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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Give Away found here!! & Birthday Josh

Give away at the bottom!!!

Crazy 4 challenges Sponser this week is Sparkle Creations, she has 2 of her adorable stamps to give away! I used a Sparkle Creation stamp which I won back in December! I was so happy, I was jumping around about it and telling my husband that I won and he was looking at me like I was a crazy person. Men just dont get it!

Isnt he the cutest? Sparkles stamps are perfect for coloring, I really like to color. I always had tons of coloring books when I was a little girl and who could resist a new box of crayons? Once when I was about 19 we took a family vacation and I made sure I picked up a few coloring books and new crayons for the trip. Every body colored on the trip from the 8 year all the way up to the 36 year old. Coloring is so relaxing.

Well heres the LOOT!

A Marvey punch
A Close t my Heart acrylic stamp set
A recollection acrylic stamp set
2 never been used Cuttle Bug folders
A recollections dimensional halloween sticker pack
A pack of every occasion rub ons
A love themed chipboard pack
A pack of premade Karen Foster thank you note cards
A big mound of Unity unmounted stamps
A cd tin with a alterable album inside

Heres the dealy on how to enter for a chance to win. The give away is open until 4/30

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Baby Love

Well its back to the grind for me today, well for everybody unless your vacation starts today or its your regular day off or you took the day off or your playing HOOKEY! Anywhoo what ever is going on with you today HAPPY MONDAY to you!! Yesterday I cooked another Pioneer Woman recipe, YUM!!I hope you have popped over to visit Ree's blog. Pure entertainment.

I promised blog candy and I just about have it ready I think I will post it on Wednesday, I just added more goodies to the pile. So make sure you come back to visit.

Okay I am so in like with todays card, and this set is just the sweetest and I am in like with it too!!! I created the card for the H2H baby challenge, you have until Saturday 10 PM to post for this months challenges.

Heres my card...

I purchased this spellbinders set just to make argyles, I am sure eventually I will creat other works of art with it. BUT until I tire of my argyle fantasies I will pursue my destiny... for now ;)

Baby Love stamp set!! by CTMH
Cardstock Sky, Indian corn blue, & white daisy by CTMH
Ribbon by Offray
Spellbinders Classic Diamonds

Friday, March 25, 2011

Helping Japan the crafters way

Starting now until April 30th, purchase the exclusive “Hope for Japan” A-size stamp set for the special price of only $5 (retail value $7.95) and Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan. This beautifully designed stamp set reminds us of how our hearts are hopeful for those who are in need.

Let me know if you would like to place a order for this exclusive stamp set, S/H & tax apply.

Sparkle of Sparkle Creations, is selling this adorable stamp for only $5 while supplies last. Hurry before their all gone, I have already purchased mine!

Lazy spring break

Hello Friends! Sorry for the lapse in post, I have been on spring break this week and havent done much, just enjoyed sleeping in every day and staying in. It has felt wonderful. The weather here in So Calif has been cloudy and rainy, its nice to have the option to stay in out of the elements!

Look what I purchased....

A Zutter bind it all! Its a starter kit, I can make 8 books of different sizes with its contents. I always imagined it was much bigger but its true as the picture on the box it fits in the palm of my hand! Great find, Great price, $50!

I forgot to share these little diddys with you! I will be back on schedule Monday, maybe sooner like sunday!

The Pioneer women, is incredible, the women is a phenomenon. She is funny as all get out and can whip up some mean dishes that will have you cooking them over and over and coming back for more.Her entire website is full of FUN things, she has awesome giveaways. I visit everyday and once you visit you will too. Click the name and see whats cooking at my house tonight.I am never disappointed in what I cook. Check it out you wont be disappointed.

Here are a few favorites to start you off, these all get a A+ and you should try them.

The Maloboro man sandwhich
Sloppy Joes
Chicken spaghetti
Potatoes Augratin
Pantry Chicken
Beef and bean burrito
Sour Cream Enchiladas
Smashed potatoes
Garlic Bread
The Bread
Chicken Cacitorre
Onion Strings ( if you remember Chilis onion blossom this is it!!)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

20 years ago today

I married the love of my life! Right now at 7 PM I was standing at the alter, (probably crying because my best friends were crying) getting married to the man I knew I would marry from the age of 14. Yep when I was just 14 I told my best friend I would marry him and I did! Hard to believe that is has been that long, I feel way to young to say that I have been married for 20 years.

Beautiful red roses arrived at my door today!!

Heres todays creation...

This gorgeousness was made at CHA at the cricket booth, I forgot my piece of chocolate tulle that should have been tied around the bottom panel. Every image is popped off the frame!!

Heres my Close to my Heart inventory binder. Way back in the day I thought of stamping my woodie images on paper so I would know what I had because they were all boxed up and stored in drawers and I couldnt see them. But that thought never came to fruition. Then recently on more than one occasion I heard of ladies copying there CTMH sets and placing them in a binder, sounded a little familiar, and perfect. I may still do this with my boxed wood sets.

