Friday, December 2, 2011

Cricut Classes

Cricut Classes in Austin, TX - class schedule available here

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

paper-ED™ scrapbooking classes

class descriptions are here

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Paper Bag and Chipboard Albums - Variety

Girl Theme
Front cover left blank for customer to create their own title.

Halloween Chipboard Album


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Almost Settled...

From mid-May till now (almost 2 months) have been a journey. Today has been 10 days since we moved into our new home.  There is still so much to do. My new scrapbook room is about 50% unpack. Hopefully I can complete my room within the next 10 days so I can return to my creations!

Monday, May 9, 2011

50% off New Consultant Kits!

Let’s Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!
Join the National Scrapbooking Month celebration by getting the exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit FREE* and your New Consultant Kit at 50% off when you sign up in May!

With this wonderful kit, you can make two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories. The You & Me scrapbooking kit includes:
1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set
1 – 12” × 12” Colonial White Cardstock
6 – 12” × 12” B&T Duos® Papers
1 – 6” × 9” You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cut Sheet
1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon
1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
1 – Instruction Guide

Become a Close To My Heart Consultant during May and you'll save 50% off on your New Consultant Kit and get one You & Me kit for free*!

*Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid May 1–31, 2011 only.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Scrapbook Albums

2 classes coming in May.
1) 6x5 Scrapbook Album using the CTMH Miracle paper kit, stickease and more.
Class fee $24. You will have plenty of remaining materials to create a 2nd album or a couple of layouts.

2) Another mini album using Close To My Heart (CTMH) 4" x 6" Memory protectors flip flaps.
Great for a gift such as baby, end of the school year, grandparents, brag book etc.  I have a few final touches to complete the album. I need to add ribbon or velcro to the flap to close it. Depending how many flip flaps you use will determine the # of pictures it will hold. This album holds 15 pictures.

Contact me to sign up for classes.
Thank You.

Michael's All Day Super Crop

Sat. May 14, 9am to 9pm (12 HOURS) at all Michael Stores - Nationwide.  I am hosting the crop in North Austin, TX.  Additional details are here

Here is a sneak peek of the door prizes ...

Seating is limited... visit the store to RSVP.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mother's Day Cards

A few cards I created using scraps.

Additional cards to be posted ...


I decide to select 2 winners because the comments where left on 2 posts :-).

The winners are... Cheryl and PixiesDelight ... Congrats ladies!!

I will mail out your explosion boxes (blog candy) on Friday!

Thank you for participating. Have a great week :-)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blog Hop Winner to be choosen soon...

Good morning! It is almost 5 am here.
I've been sick the last 3 days and trying to make the best of it. This morning we are taking the kids for pictures with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt and then I am off to work till 9 pm or later. I will do my best to post the winner tomorrow or Monday. I see commments were posted on my last 2 postings... so I may pick 2 winners :-).

Thank you!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011



Materials used:
Baby Hippo - cutting file is from KaDoodle Bug Designs from the Happy Hippo Family
Paper - DCWV cardstock with coordinating solid pinks
Stamp (front and inside of the card) - Close To My Heart Card Chatter Birthday D1475.
Scroll down to the next posting for the Blog Hop Information. Do not forget to leave a comment to enter the drawing for the explosion box.
Thank you for looking!


Welcome to My Blog and HIPPITY HOP BLOG HOP!
The blog hop starts today Tues Apr 19 thru Thur Apr 21. The blog hop candy I am offering this week will be an explosion box - sample here. I will post pictures the actual blog candy box and my project using KaDoodle Bug Designs later this evening :-).
For a chance to win the blog candy all you have to do is follow my blog or my facebook page and "like"  KaDoodle Bug Designs. I hope you are enjoying the blog hop. On to the next blog...
Have a great day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

CTMH April 2011 Specials

Hope for Japan
Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. From now until April 30, when you purchase the exclusive “Hope for Japan” A-size stamp set (A1118) for only $5, Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross’ efforts in Japan.  Offer valid till April 30.

Lovin' Level 1
During April, when you place an order of $100 US / $115 CAN or more on your MyCTMH® website, you’ll receive one My Reflections® Level 1 kit of your choice FREE during our Lovin’ Level 1 campaign. Choose from several popular Level 1 kits. You’ll also qualify for a free April Stamp of the Month set! Now that’s a deal. Dates: April 1, 9:00 am (MDT) to April 30, 2011, 11:59 pm (MDT).

Stamp of the Month
Every month Close To My Heart offers you an exclusive My Acrylix® D-size stamp set FREE or at a large discount. The stamp set is available to qualifying customers for that month only. It’s our way of saying thank you, and your way of getting fantastic deals on our amazing stamps! April’s Stamp of the Month is: Blessed (Set of 12).  Here’s how to get a fabulous deal on your very own Stamp of the Month!

