Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How Can It Be... first born child is 12 TODAY! Oh my goodness...12 years old. Where has the time gone? I told Tucker James this morning that I remember kssing his cute little feet all day long when he was a baby (I won't go near his feet now!). I am really feeling a bit melancholy today as I remember all the the fun we have had over the past 12 years. I wish the next 12 would pass by more slowly.

Tucker is growing into a fine young man. Stan and I are so proud of him and thank God every day for blessing us with him. Tucker had his friend party on Saturday night and tonight we are going to his favorite restaurant (On The Border) for dinner and more celebrating. I will share the layouts I create once I create them.
Have a happy day everyone!

Friday, March 26, 2010

You Rock!

Here are 2 of the 3 layouts my April Scrapbook Clubs will be creating. I love this "You Rock" Scrapbook Kit. The colors are so much nicer in real life than what the Idea Book portrays. It truly is an awesome assortment of papers. And did I mention how versatile it is? We used this kit to create layouts from our New Zealand Trip and here I am using it to showcase my children's swim team photos. How Cool, eh?!
If you would like to participate in the April scrapbook class via in person or by mail please contact me. I'd love to have you join in the fun!

Here is the Kit information"

BASIC KIT: $35.00
"Just Be You" Stamp Set
You Rock Level 2 Paper Pack
Mini Medley Accents Outdoor Denim Blue Collection

#X7122C You Rock My Stickease- $4.95
#E1002 Rustic Alphabet-$35
#Z2123 Goldrush Ink-$6.10
#Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink- $6.10
#Z2125 Sunflower Ink- $6.10
#Z1272 Top Coats "Rockin"- $4.95
#Z1263 Bitty Sparkles- $2.95
#Z281 White Hemp- $2.25
#Z2197 Edge Distresser- $2.50
#Z1114 Piercing Tool- $5.95
#Y1001 1 x 1 1/2 Block- $4.50
#Y1003 2 x 2 block- $6.50
#Y1005 1 x 6 1/2 Block- $6.50
April Stamp of the Month: FLower Pot: DISCOUNTED or FREE

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Birthdays Are in The Air

This is a busy time of year for the McGrew's. My son, Tucker will be celebrating his 12th birthday on March 27th (his actual birthday is March 31st). Then my daughter, Molly, will be turning 10 on April 5th. And then there is Easter. Busy but loads of fun!
Tucker decided to have a "Movie" theme party this year. Here is the invitation I created for him to pass out to all his friends. It is simple but I had lots of fun creating it and am pleased with the results. Tucker loved it which is most important!
Supplies: #C1367 Lights, Camera, Action Stamp Set
Holiday Red Ink
Sunny Yellow Ink
Sunflower Ink
Sunny Yellow Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Non-CTMH products: Filmstrip Spellbinders template

Monday, March 22, 2010

You Rock!

Here are the cards that my April Card Clubs will be creating. Aren't they fun? I really like them because they are perfect for boys/men, as well as girls/women! And boy were they fun to create! The card clubs will create 2 of each design you see here. If you are not already in a card club but would like to join, get some more information on the club or just come try out one class please feel free to contact me. I'd love to answer any questions you may have. And remember, this club is perfect for participating via mail, as well!
Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

I have my computer back!

Hello, Hello, Hello!!!!
I am so very happy today because I have my computer back! As you may already know, I got a Apple Laptop for my birthday a few weeks ago. Well, I took my old PC and the laptop in on Tuesday to the Apple Store so they could transfer all my photos and files. It took a little longer than expected but I am back online now! YIPPPEEEEE!!!!
Thank you for your patience!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cup Cake Jeans

Here is a photo of me at the Cup Cake Crop this past weekend. These are the jeans that my daughters' hair stylist painted for me. Didn't they come out cute?!

Thank you to all those who visited with me at the crop on Saturday. I enjoyed seeing some familiar faces, as well as meeting new friends! Please stay in touch and let me know if/when you have any questions or need help with your stamping and scrapping projects!
Make it a great day!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cupcakes Anyone?

