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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Products from CM Coming Soon!

Coming Jan 2!

Strut Your Stuff (left) and Sunshine Getaway (right). There's a coordinating Fast2Fab Album, Paper Pack and Slide-in Pack.
Each are available separately to mix and match with coversets if bookcloth is your preference. Cobalt goes with Strut Your Stuff like Santa & elves. And Sunshine Getaway goes with the new Sand Shimmer Blossom like surf & turf. Moss looks great too.

There are more products on their way in January! 
In addition to Jan. 2, we expect a mid-month and end-of-month launch. Some product lead times are 3-5 months, so it may be a little while before new products sync up perfectly with quarterly launches. So what else is coming?
12x12 Designer Cardstock Packs: Shades of Blue, Shades of Red, Shades of Green (Wahoo!!!)
Corner Rounder
11x14 Multi-Pocket Pages (yes, really - to fit PicFolio Coversets!)
12" Rotary Replacement Mat
7" Personal Trimmer (with the drawer and everything!

There will be a 12x12 Sand Shimmer Blossom Coverset available Jan. 2 & CM needed help deciding on the foil color.

Neutrals are always in style...though sometimes it's nice to have a splash of color.
For the new Sand Shimmer Coverset, the Home Office team was evenly split. Some loved the elegance of the Sand with silver blossoms, others with a soothing sea blue.

They can only make one version, so they took a quick survey yesterday.  Whichever color gets more votes is the one they'll offer beginning next Friday (Jan. 2). 

I am so excited...for the return of old favorite products & wonderful new products but most of all because they are listening!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Panstoria Purchases Creative Memories Digital Content (And A Sale)


Wahooo!!! An update from Panstoria:

For many months we have been asked by our customers, "Will I be able to buy Creative Memories digital content from Panstoria after the end of this year?"

We are happy to announce that the answer is YES! Panstoria has purchased Creative Memories' entire catalog of digital content packages. Because Panstoria now owns that digital content, the nearly 1,500 kits from Creative Memories that are in the Panstoria store will continue to be available for purchase along with the other beautiful art in the Panstoria store.

To celebrate that purchase, we're having a three-day SALE on all digital content in the store. Beginning at midnight tonight (Wed., Dec. 17) through midnight Saturday, Dec. 20, all content in the store will be marked down 25%. You will not see this appear as a discount in the shopping cart as the prices on the individual kits will already be marked down.

Click here to see the digital content on Panstoria.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fantastic Deals on POW Glitter Paper


Several of the stores I purchased this paper from through Amazon.com only set one piece vs. a pack/set of 15 or 20.  Titan Direct issued a prompt refund after I contacted them, stating: “we were assigned to this listing erroneously. We've had Amazon remove us as a seller. We've also issued a full refund for the order, and you won't be required to return the items back to us.”

However, they still have similar sets available in their storefront on Amazon.  I sent another email to them requesting product vs. a refund but unfortunately they would not do that.  They did tell me to keep the 2 sheets they sent :/

Supermart said on 12/22 that they would ship out the remaining pieces but I haven’t received anything yet nor is there any indication that an order from them is on it’s way. 

I just sent an email to BIC Wharehouse because I only received 2  sheets instead of 2 sets of 20.

The other orders I’ve received and, except for the items being rolled up when shipped I’m thrilled with the sheet’s I received(pressing the curled papers underneath some heavy books to straighten them out.)

If you’ve received part of your order be sure to contact the seller through Amazon.com to request either a refund or the rest of your order.  You can do this when viewing your order on Amazon.com and clicking on the “Contact Seller” button.


From the drop down menu select “Received Wrong Item”


and click on the “Write message” button.


Here’s what I wrote to one of the sellers, feel free to use/adjust it if you need to:

I just received delivery of this order and only 2 individual sheets of the Grape colored 12x12 POW paper were received, not 2 sets. The item was listed as a pack of 20 pieces in each set in the item's title and in the description.

Please send the remaining sheets to complete the order.

I’m hoping that the sellers with correct the situations.  IF the issues aren’t resolved then I’ll use the File Claim option through Amazon, where I expect Amazon would refund my $$ and handle the issue with the seller directly.


I LOVE this stuff!  It cuts like a dream in electronic die cutting machines.  It’s as easy to work with as most cardstock papers are.  Adhesive sticks to it, it won’t chew up your blade & tools.  It’s a dream to work with.  Only thing is it usually retails for around $2 per sheet. 

