Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Look what ONE button can do!

  I am busy preparing boards for the Fulton County Fair.  Here is one I am working on for the Cricut cartridge " Art Philosphy"  The many layers of cupcakes was 13 of the 50 sizes you can choose between 1/4 inch to 12 inches.
   I will spend about 1/2 the day each day from Friday September 2nd-Thursday September 8th at the fair. Stop by and visit.  I will be running a fair special all week and be giving away a great raffle prize. Hint: If you loved the You and Me kit than this is a prize you will want to win ;).  To keep up with the updates and the details for the special and the raffle "LIKE" my facebook page HERE or on the left side of the blog.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A fishing layout with Sonoma??

This is the second layout in the Sonoma Workshop on the Go.  I love doing them they always teach me new techniques and truly show me how to make great pages! 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mischief Layout

All supplies are Close To My Heart.  The Layout is Performance pg 48 in Magic. Supplies used:
Paper: Mischief Level 2
Midnight Felt Shapes, Posterboard Alphabet,  Mischief Workshop on the Go stamp set, Cocoa, Black, and Sunset ink

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scrapbook In A Day

Saturday September24th- $35 10am-9pm @ the Hudson Wesleyan Church
Create 16 picture ready 12x12 scrapbook pages in less than 4 hours. The class fee is $35 and includes all the pre-cut paper supplies, fun prizes, and use of all my stamps and inks. You will need to bring your own adhesive, drinks and a dish to pass if you would like to join in the potluck lunch. RSVP by August 31st @

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Sonoma" card class

Class dates Tuesday September 13th 6pm or Thursday September 15th 10am

Fee $7.50  Make these awesome 6x6 Kraft cards.  RSVP by August 31st maybe later depending on supplies on hand:)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Convention Make-N-Take

Here is one of the convention make-n-takes.  We made it with the 6x6 Kraft cards

Which stamp sets coordinate with the new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Here is what I have found so far:
C1464-Blue Ribbon - pg. 17
D1481-Vintage Type - pg. 18
D1482-Love - pg. 29
B1391-Zoology - pg. 30
C1463-Harvest Happiness - pg. 35
C1465-Unscripted - pg. 36
C1467-Sweet Moments - pg. 41
B1392-Key Moments - pg. 42
D1490-Backdrop-Charmed - pg. 47
C1462-All Hallows Eve - pg. 48
D1494-Christmas Cheer - pg. 53
B1390-Countdown - pg. 54
D1480-Snowflakes - pg. 59
B1381 Holiday Cheer - pg. 76
A1115-A Holiday - pg. 76
D1493-Fill in the Blank - Holiday - pg. 79
D1491-Hooray Bouquet - pg. 86
C1469-December 25th - pg. 102

SOTM's that coordinate:
S1109 Limited Edition-Sep SOM
S1111 Cherish the Day-Nov SOM
S1112 Mad About You-Dec SOM
S1201 Little Reminder-Jan SOM

Thursday, August 18, 2011


If you know my daughter Bronwyn this will make you chuckle!  She has been dreaming of a sweet 16 party for a very long time. She has had plenty of time to pick the perfect theme and it shows.  The theme or should I say themes are Zebra print, the colors blue, green,orange, and pink, polka dots, monkeys, stripes, and the Royal Wedding of William and Kate.

Monday, August 15, 2011


How about 7 stamp sets, 3 chipboard sheets and a Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for about $123.70 (and that includes your shipping and tax)?  What if I told you the value of all the above is $228.50, yeah, almost twice as much!

If you have a Cricut, you don't want to miss this deal. 

***It starts on August 15th and only goes til the 31st.**

How about 7 stamp sets, 3 chipboard sheets and a Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for about $123.70 (and that includes your shipping and tax)?  What if I told you the value of all the above is $228.50, yeah, almost twice as much!

Well, because of our two specials of the month plus our usual stamp of the month bargain, you can get all the above!

Here's the breakdown:

1) On August 15th-31st, buy your 700 image Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for $99.00. This includes three $17.95 stamp sets that correspond to the images on the cartridge plus three chipboard dimensional elements ($4.95 for each) that also go with the cartridge.

2) Since you spent over $50 you can now buy the Wicked Stamp of the Month for $5.00, (retail value $17.95).

3) Since you bought the stamp of the month you now get the Typeface mini-alphabet set for free ($6.95 retail value).

4) Since you spent over $75 you can also get the Para-a-phrase DOUBLE stamp set for FREE! (Retail value $35.90)

Shipping & tax run about $19.70 and so you're out of there with $228.50 in value for about $123.70. 

The Art Philosophy and everything else above are sold exclusively by Close to my Heart so you won't be able to get this elsewhere
BUY IT HERE, email, or call me with your order.
Make sure that you hit the "add items" buttons for the stamp of the month, para-a-phrase and typeface stamp sets (the typeface stamp set "add item" won't appear until you add the stamp of the month first).  Need help?  Call me at (517)270-5966.
***Spend $46 more and get $25 in hostess rewards too!! 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer fun Studio J layout

Sophia cards, box, and cricut box

Made this with the Sophia WOTG.  It is only available through the end of the month. Other supplies used were Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Pink collection ribbon, pink assortment buttons, inks: goldrush  blush  pear and  hollyhock, and the new Bling assortment

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Please take a minute to watch this

Tresa Black is a gifted artist and CTMH consultant. With only CTMH products check out her winning album from the CTMH album contest. It will make you think about your own dreams and how they were fulfilled!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Little Wicked Inspiration

Supplies used:
X7144B Mischief Level 2 paper pack
Stamps: S1108 Wicked ( August stamp of the month), Mischief Workshop stampset
Z1686 Art philosophy Cricut cartridge for title
Ink:  Sunset, Cocoa, Black, Chocolate, Bamboo
Misc: Chocolate marker,z1336 pearl opaque, black embroidery floss,
All of these products can be found by clicking on the shop with me link above.

Friday, August 5, 2011

August Special

To kickoff the new stamp of the month promotion,  Spend $50 get the stamp of the month for only $5(retail $17.95), you will receive an extra set free.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Enjoy Scrapbook Page Class and YouTube video

Class fee $5.50  Make this awesome page in Sorbet or Pacifica Blue. You will receive all the supplies needed to make this adorable page, a half of a pack of the NEW Color-Ready Alphabets Cork, a chance to play with the NEW Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and see the New Idea Book  and products.  You will need to bring your own adhesive (glue dots, mono-adhesive)RSVP by August 14th. And here is the YouTube Video.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Friday Club booklets

I am a member of the Hudson Friday Club.  It was established approximately 129 yrs ago.  Needless to say it is steeped in tradition.  Thanks to Linda Freeborn for helping me take the Key Moments stamp set and turning it in to the historical Hudson clock for the 2011 member booklet.
Supplies used were
Cardstock: Petal, White Daisy
Inks: Black, Petal
Stamps: B1392 Key Moments, D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet
Art Philosphy Cricut cartridge to cut all the clock faces out

Monday, August 1, 2011

Faster Simpler Easier

Studio J is truly faster simpler and easier.  Do you ever feel like you get behind in preserving your photo memories?  Saturday July 23th my youngest son ran a 5K.  Sunday July 24th I had my layout completed journaling and all.  My favorite is still classis scrapbooking, but I love Studio J too!
  Another great reason to be a part of my brand new Hostess Club.When you get an additional $100 of outside orders during your Hostess month before shipping and tax, it will qualify you for a 1/2 off item.  How about a $99 year long Studio J membership for only $49.50.  I am checking with Corporate to make sure I understand this correctly!!