Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I am alive!  So sorry for my lack of posts these last few weeks.  My family and I were camping out west.  What an amazing experience it was!  I look forward to sharing my scrapbook with you soon!

LOTS of GREAT things are happening with CTMH!  The NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book comes out on AUGUST 1st.  With this release, a handful of product will be going up in price.  You still have 1 day to grab these items at the lesser price point.  You also have one more day to purchase product that will be retiring on July 31st at midnight.

Here is a list of the products going up in price on August 1st:

And here is a list of product retiring:

Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive Backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles Frames
Z1844  Color-Ready Trinkets, Wooden Shapes
Z1858  Irresistibles Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1039 Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1961 Marqee Enamel Shapes - White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z18895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wood Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751  Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1911 Designed Decor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6" x 6"
Z1647 My Creations Card Box
Z1797 My Creations Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFit Folios
Z1820 For Always Textiles
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch (1 1/4")
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit

12" x 12" Albums:
Z1343 12" x 12" Post Bound Cranberry
Z1244 12" x 12" Post Bound Hollyhock
Z1345 12" x 12" Post Bound Black
Z1348 Work In Progress Album  Chocolate

My Reflections Papers, Complements and Workshops:
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements
G1074  Ariana Workshop on the Go
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
X7173C Babycakes Complements MyStickease
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements
G1075 Ballon Ride Workshop on the Go
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
G1073 Ivy Lane Workshop on the Go
X7178C Ivy Lane Complements MyStickease
X7178B  Ivy Lane Paper Packet
G1079  Ivy Lane Workshop on the Go 
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements
G1076 Jubilee Workshop on the Go
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
X7170C Laughing Lola Dimensional Elements
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet 
X7183C Lollydoodle Complements
G1078 Lollydoodle Workshop on the Go
G1080 Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop on the Go 
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7172C ProPlayer MyStickease
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
X7171C Sarita MyStickease
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements
G1072 Skylark Workshop on the Go
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
G1077 Timberline Workshop on the Go
X7182C Timberline MyStickease
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet

Exclusive Colors:  Cardstock, Stamp Pads, Re-Inkers, Markers
Creme Brulee

Exclusive Colors Markers:
ALL Current Alcohol Markers are being retired
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker

Stamp Sets:
A1130  Quick Cards - Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs
A1160 This Is Good
B1407 School is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny
B1447 A Mother's Love
B1448 My Hero
B1451  Enjoy the Little Things
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Happy Hump Day!
I hope you all had a fun July 4th celebration.
Ours was quite nice.  We always go down to Kiawah Island and spend the day at the beach.  We pack a picnic dinner and then enjoy the fireworks on the beach.
We could not have asked for better weather this year and the firework show was outstanding.
It's always fun viewing them right on the beach.  It's like the fireworks are right over our heads. I am thrilled with the photos I took.  I am using them in Studio J right now.  I am trying some new techniques I learned at the CTMH Convention several weeks ago. I am excited to share my project with y'all once it is complete!

I am offering a FREE PAPER PACK OF YOUR CHOICE to all those who place a minimum $50 order beginning TODAY- July 9th.
This special will run until midnight on July 30th
You can choose any of the current paper packs (up to a $9.95 value) OR you can wait until the new Annual Inspirations Book comes out on August 1st and pick one of the NEW paper packs!  Be sure to check out the retired items list to see if there is a paper pack on that list that you would like.
I have a gathering set up on my website HERE titled "JULY GATHERING."  You will see the link on the right side of the cover page.  Just click the "JOIN" button.
I will draw a name on July 31st for the MYSTERY HOSTESS.  The lucky winner will receive a free shopping spree throughout the current idea book on July 31st!

Don't forget to add the awesome July Stamp of the month to your minimum $50 order.
I am  having lots of fun creating with this "Circus Alphabet Set.  I shared details about this fun alphabet set last week.

I used this stamp set to create these fun project that are perfect for kids to make.  My daughters are looking forward to making them at an upcoming event on July 26th.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Happy July First!

I just returned from the Close to My Heart Convention which was held at Disneyland.  What a wonderful week it was.  I attended many business and art classes and learned!  I am looking forward to sharing/teaching you all that I learned throughout the next 12 months!

