Thursday, December 18, 2014

Taking a Break

I'm sorry for the long break I've taken. I kept putting off writing this post. I thought some how I would be able to get back to blogging and crafting. But my Dads health isn't getting better and he's requiring more and more care. I'm so thankful that I'm able to care for him. God has blessed me with an amazing husband that understands and supports me thru all these years of caring for my Dad. My Dad is 74, so he's not that old but he hasn't taken care of his health and life has been hard on him. Time is running out for him and I'm trying very hard to make this time special for him and focus on the good. The Dr has told us my Dads time is limited and we believe the Lord has given us this time as a gift. A gift to say the things we need and want to say, a gift to make this time special and focus on what is most important to us. A gift to not have any regrets.

Yesterday was an especially hard day and I questioned God if it was better to know ahead of time that a loved one was dying or if it was easier for them to be taken away with no warning. Gods answer to me, there is no easy way to lose someone you love. Each one has its difficulties, so I'm choosing to look at this as a blessing. We've had especially hard year and a half and now I can see that God had his hand in it. He knew this was going to be more than I could take and He was preparing me, making me stronger, so I could handle this and that it wouldn't break me.

So I am taking a break from my blog. I'm not sure how long I"ll be gone. Please check back from time to time. Right now I find no comfort in crafting. I have very few spare moments and its enough just to keep my daily life going.
Hopefully I'll be back soon.
     Dana

Monday, September 29, 2014

Timberline Super Simple Layout

Usually for my Super Simple Layout class I have a "super simple" layout. But I loved this layout when I saw it and admittedly it has more stamping than I usually have my class attendees do for this class, I just couldn't get this layout out of my mind. Its just one of those layouts that can be used for so many outdoor type pictures.

The very talented and gracious Susan Williams designed this layout and was kind enough to let me use it for my class. Susan does amazing work and I was honored to get to meet her this past June at our Close To My Heart convention at Disney Land. She is the sweetest and most humble person, a true midwest girl (Missouri). You can find all of her amazing work on her blog at Just Crazy Blessed



So make sure you jump over to Susans blog and see all of her amazing work. I changed a few things but not many. THANK YOU Susan for being so kind in sharing your design.

Happy Scrapping,
  Dana

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Timberline Layout 3

I've used the Timberline Workshop On The Go for the last 2 layouts and with the leftover papers from that I was able to make this layout and still have enough leftover paper to make a card. Wish I would have remembered to take a picture of the card. Oh well, on to the details of this layout.




There really isn't  to many details. All the cuts are pretty straight forward and easy. I've left lots of room for pictures. I dont know about you but I always seem to take way to many pictures and sometimes I want to get as many on a layout as possible. The embellishments leave plenty of room for that.  Now I'm off to find the photos to add to this fun layout.


Happy Scrapping,
          Dana

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book from Close To My Heart

At CTMH Convention in June they released the NEW Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations! You read that right... ANNUAL Inspirations! This amazing idea book has a years worth of amazing paper, tools, bling and ideas. Swooon, I am in love



I mean just LOOK at that front cover! Its adorable. And its just as amazing inside. Your going to fall in love with all of the products. The paper packs cover a range of events and we're going to have 2 supplements thru out the year with even more paper packs, stamps and goodies. I can't wait for you to see all the fun and new products! Can you tell I'm super excited about this Annual Inspirations?! If you want to get your hands on this amazing idea book and take a look for yourself I'll send you one FREE when you can place a $50 order on my website, danataft.ctmh.com/ contact me when you place your order and I'll send you one FREE! Or you can order one HERE. If you place your order today you can have one of these in your hands to enjoy for the weekend.

Happy Scrapping,
     Dana

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Timberline Layout 2

I'm just getting back from vacation and busy doing laundry, grocery shopping and all those fun things that go with getting back to normal life. So needless to say I don't have a lot of time to blog but I wanted to share a layout I did quite some time back.


It's from the Timberline Workshop On The Go and works great for outdoor and camping pictures. But with the title No Limits you can really use it for any guy pictures.

Happy Scrapping,
     Dana

Friday, July 4, 2014

HAPPY 4th of JULY

I hope everyone's having a happy and safe 4th of July. Ours is a very relaxed day of spending time with family and taking it easy. A day to remember our freedom doesn't come free and remembering family and friends that are veterans and the sacrifice each of them and their families have made for us. THANK YOU!!!


Happy Scrapping,
         Dana

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Flash Mob of Close to My Heart consultants

As some of you may know I just got back from the Close To My Heart Convention in California. There are so many fun things that happen at CTMH convention that its hard to pick a favorite, but this little moment will always be a fun memory. The very talented and creative Tresa Black had a wonderful idea on how we could do something special for our founder Jeannette Lynton and to celebrate her 30th Anniversary of founding Close To My Heart. Tresa decided we should do a flash mob.

I've never been part of a flash mob nor am I one that dances. At least not in public.But friends convinced me to do it. So I practiced and let me tell you, it ain't pretty. So I practiced some more. And some more. It just was not getting better. My upper half and my bottom half just don't move together. But my sweet fun friends weren't letting me out of it. But as time drew near I just knew it wasn't going to happen. 400 wonderful CTMH consultants danced their hearts out and had fun. But as someone that got to see all the action, I don't think they had as much fun as I did watching them dance. My heart was dancing and my foot was a tapping and I was Happy Happy Happy in my heart!

So watch and enjoy!!!





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