Hello! I am alive! Sorry for my lack in posting the last few days. I have been sick with that nasty cold that is going around. hit me like a ton of bricks. One minute I felt great and then next, I could not stop sneezing and my head felt as if it weighed 100 pounds.
Anyway, I am on my way to recovery (thank goodness!). I am actually leaving in the morning to vendor at a crop. The crop is a Cupcake Theme! How cool is that? I became hooked on all things cupcakes about a year ago...thanks to my gal pal, Shannon (hi Shannon!). Anyway, tomorrow should be fun. This layout is the project those attending the crop can make and take at my booth. I hope they have as much fun creating it as I did!
I have the car packed and my clothes laid out for the morning...get a load of daughter's hair stylist painted CUPCAKES on my jeans! I am really getting into this whole Cupcake Theme, eh?! I will be sure to post a photo of me from the crop sporting my cupcake jeans upon my arrival back home!
I hope all my croppin' friends plan to stop in and visit me-I look forward to seeing y'all in the morning!
Happy Weekend Friends!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Saturday Morning Chuckle!

On Saturday morning I woke up to see my youngest daughter, Payton all dressed-up in a ballerina costume...and cowboy boots! My older daughter, Molly was dressed up in her Amish Girl costume and was pretending to be the character in the book series she is currenly reading! Talk about exact opposites,eh? I could not help but chuckle to myself! I knew it was going to be a wonderful day with my girls! Unfortunately, Molly got changed into regular clothes before I could snap a photo of her and Payton side-by-side. I will have to act faster next time!

Monday, March 8, 2010


How would you like to learn a system where you can highlight a month of your life at a time in a simple, organized manner? The “Year in Pictures” workshop series is just the class for you if you have answered “YES” to the above question!
This series of classes stems from Becky Higgins “Project 365” and “Project Life” idea. The end result is an album that highlights the every day, as well as, the special occasions that occur in your life every day of the year! I take a photo every day and will showcase these “every day” photos in my YIP album. If you don’t wish to take a photo a day, that is fine. You can use your monthly kit to highlight a month of your life at a time. The kit will consist of simple two-page layouts that feature seven photos-one for every day of the week plus journaling using stamps, inks and the Photo Storage Page Protectors. I just love these things! They can hold 6 – 4”x6” photos on each side for a total of 12 pictures! They work perfectly for this type of album. I will be posting my March 1-6th layout to my blog early next week.
Please join me on THURSDAY, APRIL 1st for our first class (PLEASE R.S.V.P on/before MARCH 19th). If you have not yet taken any photos in March start doing so now. Then bring your photos to class on April 1st and you will create your pages, add your journaling and go home with the entire month on March scrapped and journaled! How is that for accomplishment!
We will continue in this format every month for the entire year!
The class will meet on the FIRST THRUSDAY NIGHT of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The first 6 people to sign up will received a FREE INK PAD so contact me TODAY!
The monthly cost will be just $15.00. This covers your page protectors, papers and use of my stamps and inks. You just need to bring your photos and basic tool kit each month to class (paper trimmer, adhesives, memory glue dots, scissors).
Occasionally I may use some type of other embellishment on my layout which will be an optional add-on for you if you choose.

Thank you to Pamela O'Conner and Melissa McBride for sharing their ideas and inspiration with me in forming this club. I appreciate your willingness to share!

Friday, March 5, 2010

I am going to be starting a Paper Crafting Club. This club will create all sorts of neat projects. The projects will be more than layouts and note cards. Here are the details on the first project that the Paper Crafting Club will create!

I had so much fun creating this project and feel that y'all will enjoy creating it, as well. And if you can not attend in person, you can purchase the kit "to go!"

Date: MONDAY, March 22nd
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m. or 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Place: Amy McGrew’s Workshop
Cost: $10.00
*Please bring your basic tool kit to class:
Paper trimmer, very strong adhesives, scissors
R.S.V.P: 207-8698 or
Please join me for our very first PAPER CRAFTING CLUB Class! We will create this adorable accordion file purse along with 4 matching cards using the March stamp of the Month: “A Little Everything” and the stamp set that came with the “Felicity Kit” which was the special kit offered in January (I do still have several of these kits in stock if you are interested in purchasing one. I am selling them for $25.00 (that’s an $11 savings!). Not only will you learn how to make this fun purse, I will also teach you how to make fun paper flowers out of paper! This project makes the perfect gift for just about anyone. With Easter, Mother’s Day, and all the birthdays we have coming will be all set with a very cool and unique gift! Or treat yourself and keep it for yourself. You can store many more cards in your purse and it makes a great home decor piece, as well!
This class can be a “kit to go” class. Please just add $5.00 to the cost to cover shipping if I have to mail it to you. You will need to own the March stamp of the month set, as well as the Felicity Stamp set, Vineyard Berry ink and Twilight ink.
Please call or email me to register on/before March 10th!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Great, Great day!

