Monday, August 19, 2013

My farewell gift to Pastor Mike and family

Note card box and thank you card to Pastor Mike and Kelly and family.  Will miss them but am excited for them as they step into a new season of their lives serving the Lord.  Can;t wait to see how God will use them to forward his Kingdom.

Thank You Board for their years of service to our church

Poster Board for Pastor Mike and Kelly and family for their years of service to our church.  We had all the members write a farewell message to them.

Good Bye Pastor Mike and Kelly

This is the banner I made for my pastor and his wife and family for their farewell dinner at the church.  They are moving on with a new ministry and we are excited for them and can't wait to see how the Lord will use them.

Baby blanket gift for Jessica and Zack

Made a baby blanket for Jessica and Zack's baby boy due August 12th.  Used the blanket to wrap a package of diapers and wipes.

Monday, July 15, 2013

I am finally back.

Sorry I have been not posting.  Went on a trip to Cincinnati to visit friends and family over the July 4th. week and I have not been feeling well since returning last Sunday.  Today is the first day I felt like doing anything.  Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Our was very wet but we still enjoyed each others company.

Now, to let you all know what is coming up.  The CTMH  Fall/ Winter Idea Book goes live on August 1st.  I gave you all a glimpse of some of the exciting things that CTMH is coming up with.  I encourage you all to take a look at the new book.  It is filled with amazing new product and ideas. As soon as I get my product in, I will have some samples to show you all.

You may access the current Idea Book now on my CTMH website at:

The new Idea Book will be available there as well to vire beginning August1, 2013.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Archived Stamps

New product coming Aug. 1st. Archived stamp sets -- images sold years ago on woodblocks now in acrylic form

Expanded organization

They have also announced they are expanding our organization line.

It's here! New Cricut Cartridge with overlays, mini albums, titles, and so much more! CTMH Artbook Cricut Cartridge

A New MUST HAVE my crush book smashbook- scrapbook style

Amazing things to use inside the new crush books.

New Level 2 Embellies

Bling, Bling

Some of the bling and bases

Base and Bling Jewelry Collection

Create jewelry, flowers, cuffs, headbands, hairclips and necklaces

New Home Decor Frames

New Decor Frames, one being, a Chicken Wire Frame

Exclusive Hostess Stamps

Exclusive Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets being offered

CTMH Convention Today

Today was the start of Close to My Heart's annual convention at Walt Disney World in Florida.  I will try to post as many updates and sneak peaks as I can.  I was, unfortunately, unable to attend but am stalking all the feeds from fellow consultants who are there.  Stay tuned to catch all the news.

Sneak Peak

A sneak peak at the August SOTM.

"A Chocolate Affair"

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Christmas in July

 These are the cards I made for a Christmas in July Card Swap with fellow CTMH Consultants. Finished them up last night. Have to be delivered to Swap Co-oridnator by July 1st.. It has been a while since I have participated in any kind of swap. Sure hope they like them. The follow supplies were used to make these cards:

  • Stamps: CTMH Christmas Greetings D1178
  • Paper: CTMH Evensong
  • Ink: CTMH cranberry, Olive, New England Ivy, Sorbet, Goldrush
  • Embellies:  Wilton small Doilies, Brads, small branches, thin ribbon
  • Tools: Piercing Tool, Liquid Glass, decorative scissors

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Last Day of School for the grandsons here in NC

It is hard for me to believe that my daughter, my baby's oldest son is going into High School when school starts up again. Very proud of the young man he is becoming. When school starts, all five boys will be in school. Collin starts High School in 9th. grade, Kyle is in Middle Schhol,going into the 7th. grade. Cody is going into 3rd. grade. Quinn is starting Kindergarten and CJ will begin his schooling in pre-school. They grow up so fast. So much fun watching them grow up but it is also bittersweet. They will be grown and out on their own before I know it. We all need to cherish the moments we have with the young people in our lives.

Watch this for tips on Better Blending

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I am so ready for summer. Are you?

I made this today. I used an older paper pack from CTMH ( I think it was Blue Ribbon ) Loved that set. Butterflies were stamped with CTMH Acrylic Stamp set "Whimsical Wings" B1307.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Make It a Banner Day!... Get a FREE My Creations ® Mini Banner!

It’s going to be a “banner” day! When you place a $25 order that includes a qualifying stamp set, you’ll receive a My Creations® mini banner for free (a $5.95 value)! The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer. Make it a “banner” day in June! * Offer valid June 1–30, 2013. Only orders that include a qualifying stamp set (retail sets sizes A – E) and reach $25 receive a free mini banner.

