Friday, December 2, 2011

Decorating Ideas - December 2011

Create a fun booklet of love notes as a great gift for a loved one.
Plain ring bound notebook

Color used:
Cotton Candy

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Decorating Idea - November 2011 Customer Gifts

Use this month's incentives to theme and pull together an entire holiday gathering!

"Let's Chill" pitcher

Beverage pitcher

Cut around the "Let's Chill" design and remove the outer brackets.
Apply to the center of a decorative beverage pitcher.

Color used:
Soft Silver

"Merry Christmas" drink jar

Mason jar with lid
Straw (striped straws can be purchased on Etsy)

Remove the lid to the mason jar and place on a cutting mat or crafting surface.
Position the screw driver in the center of the lid and use the hammer to punch a hole in the lid.
The hole can be used to slip the straw through.
Apply the Merry Christmas vinyl tag to the front surface of the jar.

Color used:
Soft Gold
"Merry Christmas" favor jar

Small mason jar with lid
Tinsel, garland, or pom-pom embellishment
White cardstock
Favors (I used winter mints)

Apply the Merry Christmas vinyl tag to the cardstock paper and cut around the tag leaving a narrow edge.
Fill the jar with treats or other favors and secure the lid.
Tie the finished tag onto the jar with the twine and finish off with a festive embellishment.

Color used:
Soft Gold

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Introducing our "Nest" charm

Happily, as your flock grows, you will be able to send it in and have another egg tucked carefully in with the others.  Special someone on your Mother's Day list?  What a unique gift for a Mother-to-be as a shower or new baby gift.  Think of the possibilities.  Available September 1.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

September Customer Gifts

Just released our customer gifts for September.....
our first with UL BLume!
Choose one with a $60 order, two with a $80 order and three with a $100 order!  You choose either Blume Jewelry or Vinyl expression or a combination of both!  

Friday, August 12, 2011

Blume Jewelry Preview: Be Bold Collection

Be Daring. Be Courageous. Be Bold! When you wear the pieces from this Collection, you’ll be ready to save—or rule—the world. Choose from edgy bracelets and cuffs, sophisticated earrings, and one fierce necklace.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Add a little something to your bedroom décor with our new headboard designs! Both are available in a variety of sizes and your choice of any of our 55 colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your bed.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blume Preview: Seek Adventure Collection

Ready to go where the wind takes you? In this eclectic collection of global-inspired jewelry, you'll find bracelets, earrings, embellishments-and one showstopping necklace-all designed to encourage your sense of adventure. Even if you never leave home, each of these treasures will remind you to be the daring, courageous, and audacious person you were always meant to be

Sunday, August 7, 2011

UL Blume Personalized Jewelry

This bracelet comes with a sheet of black, red and Caribbean blue vinyl with adorable expressions and designs.  Our Blume jewelry line will be available Sept. 1st.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blume Jewelry Preview: Simply Words Collection

Don't you love how just one simple word or phrase be so meaningful? In our Simply Words Collection, you'll find a selection of funky bangles and delicate necklaces inscribed with words that inspire, encourage, uplift, and brighten. Wear what you feel, indeed.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Blume Jewelry Preview: Shine Collection

Adorn yourself with bright and shining silver that reflects your own inner radiance! In our Shine Collection, we feature earrings, bracelets, and a single statement-making necklace to remind you to be at your most brilliant. This collection also includes 5 Shine Brightly embellishments. Engraved with expressions like, "Make Your Mark," and "Live, laugh, love, and learn," they are an extremely fashionable way to take inspiration wherever you go.

Friday, July 29, 2011

UL Blume: Grace Collection

Starting today, I will be previewing each of inspirational jewelry collections. First up-Grace.

Just as a small grain of sand transforms into a radiant pearl, we are also made beautiful by every challenge we face. Featuring delicate pearls, silk cherry blossoms, and blue glass briolette beads, each piece in our Grace Collection is a reminder of your own inner strength and anything's possible attitude.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monthly Incentive Decorating Ideas - August

Vinyl Colors Shown:
Matte Black
Materials Needed:
Ornate Mirror (12” x 18” purchased at JoAnn’s)
Instructions: Prep the mirror by cleaning with mistick. Let dry.  Prep and apply the expression.

