Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Holiday Stamp Release

I am so excited to share with you our new collection of PSA Essentials holiday stamps for 2014. This project has been in the works for months! We've been on the look out for design trends in the stationery industry, especially in holiday cards, and our designers have really come up with a strong collection of personalized stamps. I think you'll love them!

In our release, there are a few vintage artwork designs (my favorites!), cheerful greetings, several Nordic looking designs, dangling ornaments and plenty more. There's something for everyone and we know that they'll make your 2014 holiday cards really stand out from the stack and give your holiday correspondence that added festive touch.  Take a peek at the collection!


What's your favorite new design?  I just know they are going to look great on holiday cards this year! Sometimes I need a break from red and green... don't you? 


Eat, drink and be merry would be awesome for a holiday party! 


You can't go wrong with this upscale, classic vintage bow design!


Deck the Halls, y'all!


I love the look of this one, it's so different than the others!


A few other favorites! How much do you love the kissing reindeer?


I think the vintage stamps pair nicely with a classic photo greeting card.


We think our stamps will really stand out this year!


Here's a more playful and fun one! "Oh What Fun" brings life to a cheery greeting.


And we know that our personalized return address stamps for the holidays really make sending out holiday cards easier!




So what do you think? Leave us a comment and let us know which one is your favorite! 


Kids Halloween Activity Ideas

At PSA Essentials, our design team has come up with dozens of project ideas to do with your kids this time of year. They are simple, DIY projects that you can do after school with your little ones.  All of these adorable projects use our Peel & Stick stamps. 

I loved this really unique idea of creating your own magnets and storing them in a decorative tin. This could be a fun teachers gift. These adorable creatures come to us from our UBU Happy Halloween collection. It's my absolute favorite Halloween collection. Look how cute they all are all colored up! They really come to life. 




B-Inspired Mama came up with this stick puppet craft and now her kids can use them to tell stories. She of course used our favorite, Mod Podge in gloss. They look really great all sealed up and shiny!



Jennifer Holmes created this mini scrapbook album that's super cute for storing Halloween memories. She used recycled box and cardstock and a variety of die cutting techniques. She's stamped from PSA Haunted Shack.


This is a super fun idea -- also a great teachers gift. It's an embellished post-it note pad using Hello Kitty Happy Halloween Peel & Stick stamps by PSA Essentials.

 

This idea is really cute, too by Angie Holden. It's a DIY Hair Bow embellished with a stamp! This stamp is from our Skellanimals collection which we no longer sell. Replace the stamp with any one of our other Halloween themed stamps!


So what's your favorite kids project shown here today? We'd love to hear from you!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Halloween Giveaway


How exciting! Today we are giving away 1 Personalized Address Stamp, 1 Halloween themed Peel  & Stick pack, and FREE SHIPPING to the winner.  Entering is easy, just enter from the widget below. 

If you aren't familiar with our personalized address stamps, allow me to introduce you! Our stamps have a patented Peel & Stick technology. Your personalized stamp die is not glued onto your stamper. It's actually sticky and you can remove it at whim.  The dies never loose their stickiness so you can stick them on over and over again. We have hundreds of interchangeable stamps that you can use with your personalized outer ring. Peel off the middle, and stick on a cute little icon for each holiday.  The one shown in the photo above is our UBU Happy Halloween collection.  Love all the adorable characters, don't you? 

Enter to win the personalized stamp of your choice below. Preview all of our available PSA Essentials stamp designs here

Friday, September 26, 2014

Halloween Cards

Halloween is nearly a month away and while there's a huge selection of cards available at drugstores and department stores everywhere, a handmade card cannot be beat.  Sending your friends and family a card at Halloween may seem strange to some... why bother?  Really, it's just a piece of happy mail.  Why not? It's nice to get something in the mail aside from junk and bills.  If you are crafty, get inspired with this collection of my absolute FAVORITE handmade cards by our PSA Essentials design team. All use our PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps.



















Which one is your favorite? Stay tuned tomorrow for a giveaway! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Halloween Prep

With September drawing to a close, that can only mean one thing for children and crafter's alike. Time to break out Halloween! I ADORE this holiday. With creative ways to entertain, loads and loads of decorating ideas, endless crafts, parties, and trick-or-treating, Halloween is one of my favorites because there is so much room for creativity.  PSA Essentials Design Team members have really wowed me in the past few years and I'm here today and all week long sharing my favorites. 

Carly Robertson designed these treat bag tags and wine charms using Hello Kitty Reindeer Games Peel & Stick pack by PSA Essentials. She colored the stamps up to bring them to life.



Monika Wright created this pencil holder, which makes a great party favor or treat in school. It is also a fabulous alternative to candy when trick-or-treating. (But just know, your house may get egged by the big kids later...)  Monika used UBU Happy Halloween Peel & Stick stamps by PSA Essentials to create this. 



 All week long, I'll be sharing more ideas for your Halloween decorating, trick or treating and more!  Check back tomorrow for more ideas we love here at PSA Essentials. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Inspirational Quotes and Sayings

Just over a year ago, we went through a big change here in The O'Regan household. I was inspired by a few quotes about pursuing your dreams and going for it that really motivated me.


I refuse to be anything but successful.


Two of the quotes that became the backbone of my thinking hang at my desk. I look at them everyday.



There are some days I say, "Wow, I've accomplished a lot." Other days, I look and think I have such a long way to go.  I found this one and thought it should also probably sit on my desk, too... 


I have started to see my limitations and more recently thought to myself -- maybe just because I can, doesn't mean I should. So as I got sucked into Pinterest last night pinning a variety of inspirational quotes (hence this post....), I found this one and felt compelled to share.  This is SO true, isn't it? 


Focusing on what's important is really the key -- this is a good one! 


This is a good reminder for any busy mom. So many of my friends focus on their kids, career, their husbands, and leave little time for themselves. And those that do make the time to go to the gym or get a babysitter to watch their kids so they can go out with friends, end up feeling guilty about it. Sigh. 


This one also was pin-worthy to me. I love being with positive, smart, successful people who inspire me. I am lucky to have a lot of them in my life. 


Found this good one too.... you never know what people are "fighting." 


Thanks Pinterest, for sucking me in once again. Find more inspirational quotes and sayings on my Pinterest board here. Or hop on over to see all of my Pinterest boards here. (I was pinning Halloween like crazy yesterday, too! So many ideas for this Halloween using my PSA Essentials stamps coming soon!)