Sunday, November 14, 2010


You might have just hopped over from Lisa's blog. If so, you are in the right spot. If not, just hop on and keep hopping. You will get to see everyones blog if you continue. I LOVE Christmas and I LOVE our Christmas Stamps. I made this fun little $$$$ holder using A1110 A Timber

Start with a sheet of cranberry cardstock 6.5"x3"
Score at 3 1/8" and 3 3/8"
Sand edges
Using Mistletoe paper pack adhere 2.5"x2.5" square of desired pattern to front
Cut strip of NE Ivy cardstock 1"x 3" and edge distress
Add to lower edge of card front
add Circle with Happy Holidays and gift stamped off the lower edge
Embellish with a sparkle
(or decorate front of $$$ card as desired)
Tie hemp around spine
Slip as much $$$$ as you want inside your card

This is a VERY SIMPLE idea that will work up so quickly!! I figured with the busy time of year.... and so many on our Christmas list we dont know what to get.... this was the answer. Enjoy!!!
Now hop on over and visit vicki's Blog

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Favorite Close to My Heart Product....

Do you have a favorite product that you just LOVE to use while scrapbooking??? I LOVE LOVE LOVE Close to My Heart papers and inks. Close to my Heart designs each paper packet with rich vibrant colors and patterns. Every single paper in the packet coordinates and matches the exclusive ink colors perfectly!! I also love mixing and matching the papers from other kits as well. All the papers from Close to my Heart are high quality with gorgous color. They really MAKE the projects faster, simpler, and easier. You MUST try some for your next papercrafting project today!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Few Christmas Thank You's

Come join me for a fun night out, and make a few thank you cards just in time for your Christmas gifts, and also a couple of birthday cards to finish up the year. RSVP by emailing me at to reserve your spot. November 23 at 7:00 pm. I will send you directions when your RSVP. Cost is $5 or place an order for yourself and the FEE is waived. See you there

Friday, November 5, 2010


Come join us for a fun workshop making CHRISTMAS TAGS.... You will leave with 10 handmade tags ready to finish up your christmas wrapping!
When: Tuesday Dec. 7th
Time: 7:00
Where: Ankeny Iowa
Reserve your spot today!!!
Space is limited

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Card Workshop!!

Do you have your Christmas Cards made? Are you looking for ideas? Here are the 5 cards we will be making for my Christmas Card workshop this Friday! Each person attending will make 5 each of these 5 cards. Christmas cards complete.... CHECK

New Memories in the Making

Well, just a few days after my last post, this little doll came into the world a little bit early, and with a DRAMATIC entrance. I have been in Idaho playing with my newest little grand baby!! Isnt she just precious!! I sat and looked at her for hours.... So many fun memories to look forward to and LOTS of scrapbook layouts in the future! In fact one morning while she was sleeping in my arms (my shift) I sat with the computer by my side and created 10 new layouts using Studio J scrapbooking. Check it out!! It is so fun and easy, I did it ONE HANDED!!

Try out Studio J today!! Click here

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Welcome to our CLOSE TO MY HEART BLOG HOP! Chances are, you just came from Amy's Blog and saw her great idea. If not, no worries, just continue on from here and enjoy. You will enjoy LOTS of great Christmas ideas as you hop. I had a blast making this fun
CHRISTMAS mini album

Usining the Jingle paper pack and the ALL SORTS album, I created this fun Mini Album. Covering each page, adding dimensional elements, and of course some fun embellishments... great for Any Christmas memories

Each page is colorful and ready to add the memories of your Christmas fun this year!

I held a workshop with my customers with this project and they LOVED it!! Make one or make a dozen! You can get 2 complete albums out of one package of paper.

