Saturday, December 1, 2012

December stamp of the Month Event Calendar

These are odd photos I can tell.  I forgot to take them before I assembled my event calendar so these are not glued down at all.  Sorry but hope you get the idea of these.

Here are the images and as you can see there is one for each month.  It is a fun set for doing lots of things.
It can be yours for $17.95 or you can get it for $5 with a $50 order.

Monday, November 26, 2012

National Papercrafting Month

Isn't this the cutest!
I am going to run a special promotion with this already great fun kit, see below the stamp set for information!
Starting Dec 13 - Jan 31 with a $35 purchase you can get this great papercrafting kit for only $10
Included in the kit is:
  • 12 - Die-Cut boxes ( 3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby and White)
  • 3 - 12" x 12" Cardstock sheets ( Blush, Hollyhock and White)
  • 1 - Sheet Silver Glitter Paper - will be a new product in 2013 Spring catalog
  • 12 - Treat Tubes with lids - another new product in the 2013 Spring catalog
  • 1 -  Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set (D sized)
Special drawing will be made on Jan 6th for those who purchase this promotion thru me from 
Dec 13 - Dec 31st.
What can you win?
Artiste Cartridge or $99 in free merchandise of your choice
 only 1 winner

2013 Calendar

Calendar Workshop
December 29th
Class fee:  varies with pre-purchased items needed for project contact me for details

Holiday Frame

Holiday Frame workshop
December 14th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $13.50

Note the photo can be changed each year on this frame.

Pear and Partridge Layout

Pear and Partridge Layout
December 8
10 am to 12:30 pm
Class fee $7.50 or $4 with a $30 purchase
RSVP right away
Please note I have changed the center tag just a little bit on the left page.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

October Layout Workshop

Choose your layout!
October 13 - 10 am - 12:30 pm

Class fee is $7.50 or $4 if you place a $35 order that day.
Kits will run $2.00 more per layout.
If you want both layouts your Halloween layout will be a kit.

Fall layout was inspired by fellow consultant DiAnn Denson

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September Stamp of the Month

The September stamp of the month is so stinkin' cute!  On a card, scrapbook layout, banner, place cards for Thanksgiving or about any other fall event.  Won't your kids pumpkin patch photos look great with this fun scarecrow on the page? 
The set can be bought outright for $17.95 but place a $50 order and it's yours for only $5!  With that order you can also add our national Stamping Month double "D" sized for only another $5, it has over 40 stamps and a retail value of $35.90.  Check it out:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Artiste Cardbox with Cards

This Artiste card box will hold the 5 Avonlea cards shown. The cards included are a swing card, a gift card holder card, a thank you card, a Congratulations card, and a bottom border card.  All of these are cut with the new Artiste Cartridge.  Workshop for this card box class will be on September 22. 
Class fee is $10  or $5 with an order of $30 or more that day.
RSVP by Sept 14th 

This cartridge is truly amazing. At $99 it is a steal, considering it has 700 images.  Besides the cartridge and  assembly instructions for the 3-D items you get a bonus.  Three stamp sets and three dimensional elements that coordinate with images on the cartridge so you can see how they all work together.

If you would like to purchase this exclusive Artiste Cartridge before the end of September I am offering it at a special price.  You would need to email me at before September 28th and I will get it ordered for you.  You can not get the special thru my website, sorry.  I am very close to earning the 2013 cruise and this offer will expire soon.

Monday, August 13, 2012

La Belle Vie Swing Card

This easy swing card is one of 9 swing cards on the Artiste Cartridge.
This paper in La Belle Vie papers and the stamp set is A1131 Love.
This card took about 5 minutes to make. 

