Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stamped Pumpkins

With school back in session full time and a very busy after-school schedule, The O'Regan's have been on the go all September! We are taking some time to slow down and enjoy the season, which for me and the kids means spending time working on seasonal projects and crafts.  Yesterday afternoon we painted, stamped (and Connor washed...) mini-pie pumpkins to kick start Fall.

I set up the kitchen table with a few colors of paint, acrylic blocks and PSA Essentials UBU Happy Halloween stamps and Inks, and let them get creative. Molly chose to paint a stripped pattern of black and white, add various UBU Happy Halloween stamps and draw a "scary face" on her pumpkin. Connor chose to mix all the colors up, paint it solid, and then wash off the paint with a sponge. Cleaning is one of his favorite things to do...  Here's a peek at our afternoon of stamping and painting pumpkins!  Looking for an after-school toddler/little kid project? This was a lot of fun!

Quite honestly, the "after" shot of the pumpkins aren't necessary. I bet you can tell how they turned out.... the important thing is the activity, not the end result - and they had a great time. So we have some really ugly painted/washed pumpkins lying around but who cares?

Happy Fall! I look forward to sharing more stamping adventures this season!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Teresa Collins on Create and Craft TV

We are absolutely thrilled to have a new retail partner, Create and Craft TV, and that our Teresa Collins Stamps and Inks are launching there this week! In fact, Teresa Collins is over in the United Kingdom filming the segments that will air on the U.S. channel right about now. We are excited for this launch and hope that all of our blog readers will tune in or check it out online.

You can view the program guide by clicking here.  Watch segments on Dish, Direct TV or Roku or visit Create and Craft's Website and click "Watch now".  You know all about Create and Craft, right? They sell thousands of fantastic craft supplies at amazing prices on TV and online. I adore their hosts! They're entertaining and I always learn something from them.

You'll see some previews in the program guide for what Teresa Collins is selling on her big Create and Craft TV launch. She has a very cool product with Craftwell called the Cut N' Boss and also is selling her Scrapbox which is a crafter's dream storage.  Check it out!

Be sure to pop on over to check out the bundles that we are selling.  The packages of products aren't available anywhere else!  There's the stamp set "Damask" and "Sentiments" along with a personalized stamp and turquoise and brown ink.  Then there's a "Embellishment" and "Banner" pack, along with a personalized stamp and grapefruit pink ink. Both are selling for $59.99 - which is an amazing deal! 

Happy watching and shopping PSA Essentials and Teresa Collins on Create and Craft TV! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Luxury Embossers

Earlier this year, we launched several new products at The New York National Stationery Show. But perhaps my favorite of all the products is our luxury desktop embosser.  It's a real statement piece and with the movement towards dressing your desk, the timing was ideal.  Have you seen these statement pieces yet? Watch me on camera introduce them!

Our licensed design partner and also retailer, Emily McCarthy, has recently introduced the gold embossers at her store and they now available with her monogram designs. Only available here, I just am swooning for her classic, southern monograms on these beautiful desktop embossers.

Thanks to Emily McCarthy and her team for the gorgeous photos! 

Pop on over to Emily's Shoppe to see all the available monogram designs and start shopping. (You'll want to make sure you have plenty of time because if you are like me, you'll get hooked and start shopping for pillows, napkins, furniture and other goodies!)

If you are a retailer reading this email and would like to carry PSA Essentials luxury gold embossers, please email me at loregan(at)psaessentials(dot)com.

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  

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, 

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!