Now Hop on over to Debbies Blog and see her fantastic Christmas Project!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Are you getting ready to scrapbook all your FALL memories!! I have just the thing for you!! Join us for our CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN workshop and create a DOZEN Fall/Winter layouts!! You will leave with them all complete....all you need to add is the memories!! Don't live close...or cant come that worries! You can purchase the KIT which will include 12 complete packets to assemble on your own. Each Kit will include a colored photo of the completed page and simple to follow directions! Order yours today. Kits are in limited supply! Order yours today! You will receive 12 complete layout kits for only $50 Here are the layouts we will be creating!! If you can attend it is OCT 23rd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (lunch is included) Bring your own adhesive of choice. RSVP quickly by emailing me at

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Annual CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA workshop coming up

Each year, we hold our Annual CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA workshop! This year, it will be held on October 5th at 7:00 pm We will each make 5 handmade gift items that you can take home, and re-create for neighbors, co-workers, friends and family. RESERVE your spot early. This one fills up quickly. Cost $5 Or FREE if you place an order. Email me today!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Occassions Card Workshop - September

Circle the date SEPTEMBER 28th and join us for a fun night out!! Come make some gorgeous (and some fun) fall cards. You will make 10 cards (2 each of those shown here) Have a friend you want to bring along....just let me know you are coming and how many you are bringing. Email me at No Charge if you place an order. Otherwise it is just a $5 fee

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blog Hop with Baby Berkley

I used some of my Close to my Heart exclusive Dimensional elements to create this fun page for my grandaughter Berkley. I covered the letter "B" with our fun topstitch paper, and used another print to cover the large circle from our dimensional elements collection. On page two, I used a fun 'irresitable dimensional element' bracket and frame to accent the page. You will LOVE all the possibilities with our fantastic Dimensional elements.

Hop on over to the next blog for some more fun with Close to my Heart dimensional elements.

JILLS BLOG is the next hop!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Little Hooligans .... waiting for YOU

Look at all the fun you could be having if you purchase our Hooligan Kit. You can make many many many layouts, or tons of cards....all using these fabulous products. You receive a complete packet of paper, a colorful instruction booklet, an exclusive set of stamps and an embellishment packet!! The possibilities are endless. Either purchase the kit and work on it on your own, or join one of our fun Scrap 'N chat nights and play with us! What a fun night out!!! Let me know if you need some Hooligans in your memory book!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Little Hooligans

This paper pack is soooo much fun!!! You have got to get it and preserve your halloween memories and send silly cards to all your friends.. It is just a silly, makes you smile, fun to use stamp set. Order yours today!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Want to catch up on all your memories....

I have JUST the answer for you! It is Studio J our new Studio Scrapbooking program. You havent seen ANYTHING like it I promise! It is a scrapbooking software like no other on the market. Our gorgeous layouts are printed for you in high quality and show detail that looks so real you have to touch it! Studio J Scrapbooking is done all on your computer. And with the release of our new idea book yesterday, it just got even better!! You can subscribe to a yearly membership to Studio J and you get FABULOUS perks! For instance, your layouts will be half price!! You get to choose from more exclusive kits of paper and patterns!! You get free shipping, You will receive a free JPG file with every custom printed layout. This way, you can send a copy to grandma or even aunt Nelly! Everyone will enjoy your memorable pages!! And more.......

$99 per year,

Ask me how to begin saving and begin scrapbooking Faster, Simpler and Easier TODAY!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


ITS HERE ITS HERE!!! The New Fall/Winter Idea Book is here and live!!! Make sure you pop onto my website and you can view it page by page....
Or....if you want a FREE copy for your very own, email me and I will tell you how you can get one!!! Get ready for all your fun Fall/Winter memories with these fabulous paper kits, embellishments and stamps. Check it out today!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

9 days til the NEW IDEA BOOK....while you wait....

Only 9 days until the NEW IDEA book is unveiled and you can begin ordering from it!!! While you wait, you can take advantage of this fun-tastic offer from Close to my Heart. You can purchase this fun 'triple-play mini album kit' for only $5 What a bargain!! To qualify for the $5 price you need to make a qualifying purchase of my Acrylix Stamps. It is such a fabulous offer! The kits come complete and make 3 little mini albums. Click on the link below for details and to visit my website.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

