Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hey I am now mobile!! I will now be able to update my blog from my phone! Yoo Hoo!!!

Monday, August 09, 2010

How do you feel about more than 50% off?!

2-4-6-8 it's you we appreciate!!!

CTMH is having a fantastic sale, going on until August 11th! Select Paperpacks and Sticlease are on sale. They are at savings exceeding 50%!!!! Holy Cow!!!

Supplies are linited so you better act now! This sale is available through a CTMH website only. Please go to to take advantage of this super sale!!!

I Have a Close to My Heart Website!!!!

I've just made it super easy to enable your addiction to shopping and scrapbooking/cardmaking all in one fell swoop! I now have a CTMH website!

Please go to and check out my website!

You have to check out the link to CTMH TV as it has some fabulous video turtorials on great scrapbooking and cardmaking topics!

Also make sure you check out the link to Studio J, this is CTMH's new online digital scrapbooking program!

You can view the latest CTMH idea books by clicking on the Products link and of course making purchases from CTMH is super easy by clicking on the Shop Online link. Products are sent directly to the location of you choice!!

Check it out!!! You won't be dissapointed!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cedar Rapids CTMH Scrabook Club

Do you feel like someone has a remote control for your life and they have it stuck on fast forward?! Do you have a child starting school, graduating, getting married, having a baby soon and all their pictures have either gathered an inch of dust or are still stuck on your computer? Do you want to capture those moments while you still remember the names of everyone? Do you crave some fun girlfriend and me time or just some time when no one will yell “MOM!”?!

I might just have a solution for you!

I am starting a Close to My Heart scrapbooking club and I would love for you to join!!

I am looking for people who are looking for some fun productive time to work on projects, to learn some new techniques, and share some laughs with friends! Never scrapbooked worries...I will so you how easy it can be!!

Here are some of the details:

~ Each month I will demonstrate a new two page layout. I will provide a “supply list” a month in advance so you can come prepared to complete the layout I will demonstrate. The supply list will tell you how much paper, size and orientation of photos the layout calls for as well as any suggestions for embellishments.

~ I want this layout and this club to be suited to you! You will never be required to purchase a predetermined kit or supplies. You can use your own papers, stamps, embellishments, or you can purchase CTMH product…it is your choice what to use!!!!

~ As I am a consultant for Close to My Heart I will be using CTMH products in my demonstrations. You certainly are welcome to purchase product from me and I think you will see how wonderful and how easy Close to My Heart makes it with their coordinated paper packs, inks, markers, stamps sets and embellishments, but you will not be required to purchase from me.

~ Every month Close to My Heart sales are in excess of $150 (before tax/shipping) I will conduct a drawing from everyone who made a purchase. Each purchaser will receive one entry for every $10 (before tax/shipping) they spend. The winner will then receive the “hostess” credits for those sales. Hostess credits start at $25 of free product and go up from there.

~ Any individual whose order reaches $100 automatically qualifies to receive the Stamp of the Month for free!!! This is a $22.95 reatil value! Individual orders of $50 or $75 qualifies you to purchase this set at reduced rates.

~ Attendance will never be required...but you will miss out on alot of fun!

~ For plannng purposes I do request that you please let me know if you will not be attending.

~ Each participant is asked to BYOB…bring your own basics: Paper trimmer, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil, Adhesive, paper, embellishments, etc

~ I have all the Close to My Heart inkpads available for use during our club nights as well as nearly 200 Close to My Heart stamp sets. It’s great way to see if you like it before purchasing!! I also have available many other scrapbooking tools that can be made available during our club nights, such as a Cricuit, Cuttlebug, Crop-a-Dile, Crop-A-Dile Big Bite, wide format printer, various punches, embossing powders and heat gun, and more!

~ We will meet the second Sunday of every month from 1:00 – 5:00pm at a local church. Having a fixed day and time for all meetings allows everyone to plan ahead in our busy schedules and know we have saved that time for us to preserve precious memories for our families, and oh yea…have some much deserved fun time!! Our kickoff meeting will be November 15th!!!

