Monday, July 27, 2015

Make a "Splash" with Deflecto Craft Frames!

Meet Design Team Member Diane Long!

Deflecto USA Ambassador Design Team member, 2014 - 2015

About Diane:

A lifelong crafter, my satisfaction comes when solving daily problems in a creative way, finding time for creative expression and seeing where it will lead to. My passions include rubber stamping, paper crafts, collage, home decor, clay, writing, DIY projects, baking, handmade gifts- anything homemade. I hope that I can inspire, teach and share the creative journey that we are on and I would love for you to share some of your creative destinations with me! As the youngest of seven, we learned how to be creative with what we had. We stitched it, painted it, covered it or re-purposed it. Married to a man from a family of eleven, we continue this DIY lifestyle today. With our two children, we strive to live a peaceful, simple life, making the most of the resources around us. It’s not always easy with the fast paced world we live in. Although I enjoy many crafts, stamping is my passion. This led me to work in a local stamp retail store for 6 years, and have projects published in Vamp Stamp News, Rubber Stamp Madness as well as other publications. Thanks for sharing a moment of your time to get to know me.  I’d love for you to connect with me on social media, or send me an email at diane@creativedestinationsguide dot com

This clever home dec project requires using six 3" x 4" Deflecto Acrylic Craft Frames.  Letters are applied over letter stencils and further embellished as explained below.   We love the Summertime ambiance of this fun and easy design.

 Sunglasses are stamped /embossed on black glossy paper. 
Ball is a circle punch that is colored, 
Flip Flops are a stamped image, embellished with glitter Stickles, 
Sand: Stamped paper with clear, covered with Sticky Powder, heated, sand sprinkled over. 
Shell is brass stencil cut out, colored with chalk. 
Towel is brass stencil colored with marker.

To see more of Diane's work; visit her website at

We hope that you have been inspired on your visit today!

Thank you for stopping by!


Team Coordinator for
Deflecto USA Ambassador Design Team

'Happen to be going to the Sierra Pacific Crafts Mixed Media Buying Event? Here are 3 reasons to stop by the Deflecto booth! Sneak Peek!

What show?? The 2015 Mixed Media Buying Event, sponsored by Sierra Pacific Crafts!
Where is it?  Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Deflecto Booth #46
Dates Exhibiting:  July 28-30, 2015


Sneak Peek # 1, 2 & 3!

Stop by the Deflecto booth in Salt Lake City, UT to see the new product roll-out!  Here is a Sneak Peek of three brand-spankin' new products from Deflecto Crafts!

While you are there, drop off your business card at the Deflecto booth, #46, to be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 AMX card!  One card will be drawn at the end of the show.  

#1  Craft Caddy

#2  Craft with 3 Compartments

Craft with 3 Compartments 
view 2

#3  Three Tier Dessert

Stay tuned for more!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Deflecto Team

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Summer Fun Welcome Banner

Are you planning a Summer party? 

Meet Designer Anita Scroggins!

Deflecto USA Design Team Member 2014 - 2015

I am an experienced media spokesperson, educator, project and product designer and more. My scrapbook, home-decor, paper crafts and upcycled projects have been featured in books and magazines, at events and trade shows. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Linked-In. My style is diverse and ever evolving, but one thing remains the same, less is less and more is best and white space is my enemy!

Party themes are a huge, ongoing trend.  Deflecto products will help any hostesss to be a success when decorating for a party or event.

To find out about the Deflecto products that Anita used to create her party theme, visit her Blog at for that and more!

To see the other great products that Deflecto has to offer, visit the link provided here to view the website and find a retailer near you.

Hope you got some inspiration here today.  Summer is about celebrations and making memories.  Hope you are having a great one!

Design Team Coordinator for 
Deflecto USA Ambassador Team

Friday, July 10, 2015

Celebrate Dad with deflecto!

