Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I wanted to tell everyone Merry Christmas and hope that ya'll reflect on the gift that was given many years ago in the form of a baby. Jesus allows me to be "joyful" regardless of my circumstances and that is what I want to focus on not only today but everyday!




My Creation Mix & Mingle Album (Z1334)
Mistletoe (X7130B)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Card Giver

I have to admit that I am not very good at sending cards. In fact I am not even mailing out Christmas cards this year. There is something about the over all execution of addressing and putting cards in the mailbox that becomes too difficult for me. However, my grandmother is wonderful about sending cards. I get one for every holiday, birthday, and even just for encouragement sometimes. There is something special about receiving a card in the mail (a bit of sunshine amid the piles of bills). So for Christmas I decided to make cards for her to send out to all her loved ones. I used the Close to My Heart Wishes book which gives me tons of card layouts to make the most of my paper. I chose to use Close to My Heart Magic Moments paper kit (hollyhock, sweet leaf, cocoa, & indian corn blue inks) along with various My Acrylix stamps. Hope you enjoy and maybe it will inspire you to send a card to a loved one today.





Sunday, December 5, 2010

Plenty for Twenty


December has great promotion that will allow you to purchase a gift and recieve a gift! From December 1-31 when you shop my MyCTMH website and spend $20* or more on wonderful Close To My Heart products, you'll receive a FREE D-sized stamp set valued at $22.95-that more than doubles your value.

*There is no shipping/handling or tax assessed on the free stamp set. Free stamp set will be selected by Close To My Heart. Qualifying purchases must include shippable products (since Studio J® memberships and 5-packs are online products, they will count toward a qualifying order only when purchased on a MyCTMH site and if shippable items are also ordered).
Grab Plenty for Twenty in December by visiting my website and make a qualifing purchse today!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Blog Contest

I guess everyone is busy with all of the family time and preparing for the Christmas season. But I wanted to share with you the one and only entry in this months blog contest. So without a doubt she is the winner! I am still going to post her entry along with additional pics so you can oooh and aaah over what she created. Please feel free to leave your encouraging comments.
She used Olivia(x7128B) level 2 paper pack and chose the Easy Inspiration layout out of the Cherish(9029) how-to book. All items are copyrighy CTMH.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall Preview Party

I am so excited about Close to My Heart's new Fall Idea Book. This Saturday I am hosting a Fall Preview Party. I hope that those in the Middle Georgia Area can make it. You will get to make a Free make-n-take.

Plus get to see a sample of all the new papers, inks, stamps, and cards. If you are unable to make it please stop by my website to graze on all the new products that Close to
My Heart is offering to keep your papercrafing current.

Captivating Summer Vacations



Growing up we went to Disney World every other summer. Some of my most fond childhood memories are the times that we were at Disney. Now that I have children of my own I love getting to take them to "The Happiest Place on Earth." Getting to scrapbook those fun trips is great, as I get to relive all those special moments. So I was thrilled when Close to My Heart released the Zippidee papers which went great with my Disney World Trips or any other theme park trips. If your summer vacation is on your list of pictures to scrapbook check out the Zippidee Workshops on the Go. It comes with the Zippidee Level 2 paper pack, Ticket to Ride B-sized Stamp Set, Dimensional Elements Stars, and a colorful Workshop Guide that gives you step by step instructions ona 2-page layout. All for only $29.99.
You also have plenty of paper left over to make additional layouts or maybe you would like to use it to make cards (instructions for cards are included in the Workshop Guide). I used my leftover paper to make another layout using the new Magic (How-to-Program).


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Close to My Heart 8 day Sale


If you love to scrapbook but hate how much it cost head over to my website to purchase quality Close to My Heart items for a fraction of the cost.

2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate? It’s YOU, of course! We are shouting from the rooftops how much we love and appreciate you! It only makes sense to pass along our appreciation with amazing deals. So for 8 days, August 4 through August 11 (while supplies last), you can purchase select My Stickease® Assortments for only $2 US/CAN, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 online. You’ll want to shout for joy, too!


1-If you've never shopped on my website click here to set up an account which will allow you to purchase items faster during the sale.


2-Print out the items included in the sale. Search either the Idea Book online or old Idea Books you may own to see pictures of what you would like to purchase and make a note of the item number.


