Friday, December 31, 2010

Flyers for Wings Workshop On The Go!

I have two flyers for you to see today. They are for the "Wings Workshop On The Go". This FABULOUS kit is available starting tomorrow on my website! One flyer is for scrapbooking page ideas: Flyer for Scrapbooking The other flyer is for cardmaking ideas (check out the really pretty flower they show on one of the cards...LOVE it!!): Flyer for Cardmaking Depending on what you like to do, you can do either of the projects shown or both. I love that they give you directions for both projects and you can run with it! So, start 2011 with these really fun projects! Any questions let me know! Hope everyone has a GREAT 2011!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"S'now place like home."

~"To make a winter friend, find a carrot and some snow, gather up your friends, and roll a bunch of snow!"

~"A sledding we will go."

~"Free snowmen. Some assembly required."

~"Take time to chase the snowflakes"

I thought I would share some snow / snowman type quotes today...since so many of you...I'm lots of snow. I just got inches and inches of rain here! I figured you'll have lots of photos to use with these quotes. Anyway, remember to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages. So enjoy the quotes!

Ps. Before I want to check out They have an Art Gallery that lots of CTMH consultants put their artwork on to share. You'll get to see lots of great ideas! So, if you have a few minutes it's worth checking out!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A New Sneak Peek ~ Inspirations

Yesterday (see post 12/28) I showed you a "sneak peek" of the "Wings Workshop On The Go". Today I took another photo for you to get a "sneak peek" of a few more items that you can buy on my website starting January 1st! In the photo is a "Wings Level 1 Kit" (comes with 4~preprinted pages, 2~b&t duos, 2~cardstock sheets and 2~6x12" My Stickease adhesive sheets...stickers sheets closes to the paper). I also have the "Wings Level 2 Assortment" (which is the really pretty ribbon), the "Wings Level 2 My Stickease Assortment" (the other 2~6x12" sticker sheets in the photo), and a beautiful stamp set called "Dreams Come True". Just wait until you get to see the rest of the fabulous items available to buy in January! You won't be disappointed! I know I wasn't!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sneak Peek ~Wings Workshop On The Go

I thought today I would show you a "sneak peek" of the "Wings Workshop On The Go". You can order this WOTG starting January 1st on my website. I think once you see'll want it for yourself! It comes with everything you see in the photo...and all of it is just $29.95 (of course you have to add tax & s/h). It also includes a brand new item to's a spray pen. I haven't used it yet but have heard only good stuff from other consultants. I also love how they used the stamp set to make a really pretty flower. I just love stamp sets that you can use in different come up with great stuff. Anyway, here's the "sneak peek" and I wanted to remind you...until you can order this WOTG...there are LOTS of other great products! So, if you see anything in the catalog you might want to buy it before it's gone! (almost all of the paper packs...except four sets...are retiring and there are other products getting ready to retire too!) AND, for the next few days we still have the December "Plenty For Twenty" special and the "December Stamp Of The Month" deal too!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Parents Article ~ 55 Ways To Clear Clutter ~ More Space For Scrapbooking / Stamping!

I received an email this morning and thought I would share it with you...since I don't have any art work to share today. The email is from Your Favorite Home Space...55 Ways To Clear Clutter. The article had some helpful ideas. I figured, if you clear clutter from your house it will free up space for more scrapbooking/stamping products. So, my sharing this info. with you is a win-win. :) Now I'm off to put some of the ideas to use. 2011 is right around the corner...I need less clutter in my house and more scrapbooking being done! How about you?  

Sunday, December 26, 2010

12x12 Framed Gift ~ Magnifique Paper and Stickers

Today I am going to keep the post short and sweet (like me LOL!!). So, here is the other gift I made...used the same paper pack and stickers as yesterday's gift I posted (check post 12/25). I love how it came out...just a little different, but just as nice. So, what do you think?   

Saturday, December 25, 2010

12x12 Framed Gifts ~ Magnifique Paper and Stickers

Hopefully everyone is having a great Christmas Day...thought I would share the last of the gifts I made...I'll show one today and one on Sunday. I bought a 12x12 frame from a craft store (not shown in the photos since they are too hard to get good photos of). I then made a page that they can add photos and journaling to (if they don't just want photos). I used Magnifique paper and stickers from the Level 1 paper pack. I think the gifts came out great, and I think I am going to make some pages for me to keep...since I fell in love with the way they came out. 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Candy Bag ~ Tropical Christmas

Well, I was able to finish the last two gifts I had to make...I thought I would share a part of one today and then share the rest of them on Saturday and Sunday. The part I am sharing is on the outside so the receiver of this gift can see it (incase they are looking at the blog...don't want to ruin their surprise before they open their gifts). I made this cute candy bag as their tag on the outside of the gift. I used "Tropical Christmas" (C1292), a scrap of cardstock, and my markers to fill it in. I just love this stamp set since I live in California. I think it came out cute and wanted to share it! 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"The best Christmas of all is the presence of a happy family, all wrapped up with one another."

