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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Save $20 on Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat

Today is the last day to register for our weekend at the Early Bird rate. Please make sure your registration is postmarked by September 16 to save $20!

Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat at the Novi Sheraton

Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat at the Novi Sheraton

Not familiar with our retreats? We specialize in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with great food, hotel space and no drama Smile Take a peek at our retreat blog for more info.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Buy A CM Bundle…Get A FREE Flower Garden Punch!

CM Bundles w/free punch!

CM has some fun F2F bundles for sale that include this flower garden punch (freestanding, not for use with the Border Maker System). The punch is not available for purchase on its own. Each of the four Fast2Fab bundles (Vintage, Primary, Bright and Neutral) includes a Fast2Fab album, Paper Pack and Slide-In Pack, plus the free Flower Garden Punch!CM Flower Garden Punch - free w/purchase

There is no limit to the number of free punches per order: you will receive one with each Fast2Fab bundle purchased. Please note: the free Flower Garden Punch will only be included with a purchase of one of these four bundles; buying Fast2Fab components separately does not qualify.

This is a unique promotion because its end date will be based on the availability of the punches. (CM has several thousand more of these than the recent Heart, Heart, Heart, but they are in a set quantity.) So the promotion will end when the Garden Punch runs out or September 28, whichever comes first. You'll find the bundles on my website under the "Going Gone" category.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Stamp–n- Storage – Save 10% or more.

Stamp-n-storage - save 10%

I have heard such wonderful things about the products from this company! I am always looking for new & improved ways to organize my workshop, especially now that I’m branching out and acquiring more Kiwi Lane and Fun Stamper’s Journey items.  Stamp-n-Storage (SnS) has storage options for craft items including ink pads, pens, paper, dies, punches, embossing folders, ribbons…just about everything!

Stamp-n-storage - save 10% or more!

Stamp-n-storage - save 10% or more!

I’m not an affiliate with SnS but I do have my eye on a few of their products and I’m always looking for ways to save money.  SnS has a nice loyalty program – and I just signed up for that.  I’m able to share savings with you!  Click here to sign up for an SnS account & get 10% off your first order.  Anyone can sign up for their Storage Rewards & earn points towards a discount on your SnS orders. 

Stamp-n-storage - save 10% or more!

I recently moved all of my stickers, premade borders, and embellishments in to a Scraprack and now have some space in my IKEA Expedit shelves to work with.  

Stamp-n-Storage has items that are designed to work with the IKEA cube shelves.

Stamp-n-storage - save 10% or more!

Be still my heart!  You can read about this beautiful craft space in this blog post on the SnS blog.

Be sure to click on “Win $50” at the top of the home page – when you fill in your information you will be joining their mailing list and will be sent the next issue of their newsletter & a copy of their catalog should be sent to you, too!

Stamp-n-storage - save 10% or more!

Do you have any Stamp-n-Storage items?  Any you have your eye on?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Changes Coming for Panstoria Affiliates

Print Shop

If you're a Panstoria Print Shop Affiliate - check your email for an update regarding the new program with Forever. The email came from Anna Broome using the email address of  My computer thought it was spam & put it in my junk folder.  For whatever reason they are not sending info to Panstoria Affiliates until October. I think this is something every Panstoria affiliate needs to know, especially since Forever will start charging to be an affiliate in October so I’ll post the information below. From what I can gather, if you would like to continue your affiliate (or ambassador – as they’re called by Forever) relationship you will need a permanent Forever membership beginning in October and those start at $5 per month.

Here is the info sent out to Print Shop Affiliates:

Hello XXX,

Last year, we announced that Panstoria had joined forces with Forever to offer our memory keepers one place to preserve, organize, print and share their photos, and soon videos and documents! Together, we are creating a unique opportunity for end-to-end story creation. You now have expanded opportunities to increase your income by selling additional offerings beyond print projects from Artisan and Historian.
For a limited time, we are excited to give you access to our Forever Ambassador Program FREE!
• Free introductory photo storage account
• Earn sales commissions at a rate of 15% or more
• Founder’s Club reward trips
• Training and education
• Advanced career opportunities

Link to sign up
Link to an email form to request more info

We thank you for your partnership and look forward to working together with you in the future.

For Panstoria customers, according to the Panstoria/Forever FAQs, the software will continue to be supported.  I do know that a new version of Historian (Memory Manager) is in the works. From all I’ve read this will most likely be a paid upgrade. 

I’ll update when I learn more.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Shutterfly Savings!

