Saturday, July 31, 2010

Customer Appreciation Sale

Close to my Heart has announced that from August 4--August 11, 2010 they will be having a
2, 4, 6, Customer Appreciation Sale!!

My Stickease $2.00
Level 1 Kits $4.00
Level 2 Kits $6.00

These are available on my website only
Now is the time to stock up on your favorites and try some new papers.

So be sure to stop by my website on Wednesday morning and take a look at all the great kits and stock up before they are gone.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

X7115B Jingle level 2

I had wanted to spend my weekend catching up on some scrapbooking, due to the printer and I not getting along to well, I couldn't print out any pictures so while looking at the CTMH bullentin boards I came across an idea by Chris over at So I made a few of these to give out to people, I used the same papers as Chris mainly because I had alot of it sitting here, the layout is a little different as are the front cover and 3x3 card, and I added ribbon to mine.

This picture the inside.

a better look at the contents

what is written on the 6x6 cs, this came from an idea by Jennifer. there is enough room in the folders that I can also include a SOTM flyer in them.

All products are Close to my Heart.
X7115B Jingle level 2
D1244 Snow Friends
D1438 Circle of Love
Z209 White Daisy Organdy ribbon
1272 Cranberry cs Z2116 cranberry ink Z2316 cranberry marker
X5752 Juniper cs Z2165 juniper ink Z2365 juniper marker
Z2111 Chocolate ink Z2311 chocolate marker
Z2366 Tulip marker
Z2362 Honey marker
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z134 Prisma Glitter
Z1151 3-D foam
And thanks to the Bow Easy because I don't do so good at making bows.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CTMH Scrappin Ladies

This is one of the spot light moments at convention, I had so much fun watching these ladies, they did a wonderful job. Thank you to whom ever recorded this.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

D1265 Gracious Greetings and D1436 The Present

Decided to make a few simple cards today, have some birthdays coming up in August and want to be ready. I have been wanting a way to store my sponge daubers and sponges but didn't want to just throw them in basket and have to dig when I needed them so I went to Joanns yesterday and found this thread holder, and it works great, I can put the sponge and the same color dauber on the same stick. I use the binder clips to hold my sponges that I don't get so much ink on my fingers.

These cards are simple to make, I pulled out my Cricut and Storybook cart. to cut the shapes. All supplies are CTMH, except the little pearl colored stones, and I used my Glue Glider Pro adhesive.

Supplies used:
D1265 Gracious Greetings My Acrylix stamp set
D1436 The Present My Acrylix stamp set
Z679 Liquid glass
Z1151 3-D Foam tape
Z1290 Sparkles
Z2112 Citrus exclusive ink
Z2129 Hydrangea exclusive ink
Z2113 Clover meadow exclusive ink
Z2109 Bubblegum exclusive ink
Z2149 Star Spangled blue exclusive ink
1228 Citrus CS
1231 Bubblegum CS
1233 Star Spangled blue CS
X5634 Hydrangea CS
1229 Clover Meadow CS
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Just a few pictures

Okay, so I have to show off a couple of new pictures of Hunter, he is getting so big, he is now 7 months old and I got o keep him monday nite and tuesday, well he decided to let me know that he can now pull himself up on things, which made for an interesting day (I had a blast with him) can't wait to keep him again. This first picture is after he had pulled up to look out the window, he got tickled watching the hummingbirds on their feeder.

Next he found grand daddy's bobcat and decided he would play with the kitty, but found that the fake moss was much more fun,

You know how sometimes you have something that you really look forward to, well for me that is my birthday, not because of the reasons you may think but because it falls during blackberry pickin season, (the first week or 2 of july), well one of my coworkers MJ makes some of the best blackberry cobbler you ever want to taste, she makes one pan for everyone in the clinic but then she makes a small one just for me as my birthday present, well, guess what I got today, so I just had to take a picture and share with you all. MJ thank you.

This last picture is of some of the goodies that we recieved at convention, the new ink pads are from the new color palette for summer. The stamp sets at the front were for convention goers only, using the picture this theme, and the other images from conventions.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

wooden letters

This is my second post for the day, I finally picked up some mod podge so that I could get the wooden letters on my wall covered with paper. I had my paper picked out and when I was going to work on them no mod podge. I think they came out kind of cute. Hope you like them.

I watched Karlee's video over at Karleekrafts to make sure I got the mod podge part right, (Thanks Karlee)
After I punched out the dragonflies twice, I used glue pen to put them together and then I put Crystal stickles on them to give them a shine, I put on a small amount and spread it with my finger, used 3-d foam tape to place them on letters. The butterflies were stamped with Versamark and then embossed with Lilac mist embossing powder, I cut them out and used 3-D foam on back of them.
These turned out to be alot of fun to do.

Products used are all Close to my Heart unless noted.

