Friday, December 28, 2007

Craft TV Weekly

Close To My Heart is featured this week on Craft Tv Weekly. Be sure to go check it out!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Another Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card I made using Primitive Christmas stamp set from a new stamp company Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Products used:
Stamps: Primitive Christmas
Paper: Provo Craft
Other: Stickles

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Card Picture

Well, I ran out of time to take the kids to get their photos done professionally, so I set up my camera last night, had the kids get dressed up really quick, and took about 15 shots. Only one came out great with all of the kids.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Top Ten Signs that you are Addicted to Scrapbooking

1. Your three-year-old wants to know if her coloring book is "archival quality."

2. You decide to give your child piano lessons so you'll be able to use the musical instrument stickers.

3. You're in a fender bender and your first thought is "I wonder what die-cut shape will coordinate with this event?"

4. You try to claim your album purchases as a medical expense because it's such good "therapy".

5. You redecorate your family room to coordinate with your photo album covers.

6. Your child is the only one in class who thinks "crop" means "to cut your photos".

7. Scraps from your corner rounder cuttings can be found in unusual places: school lunch bags, briefcases, the laundry, the dog's water bowl.

8. A regular sandwich is no longer must be cropped or cut with decorative edges.

9. You buy a new swimsuit because it matches the new gingham photo mounting paper.

10. You're the only one at a social gathering yelling, "Just one more photo folks, I don't have enough for a 2 page spread"

I've Been Tagged!!

I was tagged by a new blogger friend of mine Korin.

Now to think of 7 things to tell about me.

1.) My favorite holiday is Halloween. I love to deck out my house all scary but not to scary for the kids in the neighborhood. Although this year I was told by one lady my house was to scary for her little girl. I guess that means I did a good job. I hope to have an elaborate graveyard seen in my front yard one year.

2.) I am a Step Mom to my 2 older children but to them I am their Mom. (I'm a Mom of 4 beautiful children)

3.) I love to buy gifts at Christmas time for the kids. It is one of the highlights of Christmas time for me. A close second is watching them rip them open and their eyes light up with delight.

4.) I HATE to cook but I do a pretty good job at it.

5.) Before I became a Mom I was a Travel Agent. That was a fun job! I Loved traveling to places for very little $$. While I was a Travel Agent I visited, Mexico City, Tampa, Cancun and Cruised the Caribbean. I would love to get back into the Travel business again when all the kids are in school.

6.) A dream of mine is to open up a Scrapbook store with my good friend, Laura. She knows all the business in's and out's and I just love to shop for product!!

7.) I love to watch Harry Potter movies over and over again.

Now to tag some others:

One Of My Christmas Cards For This Year

Here is a picture of one of my Christmas Cards for this year. I am very late on doing these and I plan on doing a few other designs. This card was inspired by other CTMH consultants. I just added my own little twist. Everything is CTMH but the Stickles

Products used:

Stamps: Playful Petals & Festive Thoughts

Paper: Creative Basics - Holiday

Other: Stickles

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Wreath Band-Aid Tin

Here is another cute little altered Band-Aid tin.

Band-aid tin: Provo Craft

Paper: Close To My Heart - Hollydays Paper Packet

Sticker: Light Ideas from K&CO

Ribbon: American Crafts

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Snowman Band-Aid Tin

Here is a cute little altered Band-Aid tin from Archiver's. The tin was plain white and all I did was add some paper, ribbon, and a cute snowman sticker that lights up. These make great teacher gifts for the Holiday's. Stick a gift card in it and your done.

Band-aid tin: Provo Craft
Paper: Provo Craft
Sticker: Light Ideas from K&CO
Ribbon: American Crafts

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Black Friday

Place an order on Friday, November 23rd and get
in on the awesome specials!!!

It's the BIG Day After Thanksgiving Special with Close to My Heart!!!
Friday, November 23rd email me with an order and take advantage of
the HUGE specials!!!!! Get up early and hit the mall. when you have
shopped till you drop take, a break from the crowds, grab your idea
book or browse my CTMH website ( ) and send me your order via e-mail. *

Here is how it will work:

Everyone who sends me an email with their order of $40.00 or
more on Friday, November 23rd will get FREE shipping on their entire order.
In addition to FREE shipping the first 20 e-mailed orders will get an extra surprise!

