HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek Winners + New Video Series

Happy Friday!

What an exciting day it is going to be for two very special blog readers. But, first as a reminder we will be live on HSN this upcoming Wednesday, March 8th at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm 7pm and 8pm. We will also have appearances throughout the day with the Today’s Special. Don’t forget our special appearances on HSN March 14th at 5am and 5pm EST.

Wow, your comments really and truly made us so excited to give two Cricut Explore Air 2’s and Cricut Totes away today. A big thank you to our friends at Cricut for making this possible. We laughed with you, cried with you and really connected with the stories that you shared with us. Thank you for being such incredible, selfless and unique individuals. The poems were outstanding, the comments were very creative and your generosity with us and others makes the world a better place. We appreciate each and every one of you! If there was a LOVE button on this blog, it would have been pressed 2660 times!

The two lucky winners today are Pam (pam38583) and Jennifer C. Congratulations! We hope you enjoy these gifts from Cricut, and that they are instrumental in helping you create beautiful things!

Pam wrote:
You always want to know what everyone’s favorite thing is, and it’s so hard to choose. To be creative, I decided to write you some lyrics that you can put to the tune “My Favorite Things”. FYI: There are too many AG favorites to include in this song, so I somewhat generalized. Hope you enjoy it.“My Favorite Things”Full layouts on pages and greetings on cards,
Fantastic flips used to convey my regards,
Pop ups that cheer and tug at one’s heartstrings…
These are a few of my favorite things.Perfect palette colors and pretty pocket set,
Various layers, and I am not done yet.
Items from which creativity springs…
These are a few of my favorite things.Paper crafting tools and scissors for snipping,
National craft month and five dollar shipping,
HSN boxes that UPS brings…
These are a few of my favorite things.When the sale ends,
When the bill comes,
When my supplies run thin…
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I just hope I win.
Jennifer C wrote:

WOW!!
I was hoping for the TS to be the Cricut air 2! And Lilac?! Come on! You had me at Lilac, lol!! I recently just celebrated by 45th birthday in February and anything amethyst is me. I am a new to Anna and her products and started out with the cuddle bug over a year ago and I have been hooked ever since. I am also new to crafting and find that not only is it therapeutic but I love the time that I spend with my girls making beautiful cards and all of the great craft projects for school. I am a mother of 11, yes I said 11. 2 off in college and 9 at home and in Catholic school and I have to say I have been missing out on all the fun that crafting brings with us as a family. We had beautiful Christmas cards this past year and I have to admit, the best Valentine’s Day cards!! My 9 year old has a birthday coming up in April and we have been waiting for the Cricut to come back as a TS until I made that purchase. Unfortunately I missed out on it back when it was a TS a few months ago. I am so excited and ready for the HSN craft event and know that my girls will be making sure we fill our supplies up and we need to get our Cricut for endless possibilities!!

Thank you Anna for all you do. You took a busy mom who works 2 jobs and gave me back a smile when I have that time crafting by myself and with my family. So excited for March 8th!!!

In celebration of National Craft Month, we are launching a series of videos where you can craft along with Anna using many of our most popular products. They are fun and easy to accomplish, so get out your Paper Tricks 3 dies and let’s get crafting!

We hope you are enjoying our month long celebration throughout our social media channels. If you haven’t already, hop over to our Facebook page to join in on the party and giveaways. We would love to have you!

Bye for now,

Anna

Happy National Craft Month!

Hi everyone,

March is National Craft Month, and we’re celebrating all month long! Crafting is a way of life. It’s a way to connect with others, to celebrate friends and loved ones and is a way to express yourself by making beautiful things. There is no limit to your creativity, and we love seeing how you translate our products into art each and every day! Join us everyday this month for exciting surprises and giveaways across Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and this blog!

We are going to be shaking up our social media with positive quotes, beautiful projects and more. All month long we will be pinning to our National Craft Month Inspiration Pinterest board with images that inspire us to create!

On Instagram and Facebook, we are celebrating even more by having giveaways each and every day! That’s right! 31 winners over the next month, just to show how much we appreciate you!  Share your projects and comment to win a special hand picked grab bag of crafts every day.