16 Days and counting....

Summer is drawing to a close and that means back to school for alot of kids.... but for us scrapbookers, and means something even MORE exciting.
The NEW FALL-WINTER IDEA BOOK will be here!! It is here and ready for you to see. It goes live Sept 1st, which is just 16 days away!! It is filled to the brim with new products, new embellishments, new paper, new kits, new stamps and new ideas. Email me to and ask how you can get yours FREE!! Want to earn FREE product too??? Schedule a Girls night out for you and a few friends. You get free product!!! Ask for details!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


What a fun summer day!! Each participant created each of these fun summer layouts. For only $50 we had a fun filled day of creating and enjoyed a great BB! lunch too! Hope you have lots of summer memories to fill up these fun summer layouts. (Two packets still available. All paper, embellishmentments, and colored photo included! Hurry and get one of the last two packets!!) email me at

Sunday, August 1, 2010

$2, $4, $6 for 8…It's YOU We Appreciate!

Yahooo!!! for 8 days, beginning August 4th, you can save BIG $$$$
Just shop on my website and you can get these exceptional prices on your papercrafting supplies!!! Check out the list below and mark your calendar, set your alarm, and plan to SHOP AND SAVE on August 4th - 11th (while supplies last so shop early!!!

Item Number Name Price
X7045A My Reflections Vintage Travel Level 1 $4.00
X7045C VintageTravel My Stickease $2.00
X7056A My Reflections Discovery Level 1 $4.00
X7060A My Reflections Heirloom Level 1 $4.00
X7060B My Reflections Heirloom Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7061A My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 1 $4.00
X7061B My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7061C Floral Impressions My Stickease $2.00
X7062A My Reflections Laid Back Level 1 $4.00
X7069A My Reflections Just Chillin Level 1 $4.00
X7069C Just Chillin My Stickease $2.00
X7070A My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 1 $4.00
X7070B My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7070C Simple Pleasure My Stickease $2.00
X7071A My Reflections Best Friends Forever Level 1 $4.00
X7072A My Reflections School Zone Level 1 $4.00
X7072C School Zone My Stickease $2.00
X7073A My Reflections Abundance Level 1 $4.00
X7073B My Reflections Abundance Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7073C Abundance My Stickease $2.00
X7075A My Reflections More To Adore Level 1 $4.00
X7075B My Reflections More To Adore Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7075C More To Adore My Stickease $2.00
X7076A My Reflections Sonata Level 1 $4.00
X7076C Sonata My Stickease $2.00
X7077C Sweet Harmony My Stickease $2.00
X7078A My Reflections Cutie Pie Level 1 $4.00
X7078C Cutie Pie My Stickease $2.00
X7079B My Reflections Rough n Tumble Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7079C Rough n Tumble My Stickease $2.00
X7080A My Reflections Route 66 Level 1 $4.00
X7080C Route 66 My Stickease $2.00
X7081A My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 1 $4.00
X7081B My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7081C Majestic Blue My Stickease $2.00
X7082A My Reflections Expedition Level 1 $4.00
X7082C Expedition My Stickease $2.00
X7083A My Reflections Let's Get Together Level 1 $4.00
X7084A My Reflections Floral Tapestry Level 1 $4.00
X7085A My Reflections Everlasting Level 1 $4.00
X7085B My Reflections Everlasting Paper Packet $6.00
X7085C Everlasting My Stickease $2.00
X7086A My Reflections Caprice Level 1 $4.00
X7086B My Reflections Caprice Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7086C Caprice My Stickease $2.00
X7087A My Reflections Enchanted Level 1 $4.00
X7087B My Reflections Enchanted Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7087C Enchanted My Stickease $2.00
X7088A My Reflections Free Spirit Level 1 $4.00
X7088B My Reflections Free Spirit Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7088C Free Spirit My Stickease $2.00
X7089A My Reflections Lifes Delights Level 1 $4.00
X7089C Life Delights My Stickease $2.00
X7090A My Reflections Silhouette Level 1 $4.00
X7090B My Reflections Silhouette Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7090C Silhouette My Stickease $2.00
X7091A My Reflections it’s a Guy Thing Level 1 $4.00
X7091B My Reflections it’s a Guy Thing Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7091C it’s a Guy Thing My Stickease $2.00
X7092A My Reflections Good Times Level 1 $4.00
X7092B My Reflections Good Times Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7092C Good Times My Stickease $2.00
X7093A My Reflections Sweet Pea Level 1 $4.00
X7093C Sweet Pea My Stickease $2.00
X7094A My Reflections Paper Garden Level 1 $4.00
X7094C Paper Garden My Stickease $2.00
X7095A My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 1 $4.00
