Getting back on track!

Hey all so I know several of you were following me during my week at convention. It was amazing as always. Close to My Heart wined and dined us as usual and then threw Mickey into the mix. It was AWESOME! I couldn’t wait to come home and get started back up and then, I opened my scrap room door. The crafting Gods threw up all in that room! Boxes, paper, markers, ink and kids toys everywhere. EECK! I had to start cleaning so I could get inky! Here is the before pick! 20140706-210337-75817523.jpg Notice my darling “helper”. I managed to contain her to one area! I have made a dent but I still have a long way to go. I did manage to set up all my convention goodies so you could see all the CTMH goodness!

Can you see all the amazingness? Ribbon, embellishments and paper galore. I made 8 completed 12×12 pages, 24 cards, and a super cute bracelet! See what I mean by a crafters dream! Be on the look out for all sorts of new classes and workshops! Hope to see you soon

Close to My Heart convention 2014

I have been busy busy at convention! We received a new catalog, have seen lots of new products, and I am learning all kinds of new techniques. But more I am in one of my happy places with women I have grown to love and have so much in common with. It’s really like the sorority of the scrapbook world! I will have much more to post in the coming weeks but here are some of the new things we have been playing with.





Celebrate 30

In honor of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, when you place an order totaling $50 during the month of June, you can add your choice of 1 of 6 great gift collections to your order for just $30! Each collection has an original retail value of at least $50—some even as high as $65. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabet stickers—and much more! Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!  Shop with me Here

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Im Back, 7 weeks of catch up in one Blog Post!

Hi all I know I know you have missed me.  What a crazy 6 weeks I have had.  I have truly not had any free time.  I haven’t even scrapped, crafted or inked in 6 weeks GASP!  Here a is a brief recap of our last few weeks.

Mid April-Sawyer had his first virus/sickness (which at 5 months is amazing for us)  we ended up taking him to hospital for CROUP.  How is it after 3 kids I had no clue about CROUP

IMG_5516Then April 29th we had a flood.  Literally Pensacola received 27 inches of rain in a 24 hour period and many people lost Their homes.  We had property damage but no water in our home Praise God.  Our neighbors however were not so lucky.IMG_5953 IMG_5954

My baby girl turned 5 and had an amazing Frozen party.

IMG_6036My baby brother married my gorgeous sister-in-lawIMG_6656

I took a much needed vacation with some of my best girlfriends

IMG_6844My baby girl graduated Pre-K.  I can’t believe I have a Kindergartner.

IMG_7419Then we had a few more visitors for a weekend.IMG_7637

WHEW what a crazy whirlwind life has taken us on!  Needless to say it has been super busy and I have a ton of scrapbooking to catch up on.  Be on the look out for some amazing scrapbook pages and classes coming up.

I am getting back into the swing of things and looking forward to teaching and sharing with everyone.  I have a class coming up June 19th let me know if you are interested in joining me (either in person or via mail).

Artbooking Made Easy

Its no secret that Artbooking is still my most favorite Cricut Cartridge of all time. I use it all the time. If you haven’t had a chance to play with it you need to come take one of my classes. Or you can order your own here.

Here is another great Video of another wonderful layout.

Studio J March Special

OK so a week at Disney, a week to get back on schedule and then a week of Spring Break.  Can you say a whirl wind of March has just flown by me!  But there are some great things to fill you in on.  My most favorite thing to share with you is this month Studio J layouts are only $5.  Thats $5 for 2, 12×12 layouts.  Thats a great deal.  Thats pages of layouts for scrapbooks, or to hang on walls, or now its time to print off some unique size photos for scrapbook layouts you have already created.  Studio J is also great for Picture my Life Scrapbooking or Project life because you can print the exact size you need.

Here are some of the things I have created this month.

snow_day_pictures_-_3-left snow_day_pictures_-_3-rightsnow_day_pictures_-_5-leftWith the baby arriving I was worried about getting behind in my scrapbooking so decided to try the Picture my Life kits to help keep me caught up.  I love them!  I took this month to order all my pics and I love that I can order the exact size I need.  I ordered all sorts of 4×3 pics using the Studio J Photo layout collection.  Now all I have to do is cut them apart.

Also if you know me you know I love Instagram and editing my Iphone pictures.  Now it is super easy for me to print them off for my layouts.  Now I can really scrapbook every aspect of my life!


I also am throwing my soon to be sister in law a bridal shower.  I like to order a JPeg off of Etsy and then create my own invites from there.  Well usually I pay $1 or more an invite but not with Studio J.  I can get 8, 5×7 invites for $5.  Thats .62 a piece!  And they are the best quality for sure!

erika_2_-_1-leftIf you have never tried Studio J now is a great time to give it a try!