$2, $4, $6 for 8…It's YOU We Appreciate! Constant Campaign*


Item # Name Catalog Price

X7045A My Reflections Vintage Travel Level 1 Fall06 $ 4.00

X7045C VintageTravel My Stickease Fall06 $ 2.00

X7056A My Reflections Discovery Level 1 $ 4.00

X7060A My Reflections Heirloom Level 1 $ 4.00

X7060B My Reflections Heirloom Level 2 Paper Packet $ 6.00

X7061A My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 1 Spring06 $ 4.00

X7061B My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 2 Paper Packet Spring06 $ 6.00

X7061C Floral Impressions My Stickease Spring06 $ 2.00

X7062A My Reflections Laid Back Level 1 $ 4.00

X7069A My Reflections Just Chillin Level 1 $ 4.00

X7069C Just Chillin My Stickease $ 2.00

X7070A My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 1 Fall06 $ 4.00

X7070B My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 2 Paper Packet Fall06 $ 6.00

X7070C Simple Pleasure My Stickease Fall06 $ 2.00

X7071A My Reflections Best Friends Forever Level 1 $ 4.00

X7072A My Reflections School Zone Level 1 $ 4.00

X7072C School Zone My Stickease $ 2.00

X7073A My Reflections Abundance Level 1 $ 4.00

X7073B My Reflections Abundance Level 2 Paper Packet $ 6.00

X7073C Abundance My Stickease $ 2.00

X7075A My Reflections More To Adore Level 1 Spring07 $ 4.00

X7075B My Reflections More To Adore Level 2 Paper Packet Spring07 $ 6.00

X7075C More To Adore My Stickease Spring07 $ 2.00

X7076A My Reflections Sonata Level 1 Spring07 $ 4.00

X7076C Sonata My Stickease Spring07 $ 2.00

X7077C Sweet Harmony My Stickease Spring07 $ 2.00

X7078A My Reflections Cutie Pie Level 1 Spring07 $ 4.00

X7078C Cutie Pie My Stickease Spring07 $ 2.00

X7079B My Reflections Rough n Tumble Level 2 Paper Packet Spring07 $ 6.00

X7079C Rough n Tumble My Stickease Spring07 $ 2.00

X7080A My Reflections Route 66 Level 1 Summer07 $ 4.00

X7080C Route 66 My Stickease Summer07 $ 2.00

X7081A My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 1 Summer07 $ 4.00

X7081B My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 2 Paper Packet Summer07 $ 6.00

