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*Please scroll down for more pictures of things I've done. I wouldn't want you to miss anything since my additions have been coming pretty often! Looks like I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing, after all. Thanks for visiting, Debbie

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

OK, here it is!! My first blog Special!

Deals, Deals, Deals.......
If you are familiar with close to my heart scrapbooking products, you will know how the monthly and seasonal specials work. If not, I will try and make this as clear as possible so you can get in on a drawing that I am offering until December 31st, 2012. To see more details about what is available, go to my ctmh web site ( and get ready to have some fun! If I forget to mention it later, the 'while supplies last' section in the shopping list is a really good place to start. We have sales on there that beat even the best of the hobby stores and our quality beats them All the time!
**From now until the end of the month with a minimum $35.00 order from my site, you will be able to choose the new "Whoo's Your Valentine" kit for $10.00. This is a $40.00 retail value kit and they are flying off the shelves in anticipation of the most romantic day of the New Year! Of course every day is romantic in my world!
***With your $50.00 order from my site you not only qualify for the ''Whoo's Your Valentine" kit, but you can also choose the Stamp Of The Month for December for $5.00. These are a $17.95 retail value and this month's set will take you all the way through the New Year with 12 individual stamps, one for each month/ occasion. PLUS: with your $50.00 order from my site you will receive a FREE bonding memories glue pen (retail value $4.50)
****Now that I have your attention, here is where it gets interesting: When you go to my web site ( between now and December 31st, 2012 and place an order of $100.00 or more (this will include the price you actually pay for the items, not the retail value) you will be entered in a drawing to WIN a FREE close to my heart Art Philosophy cricut cartridge. For more information on what is included in the set that we offer, please visit my site.
That's it folks! As you know I am brand new to blogging and this is my first time to do a great big ol' prize give-away just because I can! Thanks for your patience with me as I learn how to blog along with the best.
Spend $35.- get a $40.Valentine kit for $10.  Spend $50.- get a $40. Valentine kit for $10. a FREE glue pen (web only) and the $17.95 December stamp of the month set for $5. Spend $100. get a $40. Valentine kit for $10., the $17.95 December stamp of the month set for $5., a FREE glue pen (web only) a chance to win the close to my heart Art Philosophy cricut cartridge set (a $125.00 retail value set).
Now scoot on over to my site and have some fun! I look forward to hearing from you!

Please look to the right for a sneak peek at the 'Whoo's Your Valentine'' kit and a shot of the  ctmh  Art Philosophy cricut cartridge set.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Quilted Christmas Cards

This was my first attempt at quilted cards. I have quilted with material for years so I just used some of the same patterns used in quilting. II didn't want to put the greeting directly on the 'quilt' so I made a removable band with the sentiment stamped on it. This way your card can be displayed year round and enjoyed for more than the Holidays. These were inspired by a fellow consultant, Susan Daniels.
Here is the first card:

outside view

outside view with the band removed

inside view

Here's the second, square, quilted card:
 outside view

side view with band removed.  This band actually has a tiny piece of velcro on the back for easy on and off!
inside view

Finally, here's the last of the quilted cards:

 outside view
 outside view with band off
inside view 

Materials used:
Pear and Partridge Collection by Close to My Heart (HURRY! Will be retired at the end of January.  ALSO, if you purchase the "on the go" Pear and Partridge Cardshop Workshop, you get this  sentiments stamp along with the papers and a few different embellishments) In addition to the papers and stamp, I used a cuttlebug folder to emboss the design before placing it on the card base. 

Please visit my Close to My Heart website: to look around and purchase any of the materials I used to make these beautiful quilted cards.  I just can't say enough about the quality of the Close to My Heart products! Also, feel free to email me with any questions. I would be glad to go over in greater detail any of the steps I used to make the cards!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Welcome to my new Blog. You will see that I am just learning how to use the whole blogging system but my daughter-in-law says I need to drag myself into the 21st Century and to do that I need a blog.
So here goes.
I suppose I need to state a goal for my blog. I would say that my intention is to share with you ways that you can create beautiful or at least interesting things. I am an independent consultant for close to my heart scrapbooking products but beyond that I am an artist. I make things. I paint, draw, sew, build. I have always been willing to try any type of creative project because I was taught at a young age that we can do anything we put our mind to. I'm not saying that we are always successful at all things, but the willingness to try gives you a better chance at success than not trying.
OK, stay tuned and I will try to be entertaining as well as helpful. I hope to show you some projects that I have worked on and be able to include photos and directions when needed.
Thanks for visiting,