info on the new Happy Planner™ Box Kits & other mambi updates

NEW MAMBI DESIGN TEAM NOTE: We know today was supposed to be the date that we were going to announce the new 2015-2016 mambi Design Team, but we're still working behind the scenes to gather all the information we need to make the announcement. We will share as soon as everything is sorted out on our end. :)

We appreciate your patience and want to extend a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU shout out to all who entered. We were blown away by your enthusiasm and creativity!

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The Happy Planner™ BOX KITS | me & my BIG ideas

Now let's talk the 4 NEW Happy Planner™ Box Kits! A lot of you have been messaging us with questions about this exciting release, and we will try to answer them here. 

These box kits were planned as a promotional product for the 4th quarter (great for gifts) so the release of them is a little bit different than other products from The Happy Planner™ line so far.  We have a limited quantity in the mambi SHOP and - with the exception of the black & white 12 month planner kit - when those limited quantities are gone, we will not be restocking. Hobby Lobby will be carrying the black & white planner kit only, setting 9/22 in stores, but it will be inline and will be reordered, and is not a promo set for them. Michael's will carry all 4 box kits beginning 10/31 in select stores. However, these ARE a promo set and they will not be reordering, so once they're gone, they're gone.

We hope this info helps in regards to these new box kits. Any other questions or comments about them, please leave them below, and we will promptly respond.

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mambi is now on Periscope! follow is @meandmybigideas | me & my BIG ideas

Some other fun news is me & my BIG ideas is NOW on Periscope! If you've already followed us over there, you might have caught the Periscope mambi owner Stephanie Fleming did last week about the above new box kits where she flipped through them and talked about the release date.

Basically, on Periscope is where we'll share FIRST, before it's announced on other social media platforms. Think of it as the VIP club that gets first dibs on new product information, behind the scenes footage, plan with me vids, tips and tricks, and extra engagement with the mambi team! 

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Other than that, you can always get daily updates & inspiration on our Facebook page HERE, our mambi Instagram HERE @meandmybigideas, and our Instagram for The Happy Planner™ HERE @ the_happy_planner. For added love, you could follow us on twitter and Pinterest too!

Live creatively today & always!

mambi Social Media Coordinator Amanda Zampelli | me & my Big ideas

NEW DIY Gallery Art Pads are here!

I can't even tell you how excited I am to announce that our newest product line!  DIY Gallery Art Pads turn your dream of having the perfect gallery wall into a reality ... and we help you every step of the way!  Take a look at the short video below to see how easy it is.

So, what is a GALLERY WALL?

A gallery wall is an eclectic mix of paintings, prints, photographs and other accessories that express your personality and shows off the things you love.  It can be a unique way to document and tell the story of your life and experiences.

DIY GALLERY Art Pads make it easy to create your very own GALLERY WALL!

Each pad contains:

  • 18 sheets of art prints ... sizes include 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 and 11x14 prints
  • A variety of sample layouts to help you select the display that suits your taste and space.
  • Easy to follow installation instructions.

With 8 unique, designer themes to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect style for your home. 

All 8 styles are available NOW at our online SHOP and coming this summer to a Michaels near you.  And ... as always ... keep coming back to this blog for ideas, inspiration and tips for using the new Gallery Art Pads.

New Stickers at Michaels and a craft to match!

Attention Attention ... NEW stickers in stores now at Michaels Stores!  Some have glitter, foil ... they're AWESOME!  Large stickers that can be used to decorate folders, art projects, scrapbooking ... even frame them!  Each page has different designs.  When you go look at them, make sure you check the back, it shows you what's in each pack!  Look below to see I did with just ONE sticker from ONE pack!

Some mambi paper, a doily, an 8"x8" frame, a soft spoken™ embellishment clover and an awesome 'friend is like a clover' brand new sticker.  I just love it.  Simple and a great holiday decor item!  

What will you make using these stickers?  Stay tuned to see some more goodies we've whipped up with these new fun stickers!  


CARDS in an INSTANT™ - Thank you!

How many times do you need a thank you note?  I need them all the time.  CARDS™ in an INSTANT™ are just that … cards in an instant!  What better way to say thank you than a handmade card?  You know that will mean so much more.  We have card stock pads that are pre-scored.  All you have to do is rip them out, fold them in half and add your sentiment.  There are lots of options, the 'Thank You' pack is just my favorite.  There in Michaels Stores now!  There are even awesome embellishments with them for that extra special flare, but you don't need to, the cards are awesome … even without them.

I sat down for about 10 minutes, yes, I timed myself, and was able to make 5 cards!  There are six different designs in each package and you get six of each card.  Total of thirty-six cards!!!  Such a great value.  Can you imagine making them all and once and then always having a stash of thank you cards in your desk?  How awesome would that be?  Or even giving them at a shower or party, what a great gift!  

So many options … don't forget to check them all out in Michaels!  They're only there for a limited time.  Happy crafting!