Friday, March 30, 2012

last day!!

don't forget, tomorrow is the last day to get this incredibly awesome cart for free!! Sign up to become a consultant with Close to my Heart and the Art Philosophy cartridge is your for free!! I swear my ap cart lives in my cricut machine!! I use it almost every time my machine is on! Feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining the awesome company!! But don't delay, the offer ends tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

hey ladies, i just started a facebok page, please feel free to stop by and "like" my page!! thanks

st. pat's day crafts and cards

i decided to post some of my past projects since my actual creating is limited due to my house guest. a thought occurred to me to try my hand at picasa and their collages. here is my first one. i made a few waterfall cards, decorated a soap dispenser and a banner for one of my favorite holidays. hope you enjoy

Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy 21st!!

My eldest daughter, Mary Kate, aka , MK, finally turned 21 a few weeks ago. All she wanted was a pair of monogrammed earrings she found on a website called They are really adorable and very much her! She was thrilled! I decided to make this cute box from the AP cart out of acetate. I was worried how it woudl come out. Of course, I had my stash of sheets from my dear sweet Canadian friend Tammy and of course when I needed them, I couldn't find them. Of course, they were right in form of me and I was able to figure out this super easy project. I even cut out smaller ones for the love bugs to decorate, but they "hid" them for MK and we still don't know where!!

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

my webpage!! so i wasn't sure how all of this worked, but through becoming a consultant with close to my heart, i acquired a webpage. if you are interested in making a purchase or would like further information on these wonderful products please check this out!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

my friend's new online store ginger snaps

Ginger Snap Scraps is a brand new online scrapbook store, run & owned by stay-at-home mom

She is having a Grand Opening Event on Friday, April 6. 
You can join the Facebook event by clicking here.

There will be free shipping on $25 orders for the grand opening weekend only!

Ginger Snap Scraps carries your favorite brands such as My Minds Eye, Provo Craft, Echo Park, Graphic 45, Zig, DCWV, Bo Bunny, La La Land, Peachy Keen, Riley & Co., Bella Blvd, Tim Holtz, Bazill, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee and many more!

ALL of the Cricut cartridges offered at Ginger Snap Scraps are $35 and under-all the time.

Please join the Facebook event to be eligible for giveaways and prizes on the day of the grand opening.

*Regular shipping at Ginger Snap Scraps is $5 flat rate shipping and $100 orders ship free.  You will earn 1 point towards every dollar you spend.  Once you reach 250 points you can redeem them for a $10 store credit.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tag flower card


Inside of card.
outside of card
Life is very disorganized for my family right now. My mother in law fell three weeks ago and broke her hip and needed emergency surgery. She has been living with us for over a week. As a result, my craft area has been taken over and i cna't find anything!! it is making me crazy!! i went from using my entire dining room to having a small desk to work from. My tools and supplies are every where. Not only is my creating time diminished, so is my creative space. I am really really trying to make the best of it. I need to develop my CTMH webpage and there for need pics of items i have created. I spent a few hours tryign to get something accomplished. I did some quick card cuts and then I cut out the flower with goes with the "a note for you" stamp. Of course, exhaustion must have hit because i totally forgot how to stamp!! and this was the result!! I can not believe i did this! Anyway after a few minutes i figured it out and the end result is below!
Sweet Surprises Card Kit
Isn't this card kit so incredibly adorable!! It's available from Close to my Heart and is so versatile!! Of course the first idea that would pop into my head would be to add candy for the little ones. But how aobut filling the cup with bards and eyelets to send to a crafty friend. Or some seeds for a gardener. Ooohh, i bet one of those K-cups would fit in there as well!! Oh gosh!! I can not wait for my kit to arrive!!!! If you are interested in purchasing this kit, please feel free to contact me here on my blog or via email @!! Thanks and have a crafty day!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Super busy unproductive day

Maddie's Sweet Sixteen

Today was super busy and unproductive for me. First i have been thinking that hubs was going away with his scout troop for the weekend and then i find out that he is not. so that should help me but well, not really. then my son came home from college today instead of tomorrow which again you would think would help but it doesn't. Work was super busy but the day dragged on and on. Then i tried to update out facebook page and it didn't like me. By the way, please feel free to stop by and like L and M Bakery in Delran, NJ! (on facebook) I forget to palce the order for new rabbit food we want to try from a new dealer. We have 10 or 12 rabbits and they eat a lot. We jsut acquired a new one yesterday. Trixie is such a cutie. I haven't even had a chance to see what sex it is though!  After work i had to meet my daughter and go to the chiropractor. Hoping it helps cuz my sacroiliac is killing me! Then i went to two stores for my husband's party on sunday and then back to the same store for my daughter's party on saturday! Can't believe my youngest will be 16!! and she is going all out!! or rather making me go all out!! At least i was able to be crafty with her invites for her party. I liked how they came out.Then i had to take maddie to the orthodontist cuz she felt like her expander was falling out. Turns out her mouth is expanding so quickly that it is jsut a bit unaligned. but it's fine. I am so hoping that this mean her actual braces will work quickly and that maybe jsut maybe she won't have braces for senior portraits!! oh well, she is beautiful any way so it won't matter, to me at least. Then it was back to the food store for more party stuff and a few things for the house. I finally got home at 8pm!! Still have computer stuff to catch up on and paper work for hubs to handle!! It's days like these that make it impossible for me to get anything done for me!! Boooo!!! Hope you had a creative day!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Just trying something

Check out the new Dotty paper pack available exclusively from Close to My heart!

Getting Started

I feel like i was forced to create this out of peer pressure from the likes of my online friend Tricia, aka! I also started this as i have just started selling Close to my Heart products! contact me here if you would like to learn more about them!