Friday, September 4, 2015

50% OFF - One Day Only - Personalized Stamps by Teresa Collins

This partnership with the fabulous, Teresa Collins is a few years in the making.  Teresa and I met in 2011 in the hair and makeup studio at Home Shopping Network, and then again at National Stationery Show in New York in 2014.  I really adore her.  Her bubbly and genuine personality, her zest for life and appreciation for her family makes her a pleasure to be around. She has a design background and sense of style that appeals to a wide audience -- so naturally all that combined equals a huge brand success.  PSA Essentials is honored to partner with her and manufacture her personalized stamps and switchable middles.  (Read more about the partnership here!)

Today is a great opportunity to snag Personalized Stamps by Teresa Collins! Get 50% OFF Personalized Stamp Gift Boxes by Teresa Collins using code TCONEDAYONLY.  That's today, Friday, September 4, 2015 only.  These are regularly $40 but are just $20 plus tax and shipping ($3.95). So it's a REALLY good deal! Start shopping by clicking here.

These are your design options for your personalized stamps!



Here are some photos of our favorite stamps of hers - switched out with her Switchable Middle Sets!




You can snag Switchable Stamp Sets for your Personalized Stamp on the site, too. Check them out! They are just $7 each per set. 


So what are you waiting for? Start shoppin'! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Introducing Anna Griffin for PSA Essentials!


Hooray! The day is finally here that we are launching our Personalized Stamp Gift Boxes by Anna Griffin.  Surely if you are a stationery fan, you know Anna Griffin.  She has a classy, elegant style that is full of rich florals, exquisite motifs & backgrounds, and patterns. She has a flair for embellishments and a layered look that is sort of shabby chic and classic at the same time.  This partnership is about a year in the making and is one that's extremely exciting to see materialize. As I stood in the warehouse a few weeks ago packing boxes with our team, I thought how cool it was to see this dream materialize right in front of my eyes. Hundreds of hours, lots of hardwork, and a huge team of people, especially a few key individuals, are behind this partnership and it's a really proud project for PSA Essentials!

The stamper itself is rectangular and it's unlike any other we have done before. It's GOLD! Who doesn't love gold?


Anna Griffin designed 13 personalized stamps that are available to redeem from Personalized Stamp Gift Box Sets.  The box sets are sold to our retailers in minimum order quantities of 6 and retail for $40.00 each.


The retail-ready stamp gift boxes come with an instruction sheet containing a code that can be used to redeem your personalized stamp die on www.annagriffin.psaessentials.com.  



We absolutely love her designs of stamps! There are 13 to choose from on the redemption site. Here are a few of my favorites.










When you redeem your stamp, this is what the page looks like and all of your design choices! What's your favorite style? 


Anna Griffin, Inc. products are sold all over the country in about 10,000 independent retail shops and in large retail outlet stores like Michael's, Target, and on Home Shopping Network.  PSA Essentials and Anna Griffin are both jointly releasing to our retailers and should be available to customers at stores all over in a few weeks.  One personalized stamp gift box retails for $40 MSRP.  

If you are a retailer and would like to place an order, email accounts@psaessentials{dot}com. Customers can locate retailers on our website, www.psaessentials.com 

It's a real thrill to be partnered with an industry leader and we are so thankful of the opportunity to offer stamp lovers beautiful designs by Anna Griffin! For more information, contact me at loregan@psaessentials[dot]com. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Barbie Pool Party

My daughter, Molly's, six birthday hit me like a ton of bricks! She starts first grade tomorrow and it's hard to believe my once-so-tiny first born child is not so tiny anymore. She's far to grown up and all I want to do is turn the clock back and do the last six years all over again -- or at least freeze this age in time.  (How did I end up to be that parent spouting such cliches?!)  

I confess that as a mother, I really don't like Barbie's. They represent nothing good; they chase Ken around, wear ridiculous clothes and inappropriate shoes, their skirts are too short, and they seem to value "dream houses" and "glam campers", other possessions and superficial looks.  The movies are downright awful and my daughter sounds instantly less intelligent after watching one.  Truly, I do not think it's a great message for young girls.  But Molly is SO into them and the more I dig in my heels, the stronger her affinity for these plastic creatures becomes. I conceded that she could have a Barbie and I could put signs out with positive girl messages. "True beauty lies within," "People. Not things." She said I was embarrassing. (How am I already that parent, too?)  We also asked guests to bring donations to Feeding America, and not bring presents. The idea took some getting used to but ultimately, she really enjoyed seeing money and checks for children in need. 

I am so pleased to share that we raised at least $170.00 in donations! (Many guests contributed directly and amounts weren't specified, so in reality, it was more!)  The party was so special and turned out to be a good balance of what she wanted and what I value (and hope she does, too!)  

Of course, I used my PSA Essentials Peel & Stick and personalized stamps and worked on some party details like hats, paper straws, CD favors, candy bag favors, and "pizza flags."


Each year, I make a canvas with the number that she's turning and photos from each month of that year. This "6" canvas turned out to be my best one yet! 


Party time! Hooray for my cousin, Sarah, being there from Asheville. Love this girl! 


I had a cake disaster.  I vacillate between crying and laughing on this one and had to remind myself many times that it's just a 6th birthday party!  What was truly important was being with Molly and all of our family and friends! (The adults made lots of jokes that she had too much Chardonnay!) 


Good friends and family helped clean it up and saved me from more ridiculous tears! Grandpa picked up a new ones quickly from Kroger and Gma, Cousin Sarah and Jenni saved the cake so we've been eating it even though it's not so pretty.

Swimming time!


We had pizza from New York City Pizza in Bluffton. 




Slightly over the top but really fun and played into the theme, we had a manicurist come from my favorite Bluffton Nail Salon, The Pink Polish, and she painted the girls nails.





Cake time!


And then when it was time to sing and everyone was singing, my Barbie-girl Molly got very humble and almost embarrassed. She curled right in to me and was nervous! 


(PS. There's my third child, Parker!)


And more time to party! Most all of our favorite people were there to celebrate. 


And the best picture of all?  This one is it below. We are so incredibly lucky to have both sets of grandparents that are so instrumental in my children's lives.  They are the greatest and Molly is really blessed. 


Happy 6th Birthday, Molly! (P.S. we did get here a few presents that she was excited to open today!) Thanks so much for all the donations to Feeding America and a great party, all!