The 1st e-mailer
will get a FREE Beauty Booking set (set of 4 stamps) with your order of $40 or more (a $10 value)!

The 2nd e-mailer
will get a FREE Season Greetings Ribbon with your order of $40 or more!

The 3rd e-mailer
will get a FREE inkpad with your order of $40 or
more! ($4.95 value)

The 4th e-mailer
will get a FREE mini altered composition book with your
order of $40 or more!

The 5th e-mailer
will get a FREE Prisma glitter with your order of
$40 or more! ($3.95 value)

The 6th e-mailer
will get a FREE assortment of Just Blooms Flower
embellishments (25 flowers & 25 leaves) with your order of $40 or more!

The 7th e-mailer
will get a FREE marker of your choice with an order
of $40 or more! ($2.95 value)

The 8th e-mailer
will get a FREE 4x4 coaster frame/calendar with your
order of $40 or more!

The 9th e-mailer
will get a FREE set of My Stickease (your choice)
with your order of $40 or more! ($8.95 value)

The 10th e-mailer
will get a FREE package of 10 blank cards and
envelopes with your order of $40 or more! (card size 4 x 5 ½)

The 11th e-mailer
will get a FREE jar of eyelets (your choice of color)
with your order of $40 or more! ($3.95 value)

The 12th e-mailer
will get two FREE 1 x 1 incentive stamps with your
order of $40 or more!

The 13th e-mailer
will get a FREE 2 x 3.5 Acrylix Block with your order
of $40 or more! ($7.50 value)

The 14th e-mailer
will get a FREE 4x4 coaster frame/calendar with your
order of $40 or more!

The 15th e-mailer
will get a FREE My Reflections Collections Scrapbooking Kit - Merry Christmas
(no longer available to order) with your order of $40 or more! ($12.95 value)

The 16th e-mailer
will get two FREE 1 x 1 incentive stamps with your
order of $40 or more!

The 17th e-mailer
will get a FREE inkpad with your order of $40 or
more! ($4.95 value)

The 18th e-mailer
will get a FREE blending pen with your order of $40
or more! ($3.25 value)

The 19th e-mailer
will get a FREE set of 5 handmade cards with your
order of $40 or more!

The 20th e-mailer
will get a FREE Level 1 My Reflections Kit of your choice with
your order of $40 or more! ($10.95 value)

Every product order over $60 will get a BRAND NEW 2008 Spring idea
book as soon as it arrives at my house the first week of December!!!
For every $50 spent you will also receive a 1 x 1 incentive stamp.
Your order can qualify for the Stamp of the Month Special!
If you spend $25, you can get the November Stamp of
the month for $17.21, spend $50 and get it for just $11.48, spend $75
and get it for just $5.74 and spend $100 and get it for FREE!!!

*Fine Print: The minimum dollar amount is calculated before tax and
shipping. You will pay tax on your FREE items when applicable.


When you e-mail me your order I will e-mail you back with your total and e-mailer number.
I accept PayPal, check, or credit cards for payment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me any

This offer is ONLY good through ELISHA CARTER, on November 23, 2007.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgivng to all! May you enjoy your Turkey and sleep well tonight so you can get up and shop early tomorrow.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Where in the World?

I bet you are asking where in the world is Elisha? I'm here just busy working on a 250 Christmas Card order. I should have them done by Thanksgiving and then start working on some scrapbook pages along with my Christmas cards and gifts. I will be sure to post when I have something to share. In the mean time have a Happy Thanksgiving:)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Scrapping 4 Inclusion Crop Details

The Scrapping 4 Inclusion crop was this past Saturday, not as many people signed up for this crop but I still had a great time. I was able to see some friends as well as customers. I think everyone had a good time. I gave away a brand new Cherish book along with a Braggin Tag book, Fibers and a Booking Stamp set with acrylic block. If there is one next year be sure to join us in the fun!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let IT Snow Layout

Here is a fun layout I did a few days ago. I just loved the way it turned out!!

