Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Big Picture Classes

I LOVE taking scrapbooking classes from Big Picture Classes.  They are all online and I have learned a lot from each class that I have taken.  Yesterday I got an email that they have a ton of their more expensive classes available today only for $10.  I quickly signed up for the Super Stashbuster class. This class has a bunch of challenges that will use up your stash, no buying new product is allowed! I am pretty excited about starting it probably next week.   I also signed up for Scrapbook Outside the Pocket class, I have a ton of pocket scrapbooking cards from CTMH and here is a class that will teach me how to use them for other than pocket pages.  If you are new to Big Picture Classes be sure to use my reference ( to get 10% off your second class (so you have to register and buy a class then you will get a code for 10% off your next class).

Also I have been having a hard time finding the list of 10 classes that are $10 on their site, so you here is the link I received in the email:

Also today is the last day for the Deal of the Decade and the December Stamp of the Month.  So check those deals out on my website (

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year and I can't wait to see you in 2015!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Memory Christmas Update

I have had a few questions as to what else we have done this Christmas for our Memory Christmas, I don't have any photos to share due to some computer issues.  Sorry!

Saturday ended up being a bit of a bust, kind of.  We headed out to IKEA to find storage for our Legos from Lego day, they didn't have anything that we liked.  Then we headed over to Target to find a new TV, but they didn't have the one that we wanted in stock.  So we looked for Lego storage and found some, and since we could get a TV so that we could do a movie night, we ended up getting a new game and doing a game night instead.  We grabbed some dinner from Burgerville and headed home.  We put all the Legos away and started the game night with the baby's favorite games, Ring A Round the Rosie and Duck Duck Goose.  After that we put the baby to bed and played our new game Sequence for Kids.  We popped popcorn and allowed everyone to eat as much candy as they wanted. The kids say it wasn't that much of a bust, but that they wish we could have gotten a new TV instead.

Sunday we did our usual church thing, and ended the night with some reading of our book for school, The Bronze Bow (which is a really good book, though I think it is over most of my kids' heads).

Monday was great, we got up I did my workout, and we all did yoga together.  Then we did our clean-up job of the day (general pick up and straighten).  This took all morning because some of the family didn't want to participate in the cleaning, not a huge surprise.  After lunch and nap time, we climbed in the car and headed to the Fort Vancouver Library for some letterboxing.  The kids LOVED it for the first 4 and then were done, which left me to see if I could find the other 4.  I ended up only finding one more and the place where two others should have been, but weren't.  We headed home where Creed then went on a date with our oldest.  They went out to dinner (Burgerville) and then brought a show home to watch (Barbie and the Secret Door).  I joined them for the show.  She loved being able to go and spend time with just her Dad and he said that it was great to get to talk just with her.

So far this Christmas idea has been great and everyone is excited about the coming days.  Creed and I are loving it and have decided that we might just do this sort of thing every year.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Just a few days

There are just a few days left in December to take advantage of the amazing deal on stamps.  With any $50 order you qualify for the Deal of a Decade, which means that any of the C and D stamps in the Annual Inspirations are $10.  This is a great time to get those stamp sets that you have been eyeing, but not buying.  Along with that any $50 order also qualifies for the stamp of the month at $5.  What an amazing savings, and only a couple days left to take advantage of these deals.  So head on over to my website to get your savings today!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Memory Christmas Lego Day

Day one of our memory Christmas is done and it was a blast! We started the day with some yoga:

Then we did our cleaning chore for the day, our school and craft room.  Then Lego day began. 

We started by sorting and putting together all of the sets that we had. During the sorting our little mister said, "when can I start building?" He is our master builder and having to sort was pure pain for him.

Then we opened the huge box of new sets. And got building.

The mister and his fire truck.

Here we have the girls and the Sunshine Ranch.

My oldest and Heartlake High.

Here are my musters and the B-wing from Star Wars.  Both of these guys are excited about how cool this thing is.  

We also included the baby: 

She is probably too young by everyone's standards, but there is no stopping this little from joining everybody in whatever they are doing, so we let her play with us and just etch her carefully. The funny thing is that she never puts Legos in her mouth and we find the older littles using their mouths all the time to take the Legos apart. Silly littles. Everyone except the baby stayed up till 10 building and playing and enjoying our time together.

