Showing posts from August, 2016

Technique Tuesday: New ways to use embossing folders

Awesome ways to get more bang for your buck and creativity with your Cuttle Bug and Close to my Heart Embossing folders.

Memory Making Monday: Nicknames!

This week's Memory Making Monday is about Nick Names!  Do you have a nick name? Who gave it to you or how did you "acquire" it?  I have several nicknames but I suppose the one that has stuck my entire life is the nickname "Monkey".   My grandmother, mother, and my father all have called me that nickname.  

This week, see if you can come up with a layout about your nicknames and don't forget to journal how you came to get that name.

New idea book walk through

Get a small tease of the new 2016-2017 Close to my Heart Idea Book. Available now!

Technique Tuesday : thin cuts


Finish it Friday- Part 2

How are you coming on your Finish it Friday projects? Make any progress?  A little? A lot?  I made some myself.  Take a look at this two page layout from the Florence Paper Collection I completed.  It took me a while to get this done so there will be more layouts coming from this collection before the weekend is over.   In the meantime, please enjoy this one!

 This left page of this layout is of me when I was in the first grade, circa 1975.  I attended a Christian school at the time that didn't require uniforms until the next school year.
This right page of this layout are pictures of me in 1986 and 1987 respectively.  The left and right photos are the Summer of 1986 just prior to my Senior Year of High School.  These were Senior Portraits.   The center photo is 1987 and my cap and gown photo from South View Senior High.

Stay tuned tomorrow and Sunday I will have more layouts and cards from the August Florence Paper Collection.  As a reminder, this collection is in our 2015-2016 …

Finish It Friday

Today is Finish it Friday!! The day of the week that I spend the afternoon clearing my desk and making sure that all of the PhD's - projects half done, are completed.   This week's Finish it Friday projects include the Florence Workshop Your Way scrapbook page kit for August as well as the August Stamp of the Month Purrfect Halloween (S1608).  If there's time, I will get a jump start on my September projects.

So, now, I want to know, what's on your desk to Finish it Friday?  Be like Nike "Just do it".  Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!

Just a Tip Thursday: How to take Better Photos


Work It Girl Wednesday: Awesome Friendships

Wow! It's Work it Girl Wednesday!! What's that you say well, that's when I share with you my multitude of reasons that I love Close to my Heart.

Without a doubt, one of my most favorite reasons that I love Close to my Heart are the friendships I have made while being a consultant.  There are so many opportunities to meet new folks both customers and consultants and build relationships, from gatherings, workshops, team building events or the annual National Convention every summer!!

Speaking of National Convention, check out these pictures from the 2013 Close to my Heart National Convention at Walt Disney World, in Orlando Florida.
 Me with my "boyfriend" Donald Duck and his BFF Pluto!
 I met Shannon at the 2013 Close to my Heart and we became fast friends.   I am blessed to say that now, she is my awesome upline.   It's so much fun being on the Stampin' Buds Team.  She's the best ever! If you join under my Inky Wheeler's team, you'll not onl…

Memory Making Monday

Did you play sports in High school or recreational league growing up? I didn't growing up but as an adult I've had the privilege of taking wheelchair tennis lessons on three separate occasions.  It absolutely is one of my favorite sports.  

This week's Memory Making Monday prompt is to scrapbook your favorite sports memories. Make sure to include your favorite funny or even not so funny memories and journal them. Now, I'm off to see if I can find some of my photos from my wheelchair tennis lesson days so I too, can scrapbook those memories.

Happy Memory Making Monday!


Work it Girl Wednesday!!

Did you know that you really can do what you love, love what you do, AND make MONEY!!  Well, yes it's possible.   Now is a great time to become a Close to my Heart Consultant.  Close to my Heart just released our newest Annual Expressions for the 2016-2017 sales year, and OMG! This is without a doubt one of my most favorite idea books/catalogs ever.  There is absolutely something for everyone no matter what type of paper artist you classify yourself. I would love to have you join my team.  If you think this is something you are interested in doing and would like more information, I invite you to contact me at or any of my social media avenues and let's talk. Additionally, look for a post each Wednesday on this blog with details on the many benefits and perks to being a Close to my Heart Consultant.   I look forward to answering any questions or concerns you have.   Come on, what are you waiting for? Let's Work it Girl!

Product Spotlight: Cricut Flower Market Collection

The feature product for the first two weeks of August is our new Cricut Flower Market Cartridge. Collection includes an exclusive paper collection, three exclusive stamp sets, and Flower Market cartridge with 700 + images. $99 or save $20 by ordering the cartridge digitally. All accessories will be shipped with a product code to download the cartridge itself. Digital cartridge compatible with Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Explore One machines only

Memory Making Monday

Welcome to our first Memory Making Monday Prompt.  Today's prompt is " What are some of best souvenirs you have collected while traveling?

For me, I'd have to say that my most memorable trip was the 2013 Close to my Heart convention in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World.  Gosh, I came back with so many souvenirs, most given to us by the Close to my Heart corporate office in the way of product samples, but also some things I was able to purchase while doing some sight seeing of Downtown Disney (now called Disney Springs).  Two particular souvenirs come to mind.  The first is a button that says " First Disney Convention".  It was given to me by the cast member who was on duty at the hotel gift shop the convention was held.  The nice elderly gentleman told me that each shop is given only so many of the buttons to give to guests and that he was down to his last two and wanted me to have one of them.  That makes it extra special.   The other special souvenir fro…

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