Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mickey & Minnie B-Day Theme

Happy Thursday Everyone! I am so glad that this week is almost done. Have been so exhausted working 10 hr shifts at work due to the mandatory Over Time. But in the end I know it will be all worth it because I will have that extra money to spend for the Close To My Heart Convention that I will be attending in June. 

Anyway, I know I'm a little late showing you these pics. But the way I see it, Late is Better than Never. Lol. Below is another project I worked on a a few months ago for my kids birthday. My son was turning 1 & my daughter 6. Their birthdays are exactly a week apart so I decided to one party for the both of them & chose the Mickey & Minnie theme. 

A friend of mine created the invites below to look like tickets & every family I mailed the tickets too got one of each.

Below are the Banners & the tops of the goodie bags for the adults that my mom & I made using the Cricut, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge & the Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge.


Below are the Minnie & Mickey plates that everyone ate out of. We brought a set of the small & large black plates from Dollar Tree. Then used the hot glue gun to glue the 2 smaller plates underneath the large plate. Then we made Minnie's bow on the Cricut using the Minnie & Friends Cricut Cartridge.  My mom found that idea for the plates on pinterest.

And lastly below are the center pieces that my Mom helped make to decorate the tables with.

Hope you Enjoyed the Pics!

Friday, January 11, 2013


Yeah! Happy Friday, Everyone! I can't believe that we are nearly 2 weeks into the New Year. It feels like just yesterday I was celebrating New Years Day. Anyway, this year is going to be a Busy & Exciting time for me with trying to accomplish my resolutions list. I tried to keep it short & simple, but Fun.

So My 2013 New Years Resolution list is as follows:

  1. Stick to my Weight Watchers plan. (Eat Right + Stay Fit = Healthy Lifestyle)
  2. Do more outdoor activities with my Family.
  3. Looking forward to creating some Cute & Awesome projects using the Wonderful Products that Close to My Heart has to offer
  4. Enjoying 3 Fun Full packed days in June at the Close to My Heart Convention that will be held here in Orlando at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort.
Have you made any New Years Resolutions? If so Please Share. I would love to hear them.

Before I go I wanted to share with you one of my favorite projects that I worked on a few months back but never had a chance to post here on my blog. I got the idea to make this from my awesome up-line Mandy Leahy who had originally made one. It was super easy to make.

This was a plain wooden picture frame I got from Michaels for a $1.00 & I altered it using the fabulous products from Close To My Heart. The paper flowers I handmade with a little help from my Cricut that cut out the pattern so I can roll them up into a flower. The Cricut cartridge I used was the Art Philosophy which you can purchase from my online store: . 

Have a Great Weekend Everyone! Till Next Time....

Friday, January 4, 2013

Play on Words

Have Fun with Puns!
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Did you hear about the scrapbooker who ran away to be a comedian? She left a real paper trail. Someone should have cut to the chase with her; you can be a papercrafter and be funny, even if you have to embellish a little. Remember, artists are naturally humorous; chalk it up to their colorful personalities.

If you think you’re not good at papercrafting with puns, stick to it! There’s no need to be distressed, thanks to the My Acrylix® Pun Fun stamp set. Each of the six images will help shape your sense of humor, whatever the occasion! Whether you’re expressing gratitude, encouragement, or birthday wishes, your card will push the envelope.

At just $13.95 for 6 sentiments and corresponding images, comedy with this set will feel like your old stamping ground.

See the Pun Fun stamp set in the Idea Book » 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Stamp of the Month: Happy Valentine's

Romantic images that will leave you smitten
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The My Acrylix® Happy Valentine’s stamp set is one you will love with all your heart. This elegant D-size stamp set includes rose floral images worthy of adoration. No matter what the object of your affection, the sweet sayings and quotes on this stamp set are perfect for showing your heartfelt emotion on Valentine’s Day and thereafter. This lovely stamp set was made for you! At an attractive price of $5 with your qualifying $50 order this month only, be sure to order soon!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Whooo's Your Valentine?

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with Heart

In the midst of ringing in the New Year,
Close To My Heart is giving you one more thing to celebrate. January is National Papercrafting Month, and we want to inspire your papercrafting with the special “Whooo’s Your Valentine” kit! This kit is especially designed for Valentine’s Day gift-giving in and out of the classroom, but of course can be used for any variety of occasions. The “Whooo’s Your Valentine” kit includes:
  • 12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
  • 3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
  • 1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper — new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 12 – Treat Tubes with Lids — new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)
This kit, featuring an adorable exclusive stamp set as well as two “sneak peak” items from the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book — the treat tubes and the silver glitter paper — has a full retail value of $40, but it can be yours for just $10 when you spend $35 on other Close To My Heart products from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. Place a qualifying order by January 31 and let everyone know just whooo your valentine is!

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