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Friday, May 31, 2013

Red Cross Relief.....

To help with relief efforts, Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the A True Thank You stamp set from May 23, 2013 through June 30, 2013 to the American Red Cross.

The My Acrylix® A True Thank You stamp set is a new $2.95 stamp set in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, released for early purchase just for this campaign. It’s a great sneak peek at an adorable new item—for a great cause!To get yours today Click HERE to go straight to my web site page for this special item.

Thanks for stopping by. Do take a moment to browse the tabs for inspiration and art work.  Sandra V.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pocket Full of Fun Layout

I started with just one page, had to add 
a second page. Just didn't look right 
without the coordinating page. 
Besides I had more pics to share.
 Techniques used:
Stamping, Folded Chevron,
Fussy Cut, Layered Border, Ink Distressing,
 and layered Photo Mat Pocket to hold tags
for hidden journaling and more pics.
All Close to My Heart Products used in these layouts.
I used one page of the Click this link for  more on 
this paper pack-->Buzz and Bumble paper pack 
from CTMH 
to coordinate some of the colors in my pics
 with the scene we had going.

I have plenty of stitching going on and a lot of tucking with 
the folded chevron. 
Stop over and get more creative ideas. 
For a list and instructions, comment below and I will get 
back with you. 
If you would like for me to fix you a kit.
Cost for everything 
stamped, pre-cut, and folded
is $15.00 + cost of shipping.
Let me now what you think..... Love your crafty comments on my blog.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Remembering those who gave their all.

Hello my Blog Buddies,

Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day. Today's is a wonderful day for Remembering and being Thankful for the many who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. They defended our country so we could all enjoy the many freedoms that we are granted as an American Citizen.  We may not agree with the wars that have plagued our country through the centuries, but standing behind the soldiers who serve in our military, is an honor I am proud to be able to do.
As we all celebrate with cookouts, have fun in the sun, spend time with family & friends, I hope everyone takes a moment to remember our troops far and near and especially those who have left us way to soon, along with the many families who have lost loved.

Do have a wonderful Memorial Day.

Sandra V.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Teaming up for a Pajama Party....Online.....

  Go By and check  out Scrap This Save That's 
Blog Giveaway. Amy has an awesome site .

Close To My Heart and Big Picture Classes has teamed up to 
bring you a free class. What is this all about?  You say. 
Well,  go by and register with Stacy Jillian and get your 
free class night. It will be a fun adventure. You can work on 
your project or do the Featured product she is sharing with us.
Register, then go to the Pajama Party Tab for more information. 
I had the opportunity to meet Stacy at our 
Close To My Heart Convention last July in TX. 
I have to say, She is Awesome!!
Anyone who truly listened to what she had to say, 
walked away feeling less stressed and 
less overwhelmed about scrapbooking our memories. 
Set your alarm for May 30, 2013 at 6 PM (PT), 7 PM (MT), 8 PM (CT), or 9 PM (ET) 

What's in a Pajama Party at Big Picture Classes?

Six fun-filled, inspiration-filled, and prize-filled segments:
Popcorn Bowl + Popcorn Poll
Teachers' Tip Trio
Partner Project
Guest Pajamas
Under the Covers
Partner Project Finale

Here is the featured Product she will be working on. 
Here is your shopping list. Just go by my 
website and enter your needed 
items to join the party
Order today to get your supplies on time.
I am taking the class and hope to 
see you chatting live with us all.

