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Friday, July 22, 2011

Free gift with your $25+ order through July 28th.

I love a good sale & apparently I’m not the only one!   

Thank you for the great response to the sale so far! 

I’d like to send a gift to everyone that orders at least $25 during the FANtastic sale (ends July 28th.)  If you're local & can pick up your order @ my workshop in Westland I am happy to order for you so you can save on shipping (best if you're spending under $100.  I charge 8.5% on all orders – CM online charges $8.50 on orders under $100 and 8.5% on orders over $100.)

I'm ordering tonight (July 22nd) and July 28th.  If you're ordering close to $100 or are not local you can place your order via my website & have it directly shipped to you.  I'll mail your gift to the address your order ships to.  You can let me know what you're working on and I’ll send something to go with that or I can send you a surprise - your choice! 

Here is a link to my CM website.   Please email me your order by 9 p.m. EST this evening – otherwise I’ll order it on the 28th.  My email address is Lisa.Graham @ sbcglobal .net  (remove all spaces.)

Amy R. was the first to place an order during the sale & I’ll be sending her an extra special gift.  Thanks, Amy!

All items will be made with CM papers and adhesives – and created by me for you!  Thanks for being the of my business!

UPDATE:  (I’ll update as I get new info)

These items are gone! 

12x12 Cardstock

Sea Glass

Cactus (I’m as surprised about this as anyone – it wasn’t on our list of colors that were being discontinued)



Power Palette (PP) Additions

Tropical Addition

PP-Discover 8x8 Kit-Baby Boy

PP-Primary 12x12 Additions-Tropical

PP-Discover 12x12 Addition Baby Boy Arrival

PP-Discover 12x12 Addition-Baby Boy1stYr

PP-Delight 12x12 AdditionBabyGirlArrival

PP-Jewel 12x12 Additions-Spring

Photo Album Kits

Delight & Discover

Cheerful School



Simply Beautiful

Disney Vacation

Black & White


Digi Fabulous Collection

Bright Autumn Digital Kit

Expressions of Teen Life


Journaling Mate Case


Paper Album Kit-Bright Blooms

Backordered – available to order but not sure when they’ll ship

Celebrate Collection Baby Boy

Vellum-Expressions of Precious Boy

Memory Mate-Daisy-Wheeled Cart

(Clay, Spiced Cider, Brick and Brown were backordered when I placed an order earlier this week but they’re not on the “official” CM list.)

Unavailable at the moment but expected to return in August



Royal Blue

12x12 Decor Basic Cardstock

12x12 Decorative Cardstock

Power Palettes & Additions

PP - Discover 12x12 Additions-Cute as a Bug

PP - Reminisce 12x12 Additions Autumn

PP - Discover 12x12 Additions-Construction Zone

PP – Rugged 12x12 Addition Baby Boy Celebrate

PP - Cheerful 12x12 Additions - Autumn

Cheerful 12x12 Addition

Daisy 12x12 File Mate

Daisy Mini File Mate (I have one in stock)



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Upcoming CM Product Discontinuations and Price Updates

I have no idea if these are going to be updated, replaced or just repackaged.  I’ll let you know when I do!  These are supposed to start being sold as “while supplies last” beginning September first but already the Honeydew paper is on our “stop selling” list.  Looks like lots of CMC’s stocked up!  If there is something you need to stock up on – don’t wait!!

12x12 Cardstock colors:  Evergreen, Honeydew (think this is already gone) Clay, Cement, Aquamarine, Gray, Mediterranean, Butter, Lavender, Brick, Sea Glass, Spiced Cider, French Vanilla.

Simply Beautiful Power Palette System

Classic Happy New Year Sticker
Shape Makers:  Galaxy, Friendship, Love Struck

White Everyday Display

Price Updates

Price Increases

Going up by .25:

Memorabilia Pockets

Photo Corners

Precision Point Adhesive

Frosted Photo Splits

Going up by .50:

Daisy Wheeled Cart

Racking System

Hanging Folders

Daisy ID Tag

Daisy Messenger Bag

Daisy Weekender

Daisy Case

Daisy Custom Cutting System Keeper                                                  Daisy Tools Caddy
Daisy Project Tote

