Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I am alive!  So sorry for my lack of posts these last few weeks.  My family and I were camping out west.  What an amazing experience it was!  I look forward to sharing my scrapbook with you soon!

LOTS of GREAT things are happening with CTMH!  The NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book comes out on AUGUST 1st.  With this release, a handful of product will be going up in price.  You still have 1 day to grab these items at the lesser price point.  You also have one more day to purchase product that will be retiring on July 31st at midnight.

Here is a list of the products going up in price on August 1st:

And here is a list of product retiring:

Z1789 Chalkboard 12" x 12" Sheet, Adhesive Backed
Z1832 Spinner
Z1843 Irresistibles Frames
Z1844  Color-Ready Trinkets, Wooden Shapes
Z1858  Irresistibles Hexagons
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1039 Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1961 Marqee Enamel Shapes - White
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1892 Base & Bling Black Jewels
Z1893 Base & Bling Red Jewels
Z1894 Base & Bling Pink Jewels
Z18895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1837 Mini-Medley Accents Wood Collection
Z1702 Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1751  Harvest Baker's Twine
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1817 Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1930 Chocolate Woodgrain Washi Tape
Z1911 Designed Decor Frame Kit
Z1874 Base & Bling Necklace
Z1875 Base & Bling Cuff
Z1876 Base & Bling Hair Clips
Z1877 Base & Bling Rings
Z1878 Base & Bling Headband
Z1195 My Creations Memory Showcase 6" x 6"
Z1647 My Creations Card Box
Z1797 My Creations Bracket Frame
Z1868 My Creations Ring Box
Z1870 My Creations Kraft Pocket Album
X1404 TrueFit Folios
Z1820 For Always Textiles
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1970 Skylark Textiles
Z1971 Jubilee Textiles
1514 Tombow Adhesive
1515 Tombow Adhesive Refill
Z1311 Circle Punch (1 1/4")
Z338 Euro Personal Trimmer
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit

12" x 12" Albums:
Z1343 12" x 12" Post Bound Cranberry
Z1244 12" x 12" Post Bound Hollyhock
Z1345 12" x 12" Post Bound Black
Z1348 Work In Progress Album  Chocolate

My Reflections Papers, Complements and Workshops:
Z3002 Ariana Assortment
X7179C Ariana Dimensional Elements
G1074  Ariana Workshop on the Go
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
X7173C Babycakes Complements MyStickease
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
Z3003 Balloon Ride Assortment
X7180C Balloon Ride Dimensional Elements
G1075 Ballon Ride Workshop on the Go
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
Z3001 Ivy Lane Assortment
G1073 Ivy Lane Workshop on the Go
X7178C Ivy Lane Complements MyStickease
X7178B  Ivy Lane Paper Packet
G1079  Ivy Lane Workshop on the Go 
Z3004 Jubilee Assortment
X7181C Jubilee Dimensional Elements
G1076 Jubilee Workshop on the Go
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
Z1854 Laughing Lola Assortment
X7170C Laughing Lola Dimensional Elements
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
Z3006 Lollydoodle Assortment
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet 
X7183C Lollydoodle Complements
G1078 Lollydoodle Workshop on the Go
G1080 Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop on the Go 
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X7172C ProPlayer MyStickease
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
X7171C Sarita MyStickease
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
X7177C Skylark Dimensional Elements
G1072 Skylark Workshop on the Go
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
Z3005 Timberline Assortment
G1077 Timberline Workshop on the Go
X7182C Timberline MyStickease
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet

Exclusive Colors:  Cardstock, Stamp Pads, Re-Inkers, Markers
Creme Brulee

Exclusive Colors Markers:
ALL Current Alcohol Markers are being retired
Z2500 Whimsy Mini Pigment Set
Z4133 Marker Tower
X5936 Whimsy Cardstock Combo
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker

Stamp Sets:
A1130  Quick Cards - Bountiful Season
A1143 Teddy Bear Birthday
A1144 Birthday Cheer
A1145 Flowering Thanks
A1158 Doodle Signs
A1160 This Is Good
B1407 School is Here
B1411 Greek Alphabet
B1425 Stitched with Love
B1426 Pick a Posy
B1446 Some Bunny
B1447 A Mother's Love
B1448 My Hero
B1451  Enjoy the Little Things
C1473 Remarkable Wreath
C1510 Merry & Bright
C1524 Words of Comfort
C1555 Count Your Blessings
C1563 Cityscape
D1483 Glory To God
D1514 Just a Number
D1551 Swirls Around
D1557 Candyland
D1564 Maximum Power
D1583 Unicorn Dreams

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Happy Hump Day!
I hope you all had a fun July 4th celebration.
Ours was quite nice.  We always go down to Kiawah Island and spend the day at the beach.  We pack a picnic dinner and then enjoy the fireworks on the beach.
We could not have asked for better weather this year and the firework show was outstanding.
It's always fun viewing them right on the beach.  It's like the fireworks are right over our heads. I am thrilled with the photos I took.  I am using them in Studio J right now.  I am trying some new techniques I learned at the CTMH Convention several weeks ago. I am excited to share my project with y'all once it is complete!