X7081C Majestic Blue My Stickease Summer07 $ 2.00

X7082A My Reflections Expedition Level 1 Summer07 $ 4.00

X7082C Expedition My Stickease Summer07 $ 2.00

X7083A My Reflections Let's Get Together Level 1 Summer07 $ 4.00

X7084A My Reflections Floral Tapestry Level 1 Summer07 $ 4.00

X7085A My Reflections Everlasting Level 1 Fall07 $ 4.00

X7085B My Reflections Everlasting Paper Packet Fall07 $ 6.00

X7085C Everlasting My Stickease Fall07 $ 2.00

X7086A My Reflections Caprice Level 1 Fall07 $ 4.00

X7086B My Reflections Caprice Level 2 Paper Packet Fall07 $ 6.00

X7086C Caprice My Stickease Fall07 $ 2.00

X7087A My Reflections Enchanted Level 1 Fall07 $ 4.00

X7087B My Reflections Enchanted Level 2 Paper Packet Fall07 $ 6.00

X7087C Enchanted My Stickease Fall07 $ 2.00

X7088A My Reflections Free Spirit Level 1 Fall07 $ 4.00

X7088B My Reflections Free Spirit Level 2 Paper Packet Fall07 $ 6.00

X7088C Free Spirit My Stickease Fall07 $ 2.00

X7089A My Reflections Lifes Delights Level 1 Fall07 $ 4.00

X7089C Life Delights My Stickease Fall07 $ 2.00

X7090A My Reflections Silhouette Level 1 Spring08 $ 4.00

X7090B My Reflections Silhouette Level 2 Paper Packet Spring08 $ 6.00

X7090C Silhouette My Stickease Spring08 $ 2.00

X7091A My Reflections it’s a Guy Thing Level 1 Spring08 $ 4.00

X7091B My Reflections it’s a Guy Thing Level 2 Paper Packet Spring08 $ 6.00

X7091C it’s a Guy Thing My Stickease Spring08 $ 2.00

X7092A My Reflections Good Times Level 1 Spring08 $ 4.00

X7092B My Reflections Good Times Level 2 Paper Packet Spring08 $ 6.00

X7092C Good Times My Stickease Spring08 $ 2.00

X7093A My Reflections Sweet Pea Level 1 Spring08 $ 4.00

X7093C Sweet Pea My Stickease Spring08 $ 2.00

X7094A My Reflections Paper Garden Level 1 Spring08 $ 4.00

X7094C Paper Garden My Stickease Spring08 $ 2.00

X7095A My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 1 Summer08 $ 4.00

X7095B My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Paper Packet Summer08 $ 6.00

X7095C Boom-Di-Ada My Stickease Summer08 $ 2.00

X7096A My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 1 Summer08 $ 4.00

X7096B My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 2 Paper Packet Summer08 $ 6.00

X7096C Blue Ribbon My Stickease Summer08 $ 2.00

X7097A My Reflections Game On Level 1 Kit Summer08 $ 4.00

X7097B My Reflections Game On Level 2 Paper Packet Summer08 $ 6.00

X7097C Game On My Stickease Summer08 $ 2.00

X7098A My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 1 Kit Summer08 $ 4.00

X7098B My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 2 Paper Packet Summer08 $ 6.00

X7098C Sarsaparilla My Stickease Summer08 $ 2.00

X7100A My Reflections Perfect Day Level 1 Fall08 $ 4.00

X7100B My Reflections Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Packet Fall08 $ 6.00

X7100C Perfect Day My Stickease Fall08 $ 2.00

X7101A My Reflections Magic Moments Level 1 Fall08 $ 4.00

X7101B My Reflections Magic Moments Level 2 Paper Packet Fall08 $ 6.00

X7101C Magic Moments My Stickease Fall08 $ 2.00

X7102A My Reflections Notebook Level 1 Fall08 $ 4.00

X7102B My Reflections Notebook Paper Packet Fall08 $ 6.00

X7102C Notebook My Stickease Fall08 $ 2.00

X7103A My Reflections Aspen Level 1 Fall08 $ 4.00

X7103B My Reflections Aspen Level 2 Paper Packet Fall08 $ 6.00

X7103C Aspen My Stickease Fall08 $ 2.00

X7104A My Reflections Evensong Level 1 Fall08 $ 4.00

X7104B My Reflections Evensong Level 2 Paper Packet Fall08 $ 6.00

X7104C Evensong My Stickease Fall08 $ 2.00

X7105A My Reflections Emporium Level 1 Spring09 $ 4.00

X7105B My Reflections Emporium Level 2 Paper Packet Spring09 $ 6.00

X7105C Emporium My Stickease Spring09 $ 2.00

X7106A My Reflections Unforgettable Level 1 Spring09 $ 4.00

X7106B My Reflections Unforgettable Level 2 Paper Packet Spring09 $ 6.00

X7106C Unforgettable My Stickease Spring09 $ 2.00

X7107A My Reflections That’s Amore Level 1 Spring09 $ 4.00

X7107B My Reflections That’s Amore Level 2 Paper Packet Spring09 $ 6.00

X7107C That’s Amore My Stickease Spring09 $ 2.00

X7108A My Reflections Daydream Level 1 Spring09 $ 4.00

X7108B My Reflections Daydream Level 2 Paper Packet Spring09 $ 6.00

X7108C Daydream My Stickease Spring09 $ 2.00

X7109A My Reflections Stardust Level 1 Spring09 $ 4.00

X7109B My Reflections Stardust Level 2 Paper Packet Spring09 $ 6.00

X7109C Stardust My Stickease Spring09 $ 2.00

X7110A My Reflections Back Country Level 1 Summer09 $ 4.00

X7110B My Reflections Back Country Level 2 Paper Packet Summer09 $ 6.00

X7110C Back Country My Stickease Summer09 $ 2.00

X7111A My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 1 Summer09 $ 4.00

X7111B My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 2 Paper Packet Summer09 $ 6.00

X7111C Moon Doggie My Stickease Summer09 $ 2.00

X7112A My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 1 Summer09 $ 4.00

X7112B My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 2 Paper Packet Summer09 $ 6.00