If you are interested in joining this fun group please contact me at Please feel free to extend this invitation to join to any of your friends or family!

You can view Close to My Heart products online at: Winter 2009 CTMH Idea Book


Close to My Heart Stampaganza 2009
Stamp lovers rejoice! We are making it easy to build your stamp collection and your business! Cardmakers and scrapbookers alike will love this opportunity to earn free stamps during our November campaign.

From November 3–30, 2009, customers who purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price will receive a third stamp set of their choice FREE (of equal or lesser value for your entire order)—a savings of up to $22.95!

The campaign runs November 3–30, 2009.

Shipping/handling apply. Stamp sets available for FREE include: A, B, C, and D-size sets only. E-size, customizable (K), Stamp of the Month, and Art & Soul® sets are not available as the free set. Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E-size sets only. Stamps that do not qualify toward a qualifying purchase include Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul, Workshops on the Go™, and customized (K) stamps.

What a great time to build your collection of stamps or what a fabulous gift opportunity! You can view the current CTMH Idea Book online at Fall 2009 CTMH Idea Book . E-mail me at if you would like to take advantage of this great sale!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Binkie baby!

I used CTMH Animal Cookies paper for this one. Really like the bright colors against the white. I double po-dotted the binkie in the klarge phot to make it "pop".


Here is a LO I did for my son. I tried a few new (to me) technigues...lacing, flip flaps (from CTMH...FABULOUS!!!), stamping on ribbon and machine stitching. It was a fun one to make!

This is lacing with ribbon and eyelets.

These are the flip flaps that adhere to the outside of the page protector. I have filled them with the trading cards my son had for each season of baseball. They can be layered as many levels deep as you want. Super fun and easy way to display more images and to also make your pages interactive!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I made this LO of my son, husband and daughter and their experience of becomming certified n Scuba while we were in Maui. My husband and son needed to become certified so they could go on a Seabase scuba trip with Boy Scouts and my daughter decided it was too much fun to pass up!!

Sweet Dreams

Here is a LO I made of various pictures of my son sleeping. Sometimes he would fall asleep in the most unusual climbing the stairs!

Finally some LO's completed!!!!

It's been awhile, but I fonally got a few minutes to do a few LOs!

This LO is called ME ALLIGATOR! It is from a trip to FL when my son fell in love with alligators and selected a plastic alligator as his favorite friend. He carried it everywhere!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Scramp With Heart Blog candy!!!

SARAH RODRIGUEZ is giving away amazing Blog candy opportunities! Check out her great site here:

Monday, July 13, 2009

More Blog Candy Opporunitues!!!

Check out this brand new blog!!!! Amy Liz Schultz has a brand new blog and to celebrate she is giving away blog candy...better check it out!!

Blog Candy from NellieMae!!

Check out this great blog , This Little Blog of Mine, and her Blog candy give-away from a fellow CTMH consultant, Nellie Mae. Her site is great!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Items For Sale

I have the following Sizzix items for sale. The machine is gently used, the cutting pad has some cuts in it on one side. The alphabets and the tag set are NIP. Prices do not include shipping. If interested please e-mail me at LMK your zipcode and I can calculate shipping.

Sizzix Sizzlets Script Alphabet - $20
Sizzix Script Alphabet

Sizzix Die Cutting Machine - $18

Sizzix Sizzlets Tag Set, Small - $8
Sizzix Sizzlets Tag Set, Small

Sizzix Hearts, $10
Sizzix Hearts

I also have an alphabet punches set with case for $20
Alphabet Punches with Case

Sunday, April 19, 2009


A fellow CTMH consultant, Laura Miller, is entered into a contest to win a ScrapBox organizational system for all of her stuff-including Retreat give-a-ways. She needs your vote to win! You can vote once a day until the contest ends. So please help out a fellow scrapper!! Her pictures are under #71 of the rooms pictured so please vote for Laura HERE. Also, visit her site...she has amazing posts!!