Stampaganza at

Stampaganza at
During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

hmmmm technology and thanks Paper planner please!

Okay,  so here are TWO examples of why I'll be keeping my paper planner (better yet a new CTMH planner!)...

FIRST....I've been blogging lately, not that you'd notice from this blog I find out today, because even though I thought they were posting from my not so smart, "smart" phone....they were NOT.  So you have been missing all of my funny little antics that I've been typing away thinking that have been posting...WRONG! darling husband went to an appointment last night....LATE, because it was in his phone for the wrong time...he went to another appointment today...WRONG DAY, its tomorrow again he put it into his "smart" phone WRONG.

This is why I'm the keeper of the CALENDAR...and this is why its PAPER!!!! ALWAYS PAPER people!!!!!  Get your version of CTMH's pretty new planner system right now at

Friday, December 4, 2015

CTMH's new Planner's on sale

I can't wait until my new planner set comes....I don't know about you but my OCD just loves to write in a brand new calendar each year!!!! This month only for its premier its bundle together with all the trimmings at a big savings.  Check out my site to for full details!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyberweek SALE - 25% off

Get 25% at off selected items, including:

  • Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection (Z3168)
  • Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard (Z2006)
  • Designed Décor Display Tray (Z1750)
  • Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program (Z3180)
  • Designer Creations Buttoned Bag (Z2053)
  • Designer Creations Short Stack Album (Z2028)
  • Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags (Z2038)
  • Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit (Z3147)
  • My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container (Z3137)
  • Scallop Border Punch (Z1851)
  • Triangle Border Punch (Z1997)
  • plus many more!

 This offer is available for a limited time only, so hurry on over to your Consultant’s Online Business Address, and make the most of your holiday preparations!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Harvest Welcome Wood papercraft sign

Here is my latest holiday wood and papercrafted creation.  I have to admit I really am in love with these fun and hands on projects of mixed mediums.  There is something so simple yet permanent about them, unlike some of the other papercrafts we all spend so much time on.  As a reminder all of my Paper items are my own (CTMH brand) from my website at and the Wood set comes from  One of my favorite things about this pumpkin project is that I actually mixed and blended two paper packets together.  Another fun thing is on several of the smaller details on the papers I went in with the liquid glass to highlight the image and make it pop.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Wine Glass Charms

For Thanksgiving dinner we will be spending our evening with great friends at a large blending of families.  Last year our Hostess mentioned that she wished she had something for her wine glasses so people could tell them apart...with me but with it being such a large group that was no easy task to find for her.  So I tucked that idea away and pondered on it all year....and recently surprised her with these so she'd be ready for this year's feast of around 20!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

They are coming...the Holidays

I can't fight any longer no matter how hard I tried, it's coming...CHRISTMAS!  Today is Veteran's Day and people have been posting how they have their trees up. Give me a break already... I give up I started too.  I ordered my Studio layout mini photos for my Holiday  cards.  I wrote and printed the letters that stuffed inside. Then printed out my return address labels.

I also started filling in the dates for my 2016 calendars that I give as gifts. 


So how about you? What do you have in the works right now...I'd love to hear all about it. And remember all your gift giving memory and papercraft supplies are available at

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Make it from your Heart journal

Check out this super cute journal designed by my upline Bren Yule, featuring our new CTMH Cricut cartridge Artistry.  We used local maps gotten from the visitor center for free (notice mine shows Camp Pendleton and Oceanside area!!!!), and glued them onto composition notebooks using Bonding Memories glue.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sticker magic in Studio J - Tips

Look at the My Stickease Sticker of Santa on the Right hand page.  That was originally a full sticker of Santa. I added stretched a photo well on that page so a moved Santa, tucked him behind my photo wells.

 So remember you can either crop, move stickers off pages, or tuck them behind other items by layering for fun effects just like with real paper stickers.  In Studio J as an BONUS feature we can also change the SIZE of the stickers!!!!!!! LOVE THAT FEATURE!!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Happy Columbus Day Shopping -- Mystery Hostess reminder

Just wanted to remind everyone while you are off enjoying Columbus Day (including all those shopping specials around)...that I'm hosting a Happy Haunting Mystery Hostess Sale on my site throughout October. Anyone that places a $25 qualifying order on will be in the running for any Hostess goodies earned from the party! It could be YOU!!!

So set sail now for

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Wood Decor

Here is a home decor piece that I made last year...I thought I'd share since its pumpkin flavored everything, everywhere time hahahaha!  Hope you enjoy it!  The papers and embellishments are CTMH's and the wood came from Wood Creations Crafts.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October Stamp of the month - Twinkle

There is a super cute Stamp of the month set for October so be sure to get yours this month at!!!! Remember that the red around the images means that it is CTMH Cricut cut compatible!!! Below is a full image of the stamps, and some samples done with the set!

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Who doesn't love a good Mystery?!?! I know I here's a great one just for YOU....starting today through October 30th I am holding a special "HAPPY HAUNTING MYSTERY HOSTESS" sale on my website

Place a qualifying order this month on my site of $25 or more and you may end up trick-or-treating for Hostess rewards come Halloween!!!!! 


