Sunday, August 26, 2012


Friday night was my Scholastic workshop and I thought I would show you what we created.

Here is the layout I created using the Imagine Book, Jazzy Combination on pg 38 & 39.
This is the 2nd layout of the night - the Workshop on the Go layout from corporate. 

As many of you know, we homeschool but my kids do attend a homeschool coop so every week in their lunch I try and put a quick card to let them know I love them and am thinking of them.  It doesn't have to be fancy but it does have to be there.  The kids have come to look forward to them and there is no way I can forget it.

Here are the cards I created for last weeks lunch. Like I said - very simple.  Remember, your cards don't always have to be brilliant but they do have to be there.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cricut Artiste is EASY!!!

Our new Cricut Artiste is Hot, Hot, HOT!!!!!!  I absolutely love the cartridge and where I would never make a box or gift bag before, I can have something super easy and super cute in a matter of minutes.  If the whole idea of boxes, bags, banners, flowers and party favors from a simple pieces of paper confuses you - watch this quick video where Brian explains how the cartridge and booklets work together to create fabulous projects.  It is super easy with even more explanation then ever before; Look even a man can do it! :)

Here is one more quick video that corporate made to explain how the coordinating images use the same size on the size dial for all the cut pieces - like eyes on a halloween bag.

If you are ready to get your hands on your own Artiste Cartridge, click here to order yours now.

And, don't forget about our September 8th all day crop.  I will have my Artiste Cartridge at the crop for us all to use and create with.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

All Day Crop Coming Soon!

Our next all day crop is coming soon - September 8th!  Get your calendar out and mark out the day because you don't want to miss a chance to scrapbook, eat and have fun with your friends.  We will meet at the Best Western in Spring Hill, TN from 9am to 9pm.  Lunch and Dinner are provided for $25.  As usual,  I will have my personal stamps for you to use and new products for you to see and purchase. 

Sign up here to join us for the all day crop.

During the crop, I am going to kick off our monthly card/homedecor workshop.  This month we will focus our attention on the new Scroll Album from Close to My Heart.  This scroll is absolutely beautiful and a great way to display your loved ones out and about for all to see.  Don't have a mantel?  Thanks o.k.. Hang it vertically and let the scroll look like a ribbon hanging on your narrow wall.  Can't make it to the crop but still want to make the album?  We will be creating the album at 2pm so come by and make it with us even if you can't stay all day.  I so wish you could see the scroll in person - it is absolutely beautiful!

Sign up here for the scroll workshop.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's National Scrapbooking Month Again!!!

YEAH!!! It is National Scrapbooking Month again and CTMH has come out with a cute double stamp set - "It's Your Day" to celebrate.  Watch this quick video below to see how cute and fun this stamp set is for your everyday moments.

Don't forget to come to my Open House Saturday, August 18th to see a preview of MANY of the new products in our Fall Idea Book, have a little to eat and play with the products.  You can place an qualifying order there or hop over to my website and start shopping now.  While you are there, don't forget to select the While Supplies Last button on the bottom of the list to the right, to see all the items on Clearance.  These items have been going fast, so you better check it out soon!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Go now to my website to get some incredible deals on papers, stamps sets, embellishments and even our quick pix albums for $2!!!! Quantities are limited so stop reading and go now!!! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Join Me for a fun filled Open House

Fall Catalog Open House
 August 18th 
 11am to 1pm
At my home -  E-mail me for the address

I will have many of the new items from the Fall Close to My Heart Idea Book including our newest Cricut Artiste catridge for you to see.  We will be creating a quick make-n-take, have some snacks and preview many of the upcoming classes and workshops for the coming months.

Bring a new friend and you can choose one of our new Alcohol base marker pairs of your choice for FREE!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Working On Some Cards

I have been working on a few cards lately.  I love using my scraps of papers from my layouts to make different cards.  I found I needed a thank you card and a sympathy card this week and wanted to start working on cards for my kids for when they attend their homeschool co-op.  Last year I started putting real cards in their lunch every week and with 4 kids - I'm going through cards quickly!

They are simple but simple is good. You don't need to over whelm, just send a smile.  Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Decorate for a quick, fun Space Party!

Love this new video CTMH created showing off our new Cricut Artiste cartridge.  Their are so many themed buttons on this cartridge and so much can do with them that you will be thinking up reasons to have a party. 

To get your cartridge with 698 unique images on it, click here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's August 1st - Celebration Day! Woohoo!!!

Today is a day to celebrate.  Nope it's not my birthday or anniversary.  It's not the beginning of a vacation but it is the 1st day of Close to My Heart's new Fall Catalog and the beginning of their new $49 Consultant Kit!!!!  This kit is full of fun supplies, business papers and ideas to keep you moving and teaching others for months to come.  For only $49 why not give it a try!?!  Close to My Heart is an amazing company to work with on preserving your memories by scrapbooking and give others smiles with cards and gifts. 

AND not only can you get a fabulous kit for only $49, CTMH is now throwing in their convention bag that was given to all attendign cosultants at convention last month.  This is a beautiful, versatile, perfect for scrapbooking bag and current consultants who did not attend convention are drooling all over trying to get their hands on it.  BUT, while supplies last, all new consultants will receive one FREE in their consultant kit.  The retail value is over $50 more then the consultant kit itself!!!Sign up and  Get yours today!!!

Also, I thought I would share something fun with you.  Recently, at the CTMH convention in Dallas, we were blessed to have Simple Scrapbooking founder Stacey Julien as a guest speaker.  She showed us this fabulous video of her family and it brought tears to my eyes.  It inspired me to try and create one myself.  My husband had to go out of town recently and to send him a little hug, I sent this.  I hope you enjoy.