Monday, August 27, 2012

A very nice giveaway!

Hi folks, here is a very nice giveaway from one of my new Close to My Heart gals.  Her blog is fantactic also.  Please click and go see her things.  Her blog is :
                                                       Ms Tara is one amazing crafter.

Our Christmas Blog Candy

Close To My Heart Artiste Coffin!

I love doing seasonal projects and things for the holidays.  I made this spooky, cute coffin from the Artiste cartridge today to give to some children. I lined the boxes with some white netting and will fill them with candy.  This was so easy because the cartridge cuts it the size you want or the one suggested and the Artiste cartridge comes with an assembly booklet that shows how to put your project together.  For me that is great because I am such a hands-on person!

Do not forget to check out my Cricut Mini give-away.  Scroll down this page to find out how you can be put in the drawing for this great machine.
Thanks for looking.  BOOOOOOO

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cricut Mini Giveaway Update!!

Evening y'all!  I wanted to post an update with my giveaway for a brand new Cricut Mini machine.
As of Sunday August 26, 2012 there are 4 entries in the pot working towards the 20 for the draw.
There are 3 ways to enter:
1.  Purchase the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
2.  Purchase the new CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge
3.  If you do not want to buy either cartridge, you may make an order of $99.00

Also, if you purchase both cartridges or $198.00 of product you will be in the drawing 2 times!!
I have already had one customer buy both cartridges, so she is in 2 times, "KOOL", right?

I wanted to give you a link to see a great card project using the Art Philosophy cartridge and some of our papers.  Please visit Ms Mary's blog and see what she created, it is gorgeous.  You can find her blog and some of her great stamp sets at:
You will also find links to some fun challenges and all of her great videos!!

Thank you to those who have placed orders with me and I hope to reach the goal of 20 entries very soon.  This Cricut Mini is wanting a home.
Shop with my at:
When the Mini finds a new home, I am sure I will find another great give-away!!

Thanks for visiting me, TATA!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

CTMH "Make It From Your Heart" Vol. 1

Here is a video highlighting the "Make It From Your Heart" new booklet offer through Close To My Heart.  It has scrapbook layouts and card patterns that are great and so easy to follow.
This is the card I created this afternoon using one of the card patterns in the booklet.  I modified it to suit the things I wanted to use and it was so easy!  Sure got my "mojo" going again. 
Easy-easy to order on-line any CTMH products you would like.  Just go to my CTMH website (, create an account and password.  Shop 'til you drop!
Thanks TATA!

Close To My Heart August Artiste Blog Hop

·         Welcome to our August ARTISTE Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects AND some blog candy!!!

This month we will be showcasing a different page from the Artiste cartridge! Did you know there were 700 images on this cartridge?? That's right -- 700!!!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

My project is making S-Fold cards on page52 in the Artiste Cricut cartrige book.  There are 9 great card designs that you can cut and decorate.  I made a video to show you the cards and one that I decorated.



The next stop on your blog hop fun is the very creative.....Lisa Woodward

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:

       3.     Julia

       4.     Theo
       5.     Tina Gale       
       6.     Stephanie
      8.     Joanne

     10.   Rebecca ~

     11.   Denise

      12.   Judith Ashmore-

      13.   Lisa Woodward~

      14.   Laura Charko -

      15.   Jennifer Kramer-

       16.   Eva Friesen~



Friday, August 24, 2012

CTMH Clementine Workshop on the Go

I got the new Clementine Workshop on the Go yesterday!! I love the paper, the stamp set and the embellishments that come with the set.  Today I did one of the layouts and decided to make a video showing this very nice kit and how to use it.  All the kits can be used in many ways.  They make 2 sets of 2 page layouts and have extra product for making cards or some of the really cute 3-d objects.
Here is my video:
Do not forget to scroll on down the page and read about my nice give-away!  A Cricut Mini!  Perfect for crafting and to use with our CTMH Cricut cartridges, Art Philosophy and Artiste.  Easy-peasy to order:

Thanks so much for visiting me, please come back.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge 82

Here is a very quick accordian fold card I created for the Paper Playtime Challenge #82 which was to use polkadots and sentiments. This was so much fun to create.
Thanks for looking and please visit my blogspot to see details of a nice Cricut Mini giveaway for those who order Close To My Heart products from me. 

