Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Close To My Heart




























I've neglected my blog, but have signed up for several hops in the near future and plan on getting back to my Creative World. I hope you'll check back but for starters, lets talk Close To My Heart.
Monday, Nov. 30th begins a Cyber Sale that includes the Artbooking Cartridge. If you've been wanting to get this, now is the time!! The sale runs through Dec. 5th but only as supplies last. Don't wait too long!!




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If you're ordering on Dec. 1st or later, you can pick up this gorgeous planner for the new year. It will allow you to design in the fashion that works for you. Weekly pages, monthly, it's up to you. It's a great start to document the upcoming year and use for a basis for your scrapbooks if you're doing that based on the year.


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If you're needing a planner that you can design and use as a basis to document your life.. then look no further!! Isn't this one gorgeous???  This bundle at 29.95 is amazing and you'll have everything you need to keep you and your family on track!!



Head to my website to order any Close To My Heart supplies, and if you need any further assistance, please contact me!!
If you'd like info on becoming a Consultant, please consider joining my team! I'd love to help you do what you love, while you save money and/or make money!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Butterfly welcome wreath

I've  been seeing these and just love them. While shopping last night I saw some  butterflies  and purchased all they  had. Came home and used the Welcome a friend cut trying her new Explore machine  then added the butterflies . I think  it turned out well  or at least I'm  pleased  with it.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Close To My Heart

5 x 7 canvas Blossom paper for heart and Aqua Sequins Cricut crtridges Artbooking and Artiste

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hero


Welcome to the It's Time to Hero Up Blog Hop

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Anyone can be a SUPER HERO!
This group of MIGHTY Super Heroes has banded together to SAVE THE DAY and bring you the most AMAZING Super Hero inspiration we can. We hope your SPIDEY SENSES are tingling as we pull out every SUPERPOWER we've got!


You should have arrived from our host Connie's blog.


If you need to start at the beginning Connie Can Crop (http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/) is the first stop on this AMAZING Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these INCREDIBLE Super Heroes who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
Michelle with Cuttin and Stampin is giving away a $15 gift certificate to her online store!
Wohoo!!



What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page and be sure to like her on facebook!!
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


TO THE BAT CAVE ROBIN!!!
UP UP and AWAY!


Heroes don't always wear those tight leggings and great get-ups! I bet we all know someone who just goes about their day blessing others every step of the way! That would describe my husband! He'll tell you that he saved my life on our honeymoon 21 years ago. I became ill on our trip and came home to find out I had Ovarian Cancer. My family doctor thought my being sick was due to water or food on our trip or "a change in my sexual habits". Anyway, they found out what was wrong, took care of it and he took care of me! He has every time something has come up. Gall Bladder, disk issue.. maybe he's just bad luck! Nah!!  He is just an everyday guy who goes to work to provide for his beloved wife (that's me) and our family. He would do anything for any one who needed a hand, or help when ever he's called on!! He is just a great man who has taken my kids as his own and made them ours! He loves being a grandfather to the ones who are close, and misses the ones who aren't terribly!  He steps up whenever he can to make life great for all of us!! I don't know what I'd do without him, and I sure don't want to find out! He was, and still is my prince and always will be!! I'm so thankful that God put him in my life!!
I used Close To My Heart Jackson paper, and the Hero stamp to make this card. Added some bling, and while it may be simple, it reflects the recipient perfectly. He doesn't put on a false front and what you see is what you get!! He'll think it's great and appreciate the effort being made for him, not as much as I appreciate him!! Hope you enjoyed!! And may you all have a hero in your life! If you'd like to know more about the Jackson products or any Close to My Heart products, just contact me!
Now let's see what other heroes are up to and head over to Angela!

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
1. Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/
2. Janet- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
3. Angela ~ www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com/
4. Michelle- www.michellekinder.blogspot.com/
5. Pam - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
6. Madge- www.thescrappinlounge.com/
7. Alicia ~ http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
8. Melanie - http://afternoonscrapper.blogspot.com/
9. Haidee- http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
10. Theresa- http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/
11. Shawnee - http://www.sunshinythought.com/
12. Jessica- http://www.stampinandcraftin.blogspot.com/
13. Daphne- http://craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com/
14. Sarah - www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/
15. Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/
16. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com/
17. Robin - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/
18.Silvia - http://sillyscrap.blogspot.com/






Friday, April 10, 2015

Over the Rainbow Blog Hop

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.


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 Thank you for joining us in this inspiring blog hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
You should have hopped on over the rainbow from Madge but if you need to start at the beginning,
 Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this colorful blog hop.


