Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!!

With a "little" help from my CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge, Pear and Partridge My Reflections papers, CTMH cs, lots of ink sponging, Almond Glitz Glitter gel, Bakers twine, October SoM and To You and Yours (my inside saying) stamp set... I want to say Happy Holidays to All!!

Surprise Gift!

This arrived in my mail the other day! What a great surprise from my CTMH Up Line; Denise Anderson-Turley. Soooo cute! A lot of CTMH Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cuts and my favorite; ink sponging. Thank You Denise!  :o)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Kurt Russell!

This year for the first time ever, Disneyland held 20 nights of the Candlelight Ceremony. The ceremony is  a traditional holiday service previously held on just one weekend for invited guests only. Disneyland, also a first, opened up seats to annual-pass holders who won them in a lottery. 
My family was very luck to win 3 tickets to the December 5 ceremony with Kurt Russell as the narrator! If you ever get the chance to attend, it is a must see!! So moving, so magical!! As my daughter said it was a great way to kick off the holiday season.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Day #9 of 9 Days of Tags!!

Here are my creations for the swap this year. I hope you all enjoyed my clubs tag swap. They were all very creative ideas, using only CTMH products!!
Happy Holidays to all you paper crafters out there!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Day #8 of the 9 Days of Tags!

                 Joann has done a great job with her tree tags!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day #5 of the 9 Days of Tags!

                  Andrea did a great job with her red tags!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Day #4 of the 9 Days of Tags!

                            Camille made these cute tags!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Whooo's Your Valentine!

Whooo’s Your Valentine Don't miss this great special!!  Now – January 31, 2013.  When you place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10. (The full retail value of the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit is $40!)   One per qualifying order.  Qualifying purchases must come from Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book product (or products live on my OBA site through January).
Featured Products:
 12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

Day #2 of 9 Days of Tags!

                     Deb did a great job! They are so cute!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


                     You just gotta love that County Life set!

Day #1 of 9 Days of Tags!

                  Mary created this great selection of tags!

Monday, December 10, 2012

9 Days of tags!

Watch for the 9 days of tags coming soon!!
I will be posting the tags from my club's tag swap over the next few weeks. Be sure to sign up to follow my blog by e-mail so you don't miss out on on any of them!

Live Simply,....

This card was made using one of my favorite CTMH stamps sets, Country Life C1496
 Papers: My Reflections; Dakota, BT Pacifica and Kraft cs.
Ink: Barn Red, Pacifica and Saddle
Embellishments: Durables *Country Life is on the retired list, be sure to order soon!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dakota meets Scholastic!

What do you get when you mix a little Dakota and Scholastic My Reflections papers? A cute 4 x 4 card!  
If you like the Milepost Shapes Z1464  (the corrugated chipboard) be sure to order to order ASAP. They (and many others favorites) are on the retired list to make room for some new fun Spring & Summer Embellishments, coming out on February 1, 2013.
Supplies: Papers-DakotaX7157B, Scholastic X7159B and Pacifica cs X5759 & Colonila White cs 1388
Stamps:Pasily Flair C1508 & Casual Expressions D1525  
ink: Saddle Z1271 & Pacifica Z2192
Embellishments: Mile post shapes Z1464, Pin Clips Z1612, Black Hemp Z282 & 3-D Foam Tape Z1151

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Make It From Your Heart!

Yes, I am still working on photos that are over 20 yrs old! Isn't everyone?!  LOL!
 I just love the new Make It From Your Heart pattern book. It sure makes "catching up" sooo much faster! If you don't have your own copy of Make It From Your Heart, be sure to put it on your holiday list.
Contact me for Holiday Gift certificates!
Supplies: CTMH My Reflections: Avonlea and Sky card stock.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Swap Spoiler!!

 A little tag holder to hold each person's 5 tags. Guess what this was made from! LOL!
Two of the designs each swapper will receive. I have made two of each, for each person. One more design to make.... You will receive three designs in your "bag" from me.
 To hold your tags,  Elves have been busy making a special bag for each person. At our holiday party you will be able to just drop your holder of tags into each person's bag.

The Right Tools!

BIG Sale!!

Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that CTMH has some fabulous deals available to you. New items have been added to the “While Supplies Last” section of my web shopping page. Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time. To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my web site that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value! Be sure to shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last.

**Club Ladies: If you are ordering from the WSL list, please be sure to place your order by noon on December 6th to qualify for the Mystery Hostess drawing to be held at our Holiday party that night.

Friday, November 30, 2012

December Create & Take!

Tags are a really big deal in the stamping industry now. We will hop on the "band wagon" and make a few over the next few months! This Create & Take will be our first one with five techniques!
Supplies to bring:
Inks: Saddle, Pacifica, Barn Red, Bamboo.
Stamps: Country Livin' C1498 and Paisley Flair C1508.  Blocks for each set: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, 3 1/2 x 2, 1 x 1
Score Board and personal paper cutter. Please see the complete list on the right under "December 6 Holiday Gathering"

A Disney Merry Christmas!

One of my favorite times of year at Disneyland!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dakota My Reflections!

Don't miss out on all the  fun at our Holiday Mystery Hostess and pot luck  Club Gathering. There will be fun, games, a tag swap, food and even a Club Create and Take!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Club Creativity!

Kathie decided to do a little "taking off" of her own at our last club gathering. She had a great idea to add the Pirouette at the top as a flap to hold the card closed. Great job!

Monday, November 12, 2012

More Avonlea!

Pair Avonlea My Reflections paper with Beautiful Friendship stamp set, to make a cute bright card for any occasion! Don't forget to add "the little extra's", Opaques Adhesive Gems-Mocha Z1333

Friday, November 9, 2012

Swap Time!

It's our annual club Holiday tag swap!
 Here are "the rules" for this year's swap:
* Please make *5 tags per person in the swap;  5=1 ( I will let you know by Nov 20 how many have signed up). Right now we have 9
They don't have to be all the same tag!  If you have 2 or 3 different styles  for each person, that works  :o)
 *Use at least 3 types of papers; 2 card stocks and 1 BT or 2 BT and 1 cs or...any combo that makes 3 different papers 
*Use at least 1 embellishment; brad, sparkle, eyelet, button...
* Use some type of fiber; ribbon, Bakers Twine, Hemp or Waxy flax

*All CTMH Products!*
Be sure to make a little holder for each person's tags  (no baggies please).   
We will swap these at our Holiday Mystery Hostess gathering on December 6th

More Avonlea ideas!

The Avonlea My Reflections kit is a great way to both scrap book and make a few cards with your "left overs". Here I used the kit-exclusive Avonlea Teal , Avonlea Off-White and Slate card stock.
Supplies: Sparkles Black and Gray Assortment Z1754, Slate Mini Medley Z1787. Inks: Slate

Thursday, November 8, 2012


All current Close To My Heart products. What can be more fun to make a card with!  :o)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday Ornaments

The Holidays are right around the corner, are you ready? Try out the easy ornaments from CTMH. They would make great bag toppers, tags or layer one on a card for that special someone you need just "a little some-thin' some-thin'" for :o)

Avonlea Create & Take

Hope you all make the club gathering! This is our November Create & Take. The supply list can be found under the  Save the Date! Monthly Club & more Information!