Friday, January 31, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Wild About Love

Welcome to the February SOTM Blog Hop, Wild about Love and if you have arrived from Shirley's Blog  you are on the right track. This stamp set will only be available from February 1-28 so don't miss out. There are 54 Close To My Heart Independent Consultants that will be showing dozens of ways to use this stamp set. 

 So sit back, relax and enjoy the hop!

All products are CTMH,   

TIPs & TRICKs- for the look of a solid heart on the banner, I used the back of the stamp.

Now before you hope over to  Michelle's  Blog, I would love to know what you thought about my creation.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Make It From The Heart Monday

It's been busy and I've have had a little moments of time to preparing for the Pajama Party scheduled this Thursday Night.  I still have a few spots open. so let me know if you would like to attend. 

It was really fun putting this together and I love, love the colors.
Remember let me know if you plan to attend.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The week for Birthdays

This has been the week for Birthday Parties at my church. Wednesday we celebrated the 75th birthday of the "energizer bunny" Lester. He is one of those people that can find the positive in every situation and has worn many hats is our little church.  So Wednesday we really  surprise with a  party.

Each year in January we have an all church birthday party, We have a covered dish dinner and tables are marked for each month and folks are encouraged to set at their table, it mixes things up a little. We are all creatures of habit.

 Most years each table is decorated in the month's theme, but this year this is how the tables were decorated. Do you see a little "Close To My Heart" there?

What is a birthday without a birthday cake.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

DIY: Easy 3-D Effects

Ever wanted to turn a flat Cricut® shape into a 3–D element
but didn’t know how?
 Watch the video to learn how easy it is to create
beautiful 3–D embellishments from flat Cricut®–cut shapes.
From banners to embellishments on a scrapbook page to anything in
we’ll show you how! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3–D


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Use Your Stach Blog Hop - Paper

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop for January, this month we are featuring "paper". If you have come from Wendy's Blog you are on the right track! Now for a complete list of Hopping order Joy has one for your hopping pleasure.

I have been reorganizing which has become a January tradition and with reorganizing I find many things I had forgotten about. But I bet you know what I'm talking about.

So moving on to my project - I used some retired  papers that I still love.  Emporium & Wings

 So here is the wreath that a made. I used quit a bit of paper but still have plenty remember I said I love this paper. hehehehe.


 Thanks for hopping by, before you hope over to Janet's blog to see her creation, leave me a comment, I would love to here from you.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Make It From The Heart Monday

Good morning, today is a very special day, it is the 15th birthday of the
 first born grandchild, Kaylynn.  She is such a pretty girl and a true sweetheart. 
 We had her party this weekend so I thought I would sure her picture with her cake. 

Yep, she loves, pink and animal prints, if you had not guessed. LOL 
Happy Birthday, Kaylynn,

Friday, January 17, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

OverLay Blog Hop

This month there are 12 Close To My Heart consultants showing their take on overlays. If you have joined me from Sharon's  Blog you are on the right track.

I used the Cricut® Artiste Collection for this layout and it was easy, easy.

Now before you hope over the Joy's Blog to see what she has created, please leave me a comment. And thanks for hopping by.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Make it from the Heart Monday

This weekend I attended a crop with a dear friend, Pam Thorn in the Dallas area. The group was awesome and looking forward to the next crop. While long story short we got home really late last night, I got up & went to church Sunday morning and rested in afternoon.  I did create several items that I will be sharing on some blog hop in the next few days. 

