Are You Ready for October?

Hi everyone!

We hope you enjoyed our visit to HSN this Tuesday.  We had a blast! Projects from this week’s shows will be posted on Pinterest very soon (just in time for your items to arrive!), so be sure to follow us for new inspiration by clicking here.

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to go full steam ahead on sneak peeks for our next shows. Are you ready? This October visit is going to be our biggest and best ever. Yes.. we said ever!

We’ll kick things off on Monday, October 5th at 7 p.m. EST on the Monday Night Show with Adam Freeman with the debut of our new Coloring Books. You are going to have so much fun coloring in the designs in this book – watch the video above for an exclusive sneak peek. There’s also something new and exciting from Cricut launching on October 5th, but our lips are sealed about that for now!

Mark that calendar! Monday, October 5th – 7pm–9pm.

Then it’s time for 18 hours of crafting on Wednesday, October 7th.  We will be on all day long with the Christmas Pop Up Card Making Kit Today’s Special and so many other new items we can barely keep count- nearly 30 of them!

Here are the hours you’ll want to be sure and watch (all times are EST):

Wednesday, October 7th

Midnight-2:00 a.m.

8:30- 9:00 a.m.

11:00 am.- 1:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

There will be new posts here on the blog on Tuesdays and Fridays with giveaways galore, and we can’t wait to share all of the surprises we have in store!

Bye for now,

Anna

HSN September 8th Shopping List

Happy Labor Day, all!

We hope you are all enjoying a fabulous long weekend. Before we take off for HSN we wanted to post the trusty shopping list for tomorrow’s shows! The returning items we listed below are the ones that will be on air, but be sure to check out our store on hsn.com for other items that are back in stock for September as well. We’ll be live at 7 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST- set your alarms, mark your calendars, make your wish lists and tell all of your crafty friends to watch, too!

New for this visit:

442-895: Joyful Holiday Phrases Sentiment Inserts

442-896: Christmas Pre-Tied Bows

442-893: White Christmas Cards and Layers for Minc

442-864: Essential Tool Kit

442-892: Pretty Patterns Cards and Envelopes

442-899: Favorite Flowers 3D Stickers

436-745: Baubles and Bells Embossing Folders

442-884: 5×7 Holiday Metallic Layers

442-881: Holiday Foil Layers

436-743: Spiders and Specters Dies

442-900: Spooky Glitter Cardstock

430-729: Self Inker with Stamps & Personalized Address Stamp

404-540: Anna’s Christmas Cards Cricut Cartridge

442-910: Christmas Stamps

 

Returning items:

371-672: Christmas Gift Wrap Stamps

395-643: Everyday Glitter Cardstock

410-771: Anna Griffin Minc Machine

427-059: White Cards, Layers and Envelopes for Minc

416-946: Heat Wave Pen with 20 Foil Sheets

396-143: Cuttlebug Machine with Folders

430-829: Die Cutting Adhesive Bundle

420-164: Decorate/Celebrate Cricut Cartridge and Cardstock

428-534: Lovely Layered Cards Cartridge with $10 Digital Credit

416-464: Amelie Decorative Scrapbook

416-467: Borders and Corners Stamps

371-68: Angelic Card Toppers

405-524: Pretty Paintings Card Kit

430-676: Metallic Layers, Cards and Envelopes

371-649: Totally Tags Holiday

 

See you tomorrow- we can hardly wait!

Anna

Friday Winner and Meet the Anna Griffin | Create Instructors!

Hi there!

Today we’re revealing all kinds of big news! First, the winner of our Christmas Cards and Layers, PSA Personalized Stamp Set and the Anna’s Christmas Cards and Embellishments cartridge from Cricut is….Lisa McDonald! Congratulations and happy crafting!

Second, we thought you might like to meet all of the instructors for the upcoming Anna Griffin | Create event November 13-15, 2015 at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia! These teachers, along with our amazing staff and craft design team, will make this the crafting weekend of a lifetime. Don’t worry – there’s still time to sign up if you don’t have your ticket yet! Click here for all the details.

Sandi Genovese

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Sandi Genovese is known to millions as a multitalented author, artist, educator and television personality who brings innovation to new heights in scrapbooking and paper crafting.

Sandi is a familiar face and source of creative inspiration to millions of viewers who have seen her host the DIY network show SCRAPBOOKING as well as her numerous guest appearances on television shows including Good Morning AmericaThe View, Specials on DIY and HGTV, and The Carol Duvall Show.   She is a frequent contributor to national magazines, has a syndicated craft column distributed nationwide by the Scripps Howard News Service and is the author of multiple “How To” books and DVD’s.

Sandi is proud of her licensed collections with Mrs. Grossman’s, C.R. Gibson, Books Are Fun (Readers Digest), Imagine That Designs, Steven Grant Studios and Creativity Inc. She launched her own product line (THE SANDI G COLLECTION) of paper crafting kits on HSN. In addition she hosts the website www.sandigenovese.com, where a new paper crafting video is posted each week as well as blogs and photo tips.

Cara Miller

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I am a teacher- plain and simple.  I earned my Masters in Education as a cure for empty nest as my children left home.  I began teaching Cricut classes 10 years ago, making it my full time job in 2011. My husband and I are thrilled to have our 5 now grown children all settled in the small Vermont town starting their families.  I am learning just how special grandchildren are!

Fun Facts:

I have 2 Shih Tzus, Belle and Gertie

I am married to my high school boyfriend

I think teaching Cricut is more fun than teaching cutting & pasting to kindergarten children and we still have snacks!

