Friday, September 27, 2013

Wedding Guest Book

You might know that my son recently got married.  And his bride didn't want the traditional guest book.  Last year we made one of these for her friend that got married and she wanted one of her own.
So we got out my Cricut and used the Close to my Heart Art Philosophy cartridge and cut a tree branch.
I cut them in multiples and different sizes.  Then I got out my stamps (because you "gotta stamp") and stamped their names and date at the bottom.

 As the guests came in, they put their finger in a stamp pad and pressed it on our tree.  Then they wrote their name by it.  It was very cool.  This is what it looks like all done.  I used 3 different colors of green and goldrush.  I only wanted a little bit of the goldrush because I wanted it to represent what the trees looked like at this time of year.  So the person that was helping the people ink their fingers pulled the Goldrush pad so we wouldn't get too many.  LOL

Brooke (my new daughter in law) wanted a rustic frame for it.  So I framed it all up for her and now they will hang it in their house and remind them of their special day and all the people who shared it with them.  

Here is a close up of my husband's and my fingerprints.  How fun!  I just LOVE crafting...and I am so glad that I have a job that I can craft and get paid for it!  
Life is good!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy - Summer Mini Album

Here is another video by Close to my Heart featuring our Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  You can make a TON of mini albums with this cartridge.  Not to mention 3 d items, scrapbook pages and cards!

But in this video it features the mini albums.  Check it out!

And if you want this cartridge, contact me and I will get one for you!

Mix and Match Your Close to my Heart Paper Packs

I love this shows you how to mix & match your Close to my Heart paper packs.  This is GREAT when you have just a little bit of several packs left.  So check out this video and get inspired on how to mix them!

Now, here is the key...make sure you get your paper packs out and USE THEM!  If you are not using what you have and documenting your life...YOU NEED TO!  I have crops that are GREAT for this.  So check out my blog under the upcoming events tab to see when my crops and workshops are scheduled.

AND, here's another tip...GET YOUR PICTURES PRINTED!  This is very important!  You don't want to lose your pictures by losing your memory card, computer crashing or getting stolen etc. etc.etc. If your pictures are important to you then get them printed and make sure you back them up digitally to a safe place.  But most importantly...SCRAP THEM!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Close to my Heart Cricut Cartridges!

If you love your will LOVE these GREAT Cricut Cartridges that Close to my Heart has come up with.

We currently have 3 cartridges and they are all unique and amazing.  They all have 700 images...YES 700!  lol  Watch this short video that tells you the differences between all of them.  AND, if you are ready, let me know and I will be happy to order any or all of them for you.

I also have a few here at my house so if you would like instant gratification, just give me a call and I will get it right out to you!

And then, get creating!  I LOVE using my Cricut cartridges and I really don't know what I did before we had these!  LOL

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

School Scrapbook Pages

It's time for school and I hope you took lots of pictures of the first day...and all the other days...LOL

On this video that Close to my Heart produced, they show you how to make some ADORABLE school layouts using our NEW Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  If you do not have this cartridge yet, you need it!  And I will be happy to help you get it!
Check out the video.

I am also working on a school workshop where you will make several pages for those first days (and others).  It will be on Monday, October 21st from 6:00 - 9:00.  Reserve your spot today!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

My Baby Gets Married!

Saturday, September 7th, my pride and joy got married!  It was ONE of my BEST DAYS EVER!

It was a BEAUTIFUL (humid) day.  When we were taking picture it was a little overcast...perfect for taking pictures!!  
The wedding was outside at a local country club.  Every detail was perfect and beautiful.
Here is Cody walking me and Brooke's mom Tracy down the aisle.  I was more then happy to share my son and the walk down the aisle with her.

This was a special moment as I hug my baby before he says I DO!  Cody was VERY nervous..for a moment we thought we were going to have to carry HIM down the aisle!  And there looking on behind us is my husband Stacey.  He got the honor of marrying them!  It was very special.

This is Brooke & her dad Scott.  This moment was touching!

This was a great moment...Cody was very emotional (he gets that from his mom) and as soon as they joined hands, it calmed Cody down.  To me this really symbolized how well Brooke is for Cody!  


Let me introduce to you...MR & MRS SEATON!

Cody was now VERY happy and CALM!  lol  

I think this is the most BEAUTIFUL wedding cakes I have ever seen.

Ahh...don't you just LOVE pictures!

Their first dance together as husband and wife.
This was the room we had dinner in...again BEAUTIFUL

Cody giving a toast

Stacey & I up at the alter area with the fountains in the background...and let me tell you...when you walk down an aisle...rose petals on the floor are VERY slippery!  lol

Here they are dancing again...I really like this picture because it gives you a better view of the outdoor pavilion where the wedding was, but when we went inside for dinner, they took down the chairs and set up a dance floor.  
And see all those tissue flowers up on the ceiling.  I made every one of those 175 flowers!  I still have blisters!  It was TOTALLY a labor of love!  Stacey tied all the strings on them and my friends, Brooke and her brides maids and her mom all helped "fluff" them.  It was ALL well worth it!

Here is our dance.  Yes the humidity likes naturally curly hair!  And the TEARS!  Wowsa!  lol

This was a cute game...they each had one of each others shoes and they were asked questions like...Who has the most shoes, who spends the most etc.  And they had to raise the shoe of the person who best fit the was VERY fun.

It was a beautiful ending to the perfect day!  Thanks for taking a peek into one of my best days ever!

Friday, September 6, 2013

September's GREAT!

OH MY GOSH!  I LOVE THIS SPECIAL!  If you LOVE will LOVE this deal!   In the month of September, when you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can get these 3 stamp sets for JUST $10!  That is a value of $47.90!

Check out this video!!

If you would like to get this AMAZING deal, contact me.  Or you can place an order on my website

But remember, this deal is ONLY available in get yours now!