Friday, August 1, 2014

Silhouette NEW PRODUCTS Information! Order Yours NOW and Get a Free Gift

Hello Friends:

It's been awhile.........but I have plenty of news for you today!!! As you are aware, I am an authorized Silhouette retailer. When the news broke yesterday of four new products, my email and Facebook exploded with questions! Well, I went right to the source so I can get you you go!!

So many of you have been asking questions about the new products I thought it best to put out an information sheet to hopefully answer your questions.

Here goes:

Pix Scan:

PixScan™ cutting matsUse the PixScan™ mat with your Silhouette electronic cutting tool and Silhouette Studio® software to cut precisely around a printed design or when you need to position cut lines in a specific location on your material. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!  Your Silhouette will recognize registration marks on the PixScan™ mat and cut your material just as you’ve indicated in Silhouette Studio®. It’s a great way to use stamps, hand-sketches, and pre-printed images.

 I spoke with my Rep………this is an actual mat that you can cut from. It does not replace the tracing feature. You put your image (rubber stamp, etc.) on the mat where ever you want. You can scan the picture, take a picture of the image and then scan to your Silhouette software.
Your picture stays the SAME SIZE as your original………no more measuring or guessing. You can create an offset and cut or just make cut lines of the image to cut………the Pix Scan has built in registration marks…… tell Silhouette WHAT to CUT and WHERE to cut………..FABULOUS!
A brand new You Tube video is out and here it is:  You will absolutely love it!
Pix Scan mat retails for $14.99………..if you order through me, it will be $12.00 plus $4 shipping to US. Canadian orders accepted but I would have to contact USPS to see what would be the least expensive way to ship.

 Silhouette Roll Feeder

 The Roll Feeder provides easy and convenient placement of rolled materials when cutting with your Silhouette. Simply place the Roll Feeder in front of the Silhouette and seat your rolled material into the Roll Feeder. The Roll Feeder provides a convenient guide so your material is loaded into the Silhouette straight and avoids concerns of improper loading alignment.  The Roll Feeder includes Roll Feeder and Crosscutter.  Replacement Crosscutters are available for individual purchase.

  Glass Etching Cream - 2 oz. bottle

Use Silhouette glass etching cream with your Silhouette to permanently etch personalized text and designs onto mirrors or glassware. Simply cut a stencil using your Silhouette and apply Silhouette etching cream for permanent and beautiful etched glass.

New & Improved Silhouette Pen Holder

Replace your Silhouette’s blade with a pen to sketch instead of cut.The Silhouette pen holder can be used in all Silhouette electroniccutting tools and will hold most ballpoint pens. The Silhouette PenHolder allows use for a range of drawing instruments from a thinnerstandard pen to select thicker felt-tip markers.Includes three threaded collets for varying pen sizes - small
(blue), medium (white), and large (grey). 
Prices are as follows:

Pix Scan Cutting Mat (Cameo & Portrait),
         retail price $ price $12.00 (Shipping $4 additional Mats $1 ea)
Roll Feeded retail price $ 39.99 my price $34.00 (shipping $12)
Etching Creme retail price $ price $7.00 (Shipping $4)
Pen Holder retail price $ price $8.00 (Shipping $3)
***I can combine orders and any order over $50 gets FREE SHIPPING!***

**** Email me to put in your order. Everyone that places an order today (8/1/14) or tomorrow (8/2/14) will receve a free sketch pen.   As soon as I receive inventory, I will place them in my Etsy shop.


Someone mentioned Wi-Fi or Bluetooth adapter…………………………..they are seriously working on this!!!! I just about screamed when my Rep told me this. He thinks it may be Wi-Fi rather than Bluetooth and with this………………….we can design on our iPads and tablets………..can I get a Woot Woot!!………..thank you Berni for asking this question!!!!!

Last but Not Least……….

Silhouette coming down in price…………..what does this mean?

For one it means that you are getting a great deal on a Silhouette Cameo! The price has dropped to $229! I can order these but I would need a zip code first to see what the shipping cost will be (between $25 and $40 depending on zip code. I think it’s better to order the Cameo from Amazon and get free shipping if at all possible. Silhouette will not drop ship anymore.

Since the cost of the Cameo went down, I had to ask “Is something else coming?????” I’m not allowed to say but………. Stay tuned…!

Monday, May 5, 2014

And The Winner Is...

Good morning friends,

Well, I hope National Scrapbook Day was a great day for all of you! It certainly was for me! My friend Melissa from A Creative Journey With Melissa and I went to our local scrapbook store, Scrapbooking Made Simple and had a blast. We were fourth and fifth in 7:15am!

The line started at 7am for the 9 am opening on NSD. This picture was taken around 8:15am

There were plenty of great specials, raffles, food and the best cake ever! I didnt't do much crafting other than the make and take we did with the new Sizzix Triplets. Those are fun and very versatile!  Our LSS is like the TV show 'Cheers'. We all know each other and each other's families. When you're having a bad day, this is where you go for an emotional pick up. Here are the words to the Cheers TV song and so perfect for our store.

Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. 
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. 

Wouldn't you like to get away? 

Sometimes you want to go 

Where everybody knows your name, 
and they're always glad you came. 
You wanna be where you can see, 
our troubles are all the same 
You wanna be where everybody knows 
Your name. 

