Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas is Coming....

I have officially moved!  It has been a challenge to move in December, but it is done!  On to finishing up my Christmas shopping.  I have done a lot of shopping online, but there is nothing better than getting to the mall to really feel like Christmas!  Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful time of year!  Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful day!  Oh and great Black Friday deals!  LOL

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stamp Camp Part 2

This is another card I made from Stamp Camp.  I cant believe we are moving in less than two weeks. All my treasures will be able to come out of their boxes!!!  And then Let the Stamping Begin!!!

Happy Monday!!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Warm Wishes

I am still in the process of moving.  Stamp room is packed and I am having major withdrawals!  Thank goodness a friend of mine was holding a Stamp Camp!  I had saved my little bag with scissors and adhesive and off  I went to create!  We made this cute snowman gift card holder.  It was made with a folded piece of card stock and then using a die cut.  Once opened, you can see where the gift card is placed.

My goal once to finish up my Christmas cards.  I cant imagine not sending out handmade cards for Christmas!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Flashback Friday 17.0

I love Flashback Fridays!  The challenge is your first banner post.  This banner was a workshop I had and we had so much fun making it. 

Play along with Amy at Flashback Friday 17.0.  She is celebrating her 4 years of blogging with a special give away if you link up by 11:59pm tonight!  Congrats Amy!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011


What a busy couple of weeks!  We have put our home on the market and had 3 offers the first day.  We found a place and will now be in the process of packing and moving.  Whew!  I haven't had a lot of time to craft, but hope to do so once I get packed and wait for moving day.

I found the template for this card from Paper Crafts Magazine.  It was fun and easy to make and of course I got to use my Cricut for the holly and tab on the insert.  I thought this would be a great Christmas card to put a picture on!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Flashback Friday 16.0

Yea!  A new Flashback Friday!!!  This is so fun and so easy to do.  The challenge is your first tag you made and posted to your blog.  Mine is a Christmas tag that I cut out tiny little holly leaves and added tiny little bling to it!  Any and everyone can play...check out Flashback Friday 16.0!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October Stamp of the Month

October Stamp of the Month
I just love our new Stamp of the Month and it goes so well with our Cricut Cartridge!  These stockings are adorable!  I cut out the stockings for this card at 3.25 inches and of course you can cut them out by hand too.  This card is my version of the card on page 141 in the Close to My Heart Idea book.  If you are interested in this Stamp of the Month or interested in a catalog, please email me at

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Birthday Gift Card

My oldest son Brian will be 28 this weekend.  Where did the time fly!  I am so proud of him and love his new fiance, Ashlie.  Yes, a wedding!  I am so happy for them both!  I made this card for him with some "goodies" in it.  Happy Birthday my Sweet Son!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Close to My Heart is offering an Add-On Kit for free if you sign up to be a consultant in the month of October! Yes, this means that you will receive $400.00 of new product for only $99.00! (plus tax and shipping)  You can even choose a Studio J membership as one of your Add-Ons!

Five years ago I became a consultant to receive a discount on my supplies. Now I hold workshops at my home and not only pay for my "habit" but also make money. If you are interested, please email me and I can help you with any questions you may have...this is a great opportunity even if you are just a hobbiest!

Roxie Add-On Collection

Elemental Add-On Collection
Studio J Add-On Collection

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day!

Are you crafting today? I am cleaning house and getting ready for family to come over for a salmon feast! Hubby is making his famous mango salsa for the salmon we caught...super yummy!

Here is another Christmas card for my upcoming workshop on October 1st. I used CTMH's Art of Philosophy Cricut cartridge, coordinating stamp set "Snowflakes" D1480, Grey Flannel and Crystal Blue inks.

Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I *Heart* the Ocean!

Here are some more vacation pics...the Oregon coast was the best of both worlds for us. Hubby loves the mountains and I love the ocean!

After coming back to work and going through all the paper, emails, payroll..whew had to go to my pictures to get my vacation fix again!

Monday, September 26, 2011

I'm Back....

Vacation was a blast! We went to Bend, Oregon and then traveled to Bandon, Oregon on the coast to go salmon fishing with hubby's parents. My hubby and I both caught fish...which was super exciting!

