Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas to Those Who Celebrate.....

and Happy Holidays as we head towards a new year. As I begin to pack up my craft room for the anticipated move, I reflect on all the wonderful blogging and Facebook crafty peeps that have become a part of my world. I am grateful for each and every one of you. I will be on hiatus awhile as I have to focus on a new year, new me and a new life. 2016 will be one of renewal and growth in all ways. So Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings and much love always.

Until next time....

Saturday, November 7, 2015

I feel like Santa in one of my favorite holiday Movies.....

You guessed it! Miracle on 34th Street (the original of course). I do not normally share things that are not CTMH related BUT I am here to share a product that has saved my sanity. It is the Scrap 'n Easel from ContainYa Crafts. I had recently cut and stamped all my pieces for the Zoe Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go and did not have time to complete the layouts that day. Well, I ended up with this:

Well, it stayed like this for a week until I decided to take out the Scrap 'n Easel and took 5-10 minutes at a time to place the pieces with the magnets it comes with. In no time, I ended up with this:

Today it took me maybe 10 minutes to adhere it all down. The nice part is that I can use it as a design board too! This product has my full endorsement (and no I do not get anything for endorsing it). Here is a demonstration video from Youtube:

So please stop by their wonderful website. The store is closed until November 16th due to a death in the family. I am sending my condolences in this post as well. Until next time.....

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happy Sunday all....

Greetings and Salutations,

I am recovering from a little procedure from Thursday and making the most of my time. I can say I have been quite a but creative these past day. Here is the first thing I can share :) This is a great craft fair item or little gift made with our Base and Bling Circle Pendants, Covers and Style Sheets, as well as, key rings from Home Depot. You use Liquid Glass to adhere the glass cover. Took 2 minutes literally! You  can also make jewelry. You can view the complete line here: Base & Bling Collection. You can email me for more details.

I do not tend to update my blog lately as I have a page over on Facebook where I post more frequently. Come and join us HERE for the latest updates. Well off to work on my Workshops on the Go Zoe Scrapbooking Kit. Until next time....

Friday, September 11, 2015

Hello..... It's National Stamping Month......

September is National Stamping Month, and this year

Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life!

Hello Life!

Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix®Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD—a savings of $6.90 USD!

Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blogInstagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.
Watch the campaign video and contact me for more details.


ADD TO CARTNational Stamping Month—Hello, Life! Combo
During September, you can purchase all three exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets for only $34.95 USD.
*Offer valid September 1, 2015 (9:00 am MDT)–September 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MDT). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of any discounted items.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It was a Kiwi Lane Day....

Greetings all...

I had to share a layout that I made during a Kiwi Lane class held by my fellow CTMH sister Anita. I have had these templates for (ahem) a year and finally have the courage to use them LOL! These are pics from our camping trip at Jellystone Park in Luray, VA. I have a TON more pics to scrapbook and am making sure I am documenting and labeling all pics. Here is the layout:

I will of course journal but I wanted to upload this before I forgot. Well, off I go. Until next time......

Monday, September 7, 2015

Greetings all and Happy Labor Day

Today I am feeling the call to create but the organization call is stronger. I need to get ready for the local Crop for Saturday and then the Breast Cancer Crop on the 26th. So many wonderful exciting things. I have been celebrating my birthday weekend (I may extend it out the rest of the month) and cannot feel more blessed. We started on Friday with a trip to Buffalo Wild Wings with my amazing friend Aimee and the kids and then they had booked an appointment for me to get my 2nd tattoo. Here are some pics:

Saturday we went to the NY Aquarium where is was SO HOT!!! The kids shared a coke with an MVP- ME...

We even had the original Nathan's and L&B Spumoni. I showed them things I did, where I grew up and where I lived when I was a young'in. It is important that they learn their parents history and I am so glad we did it. Now for my 50th they can plan a party and send me on a Hawaiian cruise lol. 

Wishing everyone a wonderful Labor Day and will be back creating soon. Until next time...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

I learned something new....

and I just had to share. I though my mojo had taken off and decided to go to my Pinterest board. I made this mini book out of 1- 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper from the Zoe Paper Pack. I used the Zoe Complements and I used Colonial White Cardstock for the photo mats and journal mats. Here are the pics :)

I cannot wait to add pictures to this :) I decided I will be ordering the Hook & Loop Dots do it can be closed. You can find everything I used and more on my personal website open to you 24 hours a day. You can CLICK HERE. If you have any questions, you can Contact me here. Until next time.......