Shutterfly savings at

Why is it that after a long weekend, a short week seems long?  The folks over at Shutterfly must feel the same way - they decided to make it a bit easier by offering all customers one free 8x8 hard photo cover photo book. On top of that, all customers can enjoy their choice of one 16x20 print, one 16x20 collage poster or $10 off an order of $10+! Click on my affiliate links full details.

9/12-9/13 only
All customer enjoy one 16x20 print, one 16x20 collage poster or $10 off an order of $10+ with promo code SWEETCHOICE at checkout 

All customers enjoy one free 8x8 hard photo cover photo book with promo code FREETREAT at checkout

Receive free shipping on orders $39+ or more with promo code SHIP39

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Last Call for Pastel Flower Embellishments & Bling…Foam Squares are Back but WSL!

If you missed the last round of flowers, rejoice! CM just received a fresh shipment of Pastel Embellishments so you can bling up your borders, projects and more with lovely dimensional flowers & gems.  The product team is working on bringing us more of these fun packs in the future (with new designs), so this will be the last show for Pastel.
And bonus...if you love creating height for extra page pizzazz, Foam Squares are also available! You will find both while supplies last in the “Going, Gone” category of my CM Advisor website

Foam Squares – great for adding a little extra dimension to your projects.

CMs Foam Squares are back!

Love these fun Pastel Flowers & BlingCM Paper Flowers & Bling - WSL

Some inspiration for these fun embellishments

CM Paper Flowers & Bling - WSL

CM Paper Flowers & Bling - WSL

Butterfly:  Snip one of the flower petals to make “antennae” and add rhinestones for the body.

Layered flowers:  Snip off every other petal and add between a larger and smaller flower.  Add bling to the center of the top flower.


  • Using the Shape Maker System and the square cartridge (included with the system), punch a square out of paper (Pretty in Pastel used in the examples.)
  • Fold the square in half diagonally, corner to corner, so you have 4 triangular sections.
  • Cut along each of the fold lines from the edge towards the center, until you’re about 1/4” from the center.
  • Put a small Foam Square in the middle of the pinwheel and adhere the tip of each of the 4 corners to the center.
  • Add flowers & bling to your hearts desire!


These flowers & bling are perfect for cards, too! This card also uses the Pretty in Pastel paper pack.  It goes beautifully with this Pastel set of flowers & bling!!

CM Paper & Embellishments...Kiwi Lane Templates.

Pretty in Pastel paper pack from CM Pretty in Pastel Paper from CM

Just a reminder: these items in the “Going Gone” are available in limited quantities.  If you *need* them please order early! The paper flowers & bling are from CM Japan’s product line – they have been a HUGE seller and they don’t usually last long! CM has said that they don’t know if we’ll be able to get additional quantities of products CM Japan is kind enough to send our way.

Friday, September 4, 2015

New $99 Kiwi Lane Starter Kit!

For a limited time Kiwi Lane is offering a $99 Business Starter Kit. It includes everything you need to get your own Kiwi Lane Business off to a great start, without the additional Template Sets that are included in the Standard Starter Kit. Several readers have expressed a desire for this option. So, if you’ve been thinking about becoming an Instructor, now is the time! Start sharing the Play-to-Create system with your family and friends, and make a little extra money along the way! 

This is a GREAT opportunity to be one of the first Kiwi Lane Instructors!!

New option for starting your Kiwi Lane Business!

Includes the following tools for success:
Paper Kits (2)
3 Pack Sponge Daubers (2)
Distress Ink (1)
KLD Idea Book (Vol 1)
Make & Take (25)
Business Supplies:
Catalogs (15)
Paper Catalogs (15)
Invites (100)
Hostess Rewards Sheets (15)
Hostess Order Forms (15)
Hostess Folders (15)
Order Forms (50)
Playing for a Living Flyer (50)
Play-to-Create Flip Chart
Play-to-Create DVD
Training Manual

There are 2 other options for starter kits – you can get more information about those in this previous blog post.

How To Sign Up:

1. Login to your account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. You can do this by going to and clicking on “Log In” > “Create Account” in the upper right corner.
2. After you have logged in,
click here and fill out the online sign-up form.
3. If you would like to team up with me, don’t forget to type in my first and last name, Lisa Graham, as your Kiwi Lane Sponsoring Instructor, during the sign-up process.

This round of sign-ups will be limited to the first 50 for now, after which the link will be deactivated. If you have any problems, just let me know!