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!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Girl Scout Memory Ornaments

So cute....

My Girl Scouts made memory ornaments last night. I cut the vinyl, and they applied it. Then on green and white strips of copy paper we each wrote our name 14 times spiraled it, and traded. So everyone has each girls name in their own handwriting plus the troop # in each ornament.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Cricut and frosted glass brick

I took a glass brick from a craft store, put vinyl letters on it, then sprayed blue glass frosting paint over it. After letting it dry this I peeled the vinyl off and inserted twinkle lights. This was the result. My Boss loved it!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Winter wreath

I made this wreath today using CTMH retired papers (My customer needed a very specific color combo). The outer tubes are 5x6, and inner tubes are 3x4. I used contraband lol, ribbon because it had the wiring in it and I knew it would keep the spiraling (created by wrapping around a pencil). Easy, fast, and cute!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Baby obsessed - Grandma style.

So I officially became a Grandmother a three nights ago, and as much as I love my five children (and they are truly the center of my Universe) this baby I've never met has 100% stolen my heart.  Most people that know me, joking know that I am not the most emotional and certainly not a huggy kind of person.  The last few days, with each phone call (my son lives in on the opposite side of the country), every texted photo, and each facetime call I end up so over-whelmed with joy and emotion for this precious baby and for pride at the look my son's eyes when he looks at her. Then I'm in tears.  I just stare at their photos.

Today during our facetime chat I was practicing with her how to say "Grandma", while I was asking her what she wanted for Christmas.  I promised it would be our secret from Grandpa if she'd say my name.  We could get a pony or maybe a pretty car lol! Her Mom said she'd make sure they'd practice regularly have my son said that he thought I might not be kidding.

So for all you new Grandmas and Grandpas out there, and Moms and Dads remember to take photos ever second because like with our own kids, the time was gone with a blink of an eye.  Also remember to balance that though with being in the moment.  I realized I when the kids were younger I was always so busy trying to record their memories, I was often only part of them through the lens of a camera. 

Close To My Heart has a lot of quick and gorgeous products made for easy layouts predesigned for you right now, both in girl and boy (The search is about.  Check them out., some will be retiring soon and are on the GOING AWAY or CLEARANCE list so Hurr!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Thanks another great expo in the books!

Thanks to everyone that stopped out today and messaged interest about our projects.  Dana Simone-Kurtz ( and I will be posting project photos over the next few weeks to show those of you who missed out some holiday inspiration so stay tuned.

Thanks again for you support.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dec 3rd Holiday Crafters' Expo - 12 to 3p

Dec 3rd 12-3p Holiday crafters' expo come craft with Dana Simone-Kurtz and I in Sabre Springs, CA near Poway. Grab your adhesive and scissors, we'll have all the rest! There will be a large variety of projects from you to choose from ranging in prices. Best part YOU get to pick which projects you want to make and how many. Contact me for address.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Cyber Monday Storage Sale

Starting at midnight tonight 30% off individual pieces and 40% off bundles from CTMH Storage Unit collection at  Hurry this amazing deal will be gone in a flash!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black Friday Half Off Cut Above Sale

Check this out for a second...
I LOVE these CUT ABOVE scrapbooking and cardmaking sets and ohhhh did I mention they were going to be part of the BIG BLACK FRIDAY HALF OFF SALE.
This includes our current CUT ABOVE kits as well as a selection of layout kits that were previously available. Some of these kits are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your orders early!
This sale starts at 12:00 am (MST) on November 24 and will end at 11:59 pm on that same day. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through your Consultant website during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale are commissionable and count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.

As an additional bonus, when you buy the Cut Above Layout Kit—The Story Begins kits (Baby Boy or Baby Girl), you are eligible for additional savings. As shown in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, when you purchase one of these kits, you can purchase a My Legacy™ album of your choice at 30% off! That means that during this 1-day only sale, you can purchase these Cut Above Layout Kits at 50% off AND purchase a My Legacy album at 30% off—Talk about incredible savings! 