I took my inventory binder which started out a different way and striped it bare. I copied 164 of my ctmh stamp sets, I still need to copy my 26 alphabet solos and my 10solo numbers. I added some dividers and made categories by theme to place the pictures in, a section for celebration, alphabets, winter, seasonal, everyday, flowers, butterflies/bugs, sentiments, and background/borders. Now I wont have to flip through each locker bin looking at my selection I can now flip the pages of my binder!

I am tickled pink with this.

See ya Friday

Monday, March 14, 2011

just another manic monday

how I wish it was Sunday!! Cause thats my fun day!! But then if it was Sunday we would only be 5 days away from Friday instead of 4. With that being said Hello Monday!

I picked up this cute set called Latte Love for only $5.99, so many fun, cutesy images in it. Does something look familiar about it, YEP its the polka dots!!! I told you it was a favorite look! Now onto the organizing stuff.

Remember this...

Now it looks like this....

All the boxed sets are marked with a colored sticker. Each colored sticker represents a category, such as Seasonal, celebration, Outdoors, alphabets,whimsical and Backgrounds. The individual woodies are in sections just like the sticker formation. The top shelve of woodies are all sentiments and they are categorized just like the sticker formation.

Which once use to look like this...

This aged looking shelve made out of a door used to hold my Boyds Bear collection, well two of the shelves still do. My hubby suggested that I utilize the unit to help store my wood stamp collection. Its weird it has held bears for over 10 years. I do like it though, now I can see my HUGE collection! This black and white is the only picture of the unit on my computer and it only shows one full shelve and a teeny bit of two of the other shelves.

Okay off to bed it feels like I have been up since last Thursday. What time would it be if time hadnt sprung forward? Night night friends!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday sweet Friday!!

I can not express how happy I am that its FRIDAY. Remember I said my job assignement may change, well it ended today!!! It was wearing me out! I feel like I am back to normal well Monday I will be back to normal!! I am so stinkin happy :)

I have been working on more organizing, I realized I really like organizing things. I have put away all my woodies that were on the floor and I have FINALLY finished my CTMH stamp inventory binder! I will share that this weekend, since I didnt post on mon or wed.

Stampers meet my card, I am trying to sound like Patty Stanger from the Millionare match maker, thats how she introduces her millionare clients.

I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!! I plan on crafting I have several projects I need to get busy on.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Did someone say FREE

At Close To My Heart, we know we’ve got the best clear stamps and blocks—and we’ll prove it! Throughout March, when you buy your favorite My Acrylix® stamps, we’ll give you a free My Acrylix block. Not only will you have the best stamps on the block, you’ll have the best block, too! Just purchase $25 US in stamps and you can choose from two of our most versatile block sizes: 3" × 3" (Y1006) or 2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010).

Offer valid March 1–31, 2011. Limit one free My Acrylix® block per order per customer. Qualifying stamp purchases include A-, B-, C-, D-, and E-size stamp sets, including Stamp of the Month sets purchased at full price or at a discount. K-size stamp sets, Stamp of the Month sets earned for free, and Workshops on the Go™ kits are excluded. Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitute a block of a similar size or price.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cake anybody?

What a beautiful day! I spent the morning volunteering with my kid camp at church, we were able to spend some time outside playing some fun games. I participated in the puppet show and the play. It was a good club day!

I spent the afternoon watching The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, one of my favorites. One of the best westerns ever!! I am a big Clint Eastwood western fan.

Tomorrow church with my family and lunch afterwards!

Meet todays card...

This is one of my favorite sets. This card was also created at my Stamp-a-Palooza.Oh the cards and tags you can create with this set!! How about those yummy colors?

All supplies by CTMH!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Another favorite

We have survived most of the week, its hump day. 2 more days until the end of the week and 2 more weeks until spring break. I cant believe this year is almost over, well the school year. My son has 10 weeks until senior graduation!! Yeah !!!

Every workshop I have a favorite card, this workshop I had 3, yep 3 favorites. Todays card is one of them. Its simple, masculine and elegant all at the same time!

Meet my card...

Have you heard about the SMASH book by EK Success, this is engenious. Cant wait until April, I know I will need more than one. Please watch its so worth it!

See ya Friday!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sensational stamp of the month

Hello March and Hello new stamp of the month!! Perfect set to bring in spring! Great set to color and shade and easy to earn for FREE or receive at a nice discount.

Reminder that you can receive for FREE any updated post from me straight to your email, sign up on the right. Did you see yesterdays post?

The cabbage is covered in Prisma Glitter!

Both card designs are from the Wishes card pattern book!
Card #1 Long Layers pg 81 & 90
Card #2 Simple Strip pg 37 & 64
Sophia designer paper by CTMH
Sensational stamp set by CTMH
Wishes card pattern book by CTMH
Button, ric rac, bling, paper flower by CTMH
EK Success border punch
Provo Craft scallop scissors