Tuesday, July 31, 2012


My Granddaughter helped me make this banner for her room.
It was very easy with the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge,
you can make one too!

  • Lucy WOTG Paper Packet 
  • CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
  • Stamp set, July SOTM ; Live Out Loud
  • Stamp set from Lucy WOTG
  • Gray Wool Ink Pad
  • Creme Brulee Ink Pad
  • Cotton candy Ink Pad
  • Cotton candy Marker
  • Pear Marker
  • 3x3 Block
  • Foam Tape
  • Liquid Glass
  • Tombow Adhesive
  • 1/4" hole punches
  • Piercing Tool
  • Accents such as coordinating Sweet Leaf Grosgrain Ribbons, sparkles, paper flowers and butterflies, Bitty Buds Assortment, Designer Brads, Bling Assortmrnt

  • (Cut 7) 1 1/2" x 12" Green print cardstock from Lucy pack scored every 1/4" and accordion folded to make yo yo's. 
  • B&T Papers for Banner - Cut 7 banner covers using the cut on page 49 in Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Book. I cut my banners at 6 3/4" and they fit perfectly on the banner chipboards. Butterfies are also cut from the cartridge. 
  • Top Borders - I used the Cricut cut that is a scalloped border with holes in the scallops found on page 64 in the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Book (use the Font button) Cut 7 in Blush CS.
  • I stamped  the flowers from the Lucy Workshop on the Go stamp set. The outline of the flower is stamped in 2nd generation Gray Wool and the petals are stamped in 2nd generation Creme Brulee
Let me know if you have any questions! All products can be purchased on my website.

Happy Creating!

Monday, July 30, 2012


Join CTMH in August for only $49 and

Have you ever thought about turning your hobby into a  business?  Maybe you would like to just get Close to my Heart products at a great discount for you and your friends. August is the PERFECT time to sign to up. Not only do we have a new $49 kit, but if you join my team in August, you can get this adorable exclusive backpack tote bag for FREE!

You can choose to order the $49 New Consultant Kit and get $130 worth of  CTMH products
 shown below or choose the $99 kit and get $280 worth of new goodies!

The tote is only available while supplies last, so sign up early
 to make sure you get yours before they are gone.

And after you sign up to become a consultant, you will earn a 22% discount on all purchases plus can be a hostess where you can earn free and 1/2 priced items. You also have the opportunity to earn an additional $100 in products from CTMH when you reach sales goals in your first 90 days!
 Close to My Heart has been great for me...how about you?

Have questions? Feel free to email me at sesau@wavecable.com.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Everyone attending Convention was able to create 5 layouts with Close to My Heart's Studio J online scrapbooking.  They were then delivered to us at registration.  It was so much fun to see how different they could be with color or embellishment changes.

These are my layouts.  I'll soon share more on how they were done with you.

Don't you think it's time to give it a try?

Just click on Studio J to your right and it will take you to my website.
   It only takes minutes and you can play for FREE.

Studio J just got easier.  New updates on Studio J are on the way.
It's your turn to start creating! 


 Here is a sneak peak of some of the Make & Takes layouts we did at Convention.

This layout is from the new CTMH Idea Book. 

More details will come later.

Keep watching for upcoming classes.


Here is a sneak peak are some of the cards we made at Convention
 using some of the new papers.

This card used a combination of the La belle Vie and Dakota paper packs, the  BakersTwine Harvest Asst., Sparkles, Slate Mini Medley Rose pins.

This card and hearts were cut on the New Artiste Cricut Cartridge, and used left over scraps.

This is also a new card cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and uses the My Acrylix stamp set Pun Fun.

This card features the same stamp set above.  Check out the Silver Shimmer Trim.

There is a lot more to come so come back and visit often..  I've been busy creating!  Enjoy!



Saturday, August 18 from 1-3 PM
 11634 Clear Creek Rd.,  Silverdale

Close to My Heart - not just for scrapbooking anymore!!!
We have a NEW Artiste Cricut Cartridge, new Home Decor, Halloween and
 Card Workshops, alcohol based markers, pigment inks, new colors, beautiful artwork , a new how-to publication Make It From Your Heart with gorgeous artwork you can re-create and much, much more!

We are looking forward to sharing all these new workshops with you!

Please join us to:
  • Pick up your copy of the 2012 Fall/ Winter Idea Book
  • Sign-up for upcoming Classes &Workshops
  • View beautiful artwork with our new products 
  • See  creations with the new Cricut Artiste Cartridge
  • Create a Make & Take using our new product
  • Door Prizes- earn more chances by bringing a friend, placing an order, booking a gathering of friends, or making an Operation Smile donation, RSVPing to your consultant
  • Cash & Carry Inventory sale
  • Refreshments
  • FUN!
Hope you can make it!! 
 If you can't, send me an email at sesau@wavecable.com or call me at
 360-830-3630 to make arrangement to get an CTMH Idea Book to you.

Need directions?  Give me a call!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I really enjoyed working with these papers from the Footloose Collection.  Here are some of the layouts we did at our monthly workshop.  Be sure to order this paper pack before it retires on July 31st, 2012.

Supplies used:
Footloose Workshop on the Go    G1036
Footloose Paper Pack                   X7151B
My Acrylix Footloose Stamp Set
Wooden Badge Buttons                 Z1703
Footloose Compliments                 X7151C
My Acrylix Kick Back Stamp set   D1511

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I'm back from Dallas!  I will be sharing lots of NEW ideas and products in the days to come.  It was so much FUN!  Won't you join me next year in Orlando?

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Can you believe it is the 4th of July already!  I hope all of you have an opportunity to spend some time with your family and friends today.  We celebrated this morning with several of our lake neighbors with our annual Lake Tahuyeh Boat Parade.  Everyone decorates their boats, kayaks, jet skis, etc. and parades around the lake.  We then have a fun ice cream social, and a chance to chat with our friends and be entertained by the kids with a play.  Of course swimming was enjoyed also.  Now to scrapbook it all!
Now off to a BBQ with other friends, then back home for the fireworks!  It is such a beautiful day!  I think summer has finally arrived here in the Pacific Northwest ~ finally!


 July Stamp of the Month:

 This wonderful set (Live Out Loud) is available during the month of July only.  It is valued at $17.95 and you can purchase it at full price or earn it for only $5 with a $50 order!  If you happen to take advantage of the July Special  (Perfect Pairs), you will not only get your Perfect Pairs for FREE, you will qualify for the Stamp of the Month (Live Out Loud) for only $5.   
  Feel free to head on over to my website to start ordering.

              Only $5 with Order of $50! Available July 1-31 Only


                                                                  Happy Creating!


During July, get a free paper packet and coordinating accessory with a qualifying online purchase.

Place an order of $75 or more on my Website in July and I’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect pairs. Plus, with your Perfect Pair order, you will also qualify to get the July Stamp of the Month for only $5!

Order Dates
Perfect Pair
July 1–5
Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)
July 6–10
Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633)
July 11–15
Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400)
July 16–20
Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease®Assortment (X7137C)
July 21–25
Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)
July 26–29
Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease®Assortment (X7131C)
July 30–31
Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease®    Assortment (X7146C)