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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Product Description

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, fun.............love 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!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March Goals and more!

Spring is right around the corner! I don't know about you but it makes me feel like spring cleaning. I am slowly working on my craft room. First thing I have been doing is cleaning out my stamp sets. Getting rid of what I don't want and recording in Evernote the information of the stamp sets I want to keep.

Large Organizer

Item Number: Z1834-


Keep your crafting supplies organized in this sturdy plastic, see-through, stackable storage container. Comes with removable dividers. Perfectly sized to hold up to 40 My Acrylix™ stamp sets. 14½" × 10½" × 7½".

Organising in Evernote

Very simple tool to use for organising. Love it. I have written on my organiser containers Box 1, Box 2 etc. I will then mark each stamp set with the Box they are in as I have recorded that same information in Evernote. I just found that once I pull a stamp set, I forget which box it came from and to make putting away easier and faster, having them marked ahead of time works great. Plus, it will make it easier for other people to put away when they want to use my stamp sets. I will have a binder with the photos and information to help with ease of finding the stamp set for other people. 

This stamp set was in the retired Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartrige kit but, for those who have it, here is a card I made with it using Desert Sand, Sapphire, Canary, Cranberry and White Daisy Cardstock and inks. The dots on the cup cake are made with nuvo crystal drops (not a Close To My Heart product). I cut the cup cake and the banner from the Artiste following the instructions on the stamp set for size of cut. The canary background is 2 seperate pieces cut from the retired Close To My Heart Art Phylosophy Cricut Cartridge and the Sapphire mount is embossed with a Close To My Heart embossing folder. I got the background idea from another artist on Pinterest. This card will be added to my card buffet. 

Simple Chevron Embossing Folder

Item Number: Z3247-


Thanks for stopping in! Would love to hear from you, leave a comment.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Cut it out!!!!

 March came in like a lion but, let's soften the blow with this sweet deal!

Thin cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional cut shapes in no time! Click on the title under the photo and see all the Thin Cuts available to choose from!

A card using Mojo Monday 486 sketch! I used Close To My Heart Artiste and Flower Market Cricut Cartridges.

Just a card I copied and tweaked from Pinterest using Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges~ Art booking, Flower Market and Art Phylosophy. Both of these cards are going into the card buffet, everything is pre cut and packaged with instructions. Want me to send you a kit? I will send yours pre- cut and pre-stamped.

Cards-$3 each plus shipping if I send them to you.
                      Variety of 6 cards for $12 plus shipping.

email me your order and address and you can make payment through pay pal.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mojo Monday #483

Here is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch for this week. All the patterned paper is retired Close To My Heart paper called Snowhaven. The background border is cut from the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. The Heart and the title was both cut from the Close To My Heart Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. Stamped the title with a background stamp. Silver glitter ribbon (retired) and blue brads (retired). I used a journal pen to doodle around the edge of the heart. 

I wanted to show other ways to use this paper so if you have this in your stash you can see how to use it for something else besides Winter or Christmas. 

Now, if you have this paper pack in your stash, make something with it outside of the box (scrapbook pages, card, gifty item) and post your creations on my facebook page below. It's fun to share.

Woo Hoo!!!!

Valentines Day is only 2 days away!!!!!! What is everyone doing for this fun day? Share in the comments below and get your name in the pot for a fun little gift of 5 Pre cut, pre stamped Valentine cards kits including instructions, card bases and envelopes. Who doesn't like FREE?
 Comment by Day Feb. 14, 2017.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


It's February!!!!! With February comes that wonderful day called Valentines Day!!!I can remember Valentines Day as a child, making a box to take to school, signing all the Valentines, the Party, the candy and getting all those Valentines from your friends. Now, I make them for our grandchildren. Love to see their smiles when they receive their gifts.

Meanwhile, I have been busy making Valentines to add to the card buffet. If you are unable to make it to my workshops, you can purchase these card kits for $3 plus shipping unless you are in the Buyer's Club, then you can purchase them for $2 plus shipping. If you make 6 cards, your price is $12/$9 (Buyers Club)plus shipping. I will send you the kits which will include everything pre cut, pre stamped along with the card base and envelope plus a photo of the sample. 

Here is a peek at four of them. I will post as I make them. I want to make 6 different ones for you. I hope you like them. Order your kits from:


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