Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Greetings Ladies!
Today is the last day of June and the last day of the "Deal-A-Day" promotion.
CTMH is closing this month long special with one last GOODIE BOX! For just $125.00 you will receive over $300 in current Close To My Heart Products! This box is BIG! Close to My Heart always ends things with a BANG! and in honor July 4th this weekend-this Goodie box is sure to SPARKLE!!!!!!
I have heard from many customers who have purchased goodie boxes throughout the month and they have been absolutely thrilled with what they have received.
Order yours today by visiting my website (!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The McGrew Swimmers

As promised, I am posting photos of my 3 swimmers. This is the first year all 3 kids are on the team. We are keeping busy and having a blast! It is Tucker's 3rd year on the team and the Molly and Payton's first year. It is such a fun team. Coach Tori is great with the kids-she really focuses on individual improvement, trying your personal best and having fun. Not many sports organizations are like that these days. As I get older I see how competitive everything is. And that is fine...for those who want to be but for those just out to have fun and get exercise and learn the sport-the Whitehall Wahoo Swim Team is the place to be!

I have a cute story I want to share. At the first meet of the season Payton was swimming 25 meter freestyle. This was her first swim race ever. She gave it her all. She did come in last for her heat but she didn't know that. When she hit the wall she shouted loud enough (with a huge smile on her face) for the entire pool area to hear, "Did I win? Did I win?" If was so cute and all the timers congratulated her on the great job she did. just have to love their innocence!

Friday, June 26, 2009


It's "Goodie Box" Time again!
Today's "Deal-A-Day" is a goodie box valued at $50 and you it will only cost you $25!!!!!
This special is available until 7:00 tomorrow morning!
Order yours now by visiting my website ( and clicking on "shop online."


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Christmas In July Card Workshop

How would you feel to know that you already have Christmas cards made before August 1st? I am celebrating Christmas in July this year! I am excited to offer you this exclusive Christmas in July card workshop at an amazingly affordable price! Please take a peek at all the details and register today-this will eliminate the stressful feeling we have all experiences around December 15th when we still have not created our holiday greetings.
I have designed 8 cards using the NEW! “Wishes” card program. This incredible book is full of wonderful new card designs and three bulk card programs with cutting guides and lots of photos (it is an Idea Book in and of itself!)! This incredible book is available to purchase now for $29.95 (plus s/t)
Al the workshop you will create 2 of each of the 8 designs for a total of 16 cards.
If you live out of town you can still participate in this workshop!

Here are the details:
What: Christmas in July Card Workshop
When: Tuesday, July 7th
Cost: $20.00
Place: Amy McGrew’s Stamp Room
RSVP: On/Before June 30th ( )or 843-207-8698
You must payment upon registering. June 30th is the absolute last day to register, as I will have to order the supplies on June 30th to guarantee the supplies will be in by July 7th.
Your Registration Includes:
½ *1/2 pack of “Perfect Day” paper pack
*16 card bases and envelopes
*enough 3-D Foam tape to create your cards

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Boy! Whoever said summer time was a time for relaxation must not have three children on the neighborhood swim team! All three of my children are on the team this summer and we are having a blast! I somehow became the team assistant, as well, so we are living at the pool! It is, however, alot of fun (but keeps us busy)! I 'll share some swim team photos soon!
We did have some storms last week which caused for the cancelation of some swim meets. This gave me time to get creative and play with more new products from the Summer Idea book!

Here are the layouts that my Scrapbook Club will create in July. What fun I had digging out these photos from "way back when" and placing them on these new layouts! I used the new Animal Cookies Scrapbook Kit and Stickease for these layouts, along with the new foam numbers, summer craft buttons, white daisy rick rack ribbon and the "Sweet Baby" stamp set. I love this stamp set-it can be used for so many different themes. In fact, I have yet to use it on a baby card or baby layout! All these items can be purchased directly from my website (!

July starts a new session of both my Kit if the Month Card club and Scrapbook Club. Anyone can join-we have gals who paricipate via mail and gals who are local. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of joing this club(s) please feel free to contact me (you can also visit my website and click on "calendar"). You will recieve $50 in goodies just for joining, not to mention all the new techniques and tips you will learn and most of all...all the SCRAPBOOKING and/or CARD MAKING you will accomplish! I hope you will join today!

Friday, June 19, 2009

ANOTHER GOODIE BOX!!!!! $120 worth of Product for only $60!

Happy Friday Everyone!
Today's DEAL-A-DAY in another goodie box! This box is a $120 value for only $60!!!!!!
Stop by my website today and order yours!
This special is available only until 7:00 a.m.tomorrow morning.
All those who place an order on my website during the month of June will have their name entered into a drawing to win $50 in CTMH product!

Have a super weekend!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer Time Thank You Cards

Last night was my night to be creative! I had a great time stamping and scrapbooking the night away! Here are the cards I designed for my July card club. Those participating will create 3 of each design. More details on the kit will be coming but I did want to show you the cards. It is never too late to join my "Kit of the Month Card and/or Scrapbook Club." If you would like to try a class out before actually joining the club you can!

To create these cards I used:

August Word Puzzle Stamp Set (#D1290)
Thank You Stamp Set (#D1361)
Ocean Cardstock and Ink Pad (#X5636 and #Z2136)
Sunflower Cardstock and Ink Pad (#1242 and #Z2150)
Cranberry Cardstock and Ink Pad (#1272 and #Z2116)
White Daisy Cardstock (#1385)
Black Grosgrain Ribbon (#Z1101)
Black Photo Hangers (#Z293)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Another Goodie Box-AMAZING!

Hello Ladies!!!!!!

