Thursday, November 15, 2012

Upcoming Fundraising Event - St. James Episcopal Church Youth Group

Every summer my girls attend a Youth Group Workcamp trip that my church organizes.  Last year they went to Port Jervis, NJ and assisted homeowners with fixing items in their house or on their property that they either couldn't fix themselves or couldn't afford to hire someone to fix for them.  This year's trip is to Parma, Ohio and the youth group is currently raising funds to support the trip for themselves (approximately 20 kids) to take this trip. 

St. James Youth Group Workcamp Trip 2012 - Port Jervis, NJ

In order to assist the youth in raising funds, I will be running a Christmas Card Workshop Fundraiser.  The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Undercroft of St. James Episcopal Church in Potomac, MD.  We will be making a total of 15 cards (5 cards each of 3 different designs) with envelopes and an adorable little tote to hold them (Originally designed by Lisa Stenz).  Once you send out your cards, you can use the tote as a gift bag for someone special.  The total cost of the workshop is $20 and all materials are precut and presorted for you.  Please contact me via email at if you are interested and I will provide you with all the details.  If you are unable to attend, the kit will still be available for purchase. 

For more information about the past or future trips, you can access the Youth Group Webpage for St. James at

Friday, June 15, 2012

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our first monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!  On the 15th of each month we will be showcasing the current SOTM set with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants.  If you are visiting from Amy McVey then you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning with our hostess Pam!

Life is Tweet is the stamp set for June!  This set is so versatile!  You can do birthday’s, anniversary’s, or just general thinking of you projects!  The possibilities are endless!

Here is my creation! I hope you like it!  :)

Interested in re-creating this project, the ingredients are listed below.

X5900 White Daisy Cardstock
X5905 Bright Green Cardstock Shade Pack (Pear)
S1206 Life Is Tweet (June Stamp of the Month)
Z1702 Bakers Twine Paradise Assortment (Smoothie)
Z2196 Smoothie Exclusive Ink
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Ink
Z2015 Black Exclusive Ink
Z1311 1 1/4" Circle Punch
3505 Watercolor Pencils (Sorbet, Crystal Blue, Hydranga, Sunflower)
3174 Blending Pen
All of these items are available for sale on my CTMH website.
Now if the goblins of cyber space have gotten you lost along away here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop!

1. Pamela Stewart -
2. Amber La Mons-
3. Darla Haverstock
4. Eva Friesen
5. Melissa McDaniel
6. Joanne Barnes
7. Lucy Kelleher
8. Addie Recoy
9. Carol Loftus
10. Amy McVey
11. Melissa Wyatt
12. Judith Ashmore
13. Amie Kiger

Friday, June 1, 2012

It's Stampaganza Time!!!

I am so excited about June's Constant Campaign!  It's B2G1 Free, which makes it a great time to get all those stamp sets that you have been drooling over for a much lower price!  

Who LOVES Stickers?  Well, Close to My Heart stamp sets are like the "Forever Sticker," you never run out of just the one image you need because you can create it over and over again in many different ways!  With this amazing special, you can actually get a A sized stamp set for the same price that you would pay for a pack of stickers!

This month when you purchase any two stamp sets* (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!  Check out all the outstanding stamps available through my website:

*Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.
Dates:  Offer valid June 1 (9:00 am MDT) – June 30 (11:59 pm MDT)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Well Hellllllooooo There!

This is my first post, which I have found very difficult to write.  It is kind of weird since I feel like I am talking to the whole world but in reality there probably isn't anyone reading this as of yet!! LOL!  Just to tell you a little about myself.  I am a relatively new consultant with Close To My Heart.  I signed up last October after spending a weekend with some of the best people at a Scrapbooking Retreat in upstate New York.  I have never had so much fun crafting!  I met some of the most amazing, creative and talented people.  It opened me up to a whole new world of paper crafting and even more amazing, creative and talented people :).  I have done scrapbooking before but after this weekend, I had the ability and confidence to make my pages so much more than they ever were before.  Here is one of the pages I made when I was there with the help of one of their program books, Magic.  These books show you exactly how to make a page from start to finish.  The other thing I love is CTMH's paper, it all coordinates, which makes it so easy to put a page together.  I added their really cool flip flaps to be able to add extra pics to my page layout and BAM!, it is done!  LOVE!!! 

Here is the layout I made that weekend:

It was so much fun and I am so thrilled that I made the decision to go to this weekend and that after this weekend, I decided to join such an amazing company.