Verse of the Day

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sweet Home Card Set

This is a set of 20 cards (thank you, just because & thinking of you)  made with 2 sheets of B&T from Sweet Home and coordinating cardstock.  The sentiments are from a variety of our stamp sets: Card Chatter Thank You, Dainty Thouhgts, Fringed Phrases and Solos T. I used one of the fabulous card workshops from our new Wishes How To Program books. CTMH truly makes everything Faster, Simpler & Easier!

January Creative Class

Now that you have tons of Christmas pictures, what are you going to do with them????

Come join me on January 23, 2010 at 10:00 AM and I can help you preserve your Christmas memories with those pictures. The Jingle scrapbooking workshop features the cheerful my acrylix Something Special B-size stamp set available only through this workshop. The fanciful celebration images paired with the Jingle Level 2 paper packet and coordinating accessories will make your holiday memories come alive! Catch some Jingle fever and sign up today!

Something Special Stamp Set:

Basic Kit: 24.95 (Includes Jingle Paper Pack, Jingle Stickease, Twinkle Brads Jolly Assortment, Workshop Guide)

Better Kit: $29.95 (Includes Jingle Paper Pack, Something Special Stamp Set, Twinkle Brads Jolly Assortment, Workshop Guide)

Best Kit: $45.00 (Includes Jingle Paper Pack, Jingle Stickease, Something Special Stamp Set, Twinkle Brads Jolly Assortment, Dimensional Elements On Target, Cranberry Collection Ribbon Rounds, Workshop Guide)

WHEN: January 23, 2010 - 10:00 AM

WHERE: O'Carroll Home Office (Next to Bradley's Restaurant) - Palatka

RSVP: January 11, 2010 (Payment must be made to reserve your spot)

Monday, December 28, 2009

National Papercrafting Month

January is National Papercrafting Month, but Close To My Heart is starting the celebration NOW! This year's kit is beautiful! Not only do you get a stamp set that includes a complete alphabet, flourishes, birds, argyle patterns, flowers, leaves, but also twelve 12 x 12 B&T papers in 3 different color schemes along with 6 coordinating 12 x 12 die cuts perfect for scrapbook layouts or cards, boxes, journals and other papercrafting projects! In addition, you will receive a two-sided, full color brochure giving you project ideas along the recipes for each!

There are FIVE ways to get the Felicity Collection*

1. Purchase it at full retail price for $34.95.

2. Place an order of $60 or more in full-retail priced stamp sets and receive one collection FREE!

3. Place an order of $125 or more in full-retail priced Close To My Heart products and receive one collection FREE!

4. Host a home gathering or workshop with a minimum sales of $400 and receive one collection FREE!

5. Join Close to my Heart between January 1-31 and you will receive the collection FREE in your New Consultant Kit.

*This promotion is while supplies last from Now until January 31, 2010.
Contact me to order yours now or simply visit my website and shop in your PJ's!!!!

Creative Gifts

I wanted to share some of the gifts I made this year for friends and family. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of several of the items but I do have a few to share.

These are adorable dry-erase boards made using different papers (all CTMH -- Twitterpatted, Notebook, Moon Doggie, & Animal Cookies) with coordinating embellishments and stickease. These are so simple to create -- make a layout with no pictures then simply place in a frame. Add a dry erase marker and viola --- you have a dry erase board!!!

This cute mini album (click on the image to see a full slideshow of all the pages) was made with CTMH's All Sorts Mini Album and 1/2 pack of Jingle Level 2 Paper. I used cranberry, juniper and white daisy ribbons and embellishments. Now I need to make one of these for myself!!!

Thanks to Karen Pederson for the inspiration and cutting guide!

And finally, I created this framed quote for my sisters on their birthdays --- one was Dec 5 and the other was Dec 7. They loved them. I used our Tickled Pink stamp set to random stamp on White Daisy CS to create my own B&T paper then cut it to 8.5 x 11, printed the Sisters and quotes right on the paper and finally placed it in the frame for a priceless personal gift!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day with Family!

Just wanted to share our tradional Christmas Day pictures. We have had them sit on the couch together for a group shot for the last several years. We always get a goofy one and a serious one. As you can see we are growing!!! With a new son-in-law, a future daughter-in-law and new dogs in the family it takes more than the couch to get everyone in the picture. Even though we didn't start Christmas until 3 PM we were all together and that's all that counts!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas as I know we sure did.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas

To begin with, I want to take a few minutes and wish each one of you a very Merry CHRISTmas. This past year has been wonderful for my family --- we had another child graduate from high school and had our first one get married. Life is definitely changing -- for the first time in many years, we will not be waking up on Christmas morning and opening gifts. At first I had a hard time dealing with this as this has been a tradition for us. But then I realized that I am so blessed because all of our children will be here that afternoon for us to be together as a family - and after all that's all that matters!!! I hope and pray that you will be spending time with your family and friends...whether on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning or even after ... as long as you get together!

But most of all, I pray that you will pause at some point and reflect on the awesomeness of God's love for us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior -- Jesus Christ. He was born so He could die so we could live! A friend of mine had the following comment posted on his Facebook the other day and I thought it was worth passing on:

I want everyone to remember that Christmas is not possible without CHRIST. It's not Happy Holidays or Merry X-mas. It's CHRISTmas - Merry CHRISTmas. We celebrate the birth of Christ only once a year --- how shameful. For those who think once a year is all we need to celebrate JESUS's birth, well let me ask you a question. What if GOD only forgave us of our sins and covered us with the blood of his precious son JESUS once a year? How would you feel if you made a terrible mistake or you did something very wrong, or you felt so guilty or ashamed and you had to wait for that one day of the year to come around before GOD would forgive you and wash you and set you free from your shame and guilt? Have you really ever stopped and thought about the way we can be. We always seem to be so busy caught up in our own life that we really miss the bigger picture. What if GOD said he was too busy for us? Just stop and really think and focus on GOD, make time for Him everyday. Just think about if GOD said I'm too busy for you sinners, or I don't have time to worry with your problems right now. Think about what the birth of CHRIST, the crucifixion of CHRIST and the resurrection of CHRIST really means to you. Thank Him for a love like no one in this world could ever give any of us. Thank Him for being the one and only true living GOD. Merry CHRISTmas and GOD bless you all.

From My Heart to Yours --

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Heyday!!!!!

Sit back and relax. It's okay to start your holiday shopping a little late this year, because the best deals start in December! You can buy everyone on your list a gift and stock up on much-needed supplies, leaving you time to enjoy the festivities!

Beginning December 2*, you’ll want to get in on the amazing deals like My Acrylix® stamp sets from $2 and My Reflections® paper packets from $5. But that’s not all—we have “grab bags” for $30, each fi lled with over $100 in retail products! Plus, great shipping deals on orders over $100. These products are only available while supplies last, so mark your calendar and be the first to fill your shopping cart! Click here to begin shopping now!

Notice the Details

Notice the Details -- December Stamp of the Month

Check out this video for some awesome artwork featuring Notice the Details and Twitterpated! Contact me to see how you can earn this versatile stamp set for FREE!!!!!!

Thanks to the following Consultants who contributed to this artwork: Carrie Burdette, Wanda Cincar, Neely Dean, Judy Faye Garner, Stacy Giles, Christy Monteith, Julyne Morvis, Sheila Wilkerson, and Tonya Whitehurst.