I am offering a FREE PAPER PACK OF YOUR CHOICE to all those who place a minimum $50 order beginning TODAY- July 9th.
This special will run until midnight on July 30th
You can choose any of the current paper packs (up to a $9.95 value) OR you can wait until the new Annual Inspirations Book comes out on August 1st and pick one of the NEW paper packs!  Be sure to check out the retired items list to see if there is a paper pack on that list that you would like.
I have a gathering set up on my website HERE titled "JULY GATHERING."  You will see the link on the right side of the cover page.  Just click the "JOIN" button.
I will draw a name on July 31st for the MYSTERY HOSTESS.  The lucky winner will receive a free shopping spree throughout the current idea book on July 31st!

Don't forget to add the awesome July Stamp of the month to your minimum $50 order.
I am  having lots of fun creating with this "Circus Alphabet Set.  I shared details about this fun alphabet set last week.

I used this stamp set to create these fun project that are perfect for kids to make.  My daughters are looking forward to making them at an upcoming event on July 26th.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Happy July First!

I just returned from the Close to My Heart Convention which was held at Disneyland.  What a wonderful week it was.  I attended many business and art classes and learned!  I am looking forward to sharing/teaching you all that I learned throughout the next 12 months!

Have you always wanted to attend the CTMH Convention, earn GREAT discounts on FABULOUS product or even be able to order new product the month before it goes live?  If you answered "YES!" to any or all of these questions than you might want to consider joining my CTMH Membership!  Being a member of CTMH allows you to take advantage of GREAT discounts, attend my team training gatherings and Corporate events, opportunity to earn extra income (great for paying bills or supporting your love of craft supplies) and incentive trips, meet and make new friends, set your own hours, etc!  And... beginning TODAY you get to choose 1 of 2 kits to get your membership rolling!

CTMH now offers a Scrapbooking Kit AND a Card Making Kit.  Pictures of both kits are below.  Want to learn more?  Contact me today.  I would LOVE to go over the contents of both with you as well as answer any questions you may have!

Today starts a new month and of course, that means there is a new Stamp of the Month.  The Circus Alphabet is sure to delight the scrapbooker, card maker and paper crafter in all of us.  These two font designs scream "HAPPY" to me!

Like all Stamp of the Month sets, you can purchase this gem for the full retail price of $17.95 OR you can get it for the low, low price of $5.00 with a minimum $50 order!  Be sure to check out the retired items list I posted several weeks ago to see if there are items on your Wish List that are also on the Retired Items list.  There will also be a few price increases starting August 1st.  Here is that list:

Be sure to submit your order prior to August 1st to avoid paying the additional increase! 
Faux Leather Albums $24.95 to $29.95 with no memory protectors included
Ink pads $5.25 to $5.95
Ink refills $4.25 to $4.95
Archival Black Exclusive Inks $5.95 to $7.50
Sponge Dauber $3.95 to $4.50
Watercolor Pencil $22.95 to $26.95
Piercing Tool Kit: $5.95 to $6.95
Sanding Kit $3.50 to $4.95
Edge Distresser $2.50 to $3.95
Ruler $9.95 to $11.95
Stitch Guide $12.95 to $13.95
Bonding Memories Glue $6.95 to $7.95
Organizer – Small $12.95 to $14.95
Organizer – Medium $16.95 to $19.95
Organizer – Large $22.95 to $24.95
My Acrylix Organizer $12.95 to $14.95

Here is some artwork created using the "Circus Alphabet" Stamp Set.

And here is a fun video!

Here is a mini album we created while at convention.  We used a Picture My Life Kit that will be available to purchase starting August 1st.  I just love how versatile the Picture My Life Kits are!  They can be used for simple pocket scrapbooking, mini albums, cards, home decor, etc!  This mini album is a quick overview of some special moments created at Convention last week.

Have a lovely evening and be sure to visit again soon!