30 Days of Thankful week 3

30 days of thankful week 3I can’t believe that the 3rd week of November is over already. I love this project just as much as I did last year and my album is almost all done, only one more week to go. I have to say that I have learned that I really prefer the full 4×4 page as opposed to the 2×2 square pages. It is easier for me to just print a 4×4 photo as opposed to creating a collage. Maybe I am just being lazy because it doesn’t take me to long to create a collage either. I think the reasoning is that I am usually choosing to be thankful for one thing not many things for whatever day it is.

Their were two days this week that I didn’t even have photos for so I went to google and grabbed some images for my album. You can see those days in the video and how I used the A Beautiful Mess App, Phonto App and Studio App to create photos for these days.

Last week I used Close To My Heart’s Lagoon and Thistle Ink and next week I am going to use Sorbet and Desert Sand. To purchase any of these inks all you have to do is click HERE!

You can see my week one HERE and my week two HERE.


What’s This, A Christmas Bundle?

christmas bundleCan you believe that Christmas is literally right around the corner? I mean it is staring me in the face right now. I don’t know about you buy my little crafty hands have been getting really busy lately. Making Christmas presents, Christmas cards, prepping my December Daily. Oh there is so much to do and so much crafty fun to have but I am not panicking at all because myself and 14 of my friends have gotten together to create something fabulous.

We have created a fantastic Christmas bundle to help you with all craftiness. What does the bundle come with?


  • Digital scrapbooking templates and supplies
  • Advent calendar printable supplies, tutorials, and suggested daily activities
  • Cut files for the Silhouette and Cricut
  • Art journaling tutorials
  • Gift ideas and tutorials
  • Christmas themed cross stitch patterns
  • Printable Christmas cards
  • Tutorials for making photo gifts
  • And so much more

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this Christmas bundle and all the amazing products that are in it. Now is the perfect time for you to sign up for the mailing list so that you don’t miss out on this bundle. The sale will start November 24th and end December 1st so this is a limited time offer for an amazing price.

Sign up now by clicking here.

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My Favorite Close To My Heart Products

favorite ctmh productsI have some favorite products with Close To My Heart that I just use over and over again and I wanted to share them with you.

#1 Flip-Flaps: I love these things they are the best way to add extra photos to your layouts, whether you are pocket scrapbooking, traditional layouts or creating something like my waterfall folios.

#2 Mini Stapler: I don’t know why I waited so long to get one of these things but I absolutely love it! I truly do and it has become one of my favorite ways to attach embellishments or tags to my layouts. The staples just give it a little something extra and I don’t have to worry about tape.

#3 Cricut Cartridges: I currently only have the Art Philosophy cartridge which I absolutely adore! The next Cricut cart I will be purchasing is Artfully Sent for its card making abilities and pocket scrapbooking abilities. These cartridge bundles are so worth the money. You get 3 coordinating stamp sets with each bundle and then you get either chipboard pieces or paper depending on the bundle that you choose. You can do so many different things with these cartridges and they make it so easy for you to use them with the many coordinating stamp sets that are available for each cartridge.

#4 Ink: I loveeeee the Close To My Heart ink whether it is the dye ink or the pigment ink the quality of these inks is amazing plus all the ink coordinates with the Close To My Heart paper, this means that you don’t have to worry about matching your paper with your inks because that is already done for you.

#5 Paper: Yes, I know that you can get paper anywhere but let me tell you Close To My Heart paper cuts so beautifully in the Cricut. I have never had such a good experience with my Cricut until I used Close To My Heart’s paper. The paper cuts so beautifully in my Cricut and with my Big Shot. The embosses images that I get with this paper are also phenomenal. I can’t say enough about how much I love this paper and I am not only talking about the cardstock the patterned paper cuts just as nice and is beautiful as well.

#6 Bonding Memories Glue: I have talked about this glue before but I can’t sing enough praises about this glue. I used it all the time and it truly is just amazing. The paper doesn’t wrinkle when you use this wet glue. You get a strong hold. The glue can be used as a permanent glue or as a – glue. The glue can be used to re-stick your Cricut mats, the glue can be used to create beautiful mini albums. The glue is just amazing and everyone should have some of this glue. I think you get my point I think this glue is awesome!

#7 Liquid Glass: This is pretty much the same thing as glossy accents but for some reason I find that I do not have a problem storing my Liquid Glass. I have always had a problem with my Glossy Accents and getting it to come out for me but the Liquid Glass comes out just fine whenever I need to use it. I don’t have to stick a pen in the hole to get the glue to come out and for this reason I prefer Liquid Glass over Glossy Accents. When you are crafting on a time limit every second counts and those few seconds that I don’t have to fool with getting my glue out are important to me.

#8 Workshops on the Go: All I can say about these kits is that they are amazing! If you don’t have a lot of time to get crafty then these kits are for you. All the instructions on how to create the scrapbook layout or the card are right there for you. You get an exclusive stamp set with each kit. You get all the paper you need and a little extra as I always have some left over and you get embellishments. Everything you need is in the kit and you can put together a two page scrapbook layout in less than hour. The card kits work out to you spending a $1.66 per card. You can’t buy cards cheaper than that.

#9 Picture My Life: These are Close To My Hearts pocket scrapbooking cards and they are all gorgeous. The quality of these cards are outstanding and you can now purchase these cards a la carte meaning that you can purchase them without the page protectors. So if you are not need of any page protectors then purchase just the card kits. I love them all and want them all. The cards are so different from anything else that I have seen on the market. They have great prompts on them and they really go well with our inks and papers.

#10 Organizer: My medium organizer is my prized possession as it has all my pocket scrapbooking cards organized in it but I also have the large organizer which I use for my stamp sets and my 6×6 paper pads. I have the small organizer that I store my pigment inks. I have seen embossing folders stored in the large organizer as well. I don’t currently have enough to put these in a large container but one day I will.

There you have it some of my absolute favorite products from Close To My Heart. I love all these products and I would not have joined Close To My Heart if I did not believe in their products. If you are interested in joining me as a Close To My Heart Consultant you can do that HERE as this is an amazing company to be a part of and you get to purchase these products as a discount and make some money while selling some amazing products. If you just want to buy some of these amazing products from me, can do that here.

I have two clubs that you can join if you are just interested in products. One is the Picture My Life Club and the other one is iScrap-N-Snap Club. These clubs are great ways to earn some free product and if you are really interested in earning free product you can always have an online gathering where you can earn hostess rewards! You can have an online gathering all right from your own home or you can have a Facebook Party all you have to do is email me here and let me know when you would like to host your party.

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