Add beauty to your everyday life

Here in Florida we are blessed with year-round flowers but with paper and scissors you can enjoy the beauty and versatility of flowers and greenery all year long!  The current Close To My Heart papercrafting kit will help you do that so easily. Here’s another consultants wreath and the extra piece she made with a few leftovers and some extras:


All the pieces come pre-cut and are so easy to put together.  You can purchase the “Welcome Home” kit for $18.95 or get it for FREE with a $60 qualifying purchase.  As an added bonus, I will be scheduling one or two workshops at my house if you’d like to assemble them with friends 🙂 and have access to my Cricut, inks and tools to assist you.

     (Photo credit to fellow CTMH consultant Brandy Ortiz-Lees)


This is available as a “while supplies last” item so if you want one, please order before they are gone!  Click here or on one of the pictures to go to my shopping website for ordering or, as always, feel free to contact me with any questions.


Here is a blog post from CTMH showing other ways to included florals and greenery at home – check it out and be inpired!


Making memories with you …. Debbie 🙂


Out of the cloud, Part 2

Previous post started my little nudge to you getting your pictures/memories out of the cloud and into albums.  At CTMH this month’s special making that a little easier (and less expensive).  CTMH has teamed up with a photo processing company, Persnickety Prints, to offer special pricing for prints that will fit the special albums. They use the “silver halide” archival quality process to print your pictures, too. I researched their quality and customer service – both have received excellent reviews, which I would expect from a CTMH partner. 🙂

The album bundles are complete with everything you need from pre-printed images, overlays and page protectors, ready for adding your prints.  So here are some pictures and links to get you going on getting pics off the cloud to float around and into albums to share around!





Making memories with you,


Happy Times – National Scrapbooking Month!

I think this paper packet is one of the prettiest I have seen CTMH put together. Add to it the matching stamp set and it is a completely wonderful set to craft with!  Scroll to the end below to see the YouTube video CTMH released to showcase it – just beautiful!    Yes, there is gold foil!

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And here is a link to the “Make It From Your Heart” blog post with some more inspiration:
Let me know if you would like take advantage of this limited paper packet as you remember to capture your memories during National Scrapbooking Month! Don’t forget that the #AlltheAlbums special 25% off is also going on, making it a great month for savings as well.
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Fast and Easy Christmas memory keeping (special savings, too)

How would you like to get a jump start on an album for this Christmas? The My Crush “Holiday Happenings” is one of the larger Crush books which has 30 patterned pages and photo protectors and decorated vellum pages – beautiful! 

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You would be able to easily decorate the approx. 8×6 pages with the matching assortment AND the matching stamp set.  The album is normally $17.95 and the assortment is $5.95 and the stamp set is $13.95. Close To My Heart is offering the matching stamp FOR FREE for this month.  That’s already a savings of 35%.  If you contact me directly you could get the whole set, album, assortment and stamp set, for a savings of almost 50%off!  

BONUS:  You can join me in purchasing this set and we will set up a FREE workshop night 

to work on it together, adding further value! 

Here are some links and pictures of the items, and a video by a fellow consultant showing unwrapping the album and the assortment. I hope you will take advantage of this incredible value and join me in a FREE workshop, too! 

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Video by fellow consultant, Elizabeth T., opening the book and assortment …

Deal of the Decade & Cricut

Hello from your long lost friend 🙂  I’m sure most of you can relate to the wish I have of spending more time with friends.  Even though I’ve managed to craft away for this or that special occasion, it seems this poor blog just couldn’t get any “loving attention” from me which means I’ve not been communicating with you. But here’s to always trying to be better! Read to the end and I’ll share one of my recent crafts with you….

For my stamping buddies, this month’s special “Deal of the Decade” marks Close To My Heart’s 10th anniversary of the ground-breaking clear stamps, My Acrylix.

Deal of the Decade screen capture The special $10 pricing for all  C & D stamps in the current book is a tremendous value – just make a qualifying purchase of $50 and order as many of these as you would like for $10 each.  Thanks to a fellow consultant, here is a PDF with the list of all the stamps that qualify –

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This offer is only good through 12/31 so don’t miss it!

Have you looked at the new Cricut cartridge CTMH put together? Look at the wonderful cards that can be made with the Artfully Sent cartridge. Crictut Artfully Sent catridge It has pop-up cards, sentiments, envelopes and even cards that can be incorporated into the “Project My Life” albums!  Click on the picture to see a YouTube video overview – it’s fantastic!


And just so you get an idea, here’s one of the recent projects I made using my new Cricut Explore.

IMG_20141122_013306525 My 1st grandbaby is due in 2 weeks and this is a gift bag I made for my daughter’s wonderful church shower.  The joke is that my husband loves his Hawaiian shirts, so I made a onesie in a similar patterned paper (CTMH retired). I used a couple of cartridges to get the 3 elements but that is so quick and easy in either Cricut Craft room or the new Design Space, where any image I own can just be brought into my project to cut.  The “baby boy” is actually cut 3 times out of Kraft cardstock, glued stacked on top of each other to make it look like chipboard. Here’s a closeup:

IMG_20141122_013328018  Nice, right? And, oh, so easy!  I used those sticky dots in the corners to adhere the page to a paper gift bag. Since I used all CTMH products, it can just be easily taken off the bag and used in the baby’s scrapbook because it’s archival quality. How’s that for a “twofer” (two for the price of one) – a gift bag decoration that becomes a scrapbook page design!

Let me know how you liked my project and if there’s any questions about the CTMH specials this month, send that by email and I’ll get right back to you.

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