~"Trimming the tree with happy hearts, that's the way the holiday starts."

~"Into the woods we march on and on, until we see the perfect one. We laugh and jump and shout with glee, we just found our Christmas tree."

~"Christmas cookies, bows, and dreams, presents all around the tree."

~"The best kinds of presents are wrapped in love, and tied up with heart strings."

I thought I would share some Christmas quotes today...since we are so close to the holiday...and soon we'll have lots of photos to go with these quotes. Anyway, remember to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages. So enjoy the quotes...and have a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Art & Soul Video ~ Pulling It All Together~ My Creations Mix & Mingle Album & Liquid Glass Faux Painting Technique

Since I'm not done my two gifts yet I thought I would share a new Art & Soul video instead since it just came out. Go check out "Pulling It All Together". It goes over making an adorable "My Creations Mix & Mingle Album" (Z1334), along with some other really fun projects. In the video they show how to stamp with pizzazz, and a really cool faux painting technique using (my favorite) "Liquid Glass". (I plan on trying that as soon as I can go scrapbook just for fun!) Anyway, I know everyone has busy schedules with the holidays so I thought it would nice to take a few minutes just for yourself and relax. So, enjoy the video!  

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Reminder: December Almost Gone ~ Go Buy Some Stuff To Get The Stamp Of The Month!!

I still have two gifts left to make...and since they aren't made yet I have no art work to share. I am hoping to be done by tomorrow. Once they are done...I will share them. Until then you might want to check out December's "Stamp Of The Month" to see if you want to get it (at a discount or free!)...because we only have a week and 1/2 left of December (if you can believe it!) and then you can no longer get this set.    

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry "Kiss" mas! Hershey Kiss Candy Cans

I thought it would be nice if my daycare children put together a gift to give Mom / Dad...except they are 5 months old, 20 months old and just turned 3 years old. So, I ended up doing most of the gift (of course) but the parts they did...came out adorable! I thought I would share their cute gifts with everyone (hopefully their families won't see this post~and the 3 year old still needs to finish her can). Inside the cans are Hershey kisses...and on the back I put Merry "Kiss" mas!! with the child's name and the year. I used chocolate cardstock (X5643) and ink (Z2111). (the red ink is their thumb print) I think they came out just too cute! 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Barbara Sapper ~ Avon ~ Lots of Great Items To Make You Beautiful!

Today I thought I would post about another website...another Barbara...she sells Avon. I think it might be too late to get an order sent to you for Christmas...but they sell so many great items, you could order some stuff for that most shopping for others have been done. Go and check her site out! If you have any questions contact her directly.   

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sneak Peek ~ January Wings Workshop On The Go

I don't have any projects to share today...had to finish my holiday shopping. I think I am now all done...yeah! Well, except...for the wrapping....not a job I look forward to. Oh well, it's part of the fun gift-giving to watch the gift receiver open their gifts. I do still have 2 gifts to make this week and I'll share them once I get them done. But for now I thought I would show you a "sneak peek" of what's coming in January. I wasn't sure I would like the new paper pack...but I sure did once I got it in the mail. You'll be able to order all the new stuff starting January 1st on my website. Since CTMH is changing over to two catalogs starting in February they decided to offer a small booklet just for January with LOTS of great items on just have to buy the "Workshop On The Go" to get the special prices. Once you see the'll want to buy them! And if you live close to me and want to do a crop using the new WOTG let me know and we can set up a date!   

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gift bag ~ Creative Basics Mistletoe, Sparkles, and Mistletoe Assortment

So, I found out I needed another gift...didn't know that there are two food women that run the school lunch area. I put together another bag (see post 12/7 to see the other bags I made) so that my children can give it to the librarian (so the food women will get the same gift). In her bag we put a "cup of coffee" in it. Anyway, I thought I would share the bag with you. I used the "Creative Basics Mistletoe" paper pack, green Sparkles, and the red flower from the "Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment" (which is a brad). I think it came out cute. Hopefully she'll like it too.    

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"A dad is someone you look up to no matter how tall you are."

~"I'm just as lucky as I can be for the world's best dad belongs to me!"

~"A father carries pictures where his money used to be."

~"My fingers may be small, but I can still wrap my daddy around them."

~"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way."

