Friday, December 30, 2011

My friend Deb's awesome Christmas Tradition!


Every Year they cut off the bottom of their Christmas tree and write a note on it. Her husband is away this year, serving in the Armed Forced over seas! What an awesome crafty idea to do with the kids every year. Our tradition is to do the Christmas pickle on New Years, one last special gift! Keeps the excitement going!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Teen/PreTeen Class is today...All About Me!





Here are some samples of the pages we will be doing...15 pages in 3 hours.Wish us Luck!
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Christmas Recipe Box




I made this for a friend's Christmas Birthday using last year's Christmas Paper...I love it's classic look!These boxes are a great purchase...affordable and so easy to make a fabulous craft in an hour or two...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Crafty Friend made this for he for Christmas !


My friend, Lori Boone, gave this to me for Christmas...made from a folded book...notice the Close to My Heart Paper Star! So Adoreable!

Friday, December 23, 2011

I need some scrapbook therapy!

I really need to get back to my crafting but have to finish the shopping today. So I am hoping by tonight I will be able to get in there and scrap alittle. I have a present to make for a friend ( recipe box) and my teen class to finish...any ideas on My Favs for teens and preteens leave me a comment...had Tea the other night at the Gilbertsville Tea Room, Candlelight with a storyteller who recited the Christmas Carol in character! Very inspiring for the Christmas season! Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A page I added to my daughter's 2011 Prom Page

I had so many great pics of my daughter's dress, I made a 3rd page of just her and her dress...yes, my daughter's name is Paige!

Merry Christmas!

Are you ready for December 25th?I hate the malls the week before Christmas. Another reason to having my shopping done early. Our family headed to Christmas Candylane at Hershey Park Saturday night for my daughter's 20th birthday. All my kids brought a friend and my best friend and her family came along. Alittle cold and sleety but a jolly festive night( nothing like a kiss in the Kissing Tower)...Ray and I closed the park on the skyride and the kids on the bumper cars.Tomorrow we are going to New York City for the day( we hope to catch a show and see Time Square and Rockafeller Center. I promise to post by the middle of the week. I did do a scrapbook page or two...our visit to the Liberty bell, my son's first visit....

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Card Box!





I made this with last years Christmas paper but you could use any Christmas paper...made 3 boxes in 2 hours which we'll be family presents...great to hold all those Christmas treasures(santa letters, cards, new years resolutions).

Apple Basket Wreath


My husbands parents live on an old fruit farm and the barn is full of these lids which I paint for Halloween and Christmas...selling them at Patsy's in Boyertown... this is one with the logo visible. I love the way they look after staining...

Music Sheet Paper chains


I had a very old music book (1930s)...songs are very outdates..sheets were yellow and I saw this awesome project on HGTV site. Make Paper Chains with them. So I did this for my little artifical tree in the living room...I cut them 8 in x 1.25in and got out my handy dandy stapler and WAA-LAA!, but I think a smaller one would also look nice. Will post picture soon..Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Tree from Paper !


This was a tree I created last year...very easy to make just cutting paper and pins!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

" All About Me" Workshop




I am hosting this for preteens and teens after Christmas...a workshop were they make their own mini-scrapbook...theseare a few of our 16 pages...we will finish this in 3 hours...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pre-teen and Teen Scrapbook Workshop!

Have this scheduled for Dec 28th at 1pm...Started the pages yesterday..have 3 done and the paper cut..will start posting soon..."All About Me !" it is called....a mini 6x6 book with 16 pages...any Page ideas post me a comment..I have Fav Food,Title page and Best Friend. It reminds me of a slam book if anyone knows what they are from the 80s.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Shopping, Shopping ,Shopping

I hope everyone is geting all their Christmas Shopping done...I have been putting a big dent in mine.There is still time to purchase all your scrapbooking and cardmaking needs through Close to My Heart..check out my website and order today so it comes by Christmas....Some of my favorite things are:

Designer Brads Z1360 $5.95 on Page 127

Opaques Adhesive Gems $2.95 Page 126, these come in a variety of colors

Sparkles $2.95 on Page 126, these come in a variety of colors.

My Creations on Page 131...make the cutest gifts using our card box, Memory Game,Display Album,Cube, Recipe/Photo Box, Banner

another new product I live it our Quick Pic Album on Page 122, this comes in 2 colors....

throughout the Idea Book is our wonderful acrylix stamp sets,My Reflection Scrapbooking kits, a membership to Studio J for all your online scrapbooking nees(this has so many great benefits..free protectors and free s and h when you purchase 5 layouts at about 6 dollars a layout....

also don't forget a $5.00 Stamp of the Month when you spend $50.00 or more...This month is Mad About You regularly a $17.95 value...( this is displayed on the left side of the page)

Any questions please contact me...Happy Shopping....

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Wish Cards




I changed up the Christmas colors using the color blush with keylime and black and hollyhock..check these simple cards out

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Welcome December!!!


The end of the year is upon us...is your scrapbook up to date? are your Christmas cards done!!! I just started address and sending our my homemade Christmas Cards...I am going to start working on my gifts..Calendars,Card Boxes,Etc...I also have a pre teen/teen class to plan for after Christmas..."All About Me' mini scrapbooks.....This is my main Christmas Card..I will post some cards from the Holiday Wishes Set tomorrow...