Monday, October 31, 2011

Just a personal note

Life has kept me pretty busy this fall.  I love it and I love the two girls that keep me going everyday, sometimes to sheer exhaustion.  Here's some shots that give you and idea of what I am "creating" when I am not playing with paper, Cricut and  embellishments.

A teen girl:  Alli goes to homecoming. 

A soccer player:  Marissa plays for the Eagles.

A Halloween Fairy Princess:  Marissa dresses for the holiday

An equestrian:  Alli rides Mariah at Fall 4-H Show

Lots of events and memories to scrapbook.  Hope you are having a great fall!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Don’t miss a great deal! Holiday Wishes Stamps only $5.

Just in time for the holidays you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5 when you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets in November. That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95. And here’s a bonus: many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!   Place your order today, on my website or contact me!


The red outlines on the stamp set indicate those images that can be cut with the Art Philosophy Cartridge!  So much fun. 


Watch my blog for artwork postings using this new set.  

Giving Thanks

A few weeks ago, my dad’s wife came to spoil the grandchildren and also me!  It was so nice to have her here and she just jumped on the teen train and went with us as we went about our daily routine.  Thanks Pat for spoiling us! 
Pat is a wonderful woman who loves to garden and decorate her home with flowers and anything else she can clip from nature.  The banner is for her fall d├ęcor.  This one is for you Pat!
Products used include Dreamin’ Level 2 kit, My Creations Banner, the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and a little Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel to add some sparkle.  .

Thursday, October 27, 2011

An Incredible Deal

You can be a part of the excitement and get more!  $400 worth of goodies for only $99.  
New Consultants who enroll for $99 with Close To My Heart between October 1-31, 2011, will receive one FREE* New Consultant Kit add-on collection! 
Each of the three add-on collections is priced at $40 and has a retail value of $80 -$130, so this is an incredible deal!
(*Shipping/handling is free on add-on collections. US tax will be charged on the retail price of $40.)

Enroll today for $99 and you start with the basic consultant kit packed with product and business essentials worth over $280.  Then choose one of the add on collections below for this special. 
Roxie Add On Collection 
Create sparkling artwork with these brilliant products.  Over $80 in retail value. 

Elemental Add-On Collection
It's elemental, my dear Watson:  You'll love  your artwork.  This add-on is valued over $80 as well.

Studio J Add-On Collection
Memberships include incredible benefits.  Over $130 in retail value. 

What will you choose? 

From My Acrylix® decorative stamps to My Reflections® scrapbooking kits to inspirational how-to programs like Originals,® the benefits of creativity with Close To My Heart are easy to see. But did you know the business rewards for Close To My Heart Consultants are just as exciting?

The financial benefits of being a Close To My Heart Consultant are among the most rewarding in the industry.

As a Consultant, I enjoy:

  •  22% immediate commission-a leading competitor only offers 20%!
  •  A three-month quick start program, Straight To The Top, where new Consultants can earn $100 or more in FREE product in addition to monthly sales commissions
  • Support from my team and upline to create an independent business that suits me

To support my business success, Close To My Heart offers Consultants:

  • E-commerce capabilities
  •  Two beautiful Idea Books each year, available so inexpensively that you can literally give them away
  •  Industry-leading training programs, conference calls, and online training and reference materials
  •  Complete workshop and Home Gathering projects provided monthly through Gatherings & Workshops on the Go 
  •  Yearly Convention with creative and business training and inspiration

There's no better time or opportunity to get paid for doing the things you love. Embark on a rewarding new career today! For more information on Close To My Heart's incredible business opportunity, contact me today.


Holiday Magic, October stamp of the month

You still have a week to get your Holiday Magic Stamp of the month.  This set of 18 stamps is $17.95 or $5 with a $50 purchase.


I have made the following three cards using this set.  Notice I used the same card pattern from the how to books but the focal point is rotated.  I love the card patterns as they are easy to use and offer endless possibilities.  Just start turning and twisting and see what you come up with.
Here is the image of the entire set.  The stocking can also be cut on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The tree as well. 
10-11 SOM Image
You can see some more great artwork when you follow this blog hopContact me today to get your Holiday Magic set before the end of the month. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

October Team Card Swap

Every month, my local team gets together for "Team Time".  This is such a fun time for me!  We usually do project led by someone as well as swapping cards with a predetermined theme.  Of course we talk a little business and catch up on each other's lives as well. 
Here are the swap cards from our last meeting.  Not just cards either.  Some home decor as well as treat ideas.
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Card by Tracie C.
Banner by Cindy N.
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Treat match book by Jessica B.
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Card by Barb L.
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Card by Lalia
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Card by Me. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our Friend Brandon

Throughout my daughters' elementary years, there was a boy who they went to school with who had a brain tumor.  When my youngest was in 5th grade, he was experiencing his third recurrence of the tumor.  The lessons learned by the students that year were beyond academic.  Brandon included his class mates in his gift of serving others, experiencing cancer in the open, and desiring to be present whenever possible.  We all learn invaluable lessons.  It was a honor to be included and a part of his life. 

This layout is about the quilt the class made for Brandon and gave to me in January 2010, just three months before he passed away. 

His mother has started Brandon's Goal Foundation with the mission to find a cure for pediatric cancers.  Our family continues to volunteer for events and fundraisers and it is such a blessing to work toward the goal of helping children like Brandon. 

I really like the Typeset Complements which are adhesive back canvas shapes and images.  The texture is so rich.  In the journal section above, I plan to write the words my daughter put on the square she made for Brandon's quilt.  Yes, you can write on the embellishments. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wonderland Card Class: Tue, October 18, 7:00pm – 9:30pm Two spaces left

I have had this vision of creating these cards that remind me of the crystal blue days in the winter.  We don't get many days like that here, but over at our cabin on the east side of the mountains, we experience them more often. 

Fish Lake frozen enough to walk on. 

After looking at many different creations by other talented consultants including Diane Tuggle and LeAnne Dudley, I sat down last night and began creating.  Although I was inspired by many different people, these two had put my vision onto paper.  So with a little bit of time, creative juices, and lots of fun, I have finally created the card class I plan to teach this month.  Tue, October 18, 7:00pm – 9:30pm

 Create 12 cards full of bling using the Wonderland paper packet and Top Coats. I have two spaces left.  Contact me ASAP if you would like to attend.  Workshop fee: $25 
Card #8

Card #5

Card #7

Card #3

Card #12

Card #6

Card #9

Card #10

Card #4

Card #1

Card #11

Card #2

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Best be gettin' some postin' goin'

Wow, my intentions for increasing my blogging have not produced any get it done tonight!  I have lots to share just little bits of time to get it down.

Here it goes. 

A couple of posts back I shared these typeset pages.  Here they are with photos! 

I love this girl!  She is hard to catch on camera...unless she is riding her horse.  This layout is the Backstage pattern from the Close to My Heart Magic interactive scrapbook pattern book. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Blogtoberfest Fun

Tresa Black is a fabulously artsy gal (and therefore named her blog after her talents) who has put up the challenge to celebrate you and your blog this month.  I am all in and I hope you will join us.  You can link up with the blog fest here.  Watch for fun posts, challenges, and more artwork during this month! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Holiday Cards & workshop information

These cards are simple but sparkle with happiness.   Using the cricut and matching stamp set, (A Holiday A1115) you will create 10 holiday cards (5 of 2 different designs). 
(photo taken by Karen Pedersen)

Workshop opportunities October 11th 7:00 p.m. or Oct 13th 10:30 a.m. RSVP by October 10th Workshop fee:$15

Can't make one of those days?  Schedule a personal workshop with you a few friends.  Contact me to for available dates.