Friday, March 30, 2012

March is almost over. Have you embraced the Philosophy of Fun yet?

Time is running out to get your hands on a FREE Cricut Art Philosophy Bundle!

You ONLY have 2 days to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. If you are on the fence and would like more information to make a decision please email me at, and we will figure out how Close To My Heart can work with you, your family, your current job, etc.
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If you have EVER wanted to become a CTMH Consultant NOW is the time to do it! Contact me or click here to sign up TODAY!! I would to have you join my Scrappin' Divas team!!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

PaperWishes 'March' Card Kit Creations!

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!

We survived the storms here in North Texas with minimal to no damage! Our main issue was flooding, seeing that we received 5" of rain in less than a 24 hr period. But I am happy to say that we didn't encounter any tornadoes or hail! The rain was MUCH appreciated here, seeing that we've been under water restrictions, burn bans, and haven't had much rain in the area for quite some time.

During these soggy wet few days, I did manage to squeeze in some crafty time! I received my PaperWishes March Card Kit on Monday and have been working on some of the cards included. The kit has some REALLY cute cards in it and, again, I absolutely love this kit for those simple, quick, yet BEAUTIFUL card creations. My favorite part is that in each month's kit, they include one Christmas card creation. Being that it is my FAVORITE time of the year, I now get a little taste of it each month when creating with the PaperWishes card kits! :) On top of working on those, I have also been taking Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101 class online. LOVE LOVE LOVE... then again, it's Tim Holtz and what's there NOT to love! :)

I may be MIA until about next week since both of my kiddos have some big competitions/tournaments coming up this weekend. And tomorrow I will be enjoying The Hunger Games which I am sooooo excited to see! Really LOVED reading the trilogy and ready to see it on the big screen! :)

Until next time... here are a few of my creations from the PaperWishes March Card Kit ... which were SUPER fun to create, fast to put together, and turned out so stinkin adorable! Here's hoping you all have a FABULOUS Thursday!
Butterfly Card with matching envelope.
Inside of Butterfly card.
Thank you 'sew' much card with matching envelope.
Inside of 'Thank you 'sew' much' card.

Monday, March 19, 2012

And the WINNER is....

Good morning everyone and Happy Manic Monday!  After what seemed like a LOOONNNGGG spring break, the kiddos are back in school!  Unfortunate for me, this means LOTS of cleaning today in order to get this house into pre-spring break clean.  Speaking of spring, it looks like we'll be getting a taste of it here in Fort Worth, TX with severe storms rolling in in just a few hours and lasting through Wednesday.  They have already issued flash flood warnings around the area and are also talking about strong winds, hail, and possible tornadoes.  So... we shall brace ourselves for the next couple of days and I will be sure to take advantage of the wet weather and hopefully get MUCH scrappin' done!

Well, it is FINALLY time to announce the winner of my One Year Blogaversary GiVeAwAy!!!  I would like to thank ALL of you who entered and became followers of my blog as well as fans of my Facebook fan page!  You are ALL an inspiration to me with your crafty creations.  I have been browsing your blogs and am just in awe with a lot of the work I have come across.  Just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!  Sooooo.... here we go.... the WINNER of my GiVeAwAy and new owner of LOTS of FABULOUS crafty goodies is.....

PENDRA... who wrote:

Hi Jennie, First of all Congrats on your 1 year Blogiversary and secondly Happy Birthday! I can't really speak right now I am too busy drooling over these goodies!!! I am your newest follower and FB Fan... I have posted and linked your drool worthy Giveaway on my FB page and my blog sidebar, thanks for the chance to win and hope you visit me too! I am BRAND new to the Cricut... and have lots to learn!
Crafty Hugs,

Congratulations Pendra!!!  Please email me here with your info so that I can get your goodies out to you!  You have until Wednesday to claim your goodies!  Lets all give Pendra a huge CONGRATS!  

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Happy St. Patty's Day everyone... and Happy Saturday as well!

I spent a FABULOUS four and a half hours today at The Little Blue House for their 'Ranger Workshop'!  If it has to do with Tim Holtz... well, chances are... I'm in! :)

We created a total of FIFTEEN reference tags today during the workshop!  Whew!  Each tag features some artful techniques that were taught to the WONDERFUL ladies at The LBH  by Tim Holtz himself!  And... they were gracious enough to hold this workshop for us TIM HOLTZ ADDICTS!  I will be sure to tell you more about the fabulous workshop in a later post.

For today, I wanted to share a quick St. Patty's Day card that I whipped up not too long ago.  Isn't it just precious?!?!  I absolutely LOVE the look of this 'vintagy' card! <3

I hope that you are all having a FABULOUS Saturday and St. Patrick's Day!  I am off to have some dinner followed by ice cream with the kiddos... whose spring break is quickly coming to an end!

