Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Couldn't Resist!

We just got these pictures of the new grandbaby, Allie Faith. The pics are so darn cute! She is about 6 weeks old in these pictures but is now 4 months. I can't wait to scrap these! Isn't she a cutie pie?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Ones?

The camera is back! I have been working on Christmas cards for my upcoming workshop. It seems like I can't decide which ones are "The Ones". So...I keep making more!

CTMH Products-Jingle and Creative Basics Patterned Paper, Stocking Style C1376, Just for the Holidays D1380, Tulip Ink and CS, Olive Ink and CS, ribbon, sparkles, photo clips.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Still Without a Camera...

Here is a Christmas card from last year's workshop. It still is one of my favorites!

CTMH products-Desert Sand CS, Notebook Paper Packet, Desert Sand Ink, Crystal Blue Ink, Buttons, Sparkles, Shining Star D1320, Organdy Ribbon, Sassy Stands

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Whipper Snapper Stamps!

My new stamps came and I got to play with them on Saturday. I love them! They are so cute! I wanted to share them, but my husband has my camera in Oregon so...I used my Iphone and you will at least get a little peak at them.(they are a little blurry) I also used my limited amount of Copic Markers...I really think I NEED more! Must put that on my Christmas List....
CTMH Products-Jingle and Grace Paper Packets, Say it in Style and Thank you stamp sets, buttons, wax flax

Saturday, September 19, 2009

One Down...

One quilt down, many, many more to go! I used "Fresh Squeezed" fabric by Sandy Gervais. My love for orange was contagious and had my husband and friend always on the "look out" for more of my favorite fabric. This was also my first charm packet (5 x 5 pre-cut squares). I now have enough Fresh Squeezed for curtains in my craft room and some tote bags...like I said "One project down, many, many more to go!"

Friday, September 18, 2009


As much as I hate to see it go, summer is over! We were pulling out our tomato plants and I realized how much joy they brought me this year. They were truely delicious! I love summer and now I have another reason to anticipate its return. Here is a card that reminds me of summer...

CTMH products-Cranberry CS, White CS, Green Meadow Textured CS, Cranberry Ink, Black Ink, Green Meadow Ink, Summer Sweetness B1311, Card Commentary C1281

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wish Me Luck!

I have my first CTMH Gathering in 2 yrs! I have been holding workshops at my home, but it has been some time since I gave a demonstration. I am exciting for my co-worker who is hosting the gathering. She is new to papercrafting and is highly addicted! I told her the best way to start collecting your product is to have a gathering. So...Wish Me Luck! Here is the Christmas Card we will be making.
CTMH Products-Heavenly Blue CS, White Daisy CS, Chocolate CS, Heavenly Blue Ink, Cranberry Ink, Holiday Commentary C1379, Evergreen D1315, Holiday Trinkets D1366, Prism Glitter

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sweet Friend...

My thoughtful and talented friend Stacey Rae gave me this sweet notebook she made! She really is so thoughtful and I love her work! Thank you Stacey Rae!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to You....

Saturday is Ashlie's birthday. She is my son's girlfriend and we are going to Disneyland for her birthday at the end of the month. I thought I would send her a card with some "Minnie Bucks!" I used my new Disney Cricut cartridge...a little tedious, but I LOVE how they turn out. I am working on "Minnie" albums for our trip!

CTMH products: Hollyhock CS, Hollyhock B&T,Hollyhock Ink, Black CS, Black Ink, White Grosgrain Ribbon, White Daisy Mini Accents, C1257 Happy Birthday

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Acrylic Album

This is one of my workshop projects from a few months ago. I love making mini albums for gifts, although this one has not left my craft room. Umm, maybe it is a gift for me! Enjoy!

CTMH products-Emporium Level 2, Chocolate CS, Sweet Leaf CS, Twilight CS, Love Letters Rub-Ons, Circle Window Charms, Chocolate Ink, Sweet Leaf Ink, Twilight Ink, White Daisy Flowers, Buttons and Ribbons

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Blogversary Miranda!

Miranda has her first Blog Anniversary and is celebrating by giving away Blog Candy. Check out her blog and don't forget to look at her great artwork!

Thinking of Christmas

Can you believe I am thinking of Christmas in September? Here are some Christmas cards I have made. There are so many new Christmas stamps this year and I love the new CTMH paper packs! Decisions, decisions...which ones to make at our October workshop!
Supplies from CTMH: Tulip CS, Olive CS, Jingle Paper, Tulip Ink, Olive Ink, Black Ink, Holiday Trinkets D1366, Evergreen D1315, Rinestones, Gold Brads

Friday, September 4, 2009

September BOTM

Boy oh boy! I never thought I would finish my Block of the Month. Between my sewing machine going to the doctor and being sick myself...I finished my square 10 hrs before it is due! I love the first Saturday of each month. I bring my finished block in to the local quilt store. We received another block to finish by the next month. What keeps us coming back each month? I meet my bff and we go to breakfast...really we do it for the breakfast!

Blog Candy Alert!!!

One of my new "followers" Melody is giving away Blog Candy on her site! Lots of yummy candy! Check it out http://melodysscrapchat.blogspot.com/

Family Hall-Way of Fame...

One of my many projects is hanging family photos in our hallway. For most people this may be a fairly easy project, but it is a challenge for me to "just" put photos in a frame without "scrapping it up"! This does take a little longer, but I enjoy every minute! This is a picture of my sweet husband, Tim and I. One down and many more to go!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

PSG Craft Fair

A friend of mine ask me last year if I would have a table at their annual Pregnacy Support Craft Fair. Of course I didn't have enough items to have an entire table. This "store" is open from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. I was going to make it my goal to have enough hand made items for this year. Well....this is what I have so far! I have alot of work to do!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Close to My Heart Workshop Schedule

Christmas Card Workshop
Sunday, October 11th at 1:30
Please sign up and have payment to me by September 18th.
Cost: $10.00

Fall and Christmas 12x12 Layouts
Sunday, November 8th at 1:30
Please sign up and have payment to me by October 19th
Cost: $10.00

2010 Calendar
Sunday, December 6th at 1:30
I will need to order the calendars by November 16th, so please sign up
and have payment to me by the 16th.
Cost: $19.00

This is my favorite time of the year! I love making hand made Christmas
cards, gifts and capturing holiday memories. I hope you will be able to
come join the fun!