters. Use a quarter of the blossom for each flipper.

Page Elements
Trim one of the pieces from the Christmas Joy Slide-in Pack to make a festive place for journaling or a title.

CM Holiday Blog Hop!!

Cut 1/2” strips of various papers from the Christmas Joy Paper Pack and tuck behind one of the photo mats.  Notch the ends with your CM All Purpose Scissors. (Remember those lovely original CM scissors?  They’re back – just as good as you remember but with a little updated look!)CM Holiday Blog Hop!!
Cut the holly strip from the piece of paper shown below and adhere where the green & silver pieces of paper meet.  I cut the green dotted paper a little over 3” wide and the silver paper just over 9” wide. (Click here to view each of the 12x12 papers) Photo mats are 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”.

CM Holiday Blog Hop!!

CM Holiday Blog Hop!!

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to visit all of the fantastic blogs for more ideas!!  Your next stop is Celebrating Your Beautiful Life by Fran Smitherman.

Here’s a complete list of all the stops on this CM Holiday Blog Hop in case you loose your way.

Stop 2. Crop with Stef

Stop 3.  Lisa's Workshop <=== You Are Here

Stop 4. CelebratingYourBeautifulLife  

Stop 5.Click Write Share 

Stop 6. Scrappin' Jpegs 

Stop 7. Julie's Creative Memories Blog

Don’t forget to check out the CM blog, too!  They have been sharing awesome ideas all week long as part of their Birthday Bash!!

(Blossom Place n Punch to make the pieces for the wreath, leftovers from the Bubbles Cartridge  and the Border Maker System to make the berries.  “Merry Christmas” sticker from the Christmas Joy Sticker Pack.)