Friday, December 28, 2012

New things to come!

It has certainly been awhile since my last post but don't you worry, there are plenty of new things coming your way. 

The new Idea Book has just been sent to CTMH consultants and I'm getting my projects together! 

New workshops, new online projects to buy, and of course my Paper Club will be continuing. 

Be sure to join my followers to stay up to date on the great products and projects from CTMH!

Stay warm and happy holidays!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Workshop on the Go; Altered Frame

This month I am featuring the CTMH new My Creations*  Altered Frame.  This easy to use chipboard frame creates the perfect Home Decor piece for any room.  I've had many compliments and requests for this frame as a workshop.  I showcased this Altered Frame back in August to show some of the new papers, stamps, and My Creations from the new CTMH Idea Book.

In this month's kit you will receive the frame and all pieces to create this Family Tree Wall Plaque.

The price for this kit is $20 and includes Shipping!  
Makes a perfect gift for the family member who has everything.

Buy yours today.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Stuido J Layouts from Maine

Last month my family and I went on a small vacation north to Maine.  We had such a nice time!  We were able to do some great things and I wanted to share my StudioJ layouts. 

The top 3 layouts are part of the NEW Studio J Express Collections.  The layouts were complete, title and all and the only things I had to do were drag and drop my photos and add my journaling!!

I still enjoy making my own custom layouts though on StudioJ!
Check it out today at >Products>Studio J!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CTMH Display Tray for Home Decor

When I saw the new CTMH Display Tray I was so excited!  Then, I saw the beautiful Creation by Lisa Stenz and had to use her Display Tray as a base for my next workshop. 

For the month of September Only I will have kits of the above Display Tray for purchase.  The cost is $40 which includes shipping.  What a deal to receive everything you'll need to make this beautiful piece of art for your home. 

Items used that you can purchse from my website:
Display Tray
Avonlea Paper Pack
Avonlea Compliments Canvas Shapes
Silver Stain Ribbon
Rosette Ribbon
Wrangler Assortment

Click below to order your workshop today!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blog Hop: August SOTM

Welcome to our August CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase the Stamp of the Month which can be purchased exclusively through CTMH.
 We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects.
 This month we will be showcasing the August Stamp of the Month "Baroque Borders" . This stamp can be used in so many different ways and we hope to inspire you with our creations!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

My project is a birthday card using all Close To My Heart products. 

I randomed stamped on the right side of the card with the big corner border stamp and used the fan looking image to do a border just above where the new Burlap Ribbon was placed.  The paper pack used is the new Clementine that correspond with the Durable Studs.  Colors used are Saddle, Outdoor Denim, and Desert Sand.  To make the pennant with my sentiment I used the canvas shapes that correspond with the Cricut Art Philosohpy Cartridge. 

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Joanne's Blog 

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

  1. Lucy 
  2. Darla
  3. Judith 
  4. Carolyn
  5. Amie
  6. Ryan
  7. Joanne
  8. Pam
  9. Kindred Hearts
  10. Julia

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another Pinterest Inspiration

Awhile back I found this sweet bookshelf/hammock for books in a kids room. 

Melanie's office nursery

I found it through pinterest but posted by Penny Carnival  

Recently, my 2 year old son upgraded to his big brother's bottom bunk and we made room after taking out the toddler bed.  With the empty wall, I made this 46.5" long fabric double, bookshelf. 

I nailed in the back of the fabric in wall, then used heavy duty hooks screwed into the wall for the different levels for the 2 dowels.  It looks great and we were able to get rid of a box that held all those books. 

We put the shelf pretty low to the floor too, so that our youngest can reach his story books!

Thanks Pinterest!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Online Only Workshop!

For the first time, I've decided to make an online only workhop that my great friends and supporters can purchase and create themselves! 

This month, with the new CTMH Idea Book being released, I've used new products to create an adorable piece of home decor at a very resonable price.  For only $19.95, you'll receive just about everything you'll need to make this Fall Banner.

You'll receive all the new products needed to complete this banner.  You will have both options available for the banner to spell out FALL or HARVEST.  There is no choice when purchasing, only when you are putting the pieces together. 