Vinyl colors shown:
Terra Cotta
Materials Needed:
MDF Board-Pre drilled-White
7 wooden clothes pins
Fabric dye in various colors (can be purchased at fabric stores)
Multi-purpose wood glue
Begin by dying each clothespin in various colors. I used 5 different colors in 5 different containers. I used soup cans and bottles as the dye will stain plastic cups. Add 1 tsp. of dye to each container. Boil a medium size pan full of water. Fill each container about 2/3 full of boiling water. Drop clothes pins into the containers using tongs. Wait about 10 minutes, or until desired color is reached. Remove the clothes pins with the tongs and let them dry on newspaper or foil. Once the clothes pins are dry, adhere them to the pre drilled board using the wood glue spaced about 2 inches apart. Prep and apply the expression.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fresh Ideas for Hostess and Customer Monthly Incentives—June

Product Color Shown: Slate Grey

Materials needed:
·         MDF board—Pre-drilled
·         Metal Hooks
·         White or cream paint
·         Green paint

       Paint pre-drilled MDF board with white or cream paint; 
let dry
      Paint metal hooks in green, or any fun accent color; 
let dry
Secure metal hooks to pre-drilled board

Product Colors Shown:
Part 1: Whipped Cream; Part 2: Honey Wheat
Materials needed:
·         12" x 12" sewing hoop (purchased at Michael’s)
·         Fabric with a subtle pattern
·         Vinyl effects
·         Medium size paint brush or sponge brush

Assemble your fabric inside the sewing hoop and 
pull tight around the edges.
In a small container, mix 2 parts water with 1 part Vinyl Effects.
Brush the surface area of the fabric with the mixture and let dry overnight. 
This will create a glossed surface for your expression to adhere to.
You may need to pull the fabric tight again before applying your expression.
Finish by cutting the excess fabric to the edge of the sewing hoop.
Product Color Shown:
Whipped Cream

Materials needed:
Bold watering can (purchased from the Home Depot)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fresh Ideas for Hostess and Customer Monthly Incentives—May

Summer is a great time for BBQs and picnics. Dress up your next outdoor affair by adding this fun expression to your drink tote, or cooler.   
·          “Summer” expression (18059): Berry Red (9030)
·         Metal bucket
Brighten up your home with laughter and this cheery project. Display your favorite pictures, clipped comics, or anything else that gets you smiling.    
·          “Laughing is sunshine for the soul” expression (18293): Valencia Orange (9036)
·         MDF Board – Pre-drilled (300132)
·         Bulldog Clips (300134)
·         Paint, yellow
·         Orange ribbon
Welcome your friends to your home in style with this sophisticated frame. Add a pop of color with cardstock that matches your home décor for the perfect finishing touch.
·          “Welcome friends” expression (18292): Matte Black (9070)
·         Frame – Square Black (300137)
·         Red cardstock
·         Glue
·         Black and ivory ribbon

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fresh Ideas for Hostess and Customer Monthly Incentives—April

Spring is a time of new growth, a time when color returns to the great outdoors. It’s also a great time to bring some color indoors. 

For a truly unique display, construct a rosette out of paper and apply the expression onto a foam core base.  Reminiscent of State Fair ribbons, this project is fun and fashionable.        
·          “You are my inspiration” two-part expression (18727): part 1, Sugar Plum,(9008); part 2, Stone Cottage (9067)
·         White foam core
·         Pink chalk
·         Dusty pink cardstock
·         White cardstock
·         White ribbon
·         Hot glue
Easter is full of color and so is this project. To achieve this look, paint your MDF board white, and then paint stripes across the board. Once it is dry, sand the board smooth and finish with a white-wash (1-part paint; 2-parts water) coating.    
·          “Happy Easter” expression (18728): Electric Lime (9063)
·         MDF Board – Rectangle (300107)
·         Paint, white, green, yellow, orange, teal

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 Inspirations Incentive—Find Your Inspiration!

