Monday, January 30, 2012

WINNER! WINNER! WINNER! From My Stamp Set Giveaway!

Congratulations!!! This is the winner chosen with random integer....

ScrapMyWayJan 20, 2012 08:04 PM
I'll only take a minute since I want to hop back to your blog to "DIGEST" all the great ideas you have incorporated in your craft room! Your son is precious beyond words and I want to thank you for the opportunity to win such an adorable stamp set. I have 3 grand daughters that the sentiments would be perfect for. I don't have any stamps from this company?????

Claire I will send you an email to get your address so I can send you the stamp set ASAP. 

Thanks to everyone!  I will have another stamp set giveaway soon.  Chrys

Friday, January 27, 2012

A Video Sharing Some New Products from Close To My Heart

I will do another video in the near future and show you some more of the new products.  Thanks for watching.  If you want to be a member of one of my ordering clubs please let me know.  Click HERE for more information. 

If you are interested in a chance to win a fabulous CTMH stamp set click HERE

Thank you for stopping by my blog!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Show Me Your Craft Room Blog Hop-This is going to be FUN!!!

Welcome to the 'Show Me Your Craft Room' Blog Hop!!!  
This hop is hosted by Lluvia at SweetBirdMemories Blog.  Lluvia will have the list of the participants at her blog and I will also list them at the end of my post.  The idea of a hop is to hop from one blog to the next following the links in the posts.  If you get lost along the way go back to the link above or feel free to come back here.  If you follow the rules on Lluvia's blog post you could have a chance to win some Blog Candy!!!

If you are in the middle of the Hop you should have just visited Barbara's Blog

I have "a few" pictures of my room to show you.  After each picture I'll share a little about what you are seeing.  Craft rooms are always a work in progress.  I have to confess, my room is the cleanest and most organized it has been in a long time.  But you will still see piles here and there.  Here is the first picture:

My room is L-shaped and is located in the basement of our home.  This first picture is the peg board I received as a Christmas gift from my friends Jody, Neve and Naya.  I love it!  Troy, my husband, helped hang the boards for me.  The beautifully decorated clipboard was created by another friend, Alicia.  The tag on the clipboard was made by my sister Cheryl.  I appreciate all gifts and creations from family and friends.  I display them in my room so that all the people I care about are with me even when I am downstairs creating by myself.  My heat gun and apron are also in this space.  This is the area right behind where I usually sit, so everything is in arm's reach.  Next picture....


This printing drawer holds a lot of my "stuff."  I use the Tim Holtz blending tool and foam pads often.  I keep Tim's autograph close for inspiration.  :)  The blue book is some old journaling.  I need to to do more of that.  Next picture...

The majority of the products in this picture are Close To My Heart products.  I LOVE being a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  The wall hanger has all CTMH products in it and the three boxes you see are full of CTMH stamp sets.  The bottom shelf holds a ribbon basket and a basket full of old Fiskars embellishments.  Next picture...

This storage unit was also a Christmas present from my hubby and son Jack.  They helped me put it together.  It now holds my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, other misc. bottles, ribbon, and CTMH products.  The drawers hold exclusively Close To My Heart products.  The bottom drawer holds the products I give away at crops, on my blog or retreats.  Next picture...

This is where I create most of time and also where I record my UStream and YouTube videos.  You can see the tripod and camera hanging from the ceiling.  The blue embellishments are hanging up there just to keep them out of the paws of the cats.  :)  You will see the cats sneak into a couple of pictures here.  Lots of light, tools, embellishments, paper, and ink pads surround me in my space.  This picture brings a smile to my face.  Scrapbooking is my splurge.  (Not shoes or clothes or purses.)  It brings me joy and I am preserving my life and the life of my family and friends at the same time.  How great is that! 

More "stuff."  This is where I sometimes create, but it is really meant for a family or friend to sit and create by my side.  This space always existed but was buried under a "mess" of scrapbooking stuff.  I make it a point to keep my room more organized now just in case I need to call in a friend or two to come over in an 'emergent' crafting situation.  lol

This area is a little less organized for now but it's another space for someone special to come over and create.  The wall displays some of my son's creations.  The shelf holds my 12X12 albums that are filled with precious memories.  Last count I think I have 24 albums.  I told you I love to scrap!  The table holds my tool bag, sewing machine, Cricut machines, and some NEW Close To My Heart products I just received this week.  Under the table is another Christmas present...the FatMax from my mom-in-law Becky.  I love it and can't wait to fill it up for our upcoming crop.  The 'Shopko' bag is full of plastic peanut jars my Mom saved for me for some upcoming projects.  Next picture...

Same space as the last picture but with a better view of the NEW products on the table and Buttercup, one of the cats.  Next picture...

This is Nugget scampering about my room.  She's my little princess.  

Thank You!!! for coming to see my space.  Please become a follower of my blog.  I like to share my creations here and I do giveaways now and again.   I am having a Stamp Set Giveaway this month.  Click HERE if you would like the chance to win a stamp set.  You need to leave a comment with your contact information and become a 'follower' of my blog.  I will randomly pick and announce the winner at the end of this month.  