Items you'll need to have in addtion to your kit that will be shipped to you are a strong adhesive, Tombow ot ATG works great, Grey tone ink, Color used in this is CTMH Slate Exclusive Inks,
an edge distressing sponge, and scissors.  You can purchse all of these items at my Online Shop if you don't have these available. 

Additional Items I used, that you may find beneficial but not a must have:
Finishing Files-to smooth any edges of overlaying paper
Paper Piercer or Stylus-to rub the edges of the cut out flowers to give texture

Products that I've used for the Banner, but you will NOT need because I've done it all for you!
Love Blooms stamp set
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

You'll receive all the cardstock, B&T's, banner shapes, twine and ribbon, letters, stamped images, and so much more, Including a full color step by step brochure to complete this banner, for either FALL or HARVEST.

Order yours today!  Shipping will start Aug 20th.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Join My Team during August and get a free tote!

When you become a new Consultant in August, you will receive a FREE Damask Tote Bag (retail value $50)! This handy, adorable tote with the Close To My Heart logo lets everyone know you are a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant—with class and style! For only $49  you can get this tote bag free but it's only in August and only while supplies last.

This is Everything you need to be successful at your Own CTMH Business!  And all New product!

Contact me for details.

Damask Tote Features:

• Large exterior pocket for 12"
• Huge interior can hold a 12"
• Small, zippered interior pocket
• Fabric is coated-canvas for durability and easy cleaning
• 2 water bottle pockets
•Wear on the shoulder, across the chest, or as a backpack

Offer available August 1–31, 2012, while supplies last. No tax

or shipping/handling is charged on the Damask Tote Bag. Tax

and shipping/handling is charged based on the price of the New

Consultant Kit that is purchased ($49 or $99).

Join My Team!

Friday, August 3, 2012

New Artwork!

Featuring new products from the Autumn/Winter Close To My Heart Idea Book! 

The new My Creations Bracket Frame!  It measures 11" outside with a 7" window and 1" depth.

I've used the new, beautiful Avonlea paper pack and the Canvas Complements that match perfectly!

The stamp set used is so adorable!  Its called none other than Family Tree and has 5 stamps; 2 frame shapes that coordinate with the Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy, 2 sentiments, and the Big tree!  I made an extra tag...just incase :)

The bottom border behind the tree is one of the new Velvet rub ons, Parlor in a beautiful grey shade.  

These tags I made by cutting up one of the zip-strips from the top of the sheet of B&T in the pack.  The sayings are perfect to use by themselves or as a full strip.  I made them hard by coating them in embossing powder, over and over to make them thick. 

All these products are now available at my online Store so get yours today!  With every $30 order, I will send you a NEW IDEA BOOK FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Retiring from CTMH on August 1st

With the New CTMH Idea Book on its way out in a few short days, now is the time to grab the retiring items!  Below is the list of colors, stamp sets, papers and embellishments!  Get it before they're gone!

Items on this list are available only till July 31st or while supplies last!

WORKSHOP ON THE GO KITS for the following paper packs:
Stella, Pemberley, Lucy, Victory, Footloose, Superhero, Florentine, & Cruisin’

Paper Packs and Compliments:
Lucy and Glittery Rub-Ons
Footloose and Dimensional Elements
Superhero and Rub-Ons
Cruisin’ and Silver Foil Images
Typeset and Canvas Shapes
Roxie and My Stickease Assortment
Elemental and Dimensional Elements
Sonoma and My Stickease Assortment

Other 'must have' items:
Imagine Scrapbooking Program
Microfiber Cloth
Double Scrubber (this is being replaced with a different, smaller one)
12×12 Snapease Album System
12×12 Quick Pic Album – Dark Chocolate
12×12 Quick Pic Album – Dark Cranberry
12×12 Quick Pic Album – Outdoor Denim
Clear Cards 4 ¼” x 5 ½” Assortment

