Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 Here I COME!

I am back and getting all excited for 2012! There will be a few changes coming in 2012, one is that I am planning on posting at least once a week in 2012, that way I can show more artwork and keep you up to date on the specials that Close to My Heart has. Another change is more artwork! Wahoo right?!? I am participating in an awesome class taught over at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Twelve. It is taught by Stacy Julian and should get me in the creative mindset this year (seeing as I should be making 12 layouts a month!). If anyone is interested in this class (or in any of the other classes that are available) please tell them that I sent you by using the following referral code (67875594) or click here.

I hope you are all as excited about this upcoming year as I am!

Also don't forget to check out my website (here) for new Sale items and to get the Rock the Block set (a sneak peak from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and an exclusive E size stamp set that is amazing!) For Ideas on how to use your Rock the Block check out this blog hop (here) These ladies really have done some pretty creative things!

Monday, November 28, 2011

12 days of Christmas with Opdahl Chiropractic

I am so excited this year to be participating in the Opdahl Chiropractic 12 days of Christmas giveaway! I am giving away a 21 page (1 single page and 10 two page layouts) completed scrapbook, all you have to do is add the journaling and pictures and you will have a beautiful scrapbook to share with your friends and families. This is a $250 value for FREE! To find out how to enter the drawing for my scrapbook just visit or call the Opdahl Chiropractic office (201 N Parkway Ave Battle Ground, WA, 98604 360.666.6001).

If you are wanting your own custom scrapbook just let me know!

Here is a little sneak peak (sorry for the bad photos the natural lighting here in WA is not happening)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

January Workshop

In the month of January we are going to have a scrapbooking workshop using the Wonderland Workshop on the Go (G1031). I loved putting these pages together and can't wait to print my snow pictures from last year! The Wonderland paper is becoming one of my favorites out of this Idea Book, I love the colors and the fun polka dots and stripes. For the workshop we will be completing two 2 page layouts, the one pictured above and another one (I can't seem to get a good picture of it, sorry!)

If you are just wanting the paper pack and the embellishments your workshop cost would be $21 (this includes tax and shipping). If you want the Workshop on the Go Kit that includes the paper pack, embellishments, stamp set and instructional brochure your cost would be $34.95 (this includes tax and shipping as well!)

You can participate in this workshop in 3 ways:
1. You can attend the workshop on January 14th at my house at 8 pm.
2. You can participate long distance by purchasing the Workshop on the Go kit.
3. You can buy the completed layouts from me for $20.

For each of the above options just RSVP by January 3rd.

Also if you are thinking you will be able to attend, go ahead and order your supplies on your Black Friday order and you can earn a few freebies!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop

(sorry for the bad pictures, but I haven't had a sunny day this week!)
So I have been working on this project for awhile and I am super excited to share it with you all! I try every year to do a 50 card workshop. I usually use regular old 4 1/2 by 5 1/4 card bases, well not this year! This year I decided that it would be a little more fun to do 5x7 cards and I am so excited about it! The cards this year feature the Sonoma paper pack (X7143B), the Cocoa Ribbon Collection (Z1316) and the Glory to God stampset (D1483). I really love the elegant feel that the color combination of Sonoma gives these cards. You will have 10 copies of 5 different card designs. The beauty of this workshop is that you can make each one of these cards different by changing the orientation, color combination and stamp allowing you to make 50 completely different cards, or make each of the 5 designs exactly the same, it is up to you!

The workshop cost is $30. This includes the card bases and envelopes, paper and ribbon (just add $17.95 if you are wanting to own the stamp set).

You can participate in this workshop in a couple of ways:
1. Attend the workshop at my house on December 10th at 8 pm.
2. Long distance. To participate long distance you will need to order the stamp set and ink pads used. I will send you the card bases and all the pages cut to make the cards along with instructions on how to assemble them.
3. You can purchase a finished kit for $50 (that is just $1 a card for handmade Christmas cards!) I will send you all 50 cards put together and ready to be sent!

For all of the above options please RSVP through an email or phone call by the 1st of December to ensure that you will have your materials for the workshop and so that you can get your materials and or cards from options 2 and 3 in time to be sent out for Christmas.

