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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Blessings and Heart2Heart January Scrapbook Challenge

It's a new Year and a New Challenge for Scrapbooking. 
For the Next 6 month's I will be your SCRAPBOOK Captain. 
I am so EXCITED ... Can't you tell?  
Each month will be a themed challenge. 
You will have all month to link your creative design on 
how you interpret the challenge. Do remember, You must 
use some Close To My Heart products to qualify 
as well as meet the specific items/theme for 
that months challenge.
What are you waiting for, let me see what you got. I'll be sure to come by your blog and leave a comment. 

new Design Team members.
Click HERE for the challenges and check out these 
wonderful and talented ladies. 
Take a moment to welcome them and 
visit their Blogs.

Here's some information on my Sentimental January Layout

Sentimental I am.....
In this 2 page layout I am sharing with you the strongest & most kindhearted person I ever had the opportunity to know. I am still going through a very large box of pictures and piecing a memory album together of her life. I only have a small fraction shown here. My Mother-in-Law was not considered an in-law; in my heart; she was a mom to me in more ways than one. (Hubby always jokes that his mom loved me more than him...LOL!!)
As soon as I can, I will put a better pic up of this layout..Sorry
 I love the look of the Huntington Papers for this particular part of the memory album. It's warm colors and fall feeling reminds me of Thanksgiving & Blessings. 
Blessings are what she would always gently remind us to think on. Her favorite saying,  "Everyday that we are able to raise our heads, take in a fresh new breath, & walk across the floor, is a day to be THANKFUL and know we have been Blessed with a new day."
I have done my journaling in my own penmanship since this would be the way she would have chosen to have her life story written. She fought a very hard and long battle with cancer. A few weeks before my oldest child's graduation, and days before Mothers Day, she became very ill, was admitted to the hospital, and we lost her the day after Mothers Day. Heaven gained a brave and sweet angel that day.
I always remember her more during the months of December and January not because of birthdays or any special event, but, because she always loved the season of Christmas and what Christmas stood for. She was an ultimate giver and never expected anything in return. She'd be the first up and ready on Christmas morning just to see what everyone else got and what their reactions were. January was always a new beginning and she reveled in starting a fresh year with her students, friends, family, and even the weather. She always look forward to seeing what she could accomplish or learn each new day. 
Sorry the pics are not better.  Working on that this week and will replace by this Friday.
My Sentiment for this layout is "A Wonderful Season of Fun" from the Cricut Art Philosphy Bundle Stamp Set , "Wonderful Season". Each Picture used in this 2 page layout is all about something fun she would do, say, or share with her family.
 You may click pictures to view larger.
Pg. 1
                                Showing the Flip Flap closed             Showing the Flip Flap opened

Pg. 2
                               Showing the Flip Flap closed           Showing Flip Flap opened

Supplies & Tools used are Close To My Heart unless noted otherwise.
Cardstock: Colonial White, Olive, Cashmere Huntington B&T
Inks: Barn Red, New England Ivy, Chocolate
Sponge Daubers-Z726
Sure Cut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer-Z1783
Cricut Cartridges: Art Philosophy and Artbooking Cartridges
Cricut Craft Room-Only to weld the letters for the word "Blessings"
Memory Protectors 4"x 6" Flip Flaps
Memory Protectors 12" x 12" top load pocket
Stamp Sets: Harvest of Happiness-C1463-current retiring list, Wonderful Seasons- Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle, Cherished Flourishes- D1413-retired
Love to hear from you. Leave me a comment below.
Thank you for stopping by and do go by and check out the Monday H2H Weekly challenge. Don't forget, Link up your layouts for this months Scrapbook challenge at H2H. I would love to see your take on this months themed challenge. 

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year approaching and Big News with Scrapbooking Challenges at Heart2Heart

Can't believe the New Year is just a day away. 
Hope you have had a wonderful 2013. 
If it's been a rocky 2013, 
then my hope for you is a better 2014. 
Remember, each day is a new beginning. We do have 
that opportunity to restart and have a 
better day than the previous. 
I am hoping my 2014 is even better than 2013. 
We all have things to over come in one way or another. 
Here's our chance to begin 2014 in a new light, new healthier habits, and even more happy craftiness.
Good Luck and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Just want to share this information with you. 
My New year will begin with being the captain over at 
I am truly excited and can't wait to share the first months inspiration themed H2H Scrapbooking Challenge. 

Our January challenge is 
Sentimental January.
           * 12" x 12" page Layouts 
involving a sentimental moment 
with friends, family, or pets (past or present)
           * Must use a CTMH Exclusive Stamp Set featuring a sentiment 
and let's see some journaling. 
           * At least 1 photo required

We hope you will join in the fun. I will post my inspiration 
on January 1, 2014 by 12:05am central time zone. 
Just go to the H2H Scrapbooking tab or click the link above. 
We'd love for you to link your layouts and show us 
your take on the January challenge.
Be sure to read the rules over at H2H Rules tab.
You are also more than welcome to join in 
to meet the NEW 
Heart 2 Heart Design Team for 2014.
Fantastic ladies with AWESOME talent.
Happy New Year from my family to yours!
Thank you for taking time to stop by.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Create the Date so easily with the Artbooking Cartridge.