Consultant Opportunity

Wanted to remind you that August is a great time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant.
We have a new kits available now and a special promotion. 
The 2 kit options include the following items:

Essentials kit: $49.00  ($130 retail value)
For crafters and career needs.
3 Catalogs
Order forms
Color swatches
B&T paper swatches
Petite Perks Incentive stamp set
Avonlea Complements Canvas shapes
Avonlea Workshop on the Go
My Creations Recipe Box
Color Ready Canvas Alphabet
Chocolate stamp pad
Slate stamp pad
Glamour Lowercase Stamp set
Perfect Fit Frame stamp set
3 x 3 Block
2 x 3 1/2" Block

Master kit $99.00 ($280 retail value)
The Master kit includes everything in the Essentials kit plus more supplies and 5 Studio J® layouts.

Yours for joining in August while supplies last: This great tote/backpack!  This alone is worth the $49 kit price. 

I am back!

I have been missing in action since our Close to My Heart Convention in Dallas last month.
I have been up to my eyeballs in new product and projects.

The new Idea Book from Close to My Heart is just chalk full of new papers, workshops on the go, including Home Decor Items, and a new Cricut cartridge called "Artiste".  Like our "Art Philosophy" this new cartridge has 770 items on it including great 3-D items. 

The little album above was made using the Artiste cartridge and our new Clementine Papers.  The album has plenty of room for your photos and journaling, the larger pages holding 4 x 6 photos easily.  I cut it at 5 1/2" and reinforced the back cover with a cut out cereal box using the multicut feature on the Expressions.  It has other pages in the album with envelopes, file folders and tags also cut from the Artiste cartridge.

In the new catalog we have 8 new paper packets, 3 with exclusive trendy new colors, 62 stamp sets with several coordinating with the Artiste and Art Philosophy Cartridges, and 13 new Workshops on the Go Kits including 2 Workshops on the Card Kits Pear and Partridge and Avonlea, and Home Decor items.  Check them all out here.

You can place orders on my website anytime day or night.  Or you can always email me or call me at 909 593-2752.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Perfect Pair Fanfare

Perfect Pairs July 11 - July 15
Fanfare Level 2 Papers with a fun Brad accessory pack.
$17.90 Retail Value
Yours free with a $75 online order.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Perfect Pair

July 6 - July 10th
With your $75 online order you will receive this great paper pack, Dreamin and these fun charms as a free gift.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Convention Goodies

I wanted to make a little something for friends and thought how about some post it notes ( 1 1/2 x 2" size) that they can use to mark their favorite pages in the new Fall/Winter Catalog.  So got out a few paper packets and plugged in the Cricut and made these in no time flat.  Of course I used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge.

Base of purse cardstock is Shape 8 on page 47 cut at 4"
Scallop cardstock is Oval 4 on page 52 cut at 2 3/4"
Oval B&T paper is Oval 3 on page 42 cut at 2 1/4"
Flower layers are Flower 6 on page 29 cut at 1" and 1 1/4"

Top middle purse uses Sonoma papers, which will retire at the end of July
Left front purse uses Pemberley papers
Right front purse uses Stella papers
Various large brads 
I used a piece of ribbon cut at 11" used a 1/8 circle punch on the fold for ribbon.
Post It notes 1 1/2 x 2" size about 25 count.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Convention Giftie

This is the cover of a display album my first downline and the directors in my first through third downline will be receiving as a gift this year at Convention 2012 in Dallas TX.  Inside it has a calendar for 2013 and a place for a photo each month.  Maybe it will be workshop as it makes a great gift. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

July Layout

This will be the layout we will be making in July.. Calendar doesn't seem to be working so here are the details.
Date:  July 21st 10 am - 12:30 pm
Workshop fee is $4 with a $30 order or $7.50 without an order

After class we will be having a introductory Cricut class.  Please bring your cricut along with our Art Philosophy Cartridge.  We will go over basic buttons and settings.  If you don't have a cricut yet or our AP cartridge come anyway. If you aren't attending the workshop and would like to attend anyway, please come by 12:30 pm and let me know so we can wait for you if we finish early.

It’s Stampaganza Time !

