Posts in the ‘Stationery’ Category

Blurb Holiday Gift Guide & Sale

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Can you believe that the holidays are right around the corner? I am still trying to hold on to the freedom and sunshine of summer, but I must admit that I am loving the lovely red leaves on the liquid amber trees outside of my kitchen, and all of the fabulous fall boots in the stores. Before we know it – winter will be here…

Rather than waiting to the very last minute to shop for holiday gifts, I think it might be my year to get personal, unleash a little creativity, and create one-of-a-kind gifts for my family.  I know my parents and in-laws will love receiving something special and this is the weekend to get started…

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Ready for a little inspiration? Check out Blurb’s 2013 Gift Guide which is full of fabulous gift ideas – from children’s books, photo books and cookbooks too. Don’t think you have the creative juices to design a book all on your own? Not to worry….The Gift Guide is also an instruction guide for how to make a beautiful Blurb book gift for anyone in your life. They will teach you everything you need to know. It’s so much easier than you think! Get a head start on your Holiday gifts by creating your own Blurb books and save 20% through 10/7/13 with code EARLYBIRD20.

Photo Book Sale

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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I will be the first to admit that planning beyond tomorrow just seems impossible these days. I have friends who are making plans for the Christmas holidays while I am still trying to enjoy the end of summer. And even though I don’t have a clue where my family is headed for Thanksgiving – I do know that Blurb has a ‘Thank You’ Sale going on right now. It is time to download your favorite summer pictures from your cell phone and create some fun photo books to give to your favorite family and friends as a little special thank you gift this holiday. Add a few special words including a special memory or a simple note of thanks to complete your custom photo book. Another fun idea would be to collect a bunch of your family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes and include a few crazy pictures of your cousins and grandparents and create a keepsake everyone will treasure for generations to come. Make your books (hard copy or electronic) this weekend so you can take advantage of this special Thank You promotion and you can cross one more thing off of your to-do list. Enjoy 15% OFF your order now through Monday, September 9th, 2013.

Oh wait – I almost forgot – the promo code you will want to enter is TAKE15. Let me know what kind of book you end up making!

Photo credit: Familjen, I Tove Freiij, Blurb

Happy Birthday Minted!

Monday, April 1st, 2013

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Celebrate Minted’s anniversary with 15% off everything. Anyone who has visited Sweet Peas & Stilettos knows how much I LOVE all of the products at Minted. I am so thrilled for their success and I bet the next 5 years will be full of even more creative and colorful treats for all of us. Happy Anniversary Minted! Now we can all celebrate.

 

2012 Family Photo Book

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

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So all year long you have been snapping photos with your phone and having so much fun trying out every Instragram filter. I don’t want you all to end up like me with 1000s of photos that never see the light of day again. When you have a little downtime over the holidays, you can take some time to pull together a family photo book to recap your favorite moments for 2012. I have a few friends who actually create a separate book for each of their children and one for the grandparents too. Luckily Blurb makes it super easy.

So take some time and download all of your 2012 photographs, including vacations, birthdays, and special occasions so you can put all of these wonderful memories into a keepsake book. From now through January 7th, 2013 you can save 15% on your entire book order with code BOOKS15OFF.

And one other fun idea – at Blurb you can also create 2013 planners full of your favorite photos! For more ideas and inspiration go to: Blurb.com orBlurb.ca.

New Years Eve Party

Friday, December 21st, 2012

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It is not too late to decide to throw a New Years Eve party. Order your invitations today and have all of your friends over for a fun countdown to 2013. Everyone needs an excuse now and then to get dressed up and to wear their favorite stilettos. On Sweet Peas & Stilettos you will find all of the discount codes you will need so you can save a bundle on your party invitation order. Cheers!

