Sunday, November 30, 2014


For the first time in history, Close To My Heart is offering an AMAZING Cyber Monday special!
On top of this one day only special, the December special CTMH is bringing to us is the "DEAL OF THE DECADE" (your Cyber Monday Cricut Special can count towards the "DEAL OF THE DECADE)!

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart's revolutionary My Acrylix clear polymer stamps-and CTMH wants to celebrate with us! With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C-or D-size stamp sets from the Annual Inspirations 2014-2015 idea Book for only $10. That's up to $7.95 of savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once to achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. A purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so it you purchase both the discounted stamp of the month and the additional stamp at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade!
Here is an image of the December Stamp of the Month: CUTIE PIE

...AND...just when you thought it couldn't get any better...I am excited to bring to your my personal, exclusive "12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SPECIALS!" During each of the 12 Days of Christmas, you will receive an email with a spectacular offer at a promotional price. If you are interested, just email me, tell me how many (or color) you would like, and I will start a shopping bag. I will tally your order and email you a total on December 13th. At that time you can either call with a credit card or mail me a check or via paypal. There will even be a drawing for the Hostess Rewards, so if you find an extra goodie in your order, it is a special just for you!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

HAppy Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you all enjoy a wonderful day with family and friends.
Please know how very thankful I am for you.  Thank you for visiting and reading my blog, for all your support and for your friendship.  I am oh so blessed to be able to connect with you via "!"

God Bless,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Personalized Gifts for ALL occasions!

Are you wanting to give something truly meaningful to your loved ones this holiday season (or for any occasion)?  I've got the perfect suggestion for you!
The Close To My Heart Base & Bling line allows us to create personalized jewlery pieces with our most treasured photos!
I have been busy making one-of-a-kind pieces for individuals across the country this holiday season and would love to make some for you, too!
The bracelet cuffs are just $10 per cuff and the necklaces are $15.  You have the option to add select charms to your necklace pieces for an additional $2 per charm.
I wrap your pieces in a muslin bag I personally stamp so your gift is ready to present to that special someone!
I am accepting orders up until DECEMBER 1st.  There is a $6.00 postage charge for all orders I will be mailing.
I hope I can be of service to you!
(Prices will go up in January)

Friday, November 21, 2014


What a month it has been! My parents were visiting and then I was privileged enough to attend a CTMH Conference in Utah.  OH BOY! My head is bursting with all the new ideas I want to offer to you!\
Thanksgiving is less than a week away.  I have a confession to mkae-I have already started listening to Christmas music (it's my favorite)!  I am most definitely getting into the spirit!  And the December scrapbook layouts will just enhance that holiday spirit.

We will be playing wiht the Yuletide Kit.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors and unique papers this kit offers, as well as the add-on products I used!  Thank you , Karen Pederson, for inspiring me with these papers and accessories!  

I invite you to my studio on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10th to create the pages you see below.  If you are unable to attend the actual class but are interested in purchasing the kit-will be putting kits to go together for as many as interested.  


If you want your layouts to look exactly like mine you will want to order the following add-on products:
*Yuletide Carol Complements
*Black Striped Twill Ribbon
*My Crush Holiday Badge Buttons
*Small FLip Flap Assortment

There is an AMAZING special in December.  When you spend $50 you can purchase AS MANY "C" and "D" STAMP SETS AS YOU WANT for just $10 per set.  There is NO LIMIT to how many you can purchase at the $10 price!!!!!  DECEMBER is the month to stock up on all your favorite stamp sets!!!!!!

Yuletide Carol Shopping List
(Shop in November for December’s Play Group Classes)

Basic Paclage
G1084 Yuletide Carol Workshop on the Go pg 63 35
(includes:  1 Yuletide Carol Paper Packet, 1 Worskhop Stamp Set, 3 extra Cardstock Sheets,
1 Yuletide Carol Assortment, I Sequins Gold Assortment, Instructional Brochure)
1 extra sheet of Colonial White Cardstock pg 189       .40
2 extra sheets of Ruby Cardstock pg 189 1.20
Amy’s Cutting Guide FREE

Better Package = Basic Package + the following 
X7187C Yuletide Carol Complements pg 61 5.70
Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon pg 172 8.00
Z2051 My Crush Holiday Badge Buttons pg 154 6.90
Z1747 Flip Flaps Small Assortment pg 185 4.60
Z697 Round Sponge pg 180 1.50

Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products
Z2118 Desert Sand Pad (for stamping and distressing) pg 189 6.90
Z2170 Ruby Pad (for stamping) pg 189 6.90
Z2135 NE Ivy Pad (for stamping and distressing) pg 189 6.90
Z2015 Black Pad (for stamping) pg 189 6.90

Tools Needed:
Z2046 Piercing Tool Kit pg 191 8.00
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Cartridge pg 142 114.35

Always bring these items with you to class:
Paper Trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam tape, glue dots, liquid glass, ruler and a pencil.
Great items (basics) to add to your order any month:
Z3033 4 Duck Easy Stick Disposable Adhesive Runners pg 182   6.35
Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 182 6.90
1772 or Z341 or Z2089 Regular or Mini or Micro Glue Dots pg 182 8.70
Z697 Round Sponge pg 190 1.50
Z1912 Corner Rounder pg 182 9.20
Z1204 Bone Folder pg 181 5.70
Z1984 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (25) pg 185 25.00
Memory Protectors in various sizes pg 135
Z1325 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps pg 185  
Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 184 35.00
Dry Embossing Folders pg 179 10.35each

Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!) pg 142 6.95 ea. layout

Picture My Life Program Several Collections to choose from pgs 146-149 35.00 each

My Crush Books and Collections Lots to choose from pgs 150-157

Cricut Collections
Z3017 NEW Artfully Sent pg 141 114.35
Z1906 Artbooking pg 142 114.35
Z1790 Artiste pg 143 114.35
Z1686 Art Philosophy pg 143 114.35

*At this level you qualify for the September Stamp of the Month (CUTIE PIE) for $5 ($17.95 value)




Monday, November 3, 2014

Holiday Happenings Workshop


DATE:  Saturday, December 6th
TIME:  10-1:00
COST:  $74.95
(this covers all product for class-my instruction is FREE)

R.S.V.P:  on/before NOVEMBER 14th

I hope you will join me for this festive & fun holiday gathering.
We will begin our time together with a Artfully Sent Presentation-come learn the “ins and outs” of this fabulous cricut cartridge that is a must-have for your crafting collection!
Learn how to create one-of-a-kind greeting cards, picture my life cards and MORE!
 A free create & take project will follow.

At 11:00 we will engage in our creative session.
You will receive all the products needed to create: 

*an adorable snowman canister, complete will a knit hat and jingle bell embellishment-perfect for filling with candy, baked goods or a sweet treasure!

*6 gift card holders-perfect for dressing up a gift card, itunes card or money!

*A Holiday/Winter themed Shadow Box Frame
This will add holiday cheer to any room in your home or a loved one’s home.
Perfect gift for  a teacher, grandmother, BFF or for YOU!
What is nice about this project is, you can change the layout with each season!
In fact-you will be invited back to my stamp studio in January to create a Valentine themed layout which you can place in the frame for the month of February. 

All papers will be pre-cut & images pre-stamped!
You will receive:
 *2 packages of the Snow Haven Compliments
*Mini Medley Ruby Assortment Package
*Designed Decor Shadow Box Frame
*Kraft Canister
*red or black hat for the snowman canister
*Variety of clear and Red Sparkles

My instruction is FREE!
(I do recommend a package of the Base & Bling Adhesives Strips- $5.70)

(extra charge for postage is required)