Thursday, October 04, 2012

Cool Video

Well I saw a really cool video, of course from CTMH. They do a great job of explaining how to stamp. I have added more video's from CTMH on the right side of my blog. I really find these helpful and plan on adding more videos.
 I hope everyone likes this. I just can't wait to get back to making stuff. I want to make cards and scrapbook, I am hoping to start within a couple of weeks. 

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Been absent

Hi everyone:

Well I haven't been able to log in and do any crafts. I broke two of my fingers. One of my fingers is not bending, I broke it at the joint, this isn't fun. The doctor told me to try typing some with fingers. Not going as well as I would like it to.
I am hoping to start working on some projects soon. I really miss crafting.

Thursday, August 02, 2012


I am in love with this new paper. Just what I need to use to make some great layouts and cards. I really love this because I can use it for males or females. I am hoping to work on some projects tonight so I can share with everyone. If you would like to see this paper, you can go to my website. Click here
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Check out August Special

Would you like to get this awesome bag? I have this bag and love it. You can get it free when you sign up to be a consultant this month. Check out my August special, click here There is more info there.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Meeting a Friend

 While I was in Dallas, I was so lucky to meet Terrie, we have been email friends for years but have never met in person. We had such a great time together, we visited the Dallas LDS Temple. We then had Dinner at LaMadeline's, I hope I spelled it correctly. I loved  the food there, I wish we had something like that here in Arizona. But the best part was meeting Terrie, wouldn't have matter if we had McDonalds, I was just so glad to meet her. We have so much to talk about that we could spend the whole week together and not run out of things to talk about. Kids, family, church, life, life experiences are many of the things we talked about and could relate to each other.
Just want to tell Terrie that I am so glad that we met and hope to meet again!! You will have to come to Arizona soon.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

RETIRING COLORS from Close to My Heart

Just wanted to let everyone know the colors that are retiring, Of course there are a few that are my favorites, but we are going to have some new colors, and that will make me happy.

RETIRING COLORS from Close to My Heart
As of August 1, 2012:

·       Amethyst 
·       Baby Pink 
·       Brown Bag 
·       Dutch Blue 
·       Garden Green 
·       Garnet 
·       Grey Flannel 
·       Grey Wool
·       Heavenly Blue 
·       Holiday Red 
·       Key Lime 
·       Lilac Mist 
·       Moonstruck 
·       Pansy Purplea
·       Parchment 
·       Petal 
·       Spring Iris 
·       Sunflower 
·       Sunkiss yellow 
·       Sunny yellow 
·       Taffy 
·       Tulip
·       Vanilla Cream 
·       Vineyard Berry

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Wow I think I am most excited about this Cricut cartridge. I love the first cartridge The CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, now we have a new one. Yeah!!! This one is called Cricut Artiste and it is so cool. I am so impressed with this Cricut Cartridge. There are over 700 images, the cartridge features themed projects, interactive cards, awards and more. It also comes with a separate, step by step assembly booklet. 

When you purchase the Cricut Artiste collection, you will get three exclusive stamp sets and three Dimensional Elements 12 by 9 sheets. This has a retail value of $125 and you can get it for just $99. 

Contact me for information: If you order this cart from me, I will waive the shipping charge. If you order it online, after August 1st, I can't waive the shipping fee. You can preorder it from me and I will order it on August 1, 2012 and shipped to your house.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Close To My Heart Convention-Dallas

Here is a picture of us at the convention. So much fun!!

Well I thought I would be able to post from the convention in Dallas, but we didn't have much time, kept very busy. I had an awesome time in Dallas. I had never been there before.  I loved the convention and all the new products that are coming out in August, I love all the new papers, colors, stamps and the new Alcohol Markers. They gave us so much stuff to use and bring home. We got to try the alcohol markers and they are awesome. I will show samples when I can get a good picture of the samples. There is also a new Cricut Cartridge-Artiste.  Also if you ever thought about signing up to be a consultant, August would be a great time to do so. I will post more about that later. Well I still need to unpack and work on some projects. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dallas-Close To My Heart convention

Well tomorrow I am leaving for Dallas, I can't wait. I went last year to the Close To My Heart Convention at Disneyland and it was so awesome so I am excited to go. My friend Jann and I are flying together and will be rooming together, we always have a lot fun together. I will be updating from there, well I hope I am going to be able to update. We will see how the Internet works there. I am excited to go, I have never been to Dallas. I am sure the convention will be awesome with great products and classes. Well I guess I need to be up and ready to go in about 6 1/2 hours.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Thirty-One Gifts

Well I wasn't sure if I would like the stuff from Thirty-one Gifts, but my friend Kelly has so many cool bags from them that I decided to host a party at the end of the month. I am really hoping that my friends come, their stuff is so cool. Here is a picture of one of my bags that I got from my friend's party, I love the colors and the pattern, it fits me perfectly.

