Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Here it is, just hours away from the new year! I'm sitting in my office packing for a day of scrapbooking tomorrow with my best friend. My oldest daughter is having fun with her best friend and family, camping in New Mexico and my other three children are playing our new Wii we got for Christmas, in the living room. Life is good.

Here's to 2010!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

I just wanted to take some time to wish each and every blog reader out there a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

YUMMY!! Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

I do not bake homemade cookies very often. Mainly because I hate the mess of making them and the time it takes for each batch to cook. But this year I ran across a interesting sugar cookie recipe that I just HAD to try. After making and eating a few cookies, I have to say that I may never buy store bought sugar cookies again!

If you are wanting to make these cookies please visit my CTMH sister Karen Pedersen for her wonderful Sour Cream Sugar Cookie recipe!
Happy Baking!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Card Club: Sweet Home

These cards were created at my Card Club for December. Each month my club members get together at my house and we create a total of six cards in three styles but all using the same card sketch. It always amazes me how just by turning the sketch and changing up the papers makes each card look totally unique. If you would like to make these beautiful cards at home please email me for this special kit.

CTMH Products Used
Sweet Home Workshop To Go $29.95
- Enjoy the Journey stamp set
- Sweet Home Paper Packet
- White Daisy Mini-Medley Collection
Buttercup Ribbon Rounds Collection $7.95
Garnet Ink Pad $5.25

Happy Stamping,

Monday, December 21, 2009

Come and Celebrate with me!!

CELEBRATE PAPERCRAFTING WITH THE STUNNING FELICITY Collection! The collection features decorative die-cut paper, three gorgeous color schemes, and a D-size stamp set that include flowers, flourishes, argyle patterns, birds, and an entire alphabet! Your papercrafting possibilities are endless!

There are five ways to get the Felicity Collection. Read carefully so you can choose which way works best for you.

1. Purchase it at full retail price for $34.95. (CC1008)

2. Place an order of $60 or more in full-retail priced stamp sets (A,
B, C, D, and E-size) and receive one collection FREE! (CC1008A)
Excludes: Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul,® Workshop on the
Go,™ and customizable (K) stamp sets.

3. Place an order of $125 or more in full-retail priced Close To My
Heart products and receive one collection FREE! (CC1008B)

4. Host a home gathering or workshop with minimum sales of $400 (before shipping and tax) and receive one collection absolutely FREE!

5. Join Close To My Heart between January 1–31 will receive the collection FREE in their New Consultant Kit.

Celebrate with the Felicity Collection today! Shop 24/7 via my website!
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, December 14, 2009

CTMH Online Clearance Sale Ends Soon!!

Hurry, you only have until December 17th to place your Close To My Heart Clearance order! Be sure to visit my website and place your order before it's to late.

Happy Holidays,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snowman Birthday Invitations

My youngest daughter's birthday is December 20th. Being so close to Christmas I was not sure if she wanted a Christmas theme or something else. She decided that she wanted a Snowman Birthday Party. I was very excited because I just bought the new Cricut cartridge Snow Friends and new it would be perfect.

I created the card using Close To My Heart's Wishes Card Confidence Program. I chose the Roundabout design since the circle reminded me of a big snow ball. Perfect for snowmen. Since she is invited both girls and boys we had to make both boy and girl invitations. I really liked how they turned out and hope our guests like them too.

Boy invitation

Girl invitation

( I had to add some glitter!!)

Products Used:
Cricut Cartridges: Pooh Font and Snow Friends
CTMH Wishes Card Confidence Program
CTMH Crystal Blue Cardstock and White Daisy Textured Cardstock
CTMH Feathery Flakes stamp set
CTMH Crystal Blue Ink Pad
Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder
Deck The Halls pattern paper

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Close To My Heart Clearance Sale - Starts TODAY!!