Deflecto has a beautiful frame that is perfect for appreciating Dad.  This is a magnetic frame that holds front and back together, securing the artwork in the frame.  This works nicely to display most anything.  Collector  postage stamps, special collectors cards or a small memory page like I made for the project shown below. 

First, let me introduce myself.  Since I post to the blog, it would be weird if someone else did it!  Below the Bio is the project that I created to show appreciation to my special guy!

Designer, Marilyn Gossett
deflecto USA Design Team Coordinator

About me:  I have worked in and around the craft industry as a designer, author, product developer and consultant for 25 years.  I am a happy homemaker, wife to Jamie and mom to Lauren.  We have several furry family members who like to hang out underfoot when I am creating in my home studio. Studio Cat, Tucker Dog and Riley Roo, a long haired dachshund puppy.  I feel blessed to get to do the work that I love and  to have a patient husband who puts up with all of my creative messes!

If you would like instructions for this project, you can visit my blog.  You will find them at the following link:   

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer is here! Craft a "Sand Textured" Frame

Meet Design Team Member, Rita Barakat!

Deflecto USA Design Team Member 2014 - 2015

Meet Rita in her own words:

When all the other little girls were playing with dolls and Barbies, I was cutting, pasting, drawing and  painting!  Lucky me; my mama kept me well stocked in arts and crafts supplies!  It's no wonder that years later, all grown up with kids of my own, I still love my art supplies and I keep my kids stocked up too!  In my work I hope you will find encouragement, a little whimsy, something pretty or at least something to make you think!  I believe we need to be thanful for what we have and focus on the positive!  My work is always growing and changing...evolving.
From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find my work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites, magazines and at my website:  In addition to Deflecto USA, I design for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop and freelance for a variety of manufacturers.

Rita's Sand Textured Beach Themed Frame

Here is one picture of Rita's kid friendly, fun project!  Her technique and design can be applied to any size frame.  She chose to use a tri-frame sign holder for this design.

To get full instructions and pictorial for Rita's project, visit her Blog at:

To see more of Deflecto's product line visit

Hope you have been inspired to craft some cool framework 
to celebrate your own special moments with
Deflecto!  Thanks for stopping by!

USA Ambassador Design Team Coordinator
for Deflecto, LLC

#Deflecto    #Cre8Time    #Vacation      #Summer fun

Summer Vacation Dry Erase Countdown Calendar

Meet Design Team member, Lorrie McCullers!

Deflecto USA Ambassador Design Team 2014 - 2015

Lorrie is a life-long crafter and has been scrapbooking since 1999.  She has been published in several scrapbooking magazines and has served on various design teams.  She has also taught scrapbooking and jewelry classes in the Atlanta area.  She is co-owner of The Craft Mom, a website that shares crafting coupons, deals, sales, projects and events.  When not crafting, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three cats, traveling, reading, and watching her favorite TV show, Doctor Who.  You can see her work at her design website, Forty11Designs; and on her Blog:

Summer Vacation Dry Erase Countdown Calendar

"Summer summer summertimeTime to sit back and unwind..."

Yeah, so I am channeling my inner DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince right now. Why? Because it's summer!

I have always loved summer. The laid-back times, the hot weather, my birthday -- I love everything about it. But the best thing about summer has to be vacation. It seems like almost everyone takes a summer vacation and it's something to look forward to during those long winter months.

So how about a summer vacation countdown calendar to mark the days until your getaway?

I used the Deflecto sign holder that is made especially for cubicles (it comes with mounting clips, Velcro, and magnets so that you can mount it almost anywhere). Won't your co-workers be jealous of your upcoming adventure and your cool calendar? Just keep track of the days with a dry-erase marker, writing the days left on top of that cute little die-cut suitcase.

So where are you going this summer?

Materials used:
"Going Places" and "Base Camp" Cricut cartridges
We R Memory Keepers "Jet Set" collection
SEI paper and washi tape
K and Co. dimensional stickers 

Visit the Deflecto Craft site to check out more products!

