Friday, November 25, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful Times…

Just a few more days before Thanksgiving and I’m doing the standard running around like a fool routine.  I notice a nice trend on Facebook, friends are making their daily status things in their life they are grateful for.  So tonight, I sat with the kids until they fell asleep, thankful that they still want me by their side.  I am thankful that my husband loves me and that our marriage is strong and alive. I’m thankful for my family; they are a fiercely loyal and caring bunch.  I’m thankful for my wonderful friends who have brought such wonderful new experiences and enrichment to my life.  Lastly, I’m grateful for God’s Grace, how generous He has been to me.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with joy and gratitude.

P.S. This would be a wonderful time to send out a “Thank You” note to someone who has had an impact on your life.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mississippi State Maroon Inspired Christmas Card

Cardstock or Photo Paper

Christmas Gift Photo Key Chains

Photo key chains are the perfect addition to your Christmas Gifts!

Heart keychain is approximately 1.9” x 1.4”.

Puzzle key chain is approximately 2” x 1.8”.

Image size is approximately 1” x 1”.  The key chains have a durable high gloss surface. They are sublimated silver colored.

Delivery may take 2 1/2 weeks and your item is shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

Shop here!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Top Selling Card of 2011

This has been an exciting year for Belle Announcements! We want to thank everyone who has made this year a success and cannot wait to see all your family Christmas Photos for this year's card! Until then, I am so excited to announce our top selling invitation this year was our Gender Reveal Football Invitation. I had no idea this invitation would be so popular. We have made matching water bottle labels, thank you cards, address labels and so much more. What an awesome, modern shower theme!

If you purchased this design, please do us the favor of posting your review online! We appreciate your business and wish everyone an amazing Thanksgiving filled with good food, family and fun!

Post a Review or Shop this invitation

Friday, November 18, 2011

Enter to win a Free Christmas Printable!

We have partnered with A Delightsome Life to offer a FREE Printable Christmas Card to one lucky winner! Enter to win and enjoy this delightful blog while you are there! 

Special Savings for IVillage Members

I used to post a ton... I mean a LOT... as in 14K plus posts in about 3 years on my IVillage expecting group. It was such an amazing group of ladies and sadly when IVillage changed their forum format we all left but have kept in touch via facebook as often as we can. It's just not the same as our daily DYK posts though!
So in honor of all the beautiful women out there, here is a 15% IVillage Savings Coupon! Use code IVILLAGE15 during check out and you will save 15% off your total order! 

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway & Coupon

I believe I mentioned some time back that I’m a crafter.  One of the crafts I enjoy is scrapbooking.  So when I was given the opportunity to try out the MyMemories Suites scrapbooking software I was excited.  Not that I don’t like my cutters, croppers and paper, but my craft closet is only so big.

The biggest draw for me was the concept of “fixable mistakes”.  There have been many of times where I cut a piece of paper wrong, cut a picture too small or just plain wasn’t happy with a page.  With a digital scrapbook I could experiment on a page over and over until I got the results I wanted… without one wasted picture.

So off to I go.  The download instructions were clear and easy to follow. Your registration code is emailed to you, nice for me because I hate having to print receipts.  Like most software, there is a reboot at the end of the installation so be sure to save anything you may have been working on.

The software is fairly straightforward and easy to use.  I thought it had a Microsoft Office feel to it.  Being that most everyone has at some point in their life used Office I think that is appealing to a broad base.  There is also a handy online manual that has almost any question you can think of in there.

The basic software comes with about 30ish basic designer templates. I was thrilled when I found a treasure trove of free designer kits on MyMemories site. So if you don’t find what you are looking for in the initial download, search the site. There are some adorable kits for sale too. I thought they were reasonably prices, in most cases less than a paper pack at the store.

End result of my testing was me staying up to all hours of the morning creating various pages with our summer vacation pictures.

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!! That's right, will provide one lucky winner with their Scrapbook Software! Plus a discount code for all our readers, use promo code STMMMS47725 during checkout at to receive a $10 discount.

We have a number of ways for you to enter, but be sure to leave a separate comment for each one and return on November 30th to see if you're the winner!

1. Mandatory entry – Pop on over to and take a look around, then come back here and let everyone know which Digital Scrapbook Kit is your favorite by leaving it in the comments
2. Become a fan of Belle Announcements on Facebook  - if you already are a follower – let us know.
3. Visit Belle Announcements store and let us know which Christmas Card is your favorite!
4. Share our Etsy Store Link on your Facebook page. Use link ---->
5. Follow My Memories on twitter - @MyMemoriesSuite
6. Tweet about this giveaway with @_BelleAnnounces and @mymemoriessuite in the message
7.  Post an entry about this giveaway on your blog or website and come back here to link it!

Entries must be received by November 29th! The Winner will be announced in a new blog post on November 30th as well as on Facebook. Winners will be chosen using

Happy Cropping!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Remember our Soldier's at Christmas

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching. As you shop for Christmas greeting and gift cards don't forget to snap up a few extras for our boys overseas.  Send a greeting to a soldier in Afganistan or Korea or a sailor with the 7th Fleet in the South Pacific or on board a ship of 2nd Fleet in the Med. If you don't have a specific soldier to send a card to, let us send one for you! We'll print an extra card and mail it direct!