Sunday, December 14, 2008

Here is a fun quizz!

This is a fun quizz I saw on my friend Amy's site. If you want to take it, click below and then be sure to post your results in the comment section.

What Scrapbooking Item are You?

Here are my results:

You are a pair of SCISSORS!
You're cutting edge, baby! You cut through life with ease, always keeping others on the edge. You have the power to simplify things by just cutting them out. But scissors beware - you may cut some of the important things out of your life without realizing

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Scrapbooking Kits!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The New CTMH Spring 2009 catalog has arrived!

Yes, it is here, and in my hands! But, even better, it will be available online for viewing on January 1st, 2009. I will post some sneak peaks of all the wonderful artwork that is in it. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Acrylic Albums~ so fun!!

So....I am sure you all know, ACRYLIC is all the rage these days, and so I just dove in and created my first Acrylic Album. I had so much fun and it was so easy. This particular album is going to be a tribute album of my Mom. Many of you know she passed away on Sept. 14th after just visiting us 7 weeks earlier. I am so thankful for that visit~ and that pictures we took then will go perfectly on these pages. When I do finally sit down and add those photos, I will post the finished product. But for today....just a sneak photos yet. With a smile, Tina

Monday, November 3, 2008

Art and Soul TV

Close To My Heart has created an INCREDIBLE program for you! It's called "Art & Soul TV" and it is a short crafting segment that not only features stunning new projects, Close To My Heart products, exciting tips and a demonstration but also a 20% DISCOUNT on the items used in the segment! How cool is that? Everyone can purchase exclusive collections of items featured
during the program at 20% off! Nothing can beat these few minutes of pure enjoyment!

Every other Tuesday, you can log in to my MyCTMH website and tune in to CTMH TV for one of the coolest new programs out there on the Web. Log in now to see that past 4 episodes and then let me know what you think! With a smile, Tina

School Days Album

Here are 8 pages for a 52 page album I am creating for one of my sons. I am so excited to get this created. I will complete TWO 12x12 layouts per year of school to capture memories of that year. The first layout was inspired by Jeanette Lynton a nd will include a Tru-Fit Folio pocket. Then the second 2 page layout will be a regular layout to capture more memoris. All the layouts will be a bit basic, as I will add my embellishments once I get the pictures on. Just think how easy it will be to keep up on an album for each son when they pages are pre-done and just waiting for pictures! I am definitely turning this into a workshop for my customers. Visit my website for all the details. With a smile, Tina

Friday, October 31, 2008

You've gotta check this video out!!

Okay, this is GReAT! Go grab your hubby and watch! With a smile~ Tina

Layouts using the "Designers Eye" template from CTMH's CHERISH book

These next two layouts were created so quickly. I simply used CTMH's Cherish Scrapbooking Program and chose the "Designers Eye" layout on page 71. Combined with our stunning MRK Paper Packs and some accessories, these layouts came together in no time and are so cute. ENJOY!

Some recent layouts my scrap class ladies have been creating...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Aren't these cards so cute. They were made by my two friend Wendy Coffman and Linnea Schmidlin. I love them! They are the best Halloween cards I have received in awhile. And the coolest part is that they are both made using the CTMH October Word Puzzle stamp set. CTMH's "Word Puzzle" stamp sets are such a great deal. You get anywhere from 20-28 stamps in a set that includes everything related to a specific theme or time, like October, for only $22.95. They are my favorite stamps in the catalog and I am collecting them all. E-mail me if you would like to find out how you too can collect them all at a GREAT PRICE! Tina

More Christmas Cards

I thought I would share a few more christmas cards I have been working on and receiving. The top card is called "Santa's Flight" from the NEW CTMH Fall catalog. I also used the current Creative Basics Paper Kit called "Evensong". You can't tell from the picture very well, but Santa and his sleigh are popped off the card and glittered. It's a very whimsical card for the holidays. ENJOY!

Friday, October 24, 2008

What does it mean to Scrapbook?

I read this great poem on another blog and thought there words were SO true.
Scrapbooking is so much more than glueing pictures and papers to a is creating a lasting record of the Love & Life of a family....that is why I scrapbook. Enjoy!

Scrapbooker's Verse

We gather up pictures
and bits of our past
and scrapbook them into
a gift that will last.

We write about milestones
and travels and such--
the times of our lives
that we treasure so much.

A few special photos,
a family tree,
a few thoughtful words
and soon we will see...

The album we've made
is much more than a book.
It's worth even more
than the time that it took.

It's a gift holding memories
and made with great care
by hearts and hands
with love to share.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Holiday Wishes.........for peace, joy and happiness!

