Nov 7, 2011

And The Winners Are...

Thank you to everyone that participated in our digital greeting card giveaway on Facebook. I appreciate you all being patient with me when I extended the end date for being ill. I've chosen 2 winners randomly by using's random number generator. I've posted the screen shots below...

Congratulations to Molly Ruic & Brianna Clarke! I will get with you this week via email to work out the details of your greeting cards! I'm very excited to see which one you will choose. I still have about 3 to make (I did promise you at least 10 to choose from :)). I should have those done by mid week so we can get started soon!

You can find all of our digital greeting photo cards (all customizable) HERE in our boutique.

For those that didn't participate this time, I know we'll be doing more giveaways soon. If you haven't already, join us on Facebook for exclusive sales that can't be found in our online boutique!

We've added some new items this week and will be adding many more! Visit us online to check out the new items!

Please don't forget that for the month of November, 30% of all sales go to Kaylee's fund in honor of her 3rd birthday coming up in December. Get a jump on your holiday shopping and give back to a good cause as well!

Nov 1, 2011

Giving back this November

October 2011
I'm sure those of you that keep up with happening at Stellar Trends have heard me talk quite a bit about Kaylee. You've seen The Kaylee Hat in our shop and you've read about her on our Facebook page, here on the blog, and in our online boutique. If you don't know what I'm talking about, please, go HERE and find out more about Kaylee and give her a little shout out love!

On December 5, Kaylee will turn 3 years old. In honor of the fight this little girl has been through since March of 2011 and in honor of celebrating her 3rd birthday, we are going to donate 30% of ALL November sales to CureForKaylee's fund.

Spread the word to the people you know and help generate some financial support for this family as they continue their fight with Kaylee to beat stage 4 neuroblastoma.

You can find us:

*In our online boutique
*On Facebook (join us here for exclusive sales)
*On Artfire

Oct 26, 2011

The Holidays are Coming...(way to fast!)

If you are like me, you looked at the calendar yesterday and thought, "there's really only 2 months until Christmas?" That may seem like a long time but, I know for me, that will be here tomorrow! It's funny how these things just sneak right up on us.

How we can help...

I've always enjoyed doing a little digital creations here and there. I started doing printable party supplies this year and love love love them but with the Holidays coming up, I really have to focus on other things. But, I figured, why the heck not do some digital Christmas/Holiday cards. These things are great for many reasons!

For one, they are completely customizable. Will I rearrange the entire layout of the card? No, probably not. But, the wording can be changed, fonts, colors, and, of course, your photos will be inserted into your card before it gets emailed to you! We do our cards in 2 sizes: 4x6 and 5x7. These are the perfect size for having these printed at a photo lab (such as Walgreens, CVS, Target, Walmart, Snapfish, Shutterfly, or whatever service you like to use).

2nd, if you don't want to print and mail these out, you can use the file we send you and email to your recipients. That will cut down on your cost a great deal. (Just make sure you order the JPEG file instead of the PDF)

3rd, you choose the type of file you want. If you want to have them printed on photo paper we will send you a JPEG file. If you think you'd like to have them printed on cardstock (you can have this done at Staples, Office Depot, Xerox, etc. or you can do this at home), we will send you a PDF file that will have 2 files per sheet.

We will work with you with re-edits to create a card especially for you. Make your holidays easier and special with one of our digital cards.

You can find them here in our shop! Plus, now through November 6, you can get them at a discounted price! Visit our Facebook page to see how you can win 1 of 2 that we are giving away.

Hearing from you...our customers & fans!

It's been a crazy long time since I have looked at our blog, much less updated it! I am determined that I am going to stay on top of the blog because this is an excellent venue for seeing our new items, hearing our news, and staying up to date with Stellar Trends.

Why else is the blog great?  It gives us an excellent place to hear your feedback! We love to hear from our customers and fans. Hearing your opinions really opens up our options on new products and hearing what you, the best fans in the world, are wanting to see from us. That's the beauty of being a Personal Expressions boutique. Hopefully, your idea can become a reality!

With that in mind, let us have it! Tell us what you'd like to see us do next!

Sep 2, 2011

Labor Day Sale

 click on photo above to go to our shop

Many count Labor Day as the last days of summer! Not me! Know why? I live in Texas. We have plenty of heat left around here and it seems as there is no end in sight. Oh well, it is what it is :) Thank goodness for A/C.