Custom Photo Calendars

Friday, December 7th, 2012

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2013 will be here before you know it…..scary isn’t it! So now is the time to pick out your 2013 calendar so you can make sure you don’t miss any important dates. I am so excited that Minted has brought back calendars to their line of fabulous paper products. You can create your own one-of-a-kind high quality photo calendar that you can hang on your wall and enjoy all year long. These are not your basic, flimsy calendars. Minted’s calendars are designed by indie designers and printed on luxurious, matte paper and they have rounded corners which give them a more modern finish. You can choose between the Standard (8.5 x 11”, $29) or the Grand (11.5 x 14”, $39). They obviously make great gifts for family and friends alike, and of course you need to make one for yourself too…

Sweet Peas & Stilettos has a great selection of planners for moms and family organizers in case you need those too.

FREE Address Printing

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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So how is your handwriting? Mine his horrible! My penmanship resembles that of a 9 year old boy. Of course my mother writes perfectly and even her grocery lists look fabulous. And my dad’s writing is just like a typewriter so when he addresses an envelope you know the post office will be able to read it. It takes me forever to address cards and invitations because I have to write nice and slow so that my envelopes will look decent and will actually be legible. This year, Minted is here to save me with a brand new feature….FREE address printing on holiday card orders.

Minted (home to super fabulous artist designed holiday cards) has just launched a brand new feature where you send them your addresses and they will address your envelopes for you. Love that!! Look how lovely the envelope up above looks! No ink smudges, no crossed out letters, just classic, pretty, clear typeface. All you do is select and order your cards and then choose the Address Assistant BETA when you complete your order. You can import addresses, add addresses, or request addresses by email. They will print the envelopes with all of the addresses you give them and then will send you blank envelopes for any additional cards you have. It is so simple. And the best part of all – it is FREE of charge on your holiday card order. You can save time and look good too. What a perfect combination for any busy mom this holiday…

Gifts Galore

Friday, November 30th, 2012

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I have one last item to share with all of you as I wrap up Tiny Prints week on Sweet Peas & Stilettos. Today’s Tiny Prints Deal of the Day is actually going to last all weekend long. You will be able to enjoy 35% OFF all photo gifts all day today, Saturday and Sunday. So yes, you can go out tonight and enjoy your Friday and then curl up on the couch over the weekend and start designing cool gifts with your favorite pictures.

I spend so much time out on the Tiny Prints website and I have to tell you that I was totally surprised to see that they are now caring canvas photos. They are so popular now and are an easy way to make any photograph really unique. They make your average snapshot look super fancy when you hang them on your walls. And if you have a professional photographer snap some great shots and you get to keep the digital picture – well then you are really in luck. I have seen some photographers charge hundreds and hundreds of dollars for these canvas prints and now Tiny Prints will make them for you. Love that! Just think about the cute pair of shoes you can buy with all of the money you save….

Tiny Prints Weekend Sale

Friday, November 30th, 2012

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Despite the wet and windy weekend ahead, I am happy to share at least some good news – Tiny Prints is extending their sitewide sale all weekend long. You can SAVE 25% on just about everything and it looks like you can score FREE shipping too. What a great way to wrap up Tiny Prints week here at Sweet Peas & Stilettos. So go ahead and kick off December with some great holiday deals. As most of you know, they’ve got photo gifts, holiday cards, invites and more. And one little hint – now is a good time to buy thank you notes for the kids so they will be ready to thank friends, relatives and Santa Claus for all of those wonderful holiday gifts.

Tiny Prints Sale Extended

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

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Still haven’t ordered your holiday cards yet?? Guess what – you are in luck! The folks over at Tiny Prints have decided to extend their Cyber Monday Sale even longer! You now have today and tomorrow to save big at their 30% OFF Sitewide Sale. Jot down the promo code: CB12 so you can enter it into the little box when you checkout.

In case you don’t spend as much time as I do on the Tiny Prints website, just remember that there is so much more to Tiny Prints than birth announcements and children’s birthday party invitations. They have so many cool personalized gift ideas that are all very well priced (and even cheaper today and tomorrow!). They make is super easy to personalize everything by writing your own text, uploading cute pictures, and making everything unique and extra special.

Don’t forget, this super Tiny Prints sale ends Thursday night (11/29/12) at midnight PST. Go go go and start creating (and saving) now….