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Update on Life

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Hey everybody.  It's been quite a while since I posted because life has been so crazy! I know that I mentioned something in a YouTube video about what was going to be happening with our family, but just realized that I didn't really let you know clearly here on the blog, so here goes...

In the middle of May, I learned of a job opportunity nearly 1400 miles from where we were living.  It was a great opportunity and after much prayer we decided to pursue it.  The new hospital flew me out to interview at the beginning of June and we knew they would be making an offer before we even left.  Over the next several weeks, we packed up the house, wrapped up my job, packed what my husband would need to move his office with us and headed across the country with 2 kids, a dog, a cat and 3 vehicles.  We were so busy getting things wrapped up in our old home, that there wasn't time to really get a home on the other end.

Now I know that sounds crazy, but we knew that the Lord was in this…

New CTMH Idea Book & Stampaganza!!!

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New Close To My Heart Idea Book The new idea book will be available for customers on August 1st.  There are so many things to love in here that you won't want to miss it.  However, if you are interested in getting some items that will be retiring, time is running out!  Head over to www.djssundries.ctmh.com and scroll down the left side of the page to the "Going Soon" tab to get those items before they're gone. 


Stampaganza!!! Happy Stampaganza Month! This month only - buy 2 sets of stamps and get a third free. (The free set will be the least expensive set. From past years that means that if you buy 3 D-sized and 3 B-sized, they would give 2 B-sized free instead of 1D and 1B). Plus they are offering an amazing bundle called "Word Puzzle" and have brought back some favorites exclusively for the sale. The fliers are in the "files" section above. Want to know how you can get the "Word Puzzle" bundle for FREE??? PM me and I'…

Convention Time

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Hey Everyone! I'm so excited to be attending the Close To My Heart Convention this week.  I have so much going on that I wasn't sure if I would be able to attend, but I'm so thankful that it worked out.  Watch for updates as I'm able to release them.  In the meantime, check out this month's specials before they're gone.


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

I Need a Few Addresses!!!

Jessica McGuire,
Terri and Meghan Greene
I need your addresses to send your prizes.  Please comment below.  I will not publish your addresses.

Winners!

The winners are listed below.  Unfortunately there wasn't a day 10 winner as there were no comments. It actually worked out though, because I discovered I didn't list a prize on day one.  Thank you all for participating.  To receive your prize, simply comment with your name and address.  Since I screen all comments, I will not post comments with addresses to protect your identities.

Day 1 (Washi Tape - 2 packs)- Jessica McGuire
Day 2 (Clear Sparkles)- Shawn Box
Day 3 (Together Stamp_- Rose
Day 4 (Purple Hearts)- Meghan Greene
Day 5 (Le Pen)- Deborah O'Neill
Day 6 (Today Stamp)- A Busy Bee
Day 7 (Sequins) - Terri
Day 8 (Shimmer Brush) - Alicia "Golden Goddess Designs"
Day 9 (Shimmer Trim) - A Busy Bee
Day 10  - No winner

Live Beautifully Paper Packs Ashley S. Deborah O.

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 10

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Do you ever feel so busy that you just don't have time to get your scrapbooks caught up?  If so, Picture My Life (PML) may be for you!  What is PML?  PML is a pocket scrapbooking system where you slide your photos into pockets and add cute cards into other pockets to add your own flair or a bit of journaling.  You can complete entire albums with Picture My Life or mix them into your traditional scrapbook pages.  That's typically the way that I use them. Today's giveaway question:
Have you every tried Picture My Life?  If so, do you add embellishments to personalize your cards?

How would you like a set of PML cards?  You can also find them here while supplies last.    Leave a comment with the answer to the questions above to be entered to win. 

Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully&…

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 9

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Another way to add some sparkle to your scrapbook projects is by using shimmer trim.  It adds so much to your pages without adding hardly any bulk.  It comes in a variety of colors and can be trimmed easily with scissors or even your paper trimmer.  I also received a quick tip from another consultant that is clearly groundbreaking for crafters.  Ready?  You can color it with our Shin Han markers!  Can you imagine what you could do with that??? Today's giveaway question:
Have you ever tried to use Shimmer Trim in your scrapbooks?  What do you think about it?

Wouldn't you love to win a roll of Shimmer Trim to start scrapping with?  You can also find a large variety of Shimmer Trim here.    Leave a comment with your answers to the questions above to be entered to win.

Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "L…

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 8

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Sometimes you just need a little sparkle.  Not everyone loves glitter, but with this handy little pen, you can add shimmer and skip the mess. Today's giveaway question: Do you love or hate glitter?  How do you use it?

How would you like your own Shimmer Brush?  You can find one here.  Answer the questions above in the comment box for a chance to win one.

Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully" Paper packs.  Just enter the Love2Scrap gathering and receive 1 entry for every $25 in product you spend.Daily Giveaways - I will be giving away something everyday from today until May 15.  Simply comment here or on my Facebook page (here) with the answer to each day's challenge and you will be entered to win*.  Sound easy?  It is!
Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to e…

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 7

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Sequins have been popular for a while now and come in a variety of colors and sizes.  I have found them to be great additions to both cards and scrapbook pages.  Though they add a little bulk, it is so small that it doesn't make a huge impact to your projects from a dimensional standpoint.  However, they can add that little pop of WOW! Today's giveaway question:
Have you ever used sequins in your scrapbooks?

Wouldn't you love to win these little cuties? You can also find these colorful sequins here.   Leave a comment answering the question above to be entered to win.
Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully" Paper packs.  Just enter the Love2Scrap gathering and receive 1 entry for every $25 in product you spend.Daily Giveaways - I will be giving away something everyday from today…

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 6

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Yesterday we talked about the importance of journaling.  However, have you thought about including simple scrapbooking in your everyday planner or journal?  I am a Traveler's Notebook (TN) girl and I absolutely love my Foxy Fix TNs.  Scrapbooking can easily be incorporated in TNs.  Another idea is if you keep a small journal on vacations.  You can simply marry your journaling in your TN with your photos and your timeline is established and you're ready to go. Today's giveaway question:
Are you a journaler?  How do you marry your journaling and your scrapbooking?

This stamp is a cute way to incorporate scrapbooking in your journal and can do double-duty on your scrapbook pages.  You can also find it here.  Leave a comment to be entered to win your own stamp.
Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live …

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 5

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No matter how cute your pages are, you're missing out if you don't include journaling.  Of course, journaling can take many forms from a simple title with a date or a long description of a very special event.  While a picture is worth a thousand words, don't forget the journaling. Today's giveaway question:
How do you normally include journaling in your scrapbook pages?

Do you need a journaling pen? You can also find one here.  Leave a comment to be entered to win.


Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully" Paper packs.  Just enter the Love2Scrap gathering and receive 1 entry for every $25 in product you spend.Daily Giveaways - I will be giving away something everyday from today until May 15.  Simply comment here or on my Facebook page (here) with the answer to each day'…

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 4

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If you've followed me for long either here or on YouTube, you probably know that my favorite color is purple.  I love it and have for as long as I can remember.  I don't use it in everything, but I do love to use it when I can.  Today's giveaway is all about favorite colors.  Today's giveaway question: What is your favorite color?  Do you use it in your crafting?

Wouldn't you love to win these beautiful hearts? You can also find them here.  Leave a comment to be entered to win.
Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully" Paper packs.  Just enter the Love2Scrap gathering and receive 1 entry for every $25 in product you spend.Daily Giveaways - I will be giving away something everyday from today until May 15.  Simply comment here or on my Facebook page (here) with the answer t…

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 3

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Today's giveaway question:
Do you use stamps in your scrapbooking?

Wouldn't you love to win these simple stamp?  You can also find the "Together" stamp here.    Leave a comment to be entered to win.



Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully" Paper packs.  Just enter the Love2Scrap gathering and receive 1 entry for every $25 in product you spend.Daily Giveaways - I will be giving away something everyday from today until May 15.  Simply comment here or on my Facebook page (here) with the answer to each day's challenge and you will be entered to win*.  Sound easy?  It is!
Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

National Scrapbooking Month Giveaways - Day 2

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Today's giveaway question: What is your favorite scrapbooking embellishment?

Wouldn't you love to win these little cuties? You can also find these clear sparkles here.   Leave a comment to be entered to win.


Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving several items away.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully" Paper packs.  Just enter the Love2Scrap gathering and receive 1 entry for every $25 in product you spend.Daily Giveaways - I will be giving away something everyday from today until May 15.  Simply comment here or on my Facebook page (here) with the answer to each day's challenge and you will be entered to win*.  Sound easy?  It is!
Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

National Scrapbooking Month

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Can you believe that National Scrapbooking Month is upon us?  I am so excited about it that I am kicking off National Scrapbooking Day with a video announcing a great giveaway.


Everyday from May 6-15, I will be giving additional items away as well.
For the main giveaway, every $25 purchase made at DJ's Sundries CTMH site (here) will be entered into the main drawing where I am giving away 2 "Live Beautifully" Paper packs.  Just enter the Love2Scrap gathering and receive 1 entry for every $25 in product you spend.Daily Giveaways - I will be giving away something everyday from today until May 15.  Simply comment here or on my Facebook page (here) with the answer to each day's challenge and you will be entered to win*.  Sound easy?  It is! Today's giveaway question: How long have you been scrapbooking?  If you've never scrapbooked, tell me why you want to start.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.
*Only one entry p…

Time's Running Out

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Are you going to miss out on Seasonal Expressions #1?  I hope not, but time is running out.  Don't forget that in addition to the normal specials being offered, I am hosting a giveaway.  Everyone who places an order by 11:59 PM MST on April 30th, will be entered into a drawing for a free B-sized stamp set.  Don't let time run out for this great offer!

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

Meeting Goals

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This cute stamp set came from my Close To My Heart upline for meeting one of the goals she set.