Stellar Trends is running a 15% off sale now through midnight (EST) Monday, September 5. Some exclusions do apply. Excluded from this sale is The Kaylee Hat, digital image sheets (including anything printable or DIY) and clearance.The rest of the site is on sale.

And, all sale prices have been set so the price you see is the sale price! Take advantage and get some cute stocking stuffers early on. Buy early and save!

Aug 29, 2011

Kaylee update :)

It's been a while since I have posted anything much less an update about Kaylee! She has her very own fan page now on Facebook that is updated with her progress. Go show some love!
This is from her NEW fan page on Facebook! Go like the page and show some love and support to this cutie patootie. Her battle is far from over so any support or kind words would be greatly appreciated.
 Kaylee has had a great day today. She walked the halls saying hi to all the nurses. Played with dry rice in a bucket for hours. This is her new favorite thing to do. Talked with the doctor today and it looks like she will be coming home on Thursday with iv nutrition for the first week or so. Over the next couple of days Kaylee will be planning her "break out" party.......... I wonder what her theme will be?
Also, don't forget we are still selling The Kaylee Hat and are donating all the proceeds to Kaylee's fund. Plus, $1.00 from every hat sold goes to The Layla Grace Foundation in support of childhood cancer research! You can find the hat HERE in our shop. We have 10 flower colors to choose from.
Flower Colors for The Kaylee Hat

Jul 25, 2011

Kaylee Update

Here's a note (at the bottom in pink) written by Kaylee's dad, Ryan on July 22 of the update on Kaylee and what her little body is about to endure. Let's please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers!

Also, don't forget, you can help the family and get a super cute item by purchasing The Kaylee Hat from our shop HERE! Also get free shipping now through the end of August.

We've sweetened the pot a bit too! For every hat sold, not only will 100% of the proceeds go to the family to help with medical expenses but Stellar Trends will donate $1.00 to the Layla Grace Foundation to help fund research for childhood cancer.

July 22, 2011 Kaylee update via Facebook

"So we had a sitdown this morning with the doctor who went over all of the ‘what to expects’ for Kaylee’s Stem Cell Transplant in a couple weeks. She will have a thorough exam and scans done next week to search for, if any, remaining cancer. Now despite the intensity of her previous rounds of Chemo, it’s nothing compared to what she’s about to go through. She will be placed in hospital isolation for a month. During which she will begin the most grueling, intense high dose Chemo rounds that will put the others to shame. I knew in the back of my mind that it was going to be hard, but to hear the doctor use terms like “hamburger meat” to describe what the inside of Kaylee’s mouth, esophagus, and GI Tract will look like as a result of the Chemo. This little girl will experience for at least 2 weeks, the agony that only you and I can never imagine before she even begins to come back to normal. Her immune system will be so completely wiped out that the common cold can kill her. Not to mention if her body rejects her own cells. Only a list of 5 people, including us, will be able to see her during that time. Rylee will miss her best friend for a whole month because she’s not allowed to go into the transplant unit…
For today we got to bring her back home. She is doing great. More than ever, our little girl will need every one of her supporters to help pull her through this. She’ll need it…"

Jul 6, 2011

Attention All Couponers and Dave Ramsey Fans...New Product Alert!

I started reading The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey a few months back and thought it was a good plan for my family to be on. After talking it over with my husband, we jumped on board. I started using my cash envelopes everywhere I went and had even more envelopes for coupons for all the stores that I shop. My envelopes started to get torn and frankly, having all those envelopes in my purse was more trouble than it was worth. I thought there had to be a better way.

Being the DIY crafter that I am, I thought I could make a system that is more durable and manageable than what I am using now. I started playing around with some scrapbooking cardstock that I had lying around and found a way to bind them together. Voila! Our Coupon Wallet (or cash envelopes) was developed! OMGosh!I got to use my coupon wallet today while grocery shopping. It could not have been easier! The first thing I said to my husband when I got out to unload the groceries was "I finally got to use my coupon wallet and now I get to tell all of the wonderful things about it."

I've been stoked to write all day! Here's what mine looks like: (more reading under photos)

This one is my coupon wallet. I don't have one for my cash yet but just wanted to illustrate that it can be used for cash. Mine has 7 envelopes (because I shop at 7 stores regularly). We will sell these with 6 but you can purchase additional envelopes if needed.