For the snow I used Creative Memories cutting system and cut three wavy strips out for each page, then chalked the edges to make it look more like real snow. Added some glitter to give it some sparkle then layered and popped it to give the snow dimension. This is a really easy technique but gives the page that extra POP to your layout!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Halloween With Horses

So for my birthday we took the kids to Parker, CO for the Halloween with Horses. We got them all dressed up in their costumes and took off. Once we got there we had to go ride the horses before we could do anything else. I think we stood in line for a good 30 to 40 minutes before the kids were able to ride. By looking at these pictures you can tell they had the best time. I thought they were so darn cute in their costumes and riding helmets. We also Trick or Treated in the stables, painted pumpkins, went through a kid friendly Haunted House and did a little shopping. By the end of the day the kids along with Wes and I were tired and ready to head home. Can't wait to go again next year!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

First Snow

Today it snowed in Colorado! Unfortunately I do not have any pictures to show because I was sick in bed all day today. Now that I am feeling a little better the snow has already melted. It was the weirdest snow. It started off as heavy rain snow mixed early in the morning. It even thunder as it was snowing. As the temperature drooped it all turned to a very pretty snow. By 5pm it was all melted away. The ground was just to warm for it to stick around. The rest of the week does not show snow in the forecast but I'm sure we will have snow for Halloween as we do almost every year.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Halloween "BOO" Door Hanger

Here is a cute little door hanger that I put together yesterday. It turned out so darn cute! I bought the raw wood "BOO" sign at Michael's for a $1 and decorated it with paint and paper. Then sealed it with some Modge Podge and embellished it with stickers, buttons and alphabet beads. I have another to make that I plan on only using CTMH products.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Layout

Finished this layout today. I love the way it came out!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

National Card Making Day

In honor of National Card Making Day I made this cute Halloween card using CTMH's Happy Haunting stamp set along with SU! Halloween paper and cardstock.
Sorry for the lighting. I normally take pictures outside because the lighting in my house is so bad but today is a very windy day.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Coaster Box

I finally finished this Photo box for a Home Gathering this Sunday. I used 5 plain coasters and pasted the papers from the Caprice Level 2 Kit on one side of the coaster then painted the other sidee by mixing the white paint with a re-inker. I assembled the box by punching holes in all 4 corners of all the coasters. Then attached them together with ribbon. I love to distress so there is a lot of that going on in this project. I then took 3 - 2x3 photos and matted those then attached them to the box with some fun embellishments. The front of the box has 3 stamped flowers cut out with some glitter. I plan on adding the year down in the lower corner. The photos are from the first day of school. My youngest, who is not in school yet, was not pictured that day.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Make it a Merry Season for Kids!!

From October 1-31, 2007, with a minimum $25 order, you can purchase My Originals Peaceful Season Card kit (X8613A) OR My Originals Beautiful Holiday Photo Greetings card kit (X8614A) for only $10. PLUS For each card kit sold, CTMH will donate $5 to Operations kids. What is included in each card kit?

Peaceful Season Card Kit Contents
12 – 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” Preprinted Cards (3 each of 4 designs)
3 – 6” x 12” My Stickease™ Adhesive Sheets
12 – 4 3/8” x 5 3/4” Vellum Envelopes

Beautiful Holiday Photo Greeting Kit Contents
12 – 6” x 6” Preprinted Cards (3 each of 4 designs)
3 – 6” x 12” My Stickease™ Adhesive Sheets
12 – 6 1/2” x 6 1/2” Vellum Envelopes

Vist to help out children today.

Scrapping 4 Inclusion

On November 3rd I will be a vendor at an 11 hour Scrapping 4 Inclusion Scrapbooking Event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. "Scrapping 4 Inclusion" benefits The Bubel/Aiken Foundation, whose mission is to bridge the gap between children with special needs and the world around them. Doors will be open 9 AM - 8 PM for croppers. Upon entry, attendees will receive goodie bags, including varied gifts and door prize drawing tickets.

Event Details:

Date: November 3, 2007

Time: 9AM -8PM

Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Golden, CO 80401

Attendance: 60

Information on The Bubel/Aiken Foundation:

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation was created by Clay Aiken in 2003 to serve children with special needs by creating, implementing, and funding programs of inclusion in the social, educational, recreational, vocational, and community settings. The desegregation of programs, jobs, services, and educational opportunities will benefit children with and without special needs. The Bubel/Aiken Foundation envisions a world where young people with special needs are totally immersed in all life has to offer.