Friday, September 25, 2015

Fun fall flowers

So how awesome is this fall craft!!!! Oh and did I mention that my SIX YEAR OLD Kennedy made this baby, carrying on the crafty tradition!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cabin wood decor using Jacksonville

So I made a fun wood home decor piece for a friend's 50+ 10 birthday (Yup that's really what he's calling it lol!).  Jim's favorite place in the world is his CABIN so I wanted to capture that here in my gift for him.  I used CTMH's Jacksonville papers (now retired sorry everyone I grabbed them as they were going, going, gone in August!) which fit perfect with my vision.  I distressed the papers with Cocoa ink before gluing them down.  All the embellishments are from my site  and the wood pieces came from

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Journalling through photos in Studio J

Remember that in Studio J you can change journal and title wells into photo wells too!  Journalling is important!!!!  But sometimes the photos say it all, like in this example, the photo of one of the light displays of our yearly event shows it off better than I could describe it.  I still made sure to include the date, and extra names elsewhere on the pages though.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Studio J Outling Title Effect Tip

Check out the title on the right side--I made that effect by copying and pasting the title right over top itself and then changing the color of the top copy to colonial white from cranberry; and just offsetting slightly.  Super easy to do and it makes a great outlining look!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Kirigami card and bell

So this just happened!  That moment when I realized my 9.5 year old has way more talent than me when it ANYTHING doing with folding! She loves Oragami and her new thing is now Kirigami cards [didn't even know that was the term for these beauties].  Way to go SaraBeth!!!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

National stamping month stamp sets

September's National Stamping Month three special by stamp sets by CTMH featured on my site this month are super cute and remember only available until the end of the month.  They are low, low priced at $13.95 ea.

All three of these great sets also coordinate with the brand new CTMH Cricut Artistry set! Hurry and grab yours today!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Christmas Eve Angels Layout - Studio J

I LOVE THIS LAYOUT!!!  When I took these photos FIVE years ago, yes Scrappers guilt, this layout is makes me so happy that it gave a classic, timeless feel to my photos.  I am thrilled with the results!!!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Quick Change Express Collections made easy

So I wanted to share this same pre-designed layout from the Express Collection in Studio J side-by-side for you to see with only about 10 minutes with of work I changed the look of the layout and am very happy to have both of these layouts in the same groupings of pages in my album.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Last day for August Stamp of the Month!

Get your awesome August Stamp of the month...Today is the LAST Day!

Last chance for retiring products 8/31/15!!! HURRY NOW

Let's hope you are all beating the heat with a little craft time this weekend people...I know I am....YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Just placed my order for all the goodies I couldn't live without from the retiring products-remember they are going, going, gone TOMORROW!!!! SO HURRY to and grab them while you can NOW.  TUESDAY the new book goes LIVE!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Studio J paper retirement list for September 1st

Studio J is going to be Retiring some paper packets my friends come September 1st!!!!  Don't panic I'm posting the list here and on my looks super long but Corporate reviewed the usage, and these were the lowest 20% of papers used...some hadn't been used at all in the past year ;)  so we are all good!  PLUS we will be getting 1 NEW paper a month now AND 1 new limited edition (60 days only) Express Collection per month!

Blue Ribbon
Elegant Bouquet
Floral Tapestry
Ivy Lane
Life Delights
More To Adore
Paper Garden
Sweet Home
Sweet Pea
That's Amore
Wishes and Fishes Girl

 Express Collections retiring:

Little Man
Little Miss
School Days
Year in Review

If you had planned on using any of these kits or collections for a particular project, now is the time to get those projects done!

If you have a project OPEN with these and its active as of September 1st you are still going to be able to work on it limitedly just won't be able to start anymore with it!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Zoe Express Collection in Studio J

To my Studio J lovers I wanted to share a brand new Express collection ZOE that is available NOW...but its only available through the end of September so hurry and use it today.  Its too cute not to use!!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wood items and getting a Coupon (gotta love a coupon)

I've had a lot of people ask me where I order the wood from to do the wood items I make.  HERE IT IS!  Best part they NOW offer ONLINE coupons TOO!!!!  This months is 15% off, its usually enough to more than cover my shipping costs.  Hope this helps!  And remember...after you get your WOOD ITEMS head back to to get your papers and accessories to finish your projects off!!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cricut® Artistry Collection at

Cricut® Artistry Collection


Close To My Hearts' newest cartridge includes 700 shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you’ll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter! Order your Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167) today at

Here are the image cuts that come with this amazing collection!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Studio J time -- I love you!

I LOVE Studio J....while my kids played Monopoly and colored at my feet I could totally be "in the moment" with them and be chatting with them the whole time.  I could be sitting and "enjoying" the Tour de France finish with my hubby lol at the same time all the while I could scrapbook Studio J style!  Thanks CTMH for providing me the best of both worlds!!!!!  Best yet, this month its only $5 for every 2 page layout!!!!! Yahoooooo

Friday, July 24, 2015

United We Stand wood projects

I bought this wood cut out from Wood Creations Crafts to make for the 4th and just hadn't gotten a chance too. With all the sad things going on around the nation lately it made me stop and reflect so when I had some time to craft I made this my 1st project!

United We Stand!

The Statue of Liberty is 2 different colors of CTMH'S glitters, I love how she turned out.   I mirrored the effect by using out glitter gel on the U & D, and our glitter tapes on the word block below.  So easy!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Close To My Heart: Life is worth...

The reason why I do what I do...and why I want you to join me in the experience.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Umbrella wreath

Look what $3 and some hot glue can get you.  I took a foam board and cut it to a circle  shape, poking the umbrellas right into place.  When everything was set I hot glued them down and then cut off sticks.  I had planned on blinging  it up a bit but my family out voted me and hung it up as is lol!

What do you think?