This video is a must see.
If your as busy as bee already with all the 
trimmings on trees, tagging packages, 
food preparations, meeting incoming family accommodations, and so on...
...then you'll understand why this idea is an 
awesome way to make that last minute gift 
for those after Christmas gift swaps. 
We have several friends and a few family we can't 
seem to fit into the traditional Christmas schedule. 
So, we add a few extra days at the end of the year 
to get that opportunity to see and spend some 
non rushed time with them.  
Looks like this is on my list for added 
gift giving this year.

I hope each of you have a very Merry Christmas.  
I send Blessings of Joy, Love, and Hope to 
each of my Blog followers, Family, and Friends. 
No matter how or what you celebrate, We all 
could use Happiness, Kindness, &  
lots of Love in our lives. 
That is my wish for you all.

Don't forget to stop by my web to get your 
January supplies.
Check out the WHILE SUPPLIES LAST list 
and Retiring Items too.
Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Wintertime Layouts

Well, These layouts are so cute. I will have to put this on my to do list 
for January. Awesome layouts and great tips. 
They make creating layouts so stinkin' easy and fun.
If you would like to get your Artbooking Cartridge Bundle 1/2 off, 
Contact me today for more information.
 stop by my website and order it now.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Discontinued Page Protectors-50 pack-GONE

As of this afternoon 12/6/13 12:35pm These are no longer available.
Any of my scrapbookers who use our 12" x 12" page protectors 
and usually get the 50 pack set will need to order 
by tomorrow Dec. 6th. 
Close To My Heart will be changing up the packages 
and pricing in the near future. Since there has been 
a very high influx of orders on this item, 
after Dec. 6th (tomorrow) they will have to put 
them on the discontinued list. 
If you are wanting them at this fantastic price, I suggest 
NOW is the time to order.  
Item Z4115 Memory Protectors 50 for $22.95 
Go to, click the 
shop tab and put in the code above to order these. 
After they discontinue them, this package will 
no longer be available to order.
Item Z4115 Memory Protectors 50 for $22.95 
Patented clear top loading Memory Protectors® are perfect 
for keeping your scrapbook pages 
wrinkle- and fingerprint-free. (50 clear protectors)
Beginning February 1, 2014 the page protectors will be available as shown below.
The new Memory Protectors™ will be available 

separately. They will come in several styles:

Top Load (4110, 10 protectors with a 12" x 12" pocket 

and a gutter seam, $9.95)

Top Load Value Pack (Z4115, 25 protectors with a 12" x 12" 

pocket and a gutter seam, $19.95)

Side Load (Z1968, 10 protectors with a 1
2" x 12" pocket 

and a gutter seam, $9.95
Side Load Value Pack (Z1984, 25 protectors with a 12" x 12"

 pocket and a gutter seam, $19.95)

Strap Side Load (Z1969, 25 protectors with a 12" x 12" 

pocket for strap binding, no gutter seam, $19.95)

Design 1 (Z1324, 10 protectors – 6 vertical 6" × 4" pockets

 each, $9.95)

Design 2 (4113, 10 protectors – 6 horizontal 4" × 6" pockets 

each, $9.95)

Design 3 (Z1950, 10 protectors – 4 vertical 6" × 4" pockets & 4

 horizontal 3" x 4" pockets each, $9.95)

Design 4 (Z1951, 10 protectors – 4 horizontal 4" × 6" pockets

& 4 vertical 4" × 3" pockets each, $9.95)

Design 5 (Z1952, 10 protectors – 3 vertical 6" × 4" pockets &

 6 horizontal 3" × 4" pockets each, $9.95)

Meeting My Goal helps you get $150 in free product.

OK family & friends, I am in need of a little help meeting my goal this 
quarter. I have until Dec. 31st to make my deadline.
If you would like to be of some help, contact me for more information.
I need at least two more team members to keep me going. 

Would you like $155 in awesome paper crafting supplies for $49? 
The papers are great and the stamp sets are even more perfect. Not only that, 
this kit is a great way to give a few gifts for those special people who 
like to craft, make cards, and/or scrapbook. 

Here is what you get for $49. + s/h & tax.

Laughing Lola Paper Pack($9.95), Laughing Lola Assortment 
Laughing Lola Compliments Dimensional($4.95), 
Laughing Lola Exclusive C-Size Stamp Set($13.95), 
Laughing Lola Assortment($5.95), Black Hemp($2.25), 
Petite Perks-A Touch of Fall($3), Reflections-Scrapbook Program($14.95), 
Original Card Confidence Program($14.95), Black Exclusive Ink Pad($5.25), 
Gypsy Exclusive ink pad($5.25), My Acrylix Paisley Stamp Set($13.95), 
My Acrylix Cityscape Stamp Set($13.95), My Acrylix Swirls Around($17.95), 
3" x 3" block($8.50), CTMH Idea Books($12) 
Color Swatches($5), Autumn Winter B&T Swatches($5)

Email me with the SUBJECT LINE title: "Info on Kit" at


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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