Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Kitchen Shapes

In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “9” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We then show you an adorable scrapbook page that’s perfect to pair with photos of making food in the kitchen. 

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

7 Live Beautiful Cards

Today I'm sharing some of the cards from 
May's Creative Card Class
 using the Live Beautiful paper packet from Close to My Heart that is available this month only with our National Scrapbooking Month Campaign .
These papers are truly beautiful
 and so easy to use for any type of card.

Sympathy Card

Thinking of You Card

Smile Card

Just Because Card

Any Occasion Card

You are Special Card

Happy Birthday Card

Remember that May 31st is the last day to order this Live Beautiful paper packet .  Just click on the shopping cart to your right and it will take you directly to my website for orders or call and I will gladly submit the order for you.

Happy Creating!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Vacation Scrapbooking Two Ways

Perfect for summer, check out this video to make a cute summer or vacation layout or mini album using the Cricut Flower Market Collection and key number 30.

Happy Creating!

Memorial Day Reflections

Today is Memorial Day! 
Today is a day to step back and remember all those who lost their lives so that we can enjoy freedom.  To each of them, their families and loved ones, we want you to know how much we appreciate your dedication.  We will never forget your ultimate sacrifice or your loss. God bless!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Little Dreamer Layout

Today I'm sharing the Little Dreamer Layout using 
the Little Dreamer Paper Packet and Compliments  from
 Close to my Heart .

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Little Dreamer Cards

Here are three very cute cards using the Little Dreamer paper pack from Close to My Heart!

Happy Creating!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Little Dreamer Cards

This month Close to My Heart is featuring the paper packet called "Little Dreamer".Here are a couple cards to share with you. 
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Live Beautifully Layout Kit

This is a must have kit for any scrapbooker!  It is so beautiful.  It is available this month only so be sure to order you set as soon as possible as it is our Scrapbooking Month Special this month, but only as supplies last.

This kit includes everything you need to complete 5 two page layouts.  Each layout only takes approximately 15 minutes to make.  Yes you heard me's that fast!

I'm presently working on three separate scrapbooks and have now completed three sets of these beautiful layouts.  They are even more beautiful in person.

Happy Creating!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month—Live Beautifully

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Live Beautifully collection from Close To My Heart. This month only, get your hands on the Live Beautifully paper packet with gold foil accents and lush floral designs, the coordinating Live Beautifully stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit for quickly and easily creating five incredible 2-page layouts.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog

The brand new Spring Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog is here! It is full of fabulous new products and  incredible artwork inspiration. You can get a free copy with your next on line order free by clicking the link to add it to your cart at checkout. You can also view it and download it here.

Operation Smile Awards

In early March I received a beautiful layout created by the CTMH art studio congratulating me as being a 2016 Close to My Heart Annual Award Winner of the Top Operation Smile Donators in the United States.  Then in March at CTMH's new Expressions 2 Book launch, I was recognized with two awards as the Top Operation Smile Donator for the first quarter of 2017 for our regional unit called the Connected Hearts, and also an award for going above and beyond in my support of Operation Smile.  I have now raised over $10,000 to help many children with facial deformaties get the surgeries they so desperately need.

Naomi Smith presenting my award

Thank you for the many donations and support in helping these children.  Together we can make a difference.

Operation Smile Auction

 On March 25th, we raised $$$  with the Operation Smile raffle at our Expressions 2 Book Release ! Thank you to all of the team members who generously donated their talents and gifts for this great cause! Operation Smile  received a $100,000 matching gift from the corporate donor, Nerd HQ. They've challenged us to to match these funds dollar for dollar so every $1 we donated turns into $2! The goal was to raise $480 so we could help 2 children instead of just 1. BUT....We were humbled and thrilled to announce that we FAR exceeded that goal and we raised $637.00!!!!!! So....this puts us at a level that they not only will help 5 children, but ALSO sponsor an operating table as well!!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Enjoy some of the fabulous items we auctioned off that day.

There were several more items also.

Thanks everyone!