Don't forget you can order these supplies on your Black Friday order to receive a few freebies! (The paper and ribbon count towards the order (17.90) the card bases are purchased elsewhere.)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Why hello and Black Friday special!

Why hello everyone who is still reading this blog, sorry I haven't posted in awhile, our family has been dealing with a few things that haven taken up all of my time. Things are going better so I thought that I would get everyone a little excited for my Black Friday sale! Here are the details: Call or email me anytime from November 23rd through the 28th (I had to hit Cyber Monday too!) to get the following specials :

1. Place an order of $25 to $50 and receive a free Dye Ink Pad of your choice (up to $5.25 value). This also entitles you to receive the Stamp of the Month for $5 (if your order is $50)! If this order is $25 worth of stamps you will receive the Holiday Wishes stamp set for $5 as well!

2. Place an order of $51 to $75 and receive an A size stamp set of your choice, or a cardstock shade pack of your choice ($7.95 value). If this order has $25 worth of stamps you will receive the Holiday Wishes stamp set for $5 as well!

3. Place an order of $76 to $100 and receive a free B size stamp set or Level 2 Paper Pack of your choice (up to $9.95 value). If this order has $25 worth of stamps you will receive the Holiday Wishes stamp set for $5 as well!

4. Place an order of $101 to $149 and receive a free Cardstock combo pack or size C stamp set of your choice (up to $13.95 value). If this order has $25 worth of stamps you will receive the Holiday Wishes stamp set for FREE!!

5. Place an order of $150 or more and you will receive $25 in free products of your choice, and either a free Level 2 Paper Pack or B size stamp set of your choice (up to $28.95 Value). If this order has $25 worth of stamps you will receive the Holiday Wishes stamp set for FREE as well!

Everyone who places an order that is $100 or more from November 23rd through the 28th will be entered into a drawing for a Workshop on the Go or a Magic Scrapbooking Book (their choice). Don't forget that the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge counts towards this sale and would be an excellent Christmas present for yourself (so if you need to make a list and give it to your husband and he makes the order you will still get the specials, just let him know what you want as your free item!)

Also I will have information for an upcoming Christmas Card workshop that will be held in early December. So check back for that.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Christmas countdown box

This Christmas Countdown box is made of white sturdy chipboard and comes with 24 3x3 chipboard squares. Perfect for a countdown to Christmas! The kit will come with the box, pre-cut paper, and cocoa marker (used to color on the box and write in your activities for each day). The Countdown stampset and coordinating stamp pads will be available for use on the day of the workshop. The cost will be $20. If anyone would also like to add the Liquid glass glue to their kit the cost will be $27.

Monday, August 22, 2011

September Papercrafting Workshop

September's papercrafting workshop is a fun banner to help us get ready for October and Halloween.

Spooky Banner (pg. 49 of the Idea Book) $35
We will be making the Spooky Banner found in the Idea Book. We will be
using the following products:
My Creations Banner Z1378
Mischief Paper Pack X7144B
Dimensional Elements Notable Alphabet Z1682
Midnight Felt Shapes Z1462
We will also be doing the backside of the banner, it will say "thanks"
When: September 10th 8-10 pm
Cost: $35
RSVP: Please RSVP by September 2nd
If you are planning on doing both the scrapbooking AND the papercrafting workshops I suggest getting the Workshop on the go for $29.95 and then just adding the banner and the Dimensional elements. It will be cheaper this way ($42.85 before shipping and tax
compared to $50 after shipping and tax) and you get the stamp set ($13.95) and instructional brochure. It will also leave you $8 shy of getting the September stamp of the month for $5. For those that decide to do both workshops I will pay for your shipping on the workshop materials. So remember to RSVP and let me know! Thanks!

I linked this project up to the Idea Room

September Scrapbooking Workshop

September is just around the corner so I thought I would post our scrapbooking layouts. I am super excited about these layouts, probably because it helped me get some more older photos scrapbooked! So here is the first layout:

And the second:

(don't you just love that this paper pack doesn't have to be just Halloween? I do!)