Clay Aiken, co-founder of The Bubel/Aiken Foundation was appointed U.S. Fund for UNICEF Ambassador in 2004. Most recently September 5, 2006 it was announced in a press release from The White House that the President intends to appoint Clayton Aiken, of North Carolina to be a Member of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

For more information and to sign up for this event please visit

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Picking Pumpkins Layout

Here is a layout that i finished today. I just loved how it turned out!! I used Close To My Heart Textured Cardstock along with their Autumn Terracotta Ribbon Rounds. The other paper was this beautiful shimmering paper from Reminisce. I have never spent so much for one sheet of paper but it was really worth it.

This layout is up for bid on E-bay. Click the title above to take you to it's link.

A Few Christmas Cards

With the ideas from other consultants I made up a few Christmas Cards. I hope to be posting more cards soon.

All cards feature the CTMH October Stamp of the Month - Magical Season.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sick Today

I'm sick and in bed today. I did however get my album that I left in my friend's truck so I will post those pictures when I am feeling a little better.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Back From Weekend Crop

So sorry I have not posted in awhile, I was packing and then gone for a weekend crop in Winter Park. I had a wonderful time and was able to get 10 pages done. I know it does not sound like a lot but I did not start packing until Thursday afternoon and then finished Friday at 1 pm. I was totally unprepared so I think 10 pages was pretty good.

I bet you were hoping to see some of my pages? Well, I was planing on posting those but I left my album and all the pages I did for that album in my friends truck. So you will have to wait until I get my album back. She is about 45 minutes away from me so we have to plan a time to meet up. For now here are are few pictures from the crop.

Top: Fall Colors

Middle: Me and my friend Laura acting like Pirates. (this was a Pirate theme crop)

Bottom: Our hotel - The Vintage at Winter Park

Monday, September 10, 2007

My Disney Swap

This is one of my swaps that I am doing. This particular one is for a Disneyland/World swap. I choose to do the Jungle Cruise. I used Close To My Heart's Expedition papers, Nature Walk stamp set, Rustic Alphabet stamp set and of course some fun Disney 3-D stickers (not CTMH) for this layout. Oh, and my little green bug for "cruise" in the title. I really loved how it came out and hope others in the swap approve.

Moose Encounter

Over Labor Day Weekend was my 7 year anniversary to my wonderful husband, Wes. We took a short trip (without the kids) to Steamboat Springs, CO. This was my first trip there. I have lived in CO for all but 3 years of my life and had never been to Steamboat before. I also have never seen a Moose. I know it must sound funny, but it's true. The thing is, I never knew we had Moose in Colorado. Turns out there is a good reason I have never seen one until now.

On our way to Steamboat we drove through Rocky Mountain National Park (first time their too), we stopped at a information center and learned that there are only 64 Moose in the entire Rocky Mountain National Park. We happened to stumble across 3 on your entire trip. We saw a few other animals including Elk, Deer and lots of chipmunks that we just had to feed. The chipmunks were so friendly we could actually pet them while feeding them seeds. All in all it was a very nice trip and I would love to visit Steamboat again.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

National Stamping Month Workshop

When: Saturday, September 29th 2007

Where: My House
Westminster, CO

Time: 2 pm

Cost: $35.00
(includes the From Me to You Card Kit and use of my blocks and tools. Please bring your own adhesive.)

RSVP: by September 12th 2007
(pre-payment must be received by the 12th)

Come and create all the cards in the From Me to You Card Kit in one day at my National Stamping Month Workshop!! This is such a neat kit that I wanted everyone to come and enjoy a card making day with friends and learn a few techniques that you my not have the tools for at home.

For this workshop only you pay a flat fee of $35 which is the cost of the card kit before tax and shipping. I need to order these kits by September 12th so that they arrive in plenty of time before the workshop on the 29th. Please be sure to pay by this day for I will not be ordering extra kits. For all those attending there will be a drawing for a free gift as well as goodies to eat.

New To The World of Blogging

Today I decided to jump on the band wagon of blogging. This is a whole new world for me so please be patient as I start my blogging journey. My hope with this blogging spot is to be able to post more of my artwork and share my love of stamping and scrapbooking to all of you. Let the journey begin!


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