Sprucing Up For Spring

Large Memo Pads

Spring has officially arrived according to the calendar and with sunnier days ahead it’s a great time to tackle some home improvement projects. Whether you are organizing your garage, undertaking a bit of spring cleaning or working more organization into your home, proper planning is key. Creating lists of needed supplies and jotting down the step by step process is always helpful when tackling a big project. Our handy memo pads were just what our colleague Traci needed when she tackled two adorable organization projects for her son’s room.

With her son’s love of books and stuffed animals came the potential for clutter, but Traci turned an opportunity for mess into eye catching room décor! Traci used rope, hobby wood and hooks to create an adorable hanging swing for her son’s stuffed pals.

Stuffed Animal Swing

And here she used fabric, dowel rods and curtain rod brackets to create colorful storage for all kinds of books!

Hanging Book Display

With the help of our small memo pads, Traci was able to gather her supplies with ease and create amazing projects for her home! What projects are on your list for this spring?

For complete instructions for these great organizational projects, read the links here:

Hanging Book Display
Hanging Toy Storage

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentines Day

Roses are red
Violets are blue
She’s expecting a gift
But a love note will do

Finding the perfect gift for your Valentine can be tricky. Flowers are beautiful, but their splendor wilts. Chocolates taste amazing, but their enjoyment melts. Jewelry is impressive, but doesn’t embrace your budget. What easy, affordable gift can you give on Valentine’s Day that leaves a lasting impression?

Love Is In The Air


Sharing your love with written words is a meaningful gift that any Valentine will adore. Whether you write poetic love letters or simple, honest words, communicating your feelings of love and admiration for your Valentine is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Grab a notecard and let the words flow. Having trouble putting your emotions into words? Try song lyrics (Michael Buble), a romantic quote from a movie or play (Romeo and Juliet), or look to the poetic experts for inspiration (Keats). Communicate your love in this timeless way and it’s sure to make your special someone swoon.

What’s your favorite gift to give or receive on Valentine’s Day?

Laura Kelly Giveaway

Me and My Peeps

From coast to coast the Me and My Peeps characters are capturing the hearts of people everywhere. On their most recent excursion, these fun design-your-own-family characters, created by artist Laura Kelly, visited the team of U-Create in Anaheim, California at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Show. Now, we are bringing Me and My Peeps to you with a special giveaway on the U-Create blog.

Click the link, www.u-createcrafts.com, to find out how you could win great Me and My Peeps prizes!

To create stationery with the Peeps, visit us at www.expressionery.com

Me & My Peeps Travel to NYC!

Me and My Peeps - NYC Trip

Me and My Peeps is Laura Kelly’s newest collection of characters used to personalize products and create smiles. She and her friends have taken it live this week to New York City to celebrate the launch of the product line on expressionery.com! Yesterday they traveled to the Big Apple with mini versions of their life-size selves promoting the launch and creating smiles every step of the way! They were treated with excitement and enthusiasm from Delta Airlines where they earned their wings! Mini Lisa got to tour the cockpit and Mini Niki snuck on the luggage belt. Silly Niki!

Me and My Peeps - In the Cockpit Me and My Peeps - On the plane Me and My Peeps -  Luggage Belt

Today they will all venture out into the city. Laura Kelly will be drawing custom Peeps for those she meets throughout the journey and spreading the word about our amazing product lines. Live posts will be appearing throughout on our Facebook wall where we would love for you to follow. You can also follow along at meandmypeeps.com. Stay posted for more news on Laura Kelly and her Peeps in New York!