Thursday, May 31, 2012


Today is the LAST day to order the exclusive "Dotty for You" paper pack.  Please be sure to read the post I posted on Monday to learn all about this awesome paper pack and several workshops I am hosting.  SIGN UPs are taking place now!

Make it a happy day!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer Workshop FUN!

I wanted to remind you about the current National Scrapbooking Month Exclusive Paper Pack "Dotty For You."  There is just 4 days left to get a pack of this delicious paper!  Even if you have already qualified and have purchased one of the paper packs for just $5.00-you might want to consider placing another $35 order so you can pick up a 2nd pack for the low $5.00 price.  Personally, I can not get enough of this paper.  It is so versatile and so fun to create with!  Below is a card my upline ailed to me last week.  I LOVE it!  All the details about how you can pick p a pack of this soon to be gone paper pack are below.  And don't forget about my bookmark album/card class I will be hosting on June 20th and June 21st.  All those details are below, as well.

Exclusive Workshop
Day:Wednesday, June 20th 6:30-9:30 or Thursday, June 21st 9:30-12:30

I am in LOVE with the exclusive “Dotty For You” paper pack that CLose To My Heart created in honor of National Scrapbook Month (which is the month of MAY).
This paper pack is available NOW and up until May 31st.  It is super EASY to order and SUPER inexpensive!
I am celebrating this yummy paper pack by hosting a super fun workshop and YOU are invited!  This workshop is designed so ANYONE can participate.  If you cannot attend the workshop in person than “kits to go” are available!
The best part about this works hop is it is SUPER AFFORDABLE!
ANYONE who buys or gets a pack free is invited to participate in this workshop (14-page Bookmark Mini Album and 4 standard size cards with envelopes), either in person OR long distance.
Here is the scoop:  to participate  you need to have a “Dotty for You” paper pack (which you can get between now and May 31st for FREE (earn free when you host a minimum $400 gathering or book party OR become a CTMH Consultant) or for only $5.00 (place a minimum $35 order to qualify).  In addition, you must purchase at least the BASIC WORKSHOP KIT.  After that, anything you choose to purchase is up to you.  Keep reading for details.
You can participate in this workshop in two ways:
  • attend the workshop in person (see the dates and times below)
  • participate kit  “to go” (add $5 yo workshop cost)
*Wednesday, June 20th 6:30-9:30 p.m.
*Thursday, June 21st 9:30 a.m.-12:30
NOw, let me quickly explain the kit for those of you attending in person and those who will be ordering this kit “to go”:
In Person:
*You are not required to purchase anyhitng other than the basic kit.  If you do not already own the Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle I do suggest you consider purchasing that so you can cut the lovely dragon flies, unique shapes (and so much more) in the comfort of your own home!  And if you do not already own a Sentiment Stamp Set-I do recommend “Say It In Style.”
*Items you will need to bring to class:  paper trimmer, scissors,adhesive of your choice (I do recommend a strong adhesive for the album; I used TOMBOW), #-D foam tape, glue dots and your Cricut Mat.
*If youwould like me to cut your workshop ahead of time for you, add $5 to the workshop cost.
Kit to Go:
  • You are not required to purchase anything other than the basic kit.  I do suggest the “Better Kit” because than you will also have the ink and stamp set to use on your cards.
  • The Best Kit includes the Cricut Cartridge that we will be using for the cards and several of the pages in the mini albums.  If you want your cards and pages to look exactly like mine, you will want to purchase the Best Kit, or you can pay an extra $5.00 for me to cut and stamp your workshop before I send it to you.
  • Add $5 to the purchase price for me to ship your workshop to you.
Basic Kit: $20 (includes shipping and tax on all products)
*Bookmark Album
*Paradise Baker’s Twine
*4 Standard Size Note Cards
*4 Standard Size Envelopes
*1 Button (color may vary)
*1 sheet of Grey Wool CS
*1 sheet of White Daisy CS
*2 larger metal rings
*Amy’s Cutting Guide and instructions
Better Kit: (prices include shipping and tax)
*black stamp pad $6.10
*Lagoon Ink Pad  $6.10
*#D1283 Say It In Style Stamp Set (a FANTASTIC Sentiment Stamp Set) $20.75
*#E1023Varsity Alphabet Stamp Set $35.00
*3-D FomTape $6.90
*Tombow Adhesive $10.30
Best Kit: (price includes shipping and tax)
Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle:  $114.35
Call or email me with your order and to sign up for the workshop right away (843-207-8698,  I realize that june 20-21st is a ways away, but since this is the time to get your “Dotty For YOu” paper pack, you will want to consider this workshop as your order.
Won’t YOU join me for a few hours of crafting fun?


This week I will be putting together a 5-page (10 pages) 12 x 12 scrapbook  and 24 card workshop with this paper pack.  Thank you to fellow consultant, Dana Kessler for sharig her creativity!  The workshop will take place on SUNDAY, JULY 1st.  REGISTER ON/BEFORE JUNE 20th In order to attend this workshop you must order the supplies and add on the Dotty paper pack.  So if you are planning to attend the bookmark/card workshop on June 20th then you will need to place another order for the supplies for this workshop get your 2nd pack of Dotty paper . 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Did YOu Know...My Acrylix Stamps????

Did you know?

