Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year to you All!!!

I'm sorry I have not been blogging lately. I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and I have had a hard time using the computer. I was given pain medication and a brace, but I think we will have to move forward to the next step because this is not working.

I hope you all had a very nice Christmas and are looking forward to the new year. My family and I had a fantastic Christmas. They were all so excited to open their gifts, it was great. Now, we are enjoying having the boys home and playing with new toys and games.

I look forward to being more active with my blog and i look forward to hearing from you.

I hope you have a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Safe New Year!!

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Campaign Dates:
Customers and Hostesses: December 15, 2009—January 31, 2010
New Consultants: January 1–31, 2010

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Want to join an exclusive club? Every month Close To My Heart offers you an exclusive My Acrylix® D-size stamp set FREE or at a large discount. The stamp set is available to qualifying customers for that month only. It’s our way of saying thank you, and your way of getting fantastic deals on our amazing stamps!

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December 2009 Stamp of the Month stamp images
December’s Stamp of the Month is:
Notice the Details (Set of 41)
Recommended Blocks: 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009), 4 1/2" × 6 1/2" (Y1011)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Close to My Heart November Stamp of the Month

Peak Preview of November Stamp of the Month

just venturing into this fun hobby, now is the perfect time to
grab some My Acrylix® decorative stamp sets! From November
3–30, 2009, when you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A,
B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price you will receive a
third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—
a savings of up to $22.95! Choose from any stamp set offered
in any 2009 Idea Book or the current Product Review.
Take advantage of this month’s great offer to add to your
assortment of these innovative stamps.

*Shipping/handling apply. Offer valid November 3–30, 2009. Stamp sets available as the FREE set include
A, B, C, and D-size sets only. E-size, customizable (K), Art & Soul® and Stamp of the Month are not
available as the free set. Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A , B,
C, D, and E-size sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include Stamp of the
Month, Art & Soul, Workshops on the Go™, and customized (K) stamps.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's my Birthday and my oldest son's birhday today

I had my oldest son on my birthday so what a great birthday present he was! Happy Birthday Michael! This my son with his daughter and my granddaughter Cassie.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Addition to the family!!!

My daughter had her fifth boy yesterday evening at 6:06 PM. His name is Connor and he was 19 1/4 inches long and weighed 6lbs. 12 ozs. He is the tiniest of the Stagner boys but he is absolutely precious and has lots of hair. I can't wait to attach some of the pictures. He is so darn cute. He will be home tomorrow and we can get lots of pictures then.

Friday, October 9, 2009

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vacation Over :(

Back home from Cincinnati. Had a great time visiting with family. I sure wish we lived closer together so we could visit more frequently. We always have so much fun together. The boys were excited to see us when they woke up this morning and we were excited to see them as well. We missed them like crazy while we were gone.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gone for a week

My husband and I are going on a much needed getaway today. Will return on October 7, 2009. Going to visit family we haven't seen in some time and look forward to meeting up with everyone. Will also take time to visit with old friends and do some fun stuff. Take care everyone and will get back to blogging when I return.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sad Sad Day

My granddaughter and grandson left today to go live with their mother. Was not a happy departure and it will be a long time before I am able to get over this. I feel very betrayed right now.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lisa's Baby Shower

Lisa and I are on our way to Redding, CA today. Her friend, April, is giving her a baby shower. She is expecting her fifth boy and after the last one, she thought she was finished and gave everything away. Can't wait to see April and Lisa's other friends from Redding, CA. Also look forward to seeing April's twin girls who are just way too cute.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This is my husband and our youngest grandson, Quinn. He walks just like his Papa. Just thought this is one of the cutest pictures I've seen.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's Here! The new and improved Close to My Heart Fall/ Winter 2009 Idea Book is now available for viewing and ordering. This issue is filled with fantastic paper packages, tools and embellishments along with ideas on how to use them all. Do yourself a favor and check them out. If you are interested in placing an order, please contact me and I will place your order for you and have it delivered to your home. Happy Shopping and I look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cassie's B-Day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

The whole family went to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA to celebrate Cassie's 13th B-Day yesterday. We had a great day. Mathew got over his fear of rides and he now loves them. What a big boy! A Walrus came to greet us at the window. It looked like he was trying to get us to pet him, rubbing up against the window. He was acting so cute, I had to get a picture of himEveryone was worn out when we got home. Weather was fantastic!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall/ Winter Sneak Peeks!