Classic Cats & Dogs Stickers

Classic Farm Stickers

Classic Celebration Stickers

Classic Valentine Stickers

Classic Easter Stickers

7 new Classic Stickers

Going up $1.00

Packs of Decorative Cardstock

Photo Album Accents – 5 new Album Accents

Price Decreases

Quick Album‐ODell‐Ashby‐Baby Boy From $72.00 to $65.00

12 Quick Album‐ODell‐Ashby‐Baby Girl From $72.00 to $65.00

Simply Said Book‐ODell‐Ashby‐Baby From $17.00 to $15.00

Simply Said Book‐ODell‐Mom in MyWords From $17.00 to $15.00

Simply Said Book‐ODell‐Dad in MyWords From $17.00 to $15.00

11x14 Photo Album‐Hummingbird From $50.00 to $44.00

Nancy O'Dell Hummingbird Hope Bundle From $66.00 to$62.00

FANtastic Sale

To celebrate CM being voted Minnesota’s number one brand they’re offering up to 40% off some of CM’s most popular products!  You can see and order these products beginning Friday morning on my CM website!!

Fantastic Sale

Happy Shopping & thanks for your votes!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Love CM? You can vote for them in the MN Brand Madness Finals!

It should come as no surprise to those that know me that I am a huge fan of the Creative Memories brand.  I love their products so much that I signed up to be a CM Consultant over 10 years ago.   CM has helped me preserve my family's history and some of my most favorite memories.  Scrapbooking has become such a huge part of my life and CM to me means scrapbooking.  I have met so many fantastic people that I probably would not have met if I had never heard of CM. 

Below is one of my favorite scrapbook layouts I made using Creative Memories' digital scrapbooking software (Storybook Creator Plus) and CM digital content.  If you click on the layout below it will take you to my CM website where you can see the full CM product line and get lots of ideas (be sure to check out the Project Center) and inspiration!


CM is in the final round of an on-line contest to determine Minnesota’s most loved brand.  You can read about it here – and also cast your vote.  I hope you’ll vote for CM, too!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Family Rules– Done Digitally

I have been seeing a lot of versions of the “Family Rules” on Pinterest (not familiar with Pinterest? It’s a virtual set of corkboards – you can customize them anyway you like and add pictures/links.  Very handy for those of us that need to see things to remember them Winking smile Take a look at my boards.    I can send you an invite – quicker than signing up & waiting.)  Most of those I’ve seen are done by hand and although I love these I just know I’d spend way to much time on a similar project and before I knew it we’d be out of laundry and food.  I knew I could do it much quicker digitally!   I saw a 24 (4”x6”) opening frame at Kohl’s and picked it up for about $25. It’s perfect for this project!   I put together 24 “rules” for our family in Storybook Creator Plus – creating each one on a 4x6 page and then printed them out.  Here’s the final result:
I cut “Graham Family Rules” out of vinyl with my Cricut and am very happy with the results!  Here are a few close ups of the frame and rules. 
Most of the rules were designed using the Cheerful Power Palette and Additions.  There are a few items from other digital kits, but it’s all Creative Memories.  I love that about the CM Power Palettes and Additions – they coordinate so well and I don’t have to stress about it.
Here are a few of the individual prints – much nicer in person!
family words landscape - Page 013
family words landscape - Page 007
family words portrait - Page 006
You’re welcome to use any of these for inspiration – I’d love to see what you come up with!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cricut Expressions 2 coming soon!


Creative Memories and Cricut have teamed up again – allowing CM Consultants to sell the new Cricut Expressions 2.    Available in October the Cricut Expressions 2 is jam packed with lots of new features.  (The images on this blog are of the anniversary edition E2 – I’m not sure yet what color the version will be that I’ll be selling.)   I’m waiting on the specific details about this machine (including price) but here is what I’m able to share about the E2:

The Expressions 2 has a  full-color, LCD touch screen. You can easily access editing features like auto-fill & quantity and also new  tools such as mat preview, which will allow you to organize all of your shapes and designs and see exactly how they'll fit on your mat, before the first cut.   With this new LCD color screen you don’t need to use your overlays!

Here are some more features of the Cricut Expressions 2:

Wireless                                                                                                         Cutting Area Light
Longer Power Cord
And MUCH more!


Compatible with Cricut and Cricut Imagine Cartridges



Stay tuned for more info!