Monday, December 31, 2012

Paper Trail Blog Hop - January

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop for January featuring La Belle Vie! You've either come from Linda's blog - The Paper Taylor, or are starting here and will move along the trail! Either way, enjoy the artwork!

My first example is a card featuring the Stamp of the Month for January - S1301 Happy Valentine's.

X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2103 Bamboo Stamp Pad
Z2147 Smokey Plum Stamp Pad
Z1800 Rosette Ribbon
Z1732 Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
Next is a fun layout! I have to admit that I did not free hand cut the pig - he is from a Cricut cartridge called From My Kitchen.
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
D1478 Bingo Alphabet
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad
Z2106 Blush Stamp Pad
The last example is another layout, on which I've used sweet leaf cardstock.
I really like the sweet leaf with these papers if the photos have some green in them!
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
Z2105 Black Stamp Pad
Z1770 Glitz Glitter Gel Pink
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Happy New Year!
Continue on to Vicki's blog - The Wizard's Hangout, to see more La Belle Vie artwork!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Monogram Card Sets

I made these cards using basically scraps, for a lot of special ladies in my life. I put the card sets in a decorated box from Michael's, and made a coordinating pen to match each box. The boxes were 60% off. Everyone seemed to like them!


Special card and gift

I received this beautiful card from CTMH and Jeanette Lynton with a special gift for being a Dirctor with CTMH. I'm honored to work for such a wonderful company. I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead an amazing team of talented Consultants!


Holiday Cards 2012

A1133 Festival of Lights

C1510 Merry & Bright
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z1752 Sparkles - Clear Asst

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Perfect Personalized Gift!

Need a last minute gift for your favorite papercrafter? Make it special by giving a monogram stamp - first or last name initial! Want to send a very special message? Spell out a word or phrase for your recipient - friends, love, family, sister, miss you, etc. Another great idea - spell out a new baby's name, last name for a newly or soon-to-be married couple, or your favorite place or city - camp, cabin, at the lake, beach, Anytown, USA! Have fun creating your special gift, but let me know by 12-12-12 so we can get your gift by Christmas!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Shop now through 12-12-12 and receive the following special offers with your qualifying order!
$25 order - free sparkles or opaques of your choice,
$50 order - free $7.50 value gift certificate,
$75 order - free $15 value gift certificate,
$100 order - free $20 value gift certificate,
$150 order - get either Cricut Collection for HALF-PRICE!!!

Orders must be received by 12-12-12.
Order by e-mail, phone or in person - not valid on online orders.
Contact me at: or 585-943-4584 (cell/text)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Awesome Swappers Stamp of the Month Swap - December

S1212 Year Round Cheer
by Linda Taylor
by Elizabeth Hawley
by Sue Laufer
by Jeannine Friend
by Beth Naumann
by Amy Raimy
by Amy McGrew
by Janice Hodgkin

Friday, November 30, 2012

Paper Trail Blog Hop - December

Welcome from Linda's blog! We're featuring Avonlea this month and it's a versatile paper that is great for anything! It looks super for holiday items and winter themes!
Continue on to Tracey's blog to see her creations!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that we are making more fabulous deals available to you! At 2:00 AM on December 1, there will be new items added to the “While Supplies Last” section of my OBA’s shopping page. Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time. To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my OBA that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value! Shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last. Click on the shopping cart to order!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

December Events

12/1 - Allendale Columbia School Holiday Market, 519 Allens Creek Rd, 9am-4pm 12/8 - Marcus Whitman Elementary PTO Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair at the Marcus Whitman High School, Baldwin Rd, Rushville, 9am-3pm 12/15 - East Rochester Chamber of Commerce Christmas 'Round The World, 10am - 7pm, the annual Christmas 'Round the World will be at various locations throughout the Village of East Rochester. Activities will include: music/caroling, food, games, crafts, storytelling, horse drawn carriage rides, Santa & Mrs. Claus, plus more. More info will be on my facebook page and blog when I know my exact location.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!!! FREE STAMP PAD, MY STICKEASE OR COMPLEMENTS OF YOUR CHOICE WITH A $50 ORDER!!! FREE PAPER PACKET OR A-D SIZE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE WITH A $100 ORDER!!! To take advantage of these specials, please call, e-mail or text me with your order on Monday the 26th or Tuesday the 27th. I'll get back to you with your total and you can pay by cash, check or credit card. Contact me at: 585-943-4584 (cell/text) See the catalog by clicking on the shopping cart at right!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Specials!

To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November. In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month—50% off another stamp set! When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one! The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today! * Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order. See samples with this great set below!

Awesome Swappers Stamp of the Month Swap - November

S1211 Capture The Date
by Janice Hodgkin
by Amy McGrew
by Sue Laufer
by Kelly Hammonds
by Julie Reynolds
by Beth Naumann
by Ramona Temple
by Amy Raimy

Monday, October 29, 2012

Paper Trail Blog Hop - November

Welcome from Connie's blog. This month we are using the holiday-themed Pear & Partridge Papers, but as you can see from my samples, it's not just for holiday photos! A1131 Love Z1333 Opaques Adhesive Gems Mocha D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
C1510 Merry & Bright B1411 Greek Alphabet Z1763 Boutique Assortment
Feel free to scroll down through my blog for lots more samples with Pear & Partridge, then hop over to Mary's blog for even more!

More Halloween

X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet C1522 Creepy Creatures Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection G1040 Workshops On The Go Spellbound Cricut Kit stamps

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween layout from 1993

This cute little cow will be 21 years old in 3 weeks! My favorite part of being a scrapbooker - playing with my old photos and remembering such simple, sweet times, on almost a daily basis!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Friday Crafting Crop

FRIDAY CRAFTING CROP 10/19 10am-9pm, Calvary Assembly, 3429 Chili Ave, Chili, $5 admission, bring your projects for a fun day of crafting