Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Win a Prima Flower Set!

Good morning Friends!

Want to win a Prima flower set? Read on!

Good morning!

I want input from all of you as to what you would like to see me sell. I'm going to have beautiful embellishment kits for you soon.....but...what would YOU like to see in my Etsy store?

Comment below and I will pick a winner for a Prima flower set (pictured below) ! Contest ends on Friday, August 22nd. Seriously, I want to know what you want!





Saturday, August 16, 2014

Pix Scan Mats Now on Etsy

Hello Friends,

Just a very quick post to advise I have limited Pix Scan Mats in my
Etsy shop. They are $12.99 plus shipping. I have limited Cameo and Portrait mats available. You can shop here or click my Etsy tab above. See  you all soon!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Autism Awareness - New Stamp Release and Blog Hop for Prizes!

Good morning Friends,

Welcome to the monthly NEW RELEASES for A Creative Journey with Melissa. Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month we will be featuring our newly released stamp sets. I am a Design Team member for A Creative Journey with Melissa and I am so excited to be able to share these beautiful creative designs with you today. The new stamp releases are the Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #3 - Ready for a Fight and the Awareness Ribbon Stamp set #4 - Autism Awareness. We are also highlighting our amazingly cute and versatile Everyday Alphabet and Everyday Alphabet Outline stamp sets throughout this hop.

I am highlighting the Awareness Ribbon Stamp set #4 - Autism Awareness stamp set  for this blog hop.  My daughter works at the Help Group in Sherman Oaks, CA where she is a TA of preschool kids with Autism. These children have a special place in my heart and I was so happy to create my cards with them in mind. 







We are having an amazing blog hop for you today to debut Melissa's new stamp releases. Please be sure to hop along to each Design Team member, follow their blog and answer the question correctly that they have posted to qualify to win the prizes. The prizes include:
  • The Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #3 - Ready for a Fight
  • The Awareness Ribbon Stamp Set #4 - Autism Awareness
  • Sizzix Embossing folder set


My question is: What is your favorite brand of ink pads to stamp with?

Please be sure to answer on everyone's blog the question asked of you correctly and follow each blog. You will be entered in the giveaway for the three prizes if you do so! Entries for this blog hop will end Thursday at 8 PM PT. Winners will be announced on Friday on Melissa's blog.  Be sure to check back at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.com/blog/blog-hop-winner-3 to see if you are a winner!

A Creative Journey with Melissa Design Team:




 Marie (You are here!)




Thank you for visiting and please be sure to hop along to all of our other amazingly talented design team members and comment on each blog answering their question correctly.  If you do, you will be entered to win one of three prizes listed above. 

Thanks so very much for hopping along with us!


Contest ends Friday at 8 PM. Winners will be announced.




Saturday, August 2, 2014

Order Status on Silhouette Pix Scan and other Silhouette New Products

Good Afternoon Friends,

Just an update on orders received for the new Silhouette Pix Scan and other Silhouette new products. I have been inundated with orders on Facebook and by email. It will take most of today through midnight to answer all of you. If you have sent me an email yesterday or today, you are OK. I will get back to you with any questions you may have today....even if it takes me past midnight to respond. You have until midnight tonight (11:59PM PST) to email or FB message me an order. I want to place the order tomorrow so that Silhouette receives it by Monday, August 4th.

This is how I am taking orders for Silhouette new products:

1. Send me your PAY PAL email and HOME ADDRESSES so that I can write up an invoice for payment. I believe Pay Pal will take Visa, MC, DISC and AMEX if needed.

2. I will send you an invoice through Pay Pal and once it's paid I will enter your order.

3. I will order on Monday, August 4th

4. Order should arrive by the end of the week...I say should. I will keep you updated on the order status

5. All orders from California will have 9% L.A. CA tax added to your total. 

5. Once the order is delivered to me, I shall then ship out the products to you. Every order will have a tracking number. I plan to have all shipping labels done beforehand so that I can then ship out faster.

**If you email after the cutoff time, you will have to order the products through my Etsy Store when I get the items in stock. That will probably be in three weeks' time. The people that placed their orders in the last two days will get the products first. Etsy will be second. If you have any questions, please EMAIL and I will do my best to answer.

P.S. THE PIX SCAN MUST BE USED WITH SILHOUETTE VERSION 3, SO IF YOU HAVE NOT UPDATED, YOU MUST DO SO TO USE THE NEW MAT. I want to make sure this is understood.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.


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 answers...........here 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……..you tell Silhouette WHAT to CUT and WHERE to cut………..FABULOUS!
A brand new You Tube video is out and here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOaO1UNcyes  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 $14.99......my price $12.00 (Shipping $4 additional Mats $2 ea)
Roll Feeded retail price $ 39.99 my price $34.00 (shipping $12)
Etching Creme retail price $8.99...my price $7.00 (Shipping $4)
Pen Holder retail price $9.99...my 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.

IS WI FI ON ITS WAY TO OUR SILHOUETTE!????????

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…!