If that weren’t enough, we are also celebrating by offering you 4 separate Weekly Craft Wonders. That means, we’re going to be bringing back a favorite Anna Griffin item, and offering it for a special Craft Month price of $20 (that includes shipping). Isn’t that amazing? Details on these coming every Monday right here on the blog! Also join us here on Fridays for the launch of our new how to videos where I show you how to use some of our favorite new products.

Stay tuned for more and we will see you on all our social media channels!

Love and happy crafting,

Anna

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 5

Hi friends,

Welcome to our last sneak peek for March 8th on HSN! Exciting news…since we are on at midnight, that means that we have the Today’s Special! For Craft Day, we will kick off the fun at midnight, then we are on at 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm (plus a few TS airings in between!). Don’t forget that in addition to Craft Day, we have a special HSN appearance on Tuesday, March 14th at 5am and 5pm. We are thrilled for all the time we will get to spend with you in a week and a few days!

Now, on to the big reveal! Feast your eyes on the new Lilac Cricut Explore Air 2!

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is back and will be offered in 2 HSN exclusive colors; Lilac and the signature Anna Griffin Ivory and Gold for Craft Day. With the machine you will get a set of beautiful Wisteria themed markers, a 12×12 Light Grip and 12×12 Strong Grip Mat, a Lilac accessories pouch plus 3 months of Cricut Access!

What an amazing package! You know that Cricut is the world leader when it comes to electronic paper cutting and bringing your creations to life. Whether it’s creating layers for a card from our Lovely Layers II, or you uploading your own designs, Cricut can do it all. Also, for the first time ever Cricut is offering a cutting materials autoship!

Autoship 1 is titled Everyday Sparkle and Shine. You will get Black Glitter Vinyl, Champagne Matte Adhesive and Chrome Foil Iron On.

Autoship 2 is Holiday Sparkle and Shine. In this set are Silver Glitter Vinyl, Rose Gold Matte Adhesive and Light Gold Foil Iron On.

Last but not least, Autoship 3 is Love Sparkle and Shine. It contains Red Glitter Vinyl, Pink Matte Adhesive Foil and Red Foil Iron On.

Many of you love your Cricut so much that you want to take it everywhere you go! Now, you are able to do just that with unparalleled protection. Introducing the new Cricut Totes, available in three different sizes. Bring your Cricut with you on your next vacation, weekend trip or to a craft party!

The shoulder bag is perfect for organizing your crafting essentials, iPad or laptop! There are two handles and a detachable shoulder strap for carrying ease.

Next, the Machine Tote is exactly what you need to protect your beloved machine! Inside there is extra protection and egg carton foam to shield your Cricut from any bumps or bruises. This carrier also features double handles and double snap closure.

The Rolling Craft Tote is the easiest, breeziest way to haul all the rest of your crafting supplies. The wheels allow for 360 degree rotation, there are padded storage compartments to hold your Cuttlebug, various cutting materials, scissors, etc. Even more, there are even detachable pouches for your Cricut pens, tools and so much more!

Finally, we’re bringing back our Anna’s Fantastic Flips Digital Cartridge Autoship! We were so excited to see how many of you wanted us to make more of this sold out item, and we couldn’t help but do so! There are 10 different card shapes for you to cut and score, embellishments to cut and sentiments to write – this set has it all. Even though this isn’t a physical cartridge, you will get a card with a special code to load into your Design Space account.

We are excited about this grand finale and hope you are too! We love the Cricut Explore 2 so much that we’re giving away 2 this week! Two blog readers are going to win a Cricut Explore Air 2 (1 Lilac or 1 Ivory/Gold) and a full set of Cricut Totes. You know what to do! Comment here, on the blog and let us know why you want to win the Cricut and what you plan to make with it! We will draw two names at random from the blog comments this Friday!

Xoxo,

Anna

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 4 Winner

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! We hope that you have had a wonderful week, and that you have enjoyed everything we shared from Tuesday’s post. We are officially less than two weeks away from Craft Day on HSN. Who’s excited?

Don’t forget, our hours will be midnight, 11am-1pm, 4 pm, 7pm and 8pm all EST. We can hardly wait for all the fun and to show you how to use all the amazing items we have been teasing you with.

