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Monday, December 28, 2009

Mini Album for my precious niece

It feels like forever since I posted a video. Here is one of the mini album I made for my Niece Yoli. She is such a sweet girl. Her mom and I are really close, she is my bestest friend next to my hubby, and I was so excited to make this mini for her. Thanks for watching. Happy New year to all of you!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Clearance sale Haul

Hi everyone just wanted to share with ya'll my goodies I got from the clearance grab bag. The sale is going on until the 30th of December. If you haven't had a chance to take a look you really should,there are some great deals to be had. You can shop on line at Thanks for watching!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! thanks to all who commented and watched this series. I think I will do another round after the holidays. I have had request for birthday cards....There is 109 cards in the wish book I am sure I could come up with a few Ideas...HEE HEE.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

12 days of Christmas day 12

My final Video of this years series. It will load here once You Tube is done rendering it. Please leave a comment I will draw the names tomorrow..Thanks for watching.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Clearance Sale Starts TODAY @9Am

So excited to share with you guys the amazing deals happening on my website starting today Dec2nd to Dec 17th.It is a HOLIDAY HEYDAY. There are so many bargains to be had it is amazing. If you would like a copy of the pricing sheet you can email me at and I will get you a copy asap! Hurry over to my site to make your order as quantities are limited and at these prices things will go quick! These items would make great stocking stuffers and gifts for for Friends and Family or for yourself HEE HEE!

12 days of Christmas day 11

Oh I am so sad this series is almost over :-( I hope you all have enjoyed watching the videos and that you have gotten some fun ideas for your Christmas cards this year. Please leave a comment I will be drawing a winner on Wednesday!!

12 days of Christmas day 10

Here is day 10 I love how simple and quick this card was.It is One of My Favorites of this series! Thanks for watching

Friday, November 27, 2009

12 days of Christmas day 9

This has got to be my favorite of the card patterns so far. I was also able to incorporate one of my fun embossing plates, Hope you guys like it! thanks for watching

Part 2 of this video so sorry for the delay

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

12 days of Christmas day 8

Only 4 weeks till Christmas!! I hope these cards have given you some ideas for your own Christmas cards. I will be announcing the winner of this series on Monday December 30th. So make sure you enter for you chance to win. It's really simple just become a follower on my blog and leave a comment on the videos. Thanks for watching.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

12 days of X-mas day 7

Wow This I think is one of my Favorite cards to make so far. I like that it is simple but I think it is very eye catching. Thanks for watching don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment! have a great crafty day!

Friday, November 20, 2009

12 days of Christmas day 6

YAY Half way there! I hope you all are having a good time watching these Videos and that you are getting some ideas for Christmas cards you'd like to create. Thanks for watching.I am sorry for posting so late but work has been crazy busy!

12 days of Christmas DAY 5

Here is day 5's card!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

12 days of Christmas day 4

Here is Day 4!! 2 parts sorry got a little carried away on time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

12 days of Christmas day #3

Holy Moly the response from these cards is Great! Remember to become a follower and leave a comment each day let me know what you think, Thank you for all your comments!

12 days of christmas day 2

sorry this is late ladies! Leave a comment thanks so much for watching.

Monday, November 16, 2009

12 days of Christmas Day 1

I am doing a 12 days of Christmas to show off the Wishes book from Close to my heart. I hope you Enjoy and don't for get to become a follower and leave a comment for chance to win these 12 cards I create. Thanks for watching.your

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hi Y'all just back on my sleep Schedule from the virtual crop over on the beach! What a blast that was. I didn't win any of the challenges but It was so fun to participate. So on to New CLOSE TO MY HEART promotion. STAMPAGANZA is in full swing. Great time to purchase those stamps set you've wanted. Here is a quick video of some of the stamps sets available. For more stamps visit my website I have alot going on the next couple of weeks I feel like this month is about to be kicked into overdrive but I am looking forward to my holiday boutique this Friday, and Christmas card camp ON Saturday! Hopefully I can post photos of it all!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Nov Challenge #3

Challenge three is to scraplift something from the scrapbeach Gallery. I actually scraplifted an altered Frappe bottle by Donna And I think Donna Scraplifted that...HMM I think i should get double entry for that!! hee hee

Scrap beach Nov Challenge #2

HI there I have my second challenge done. It was to try a new technique. I have used the Envelope corner technique in my latest mini. also alot of tags which is fairly new for me. Check it out let me know what you think