Have you always wanted to attend the CTMH Convention, earn GREAT discounts on FABULOUS product or even be able to order new product the month before it goes live?  If you answered "YES!" to any or all of these questions than you might want to consider joining my CTMH Membership!  Being a member of CTMH allows you to take advantage of GREAT discounts, attend my team training gatherings and Corporate events, opportunity to earn extra income (great for paying bills or supporting your love of craft supplies) and incentive trips, meet and make new friends, set your own hours, etc!  And... beginning TODAY you get to choose 1 of 2 kits to get your membership rolling!

CTMH now offers a Scrapbooking Kit AND a Card Making Kit.  Pictures of both kits are below.  Want to learn more?  Contact me today.  I would LOVE to go over the contents of both with you as well as answer any questions you may have!

Today starts a new month and of course, that means there is a new Stamp of the Month.  The Circus Alphabet is sure to delight the scrapbooker, card maker and paper crafter in all of us.  These two font designs scream "HAPPY" to me!

Like all Stamp of the Month sets, you can purchase this gem for the full retail price of $17.95 OR you can get it for the low, low price of $5.00 with a minimum $50 order!  Be sure to check out the retired items list I posted several weeks ago to see if there are items on your Wish List that are also on the Retired Items list.  There will also be a few price increases starting August 1st.  Here is that list:

Be sure to submit your order prior to August 1st to avoid paying the additional increase! 
Faux Leather Albums $24.95 to $29.95 with no memory protectors included
Ink pads $5.25 to $5.95
Ink refills $4.25 to $4.95
Archival Black Exclusive Inks $5.95 to $7.50
Sponge Dauber $3.95 to $4.50
Watercolor Pencil $22.95 to $26.95
Piercing Tool Kit: $5.95 to $6.95
Sanding Kit $3.50 to $4.95
Edge Distresser $2.50 to $3.95
Ruler $9.95 to $11.95
Stitch Guide $12.95 to $13.95
Bonding Memories Glue $6.95 to $7.95
Organizer – Small $12.95 to $14.95
Organizer – Medium $16.95 to $19.95
Organizer – Large $22.95 to $24.95
My Acrylix Organizer $12.95 to $14.95

Here is some artwork created using the "Circus Alphabet" Stamp Set.

And here is a fun video!

Here is a mini album we created while at convention.  We used a Picture My Life Kit that will be available to purchase starting August 1st.  I just love how versatile the Picture My Life Kits are!  They can be used for simple pocket scrapbooking, mini albums, cards, home decor, etc!  This mini album is a quick overview of some special moments created at Convention last week.

Have a lovely evening and be sure to visit again soon!


Monday, June 30, 2014

My Favorite Things Mini Album

Join me as I guide you in making this adorable 6 x 6 mini album with a  "My Favorite Things" theme.  Your kit comes with:
6 x 6  My Creations Memory showcase Mini album
"Love This" Stamp Set
My Crush "Favorites" Assortments pack
Pre-cut paper pieces
clear sparkles
I will teach you how to add a large pocket to the accordion album where you can add photos, memorabilia, journaling, etc.  We will use the pre-printed cards in the My Crush Assortments to add fun sayings and style to your mini album.  Add 3-D elelemnts, too!  The alphabet and number stickers in the My Crush Assortments will allow you to personalize your album even more!  We'll use the mini envelopes from the My Crush Assortments to make your mini album interactive. 
Kit Cost:  $22
Additonal Kits available without stamp set just $12!
Kits To Go Available (added postage) 

Class will be held FRIDAY, JULY 25th 10-11;30 a.m AND 6:00-7:30 p.m.
R.S.V.P on/before SUNDAY, JULY 13th

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

July Scrapbook Class: Jubilee


I had such fun creating with the Close To My Heart JUBILEE PAPER and ACCESSORIES.  Below are photos of the 3 12 x 12 layouts we will be creating at the July 31st Class.  If you would like to participate in the fun please register on/before JULY 1st.  Below the photos is a shopping list.  Take a peek and let me know what add-on products you would like to add to your kit.  All my classes are FREE-you only pay for your product!

If you want your layouts to look just like mine-I recommend the following products:

Jubilee Compliments Dimensional Elements
Wooden Mini- Medley
Sanding Kit

Kits to Go are available for all those who are unable to attend the actual class.  There will be a postage fee if the kit needs to be mailed to you.