We have a fantastic sponsor this month, Paper Crafting World
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They will be giving one lucky winner- a $20 gift certificate to spend in their super awesome online shoppe.
Visit My Paper Crafting's blog
on facebook
and shop here 

 What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.


Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.


Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!



I'm so glad you stopped by! I used a file from Creative Kuts.. My bears have found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.. or shamrocks! When I add my grandkids photos, that's when the gold will show up! They are all so precious to us! Hence the title- Lucky Us! Two tags for adding details of who is who, or what's going on in the photos! I used a variety of paper from my stash. If you're like me, you could paper a house both inside and out!

















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I'm working on a layout for each month of this year, and then can add my photos, and have a great album to remember the time! I hope you enjoyed your stop here.. so continue on to:
Alicia
http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
and see if you find a pot of gold there! Good Luck!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I almost forgot to pick a winner from the Recipe blog hop for the cookbook! Crafter- was picked thanks to Random Number Generator!! Please send me your address so I can send it to you!! Thanks!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

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Disco, Tiger Beat, Pet Rocks, Mood Rings, and Platform Shoes...
Cassette Tapes, Roller Skates, Loves Baby Soft and Boob Tubes.
If you were a child in the Groovy 70's then you most likely remember all of these Dynomite things!

Thank you for joining us in this Far Out Blog Hop celebrating Connie's Birthday!
The 1970's were full of style, fashion, and fun. What better way to celebrate a birthday!
You should have arrived from Alicia. If you need to start at the beginning, Connie is the first stop on this Groovy blog hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations.


I have a fantastic sponsor this month, 3 Girl Jam!

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They will be giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate to spend on their super awesome ribbons and embellishments!
Visit 3 Girl Jam's blog on facebook and shop here 3 Girl Jam.
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!
Keep on Truckin' Friends!! Peace!

Happy Birthday Connie!!!


I graduated high school in 1970! Go Purple Eagles!!  My friends and I roller skated every weekend! Who couldn't wait for the next issue of Tiger Beat to get those posters of the boy singers/bands? The country had a lot going on! Vietnam War, Hippies, and the phycadellic music and drug culture had parents worried!  It was a fun time, and even with all that going on, such a much calmer lifestyle! We still talked face to face or on a rotary phone! I recently took a class on making an album about yourself. I'm always the one taking the photos, and glad to be, because I hate how I look in photos. But I would like to write my own story so my grandchildren or even great grandchildren would know more about the period I grew up in, and what was going on in my life. I think I'm the person I am because of life's experiences, both good and bad. I'd like to know more about the choices I made, good and bad, and try to let them know, what life was like for me starting out on my own, and where that path has led. I'm hopeful that maybe they will see a rough spot or two is not the end of the world. So I made my title page for my album. I used Close To My Heart cardstock for the background. I found these Varsity Letters in Purple at a clearance rack! Score!! Thought they'd be perfect and reminded me of my cords we wore. I had my cords every year and my friends signed them. I wish I had kept them, but gave them to friends who opened a bar here and decorated it with the former high schools memorabilia. Anyway, this is my Senior photo. It was not taken in color then, but in that Sepia tone. My boyfriend at the time, who was drafted but ended up in Korea, took a small photo with him. He met an artist in Korea who painted the photo and much to my surprise, pretty close to the colors of shirt I had on and my hair. I was surprised my boyfriend had remembered. He had a large framed photo made and sent back to me. I still have it. (It's in the closet) Shortly after this photo was taken prior to my Senior year, I was in an auto accident and went through a windshield. No seat belts back in those days. The Emergency room shaved my hair from my ears forward. Mulletts weren't in style either then... this was the last time I had long hair and frosted it. Since then I tend to wear my hair parted the same way to cover some scars, and at my age now, long hair is more trouble than it's worth. This photo brings back so many memories, good and bad.. the boys in my Senior class never missed a chance to make fun of my scalp and the scarring during healing. I see a young woman who had her life in front of her, and for whatever reasons, the road hasn't always been easy, but I've come through..it's made me who I am today.
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Want to get this great tote with your Consultant kit? You can, sign up now for $99.00 and it's yours along with everything you need to start making money with your hobby, or get your supplies at a discount. Sell $300.00 in your first 40 days and earn the rolling tote!! What a deal! If you'd like more info, or to join my team, please contact me! I'd love to help you be successful in your endeavor!!
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The value is unbelievable!!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy a trip down memory lane as we head back to the 70's!!






