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Thursday, May 28, 2015

CM Discontinues 8x8 Bookcloth Albums (and more)

With lots of new products on the horizon, the CM Home Office has announced certain products are being discontinued. Beginning Monday, June 1 the following items will be sold "while supplies last":
Little Lady 12x12 Fast2Fab
Mr. Mister 12x12 Fast2Fab
Orchid You Not 8x8 Fast2Fab
Yellow 12x12 Album Cover
Spring Green Dual-Tip Pen
9" Trimmer
8x8 bookcloth album covers

According to the Home Office, even though 8x8 bookcloth album covers were highly requested, they have been very poor sellers.
We may see 8x8 bookcloth albums come back from time to time in future LE promotions. Refill pages for the Orchid You Not, Little Lady and Mr. Mister Fast2Fab Albums will remain available for purchase after the albums are discontinued.
As always, if you see something you'd like to have, please place your order as early as possible. We never know how long these items will be available.
Thank you for using my link to place your order!


Friday, May 1, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day 2015 Specials

**Check Back Often – I’ll be updating with new sales/giveaways/blog hops as I discover them***

Panstoria, Inc.  – 30% off EVERYTHING – including Historian (Memory Manager) and Artisan (SBC+)



The Scrap Rack/Totally Tiffany


Scrap Your Trip


scrapbook generation nsd


Lori Whitlock – use code SALE30 at checkout

Miss Kate Cuttables



Persnickety Prints



Mad for the Mouse

Tools, Albums & Organizers!!


Yes – CM has heard our requests and I’m thrilled to share that some favorite products are here and more are on their way! 

The Tools Organizer features removable dividers making it ideal for organizing tools like the Shape Maker and Original Border Maker Systems.  You could also use it to store punches, stamps, dies and many other items!   The collapsible lid zips open and tucks under the organizer making it handy to work right out of. 
The Border Maker System is coming back this summer – with lots of new, original cartridges!! 

Tools Organizer

Click here to see the Tools Organizer on my CM Advisor site.

The Shape Maker System is one of my favorite CM tools!  It is very easy to use and works with some of the old CM punches you probably already own.  The Shape Maker System comes with a circle and square cartridge.  Each is just a shade bigger than the largest shape on the old CM circle & square punches.  Unfortunately, CM has no plans at this time to introduce new cartridges for this system, however you can pick it up at a great price!  It’s just $25!

shape maker system

The Circle Tag and Puzzle Shape Maker Cartridges are available at $8 each.  You can find these under the “Warehouse Finds” category on my CM Advisor site.

shape maker cartridges

Need some inspiration for using the Shape Maker System?  Click Here!

The Power™ Sort Box is back!! 

Each Power™ Sort Box will allow you to organize 1,200 photos up to 5x7 in size.  There's also an inside cover storage sleeve which holds photos and memorabilia up to 12.75" x 7".  It also helps protect your prints from dust and light!

Power Sort

Your favorite, classic 12x12 CM bookcloth albums are now available in 2 new & fun colors - Spring Green & Ocean Blue!! 

Spring Green

Ocean Blue

Coming Soon!
More new products to be released in May



Shape Maker System Inspiration

Do you remember hearing about the CASE method?  C.A.S.E. stood for Copy And Steal Everything! Back in the day CM provided TONS of ideas.  Ideas in catalogs, ideas on product packaging, handouts with ideas (who remembers Crop Talks?)  Those ideas were great because they helped you use the products you bought!  I’m so pleased that the “new” CM is busy cranking out lots of fun ideas to help those of us out who still subscribe to the CASE method. 

With the Shape Maker System being available at such a great price ($25!!) I wanted to share some ideas with you for using it!

Here’s a fun idea shared by the Home Office at CM. 

It’s for a Mother’s Day card but you could easily adapt it to make a page element.


Supplies used:
Pretty in Pastel Designer Paper
Shape Maker with 2-inch Circle Cartridge
Paper Trimmer
Tape Runner
Dual-Tip Pen (Black)
Optional:  Downloadable “Happy Mother’s Day”
quote that can be downloaded here.