***REMINDER:  If you haven't already, make sure to enter my One Year Blogaversary GiVeAwAy here!!!  This giveaway closes tomorrow at midnight (central time)... so be sure to enter for a chance at some FABULOUS goodies!!!***

Friday, March 16, 2012

Loving the Simplicity of Monthly Card Kits!!!

Good morning y'all and happy Friday!!!

It has been quite a busy week here with my kiddos being on spring break and all.  So I wanted to make sure that I got this post up before we head out to Mountasia for a fun filled day!

The cards that I am about to share are a bit different.  Just recently, I did something that I NEVER thought I would actually do.... I signed up for a monthly card kit club by Paper Wishes... and let me tell you... 

I had lost my mojo there for a while and would find myself just staring at piles of paper with no clue as to what I wanted to do.  I'm sure you've all been there at one point or another!!!  This has turned out to be a GREAT solution for me for those blank moments! :)  And it's also a great way to whip up a card in no time... by simply following the instructions and having EVERYTHING provided for you to do so.  
LOVE it! <3

Below are the first two cards that I created from the February kit.  I love how they turned out and was amazed by the simplicity and the little time they each took to create.  I had both done in absolutely NO TIME at all!  And the great thing is that I can use the sketches with other papers and embellies that I currently have stashed in my scraproom!

So stay tuned every month for more monthly kit cards.  I'll be sure to share a few of them each month with all of you!  I am so excited and cannot wait to receive my March kit in the mail!

Also, if you haven't already... please make sure to click here to enter my 'One Year Blogaversary GiVeAwAy'!  This giveaway closes on the 18th of March. 

Have a FABULOUS Friday & weekend! 




Thursday, March 15, 2012

FUN In My 'cLeAn' Scraproom! :)

Hello everyone!  Just a quick post here to share today's creations! 

I FINALLY cleaned up my scraproom today and was able to get some creating done!  I have a super hard time getting anything accomplished in there if there is a HUGE mess... and in my case, it looked as if a tornado had passed through my scraproom!  So... today... I MADE myself clean AND organize my scrappy space!  And what a difference THAT made!  I was on my stool and creating in no time! :)

The first card was created using CTMH Lucy papers as well as my CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (which you are all still able to get FREE this month... click here for  more info!).  It is just a simple 'just because/friend' card that I can send out at any time. The Lucy papers are STILL my favorite papers from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book!  Just can't stop creating with them! :)

The next card is, again, just a simple 'Birthday' card.  As you can see, I like to keep things quick and simple! For this one I used CTMH's Pemberley papers as well as some simple embellishments.


Also, if you haven't already... please make sure to click here to enter my 'One Year Blogaversary GiVeAwAy'!  This giveaway closes on the 18th of March.  
Have a FABULOUS evening!  ~Hugs~

CTMH How-To Books Selling Out!

As of right now, CTMH's How-To Book, Reflections, is now GONE and completely out of stock! 

Corporate has also stated that there is a very limited supply on our How-To Book, Originals.  
They are anticipating it will be selling out very soon! 

  Remember, ALL of the How-To Books are being retired and will no longer be available for purchase once they have SOLD OUT!

So get yours here TODAY! 
 Don't hesitated to get yours NOW... they WILL all be gone soon!

Also, if you haven't already... please make sure to click here to enter my 'One Year Blogaversary GiVeAwAy'!  This giveaway closes on the 18th of March.  

Receive the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge FREE This Month!!!

Get a FREE Cricut Art Philosophy Collection Bundle
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when you become a CTMH consultant during 
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Ever thought about becoming a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant???

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When you sign up as a new Consultant during the month of March, for just $99,  
NOT ONLY will you receive the CTMH Starter Kit, 
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CTMH How-To Books Reminder

As some of you may already know, each of our How-To Books will be retiring. :'(
 Despite being featured in our current Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book, quantities for these titles are extremely limited and inventory will not be replenished once we run out.  We anticipate running out of some of the How-To Book titles as early as this month, so if you have been waiting to order one or more of these books, now is the time to buy!

You can purchase these How-To Books here!

Also, if you haven't already... please make sure to click here to enter my 'One Year Blogaversary GiVeAwAy'!  This giveaway closes on the 18th of March.  

Have a FABULOUS day!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Friday & {St. Patrick's Day Cards}!

Morning all!  Whew... another super busy week in my household!  Does it EVER slow down??? lol!

Well,  I have FINALLY gotten back into the groove of things.... at least it seems so for now!   I have been working on some St. Patrick's Day cards for a couple of swaps as well as some to send out to loved ones.  These first couple of cards I tried to keep fairly simple and quick and am quite happy with the turnout. :)  

I have also FINALLY pulled out my Martha Stewart Score Board, which I have owned for quite a while, and have began making matching envelopes for my cards.  I EVEN went ahead and made matching sleeves for my envies!  So proud of myself! lol!