Thanksgiving Card

So when you move 3 times in 3 years it's best to mail a Harvest card instead to make sure people notice your new address! These simple cards were made with  CTMH Falling For You Papers

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dec 3rd from 12 to 3 - Make-n-take crafting! Come out and join us

Dec 3rd from 12 to 3 Dana Simone-Kurtz and I will be co-hosting a holiday gift giving make-n-take afternoon in Sabre Springs (near Poway).  There will be approximately 15 to 20 different projects for you to choose from to make.  It's totally your day to create. Projects will range in price accordingly, averaging $2-10 each.

Get some great teacher, friend, co-worker gifts and cards knocked out quickly. Bring your friends to craft with!!!  Contact me privately for the address. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Watercolor Collage

Here are the pictures from my CTMH watercolor painting, minus the signature in the left corner. I used a HP Sprocket for the photos. An instant gift after the party! 

Monday, November 6, 2017

HOLIDAY CARDS...better get started

Who's making their holiday cards this year?!? Better get a start on it peeps!!!! It's COMING!  I did mine this weekend,  all addressed,  90% made (ughh ran out of b&t paper so now stalking fed ex driver!). But majority stuffed and ready to go!!!!
I used the CTMH fall papers!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Wasting no available crafting opportunity - crafting whip watching TV

When you are watching a Star Wars Marathon seems like a good time to make a 100 raffia bows for my fall cards!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Not a painter I've determined...but LOVE a good Girl's night!

Finally found an art form that I can honestly say I am not suited for...but WOW I sure had fun trying!!! We had so much fun I believe I will give it another team effort for a Spring version. I'm no quitter!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Massive sale of on hand products...all must go! Rancho Bernardo .CA

Next Saturday Oct 21st I will be having a massive craft supply (hundreds of stamps sets, embellishments,  rolling totes,  etc) for ridiculous prices...please do NOT tell my husband what a steal your getting!!! I will also have a yard FULL of holiday decor, and I mean YARD FULL. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Save the date DEC 3rd : Make-in-take Day in Rancho Penasquitos

Hey EVERYONE mark your calendar and save the date DEC 3rd!!!  I will be co-hosting a make-in-take craft afternoon in Rancho Penasquitos with my Sister Consultant Dana Simone-Kurtz♡  We will have multiple projects  each at a variety of price ranges for you to make and take home. The best part for YOU, you can pick and choose which projects you want to do! Great way to do holiday gifting. So mark your calendar, grab your friends, more details as it gets closer!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween and Harvest Wreath

Thanks To my awesome Hostess and everyone who came out today to her wreath workshop party! It was a huge success and we all had loads of fun!
Search here on my blog using the search using WREATH  for full easy to follow construction directions.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Share a Smile Card Kit - through out October

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!
The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.
You can also order additional card blanks separately!  In case you want to make MORE!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Giant Paper Sunflower Wall Hanging

This sunflower wall hanging was made for the Queen Bee Market craft night as a door prize using Close to My Heart cardstock, and a little raffia. Hope the winner is enjoying it, it was made with ♡!

I used an altered Cricut template, but then hand trimmed the petals.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Stamping for a Cause - Disaster Relief set

Here is a MUST have stamp set for everyone today! and HERE IS WHY: Proceeds from sales of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts. Need another reason, it's an amazing set for only $13.95! Click to Buy it NOW!

Monday, September 11, 2017

National Stamping Month Set - Get yours today IN YOUR OWN WAY

This AMAZING card and stamp set is on special all September long in honor of National Stamping month.  It can be your's complete with card bases, envelopes, and stamp sets for a amazing discounted rate (20%) of $34.95.  The From the Heart card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in September or when you host a qualifying party.
As an added benefit though CTMH knew how much you all were going to love these cards and would want to make more, they are giving you two other options for purchasing them:
You can buy JUST the card bases to make more OR any kind of cards your heart desires

2 stamp sets for just $29.95
OR just the stamp sets!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Hope you had a SCRAPTASTIC Labor Day

So how terrible is it to say that I'm exhausted after this holiday weekend and I cannot wait for these people to go back to school and work!?! We took family photos over the weekend and I want to SCRAP with them and my new FALL papers!!!