  • My Acrylix stamps are ready to use right out of the package—no cutting out, mounting, or applying stickers required. Just place the stamp on your block, apply ink, and you’re set!
  • My Acrylix stamps and blocks are clear, making it easy to stamp in exactly the right spot.
  • My Acrylix stamps can be used to create a variety of popular looks, including:
    • base and shade stamping

    • creating your own patterned paper
    • sponging on multiple inks for single-impression, multi-color images
  • Many My Acrylix stamps coordinate with Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge shapes, giving you lots of creative possibilities. Cut the shape on your Cricut® machine, stamp the image on the shape, and attach to your project! In the Idea Book, the images outlined in red coordinate with Cricut® shapes.

  • My Acrylix stamps are super easy to maintain, store, and transport.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

1-2-3 Presto Cards and Layout Titles with ONE gorgeous stamp

Take a peek at how simple you can create titles for your layouts and/or quick cards!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Scrapbook Layout says "It All!"

Is this not the cutest little scrapbooker?  This is Izzy.  She is a member of my Kid's Scrapbook Club.  This is one of the layouts she created last week at our club.  I fell in love with this precious girl all over again when she shared her layout with me.  How precious can one get?!  I love teaching kids...they say it like it is and are not afraid to put themselves on their layouts.  If only us big girls could do the same, eh?!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May "Love your Layout"

Take a peek at this great Studio J video and then treat yourself to a few minutes to create a layout of your own in Studio J!  Just hop on over to my website (, click on Studio J and play until your heart is content!  IT's FREE!

Friday, May 11, 2012

First Born

I have been an emotional mess the last several days.  My one and only first born is going to be graduating from 8th grade in 2 weeks.  As I shared with you earlier this week, we traveled down to Winter Haven, Florida last weekend to support Tucker (my son) and his school robotics team at the World Robotic Invitational Competition.  Tucker and his team worked hard all year long to place 2nd in the state of South Carolina which earned them a spot at the world Competition.  
Tucker is a typical teenage boy...never puts his clothes in the laundry, forgets to put the milk in the fridge when he is done with it, does not like to make his bed, etc.  In other words-he drives me CRAZY because I am always having to repeat myself asking him to do the most obvious of things.  I often wonder if he will ever grow up.  Well, last weekend at the competition my husband and I learned something else about our first born.  Tucker is the most humble child we know.  Stan and I saw a whole new Tucker in Florida.  We had no idea he could perform the way her did, talk to judges so comfortably and be such a team player and encourage his team mates.
Yes, Tucker is our son but I just had to dedicate my post today to him.  Last weekend I realized that my son has indeed, matured and is GROWING UP.  
His teachers have emailed me saying what a pleasure he has been to have in class, that he brings so much to class discussion and that Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville, SC will not be the same without him walking the halls.  This week he started band practice at the high school in preparation to next year.  I dropped him off at the GREAT BIG SCHOOL Tuesday afternoon and drove away with tears filling my eyes.  I don't want him to go to high school!  How did he get to be 14?  I also realized that he will only be around for another 4 years before he goes away to college. 
And I think that having  to remind Tucker to put the milk away and pick  his dirty clothes up off the floor is not so bad after all....
I love you, Tucker James!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Board Book...perfect for Father's Day!

Today I would like to share a fun little project that is perfect for just about any male figure in your life.  I was inspired to create this project by Wendy Cauffman, a fellow CTMH consultant.  Wendy created a  mini album using chipboard.  I made some changes and created a 6 x 6 board board.  The CTMH 6 x 6 board books are available on the "While Supplies Last" link on my website for just $4.00 per book!  I think board books are perfect for individuals of ALL AGES , THEMES and EVENTS!  I will be offering this project as a workshop, as well as, a "Kit to Go."  Details will be coming soon!

Monday, May 7, 2012

An Incredible Robotic Weekend!

What a weekend my family and I had!  My son, Tucker and his school Robotics Team (The Rollings Robo Knights) competed at the World Robotics Invitational in Winter Haven, FL.  The competition began on Thursday and ended yesterday at Lego Land.  It was a weekend of learning and fun.  Seeing these kids from all around the world come together and "play" and compete together was awesome.  The Robo Knights did a fantastic job.  We were so impressed with how smart, clever and creative these kids are.  Makes us feel good about the future of our world!  Here are some photos of our weekend!  I am so excited to scrapbook ALL of our memories!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I just finished reading a GREAT book.  If you have ever wondered if you should scrapbook or asked yourself WHY you scrapbook then this is the book for you.  Truly a GREAT read!
Happy Friday!  Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

 Happy May Day!
Here is the CTMH Stamp of the Month; "Friendship Bouquet!"  Sunflowers are my favorite flower and this is one of my new favorite floral stamp sets!  I love this set because not only are all the images gorgeous BUT it is so easy to create with!  You can ink the images and stamp them on your project and be done.  Or you can add a little bit of color or alot of color!  It is so versatile and beautiful and SIMPLE!  I hope you enjoy the cards created with this set below.
I love the Stamp of the Month program.  With a minimum $50 order you can purchase this stamp set for just $5.00!  Now that is a DEAL!  And during the month of May you can also purchase the "Dotty For You" paper pack for just $5.00, too.  Let's do the math-place a $50 order and you qualify for the Stamp of the Month "Friendship Bouquet" for just $5 AND the Dotty For You Paper for $5.00.    That is over $25 worth of product for just $10!  And when you get the Dotty for You paper pack you qualify to participate in my "Dotty For You" workshop that I shared wiht you the other day!  Not bad, eh?!
Contact me to place your order today Or you can place your order on my website!