X7112C Animal Cookies My Stickease Summer09 $ 2.00

X7113A My Reflections Tinkerin Level 1 Summer09 $ 4.00

X7113B My Reflections Tinkerin Level 2 Paper Packet Summer09 $ 6.00

X7113C Tinkerin My Stickease Summer09 $ 2.00

X7114A My Reflections Bella Level 1 Summer09 $ 4.00

X7114B My Reflections Bella Level 2 Paper Packet Summer09 $ 6.00

X7114C Bella My Stickease Summer09 $ 2.00

X7115A My Reflections Jingle Level 1 Fall09 $ 4.00

X7115B My Reflections Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet Fall09 $ 6.00

X7115C Jingle My Stickease Fall09 $ 2.00

X7116A My Reflections Sweet Home Level 1 Fall09 $ 4.00

X7116B My Reflections Sweet Home Level 2 Paper Packet Fall09 $ 6.00

X7116C Sweet Home My Stickease Fall09 $ 2.00

X7117A My Reflections Grace Level 1 Fall09 $ 4.00

X7117B My Reflections Grace Level 2 Paper Packet Fall09 $ 6.00

X7117C Grace My Stickease Fall09 $ 2.00

X7118A My Reflections Twitterpated Level 1 Fall09 $ 4.00

X7118B My Reflections Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet Fall09 $ 6.00

X7118C Twitterpated My Stickease Fall09 $ 2.00

*Available August 4-11, 2010; while supplies last


3-You can purchase non-sale items with your discounted product! Also you can use your sale items to earn the Stamp of the Month at a discounted price or FREE so get your wish list out and stock up and these low prices. Scrapbook products make great Christmas Gifts.


4-Sale starts at 11am EST on Aug 4. Remember to try and be patient. It will be helpful if you enter by item number and choose to not load pictures.


Make sure to send me an email with all the great things you created with your purchases.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Workshop Club Blog Contest

I am beginning a blog contest with my club members. To be a part of the contest all you have to do is sign up for either the Workshop Club or Scrapin by Mail. Email me if you would like more information. Check back each month to vote for your favorite layout.

To vote: Leave a comment under the post stating which layout you would like to vote for and any additional encouragement if you would like. Only one vote per contest. I don't want it to be a popularity contest so please be as objective as possible if you know the members. Winners will be announced at the next club meeting (Aug 3-voting will end at noon that day) and will be awaraded a prize out of my goodie box.

Entry #1 is Lost Tooth


Entry #2 is Graduation in MN

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 12th- It's a Goodie Box Day


Head over to my website to get a mystery selection of Close to My Heart Products at 50% off!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 9th-June Jackpot

Today's June Jackpot includes Level 1 kits that are no longer available. So if these papers retired before you got a chance to purchase them the first time, don't miss out again. Plus you will be able to purchase them at a discounted price, TODAY ONLY. If you hit the jackpot you will receive Flower Metal Rimmed Tags for FREE. Click here to purchase.
12 x 12 School Zone Level 1 (X7072AJ) $10.95 retail $7.00 36% off
12 x 12 Sonata Level 1 Kit (X7076AJ) $10.95 retail $7.00 36% off
12 x 12 Abundance Level 1 Kit (X7073AJ) $10.95 retail $7.00 36% off
12 x 12 Best Friends Forever Level 1 Kit $10.95 retail $7.00 36% off
(X7071AJ)
12 x 12 Laid Back Level 1 Kit (X7062AJ) $10.95 retail $7.00 36% off

Monday, June 7, 2010

June 7th's Jackpot Deal


If you love Dimensional Elements you will want to head over to my website and see if you can hit the jackpot. You can purchase as many of the following items as you wish but if you purchase the lucky jackpot item you will recieve the Make a Wish stamp set for FREE!

June 7th Jackpot June Associate Elements & Accessories
Dimensional Elements Simple Numbers (z1115J)
$4.95 retail TODAY ONLY $4.00 19% off

Dimensional Elements Perennials (Z1139J)
$4.95 retail TODAY ONLY $4.00 19% off

Dimensional Elements Framed Fun (Z1140J)
$4.95 retail TODAY ONLY $4.oo 19% 0ff

Dimensional Elements Booksmart (Z1223J)
$4.95 retail TODAY ONLY $4.00 19% off

Dimensional Elements Fresh Shapes (Z1019J)
$4.95 retail TODAY ONLY $4.00 19%off