Hope you all had a safe, SCRAPTASTIC, and photo book filling holiday!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Last few days of 50% of Warehouse Bundles

Check out the LAST set of amazing 50% off bundles today at, or click on the link below the warehouse promotion photo. They are only available through the 31st. There are 2 thin cut stamp set bundles on there (a steal), washi tape bundle, embellishment bundles...OMG!!!! They are giving away the store people. Hurry these will sell out.
Check out the LAST set of amazing 50% off bundles today.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 2 retiring August 31st...hurry NOW

It's the LAST few days for the Seasonal Expressions 2 edition. So if you've been waiting to buy the super cute unicorn paper or lumber jack paper time is almost up. Hurry to  NOW! After the 31st will be too late...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New idea book and retired bundle sales during August

The new idea book is live online Yay!!!! Check it out at  it's going to be amazing!!!!

Also starting today last throughout August CTMH be offering an online Warehouse Sale on MY SITE! Each week there will be a set of retired items and product bundles at an amazing 50% discount—while supplies last of course—and then they will be replaced by a new set of offers the following Tuesday. And to sweeten the deal, for these sale items, we’ll be charging shipping only on the price paid instead of on the retail value—it’s an awesome opportunity for EXTRA savings!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Cut Above by CTMH Layout basic set Walk through -- hurry retires 08/31/17

Check out Cut Above sets by Close To My easy!  This basic layout set shown in the video retires 08/31/17, but others, including card kits will be available in the future Idea Books!

Friday, July 28, 2017

PLANNER Life Blonde Moment - I live my CTMH PLANNER

Better late than NEVER,  almost 8 mos. and I justtttt found the pen holder.  The struggle sometimes is real! 

I love my CTMH planner and they are still available on the while supplies last list on my site 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Retiring CTMH product July 31st...hurry get yours now

Time is running out to grab all your goodies from the current Idea book from CTMH before they retire August 1st, as well as getting a huge savings with Stampaganza.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Simple Happy Birthday Card with Felt Cut from CTMH Thin Cuts

Playing with my CTMH  thin cuts last night and felt this is what I came up with. Run felt through your die cut machine average of 4 times for ultra thin words so there is no ripping. Bigger shapes like tags or the Bears I ran through twice. I used liquid glass to glue it to the card base and made a paper now out of the zip strip of paper at the top of the sheet old school style.

Friday, July 21, 2017

CTMH Corp Headquarters Tour 2017

I l♡ve my work!!! At convention this year we were given the chance for a Corp I am with Dana Simone-Kurtz and Amy Ulen enjoying our special sneak peak behind the magic!
I was in love with all the "plants" from the CTMH Cricut Flower Market cartridge as you will see by my photos and cannot wait to try to replicate them.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

#CTMH Thin Cuts using felt or fabric (Jack Bear)

Here it is as promised, the video showing how to make my convention swap bears. So easy, I hope you enjoy. I will post detailed photos later here and on my blog. Remember this thin cut retires soon, so grab him fast! You can also see my original inspiration on my  Instagram which was the poinsettia planner clip I made with Polka Dot Whimsy planner crew!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Giant paper flowers

Getting a private lesson from the Master herself♡ LOVELY de Los Santos to make Giant paper flowers with  CTMH cardstock and the flower market Cricut cartridge. My girls are thrilled and can't wait to cover their wall.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Waiting for the bus with Parker...Ish

This non-morning kid gets up begrudgingly each morning to wait for the bus, he doesn't smile a ton for pictures because of his Autism, but he loves to play with the photo editor app so it's our trade Here is Today's masterpiece by Parker. HAPPY FRIDAY! life more "ish like"(from the book so titled).

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day

 Because doesn't everyone spend their holiday helping handmake a fox stuffed animal!  I love this kid SOOO MUCH. OH and by the way as a true crafter's kid when I said that I didn't have any white felt that he was sure he needed, he calmly said let's use a sock from the rag box!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Sneak peak of coming CTMH attractions

Lots and lots coming our way in the new Annual inspiration peeps!!! 10 new neutral colors (ones even named Heather lol),  plus 1 additional color of the year...the sweetest shade of pink I foresee me using on lots of upcoming GRANDBABY items. All new cardstock will be double sided with a shade lighter on the back Wahoo double your bang for your buck peeps and making coordination so much easier.