Sit back and relax. It's OK to start your Holiday shopping a little late this year, because the best deals start in December! You can buy everyone on your list a gift and stock up on much-needed supplies, leaving you time to enjoy the festivities! Beginning TODAY, December 2nd, you'll want to get in on the amazing deals like My Acrylix stamp sets from $2 and My Reflections paper packets from $5. But that's not all-we have"grab bags" for $30, filled with over $100. These products are only available while supplies last, so don't wait and start shopping today!!
Shop on my website at (sale starts at 9 am MT)
Happy Shopping,

Monday, November 30, 2009

My Christmas Candle Arrangement

This was my Black Friday find that I made. Went to Michael's and bought the tray, candle holders, and some sparkly floral. Found the silver ornaments at Target. I hot glued it all down on the tray then got some putty so I could temporally hold it on the counter. My kids have knocked off to many things from my counter that I have finally learned my lesson. LOL!!
Happy Crafting,

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Let's Get Glittery!!

I just love Tresa Black's videos and had to share this one. She makes me want to go to the craft store and buy up all the glitter I can get my hands on!! Enjoy and Sparkle On!!


Happy Stamping,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Enjoy the Season

If you can't tell by now, I really love the Jingle paper. This time I paired the paper up with our new stamp set call Ms. Holiday Cheer. This set comes with 10 fun images that will just make you want to stamp up a whole bunch of holiday cards. I have a few more cards planed using this set so be on the look out.

CTMH Products Used: Creative Basics Jingle Collection, White Daisy Cardstock, Ms Holiday Cheer stamp set, Juniper stamp pad, Tulip stamp pad, White Daisy Bigger Brads, Juniper Ribbon (comes with the Creative Basics Collection), Clear Sparkles

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Check Out CTMH TV

Be sure to check out this month's episode of CTMH TV and add a little "sparkle" to your holiday season!

Click here to visit my website
Happy Stamping,

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving Table Setting

I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year wanted to make up some table settings for my guests. I used Close To My Heart's cute Thanksgiving set called CELEBRATION FEAST. This set features Indian and Pilgrim children along with a nice fat turkey and a few other accent stamps. For my color choice I decided to use Cocoa and Barn Red. I also used some paper scraps from our Grace collection. I had planed on coloring in my images with our markers but I just did not like the look so I used plain old color pencil instead. Since these are just for my table Crayola Colored Pencils worked just fine. On Thanksgiving Day my table settings will not be so fancy as I plan on using paper plates and napkins to help cut back on dish washing and easy clean up. :)

Happy Stamping,


Thursday, November 19, 2009

CTMH "Jingle" Cards

I had a wonderful card club last night! Here are the cards we made using Close To My Heart's Jingle Paper Packet, an exclusive stamp set called Somethin' Special, Cranberry Ribbon Rounds, and my favorite accessory, Jolly Twinkle Brads Assortment.

If you love these cards and would like to make them please contact me on how you can purchase this special Kit to create these darling cards at home.

Happy Stampin',

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cricut: Fall Wreath

I saw this great idea on You Tube using paper to create this beautiful fall wreath, so I just had to try it!

You will need:

Cricut: Speaking of Fall cartridge (pg 31 in 3" and 5", pg 50 in 6", 8"and 91/2", pg 54 in 4" and 6")

Foam Wreath

Wide wire ribbon ( I ended up using a whole roll for mine including the bow)

Fall Scrapbook Pattern Paper

Hot Glue Gun

Brown Ink

First you will wrap your wreath in the wide ribbon. I hot glued mine one to make it super simple. You could also pin it on. Then I cut out my leaves out with my cricut in several sizes and inked all the edges. Once all my leaves were cut out and inked I then adhered them on my wreath with hot glue. This seemed to be the fastest and simplest way to get them on. When placing them on my wreath I started with my larger leaves then filled in with the small ones all going in one direction. Do this until your wreath looks the way you want it. To be able to hang my I created a loop with the ribbon and hot glued that on the back. I also created a bow with the extra ribbon and hot glued it on the front of the wreath. That it! A gorgeous hand-made wreath that all your friends and family will love.

