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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

Monday, January 21, 2013

La Belle Vie

Hello again,
I am getting ready for a Workshop tonight focusing on Valentines Day and got inspired to make a fancy for my Sweetheart. The first one is obviously the front and then the second is a design I saw and tweeked from pinterest. I needed it to fit the taller card so it had to be stretched out a bit. This paper is from the close to my heart La Belle Vie line and will be going away the end of January, the same as Flirty below. 
From my own  experience it is best to stock up on your favorite papers while you can because once they are retired it is a little difficult to track them down. The stamps I used are from the Workshop On The Go sets that we carry featuring the different paper lines. If you have questions about how you can order these supplies, check out my ctmh site or leave a comment. I hope I'm not posting too often but I suppose you have already guessed that I have a lot to say/share and am not afraid (unfortunately at times) to say/share it!! 
Thanks for looking, and if you haven't been here before scroll down so you don't miss anything!
Talk to you soon,

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Getting Flirty!

Hi there,
I was hoping that title would get your attention. Being it is almost Valentines Day and Love is in the air, I decided to feature the close to my heart paper package, Flirty, today. Wait till you see these papers! As one of my girlfriends puts it I 'went rogue' and used some of my stash embellishments to dress up some cards. The base projects are from Flirty and if you can see the raspberry paper in the background and feature papers, you will agree that this paper is worth the price of the entire set. I LOVE it. So yummy. I saw a model home in Florida one time years ago and it had been decorated around raspberry carpet. It was gorgeous. Ever since then I have dreamed about having the nerve to carpet my house in raspberry.
I have to mention that this is the last few days that you will be able to order the Flirty collections from ctmh as it will be retired the end of January. I will be sad to see it go but glad that I have a little collection to keep me happy!
Hop on over to my ctmh site and check out the whole line of Flirty and matching inks.
Talk to you soon,

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hi again!
Here is the set that I made with close to my heart's Whoo's Your Valentine collection. As you can see there is enough product in the kit to not only complete the 12 treat-tube sets, but loads of extra to create some beautiful cards. Plus, I still have paper left for more cards. I did add some blank 4"x 6" cards so I had all white bases. And don't forget after all is said and done (stamped and stuck!) you still have an incredible stamp set to use over and over again!
Check out my ctmh site at to order your set today. Time is running out for this set the end of January or while supplies last!
Talk to you soon,

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hello and Happy New Year!
I have been busy with family and travel since your last visit. After Christmas we headed to Florida for a few days with my aunt. We spent the end of the vacation at Jetty Park in Cocoa Beach, right on the Ocean. We were camping and were able to walk to the pier for fishing and sun. The canal that the pier runs along is the shipping channel for cruise ships, commercial shrimp boats, pleasure boats and wild life! We saw dolphins jumping in the water not fifty feet from us and right at the water line below our feet were sea turtles. Being from Michigan and used to raccoons being something that you rarely see during the day, it came as quite a surprise to see a Mama Raccoon strolling down the pier looking for snacks for her new babies. Man, are things different in the south! I have to say that the salsa at La Cantina didn't disappoint. If you find yourself in Cocoa Beach, stop by and try the chips and salsa. Best ever!
Now that I am home and have the laundry done and the Christmas Tree down, I have been working on my project for this months scrapbooking club. We call it 2nd Monday Club. I would imagine you already figured out what day of the month we meet! We will be doing 2 cards and a bonus 'bag' project. I used the La Belle Vie paper from close to my heart with a few extra embellishments.
The card on the left is layered with a black embossed bouquet. The stamp is from the January Stamp of the Month by close to my heart. A beautiful and versatile set. The little bag in the middle is a cut from the ctmh exclusive cricut cartridge. Wouldn't this be so sweet filled with treats for your beloved? The card on the right  is an idea I saw by a fellow consultant, Dawn Montagano. I changed it up a bit and added an 'I Love You' cut from the cricut cartridge. A few pink gems add a bit of sparkle in the corners. Enjoy!  (I'm going to try and add the picture now........)

Wow, it worked! That was the first time I actually did my own 'add a picture'!!!! I hope it comes out clear for you and you are able to see the details. I love the color combination and think they will be a big hit with my club.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to hear from you soon. Now that I am getting the hang of this (sort of) I just might be posting more often. I did a TON of projects with the 'Whoo's Your Valentine' kit that is being offered this month on my ctmh site. Hop on over and order a few and check out the other amazing supplies that we offer.
Talk to ya soon,