You wanna go where people know, 
people are all the same, 
You wanna go where everybody knows 
your name. 

Making your way in the world today 
Takes everything you've got; 
Taking a break from all your worries 
Sure would help a lot. 

Wouldn't you like to get away? 

This picture taken by SMS owner Stacey Parks. Make and take for National Scrapbook Day. I am on the front right, Melissa is sitting next to me.

Now to what you have all been waiting for...................the WINNER of the Marion Smith Bloom Impressions tool! The winner is Toni Stacey Simpson! Congratulatons Toni! Please email your contact information to me at and I will send your Bloom Impressions Tool in June (Marion Smith has completely sold out of this and I'm on the list when they get more in stock!). I want to see the beautiful flowers you will end up making with this brand new tool! :)

I will be having more giveaways this year so stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Last Day for the Bloom Impressions Giveaway and New Card

Good morning Friends,
Today is the last day of a great giveaway! If you haven't yet commented on my post from April 11, 2014 , please do so now! I am giving away a FREE Marion Smith Bloom Impressions tool.....a $24.95 value! All you have to do is comment on the April 24, 2014 post here . That's it! Just place a comment and you are in the running! You can't win if you don't enter and today is the very last day to do so! I will post the winner tomorrow and the Bloom Impressions tool will ship to you in June. Even the company (Marion Smith Designs) is out of the Bloom Impression tool as this has taken CHA by storm and the orders were overwhelming. Don't wait another minute and comment on the April 24, 2014 post NOW!

I have a new card for you today. This card design was done with A Creative Journey with Melissa stamp set "Words of GodSet. This stamp set is very versatile as it can be used for Easter, Communion or as a sympathy card as I have used it here. I triple matted the card, embossed the white cardstock and sandwiched a ribbon in between .

I used mounting tape to a Spellbinders die for a 3D effect, added one of the phrases and made some roses and glittered. I then added Viva Decor Pearl Pen for more dimension. You can stamp around the edges of the white cardstock and flowers with whatever color suits the mood.

Very easy card to make and something that will be kept as a beautiful memory throughout the years. I hope you like this card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Don't forget to comment to win! It all ends tonight at midnight PST!  Enter HERE!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Better Late than Never - Passover Card

Good morning Friends:

Sorry to post this so late. Passover is almost over and I forgot to post my card! This card was made using stamps from A Creative Journey with Melissa. This set is called Hannukah and Celebrations and is very appropriately named so. It's sometimes hard to find stamps for Jewish holidays. This set is perfect as it encompasses all the major holidays. It's always good to keep a stamp set like this in your arsenal as you never know when you'll need it! Go to A Creative Time with Melissa and see what other beautiful stamps she has.

 A very simple card to do that took about 10 minutes. I embossed the Menorah and the greeting. I used a MS punch at the bottom of the card and Queen & Co. pearls as embellishments. The ribbon was in my stash. Just remember you don't have to get all fancy to make a card. It's the thought that counts and keeps us crafters out of trouble when making them! Enjoy and to those that celebrate, I hope you are having a Happy Passover!

Please remember I still have a Giveaway! I will be giving away a Marion Smith Bloom Impressions tool! Just to this blog post link and comment what would you like me to carry in my store! It is a $25 value and will be one of the most talked about tools for making flowers ever! Winner will be announced on May 1st.....good luck!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bloom Impressions Tool Giveaway!

Good afternoon Friends!

Some of you may know that I am in the middle of starting up a small online craft store. I wanted to carry the items I look for in craft stores and never find. So, instead of searching and wasting gas, I decided the best thing to do is to open up an online store! I am in the process of doing just that at this moment. I thought I could open it up in March, but there is so much to do in opening up an online store! When you are the store owner and manager of everything and anything you do for your online store, it takes a lot of time and energy. Slowly but surely, everything will fall into place and I hope to open very soon. There is a link above that says "Online Shopping". You will be able to click that link and it will take you to Designs by Miriam, my online store.

I do need lots of feedback from you on what you would like me to carry. I know I will be carrying mats and accessories for the Cameo, Cricut and Eclips die cutting machines and much needed Krylon sprays. I will also be carrying some Marion Smith products (the nicest bunch of people!). The Bloom Impression Tool is absolutely amazing. I have shared her You Tube video above. She also has flower dies that work wonderfully with the Bloom Impression tool. I am now taking pre-orders for the Bloom Impression Tool until April 30th. The Bloom Impression tool retails for $24.95, however, from now until April 30th, the price is $20.50. I am also still taking pre-orders for the Zutter Bow Elite Version 2. Retails for $34.95, now at $27.99 (that's 20%  discount) until April 30th. I only have 10 left to sell at this price!

Now for the giveaway!!! Please comment below on what items you would like to see me carry in my online store and I will do my best to fill those orders. By commenting below, you will be entered to win a Marion Smith Bloom Impression Tool (retail value $25!). I will pick a winner on May 1st. I would also love for you to subscribe to my blog. By doing so, you will earn an extra entry for the giveaway. If you already follow my blog, no worries, you already have one entry for my first giveaway!

I will let you all know when my store opens. I will do some "Opening Day" giveaways then too! Have a wonderful day and craft the weekend away!