Happy Scrappin'


New POLL Now Open: Roller Skate Invitations

I have had a lot of inquiries on my Roller Skate Invitations and it got me thinking about offering a kit. How would you like to make your own Roller Skate Invitation but don't have to do all the thinking. I have a poll open to see how many of you would like to be able to purchase such a kit and be able to choose from a variety of kits in various colors but all having to do with a Roller Skate party! My kits would come with pre-cut papers, ribbon, pre-printed roller skates, envelopes and directions to create 10 Roller Skate invitations. All you need to provide is some scissors, adhesive and a little time to create 10 beautiful unique invitations. If this sounds like something you might be interested in please vote. My poll is open until the end of November.

Thanks for your help!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

O Christmas Tree

I am so off on my days with yesterday being a day off from school for the kids. I feel like it is Monday. Anyways here is another fun Christmas card using the same design as last weeks card just being changed up a little bit.

This card was again made with Close To My Heart's Jingle Paper Packet. The stamp set I used Evergreen. This set has 6 different trees you can use along with two different bases, sayings and a few small accent stamps. Along with the paper and stamp set I used our new Cranberry Ribbon Round Collection and our Liquid Glass to create the clear dots and over the base of the tree to make it look shinny. Liquid Glass is one of my favorite versatile products that is a must have for any scrapper and stamper! For a finishing touch I had to had some bling to my card so I added just a little bit of yellow Stickles to my start on top of the tree.

Order any of the products listed in bold on my website.
Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Win a $50 Gift Certificate

Over at they are giving away a $50 gift certificate to Oh My Crafts! Head on over for your chance to win too! Click here for your chance to win.

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, November 7, 2009

From: Santa

We all need a little inspiration every now and then. During the month of November I will be posting a Christmas Card at least once a week. Hopefully these will spark some inspiration for you Christmas Card making this year. Feel free to leave a comment and post your Christmas Card inspirations too!

This card was made with Close To My Heart's Jingle Paper Packet and a special stamp set only available in a fun Workshop Kit (see my site for details about this kit). Along with the kit I used our new Cranberry Ribbon Round Collection and our very blingy Twinkle Brads Jolly Assortment. This was a very simple and quick card to create and I'm sure anyone would love to receive!

Order any of the products listed in bold on my website.

Happy Stamping.

40th Birthday Card

A scrapbook friend of my turned 40 this year on Halloween. I don't like to give Halloween birthday cards because I am sure those who are born on Holiday's tend to get a lot of those types of cards. Instead I created this card using the Wild Card cartridge from Cricut. I chose the wedding cake card and made it into a 40th Birthday Card. I cut out the card in two colors (white daisy and twilight) inked all the edges in Chocolate and then embossed each card by running it through my Cuttlebug. Once embossed I cut out each layer and painted it with Close To My Heart's Create-a-Shade Pearl paint. This gave each piece a shimmer to it. After letting the pieces dry I then assembled the cake. For the final touch I painted the numbers in the same pearl paint, inked them and attached them to the card.
Happy Scrapin'
Close To My Heart Products Used
White Daisy Cardstock
Twilight Cardstock
Chocolate Ink
Create-a-Shade: Pearl Paint

Monday, November 2, 2009

FREE Stamps during STAMPAGANZA!!

During the month of November only, when you buy two My Acrylix® Stamp Sets (sizes A, B, C, D and/or E only) at full retail price, you get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!! That's a savings of up to $22.95!

These gorgeous stamp sets not only make your scrapbooking and cardmaking worlds easier and more beautiful, but they also make great gifts! (Yes, the holidays are fast approaching!) Whether you need to stock up on holiday stamps for your homemade holiday cards this year, or you need to add to your collection of scrapbooking supplies, this is a wonderful opportunity to get some FREE stamps!

