Friday, January 29, 2016

Love Coupon Books




It's that time of year again! Love is in the air!

Order your coupon books now 

to ensure they arrive before Valentine's day! 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

De-stashing the Paper and Stamps Closet



When my son told me I had enough paper and stamp supplies to start my own craft store, he wasn't kidding.

Last week, I opened the closet and realized there isn't an inch of room to store new supplies. Even as I cleaned it out and tried to re-organize my space, I knew I had it my maximum limit of paper, stamps, fabrics, and threads.

So... it's time for me to let some of it go.

I'm the one who wants to save everything because one day I may need it again, but not today.  So as I sit and sort and decide what to keep and what to let go, I remind myself that every once in a while we all need to clean our closets. Get rid of the old and look forward to the new.

I'm looking forward to the new and I hope you are, too.

They say someone else's loss in another's gain.

I've listed many of my older CTMH stamps on ebay along with paper packs and soon will be adding some fabric fat quarters to the listings and odd and end craft items like punches, beads, and the like.

I've also got a stack of supplies, including some of my scrap papers, I'm planning to donate to a local pre-school to add to the kids art supplies.

If you're looking for a particular stamp set or paper, let me know I'll check my stash.

In the meantime please feel free to check out my ebay listings here:





coordinates with ROXIE WORKSHOP ON THE GO


CTMH Stamp Set CHERISH THE DAY






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Friday, January 22, 2016

Bargain Books Guest Book Albums on Sale




I'm doing a little cleaning up in the inventory closet this month.

I've added a new category to the shop. BARGAIN BOOKS.

All the guest books in the Bargain Book category are books 30% - 50% off regular price.

**Please note that Bargain Books are not subject to additional customization options. They do include the free name card on the cover as with all my other guest books. But any additional pages or embellishment options will upgrade the book back to it's regular sales price. **

Here are a few of the books currently on sale in the shop:











These are the last ones of their design. Once these books are sold, they will not be available again in my shop. 




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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Postage Rate Increases as of January 17, 2016

It's a brand new year and changes are happening.

This past year I shipped over a hundred orders!

You all are so awesome!

I wanted to update you all on a few changes taking place in the shop. As many of you may or may not know -- as of January 17, 2016 the USPS has increased the postage rate.  I hate saying this, but because the increase, the shop rates have raised, too.

Because Priority Mail Shipping (U.S.A residents) has jumped from $5.75 to $6.45 I've decided to add some addition options for shipping.

 I have always charged actual shipping and used Priority rates for shipping all of my guest books over the years. Mainly for two reasons. #1 and 99% of why I use Priority is because most people tend to wait till the last minute to order guest books and need them very quickly. 2. USPS provides flat rate envelops that work great for shipping out book orders.

Because I don't want to discourage anyone from having a book made or ordering from the shop I've added First Class Shipping to the listings in the shop.

When I first started making guest books, it was because I wanted to be able to offer an affordable alternative to store bought "generic" guest books. I wanted to create books that were customized and personalized especially for the person(s) and event.

I still do.
And I still want them to be affordable to you all.

You now have the option in the shop to choose between a more economical rate of First Class Shipping, Priority Shipping, and Express Shipping when ordering.

With those options please be aware of the following delivery times.

First Class: according to USPS it's 2-5 days (within USA). It's more like 3-7 days.
So if you're ordering a book be aware of the time frame using this shipping option. It takes about 3-5 days for me to create and package your book. So make sure you add the time to the shipping time for an estimated arrival. 5 day creation + 5 shipping = avg 10 day delivery.

For countries outside the USA you'll need to check with USPS on delivery estimates.

Priority Mail: is 2-3 days within the USA and 6-10 days for most countries including Canada.

If you're every not sure if a book will arrive in time for an event, please be sure to contact me before purchase. I try to respond within 24-48 hours of receiving inquires, but sometimes I do get very busy and it may take longer during those times.

Express Mail: is 2 days within the USA.
I only recommend this if you're in a big hurry of needing your order, as most cases Priority Mail gets it there in about the same time and is less than half the cost.


I'm less than 40 orders away from hitting 1,000 orders. I'd love it if you all could help me reach that goal before the end of next month! Help keep me busy. :)

Stay warm!
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Wine Tags



I've been such a busy bee lately and totally in the mood for this holiday season.

On a recent my mom and I crafted up these tags for wine bottles. You can also put them on bottles of olive oil.


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We created a variety of them that I have in the Cards and Tags section of the shop now.

I'm also going to be including one as a gift with purchases over $20 from now till the new year.