Follow Your Heart

Color My Heart color dare #7

This week's color dare is to choose your own secondary colors: any shade of orange, green, and/or purple will do. Pick two or use all three.

I have chosen all three colors:

 The paper is from Splendor (retired) 
The Stamp: Thoughtful Tidings #S1202
Ink: Gypsy
Bling, Twine, ribbon, and flowers from my CTMH stash.
AP Cart 

Here is a side view, I pop dot the sentiment. I am trying to make cards that are easy to mail.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

4th of July

Well happy 4th of July to everyone here in the USA. I love my country and am proud that my son is serving in the US Navy.
Well today's card is of course for the 4th of July:

I did these card for 2 challenges; Heart 2 Heart which is a CTMH challenge and Mojo Monday, both have awesome challenges. I love doing these challenges, they make me think and use my creativity. Lots of fun.
Here is what I used for this project:
Ink:  Cranberry and Outdoor Denim
Stamp set: American Celebration #D1458
Paper: Outdoor denim, White Daisey and the red is from my stash.
Bling: CTMH stash
Art Philosophy cartridge 

Monday, July 02, 2012


This page is a wall hanging. I really love the Fanfare paper pack. You can get this  paper free this month. Just click on the July Special and each week there is a special paper pack.
This page is of my son Derrick who is now 15, I think this picture was done in 2003. I have another picture of him next to the same statue a few years later, I will have to find that picture and do a page together.

Here is the link for the online shopping-

Grateful For You

I really love the Pemberley paper pack. I found a few challenges to do, so I decided on the Color My Heart and the Frosted Designs challenge. 
  • The Color My Heart challenge is Create a project using a current paper pack with one or two added colors (cardstock, ink, other B&Ts),
  • The Frosted Designs Challenge is this week is to use Circles in your cards, layouts and off the page projects!
The flowers are from the Pemberley Workshop on the Go, and it is the stamp set that comes with it. I cut the flowers out using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridges. I really like adding the green which is the Pear ink. I am not sure how much it matches but I really like they way it works. I had fun making this card.

Monday, June 25, 2012


Hi everyone, hope everything is going well. I am doing well, but hot, it is HOT in Arizona. Well today I wanted to try two challenges. Of course using Close To My Heart stuff.  I chose the Pemberley paper pack I really love the colors in this pack. The stamp is Card Word Puzzle #C1494 and pop dot to stand out a littel bit.  The lace flower and button is Bohemian Assortment #Z1687, the lace is from CTMH stash and the strip of paper came from the edge of the B & T paper.The card is Colonial White Circle cards and I cut the next layer with my Cricut using the Art Philosophy Cartridge. 
This was my first time using the circle card and I really liked using the Cricut to cut out the next layer.
I am still trying to get good pictures with my camera, but I don't think the pictures look as good as they should. I am going to keep practicing my photography.
The two challenges are Heart 2 Heart Challenge and Mojo Mondays.

Here are some more pictures using the Pemberley paper pack;
I didn't make these but just wanted to share them with you.

Don't forget to check my monthly contest. The link is located at the top.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

No Tears in Heaven

No Tears in Heaven
~ by Ferna Lary Mills

There are many things in life that no one understands,
like why a life so very young can slip right through our hands.
One moment life is perfect and the next it falls apart,
leaving us with nothing but an eternally aching heart.

Our souls cry out in agony amidst the suffering and despair.
We feel the pain and tear our clothes and scream "It’s just not fair!"
Spirits are now shattered. Hearts will never be the same.
We grasp at straws and seek to find the one who is to blame.