If you have any questions please be sure to contact me!

Make it a great day!

Jubilee Shopping List
(Shop in June for July’s SCRAPBOOK  Classes)

G1076 Jubilee WOTG Packet pg 47 35.00
Includes: -Workshop Stamp Set, Jubilee Paper Packet, 3 extra sheets of
Cardstock {Cocoa, Topiary, and Colonial White), Jubilee Assortment, Durables Triangle Studs, Instructional Brochure)
1 extra sheet of Colonial White Cardstock   .50
2 extra sheets of Buttercup Cardstock 1.00
Amy’s Cutting Guide FREE

Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
X7181C Jubilee Complements Dimensional Elements pg 43   5.70
Z1837 Wooden Mini-Medley pg 125 6.90
Z697 Round Sponge pg 131 1.50
Z1294 Sanding Kit pg 132 4.00
Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products
Z2114 Cocoa Pad (for distressing) pg 139 6.10
Z2116 Cranberry Pad (for stamping and distressing) pg 139 6.10
Z2155 Topiary Pad (for stamping) pg 139 6.10

Tools we are using this month (these will be supplied by Karen at Play Group) in case you’d like to order your own
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit pg 131 6.90
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch pg 133 21.00

Always bring these items with you to class:
Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots, liquid glass, ruler and a pencil.
Great items (basics) to add to your order any month:
1515 Tombow Refill pg 133   6.30
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 133 6.90
1772 or Z341 Regular or Mini Glue Dots pg 133 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 131 1.50
Z578 Corner Rounder pg 133 9.20
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 131 5.90
4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 135  
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 135 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 135
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 135  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 135 24.95-$34.95
Dry Embossing Folders pg 130 $10.35 each

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!)
Layouts are ONLY $6.95 for each 2-page layout! WOW! Pg 142

Must Haves:
***Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection pg 59 114.35***
***Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection pg 60 114.35***
***Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection pg 61 114.35***
***9035*** Make It From Your Heart How-To Publication Volume 1 pg 141   9.20***
***9042 Make It From Your Heart How-To Publication Volume 1I pg 141   9.20***
CTMH Scrapbooking and Cardmaking How To Publications pg 141 17.30 each***
*At this level you qualify for the June Stamp of the Month (Kaboom) for $5 ($17.95 value)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Slice of Summer Mini Album Kit

Mini Album Kit

As we get ready for another great summer - thoughts turn to being outdoors, BBQs and maybe enjoying life through a trip to the lake or camping at your favorite park. Whatever way you like to spend those warm summer days, my new 'Slice of Summer' Mini-Album will be the perfect little versatile to preserve all those wonderful summer memories!

This darling little Summer mini is a 5"x7" chipboard album, with 12 banner shaped pages (6 front and back) is created with Close to my Heart's new Jubilee paper line - with a little dash of Timberline for that rustic touch! Fellow Consultant, Kelly English Triggs is the original creator of this darling album.  I made some changes here and there and just love it!  I think you will too! The highlight of this album is all the fabulous coordinating accessories - from the dimensional compliments, Badge Button assortment and Jubilee textiles which all accompany your kit!  
Can you say “super cuteness”?!! 

'Slice of Summer' Mini Album Kit 
Cost: $40.00
Order Kits on/before JUNE 15th

Your Mini Album Kit will include:

  • 6 - 5"x7" Chipboard Banner Pages
  • Pre-cut and pre-stamped B&T and Cardstock pieces
  • Complete package of Jubilee Dimensional Compliments
  • Complete package of Jubilee Badge Button Assortment
  • 16" Cranberry Bakers Twine
  • 18" Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon
  • 6" Ruby Chevron Twill Ribbon
  • Pre-cut pieces of Jubilee Textiles
  • 2 - 1" Bookrings for binding
  • Emailed PDF Instructions (photos, step-by-step instructions, cut list)
Other supplies and tools, not included, needed to complete album:
  • Scissors
  • Adhesives (liquid glue or strong adhesive, tape runner, 3-D or foam tape, glue dots and mini glue dots)
  • Craft Knife
  • Standard size hole punch 
  • Chocolate Exclusive ink or dark brown distressing Ink
  • Sponge or sponge dauber