Thursday, April 29, 2010

Girl's Night Out!

If you get the chance to stop by my booth, mention that you saw this on my blog and you will get a new Summer Idea Book for FREE.  Any one who does not mention this post will pay $3.95 for their Summer Idea Book.

I have been working hard on getting samples of the Cherry-O level 2 paper pack, after this weekend I will post the layouts on my blog.

Don't forget to check out my Close To My Heart website to try out "Studio J online Scrapbooking"  You can set up an account and get started right away or you can select "I'm not ready to create an account", and try it out.  It is free until you decide you wish to purchase the layouts.  This is an awesome way to get started scrap-booking, you can go to my website 24/7/365 and check it out with no obligation, or the mess of actual scrap-booking.  The printed pages are absolutely beautiful.  They are printed on Glossy Photo paper.  Once you try it out, I would love to hear what you think about it.

Well I need to get back to working on my layouts so I can be ready for the Girls Night Out weekend event starting tomorrow.

Happy Scrapin',


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Old Friends!

I went to The Dalles last Thursday to help run an Estate Sale for my in-laws.  They are awesome people and have moved in with my Sister-in-law Dianne for a little extra help.  I have always known how special they are but to see all the people who were concerned that something had happened to them was very touching.  We had so many people try to pay their condolences only to find out that they moved.  At one point the front room was full of people and a lady offered her condolences and I said that they were both fine, and that they had moved in with their daughter for a little extra help.  The entire room turned around to hear what I was saying and then expressed relief to hear that they were OK.  Some of the people didn't know their names, but see them on the porch and wave or walk by and visit occasionally.  To see how many lives they have touched just by sitting on the porch was awesome.  

Steve's Sister Dianne and Brother Jim and Jim's wife Alex helped us get the sale ready and for me it was fun to listen to Jim and Dianne in the kitchen pricing the dishes.  I was in the bedroom setting out the quilting books and magazines.  I walked around the corner to find Jim in an old frilly Apron and Dianne explaining why she priced a plastic Mid-Columbia Medical Center water cup at $1200.00.  Dianne explained that $1200.00 was 1/2 of what it cost to get the cup, since you only get them if you spend some time in the Hospital.  Yes we knew that it wouldn't sell but we were having fun while we were working.  On Friday during the sale Jim put a $1.00 sticker on Steve's back just out of his reach to take it off.  I mentioned to Jim that I personally thought Steve was worth more than a dollar and he said he was only selling the shirt off Steve's back.

The sale was a lot of work but a lot of fun at the same time.  On Saturday, Steve made signs saying that everything was 1/2 off.  So, that meant that all of the 25 cent items were now 12 1/2 cents.  But no one had the 1/2 cent and we sold all the tools the day before, so I couldn't cut the pennies in half.  I'm sure some people thought we were a little loony but that's OK.  We ended up with about $1100.00 and it only took a day and a half.

While I was helping with the sale an old friend of mine from school stopped by.  We haven't seen each other in 30 years.  It was almost like we had never lost touch.  It was so nice to see her again.  I hope we get to see each other more often.  

This is twice just this year that I have had my friends from 30 years ago find me.  I have thought of them often, but didn't know where to look for them.  

I hope, that when I am older and sit on my porch and wave to everyone, that I have touched so many people's lives and they show how much they care.  

Happy Scrapin',


Girl's Night Out!

I have been invited to be a vendor at the Girl's Night Out! Shopping Extravaganza!!!  In Molalla Oregon on April 30 and May 1, 2010.  Girls Night Out is put on by "Like That Productions" The event is open to the public and free to get in, they are offering an all night crop, which you will need to sign up and pay to reserve your spot to crop.  You can get more information here!

I am so excited,  I will have my new Summer Idea Books there and lots of other items.  If you get a chance, please stop by and say hello.  I would love to see you.

Happy Scrapin',


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yes, I've been playing again!

Here are a few 3" x 3" cards and Easel cards I have been making with the new Cherry-O paper and the Petite Perks- Dreams stamp set.

I even did a little stitching.

Yes, I was a very bad girl and purchased some punches from my Friend Teri who is a SU demo.

But look how cute the 3" x 3" easel cards turned out.

This is a set we consultants can give to our customers how ever we want.

Look it even comes in it's own little case.

As you can see I am lovin' this little set.

If you would like the directions to any of these cards, leave me a comment or send me an email and I will get the directions to you.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Scrapin',


My Review of Rolodex petite 6-Divider Open Petite Card File

Originally submitted at Discount Office
Desktop card file comes complete with snap-in, snap-out cards with black typewriter-spaced lines and six white-on-taupe A-to-Z divider guides. Flip-through design allows easy viewing. Open top allows easy, immediate access to contents. Card file includes 125 cards and does not have a cover.

I have purchased a few of these now.
By Jwilson from Beavercreek, OR on 4/14/2010
5out of 5
Pros: Sturdy, Improves Organization, Sleek Design
Best Uses: Everyday Use, Organization
Describe Yourself: Value Oriented
Primary use: Business
I love these Petite Rolodex's they are great for altering to give to someone special for their birthday gift. I also use them to keep track of how much my Customer spends with me so that I can give them a special gift after they spend $200.00.
Altered Rolodex

Tags: Made with Product, Picture of Product, Using Product

Altered for birthdays

Tags: Using Product, Made with Product, Picture of Product

Saturday, April 10, 2010

May is National Scrapbooking Month!

Close To My Heart is Celebrating National Scrapbooking Month by offering a wonderful Scrapbooking kit called "Miracle" for just $19.95.   Starting April 15, 2010.  
What is included in the Miracle kit?
Miracle Kit Contents
Colors: Sweet Leaf, Olive, Crystal Blue, Bamboo
5 – Colonial White Cardstock
1 – Bamboo Cardstock
1 – Floral B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Stripe B&T Duos® Paper
1 – Crystal Blue Circle B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – Sweet Leaf Bracket B&T Duos® Die-Cut
1 – 6" x 12" My Stickease® Assortment
1 – 6" x 9" Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cuts (new product in the Summer Idea Book.)
1 – Mini-Medley Accents Colonial White Collection
12" Colonial White Waxy Flax
3 – 4" x 6" Memory Protectors® Flip Flaps™
2 – Sponges
1 –Brochure

Starting April 15 through May 31, 2010:
  • Purchase the kit outright for $19.95 USD (US Dollars) (Item # CC1009).
  • Place a minimum order of $40.00 USD (excluding Studio J™ orders) and purchase the kit for only $10.00 USD (CC1009A).
  • Place a minimum order of $60.00 USD (excluding Studio J orders) and purchase the kit for only $5.00 USD (CC1009B).
  • Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales of $300.00 USD and receive a kit FREE! (CC1009C) 

From May 1–31, sign up as a new Consultant and receive a kit FREE!

I just received my Miracle kit and want to play, but I have some more pressing things to do at the moment, so I will have to play later.

I hope you come back soon to see what I have been up to lately.

Happy Scrapin',


Friday, April 9, 2010


Wow! You are going to love the new Cherry-O papers in the new Idea book.

See what I'm talking about?

There are 4 new paper packs and Workshops On The Go, Cherry-O, Zippidee, Splendor, and Passages.
Just wait till you see them.  They are all Awesome!!!  I can't wait till I get my order so I can play.

I have scheduled my New Summer Idea Book Kick-Off Party for Tuesday April 27, at 6:00 pm. call me for the details.

Happy Scrapin',