The month of June is half over and CTMH is going all out with the "DEAL-A-DAY" today!
You can purchase a goodie box valued at $220 for just $100! WOW! The last two goodie boxes have been full with really cool products-customers who have purchased them have been thrilled with their goodies!
I do not know what comes in the goodie boxes but I do know that the product is all current and fabulous!
To purchase your goodie box all you have to do is visit my website, and click on "shop online." Then click on the "deal-a-day" tab and all the direcitons will be there for you to follow to order right from my website! It's that easy!!!!
If you are having trouble or would like me to place the order for you just send me an emial or give me a call!

All those who place orders on my website during the month of June will have thier name entered in to a drawing for $50 worth of CTMH products!

This goodie box is only available until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning!

Happy shopping!


Monday, June 15, 2009

June Stamp of the Month- Tendor Tags

We are slowly getting into a summer schedule around here. Swim team is in full force and all three kids are on the team this year! We are up at the pool alot which cuts into my creative time but I am excited to show you these cards created by a variety of Close To My Heart Consnultants and myself.
The "Tendor Tags" stamp set is available during the month of June only. You can purchase this stamp set at full price ($22.95 plus shipping and tax) or you can earn it at a disocunt or even for FREE!
If you place a $25 order you qualify to purchase this stap set at 25% off, a $50 order will give you this stamp set at a 50% discount, a $75 order will allow you to purchase this set at a 75% discount and if you place a $100 order you will earn it for FREE!
Conbine your order with a "DEAL-A-DAY" and you can get even more for FREE!
Feel free to visit my website to order or contact me and I will be happy to help you!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons! and Another Goodie Box @ 50% off!


Here is a photo of another teacher gift I created the other night. I spruced up a paint can with some CTMH B&T papers, chipboard letters and ribbons. Inside the paint can were a pair of flip flops, also embellished with ribbons, ribbons and more ribbons.

Have a I told you lately how much I LOVE ribbon! These flip flops make the best gifts. They are inexpensive and oh so much fun to make!

Today's DEAL-A-DAY is another goodie box! A $80.00 value for just $40.00. Visit my website to orders yours today (!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

We Made It!

Today was the last day of school for my three children. I am so excited to officially be on summer vacation, however, it was bittersweet when the kids (and me, too!) said good-bye to their teachers.
I was busy all last weekend and last night making teacher gifts. You will see here one of our memory boxes that I embellished with B&T Duo papers, chipboard letters (I love these!) and craft buttons. Inside you will see that I have placed dividers and then I created 10 each of 4 different design notecards, all using the teacher's initials. I used the new Animal Cookies Paper Pack, as well as, the Creative Basics Animal Cookies papers. I had such fun with this project-I just might have to make it into a workshop!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Chocolate Anyone?

Happy Saturday!

The DEAL-A-DAY for today is a FREE Chocolate Designer Ribbon Rounds! Those who know me well know I love the pink and brown color combination. The CTMH Chocolate Ribbon Rounds are my most favorite of all the designer ribbon rounds CTMH offers. You can use ribbon on cards, layouts and paper crafts. I used a variety of different ribbon rounds to embellish these flip flops. These "funky flops" make wonderful gifts for just about any female you know! All I did was tie strips of ribbons in knots around the thong part of the flip flops. I am actually in the process of making a pair for several of my children's teachers as end of the year gifts.

Try embellishing your flip flops today! It's fun and easy!

You can get your FREE Chocolate Ribbon Rounds by placing an order on my website ( today! Remember, this special is only good for today, JUNE 6th.



Thursday, June 4, 2009



Have you been to my website each day this week to check out the awesome deals in the "Deal-A-Day" promotion?

If you have not been today you MUST visit NOW!

Today's "Deal-A-Day" is a goodie box (you read correctly-a BOX -not a bag) valued at $120.00! It will only cost you $60!

For just $60 US/$75 CAN you get approximately $120/$149.95 worth of popular product! And what's more, you get discounted shipping/handling of just $8 continental US, $12 APO, $15 PR, AK, HI, others / $16 Canada. (Shipping/handling discount applies to orders of one goodie box only.)

Treat yourself today!



Tucker James, my oldest child is about to graduate from elemenatary school. Wow! time certainly does fly by,eh?! This is a layout I created on the first day of school back in August. It showcases a photo taken on the first day of school each year 1st-5th grade. I love this overview of the past 5 years! I created the layout using the Imagine "How To" book. I love the "How To" books that Jeanette, founder and CEO of Close To My Heart, has written for us. I like to call them my "How To Bibles!" These books really make preserving our memories and card making Faster.Simpler. Easier! And I Love how each project looks so different just by changing the papers, stamps and accessories! You can order any or all of the "How To " books right from my website (!

As I said, Tucker will be graduating from elementary school on Tuesday, June 9th. I am so proud of the young man Tucker is growing up to be. Yes, he is a typical boy, forgetting to clean his room, use soap in the shower, and he likes to wipe his mouth on his clothes but he does have a beautiful heart and a great outlook on life. Just the other day we were on our way to the bus stop. Somehow we got into a conversation about why individuals hold grudges against others. Tucker shared with his sisters and I that he just can not understand why people do that. He said that he knows sometimes people are mean but he just lets it roll off his shoulders and then when they want to play he plays with them. He said he has a hard time staying mad at others. "Good for you, Tucker!" I expressed! Tucker is the perfect examlple of how everyone should be! He lives the way God wants us to live-loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.

Tucker recently played the part of Charlie Brown in his 5th grade class play "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." Here is a photo of him performing. I am looking forward to creating a layout with the photos I took at his performance! Congrats on a great performance, Tucker! Congrats on a super elementary school career! I love you, Big Guy!