Thursday, December 12, 2013


I have been talking a lot lately about the website, SVG Cuts. They provide wonderful cut files for die cut machines such as the Silhouette Cameo, Eclipse, etc.

Well, not only are they having great sale right now.. ALL cut files on sale 25% off now through this coming Sunday, the 15th. To make it even better.... They just released a Christmas Kit, 'Happy Holidays' absolutely FREE!!!!
Tell me that is not CUTE?!!!!

Be sure to head on over right now to download your copy, absolutely FREE and while you are there.. Check out all of the other kits... Hurry, this sale is only live for a few more days...

Oh, I almost forgot!!!

They are giving away ANOTHER Silhouette Cameo... You only have another 49 minutes to enter....
Use this link to enter...

Also, feel free to use the SVG Cuts link found on the right hand side of the page to visit their page.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Items are coming soon, and favorites are already dissappearing....

The New CTMH 2014 Spring/summer catalogs will be shipping soon.. What does that mean? It means that all those crafting goodies you have been waiting to get.. will be gone soon... You have until Jan. 31st to stock up on those stamps and accessories... There is already a retiring list posted.. So, they will be flying off the warehouse shelves and once they are gone, they will no longer be available.
So, be sure to visit my page, join my December Online gathering and then check out the retiring list. Everyone is already shopping for the holidays.. So, I would not wait for long... Don't forget, the Holiday From the Heart Gift Guide is available for shopping until December 31st.. and for every $100 spent, you can pick any 'starred' item for FREE..

Just a little FYI.. With the holidays so close, there is no guarantee that  orders will arrive in time for the holidays. 


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Silhouette Cameo Contest

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share a link to contest running TODAY only. As you know, I have been drooling over the new Silhouette Cameo. I even have a rather LARGE cutting file library.. AND I do not even have the machine... YET.

I have entered the contest at Svg CUTs and am sharing the chance with you. 
Just follow the link below

It will take you to the SVG Cuts contest page to enter for yourself.

Good Luck!!!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Swap cards and why NOW is the time to Switch to CTMH

So, I have been absent for a little bit. I am in the middle of my studies and midterms have been taking up a HUGE portion of my time lately.
I decided I needed to take a tiny break today for myself and get in some crafty fun.
For that fun time, I realized I had also neglected to make cards for some wonderful friends. We have all moved across the country and decided that we needed to start back up our monthly card swap. 
So, instead of meeting up once a month and having great fun, girl talk and yummy treats..
we knew we could still share our love of cards and anything handmade.

here are my cards for this month....

I am pretty happy with them.. I hope you are, too.
The papers are from Close To My Heart's 'Frosted' paper kit.. I just love them. The dies are from memory box and yes... I got them from my friend, Linda at Fruit of my Hands.  Make sure you let her know I sent you. 

And now.... Why is a great time to make the SWITCH to Close to My Heart? Just take a peak at the video and find out. Then feel free to visit my page for more details, or drop me an email. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

I have been with Close to my Heart for four years now, and have enjoyed every minute of it. From getting together with good friends, yearly conventions, to meeting many new great friends...
I hope you take the time to see what a wonderful company we have and join my team. I would love to help you grow your business.

Why Switch?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Silent Night Thrills

Ok, so I have been talking about the Silhouette Cameo and the wonderful cut files that you can find at, well.... They have just released the new holiday suite, Silent Night. Oh Ehm Goodness!!! It is beautiful. The best part is, through the 8th of November.. You can get the entire suite for FREE with any purchase of $9.98 or higher.. Well, that is SO easy for me to do.. I don't know about you..

The hardest part for me, is knowing I want them all.. But, being patient enough to wait for one of their frequently offered discounts.. So, I knew I wanted the Maple Manor Kit that I featured earlier this week. I ended up purchasing a total of FIVE kits for the price of FOUR.. You can't go wrong with that.

I am just praying that there is already another suite in the works. I have yet, to see something I did not like from this site.
So, instead of keeping you waiting, Here is the video that actually shows the entire kit, along with the assembly. I just love to watch all of these pieces come together.

