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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Last Chance to Order 8x8 CM Albums This Year!

 CM 8x8 Albums - limited time only!

They're the perfect size for gifts, kids' projects, thank you gifts, girls' weekends and so much more.
CM only offers 8x8 albums occasionally so if you need any – grab them now!

This will be the LAST TIME you can get 8x8s before the holidays!

Available in Chocolate, Teal, Orange, Eggplant, Ebony and Cream Mica, you'll find them in What's New section of my CM Advisor website.

 CM 8x8 Albums - limited time only!

Monday, August 1, 2016


new CM Lace Scallop Punch - Lisa's Workshop
(see below for more new products from CM – available today on my CM site!)

For future planning, it may help to know that with Punches, CMs goal is to bring in enough inventory to last 4-6 months, so they are not considered core line.  Sometimes this doesn't happen and items sell out earlier than expected (like we recently saw with the Deco Arcs punch).

The Border Maker System is core; Cartridges are not, so as CM continues to bring new ones in, CM will plan to discontinue those that have been around a while and/or have slowed in sales. CM is hoping that by keeping the line at a manageable size this will ensure a healthy, manageable business for the Home Office, Advisors & customers. Bottom line: If you *need* it - get it asap.

New Natural Elegance CollectionCM Natural Elegance Collection - Lisa's Workshop

These pages, papers and embellishments were designed with delicate shapes and shades inspired by natural textures, so engagement, shower and wedding photos of any palette will be the feature against their elegant backdrop.

If you love paper crafting or card making, the neutrality of these stylish papers, embellishments and stickers will be a must-have for a variety of projects. Also, think beyond wedding: Natural Elegance will enhance flower and landscape photos, birthday, baby, heritage, black and whites and more!

CM Natural Elegance Collection - Lisa's Workshop

The Natural Elegance Collection includes:
*12x12 Fast2Fab Album (White foil on Warm Grey bookcloth).
*12x12 Album Cover (sold without pages)
*12x12 Fast2Fab Refill Pages
*12x12 Paper Pack
*Slide-In Pack
*Stickers (3/pk)

You can find them in the “What’s New” section of my CM Advisor site. 
CM Natural Elegance Collection - Lisa's Workshop

Need the perfect wedding or shower gift?The Natural Elegance Bundle includes the Fast2Fab album with pages, Embellishments and a Black Pen and Tape Runner at a special bundle price!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Save $10 on any CM order–ends today!

Save $10 on any CM order - ends today!!

REMINDER: This ends at 3 p.m. CT today!!

Enjoy $10 OFF one order placed on my Creative Memories Advisor website through 3 p.m. CT Friday, July 29.
Enter code HEART10 in the Discount Codes box on the View Shopping Cart Page to receive a $10 discount!

Save $10 on any CM order - ends today!!
You will need to Log in to your account or create an account in order to apply code. 
Click here to visit my CM Advisor website.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Save at Shutterfly & WinkFlash!


Save 50% off cards, select photo books and calendars when you use the code BEST4DADS.
Valid 6/2-6/7 .
Save at Shutterfly -

Offer is good for 50% off 6x8, 5x7, 5x5, 4x8 flat, 5x7 folded, 5x7 trifold, 3/4 folded and ornament cards with square trim, signature cardstock, hard photo cover photo books and calendars; 30% off additional standard finish photo book pages through, our mobile-friendly site or Shutterfly apps (only select products are available on the apps). Not valid on photo paper cards, wedding suite cards, foil-stamped, 4x5 flat, 3x5 folded, mix and match cards, other trim, paper and envelope options, other photo book cover types and photo book accessories, calling cards, other products, prepaid plans, cards sent using mailing services, prior purchases and orders placed for in-store pick up.

More sales at Shutterfly!

Enjoy 25% Off Regular Priced Graduation Cards with code 25OFFCARDS. Ends 7/1

Get 20% Off Your Shutterfly Order with code 20OFF2016! Ends 7/1

Be sure to check out the Shutterfly app exclusive on the bottom of the home page…FREE 4x6 and 4x4 prints!