Thank you so much for all the participation on the blog! We love you all and your uplifting, happy comments. You guys are the best! Over 1955 of you left us a note between Tuesday and now. Rebecca Case you are today’s lucky winner! We have a package coming your way today! Enjoy!  Here are a few more looks at this week’s items, and we hope they inspire you to unleash your creativity!

Our Deco Foil Transfer kit in the new everyday palette is an incredibly easy way to transfer foil to your diecuts and sentiments without using heat! You’ll get five beautiful shades of spring-colored foil, an adhesive pen to write/draw with and adhesive sheets to make a serious statement on all your projects.

Letterpress and foil stamp like a professional with the Go Press Foil Machine, our collaboration with Couture Creations! This machine can do it all, it contains a great starter set of dies, tongs and 5 colors of foil to get you started! More accessories will be available to you on hsn.com (like the pineapple die)!

The versatility of the Platform Punch and Stamp System is just what you would expect from our partnership with American Crafts and the We R team! With 2 punches, 20 different layouts, stamps and more, you will have a multi-faceted system that you will want to use again and again. The options are truly endless!

Tuesday is going to be a big day for us, and for you! Be sure to meet us here on the blog for our Today’s Special reveal and a giveaway you don’t want to miss. Enjoy the weekend, and find some time for yourself to make something beautiful.

Love,

Anna

 

HSN March 8th, 2017 Sneak Peek 4

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Sneak Peek 4! The 24 hour Craft Day on HSN is almost here and we will be live at midnight, 11am-1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 8pm. We’re excited to show you today’s post and all the shiny new items! Were any of you right in guessing what we would have on today’s post from our clue on Friday? Let’s find out below!

Did you get our Deco Foil Christmas kit last season? If so, you know that Deco Foil makes incredible metallic finishes on die cuts of all shapes and sizes without heat or machinery. For March 8th, we have the Deco Foil in everyday colors! You’ll get 8 sheets of adhesive and 5 rolls of glorious foil colors like purple, turquoise, bright green, pink and yellow! All you have to do is die cut a design out of the Deco Foil adhesive sheet, apply the foil and run it through your embossing machine. Along with the foil, there is an adhesive pen for you to write words and phrases to create your own foil stamped sentiments. Take your die cuts from plain to fabulous with a few cranks of your Cuttlebug!

Speaking of shiny foil, our newest collaboration with Couture Creations is the Go Press and Foil Machine with Foil Stamping Dies! This is a personal size foil stamp machine that allows you to achieve professional foil stamped designs on all kinds of materials like paper and ribbon. You’ll get the machine, a silicone surface protector mat, a pick n’ lift 3 in 1 tool, 5 colors of foil in a sampler pack and instructions on perfecting your foil stamping! Also included are 3 foil stamp dies to get you started. Oh my goodness this machine is so much fun!

On March 8th, there will also be extra foil stamp dies that you can purchase. Both decorative designs and sentiments die designs will be available on hsn.com as 2 separate items.

This next new product is truly unique! We have teamed up with American Crafts and their We R brand to bring you the all new Platform Punch and Stamp system. The Platform Punch uses a magnetic base to ensure perfect punches every time! This all inclusive set has 2 magnetic punches, 20 design templates, 1 stamp block with handle, and 2 stamps. This system will allow you to punch or stamp designs in frames, borders and more for all your cards and scrapbook pages.

We had to share the absolutely incredible Valentine cards and gifts that were sent over the last week or so, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Thank you, thank you for making Valentine’s Day truly special and for sharing your amazing talents. It means the world and then some! A special thank you to Lisa Premo for the cookies – everyone loved them!

Dana Studemann

Yukari Duke

Holly Golding

Kathleen Clark

Penny Kruger

Robert Hosler

Sue Kurdt made all of these beautiful things!

  

Now, I know that the Valentines are your favorite, but which brand new HSN item steals your heart this week? Enter to win these products by commenting on the blog post and we will draw a winner at random on Friday. That’s not all, the winner will have a chance to win at trip to the 3rd annual Anna Griffin | Create in November!

Love,

Anna