Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!



Happy, Happy New Year!!!!!

I want to wish y'all a happy New Year's Eve! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday last week and are able to ring in the New Year tonight with those you love.

2009 was a year filled with ups and downs for the McGrew family. As we reflect on the past 12 months we do realize that despite the "downs" we experienced we are truly blessed. Our family is healthy, our children are happy and we have the best extended family and the best friends any individual could possibly wish for. We are looking forward to 2010 and we welcome whatever God has in store for us!

Enjoy your celebrations today, be happy and be safe!

SMiles,

Amy

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Hello and Happy, Happy Holidays!
I have been travleing this past week, thus the lack of posts. I am hoping to some day treat myself to an Apple Laptop computer so that I can keep up with my blogging but for now...I will just have to make do with what I have.
My family and I are having a fabulous time up in Connecituct at my parent's home. We drove here after church on Sunday...once the big snow storm subsidded and I have to tell you we got so excited as we were driving and came up to the snow. It is so pretty and festive. I grew up in my parent's house. Yes, they still live in the same house they lived in when I was born almost 42 years ago. I have always woken up on Christmas morning in this very house and I have to say that it just would not be Chrismtas if I was not in this special home filled with so many memories. My children have never been anywhere else on Chirsmtas Eve, either. Christmas to my children is not just about gifts...when they think of Christmas they think of their Grammy & Grampy...and all their cousins and aunts and uncles!
We built a snowman and have been sledding every day since our arrival. the other night we were out sledding until 8:30 p.m. Stan built a bon fire and we made S'mores and cooked hot chocolate outside,too! Yesterday we went to my brother Rusty's house. Rusty built a beautiful ice rink in his pack yard. All the cousins went skating and it even started snowing again! It was perfect!
It's hard living in the south at this time of year for me. I am truly a winter gal and living far from my parents and siblings is hard but Christmas time is one of the most wonderful times of the year for me...I get to enjoy the winter season with my family and my parents and siblings. Nothing could be finer!
I have been taking lots of photos and will share them once I arrive back home (my parent's computer is a bit ...old and it would take too long to upload and all that jazz) so be sure to check back soon!

Happy, Happy Holidays to all of you dear friends!
SMiles,
Amy

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The 15th Gift of December!

Sorry that I am posting so late tonight. Here is a photo of the gift I gave Stan yesterday...15 licorice sticks. I wrapped each one up individually and then adhered a number to each stick and placed them in a jar. I told him that he can come back for refills when the jar is empty! He got a kick out of this gift!

I wanted to remind y'all that the CTMH Clearance sales ends tomorrow. Be sure to stop by my website (amy.myctmh.com) to see what products are still available and place your order a.s.a.p! I have heard alot of positve feedback on the goodie boxes-lots of great product at an AMAZING price!


Happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mini Album Fun

I decided to do something new this holiday season. Stan and I agreed not to exhange gifts this Christmas. Our trip to New Zealand in January is our gift to each other. Stan has been working so hard, adjusting to a new job and new coworkers. This can be challenging at times so I wanted to do something fun for him. I decided to give him the "25 gifts of Christmas." On December 1st I gave him 1 ornament, on December 2nd I gave him 2 socks, December 3rd his gift was 3 chocolates. December 4th it was 4 bananas. You get the idea-I give him whatever day it is (5, 6, 7, etc) a gift of that many. Yesterday was December 14th. I made him this mini album that held 14 photos. This album is not my original idea. Another CTMH consultant shared it and I "scrap-lifted" it (this is another perk of being a CTMH consultant, other consultants across the country and Canada share so many wonderful ideas with all the consultants!).

Stan loves his album and I loved creating it for him!

He is also enjoying finding treats on the bathroom counter each morning. He is now going to bed each night wondering what the next day will bring! I,too, am enjoying this little "game" I am playing with him. It can be tricky coming up with little inexpensive gifts to surprise him with each day, esepcially now that the numbers are getting bigger. Stay tuned tomorrow to see what I gave Stan today!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Charleston, SC Reindeer Run/Walk

This past Saturday Stan, the kids and I participated in the Charleston Reindeer run. What fun we had...despite the pouring down rain. This was the first race/walk we particiated in as a family. Stan and I were actually surprised the kids wanted to do it in the rain! They were quite the troopers. The course was really fun. We walked down the famous "Rainbow Row" and all around Battery Park. It was a great family bonding activity. The kids made these Reindeer shirts a few days before the race. They came out great! We are all looking forward to doing it as a family again next year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Sneak Peek! The Felicty Collection!

