Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stamps for Sale

Check out some of the stamps I'm getting rid of from my collection.

You can see them here.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of Close to my Heart's "Bang for your Buck"

And it's the last day to get Scentsy's Cupcake warmer at a discount AND the last day to purchase the "Bring Back my Bar scents.  You can find the list of scents for Bring back my Bar here.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Check out the card we will be making at the Launch party on Monday using the new Roxie paper.

Let me know by the end of the day on Friday July 29 if you plan to attend.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


My package arrived yesterday with my new products from Close to my Heart's new idea book.  I didn't get a chance to actually use any of them last night, but I did take a picture of the products in the Mischief Workshop on the Go.  I love the new felt shapes!!

Sorry for the flash on the stamp set.

Don't forget that Sunday is the last day to order from the current Idea Book - not all of the products will carry over to the new one.  If you have any questions, or need a reminder of what is retiring, just let me know.

Be sure to check back later as I post more new products.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Retiring Items

Check out this HUGE list of Close to My Heart Items that will no longer be available after July 31st.
Make sure you order them before they're gone!  You can order here or contact me directly.  There are also a number of stamp sets that will be retiring, but I don't have the list here.  Once I find it I will post it for you.

(I apologize for some of the older pictures - I'm not actually holding workshops with the retiring products).

My Reflections Kits:

Bliss Level 1 -- X7132A, Bliss Level 2 -- X7132B, Bliss stickease -- X7132C,  Bliss WOTG -- G1020

Miracle L1 -- X7133A, Miracle L2 -- X7133B, Miracle stickease -- X7133C, Miracle WOTG -- G1023
Sweetheart L1 -- X7134A, Sweetheart L2 -- X7134B, Sweetheart stickease -- X7132C, Sweetheart WOTG -- G1017

Wings L1 -- X7135A, Wings L2 -- X7135B, Wings stickease -- X7135C, Wings WOTG - G1016

Sophia Level 1 Kit - X7131A, Sophia WOTG - G1019
Mayberry Level 1 Kit - Z7136A, Mayberry WOTG - G1022

Lucky Level 1 Kit - X7137A, Lucky WOTG - G1018

Fanfare Level 1 Kit - X7138A, Fanfare WOTG - G1021

Magnifique L1 -- X7127A, Magnifique L2 -- X7127B, Magnifique stickease -- X7127C

Olivia L1 -- X7128A, Olivia L2 -- X7128B, Olivia stickease -- X7128C
Hooligans L1 -- X7129A, Hooligans L2 -- X7129B, Hooligans stickease -- X7129C

Mistletoe L1 -- X7130A, Mistletoe L2 -- X7130B, Mistletoe stickease -- X7130C
My Acrylix blocks:  1” x 1 ½” block -- Y1001, 1” x 6 ½” block -- Y1005, 2” x 11” block -- Y1007, 2 ½” x 2 ½” block -- Y1004,  4 ½” x 6 ½” block -- Y101, My Acrylix block starter kit -- Y1500
Stamp Pad sets: Antique -- Z1564, Timeless -- Z1569, Harmony -- Z1560, Blossom -- Z1570, Carnival -- Z1573, Celebration -- Z1574, Harvest -- Z1562, Garden -- Z1567, Classic -- Z1563, Cozy -- Z1600Marker sets:  Antique -- Z1554, Timeless -- Z1559, Harmony -- Z1550, Blossom -- Z157, Carnival -- Z1572, Celebration -- Z1575, Harvest -- Z1552, Garden -- Z1557, Classic -- Z1553, Cozy -- Z1610
Most Cardstock will no longer be available in single colour packs.  Contact me if you have a questions about a specific colour.  All colours will be available in combo packs.
Various additional products - embellishments, tools, etc.

  • All envelope flats - these are being replaced with envelopes - although not all sizes are continuing
  • Designer ribbons: cranberry -- Z1209 ,buttercup -- Z1154,sweet leaf -- Z1125
  • Sophia L2 Journaling Spots -- Z1357
  • Mini Medley Accents: Pear -- Z1339,Lagoon -- Z1340,Outdoor Denim -- Z1277
  • Top Coats – Framed In -- Z1211
  • Rub Ons: Across the Board -- Z123, Primavera -- Z1265
  • Dimensional Elements: Villa -- Z1390, Miracle -- Z1354, Booksmart -- Z1223,Borders -- Z1156, Framed Fun -- Z1140, Plain Chipboard -- Z1164,Stars -- Z1312 (new ones in fall book that coordinate with cricut), All Dimensional Elements Monograms (new DE alphabets in fall book – similar but new sizes and shapes)
  • 3” x 3” Mini Album -- Z1166
  • My Creations 3 ring binder -- Z1141
  • Kraft Color Ready Borders -- Z1377
  • Red Eye Pen -- 3501
  • Embossing Powders:  Clear -- Z671,Heavenly Blue -- Z647, Pansy Purple -- Z664,Silver Pearl -- Z678
  • Block Buddy Set -- Z1289
  • Pivot Point Stapler -- Z1009
  • Texture Tools – Foam Tools -- Z1090
  • Fun Flock -- Z263
  • My Accents Organizer -- Z183
  • My Accents Block Organizer -- Z185
  • Euro Personal Paper Trimmer -- Z338
  • Euro Replacement Blades -- Z339 
  • Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring -- Z340

Monday, July 18, 2011

Working on Upcoming Events

While I'm working on my upcoming Idea Book Launch party I may not be posting a whole lot of creations.  I thought I'd take the time to go through some of the stamp sets that I don't tend to use anymore as well as the paper I have lying around and offer them at my Launch Party.  So I'm sure I'll be working on getting those "inventoried" - is that a word??