Just a peek at the awesome new paper packs from the Fall/ Winter Close to My Heart Idea Book. Contact me for more information on how to get your hands on these and so much more.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The start of another week

Hope everyone has a great week. Scrap Room is my main goal for this week. Can't get any crafting done until it is finished and I neeeeed.... to do some crafting. Will show how it is progressing during the week.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fall/ Winter Close to My Heart Catalog Available September 1, 2009

Close to My Heart has done it once again with beautiful papers, new stamp sets and accessories. You will be able to view the catalog online after September 1, 2009 by clicking on the Close to My Heart link below on the right. I will be taking orders from this catalog starting then. You can contact me by phone or e-mail to place an order and I can have the merchandise sent to your home. Please take a look after the first. I do not think you will be disappointed. Happy Shopping!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Can't wait to get started

My new business cards will arrive today and I can't wait to get all of my new neighbor packets ready to distribute. I am going to make these up with samples of Close to My Heart product and information about gatherings and workshops to hopefully generate some interest in my business venture. Also am going to distribute info to the teachers at school with info on treat bags or gift bags, etc. for teachers. Will post pictures of the packets when finished.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fun day @ Great America

Our family and another family all went to Great America Amusement Park yesterday for the day. Kids had a blast and the adults were worn out. So, all in all it was a great day. Quinn had a meltdown when we left the park. He did not want to leave. Pictures to follow.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Have a great weekend

Hope everyone has a great weekend! April, Mikey and the girls are here to visit and we are all going to Great America tomorrow. That should be lots of fun. Will post pictures after.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back to School !!!

Well, it's that time again for the kids to head back to school. Cassie is in 7th grade, Collin is in 5th grade, and Kyle and Mathew are in 3rd grade. They will all be going to the same school which is right across the street from our house. Nice, huh? I hope they enjoy themselves and make the best of their time in school. I also hope that they will be able to meet some new friends in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Close to My Heart September Promotion for National Stamping Month

Delight in the Everyday
The Everyday Celebration card kit, designed exclusively for National Stamping Month, can be yours FREE!*

To celebrate National Stamping Month
in September we are giving you 3 ways to
get a FREE Everyday Celebration card kit
for making 16 beautiful cards!
• Purchase a minimum of $60 in stamp sets**
(includes A, B, C, D, and E-size) between
August 18–September 30 (CC 1006C)
• Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales
of $400 between September 1–30
• Sign up as a new Consultant between
September 1–30
You can also buy as many card kits as you’d
like for $39.95 per kit (CC 1006B). And
there’s more fun! Place any order between
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card kit! Winners will be announced on
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stamping with this pretty new card kit today!

1 – My Acrylix® Everyday Celebration Stamp Set
(D-size) (Only available with this kit!)
16 – 4 W" * 5 V" Colonial White Card Bases
16 – 4 W” x 5 V” Colonial White Envelopes
1 – 12" * 12" Dutch Blue Cardstock
1 – 12" * 12" Colonial White Cardstock
4 – 12" * 12" B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Chocolate Distressing Ink
1 – Dutch Blue Distressing Ink
1 – Mini-Medley Accents Shades of Chocolate
5' – Chocolate Ribbon with Colonial White Stitch
50 – 3-D Foam Squares
1 – Full Color Step-by-Step Instructional Brochure
Featured Colors: Chocolate, Colonial White,
Dutch Blue, Sweet Leaf
everyday celebration card kit

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Scrapbook Expo Today!!!