You spend You save You pay only

$25 US / $27.95 CAN 25% off $17.21 US / $19.12 CAN

$50 US / $55.50 CAN 50% off $11.48 US / $12.76 CAN

$75 US / $83.50 CAN 75% off $5.74 US / $6.38 CAN

$100 US / $110.95 CAN 100% off FREE!

Sparkle with Studio J
This April, it’s time to let your Studio J® layouts shine with this exclusive, members-only campaign! Studio J members get free bling when they buy 10 layouts this month. Bling it up and bling it on with FREE self-adhesive Sparkles and Opaques Pearl gems!  Dates: April 1, 9:00 am (MDT) to April 30, 2011, 11:59 pm (MDT).

If you have any question let me know.
Thank you!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Birthday Cards

Random A2 cards I created

Cupcake CTMH Card Idea was from another CTMH consultant.
This is was a free make and take from a scrapbook crop event I attended as a vendor.

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Close To My Heart CTMH Sweetheart

This is day 7 of being sick and hope to get back to crafting soon. In the mean time here are a few things I made with Close To My Heart Sweetheart level 2 paper packet.

Originally for the cental of the flowers I used stickles however I placed rhinestones (not pictured) in the center for a better look.

Thank you!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

FREE My Acrylix® block!

March Constant Campaign®
Best Stamps on the Block

At Close To My Heart, we know we've got the best clear stamps and blocks —and we'll prove it! Throughout March, when you buy My Acrylix® stamps, we'll give you a free My Acrylix® block. Not only will you have the best stamps on the block, you'll have the best block, too! Just purchase $25 US/$30 CAN in stamps and you can choose from two of our most versatile sizes: 3" x 3" (Y1006) or 2" x 6 1/2" (Y1010).

Dates: Offer valid March 1–31, 2011.
Details: Limit one free My Acrylix® block per order per customer. Qualifying stamp purchases include A-, B-, C-, D-, E-size stamp sets, and Stamp of the Month sets purchased at full retail or at a discount. K-size stamp sets, Stamp of the Months earned for free, and Workshops on the Go™ are excluded. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. Close To My Heart reserves the right to substitute a block of a similar size or price.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Baby Shoes

FREE Make It Take It at Michaels from 6-8pm today!!
I used my own cardstock and MITI cardstock will differ.

March 2011 - CTMH Stamp of the Month

What is the Stamp of the Month program?
Each month Close To My Heart offers a special stamp set available that month only. Customers can purchase the Stamp of the Month at full retail price, at a discount, or earn it for free as determined by their purchase total as shown in the following charts:

US Dollars
You spend/Savings/ = Your Price
$25 / 25% off = $17.21
$50 / 50% off = $11.48
$75 / 75% off = $5.78
$100 FREE!!!!
Plus shipping and handling calculated on $22.95 regardless of discount.
Not available as a hostess rewards.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me.
Thank You

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Close To My Heart Random12x12 Scrapbook Layouts

All CTMH Products are from the CTMH 2011 Spring/Summer Idea Book

CTMH Wings Paper Packet and Stickease - 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout
(removed temporary)

CTMH Fanfare Paper Packet, Stickease and handmade Tear Bear by me :-)
12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout

CTMH Lucky Paper Packet and Stickease
(3) 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layouts
View "classes" section in my blog for details.

CTMH Sweetheart Paper Packet 
12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout
(removed temporary)
On the left side under my title will be my journaling :-).

If you would like to order supplies for any of the layouts, contact me.
Have a great day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Earn FREE CTMH Products

Would you like to earn a $10 gift certificate to be used on your next CTMH order? Today Feb 14 thru March 30, when you upload any projects (cards, layouts, etc) to my facebook page using 100% CTMH products ONE lucky winner will when a gift certificate from me. I will apply the credit when I enter your order. If you have any questions let me know.
Thank you!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


The winner is....

Toni! I will email your for your shipping address. I will post the blog candy before Monday. I have 3 little ones who have been sick with the flu all week. Hubby was sick for a few days and went back to work yesterday. I have not been able to do much lately.
Thank You!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

TBD Blog Hop of Love

Welcome to the Treasure Box Designs blog hop (Feb 7 -Feb 11). Today I would like to share a girlie layout from the girly girl collection and a card using the digital stamps. Plenty of other layouts using TBD files are listed here on my blog and facebook  :-)

The blog candy for this week is a Close To My Heart stamp set and handmade cards (pictures will be posted soon).  All you have to do is follow my blog or facebook and leave a comment below. The winner will be selected on Sat. Feb. 12.

Do not forgot to LIKE TBD on facebook. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Do not forget to move on to the next blog to see the other free goodies and TBD inspirations :-)

Treasure Box Designs
Patti ** YOU ARE HERE **

Thank you and Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 4, 2011

CTMH Flip Flap Page Protectors

Close To My Heart Flip Flap Memory Page Protectors

4x6 CTMH Flip Flap

6x6 Flip Flap - Flip Open to the Left. 

4x6 Photo Album created using the CTMH flip flaps.

Thank you for looking.