Friday, December 30, 2011

CTMH Orders

I have a Close To My Heart website and an open order that will close on Jan. 5, 2012.  Feel free to visit my site, view the current Idea Book, place an order and if you need any help contact me.  Happy scrappin' and/or shopping.
Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Merry Christmas everyone.  Many blessings to you and your family this holiday season.

Monday, December 12, 2011

More Cute Christmas Cards

Here are three more cards.  The first two are recessed window cards.    The snowflake is cut with the AP Cartridge.  Enjoying my Cricut more and more.  I like the liquid embroidery snowballs; makes the snow look so real.  The last card is just stamped and coloured with CTMH products.

Thanks for looking and feel free to leave a comment for me.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Card Class

Here are the individual cards from the October Christmas Card Class...Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Workshop Individual Card Pictures

Individual Pictures of the card workshop.

Another Christmas Card Workshop

I have completed the samples for the next Christmas Card Workshop to be held at my home, Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.  All supplies and envelopes included.  Contact me if you would like to reserve a spot and for details.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Upcoming Card Workshop

I have been busy designing, making and cutting out pieces for another Christmas card workshop.  This one will be Sunday, December 4th at 1:30 p.m.  I will post the pictures as soon as I have finished creating.  Contact me if you would like to reserve your seat.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Special Birthday Card

This is the Napkin Fold card I made for my daughter.  I used purples, because she likes that colour and so do I.   Kathy Skipper made this card style for an Operation Smile auction and I thought it was so beautiful, I wanted to make one.

sorry they are so dark.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christmas Tags

Well here are the examples I made for the Christmas Tag workshops, Nov. 20th and Dec. 1st.    $15.00 to make 24 (plus more) tags in 4 hours.  Contact me if you would like to join us.

Remember, if you don't have that many gifts to put tags on, you can always package them and give them as gifts.  Or if you take a bottle of wine or a potluck item to a dinner party, attach a tag.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cards and Tags

For the rest of this week I will be concentrating on designing tags for a "Make Your Own Christmas Tags" Workshop.  Stay tuned for pictures and information on when and where.  If you can't wait, feel free to contact me anytime.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Card Sets

For those people who are too busy or can't make their own Christmas Cards, I have made sets of 6 cards to sell.  If you are interested in purchasing a set, please contact me at
Which set is your favourite?  Thanks for looking and please feel free to leave a comment.

All my card sets have sold, but I am taking orders for anyone who missed out.  Contact me to order yours now.  Don't wait, Christmas is almost here.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Another Christmas Card

I was using up some scraps and playing and this is what I came up with!  That's what it's all about!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tic Tac Snowman

Cute little stocking stuffers:

More Christmas Cards

These are the cards I made this week:


If you would like to make your Christmas Cards, please contact me and let me show you how.....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Studio J

The following is my first attempt at creating with Studio J, Close To My Heart's online scrapbooking.  It was a lot easier than I had thought and I had fun making these 5 layouts.  If you would like more information about Studio J, please contact me and let me show you how.

The 5 pictures on the bottom right are actually one photo;  a cool technique available only in Studio J.
These pictures were scanned to my computer and edited in Studio J to meet the pixel criteria.   Some of them are quite old!  See the argyle paper at the bottom of the left page and under the pictures on the right, well that was hand made online!  

 Some great pictures taken on a friend's phone of my son playing ball; perfect for Studio J scrapbooking.   I used the Typeset paper pack dragging in a lot of tags and stickease embellishments, even adding text to some of them.  

I really like Sonoma paper in the current Idea Book.  I love that I can drag the embellishments right on to my layouts online, including all of the stitching.  The copy and paste feature makes duplicating embellishments simple to do.

There is a lot of layering of the embellishments on this layout.  All the doilies/snowflakes have been added , cropped, resized and layered.   A fun layout to do and it didn't take much time at all

Click on the Studio J icon on my blog sidebar and try it for FREE.  All you have to do is 'start creating' once you are at the CTMH Studio J site.  If you want to save your work to play later, just open an account, no credit card necessary, and go back often.  When you are satisfied with your layout(s), you can order using my name as your consultant or contact me and I will walk you through the process.  If you have any questions, contact me and let me show you how.

Christmas Gift 2011

I really like this Events Calendar and it was so much fun to make.  I even stamped the backsides just to keep playing!  If you would like to make one, please contact me to order the Close To My Heart supplies and let me show you how.