During the month of June everytime you purchase 2 stamp sets you get to pick out one for FREE! Any size A - E counts. No stamps of the month, personalized stamps or workshop on the Go stamp sets count. As a special bonus, when you attend one of my workshops this month and qualify for a free stamp set from the company you can also pick one of retired stamps out too. Double your free stamps is fun!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cupcakes and Kleenex

June 16th Workshop
10 am to 2 pm

Choose either the pink wrapper or Chocolate wrapper cupcake.
Kleenex box cover can be any CTMH papers you might already have.

We will be making one of these fun cupcakes which is perfect for decorations or gift card giving.  I will supply a pin clip to hold a gift card too.  Once you decide on which cupcake you want to make I will cut the papers and have them ready for you to score the wrappers and roll the roses.  Can be done before class so you will just need to assemble at the workshop. 

I am having you supply the CTMH papers of your choice for the kleenex box, along with the kleenex box for that part of the class.  I will be cutting the tops for you while you finish assemble on the box or cupcake.  If you don't have CTMH paper you want to use, let me know and you can purchase the individual sheets from me.

Class fee for both projects is $10.00
Reminder this is with you providing materials for the Kleenex box

RSVP by June 8th

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pemberley Kleenex Cover

Spring is here and I was still using my Christmas kleenex box cover.  Got out my pretty Pemberley papers and booted up Cricut craftroom and made this fun spring cover.  Used my Art Philosophy CTMH cartridge and it was done in no time at all.  I think I might need to make a few others since all the papers in the Spring/Summer catalog are so nice.  Maybe a superhero one for my hubby Gary's office, not sure what he would think of that!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Friendship Bouquet

For this sample I used the Florentine Papers and added a little Art Philosophy scalloped edge.
This stamp is only available until the end of the month. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Friendship Bouquet

Friendship Bouquet card using our Colonial White Die-Cut cards and Stella papers.  The border was made by stamping the leaf image over the entire border piece and sponging it Olive.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Friendship Bouquet

This is our great stamp of the month for May.  We have showers here today and I am hoping to have more flowers in the garden soon.  Will be posting some cards this week using this great set.

Cricut Cupcake

A couple of weekends ago I went to a fun day at CTMH Consultant Cindy Baker's house.  We get together every few months as a group and share ideas.  This fun idea was shared by Denise Anderson Turley who got it from Kelly English-Triggs.  It is made with CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge, papers, ribbons and will be a project at one of my workshops.  Will be posting the date soon, so check back!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dotty For You Workshop

Isn't this little album fun!  I will be offering a workshop to make this in May.  You have a month to order you qualifying $35 and get this paper for $5.  I used less than 1/2 of the package to make this great album. You can change the title to anything that will fit in the space.  I will be posting more about this and more fun pages soon.  Stop back by to take a look.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

May Layout Using Florentine

This is the layout planned for May.  I had to change the Footloose layout to June.
The layout uses the stickease that go with the Paper Packet.
It has a group of flip flaps on the right layout to add extra photos.
You can see the additional photo space here.
It ties with a green bow on the outside of the sheet protector.

This class is on May 5th at 10 am.
More info to come...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dotty For You starts today

It's April 17th today and Dotty For You campaign starts today!  Here's what you get for a $35+ order and an additional $5!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Today we tried another new recipe from It was a crock pot dish and again I can say we all enjoyed it a lot.  We opted to leave out the mushrooms but if Gary, my hubby had been gone we would have put them in too.  The dish takes a little time to prep for before going into the crock pot so you need to allow some extra time for that.  This recipe was well worth the time and gave me a chance to use my new crock pot.  Find the recipe here.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

  I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter.
This Easter is very special to us because it is also our 35th wedding Anniversary.  
We are celebrating with family.
Hope your day is special too!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stamp of the Month - You Are

This is something I have wanted to work on for awhile.  This is CTMH's My Creations Memory Game that I am made into a puzzle for my great nephew Ben.  I added the stamp of the month to the upper left corner.
This is the other side of the puzzle.  He's very smart and this puzzle will be a wiz for him, but thought it was a cute idea.