Beth Kingston

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Beth Kingston. DIYer. Creative soul. Military wife. Giant dog owner. Lover of food and wine. Daughter, sister, aunt, friend. HSN on-air personality who has appeared on “Scrapbook Memories”, “Create & Craft TV” in the United Kingdom, the Lifetime Channel’s “Balancing Act”, and The Shopping Channel in Canada. I have written craft articles for TLC.com and am also the host of a series of crafting videos. My FAVORITE part of the job is traveling around the world teaching classes and meeting other fabulous, crazy crafters!

Kay Mitchell

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Kay Mitchell has been professionally involved in the art and crafts industries since 1972 as a distributor sales rep, product demonstrator and teacher. She is the author of 27 how-to books and numerous magazine articles on decorative arts and fabric painting, product development and design for art materials manufacturers and is currently a paper crafts artist and contributor to Somerset Magazines. Kay was os original Education Program teachers, participant of three of Anna’s scrapbook cruises and is a current Anna Griffin Craft Design Team member.

Kay worked within the Hobby & Crafts Association and the Association for Creative Crafts Industries, which joined to form the current Craft & Hobby Industries or CHA.  She is a certified demonstrator and teacher. When she started in the crafts industries it was with Decoupage – she has now come full circle back to her paper arts roots!

Shemaine Smith

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Shemaine Smith is a mom to two great kids, is married to her best friend and lives in sunny Southern California. Her passion is paper crafting of all kinds and she loves sharing that passion with others through her designs and teaching classes.

Shemaine has been a member of Anna Griffin’s Craft Design Team since 2010, and currently designs for Therm-O-Web, Unity Stamp Co. and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Over the last eight years she has enjoyed teaching classes at The Great American Scrapbook Convention, Anaheim Craft and Hobby Trade Show, Michaels Craft Stores, and demonstrating Cricut products for Provo Craft.

Tracy Houser

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Tracy Houser is a doting mother and wife who lives in northern California. She is a founding member of the Anna Griffin Craft Design Team and has led the team in three dimensional paper crafting for 7 years. Her architectural background is the source of inspiration for many of her paper projects, allowing her to cultivate innovative techniques. She loves creating three-dimensional paper items for displays and centerpieces. It was a match made in crafting heaven when Anna met Tracy on Anna’s first scrapbooking cruise in 2005.

Anna Griffin

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Growing up in a family of artists on both sides, Anna Griffin’s inclination toward graphic design is no surprise. Her talent, combined with her love of antiques, textiles and prints, has inspired her company’s success and remarkable growth.  Griffin has become a recognized authority when it comes to translating exquisite patterns evoc­ative of old world style into modern, mix-and-match designs.

As a result, there are thousands of Anna Griffin licensed products by brand leaders such as HSN, Cricut, American Crafts, Therm-o-Web, Lenox, Department 56, C.R. Gibson, Envelopments, Design Design, Paper Magic Group, Berwick Offray, Southworth, Martha Pullen Company, and Autom Gifts.  In both her professional and private life, she not only creates beauty but also encourages others to express their personal creativity in as many unique and lovely ways as possible.

Shivan Sarna- Special Guest Speaker

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Once so shy I couldn’t make eye contact with comfort, I am now an outgoing introvert with a TV audience of 96 million households on HSN. Who could have guessed that this shy girl would become a TV Show Host? I love sharing the fabulous feeling of finding the right gift for yourself or someone you love, so it’s a perfect job fit. Passion drives me, and I have many passions. I am also a Yoga Teacher, a happy wife, an inspirational speaker/storyteller, and an aspiring author.

When I joined HSN in 1999, I found my niche.  HSN offers me the chance to be a jeweler, a home decor consultant and a stylist though the products I present.

HSN September 8th Preview 5

Hi everyone!

Our next shows on HSN are just one week from today! We will be on for three full hours of crafting on Tuesday, September 8th at 7 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Let’s have a look at the last three brand new items for this visit…

Many of you recently received your Christmas Anna Griffin Minc autoship content, and we have the perfect coordinating card collection for it- our White Christmas Cards, Layers and Envelopes! This set includes (24) 5”x7” cards in 12 designs, (24) 4”x6” layers in 12 designs and 24 white envelopes. For those of you that missed the Minc autoship back in May, you’ll be happy to hear that it will be available separately on October 7th. We recommend picking up a set of these coordinating papers and envelopes if you are on autoship or plan on purchasing that bundle next month!

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Next is something really special that we know you are going to love! We’ve partnered with PSA Essentials, an industry leader in high quality stamps and inks, to bring you a Personalized Self-Inking Stamp Set! This exclusive HSN collection includes one Anna Griffin gold self-inking stamper, 12 decorative stamps with sayings like “Handmade by,” “Created with love by” along with other phrases and flourishes.

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The best part? You’ll also get to choose one customized return address stamp from 7 designs that PSA will create and ship to you!  This would make the perfect birthday or holiday gift for anyone on your list.

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Now we’ve come to our last new product preview for September 8th… Anna’s Christmas Cards and Embellishments Cricut cartridge! You’ve been patiently waiting for a new set of intricate holiday designs from us, and these definitely won’t disappoint. The cartridge includes 50 images for creating cards, doilies, borders and embellishments adorned with snowflakes, holly, bells, trees, pinecones, poinsettias, ornaments and more. We can’t wait to show you everything we’ve made with this!

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Ready for one more giveaway? Comment here and tell us what product you are most excited about from all five September show previews. A winner will be drawn at random on Friday! We’ll also post a complete shopping list for you on the blog Monday, September 7th.

Xoxo,
Anna