Thursday, December 17, 2009
Our newest tradition (we started last year) is that we don't travel at Christmas. On Christmas Eve it's the three of us just relaxing, enjoying light appetizer type foods; and one of us has purchased and wrapped a new "family" game that we open and play until late at night/before bed. Christmas morning we sleep in a bit and then celebrate our Christmas. Last year I cooked a prime rib. It was good. This year, we will let Hilton Post Oak -- Houston cook for us. :) It just makes for a really peaceful, relaxing day; and Zach can play or show off whatever new items he got from Santa and then compare them with his friends -- David, Samantha and Tristan.
What is your favorite holiday tradition or memory you have? Tell me! All entries will be entered into drawing to receive a FREE A-sized stamp set from me. Deadline is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22nd.
On behalf of the Boyer Family, I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ~ Melanie, Wes, Zach & Freedom
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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• Place an order of $60 or more in full-retail priced stamp sets & receive one collection FREE!
• Place an order of $125 or more in full-retail priced CTMH products and receive one collection FREE!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This is what the award is all about: It is given to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These bloggers are not interested in increasing their own status, but rather aim to find friends and be friends. The hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are born! Now it's my turn to pass this award on to five of my blogging friends. It is a great joy to do so:
Christa (She blogs about her family and her CTMH business that she is building. She is such a fun & considerate gal. I'm lucky to have her on my team!)
Shannon (I have to second the selection of Shannon. Oh my goodness! Talk about a sense of humor- such a girly girl; and she has a heart of GOLD! I've never met Shannon either...but I'm thinking July 2010 will be a GREAT time to meet...maybe in DC??? HA!)
Jennifer (Another friend whom I've not met face-to-face, but she has been an AMAZING source of support for me -- especially in regards to military issues. I look forward to meeting her one day soon, too...hopefully DC in July!!). She is an AMAZING & TALENTED crafter.
Tonya (Have just recently started following Tonya and she is also an AMAZING & TALENTED crafter. Lots of great ideas!)
Karen I am not sure how big of a team Karen has, but she has to be one of the most compassionate people I've seen in a long time. Reading her blog entries makes me think about how wonderful the simple things in life can be and to not get caught up in rat race and to take time for myself...even if it means taking a week away from the computer (which we all know can be difficult at times...HA!) Her artwork is amazing. I would LOVE to meet her some day, too.
Be sure to visit these gals. I know you will want to follow them to keep up with the charm, fun posts, and their amazing artwork!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Listed below are the ways for you to get the Stamp of the Month ($22.95 value).
- Spend $100 (before shipping & tax) and get the Stamp of the Month for FREE! (did you hear me -- FREE!!!!)
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- Or, you can just purchase the Stamp of the Month at it's full retail price ($22.95)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Stamp lovers rejoice! Whether you're a long-time fan of stamps or are just venturing into this fun hobby, now is the perfect time to grab some My Acrylix decorative stamp sets. From November 3-30, 2009, when you make a purchase of any two stamps sets (sizes A, B, C, D or E) at full retail price, you will receive a third stamp set of your choice for FREE!(equal or lesser value- a savings up to $22.95). Choose from any stamp set offered in any of the 2009 Idea Books or current product review!
AND- to make this deal even sweeter, for every set of 3 stamps that you buy I will put your name in a drawing. The winner will receive a FREE My Acrylix Stamp Organizer. WOOHOO- this offer is only valid through me. Drawing will be December 1st.
Don't forget to check out the CTMH Retiring List!
Now would be a GREAT time to start making out your wish list! If you'd like, send me copy with names/addresses/email adresses/phone numbers of those you'd like me to contact, and I'll help you get what you REALLY want for Christmas! ;)
Friday, October 30, 2009
2. Jody G. http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/
3. Cibele G. http://flowerfoot.blogspot.com/
6. Barbara http://barbraotten.blogspot.com/
Now the FUN PART!!!!
1. Where is your cell phone? - desk
I enjoyed reading your comments and I am glad you liked the layouts. I am putting finishing touches on the companion layout to "fa la la." Stay tuned to hear how you can have chance to make the companion layout -- and possibly have your "wish come true." ;)
Keep checking back, too, because you NEVER know when there'll be another contest. I won't always give you "advance notice." :)
Don't forget to "fall backwards" this weekend -- turn your clocks back one hour before bedtime on Saturday night!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This second layout is what my November Scrapbook Retreat attendees will make. It is using "Monologue" from our Imagine How To Book. Never attended a retreat? You really should try one sometime! We have LOTS of fun -- and what happens at scrapbook retreats STAYS at scrapbook retreats!! ;)Leave a comment on my blog (this entry) and be entered in drawing for FREE gift! GOOD LUCK!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This special will run from November 3-30, 2009. I also have a "Wish List" form if you'd like to fill out and return to me with the names of spouses, family members, friends, etc. that you'd like me to help them shop for your gift! :) I'm here to help you!
2. All Consultants with an active MyCTMH Tier II site: January 2010
3. All Consultants: February 2010
4. Customer launch: March 2010
Retail pricing for Studio J layouts is $12.95 US/$15 CAN, with introductory promotions that include free shipping and page protectors. During the preview period, Consultants will be given the chance at an unbelievable deal: layouts discounted to just $9.95/$11.70 each—and fully commissionable. You may order up to 10 discounted preview layouts, either in a single order or in multiple orders. Shipping charges apply, and no free page protectors are available during the preview period.
