Sunday, September 30, 2012

New Giveaway from Me!!

Hi Folks!!!  I have a new give-away for the month of October and November.  I have the small organizer that holds the stamp blocks and it is great.  SOOOO, I will have a drawing for the small organizer and insert, the medium organizer and insert and the craft boxes.  Everyone who places an order during the next two months will be in the drawing.  I will pick a winner December 1st and someone will have a great present from me.

I really appreciate all my customers as I am building an on-line business with Close to My Heart!  I love to tell you thanks with some nice giveaways!  Please watch the video because it shows all the products.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

So Spooky Card Video

Here is the video for the "So Spooky" card challenge from CardzTV # 117.  This was a fun, easy card to make and I like how it came together.
Thanks for looking, TATA!

So Spooky CardzTV Challenge #117

Here is my card for CardzTV So Spooky challenge.  I have a video coming up soon that show how I made this card.
Thanks for looking, TATA!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Let's Get Organized!

Here is a super short video from Close to My Heart showing the new organizational boxes just added to the catalog.  I have the small one with the block insert, it is GREAT!!

Thanks for looking, to order go to my CTMH site:


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teddy Bear Parade

Here is a card using the Cricut Teddy Bear Parade cartridge.  I use the Cricut Craft Room most of the time so I ordered this digitally through  You can also order this and get the physical cartridge.  It is sooooo cute, my new bff!
I did this quick Halloween card and also show you how I make my "wibble-wobbles".

Thanks so much for looking, TATA!

Monday, September 24, 2012

CTMH Artiste S-fold Cards

Here are some of the s-fold cards on the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and a great stamp set that will coordinate with the embellishments!
  • Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Z1686
  • Artiste Cricut Cartridge Z 1790
  • Perfect Fit stamp set D1527

Order from my web-site:
Any questions, please ask, I will get with you.

Thanks for looking, TATA!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pear & Partridge Workshop on the Go

Hi folks!  Here is a short video featuring the Pear & Partridge Workshop on the Go and some other new products from Close to My Heart.
I love this kit and will do some of the designs this week and post for you all.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check my giveaway, getting close to finding a new home for a Cricut Mini!!
Order product at:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Using the Pear Partidge kit as a design

I posted a video using the CTMH Pear & Partidge Cardmaking Kit (G1043) which I love!  Now I want to show you how to take one of the card designs and adapt it using other papers and ink.  There are three card patterns in this kit and I did a new design with card # 3.

Thanks for looking and do not forget to check out my great Cricut Mini give-away.  Getting very close to finding a new home for the Cricut!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

CTMH Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit!!

I love this cardmaking kit!  You get so much in the packet and the guide is so easy to follow to create the 15 Christmas cards.  Here is a quick video highlighting this kit: G1043.

To order, please visit my Close to My Heart website:

Also remember that I only need 3 more orders before I draw for the Cricut Mini!

Thanks for looking, TATA!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My Give-away UPDATE!

Hi y'all,
I only need 5 more orders to draw for a new home for a brand new Cricut Mini!
All you need to do to be in the drawing is to place an on-line order with my Close to My Heart website for $99.00.  That is the cost for either of the super great Cricut cartridge packets.  If you buy more, you will be entered in two times.
Please visit my CTMH site and do some shopping with our great products.
When at my site, all you have to do to be a customer is to create a user name and a password!!
I have enjoyed meeting my new customers, WOW, they are from everywhere.  That is one of the "kool" things about on-line shopping and the Internet.
The above picture is the September Stamp of the Month available now until September 30 for only $5.00 with an order of $50.00.
Thanks again, y'all.  Have a most blessed day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Close to My Heart Christmas Card 3, Twisted Card

Crusin' around YouTube can sure give me some great ideas.  I found this "Twisted Card" on a site by "alwaysstampin" and had to try it!

Here is a video showing this fun, easy, versatile card with a new twist.

This is the picture of the finished card:
Thanks for looking and do not forget my Cricut Mini give-away!  We are almost there so scroll down and see how you can be entered into the drawing!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CTMH Christmas Card 2

This is a really sweet and so easy to make card.  I made a bunch of these to use when I entertain in November for favors/placecards.

Thanks for looking at this easy-peasy darling card.  The Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge  makes it fun to create!

Do not forget my super nice giveaway, a Cricut Mini!!  Scroll down for details.
Thanks y'll  TATA!

Lest We Never Forget

Prayers for all the victims and famlies that experienced this sad day in 2001. Prayers to all the families and soldiers who have stood strong to protect our country. 
              Lest we never forget.
                God Bless America.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Guess What's Inside!

I made a couple of these cute cards using the Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge.
The card base is found on page 55 under the Card function.  I cut the base at 4.5 and got two cards on a 12x12 sheet of paper.  I tied some ribbon on the front of the card and cut a layer of 3.5 by 3 paper, punched the edges and stamped using the bird from our September Stamp of the Month "Fall Favorites" and a stamp from CardzTV "Encouraging Thoughts" stamp set.

One the inside I did a sentiment layer that was cut at 3.75x3, punched the edge and inked with some CTMH "Desert Sand". I also stamped the teacup from CardzTV stamp set "Brew HAHA" and "Get Well Soon" from CardzTV "Encoraging Thoughts" set.

So what's inside?  Two Bigelow Sweet Dreams tea bags for my friend!
Thanks for watching.  Do not forget to check out my Cricut Mini giveaway.  We are getting very close to a new home for the Mini!!
You can order product through:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Close to My Heart "Fall Favorites"

Fall in love with our “Fall Favorites” September Stamp of the Month set from Close To My Heart!!

Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Fall Favorites". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.



In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog: If you came from Eva Friesen~  then you are in the right place!
Here are two videos showing my project for this bloghop.  The top on is the card and the second video is the card holder I made to use this as a gift set.  Thanks for looking.


Your next stop on the Fall Favorites Stamp Set Blog Hop is the very talented .

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:


3.     Shelly Mendenhall
      4.     Eva Friesen ~
5.     Judith Ashmore~
6.     Stephanie-
8.     Maria Woodworth ~
9.   Jennifer Kramer ~
11.   Madeline Morcelo ~
12.   Theodora
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Fall Favorites" projects.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day

Hi folks,

Wishing all of you a most happy and safe Labor Day 2012! 
I will be back Thursday with an update on my Cricut Mini give-away and a new video.

Blessings to all, TATA