Saturday, June 17, 2017

No Worries Blog Hop

I have decided to give this blog thing another try after a LONG absence!  Please be patient--I'm just learning all the ins and out of a blog hop, so I'm sure this post will contain many mistakes!  
Welcome to our No Worries Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our new Seasonal Expressions II catalog with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Julie Scott's blog, then you are on the right track, if not please start at the CTMH Blog Challenge and Support Group Blog Hop Guidelines beginning with our hostess Carol. Next check out KathyAndrolewicz's blog.
For my project, I tried to utilize scraps from another scrapbook project I'm currently working on (my fabulous cruise to the Bahamas). I made a tiny shopping bag from the Art Philosophy cartridge with the No Worries paper pack, added the palm trees from the No Worries scrapbooking stamp set and a little tag with the seagulls from the same set. I used the white burlap ribbon and an old retired tag. All products are from Close to My Heart and are listed below.
I hope you enjoy this blog hop! I promise the next one will be better!

Products Used:
X7220B No Worries Paper Pack
Z3323 White Burlap ribbon
D1718 No Worries Scrapbooking stamp set
Z2087 CTMH Exclusive Ink in Willow
Z2848 CTMH Exclusive Ink in Sapphire
Metal Rim Tag (retired)
Z2818 CTMH Exclusive Ink in Desert Sand (for sponging edges)
Z2451 Shin Han Clay marker (for tree trunks)

Be sure to visit my website to purchase products!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Great Day for Jane!

Last Saturday my niece's high school basketball team played for the league championship.  As you can see by her face, THEY WON!  She was so excited that she jumped right into my son's arms when he went to congratulate her.  It is not the greatest photo-pretty blurry since they were jumping around and I took it on my phone.  But it captures her JOY at winning!  This was her last high school game as she is a senior so it was pretty BIG!  She was named Honorable Mention all-league as well, so a great end to a great season.  I can't wait to scrapbook this shot, along with many others from the season.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sweet Artbooking!

Talk about sweet! This mini album page was made by my talented customer, Sarah Mills. She made this cute mini album featuring her cousin's adorable baby. We made the whole album in under an hour. We set the size dial and chose the images without changing the dial! It was so quick and easy! Give it a try today!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hostess Stamps!


In the new Fall/Winter 2013 catalog there are great new stamps designated especially for hostesses. They are available as part of the rewards for hostesses at great prices. The stamp above is part of this program. It is called Bright All Night. It looks great in any color scheme with any paper pack. Here I used Twilight ink and an old paper pack called Wonderland. It makes such a quick, easy card. Plan your gathering and earn some great hostess stamps for yourself!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Did You Say Chocolate?

Yum! The August Stamp of the Month is this delicious chocolate themed set. And to make the deal even sweeter, if you order $50 in product the set is FREE! You can have your chocolate and eat it too! This set is perfect for all sorts of fun cards and layouts. Want to see the possibilities? Call me and schedule a home gathering today for you and your friends. Not only will we have a blast, but you can earn free hostess goodies!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Make It From Your Heart!

Have you tried the Make It From Your Heart guide? This layout featuring ME as a baby is from Volume 1 and features the new Babycakes paper pack and accessories. On August 1 the new catalog will feature Volume 2. The guide includes patterns for both layouts and cards. It shows the exact measurements and includes sample photos too. Give them a try and see how much faster, simpler, and easier your crafting can become!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

New Artwork!

No it isn't Christmas quite yet, but I'm already checking out the new Christmas stamps from Close to My Heart. I made this simple card with a new Christmas focal point and colored with our yummy alcohol markers. They blend so seamlessly that even I look like an artist! Are you ready to get your new Fall/Winter catalog? Call me today!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Big Day!

Yesterday was a big day for our family.  Our youngest son, Peyton graduated from high school.  It was one of those bittersweet moments--we are so proud of him, yet I'm not sure we are ready for him to leave the nest.  His older brother is finished with school (for now anyway) and is working.  He lives at home, but we don't see much of him.  Peyton is working two jobs this summer so we won't see much of him either.  How did they grow up so fast? 
In the meantime I am busy planning his graduation party for this Saturday and I'm busy making favors using Close to My Heart products of course!  I'll post pictures of those soon.  Maybe it will spark your creativity for upcoming parties or showers. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

This Is It!

Ever have one of those moments, when you know in your heart that you are incredibly proud of your child?  Well this is it.  I know the picture is dark and hard to see, but number 10 in the black jersey and pants standing on the edge of the crowd is my youngest son, Peyton.  In this football game he caught a pass and was running upfield when he was tackled head-on by a HUGE player from the other team.  There was a sickening crunch--you know one of those crunches when you know that one of the players won't be walking off the field?  I watched as the pile of players around the play stood up just knowing that my son would be lying there on the ground.  I dreaded what I would see.  To my amazement, he jumped up straight in the air and jogged off the field. His coach was screaming at him asking if he was okay and telling him to take his helmet off so he could check his eyes for signs of a concussion.  My son was fine.  The other poor player had to be carried off the field.  At the end of the game, Peyton went over to check on the player before they hauled him off in the squad.  He apologized and wished him a speedy recovery.  I took this picture with tears in my eyes, knowing what a special kid I have.  He was the leading scorer not long ago on his basketball team and one of the fans asked me if I was proud of him.  I smiled, but inside I thought, no not really.  Scoring the most points in a game doesn't matter.  Checking to make sure an opposing player is going to be okay, that's what matters.  Yep, he's my son, and I'm proud all right.