Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Time for another recipe! This is the one I put in all of the genealogy/family recipe boxes that I make. It is pretty yummy. Give it a try and be sure to come back and leave a comment (good or bad :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Upline

Spirit of Creative Memories Award Recipient, Billie Allen

 She sooooo deserves this award, she's great!!
On her left is the Co-Founder of Creative Memories
Rhonda Anderson. They are in Minnesota at our 
National Convention
Cricut® Expression 2 Features:
• Larger, faster and full color LCD touch-screen display with s stylus – no more keypad overlays!
• Material setting – choose a default setting for materials you use most often, like cardstock, regular paper, chipboard or more. OR you can customize your own material setting.
• Image Sizing – now on the same mat, you can have images of all different sizes. You can customize your image sizes to fit your pages, so it saves on materials.
• Layer View – you can see all of the creative features and layers right on the screen, including shift layers. So there’s no need to keep referring to the handbook.
Creative Memories is participating in a national 3-month Cricut® promotion beginning Sept. 1. All participating Cricut products will include a special code that can be entered to win all sorts of prizes, like machines, cartridges and even a cruise! 
Only the Cricut Expression® 2 machines sold through Creative Memories Consultants comes with 2 full cartridges and will include a bonus Creative Memories exclusive Best of Times Sampler Cartridge – for the same suggested retail price of $299.99.  
Creative Memories is leading the way – we are the first in the world to pre-order this machine. They will not be sold anywhere else until the end of September when they will be available during a one-day HSN event. Then, in stores by mid-October.   You can order on October 1st.   CM will receive priority shipping over retail – so when the stores will be clamoring to get them, ours will ship FIRST!

Creative Memories and Cricut have teamed up again – allowing CM Consultants to sell the new Cricut Expressions 2.    Available in October the Cricut Expressions 2 is jam packed with lots of new features.  (The images on this blog are of the anniversary edition E2 – I’m not sure yet what color the version will be that I’ll be selling.)   I’m waiting on the specific details about this machine (including price) but here is what I’m able to share about the E2:
The Expressions 2 has a  full-color, LCD touch screen. You can easily access editing features like auto-fill & quantity and also new  tools such as mat preview, which will allow you to organize all of your shapes and designs and see exactly how they'll fit on your mat, before the first cut.   With this new LCD color screen you don’t need to use your overlays!
Here are some more features of the Cricut Expressions 2:
Cutting Area Light
Longer Power Cord
And MUCH more!
 Compatible with Cricut and Cricut Imagine Cartridges 



StoryBook Creator Plus 4.0 Upgrade Over $60 of free content, including:
Serene Digital Kit
Serene Digital Overlays
Serene Digital Alpha Set
Just Fun Digital Kit
Just Fun Digital Overlays
Just Fun Digital Alpha Set
2012 Calendar 12x18 Digital Predesigned Pages
2012 Calendar 8x12 Digital Predesigned Pages
$24.95 U.S./$26.95 CAN
StoryBook Creator Plus 4.0 Over $75 of free content, including:
Cheerful Digital Power Palette
Cheerful 12x12 Predesigned Pages
Cheerful 11x8.5 Predesigned Pages
Black & White Digital Power Palette
Black & White 12x12 Predesigned Pages
Black & White 11x8.5 Predesigned Pages
2012 Calendar 12x18 Digital Predesigned Pages
2012 Calendar 8x12 Digital Predesigned Pages
$64.95 U.S./$69.95 CAN
New Digital Products:
CD-Reflections  Seasons Additions                                                              
CD-AShby Series Content Collection
CD-Reflections Content Collection

From the Photo Center:
Metallic Page Prints coming soon
Canvas prints in these sizes: 18x18, 24x24, 13x17, and 17x22 with black, white or mirrored edge options.
12x16 Storybook option 
Pixels2Pages will offer a subscription to their site for a fee

More New Product

12 x 12 Additions - Autumn

School Accents

Classic Christmas

Classic Halloween
 Classic Nature
 Classic New Years
 Classic School
 Classic Thanksgiving
Frightful Halloween Paper
Frightful Halloween Embellishments
8x8 Love Display Accents
 Reflections Power Palette
 Reflections Additions
 Reflection 11x14 Album
 Rugged Accents

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gratitude Collection

Gratitude Quick and Easy (Picfolio)

Mini Every Day Display
Tearing Tool
Recipe Quick Kit

Gratitude Collection–CM & Nancy O’Dell partnership continues

I love Nancy O’Dell!  She is a 4th generation scrapbooker & knows & believes in the importance of album making.  She’s held parties for her Hollywood friends to teach them how to scrapbook – quickly!  She loves CM, too – and has the dates of Showcase (CM’s annual convention) written into her Entertainment Tonight contract!  She could be in Venice now w/E.T. but chose to go to Showcase in Minnesota, instead!

Nancy O’Dell and CM Co-Founder Rhonda Anderson

Think Pink! Creative Memories Breast Cancer Awareness Collection

Think Pink Collection with a Coverset, Paper, Embellishments and a new Ribbon MakerThis is just a little bit of the HUGE amount of products being launched at Showcase – CM’s national convention.

New Products

Personalized traditional coversets!!  It's the same or similar material that  the hardcover  Storybooks are made with but on a traditional coverset. You can do full photos, artwork, etc.  Absolutely brilliant.


Custom Albums - the BEST in the industry
Full Photo Covers
Custom Templates
Full Custom using SBC or SBCStudio

Digital not your thing but still want to have one of these coversets?  I’m happy to help!  Contact me and I can design it for you, order it and have it shipped to your door!