I am so excited about the next special Close To My Heart is offering! The kit is titled "Felicity." Don't you just love that name?! Anyway, here is a layout I create using some of the contents in the new Felicty Kit. This kit will only be avialable for a short amount of time. You will be able to purchase it flat out OR you will be able to earn a discount on it based on your order total Or receive it for FREE! How cool is that?!

Here are al the details:

CELEBRATE PAPERCRAFTING WITH THE STUNNING FELICITY COLLECTION!

The collection features decorative die-cut paper, three
gorgeous color schemes, and a D-size stamp set that include fl owers,
fl ourishes, argyle patterns, birds, and an entire alphabet! Your
papercrafting possibilities are endless!
There are three ways to get the Felicity collection:
• Purchase it at full retail price for $34.95. (CC1008)
• Place an order of $60 or more in full-retail priced stamp sets (A,
B, C, D, and E-size) and receive one collection FREE! (CC1008A)
Excludes: Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul,® Workshop on the
Go,™ and customizable (K) stamp sets.
• Place an order of $125 or more in full-retail priced Close To My
Heart products and receive one collection FREE! (CC1008B)
The campaign also has enticing opportunities for hostesses and
new Consultants. Hostesses get the collection FREE with a Home
Gathering sales total of $400 or more, and new Consultants who
join Close To My Heart between January 1–31 will receive the
collection FREE in their New Consultant Kit.
Celebrate with the Felicity Collection today!
Campaign Dates:
Customers and Hostesses: December 15, 2009—January 31,

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Notice The Details

Hello!
Have y'all been able to check out the AMAZING sale on my website (amy.myctmh.com)? There are some awesome products and awesome prices, eh?! I just love a good sale!
Anyway, the December Stamp of the Month is titled "Notice the Details." I think this is such a clever stamp set and oh so versatile! And it can be used on scrapbook pages and/or cards. How cool is that?!

I am sharing artwork created by myself and other CTMH consultants. You can order this stamp right from my website (amy.myctmh.com) or contact me and I will be happy to order it for you. And don't forget, you can earn this wonderful stamp set at a discount or even free! The item number is #D1378.

Place a $25 order -receive a 25% discount

Place a $50 order-receive a 50% discount

Place a $75 order and receive a 75% discount

Place a $100 order and EARN IT FREE!






Wednesday, December 2, 2009

TODAY IS THE DAY TO SAVE BIG!!!!!

Good Morning!
Today is the start of the Holiday Heyday Close To My Heart Sale. Here is an address that you can visit to view all of the amazing products that go on sale today. Once you have made out your list head on over to my website, amy.myctmh.com , and place your order. Or give me a call and I will be happy to pace it for you.
The sale begins at 9:00 a.m mountain time. There is a limit of 5 for evey item you purchase (which means you can only order up to 5 of the same product at one time).

And...

Serious shipping savings apply with minimum orders. Continental US: orders of $100+ = flat rate shipping of just $5 ($99.99 and under have weight-based shipping).

Note that clearance items may not be combined with regular-priced items in a single shopping cart, and clearance purchases are not eligible for any Constant Campaign qualification or Stamp of the Month.

*You'll want to get in on the amazing deals like My Acrylix stamp sets from $2 and My Reflections paper packets from $5. But that's not all! We have grab bags for $30 each, filled with over $100 in retail products. Plus, great shipping deals on orders over $100. Orders of $100+ have a flat rate shipping of $5.*Please be patient while shopping and checking out. Imagine if your favorite local scrapbook store had a sale like this. I don't know about you, but I'd be camped out over night to get in and be willing to wait in a rather long check out line. Hopefully things will go super smooth, but I just want to give you a warning. Have fun shopping!
*Here are a few of the items that will be available:15+ Level One Kits (favorites like Vintage Travel, Laid Back, Free Spirit and more). $5 (regularly $9.95)
10+ Level Two Paper Packs (Caprice, School Zone, Expedition). $6.50 (regularly $12.95). Stickease $4 (regularly $8.95)35+ Stamp Sets from $2-$8 (Let Us Adore Him, Let's Play Ball, Precious Alphabet, Card Sentiments, and other greats)Embellishments like brads ($3), ribbon rounds ($4), chipboard ($3).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's December...Time for Holiday Savings!

HAPPY DECEMBER 1st!!!!!
I love the month of December! It is tradition in my house to surprise my kids each day with something little. Today's treat was putting their snowman quilts on their beds while they were at school. When they go up into their rooms tonight they will be surprised to see their frosty friend laying on their beds!