Last weekend my family made me feel like a queen! I celebrated my 42nd birthday (I can not believe I am that old!!!!) and they all made me feel super special! This was the yummy cookie cake they bought for me. I am not a big fan of chocolate (unless it is white chocolate or almond M&M's) so this giant sugar cookie was perfect!

I was spoiled with gifts from family and friends and then we went on a field trip to...the APPLE STORE! I am now the proud owner of an Apple Laptop!!!!! I have so much to learn but I am so excited! I begin my one-to-one classes one week from Sunday-that day can not come soon enough!

Thank you Tucker, Molly, Payton and Stan, Mom, Dad and the Fraleigh Family, Tonya and Trina and all those who sent birthday wishes via facebook, phone calls and cards! I appreciate all you did for me to make me feel extra-special!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Do You like FREE product????

Do you???? If you answered "yes!" than keep reading. Close To My Heart has an incredible offer for you during the month of March.
Here are all the details:
If you have been thinking about doing what I do...being a Close To My Heart Consultant than NOW is the time to sign up! When you order your kit you will receive an additional four BRAND NEW STAMP SETS FREE! (all four of the upcoming stamp of the month sets are included in your kit). The retail value of the free stamp sets total $91.80 which nearly covers the price of your new Consutant Kit. When all is said and done, you will receive more than $400 in INCREDIBLE new products for only $99.00!
The month of March is the time for YOU to make all your stamping and scrappin' dreams come true! I love my job as a CTMH Consultant! I love being my own boss and making my own hours. I love the unlimited earning potential I have as a CTMH Consultant.
If you are a hobbyist and just want the discount then you can sign up now to take advantage of this amazing incentive! You will be able to get all of your scrapping and stamping products at a great discount...and the Stamp of the Month sets for May, June, July and August TODAY (that is another perk to being a consultant-you get all the product BEFORE customers can order them!)! Buisness Builders and Hobbyists are ALWAYS welcome on my Close To My Heart Team.
Here is what you receive in your Consultant Kit:

Close To My Heart has a nice "Add-On" option to the consultant kit (Gee, I wish I got a kit like this when I signed up 11 1/2 years ago!).

For an additional $60 you can purchase the "Scrapbooking Bonus Pack."
This bundle consists of over $160 in product. Here is what you will receive.

For an additional $50 you can purchase the "Card Making Bonus Pack." This bundle consists of over $150 in product. Here is what you will receive.

You can purchase both the bonus packs, along with your Consultant kit for an even greater value! Feel free to sign up today on my website ( or contact me and I will be happy to do it for you!

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Stamp of the Month: A Little Everything

Happy March 1st!

Wow!!! This year is really going much too quickly for me. It is already March 1st...time to start thinking about spring, shamrocks and Easter eggs!

With each new month comes an exclusive new stamp set from Close To My Heart that is available for that month only. Once the month is gone, the stamp set is gone. The stamp set chosen for March is perfect for card making and /or journaling scrapbook layouts. I love all the sentiments and the whimsical fonts the sentiments are written in! You can see the entire stamp set on my blog ( in the upper right hand corner.
The photo above shows you a variety of cards created using the stamp of the month: "A Little Everything."

I created the card you see here. It keeps rotating when I try to post it but I wanted you to see it up close so hopefully you get the idea. You can see it in the center of the board I posted above postioned the correct way. The stamp of the month can be purchase for it's retail price OR you can earn a discount on it or even earn it for FREE! If you place a $25 order you can purchase the stamp of the month at a 25% discount. Place a $50 order and receive a 50% discount, place a $75 order and purchase the stamp set at a 75% discount or place a $100 order and earn the stamp of the month for FREE! You can place your order directly from my webiste ( or contact me and I will be happy to place your order for you!