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Join My Team

Now is a great time to join Close to My Heart.  Not only are there new top of the line products being released all the time but, you get to be a part of an amazingly creative family and you save on products you already LOVE!!  ConsultantKit-Essentials

For $49 you receive $155 worth of new products.  And when you join the Close To My Heart family from November 1 to December 15 and submit qualifying personal sales*, you’ll receive a stunning new product, the Picture My LifeTM scrapbooking program— FREE (retail value $24.95)! Select from eight darling themes, from vacation to friendship to childhood— each featuring 122 double-sided cards plus 10 unique Memory ProtectorsTM to capture it all.

1311-cc-picture-your-lifeI am so excited about this product coming after the first of the year.  You will be bale to get a free set for just joining my team.  You can sign up here, join my team and start saving on amazing products and earning lots of free items also.

Artbooking Made Easy

Its not a secret how much I love all the Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridges but Artbooking has quickly skyrocketed to the top of the list.  Its really one that stays in my machine 75% of the time.  If you haven’t tried it out yet come and join one of my classes .  Or you can order your own here and follow along in all these great videos Close to My Heart is producing!  Im hoping to recreate these layouts in the very near future!

Holidays From the Heart Blog Hop

Nothing like waiting to the last minute to get my blog post up.  I have had a hard time keeping my eyes open at night so blogging has taken a back seat to sleeping.  But here is my Sparkle and Shine blog hop entry.1374747_10151583765657574_2085395954_nI love love all the new products and I love that there was second mini release.  It was like Christmas all over again.  I love making these My Creations Bracket Frames.  I have made lots of them and change them out each season. Sparkle and shine frame

 I made this Christmas one but will be updating the photo once my new little one arrives.  I am getting all my Christmas decor up early for infant shots so Christmas will explode here very soon.  I love the Sparkle and Shine paper, the Sparkle Holiday shapes, but the Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape ahhh be still my heart! I hope you enjoy, thank you for stopping by.

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Upcoming Classes

Ok so who has missed me? Anyone missed crafting? Anyone ready to get started back? We never had our Laughing Lola Card kit class. SO who is ready to make some cards?
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Next Tuesday October 22nd at 6 pm. Let me know if you want to come so I can have enough kits ordered.


I am also planning on doing the Laughing Lola Workshop on the next Tuesday night October 29th.WOTG-LaughingLola Mark them down and let me know if you would like to come! I also have the new Christmas Brochure for you and some new beautiful products! Looking forward to seeing you.

Im Back

I know its been a while but life has been somewhat crazy around our house and finding the time to sit down at the computer has just not happened.  I have been working hard on several projects for some other folks and so I haven’t been able to post pictures.  I have been trying to keep up with my own books with Studio J and here are 2 of my most recent layouts I created.  The first one is from this years beach week!

beach_week2__2013_-_1 emmy_baby_-_1And this second layout is going in Emmys baby book.  Im only 3 1/2 years behind!  Better late than never.  This last layout is all of my Instagram pictures for August.    This 4×4 size is hard to have printed but not on studio J.  I can get 18 photos for $6.95.  Thats a great deal.  instagram_pics_-_1Stay tuned this week for upcoming classes and layouts.  I have gotten my technology mojo back and will be back posting some fun things this week.

Sarita Meets Scrapbook Generation

imageWelcome to the SG Blog Hop for September, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.

I have loved playing with all the new Close to My Heart products and I love Scrapbook Generation for giving me great ideas for easy and beautiful layouts.  Here I have used the gorgeous new CTMH Sarita paper and embellishments and a layout out of the brand new SG Magic Sketchbook (It came in the mail this week and I couldn’t wait to use it).  I also used one of my most favorite scrapbook tools in the world… Close to My Heart’s new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  I love cutting the beautiful overlays and all of the new coordinating Cricut cuts for the new workshop kits!

Sarita Scrapbook Generation

I love layouts with lots of photos and these scrapbook generation sketches give me lots of options.  15 photos on a layout really captures my favorite moments of Isabella’s 2nd birthday!  Sorry for the photo quality, thanks to a rainy afternoon it was hard for me to get a great picture!