AND...today I have a sweet treat for you!

Starting TOMORROW, DECEMBER 2nd, Close To My Heart will have AMAZING deals on my myctmh website. The savings range from 50-80% Visit my website EARLY to get first picks at all the fabulous products that will soon be leaving us.

Please contct me today to get a complete list of the item numbers and the prices of all the porduct that is on sale. You can call (843-207-8698) or email me (stamperamy@earthlink.net)


I will be back in touch soon with details about signing up for Kit of the Month clubs which will begin in January with the new Spring 2010 Idea book! Stay tuned for details coming your way SOON!

SMiles,
Amy

Monday, November 30, 2009

FREE STAMP SETS AND MORE HOSTESS REWARDS!

Hello and Happy Cyber Monday!
I just wanted to remind you that TODAY is the last day to earn FREE stamp sets! All you have to do is order to stamp sets and you can choose a 3rd set absolutely FREE (the lesser price set will be the free set)!!!! Be sure to check out the retired items list and scoop up all those sets you have been wanting before they are gone forever and get some free while you are at it!

AND...

New Additions to the Hostess Rewards Program...
The holidays are upon us, and CTMH is feeling generous. Let’s add items to Select Product Credit! CTMH has expanded Select Product Credit to include the following:
• All cardstock (individual and combo packs)• All re-inkers• All My Acrylix® blocks, including the Block Starter Kit

This means that all those who host a gathering can now choose amongst the items above, as well as those products already in the hostess program!
If you do not have time to host an actual gathering than you are most welcome to put together a catalog party.
You can also place a minimum $150 order and we can make it into a gathering so you can earn hostess rewards.
Contact me today for all the details!
Make is a fabulous week!

SMiles,
Amy

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Happy Thanksgiving!
I want to wish y'all a very wonderful holiday! I hope you are surrounded by those you love!

I created this All Sorts Mini Album for my parents. It is filled with fun photos we took together while they were down here visiting. I used the Twitterpated Paper Pack and a variety of accessories. All products came from Close To My Heart which you can order right from my website (amy.myctmh.com). The All Sorts Mini album makes wonderful gifts for every theme, event, holiday, etc. And they are oh so fun to put together!



Friday, November 20, 2009

Stampaganza is almost gone...



Hello and Happy Friday!


I just wanted to take a minute to remind ya'll that Stampaganza will end on NOVEMBER 30th. Now is the time to purchase all those sets on your wish list, any sets that are on the retired items list and it is also a great time to do some holidya shopping for your stamping friends!




stampaganza is my most favorite special of all! Now is the time to stock up on all those stamp sets you have been wanting. With the buy 2 sets, get the 3rd free you can not go wrong! You will SAVE BIG and have such fun playing with all your wonderful new stamp sets!

I am happy to announce that when you visit my website (stamperamy.myctmh.com -YOU NO LONGER NEED TO TYPE IN THE "WWW") you will be able to view (and print if you want) the RETIRED STAMP SETS. All you have to do is go to my website (stamperamy.myctmh.com) and then click on "SHOP ONLINE." You will then see a list of the the different categories listed on the LEFT SIDE. The last option to choose from is "RETIRED STAMP SETS." Click on that and you will see the name of the stamp set, as well as a picture of the stamp sets that are being retired.

I do encourage you to purchase any stamp sets on this list more sooner than later because once they are gone, they are gone for good.

You will notice on this retired stamp set list all of the WORD PUZZLES. Yes, these awesome stamp sets will no longer be available once they sell out. I absolutely LOVE all the Monthly Word Puzzles and I have to tell you-I use these stamp sets the most-for both card making and scrapbooking. I had alot of fun with my calendar club over the past 10 months creating a monthly layout for each month of the year using only the word puzzles. And I am excited about a new club I will be announcing in the up coming month- A Word Puzzle Club. These club members will come to a monthly workshop (or members can participate via mail) and will create 3 projects using the word puzzle stamp set for that month. Projects will range from cards, 6 x 6 layouts, treat bag toppers, etc. Any individual who orders a minimum of 6 Word Puzzle Stamp sets on one order will qualify to receive 3 FREE stamp sets AND you can be a member of the Word Puzzle Club for FREE (if you are participating via mail you will just be responsible for the shipping charges and you will have to own the inks and stamp sets so you can create the projects at home).

