Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Most Glorious Time of the Year!

I am SO sorry for not posting anything sooner.  I started working with a new doctor.  Between visits, my condition (which slows me down considerably), 2 major holidays, a wedding, my son's 10th birthday party and every day family life--I've been SUPER busy!

This Christmas season, my family really focused on putting God and Jesus Christ back into Christmas.  Even though we had all the seasonal trimmings-Christ was at the center where he deserves to be.  We were all very thankful-especially for getting to see my step-son who is in the Army.  We are so proud of him!

I've started branching out with my crafting.  I am crocheting right now.  I made the CUTEST Hello Kitty ear warmer and scarf for a young relative.  She really liked it.  I also gave my cousins 3 children the handmade scrapbooks I made over the summer.  They were ecstatic.  They told me they couldn't wait to fill them and see what all the pockets and papers were for.  I was very pleased that I could bring them joy.

I am currently working on a crocheted throw for our living room.  My hubby thinks he'll be using it-but he'll have to wait his turn.  LOL

Take care and as always  STAY CRAFTY!

Lots of Love,

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Paper Roses

I have been doing wonderful things lately!  I'm learning-although late in the scrapbook world-how to create crinkled flowers!  I'll post pictures in the next day or so.  I've also been making daisy's for my next homemade-from scratch-Daisy album.  I can't sneak peak it quite yet, but it will be a teen girls dream photo album!  I just love creating new and exciting things.

If you would like to get together with me and also learn, feel free to contact me.  Creating is better with friends!

Until then-keep on crafting!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Book-New Artbooking Cricut Cartridge!

Who wants the Brand Spanking New ARTBOOKING Cricut Collection from Close To My Heart?!

How about getting FREE SHIPPING and a FREE IDEA BOOK?!

 Well you're in luck. If you PRE-ORDER your Artbooking Collection through me between NOW and July
31st then you'll get that BRAND NEW Idea Book, plus FREE SHIPPING on your Artbooking Cricut Collection. Awesome, right?!

$99 + tax for Artbooking Cricut Cartridge OR
$104 + tax for Artbooking Cricut Cartridge AND the Stamp of the Month

Stay Crafty!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Relief for Oklahoma

Close To My Heart is making an upcoming Autumn/Winter
2013 stamp set, A True Thank You, available immediately
and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set
from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross
to aid the Oklahoma victims. Help us provide relief to those
affected by the devastating Oklahoma tornado by purchasing

A True Thank You stamp set for $2.95 (M1029) today!

* Offer ends June 30, 2013...So don't wait  to help this great cause!

No limit per order.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Crafty Queens Papercrafting Group

Crafty Queens Papercrafting Group
SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Call to Reserve Your SPOT!  317.480.2493
Card/Craft Workshop-March 22nd (Friday)--Just in time for EASTER!!!!
  • We will be making 3 Easter cards and a VERY cute Bunny Basket! Join in on the fun! $15
Scrapbook Workshop-March 27th (Wednesday)--2 scrapbook pages using our new Chantilly papers--just right for spring!
  • Receive decorative paper, pink sparkle gems, chantilly embellishments and your very own stamp set! $33

Jump for Joy!

Jump for Joy!
Hostesses earn more rewards in March because when a Gathering reaches $250 or more in sales, the hostess jumps up to the next Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! levels. Now that’s a reason to jump for joy!
*Shipping/handling and tax applies. Only Gatherings with a total of $250 or more will qualify for the jump in Hostess Rewards or Hostess Rewards Plus!. Qualifying hostesses will receive Hostess Rewards from one level only—the level that is one higher than their sales total.
**For example, have a gathering of $250 and receive a "JUMP" to $60 in free products AND select any one item in the book for 50% off!  (Normaly a hostess with $250 in sales would receive $40 in free products and one item in the book for 50% off).
AND the first 5 hostesses who have a gathering (of $250) or more will receive a free stamp pad from me!  CALL TODAY!!!!!
Dates: Offer valid March 1–31, 2013.
To have a gathering call me at 317.480.2493!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Home is wherever I'm with You!

Today, I'm playing over at colourQ.  They have picked out a gorgeous set of colors for us to play with.

I'm also entering this in the Sweet Stop Sketch.

I have used retired papers from Close To My Heart, wrinkled ribbon, tangerine borders cut from CTMH Cricut cartridges and one of the CTMH February Stamp of the Month.

Thank you for looking! 



Saturday, February 2, 2013

February Close to my Heart Specials

New Idea Catalog Books Now Available!

Idea books are now available for $3.95--however, if you host a gathering or workshop you can receive yours free!  Come see what new exciting items CTMH has to offer!
Digital Delights!
February 2013 Campaign
February is sure to be a month of digital delights because you can purchase any Studio J® layout for only $5—that’s a savings of $1.95 per layout! This is a great opportunity to try Studio J for the first time. Create adorable baby layouts with the Wishes and Fishes kit (shown), or use the new Express Collections with collections of 10 ready-made layouts plus a front and back cover that are easy to use and professionally designed. Preserve your memories at a low price for a truly digital delight!
February Stamp of the Month
Home Sweet Home SET OF 4

Available February  1-28, 2013
Get the Stamp of the Month set for just $5 (S1302A) when you place an order of $50 or more. Jump-start the fun by ordering the items from the list below to create this artwork!
Later Sk8r Paper Packet  ($9.95, X7167B, p. 46)  Whsper Exclusive Inks Pad  ($5.25, Z2172, p. 9) 
Adventure Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads Set ($19.95, Z2501, p. 9)
Hollyhock Zipper Lace (3.95, Z1826, p. 122)
Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon ($6.95, Z1808, p. 122)
My Creations Muslin Drawstring Bags ($3.95, Z1822, p. 126)

3" x  3" (Y1006)

However if these layouts don't cause you to say "WOW!!!!!"; just wait til you see what I am creating!!!!  Here is a sneak peak!


