Sunday, October 30, 2011

Upcoming Holiday Paper Craft Workshop

For all those mommies who need a night out!!!! I will be hosting this great holiday event where we will be creating the following:

8 holiday cards (envelopes included)
4 holiday gift tags
4 holiday gift boxes
2 holiday pillow boxes (each with it's own tag)

You will leave ready to start spreading holiday cheer to all those around you. You don't have to be a paper crafting pro for this class. I will walk you through step-by-step and all papers will be pre-cut and stamped.

All guests will leave with a FREE gift, there will be a raffle, snacks, bottled water and music. Bring a guest...all are welcome!

This event will cost $40 per person...all fees due before the event date and necessary to reserve your spot. A portion of the proceeds goes to LVCC for their advisory board to put towards tuition assistance for families in need.

If you wish to pay via PayPal, click on the Buy Now button to the right of this post....

Hope to see you there!

Xmas Tree Gift Box

Hi there….ok, so it has been awhile since I posted…not too long but long enough.  I will be having a lot going on with crafting since the holidays are quickly approaching so keep your eye out on my blog for ideas. 

I am so excited for the craft and vendor fair coming on November 19th at Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School.  I will be there with my CTMH product AND some premade goodies for all.  I will have a “holiday” section at my booth for those who would like to get small, handmade, affordable gifts for the teachers, bus drivers, clients, friends, neighbors, and family in their lives. 

In addition, I will be having Flora’s Cheesecakes at my booth….so if you want to taste the BEST New York style cheesecake, come by and say hello.  Ok, so let me give you a sneak peak at one of the gift boxes I will be showing and having a workshop on this month….

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This box was so fun to make and thanks to the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, easy too! 

All it took was some cardstock, adhesive, ribbon, and glitter gel (all products CTMH)…..and VOILA!!!!!Stay tuned for workshop dates and mark your calendars for the KWC craft fair…..

Sunday, October 16, 2011

“Roxie” Card Box

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So I have spent some time this morning doing some scrapbook layouts using Close To My Heart’s “Roxie” paper pack.  LOVE IT!!!!  Of course I spent some time making other treats as well using my left-over paper.  Here is a card box I made to hold a handful of handmade greeting cards.

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With a little help from my CTMH “Art Philosophy” Cricut cartridge I made the paper flowers attached here.  Added some “Bling” and some cork letters (inked with some Tulip ink).  DONE!!!!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Give Scrapbooking a Chance

I don't think I have to tell you all who follow me how much I enjoy scrapbooking and other paper crafts. I have so many people who tell me that they just cannot do it. The reasons they give me are as follows:

I am way too busy and have no time for that stuff.
I keep all my photos on the computer.
I am so not creative.
I always wanted to but have so much stuff and get overwhelmed at the thought of starting.

Hearing those reasons don't bother me so much because I used to feel the same way before I got started. But, when people start assuming I have no life because I scrapbook, I start to feel sad. BUT NO MORE!!!!! My job is to show people how wonderful this craft really is, how simple it could be, steps that can be taken to begin, and to teach why it is important to get some of those photos off the computer and into a scrapbook where they can be a part of your very own autobiography.

Scrapbooking can also be beneficial in these ways:

It is extremely therapeutic and can provide distraction from everyday stresses.
It can be a way to preserve family heritage (not only photos but recipes, handwritten notes, and other items).
You can be a part of a community by sharing the craft with others who love it too.

To help all of those who would like to dabble in this craft, I will be hosting a scrapbook 101 class. This class is perfect for all of those who have either scrapbooked before and haven't in awhile and need to be re-energized or for those who have always wanted to and never knew where to start. The cost is $10 a person and you will receive everything you need to complete a two (2) page layout. I will help show you how fun and easy it really is. Feel free to bring a friend or two. Those who do get a FREE gift. Light snacks and drinks will be served. Here is the info:

Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: 7:00p.m.
Place: My house

Please let me know by October 14th if you would like to join us! And remember...I am a teacher, mommy of three, wife, business owner...If I can do it so can you. Let me show you how, let's create together!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

It's Our Anniversary!

Happy 13th anniversary to the most amazing man in the world. When I met you, I truly hit the lottery. Wonderful husband, best friend, and fantastic are my rock, my life, my world....I love you more than anything. Here's to the next 13 years. Two years more and back to Captiva Island we go! What a beautiful day we had celebrating.....

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Treat Box using CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Art Philosophy + Cricut = Halloween Fun!

Hello, everyone. Hope you are all getting along with this cool, rainy, Fall weather. I love this time of year and I take some extra time reading all my favorite magazines and catching up with fun stuff to make and do for the holidays. I love Halloween...especially since I have 3 girls who love it too. Plus, I am a teacher and this is a huge craft time in the classroom. On my magazine travels, I found these really cute treat boxes made to look like our Halloween mascots (like mummies, pumpkins, spiders, bats, and monsters).

My friend and upline, Fancy Melissa at was great enough to take the ideas and run with them. She figured out a way we can use the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge by CTMH to create these cute treat I got right on it. Here is Frankenstein: did I make this guy. Check out my tutorial on how to create your very own Frankenstein treat box...(and don't forget to visit fancy melissa at

If you don't have your Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, contact me and I will help you out! Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October!

Hello, everyone and happy October! I love the start of a new month and there will be lots of classes this month as well as other special event announcements. But before I post the schedules and dates-to-remember, I wanted to tell you all about the October special from Close To My Heart.

For any of you have been thinking about becoming a consultant and doing what you love to do, this month is a great time to do it. For any person signing on as a consultant between October 1 and October 31 you will receive one New Consultant add-on collection of your choice for FREE! For just $99 you will receive the new consultant kit filled with awesome product valued at over $280 plus a FREE add-on to make your kit even better! Contact me today with any of your questions or if you would like more information on how to join my team!


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