Up next is Madge

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:


2.   Alicia


3. Janet


4. Madge


5. Lori




7. Sarah


8. Holli




10. Sandy


11. Theresa


12. Amanda


13. Daphne


14.Audrey
15. Jessica

Friday, February 27, 2015

 





 
 
Welcome to our Favorite Recipe Blog Hop.  If you are just arriving to our hop you are in the right place for your first stop and don't forget to visit everyone...you won't want to miss any of the amazing  Recipes that we have to share with you! 

In addition to seeing some awesome recipes and/or projects, there is a chance to win some blog candy! To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop as well as hitting that little "follow" button! Winner will be chosen on Sunday, March 7th so you have all week to hop through !

For this hop I am giving away to one lucky winner is this great Project Life Recipe Pages Kit by Becky Higgins. I have one of these myself and I am using it to pulled together all of our families favorite recipes along with pictures, and tips and suggestions to give to my Daughter when she gets married.





 

So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.


For this hop, I'm sharing two recipes! My hubby is diabetic now and trying to watch what he eats. Usually it's just what he's eating.. LOL
We took part in a Dining with Diabetes class, and these two recipes were so easy to make, and they are delicious.
The first one is a quick and easy Pudding!! My granddaughter can whip this up in no time and we all love it!




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2 cups skim milk, tub of low-fat whipped topping, favorite flavor of sugar-free instant pudding. That's it!!

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For the holidays, we put the pudding into the Phyllo Dough premade cups. Drizzled some Chocolate and/or Caramel syrup over them. Festive and still less fat!
The next one is a great and easy fried Chicken recipe without the fat and mess of frying but great taste!!

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Boneless/skinless chicken breasts cut into strips. While oven is preheating to 425. Marinate chicken in low-fat yogurt. Mix 2T flour, 1t Paprika, 1t Cayenne powder, 4T Grated Parmesan Cheese, 3/4 cup bread crumbs. Coat chicken with crumb mixture pressing into the chicken. Place on cookie sheet, sprayed with non-stick spray, and spray over chicken so it crisps up. Bake for 15-20 min. turning mid-way and spraying again. It's delicious!!!

I put these on 81/2 by 11 so I could put them in a 3 ring binder with page protectors. Easy to add to it, and when my granddaughter is on her own, she'll have some family favorites to take with her. She loves to cook!!

I'm giving away a Cookbook! A Healthy Recipes for Kids!
Leave a comment, with a contact info, so I can let you know if you win.!! Now head to Miranda's for more yummy goodness.







Your next stop will be with...

 
Miranda
 

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 

line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.

1. Robin ~ http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/
 
2. Janet ~ http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
 
3. Miranda ~ www.nanasscrapspot.com
 
4. Alicia ~ http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
 
5. Connie ~ http://www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com
 
6. Michelle Kinde ~ http://www.michellekinder.blogspot.com/
 
7. Jessica Douglass Wilson ~ http://stampinandcraftin.blogspot.com/
 
8. Audrey Dickinson ~ http://kreativekreationbyaudrey.blogspot.com/
 
9. Liz Mullen ~ http://scrapiliciouslife.blogspot.com/
 
10. Theresa Rawlins Knopf ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/
 
11. Michele Smith ~ http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/
 
12. Rhonda Helm ~ http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
 
13. Sarah Biswabic ~ www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com

Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.




Friday, January 9, 2015

Frozen Blog Hop




Welcome to the
 FROZEN Blog Hop 






We are so happy you decided to join us on this wonderful wintery weekend. We hope to bring you some magical winter projects and inspire you to create some of your own! If you wish to start at the beginning, Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this wintery blog hop.
You should have arrived from (Jenny-http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/).  

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations.

We have two amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!
 


Craftin Desert Diva's is giving one lucky winner an awesome stamp set!!
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/
 
AND





Alicia with Golden Goddess Designs
is giving one lucky winner the
Adventure Templates from Kiwi Lane Designs
http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.com/


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.


Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.


Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

Are you ready to build a SNOWMAN? Let it go!!
Now for my project!! I made not 1, not 2, but 2 Snowmen!


I used CTMH paper for the background, and paper piecings, the snowmen and title are Creative Kuts files. I used Simon Says stamp dies for the snowflakes. I used the new alcohol markers from CTMH and some embellishments, and their silver glitter tape. All ready for some fun photos once we get enough snow!



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Up next is the lovely and talented (Alicia-http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/)
 

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
2. Holli- http://www.sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/
3. Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
4. Janet - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
5. Alicia - http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
6. Lori - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
7. Sarah - www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/
8. Audrey -http://kreativekreation...sbyaudrey2.blogspot.com/




9.Theresa - www.scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/
10. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com/
11. Jessica- www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/
12. Lisa- http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/
13. Melinda- http://www.mypapercrafting.com/
14. Ellen- http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/


Thanks for stopping by! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!!

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