Until Later,

Happy Crafting!!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

I got some of the BEST news EVER

This post has nothing to do with crafting... But, about my oldest baby. He left April 1st for the Army. We spent our summer on vacation visiting him for his graduation from basic training, family and attending a convention at Disney World...

Anyway, I have not seen him since June and I just found out he has his plane tickets to come home for Christmas. Can you say 'the best present EVER'? We are hoping he gets hometown recruiting, so that he is home for an extended period. If not, then it will only be for a few days.. But, I will take whatever I can get.

I am one HAPPY Momma...

Only kicker is... He will not tell ANYONE when he is coming home, as he wants it to be a surprise.. Little stinker... I sure love him...

Ok, I guess that is all... I hope everyone is getting ready for all of the ghosts, princesses, pirates etc,. that will be stopping by tonight. I know my hubby is excited.. He LOVES Halloween..

Until later,

Happy Crafting!!

Friut of my Hands

So, I do not know about you.. But, I LOVE my sizzix BigShot. I love my collection of Spellbinders, and my tiny collection of Stampin Up Thinlets... I will say it did get frustrating for awhile having the metal dies moving on my card stock as it ran through the machine.

You can imagine my excitement when I learned of the new Sizzix magnetic thinlet platform came out. I waited patiently for it to be carried in a retail chain... So, incase you do not yours .. YET... I bought mine from the HobbyLobby website for $20 and free shipping.. You can't go wrong with that deal....

To make things even better... A friend of mine directed me to a wonderful page on FaceBook, Fruit of My Hands. She runs this on the side. In case you are asking yourself what is great about this page, well here ya go....
I have personally, nearly doubled my thinlet collection, because of her page...

She offers great deals on different dies and is just plain wonderful to do business with. Most of the dies are from 'Memory Box', but she has offers of other brands from time to time.

You really can not go wrong stopping by her page. So, please pay her a visit... I know you will be glad that you did.

Here is the link, again.. just in case you missed it...

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Maple Manor SVG Kit

So, as mentioned earlier this week, I am addicted to a die-cut machine.. I do NOT even have... YET (Hint, hint.. Huney :-)Well, in addition to this amazing machine (Silhouette Cameo), I have been hooked on a website that comes up with some of the most wonderful svg cut file 'suites'.

SVGCUTS.COM is getting ready to release a new holiday 'suite' that I an anxious to see and, of course, BUY!!! If my guess is right based on the 'sneak peak', then it is some sort of 3-D Church with a wreath on the steeple as the main focus piece. Of course, these suites have some many supporting pieces that are just as wonderful as the 'PRIZE' item (as I like to call them).

I hope you go check them out. They are wonderful site. I hope to be sharing more of my creations in the future... with my very own silhouette (again, Hint.. hint, Huney :-)

Here is a link to a project I hope to be making very soon. I hope you enjoy.. I know I am going to try it in the featured Halloween theme and a Christmas theme, as well...


As Always..

Happy Cafting!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Texas Mums

So, as mentioned in a previous post... I am sharing a popular Texas tradition. Homecoming means spirit week, high school football games, homecoming court, halftime....... 

I have posted about mums before, when we first moved to Texas and my oldest came to me two days before homecoming saying he needed a mum for his date.. I had NO clue what he was talking about...So, being the crafty mom that I am... in comes GOOGLE..
Dates make them for each other and many make their own. The guys wear theirs on their arms with garters and the girls can either pin theirs on or hang them from their necks.
The bigger, the better, the gaudier, the better...

This year, my daughter and her BFF (my daughter #2) went for bigger than last year... I would say they accomplished that mission. Although, I would say that the Moms did most of the work.

So, while I am sitting describing away, I am sure many of you just want to know what the HECK is a homecoming MUM...

Well, here ya go!!!

 The first pic is not that great. It was taken on my cell. I would call these about MEDIUM sized mums. Of course, the kids felt they needed to strike a pose. Oh, and your eyes are not deceiving you.. They are lit up.

My son reluctantly posed for this pic. I was just too excited to have finally finished this years bunch.

 My daughter, with her friends from her culinary class. As you can see, they are all so very different.

 Make sure to google homecoming mums. I have already been informed that next year, my daughter wants a triple mum for her Senior year. That should be interesting.

