Friday, November 8, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy #6

Behind in posting these again.  I'll work on getting caught up.

 Designed Decor Flip Stand Album.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy #5

I mentioned the other day about creating a Hallowe'en book from the Artbooking Cartridge and here's the video for it!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy #4

So looking forward to making some of these Hallowe'en layouts.  Especially since I picked up the Spellbound Paper Pack from the While Supplies last section of my website. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy #3

I am sooooo excited to make one of these little mini albums from this cricut.  And they really couldn't make it any easier!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy #2

Sorry I'm a little behind in posting the videos.  I have been having some trouble sharing them, but it seems to be working now.

Check out this one making school layouts.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


As you may have heard, Close to My Heart released another new Cricut collection in their latest catalogue.  AND they will be offering weekly videos to show you some of the amazing things that you can do witht his cartridge.  I don't have mine yet (it's arriving on Tuesday), BUT I do want to attempt to recreate at least one item from each Artbooking video that they show.  Here's the first video for you to watch.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Frost Yourself

Welcome to our new product blog hop!  I chose to use the new FROSTED paper pack!  I always love the winter themed paper because I can do so much with it!

I created BOTH layouts from the Workshop on the go and still had lots of paper left to create some other goodies.The pictures of the workshop on the go are from CTMH corp pictures - they look much better than my own pictures. 

Here's the card I made using some of the scraps from the Frosted WOTG and the very cute Wintery Wishes stamp set.  The only way you can get this stamp set is by hosting a qualifying gathering.  But you won't want to miss out on it - the penguins are ADORABLE!!

Now I did use the retired clear cards to make this one (but I loved how it looked.)  And I added some of the silver glitter paper to it as well!

Be sure to check out everyone on this hop:

Laughing Lola - Tracy
ProPlayer - Caroline
Sarita and Babycakes - Diana

Huntington - Shelley
Frosted - Heather

Supplies used(all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Frosted
Stamps:  Frosted WOTG, Wintery Wishes Hostess Rewards
Ink:  Twilight, Crystal Blue, Slate, Grey Flannel (retired), blush
Embellishments:  Frosted Assortment, Sparkles Flourishes
Other items: Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Surf's Up


It's summer time and I know we are all spending time outside enjoying the sunshine and the surf!  For this month's blog hop, we are featuring the exclusive "Surf's Up" paper pack from Close to My Heart!    We're celebrating fun in the sun with this colorful paper pack that also has some amazing coordinating accessories and embellishment.

Not only are all of our creations going to use our Surf's Up paper line BUT they will also be using our exclusive Art Philosophy, Artiste, and/or the NEW Artbooking Cricut cartridges available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant!  What ?!?!? If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one of the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this versatile cartridges from many talented crafty ladies!  Enjoy our blog hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Justine of The Twilight Stamper then you are in the right place!

I was so excited to create something with the Surf's Up paper pack for you.  And that I was going to get to play with my Cricut (I really don't get it out enough).  So I looked through the cricut book, looked for ideas in the Close to My Heart idea book, on Pinterest, etc and I just couldn't find what I wanted to show you.  So I left it for a few days.  And then it came to me - simplicity!

Many of the items that I see created from the cricut are beautiful and stunning works of art.  But I think sometimes we forget that we can use our cartridges for the simper things too.  So I decided to make a couple of cards, and keep them simple.  I love how they turned out, and the are the perfect size to use as thank yous for my customers orders.


I used the Artiste Cartridge from Close to my Heart for these cards.  The dial was set at 3 to make them into the cute little 3x3 cards.  I inked the edges with Lagoon ink, and used "A True Thank you" as the sentiment.  It was also stamped in Lagoon, and then I used the Sorbet alcohol markers to colour in "Thank You".  You may remember that this stamp set was used to raise money for the Red Cross after the devastating tornadoes hit Oklahoma.  If you missed purchasing it, you will be able to get it starting August 1st from the Fall/Winter Idea Book.

I'm the last stop on this hop, but if you'd like to start again head back to Lucy's blog at Love 2 Create.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~Love 2 Create (link:
  2. Theodora ~Celebrate Crafts (link:
  3. Traci ~Paper Crafting 101  (link:
  4. Michelle ~My Flights of Fancy (link:  )
  5. Melinda Everitt - ifyoublingit (link:
  6. Melissa Harris ~ The Keen Krafter (link:
  7. Justine Hovey ~ The Twilight Stamper (link:'s-up.html)
  8. Heather Hunt ~ Creative Coconut (link: )

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Scentsy Update!

As some of you know, I am also a consultant with Scentsy Family.  This past week I was attended Scentsy Family Reunion (their convention) in Indianapolis.  I had a BLAST and can't wait for next year's event.

I participated in the first Scentsy Family 5K.  This was also only the second 5K that I've completed.  It was HOT and HUMID that morning, but I still managed to finish in just over 45 minutes AND that included having my picture taken in the middle of the race.

Heidi and Orville Thompson (President and CEO of Scentsy) and myself.

But what I really wanted to share with you today, is the expansion of Scentsy.  Starting September 1st, Scentsy AND Grace Adele will be expanding to Australia and Mexico.  If you or someone you know lives in one of these countries, and wants to be a part of this wonderful company, be sure to contact me.  I'm happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

If you'd like to keep up to date on all the new things that are happening with the Scentsy Family, be sure to LIKE my Facebook Page.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


So I know that it's still early July, and if you are like me you really don't want to think about the snow yet.  But I thought I'd share the new "FROSTED" paper with you today.  I just signed up to participate in a blog hop with this kit, so be sure that you check back later this month to see what else I created with it ,but for now here is what the Workshop on the Go will look like:

This kit features champagne, colonial white, frosted grey and frosted turquoise.  I love how this paper will look with pictures of the kids playing in the snow.  But I also know that it will look AMAZING with some "pops" of other colours thrown in

And check out the FROSTED card making WOTG!  I'll be offering this kit as a workshop in the fall, so be sure to check back for more details.

