Nov 30, 2009

Quote of the Week

Wishing to be friends is a quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Nov 27, 2009

Design Team Call

We are looking for 3-4 talented designers to participate as members of our design team.

To apply please email:
· Contact Information
· Headshot or Photo
· Short Bio
· Resume including publication (if any)
· Link to your blog and usernames on pertinent online forums
· jpegs of 3 projects (any combination of altered art, layout and/or cards)

· One picture of Simply Renee’s product setup and in use (does not have to hold scrapbooking products) and short review
· 5 blog entries about recent scrapbooking projects
o Including pictures and instructions

· Free Clip it Up product/s (to be determined)
· Bio complete with headshot, link to your blog and resume on Simply Renee Inc.’s website
· Link to your blog on Simply Renee Inc’s blog

Simply Renee Inc retains the right to approve or disapprove of any blog content and to change it accordingly (writer will be notified of changes) and to use the design team member’s likeness, designs, comments, blogs for publication or as we see fit, giving the design team member full and proper credit.

Submissions will be accepted now through Dec. 15th, 2009 at 11:59 MST.

Contact Bobbi at 801-280-0505 or with questions.

Nov 25, 2009

Free Ribbon Organizer Give-Away

Confessions of a Cropaholic blog is giving away a FREE 36" Ribbon Organizer. Visit the blog for details!!! Hurry the contest ends Thursday at midnight!

If you don't win make sure you take advantage of our AMAZING sale. Order a 36" Ribbon Organizer for ONLY $45, available at from Nov. 27-30, 2009.

The Winner Is...

Polly A said "I am Grateful for the Men and Women who wake up everyday and fight for our right to be free. I am Grateful for every sunrise because it means I get to enjoy life for another day!"

Congratulations Polly- email us at to claim your prize!

Thanks to everyone who entered. We'll be having December drawings as well so check back to enter.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Simply Renee

Yes, Yes I am OBSESSED……..

with my Clip it Ups (yes that is PLURAL)!!! So Much that I even have a Clip it Up closet! So far I have 5 Clip it Ups and soon that'll increase to 6.

I love to sort by color. It is easier for me to find what I am looking for. I've tried many different ways; theme-which I still do for an obvious theme such as Christmas or Halloween, manufacturer-which didn't work for me since I love mixing companies and finally I tried color and I LOVE IT. I even have my brads sorted by color.

My two regular Clip it Ups came in quite handy for my regular colored-normal sized alphabets and embellishments. One is full of alphabets and one is for my embellishments. But I soon figured out that too many packages of letters and embellishments are numerous colors and some are even packaged in 12"x12" packages.

When Renee told me she was making a Jumbo Clip it Up. I was ready to order it right then...but it was in the process of being created so I had to wait. When it came out, you got it, I had to have one. It has helped me tremendously with those items that are multicolored and hard to fit into my organizing scheme.

On the Jumbo CIU, I have things divided into color groups instead of individual colors. Listings such as "blue-greens, "orange-blues" or primaries for example.

I received the Under the Shelf Mount in my DT box and at first I was super bummed because the room where I have my scrappy stuff does not have a shelf that I "thought" would work. But like I mentioned above, I AM obsessed and felt the need to use ALL my CIU stuff. So I dug around for some strong twine and used it to mount it that way. This is PERFECT for my large alphabets that are one color but are 12"x12" and do not fit on the CIU.

How does this all work for me and make me more productive you ask? Well, let me explain. When I know I want to make a layout such as the one below, and I want to use the colors Pink and Blue. I go to my Clip it Up closet and go through a process. I first go to my two regular CIU and twirl them around until I hit the colors I need. I go through and take off the items that match what I want to use. Then I go to the Jumbo one and go through the hues on there to make sure there is nothing in the multi-packaged items that would work with my color combo also. Then finally I look up to my Under the Shelf rod and see if there is anything ther I could use. I then bring everything back to my desk, and with a pile of goodies all in the color scheme I want right at my fingertips the only thing left is to create. I don't even have to get back up...well unless I need to go take care of the munchkin or something. Now for me, that is IDEAL and I will always be thankful to Renee and the Clip it Up team for helping me find an efficient way for me to scrap!