LIfe on the scrapbeach

Here is the first of my challenges from Saturday nights Virtual Chat on life on the scrap beach! I would be great if you can join It is a great community and lots of very talented and sweet ladies on this community.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mini Album from Coasters

Hi everyone, Just getting geared up for a great workshop I have planned for tonight I will post photos of the project tomorrow. I Have a quick video the Christmas mini i am working on. This is part one I will be posting one possibly 2 more videos of this mini. So many events coming up. My Holiday boutique is Friday November 13th, We have several vendors not just CTMH but cookie lee, mary Kay, Pampered Chef and Scentsy. I will be sending out e-vites this weekend. On the 14th I have my 2nd Annual Christmas card camp. I have 2 spots left if you are interested please contact me. We will be making 20 cards cost of class is $20. Also next week I will be starting my 12 days of Christmas. Starting Nov 9th for 12 days I will create a x-mas card, using the sketches found in the Wishes card confidence book. I will then take those cards and give them away as BLOG CANDY! More details on Monday. Ok so wow that is alot of stuff now that I see it written down, but that's great I love to keep busy. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

All CTMH mini from April in Wisconsin & card from Donna in MO...

I got my Mini Album from April, and let me tell you it is so pretty. I Love the Grace paper packet. I think it is so pretty. I have never made a paper bag mini but April has inspired me to at least try this album is so cute. thanks April and Donna for my pretty fall card.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

**ONLY One DELUXE Kit Left***November kit of the month- Grace

I am so very excited for this kit. I love the Grace paper packet. Kit is $29.95 for the deluxe kit will be $35 and will include the grace stickease and a few extra goodies from me. Plus if you order prior to Nov 1st you will get free shipping (us customers only) thanks

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

OK So it was a wonderful day! I got my CTMH order in (YAY!) and then to make it more wonderful, we got our first snow fall of the season! I love Snow! I might change my tune in March when it is still snowing but today I love it. So since I can't really share the snow with you I do want to share my CTMH HAUL! Really Cute stuff!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

ALL CTMH mini Album swap

This swap was so fun to do. My partner is Vicka From Alaska, this is the mini album i created using the jingle paper packet and jingle my stickease assortment.
Here is a list of the Products used
Jingle Level 2 paper packet x7115B
Jingle My Stickease assortment X7115c
Holiday jingle stamp set C1371
Liquid Applique Z308
Fun Flock Z263
Prisma Glitter z134
Olive Embossing powder Z655
Embossing poweder Clear Detail z821
White daisy embossing powder Z673
Dimensional elements "flurry" Z1225
Heart FELT die cuts Whimsy Z1145
Tops Coats Framed in z1211
Twill Ribbon Z1099
Evergreen stamp set D1315
Christmas Melodies Stamp set D1324
Heartfelt Christmas C1378
More to come....if you have any questions please feel free to leave a coment or email me. Thanks for watching

Sunday, October 18, 2009


OK a challenge for me, show my scraproom in all is glory...or lack thereof in my case. This is for Christina's blog
Hope you enjoy.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Stamping at Tiffany's blog candy

I have chatted with Tiffany a couple of times on the scrap Beach and watched her videos. She makes mini album kits and they are so cute. Now she is giving away Blog Candy, I am so excited the kit she is giving away is so pretty. To view it and for you chance to win please go to her blog click here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's's finally here

My Trade wind Scrappers mini album from Alyson finally arrive. I was so super excited to open it up. She was so sweet to send along so many extra goodies. I was blown away by this mini album the cover and all the tags and little details are so precious. Alyson thanks for such a pretty Mini. I can't wait to fill it up.Enjoy the video. Alyson's blog is, so go on over and check out her work.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Halloween TWS Mini Album swap for Alyson

My Tradewind scrappers mini Album swap for October. My Partner is Alyson, she is in England so this mini has a long way to travel:-D I hope you like it Alyson, I used a Halloween kit I purchased from Rosanne at A mom's impressions. Check out her blog if you have a chance
It is that time of Year.....Already?