Here are a couple of pics, although I took a ton to scrap. :o) Pics of both hubby and my catch and then the most awesome blue water I have ever seen at Crater Lake!

Happy Monday everyone...back to work I go. *boo*

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

And How About a Merry Christmas!

Here is another card I made for my upcoming workshop. I love to use my copic markers, but since it is for a workshop I used CTMH's stamp pads and the water brush.

I used the sketch from SFYTT-Sketch for You to Try. Check out their blog. I like that you have an entire month to enter this challenge....sometimes a girl just needs more time! LOL

My next posts will be from our Oregon vacation, so my Christmas cards will be put on hold for awhile. I will be getting ready for vacation, which includes teaching my dad how to separate and distribute my Close to My Heart order! Hope that goes well!!! LOL

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Happy Holiday!

Here is another Christmas Card I have been working on....hope you dont get tired of them! There is more to come!

This is an adorable new stamp set I used from Close to My Heart. " Remarkable Wreaths" has berries, leaves and flowers to add to your wreath. Love it!!!

Paper-CTMH Heavenly Blue CS, Cranberry CS

Inks-CTMH Heavenly Blue, Cranberry, Chocolate

Stamps-Remarkable Wreaths

Bling-CTMH Red Sparkles

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Monday!

I spent this weekend making samples for my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop in October. This is one of the cards I came up with using the new Close to My Heart Art of Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I just can't stop using it!! The colors are non-traditional, but I always like to throw those in the mix!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Paper-CTMH Wonderland, Petal CS

Stamps-CTMH "December 25th"

Ink- CTMH Petal, Twilight

Bling-CTMH Red, Pink & Purple Assortment

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Flashback Friday 15.0

Wow...15.0 already! I have had so much fun with this challenge. Thank you Amy for such a creative way to remember our art work!

The challenge his month is our First Fall Card posted on our blog. I *heart* fall and the beautiful colors of the leaves. Oh and the perfect weather in Cali is a plus too!

Check out Flashback Friday and play along!

Monday, September 5, 2011


I usually make my own designs for my Close to My Heart workshops but...this time I was in love with two (there are many more) layouts in our new Idea Book. The layouts are on page 18 and 28, using the Typeset and Elemental paper packets. I just adore our new Idea Book and the artwork in them is spectacular!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! And a big YIPPY for the 3 day weekend!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Salsa Weekend!

Today hubby is making his famous TNT Salsa! We are using our garden grown tomatoes and peppers. I can't wait!!! I would share the secret recipe's a secret. Hubby hopes to someday market his salsa, but in the meantime he gives it away to friends, family and anyone he runs into that would love to try it. Or rather who can stand the "heat"!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thank Goodness for iPhones!

My home computer is at the sad that I am not able to share the fun projects I am making! At least I can check out what is going on with my bloggie friends on my iphone. Whew!

Hope to be back in business soon!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Why Did I Wait So Long!

I guess I have always resisted change, but really now! I started using Close to My Heart's Studio J this weekend so that I could answer questions from one of my customers. I AM NOW HOOKED! What an easy way to complete layouts. I will not give up my traditional scrapbooking, but I will defiantly add Studio J layouts to my books!

You can check out Studio J and play around with your layouts. You do not have to purchase, but can see what your layouts will look like and the awesome editing tools, paper kits and layout options. And of course, if you have any questions you can email me at

Here are a couple of layouts I created. It was so fast and easy....I made 10-2 page layouts in a matter of hours!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More Sofia Workshop on the Go!

Here are some layouts I made using the Sofia WOTG. I do love the scrapbook recipes in the kit!

One layout is of our granddaughter Allie's 2nd birthday. It was so funny, she woke up on her birthday and started "acting" two! I almost titled the layout "It's My Party and I Will Cry if I Want To", but decided to scrap her cute pics instead! I think she was just overwhelmed, by all the people, jumpy house, sand box (with pink sand!) and well just all the excitement.