There are some wonderful prices on packs (mostly 20 pieces each)of POW paper on Amazon.com.

Some of my favorites (all are 20 sheets per pack & have free shipping unless otherwise noted.)

Grape – $8.59


$3.99 Pow! 12" x 12" Glitter Cardstock Paper (Set of 20) Color: Jade

Pow! 12" x 12" Glitter Cardstock Paper (Set of 20) Color: Jade

$3.99 American Crafts POW Glitter Paper, 12 by 12-Inch, Solid/Blossom, 15 Sheet

American Crafts POW Glitter Paper, 12 by 12-Inch, Solid/Blossom, 15 Sheet

$8.53 American Crafts Pow Glitter Paper 12x12 Rouge Solid 15 PackReturn to product information


$4.93 Pow! 12" x 12" Glitter Cardstock Paper (Set of 20) Color: Cricket

Pow! 12" x 12" Glitter Cardstock Paper (Set of 20) Color: Cricket

I was only able to order one pack of of this Christmas design but after I placed my order I was able to order again. 

$15.99 American Crafts POW Glitter Paper 12"x12"-Merry/Moss - Christmas Holiday Holly 20 Sheet Pack

American Crafts POW Glitter Paper 12"x12"-Merry/Moss - Christmas Holiday Holly 20 Sheet Pack

Happy Shopping!

Christmas Movie Blog Hop

I <3 blog hops!  They are such a fun way to see some great projects, discover new bloggers and sometimes you even get freebies! There is a really fun Christmas Movie blog hop ending today!  There are 10 blogs to visit and after following & commenting on each blog you’ll be rewarded with a great set of SVG files!  If you like the projects showcased in the blog hop then you’ll love the freebie files!

Christmas Movie Blog Hop

You can follow most of the blogs via Bloglovin’ – a great way to keep track of favorite blogs & discover new ones!  (See this post for more info about Bloglovin’)

Christmas Movie Blog Hop

Click here to begin the Christmas Movie Blog Hop! 

Bloglovin’ - A Great Way to Follow Blogs

Are you familiar with Bloglovin’?  It’s a great way to read, organize, and discover  blogs on mobile and desktop. It’s been around for a while but I’ve just discovered it & love it!!

There is so much information out there in cyberspace – sometimes it’s a bit hard to manage.  With Bloglovin’ not only are you able to follow your favorite blogs to get a feed of their latest articles customized just for you but you can also discover other blogs, save posts to read later and see what’s trending in the blogosphere.

You can now follow my blog with Bloglovin!

Bloglovin’ also has apps!

Bloglovin’ in itunes

Bloglovin’ on Google Play

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Exclusive 12x12 Evergreen Coverset from CM


Exclusive evergreen 12x12 CM album

The awesome team at CM home office heard all your requests for a 12x12 holiday bookcloth coverset, and built one especially for you!

The silver foil imprinting on this classic evergreen bookcloth makes this album the perfect spot for Christmas & holiday photos, Christmas cards & Winter photos!

CM has a limited supply of the evergreen bookcloth so this won’t last long.  If you want this album be sure to order soon!

Link to the Evergreen 12x12 coverset.

p.s. if you’re hoping to see something introduced to the CM product line they have an email address you can use.  Send a note to cmproductsuggestion@outlook.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shutterfly Savings



Save 40% off EVERYTHING!  Enter code: OURFAVS     

Offer expires December 11, 2014 (11:59 P.M. PT).

Upcoming Specials

12/12 – 12/ 14

During "The Buy More, Get More Event" everyone will save 30% on orders under $50, 40% on orders of $50+, and best of all, 50% on orders of $100+ or more with promo code GETMORE

12/14 - LAST DAY FOR FREE SHIPPING on orders $49+ and above!  Order by this date to ensure your gifts arrive by Christmas!

12 Days of Christmas at Cricut.com


The December Mystery Box is Here
December Mystery Box only $29.99 and is now available! The contents are a mystery, but this winter mystery box includes 3 cartridges! This month's mystery box is over a $100 value. Supplies are limited, so get it before it's gone! All mystery box purchases are final.

Also, don't forget about Free Shipping in December with code FREESHIPDEC   - No minimum order required!

Shop Cricut's 12 Days of Christmas through 12/14
Valid through 12/14/2014

Be sure to check out the New Markdowns and $9.99 Cartridge sections!

