Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday with Close to My Heart!!

Cyber Monday Only: 20% Off All Cricut® Collections!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.

Orders placed on my website and must be submitted between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm (MST) on Monday, December 1 in order to get the discount on your selected Cricut® collections. Enjoy extra savings on Close To My Heart's exclusive Cricut® collections this Cyber Monday!
As an added bonus-buy any CTMH Cricut Collection from me and receive December's Stamp of the Month, Cutie Pie, for free!  Place your order on my website during this sale and I will refund $6 for your Stamp of the Month!

Email me with any questions, and if you are attending one of my Christmas card workshops this weekend and want to order early, just choose to join the workshop you are attending before you place your order and your purchases will count towards a special promotion offered on that day.
Don't forget!  The new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book goes live on December 1st as well as our Deal of a Decade campaign these promotions start at 9:00am MST so they will likely not be available at the start of the Cyber Monday special.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding how any of these promotions work.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #83

This is my entry for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Great and versatile sketch once again this week.
I used one of the new paperpacks from CTMH's Seasonal Expressions Idea Book that goes live December 1st, Hopscotch.  LOVE this paper pack... love the colors and the designs of all of the papers.  The colors here are Indian Corn Blue and Flaxen mostly.  There's a touch of Smoothie, Sunset and Glacier from the paper pack.  I embossed the 2nd layer of Indian Corn Blue with the Chevron Embossing Folder and the small white square with Arrows.  The new thick Flaxen twine is fantastic!  And the name twine is a little misleading because it's not your mother's twine.  This is soft and really fun to work with.
Check out all of the other entries by clicking the Atlantic Hearts link above and play along!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Scrapping!

Decided it was time to finish off an layout we put together at Convention this summer.  I had a very difficult time finding pictures to fit this layout mostly because of the size of the mats-they were smaller than 4x6 and because for the last few years I've been cropping most of my pics as closely as possible I'm realizing that these great layouts that use small pics are difficult and because of print quality I don't like to print my own photos.
I had to go all the way back to 1999 to find pics that I was able to crop with my scissors to fit Perfectly on the layout.  Lesson learned!  Every photo does not have to be edited and cropped as a 4x6 because sometimes you want something smaller.

The papers used on this layout are from Seaside and Wanderful (the blues) and the Flaxen pieces were stamped.  The clusters and background stamping were done using Glitter Glam stamp set and the alpha set used for the title is Handwritten Print.  The feathers are from Happy Birds.  Hope you are carving out some creative time for yourself on his holiday weekend as well!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hip Pics Albums!

Love the CTMH Hip Pic albums.  Here I used one to make a little mini address book for a co-worker that is leaving for a different job.  We each filled out a page with our contact info and a personal note.  There were a few blank pages for additional names in case there were others she wanted to keep in touch with.  It was a fun and quick project and she loved it!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Wonderful Day!

What a FANTASTIC day I had yesterday at Buckeye's Hometown Holiday Boutique.  The weather was perfect!  A beautiful, sunny, mid 70's day with an ever so slight breeze!  I enjoyed talking to many people-scrappers, cardmakers, and many who declared their lack of talent with!  Although I don't believe it about anyone... I've seen many who tell me they are not crafty suddenly realize they love creating.  Anyway.. thank you to anyone who stopped by my booth to look, shop, chat and inquire.  Also, thanks to my Mom and my Husband for all of their support and help over the last couple weeks and yesterday (such as running over to the store at the last minute to purchase a tent because it looked like maybe I should have one and thank goodness he did because it was a beautiful, sunny day and the shade was much appreciated)!  I'm a very lucky woman to have such caring people in my life.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #80

This is my entry for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  If you've never gone to the Blog to check it out, it's worth it just to see the entries.  So many talented people!
I used one of CTMH's Picture My Life cards as the main image on the card (the bike) and this month's SOTM It's The Little Things for the flowers.  The papers and PML cards are Chantilly... one of my all time favorites.
Thanks again for stopping by and come back again soon!

Buckeye's Hometown Holiday Boutique!

Stop and see me at the City of Buckeye's 19th Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique!  Stop by my booth to shop, talk, sign up for my 12-card Yuletide Workshop (one of the cards is above), enter for a chance to win a free stamp set, and/or participate in my free Make n Take!  More info below:
City of Buckeye’s 19th Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 15th 9am-4pm
6th St. Plaza (6th Street and Monroe/Hwy 85) – Located at Buckeye Elementary School across the street from City Hall
·         75+ shopping booths with lots of great holiday gifts
·         8 scrumptious Food Booths
·         Open to the public
·         Fun for the whole family!
o   Demonstrations and Entertainment throughout the day including:  Ice Carving Demos by Artistic Ice Creations, Desert Dance does the Wobble with Santa, Lowes Lighting Tips and Tricks and Do It Yourself Build and Grow Workshops for Kids, In the Kitchen with Estrella Mountain Community College Culinary Program, Buckeye Elementary School District band, Holiday Nails, Wrap Like a Pro, Floral demos and Photos with Santa. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Yuletide Card Workshop-Join Me!

Yuletide 12 Christmas Card Workshop
When: Sunday, December 7th from 1pm-4pm
Where: At my home in Buckeye
Sign up by November 17th and prepay to reserve your spot-limited to 5 people.
If this workshop fills up I will schedule another date and time if requested.
If you have 3 or 4 friends that are interested in making these cards and you would like to host the workshop in your home contact me to set something up!
The Cost is $20 and we will make 12 Christmas Cards
Prepayment is required because I will need to order the product based on the number of people who are attending.
Upon registration you will receive more detailed information including a list of what to bring and what you can expect that day.
All papers will be pre-cut and ready to be put together.  I will be posting individual cards here and there on my facebook page over the next couple weeks.  Hope to hear from you!
Email me at

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Three Amigos Mini Blog Hop November

So... if you've ever used the phrases "Too Much", "Too Rich", or "Too Sweet", please look away!  You've been
This month's "challenge" for our teeny tiny blog hop was to create something using the Artfully Sent cartridge.  Well, that wasn't much of a challenge because I've been using it a lot lately, so I figured I better make it extra special. 
I know I've been saying over and over how much I love this cartridge, but honestly when it first came out, I thought it would be useful, but wasn't sure how creative I could get with it.  But there are so many options within all of the card choices and so much mixing and matching that can be done.  The deer and rabbit(s) are from one of the popup cards and the tree is from one of the overlays.  The clouds were the cutout part of the card with the clouds in it.  The great thing is, I still have pieces left from these cuts that I can make two more cards out of!  I had a lot of fun making this one and I know it's not for everybody, but if you feel like maybe you're in the middle of a cartoon, that is the look I was going for.
Thanks for stopping by and continue on to Donna's blog to see what she's created for you!