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Save at Winkflash -

Save at Winkflash -

Get One Free Card with Code CARD4U. Expires 6/14

Free Shipping On All 4x6 Prints! Use coupon code five at checkout.   - no end date.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Free Creative Memories Album with $250 Order!


Now through 11:59 p.m. CT June 6

One year ago this week Creative Memories opened across Canada, so CM is celebrating with a terrific deal!
With each $250 retail order, receive the exclusive 12x12 Tree Swing Album above featuring a one-of-a-kind maple tree foil design on Cream Mica bookcloth. There is a limit of one album per order. You will need to click Add to Cart on the prompt in the Checkout for the free album to be included with your qualifying order.
This special offer can be used in conjunction with coupons (either the GOING20 or an account credit), and if you're renewing as an Advisor, the renewal fee can also count toward your $250!


Plus...keep an eye out for the Golden Maple Leaf Ticket for a chance to WIN a fantastic new product package! A Golden Leaf Ticket will be dropped into 3 random orders EVERY DAY during the promotion. Simply place any retail product order between now and June 6 for a chance to win your choice of either the Cool Serenity or Uncharted Collection Bundle - an $80 value!  Visit my CM Advisor website and click on “What’s New” to see all the fun new products that were just released – including a new Border Maker Cartridge!



Good Luck!!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Father’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello & Welcome!!

You have reached the 5th stop on the CM Father’s Day Blog Hop.   My fellow CM Advisors and I are sharing ideas and inspiration for your Father’s Day layouts and projects featuring Creative Memories products.  If you’re hopping in order, you’ve arrived from Sarah’s blog.  At the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Noreen’s Blog.   Be sure to visit each stop – there are lots of  wonderful ideas being shared!  (More info, including the complete list of Blog Hop stops, is at the bottom of this post.)

Cheers to Dad!!
This page would be a perfect place for photos of Dad at the grill, or enjoying some of his favorite food & drink but you can also use the punch art on all sorts of other types of layouts!

CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop
Background papers (including that darling tie print!) are from the Hello Baby Boy collection.

Punch art burger and a nice glass of beer…ginger ale…whatever you choose Smile 

You can easily customize this mug by choosing different paper to “fill” the glass to reflect the beverage of your choice!  
 CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop
To make the mug you’ll need these shapes:
CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop
Word Bubble Punch – white cardstock (3)
Shape Maker System Square- 1 white and 1 yellow
Custom Cutting System Ovals– white cardstock.  
     1st cut: 5IB. 2nd cut: 5IG
     (See this blog post for CCS labeling/cutting instructions)

CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop
Cut 1/4” from the two adjoining sides of the yellow square using the Personal Trimmer.  Round the bottom of both squares using the Two Way Corner Rounder.

CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop

To make the burger you’ll need these shapes:
CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop
Shape Maker System Circles: Light Brown Cardstock (2) Dark Brown Cardstock.
Shape Maker System Square: Orange Cardstock
Shape Maker System Circle TagRed Cardstock
Blossom Place N’ Punch: Green Cardstock

Cut down the orange square and layer your items between the two light brown buns. CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop
CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop

Title Box
CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop

I snipped out “Cheers!” and letters to spell “DAD” from one of the pieces of paper in the Achievements Pack, mounted it on part of a paper from the Hello Baby Boy paper pack and created my title for the page.
Click Here to take a spin through all of the classic designs in the Achievements paper pack.CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop

Click Here to take a spin through all of the adorably fun designs in the Hello Baby Boy paper pack.CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop


Adhere all the shapes together using your Tape Runner and adhere it to the page.CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop
Add a little detail to the mug and the top of the bun using the fine tip of a Black Dual-Tip Pen.CM Father's Day Blog HOP - Punch Art Burger and Beer by Lisa's Workshop

Thanks for stopping by!  I will send you on your way to the next stop in the CM Blog Hop -  Noreen’s Blog.

Here is the complete line up for today’s Blog Hop: CM Father’s Day Blog Hop

  1. Fran Smitherman at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
  2. Diana Brinsley at D.Brinsley Memory Keeping Blog
  3. Stefani at Crop with Stef
  4. Sarah Fitzgerald at Click Write Share
  5. Lisa’s Workshop <-----You are here!
  6. Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
  7. Creative Memories Blog
Please contact your Creative Memories Advisor to purchase any Creative Memories products.
If you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I’m happy to help! 