To create:

  1. Cut two pieces of white patterned paper to measure 5” square.  Flip these over on to your work surface.  Measure and mark at the 3/4” mark along one edge of each piece.image
  2. Using a straight edged, draw a line from each mark to the corner (shown right.)
  3. Use scissors or trimmer to cut along line on each piece.
  4. Apply tape runner close to both diagonal and shorter edges (avoid adding along longest edge) then adhere pieces together grey sides facing each other.
  5. Cut 2 pieces of grey paper to measure 5” x 1 -1/2” and 3” x 4”.  Adhere strip along top edge of the pot base.
  6. To create flowers, punch several circles from various patterns of paper, then cut notches, waves and edges away.  Arrange and adhere flowers across the top of the grey piece. 
  7. Trim and adhere photo.  Insert grey piece and flowers into pot.
  8. Print and cut quote, then adhere to polka-dot paper.  Trim and adhere to card.


Here are some cute Christmas ornament embellishments made by CM Advisor (CMA)  Kelly Hudson, using the Circle Tag from the Shape Maker System & adding a snowflake punch and some glitter glue.

CMA Amy Kilgore shared these fun ideas

Thanks to CMA Linda Wright for sharing this page with flowers and a ladybug also made with the circle tag cartridge.

More ideas from CM

Ideas for using the Circle Tag cartridges and Puzzle Piece cartridges for the Shape Maker System.

Shape Maker System Scrapbook Layout Idea.  Uses Candy Shop Power Palette

Blessings Vintage Chic Scrapbook Card __ Vintage Chic papers & the new Shape Maker System punch, Idea from Creative Memories, Detailed Instructions:





Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New Bundles - Just in Time for Mother’s Day!


Looking for the perfect gift for Mom (or mom-to-be?) We've got just the ticket. Choose one of our new Limited Edition 8x8 album bundles - the Plum Silver-Foiled Bookcloth or the 8x8 Orchid You Not Fast2Fab. Each come loaded with Orchid You Not Predesigned Pages, plus lovely paper flowers and rhinestone bling along with Foam Squares for gorgeous dimension! Available now through May 10, while supplies last.

Click Here to view each of the predesigned pages in these sets.


Click here to see the Orchid Bundle on my CM site.


Click here to see the Plum Flourish Bundle on my CM site.

Happy gifting!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring Crop!

Join us at St. Michael School cafeteria for a day of uninterrupted time & lots of space to work on your projects!  Your $30 fee includes generous table space, lunch, dinner, sacks & a thank you gift!

Can’t crop?  Stop in between 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. to shop with our vendors at no cost! 


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It’s Almost Graduation Time!

It’s so exciting – the end of one chapter and the beginning of another!  Times like these are a great time to reflect on the past and capture those memories in a scrapbook.  It also can be a daunting task – and often it’s one that needs to be completed in just a short amount of time.

This is the time of year that I usually receive quite a few phone calls & emails from people that need to get about 18 years of photos in an album…usually in about a month or two.  Facing piles of photos and memorabilia, they’re searching for a simple way to create an album to have on display at parties, for a gift or just for their own enjoyment.  

Well look no further - the search is over!  I am so thrilled to share that CM is here to help!

Announcing the Hats Off Fast2Fabulous Predesigned Pages – available with or without the Ebony Hats Off Album (shown below)


The great thing about the predecorated pages is that you can use them as is – making for a quick & easy project, or use them as a starting point - adding your own touch wherever you want.  Your album – your way!!


Have a lot of photos?  You can purchase additional predecorated refill pages.  Some of them can be used upside down to vary the designs.  You can also add in the Large Single Pocket Pages for memorabilia.  All of the CM pages will work together beautifully! 

The neutral tones used throughout the pages will not overshadow your photos and will compliment any school colors.  I think this would be perfect for any graduation – including high school, 8th grade & Kindergarten!

You can view what each predesigned page looks like by clicking here.

To thank you for shopping with me in April I’d like to send to you a custom embellishment that will coordinate with the artwork on the Hats Off Predesigned Pages.

I will send one embellishment for each Hats Off Album and/or set of pages that is ordered in April via my Advisor Link.


If you prefer different colors and email me shortly after placing your order (within a day or two, please) I’m happy to customize this for you.  Just let me know what colors you’d like substituted for the white, grey and black pieces.


If I do not hear from you I’ll send the embellishment as shown in the photos to the address your CM order was shipped to. 

I expect to begin mailing the embellishments mid-month.

Thanks for helping me do what I love!