X7095B My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7095C Boom-Di-Ada My Stickease $2.00
X7096A My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 1 $4.00
X7096B My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7096C Blue Ribbon My Stickease $2.00
X7097A My Reflections Game On Level 1 Kit $4.00
X7097B My Reflections Game On Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7097C Game On My Stickease $2.00
X7098A My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 1 Kit $4.00
X7098B My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7098C Sarsaparilla My Stickease $2.00
X7100A My Reflections Perfect Day Level 1 $4.00
X7100B My Reflections Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7100C Perfect Day My Stickease $2.00
X7101A My Reflections Magic Moments Level 1 $4.00
X7101B My Reflections Magic Moments Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7101C Magic Moments My Stickease $2.00
X7102A My Reflections Notebook Level 1 $4.00
X7102B My Reflections Notebook Paper Packet $6.00
X7102C Notebook My Stickease $2.00
X7103A My Reflections Aspen Level 1 $4.00
X7103B My Reflections Aspen Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7103C Aspen My Stickease $2.00
X7104A My Reflections Evensong Level 1 $4.00
X7104B My Reflections Evensong Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7104C Evensong My Stickease $2.00
X7105A My Reflection sEmporium Level 1 $4.00
X7105B My Reflections Emporium Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7105C Emporium My Stickease $2.00
X7106A My Reflections Unforgettable Level 1 $4.00
X7106B My Reflections Unforgettable Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7106C Unforgettable My Stickease $2.00
X7107A My Reflections That’s Amore Level 1 $4.00
X7107B My Reflections That’s Amore Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7107C That’s Amore My Stickease $2.00
X7108A My Reflections Daydream Level 1 $4.00
X7108B My Reflections Daydream Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7108C Daydream My Stickease $2.00
X7109A My Reflections Stardust Level 1 $4.00
X7109B My Reflections Stardust Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7109C Stardust My Stickease $2.00
X7110A My Reflections Back Country Level 1 $4.00
X7110B My Reflections Back Country Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7110C Back Country My Stickease $2.00
X7111A My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 1 $4.00
X7111B My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7111C Moon Doggie My Stickease $2.00
X7112A My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 1 $4.00
X7112B My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7112C Animal Cookies My Stickease $2.00
X7113A My Reflections Tinkerin Level 1 $4.00
X7113B My Reflections Tinkerin Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7113C Tinkerin My Stickease $2.00
X7114A My Reflections Bella Level 1 $4.00
X7114B My Reflections Bella Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7114C Bella My Stickease $2.00
X7115A My Reflections Jingle Level 1 $4.00
X7115B My Reflections Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7115C Jingle My Stickease $2.00
X7116A My Reflections Sweet Home Level 1 $4.00
X7116B My Reflections Sweet Home Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7116C Sweet Home My Stickease $2.00
X7117A My Reflections Grace Level 1 $4.00
X7117B My Reflections Grace Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7117C Grace My Stickease $2.00
X7118A My Reflections Twitterpated Level 1 $4.00
X7118B My Reflections Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet $6.00
X7118C Twitterpated My Stickease $2.00

*Available August 4-11, 2010; while supplies last

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Here are a few more items I made with the same Worshop on the Go Packet of papers. I used 5 other cards as give aways at convention. Can you see the FABULOUS value in these Workshop kits.... The board book was made totally with scraps!!! Ask me how you can get these kits!! They are FANTASTIC!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


There is a packet of gorgeous papers coming to the close to my Heart line of products. I also was able to work with this fantastic kit for the class I taught at convention. Here are the samples of what you will make if you follow the colored instruction sheet provided in your kit.

Then I was asked to see what else I could get out of this kit of paper. I did these layouts PLUS a fun BOARD BOOK plus I still had left over paper. Get this MANGIFIQUE (that what the paper packet is called !!) and start creating! Ask me how! You can either join a fun monthly group and create them together at our Scrap 'N Chat nights, OR you can get it and do it on your own. Either way you will not want to miss out on these fabulous Workshop kits!! Ask me about them!!

