Sunday, July 15, 2012


Here is a video of the new Cricut cartridge "Artiste" that is offered by Close To My Heart as of August 1st. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Work in Progress Album

This handy 12x12 binder album comes with a protective case. Before I had an album like this, I would just use a regular album to store projects that I was working on, which resulted in a lot of wear and tear on the albums. It was also difficult to change layouts around. But since I've been using this, it's been a lot easier to keep all my projects in order and I even combine different projects into the album. For example, I'm working on our family album for 2010 and one for one of my children. I can have all the projects together and then when I'm done, I just put them into a regular album and it is ready for viewing.


Hi All,
I'm sorry I haven't posted in such a long time. I've really been struggling with my business. I live in such a small town and know very few people here. I had an open house on June 30th, and really put a lot of effort into it. It was mentioned three times in the local paper, and I was sure it would be a success. But when that day came only two people showed up. I was so discouraged...I just didn't do anything with the business for a week. Then I called my upline (who was there to support me for that day) and we talked about my options. I hate to just quit the business, so I think I'll just be content to be a junior consultant for awhile.

Peanut is doing well...he's got such long legs now and can jump so high. It's fun to play "keep away" with him. He's been going to work with me and he's learning to be more sociable instead of barking non-stop at people when they come into the shop.

Hope you all had a nice Fourth of July and that your summer is going well :) Take care!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Pin Flags

Make a darling accent from your paper scraps by trimming a complementary banner and wrapping it around a pin from the Bling assortment (Z1466) to form a small pin flag.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Peanut update

Thought I'd update you on Peanut. We're still working on potty training, but he is getting better about using the potty pads. He likes to lay across the top of my shoulders or on my stomach to take his naps. In so many ways he reminds me of a baby. Tonight he had worn himself out and was sleeping on my belly, so I decided to put him to bed. So I put him in his crate (which has a very cushy pillow in it), and instead of going to sleep he started whining... just like a fussy baby. If he's up in the recliner with me and I leave him there to go get a drink or something, he's fine until he can't see me anymore. Then he starts crying. I just love him so much...I'm so glad I went and got him. He makes my life more enjoyable, and I don't miss my hubby quite so desperately.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

blank notecards

I have been making blank notecards to sell at our local Farmer's Market. I made them 10 to a package, and a lot of them were done using the Dotty paper pack. Here are some pictures of what I'v been doing.

Monday, June 4, 2012

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