Cassie and I are on our way to the Scrapbook Expo in Santa Clara, CA today. Can't wait to see all the new and exciting products available for scrapping. Will be meeeting up with friends from Reno and I am really looking forward to seeing them. Hope everyone has a great week-end.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Time to get busy

Hope you all had a nice week-end. Will be trying to get my scraproom fixed up this week. I had good intentions of doing that over the week-end but did not accomplish that task. I am looking forward to getting my business adventure up and running. I am going to ask at the library and local store about posting some flyers to stir up some interest. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Close to My Heart August Stamp of the Month

Artwork done with August Stamp of the month which is available August 1, 2009.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Customer Appreciation in August

for you! This August 3–17, place a minimum order of $100 and you not only get the
August Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® It’s Your Day stamp set, for FREE, but
we’ll throw in a My Refl ections® Level 2 paper packet as well (a total retail
value of $39.90)! How about even more thanks? We’ll also cover the tax
and shipping/handling on the free products! Act fast, time is already
running out. This Thanks-a-bration only lasts until August 17!

* Free paper packet will vary by order and may not include the one shown. Paper packet will be handselected
for you by Close To My Heart. Off er valid August 3–17, 2009. Limit of one free paper packet and
Stamp of the Month per qualifying order. No shipping/handling or tax on free items, but shipping/handling
and tax will apply on the qualifying purchase.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wishing you all a glorious Sunday

Looks like today will be another sunny and hot day. Taking the kids to play at the water park today. They should have fun. Play area is right next to the water play area. Hopefully, the adults can find some shade to play in.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Craft Fair tomorrow

Tomorrow, I am going to a craft fair and I will see if I can make any connections for customers for CTMH. I hope to get things going by next month.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

39 Years and Still Going Strong

Thirty-nine years ago today my husband and I were married. We have been through the best of times and the worst of times together and we are still best friends. He is love of my life and my soul-mate.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July Stamp of the Month

This is artwork done with the July Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart

Monday, July 6, 2009

Become a Close to My Heart Consultant and join my team

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choose your “favorite five” from this
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My Acrylix® Thank You Stamp Set (retail value $22.95)
Magic Moments Scrapbook Kit (retail value $34.95)
Basic Textured Cardstock Combo Pack (retail value $14.95)
Life Delights Memory Showcase (retail value $12.95)
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Creative Basics™ Silhouette Collection (retail value $8.95)
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Finally done with move

Well, we made it and glad that the moving is over. Now, we just have to unpack everything. We don't have to be in any big hurry for that though. Kids seem to love the house. Dogs are getting to know each other day by day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Just to let everyone know that I may be offline for about a week or so. Disconnected the computer today to pack it up. Yard Sale was pretty successful. No a whole lot to get ride of, thankfully.

One more week before the move, then, hopefully start crafting again.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Have you seen it?

This is the newest how-to book offered by Close to My Heart. Filled with wonderful ideas for card making.

Contact me for information on how to get a copy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I am going to tackle the packing of my craft supplies today. Will probably be a long and tedious job. Oh well, it has to be done. I just keep thinking of how nice it will be to get into the new house with all that extra room.

Don't forget to check out the yard sale this weekend, rain or shine. The yard sale lasts from 07:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Moving Sale Re-Scheduled for next weekend due to the weather!
Packing, Packing,Packing today!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Back Home for two weeks!!!

Well we came back home tonight after a short trip to the new house. We measured windows and checked on condition of house to see if cleaning and carpets were done. Looked pretty good. Just need a few touch ups on the paint, etc. OMG!!!! We were tired after measuring all the windows. There are over 37 windows in that house. Isn't that crazy? It is nice and bright though!!!! I can't wait to get settled in so that I can start crafting again. Will keep you posted on our progress.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Packing things up today and getting ready for a moving sale this weekend. I am so excited to start this new chapter in our lives. Not to mention that we will only be about an hour away from the ocean. How much better can it get? Anyone who knows me , knows how much I love the ocean. I could sit and watch the waves and creatures that come with it all day long. I just feel so at peace there. Anyone looking for some great bargains, check out our moving sale on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tender Tags is Close to My Heart's June Stamp of the Month. Ask me how you can get yours for free!

This is the newest Idea Book from Close to My Heart. Runs through the end of August. Contact me if you would like to place an order. You can view the book at the Close to My Heart Link below.

Self Control Layout from Fruit of the Spirit Scrapbook.

Christmas layout for scrapbook swap

Gentleness page of Fruit of the Spirit Scrapbook

Faithfulness page of Fruit of the Spirit Scrapbook