I thought I would share some daddy quotes today...since my hubby is such a great daddy, I like to get quotes for all those pictures I have of him and our kids. Anyway, remember to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages. So enjoy the quotes...and I'm betting you have lots of daddy pictures too!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gift For Teacher ~ Creative Basics Mistletoe Paper Pack and All Decked Out (Snowman Stamp Set) ~ Note Pad

I finished the 2nd note pad for the other teacher (see post 12/14 for more info.) I used the "Creative Basics Mistletoe" paper pack and the stamp set "All Decked Out" (D1308). If you love will LOVE this stamp set. It is just the cutest snowman set! I think the note pad gift came out cute and hopefully the teacher will like it too!
Ps. I wanted to remind you about the December special "Plenty For Twenty" on my website. If you  buy $20.00 or more you'll get a retired stamp set valued at $22.95 for FREE. So, go buy the "All Decked Out" set (or anything else that's caught your fancy) and get another D size stamp set free. Now that's a great deal! And, if you spend $25-$100 you can add the Stamp Of The Month set at a discount or free to your order too!     

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gift For Teacher ~ Mistletoe and Creative Basics Mistletoe Paper Packs ~ Note Pad

Well, I was able to get one of the projects done to show you. I made it for one of my children's teachers. I'll finish the other one and post it tomorrow. I used a note pad I got at a craft store. It has magnets on the back so they can hang it up if they want to and I made it so they can pull the note pad out and put another one in once they use up the pad. I used a piece of cardstock and a small piece of paper from the Mistletoe paper pack (X7130B), and I used the "Creative Basics Mistletoe" (X5811) paper pack. I think it came out really cute...hopefully she'll like it too! 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Card Holder ~ Personal Gift

It's pretty late in the day for me to be posting...I was working on a project that I wanted to share with you guys...but with my daycare children feeling under the weather...we were all off schedule today. So I will need to finish that project before I can post it. Maybe it will be tomorrow we'll see how I feel tonight. Anyway, I did find a project that I did awhile back and didn't post it here it is...I took a small tin and covered it with paper and put my business card on the front. I can use it to hold my cards when I am out and about. It makes it more personal than a plain old card holder. I thought it was cute. These would make a really nice gift for someone too!   

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Barbara Miller ~ Scentsy ~ Wickless, No Flame, Sootless Candles

I thought today I would post about a friend of mine...Barbara Miller...She's an Independent Star Consultant for Scentsy...the wickless, no flame, sootless candle company. They offer many different special designed warmers and over 80 scents to warm your home or office. I know it's not scrapbooking / stamping but thought it goes nicely together and they make great holiday gifts too. So, if your feeling like your room where you do your scrapbooking / stamping could use a little "pick-me- up" you should check out her facebook page and website! Any questions contact her directly.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Splendor Paper Pack

I thought I would post this photo today since there are so many items I've been showing for the holidays. Figured we could use a small break from all the holiday type stuff. It's been kind-of cold (at least on the East Coast) and I thought this photo is just so sunny and spring like! So, if you have some time...they used the "Splendor" paper's still can order it right now....but it's getting ready to take a break from the holidays...and pull out your spring / summer photos and scrapbook them. And remember...warm weather will be back before we know it!

Friday, December 10, 2010

HURRY!!! Discounted Products (Up to 90% off!!) + Plenty For Twenty + SOTM ~You Can't Go Wrong!

Last night I received an email from Close To My Heart that they are adding a "Discounted Products" tab on our website. So, that means that not only do you have the "Plenty For Twenty" deal...which is a great deal...spend $20.00 or more and get a FREE retired stamp set that is worth $22.95...and, you can no longer buy these stamp sets...since they are retired. You can also get some discounted items at a HUGH (up to 90% off) discount! They will occasionally add to this tab more you want to check back often to take advantage of these deals! But, if you see a deal you want...DON'T WAIT!! Once they sell out...that's it!! It's while supplies last...and they don't usually last long!! Oh, and don't forget about The "Stamp Of The Month" deal too...spend $25.00-$100.00 and get that stamp set for a discount or FREE! Any questions please feel free to contact me!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow, for children grow up, we've learned to our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep."

~"The mothers of boys work son-up to son-down."

~"A Mother's love must be strong, her work is hard, her day is long. But all in all, she is truly blessed, for there is nothing so warm as a crowded nest."

~"Fathers have a way of putting everything together."

~"Daddy: Some dads are gentle, some dads are kind; some dads are busy and some dads are fine; some dads are caring and some dads refined; some dads are workers, some recline...some dads are loved, and that dad is mine."