 Thin cuts, thin cuts, thin One full cricut set and 3 amazing additional  digi sets!  More news to come just wanted to give you the low down from Salt Lake City Convention 2017...amazing things ZOOMING your way August 1st!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Free CTMH convention 2017 Swag with order hurry to get yours

Who wants some free Swag!?!

Next  two orders placed of $25 or more and you'll get a little something from my convention swag 2017 sent your way♡!!!  If you place one big order of the whole $ I'll send you two treats. Hurry be first:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Jack Paper pack fun with CTMH

So how many people can say I didn't do So how many people can say I didn't do!? Not this girl, I've been playing with Jack paperline products by #CTMH. So much fun.!? Not this girl, I'ave been playing with Jack paperline products by CTMH. So much fun.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cardstock CARNIVAL Sale 25% CTMH

Ohhhhh this just in  surprise SALE on my site...CARDSTOCK CARNIVAL all Cardstock is 25%! Hurry I had NO idea it was coming and have no idea of how long it will last but it's marked that way right now at

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hello Foxy - June 2017 Stamp of the Month CTMH

Have you all see June's adorable Stamp of the Month set "Hello Foxy"!?! OMG too cute for words! Grab yours today at we are already half way through the month and once June 2017 is gone so will this adorable set.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Girl Scout Crafting with abundance of attitude

We are working on the Brownie badge for painting. ASSIGNMENT paint an expression in your favorite form. Looks like Kennedy's painted bag expresses HAPPINESS  to me lol, as if she'd pick any other emotion. She also told me she was more of an abstract kind of a girl when I asked HOW she wanted to paint. No kidding! I love this  kid!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Albums on sale all through out June buy one get one 50% off

Looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? We’ve got you covered! In June, buy one My Legacy™ album and get a second at 50%-off*! See this little is explained below, but I want to be clear if you want a color order quickly COLORS WILL RUN OUT, colors for the sale are while available!
You could also receive an album FREE by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant this month! Learn more about becoming a Consultant.
*Discount applied in cart; album selections subject to availability.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

FLASH SALE June 1st!!!! Get your 30% bundled CTMH products today

Okay peeps listen up: Here is the scoop there is an amazing FLASH SALE about to happen on my website !!!!

 Here are the specifics, don't waste anytime they will go fast when the sale starts: 
 The sale will begin Thursday, June 1 at 3:00 pm MDT (2:00 pm PDT; 4:00 pm CDT; 5:00 pm EDT) and it will end at that same time on Friday, June 2. This sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 Seasonal Expression 2 Launch

IT'S HERE!!!! The newest Seasonal Expression 2 for 2017 is LIVE and available for you to see and shop from today on my site CLICK HERE to check it out!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 retiring April 30...hurry shop NOW

Only 2 days left to buy things from the current Seasonal Expressions 1, then those items are poof GONE! Grab them NOW at!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Found supplies while moving

As we have been moving I've been seeing all the craft supplies that I've had in storage since last year's move....ughhh now they are reshuffled again. I wonder how long before I see my treasures again. This time I hid some in my closet as we were going though without boxing hehe. Ssssshhh don't tell Gordon

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Stamp of the Month set

Wanted to share the April stamp of the month...I love this set. So doing my Sister's birthday card with it and yes I hear the Partridge family theme song everytime I see it...I'm a kid of the 70's what can I say it inspires ME! What inspires YOU?!?! 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

15 minute 50% off!

Save 50% on our Cut Above® layout kits, designed to make memory keeping easier than ever during April at Each layout kit includes:
  • Two 12" × 12" printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™
Add these great kits to your cart below and then follow the simple assembly instructions to create your beautiful two-page layout in minutes. Preserve even more memories using the coordinating pocket cards and pocket Memory Protectors included in the kit. You’re going to love how quickly you can preserve your memories with Cut Above.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday scrapbooking in the calm

I love Saturday mornings!  My whole family sleeps in, NOT ME!  My husband never understands why I set my alarm and still get up ubber early, sneak downstairs make a coffee and sit in the peace of the morning and craft.  Today, I'm chatting with you all about crafting.  Its my favorite time of the day; but then again I'm a morning person and NO ONE else in my house is with the exception of our youngest Kennedy (who has now joined me on the couch -- so off goes my easy listening music and on comes Moana).