I"m also anxiously awaiting the new products from the new idea Book that I ordered.  As soon as I have time to play with it I will post my creations.

Don't forget to stop by either here or my website over the next few days as I post my workshops for the fall - workshop on the go's, Halloween treats, Christmas Cards, place setting treats and more!

Happy Creating!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Art Philosophy Cricut

Take a look at this video showing Close to My Heart's new Cricut cartridge.  You can order it from me starting August 1st.

Food for Thought

I found this over on Tara`s blog and thought it would be fun to play along.  Feel free to take it and add it to our blog as well.

Have you seen this list? It's making the blog rounds. I thought I'd play along. You 'bold' whatever you have done so far on the list. Anything in italics are comments that I`ve added.  If you play along too I'd love to see your answers so let me know!

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band school

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland /world

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch  - I`m sure I`ve done something just can`t think of what.
15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

 26.  Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon - not yet, but I`d like to.

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelos David

41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China - we missed it while we were in China :(

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class - going to start one soon.

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67.  Bounced a check 

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72.  Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75.  Been fired from a job 
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78.  Been on a speeding motorcycle 

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80.  Published a book 
81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper - it was my back, but I knew it was me
85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in one day

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog candy Winner

I'm sitting here waiting for all the new info from Close to my Heart's Convention, so I thought it was a good time to post the winner for my blog candy.

Congratulations to:

HALEY D.!!!!

Contact me with your address and I'll get your package in the mail.

Back to twitter to keep up on the new stuff.  If you haven't heard yet there is TONS of new stuff including card stock weight B&T paper, Cork alphabet and Cricut cartirdges (that apparently come with 3 stamp sets!!!)  AND new lower prices for our stamp sets.  WOO HOO!!!!  I can't wait to see the new Idea Book.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me!!!!

It's my day to celebrate and I'm giving you the FREE gifts.  Contact me to find out how to get yours.

It's also your last day to enter for my blog candy.  Check out the details here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Teacher Appreciation

Here's a card for a swap that I'm in.  After I signed up for this group I wondered why I did - my kids aren't in school yet.  I know I'll need and use these cards eventually, but I wasn't even sure where to start with them.

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Pattern:  Winning Combination from Originals
Paper: Cherry-O (retired)
Stamps: You're Sweet, A little Thanks
Ink: Tulip, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate
Embellishments: cocoa ribbon, Glitz Glitter Gel

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Here's a Sympathy card I made for a swap.  I always seem to have trouble making them, especially right when I need them so I love keeping a few Sympathy cards on hand.

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Pattern: Sentiment Secured from Wishes
Paper: Veranda (retired)
Stamps: Say it in Style
Ink: Vanilla Cream
Embellishments: Just Blooms paper flowers, Colonial White Brads

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Not Quite....Almost

I think it's been a few weeks since I shared one of my kids "cute" stories.  So here it goes .....

Monkey was lounging in bed with me the other morning.  And as much as I was enjoying our time together, I knew we were hitting the "sweet spot" where we had to wake Princess up and start getting everyone fed and dressed so we could leave the house on time.  So I asked Monkey if he was ready to go down for break fast yet.  His reply:  "Uh, not quite yet.  But almost Mommy."  Once I finished chuckling at his comment I said, "You know you are just too darned cute sometimes."  His response:  "Yeah.  I know."  (Good thing he's modest too!)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Gear Up to Party

 This is the invitation I made for Monkey's birthday.  I had originally wanted to do a farm invitation to go with the theme of the party, but of course I don't have Close to My Heart's "HOWDY" set yet.  So I had to rethink my idea and came up with this:

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Pattern: Geometric from Wishes
Paper: Tinkerin' (retired)
Stamps: Gear Up
Ink: Twilight, Tulip, Clover Meadow (retired)
Embellishments: Red Buttons

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Blog Candy

I thought I would celebrate my upcoming birthday with you and offer up some candy.  I don't have a picture of it because it's going to be a surprise, but I'm sure there will be at the very least some cards from my stash in there.

So how do you enter?  You will get 1 entry for completing one of each of the following:
  1. Leave a comment on this post
  2. Become a follower and let me know.  If you are already a follower let me know as well.
  3. Sign up for my Close to my Heart newsletter by emailing me.
  4. Sign up for my Scentsy newsletter here.
  5. Post a link to my candy on your blog.  Let me know you've done so with a link back to your blog.
The candy will close on July 13th and I'll make the draw for the winner on July 14th.

Good Luck!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Canadian Celebration

Check out this month's Stamp of the Month:

Canadian Celebration
You can get this stamp set for $25.50 for the month of July only.  Or even better place an order and you could get it at a discount or even FREE!!  Contact me today for more details and to get yours.

Friday, July 1, 2011