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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Well I've finally posted a pic. of myself and Jeanette Lynton, the founder & CEO of Close to My Heart. What a wonderful lady.
Well it has been way too long since I've posted. Will be updating artwork and classes very soon. Fall is such an inspiration with all the beautiful colors that are just starting to show themselves...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Retired List for 2010

Retired List
Get Your Favorites Before They're Gone!

Starting next year, CTMH will be going to a semi-annual Idea Book (two-times a year) - there will be MORE pages 136 (versus the current 112). CTMH will be expanding the great new product offerings...I don't have all the details...only that these will be paper kits, stamp sets and accessories everyone will love to create with.

CTMH is making preparations for the transition from the current Idea Book format to the new format...the Retired List is part of that preparation. You may notice several "newer" papers and embellishments and wonder what that means for the future of paper collections at are some tidbits to help you understand.

New products sell best - when an Idea Book goes live and during the time consultants use it at home gatherings & for clubs & workshops, the current paper packs are by far the sales superstars.
After a paper pack phases out of the NEW section and moves to the EXISTING section, it becomes highly unpredictable.
By removing existing papers and older products, this makes room for NEW and EXCITING items including artwork, techniques and new products!
Longer LIVE time - starting with the Spring 2011 Idea Book, paper packs will "live" in them for 6 months...and...after's our understanding they will be available while supplies last - a very different approach than what you are currently used to.
CTMH is committed to CLASSIC scrapbooking & paper usage - yes, Studio J is here to stay and retired papers will be available through Studio J...yet, CTMH remains firmly committed to bringing you the high-quality papers you love.
We'll have to rethink "retired" - rethinking means we'll bid a brisk farewell to kits to make way for new. I've posted the most recent Retired List on my blog:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wow have people been shopping today. It's been crazy and stuff is flying out the door at CTMH. Thanks everyone!!!! I know you got some excellent deals and I'm scared to check to see what's left.

2,4,6,8 Who do I appreciate? YOU

Don't forget to check out the online sale that starts today..PAPER PACKS for ONLY $6.00. Why that's unheard of. This sale runs for 8 days but by then there may be nothing left. Check out my web @ for all the great specials. This starts @ noon today.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010


Hi Everyone, I'm so happy to share with you that I'm at convention in Washington, D.C. We've been given plenty of freebies and tons of ideas. Waiting patiently to go to our 1st creative session. Can't wait to get some things made and take pictures and soon

Monday, June 7, 2010

Hey everyone I'm excited to tell you about our June Jackpot Special. Every day for the month of June we will have 5 different items on special on the consultants websites only and one of them will be the jackpot item. You can win free items, free shipping or both! All of the free items will have free shipping. We also will have the anticipated goodie boxes of surprises where items that will be marked down by 50% or more. Check out my website everyday in June and see the attached flyer for all the details. My customers have been asking when are you guys going to do the goodie boxes again, so don't miss out! Check it all out at

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This is not quite finished as an 8x8 is required and some more embellishing goes over the photo. This paper pack is from our current campaign "A Miracle Awaits You".

This is the "You Rock" layout from workshop on the go. I'll repost once I get some great pics of my boys playing rock band or guitar hero....stay posted.

This cute little 4x4 is for a card swap I'm doing. It features the new passages paper pack and 2 new stamp sets.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Veranda Double page layout

I love this paper pack with its great colors. Featured colors are creme brulee, garden green, tulip and brown stazon ink. The stamp set in this kit is so adorable with birds, flowers and an adorable saying. Not to mention that the filigree charms are included to. And I'm throwing some paper flowers for embellishing into the mix as well. $37.50 + tax/shipping.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Another cute gatefold.

Gatefold Wedding Invite

Another wedding card to add to the sample book. It was fun to make
and can have many looks depending on the colors/papers. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This is my final result using the Felicity Layout for the upcoming class. Instead of using the traditional 5/7 photos I choose to use a combination of wallets that worked out quite well. I'm happy with this cute layout of my babies, who are definately not babies anymore!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Topstitch - Workshop on the Go

This was our last workshop, very cute
paper pack. Now my only problem is
to find some girly photos. It's hard to
do all that pink with 2 boys.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Well it's been quite the month...laying in bed most of the time with this back of mine. It's good they think I don't need surgery and I've got new meds. that at least allow me to be up and around. I do feel like I'm missing out on so many things though. Well I did get a little bit creative last night and made some quickie cards. Of course I distressed and blinged up a bit but they are from the latest card kit from CTMH called Bits and Pieces. The kit makes 12 cards for only $15.50.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sorry ladies, I haven't been very active on here. I'm suffering from sciatic pain and sitting is not an option. Hopefully I'll be back creating soon!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Well this weeks workshop was using "Sweet Home" as our paper pack. For some reason it was crying heritage pictures to me so I went digging in my basket of photos that my dad had and came up with this from the 2nd world war time. I don't know what made me think of these old photos but they seem to work. I hope you like!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Okay finally the last card, what better than a cute valentine. This is card # 10 for the workshop. Enjoy.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Well I've been distracted from making cards. I've finally got a project done that has been on my list for 2 years. Nothing like the beginning of a new year to get you inspired. I finally got the stairwell and small room below it painted the same color as my studio space. I'm so happy that's finally done and I didn't fall off the ladder and break something. Painting tall ceilings on a ladder on the stairs is never fun.

Saturday, January 2, 2010