Horrific as our life now seems, one thing remains quite true.
Our little ones have now been freed to do things angels do.
They can't recall the suffering of those last days they were here.
They remember not the sorrow, the hurt, nor the fear.

There are no tears in Heaven. No more sorrow. Only Joy.
Heaven is filled with peals of laughter from each little girl and boy.
We can only try to imagine, in spite of all earthly wrongs,
our little angels are learning the words to the Angel's songs.

Amidst the children's laughter and their Heavenly play,
there's also more important work going on there today.
Jesus is building mansions, never taking time to sleep,
for Reunions are being planned, yes, even as we weep.

The children gather around Him and listen to Him speak,
for He has all the answers that they curiously seek.
He tells them for a time, in Heaven, they must wait,
and then they can greet us at Heaven's pearly gate.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lucy Birthday Card

Well I decided I want to do some challenges, So I looked through some blogs and on Facebook, I decided to do the Heart 2 Heart Challenge ribbon challenge.
I used the Lucy Paper Pack, the ribbon is CTMH from my stash. Please click on the links below if you want to purchase.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

I think this is such a cute stamp set. I don't have this one and will be getting this one as soon as possible.

And of course the best deal is buy 2 stamp set and you get one Free!!! This is a an awesome deal and a great time to stock up on stamp sets!!! You can purchase from my website, just click on the link

More Studio J pages

Here are some more Studio J pages I did. Very easy to do.

Thanksgiving Studio J

This page is using Studio J. My family.

Welcome Home

These are two-2 page layouts from our trip seeing Ryan coming home from Japan. It was so awesome seeing him come home. I loved using the Studio J to scrapbook these pictures.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

National Scrapbooking Day

So what are the chances of buying really cute double-sided scrapbook paper for about 20¢ per sheet?!

I'd say 100% when you place a $35 order of CTMH items from the current Idea Book!!

"Dotty For You" B&T duo 24 count paper pack is only $5.00. That breaks down to about 20¢ per piece of gorgeous 12x12" paper!! 

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My Kitties need a home

Just wanted to share  some pictures of the kitties, they need a home, there are 2 tiger stripped ones and they are both girls. The white one we are keeping. It will be hard to give them up because they are so cute and fun to watch but we can't keep them.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Well today while checking out Pinterest, like I do everyday, I found a cool site that tells you how to add a gadget that shows you how to link your Pinterest account to your blog. So I wasn't sure if I could do this. I asked my son the programmer, and he said he would help me later. Well I didn't want to wait for later so I did it myself. Here is the link for the page if you want to add one yourself.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Not Just Paper and Glue: It’s Pinterest Party Time!

Not Just Paper and Glue: It’s Pinterest Party Time!

Finding the best Mexican food Tacos

Well my husband and I are trying to find the best Mexican food tacos. We are not looking at Taco-bell or other fast food Tacos, even though we do love Jack in the Box tacos we want to find the best in town. So we first started at Macayo's awesome, so far the best, the best shell (that is very important) and the shredded beef was awesome. Have you ever heard of Better than sex Cake? Well Macayo's Tacos are Better than sex Tacos. Well since we started with the best, we still  are searching for a better tacos, not sure if we will find any better-
Macayo's I give a 9, will have to try again.

Well the next place we went to was Pedro's in Glendale, AZ a local Mexican food place, I love their food there. Yum yum, ok about the taco, The shell was freshly made that morning, and the shredded beef was great but not perfect, not as good as Macayo's. But I would eat there again because next time I go I am taking pictures of the food.
Pedro's a 8

Next place is called Herrera's Mexican food. Just a little local place we have been before, the food is ok, I love their chips. The food was ok, but not what I want. Will go back so I can take pictures.
Herrera's 4

Monday we went to Manuel's in Glendale, AZ. Their enchiladas are awesome, perfect for what I like. I didn't care for the chips, they looked burnt to me, but tasted ok, I did eat them. as for the taco, the shell was awesome, the shredded beef was very tender and tasted fine, except no flavor, it is good if you don't want any spice in your meat. ok so the meat was kind of flavorless. I am thinking I like Pedro's tacos better than Manuel's . But I will eat there again.
Manuel's a 7

More Kitties pictures

Just some cute pictures of the kitties and our Tiger cat, they are just so cute, but we can't keep them.