Tuesday, December 29, 2009

More Christmas presents

I made my mother an event calendar for Christmas so she would be able to remember all her kids and grandkids birthdays and anniversaries. Just last month when we were celebrating Ashley and Zach's birthdays and Jonathan and Christy's wedding anniversary, she was passing around a calendar for everyone to write their information down on it. I was laughing to myself because I had already started making this for her. I just used scraps of paper that I had leftover that I thought would fit the month.
I also used all the monthly Word Puzzles that will retire at the end of this month. I was really disappointed when I first saw them on the retired list but they have come out with a newer set in the Spring 2010 idea book and they are awesome!

Some Christmas presents

For Christmas, I made my great neice Skylar a 6x6 scrapbook. I titled it "Skylar's Book of Firsts" and it included pages for very important "firsts" in her life such as first day, first bath, first smile, etc. It was a very easy project once I sat down and decided what I wanted to include. The paper pack is a retired paper pack from CTMH called Between Friends. I had not used it yet and it worked out perfectly for the album. The stamp set was Baby Steps.

This was a set of Thank you cards I made for my grandsons to send out. I got the idea from another consultant.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Eve

Here are some pictures of our house and the girls on Christmas Eve. I just couldn't get in the Christmas spirit this year no matter how hard I tried. Gabrielle and Cassidy decorated the tree after I had a mini-meltdown. LOL! I couldn't get the lights on the tree evenly and was about to just take them all off when my daddy came to the rescue. Tony called him and asked him if he would come do it for me. How sweet!

Here is Cassidy in her Santa rocks shirt with a guitar on it. Doesn't she look cute?

And of course, Gabrielle had to play around with the Santa hats. There is a story to this hat. Before my oldest grandson was born, I was determined not to be called "granny", "grandma" or any other old sounding names. I chose to be called "Precious" and my mother found this hat and got it for me. I know, what a silly name! It didn't matter in the long run as my son-in-law always called me "Scrappy" since I was always scrapbooking and it just kinda stuck. Now both my grandkids call me that and I love the name!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month!

The Felicity Collection features decorative die-cut paper, three gorgeous color schemes, and a D-size stamp set that include flowers, flourishes, argyle, birds, and an entire alphabet!

This collection has a retail value of $34.95 US/ $40.95 CAN. You can buy it outright, or get it free!

You can order or earn the Felicity Collection between now (December 15th, actually) and January 31, 2010...or while supplies last.

There are five ways to get the Felicity Collection. Read carefully so you can choose which way works best for you.

1. Purchase it at full price ($34.95 before shipping and tax)

2. Place an order of $60 or more in stamp sets (Stamp of the Month excluded)
and receive one collection absolutely FREE!

3. Place an order of $125 or more in Close To My Heart products and receive
one collectioin absolutely FREE!

4. Host a home gathering or workshop with minimum sales of $400 (before
shipping and tax) and receive one collection absolutely FREE!

5. Join Close To My Heart between January 1-31 and you will get one absolutely
FREE with your New Consultant Kit.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Colors of Fall

I forgot that I hadn't posted this layout yet. This is the layout we did at my November Stamp Club meeting. These colors are my absolute favorite colors! The pictures were taken at the Great Smokey Mountains from 2006. I wish you could really get a good look at them because I got lucky and was able to get some spectacular pictues.

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Stamp sets: Grown with Love,
Cardstock: Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Honey and Olive
Ink Colors: Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Honey and Cocoa

A New Look

I wanted to update my blog with a new look for Christmas. How do you like it? I found this adorable background from My Style Backgrounds Blogspot. She had so many cute designs to choose from, it took me a while to decide.

Now I need to get my but in gear and finish making some Christmas projects and post them!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Heyday Online Clearance Sale

Get Ready for a Holiday Heyday With Our Online Clearance Sale! Get all your holiday shopping done in one spot this year with our online clearance sale! Many items are 50% off, with some discounted as much as 80% off regular retail. The selection is incredible, too!

Shopping begins Wednesday, December 2, at 9 a.m. (MDT) and continues through Thursday, December 17, 11:59 p.m. (MDT), or while supplies last. Go to my website and click on 'shop online' then look for the link for the Holiday Heyday Clearance Sale.

*Sale has quantities restricted to FIVE per item to provide a smooth shopping experience for all customers.

*You'll want to get in on the amazing deals like My Acrylix stamp sets from @2 and My Reflections paper packets from $5. But that's not all! We have grab bags for $30 each, filled with over $100 in retail products. Plus, great shipping deals on orders over $100. Orders of $100+ have a flat rate shipping of $5.

*Please be patient while shopping and checking out. There will be lots of people shopping at the same time but hopefully things will go quickly and without a hitch!

*Here are a few of the items that will be available:
15+ Level One Kits (favorites like Vintage Travel, Laid Back, Free Spirit and more). $5 (regularly $9.95)
10+ Level Two Paper Packs (Caprice, School Zone, Expedition). $6.50 (regularly $12.95). Stickease $4 (regularly $8.95)
35+ Stamp Sets from $2-$8 (Let Us Adore Him, Let's Play Ball, Precious Alphabet, Card Sentiments, and other greats)
Embellishments like brads ($3), ribbon rounds ($4), chipboard ($3).

*Note that clearance items may not be combined with regular-priced items in a single shopping cart.

Have fun shopping!

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for December!

All artwork on the hop will feature December's SOTM, "Notice The Details" a set of 41 stamps! If you "hop" through all of them, you will have seen 65+ great ideas from 65 talented consultants.

If you are interested in this stamp set, you can get it for a discounted price or even FREE! Ask me how!