Tuesday, December 4, 2012


And now for my blocks!  I so love making these tags!
Next month I will be holding a workshop to make these
adorable blocks and then tags through out the year! Yay!

I used Close to My Heart's Pear and Partridge paper and chipboard.  Love, love!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ho Ho Ho!

Christmas Tags for Ashlie's blocks. 
Mine are finished, but I need a little help from the sun to take pictures!  Stay tuned storms are almost over!

Friday, November 30, 2012


Huge Papercrafting Sale!!!
Close to My Heart is offering items at discounted prices "While Supplies Last".
Visit my website and "click" on Shop and then While Supplies Last.
With a $50.00 minimum order, you will receive a free Bonding Memories Glue Pen!
At these prices items will go fast, so hurry to take advantage of this awesome sale!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Giving Thanks

This weekend flew by!  But...
I am thankful for a 3 day work week this week,
 for making my Thanksgiving cards
today, for using an unused stamp set, for
finding snowflake cookie cutters and for being
able to see Twilight tomorrow night!!!
Hope you are finding things to be thankful for too!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Treat Boxes

My samples of Treat Boxes I am offering for "Craft Day" at our church. 
This is always a fun day for the ladies and I love seeing all the
other crafty items that are being offered.  Hope
I have time to visit the other tables!
I used Close to My Heart's Art of Philosophy and Artiste
Cricut Cartidges. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Let's Go Giants!!!

We had a blast at the San Francisco Giants Playoff Game 6!  My first
Playoff Game and enjoyed it with my son, his fiance and Hubby.
Our stadium is beautiful and although our seats were in the upper deck,
the ocean view was fabulous!


Game #1 of the World Series is tomorrow....GO GIANTS!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

My Heart's Swap

I am a little late in posting my My Heart's Swap card but here it is! 
(please excuse the phone picture) 
I really enjoy the challenge using guidelines from Tamra Pope.
 And let me tell you it is a challenge!  She is one creative lady! 
Here is the link to all the MHS cards from the August swap.
And check out Tamra's blog for all her creativeness!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn Tags

More tags....had to catch up on my holidays you know!  Couldn't decide on Fall or Autumn, but am happy with my choice.  Next, Christmas and Winter tags.  Stay tuned.  *smile*

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I am finally finished!  Once I finished my blocks, the tags are super easy and so fun to use embellies I already have "in stock". 

The 2x4's are sanded, "modpodged" with dictionary paper, inked around the edges and an upholstery tack set...good to go! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Seven....Hubby and I have been married 7 years ago today.  As I tell him, its been 7 full years!  LOL
Just had to post this pic from one of our road trips to Bodega Bay.  I was trying to take a picture of myself and the ocean with my iPhone and he had to get in on the action!  Cracks me up!!!
Our anniversary gifts to each other are Game 6 SF Giants Playoff tickets!  Please be a game 6!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Florentine WOTG Cards

A couple of cards made from Close to My Heart's "Florentine" Workshop on the Go.  I  love to use the leftover scraps from our layouts to "whip up" cards.  *smile*

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday Brian! 
Twenty-nine years ago you were born and have been a blessing ever since!  
This is a picture of my son and his finance, Ashlie.  So excited to go wedding
dress shopping this weekend!  *Woot*

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Break Over!

In August, I posted I would be taking a "Little Break".   My hand is great since my surgery, but have been taking care of Hubby as he had neck surgery.  Really???  Looking for a super healthy 2013 in our house!
I have been crafting though...which is fabulous therapy by the way!

This is a cute little mini album I made for my long time friend's first grand baby.  They are avid Disney fans and couldn't help but make Carrington her first Disneyland Visit album.
I don't know about you, but don't you love to use items you have hoarded  in stock?
I did use Close to My Heart's Artiste Cricut Cartridge and  Mini Album Chipboard for this album.  How cool is it to have your images cut perfect to match the chipboard!
Enjoy your Sunday and Go SF Giants!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Little Break....

I have been taking a little break, resting my hand until I have surgery on the 8th of August. 
It is just next week and I am really anxious to have it over with and to be blogging again!

I will leave you with a peek of Close to My Heart's new "Flirty" paper packet!  *heart*
Happy Crafting Everyone!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What's New?

So much Close to My Heart news, I don't know where to start!

We have a new Autumn/Winter Idea Book which is chalked full of new products!

A new Cricut Cartridge "Artiste"!  All I can begin to say about this

cartridge is... if you loved "Art of Philosophy" you will be amazed by "Artiste"!

 Close to My Heart has made it easier to become a consultant 
offering the Essential Kit for only $49.00!  This includes $130.00 
of products.  You can also upgrade to the Master Kit for $99.00.


if you join the month of August, you will receive this adorable
CTMH Backpack that was given to consultants who attended
convention this year! 
Contact me at tammyctmh@gmail.com if you would like more
information and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy, Happy Birthday to You.....

