Friday, February 8, 2013

I am loving "Buzz and Bumble", one of the new Close to My Heart Spring/Summer paper packs.   Here is a Tag I created which showcases our cardstock weight papers.   

The tag is cut from the exclusive CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge - Pg.37 (accent 3) @5.5". 
Assorted papers are cut at 1/2" x 3", adhered flush with the left side and trimmed on the right side after all papers have been added.

You can view the on-line Spring/Summer Idea Book and Shop on my Business Website at

  • Buzz and Bumble Paperpack - X7164B - Pg. 26
  • CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge - Pg.15
  • Stamp Set - D1535 Bugs & Hugs - Pg.71 
  • Burlap Ribbon - Z1760 - Pg. 122
  • Buzz and Bumble Assortment - Z1831 - Pg. 117

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July Workshop Projects
View my List of Events page to get all the details then head over to my
Meet-Up group to RSVP.

One of two scrapbook layouts we will be creating.

Two of five cards we will be creating

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Free Perfect Pairs!

July 2012: Free Perect Pairs

During July, get a free paper packet and coordinating accessory with a qualifying online purchase.

Place an online order of $75 or more in July and we’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs.
Specific pairs are available on specific dates; see below to find out when your favorite Perfect Pairs will be available. Be sure to place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last.
Order DatesPerfect PairRetail Value
July 1–5Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)$15.90
July 6–10Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633)$14.90
July 11–15Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400)$17.90
July 16–20Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C)$17.90
July 21–25Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)$17.90
July 26–29Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C)$17.90
July 30–31Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C)$14.90
*Taxes and additional shipping/handling may apply. Offer good during above-specified dates, while supplies last.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Just a few more days to take advantage of the June Stampaganza!
Buy two My Acrylix Stamp Sets and get a third one Free. 
Follow this link to my CTMH Website to get all the details.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Our Grandchildren are growing so fast.  Hannah, our second Granddaughter, is now a teenager.  Sometimes less is better and in this case the simplicity of this card was a big hit with her!

Our oldest Grandson, Xavier, just graduated from High School.  I saw this card on a blog and fell in love with the design and was inspired to create this one, which is similar. I forgot to get the name of the original designer but "Thank You" for your creativity.


These cards were a sneak preview of the five we created at my Card Workshop.  The card on the left was inspired by Karen Morris. Hi Karen!
The right card was inspired by Naomi Smith. Both ladies are very talented.
Can you pick out all the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge images??


                           DOTTY FOR YOU -  May Workshop

One of my "Dotty For You" May workshops.  Six standard size cards and a cute heavy-duty chipboard magnetic-close box to store them. Makes a great gift to give or keep for yourself. 
I love the variety of designs in this paperpack with coordinating dot designs on the reverse. 
I have enlarged the photo so you can see the rich colors and designs of the cards and some of our new embellishments.

Due to the popularity of this paperpack, I am extending the workshop through the month of June. 
The workshop will be held at my home Craft Studio in Portsmouth, NH.

Date: Saturday, June 16  
Time:  11:00am - 1:00pm
Class Fee:  $15 (paid at workshop)
All projects are pre-cut for your convenience.
Two drawings for CTMH products and a Free Idea Book.

You can also schedule a date and place to have your own workshop during the month of June for you and your friends.   

Space is limited so email me at before June 13 to hold a spot for you and a guest,

The workshop and other events will also be posted on my Meet-Up group site at:

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Collection

Close To My Heart introduced their exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge at Convention in early July 2011.  I ordered the cartridge as soon as I returned from Convention and soon after that I purchased the Cricut Expression machine at a local craft store.  The cartridge is amazing.  You can see I have been having fun with it.  What a great addition to my business tools. 
You have to see the exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy Collection from Close To My Heart.  You'll want it too!