I thought I would show you the group I was with Saturday and where 
make it from the heart can start.
 Thanks for stopping by and be checking back often,

Friday, January 10, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Inspiration Mini Albums

All you Cricut folks out there this is a must have!
 I have made several mini albums, so let me show you how CTMH can make it 
easier,  simpler & faster. Contact me  or visit my website.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rediscover CTMH

Today I'm sharing a "download" from the "Close To My Heart"  Please check out Rediscover CTMH

As you plan your New Year’s resolutions, take time to rediscover who you are and who you want to become. Download these free journaling prompts through January 31 to get to know yourself better!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Make it from the Heart Monday

The holidays have been great but I have had a hard time keeping up with my "Make it from the Heart Monday" post.  So what I have you today is a mini album from Cricut® Artbooking Collection and the Sparkle and Shine Dimenctal Elements with are retired, BUT I have a few of these that I have made up in a kit and would love to share.  Just let me know.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

January 2014 Newsletter

National Papercrafting Month
A cardmaking kit to put you on Cloud Nine!
Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide
Celebrate National Papercrafting Month by capturing a cloud—Cloud Nine, to be exact—with an exclusive cardmaking kit. The Cloud Nine cardmaking kit, which includes 10 adorable cards (2 ea. of 5 designs) is available at a great discount or even FREE during January. Purchase it for just $15 (retail value $46) with a qualifying order of $35, or get it FREE when you enroll as a new Consultant in January and submit total personal sales of $300 or more. You’re sure to find your own little piece of heaven when you take advantage of this limited-time deal!

*New Consultant’s total qualifying sales must be remitted by the end of their first full quarter as a Consultant to be eligible. They will be prompted to add the free kit with the order that achieves the minimum qualifying total sales. If the minimum is reached through multiple orders, the new Consultant will be prompted to add the kit to the order that brings them to the required $300 mark. If the qualifying order is made through a customer’s OBA order, the new Consultant will be prompted to add the free item to their next order that is submitted before the end of the first quarter (June 30, 2014). If the qualifying order is made through the Consultant’s Order Entry, the Consultant will be prompted to add their Consultant profile to the order.

**Note that card kits do not count toward qualifying order totals. The retail value of the order is totaled prior to determining promotional kit eligibility.

See the kit »

January Stamp of the Month:
Cross-Stitch Wishes
Send a handmade sentiment with an oh-sew special touch!
January 2014 Stamp of the Month: Special Care (S1312); 2013 Autumn Winter Idea Book, p. 15
Everyone needs a touch of homemade in their lives! With the January Stamp of the Month, Cross-Stitch Wishes, you can be sure to provide that loving trace for your family and friends. Piece together adorable projects with this set celebrating the handcrafter in all of us at an amazing discount: place an order of $50 and get this set for just $5! This great offer is available during January only, so be sure to order yours quickly and get started stamping your scrapbook pages and cards with its warm and heartfelt wishes. It’s a perfect bonus to your National Papercrafting Month purchase—when you qualify for and purchase the Cloud Nine card kit (above), your order total will automatically qualify you for the discounted Stamp of the Month. A bargain that’s truly “sew cute!”

View the January Stamp of the Month »

Crafty Calendar
Give your year direction with a calendar made from the heart!
Join Close To My Heart
Order a stampable, craftable, durable calendar just in time for the new year! The Monthly Calendar (Z1030) has 12 blank calendar pages just ripe for the decorating with your favorite photos, colors, and embellishments. Take the photos you’ve gathered all year and turn them into a wonderful piece for your wall that will bring a smile to your face with every passing month. The calendar is available for $7.95 and will hold your priceless memories for many months ahead, and the years after, too!

Check out the Monthly Calendar »

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cloud Nine Blog Hop

Cloud Nine blog hop is a wonderful way to show the many possibilities using the CTMH January special for National Paper Crafting Month.  Now if you have come from Pamela's Blog   you are on the right track. I made the 10 cards with the help of the instruction sheet and look what else I created.

Basic card with the Banner Stamp Set
I used the Dimensional Elements Album and I added a little white cardstock and white bakers twine.

With the CTMH Cloud Nine kit you will make 10 of the cutest cards, 2 of each of the cards shown above and will only be avalible during the month of January 2014 for National Paper Crafting month. Check out how you can get the kit for only $15. 

Now before you hop over to  Katy's Blog  I would love to know what you thought and yes I do read every comment.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014