I hope you enjoyed a little of the Texas tradition. I welcome any and comments and questions.

Also, please do not hesitate to share my blog with your friends. The more, the merrier.

Happy Crafting!!

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So, I have decided to join myself. I am hoping this helps drive traffic to my page. 
We will see how this works out. But,  I will tell you I do love getting my daily email with updates from my subscribed to blogs...

So, PLEASE click below if you would like to be updated every time I update my page. You will only get emails when I make a new post, or if any other blogs that you follow are participating. You will not be disappointed.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Addicted to and the Silhoutte Cameo

So, how funny is it that I am completely addicted to the Silhoutte Cameo and I do NOT even have one YET? My girlfriend invited me over a few weeks ago to play with her new toy, the Silhouette Cameo. We first made an absolutely adorable teapot. 

For those of you who have never heard of the Silhouette Cameo, it is a digital cutter kind of like the Cricut. Only it does not require cartridges like the Cricut does, and uses digital files that can be downloaded from the internet. The best part is that you do not have to take up any more space in your craftroom, AND... you are supposed to be able to import any image and convert it to cut on the Silhouette. 

Well... While I do not have the Silhouette, YET.. I have already started buying svg cut files from a new favorite website, . They have amazing suites for $6.99, many freebie files and opportunities to download their latest creations for FREE. You really should check them out. You will NOT be disappointed.

Anyway, back to my crafty session with my friend, Anna. The very first project I got to play with was this teapot. 

The suite for this teapot comes with many pieces, including a spoon, cup and saucer, and I believe two options for storing actual tea bags.. I can't wait to make the entire set.

So, for my second silhouette crafty session, I attacked the Ferris Wheel in a different suite. I hope you love it as much as I had fun putting it together. It did take a good bit of time, simply because I had to wait for the different layers to dry before proceeding. Anyway, here it is:

This lovely piece is now sitting up on a shelf in my craft room and I smile every time I see it.. And if you are curious.. YES, it DOES move. I will try to upload a video of it later this week for your enjoyment.. and mine :-)

I hope you have enjoyed today's little bit of sharing.. I will be posting soon about the fun my babies and I had making homecoming mums. For those of you NOT from the great state of TEXAS, you are in for a real TREAT. Stay Tuned..

Until my next post, Happy Crafting to you all


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Close To My Heart Holiday Guide and my latest craftroom organizing effort

    So, while I do not update my page as much as I would like, I am at least going to aim at posting once a month. I have a lot on my plate right now, finishing up school, kid's activities, trying to stay current with some card swap clubs I am in, etc.

    With that said, I am super excited to announce the new Holiday Guide from CTMH. It went live October 15th and will run until December 31st or while supplies last. To make it even better, you have the opportunity to earn some of the items for free.
     You can view the catalog mini on my website, or contact me to have one sent to you right away.

     Now, I am so proud of myself. I have been trying to figure out a nice way to store my non CTMH ink pads. I found a great video on youtube and just adapted it for my needs. You can find the video here. I already have plans on adapting this for storage of other crafting supplies. Please, excuse the mess on my craft table. I had just finished my project. I hope you like it.

     It was made out of nearly 4 sheets of foam board and my glue gun. I got the foam board from my local Dollar Tree store. So much cheaper than in any of the other local retailers. It is a bit more labor intensive than any of the other videos I researched, but definitely the best built and looks great. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I will do my best to answer the best that I can. I pretty much winged it, as it was my first attempt. 

   I hope you keep checking in, as I will attempt to post more often. Not to mention, I will be sharing more wonderful specials from CTMH in the near future.

Happy Crafting to you all


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Friday, September 20, 2013

Celebrate National Stamping Month

Get the exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio
in celebration of National Stamping Month! During
the month of September, when you make a purchase
of $50 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp
set trio for only $10. You’ll love using the playful
alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fun images for
a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your
projects, with a full retail value of $47.90.

But, hurry this special is only available until September 30th. You do not see deals this CUTE very often. Be sure to visit my website for more details and specials.

Also, do not forget to visit often.. There are some wonderful announcements and specials coming up  in the next month, just in time for the Christmas Crafting holidays.

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