I am offering a special on top of the STAMPAGANZA special! To all individuals who order a minimum of 12 stamp sets (which will qualify you to get 6 ADDITIONAL STAMP SETS FREE) I will purchase you an Acrylic Organizer Case-this will be my gift for you to show my appreciation.


Enjoy your weekend!


SMiles,


Amy


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Layout!

As promised, here is the 3rd layout my December Scrapbook Clubs will be creating. This layout features the December Stamp of the Month (#D1378 notice The Details). I also included the different kit options. Please remember this class is avialble to locals and as a "Kit to Go" so if you are interested please let me know! I am offering 2 different basic kits with these layouts so be sure to take a peek to see which one will work best for you!




DECEMBER SCRAPBOOK CLUB
“GRACE”
Basic Kit #1:
Grace Workshop on the Go: $34.59
-#X7117B Grace Level 2 Paper Pack: $12.95
-My Acrylic Beautiful Flourish Stamp Set
-#Z1287 Rustic Edge Anchors: $5.95

Basic Kit #2: $44.81
-#X7117B Grace Level 2 Paper Pack: $12.95
-#Z1287 Rustic Edge Anchors: $5.95
#Z1210 “Wonder” Heartfelt Die Cuts: $9.95
#Z1145 “Whimsy” Heartfelt Die Cuts: $9.95

ADD-ON OPTIONS:
#Z1247 Crystal Blue Waxy Flax: $3.95
#Z1206 Craft Buttons: $7.95
#Z2114 Cocoa Ink Pad: $5.25
#2160 Twilight ink Pad: $5.25
#D1195 The Works Ink Stamp Set: $22.95

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

December Scrapbook Club

Sorry I have not posted in a few days. I have actually been trying to be creative in my new "happy place." I am so excited about the layouts my December Scrapbook Club members will be creating. I will be sharing all the details very soon about the December Kit and the add-on options but I did want to share two of the layouts with you now.
I used the Heartfelt Die-Cuts on one of the layouts. I actually used both the "Wonder" HeartFelt die-cuts (item #Z1210) and the "Whimsy" HeartFelt die cuts (#Z1145). They are so much fun to create with! I have one other laoyut I am finishing up as we speak. I will post that one tomorrow.

If you would like to join my scrapbook club or try one class to see if it is somehting you would like to join please contact me. I have club members who are local and a handful that participate via mail. I'd love to have you join in on the fun!

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Happy Place Complete!

Here are some photos of my finished "happy place." I hope you enjoy! This is a photo of my mom and I. As I mentioned, my parents were a huge help in this whole project. I could not have done it without them! My mom was able to actually take a class in the room while she was visiting. I wish she lived closer so she could take lots of my classes! My parents will be back in January to baby sit our three children while Stan and I travel to New Zealand with all the other incentive trip earners. While they are here my mom is going to make table skirts for my computer table to hide all the stuff under the table! She might make curtains for the windows, too! Oh Boy!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Work in Progress!

As promised I am sharing more photos of the progression of my new scrapbook room. These photos show the room once it was painted this pretty buttercup color. Tomorrow I will share the actual finished room! Enjoy and thanks for letting me share this transformation with y'all! This is my daugther, Molly saying, "What a mess!"


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you Chris!

It's me again-this is my 2nd post of the day. I neglected to thank my dear friend, Chris in the first post. Chris came with me to the Crop last weekend. My assisant, Kim had to cancel at the last minute due to illness. I called Chris and she was delighted to come help me. THANK YOU CHRIS!!!! I truly appreicated it. Your company meant the world to me!


Chris was also the gal who inspired me to re-do my scrapbook room. We were talking one day after a class she took and one thing led to another and the next thing I knew, we were busy rearranging and then I got it stuck in my head that I wanted my room painted a different color.

My scrapbook room is actually the living and dining room in our house. We do not have living or dining room furniture and once my business started to gow (about 1 year after moving down here) I convinced Stan to let me make the living and dining room my scrapbook room-don't I have the best hubby in the whole wide world?!!!!! THANK YOU STAN!

My parents came down for a visit October 22nd and just left last Saturday, Nov.7th. We spent the first week of their visit moving back into my new "happy place." A friend of ours painted the room and Stan and my dad helped. My room is HEAVEN!!!!! I love it! If you are local you need to stop over and see it-better yet, sign up for a class so you can create in it. It is WONDERFUL!

I am sharing some photos of the whole process of how my new happy place came to be. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see more photos!

Thank You Columbia!