Now this is not the first time that I have received something from Mandy.  She's just kind of great that way, but it is definitely not something that she gives away.  It's something that has to be earned by meeting goals.

Who will help me meet my new goal?
This month, Mandy hasn't set a goal for us, but I have set one of my own and I'm so close to making it.  In order to help meet it, I have decided to do a giveaway.  Anyone who places an order on the "Spring Flowers" gathering in my OBA will receive an entry to win a B-sized stamp set.  The only rule is that you have to order by 11:59 pm MST on April 30, 2017 to be eligible to enter.  Simply go to www.djssundries.ctmh.com and place your order.  I'll announce the winner here on May 1st.


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

Dreamin' Big...Just Because

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Good morning everyone.  I am so excited to be back and joining the Damask Divas on a blog hop.  This post does not contain a video but is just for you.  I am ready for Spring and these cards scream "Springtime".  Where I don't like real bugs, these are just too adorable to pass up.

If you are hopping from Jennifer's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled onto this post, you're going to want to start at the beginning and hop through by clicking here.  You can check out the full line-up below, but for now I want to show you a couple of cards I made using Dreamin' Big.


The first card I made a is a simple A2 sized card.  It was super easy to put together, yet is still fun.  When I purchase a new paper pack, I prefer to purchase the Workshop Your Way.  Why?  Because it has all the embellishments I need right in the kit.  It also has an entire paper packet and a few sheets of coordinating cardstock.  It is perfect for having most supplies right at…

Setting up a War Binder

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I had no idea how long it has been since I last posted.  I have been very busy and have also taken some sick days.  I am preparing for a missions trip and will be out of commission again soon.  However, I hope to be up and running by the end of March again.

One thing that I have been working on is setting up my War Binder.  While waiting for my lovely Sugar Icing Compact #7 from Foxy Fix, I purchased a couple packages of Moleskine Cahier notebooks from Barnes & Noble.  I then started making them mine by decorating them with pretty paper.  Some are retired and some are current.  I used a lovely floral from the Close To My Heart Dreamin' Big Collection which you can purchase here

So what is a War Journal?  The idea for a war journal came from a group I belong to on Facebook.  It is based on the movie "War Room".  If you haven't seen this movie, I would highly recommend it.  Though the music in it is not my preference, the theme of the movie is outstanding and hig…

Sea Glass Thank You Note

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Sometimes simple is best and this is one of those times.  This simple little card ended up being quite elegant and I love the way it turned out.  A video with full instructions is posted below.


Supply List (Click on the name of the item to find out how to purchase yours):
Sea Glass Cardstock
Liquid Glass
Artfully Sent Cricut Collection
Black Cardstock
Artiste Cricut Collection (no longer available)


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

Foxy Fix Wanderlust Licorice #2 Set-Up

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I absolutely love my #2 Wanderlust.  It is the perfect size for a wallet with just enough "planner" in it to make it work really well for me.  Please join me as we move through the layout.  You can find links for some of the items in the video posted below.


Click on each name below to be taken directly to the websites where items can be found.
Foxy Fix
Anthology Notes Calendar
Morning Melange
Hello Lovely Paper Pack

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

Congratulations Card

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Today I am going to share a card that I recently made.  However, there is no video for it.  It is the first time I've posted a project in quite awhile.  That means you get to see it first.


For this card, I pulled a couple of "oldie but goodie" stamp sets.  When I was cleaning out my craft room, there was no way that I was going to clean out my Tim Holtz stamps.  This old car from "The Journey" set is one that I have used for masculine cards many times and it fit the bill perfectly for this retirement card for my boss.

I also used the following items -
Ruby and Fern from the Enchantment Cardstock pack found here.
"Just to Say" retired stamp set from Close To My Heart
Patterned paper from the Enchantment Fundamentals pack found here.
Archival black ink
Foam tape

This ended up being a pretty simple project but the color combination was perfect.  Come back soon for some more projects and tips.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to en…

Shimmer Brush How-To

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Have you seen that Close To My Heart now has 2 different shimmer pens available?  Shimmer brushes are a great way to add a little sparkle to any paper crafting project.  However, it might be a bit confusing when you first pull it out of the package to use it.  Here's a video that will walk you through the process.  Then head here to get your own gold shimmer brush or here to get a clear one.


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

Happy 2017

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It's hard to believe that it is already a new year.  The last couple of month's have been so busy that I had little time to spend in the craft room or making videos.  I sat down today and shot 3 videos.  In the process of uploading and editing, I found two more that I had shot in December and never posted.  I am going to post 2 videos below.  The other 2 will be available in the coming days with the 5th one being for one of my clubs.

I am looking forward to all that 2017 holds.  I have made goals and am continuing to work on them. These encompass work, personal, spiritual and crafty.  In the coming months, you will see some of them.

In the meantime, please enjoy these videos.
FabFitFun Unboxing Video


Seasonal Expressions 1 Walkthrough

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