Aren't these cards so pretty! They look like they took me so long to create, when in reality, I made them all within about an hour! How?? Well, I cheated! Ha!! I used Close To My Hearts holiday wishes card kit. Everything needed to create these fun cards was in the kit, pre-stamped and ready to go. It was so fun. And this isn't the only kit we sell. We have 3 Christmas kits and tons of other ones as well. To see samples of the newest kit, visit my website. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Christmas is in the least for me anyway!

Look at these beautiful Christmas cards made by my friends Hayley and Nancy. They did such a great job and I love the paper. These 2 patterns actually come from CTMH's newest Christmas Creative Basics kit. This kit includes 24 sheets of these B&TP plus 8 yards of Olive Grosgrain Ribbon. I love it. I have made some cute scrapbook pages with it as well. I will have to get those posted as soon as I take some pictures. ENJOY!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Merry & Bright Christmas Card Kits~

Aren't these cards adorable! And they only took me about 30 minutes to complete 12....why~ because I used CTMH's cute Card Kit called Merry & Bright. This set can be found in the new Fall & Winter idea book. Email me for more information on how to get your own copy.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Our new Idea Book is here!

The new Close To My Heart catalog has been released, along with a ton of new products. Some of the most fun things are our new colors! They are Juniper (Green), Tulip (Red), Sorbet (peachy) and Creme Brulee (Golden). We now carry cardstock, Ink, Ribbon and Bling in all 4 of these colors as you can see in the picture. To see more, visit my website at

With a smile,

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More Criss-Cross Cards

Well~ since these cards have proved to be so popular, I thought I would post a few more for you to enjoy. Both of these are made exclusively with Close To My Heart inks, stamps and papers. The purple one uses our "Amore" Word Puzzle set, and the Black one is made from our "Silhouette" Scrapbook kit as the "Playful Flourish" stamp set. To see these sets in person, visit my website at

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Criss-Cross Cards!

Criss-Cross Cards are so fun and easy to make! If you don't know how to make them, e-mail me at and I will get directions to you. I hope to post a tutorial later this week as well. ENJOY!

Monday, August 18, 2008

"Just Because" don't have to have a reason to show someone you care ~ right?!

I had so much fun making these cards today. They feature CTMH's brand new "Just Because" card kit. CTMH put this kit together to celebrate National Stamping Month in September. To find out how you can get this all inclusive kit, simply e-mail me at or visit my website at for more information. ENJOY!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Wanna Set the World on Fire

I love this song by Britt Nicole and wanted to share the lyrics with you!

I wanna set the world on fire
Until it's burning bright for You
It's everything that I desire
Can I be the one You use?

I, I am small but
You, You are big enough
I, I am weak but
You, You are strong enough to
Take my dreams
Come and give them wings
Lord with You
Nothing I cannot do
Nothing I cannot do

I wanna feed the hungry children
And reach across the farthest land
And tell the broken there is healing
And mercy in the Father's hands


Take my dreams
Come and give them wings
Lord with You
Nothing I cannot do
My hands my feet
My everything
My life, my love
Lord, use me

I wanna set the world on fire
I wanna set the world on fire, yeah
Take my dreams
Come and give them wings, cuz
Lord with You
Nothing I cannot do
Take my dreams
Come and give them wings
Lord with You
There's nothing I can't do
Nothing I can't do
I'm gonna set the world on fire
Set the world on fire

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More Summery cards!

Hello~ I thought I would share a couple of more cards from the June Word Puzzle and the May word Puzzle. These are great sets as they highlight lots of different themes from a specific month. CTMH carries them for all 12 months of the year, as well as a few extras based on a theme like "Friendship" or "Love". These cards use the colors Breeze, Ocean and Kiwi. With a smile,

Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Friday~ some cards to brighten your day!

Here are a couple of fun and sassy cards using the "June Word Puzzle" from CTMH.
The colors are from the SUMMER Season pallete. Notice the fun use of Ric-Rac ribbon
and dry embossing in the background. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A few more 6x6 Flip Album Pictures

Hello~ I thought I would share a few more pictures of these gift albums I am making. These pages were made using CTMH's "Free Spirit" scrapbooking kit. It is perfect for the teen or tween in your life! ENJOY

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Is it to early to think about Christmas gift-giving??

I shop all year for Christmas you? I love to stock up so that I am ready for the holiday season before it is upon me. And I love storing away the "perfect gifts" as I find them. So with that said, I have started creating some fun things to give away this holiday season. These samples are of mini 6x6 scrapbook pages that fit into the CTMH Flip Albums. ENJOY!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Summertime is family fun time!

With summertime, comes lots of state and county fairs, and these cards just seem to make me think of those times. They are made using the CTMH stampsets "Just Like You" and "Genuine Country." These stamps would also make the cutest scrapbook pages for capturing those fun memories of your time this summer. To see more artwork, visit my website at ENJOY!

Thursday, July 10, 2008