What fun I had in Columbia this past weekend. I enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends! Thank you to all those who visited my booth and shared their stories with me. I look forward to seeing you at future crops! Here is a picture of one of the "Create & Take projects I offered at my booth this past weekend. It is a mini 4 x 6 album using Close To My Heart's exclusive Flip Flap Memory Protectors (#Z4114). You get 15 in a package for just $3.95! We also used the Jingle Creative Basics (#X5808), Holday Trinkets Stamp Set (#D1366) and the Chocolate Large Alphabet set (#E1010). We used the Tulip Ink Pad (#Z2166) and the B-lack Ink Pad (#Z2105), as well as some Prisma Glitter(#Z134) and the large White Daisy Bigger brads from the Basic Assortment (#Z1218).

The other Create & Take Project was this fun paper wallet.

It was created using the Grace Level 2 paper pack (#X7117B) and the Many Thanks Stamp Set (#D1371) and honey Ink and Barn Red Ink (#Z2161) and (#Z2104). I taught the "stamp rolling" technique using the leaf image. I love how this came out. It really brings the leaf to life!
As you can see from the 2nd photo, you can add photos to your paper wallet and/or journaling. In the birthday theme wallet I added all photos. I hope this photo will give you an idea of how the paper wallet looks once it is filled with photos and memories!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cropin' in Columbia!

I am off to Columbia, SC very early tommorrow morning to be a vendor at a Christmas themed Crop for the next two days. I am super excited!
I will be back to post on my Blog Monday morning!
Have a super weekend!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

november Stamp of the Month-Around the Block

Here are some cards I received in a recent card swap using the November Stamp of the Month; Around the Block (item #D1377) and the Sweet Home Paper Pack (item #X7116B). I fell in love with this stamp set when I saw it in the Idea Book but then I fell even more in love with it once I started playing with it! It has so many different uses and it is such fun to just build all different styles of houses using the many images in the set. Some of my fellow CTMH consultants/friends have really gotten creative with this set and created gingerbread houses and lobster houses and churches! Fun Stuff!

And what is even more fun is you can earn this stamp set for free or purchase it at a discount and when you combine it with the Stampaganza special you will really be winning BIG!

When you place an indivivual order of $100 you will earn the set for FREE!
Place a minimum $75 order and you can purchase the stamp set at a 75% discount!
Place a minimum $50 order and you can purchase the stamp set at a 50% discount!
Place a minimum $25 order and you can purchase the stamp set at a 25% discount!

You can place your order on my website (amy.myctmh.com) or feel free to contact me via phone or emial and I will be happy to place the order for you!

Enjoy!
SMiles,
Amy

Monday, November 2, 2009

Stampaganza Just Got Even Better!

Happy November Everyone!
I hope y'all enjoyed your Halloween and are starting to think about the holidays! I love when we "Fall Back" and the days become shorter- it allows me to get in my jammies earlier-I don't feel so guilty when it is dark out at 5:00 and I am changing into them!

Anyway, this is an EXCITING month with CTMH because of my most favorite special of all-STAMPAGANZA! Now is the time to stock up on all those stamp sets you have been wanting. With the buy 2 sets, get the 3rd free you can not go wrong! You will SAVE BIG and have such fun playing with all your wonderful new stamp sets!

I am happy to announce that when you visit my website (stamperamy.myctmh.com -YOU NO LONGER NEED TO TYPE IN THE "WWW") you will be able to view (and print if you want) the RETIRED STAMP SETS. All you have to do is go to my website (stamperamy.myctmh.com) and then click on "SHOP ONLINE." You will then see a list of the the different categories listed on the LEFT SIDE. The last option to choose from is "RETIRED STAMP SETS." Click on that and you will see the name of the stamp set, as well as a picture of the stamp sets that are being retired.

I do encourage you to purchase any stamp sets on this list more sooner than later because once they are gone, they are gone for good.

You will notice on this retired stamp set list all of the WORD PUZZLES. Yes, these awesome stamp sets will no longer be available once they sell out. I absolutely LOVE all the Monthly Word Puzzles and I have to tell you-I use these stamp sets the most-for both card making and scrapbooking. I had alot of fun with my calendar club over the past 10 months creating a monthly layout for each month of the year using only the word puzzles. And I am excited about a new club I will be announcing in the up coming month- A Word Puzzle Club. These club members will come to a monthly workshop (or members can participate via mail) and will create 3 projects using the word puzzle stamp set for that month. Projects will range from cards, 6 x 6 layouts, treat bag toppers, etc. Any individual who orders a minimum of 6 Word Puzzle Stamp sets on one order will qualify to receive 3 FREE stamp sets AND you can be a member of the Word Puzzle Club for FREE (if you are participating via mail you will just be responsible for the shipping charges and you will have to own the inks and stamp sets so you can create the projects at home).