Sunday, August 2, 2015

You can do what I do....

and have a load of fun doing it! It’s easy to join and I would love to have you as part of my team Start by clicking on the “Let’s Get Started” link at the bottom of this post and completing the form. As part of your enrollment you will purchase the Consultant Kit for only $129 USD / $149 CAD. Your kit includes the basic business and creative supplies you need to start your journey and is valued over $445! Discover all the wonderful rewards of being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.

Are you a former Consultant? When you re-sign up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant during August using the same email address from your previous Consultant account, you have the opportunity to pick from either a “business building essentials” version of the New Consultant Kit for $49 or a regular New Consultant Kit for $129. Simply click HERE, and log in to your Close To My Heart account using that same email to qualify!


  • Zoe B&T Duos™ Bulk Pack (BULK369, qty 1)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385, qty 1)
  • Whisper Cardstock (X5929, qty 1)
  • Glacier Cardstock (X5770, qty 1)
  • Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2164, qty 2)
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2641, qty 2)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173, qty 2)
  • Aqua Shimmer Trim (Z3086, qty 2)
  • Grey Enamel Gems (Z3089, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® So Many Smiles (C1619, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® In Review (C1622, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® My Story (B1482, qty 2)
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254, qty 1)
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1010, qty 2)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block (Y1006, qty 2)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 2)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 2)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Round Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1, 25 per pack)
  • Annual Inspirations (WC1161, qty 10)
  • Holiday Expressions (WCS1161, qty 10)
  • Cardstock Color Sampler (W1136, qty 1)
  • Paper Fundamentals Sampler (W1137, qty 1)
  • Annual Inspirations B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1138, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Petite Perks™ Tribal Circles (W2032, qty 3)
  • Idea Book Postcard (W1129, qty 1)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty 1)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)
Items shown represent contents of New Consultant Kits ordered between August 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015. Contents are subject to change without notice, and change regularly based on product and collateral availability. Shipping and handling and applicable taxes apply.

Ready to become a Consultant? Let’s get started.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

For the Cricut Lovers.....

Hi there....

It is me again. Did you know that the Cricut Collection's come September 1st will have Cardstock packs instead of the Chipboard Elements? Yes sirree. I am super excited about it for sure. And did you know that there is a New Cricut Collection? I have it in my hot little hands and love it. It is Artistry and comes in either Traditional or Digital Format.
Cricut Artistry Traditional

Cricut Artistry Digital

The traditional Collection includes:

1 – Cartridge (700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)

3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets

1 – Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack

And the Digital Collection contains the same shapes, stamp sets, and cardstock as the cartridge collection. The only difference is the 700 images are accessed using an online code rather than a physical cartridge.*

*Available only for use with Cricut® Explore™ and Cricut® Explore Air™.

Cricut® is a registered trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc. All rights reserved.
Want to see the other Cricut Collections? Just click the links below:

Well, off I go to spend more Quality time with my Cricut Artistry Collection. Until next time....

Going but will not be Forgotten....

Afternoon All,

I wanted to share the current listing of items that are retiring from our current Idea Book. When these items are out of stock you won't be able to get them (unless you want to spend oodles of $$$ on Ebay). Get them while you can:

Retiring Items

1010A $5.75
1011 $2.50
A1147 $6.95
A1152 $6.95
A1153 $6.95
A1162 $6.95
A1165 $6.95
A1166 $6.95
A1168 $6.95
A1171 $6.95
B1403 $9.95
B1432 $9.95
B1442 $9.95
B1452 $9.95
B1456 $9.95
B1457 $9.95
B1459 $9.95
B1461 $9.95
B1464 $9.95
B1465 $9.95
B1468 $9.95
B1469 $9.95
B1470 $9.95
C1504 $13.95
C1506 $13.95
C1522 $13.95
C1533 $13.95
C1556 $13.95
C1557 $13.95
C1561 $13.95
C1562 $13.95
C1570 $13.95
C1576 $13.95
C1589 $13.95
C1592 $13.95
C1595 $13.95
C1597 $13.95
C1598 $13.95
C1600 $13.95
C1601 $13.95
C1602 $13.95
C1603 $13.95
D1469 $17.95
D1507 $17.95
D1540 $17.95
D1541 $17.95
D1543 $17.95
D1544 $17.95
D1550 $17.95
D1552 $17.95
D1553 $17.95
D1554 $17.95
D1559 $17.95
D1602 $17.95
D1603 $17.95
D1616 $17.95
D1632 $17.95
E1026 $29.95