In September we will be making both of these layouts using the Mischief paper pack (X7144B) and the Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462). This month there are a few options when you sign up for the class, so please let me know which option you would like to choose:

Option #1: Mischief workshop on the go G1029 ($29.95 plus shipping and tax)
Includes paper pack, stamp set, midnight felt shapes and instructional
Option #2: Mischief level 2 paper pack X7144B
Midnight felt shapes Z1462
($18 including shipping and tax)
The workshop will be held on September 24th from 8-10 pm at my house. Please RSVP by the 16th of September. Also If you are planning on doing both the scrapbooking AND the papercrafting workshops I suggest getting the Workshop on the go for $29.95 and then just adding the banner and the Dimensional elements. It will be cheaper this way ($42.85 before shipping and tax compared to $50 after shipping and tax) and you get the stamp set ($13.95)and instructional brochure. It will also leave you $8 shy of getting the September stamp of the month for $5. For those that decide to do both workshops I will pay for your shipping on the workshop materials. So remember to RSVP and let me know! Thanks!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pair A Phrase

I am so excited about this special. These stampsets are so perfect for making cards. There are plenty of sentiments that go along with the images. Here are a few cards that I made using the stampsets and the Typeset level 2 paper pack (X719B). The cards were made following the Christmas card workshop in the Wishes book (9033).

Remember to get your "Pair-a-Phrase" you just need to order $75 in Close to My Product. Check out this post to see the how to get this stampset and another for FREE. Gotta love FREE!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Stamp of the month

So I promised some artwork using the August Stamp of the Month and here it is! I used the stampset along with the Mischief paper pack (X7144B) and the Color Ready Alphabet Cork (Z1450). I love the witch stamp! So fun and the cat, yup loving it too! You can purchase the stamp set outright for $17.95 or for $5 if you purchase $50 worth of product. To get your own set click here

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stupendous Stamping Specials

There are 3 amazing specials going on right now with Close to My Heart. These specials only coincide for two weeks, so if you are interested you had better hurry! So here is how it works in some easy to do steps:

#1 Purchase $50 in Close to My Heart product and become eligible for the August stamp of the month for $5.

#2 Purchase the August stamp of the month for $5($17.95 value). Your total at this point is $55. And now you get the "a Typeset" stampset for FREE ($6.95 value).

Sweet right, how could this get any better? Well step number 3 is going to tell you how!

#3 Purchase an additional $20 worth of product ($75 before shipping and tax) and you will become eligible to receive a double set of D size stamps. Yes Close to My Heart has put together two D-size stampsets and they are giving them away for free (a $35.90 value). They are called "pair-a-phrase" and the images are so cute and I love the quotes on them.

Awesome right?!?

If you are trying to come up with something to buy (let's be honest that is NOT the hard part with all the amazing product that just came out this month!) why not go ahead and get the Cricut cartridge bundle, Art Philosophy. Remember that this bundle comes with 3 stampsets and 3 chipboard sheets with shapes that match the stamps and the images on the cartridge. I haven't had the time to play with mine yet, mostly because I don't have a cricut :), but I can tell you that I am super excited about it!

Anyway, watch in the next couple of days for some artwork by me featuring the stampsets that you can get for FREE with the $75 purchase, and the August stamp of the month. To order just email me ( or call (360-619-2580) or click here to make a purchase on my website. As an added bonus I will be giving away a free card using the "Pair-a-phrase" stamp set and Typeset paper for everyone that participates in this months specials.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

So it is August and with that came the new Idea Book, WAHOOO! In this new Idea Book there is an exclusive cricut cartridge bundle called Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. The cartridge has 700 images: font, shapes and 3-d items. The bundle also includes 3 My Acrylix D-size stamp sets and 3 9"x12" Dimensional Elements (tags, mixed shapes and banners). The stamp sets and the dimensional elements all coordinate with the cartridge. I am super excited about this new product and can't wait to get my hands on a cricut expression so that I can enjoy using this awesome tool!

For more information just click here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Elemental Layout

So I am just in love with the Elemental paper pack (X7141B, $9.95). It is so fun to work with and has a ton of different colors to choose from. Like the birthday cards in the last post are mostly cranberry and pacifica while the layout today is focused on creme brulee and lagoon. Today I am sharing a layout that I made using product from the new Idea Book.

