Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hello Again!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and you all enjoyed your time with family. I did take a break from my blog and my Close To My Heart business for most of the month. My life is all about family and they are always my main priority. And the wonderful part of this job and the Close To My Heart family is the ability to take time off when you like. I had a class Dec 7 and then have taken the rest of December off. It's been a busy month cooking, cleaning,  illnesses, lots of family time and remembering the reason for the season. My daughter is still here for a few more days but I'm starting to gear up for the new year and all the fun things CTMH has in store for us and the fun projects I'll be teaching in classes.

During December I took a class from a Close To My Heart consultant in a town close to mine and I love taking classes from Doris. It's the one time I'm not the teacher. I don't have to do any of the things a teacher has to do. I just get to go and have fun. I get to talk to the other ladies and enjoy myself. I love the ladies in the classes I teach and we have fun but sometimes it's fun not to be the teacher.

Doris's class was this adorable rosette tree. We started with a foam cone center rosettes cut with the Cricut. And LOTS of straight pins! It really was super easy to make.

 I'm planning to make a couple smaller ones for next year to go with it.
   Happy Scrapping,

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Merry Christmas from our family to yours.  I pray your enjoying time with your loved ones. We have 2 Christmases down in 2 days and 1 more to go! 

Happy Scrapping,

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Usually we read blog posts and think of blessings more around Thanksgivings. But this Christmas this Momma is feeling VERY BLESSED after our son was in an accident during the blizzard that hit Iowa this past week.

Nothing has ever made my heart stop like it did the exact second my 26 yr old son called with terror in his voice and said he had hit a culvert in a ditch with his truck on his way to work. His face hit the steering wheel before the air bag could deploy and then hit the ceiling of the truck. His truck flew thru the air and landed in the entrance to a field.

I'm thankful the snow is covering most of the damage. As I talked to him on the phone while we drove to pick him up I asked him if I was going to freak out when I saw the accident and he said just not to look. So I just hugged him as much as he would let me.
I was a bit braver after he was in the Yukon and safe with us, so I clicked a few pictures before we left. I haven't been to see it since its been at the body shop and I don't really care now that he's safe!
We're thanking the Lord and hugging both of our kids a bit tighter this Christmas!
 Happy Scrapping,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Advent Calender

I had so much fun putting together the Advent Calender from Close To My Heart. Using the Artiste cartridge to cut the boxes makes things so easy. I loved all the frame stamps. I'll definitely be using them on other projects. The chipboard pieces were easy to attach to the boxes before I put the boxes together. The boxes were super easy to fold and put together with a little adhesive.

I guess I didn't make sure my boxes were in straight before I took this picture. I think it would be a great addition to any family activity or class room.

Happy Scrapping,

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