I am offering a special on top of the STAMPAGANZA special! To all individuals who order a minimum of 12 stamp sets (which will qualify you to get 6 ADDITIONAL STAMP SETS FREE) I will purchase you an Acrylic Organizer Case-this will be my gift for you to show my appreciation.

Lastly, my parents have been in town visiting for the past 10 days. they are here until Friday and then will go back home. This was the first time I have seen them since last Christmas, thus, I have not been putting in the work hours I usually do. I apologize if I am behind on anything but I promise I will be back to work full time next week. I will be out of town working a Crop in Columbia Friday-Sunday but then will get back at it next Monday morning. thank you, in advance for your patience!

Please holler is you need anything or if you have any questions.
I am scheduling gatherings in November and December. My calendar is filling up so if you are interested, please contact me today! I will also be sharing info on some new classes I have planned in the very near future!

Happy Stamp Set Shopping!

SMiles,
Amy

Friday, October 30, 2009

More Halloween Fun!

Happy Halloween Eve Everyone!
My family and I continue to enjoy having my parents in town. We are getting into the Fall Spirit by doing all sorts of fun things. I am sharing some more photos of our trip to the West Farm in Moncks Corner, SC, as well as some photos of Halloween treats I cooked up for the kids and the spooky bats Tucker, Molly and Payton made from mini pumpkins. I hope y'all have a wonderful Halloween! I'd like to close by sharing this cute little joke I received in my inbox this morning.

Make it a super day!






Three vampires walk into a bar.
"What can I get ya?" asks the bartender.
"Blood," orders the first vampire.
"Make it two," says the second.
The bartender looks at the third. "What about you, buddy?"
"Plasma," says the vampire.
"Okay," replies the barman. "Let me make sure I've got this straight. Two bloods and a blood light."
Happy Halloween! Enjoy the make-believe of this fun holiday.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

STAMPAGANZA IS COMING SOON!!!!!!

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to touch base with you and give you a "heads-Up" that NOVEMBER is going to be a wonderful month with CTMH!
"STAMPAGANZA" will begin on November 1st and run until NOVEMBER 30th. Stampaganza is a very cool special (it happens to be my most favorite!) that CTMH offers 1-2 times a year. Every time you purchase 2 stamp sets you will get a 3rd stamp set for FREE (The free set is always the least expensive set)!!!!! Hosting this special in November is perfect-stamp sets make GREAT holiday gifts and this special will allow you to get lots of stamp sets FREE!
Start creating your Wish Lists and on November 1st enjoy a CTMH shopping Spree and earn FREE stamp sets!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Parents!






Hello!
I have not posted in a few days. My parents are in town visiting for 2 weeks. They live in Connecticut (16 hours away from me down here in Charleston, SC-BooHoo). In fact they still live in the house I grew up in!
We have not seen each other since last Christmas so we were very excited for their arrival!
Here is a photo of my mom and I. She made me this adorable witch hat. I have some close up photos of the hat-they don't do justice to all the hand stitching my mother did on this fabulous decoration. I absolutely love it. Thanks Mom!


I have also posted a few photos of the Halloween pillowcases my mom made for Tucker, Molly and Payton. Are they not the cutest? Stan wanted to know why he didn't get one for our bed!!!

Anyway, the McGrew's are thrilled to have my parents in town.

We went to the farm on Sunday and have plans to carve pumpkins and go trick-or-treating on Saturday night. We have also been very busy painting my stamp room (it came out gorgeous!) and now we are moving everything back in. My Dad is amazed at all the "stuff" I have! I am actually planning to host a scrapbook/stamp sale in a few weeks. As I move back into my room I am putting product to the side that I no longer need and will be selling them so be sure to stay tuned for this magnificent sale extravaganza!
I will also post more photos and share more stories about our wonderful visit with my parents. I hate living so far from them but I LOVE having them visit. Life is always so much fun (even the things I hate to do) when they are around! And I love seeing my children get so excited and be so happy to just hang out with my mom and dad (I hope my grandchildren will feel the same way towards Stan and I!). They truly are the two most perfect people I know. They love life, they gave me a fabulous childhood and were excellent role models for me on how to be the best parent I can be!