These are some fun summer photos from June. (I am not one who scrapbooks in order, I just scrapbook whatever photos fit with my paper and this way I don't feel terribly behind:)
My littles love to have outside time with daddy and the swing set, so I thought I would capture some of these moments so that we can always remember those little things.

Here is a close up of the Color Ready Alphabets Cork (Z1450, $5.95) and the Milepost Shapes (Z1464, $3.95). I LOVE the cork alphabets. They are self adhesive and I can add any darker color I want to them (just allow plenty of time to dry). I love the dimension that both the milepost shapes and the cork give to the layout. So fun! I also used the Bronze glitz glitter gel (Z1483, $2.75) to add a little sparkle. By the way I am in love with this product too! It is like having a bottle of bronze sparkle brads and it is super inexpensive.

Here are some close-ups of the second page. I used the Love Life stamp set (D1482, $17.95) for the stars and also along the top adding a little border to add a little more depth to the layout. (Can you tell I had an awesome class by Tresa Black at convention regarding glitz and depth to scrapbooking?) The Love life stamp set is one that coordinates with the new Cricut Cartridge that is exclusive to Close to My Heart. I will be doing a separate post on that later (once I earn enough money to get me a cricut! Or August 15th when purchasing the cricut cartridge bundle becomes an amazing deal) I also used a stampset that was exclusive to the You and Me kit for the tickets (sorry if you missed it!) To make the ticket that has the date on it, I stamped one of the other tickets and cut it out and used the backside to do add the date. I hope you are enjoying the new products that are available in the new Idea Book. If you haven't yet seen it just click here to see it online. If you want a hard copy just let me know!

Happy Scrapping!

To see more projects using the new product just click on an image below!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

August Workshops

Hello again! I am alive and well and happy to report that we are back in business! I have just gotten back from Close to My Heart's convention and let me tell you it was awesome and I am so excited about the new products that are coming August 1st. But first here is the information and pictures for the workshops available in August. There is a $5 discount if you sign up for both workshops.

Scrapbooking workshops:
When/Where: August 18th workshop will be held at the Mill Creek apartments in Battle Ground, WA from 1:30 to 3:30. The August 27th workshop will be held at my house from 8-10 Pm.
Cost: This class will be $15. Includes the paper pack and complements.
RSVP: by August 11th for the class on the 18th and by August 19th for the class on the 27th. I will have two extra kits on hand so bring a friend (and receive a special prize!) Everyone who RSVP's will receive a special prize when they attend the workshop.
Products used: Elemental paper pack (X7141B), Elemental Complements (X7141C), and Bronze glitz glitter gel (Z1483). Layouts come from the Magic (9034) and Imagine (9030) how to books.
Bring: Adhesive and paper trimmer.

Card Box and Cards Workshop
When/Where: August 13th my house from 8-10 pm.
Cost: $20 includes the box, card bases and envelopes, and paper pack (paper will be pre-cut)
RSVP: Let me know by August 5th so that you can receive a special prize.
Bring: Adhesive, scissors
Products used: Elemental Paper pack (X7141B), Card box (Z1647) Cards and envelopes (X1410 divided), Party Pennants stamp set (C1429), Pennant Alphabet stamp set (E1018) and Glitz glitter gels: Red (Z1484), Bronze (Z1483) , Silver (Z1482).

Thursday, May 12, 2011


I am so sorry, my goal has been stepped on by a silly cold bug that seems to have attached itself to me and won't let go. It all started with my littlest lady who threw up all over me on Friday and since I had been stressing out and working hard on another project my body decided that it needed the flu/cold as well. Let's just say that I wasn't the only one. My husband went back to work today for the first time all week. Yup, sick! So I will add a week onto the month long of layouts. Sorry everyone! I hope you will stick around until I am better. See you all next week!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Miracle Layout

Here is a layout using the Miracle paper pack (X7133B), Treetops stamp set (C1368), Bohemian Alphabet (E1019), Kraft color-ready borders (Z1377), Sweet leaf stamp pad (Z2153) and a layout from Magic (9034) (if you couldn't tell I am lovin' the Magic book!). I also used one of the Memory Protectors Photo Storage Pages (4113) I just cut one in half to make the flippy, pully (made those terms up, I am not sure what the technical term is) photo strips.