Clear Cards 4 ½” Assortment
Designer Ribbon Pink Collection
Bulk Ribbon Sweet Leaf Stitched Grosgrain
Designer Buttons – Canvas Badge Buttons
Bitty Brad Assortment – Basic
Bitty Brad Assortment – Metal
Clear Sparkles (these are being replaced with a circles-only package)
Mini-Medley Accents Collection – Pacifica
Mini-Medley Accents Collection – Tulip
Mini-Medley Accents Collection –Sunset
Mini-Medley Accents Collection – Honey
Metal Accessories – Photo Hangers
Metal Accessories – Hinges
Bitty Buds Assortment
Bottle Caps
Comic Badge Buttons
Heirloom Assortment
Irresistibles – Lots of Dots Alphabet
Dimensional Elements Ornaments (being replaced with different ornaments)
My Creations All-Sorts Mini Album
My Creations Mix & Mingle Album
My Creations A-Door-ables
My Creations Cube
My Legacy Writer Black Pens
Craft Tray
Euro Personal Paper Trimmer (being replaced with a similar, larger trimmer)
Euro Replacement Blades
Euro Replacement Blade/Scoring
Dotto Dots Dispenser
Dotto Dots Refill

My Acrylix Stamps:
A1108 – A Flitter
A1113 – A Game
A1115 – A Holiday
A1109 – A Sip
A1110 – A Timber
A1107 – A Twinkle
D1446 – Adorn-able
D1308 – All Decked Out
A1095 – Always Remember
A1099 – Angel Sent
D1401 – Authentic
E1006 – Baroque Alphabet
C1472 – Bundled Buddies
C1423 – Captured Moments
D1373 – Childhood Portrait
D1449 – Father Christmas
D1493 – Fill in the Blank – Holiday
B1359 – Fright NightE1016 – Friendship Alphabet – Large
C1401 – Friendship Alphabet – Small
D1136 – Giggle Caps
D1137 – Giggle Lowercase
C1470 – Gnome Garden
C1471 – Happy Clusters
C1419 – Harvest Home
E1011 – Headline Alphabet Large
B1381 – Holiday Cheer
C1379 – Holiday Commentary
C1383 – Holiday Commentary – French
C1382 – Holiday Commentary – Spanish
C1427 – I Believe
B1394 – John 3:16
B1393 – Joyful Jar
C1408 – Live Inspired
D1499 – Live Your Style
D1387 – Made With Love
C1425 – Month by Month
C1424 – Nature’s Gift
D1437 – Party Animal
C1429 – Party Pennants
C1473 – Remarkable Wreath
E1002 – Rustic Alphabet
D1267 – Rustic Numbers
D1386 – Save the Date
D1397 – Save the Date – French
D1398 – Save the Date – Spanish
D1283 – Say It In Style
C1420 – Snow Days
D1384 – Snow Flurries
B1356 – St. Nick
B1362 – Tag the Occasion
B1361 – Tannenbaum
C1426 = Thanksgiving
D1436 – The Present
D1306 – Treasure Life
C1465 – Unscripted
C1468 – Winter Joy

Get all these items and more at my online store-

Thursday, July 26, 2012

August Paper Club

Just finished the 3 layouts my Paper Club will be completing for the month of August!   I Love how they turned out, dont you?!

All materials used are new from the Autumn/Winter CTMH Idea Book. 

-Clementine WOTG Kit
-Burlap Ribbon
-Brown and Tan Sparkles,
-Clementine Canvas Shape Compliments
-Saddle, Cashmere, Sorbet, and Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks

Order your kit today through me OR at my online store starting August 1st!

Monday, July 23, 2012


It's time that I try to get my numbers up.  I need 60 followers and I have a great prize to mail out!   I am shiping out a brand new, never opened, Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 Idea Book when I reach the magic number 60!!   WHOO HOO!!

All you need to do is:
1) Follow my blog and leave a comment below

Add more chances by:
2) Like my facebook page
3) Share my giveaway on your blog
4) Share my giveaway on your facebook page

For each thing you do, leave a comment!

I hope we get there, Thank you!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Stacy Julian offers a Free Class

At the CTMH Convention last week, we had the great privilege of having Stacy Julian as our guest speaker! She was fab-tab-ulous!! They could not have chosen a better person to come speak to us about placing value on what matters, finding our EQ, and just balancing our lives so we don't feel the 'guilt' of "oh I didn't scrapbook this yet!". it's Life. move on.