 Here are directions to create the accordian fold card:
Card base: 5 1/2 x 11
Score at 1 1/2, 3, 5 1/2, and 8
Make the folds and then decorate!!  I used some Close to My Heart Dotty paper for the flaps.  They were cut at 5 1/4 x 1 1/4, 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 and 5 1/4 x 2 3/4.  My shape was created using the new Artiste cartridge and I altered the shape on page 34 in the Cricut Craft Room to a shape size of 2.25 x 4.00.
I used stamps from CTMH sets:
Live out Loud ( S1207)
It's Your Day (CC1020) which is a double set and available through September for only $5.00 with a $35.00 purchase of CTMH products!
My CTMH site where you can order on-line is:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cricut Mini Give-away Update!!

Hi folks,

I have had a couple of gals ask about the give-away (who already have the two great cartridges) a super good question.  So, I am going to include in the 20 orders for the give-away anyone who orders either the cartridges OR makes an order of $99.00 with me.
That makes those 20/1 odds very flexible for all of you!
                                                   My CTMH website is:

Thanks again y'll.  Will keep you updated with the progress for my give-away!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What a Great Value from CTMH!

This is a really cute set for such a great price!!  Hop over to my CTMH site : and shop!
 Place your order of $35.00 or more and get this set for only $5.00!
Thanks, TATA

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Scripture Card

I did another scripture card and now I cannot decide which to send to Mom, ohhhhh, I will send one now and another later!!
I used paper from the Close To My Heart collection called "Elemental" and another stamp from CardZTV set named "Rejoice".  You can purchase Mary's great stamps at  I love her stamps!  Hop over to see her selections.

Thanks for visiting me.  Do not forget to check out my great Cricut Mini give-away.  There is a video, also.  TATA

I love "Lucy" paper!

I love the Close to My Heart Lucy paper and made a card today that I call a Scripture Card.
I used the Lucy paper and a sentiment from CardZ TV stamp set "Greater Love".  I will be sending this card to my Mom who keeps my cards on a board in her room.  She tells me that everyone loves looking at all her cards from me.  That warms my heart.

Thank you for looking, and please visit my CTMH website to browse for great crafting supplies.  Easy-peasy to order from there and IF you purchase on of the cartridges, Art Philosophy or Artiste, you will be entered in my great Cricut Mini give-away!


Close to My Heart special starting tomorrow!  Check it out, this is a really great stamp!  CTMH is offering this set to help celebrate National Stamping Month.
Order by going to my CTMH on-line site:
When you place a $35.00 order you can get this DOUBLE SET for only $5.00!!

Check out my great give-away.  If you order Art Philosophy or Artiste, then you will be able to get this stamp set for $5.00 more and you will be entered into the give-away for a Cricut Mini!   Don't miss out on this great value. 

Thanks TATA!

Monday, August 13, 2012

IT's HERE! My Give-away, that is!

Hi y'all!  I am so excited to announce my give-away, so here goes.  I have a brand new Cricut Mini as a give-away.  I live in a very tiny town in southern TN so I have decided that a goal for me is to enhance my Close to My Heart on-line sales.  This is the plan for my giveaway:
When I have 20 sales for the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge or the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge, I will have a drawing of those who have ordered from me.  Someone will WIN!  Those are good odds, right, 1/20 chances for a great Cricut Mini.
I have a video that I will post, so I invite you to view it, create an on-line account and do some shopping!  I will post on my blog frequently the number of sales so that you can know also!!
Don't forget that these cartridges make great gifts (hint,hint), never too early to knock off some Christmas gifts for crafty friends and family!
                                                     My Close to My Heart website is:
Easy-peasy to order there.
Thanks so much.

Friday, August 10, 2012

CTMH Scholastic Workshop on the Go Kit

I love the Close to My Heart Workshop on the Go kits and I thought I would feature one of the newest ones today in my video.  This is the "Scholastic" WOTG kit and a layout from the package.

Don't forget to keep tuning in to my blogspot, I will have a great give-away announcement sometime next week ( as soon as it gets here)!
Workshop on the Go kits are available from my CTMH website:  It is easy-peasy to make purchases from the website.  Create an account by adding your name and making a password.
If you have any questions, please contact me through comment section or through my personal e-mail:
Go Team USA!
Thanks for watching and TATA

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Ok, y'll, GET READY!  I am planning a nice give-away VERY SOON!
Keep coming back for my updates, you will not want to miss this!
HINT:  Do you love stamps, great Cricut cartridges and machines?