Also, if you haven't already... please make sure to click here to enter my 'One Year Blogaversary GiVeAwAy'!  This giveaway closes on the 18th of March.

Here's hoping you all have a FaBuLoUs Friday & weekend!  I will be busy this weekend with my DD's dance competitions, so I don't see much crafting getting done for me! :(  Nevertheless,  it should be a busy, wonderful weekend... there's nothing like watching my baby girl ROCK IT on stage!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

It's a BeAuTiFul day in the neighborhood!

Happy Sunday!  It is a BeAuTiFuL day here in Fort Worth, TX as it has been for quite a while here!  It's really hard to believe that we have already hit the month of March and really haven't had much of a winter here.  So, as always, we intend to take advantage of this gorgeous day and head out to do a little fishing.  There's nothing like a good breath of fresh air!

But, before I head out with the fam, I wanted to leave you all with a few tags that I recently created.  I recently got into creating tags when I signed up for a Tim Holtz '12 Tags of Christmas' class at The Little Blue House.  I have had such fun crating these tags and plan to create a whole lot more of them!  So please enjoy these creations for now and have a BLESSED Sunday!

Vintage Valentine Tag
Steampunk Tag

Thursday, March 1, 2012

One Year Blogiversary {with a BIG giveaway}!!!

Hello friends!  I have just celebrated two milestones within the last couple of weeks... one being a MAJOR one!  I celebrated my Birthday on the 22nd as well as my ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY on the 17th!!!  It has been one year and 128 posts since I joined this FABULOUS world of crafting and blogging... and I could not have reached this milestone without all of YOU... my WONDERFUL readers & crafty friends!  I still cannot believe that it has been just one year since I crafted my first card ever and started blogging!  

For those of you that don't know, this ALL began with my dear hubby purchasing me a Cricut Expression for Christmas 2010.  I had NEVER crafted a thing in my life before that!  I remember sitting there for a few days just staring at the machine, thinking "Okay, now what?".  It wasn't long before I got my Cricut up and running... thanks to Google and all of YOUR fabulous blogs!  I ventured into a hobby that I can't believe I lived without for so long!  I have been hooked since day one... the day I discovered My Pink Stampers tutorial videos. :)  And I must say, it has been an AMAZING journey ever since!  I have learned a PLETHORA of tips and techniques... from cardmaking to scrapbooking, tag making, ATCs, and so forth!  I now own a REDONKULOUS amount of crafty supplies and also have my very own craft room!!!! :)

Crafting and cardmaking has been more than just a hobby for me this past year.  It has been THERAPY!  It has gotten me through good times and bad.  It has become my stress reliever, my 'go to' when I am having a bad day and am down in the dumps.  

So... to extend this celebration with all of YOU... I am having a ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY GiVeAwAy!!!!  That's right.... it's time to give away some AWESOME goodies!  And since this is such a huge milestone for me, I'd like to make this GiVeAwAy EXTRA special and easy peasy!

All you have to do is become a follower, 'like' my Facebook Page and leave a comment below this post letting me know that you have done so!  If you are already a follower and a fan of my Facebook Page, just leave a comment stating that you are!  Like I said... EaSy PeAsY!  Also, if you happen to have an extra minute or two to spare, please spread the word to your friends and family on your blog or Facebook!  This is not required, but will be greatly appreciated! :)  

The GiVeAwAy will close on Sunday, March 18th at midnight with the WINNER being announce on Monday, March 19th!  Again, I am so blessed to be able to celebrate with all of YOU!

Here is ALL that the WINNER will receive... 

Cricut Imagine Ancestry Cartridge

Two Close To My Heart D-Size Stamp Sets

A Sampler of CTMH's 2012 Spring/Summer Background & Texture Papers &  A Bundle of Ribbon

Bling, Flowers, Studio G Inks, Adhesive Pearls, Black CTMH Distress Ink, Brown CTMH Distress Ink, & a Post-It Note Holder made by ME! :)

Stamp Block, More Stamps, & Three CTMH Ink Pads

Here is another shot of some items that I have mentioned above, as well as a Mini Easel and  Mini Gel Pen.

CTMH Card Kit & Two Greeting Cards w/ Envelopes made by Me! :)

And YES, I have also included a Close To My Heart 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book as well as a 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book in this AWESOME package!

Good luck to you & Have a SCRAPPY day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

{PINK} Birthday Cards!

Good morning, again!  
I just wanted to quickly post some 'Pink' Birthday cards that I recently created.  These were created for a swap and I absolutely love how they ALL turned out!