Nov 23, 2009

Quote of the Week

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”―Oscar Wilde

Nov 18, 2009

This Week's Winner Is...

Tracy said "I'm just glad that there's so much to be thankful for, as evidenced by all the previous posts. You are all so lucky! Its inspiring :)

Tracy-Thanks for your comment. Tracy doesn't have any of our products and she just got a new craft room, so we've decided to send her a Clip it Up Main Base to get started!!!

For everyone else don't worry we still have 1 drawing left- November 25, so check back then. If you haven't commented on what you're grateful for then post your comments here and you'll be added to our drawing!!!

Simply Renee Inc


Lately, I have lots of friends and family that are pregnant! Babies everywhere! The Graphic 45 line “Brides to Baby” is a beautiful set just perfect for baby themed projects.

I started with this card for a friend that just had a baby girl. It isn’t overly pink, which I kind of like for a change! I also added a little messaged inside.

Sadly, I had a dear, dear friend who lost a baby last week. Having lost a child myself, my heart breaks for her and her family. I created a sympathy card for her using this same Graphic 45 papers.

I also made a mini album for her as a special place to house and display photos of her sweet boy. Lots of Glimmer Mist was used on this project – I wanted it to feel sparkly and angelic.

Danielle Holsapple

Nov 16, 2009

Quote of the Week

“Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and foolishness.” May Sarton (1912-1985)

Nov 13, 2009

November Drawings!!!

I love this time of year. It is always a reminder of all the wonderful blessing I have in my life. As a special thanks to all our friends we're going to have 2 drawings for Clip it Up products this month. To enter all you need to do is add a comment to this post about what you are grateful for.

Everyone who adds a comment will be put in the drawing. We'll draw a winner on Nov. 18th & 25th. Make sure you check back to see who the winners are!!!

Hurry and leave your comment!!!

Phyllis's Ribbon Organizer

We met a lovely lady, Phyllis Dobbs at the International Quilt Festival. She purchased our 36" Ribbon Organizer and wrote a review about it on her blog.

Thanks Phyllis for mentioning us and it was so nice meeting you. Our favorite part of the shows is meeting all the talented and creative women.

Don't forget the 36" Ribbon Organizer will be on sale Nov. 27-30 for an AMAZING price of $45 on our website only!

Nov 11, 2009

Cards & Butterflies

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love making cards. I'm always looking for that perfect stamp and paper that coordinate perfectly to create them. Well, when I got this beautiful paper by Graphic 45 and these amazing stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms it was love at first sight!

I love absolutely love the butterfly images and sentiments that are in this lovely stamp set. They would look wonderful on any project. And I can't say enough how beautiful the Graphic 45 papers are! If you've never had the pleasure of working with their papers then you're in for the time of your life! These papers are absolutely gorgeous!

If you have projects you've made using either these stamps or papers I'd love to see them! Have a great day!

Nov 9, 2009

Quote of the Week

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1912-1985)

Nov 6, 2009

Red Clip it Up

Colors, colors, colors!!!

Ivonna Natal painted her Clip it Up Apple Red using Rustoleum paint. What a great idea!!! Thanks Ivonna for sharing!

We'd love to see how you've decorated your Clip it Up to match your craft room. Send us pictures to

Simply Renee Inc

Nov 4, 2009

Graphic 45 Cards

This time of year gets really busy in our house. There's a lot going on all the time and quite often I think about sending someone a nice thank you note or just a quick hello, but it always gets put to the side because I just don't have the time to make a card and since I have all the supplies I just can't bring myself to go to the store and buy pre-made cards! (sound familiar?!)
So I decided this year I would make a stack of simple note cards that I can use when I want to send a card. No more putting it off until later! Now, I have a set of cards I can actually use...or give as a gift if needed! I plan on making many more and putting them in a cute holder right on my desk!

I made these really simple, yet cute, cards with just a vintage stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms and some paper from Graphic 45. They paired perfectly together and took me seconds to make! I love the simplicity and multi purpose feel of the cards!

Lisa Day

Nov 2, 2009

Quote of the Week

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”―A. A. Milne
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