Sarita Scrapbook Generation 2

Sarita scrapbook generation 3

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.

Thanks for visiting me.  Next on the hop is Janelle – http://stillscrappinlettersize.blogspot.com, leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be draw on September 9th, so you have one week to leave a comment.

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs

Scrapbook Generation blog – http://scrapbookgeneration.blogspot.com/

Ruth – http://scrapmachine.com/

Stephanie – http://craftyholidaygirl.blogspot.com

Steffanie – http://steffanies.blogspot.com/

Pamela – http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com/blog

Mandi – http://mjskraze.blogspot.com/

Brenda – http://roseblossomlegacies.com

Laureen- http://mybusyscrapbookinghands.blogspot.ca/

Andrea – http://papercandie.blogspot.com

Cicily – http://www.pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/

Devra – http://mycreativeview.blogspot.com

Tasha- http://tashascreativejuice.blogspot.com/

Tina – http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com/

Alisha- http://layoutaday/blogspot.com

Solange – http://isbahashome.blogspot.com

Michelle – http://ownerofchanel.blogspot.com

Sharlene Nye-Petrone – http://inspirationstationbysbe.blogspot.ca/

Tessa Iszler – http://www.scrapwithtessa.blogspot.com

Allie – http://magicalmesses.blogspot.com

Lindsey DeLaMare – http://www.scrapping-by-the-sea.com

Janelle – http://stillscrappinlettersize.blogspot.com

Nicole – http://lovemesomepaper.blogspot.com/

Corrina – http://anotherthingoffthelist.blogspot.ca/


Cut cut cut!

My Cricut has been chirping away for two days preparing for my Artbooking class tomorrow night! My machine thinks I have lost my mind but I am so excited about all the things I have created!!

My little helper has also been hard at work. Currently she is sharpening all my pencils because her fingers hurt from Mommy’s fun Cricut puzzle game!!

She loves being able to help and I love that she is crafty like me!! Here I the layout we will be making.

I have a couple of embellishments to add but I think it turned out super cute!

Loving Laughing Lola

I have not always been great at making cards but I have always tried to use up my scraps. I have really fallen in love with CTMH card workshops and how many cards I can knock out in a sitting!
Tonight we celebrated my grandmothers 93 birthday and my future sister-in-laws 23. It was a great night!

And I had the perfect cards made for the occasion!

CTMH New Product Blog Hop!

I am so excited to be participating in the Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop.  I have been so fired up since convention and seeing all the new products and possibilities.  I am so excited to share with you.944599_10151456485957574_1191619791_nHere is my layout using all new products and some fun Zoo Pictures!


I love the new paper packs in the 2013 Fall/Winter catalog and I have been busy trying to make some new layouts to show off the papers.  One of the things I knew I was going to hear from some of my favorite, honest customers was “I don’t have any babies I don’t think I will use the baby paper”  SO…I went ahead and challenged myself to take the baby out of Babycakes!


I think it turned out really cute and could easily be modified for any occasion.  I also was able to do a little ArtBooking (the new CTMH cricut cartridge).  I love the little Giraffe and Lion but they could easily be left off and this would be a great layout for an everyday event.

Products Used: Baby Cakes Workshop-G1068 (which includes the new Bronze Glitter Tape, Baby Cakes button assortment), Cricut ArtBooking Collection-Z1906 , Magic Scrapbook Program-9040.

I hope you enjoyed my creation and that you will keep on hopping!

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I love me some Tommy!

Literally I do!  My hubby is an amazing partner and father and I could just go on and on about him but…What I am talking about today is the Close to My Heart Paper pack Tommy.  With its primary colors and nautical theme its a great paper pack for summer.  I love the way this layout turned out and it is a take on one of the sketches from Scrapbook Generation

Tommy layout

I will be hosting a Tommy Club August 1st and would love to have you join me.  Leave me a message here or on Facebook and I will get your kit ordered or you can order your own Kit here and I can send you the club layouts.  Looking forward to scrapping with you.