You can find more information about the Creative Memories products used in this project on my CM Advisor site at:
or if you’d like to contact me directly you can do that by clicking on the “Email me” link at the top of this page.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

National Scrapbooking Day 2016 Virtual Crop


Happy NSD – I guess we should call it iNSD because CM has The First Annual Creative Memories Worldwide Virtual Crop happening right now!!  CM, and thousands of scrapbookers, are sharing ideas and inspiration from around the world in celebration of the iconic event that Creative Memories is famous for inventing in the mid '90's - National Scrapbook Day!

Pop in at your leisure to this super fun Facebook event from your favorite scrapping spot for just an hour, or stay the whole day! CM is providing page sketches, inspiration and tips and PRIZES!!  Don’t worry – there is plenty of support to encourage you to complete pages, card projects, or even just organize your photos! Whatever's on your creative "to do" list is fair game. It's always more fun knowing there's a whole great big group of folks being creative with you, even if they're creating on their own turf, yes? :)
I hope to see you pop on for however long you can stay and also that you will share pictures of your finished pages and projects to inspire other crop attendees!

The ideas will stay in this event, too – so be sure to “join” the event so you can see them after the Virtual Crop is over.  Do this by clicking on the event link or searching FB by using hashtags. The hashtag for this event is #‎cmworldwidevirtualcrop  be sure to include it when posting ideas.  You can search for ideas from past virtual crops, too, by searching Facebook for #CMVirtualCrop1, #CMVirtualCrop2 and #CMVirtualCrop3.

Below are some of the ideas that I contributed for the crop with a little bit of information about the products and techniques used.

Challenge #1 – Sketch Challenge

Left hand sideNSD 2016 Creative Memories - Hello Baby Boy products
Right hand sideNSD 2016 Creative Memories - Hello Baby Boy products
Papers, Journal Box & “Love” artwork :  Hello Baby Boy paper pack
Stickers – Hello Baby Boy (blue heart scalloped circle)
                   Hello Baby Girl (pink heart scalloped circle)

Challenge #12 – Card Sketch ChallengeNSD 2016 Creative Memories - Hello Baby Girl products
Paper:  Hello Baby Girl
Stickers:  Hello Baby Girl
Pearl Embellishments:  Hello Baby

Challenge #9 Color Inspiration (Blue, orange, green & red)NSD 2016 Creative Memories

NSD 2016 Creative Memories
Papers used:  Cranberry Cardstock and papers from the
Look on the Bright Side pack.

Challenge #10 – Punch Art Challengelanterns punch art
lanterns punch art
Paper: Look on the Bright Side  paper pack
LanternsShape Maker System and Circle Cartridge for round lanterns, Square Cartridge for rectangle cartridge (cut square in 1/2 and round with Corner Rounder).
Fold accordion style and flatten slightly.
Border Maker System & Picket Fence Cartridge (line to hang lanterns from, top & bottom piece for lanterns), Diamond Scroll Cartridge (for hook).

Koala Bear punch art
You can learn more about the labeling system used for CMs Custom Cutting System here.

Challenge #15 – How To Technique.
NSD 2016 Creative Memories
Background striped paper, “Once Upon a Time” strip, green and yellow for flower: Hello Baby Boy Paper Pack
Yellow flower: Look on the Bright Side Paper Pack  
Grey flower center: Hello Baby Cardstock Pack
Title:  Mint ABC/123 Stickers

NSD 2016 Creative Memories
Made using the CM Corner Rounder. Visit the CM Crop Challenges static page here: for complete how-two instructions!

Challenge #16 Border Mania!
Scrapbook Border for Braces -
Decorative Arcs Border Punch
Paper: Hello Baby Boy pack
Navy ABC/123 Stickers
”Braces”  - from the Hello Baby Boy Sticker pack

Check back throughout the event – I’ll add more ideas here as they’re shared in the virtual crop!
Happy iNSD!!