#Cre8time      #Deflecto      #Summer Vacation     #Calendar

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Deflecto, LLC Design Team Call Out - July 2015

 Deflecto, LLC Design Team Call Out  July 2015

Submission’s Due:  August 7, 2015

We know you are out there and we don’t want to miss meeting you! Deflecto is looking for creative and energetic designers to join our U.S.A. ambassador design team.

Deflecto LLC may be new to the art, craft and education markets but we are not new to inventing quality products. We have been a global plastics manufacturer for over 50 years catering to various different industries with organizational storage, sign/frame display and floor protection. We are looking for creative designers in all product categories, i.e. rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card making, polymer clay, mixed media and alternative artists.  Also; quilters and experts in the category of sewing.
Deflecto Ambassador Design Team perks*:
·         Each month you will receive a gift box of amazing Deflecto products such as organizational storage, event signage, craft frames and more
·         You will have your name, bio and headshot posted on our blog, facebook page and link to our website
·         Your creations will have the potential to be one of 4 featured projects each month on our blog and you will be compensated for those selected project
·         You will have the ability to participate in our paid endorsement program
·         You may occasionally receive products from our partners
·         You will also receive sneak peeks of our new products
Deflecto Ambassador Design Team expectations:
·         Create a minimum of one project per month using one of our products per our pre-set monthly theme schedule 
o    Our Deflecto products must be the sole focus of these projects. We want the beauty and functionality of the product itself to shine through.
Note, you are not responsible for creating tutorials, or creating new release samples as part of our Design Team unless specifically requested
·         Post a minimum of 3 to 4 of your completed projects per month on your own social media platforms and send j-pegs of the finished projects monthly
·         You need to be active on various social media platforms, including online galleries, websites, and forums; and be willing to share your knowledge of our products with other users of all skill levels
·         Link to the Deflecto Blog on your blog and/or website
·         Take crisp, clear photographs of your projects
·         Be an ambassador for the Deflecto company and our product brands       
Design Team membership lasts for 12 months from September 1st, 2015.
* Selectively we may ask for your input on potential new products
How to apply:
Submit the following information including links to ( for review. Please include “Design Team Call out” in the subject line.
·         Send us direct links to three or four of your best projects or you may send a general link to your blog or online gallery.
o   Make sure what you are sharing with us represents your best work.  We want our team members to take high quality photographs that show a good representation of their work with our products. We will also be reviewing your writing style and how you share information about the products you use
* All work submitted must be original and created by you.
Please also include the following information in your email:
·         Your full name
·         Preferred email address; (please note: this design team call is open to USA residents at this time)
·         Phone number
·         Address
·         Blog Link
·         Links to any additional places we might see your work
·         Any other design teams you are currently a member of
·         What is your preferred crafting style? Are you primarily a card maker? Scrapbooker?  Mixed Media artist? Something else entirely?
·          If you currently teach classes or hold workshops, please provide any relevant information about them
·         Short description of why you want to be on the Deflecto Ambassador team
Endorsement program:
·         Deflecto Design Team Members will qualify for our Deflecto Endorsement Program.  Email Mark Lee ( for details and a copy of our Endorsement program. To summarize, we will pay a minimum $25 endorsement for projects we select to be featured on our website, tradeshow booth and rep samples and an additional $25 endorsement fee for instructions. We will also authorize the minimum $25 endorsement for projects published via online magazines, books, etc.
The deadline for submission is August 7, 2015.
 If chosen, you will be contacted no later than August 21, 2015, and your 12 month term will commence September 1, 2015. Additionally, we are always looking for guest designers. Simply note in your email application that you would like to be considered for a guest position if this is your desire. We will not be contacting potential guest designers at this time, but instead will keep those applications on file and contact you when a guest position is available.
If you have any questions prior to submitting your application, don’t hesitate to send Mark Lee an email@! We look forward to receiving your application.
Mark Lee (Deflecto Design Team Liaison)
Marilyn Gossett (Deflecto Design Team Lead Designer)

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