Do you get snow for Christmas? I'm so hoping we do. Just a little. :)

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Hot Cocoa Gift Packs


The kids will be getting out of school soon for their holiday vacation. Before they're off they like to give a little something special to their teachers and school bus drivers. I love this idea I found through Pintrest and have added my own little alterations to these Hot Cocoa Gift Pocket Cards.



We got carried away making them this past week and so they're are some available in the shop made up and ready to ship here. 

Due to the cost of shipping, you have your choice to receive them with or without the hot cocoa packet already in them.

6 Hot Cocoa Christmas Pocket Card Gift  Favor - Polka Dot

I can't wait for the kids to share these with teachers, school bus drivers, and even their friends.

They're even great for a little something to share with your co-workers anytime of the year.

It's getting close to Christmas, now, are you ready?

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

100 Ideas For You To Write In A Coupon Book







If you love the thought of giving someone a coupon book filled with personalized coupons but don't know what kinds of things you'd write in those coupons to give to family and friends, I've compiled  a list here of things you can do for someone to put on your coupons.


For Kids:
1. An extra hour of computer time
2. Two hours of video game time
3. Stay up an hour past bed time
4. Movie Night - You pick movie
5. Skip One Chore
6. Lunch with Mom (or Dad, or Grandparent)
7. Sleepover with Friend
8. Take Roller Skating
9. 1 hr Craft Time
10. Build A Snowman Together
11. You Pick the board game for Family Game Night
12. 30 minute read together time
13. 2 hour play date with up to three friends
14. Trip to the park for an afternoon
15. Breakfast for Dinner
16. No Chores for a day
17. Ice Cream Date
18. Trip to Toy Store ($ limit)
19. Book of Choice
20. One Chance for a Do-Over

For Girls:
1. Style Your Hair Fancy one morning before school
2. Manicure or Pedicure
3. Manicure and Pedicure
4. Trip to the Mall ($ limit)
5. Favorite Food for Lunch or Dinner
6. Bake Together - Your choice of Cake or cookies

For Boys:
1. One hour Lego building or Knex Time with parent
2. Overnight Camping
3. Paintball or rock climbing at local recreating center for one afternoon
4. 1 hour bike ride with parent
5. Choice of game, craft, or cooking time
6. Snowball fight

For Him:
1. One Car Wash
2. Pizza and a Movie
3. You pick the Movie
4. Cook your favorite meal for dinner
5. 30 minute massage
6. One time allowed to be late pass
7. Wash and Wax car
8. Clean inside of car
9. 20 Minute Back Rub
10. A cup of hot chocolate and a cuddle
11. Night In - Your Choice
12. Foot Massage
13. Mowed Lawn
14. One Evening of Total TV Control
15. 10 Minute Back Scratch
16. Weekend Get Away
17. Night Out with the Guys
18. Taking Out The Trash
19. Bear Hug
20. Novel (Book) of Your Choice

For Her:
1. Three hours of YOU time
2. 30 minute massage
3. Dinner is on me tonight
4. 1 hr massage
5. Clean inside of car
6. Wash your car
7. Watch Movie of choice with you
8. Dinner and A Movie
9. Trip to your favorite store ($ limit)
10. Babysit for an afternoon or evening
11. Do the Dishes
12. Wash and fold the laundry
13. One  Manicure  or Pedicure
14. Manicure and Pedicure
15. Breakfast in bed
16. Eat At Your Choice of Restaurant
17. Vacuum the house
18. Girls Night Out
19. Evening of Star Gazing
20. Novel (Book) of Your Choice

For Grandparents:
1. Bear Hug
2. 30 Minutes Garden Helper
3. Baked Good
4. Read You a Story
5. Tell Me a Story
6. Movie of Your Choice
7. Go For a Walk
8. Make Something Together
9. Picnic in the Back Yard
10. Tea for Two
11. Mow the Lawn
12. Shovel the Driveway or Sidewalk
13. One Household Chore
14. One Hour Coloring Time Together with Coloring Book or Coloring Pages
15. Homemade Dinner
16. Walk the Dog
17. Board or Card Game of Choice
18. Unlimited Hugs for the day
19. One Hour uninterrupted Nap Time
20. Special Treat

The list can go on and on. I hope this give you some great ideas on what kind of things you not only write inside the coupons for giving others, but an idea on what spending time together and how acts of service really are a gift to those who receive it.

If you have other ideas of what you can do as a gift for others to write on a coupon please feel free to share in the comments or on my facebook page!!

Coupon books are available in my shop and can be personalized.



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