I thought I would share family type quotes today...just feeling like my kids are getting so big so fast. My son's birthday is soon and we are talking about a party. Anyway, remember to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages. So enjoy the quotes and hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cute Candy Tree ~ A Timber Stamp Set With Sparkles

I have to tell you...I love the stamp set "A Timber" (A1110)'s an amazing set...and for $ really can't go wrong...that's really a deal for this stamp set. I used it yesterday (see post 12/7) and I used it again today. Today's cute project I used a piece of retired paper from yesterday's kit...then I stamped the tree from "A Timber" stamp set using "New England Ivy" ink   (Z2135) and added some bling using Sparkles (a few from each assortment) Z1327 & Z1326. I think it came out adorable! Plus I am getting closer to having everyone on my list a nice, little gift to give them. Gotta love that! So, I'm hoping you've been busy too?! If not, and you need any help putting in an order for yourself or someone else let me know!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gift Bags ~ A Timber Stamp Set With Sparkles

About a week and half ago I went to a Holiday Workshop that my upline, Dawn, and 2 of her friend's had...I posted about it and showed you the cute candy bag gift I made there. My mom was visiting then and not really a craft person...crazy, huh!?!...anyway, I took home a few of the projects figuring I would just have to find time and do them later. So, mom left yesterday, and today I did one of the really cute projects...again I didn't take a photo so I changed it up a little. Plus I didn't have the stamp set she used. The kit had the paper "Evensong" in it, which is retired, but we have other holiday type paper you can use. I used the stamp set "A Timber" (A1110), cranberry ink, and I added Red Sparkles (Z1326) to give it a little bling. I plan to put some chocolate or a big holiday cookie inside when it gets closer to giving the gifts out (I made two for my children to give to the librarian and food ladies at school). They are easy to make, and dress up whatever you want to hand out for the holidays!    

Monday, December 6, 2010

6X6 Scrapbook Album ~ Gift

I worked on a really cute project today but can't post the photos since it's a gift for someone. So, you'll just have to believe is cute! I'll give you an's a nice, thoughtful gift...I used a 6X6 scrapbook album, retired paper, and retired came together pretty easy...and I think the person who it is for will really like it! Vague enough for you?? Sorry, but it's all I have for you least you can use the idea to make a little scrapbook for someone in your life!   

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sherry's Fused Glass Pendants

I thought today would be a good day to share with you Sherry's fused glass pendants. She makes these amazing pendants...and I told her I would do a post for her...since she still has a bunch she wants to get sold. I know it doesn't have to do with scrapbooking or stamping but with the holidays coming up I thought they would make a great gift to I am sharing them with you. She's selling them for $15 and you'll need to contact her directly to see what she has (I have just a few pictures posted here.) So, I did my good deed for the you do your good deed and buy some! :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

National Cookie Day!

Incase you didn't is National Cookie Day! Now, that's my kind of day!! So, after you check out my recipe...and my blog...then you'll need go over to "Burnt Food Dude" to see the Cookie Day Blog Roll...where other blogs are going to list their favorite cookie recipes too. Then you need to get a can and decorate it to make it really would make a great gift for someone special for the holidays! So, go check out all the cookie recipes you can get some great ideas...then get decorating! I just LOVE cookies! Don't you?!  

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies 
Makes: 36 cookies / Takes approx. 40 mins.
**What you'll need**
1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract, 6 to 8 drops green food color, 1 egg, 1 cup creme de menthe baking chips, and 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
~Mix everything together, drop dough 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Serve warm (yummy!) or cool completely (if you're planning to put them in the decorated can!) 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wist List For The Holidays!

I thought today I would post about your "Wish List". You can use this form to make it easy...this way the list of items you would like will be all together. If you have someone that needs to buy you a gift but they aren't sure what to can give me your wish it to me with their email (who you would like to have your wish list) and I would be more than happy to help them with getting your gift bought! And if they aren't close to where I am we can do the order so it ships right to them! Don't wait or it won't make it in time for the holidays!     

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Quote Book ~ Quotes To Add To Your Book

I thought I would do the quotes today to add to your quote book...

~"Cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today. "

~"Twinkle, twinkle, little star."

~"Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake."

~"Mom taught you that the greatest leap comes with the first step."

~"A mother's love is always in bloom."

Remember to stop back again for more quotes next week...and I wanted to idea who or where I got these quotes...I've been saving them for my pages. So enjoy the quotes and hope you had a happy day on Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stamp of The Month ~~ December 2010 ~ Amore

Check out the Stamp of the Month for December...very lovely! The set is called "Amore" (D1445). Think of all the Valentine type cards and gifts you can make with this set! Ask how you can get it at a discount or FREE!