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Thursday, December 15, 2011

New CM products & sales for January 2012

Albums will be 20% off Jan 1 – 26, including You Create It Custom Albums!  Pages & protectors are on sale too!

20% off all StorybooksQuick albums are also on sale.

Become a CMC for only $25!

Over 25 new products to celebrate CM’s 25th anniversary!  Here are a few of my favorites: (you can see all the new products along with prices in this pdf mini catalog)



Display Accents – great ways to decorate your Everyday Display!






New This & That CM Cricut Cartridge!  (more photos in this post)



Nancy O’Dell 8x8 Love coverset


Double Heart Chain Border Maker System Cartridge


Cakes and Candles 12x12 Addition


You’ll be able to order all these wonderful new products on my CM website beginning January 2nd!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This & That – new CM Cricut Cartridge

2 fonts, monograms & lots of icons perfect for celebrations, holidays, kids, sports & more!







This & That in a minute

Paper featured in the video is from the Reflections Power Palette.


The cartridge has a huge variety of images including sports (basketball, soccer, football, baseball) tags, tools (hammer, screwdriver)  food (fruit slices, cherries) lots of phrases, stars, flowers, books, suitcase, ladybug, rocket ship, dinosaur, crown  more!!   This cartridge is a CM exclusive and will be available to order on my CM website beginning January 2nd!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

CM Cricut Carts Sale! Only $46–shipped for ‘Tis the Season, Stork’s Delivery, Cheerful Seasons or Reminisce during Jingle Deals Sale!!

Be sure to take advantage of this special during the Jingle Deals sale (Nov 25 – 28) and you’ll get a rebate of $10 for each CM Cricut cartridge you order through my CM website!!  Full details in this previous blog post.  No limit but if anything seems goofy I reserve the right to rescind this offer.  No scammers, please!

Click below to visit my CM website….Happy Shopping!

jingle deals compressed

UPDATED Wed, Nov. 23rd:

Ring up the savings: Jingle Deals just got richer!
When you place a single order of $225 or more on my CM website you'll receive this spectacular Jingle Deals bundle – a value of $94!
It makes one spectacular gift, or several great stocking stuffers!
• 12x12 PicFolio Photo Album – Blue
• Nancy O’Dell Hummingbird Tape Runner
• Expressions of Faith Vellum Accents
• Expressions of Christmas Vellum Accents
• Black Dual-Tip Pen
• Rugged Everyday Recordable Paper Album Kit
*Please note: depending on demand, an alternative PicFolio Photo Album (Ice Blue) may be substituted.
Happy Shopping!!


Made to go together–‘Tis the Season & Holidazzle and Noel Collections!

One of the things that attracted me to Creative Memories is how many of their products are timesavers.  I love it when they take the time to coordinate items so I don’t have to. 

The new ‘Tis the Season CM Cricut cartridge is filled with wonderful, fun images that are great on their own but did you know they coordinate with the Holidazzle and Noel product lines? 



“Believe” cut using ‘Tis the Season CM Cricut Cartridge using Green Apple, Silver Shimmer & Black CM Cardstock.


The background paper has this detail printed on it – complete with foil accents.  The 12x12 papers that are in the Holidazzle & Noel collections are double sided and each sheet has one side with foil accents and one side without.  Hoidazzle has silver accents & Noel has gold.  I added a strip of the polka dot paper, grey photo mat and striped paper ribbon from the Holidazzle collection as well as a strip of Green Apple CM Cardstock. 


This page uses items from the Noel collection.  The ornament on the background paper has gold foil accents.  The colors are a bit off  - they are a rich looking deep green and red.


Cut using the CM ‘Tis the Season Cricut cartridge placed on a diecut atop paper ribbon from the Noel collection.


Epoxy sticker in the Noel collection

Ideas?  Can’t get enough of them!  Nancy O’Dell’s new Creative Memories book – Secret Ingredients is filled with great ideas!