The next Blog in this Hop is Melinda at

Here is the full list of Blog Hop Participants: 

Angela- http://Prettifyyourlife.blogspot

Thanks Everybody!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Close To My Heart Ordering Club Sign Up and Information for February though July-Exciting!!!

Ordering from the New Close To My Heart Idea Book begins February 1st.  If you would like one please let me know.  My email is  Each member of my previous ordering club will receive one if you haven't already. 

Speaking of ORDERING CLUBS, I am starting another ordering club for the next 6 months (February through July).  Please let me know if you would like to join.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about I will explain:

If you join one of my Clubs here is what you get: 

1.  A New Close To My Heart Idea Book.
2.  FREE Surprise CTMH Products from Me (your consultant) throughout the six months. 
3.  And the Best Part:  You will be the Hostess for one month during the six month club.  This means you will receive FREE Hostess Reward Products during your hostess month.  Because each member orders at least $25 in products each month, you are guaranteed at least $25 in Free Hostess Reward Products during your month. 

Points to remember as a Club Member:
  • Once a month for six months you will purchase $25 in CTMH products plus Shipping and Handling and Tax.  
  • Everything is online.  When you are the Hostess, you do not have to clean your house or feed us. :)
  • All orders will be entered through an EZInvite Email link.  You will receive an email each month for six months so you may place your monthly order.  I will remind Club Members when they are the Hostess for the month and send them an email with important reminders.  
  • Because the orders are through EZInvite, the sooner you order in the month, the sooner your products will be delivered to your door by FedEx.  No waiting for all orders to be in and no waiting for me to deliver.  
  • You will have to wait until the end of the month to select your Hostess Reward Products.  We have to wait until everyone has ordered so we know how much in Hostess Rewards you can choose.  I will deliver your Hostess Rewards to you.  There is no Shipping and Handling on Hostess Rewards.  
  • I invite other customers to order through EZInvite for you.  They may order and increase the amount of Hostess Rewards you will receive.  You can also invite other people by email.  If they order during your Hostess Month, you will earn more Hostess Rewards.  
  • You may take two spots in a Club.  If you sign up for two spots, you will purchase a minimum of $50 in product each month but you will get to be Hostess for two months out of the six. 
  • I like to order CTMH products frequently.  If I order it will be added to a Club order, earning more Hostess Rewards for the Hostess that month.  
 I know this is a lot if information.  Please let me know if you have questions.  If you ready to sign up please email me.

Thank you so much!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Did Somebody Say GIVEAWAY!!! and My CTMH Wonderland Card

I wanted to do a Giveaway and share my latest card creation.  This is the Close To My Heart Stamp Set I will be giving away. 

December SOTM-Mad About You  

Check out the card I made today.  I was inspired by CTMHs From the Heart Embellishers.  The most fabulous group of ladies ever!  The little stinker in the photos is my son Jack.  He really wanted to help.  See the giveaway rules at the end of the post. 

The Close To My Heart products I used:  Twilight CardstockWonderland Paper, Die Cut Cards, Art Philosophy Cricut Collection, and Cherry-O Stickers (retired).  Besides the inspiration from other CTMH consultants I also found inspiration from the Lucky Workshop on the Go Guide.  (also retired)

To have a chance to win the Mad About You stamp set please leave a comment on this blog post, become a 'follower' of my blog, and leave your email address.

You have from now until Jan. 28th to leave a comment and become a 'follower.'  I will randomly pick the winner and announce the winner of the stamp set here on my blog on Jan. 30th. 

Also, please remember to come back to my blog on Jan. 20th.  I am participating in the 'Show Me Your Craft Room' Blog Hop.  The host of the hop is Lluvia at

Thanks!  Good Luck and God Bless!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Projects Using Close To My Heart, 7 Gypsies, Crate Paper and More

Hi!  Here are some projects that I have been working on.....If you want to watch the video please click on my YouTube videos bar to the right.  In the video I share the new paper lines from Close To My Heart.  At the end of this post is information about a blog hop I am participating in on January 20th.  Please come hop with us and 'Follow' our blogs.  There is also a badge about the hop on the top right.  :) 

7 gypsies library tray embellished with CTMH and More

Roxie paper, ribbon and stamps from CTMH.  Also Tim Holtz, and Prima. 

'Fun' is stamped with the 'Rock the Block' Exclusive stamp set from CTMH

The library tray will hold photos of events I've scrapped but just can't throw away.

Close To My Heart Photo Box embellished with Crate Paper products

Crate Paper Chipboard and Paper and CTMH green ribbon.

The back of the box.  I love these chipboard pieces.

Crate Paper Chipboard and Paper and CTMH pink ribbon.

Front view-same products and the garment clip is Making Memories. 

Top view-Crate Paper Peppermint Collection and TA Glimmer Misted Prima flowers. 

Thank you for checking out my blog.  I will be participating in a Blog Hop on January 20th.  'Show Your Craft Room'.  It should be fun seeing everyone's creative spaces.  Please join us!  The host of the hop is

If you have any questions about Close To My Heart products or becoming a consultant for Close To My Heart, please don't hesitate to contact me at  If you are interested in shopping online please click on my 'Shop with Me' button on the right side bar.  There is a new Close To My Heart Idea Book available for February.  If you would like one please let me know.  :)

Happy Crafting!  Chrys