Through the Year

Hello & Happy Thursday! I can’t believe that here in the US, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving in just two short weeks! Holy crow – guess I need to get a turkey (lol – my brain didn’t make that connection until just now!). Today I’d like to share with you the November Stamp of the Month – Through the Year.


This stamp set is perfect for some Year in Review layouts (I don’t think I would be able to get a full year in review on just 2 double paged 12 x 12s!) I love what CTMH has done with this —>


Here’s a (partial) year in review layout –


You can use this set on your desk calendar to add birthday and other fun reminders.  I think these next pictures show my favorite use for this stamp set – AND it gives you a sneak peak of the December monthly special!

This calendar set will be available next month. Since it uses the November Stamp of the Month – the kit will be available with or without the stamp set. However, next month the stamp set will be at full retail ($17.95) instead of the Stamp of the Month discount (just $5 with a $50 purchase).

You can find all the products used in these pictures on my website – – you won’t find the calendar kit until 1 December – but there’s lots more fun to be found over there!




NEW Product Fun!!

Sorry, I’ve been MIA for a few days! My boys went to Scout Camp last week & I spent the week trying to cram as many projects into those 7 days as possible, so I let this slip just a bit. Today I’m back with the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book and some artwork I’ve made with the new products.


First a couple of highlights – in this Idea Book you’ll find …

A new Cut Above Layout Kit “The Story Begins” – to tell your baby’s stories – this kit comes in either a boy or girl option plus – save 30% when you purchase an album to go with it!


Double Sided Cardstock – what? – yep – one side is the actual color and the reverse is a lighter version.  Check it out here – the Wild is cut from the lighter side and the rest from the front side of a sheet of Ruby cardstock. What an easy way to add some dimension to your projects!


Speaking of adding dimension – how about some new Cricut cartridges?  We have a new cartridge available in either physical or digital. Both options come with an exclusive stamp set bundle and an Enchantment combo cardstock pack. The You Are Here cartridge is great for all your travel projects – from a girls trip to National Parks – there’s lots of fun in these images.


And of course we have new Fundamentals with awesome patterns, colors & complements (including new ribbon packs!).


With all these fun new products – I’d love to see what you create!



Blessed Beyond Measure

Are you ready for another fantastic Stamp of the Month?  This stamp is really getting me in the mood for Fall – it has a pumpkin, maple leaves & phrases of thankfulness, gratitude & blessings.


Here’s a card I made with the Jeepers Creepers paper packet (not just for Halloween!).  It also uses the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for the pumpkin (I cut off the extra leaves & vines at the top of the pumpkin) and leaves.



I also used it to add a saying (replacing journaling) on a Swan Lake layout.


Here is a great framed piece from the fantastic CTMH staff –


I’ve seen lots of great cards and scrapbooking done with this stamp set by sister consultants – just search #ctmhblessedbeyondmeasure to see for yourself.


Saying Goodbye to Summer Products

I know we still have a few more weeks on the calendar of summer, but school’s back in session, the weather is getting cooler, and it’s time once again to say good bye to summer.  It’s also time to say good bye to the products in the CTMH Season Expressions II idea book.  We’ve had some fun papers and great stamp sets to play with this past summer – I’ve loved so many of them – I hate to see them go!  Here are a few of my favorites.

MAGICAL Workshop Your Way, Amusement Park and Beyond Awesome stamp sets.


CALYPSO Workshop Your Way, Tickled Pink, Safari Ballet, Wise-Guy Birthday stamp sets.


FLORENCE Workshop Your Way, A Bunch of Love and Smarty Pants stamp sets


These products will be available through 31 August – or while supplies last.  Check out all the retiring products on my web site

Contact me if you have any questions!


Baby I’m Worth IT!

1604-cc-baby-im-worth-itThe April Constant Campaign at Close To My Heart is FABULOUS!  Have you ever considered teaching others to be make cards or scrapbooks?  Would you like to purchase sweet Close To My Heart products at a discount?  Or – would you like to do ALL of these things AND get paid for it?  Then this month’s special is for YOU!



When you sign up as a consultant during April – you get:

  • The New Consultant Kit for just $75 (retail value of product and supplies is $205!)
  • $50 in Select Product Credit to personalize your kit with the things you’d like for building your business (or building your stash!)
  • The chance to earn a free CRICUT cartridge or $100 in additional Select Product Credit by submitting $350 in sales during your first 30 days.15-ai-cricut-artfully-sent-collection
  • The Straight To the Top Incentive Program – earn additional product and exclusive1510-straight-to-the-top-medium-organizer-with-productstamp sets, bags & jewelry based on sales submitted (plus the commission on those sales!)




Those are the product & monetary benefits – but in addition there are:


  • New friends to meet (customers, fellow consultants, other business folks)
  • Fantastic Up Line and Side Line support – business questions, artistic inspiration – you name it!
  • Amazing artwork ideas – the Home Office does a wonderful job of providing artwork you can use in your business – or create your own – the choice is yours.
  • Beautiful paper crafting products to play with!

So, whether you are a hobbyist (you just want to build your stash at a great price), would like to add a little income by doing this part time, or if you’d like to build a larger business & team – just go to my website at – to look for more details and get signed up.

If you have additional questions please give me a call at 801-920-4681 or email at  – I would love to be a part of the team that helps you succeed!!



Sunshine Birdies

What a fun Stamp of the Month we have for March.  I know it’s called ‘Sunshine Birdies’

Sunshine Birdies with Penelope Paper

but I think of it more as ‘You Are My Sunshine’!  If you’ve been over to the class page this month, you’ve had a little sneak peek of it.



This set is another perfect match for SPRING!! – birds – butterflies – sunshine!

Add some bright, fun colors & you have the start of some sunny artwork – cards – layouts – so many possibilities.



Here are some wonderful examples from the amazing artists at CTMH!






This cute set is available for $17.95 – OR Get it for just $5 with a $50 order.  This stamp is not available as part of the STAMPAGANZA event -BUT – the buy 2 portion of Stampaganza does count toward the $50.  So if you purchase 2 E sized stamp sets at $29.95 – you can get another E sized stamp set FREE plus the Sunshine Birdies for $5 – that’s a savings of  $42.90!!  Take advantage of this amazing deal at

Ballon Animal Fun!

I am loving the February Stamp of the Month!  Who doesn’t love balloon animals?!  s1602This
fun 13 stamp set works great for both cards and scrapbooking (I’m looking forward to using it for some birthday layouts, the zoo, even just fun parties).  Elephants – Rabbits – Giraffes – all waiting to play on your cards or scrapbook pages.  


These cards were made with some Pacifica cardstock.  The one with the monkey uses the little dot stamp to make a background on White Daisy cardstock.  The elephant is on a scrap piece leftover from the Charlotte papers.


Here’s a cute layout from the CTMH website since I haven’t had time to play with any layouts using this stamp set yet.1602-sotm-party-animal-page

As a Stamp of the Month selection – these cute guys are only available until the end of this month (since it’s a Leap Year – you get an extra day!) – get yours at  This set is available for $17.95 or save $12.95 and get it for just $5 when you spend $50.