Welcome!

Welcome to my blog...hopefully you will enjoy following my scrapbooking adventures! I have been a Close To My Heart consultant for nearly 8 years! I have earned the Eastern Carribean and Hawaii cruises! I host regular crops, gatherings (home parties) and fund raising events and would love to meet you at one of them! I can offer a great line of products from classic scrapbooking and card making to digital layouts. We have an exclusive cricut cartridge (Art Philosophy) mini albums, embellishments, and adhesives-everything for your paper crafting needs!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Look What I got for Christmas from Jeanette Lynton (Close To My Heart )


A Brighton business card holder and handmade card-both beautiful!  Come and see them "in person at my open house on Sat. Dec. 10th from 1-8! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

And the inside says...Til you wobble!   Dreaming paper, Cricut Art Philosophy cut out parts and Typeset alphabet make this card!    Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!  

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Roxie Layout fun


This is a fun layout with bling and the set of 10 pocket.   On the back of that cheetah paper is ZEBRA print! The pleated ribbon is a great embellishment too!                                           

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Here is just another fun layout we made at Detroit Regionals using the new products from the Close to my Heart recent catalog!   It worked great for these photos of Gracie showing us how to work the Wii when they lived in Defiance!    Now she is a Dance Revalution girl...no wonder at 5 she already has years of practice!                              

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Napoleon Football is over for the year!

 Football has been part of our schedule since school ended last spring!   For the first day of school no fancy new clothes, just the shirt that proudly showed how Derek spent his summer.  Next was parent's night for both the team meal and game night.  After last night's play-off game, the season is over and basketball begins!  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Another paper that is being discontinued...get it while you can!

Girly paper with glittered chipboard and Cricut Art Philosophy flowers and mats...Stamped stitching...just need more pictures! 


Time is running out to get the Lucky paper pack!  I have used it for football, camping, and masculine cards!   Let me know if you want to order before the end of the year....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011



Here is just one of the layouts we made at Detroit Regionals!   It uses the Sonoma paper pack and the new MilePost shapes!  It features hidden journalling, just right for keeping the message private for my hubby!   It was fun to revisit 1997 when these pictures were taken!  

Monday, October 31, 2011

Club Layout -2


Magic Layout-Hat trick!  Using the Dreamin' level 2 paper pack!   Who knew this "fall paper would work so well for Summer vacation pictures! 

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Sonoma Workshop on the Go Artwork...
This is just one sample of a club layout! It uses the Bohemian Alphabet, a flower from the Cricut Art Philosophy, and the zip strip to embellish! 
Mummy box- assemble the box with adhesive.  Ink the edges of strips of cardstock with grey flannel ink and attach to box at diagonals.  Assemble the eyes and ink the edge of the heart nose and attach too.  Draw a mouth on last.

Owl-Assemble the pillow box, using adhesive.  cut the large black oval in half and attach to sides of box.  Assemble the eyes and attach then use a pop dot to raise the beak.   Fill them with candy and Enjoy!

Candy Critters for Halloween Treats

Frankenstein-fold box on scores, add hair and trim, assemble eyes after you cut the green circle in half!  Draw a mouth and some scars! 

Spidey-Cover back of one scallop circle with adhesive.  Trim off the end of corner accents to make them legs and attach them to the back.  Stick to the top of a peppermint candy.  Add eyes and then a pop dot is used to raise the nose.  Attach the  second circle to the back of the peppermint patty. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This was my first award at convention!  How exciting to be honored for my growing team accomplishments!  

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jan. Club layout-Magic Parlor Trick


This layout is with Wings paper, using a spritzer, reinker and water, a color was sprayed onto the paper and allowed to dry.  Next, a puddle pad was made with re-inker to stamp bird and butterfly.  Layer your papers, and add pictures and journalling.   Use waxy flax antenaes and pop dots to raise those cut out items.