X7089A Life Delights paper pack level 2
D1093 Spring Possibilities my Acrylix stamp set
D1436 The Present my Acrylix stamp set
Z646 Lilac Mist Embossing powder
Z1127 Chocolate ribbon
Garden green ribbon
Z1331 Foundry Flourishes Accents
X5639 Sweet Leaf cs
X5642 Chocolate cs
Z1151 3-D foam tape
Z891 VersaMark
Z553 Glue pen
Crystal Stickles
ms butterfly punch
dragonfly punch

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Convention art work pictures

These are just a few pictures of the wonderful art work I saw while at convention, I did not get the names of the ladies that created all of these but to all of them I say "what a wonderful job".
I took over 45 pictures of artwork but I am only posting a few, choosing which ones to post was the hardest. There was so talent in these rooms, I really enjoyed all of the artwork.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pictures from convention

These pictures are in no order but I will have some in order on my next post, still tryin to get them all straight, but I wanted to share a few with you.
This first one is closing nite dinner, from left top Inga, Stacey, myself and Fran. Ladies I had a wonderful time.

This was getting ready to go in for general session on Sat. am.

They decorated the stairs leading up to the second floor so Fran and I took our pictures here

This is also at closing dinner Sat nite, this gentleman named Michael came out and started to just slap paint up on this black canvas and this is how it ended, a beauitful painting of Jeanette.

This is some of the art work that we saw, there was so much, just beauitful cards, layouts, 3-D things. I will post more of the art work that I saw on the next post.

This paper rose was done by Bren, and I have many more pictures of her paper roses, she does such a wonderful job. she does have a vedio on youtube that I will find and post a link to.

This is the back of the Gaylord, I was standing on the dock when I took this one.

So this is all I have right now, I have baby Hunter here and he wants to play with he keyboard so I will be back in a little bit and post more pictures. Thanks for stopping by.
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Monday, July 12, 2010

Back from CTMH convention

We got back from Close to my Heart convention at National Harbor yesterday, it was a blast!!
I met some wonderful people, and learned so much.
I will post some pictures later, need to pick out a few, I only took about 384, so I need to go though them.

Wait till you see the new Fall/Winter 2010 Idea Book.
The new Idea Book is awesome! We had a great convention--so much fun, excitement and so much creative inspiration!! What an amazing event! Can't wait to share some of the new techniques and products used. My poor head is spinning with all the new ideas in it.

Here is a short summary of some of the annoucements and new products.

* New layout book (Magic) featuring interactive page features, ( each layout pattern has a stadard and an interactive option).

* 8 new Great Summer palatte colors!

* now easier for Hostesses to earn Hostess rewards Plus!

* New enhancements to Studio J, including new Studio J memberships with exclusive options
and discounts! more info to come later.

* And a ton of Great new Products!!!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

CTMH convention

I am getting ready to head to DC for my first ever Close to my Heart convention and I am so excited. I can just imagine all the people I am going to meet and all the things I am going to learn while there. This will 3 days of fun pack learning, creating, and getting to know faces that go with the names of wonderful ladies I have met online. I will post pictures when I get back hm. This is going to be a great way to spend my birthday!!!
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Monday, July 5, 2010

My Scrapbook rm

I have moving things around in my scrapbook rm and decided that since it was looking okay I would post pictures but first I have to show what I did to my laptop. CTMH convention is this week and I get to go, so I thought I would use my cricut and the provo craft vinyl and dress it up. What do you think?

Okay so here are the pictures of the rm, 1st pic is standing at the door way, I had a couple of the white boxes, the ones with my CTMH cs I have had a while. Thanks Dawn for 4 more of the 4 shelf ones that are now in the corner by the desk. I put my notebooks and some reference books in these.

This is where I keep all of my CTMH Acylix stamp sets and Cricut stuff,

work table, my CTMH inks are always within reach, the pamperchef wheel holds my coloring pencils, scissors, Glue Glider pro.

the little island hold my MM paper cutter and has a couple of shelves for when I need them, the white blocks have lots of different stuff in drawers, 1 holds all the bind it all stuff, 1 has all my punches, Chalks and applicators are in one. I can't find my Modge Podge, so I am going to have to pick up some more so that I can cover my CTMH letters on the wall. also on top of the blocks I have some cards that either I have done or some that were sent to me. I like havin them out.

this is on the right side of the desk, Calvin put peg boards on the wall for me so that I could hang things up and boy did I put them to use, alot of what is up here is stuff for his hunting and fishing albums.

This is my other work table where I do alot of my heat embossing and if I am using glitter I will work on this table so that it doesn't get into everything. The second part of the peg board, this also holds just different little things. The basket on the right side of the table has all of my current card creations in it.

under the work table I have a 3 drawer thing that it the top drawer paper things to be altered.
second drawer holds glue glider refills. (need to place an order soon) and the bottom drawer holds glue pens and refills for the Xyron 2", the office depot here had them and was closing them out so I got a bunch for 1.00 apiece.

Okay so I had to throw in a couple of cards, these first ones are kitten cards I made for Ginger using Cricut Create-a-Critter, all cardstock is Close to my Heart.

This little guy is also from the Cricut Create-a-Critter, he was fun to make. papers are CTMH Twitterpated level 2
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