My second layout is of my Mother's Day... such a wonderful day in a St. Helena winery. And even though my boys couldn't be with me, I truly felt spoiled by all my flowers and the wonderful day.

ps...hoping someday I will take better pics of my layouts so that I don't have to crop them so much! working on it...LOL

Monday, August 15, 2011

Flashback Friday 14.0

A new Flashback Friday Challenge! The challenge is your first gift card holder posted on your blog. Mine is from a card kit I won from Paper Crafts. The gift card fits right into the front pocket and the card opens so that you can write inside.

I enjoy the inspiration from these challenges and it's loads of fun! Amy's sponsor this month is "The Craft's Meow" and it is an adorable stamp set!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sofia Workshop on the Go

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, even though it seems to have flown by!

It was fun to create with the Sofia WOTG. I really got to "Pink it Up"! Having two boys, I generally try to collect "guy" colors. It was fun to create these cards and have used this kit a lot for my birthday cards I make for church.

My group meets this Friday night and I can't wait to see all that they create with their kits. Bring on the Pink!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sneak Peek...

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Did you hear the chirping....I spent a entire day on Saturday playing with my new CTMH Art of Philosophy Cricut Cartridge! The card, circle, sentiment shapes, scallop boarder, everything is cut with this cartridge. No fussy cutting or punches. It really is amazing!

Here are a couple of cards that we will be making Sunday at my upcoming workshop. Did I say I just love our new Cricut cartridge!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Baby Shower Invites

These are very non-traditional Baby Shower invites, but they are the colors of her nursery! The sweet bird is from my new Cricut cartridge from CTMH and they are the exact birds she used on the baby's bedding. I love bright colors! (and as you all know, CTMH's new Cricut cartridge!)

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Close to My Heart's Amazing Cricut Cartridge!

I actually got tears in my eyes when this was announced at CTMH's Convention last week! If you have any questions after you view the video, please email me at
The bundle is available August 1st and I am taking orders now!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


And we are off! The day is finally here! Once I send off payroll at work, my hubby and I will be flying to Disneyland for my Close to My Heart Convention! Can't wait to share all the new products with you all!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Birthday....

Received the new SU catalog and loved the card on the front. This is my version with the stamps I already new goal is to use what I already have before buying a stamp set for just one card. (let's see how long that lasts!) Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Flashback Friday 13.0

It's Flashback Friday 13.0. The challenge is our first blogged "un-traditionally shaped card". I found a round Christmas card I made for a workshop in 2009. How is that for a flashback! Happy Monday to you!

Three more days until I leave for CTMH convention at the "Happiest Place on Earth". Or as someone put it "two more sleeps"! LOL

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Card Patterns #122 Challenge

Loved this sketch from Card Patterns! I am in the process of making cards for my "Sophia" Workshop on the Go next month. Thought this sketch was perfect for the stamp set and paper packet.
I am getting ready for Close to My Heart's Convention next week....Whohoo! My first time and I am just beside myself with excitement!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July!!!

And She's Off!

Just delivered my quilt top to the quilter. I usually quilt my own, but this queen size quilt was way to big for my little machine. I am going to use it in our guest bedroom. The fabric is "Meadowsweet 2" and I adore the bright colors. Now on the the matching pillow cases and pillows!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fun in the Sun Banner

Our offices closed at 2:00 today to start our holiday early! Whohoo! I used this time to finish my summer banner. (thought it might be good since the 4th is on Monday!)

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scrappy Saturday and Mojo Monday Challenges

Another rainy day in "Sunny California"! Last week in the 100's and this week rain. Not complaining though. My heart goes out to my dad's side of the family in Minot ND.

I made this card to enter in two challenges. Scrappy Saturday #60 at Wee Memories and Mojo Monday #197. This card fits both challenges. It is so much fun to enter. Give it a try and you might win a prize!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Welcome Baby Levi

Wow...took me way to long to post a picture of this little guy! He was born in April! Levi Justin Wisterman is a cutie and every time we see him he changes so much! He is a momma's boy already. She has to hold him all the time, although he lets us hold him as long as we are walking him around. :o)

Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Block of the Month

I was so excited to see the Designer Block
of the Month this year. They are using Fig Tree's Strawberry Fields! I have always loved Fig Tree and always will! Check out Fat Quarter Shop's many yummy must haves!