Jun 29, 2009

Quote of the Week

"Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important."—Janet Lane

Jun 26, 2009

CKC Pasadena

Hi this is Carolyn!

Dianna and I were at the Pasadena CKC show June 12-13. It was lots of fun, even though we never saw the sun (yucky weather). This was the first show with all of our new products. It was fun to see people's reactions to all our products and all the different possibilities.

This is our lucky winner of the New Clip it Up Mini!

The best thing about going to the shows are all the creative scrapbookers we get to meet. I feel like I have friends all over. We got to see our friends Margie and Donna who we met at our first show 3 years ago and we've been friends ever since.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see us! Next stop CKC Charlotte, NC Aug. 14-15, 2009

Jun 25, 2009

Memory Makers - "Organizational Bliss"

I just wanted to share a blog post Crystal Rieger from Memory Makers Magazine did about the Clip it Up. I loved her pictures so make sure you check it out at www.memorymakersmagazine.com/crystaljeffreyrieger/organizational+bliss+clip+it+up.aspx

Crystal thanks for sharing your scrapbook room with us!!! If anyone else has a craft room they'd like to show please send us pictures.

Jun 24, 2009

1st Simply Renee Inc. Design Team

I am so excited to announce Simply Renee's first ever Design Team. We look forward to working with these creative ladies and can't wait to see what they come up with. Starting July 15th, the Design Team members will post every Wednesday.

Danielle Holsapple

Bio: My name is Danielle and I live in a suburb of Kansas City. I am a wife, mother of a daughter on Earth and a son in Heaven, and a scrapbook addict! I have been scrapbooking for about 8 years and it has become a part of who I am. It is my creative release and also my therapy! I have had the pleasure of serving on numerous design teams. They range from kit clubs, to challenge blogs, to stamp companies to paper companies. I have also had the privilege of seeing my work in print numerous times. My style is all over the place because I love to try new techniques and am always up for a challenge.

Scrapbook Blog: http://www.danielleholsapple.blogspot.com/

Lisa Day

Bio: I live in Michigan with my husband of 8 years and our two beautiful children Katelyn and Noah. I am super close with my entire extended family and I wouldn't have it any other way! Scrapbooking is my biggest passion and I love inspiring others to be creative and enjoy their lives. I also enjoy gardening, playing with the kids, decorating the house, organizing, photography, being outdoors (except for during the winter!) and loving life! I am teacher at Big Picture Scrapbooking (www.bigpicturescrapbooking.com) and I love it! I've started The Creativity Project, to inspire others to do something creative everyday, on my blog. The project has been received well by so many people and was even featured on Studio 5 on KSL TV (an NBC affiliate in Utah).

Blog : http://www.lisaday.typepad.com/

Robyn Weatherspoon

Bio: I am a very friendly and energetic person who happens to LOVE everything that has to do with paper crafting. I am on several design teams and get to teach scrapbooking and card classes regularly at a local LSS-For Keeps Super Scrapbook Store and online at Scrap-Tastic.com. In addition to that, I have prepared samples and done make and takes as the past 4 CHA Conventions. I'm also a Prima Marketing Inc. endorsed teacher. I'm the mother of two and a fifth grade teacher.

Blog: http://www.herebygrace.typepad.com/

Susan Lush
Bio: Hi! My name is Susan Lush. I have been scrapping for close to six years and still love it as much (if not more) than when I started. My style has changed but my love for the craft has not. I am currently on the Design Team at ACHERRYONTOP.COM and have been for the past two years. I am also the Message Board Coordinator there. I have not been published, just to chicken to submit I guess. Maybe someday. I am married to an Air Force guy and he is a Major. So it is Major Lush. First time in ten years, I have enjoyed that last name! I have one son, who is the love of my life and my little buddy. My hobbies other than scrapping are: reading, walking, chatting and MIAMI DOLPHIN football. Those that know me, know that Sundays revolve around football in the fall.

Blog: www.wannaslushy.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Jun 22, 2009

Melissa and her 5 Clip it Ups

When Melissa contacted us and told us how much she loves the Clip it Up, she really wasn't kidding! She has 5 of them!!! We asked her if she wouldn't mind sending us pictures and telling us a little bit more about herself and how she has them organized.

My passion is scrapbooking, and jewelry making; however I also enjoy painting, drawing, cross stitching, card making, and pretty much anything else that gets my creative juices flowing. I am engaged to super sweet Man who has been a super hero to me these past few years. I became disabled 4 years ago and he has stood by me the whole way. Each day he just amazes me more then the day before. Prior to becoming disabled I achieved a degree in visual communications and graphic design, and also spent some time as a scrapbooking instructor. I love my pets also. I live with 2 cats, 3 labs, and a rat. I have never purposly went out and found a pet, I have just never turned them away when they showed up on my door step. I always kinda thought God must send them to me for a reason so I could never turn one away. So that is the basics of me. I love to create, and I love to tend to lost little animals.