Today I'm working on downloading and editing family photos from a recent trip I made to be printed to slide into mini albums that are already pre-made (thanks to an amazing class I took thanks to Dana Simone-Kurtz).  I'll share pictures when I finish the projects.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Reason to remember to scrapbook

I just came home from a family funeral in South Carolina.  What I learned, or should say relearned from the week was that my hobby that people often kid me about or tease me about taking "so many pictures" in the end will have as much value to everyone else as it does to me.

As the family gathered at multiple times through out the week, at the large "main house", the one thing people did was sit for hours and pour through the family photo albums that were meticulously kept and held the last 100 plus years of the family history.  Each album was chronological, each photo carefully labeled with all the important photo details.  Was it decorated? NO.  But it was neat, organized, functional, and will be cherished.  Most family members weren't even aware she had those photos of them.  It was like one last gift to us all!

Just thought I send a reminder for those times when you wonder if what we do matters, it does!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Join my Team ... especially in February for great perks

Remember this month you all get an additional THREE stamp sets FREE! and if you were once a CTMH Consultant you can re-signup for only $50 (you still get the $50 SPC shopping and 3 free stamps just no addtional kit). Hurry time is running out for this special deal. Join today…/be-a-consultant.…

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweet Sale

Sweet Sale!
Get ready for our one-day Sweet Sale!
In celebration of the sweetest holiday of the year, CTMH IS holding a one-day flash sale on my website —we’re calling it our Sweet Sale! The sale will give you a chance to get a 30% discount on selected products from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1.
This Sweet Sale starts February 14 at 3:00 pm MST (2:00 pm PST; 4:00 pm CST; 5:00 pm EST) and will end at that same time on February 15 . Sale prices are only available on orders placed through your OBA during these times. All discounted items ordered as part of this count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals.
As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.
To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the shopping cart on your OBA at any time during the sale times—the Sweet Sale items will be listed on that. All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders, so be sure to get your orders in before the sale ends!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's projects via Cricut crazed Mom

Note to self;  Just because you have this brand new fancy Cricut air machine does NOT make you "suzie homemaker".  Remember that before you think it's a grand idea to make your THREE littlest children their Valentine's for school parties, which add up to over 90 cards each.  No problem right?!?!  Except I let them each pick super CUTE layered cards thinking how easy they'd be to make, which they are!  Never thinking about how much paper it would take to MASS PRODUCE and how much time!  Ughhhh.  I wonder if this is what Martha Stewart spent her days worrying about!

I will try and upload photos but you may have to view them on my Instagram or Facebook.  FYI, I have been blogging to you but Blogger keeps crashing from my phone when I try to attach images.  So that's why the posts have been so rare.  Sorry!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hello Lovely homework

I love when my kids know that their school projects don't always have to be done with construction paper and crayons because of Mom's scrapbook stash.

It's a double edge sword though because what could be a quick and easy project for a second grader suddenly has me helping hand cut flowers individually for this dolls hair to make a wreath. My daughter told me she was the designer and I was the "seamstress".

I will post a picture when our Little Hungarian family heritage doll is finished.  Hello Lovely papers by CTMH match the old world feel of the traditional doll perfectly my daughter felt!.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Base & Bling easy gifts

I love how easy CTMH'S Base & Bling jewelry line is to make. Here are several I made last week for gifts. Mine is my planner dangle♡ (design your life).  Get all your Base and Bling goodies at  today or better yet place an order and let's make a DYI party of it.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January CTMH Stamp of the Month Art

Check these samples out:
 Look at the super cute card and layout that CTMH's Art Department created using January's Stamp of the Month - Adore You.
 Buy yours today, remember the set is only available through January 31st!