I have been working on some Christmas tags. I am part of a tag swap and I wanted to share these tags. I will be posting some more in the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Congrats to Sandra

Hello all! I am just taking a momenet to congratulate one of y Mini album Buddies. Her name is Sandra and she recently opened her own etsy store. She is extremely creative. We me on the (scrap) Beach and I have been an admirer of her work ever since if you have a second check out her blog
I have been wating to open my own Etsy store for a few months and have gotten as far as registring. I apolgize i Know some of you are anxiously awaiting the kits. Melanie I promise it will be up very soon I know you are anxiously awaiting my October kit. Thanks again ladies for all you support

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Twitterpated Kit of the Month

Hey everyone. Just posted a Video about my Kit of the month. I am so excited to share this with you all. This months kit is Twitterpated. I love the paper and the adorable dimensional elements that CTMH has put together with this kit. The cost of the basic kit is $29.95 if you purchase each of these items separately it would cost you over $35. Remember this includes an exclusive My acrylix Hello there stamp set, that is only available in this Twitterpated kit. The Deluxe kit is $40.65 To purchase your kit please email me Thanks everyone leave me a comment let me know what you think.

Around the Holidays Card Kit from Close To My Heart

Hello all I thought I would share with you guys the new Holiday card kit from close to my Heart. It is so pretty and I fell in love with them. They are not only easy to do but if you want to dress them up then you can really make some unique cards. To order go to my website at or email me Leave a comment, let me know what you think.

Friday, September 18, 2009

ScrapBeach 100th celebration

Here is the photo of the 2 Prizes I am donating to help celebrate the scrapbeach's 100th member. It is a gorgeous Aspen Paper packet. 12 sheets patterned paper and 10 sheets of cardstock. Congrat's Kathryn and hope you guys like the packet. Check out the community at

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Card Contest Winner

Hello All Very Big News I have the Winner of this Quarters Card Contest. DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!!!! and the winner is Stacey J! For her Cute Thinking of you card. She used the Silhouette Paper packet, for her card. Stacey you are now the owner of a free Stamp set. Our Second Place winner is Gloria L, For her Thank you card. Gloria you will recieve a free Paper packet. And third place goes to Melanie P you will be getting a free stamp set. She already picked a Sweet Leaf stamp pad so I will get that to you asap. Congrats to all three ladies I think all the cards were adorable. Thanks to all those who voted as well. I will be doing another contest Next month. If you are interested in Joining that contest here is the Info.
Due October 15th.
Theme: All about ME
Contest Rules/Requirements:
• October will be a Layout contest.
• Due date: October 15th Bring to workshop or send me a photo
• Voting will begin on October 17th
• Layout can be any Size- only that it be at least 6x6 inches
• Layout must use Close to my Heart papers. Cardstock &/or Patterned paper
• Embellishments and stamps can be Close to my Heart but it is not required.
• Theme: ALL ABOUT ME!
• Have FUN with it!
• Invite family and friends to email me their vote. One vote per person Email me with the Layout# and name of designer you'd like to vote for
Here is a peek at what I have so far. I am using the New Grace Paper Packet. I still need a title and my Journaling. Hope you join me for this contest!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Matchbook Mini album

Hi there everyone! This past weekend I decided to Clean out my scraping space. I was up until very late on Friday working on this mini album. I challenged myself to use only items I had on hand and to use as many of them as I could. I have found that since starting Close to My heart I have Collected even more stuff than before. It is amazing the incredible things I have found in my "stash" I am going to be doing a few videos coming up of Altered items, cards and layouts using only scraps so be on the look out for those. In the mean time Hope you enjoy my latest video. P.s. Workshop is this Thursday night.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Triangle fold card tutorial

My latest tutorial. Leave me a comment let me know what you think, or if you have any questions. If there is a tutorial you'd like to see, let me know. I have a couple tutorials in the works that I will try to get on here asap.

September Every day Celebration card Kit

Here is my second video. You can purchase the kit and/or other Close to my Heart product on my site

Hope you enjoy leave me a comment and let me know what you think

Friday, September 4, 2009

Regina's mini

Here is a video of the mini album I created for Craft Craving chicas album swap. I had such a great time creating it. I hope you like it Regina!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Quarterly card contest

Ok so it is a little late. But better late than never I guess. Here are the entries for my First card contest. Thanks Card #1 By Gloria L.

