Monday, May 24, 2010


The new "Splendor" kit featured in the Summer 2010 Close To My Heart Idea Book is my favorite new kit...I think (I absolutely love them all...but I think this one is my most favorite). The artwork you see here was created by my dear friend and fellow CTMH consultant Michelle Nist. I just adhered my own photos to the layout. The card in the lower left corner features one of my most favorite stamp sets in the Summer Idea book' "Hot Diggity" (#C1407). I love the cute little frog! And once you see the entire stamp set you will love the fish, bird, owl and other images in the stamp set. You can view it on page 15 of the Summer 2010 Idea book and you can purchase the stamp set right from my website ( or feel free to give me a call or send me an email and I can place the order for you!

Make it a magnificent Monday everyone!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Play Ball!

I am so sorry I have been gone for so long! I returned home from "Inspire" and have not stopped ever since! I have been busy working on projects I need to keep secret for a few more months. I am so excited about these projects and so anxious to share with y'all!
Do you have a ballplayer(s) in your home? Isn't this the coolest layout? My dear friend, Pam, created this layout using the "Passages" My Reflection Kit. I love how versatile this kit is! In the Summer 2010 Idea Book the "Passages"kit is used as a travel theme. I think Pam did an outstanding job using this kit for a baseball theme! Now, I do have to brag, Pam did the layout but the cute boys on the layout are my nephews. Riley and Casey are brothers. They are my sister, Jody's sons and they live in South Bend, IN. Aren't they cute?!!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010


We are still at "INSPIRE" and having a grand time. Here is my helper, Chris and I in our booth. Today was alot of fun. I got to sit down and chat with Stacy Jillian at breakfast. We discussed scrapbooking, CTMH and parenting and it was wonderful. Stacy is such an inspiration to me. I just love her outlook on scrapbooking and life! Unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me at the time (which is amazing because I ALWAYS have my camera with me!). Hopefully I will get an opportunity to have my picture taken with her at another time this weekend.
I also got to meet Ali Edwards whom I am also a fan of. Here is a photo of us together.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Donna Downey's INSPIRE weekend!

I am up here in Charlotte, NC working as a vendor at Donna Downey's "Inspire" Artist Workshop. What fun it has been! Today a met Donna for the very first time! I have always been a big fan of her. I remember when Creating Keepsakes Magazine first came out back in 1994 and Donna wrote articles for the magazine. And then when Simple Scrapbooks (my most favorite magazine) was born Donna wrote for that publication. Well a long time has past since then and now Donna travels the world teaching and promoting her line of products. All I have to say is Donna is ADORABLE and oh so friendly and a pleasure to work for.
Here are two photos of Donna and I today.
If you live in the Charlotte area please feel free to stop over and say hi to me and participate in one of my create & take projects. I'd love to see/meet you!
The hot product selling is the limited "Miracle" kits that are available only during the month of May. The other hot product is the new clear cards and the Splendor workshop on the Go
Kit. If you have not treated yourself to these products you might want to! They are oh so CUTE and FUN!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cherish the Moment

I love to "cherish the moment" and as the days seem to pass by faster and faster each passing day, I realize that it is so important to "cherish each mement."

The May stamp of the month stamp set is titled "Cherish the Moment" and is filled with a variety of images that will help you to create heartfelt cards encouraging loved ones to also "cherish the moment."

This first card I created for a swap I recently participated in with fellow CTMH consultants. The ones below were created by other consultants who participated in the swap. I hope they inspire you to "Cherish the Moment" and create cards to share with others encourging them to "Cherish the Monment!"

You can purchase this stamp set all month long but once June 1st rolls around, the stmap set will no longer be available. YOu can purchase the stamp set at it's retail price OR you can earn it at a disocunt or FREE. Contact me and I will tell you how!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Miracle Kit

I LOVE this kit! Here are the scrapbook layouts I created following the directions in the step by step detailed brochure that comes with the kit. Aren't the "flip flaps" so much fun? They certainly are addicting and great to have extras on hand to add to other layouts and for creating mini books. You can actually purchase a package of flip flaps (item number Z4114). There are 15 -4 x 6 protectors in each pack and they sell for just $3.95! I have included photos of each
layout with the flip flaps closed, as
well as, opened.

I also created a 6 x 6 accordion album using my 2nd Miracle Kit (I actually purchased three of the kit-one for layouts, one for this accordion album and another to make cards with...I just
can not get enough of it!). The original creator of the accordion album is a fellow consultant named Vicki. She is super
creative and super nice
for sharing her fabulous idea with me and all the other CTMH consultants!

If you have not ordered your "Miracle" Kit contact me a.s.a.p. The kit is only available un
til May 31st
OR while supplies last. You can earn the kit at a discount based on your order. If you order a minimum of $40 in product you can purchase the kit for just $10.00. If you order a minimum of $60 you can purchase "Miracle" for $5.00. You can also earn it free by hosting a minimum $300 gathering OR by signing up to be a consultant!


Monday, May 3, 2010


Good things are worth waiting for...and the Summer Idea Book is a good, good thing! If you do not have your own personal copy of the 2010 Summer Idea Book contact me TODAY. The cost is just $3.95 (plus shipping if I have to mail it to you) can earn it FREE by placing a minimum $25 order, joining a Kit of the Month Card or Scrapbook Club or hosting a gathering (which can be held at my home to make it easier on you) or hosting a catalog show. I hope to hear from you soon! Here is some artwork created with each of the 4 new kits in the Summer Idea book. All 4 kits are absolutely FABULOUS. I LOVE them all and know you will, too! You can view the entire Summer Idea Book on my website ( and you can place your order right from my website, as well. Don't forget that the "Miracle" Kit is available all month long or while supplies last. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see some artwork created with the "Miracle Kit!"