Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sweet Cheeks!

This is my contest entry for the layout contest at the CTMH Regional Celebration. The requirements for this entry was to use our new Fancy Cuts Botanicals.

Love U!

Just taking a quick moment to share my contest entry for the Close to My Heart Regional Celebration card contest. The requirement was to use our fabulous new White Daisy Mini-Medley accents! I was able to include 3 of the 4 types of embelishments that come in the pack. My creative twist was to cut apart some of the darling little flowers and creating the lacey detail on the card!

Wish me luck!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Star-studded Valentine's Day!!

I would have to say this has been the best Valentine's Day!! My husband and I were invited by some his business associates to attend Dwyane Wade's Charity Luncheon today. It was to benefit his Wade's World Organization. We knew we would probably see lots of NBA stars....but we were absolutely star-struck by some of the fantastic celebrites we were fortunate enough to meet today! What made this star-packed event even better was the very small guest list of about 150 people. So it was fairly easy to walk up and meet people at the luncheon. Here are just a few people we met today....
I bumped into my ol' friend and customer Jordan Sparks! She was the guest performer today and sang a new song from her new up-coming album! It was so nice to see her and catch up with her. Since she won Idol...she really doesn't have much time to scrapbook with me anymore! Sniff...

Here is my husband meeting and speaking with MUHAMMAD ALI and his wife!! WOW!!

Here is my hubby (giddy as a school girl) meeting Larry Fitzgerald!

Other celebs in attendance (we weren't lucky enough to meet) were Jerry Colangelo, Chris Paul, Tom Chambers, Chris Tucker, many other sports, just too many to think of and mention!

This was a once-in-a-lifetime event and was just the most perfect Valentine's Day! Especially having lunch at the very posh Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort!

Hope you all have had a great Valentine's Day too!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Goodie Bags

Here are the Valentine goodies I will be giving away to my kiddos' teachers, my neighbors and my family. They are little heart pockets made by weaving two strips of cardstock (8-3/4 x 2-1/2) with rounded edges together to get the shape of the heart. The strips are then folded in 1/2 and cut up the center to a length of 2-3/4 to create the strips you actually weave. I also covered the cardstock with Close to My Heart's beautiful That's Amore B&T and sewed around the edges for stability before I weaved the strips together. I scored the matching ribbon at Michael's this was on sale. (Gotta love a sale!) I filled the hearts with some chocolate goodies, bagged them up and tied a little tag and a tube of M&Ms to them. I am just so delighted they came out as well as they did!! I got the little tubes from one of my favorite little

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Family Pocket Mini-Album

As I have mentioned before, I get together with some of my Close to my Heart sisters once a month. This month I am in charge of sharing a project with them. With some inspiration from the 'fabulously artsy' Tresa Black and her 4x4 mini-pocket album...I have morphed it and created this little 4x5 mini-album!

Now I am off to put my happy little family in my Happy Family pocket mini-album!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Let the Good Times Roll!

YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER SEEN AN ANNIVERSARY LIKE THIS ONE! To kick off our 25th anniversary as a leader and innovator in the stamping business, Close To My Heart is giving all of our stamp purchasers a fabulous gift! When you spend $25 in stamps (Customized Name and Stamp of the Month excluded), you’ll receive a custom-designed B-size My Acrylix®
Good Times stamp set (retail value $13.95), packed with fun and versatile party-inspired images, for FREE!* This beautifully crafted set will be a perfect addition to your stamp collection.

So…let’s celebrate! Here’s to the next 25 years of happy stamping and Good Times!

*Offer good February 3–28, 2009. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Stamps shown at
50% of actual size.
Contact me at for more information or to place your order today!