Clip it Up with Rub-Ons
First to her collection! "I was so excited when you came out with this because it was finally a way to store rubon's so that they didn't get rubbed off before I got a chance to use them. This is the best solution for rubons I've seen." Melissa

Clip it Up with Ribbons

Clip it Up with Flowers

Clip it Up with Mini Gems & Jewels

Clip it Up with Embellishments

Thanks Melissa for taking the time to show us your collection!!! We'd love to receive more pictures so please feel free to email us pictures of your Clip it Ups and we may spotlight you.

Jun 16, 2009

NSS Cards

Thanks to all of you who applied to be on our first design team. I am amazed at how many creative people applied. We are so excited!!!

For the National Stationary Show we had Becky Olsen, Chan Heslop, Sherry Crabtree, Lisa Kurtz and Rayann Sandstrom design cards for us to display on our products. Here's a few of their creative designs!

Special thanks to Graphic 45, My Minds' Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle, Doodlebugs, and Tada for donating products!

Jun 10, 2009

Let me share with you a cause very near and dear to my heart

This year is the tenth anniversary of when my husband, Dale, suffered a trampoline accident that left him a quadriplegic. Although completely paralyzed initially, he began to have some return of sensory and motor function early in his rehabilitation. Today, as a result of many miracles as well as years of hard work, Dale is walking, driving, and using his knowledge, skills, and influence to help others who have also experienced a spinal cord injury.

Along with his therapist and partner Jan Black, Dale started a rehabilitation clinic called Neuroworx, the most comprehensive rehabilitation clinic in the western United States. Dale also formed the Dr. Dale B. Hull Foundation with the purpose of helping others with spinal cord injuries to obtain necessary therapy and to promote awareness, education, and funding for these life-changing events.

To commemorate both the ten-year anniversary of his accident recovery and the five-year operation of Neuroworx, Dale is running an in-the-water fundraising marathon. Walking or running on an underwater treadmill in a small pool is part of the aquatic therapy that helped Dale during his recovery. He will run 26.2 miles in chest-deep water during his fundraising marathon this summer. Visit run4sci.blogspot.com for more details.

Simply Renee is supporting these efforts by donating 15% of all sales during July 2009 to the Dr. Dale B. Hull Foundation to help spinal cord injury patients. Thank you to everyone who participates in this worthy cause to help others whose lives have been changed so drastically by supporting Simply Renee products in July.


Jun 8, 2009

Graphic 45 Cards

In the few years we’ve been in business, we’ve had the privilege to meet many fabulous and creative people. One of those is Diane who is the owner and designer of Graphic 45. For any of you who haven’t seen her papers check them out at http://www.g45papers.com/. I love all of her lines and I’d hate to choose my favorite. For the 2009 National Stationary Show, Diane gave us some cards that she designed as well as some paper for us to display on our products. These are just a few of her fabulous cards. Thanks Diane for sharing your talents and friendship!!!!

Jun 5, 2009

How Many Ways Can You Use the Clip it Up? CONTEST

We’re constantly amazed at all the creative ideas we’ve heard about how customers are using the Clip it Up. From scrapbooking supplies to fishing lures and even tabletop decorations. We’re wanting your help in finding creative ways to use the Clip it Up. Send us your idea and contact information to clipitup@gmail.com by June 30, 2009 and we’ll enter your name in a drawing for FREE Clip it Up products. Your idea can be something you’ve already done or just something you’ve thought about. If you’ve already done it make sure you send us a picture and we may put you and your idea on our blog. Don’t forget to include ideas for all of our new Clip it Up products: Clip it Up Mini, Jumbo, Wall Mount, Swinging Wall Arm and Under the Shelf Rod. A drawing will be held July 1, 2009 and the winner will be notified by July 6, 2009.
The Clip it Up shown in the picture was spray-painted pink and decorated for a bridal shower.
Prize: the winner can choose 1 of the new Clip it Up wall versions. (Wall Mount, Swinging Wall Arm, or Under the Shelf Rod)

Jun 1, 2009

Simply Renee's 1st 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

· Blog Entries due on the 1th of each month (July 1, Aug. 1, Sept. 1, Oct. 1, Nov. 1)
· Reviews due July 1, 2009

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 June 15th, 2009 at 11:59 MST.

Contact Bobbi at 801-280-0505 or clipitup@gmail.com with questions.

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