Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Key To My Heart!


I am excited to share with you a fabulous special Close To My Heart is hosting December 16-January 31st. All the details are below. You are going to love this fun stamp set and the yummy paper pack! Here is a photo of a variety of cards created using the new "Key To My Heart" stamp set which is only available until January 31,2009 and the exclusive paper pack available with the stamp set. I invite you to visit my website ( for more details. You are most welcome to contact me with any questions you may have!

Close To My Heart is Proud to announce National Paper Crafting Month – a January sensation that celebrates all the amazing things you can create with paper and a little creativity. And to make it even more fun, we’re offering a fantastic kit that will enhance every one of your projects.

FOUR Great Choices:

When you spend $75, you can purchase the kit for only $20 and you earn the Stamp of the Month @ 75% off, only $5.74 (optional).
Savings: $37.21 .. appx. …50%!

When you spend $130, you’ll get the Key To My Heart Kit AND the January Stamp of the Month for free!
Combined SAVINGS:
$70.85!! over 50%

Hostesses can earn this kit for FREE with a Home Gathering or Club Sales total of $400 or more.

And if you join CTMH in January for only $99, you’ll also receive this kit FREE!

Sales Offer is valid 12/16/08 – 1/31/09. Shipping/handling and tax apply.


Pay $47.90 (retail value), but you can earn it FREE or @ a discount. A beautiful “E Size” set for cards, crafting and scrapbooking!

The gorgeous new Key to My Heart Level 2 paper pack features all of our luscious *new* exclusive colors: Tulip, Juniper, Sorbet, and Crème Brulee. The packet contains 2 sheets of each pattern; and coordinating cardstock … for a total of 22 sheets!

Monday, December 15, 2008

More Snow Fun!

I thought I would share another layout I created using the Close To My Heart Aspen My Reflections Kit. This layout highlights photos we took last weekend in Ohio when we went to the festival of Lights at the Columbus Zoo with 24 of our closest friends! There were actually 14 children (all under the age of 11) and 10 adults. We met for a delicious dinner at Bucca DiPepo and then off to the zoo we went! What a fun evening it was for everyone! It was cold, cold, cold-just the way I like it!
My Kit of the Month Scrapbook Clubs will be creating this layout, as well as, the two I shared with you yesterday in January. I'd love for you to join in our monthly scrappin' fun! Please contact me today to sign up. The club is for both local and long distance scrappers. If you have a friend join with you- you will receive a free gift! If you gather 4 of your family members and/or friends to form your own club you will recieve a $25.00 gift certificate!
Snowy SMiles,

Sunday, December 14, 2008

GOT Snow? Yes! Yes! We did GET SNOW!

Hello! I have been busy creating artwork that I am excited to share with you all! This is our family Christmas card this year. If you have been reading my blog for the last 4 weeks, you know that I absolutely love SNOW and tend to get a little sad down here in the south during this time of year. I thought this card was perfect to send to all our family and friends and I am happy to share it with all of you here on my blog, as well!

A few days after mailing our cards out we traveled back to Ohio to where we used to live prior to moving to Charelston. We spent a fabulous 4 days with our dear friends, the Dozer's (thank you so much, again, for your hospitality guys. We loved spending time with you all!). What made this trip perfect was that, not only did we have quality time with the Dozer family, but we were able to spend time visiting with many of our other close Ohio friends. It was like a big reunion and it was wonderful!

Well, guess what? Ohio had their first really big snowfall of the year the day after we arrived! It started snowing early Saturday morning and continued to snow well into the evening hours. It was beautiful! The kids had a blast playing outside and we all took a wonderful walk in a winter wonderland! I was so happy! And how appropriate that the snow occured while we were visitng. All our friends commented that we "GOT" our snow! I love all the photos we took! Here are two layouts I created last night using some of my favorite photos. I must thank my dear friend, Shannon, for the inspritation on the "Friendship Snow" layout. She shared her idea with me and then I tweaked it just a bit to fit my photos. I hope you all enjoy!

My scrapbook clubs will be creating these layouts in January. If you are interested in creating these layouts and/or learning more about my scrapbook clubs please contact me today. I have both local and long distance clubs and I would love to have you join in on all the fun!

Snowflake Wishes,


Wednesday, December 10, 2008


What Scrapbook Item are You?
Take the quiz by clicking the link above. :)

Hello Again!
So sorry for my absense! I have been out of town visiting very dear friends back in Ohio. We just returned home late Tuesday night. I am so excited to share my memories of my trip with you all but I will have to do that when I have more time.

I do, however, have this fun quiz for you to take. Again,, my good friend Shannon shared this with me and I thought it was cute! Take the quiz to learn what Scrapbook Item you are and then share with me! I have shared my results below. Have fun!

Here was my result...

Your Result
You are PAPER!You are an all natural basic person who likes to act as a foundation to others. You are willing to take a backseat in most of your relationships and let others take the spotlight, while you show your support and help them shine! Underneath it all, you are the one who makes it all happen. You are the focus and stability in any group, even if you are not the leader. Others look to you to set the pace and provide ideas for ways to get things done. But Paper Beware - sometimes you get a little edgy with the people who look to you for support and can give them some papercut remarks that can hurt their feelings. Remember to watch what you say, because you are best when leading by example.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What Movie Are You Most Like?


My dear friend, Shannon shared this cute quiz on her blog and I wanted to share it with all of you. I took the quiz and have posted my results.

I hope you will take the quiz, as well and share your results!

Have fun!

Your Christmas is Most Like: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Each year, you really get into the spirit of Christmas.

Which is much more important to you than nifty presents.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy December!

Wow! It is already December. Time seems to go by faster and faster the older I get! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend quality time with family and friends. I love the family traditions my family and I have at Thanksgiving time. Stan or I always run in the turkey day race. This year it was Stan's turn. He did great and the kids and I had alot of fun cheering him to the finish line.

After the race we come home and prepare our Thanksgiving feast. It is always just the 5 of us. We love the quality time we share together! Thanksgiving night we always watch The Grinch (my favorite Christmas special) and then once the kids are in bed Stan and I decorate the tree and put out all the decorations. The best part of this is seeing the kids wake up the next morning and see all the decorations! They get so excited!

Over the weekend I worked hard on creating gifts for my children's teachers at school. They were quite time consuming (because I made 9) but I did have fun! I created this "Christmas in a Box" for each teacher. I used the Memory Boxes Close To My Heart introduced in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. I love these boxes! You can use them for just about anything! Stan made the insert dividers for the inside of the box. I created the Christmas cards using the "Merry & Bright" card kit. The gift enclosure cards, envelopes and gift tags were also created using a variety of Close To My Heart products. Everything needed to wrap gifts and send holiday greetings to is found in this awesome box that I decorated with a Christmas Theme. It was so much fun that I think I will create a Valentine Box and offer it as a workshop!
My 3 children went to school today with their boxes. They were all excited to present them to their teachers!

If you need any gift ideas this holiday season, please feel free to contact me. Close to My Heart has the perfect gifts for everyone on your list this year!

Make it a wonderful day!