NOW through March 15 at 11:59 pm (midnight) MT, we’ve got a little something inspiring for everyone!

Your choice of a FREE EXPRESSION from our Inspiring line of decorative home décor with every $50 purchase.

During the promotion period, you can find their inspiration from 12 of our all-time favorite designs. Featuring top sellers from our Religious, Family, and Uplifting categories, there is sure to be  a message with personal meaning; all in addition to our regular monthly customer incentives!

Fresh Ideas for Hostess and Customer Monthly Incentives—March

“Live what you love,” what a great, inspiring message that many of us need reminding of on a daily basis. This project is a combination of color, patterns, fabric, ribbons, and thinking outside of the box. For example, turn around the MDF board so the beveled edges are on the backside. Paint a layer of vinyl effects over the fabric so the vinyl expression will stick.         
·          “Live what you love” Two-Part expression (18741): part 1, Chocolate Brown, (9080); part 2, Whipped Crème (9005)
·         MDF Board—Square (300109)
·         Mini Blooms—White (300191)
·         Vinyl Effects—Shimmer (300226)
·         Simple Easel (300201)
·         Mod podge
·         16” square of fabric
·         14” ribbon—yellow, pink
·         Hot glue

Green, black, & white is a stylish color combo that is popping up everywhere. It’s also just what was needed for a chic color palette for this elegant expression. Using only a few simple supplies,  create a fashionable welcome sign that is suitable for a myriad of décor styles.
·          “Welcome” expression (18740): Whipped Crème (9005) or Bright White (9010)
·         Vintage Embossed Metal Board—Black (300220)
·         12” x 12” Flocked decorative paper
·         Double-sided tape

Tips & Tricks: Flocked Paper
When working with flocked paper, use paper that is only partially flocked and has plenty of space for the expression to adhere to. Be sure to test a small area with a piece of the transfer tape or clear tape to make sure it won’t pull off the all the flocking. Work slowly when applying the expression and use your transfer tool to help you pull the expression away from the transfer tape if needed.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Creative Ideas for our FREE Product Day!

Take our black 16" x 16" Frameworks Photo Frame (#300236) and spray paint it white (this will likely take several coats).  Then cut the expression between the “g” in spring and the “t” in time and apply “spring” to the top of the frame and “time” to the right side of the frame as shown.  To complete the frame, add your favorite springtime photo and display it on our Trimmings Simple Easel (#300201).

No one enjoys spring cleaning, but this cute board makes your to-do list sweet and stylish.  Start with the Foundations pre-drilled MDF Board (#300132), and paint it with our Toolbox Paint in Lemon Chiffon (#300153). It will take two to three coats to get good coverage in this color, and it is recommended that you prime the board in white first to get the best results. Then add our Trimmings Bulldog Clips (#300134—for the set of 4),then, tie black and white gingham checked ribbon around each one.  Once the board is dry and cured, add the expression. 

Create a charming piece of Shabby Chic wall décor.  Cut the Free Springtime expression in half and off-set it on our Foundations Vintage Embossed Metal Charger (#300163). Then enhanced it with 3 different sizes of butterfly embellishments (2” #4411402, 4” # 4526004, 5” #4526005) in Spring Hyacinth (#9069 and a pink Mini Bloom (#300192). To display the project, we suggest hanging it from our Daisy Medallion (#300224) with a coordinating ribbon from your local craft store.  Take advantage of our current Buy 2 Get 1 Free when creating this project!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fresh Ideas for Customer Monthly Incentives—January

Hang up your hat and scarf in style with this charming coat rack. Sweeten up the “Home” expression by adding heart embellishments and Shimmer Vinyl Effects for the perfect finishing touch.   Shown in Wild Raspberry (9066)
·          “Home” expression (17616)
·      Two “Heart (outline)” embellishments, one mirrored (4439603)
·      Two “Heart” embellishments, one mirrored (4412002)
·      Vinyl Effects—Shimmer (300226) 
·      MDF Board—Pre-drilled (300132)
·      Toolbox  Paint—Whipped Crème (300144)
  Vintage Knobs (300136)