Let's Get Patriotic

Visit my online business address to learn more: Let’s Get Patriotic! Purchase these special stamp sets to support the military. Let me show you how Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets—available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013! As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Show your support today—stamp style! * Offer valid June 1–July 31, 2013. No qualifying purchase required. No limit per order.

June 2013 STOM A Flowering Bunch

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. June 2013: A Flowering Bunch (S1306A) Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5. Find a Close To My Heart Consultant to buy these products »

Thursday, May 30, 2013

My daughter and her husband's 15th. Anniversary today

Anniversary card for daughter and her husband. 

Married for 15 years today.  Hard to believe it has been that long.

They are such a joy to see together.  You can tell just by watching them that they were meant to be together.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mystery Hostess For June

Mystery Hostess Gathering
I will be holding another online EZ Invite Gathering on June 15, 2013 and this time we will have a Mystery Hostess. Simply, go to my website at, where you will have full access to our current catalog and you can shop from the comfort of home and at your leisure.Orders must be laced by 11:59 PM the evening of June 15. If you sign up to join the gathering and place an order, your name will be entered into the drawing to be the Mystery Hostess.  What that means for you is, if your name is drawn, you will acquire all the Hostess Rewards earned for that particular gathering.   Great way to earn free product.  Or Host your own EZ Invite Online Gathering.  Just  contact me to set it up..   

Benefits include:
  • No Logistical Restrictions
  • Send personalized invitations to all friends and family as well as reminders and thank-you notes
  • Full access to current Idea Book( so browse as much as you would like) 
  • Shop online at your leisure
  • All orders are placed online and mailed directly to customer
  • You still reap the rewards of an In-home gathering

Monday, May 27, 2013

To all who have, are and will serve.
Thank you for your service
and dedication
to this country's freedom.
God Bless you all.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Preschool Graduation Gifts

My grandson, Quinn, graduates from Preschool tomorrow.  He wanted to give a gift to his classmates and this is what we came up with.  Bags are filled with smarties candies and a matted picture of little ones graduating.  Bag Toppers are made with CTMH Stamp Set:  Whoo Loves You

Saturday, May 18, 2013

You're Invited

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Happy Thoughts kraft container. The FREE webcast will air Thursday, May 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Happy Thoughts kraft container, as the presenter walks you through the steps. Watch the Pajama Party by yourself, with other Consultants, or with your customers for a fun crafting pajama party. Anyone with an Internet connection can watch, so be sure to tell your customers to order their project supplies in advance and then tune in!

The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at on May 30. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website


  To make our Happy Thoughts kraft container, you and your customers will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:

  • My Acrylix® Frame Flair Stamp Set (D1546)
  • My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts Stamp Set (C1536)
  • Chantilly Paper Packet (need 1 sheet of B&T, X7163B)
  • Crème Brulee Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5754)
  • Lagoon Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5762)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (need 1 sheet, 1385)
  • Whisper Cardstock (need 1 sheet, X5929)
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2172)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2195)
  • My Creations® Kraft Container (Z1833)
  • Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment (need 3 yards, Z1701)
  • Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes (Z1844)
  • Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment (Z1754)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  • Micro-Tip Scissors (Z534)
  • Corner Rounder (Z578)
  • Paper Trimmer (Z1783)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • 2" × 3½" My Acrylix® Block (Y1009)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix® Block (Y1012)
  • Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686)


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thank You Card to my niece for hosting a CTMH EZ Invite Online Gathering

Thank you card for my niece for Hosting an EZ Invite Online Gathering

Card was made with CTMH new paper pack Chantilly.  I just love all the vibrant colors.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Teacher Gift # 2

This is for the teacher of another grandson.

Happy Mother's Day

Teacher Appreciation Gift

This is a Dry Erase Board made from a picture frame. This for my grandson to give to his teacher in appreciation of all she does for the kids.

CTMH cardstock and Stamps used to create this project.

Friday, May 3, 2013

CTMH Consultant Again

Hello to all my friends and family in the blogging world.  I am so excited to announce that I have signed up to, once again, be a CTMH Independent Consultant.  I am eager to get started and introduce these amazing products to other crafters who have not used them as well as long lasting fans who know of and love CTMH.  Right now, in honor of National Scrapbooking month, we are running this special for the month of May:

You can check out my website to get all the yummy details.

We also are currently running this Stamp of the month: 

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

May 2013: Pinwheel (S1305A)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

Quinn's B-Day gift and card for his friend Braden

Random Stamped paper for wrap using CTMH Acrylic Stamps:  Fun  Times B1309
Card made with CTMH Acrylic Stamps:   Life's a Jungle  D1285
                                                                Good Times  B1332