I just sat for almost 2 hours (breaks in between with babies running) and listened to her Finish Line Scrapbooking class. So informative and can't wait to spread the word! It has jumped started me into another project and I found 4 sets of photos from Years! ago that I can put in a scrap album because of THIS class.

Please check it out!! Click here  and register.  ITS FREE! 
After you register then you can sign in when you 'purchase' Finish Line Scrapbooking.
The promo code is CTMH.  You'll put this in after you click purchase. 

Have a great time doing this!  Have an open mind and go into thinking it will be a great way to learn something NEW about how you can scrapbook!

Let me know how your albums turn out.  I'll post photos of mine soon :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

CTMH New Idea Books

Starting August 1st, I will be shipping the Brand New CTMH Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Idea Book.  They are $4.50 each and includes shipping! 

Order yours today so its at your door in time to place your order of all new goodies.  Over 53 Brand New Items!

What is going to be on your wish list and must haves?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

August Workshop:

Scroll Album for your Home Decor

August Workshop- August 25th @ 1pm

Payment due by July 27th- check, cash or credit: $41.00  Includes all you'll need except adhesive!
If you can't be at my home, order and ship to yours!  Order here starting August 1st!

Special- Sign up to be on my Team  (only $49) and get a $50 tote for FREE!

Stamp of the Month- S1207  Live Out Loud $17.95 or $5 with $50 purchase

Upcoming Events- September Workshop: Mini Album using Cricut Cuts

Monday, June 4, 2012

Free Stamps?

Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!

Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.

Offer available during the month of June only! Get your's today. 

Stamp Sets are like “Forever Sticker.”  You never run out of them because you can create it over and over again!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I'm a Ginger Snap Girl Blog Hop day 2!

Welcome to the first of many I'm A Ginger Snap Girl Blog Hop!

The wonderfully talented customers of Ginger Snap Scraps have teamed up to bring you awesome projects and inspiration using the items they have purchased from the store!

If you are just joining us, please begin at the Ginger Snap Scraps blog.

If you came from Precious Pages by Paula then you are in the right place!

My featured project for this blog hop uses items I bought from  Today I made a Birthday Card for a little girl who is all pretty in pink!  

I used the Le Ballet Collection mini kit from Echo Park for all the design papers and one of the stickers that was included in the kit.  I also painted on the pleated paper with the Tattered Angles Paint system.  I'm very happy with how it turned out and can't wait to give it to the special birthday girl!

This is your last stop on the Blog Hop today!

Now for some awesome blog candy!

Ginger Snap Scraps is giving away 4 $10 gift cards to four lucky followers!
To enter to win, just comment below letting us know you did any of the following:

Follow me, Piece and Paper!

To celebrate our first customer blog hop, we are taking 15% off all items in the store!  Discount will be taken automatically at checkout.

I'm a Ginger Snap Scraps Girl! Blog Hop

Welcome to the first of many I'm A Ginger Snap Girl Blog Hop!

The wonderfully talented customers of Ginger Snap Scraps have teamed up to bring you awesome projects and inspiration using the items they have purchased from the store!

If you are just joining us, please begin at the Ginger Snap Scraps blog.

If you came from Joyful Stamper then you are in the right place!

My featured project for this blog hop using items I bought from  is  a Birthday Banner I used for my son's 8th birthday party.   

I used sweet leaf, black, and white daisy cardstock from CTMH and the Cricut cartridge Ribbons and Rosettes from Ginger Snap Scraps online Store. I love this cartridge with all the possibilities and images.  Even has a font shape, which is also used on this banner.

Your next stop on the hop is the tangled webs of tangwen blog.

Now for some awesome blog candy!

Ginger Snap Scraps is giving away 4 $10 gift cards to four lucky followers!
To enter to win, just comment below letting us know you did any of the following:

Follow me, Piece and Paper!

To celebrate our first customer blog hop, we are taking 15% off all items in the store!

Here is a list of all the Ginger Snap Scraps Customers in the Blog Hop for June 2nd: