Wednesday, December 13, 2017

So sorry...........


Did I say I would post every day? 

I got caught up with Saturday's Craft Sale, driving through the snow and on horrendous roads, hauling stuff in to the house and up the stairs and plopping in to bed. Twas so exhausting! 

Then, Sunday, we went to church and I got extremely tired in service, so, after coming home and fixing Hubs a salad, I went to bed~clothes and all and slept awhile. Got up and started working on projects for Christmas gifts and totally forgot this project. Our Son and 3 grand kids came for while also and that is always a distraction for me. 

Monday we traveled to Ohio for our grandson's Christmas Concert then drove back home that night. 

Tuesday, Hubs took the day off and we went to Shipshe and Goshen shopping. Again, we traveled through snow and "ugh" roads. Had a great day together and ate buffet at Essenhaus. We haven't ate there for years and were amazed at the change in the place and Yoders Dept. store. Obviously, were not Shipshe goers. Needless to say my days slipped by. 

So, here is the deal of the day..............

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Purchase the two above Set 1(retail= $17.95) for fast and easy last minute Christmas Cards and Tags or.................

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Or purchase the next two for quick cards and tags Set 2 ($18.90) when you need them for special occasions and I will give you one of the stamp sets below FREE! 

These go with the Set 1:

These go with the Set 2:

Purchase as many sets as you like and receive a FREE stamp set per set. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday already?

Oh dear! It's Friday and it's 5:00 p.m. already!!!! Where has my day gone????
Another late night (rather early morning) to bed, late getting up, went for a massage then home to work on projects again.

The day went very fast and here I am behind on the next Blog post! I will make this quick and show you what I am making. These will make really fun Stocking Stuffers for teachers, Mom, Grandma, and any other person on your list you give a little gift too.

The top two are made with coasters in the center, lots of retired papers and using the Cricut for the designs. I used the Flower Market, Art Phylosophy, and bought a couple from Cricut. Click here to see where you can get the little calendars   Calendar Pads.

This is just a covered coaster with a Post It Note and ribbons on the clip. I did stamp a bit on it. You can decorate these however you want to.

I don't remember where I got the coasters, but, if you google plain coasters you should be able to find them. 

Well, that's it for today. Just don't forget the Calendar Kit is only available this month and it's flying off the shelves, so if your thinking you wanted one or more ya better order it real soon.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


I am getting around late today. I was up till 4 this morning working on Stocking Stuffers for a Craft Sale on Saturday at Goshen so feelin' kinda tired. 

Feel free to stop by and chat if your driving past. I will be  here starting at 9 am and ending at 3 pm. 

So, what are we looking at today? 

Have you tried the new Color of the Year? It works great with all our colors but really looks good with our beautiful new Basics Mix. Remember, the color of the year will be retired at the end of the Basics Catalog in August-2018! 

Basics Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5942- $14.50
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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets of two-toned cardstock (2 of each color)
Featured colors:

Basics Fundamental Paper Packet

Item Number: Z3353- $19.95

Today's special:
Purchase one of each of the Basics Cardstock Combo Pack and the Fundamental Paper Pack and get a pack of Bashful Glitter Paper FREE! 
Email me your order by 9 pm Friday Dec. 7.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's Hump Day!

Hope your day is going great! Were starting a cold streak here. After a very warm October and November this will be like a culture shock. LOL! 

I know I have already featured the December campaign but I am going to feature it here today for Day 3 and 4 for a couple of reasons. One, because it would make a great Christmas gift and two, I am offering a FREE workshop to get them done plus now there is another workshop we can do to make extra pages to match the calendar ones to make two page layouts for your album. Wow, that was a lot of words!!!! Purchase your kit or kits, and we can do them in January or if you want to work on them so their done for Christmas, we can get together. 
If you choose the kit without the stamp set, you can use mine and my stamp pads all part of the FREE workshop. You can purchase this on my website today by 12 pm tonight and it will get to you sooner. I have an ez-invite set up you can use. Click here to purchase yours today!


Prepare to welcome 2018 with a beautiful, DIY, photo calendar!

Through the Year
As 2017 comes to a close, you can be ready for 2018 by creating a beautiful photo calendar. The Through the Year calendar kit includes everything you need to create a 12-month photo calendar for the year ahead. Save 20% on this exclusive bundle of products, that includes custom gold glitter die-cuts, glitter gems, Complements, papers, and a blank calendar.
The November Stamp of the Month, Through the Year, makes an excellent companion to this project, too. If you didn’t get this limited-time stamp set last month, never fear — you can get a calendar kit that includes this set!
Get this exclusive calendar kit FREE this month when you sign up to become a Consultant in December or when you host a qualifying party.

Through the Year Calendar Kit (CC1344)

Through the Year Calendar Kit

Kit contents:
1—My Creations™ calendar
1—Basic Fundamental custom paper packet
9—cardstock sheets (1 Bashful, 1 Cranberry, 1 Goldrush, 1 Lagoon, 1 Lemon, 1 Pansy, 1 Sweet Leaf, 1 White Daisy, 1 Willow) 
1—Happy Moments Complements
1—gold glitter gems
gold glitter die-cuts
photo placeholders
cutting diagrams
printed instructions

Use the materials in this kit to create a customized 12 month calendar. 
My Acrylix® Through the Year Stamp Set (S1711) not included .

$50.02 $38.95

Through the Year Calendar Kit with Stamp Set (CC1344S)

Through the Year Calendar Kit with Stamp Set

Use the materials in this kit to create a customized 12 month calendar. 

$67.97 $56.90

Email me:

Offer available through December 31, 2017, while supplies last. Shipping & handling assessed on full retail value of all items.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

is coming! It's right around the corner! So, I would like to hopefully help your shopping go a little easier if you or the people on your list that love to "make pretty things out of paper" (think gifts you make or gifts they can make for themselves)or what about our quality albums and page protectors they can just put their photos in. 

I wanted to do another 12 days of Christmas, but, here it is day 5 already. Maybe I could start one anyway and show some things I have made for Stocking Stuffers. I want to show you ideas of items you can make and have some sale items too as the days fly by. Let's make this Day 1 and 2 or we are going to run out of shipping time for Christmas..........

You will want to email me your order each day if you choose to take advantage of the specials and on Day 13 or Dec. 13 I will tally up your totals. Check in everyday for your specials and you will have until 9 pm each day to get me your order.

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Little boxes made from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. On page 19- 3D Object. In the Cricut Design Space I cut it at W-7.56 x H-9.973 out of different papers. The tiny mug came from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge on page 5 -Icon 2 cut at W- 1.36 x H- 1.377. The background behind the mug is from the windows of the boxes. The tag was cut from the Art Phylosophy (retired) and stamped with this stamp set. If you have this cartridge, there are several designs for tags and you can choose which you like the best. 

The Thought that Counts

Item Number: C1692-


Don't have the Art Phylosophy? You can cut the tags with this Thin Cut Tag Set.

Thin Cuts—Basic Tags


May I share one more tag stamp set? 

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Season of Sweetness

Item Number: D1744-


Purchase all three items D1744, Z3344, and C1692 and get 10% off the total= $40.36 plus tax and shipping. Email me your order:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  The big day is only two days away? What are you doing for Thanksgiving Day? What are you thankful for? 
   First of all, I am thankful and grateful to a Risen Lord and what He did for me. Grateful for the Creator and His creation. He shows us in so many ways how much He loves us. I am grateful for family and friends. For children, grandchildren and my dearly beloved hubby. For good health!
   Hubby and I will be spending the day to ourselves since everyone seems to have other plans but, since we enjoy each other it doesn't matter. Thinking about going to watch the movie Wonder and maybe find a restaurant that will be open. 

I hope everyone has a blessed day with your families!
I also wanted you all to know that something exciting is coming on Friday and Monday so stay tuned!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


It's July!!!!!

And what does that matter????
If you like stamp sets than you are going to be extremely excited!!!!

It's Stampaganza 2017 time!!!!

 Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! Choose from any current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!
When you add three sets to your order, we will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have!

         July also means the next paper pack of the Month. Let me introduce:

Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way

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Kit contents:
1 – Prickly Pear paper packet (X7221B)
1 – Prickly Pear Complements (X7221C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Poppy, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Prickly Pear sequins (Z3324)
1 – blue burlap ribbon (Z3325)

Use the materials in this kit and the online
 instructions found below to create three 
coordinating scrapbook layouts.


July 2017: Storybook Alphabet

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.


Friday, May 5, 2017

May brings Spring Flowers!

Wow! It's May already!!!!! Where has the time gone?????
It seems like I say this alot, not doing too great a job keeping up with my blogging. 

I have been busy, busy, busy getting boards prepped with samples each month for several events I vendored at. Plus, about every Saturday I have been gone to these events and crops. Fun, fun, my job!

We have had a wet, cold spring, but, if I remember right, this is pretty normal. I do believe this year has been wetter though. Today and tomorrow were supposed to have solid rain and "the powers that be" keep talking about getting prepared for flooding. 

On the bright side of things, my flowers I have planted are not freezing yet and seem to be growing. 

I did not inherit my Grandparents green thumbs so this is a plus. Woo hoo!

May 1st. is the start of the new Seasonal Expression 2!!!!! Wait till you see what is inside! Click on the picture below......

May is also National Scrapbook Month and Close To My Heart always offers a beautiful paper pack that is exclusive to celebrate this event. This year they have added some awesome items to make your scrapbooking fast and easy. Click on the picture below to find out more.............................................

I am currently using the Cut Above Kit for both of my daughter's wedding pictures. Some of the pages look great with the one daughter's and not with the roses but the oldest daughter's pictures match beautifully. How fun is that? I will be blogging and showing them this month.

Well, I meant to post this a few days ago but, life got in the way so, I will finish this blog and get ready for the next one. Have a great day!

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