New Workshops on the Go ....sneak peek!!

I was so fortunate to be asked to teach a class at convention called "But wait, there's more" I was given two Workshop on the go kits and asked to make as MUCH as I possibly could out of that pack of paper. WHAT FUN I had. The Mistletoe kit is sooooo gorgeous! I did the card path of the workshop guide with this paper. You will get all the instructions to make these beautiful cards!!!

Then....with all my leftover paper and embellishments...I began to play. I made all these cards below... a little fold out album card AND still had paper left over. These Workshop on the Go kits are an exceptional value!!! Ask me how you can get a new kit EVERY MONTH!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

August Workshop Kit!!! Order yours today!!

Just in time for all your Summer Memories..... this fun "SPENDOR" kit comes with everything you need to make many fun summer layouts. Shown here are 3 samples, but the possibilities are endless! Not a worries. This kit is for YOU too!! The colorful brochure has step by step instructions for both scrapbook layouts AND cards. It is definately for everyone. Below is a shopping list for the kit and some suggestions of other things you may want to add to the kit to stretch your dollar even farther and be able to make MANY projects with this fabulous kit.

SPENDOR KIT (will be using this for August Scrap 'N Chat night) but can be ordered by anyone!!!

Basic Monthly Kit $29.95 Splendor Kit
(comes with color brochure/instructions, paper pack with 24 sheets of coordinating papers, Exclusive stamp set. This qualifies you for the stamp of the month set at a 25% discount ($17.21)


Comes with the Basic kit along with the following (and qualifies you for the stamp of the month at 50% off $11.48)

Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel $2.95
Brads assortment $4.95
Gold rush ink $5.25
Topiary ink $5.25
Chocolate Ink $5.25

TOTAL $53.60

Way BEST kit!!
Includes the contents of the even BETTER kit and
D1136 GIGGLES (alphabet set)
TOTAL $22.95 (and qualifies you for 75% off on the stamp of the month stamp set!! $5.74

You may want to add the following for fun: (and you would get the stamp of the month set FREE
9030 Imagine $21.95
1515 Tombow Refill $ 5.50

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The most FABULOUS team ever

We just got back from convention in DC. What a fun fun week!!! This is my FABULOUS team of women that were there! We had a blast. Next year we go to disneyland together. Want to join us??? Become part of our team and come enjoy a week in the Disney hotel with us! Ask me how.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A few new upcoming surprises

CtmhSo many fun new surprises upcoming in the fall idea book. Must haves for your scrapbooking and papercrafting. Book a workshop with your friends today and earn your new product FREE. Email me today. Spots fill up quickly. You will LOVE/All the new product. You can even hold a gathering online!!! Ask me how

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Close to my Heart convention!!!

Washington DC is where we are but even DC isn't as exciting as all the fun new announcements we are getting at convention. I can't wait to share all the news with you!! Stay tuned for all the latest. A few highlights.... the new fall/winter catalog is just around the corner. New workshops, paper packs. Stamps and more. Check in often.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Back by popular demand..... "CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN"
The picture above shows Some of the layouts from previous workshops. This workshop/kit will include LOTS of SUMMER layouts for all those summer memories...
Order yours, or sign up to come today!! ORDER BY July 15th
Preserve those fun summer memories fast, simple and easy by attending our workshop. We will create 12 complete layouts to preserve those fun summer memories on. Come enjoy a girls day out, get LOTS of scrapbook layous complete, enjoy some great food and fun!!! All for one LOW price... Only $60 for the entire day!!! and that includes LUNCH!!
July 31st 9:00am - 3:00pm Ankeny (I will email you directions)
If you CANT make it but still want to preserve your memories CHEAPER BY THE DOZEn, no problem.... you can order the entire kit for the same low price. It will come complete with 12 packets that will include everything you need but the adhesive and photos :) There will be colored photos of the finished pages along with instructions. Order your packet today and begin creating your summer memories now!!
email me at to order yours TODAY! They will July 30th