  • My Acrylix® Frame Flair (D1546)
  • My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts (C1536)
  • 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® block (Y1009)
  • 4" x 5" My Acrylix® block (Y1012)
  • My Acrylix® spritz cleaner (1778)
  • My Acrylix® stamp scrubber (Z1782)
  • Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1686)
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2172)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2195)
  • micro-tip scissors (Z534)
  • corner rounder (Z578)
  • paper trimmer
  • My Creations® kraft container (Z1833) 
  • one sheet Pink B&T Duos® paper from Chantilly paper packet                                                                             (comes with 6 solid cardstock colors and 6 B&T sheets, X7163B)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" Crème Brulee cardstock                                                                                   (comes with 24 cardstock, X5754)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" Lagoon cardstock                                                                                           (comes with 24 cardstock, X5762)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock                                                                                          (comes with 24 cardstock, 1385)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" Whisper cardstock                                                                          (comes with 24 cardstock, X5929)
  • two yards Grey Wool baker's twine from neutral assortment                                                         (comes with ten yards, Z1701)
  • three butterflies from Color-Ready Trinkets wooden shapes                                             (comes with 57 shapes, Z1844)
  • three grey Sparkles from Sparkles black & grey assortment                                                    (comes with 108, Z1754)
  • 3-D foam tape

Thank you for stopping by. Do take a moment and check my tabs above for artwork, upcoming events, and more. Have a wonderful and crafty weekend.  
Sandra V.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Special Gift for G-Maw

BLOG HOP to continue.
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mom's, Grandmother's,
and those who step in and become that special MOM roll model.
Having a relaxing morning with the family and little Trevor brings
me a special gift every day I see him. Today he and my daughter
brought me  3 beautiful flowering plants. Trevor picked them out all
by himself. Great Job Trevor.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Special CTMH Mini Album - Video

Hello my crafty friends. Had to share this video with you
as soon as I saw it.
What an awesome project for a great gift for any occasion.
I love making Mini Albums for special people in my life.
I know Mothers Day is just around the corner. I wanted to share
this with you and for those of us
who tend to wait 'til the last minute...
...I tend to do better under crunch time...LOL!
It is so easy and really doesn't take that long.
(working on mine Fri. & Sat. about cutting it close)
She'll love having a mini album that she can tote in her purse when she
visits friends & family to show off her son's past few years.

Then, she'll treasure it later when Trevor takes flight and begins
his journey in life all on his own.
(The thought just brought a sigh to my heart ;) they grow up too fast.)

Hope this gives you some last minute ideas for gift giving . 
The neat thing about this project for me...I can use up more of 
those many many scraps I have. 
Even more spectacular, Close To My Heart papers seem to
 coordinate from paper pack to paper pack from nearly
every (not all) Idea Book from present to past.

Have a crafty week and MOMS, I hope you get to spend
a very special day with family and friends.
Sandra V.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

May Blog Hop=Art with Attitude!

Welcome to our "Stampers with an Attitude"
May Blog Hop. 
We have a talented group of ladies participating.
Hope you enjoy the line up for our first BLOG HOP~ART WITH ATTITUDE.

If you came from Karen Morris then you are on track. 

My three scrapbook pages have  BOY ATTITUDE  all over them. Thought I would share these layouts I did that were continued over from a couple of pages we did at our "GIRLS DAY OUT" 12 hour crop. I kept them simple. I think the paper pack
gives these pages a lot of attitude.
You are welcome to check out the first two pages I did at Theresa's workshop
that helped inspire these pages for all the many random pics of
my grandson HERE.
I am so Loving this Later Sk8r paper pack.
Can't wait to get my pictures back so I can get them on the page.
(Sorry they weren't ready when I went to pick them up. Of course, I did wait 'til
the last minute to get them processed-my bad.)
It's all good at G-Ma's
Smaller pic shows where my pics will go. You may click the pic for a larger view.

Crazy for Cars

Adventure Time
Your next stop is    Sheila Bennett
Happy Hopping and hope you receive plenty of inspiration from all the participating ladies. 

·         Angela Garcia ~ 
·         Melissa Robinson ~ 
·         Amber La Mons ~ 
·         Melinda Everitt ~
·         Cat Nowak ~ 
·         Denise Elliott ~
·         LaJeania Hicks ~
·         Karen Morris ~
·         Sandra VanWoerden ~ you're HERE
·         Sheila Bennett ~ next stop
·         Pamela O'Connor ~ 

