Happy Summer and Happy New Catalog Year!

Annual Inspirations Catalog Cover - 2016-2017The wait is over….

Here’s our brand new Annual Inspirations Catalog and it’s fantastic!!!

I am so excited about this year’s core product line that offers gorgeous papers, stamp sets, and embellishments for every time of memory keeper and paper crafter that are versatile enough to use all year long!

Click here to view the catalog online.

(If you’re interested in having a hard-copy of the catalog, email me or leave a message in the comments)

Click here to shop online from this new catalog.




August 2016 SOTM Here you can see the August Stamp of the Month set.  How cute is this?!  

  • I’m so excited to start crafting with it… showing the cat with all of those different sets of eyes, Cat with the hat or hat(s) stand-alone, love all the sentiment combination possibilities too… so many ideas come to mind!
  • Yesterday my fellow Rose Blossoms did a Blog Hop featuring this stamp set.  Click here if you’d like to be inspired by their creations.
  • As always, you can only get the SOTM set in this month… and with a $50 order, it can be yours for $5!

Click here for more details on this special.

August Constant Campaign


As you page through the new Annual Inspirations Catalog you’ll notice some big changes to the Paper Fundamentals line.  For each Close To My Heart color family there’s a whole new set of beautiful papers — with a mix of small, medium and large scale patterns — that are designed to mix together within each color family BUT also designed to coordinate with the themed paper collections to be featured in the Seasonal and Holiday Expressions Mini Catalogs.    Within each color family you’ll also notice beefed up packs of complements AND a ribbon pack!   And the color palette that got the biggest boost is Basics… which now are anything BUT Basic!    In fact there are two “basic” categories:

  • RUSTIC HOME Fundamentals:  think wood grains, kraft paper, vellup papers and copper foil accents.  AND
  • UPTOWN Fundamentals:  think bold Black & White with some vellum and gold foil accents.

And August is a great time to stock up on all paper packs for the other color palettes (Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment).  And when you do, you’ll be able to choose one of the Basic collections (Rustic Home OR Uptown) for free!  Click here for more details on this great promotion!

Now that I have seen the new catalog….


There are some exciting changes ahead.  I can’t show you new products but to make sure you don’t miss out on stocking up on any current favorites, here’s what’s going away or changing:

imagePHOTO ALBUMS:  The new 12×12 photo albums have solid color covers SO  the albums with patterned covers are only available while supplies last or until July 30th.  I love love love the cocoa damask pattern because it’s a bit of chameleon.  It’s the perfect color of a grayish brown so it will look as at home among warm/brown albums (and room furnishings for that matter) as it will among cool/black/gray colors.

7 COLORS… riding off into the sunset

The Adventure color palette is getting some updates.  If you want to stock up on ink pads, card stocks, ink refills, or embellishments in GYPSY, TOPIARY, PEAR, HONEY, SUNSET, COTTON CANDY, or HOLLYHOCK don’t delay.  Double click on any of the above images to see what is still available (as of yesterday) in these colors!














imageBig changes coming!  The card stocks with the glossy resist patterns on one side and the same pattern in color+white on the other side… Get ‘em now while you still can!  That goes for all the coordinating sticker assortment packs and glitter embellishment assortment packs too.








The pink, teal, and purple glitter paper assortments were on the list of retiring accessories I shared a few weeks ago and this is still true.  But even with the remaining colors, the glitter paper packs in the new catalog will have 3 sheets in the same color.  So if you want to stock up on any packs with the 3 sheets of assorted shades of any color, act now.  Don’t wait!

Retiring My Creations Products 1MyCreations and Home Decor

When I saw the patterned paper bags on the list of retiring accessories I was sure there’d be a new set in different colors in the new catalog.  But I was wrong.  If you like any of the products to stamp on for gifts or home decor, get ‘em while you still can!

Retiring My Creations Products 2









Right now you can still buy an assortment pack of the small size flip flaps.  These sizes will still be available in the new catalog but each size will be sold separately rather than being combined in an assortment pack.  But the 6-inch square size  won’t be available in the new catalog.






If you want to snag any of these before they’re gone, go to my website where you shop 24/7.


You don’t even have to dress up!

Jun 23, 2016 - Cricut, Margots Mix Blog    No Comments

Home of the Free….

Patriotic Card - Artfully Sent and Salute our Heroes

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  I am in Orlando at Close to my Heart’s convention but I wanted to write briefly to share a card I made with a few of my favorite things…

I used the retiring Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge to cut my card base with the array of patriotic sentiments from White Daisy Cardstock.

I used the retiring SALUTE OUR HEROES stamp set to heat emboss the “Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE” sentiment with Versamark Ink and White Super Fine Embossing Powder.

The other cardstock colors on this card are Pomegranate, Sapphire and Whisper.  And I added a couple silver sequins to add a little touch of sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you like this card!

Retiring Designer Creations Products

MouseKeeping Envelopes

Today I am on my way to Orlando FL for Close to my Heart’s Annual Convention and I am so so so excited!  Before I left I made these “Mousekeeping” envelopes to use when I leave the daily tips for the hotel cleaning staff.

The base for these little tip envelopes are the Ruby Designer Creations Paper Bags and they are among the collection of Designer Creations products being retired this year.  Below you can see the bags come in three patterns per color and in each package you get 5 of each or a total of 15.  And the color options are Honey, Ruby, Lagoon, and Slate.

Retiring My Creations Products 1


Retiring My Creations Products 2DESIGNER CREATIONS are the fun pre-made packaging items and mini  photo albums that make great gifts, party decor, and fun little photo albums!  You can see samples of all of the retiring Designer Creations products here.

These came together so quickly!  I also used two of our retiring Cricut Cartridges (Art Philosophy and Artiste) to cut out my “Thank You” Sentiment and scalloped ovals for the images I stamped.

These products will be available until July 31st (or while supplies last) and you can shop for them right here.