Hope you are enjoying your week. Kinda nice having a holiday in the middle of the week, a little break from payroll, month end and year end! 

I used an "Easel Card" pattern and blinged it up.  I "lifted" the bird, bling and paper idea from the Close to My Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book.  Thanks for looking and hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Hope everyone is having a glorious 4th of July!  This is my May My Heart's Swap card and thought it had a 4th theme to it.  I will most likely send it as a Birthday card, if I can part with it!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

You're An Angel

I can't tell you how much I love Close To My Heart's "Footloose" Paper Packet!  It screams summer vacation!  I used a water brush to give the sweet angel fish some color and of course some bling! 

Happy Monday and hope you are enjoying this wonderful summer!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Blog Makeover!!!!

I am so excited to have a blog makeover!  Karen Baker is so wonderful to work with and she does such an awesome job!  Thank you Karen!  And thank you Amy for sharing Karen with us!

I am at Lake Tahoe this weekend....ohhhh so beautiful.  I am here to cheer Hubby on while he rides in a mountain bike challenge.  I was going to give it a try, but am recovering from severe tendonitis...boo!  Can still enjoy the beauty though!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thinking of You Lucy

I love this card pattern! (It feels good to use some of my scraps) 
 This was one of the cards from my latest card workshop. 

 I used CTMH's "Lucy" paper packet and CTMH Color Ready Seam Binding.  I inked up the seam binding with Blush ink and "krinkled" it a bit.  Oh and used CTMH's AP Cricut Cartridge for the die cut.  Still in love with this cartridge!

Friday, June 15, 2012

So Thankful!

Happy Friday!  For this I am very Thankful! 

Our Women's Ministry is having our annual Garden Party tonight.  The theme is gratitude and so I made these journals to record things we are thankful and will be giving them out to the ladies that attend.  It is always a nice time to visit and eat yummy desserts.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.  I, for one, hope to sleep in tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2008 and 2009....

Okay, so I have not been a good blogger lately.  I have been crafting, but not taking pictures.  Hopefully, this weekend I will get out the camera and start shooting!  I only have one birthday party to attend and then I am free!

I have been catching up on my scrapbooks and have been adding some digital pages to help with this process.  Studio J is a very fast way to get this done!  And yes, a couple of these layouts are pictures from 2008 and 2009....geez!!!

Have a fabulous week and Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Flashback Friday 24.0

It's Flashback Friday time!  The challenge is our first "Masculine Card" posted on our blog.  I made this for my son's 26th birthday in October, 2009.   Join the fun on Amy's Flashback Friday blog!

Monday, May 21, 2012

In Memory....

of my sister-in-law and sweet friend Pamela.  You will be missed.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Hope you have a fantastic day!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Flashback Friday 23.0

Flashback Friday 23.0!  Enter by posting your first card you posted on your blog with a butterfly or butterflies.  My first card was made for one of my workshops in August of last year. 

The sponsor for this challenge is Simply Cute Creations!  I already ordered from her and can't wait to see my cute sign.  She even made one for me in orange!!! 

Won't you check out Flashback Friday and enter for a chance to win!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Hero" Workshop on the Go Layouts

Our Workshop on the Go Club chose the "Hero" kit from Close to My Heart. I tried to make samples of layouts using this kit even if you do not have boys. I made a layout of 4th of July with my step-grandaughter Lexi and one of old pictures of my dad. I love how they turned out!

Hope you are having a fabulous week!

Monday, April 30, 2012

"Pemberly" Layouts

These are the layouts we made at our "Pemberly" Workshops on the Go.  Most of the shapes are cut out using the Cricut and CTMH's Art of Philosophy cartridge.  Oh how I love this cartridge!  The first layout is my son and his fiance.  The second is my step-son's family.

The company I work for gave us a day off to thank us for all our hard work!  So....nice!  I was able to get some journaling done and pictures taken.  And also made my first crock pot dinner!  Cilantro Lime Chicken from Pinterest!  Gotta love it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Project Life

Catching up on my Project Life album.  So much fun to do!  I am good at taking pictures, just need to get them put in the page protectors!  I am not putting too much pressure on myself and just doing month by month, not day by day or week by week.  Maybe next year I will tackle the week by week...

I love taking pictures of random things I see, like this Scrapbook wine I saw at the store...so darn cute!

Birthday brunch with my son, he is not liking his picture taken at this point in his life, so I needed to catch one while he was texting.  Hey, whatever works! 

Some basketball pictures.  I love using embellies and some "vintage" stamp sets I have collected. 

Hope you are enjoying this wonderful Spring!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Flashback Friday 22.0!

Flashback Friday time again!!!  The challenge is our first die cut project posted on our blog.  My project was originally posted on January 2010.  I used my Cricut to cut out the scalloped squares and hearts.  Join the fun!