Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wonderful Wacky Washi Tape!

LOVE, LOVE,  LOVE Close To My Heart's Wonderful Wacky Washi Tape.

So many Wonderful Wacky Ways to Create with it.

Take a peak!

Monday, October 28, 2013

My Creations Craftable Containers

These are some of my most favorite Close To My Heart products! If you live local to me, mark your calendar for Nov. 23rd-I will be sharing some fun ideas using the new burlap bags and such! Fun gift wrapping, table setting and holiday gifts galore! Details coming soon!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Connecting the Dots...a Fun Way to Use Your Left-Over Products!

Do you have left over shimmer trim pieces, half sheets of Aqua Dots, Sparkles or Gems?  How about pieces Twist ties and Washi Tape?

Below is a super fun video that will inspire you and provide fun ways to use up your left-over stash.
Valuable tools that come in handy when "Connecting Your Dots" are the Close To My Heart Piercing Tool and the Stitch Guide (these two tools are oh so VALUABLE to have in your crafting tool box - and they make great holiday gifts, too!).

Sit back and enjoy this informative little video!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Artbooking Layouts


I had the most amazing week last week.  I traveled to Salt Lake City to attend the CTMH Consultant Album Retreat.  What a fabulous scrapbooking time I had.  I am so proud of my album.  The Corporate Staff put together the most amazing scrapbook retreat-full of AWESOME product, fantastic artwork, yummy food and so much more.

Each layout was created with the Artbookoing Cricut Cartridge.  I knew this cricut bundle was an absolute MUST-HAVE for every scrapbooker, card maker and paper crafter but Boy Oh Boy I am even  MORE in love with it after attending the Album Retreat!

Here are a few of the layouts I created.  Check back later in the week to see a few more layouts!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

TODAY is the DAY that the Close To My Heart Holiday Gift Guide goes live!  This means that TODAY is the day you can start to order from this fabulous publication.  It is chock full of FABULOUS product perfect for the holidays and beyond!
If you do not already have your own personal copy of the Holiday Gift Guide, please contact me NOW!  The guide is FREE-my early holiday gift to you (postage is due if I have to mail you a guide).
You can also view this guide online.
As you look through it-you are sure to find papers, kits, embellishments, stamps and more-
AVAILABLE ONLY October 15-December 31st-
with everything on your list for pulling off a memorable holiday season worthy of even Santa's approval!
There is a SWEET TREAT for you to take advantage of OCTOBER 15-DECEMBER 31st...
You are invited to choose one "star" product FREE for every $100 of retail-priced items in your order from this gift guide OR the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book.  Look for the starred items throughout the pages of the Holiday gift guide.  It's a shinning deal to save you more this holiday season!

Here are just a few of my favorite products found in the holiday Gift Guide.

Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack

Sparkle & Shine Complements Dimensional Elements

Sparkle & Shine Assortment and Washi Tape

Trim the Tree Stamp Set and Sparkle Holiday Shapes

Season's Tweetings Gift Bag Kit

Santa Claus Stamp Set and Magical Days Stamp Set

Hip Pic Album Kit (LOVE, LOVE this!)

Please contact me if you need a Holiday Gift Guide, have a question or would like to place an order.
You can also hop over to my website and order directly from there, as well (


I will be hosting a

Monday, October 14, 2013



I ave been busy working on my daughter's 11th birthday party which took place last weekend.  She chose a "Night in Paris" theme.  She and I had such fun planning and preparing for her birthday bash.  The Close to my Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge came to my aide when preparing for this celebration.  Artbooking made it so easy and so fun!  I also used the Artiste Cartridge (there is a fabulous Eiffel Tower Cut on this cartridge!).  I took a group photo at the start of the party, as well as, individual photos of each gal in the photo booth.  I printed these photos out and added them to each passport during the celebration.

The goodie bag that Payton gave to her friends at the end of the party was actually a small sized pink/white damask suitcase.  Inside were several treasures-one being a personalized passport.  I used the Artbooking cartridge to create the passport ( the "5" and "6" keys ).

I love all three CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridges- not only do they meet my scrapbooking, card making and paper crafting needs, but they are perfect for creating all my party decorations, decor and gift giving needs!

Here are photos of the passport Payton gave her party guests.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Perfect Gift/Home Decor Project

What a super fun (and easy) gift for any time of the year and perfect for any age!
So fun to create!  Super cute home decor piece!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Fun!

Happy October!!!!!

I LOVE the month of October.  The cooler temps, the orange, yellows and brown colors that pop up EVERYWHERE, Halloween, pumpkins, turkeys...All Fun Stuff!

Close To My Heart products help us to celebrate all these fall traditions that happen in our every day lives.

And as always, a new month brings new specials!
The Stamp of the Month is one sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
"Scandinavian Wishes" is a collection of 12 images consisting of icons, borders and sentiments.  Each sunning when inked up with any color! This limited time stamp set is available this month only and can be yours for just $5.00 with a minimum order (also available for full retail price of $17.95).

Here are some cards created with the stamp set and the new Frosted Paper Pack.

One of my new "loves" is the Close To My Heart "Crush Book Products.

This past Sunday I held my first "8th Grade Crush Club Class."    My daughter and 5 of her friends are meeting once a month to "crush" their 8th grade memories.  The girls are so excited to be creating their very own personal scrapbook showcasing their final year of middle school.  On Saturday I spent time working on my Crush Book.  Oh My!!!!  What a fabulous afternoon I had!  I only used the accessory packs  and a tiny few cork alphabet stickers and 3-D foam tape to create my pages.  I have never worked on a Crush Book or Smash Book (from years past).  My book is the home of all my photos and mementoes of the yearly visits I share when a dear friend comes to visit me.  Heart-throb's, if you have not started your Crush Book-please treat yourself TODAY!  The more I worked on my book, the more I didn't want to stop creating in it.  Molly and her friends did such a wonderful job on their pages and the had such fun together!

Be sure to hop over to Jeanette's blog to learn about the Crush Contest she is hosting all month long.  This contest is for consultants and everyone!  I encourage you to participate and to share this with everyone and anyone you come in contact with!

Here are some photos of a few of the girls creating and of  my pages.