I am adding these pages to the

If you would like to create these pages just click the codes 
to order the supplies needed.
It's All Good at G-Ma's page, Crazy For Cars page, &
Adventure Time page
                Sure Cut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer-Z1783
                Corner Rounder-Z578
                Tombo Adhesive-1514
                 Later Sk8r Paper Pack-X7167B
                 Slate Cardstock-X5930,  White Daisy Cardstock-1385
                 Pear Cardstock-X5764,   Outdoor Denim Cardstock-1275
Ink Pads:
                Black-Z2105,  Pear-Z2197,  Outdoor Denim-Z2140
Stamp Sets:
               Pennant Alphabet-E1018
               Fast & Furious-D1541
               Later Sk8r My Stickease Assortment-X7167C
               Waxy Flax Black-Z1089
I added some extra designs with a few punches.
The dragon fly, the wheel, and the swirly were all punched in the
various cardstock colors used in the layouts and I randomly
placed them throughout the layouts.

Thank you for taking time to stop by and I hope you will leave 
some crafty love below.
Now head on over to the next Blog.

Have a crafty day.
S'andra V.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

My Later Sk8r Layout from our Girls Day Out Crop

What a fantastic time we had at the Girls Day Out Crop. I was able to take one of our consultants workshop. Have to say Theresa, you did an
amazing job with this paper pack.
Love the stamp set she used and it's such a simple layout but
has a lot of Pizzazz.

Here are the layouts plus one I added to the group using the left overs 
from the papers I purchased at the crop.
 The second pics show where the pictures will go. You may click for a larger view.

I have the layout but not my pictures. Sorry. I am behind 
on getting them printed. 
Do come back to check the Blog Hop out
on May, 2013 at 8pm CT time.

In His Element and the Name page were the 
2 layouts done at the workshop. 
The third layout is an extra I did and added a border that has a 
paper weave technique.

                Sure Cut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer-Z1783
                Corner Rounder-Z578
                Tombo Adhesive-1514
                 Later Sk8r Paper Pack-X7167B
                 Slate Cardstock-X5930,  White Daisy Cardstock-1385
                 Pear Cardstock-X5764,   Outdoor Denim Cardstock-1275
Ink Pads:
                Black-Z2105,  Pear-Z2197,  Outdoor Denim-Z2140
Stamp Sets:
               Hero Alphabet-E1022
               Fast & Furious-D1541
               Later Sk8r My Stickease Assortment-X7167C
               Waxy Flax Black-Z1089
Thank you for taking time to stop by. Do feel free to browse through and see 
other art work and CTMH videos for more techniques and inspiration. 
Have a crafty day.
S'andra V.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month = DREAM POP!

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, you can get 
the yummy Dream Pop paper packet for only $10 when you 
spend $35 in May (valued at $19.95 retail)! 
This exclusive paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets 
as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically 
   designed for this promotion only—you can’t get these 
sweet colors and patterns anywhere else! 
Start National Scrapbooking Month off right with a 
unique paper packet at a bargain price and 
get your creative juices flowing! 
Check out our CTMH video
for lots of inspiration.
For more information stop by my WEBSITE.
Thank you for stopping by and let me know what you think of 
this awesome paper packet.

New Title...Manager!

to all who helped me reach my goal.  Hope you enjoy the wonderful kit. There is so much in the kit for so little.  I do not see another Home Based company offering such wonderful goodies to help you start a small business and at such a little price out of pocket. I love that you can work around your schedule, or if you just want the kit for the product that's great too...well, what a steal.
$155 for in crafty supplies for $49. Those who signed up in April really got a boost for the $49. there were 4 added stamp sets (another $75 worth of product for FREE).  WOW!!
I can not say enough on how much this also helps our Team Leader, Melinda. She is Director and that's awesome. Our Team is growing and we are loving the benefits, the sister hood, the product especially, and all the other incentives that come along.

The Essentials Kit is still available for your purchase $49. If you want to see what is in it just scroll down one post to look at all the goodies or visit my WEBSITE for more information.
Have a wonderful and successful day. S'andra V.


Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts. ~Author Unknown~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The designs and instructions listed on this blog are for personal use only and may not be sold in any form without specific permission. Thank you for respecting each creator's heart of joy.

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