My favorite things about this product is:
  • sturdy and durable
  • easy to locate in purse
  • spiral bound together
  • clear protective covering on the front and back
  • clearly printed labels for each envelope
  • easy to use in the cart
  • large size envelopes hold longer coupons without them having to be folded
I simply placed my coupon wallet in the cart, pulled out all the coupons that I had, stacked them between the clear plastic cover and the envelope and shopped. When I picked up a product that I had a coupon for, I located my coupon and slid it right back into the envelope to be used at checkout. It was such a breeze!

With my previous regular loose envelope system, I had to lay the envelope flat in the cart. If I pulled out my coupons they tended to get lost in the shuffle somehow with all the items I was loading up. This one sits right up on the cart and I didn't have to look for misplaced coupons once. So much easier...I like easier. I'm thrilled to be able to offer these to you.

You can find these on our site HERE and if you order any time in July you will get free shipping on this item! Use coupon code 'COUPONWALLETROCKS' to get free shipping (it will actually be a discount for the amount of the shipping). You can read specifics about the wallet in our shop.

Jun 12, 2011

Another Freebie! 4th of July 2 inch Party Circles

Hey ya'll! I've been putting together my almost 5 year old's birthday party supplies and getting things in order and I just haven't had too much extra time on my hands this past week. I wanted to get this week started off right with another freebie! 2 inch party circles for the 4th of July (my daughters actual birthday :)).  I will be listing matching party supplies this week and will let you know when they are up! Plan you entire party the right way.

Print these babies on cardstock and cut out with a 2 inch circle or scallop punch and you are set. You can leave them square too! These are great for creating cupcake toppers, napkin rings, thank yous, place tags, or anything you can think to use them for! PLEASE READ OUR Terms Of Use HERE first!!!

May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Day - Sale Going on NOW!

Memorial Day is a pretty special time for me. Yes, we look at Memorial Day as the official kick off of summer but more importantly, I am married to a military man. Not only that, our anniversary is on Memorial Day weekend. This Sunday, we will celebrate 12 years of marriage. As the saying goes, 'it seems like yesterday' but here we are 12 years, 4 states, and 2 kids later. It's been a great ride!

Now, for this fabulous Memorial Day we are going to also celebrate with a 15% code for anything in our shop. Use code MEMORIAL2011 at checkout to get your 15% off. Click here to get to Stellar Trends

Have a great weekend!

May 18, 2011

'From Paris With Love' Thank You Notecard *FREE* download

This is a free pdf file for you all to download. It's from the 'From Paris With Love' Collection that we have coming soon. You can cut it as is and use it as just a one piece thank you note or you can cut it to be 5" wide x 7" long and then fold it in half to have a thank you note that opens up.

**NOTE** For best results, print on cardstock paper. You may save these files and print them (as many as you'd like) at Staples, Office Depot, etc but you are NOT allowed to sell the image sheet, any part of the image, or the printed form of the sheet! Not even if you alter it in any way. These are my designs and they are protected by copyright.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Paris Thank You Note Card

May 11, 2011

And the winner is...

We have a winner!   Congratulations shirley guillory
Please contact us via email at to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone that entered! Keep inviting people to like us on Facebook and visit our site at StellarTrends. The more fans we get, the more giveaways we can do :)

May 7, 2011

Facebook 150 Fan Giveaway

Yay! Thanks to all of the fans that helped us reach our 1st goal of 150 Facebook fans. As promised, here is our first giveaway.

To enter, you must 'like' us on Facebook. Click here to like us. Once you've done that, comment here that you did.

Gain and extra entry by following our blog. Please leave a separate comment here if you already do or once you start following to get your extra entry.

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, May 11

I guess the big question is "what will I win?" Well, for this first giveaway, we are offering 1 piece of our glassware. It can be a beer mug, wine glass, pilsner (not pictured), or one of our tumblers (only plastic we offer). It will be customized to your liking with up to 3 different colors. See below for some photos of ones we've done previously to get an idea of what we do.

Mustache Mug
South Carolina Wine

Diva Wine
Initial Tumbler


Welcome friends! My name is Shannon and I am the owner of Stellar Trends. My friend Jen and I work hard to offer a variety of items that make great gifts and one of a kind pieces for a special touch. And, we make sure they are high quality, made well, and are affordable. We specialize in personalizing items and making customizable pieces for you. So, if you are ever browsing our site and don't see EXACTLY what you are looking for, please contact us and we will do our best to accomodate your needs and requests. 

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