There are so many new and fun things to make in the new Idea Book!  Remember you can always look at it for free on my website.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!  Book your gathering or workshop today and reap the benefits of being the "Hostess with the mostest!!!"

Stay Crafty!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Endometrial Cancer and ColourQ Challenge #173

Today I'm playing along with the ladies over at ColourQ.  The inspiration is a family member who is fighting Endometrial Cancer and the ribbon color is peach.  This fit perfectly with the color combination: 
I made a swing card using a paperset I bought from Joane Fabrics.  The cancer stamp set is from Unity.  I added color and bling with the pearls and peach ribbon.
I'm really hoping this card raises her spirits and lets her know we are thinking of her.
Thank you for taking a look, and always be a "Crafty Queen"!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy "Tweet" Birthday!

I am having so much fun making different kinds of folding cards.  There are so many different types of ways to have cards folded.  When I learn to make a new card, I'm just giddy!
Today, I decided to make my mom's birthday card and learn how to make a tag pop-up card at the same time.  What a treat!  At first I started by using scrap paper and worked out the bugs.  After that I used my mom's two favorite colors, blue and yellow cardstock.  I used a retired CTMH stamp set, I believe called How Tweet.  I also used the CTMH Indian Corn Blue Ink pad.

Little Birdie Tag Pop Up Card in the Closed Position
Tag Card Popped Up
Side View
I know mom is just going to love this card!  I think it's just so tweet!
Until next time, be the best Crafty Queen you can be!

Friday, January 25, 2013

My Favorite {CTMH} Things" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "My Favorite {CTMH} Things" Blog Hop!
Love is in the air and today our Playing With Paper team is sharing artwork featuring some of our favorite products from CTMH. If you have come here from Carol Haines Du Ree then you are on the right path.
Today I have created a card just for my valentine so I needed the card to have a masculine feel to it.  I used a paper layering technique to stamp the flowers in Ruby ink.  Then I cut black cardstock and framed the 3 layers of Daisy paper.  I cut a 1 1/2 inch rectangle4 using the CTMH Cricut AP cartridge in Daisy and the layer in Ruby.  I stamped the "Happy Valentines Day" tag and assembled the card.  I absolutely love this large rose stamp.  This is a very good stamp to use for all kinds of backgrounds.  This SOTM selection is DEFINETLY a keeper! 
Items used:
CTMH Ruby stamp pad
CTMH Ruby cardstock
CTMH Black cardstock
CTMH Black stamp pad
CTMH Daisy cardstock
CTMH Happy Valentine's Stamp of the Month (January)
CTMH  Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge
CTMH Silver tape lined ribbon
Black ribbon (from my stash)
If you would like your own SOTM set or any other items you see here, feel free to shop my website at

*I'm entering this card into the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and the "COLOR CHALLENGE" CARDZ TV STAMPS DT CHALLENGE #23.

If you would like to start at the beginning of our hop, see Jayma.
Now hop on over to Norhalma Cindy Verzosa for your next stop.  Have a great time and remember to be a "Crafty Queen"!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine Card Workshop

We had so much fun creating cards and the candy holders at our workshop!  This is what we created.

If you would like to have your own Valentine Workshop with your friends, or a kit to make these lovely items, please contact me at If you have 10 friends (who pay for a kit) at your workshop, you will receive $25 in free CTMH products. 
♥  Stamped kits are $20 plus shipping.

Stay SWEET and crafty!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mojo Monday 275 Contest

Today the creative juices were flowing after making other cards for friends.  Seeing the sketch I knew just what paper and embelllishments I was going to use.

I used the Close to my Heart Avonlea Paper Packet and Canvas Embellishments.  I also used the CTMH Opaque gems.  The grey ribbon came from my stash.  I stamped "Thinking of YOU" at the bottom of the card.

I just think it's very pretty!  The canvas embellishments and gems just give this card the needed bling it needs.

If you would like an Avonlea Paper Packet feel free to view my website or contact me!

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Getting ready!

I can't wait until the workshops this month!  I have some exciting crafts planned! 

Gift Alert!!!!!!  If you invite a friend who signs up for our 10 month workshops, you will receive a free gift! (after your friend pays for their 2nd month).

Here's just a hint of what we'll be making...

Don't forget to RSVP ASAP! 
Take care and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine? National Papercrafting Month: January 2013

The Whooo’s Your Valentine kit is the key to creating your own goody-filled valentines with sneak-peek products such as the My Creations™ treat tubes and glitter paper. Watch the video to learn how to create your own valentines that everyone is sure to love!

Happy Crafting!