Rock The Block!

Here’s a sneak peek at an awesome new offer from Close To My Heart. This special begins on December 19th, and features a fun new product not yet available for purchase, that will be in the 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book, AND an E size stamp set created exclusively for this promotion. This stamp set will NOT be available in the Spring/ Summer Idea Book, so act quickly to get yours while you can! Contact me, or click on the shopping cart to place your qualifying order online.rock the block 2rock the block

JOIN THE CRAZE! WHEN YOU PLACE A MINIMUM ORDER OF $25 FROM THE Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can get two new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set. That’s a retail savings of almost $30! You’re going to love the Collage Cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set, which work together for interactive, 3-D fun.


The craft fairs are finished!

I participated in 2 craft fairs this past week. The first one, on Wednesday was hosted by my daughter’s employer. Over 40 crafters had booths on the lawn of the company’s main buildings. It was a beautiful sunny fall day without too much wind to worry about. I had lots of fun meeting and talking to people and sharing what I love to do.

The second craft fair was on Saturday. This was a much more intimate event hosted by Liz Kapa, a lovely lady and talented artist. Liz hosts events in her home in the spring and the fall each year. Liz is also a wonderful cook and treats the crafters to a delicious breakfast and lunch. What a nice day!

Although I enjoyed being a part of both of these events, I am glad to now be able to focus my time and energy on other things…….next up, Thanksgiving!

A great day for crafting!

We are having a rainy day here in “sunny” So. Cal. Perfect crafting weather! I’m having a great time creating and getting ready for a couple of craft fairs that I am participating in next week.

There were only 3 of us at last night’s JOY banner workshop, but we had a fun time creating this cute banner to add to our Christmas decor.

As I finish things that I’m working on, I’ll have more photos to share.

Thanks for stopping by today!

New month…..New specials!

Beginning with the awesome SOTM for November, Cherish The Day. This stamp set makes it so easy to highlight a special date whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, holiday or any special event. Document the date on your scrapbook pages with style. There are endless possibilities with this set! Notice the red outline of a ticket shape? That means the shape is available on the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge! Just cut the shape at the specified size and you know that the stamp image will fit perfectly! The best part is that the Stamp of the Month can be yours for only $5 with any $50 Close To My Heart Order. You can also purchase it for $17.95.


One special is never enough at CTMH! This month with a $25 purchase of My Acrylix stamp sets, you can add this Holiday Wishes set for only $5! Just in time for your Christmas cards and scrapbook pages.

There are those red outlines again, indicating shapes found on the AP Cricut cartridge. I love how easy it is to add stamped images to my projects without all of the tedious hand trimming!


And in case you are wondering…..YES these specials can be combined! So a $50 order that includes $25 in stamp sets entitles you to purchase Cherish the Day AND Holiday Wishes for only $5 each!

Remember these sets are ONLY available in November.

Wow, what great offers this month!

Contact me by email at if you have questions or to place an order.

Holiday Cards in a jiffy!

At this time of the year I have LOTS of craft projects rolling around in my head. One of the things I need to get working on soon is my Christmas cards. Traditionally I send out hand-made cards with a family photo enclosed. It’s one of those things that I love to do even though it takes quite a bit of time. Today I thought I’d share a great way to speed up the process and still have beautiful handmade cards to share with loved ones. When you pair your new Close To My Heart Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge
with some of the delightful My Acrylix® stamp sets featured in the Autumn/Winter
2011 Idea Book, you’ll find yourself making an armful of holiday cards in just
one sitting! Watch this video to discover even more tips for streamlining your
holiday card creation session.

For information on ordering any of the supplies mentioned in the video just contact me.

Halloween fun

How did you spend your Halloween night?

Traditionally, our family all gathers at our house and we Trick or Treat in the neighborhood. As our family has grown, so has this tradition. Last night we had 12 little treats here with their attending adults bringing the total to 26, what fun! Our daughter is expecting a baby in January so next years group will grow again. In the meantime the new little one was not to miss out on last night’s festivities. We dressed her up like Humpty Dumpty! The second photo is of our 3 grandsons.

After a little pre Trick or Treat pizza They all hit the road and had a wonderful time. I stayed behind with a fire and a book to read while handing out treats and my husband watched a disappointing San Diego Charger loss. Fun night! (not counting the football game)