Thinking of you Card #2 By Stacy J

Happy Birthday Card #3 By Melanie P

So just three entries so each one will get a prize but I need you to help me decide. Please vote by sending an email to me at with the card you'd like to vote for, one vote per email address please.
Just a reminder the grand prize is a Stamp set, 2nd place, level 2 paper Packet and 3rd place is a stamp pad. I will be doing another contest Next quarter should be great fun email me if you would like more details on any of these cards or the contest.
Happy Scrappin!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Card contest is coming soon

Hello all i just wanted to do a quick update on the card contest. I know it is late but am waiting for a few participants to get me their photo. I hope to have it up by Friday and the voting will go on for a week. I will announce the winner first week in September. Sorry for the delay but I think it will be worth it. Happy Scrapping ladies.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sneak Peek- Grace paper packet Business builder Swap

Hello Everyone! I wanted to thank all of you, who came to workshop last Night. Gloria was the only one who brought a previous workshop layout all completed and she walked away with a great Prize. Plus she was the first to show up so another fun prize for her. Laura was the first to RSVP so she got a prize. I had such a great time giving away things, I think I will try it again. Ok so onto other business. I am posting Photos of the items I created for a swap with other CTMH Consultants. I hope you guys like them they are all ready to go in the mail but I thought I would share some photos. I loved this swap it really challenged my Creativity since I was not sure what my paper packet was going to look like. When the new Idea book was released I was pleasantly surprised with the Grace paper Packet, such beautiful colors and the stamp sets to go with it are adorable. I love all the new CTMH papers I don't think I could have picked a bad one. Have a great weekend, Happy Scrapping!!! Please leave a comment and become a follower if you haven't already!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tutorial Emboss Resist

Hello Ladies:
Well I promised I would share this technique. I used it on a card I blogged about last week. I hope you enjoy, but most of all I hope it inspires you to try it, and create something fabulous.....It could even be a card you can enter into the quarterly contest...hint...hint! Here it goes sorry for the bad lighting on the first couple of photos.

Here is what you will need:
-Cardstock-I used White daisy
-Rubber Brayer
-White embossing powder you can use clear embossing powder to get a more subtle effect.
-Versamark Ink pad and a CTMH exclusive inks stamp pad, I am using Creme Brulee for this card
- Any Background or image I have chosen to use a Swirl and just stamping it in different directions on the Card stock.
-Finally you will also need your heat gun

I then stamped my image with Versa mark Ink on my cardstock to create a pattern. You can also stamp randomly. Then I added the white embossing powder and used my Heat gun to set the image. In the photo above you can kind of see the contrast of the embossing powder against the card stock.

In this photo I have a piece of scratch paper to protect my work surface. I've taken my Rubber brayer and inked it up really well making sure to completely cover it with ink. then starting just barely off the card stock I roll over it in smooth strokes. Making sure to re-ink the brayer before each stroke. You can continue to do this until you get the desired color you want. Finally I've taken a paper towel and gently gone over the card paying special attention to the embossed images in order to pick up any excess ink. Finally your card is ready to be folded and embellished. Here is my finished product. The card reads Happy, Happy, Birthday! I think this will be the card I give my Mommy, it is her birthday soon. I hope she likes it. If you have any questions or if I haven't explained things well enough leave me a comment or feel free to email me.
Here is a list of the Items I used and their Item numbers.To order these or any other CTMH Products visit my website at
White daisy cardstocl #1385
Creme Brulee Ink pad #Z2167
Versamark Ink pad #Z891
Rubber Brayer #Z616
White Daisy Embossing Powder #Z673
Just Blooms-White daisy #Z1300
Chocolate Ribbon Rounds #Z1127
Frame of Mind Stamp set #D1201

Happy (MOJO)Monday#98

Happy Monday here is the card I did for this weeks MOJO monday sketch #98. I don't feel like my cards are up to parr with some of the others on the mojo blog but I love to play along, it turns a hum drum Monday into an exciting challenge. I used all Close to My Heart products: card stock in Sorbet, Tulip and Juniper. Simple sayings stamp set and the Frame of mind stamp set. The patterned paper is from the Key to my Heart limited edition paper packet. Ribbon and bling are also CTMH I just took a Sorbet marker to the clear sparkles to make the pinkish. What do you all think?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Emboss resist card

Happy Tuesday everyone. I am working on getting some tutorials set up on my blog and this is the first one I think I will try. The card sketch was done from the Mojo Monday blog, their link can be found on the right side, check it out and play along it is fun. Be back soon with a photo turtorial I hope. Don't forget to sign up as one of my followers to win a prize. Link is also on the right. The drawing will be this Saturday so sign up to win. Also I hope you are all working on your cards for the quarterly contest. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Welcome Creative Club

Welcome Members of my Creative club workshops. Thanks for visiting. I'm so excited to share with you via my blog. Ok let's get started, there is alot to cover.