Both of these kits will be available starting August 1st.  Be sure to let me know if You'd like to pre-order anything from the new catalogue.  I'll be placing my first order on August 1st.

Friday, July 5, 2013

What's New?

For the month of July I will be sharing some of the new product from the upcoming catalogue with you.  You'll get to see the new paper, new crafting items and more....  And don't forget that you'll be able to get some of these items FREE when you host a gathering (home, catalogue, or online), OR when you joing my host club.

One of the first new things that I'm excited to try out is our new "My Crush" book.  It's Close to my Hearts version of the smash book.  Now I have to admit that I've NEVER seen a smash book before, but I find the concept interesting.

The "My Crush" book will be available in two different styles - Modville and Bluebrd.  Each book is $12.95 and includes 60 10"x7" pages that are wire bound.  And each book also have 2 additional coordinating assortments that are $4.95 each.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Work the Workshop

Get the discounted Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit in July—no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95—more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sweet Life

Check out July's Stamp of the Month - Sweet Life.

Purchase it outright for $17.95, or get it for only $5.00 when you place an order of $50 or more before taxes and shipping.  Available only until July 31!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Retiring List

Here is the list of retiring Close to My Heart product.  Unfortunately some of it is already gone.  All items are available while supplies last until July 31st. 

If there is anything that you'd like be sure to email me, or you can shop 24/7 here.

Code Description Category
1771 WaterbrushMedium Tool
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Kit WOTG
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Kit WOTG
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Kit WOTG
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Kit WOTG
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Kit WOTG
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Kit WOTG
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Kit WOTG
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Kit WOTG
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Kit WOTG
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit   WOTG 
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet Paper Product
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet Paper Product
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet Paper Product
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images Accessory
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet Paper Product
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet Paper Product
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory
X7166B Claire Paper Packet Paper Product
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet  Paper Product
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment Accessory
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa Tool
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5x11(3) organization
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment Accessory
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment Accessory
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy Album
Z1350 embossing powder topiary Tool
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue Tool
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment  Accessory
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment Accessory
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment  Accessory
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment Accessory
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment Accessory
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment  Accessory
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch  Tool
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads Accessory
Z1412 10-Things Pocket Paper Product
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet Accessory
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes Paper Product
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection Accessory
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection Accessory
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins Accessory
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection Accessory
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons Accessory
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons Accessory
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers Accessory
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes Accessory
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes Accessory
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots Accessory
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner Crafts
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton Crafts
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album  Crafts
Z1748 Brocade Assortment Accessory
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots Accessory
Z1766 Memo Assortment Accessory
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes Accessory
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal Crafts
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment Accessory
Z1794 Cottage Assortment Accessory
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon Accessory
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment  Accessory
Z1813 Claire Assortment  Accessory
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment Accessory
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small   Crafts 
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large  Crafts 
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment  Accessory
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base organization
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase Organization
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer Organization
Z578 Corner Rounder Tool
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium Tool
Z655 EmbPowderOlive Tool
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim Tool
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry Tool
Z670 EmbPowderBlack Tool
Z672 EmbPowderRed Tool
Z673 EmbPowderWhite Tool
Z724 EmbossingPen Tool
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax Accessory
A1132 Family Stamp
A1133 Festival of Lights Stamp
B1372 Circle Together Stamp
B1395 So Grateful Stamp
B1396 School Rocks Stamp
B1405 Rugged Dude Stamp
B1406 Blessings of Peace Stamp
B1410 A Friend Like You Stamp
B1414 Bonjour Stamp
C1438 Tea Time Stamp
C1461 Salutation Seals Stamp
C1466 Instant Memories Stamp
C1505 Pun Fun Stamp
C1507 Angelic Blessings Stamp
C1508 Paisley Flair Stamp
C1511 Love Blooms Stamp
C1512 Moonlight Workshop Stamp 
C1513 Clementine Workshop Stamp 
C1514 Pear & Partridge Workshop Stamp 
C1515 Flirty Workshop Stamp 
C1516 Avonlea Workshop Stamp 
C1517 Scholastic Workshop Stamp 
C1518 Dakota Workshop Stamp 
C1519 La Belle Vie Workshop Stamp 
C1520 Christmas Joy Stamp
C1544 Surf's Up Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp 
C1545 Later, Sk8r Scrapbook Workshop Stamp 
C1546 Tommy Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp 
C1547 For Always Cardmaking Workshop Stamp 
C1548 Canvas Art Workshop Stamp 
C1549 Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp 
C1551 For Always Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp 
C1552 Clarie Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp 
C1553 Chantilly Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp 
C1554 Claire Cardmaking Workshop Stamp 
D1187 For Every Occasion Stamp
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas Stamp
D1399 Dream Big Stamp
D1440 Everlasting Life Stamp
D1444 A Little Thanks Stamp
D1492 Christmas Love Stamp
D1517 Game On Stamp
D1519 Abundance Stamp
D1521 Powder Heaven Stamp
D1523 Sweet Music Stamp
D1528 Jardin Stamp
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large Stamp
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet Stamp
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet Stamp
E1017 Old World Alphabet Stamp
E1018 Pennant Alphabet Stamp
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet Stamp
E1020 Token Alphabet Stamp
E1021 Trinity Alphabet Stamp
E1022 Hero Alphabet Stamp
E1023 Varsity Alphabet Stamp
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet Stamp
K900 Single Name Stamp Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines Stamp
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines Stamp
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines Stamp
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines Stamp
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines Stamp
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines Stamp
W1600 Customized Set Stamp