Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Checking out comments

Seems like my comment area was not working right so this is a test post ... would some of you try to post to see if this is working? Thanks!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Updated Layout with Photos!

My previous photos needed some"help" so I finished the layout completely including my girls' pictures. What do you think? (layout, I mean!)

Well, not to brag or anything but my girls are cute, too!
Some of the how-to's I'll be showing include: making scallopped edges using the corner rounder; using liquid glass for glossy look to the flower centers and to adhere the buttons; popping stamped images for a 3-D look; using stamps to create background paper & embellishments.If you're in the area, I'm doing this layout for free with only limited seating available, so call or email me to let me know you'd like to come!
God bless you tonight! ~ Debbie ~

Friday, April 24, 2009

"Easter" Themed Layout

Recently someone commented that I had done a lot of cards and projects but not a layout. I decided that Easter photos would provide great inspiriration for a layout to get me back into the swing of these type of workshops. THIS COMING Thursday, April 30th, from 7-10 pm I'll be hosting this get together and it will be at NO COST to you! I need to get back into layouts so you can help me by coming and doing it with me! Space is limited to the first 12 that RSVP so call or email me ASAP.

The pictures are not the best buthere are both pages. They do look better in person - LOL! On the left you can put one vertical 4x6 plus journaling or another small picture. On the right you have room for a vertical and a horizontal 4x6, 2 3x3's, and a journaling spot ot another small picture. You can post here to let me know your thoughts but please RSVP by email at

God bless you tonight!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April's Stamp of the Month

Just thought I'd encourage you to look closely at the Stamp of the Month for April, World's Best Dad, in case you like it. I'll be placing an order on April 30th, the last day it will be available. Click here for how to order it at a discount, even for free, depending on other purchases!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New kit - "Tickled Pink" - for National Scrapbooking month

Hi, everybody! I thought I'd try one more thing before bringing my new blog-learning to a close for the evening.
The newest promotion that CTMH is doing is called "Tickled Pink" and it is fabulous! I just got mine today! Glitter paper, textured cardstock, die cuts,

embellishments, a great tool, PLUS a D-size stamp set that coordinates perfectly with the die cuts - WOW!! Here's a picture showcasing a sample layout made with the kit. You can't see the glitter but most of the the flowers are actually die cuts stamped with the included stamp set but the white ones are crocheted flowers! You can click here to download a PDF file that details the kit's contents and how you can get it for FREE! It is available now through the end of May, while supplies last. I think you'll love it!

Still working on getting this "blogging thing" going!

You know, computer communication is great, but it sure does take time; especially when you are someone who can't let it go until it's ... just... right...! Ha, ha, ha! Anyway, I wanted my blog to be a place to share and display my "Close To My Heart" creations, cards, layouts plus any other "crafty" thing I do. Card making and scrapbooking are just my latest in a long list of crafting likes but it has really gotten me hooked! I do machine embroidery as well with my mom. We have a website of rthat which you can reach via this link: MD's Unique Creations I am also trying to get a "pretty" newsletter going and you can subscribe to it by going to the right hand side of my blog page and entering your email address.

Well, I know its a lot of things to do in addition to my family's going's on but, like a lot of you, crafting provides me a creative outlet and CTMH has given me some beautiful stuff to add on to my love of crafts! That's all for now .... God bless you!