Get your photos out of “the cloud”

I am speaking to myself, mind you, but are you there with me? So many beautiful memories but with all the digital world around us, we’ve left our memories “in the cloud” rather than printing them. Let me encourage you to bring back your albums and share them this Christmas with your family and friends.

If you are in need of help with any ideas or supplies, I hope you will contact me.  Here is the December CTMH special – and it is just right for getting your digital photos out into the open – 30% off the smaller albums in bundles!


So often it’s the little things that matter most—and what better way to celebrate the little things in life than with an adorable mini album? We’ve bundled some irresistible mini-album products together at great prices to make it easier than ever to make a mini album celebrating all those little things that mean so much! Choose the Blush or Blue Jean mini album bundle with adorable square pocket cards, overlays, and Memory Protectors™ or the Adventure mini album for a larger mini album, including 6″ × 8″ hole-punched decorative pages and your choice of coordinating Memory Protectors. The Blue Jean and Blush mini album bundles are available for just $18.95 USD/$24.95 CAD each—that’s 30% off the retail value of $27.75 USD/$35.75 CAD The Adventure mini album bundle can be yours for just $19.95 USD/$25.95 CAD—also a savings of 30% off the retail value of $29.85 USD/$38.25 CAD!

Let me know if you are interested in these or simply shop at my website.

Making Memories with you,



Happy CyberMonday, especially for Cricut lovers :)

Hello everyone!  I have to let you in on the just announced CTMH CyberMonday sale:
  30% off our image-filled
Cricut Collections!!   
With a qualifying $30 purchase, you have the opportunity to purchase one of three (update) four cartridge collections/packages, both digital and physical, except the new, seasonal “City Sidewalks” that we currently have. Remember each cartridge also comes with a cardstock pack in one of our color families  AND  3 matching stamp sets!  16-12-cyber-monday-special-sale-cricut-craze 
    >>> See this link: Cricut Collections  <<<<
Sale begins at 2 am EST , just go to my shopping website and don’t forget to join this month’s “December Order” party for a chance to win $25 worth of free product, too!
Happy CyberMonday!
Making memories with you,


Did you know … ?

…the process CTMH used to create these beautiful stamps?  … that CTMH has stamps in French and in Spanish as well as English?  … that CTMH is not just for cards?  CTMH works hard at educating its consultants and customers to get the most out of their products. The CTMH blog posts are fun, informative and inspiring!  Click on the last link below and check it out 🙂





Making memories with you! ~Debbie~

Cardmaking Facebook Party !

Let’s use technology and make our life a little easier, right? Crafting with friends is such a fun activity but we have so many things to do and places to be that scheduling time to go one more place, even for fun can be hard. Well, by using technology now we can craft “virtually!” I have decided to try my hand at an online Facebook Party to teach and make cards with you. 🙂

For those that could not make the Card Buffet, I will be sharing those very same cards. Join my “Card Buffet Facebook Party” event (even in your favorite jammies if you want) and let’s craft, learn techniques, share and laugh together using the capabilities of Facebook! I’ve got the party set up for this coming Monday, Sept. 26, from 8-10pm. By joining the event, you can come and go as you need to even after the party is over since using FB also allows you to go back and view the discussion posts and photos

If you are local, you can come by and pick up a sample card kit that includes 2 of the cards shown plus two of the 3×3 card bases, with pre-stamped images. Contact me to let me know which cards you would like to make from the four regular sized ones in the photo below. I will try to use Facebook Live to stream and share how the all cards are put together. Use your own supplies to make similar cards. There will be games with prizes and a raffle for a grand prize as well! I will showcase some of the new products using the online Close To My Heart Idea Books and show you some of the things you can create with them. Feel free to invite more friends to come along and join the fun!

You will find the link on my Facebook page (on the left sidebar) or this direct link. There I will be posting more info before the party as well. Hope to “see” you there!

Making memories with you … Debbie

Photos from Card Buffet

Rela quick I thought I’d post pictures of the cards we made at my Card Buffet. I really enjoyed having different styles in one sitting. I continued crafting and made a few extras for myself.   I want to give credit to follow consultant Lisa Stenz for the little box to hold the 3×3 cards, cut and scored on my Crciut Explore – so cute! Any other Cricut cuts you see were made with the new CTMH Flower Market or Artbooking cartridges.  I used the new CTMH Embossing Folder, Wood Slats, where you see the embossed look. The purple glitter paper is not from CTMH and there are some retired products.  Please contact me with any questions about these designs.


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Making Memories with you,  

Debbie 🙂

Saturday’s Card Buffet :)

I am so excited to host a card “event” of any kind – it’s been too long!  You will have a chance to make 2 cards for free and then make extras for $2.  I’ve planned at least 6 styles, utilizing different stamps, papers, techniques, but all easily accomplished! Yes, I will have the Create Kindness kit to show you PLUS you get to make some of those if you wish.  I’ll have new products to show, extra copies of the new Holiday Expressions Idea Book, and so much more.  You can drop by any time from 10 am – 7 pm, even if just to take a peek. RSVP is not required but if you can give me a heads up that would be nice.  You can text or call me at (321)428-1386.

I will be using the Stamp of the Month, “Blessed Beyond Measure,” in one of the cards – such a wonderful set of sentiments on this one.  Since I’ve posted these sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram so let me put them here, too.


I was coloring these images while waiting for one of my daughter’s volleyball games to start 🙂


These are so easy and fun to color in with the ShinHan alcohol markers. Then I added some glittery effects by using the new Shimmer Brush!  Hope to see you and share these with you in person.

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Making memories with you,

Debbie ❤

Mini cards – try a little kindness :)

Do you remember that old Glenn Campbell song? Seems like one of the best things we can do for someone is just to be kind to them, doesn’t it? Cards with a little note have a way of lifting up our spirits. It happened to me just a week ago! After directing my children’s choirs annual program, I was tired and a little down, low attendance after so much work, etc. That very day I received a note from a church member telling how much it meant to her and thanking the children and adults for putting it together – just a short note but oh, so welcome!   We need to send each other some more of those encouraging notes!

Cards are what I have always loved to make, rather than buying, and I love stamping and embellishing. SO guess what? This month Close To My Heart is celebrating National Stamping Month with a “Create Kindness” kit to make 3×3 cards and encourage others – isn’t that so timely?  🙂

I ordered my kit and let me share some pictures of it with you.  The kit is one of the all-inclusive kind including an organizer box to hold it all together! It has 8 of our mini sized (M) stamps, 4 with sentiments and four with images & words so you can mix and match. The stamps fit on the included 2″x 2″ My Acrylix block and stamping is easy with a mini size archival black ink pad,  Lastly, the kit includes 24 card bases and envelopes plus little pre-cut circles to stamp an image. Of course, you can use the materials in any way that suits your taste but CTMH has some images of what you can create with it all as well.  The reason for including an archival black ink pad is so you can color the images in with markers and have minimal bleeding of the black with your colors, which can happen when using a regular dye-based black ink pad.  Here are the pictures from the kit I just received.

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Would you like to come over and create some kindness cards with me?  I will have an all day Cardmaking Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, at my house, starting at 10 am until 7 pm. I will have a Card Buffet set up, with a variety of cards to make for you to choose from. You can make 2 cards for free and if you want to make more than that they are just $2 for every extra card you make.  Feel free to drop by any time that day, RSVP is not required but if you can give me aheads up that would be nice.  You can text or call me at (321)428-1386.

To finish off, let’s enjoy Glenn Campbell’s song, shall we?

Making memories with you … Debbie 🙂