The book is filled with step-by step “recipes” for creating meaningful gifts that can easily be adapted to use in your album making or other projects.  It’s more than just ideas for layouts or other projects. Fun, heartfelt ideas to help you create something really special.  Love that!

Fun projects like this one for the Everyday Display are throughout the book.  This one is a different way to countdown to Christmas.  You make a “To Do” pocket and fill it with tags that list fun holiday activities and then move these to a “Done” pocket when there completed!  The book has some great suggestions for activities but of course you could include any traditions your family already does or wants to try.



Lots of sketches in the book, too – to help you get a jump start on your layouts.


Lots of page ideas and other project ideas, like this cute little album meant to be given with a sapling.  Each year the recipient only needs to take a picture by the tree and place it in the pre-decorated album!  A wonderful way to measure a child’s growth!


I’d love to see your projects using CM products – you can email them to me and I’ll post them on my blog or upload them to my Facebook group!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A few projects using ‘Tis the Season CM Cricut Cartridge

These are some very quick items I made up to have on my Gift Buffet at my Open House using the ‘Tis the Season CM Cricut cartridge.  I use my Open House to reward my customers and to thank them for their business.  I have about 15 - 20 baskets on my Gift Buffet that have different events/tasks associated with them.  Things like visiting my blog,  joining my Facebook group, turning in a Wish List, ordering from my CM website, etc.  I have mostly photo & scrapbook related products but like to have some other fun things, too.  Like these:

Hand sanitizer with “Fa La La” cut out of adhesive backed vinyl.


Elf Bottoms – can you tell what image I used to make the shoes?  Here’s a hint…it’s folded in 1/2 and cut in 2.  Sixlet candies are used for the legs. 


Here’s the shape used to make the shoes: 

“Joy” cut from gold vinyl. 

I didn’t use my Cricut on the one below but thought they were cute & I’d share.  I created the bag topper in SBC+

Used Junior Mints and a Red Hot for the noses. Smile


Happy Holidays & be sure to check out my calendar on my CM website if you’re in the SE Michigan area and would like to attend one of my events!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

$10 rebate on each CM Cricut cartridge purchased on my CM website in November!

Visit my CM website and purchase any CM Cricut Cartridge (Reminisce Accents, Cheerful Seasons, Stork’s Delivery, Traveler and/or ‘Tis the Season) in November and I’ll send you a $10 rebate for each cartridge you purchase – either via Paypal or personal check.  I appreciate your business and am happy to help you save a few $$ whenever I can!

CM Cricut

Shortly after you order from my CM website I’ll send an email to you (using the email address you used to complete your CM order) to see which method works best for you to receive your rebate.  After you’ve received your order I’ll send you your rebate! Please contact me if you haven’t heard from me about your rebate!

This offer is made in good faith but if something seems “hinky” and my scam radar goes off I reserve the right to rescind this offer at any time.  Questions?  Please contact me!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

CM Cricut Expressions2 almost gone!

Apparently CM is very close to depleting their supply of exclusive Cricut Expression 2s...they've pulled them from the websites and only have a few available for CM Consultants to order this weekend. CM does not have plans on offering these again. If you want one of these let me know ASAP!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dear Santa Simply Said Book

Available Nov. 1st on my CM website

Make it simple. Make it matter. A Simply Said Book is a fantastically quick way to share your hopes, sentiments and memories with someone you love. CM gives you the format to fill in the blanks with your photos and feelings to create a unique tribute. Its love and honor in under an hour.  Each book even comes with a sheet of adhesive!  Here are all current Simply Said books on my CM website.  (Check out the Teacher book – what a great gift that will be!!)

This book is so very cute – I am going to give one to each of my boys.  It’ll make a wonderful keepsake! 

One of my friends suggested using this as a class project – contact me if you’d like to order multiple copies of this – I’d love to offer a discount to help you out!

15 off

Here’s a picture of each page:

(click on pictures to see them larger)