Monday, October 31, 2011

Birthday Weekend and last days of Cricut Shape-A-Day

Sorry, this is a long post.

We had a busy weekend this past weekend celebrating two birthdays…my youngest daughter, Cassidy’s 12th birthday and my oldest grandson, Chandler’s 8th birthday.

Cassidy’s birthday was Friday, October 28th. We celebrated it with just a small family dinner at Western Sizzlin’.


The girl loves zebra print…from her outfit to her cake!


Davis managed to get cake all over his face.


Opening presents… 

Chandler wearing beads as earrings.


My nephew Trevor carried this balloon around all night. 


I took a picture and told him I was going to post it on facebook…


What? LOL! I love that expression on his face.

On Saturday night, we went to Ashley’s house to celebrate Chandler’s 8th birthday. It doesn’t seem like he should be that old already. We enjoyed chili and crab stew before having cupcakes.


The cupcakes were delicious! They were pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting…Yum, yum.


Then it was time to open presents!

And the last presents were in Chandler’s words…”Heaven in a box”. He got new clear Wii controls.



And now the final days of Jeanette’s Shape-A-Day projects…


Day 26


Day 27


Day 28


Day 29


Day 30


Day 31

If you are interested in purchasing the Art Philosophy cartridge, you can order here.     

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Holiday Wishes Stamp Set- Order Today!



When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets in November, you can purchase a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s significant savings off the full retail value of $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN. And here’s a bonus: many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Powder Puff Football

This is my 3rd post today…just trying to get caught up. Be sure to look down to see all the posts.


Once again, Gabrielle participated in the high school’s annual powder puff football tournament. If was sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America Club as a fundraiser to offset convention costs for the students. This was their 9th year hosting it. It is always entertaining and this year was no exception.

The games are separated by classes…Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. Gabrielle is a Junior this year.


Her and her friends all have nicknames…hers is Shrek.


Group shot of some of the Juniors on her team.


Pre game photos  











I thought the victory dance was suppose to come after the game?


The Seniors had already won the first game of the night. They defeated the Sophomores with a score of 12-6. The Juniors first game was against the Freshman team. This winner of this game would play the Senior team for the title of champion.

Juniors won!!! Final score 12-0.


They will now play the Senior team but first a little entertainment from the cheerleaders.

They are the highlight of the night! It is hilarious to see these boys doing cheers, dances and stunts. Very entertaining!

The Juniors took on the Seniors for the final game of the night. By that time I was freezing and so I stayed in the stands and didn’t get any pictures of the actual game. I know…bad mother! Well, we won that game also.I thought is was going to be another shut out but during the last half of the game the Seniors scored 2 touchdowns. The final score was 28-14, Juniors! I did drag myself from my ward snuggie to take a couple of last shots.




IMG_1156IMG_1155     Since some of the girls were late getting to the game, Coach Ben told them they would have to do some push-ups after the game. LOL! They didn’t mind…

Cricut Shape-A-Day; Day 14 and more

Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know. I have been a bad girl and haven’t posted in a while. All I can say is that “Life” got in the way. I hope you have been able to go to Jeanette’s blog and see them anyway but if not, here they are…


Day 14


Day 15


Day 16


Day 17


Day 18


Day 19


Day 20


Day 21


Day 22


Day 23


Day 24


Day 25

I think that catches me up for now. Look out for more!          

Chandler has surgery.

My oldest grandson, Chandler, had to have surgery last Thursday on his arm. He broke it at school a couple of weeks ago while playing football with another little boy. When Mark left the Emergency Room with him, they had said that he had only broken one bone and referred him to a bone specialist to have the cast put on. After they took more x-rays, they determined that he had in fact broken both of the bones in his right arm but they were clean breaks and should heal with no problem. The put a bright blue cast on him.


He went back for a follow-up visit  earlier last week to have some more x=rays and discovered that his bones were moving (just like Cassidy’s) and he would need surgery to put pins in his arm. I was heart-broken. Talk about Déjà Vu… He broke the same arm as Cassidy and now was having to have the same surgery as Cassidy.


He was such a brave little boy the morning of his surgery. He was more concerned over the fact that they had put him in a gown where his backside was showing then the upcoming procedure. The surgery was a success! Dr Sasser was able to put pins in his arm instead of having to insert rods like he had to do with Cassidy. That meant less pain for Chandler.


Poor little fellow looked so pitiful right after surgery although later that day her was back to his usual self. Of course he had to deal with some pain during the middle of the night but Ashley said it was bearable. Today, he’s going around like nothing happened. Isn’t it wonderful how quickly kids bounce back from these things?

Meanwhile, Cassidy went back to see Dr Sasser and we will be scheduling her to have her rods taken out during the Christmas holidays. He has assured me that it will be a walk in the park compared to her last surgery. She was in a LOT of pain because he couldn’t get the rod in one of her bones because the bone was sticking into her muscle so he had to make an incision and manipulate the bone from the muscle. He had warned us that she would be in a lot of pain and she was. That was literally one of the worst nights of my life when we brought her home.seeing her in so much pain and not being able to do anything about it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Become a Consultant in October and get one add-on collection FREE!

New Consultants who enroll for $99 with Close To My Heart between October 1-31, 2011, will receive one FREE* New Consultant Kit add-on collection!

Each of our three add-on collections is priced at $40 and has a retail value of $80-$130, so this is an incredible deal!

What’s in the Kit?

For just a $99 enrollment fee, you’ll receive a New Consultant Kit packed with business essentials and new products valued at over $280, plus a FREE add-on collection to enhance your kit!


Roxie Add-On Collection


Elemental Add-On Collection

Studio J Add-On Collection

Want another add-on collection?  You can easily purchase one for just $40 each.

Why Be A CTMH Consultant?

The best thing about being a Close To My Heart consultant is that you can set up your business to fit your life.  Here are a few examples of the ways consultants have set up their businesses:

  • Hobbyists – Like getting scrapbooking, stamping and cardmaking products at a discount?  Simply submit the minimum $300/quarter to maintain consultant status and receive the consultant discount of 22%.
  • Club Leader – You organize a monthly get-together to teach a project.  Club members agree to purchase at least $150 in product.  Each month, you select a hostess who’s eligible to receive hostess rewards and extra product.  You rotate the hostess each month so that everyone can take advantage of hostess rewards.  You can have as many clubs going per month as you like- a layout club, card club, Cricut club or Studio J club.
  • Studio J Consultant – Not a paper scrapbooker?  Maybe you’d like to set up a Studio J business based on CTMH’s online scrapbooking software.  Your customers would be those who are interested in making layouts fast, getting them professionally printed by CTMH, and having the option of sharing their layouts digitally with family and friends.
  • Business Builder – As a business builder, you will hold workshops or gatherings on a regular basis and recruit others to become a part of your team.  If you’re interested in making additional income and leading a team, running a CTMH business is an excellent opportunity for you.

And, beginning in October, CTMH has a new and improved compensation plan that includes even more incentives and rewards for you!

Join My Team

It doesn’t matter how you want to set up your business-do what works for YOU.   I started the company as a hobbyist. 

Join my team and I will be there to help encourage, train and support you.  This business can be all that YOU want it to be!!!!