Dotty For You - National Scrapbook Month Speical

When you place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, you may add the Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95, for just $5. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing. But that’s not all! There are two ways your customers can get this darling paper packet FREE!
Hostesses will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet when their Gathering sales total $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile donations).
New Consultants who sign up between April 1 and May 31 (two full months!) will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet with their kit.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

April Card Box Kit

April Card Box Kit

This is the first of many kits I am going to offer off my blog.  Each kit will be different and filled with fun accessories.  This first kit is a open box with 5 standard size A2 cards and envelopes.  Each card and the box has a wood accessory from our CTMH Seaside Wooden Shapes, just so beachy...

This project kit is $12.50 and includes the following:

CTMH Exclusive Cardstock and Background and Texture Paper for box and cards; all pre-cut Art Philosophy cricut shapes and standard shapes and stamped.
Full set of Seaside Wooden Shapes
Baker's Twine needed to complete the project
Durables Studs - 7

Additional products needed to complete this project:
Cocoa stamp pad for sponging edges if desired

Add a Cocoa stamp pad to your kit by adding $6.00.

Kits can be paid for by check to me
Credit card thru PayPal invoice, until I get my buttons up.
Email me at if you want a kit either way.
All kits need to be prepaid in advance.

Shipped kits will also include step-by-step instructions.  Shipped kits will pay postage of $3.00 on this kit.

Price list summary:

$12.50 for kits that are picked up or done at monthly workshop
$15.50 for kits that need to shipped in continental US
$18.50 for kits with a Cocoa stamp pad that are not shipped
$23.50 for kits that need shipping and a Cocoa stamp pad.

Kits ordered by April 10 will be shipped by April 18th
Kits ordered by April 30th will be shipped by May 3rd.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mexican Chicken Kiev

I am trying new recipes each week and last night I made a keeper.  The recipe came from as did the photo here.
click here for recipe
It combines boneless skinless chicken breasts with green chilies and jack cheese.  A little time in preparation but it was pretty darn good.  Garrett added Serrano chilies to his, he likes it spicy and would have added Pepperjack cheese if we had some. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

April Layouts using Pemberley

Pemberley Layout Class is April 14th
Choose between the Blush flower layout or the Perfect Stickease layout (inspired by one Joanne Walton created)
RSVP by April 4th to reserve your spot.
Class fee:  Blush flower Layout - $4.50 with a $30 order or $7.50 without an order
                 Perfect Stickease Layout - $11.00 with a $30 order or $14.50 without an order ( includes a complete stickease packet and 1/5 package of Bouquet Assortments)

Not attending and want a kit, email me at  I will give you the cost of shipping for kit.

Join CTMH this month and get the Art Philosophy Cartridge Free

Included in this kit are the following products: Over $300!!!

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge  $99.00 includes:
3 D-sized stamp sets $53.85 value; 3 Dimensional Elements $13.15 value

G1032Stella Workshop on the go $29.95

X7147 Stella canvas stickease $5.95

Z1737 My Creations Collage Cubes $14.95

Z1738 Colonial white die cut cards and envelopes $6.95

Z1104 Clear Sparkles $2.95

Cocoa, Lagoon and Olive stamp pads $5.25 each

Z1163 Double scrubber $10.95 and 1778 Spritz Cleaner $4.25

1512 Bonding Memories glue $6.95

Z679 Liquid Glass $6.95

Z697 Sponge $1.25

Z1471Clear Ruler $9.95

Z1346 Faux Outdoor Denim Album $24.95

Y1002 1 x 3 1/2  $5.95
Y1006  3x3 block  $8.50

D1507 Urban Alphabet set  $17.95

B1398 Just for You set  $9.95

Sweet Thanks set Petite perks

Wonderful you incentive set - Consultant exclusive

CTMH color swatch - samples of our 60 cardstock colors

B&T paper swatch - 6x6 samples of all the new B&T papers

Plus all the business supplies to get you started! (not added into value)

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