 $10 off All Explore Bundles with code: EXPLOREBFBLOG
Valid through 12/31/2014

Save $10 on Ultimate Disney Frozen™ Cricut Explore® Bundle with code: EXPLOREBFBLOG
Valid through 12/31/2014

Happy Shopping!

HUGE Die Cutting Sale at Scrapbook.com!

The largest die-cutting sale in the history of the internet according to Scrapbook.com!

Die Cutting sale on scrapbook.com

This 3-day event includes over 4,000 products and jaw-dropping prices!   Get 20% to 50% off ALL Die Cutting Supplies at Scrapbook.com! Included in the sale are die cutting machines, dies, embossing folders, accessories & more!  No coupon code is required. View all items on sale here. This deal lasts only until December 10th, 2014 at 11:59pm MST, so act fast!

Die Cutting sale on scrapbook.com

There are other fantastic sales, too, including Scrapbook kits, American Crafts, Prima, We R products & more! You can view them all here on the coupon page.

One thing I LOVE about Scrapbook.com is that when you’re viewing a product there is usually helpful information about that product further down the page.  Many pages include projects from the Scrapbook.com gallery that use that particular product.  You might also find customer reviews, videos, Q&As, links to related blog posts & other fun things to help you with your craftiness.


Happy Shopping!

In Praise of Wish Lists

Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries…there certainly is no shortage of occasions where people in your life want to give you stuff.  If you’re lucky they give you stuff you want.  I know, I know – it’s the thought that counts but how nice it is when we receive items we’ll actually use! 

Thank goodness for wish lists!   Wish lists allow shoppers to choose from items they know will be well received & loved.  They’re handy for both those that give and receive.

Thanks to a great feature on the new CM website it’s never been easier to help those who are “gift giving challenged.”

To create a wish list visit the CM site and log on to your account.  When viewing a product you'd like to add to your wish list simply click on the <3 

The heart will pop up when you hover over an item that is shown on one of the category pages (Fast2Fab albums shown below)

Creative Memories is back!

Hover over a product to get more options, including adding it to your wish list.

Wish Lists for CM products!

You can also add a product to your wish list by clicking on the heart that is shown when viewing a specific product.

Wish Lists for CM products!

Each time you add a product to your Wish List you’ll be taken to a page showing the entire list and you will have 3 options  listed at the bottom of this page.  When you choose “Share Wishlist” you’ll be able to email your list to those who may need a little help picking out that perfect gift for you. 

Wish Lists for CM products!

You can also access your wish list from the links shown when you click on “My Account” at the top of the screen when you’re signed in.

Wish Lists for CM products!

If you’re hoping to have some CM presents under your Christmas tree you need to let those shoppers know about the holiday shipping deadines!

Wish Lists for CM products!

I’m happy to play the part of Santa’s Helper/personal assistant.  Just email your Wish List to me (cmcropper@sbcglobal.net) and be sure to list in the “Message” portion who you would like me to share your Wish List with, including their email address. Please also include the gift giving occasion & date (if it’s not obvious.)

I know it’s better to give than receive but there’s a lot to be said for receiving good stuff Smile


Monday, December 8, 2014

Unwrap the Magic–Christmas Card Album

The Unwrap The Magic Fast2Fab™ Album   features pre-printed, pre-assembled pages,  just waiting for your holiday photos and stories.  Festive and fun, the intricate patterns of the pages in this album make a great complement to all your holiday photos you wish to showcase.


Unwrap The Magic Fast2Fab™ Album

  • Pre-assembled 16 preprinted, double-sided Jeeped™ pages
  • 16 page protectors
  • Room for 70-75 photos - or more with refills. Expandable Flex-Hinge® binding lets you add more pages (and more photos!)
  • Photo-safe (acid-free, lignin-free, buffered pages)
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • You can click here to view each of the predesigned pages.

    The Unwrap The Magic Slide-in Pack  makes a great addition to this album.  Use the papers to add journaling or fill up an empty space.


    Unwrap The Magic Slide-in Pack 

  • Includes 24 double-sided 4x6 papers; 12 vertical, 12 horizontal
  • Unique designs that mirror those of our Unwrap The Magic Fast2Fab Refill Pages
  • Photo-safe (acid-free, lignin-free)
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Click Here to view each of the 4x6 papers. 

    Christmas Card Album

    Thanks to CM Advisor Pam Giganti for sharing these photos of an album she made using this to showcase the photo Christmas cards she’s received over the years.