The kids were so excited and had so much fun! We aren't sure what we are going to do tomorrow because we don't have enough snow for tubbing yet, we are hoping we can do that next week. So might be bowling, or swimming, or letter boxing, or just playing around.  I guess we will see tomorrow!

Friday, December 26, 2014

On the Agenda

Here is what was on the agenda today at my house:

I am sorry to say that this is my crafting desk after I had already cleared some of the stuff that was on it. Yikes!

So today I cleaned it all and now it looks like this:

Now after Lego day I can start working on scrap booking again. I am super excited and can't wait!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Rolling totes available

Remember my last post about the rolling totes (you can find it here), well they are back in stock and ready to order.

To order your tote today just click here.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Totes To Go

Close to My Heart has come out with a new rolling tote and shoulder tote.  I cannot wait to get mine!  The rolling tote is unavailable right now (the first shipment has sold out and they are waiting for the next shipment which should get to CTMH headquarters soon!).

I am going to be posting when the rolling tote becomes available again, until then you can go to to get your organizers, and shoulder tote.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Albums for All

Close to My Heart has come out with some fun new albums.  This video gives a ton of information about them and if you have any other questions just let me know!

I LOVE all the new upgrades to the post bound albums, they are bigger and have a ton of new features that make these really nice.

To get yours just go to

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day 6 of 12 Days of Close to My Heart Christmas in Double Time

Today is the last day of our 12 days of Christmas in double time and I am pretty excited about them.

Deal 1 is all Workshops on the Go which are normally $29.95 are $25.

Today's second and final deal is on the Cricut Cartridges.  All Cricut Cartridges normally $99 are $85.

Remember these deals are only available through me and today only.  If you are interested in today's deals you will need to let me know before 10 PM PST that way I can get your order finalized and ordered tonight.  Also today is the day to add any of the D or C sized stamps that you are wanting at $10 if you have ordered $50.  

To get today's deal just call, text (360-619-2580) or email ( me by 10 PM PST.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Day 5 of 12 Days of Close to My Heart Christmas in Double Time

Today's deals will help you organize your stamps.

The Large Organizer is normally $24.95 and is $21.95

The My Acrylix Organizer is normally $14.95 and is $12.95 today only.

Remember that these deals are today only and only through me.  If you are interested you will need to call, text (360-619-2580) or email ( me today.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 4 of 12 Days of Close to My Heart Christmas Double Time

Today's deals are going to help you get ready for all those stamps you are getting excited to buy now that they are only $10 this month (D and C size with a $50 purchase).  All blocks are on sale!

1x1 block is normally $3.95 and is now $3.25

1 x 3 1/2 normally $5.95 is now $5.25

2x2 block normally $6.50 is now $5.50

3x3 block normally $8.50 is now $7.50

 2 x 3 1/2 normally $7.50 is now $6.50

2 x 6 1/2 normally $9.95 is now $8

4 x 5 normally $15.95 is now $12.95

The second deal has to do with cleaning our stamps.  The Cleaning solution is normally $4.95 and is $3.95 today only.

The Double Scrubber is normally $12.95 and is $10.50 today only.

Remember to get these deals you will need to call, text (360-619-2580) or email ( me to get today's deals.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 3 of 12 days of Close to My Heart Christmas Double Time

Today's deals are stamp related:

All Stamp Pads that are normally $5.95 are $4.95

If you haven't gotten any of the new colors yet, now is the time to get them!

Today's second deal is also related to inks.

All Mini Pigment Ink Sets that are normally $19.95 are $16.95

Remember these deals are only through me and are available only TODAY!  Call, text (360-619-2580) or email ( today.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Day 2 of 12 Days of Close to My Heart Christmas Double Time

Today's deal is in contection with yesterday's deals, there are actually more than 2 deals today, so make sure you check them all out!

All My Crush Assortments that are normally $4.95 are $3.95 today only.

Also the Clips are also $3.95

And the Sticky Tabs are $3.25

For those that wanted and ordered the Christmas My Crush Album the assortments are also one of today's deals, along with the Badge Buttons.

Both are normally $5.95 and are $4.95 today only, and only through me.

Call, text (360-619-2580) or email ( me today and let me know which items you want.