Monday, December 30, 2013

Block of the Month!

It was so nice to catch up on my sewing this weekend!  I am now ready for my final block next Sunday.....then the wheels will start turning.  "How will I make it into a quilt?"

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

More Christmas Cards....

  I held a Christmas Card Workshop in
 November and decided to use Close to My Heart's
Smokey Plum ink with the Frosted
paper packet.  Love this color combination!

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Little Bit of Christmas....

I wanted to share a little bit of what Christmas is like
at our house this year.....
Our tree....
Hubby putting the finishing touches on our tree....
But before I could get presents under the tree, this happened...

And this is the culprit.....

My sweet Jack!  He is 8 years old now and I thought he
had outgrown climbing the tree....ugh,, I guess they
never grow up! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Seven Days!

Seven more days....are you ready?  I do have to say I bought
my last gift today!  Such a great feeling!
Here is a little peek of my Christmas cards this year...


Close to My Heart's Sparkle and Shine paper packet was so fun to play with as
well as the cute Santa stamp set.  He is so darn cute! 
The Merry and Bright stamp is from CTMH's Sparkle and Shine
Workshop on the Go.  I love it when I can use the stamp set
for cards and scrapbook pages!
Hope you are enjoying this holiday season and getting some crafting worked
into your busy schedule!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Card Pocket Album

Greetings Fellow Bloggers! 
 Just had to post this adorable Close to My Heart Pocket Album
 to keep all of your Christmas Cards.  If you are like me,
 I never toss my Christmas Cards and would love to
have them organized! 
 This mini album is perfect for storing treasured
 cards and photos each year!

Monday, September 9, 2013

I Have Been Crafting....Really I Have!

  On my goodness it's been so long since I posted!  Since my last post, I have finished 2009's scrapbook and almost finished with 2011, completed 4 WOTG kits and 2 Card Making kits.

And then....I made this fun 8x8 Kraft Album from CTMH.  It's kind of eclectic and I can't wait to put pics in!  Company loves to look through them on my coffee table...

The cover is my version of CTMH's from the new Idea book.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Darling Mini Album!

Love Close to My Heart's "How To" videos!
This mini album is darling!  I feel a
workshop coming soon....

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Finally had a moment to post!  I have a special friend that loves
to have a stash of my cards on hand.  For her birthday, I added
to her supply!  I adore these retired Florentine papers from
 CTMH.  So glad I added more to my stash!


Enjoy your day and Happy 4th of July!!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cricut Craft Room

I just had to post this video for those of you that have been
afraid to use the Cricut Craft me!
It's a free program that helps you create so much more
with your Cricut machine.  Welding too!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Surfs Up Gift Card Holders

Happy Monday Everyone!  I was able to get some crafting in
this weekend.  Yay!
I have been preparing for my upcoming workshop using
CTMH's Surfs Up Workshop on the Go. 
These are from the bonus project that I turned into
gift card holders.  I made a tag out of CTMH Glitter
Paper and will write of the back of the tag and
insert a gift card.  So fun to make!
Have a wonderful week!


Paper-CTMH Surfs Up, Glitter Paper
Inks-CTMH Honey, Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Lagoon
Stamps-CTMH Surfs Up WOTG
Embellies-CTMH Clear Sparkles

Monday, April 29, 2013

Scrapbooking with Studio J

I am notorious for trying to catch up on my scrapbooking!  I love to
combine Close to My Heart's Studio J digital
scrapbooking with my traditional pages.
As you can helped me get my photo's documented for
Christmas 2007!!!  There is hope getting my books all caught up.
Thanks to Studio J!!!!
Christmas 2007

Mother's Day 2012

Bridal Shower 2013

New Year's Eve 2012

Email me if you need more information on how to use this
extremely simple and fast tool!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

So Much Fun!

I did find time to go to the last King's game of the
season with my youngest son!  I hadn't been to
a game with him in years, so since this may be
our last game *sigh* I knew I wanted to share
the memory with him.
It was a close game against the Clippers
and even though we didn't win....
we had a blast!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

MHS Card Swap

A now for a little crafty "show and tell"! 
I made a Joy Fold card with 
CTMH's Chantilly for my "MHS" swap card.
This swap is lead by the talented
Tamra Pope.  Check out her bloggy
goodness, you will not be sorry!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Welcome Ashlie!

It has been a whirlwind this past month, but I am so happy to welcome a new
daughter-in-law to our family!
Ashlie was a beautiful bride and I had so much fun helping with
the table settings and seating numbers.
And to top it off....she asked me to help her make a
scrapbook!  Yes, I am blessed!
Here is picture of the sweet couple!
Brian and proud of him!
Love this picture of the girls on the way to the beach!

At the reception....Congrats, love you both!


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Blocks with Chantilly

I am in *heart* with Close to My Heart's Chantilly paper packet!
It screams Spring!
I also used Sunflower Glitter much fun!
I decided on spelling out Spring instead of Easter, since I
just took down "Noel"! 

Happy Friday!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I guess I am due for my "Monthly Post"!
The bridal shower was a success and I had so much
fun planning, creating and decorating!
Here are a few pics from the shower...

The Invitation
I used CTMH's pigment inks with clear embossing powder.

"I Thee Wed"
We had pom-poms and a banner I cut from my CTMH
Cricut cartridge.

The Candy Buffet
The labels I cut from my CTMH Cricut Cartridge
and bags I stamped with the same stamp as the

And....The Bride!
Ashlie had a wonderful time and her sister made
a bouquet out of the ribbons, bows and tissue to be used at the
rehearsal. Eighteen more days and I will have a
daughter! I am truly blessed! 



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thank You!

I am working on a Bridal Shower for my future daughter in law! Receiving a lot of help, which has been a true blessing!

There will be a candy buffet for favors and these are some labels for the candy containers!

Wedding just around the corner! Yay!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Will Miss You

I wanted to make a special card for the Interim Pastor and his wife as they have finished their time at our church. Many tears as I will miss them terribly.

Good news....they will be coming to dinner in a few weeks!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Avonlea Cards

Yes, another post in the same month!!!  Woot!!!
Just a couple of little cards I made for one of my workshops.
I love Close to My Heart's Avonlea paper packet.  Also love the
sweet stamps in each of the kits!
Looking forward to a three day weekend!!
Have a fabulous week!!! 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy New Year!

A new year and hopefully more posts for you all!
 December just seemed to fly by and January is on its way!
Our family has a busy year with the wedding of my oldest son in April.
So exciting!!!
Here is my December "My Heart's Swap".  And... here were the requirements:
1. Must be at least 8 layers
2. Must use a winter themed stamped image
3. Must use at least 2 Cricut images
4. Card can have no holiday sentiments
5. You can not use red, green or blue
6. Must use at least one background stamp set or
 make your own background with mulitiple stamp sets
7. Must have at least 2 embellishments
Check out the talented Tamra Pope's blog to see all the other talented ladies work!