Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas a special day

Today we eat our Christmas Brunch with our children & grandchildren. There are items on the menu that are a must have. For my son George, it's quiche, and for my daughter, Mandy it's bubble bread. There are many other items on the menu and there is something for everybody.

But this time is much more than eating it's time to share the Christmas spirit with the family and reflect on how we have been so blessed.

I wish the best Christmas ever.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Merry Christmas

December 1 and winter is in the air of course in East Texas it will be warm again in a day or two but I love the crisp air and it puts me in the Christmas spirit. I'm a proud member of the First United Methodist Church, Rusk and the members have been given the pin saying "Merry Christmas" GOD with us""" One of my friends, is on a mission to put "Christ" back in Christmas.

So Merry Christmas to you.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Check out the great art work with the October SOTM ........the stair step card is my own creation. Hope you like it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Open House for the Autumn Winter 2010 CTMH

Really enjoyed my Open House yesterday---- lots of fun with lots of wonderful scrapbooking & cardmaking friends.

Here is one of the make & takes we did.....cute & easy. I do have to give credit to my upline, Joy McHargue who showed this techinque during our August Team Meeting.

Lots of interest in Studio J, plan to have a Studio J 101 Class next week. Will send out invitations and will post detail on my blog and so feel free to drop by.

This week I'm working on a stair step card using the CTMH October's Stamp of the Month "Share the Magic" for a swap I'm in.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My, my school has started and in the heart of East Texas we have had some much needed rain. I've been very busy making new artwork with some of the new products from Close to my Heart. My Open House is Sunday, September 12 and I want to make sure I have all my displays ready.

We have six new colors, four new paper kits and more than 20 new products.

You must come by the Barn & see what all Close to my Heart has to offer.

Visit me at and check out the new artwork September SOTM & Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book for a sneak peak. But to see everything up close don't miss the open house.

Monday, August 23, 2010

It's been a busy summer, the grandkids are back in school so hopefully life will slow down a bit. LOL I've been working on displays for my Open House which is Sunday, September 12. A couple of ladies were at the barn yesterday & got a little sneck peck and tried thier best to get thier hands on the new Close To My Heart Idea Book that will be coming out September 1st. But to no avail.

I'm looking for 4-8 ladies to start a new scrapbook group. There are 2 pricing levels "Paper only, Please" $14.95 and "Workshop on the Go" $34.43. Contact me if you have any questions & please come to my Open House to see what new & wonderful items I have to share.

Check for updated artwork & learn new techniques on CTMH TV. My goal is to update my blog each week. Please visit & make comments.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Jackpot June Means Daily Deals!

I've been really bad , I have not shared the new Jackpot June that is being offered by "Close to my Heart." Didn't mean to be holding out on you.

Hit the Jackpot and win free products OR grab the loaded Goodie Boxes at 50% off or more. Enjoy two types of deal days in June! See whether today is a Goodie box can purchase one box filled with popular products at 50% or more off retail value! Or a Jackpot day.....5 products will be offered for sale at discounted prices. One of the products in the mystery Jackpot item for that day, but we're not telling which-----exciting. itsn't it! If you happen to order the mystery Jackpot item, we'll reward you with a FREE Close To My Heart product,with shipping included on the free item!

Shop the Jackpot June Deal.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

3 Day Weekend, I have 2 things for you

Don't forget about the Open Crop this Monday, Memorial Day @ the Barn 10am-10pm. Come on out bring your stuff & enjoy the day.

Still have a spot open for the "Cherry-O" mini workshop----$6 for a 2 page layout or 6 cards.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Time is ticking - It's a Mircale: National Scrapbook Month

Can you believe that May is half over and that means there is only 16 days left to receive the "Mircale" Kit.

Visit http"//'t want you to miss out on this great offer. Retail price is $19.95US and you can receive at a discount. So don't delay.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New & improved

I can't believe I didn't post not one thing on my blog in March. Could it be because of the "new & improved" UPgrade internet connection I have? Yes I believe so. With the words of "upgrade" I would think it would be better. Oh no, I was very, very wrong.

Have you ever heard the phrase "catch as catch can"? Will that's the kind of signal I now have.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nice Day

Today was beautiful, the sun was very nice. Saw my grandson Cody play a baseball today. Lots of fun & score was 10-9. I almost forgot to tell that my Cody Ody is 6 years old and already in to sports. GO ORANGE TEAM.

Finished a 2 page layout & 6 cards from CTMH Caboodle WOTG. and was about to make a mini workshop for $15 which will the April workshop. Hope the ladies like what I worked out.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Card Kits

Hope you enjoy the sneak peak of the March Card Workshop. "You Rock" and "Veranda" CTMH paper. Must pre-pay be March 18th to guaruntee spot.

Preview of Open coming Workshops

Hope you like what you will see as much as I enjoyed designing them.

For February's Workshop "Pink or Blue You Choose" Sunday, February 28th 2pm, cost $7 for a 2 pageout. Kits will be precut and will differ a little but will hold true to the name. PINK or BLUE. To guaruntee your color choose& spot, please pre-pay by Friday, February 18th.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Getting ready

Been getting ready for Thursday, I'll be set up at the Whislte Stop from 10-5 showing the "Close to my Heart" is much more than scrapebooking. Really cute Make & Takes. Drop by & see for yourself. Still no pix on my blog.

New Art & Souls check it out now at

Monday, February 8, 2010

Good morning

Our hearts go out to the victims of the eathquake in Haiti, and like so many of you, Close to my Heart is eager to help and helping has never been easier. Throughout Febraury, purchase a 12 x 12 textured cardstock pack and you'll get one FREE - and with every purchased Close to my Heart will donated $2 US to Operation Smily's Haiti relief efforts. That means for only $14.95 US, you get two packs of our high-quality textured cardstaock and you help this urgent, important cause.
Another week being kicked of by a great CTMH gathering yesterday hosted by Gail. Gail & I go waaaaaaaaay back, so long ago that the # of years will not be noted. Guest made 2 cards, one with Veranda & You Rock. ...the ladies loved them. Maybe I'll get some photos & get them posted.
Posting photos to my blog is something I've really need to work on. There are several things I would like to share with you so keep checking back to see what I've been up to.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What a beautiful day

Day was a beautiful day.....spent time with hubby and worked on Valentine cards. And help set up for a granddaughter's birthday party.....time does fly Kaylynn will be 11 this month.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Preparing for Valentine Dispaly

Worked today on new Valentines Cards......I'll have them on dispaly at my friend Sandra's shop "The Whitlse Stop". Looking forward to this & will post pictures in the next few days.

Monday, January 11, 2010

This is my first day with a blog & I look forward to seeing where this will go. Stop by to see what I'm up to. Each day is a blessing and it's up to how you choose to send it.