Visit my website for more details!
Offer good November 3 -30th 2009

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Card

Today I am at home and enjoying all the beautiful snow that is falling outside my office window. We could get up to 24" of snow by they end of Thursday. The kids are hoping for a "snow day" tomorrow. They may just get their wish!
Here is a spooky little card I made using the Cricut cartridge Wild Card. I am finding that this cartridge is not as user friendly as the other cartridges. I would have like to have more paper piecing options rather than having to cut the card out a few time in order to get all the colors I needed. All in all I do like it and plan to create some more cards today.

Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sorry For Being MIA

This month has been a sick month for me. Last week I came down with what I thought was a bad cold. Then last night I ended up in the ER with difficulty breathing, a pain in my right shoulder and right lung. Had a few test done along with some ex rays to find out that I have Pneumonia in my right lung. Needless to say I have not been doing a whole lot of scraping or card making. As soon as I am well I will get creating again.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halloween & Thanksgiving Cards

My friend and I had a blast creating cards all afternoon for World Card Making Day yesterday! We decided to create cards using Close To My Heart's Wishes Card Confidence Program. We used the "Just Because Card Workshop" from the program to make 20 cards using only 4 sheets of cardstock, 2 sheets of B&T Paper plus 20 card bases. WOW! That is a lot of cards for not a whole lot of paper!! Unfortunately we did not complete making all 20 cards but still had a great time. The cards pictured are what I created with the program. All cards excluding the first card pictured below are from the Just Because workshop.

Windswept Pattern

Card Style 1

Card Style 2

Card Style 2

Card Style 3

Card Style 4

Close To My Heart Products Used:
9033 - Wishes Card Confidence Program
X7118B - Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet
1292 - Crystal Blue Cardstock
X1410 - Colonial White Value Pack Cards and Envelopes
D1371 - Many Thanks Stamp Set
D1319 - Creepy Cobwebs Stamp Set
B1333 - Merry Monsters Stamp Set
Harvest Memories Stamp Set (retired)
Z2111 - Chocolate Stamp Pad
Z2164 - Sobet Stamp Pad
Z2153 - Sweet Leaf Stamp Pad
Z2117 - Crystal Blue Stamp Pad
3174 - Blending Pen

Happy Scrappin'

* To purchase any or all of these products please visit my website.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day

Isn't it great that there is a day just for card makers?

My best friend and I are getting together today to make cards and play my new Twilight board game. I will be posting our creations throughout the day to share. Feel free to leave comments and share your own creations by posting a link to your blog.

Happy World Card Making Day!

Friday, October 2, 2009

First Christmas Layout

This is another layout for my daughter, Megan's First Year album. She was 10 months old in these photos, experiencing Christmas for the first time. My BBB Club will be creating this layout next month. If you live near the Westminster (Colorado) area and would like to attend a club meeting please feel free to contact me at


X7115B - Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet, X7115C - Jingle My Stickease, Z1220 - Twinkle Brads Jolly, Z1262 - On Target Dimensional Elements, Z1209 - Cranberry Designer Ribbon Rounds, Z2166 - Tulip Ink Pad

Interested in purchasing any or all of these products? Please visit my website at



Monday, September 28, 2009

Bath Time Layout

I am so sorry I have been so out of touch with Blogger lately. I am now homeschooling my son and it is taken so much of my free time. I do however try to do some scrapbooking while he is working and does not need my help. Here is a cute layout of my daughter Megan. In these photos she is 11 months old. She is 8 1/2 years old right now. Needless to say I am way behind on scrapping and I am trying to catch up on her baby album.

I used Close To My Heart's Animal Cookies Paper Packet. I just LOVE these papers for kid photos!! So much fun!! I also used some Jolee's 3-D foam stickers and my Cricut for the title.

Thanks for letting me share


Monday, September 14, 2009

Enter For A Chance To WIN The Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge!

Help Cricut celebrate their 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, they have reached 100 cartridges. Visit this link for your chance to win!!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The NEW Autumn/Winter Idea Book from CTMH is LIVE!

You can view and order all the beautiful NEW products from Close To My Heart' Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Be sure to go check it out and if you would like a free copy to have please be sure to email me at

Happy Scrappin'



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