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Mahalo Card

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I decided as soon as I saw this new stamp set from Close To My Heart, that I had to have it.  I knew it would be perfect for watercolors and boy was I right.  Add it to a piece of cardstock from the Happy Times paper pack and you have a great combo.


If you click on the Close To My Heart products below, you will be taken directly to my independent online CTMH site to get yours.  Here's what I used:
Hawaiian Hibiscus
Watercolors
Happy Times paper pack (Free with $60 purchase. Not available after 11:59 pm MST on 5/31)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Coral Reef sequins (retired)

How about a video?


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Retiring Cricut Collections and a Flash Special

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I recently learned that Close To My Heart will be retiring 3 different Cricut Collections.  Click on each name below to be take directly to the collection.

Art Philosophy Artiste Artfully Sent
Though it is sad to see them go, I am looking forward to a new collection.  Meanwhile, I am running a flash special until 11:59 MST on May 31.

Buy ANY Collection and receive the inkpad of your choice from me.  Simply purchase your Cricut collection and then email your color choice and your mailing address and I will send you the ink pad.  Don't forget that until the same time, any purchase over $60 until that time will make you eligible for the free paper packet - "Happy Times".  After reaching $60 in your shopping cart, you will receive notification of eligibility for the paper.  Simply click on it and add it to your cart.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Memory Keeping...Simple Journaling

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I have a HoRRibLE memory.  Sometimes I wonder if someday I'll forget my own name.  Though it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, you really don't want to forget the story behind those pictures. This is especially important if you don't have time to scrapbook those memories right away.

In the last memory keeping post, we discussed getting our photos organized.  That is an important first step, but now lets talk about the next step...

Simple Journaling
Does this remind you of long diaries that you never kept up?  Believe me, I completely understand.  I can't tell you how many times over the years that I have started a journal.  Typically I would do great for a few days and then forget to write for days, weeks and months.  I'd pick it up later and have so much to say that I would spend a long time trying to remember all the fun things that had happened since I last journaled.  Now for those of you who are great journalers, I applaud you.  I wish I was be…

Cardmaking With Calypso

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Remember the new Calypso Collection from Close To My Heart?  Of course you do.  It's too adorable not to remember.


It was so popular that some of the items are sold out.  Want to know a secret though?  If you order the Calypso Workshop Your Way, you can still get the whole collection.  You can find that here: Calypso WYW


Here's a video to show you exactly how I put these little cuties together.



Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Memory Keeping...Getting Organized

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Scrapbooking and memory keeping can be overwhelming, especially when you are years behind!  So how do I get organized and ready to go?

Step #1 Get those old photos out of the sticky pages! These pages are not archival safe and will ruin your photos over time.  Even if you don't have time to scrapbook them, get them out of those pages.  The same is true if you have pictures pasted onto construction paper pages.  Admit it... somewhere you have some hidden away because you were scrapping when scrapping wasn't cool.
Step #2 Storing your old photos Don't just toss them aside though.  Keep them organized in photo-safe boxes.  Chances are, you have dates and everything right there with the photos.  If you need to, grab a small notebook and copy those times and dates into the notebook just so you won't forget it all when its time to start scrapbooking.  Photoboxes are inexpensive at most stores like Michaels or JoAnns.  Some of these even come with dividers to place between sectio…

Happy Times 2 - My Foxy's Inserts

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Who's ready for a sneak on how I set up my Foxy Traveler's Notebook?  I am full of ideas on how I want to use this in the future, but for now, I want to do a pretty general set up.


Really the best way to see the set up is by watching the video.  Check it out!


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Calypso Tag

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Do you ever want something really cute, but have little time to get it done?  Do you get tired of buying tags or using the ones that are on gift bags because you think they're boring?  Well I have the perfect project for you.  Best of all it uses the new Close To My Heart Calypso collection.  Just grab a pre-made tag, some cute washi and sequins and you're ready to go.

Check out the complete Calypso Collection on my independent Close To My Heart OBA here.

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Close To My Heart's Calypso Collection

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One of the new collections from Close To My Heart is the Calyso Collection.  I knew that I wanted it as soon as I saw it.  It is so adorable!


I have seen Pink Flamingos around this season and I must say that ours make a great collection for those summertime photos.  What are your vacation plans this summer?  Could you use flamingos in your pages?  What about some summery yellow stripes and sunglasses or juicy pineapple?  This is the set for you.  There are even stamps and thin cuts available.  Check them out here.  Check back soon because I have a couple of cute and easy projects coming soon.

See the full calypso collection by visiting my independent Close To My Heart business page here.  While you're there, you might want to check out all the other new products.  There's even a collection that will make your memories of your Disney adventures pop.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Happy Times Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Damask Divas "Happy Times" blog hop.  I'm so happy to have you join us today.  If you are coming from Mandy's blog, you're in the right place.  I hope you will hop through each stop to see some great goodies from the team.  Guess what?  You can get your own packet of Happy Times for absolutely free by clicking here - Cheri's Close To My Heart Independent OBA and purchasing $60 of products.  If however, that is a bit out of reach, you can also purchase the packet by itself by clicking here.

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, I want to stop for a second and talk about memory keeping. We all love to look at the elaborate scrapbooking pages we see all over the internet.  Sometimes, we might even enjoy making our own.  Though it may come as a surprise to you, there are some of us who don't enjoy spending time crafting.  Other times, we are realistic enough to know that if we wait to write things down until we have time to make those…