First of all, sign up as one of my followers this month. When you do you will be eligible to win a free gift. On August 1st 2009 I will pick a lucky follower and they will get a free gift. Just for signing up. Winner will be posted right here, so check back.
Secondly a Quarterly CARD CONTEST. Enter to win great prizes. Create your card and turn them into me by August13th. For requirements/ rules email me. You can turn your card into me directly, or send me a jpg image of your card. I will then post it on my blog. Voting will begin August 20th. First place will be a Free stamp set, 2nd place will receive a level 2 paper packet and 3rd will win a stamp pad.Invite your friends and family to vote for you. Next, our monthly Challenge .There will be a prize for anyone who brings back a previous layout we’ve made at workshop, all completed with your pictures on it. Show us how you personalized the layouts. This will be a fun way to share our ideas together. There are Prizes to be had! And finally for members who bring a friend, to join our group,will receive a free goodie bag. So tell a friend and bring your guests.Well I hope to see all your entries for the card contest very soon. Remember don't worry what your skill level we are all here to have fun, celebrate our creativity and play with awesome CTMH product.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hi all: hope you had a great weekend. I didn't do as much scrapping as I would have liked but I had a great opportunity. There are is a lady at my husbands work that is pregnant, so he asked me if I could create a little something for her. I have completed this little board book for the Baby..I hope you all like it. It was hard for me, because I lwanted to do something really cute, hope she likes it. What do you all think? I used Daydream paper and several Alpha stamps and baby journal prompts that are CTMH but I can't remember the names right off the top of my head. Hope you Enjoy! I have another item I am working on, i just need to take pics. Don't forget the June deal-a-day is still going on and great deals to be had. Check my website

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Animal cookies Cards

Hey Ya'll I have had so much fun the last couple of days. I have spent some time in my scrapping space and have created a couple of cards I thought I'd share. The first 2 using Animal cookies paper packet from the Summer 2009 idea book. The 3rd is a Father's day card using Moon Doggie Paper also new in the Summer 2009 idea book. Thank you Close to my Heart for creating such adorable paper and inspiring me to create these.

And finally the last 2 are cards Icreated with Non-CTMH scraps I had hanging around. Have a wonderful day! I apologize that these last two are a bit dark I think I thought I had the settings right on my camera.

Great things are happening this month. Free products, goody bags and shipping deals! Check my site each day after 9AM MST for the days deal. Happy Shopping.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Working on the June Workshop stuff. I've created this great layout using back Country Paper Packet and 2 adorable cards. Hope you join me June 12th for another great workshop. It will be great fun as usual. See ya soon. Please email me if you'd like measurements or directions on any of the projects.

I've challenged myself to begin using stamps sets that I may not use as often as I'd like. I am a huge fan of all the CTMH Alphabets. Some times I come across a stamp set I just can't get inspiration for. One of them was With Love stampset. I have created a card with this stamp set in the past but it only used a couple of the flowers so I decided to make the most use of it as possible. I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hi there, So I have finally bit the bullet and gotten into the blogging world. I started it, to hopefully share my work with Close to my Heart with my friends and family. Being a CTMH Consultant has been a wonderful experience. I have learned so much from all my CTMH sisters and I have met some Awesome ladies. Best of all I've been doing something I love......Scrapbooking. I am posting a few of my recent projects, these were for a card swap using non-CTMH product. Hope you enjoy have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Welcome to my blog

Ok so I finally gave in to the blogging crazy. For what reason? Well let's just say I've been inspired by all the other wonderful CTMH blogs out there, but mostly to share with my family, friends and customers my creations. I really just been getting back in the swing of my CTMH business the last couple of weeks after a little maternity leave. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to go back into my scrap area and get creating again. Here is some of what I've been up to.

The paper I've used in these two cards is from the Moon Doggie Paper Packet available in the new Idea Book out this month. Now I'll be honest it was not one of my Fav's to begin with but once I began to play with it, I have to say it has really streched my imagination and I absolutely love it now. Just goes to show you what a little "outside the box"thinking will do for you. To order check my website or email me. or Hope you enjoy it!