Thursday, December 17, 2009

National Papercrafting Month Special

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month in January, we've created this versatile 12" x 12" Felicity Collection which includes 12 B&T Duos®, 6 new B&T die-cut papers, an exclusive D-size stamp set, and an artwork brochure filled with ideas to rev your creative engines! Featured colors include Autumn Terracotta, Sorbet, and Twilight.

There are 3 ways to get the exclusive Felicity Collection:

1. Add the Felicity Collection to your cart at full retail price.

2. Place an order of $60 US / $70 CAN or more in stamp sets (A, B, C, D, and/or E-size) and get the Felicity Collection FREE! (Qualifying stamp purchases do not include Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul®, Workshops on the Go™, and customizable (K) stamp sets.) You'll be prompted to add your collection at checkout.

3. Place an order of $125 US / $145 CAN or more in Close To My Heart products and get the Felicity Collection FREE! You'll be prompted to add your collection at checkout.

To order visit:  Felicity

This offer is available through January 31, 2010 or while supplies last.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas 2008

I have created many layouts of last Christmas with Close to my Heart's "Jingle" paper. I love the bright, cheery colors.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving 2008

I have actually scrapped layouts from Thanksgiving AND Christmas 2008. And I even did one layout from Thanksgiving 2009. For me that is pretty good as I have years worth of photos that I still need to scrap!

These layouts use the Close to my Heart "Sweet Home" papers. The one on the left is a "Level One" kit which means it was very easy and fast to create. The second layout wasn't much more work because I used a Chrish pattern along the the Sweet Home papers and November Word Puzzle. The monthly word puzzles are retiring at the end of 2009. If you like them, shop now at to get them before they are gone!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October Stamp of the Month is here

Time to start thinking about holiday cards! If you get started now it is possible to create handmade cards to send to your friends and family for Christmas and other winter holidays. Visit my Close to my Heart site for more information on this limited edition set "Holiday Warmth."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

September has been a good month!

It has been busy with a new school year starting, but we have had beautiful weather and a lot of fun activities! I spent a beautiful afternoon at Frederik Meijer Gardens with my mom and nephew. Celebrated another nephew's 1st birthday. Haley started her senior year Cross Country season. Hanna went to Homecoming at FHN. We went to a Tiger's game on a beautiful evening with good friends and even got in a few beach days!

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Products!

I just love getting the new catalogs - it always inspires me to create. This layout features one of the pretty floral paper from "Grace" one of 4 new My Reflections kits featured in the catalog. My daughters and niece took a lot of photos of themselves in our yard and they were my inspiration!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New CTMH Catalog coming soon...

September is right around the corner, which is sad for those of us who love summer sunshine and beach days. But I do love fall, with cool crisp air, fall leaves, fresh apples and excitement of a new school year. I also love September because it means the new Close to my Heart Fall/Winter Catalog is available! As a consultant I get a month-long preview and chance to order some products early! In the past week I assembled my Everyday Celebrations card kit, put together a two page layout with the new Twitterpated Workshop on the Go and made another layout and some cards with the beautiful Grace papers and September Stamp of the Month "Treasures." I will try to post the photos soon!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Everyday Celebrations!

CTMH has done it again - another fabulous card kit to celebrate National Stamping Month in September. This kit retails for $39.95 or can be yours FREE when you purchase $60.00 in stamps - a great way to add to your collection and pick up a wonderful bonus!
I started assembling my kit last night and got half of the cards made. They are so much fun and include great embellishing ideas. The cards themselves are die cut in that fabulous swirly bracket shape!
They are much cuter in person than the photos. I love that I will have 16 cards on hand perfect for a variety of occasions. I am going to make several of them ready for Graduation next year (since I now have a senior) and some of the others for birthdays. Even though there is a guide with step-by-step instructions, with all these stamp images and phrases, there are plenty of options to customize for your card sharing needs!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

FREE paper in August!

It's Your Day with FREE stamps and FREE papers!

For a limited time (August 3 - 17) when you place a minimum order of $100, you not only get the August Stamp of the Month "It's Your Day" but you will get a Level 2 paper packet as well totally FREE (CTMH covers tax and s/h on paper packet).

Check out my website to take advantage of this great special!

Baby Albums

I recently created these 3 cute little accordion albums as baby gifts. I just love Close to my Heart's "Animal Cookies" paper which is bright and fun! It works well for baby boys and baby girls - and older children too!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

Yep I have been super busy with those spring sports. Fortunately the weather has improved although it has been a bit breezy and chilly at some of the tennis matches. Hanna's LaCrosse team had a win in the rain last week. Even though they don't win much, Hanna has a lot of great saves and I am sure with more experience, her team will improve. CC Varsity LAX is having a great season - the JV girls will have big shoes to fill!

I managed to do a little scrapping. Went with two friends to a crop last Friday for National Scrapbooking Day. Here is a two page layout featuring my darling nephew and CTMH's Animal Cookies papers.
I was hoping to get some creating done this weekend. I have to clean, grocery shop and work today but hopefully tomorrow I will have time to sit down and at least make Mother's Day cards!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring Sports

Spring sports are in full swing. Haley had a tennis match today and has matches the next two days. They swept their match today 8-0.

Hanna's JV LaCrosse team is struggling a bit more but considering they have many brand new players, they are doing well. They all seem to really like it.
Here's hoping the sunshine continues and it warms up a bit!

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Bella papers and Buttoned UP


More cards made with new stuff from the Close to my Heart Summer 2009 catalog. Visit my website: on May 1st to shop our new summer products! Or contact me to get your copy.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tickled Pink

Celebrate National Scrapbook Month with this beautiful special from Close to my Heart. Available April 15 through May 31, 2009. this exclusive and limited-edition kit includes four printed papers - including two with glitter, textured cardstock, textured die cuts, a D size stamp set, foam tool and white mini medley accents.
With the purchase of $60.00 in My Acrylix stamps, this set is yours FREE! You can also purchase it for $34.95 on its own. Or earn it FREE when you host a $400 gathering in May or join the CTMH family. Visit for more information or to order online.

Jumping on the bandwagon

I resisted this for a long time because I didn't think I have time, and maybe I won't have time in the future, but right at this moment I do! I like looking at blogs for more scrapbooking and card ideas and links to other blogs, so I thought I would join in the fun!