Leadership attendees were given a sample layout at the event. Since that time, we have upgraded our process and will now provide “100-year” archival quality paper that is used by top professional photographers and uses silver halide processing, the gold standard in photo processing. The paper isn’t specified as either glossy or matte. It’s shinier than a true matte, but it’s flatter than a glossy stock. We’re excited about this upgrade, which will give your layouts great color vibrancy and lasting quality. Colors will be rich yet will vary slightly from “classic” B&T and cardstock papers using the same colors. This is intentional and required for Studio J’s unique processing and papers. We’re excited to share a layout with you—for all those who attended Leadership, you will be receiving a new sample layout that showcases our upgraded paper and new color process. It’s already on its way in the mail to you!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
- Spending time with my family and friends;
- Scrapbooking with CTMH prodcuts (DUHHHHH!!!) (melanieboyer.myctmh.com);
- Running/Working Out- I completed my first half-marathon (13.2 miles) in January and am working on training for it again -- Aramco Half Marathon -- January 17, 2010 Houston, Texas!
- Traveling -- looking forward to going to DC for CTMH Convention with my CTMH sisters and meeting LOTS of new ones (& hoping to get to go to one of Tina's retreats in Seaside...love that place, too)!
Thanks again Tina... you are the best!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
They have been busy for the past three years working on their view of digital scrapbooking. Studio J is a combination of "Classic Scrapbooking" (known as "paper scrapbooking") and "Digital Scrapbooking." Visit http://www.studioj.com/ and watch the short video. It is TRULY amazing!!! The best part -- NO SOFTWARE NEEDED! You will create & purchase your layouts through my website and corporate will print and mail them to you.
Can you belive the layout below was done via Studio J?? Totally amazing!!
Roll-out expected First Quarter 2010. Stay tuned!!
HIDDEN WORD CONTEST: the first person to find & e-mail me the hidden word wins a prize!
HINT: item will be available on Studio J layouts in 2010.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
What have all of you been up to?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
- Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
- Pass the award to 10 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
To summarize, random stamping is when you use a minimum of two different stamp images. You ink up and start stamping with the bigger image in the center of the paper and stamp in trianglular movements and rotate your paper so as to get a "unique" look. Don't forget to stamp OFF of the edge!! Once finished with the bigger image, you'll do the same thing with the smaller image. When all random stamping is done, you will have your very own unique patterened paper.
Below are just a couple of samples I've done. I also like that by using the random stamping technique, the "blank" white space staring you in the face. Random stamping gives it a more personal touch.
Want to learn how to add random stamping to your crafting? Let me show you how. Call or e-mail me!
Already like random stamping? Send me your random stamped pages by June 16th and I'll send you a small token for sharing!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
One of my newest & dearest online/CTMH sister friends -- Shannon Buck -- has presented me with an award -- the Lemonade Stand Award. I am QUITE honored to receive this from Shannon. Thank you, thank you -- etc., etc. -- Shannon, for presenting me with this. I'm so glad to have you as a friend.
The rules of this award are:
*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
*link to your nominees within your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation
You are an amazing lady! I can't wait until I can meet you in person. With all that you've had going on, your sense of humor never ceases to amaze me. I enjoy checking in on your blog, the twitterin' back & forth and, of course, the e-mails. We are both tackling a lifestyle change and WE WILL CONQUER! ;) Hugs to ya!
http://www.creationsbytheheart.blogspot.com/ (Amy B.)
Amy..I've not met you in person; but from what I can tell by our e-mails and your website that you are an AWESOME person. You are a wonderful mom for all that you do with and for your girls and I'm sure your hubby loves ya dearly (except when you're impatient and buy something that he's already gotten you for a PRESENT!!!) ;) Thanks for being a WONDERFUL friend!
http://www.fancymelissa.blogspot.com/ (Melissa L.)
I've only just recently stumbled (via Twitter-land) upon your blog/website and I am sooo glad I did! You have created beautiful artwork and I look forward to getting to know you and see all of your creations -- minus lots of white space! ;)
http://www.nonapearl.blogspot.com/ (Nona D.)
I've not communicated too often with Nona personally; but I think we all know how wonderful of a person Nona is -- and how much of an awesome attitude she has. I love all the things she creates -- and I really love the "Sammy-isms" (mine are called -- "Zach-isms") HA!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I am hoping to get some scrapbooking done, but I'm not sure how successful I'll be. I love camping. I love the peacefulness; the ability to see millions and millions of those tiny bright things in the sky -- what are they called? Oh, yeah -- STARS!!!! Ha! Living so close to Houston, you don't get the same effect of a "starry night" as you do when you're camping.
We'll come back on Monday, and then -- HOPEFULLY -- go over to my friend Leann's house for pool party!!! :) (Miss ya, girl!!)
What are YOUR plans for this long weekend?
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
So, what have YOU been creating during National Scrapbooking Month?
Monday, April 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wes' dad/stepmom from Colorado will be arriving mid-morning on Saturday to spend some time with us. They haven't seen Wes since he returned from Afghanistan back in October. I hope we have nice weather pretty much the whole time; but at this time of year, it's TOTALLY unpredictable. Of course, our weather is ALWAYS unpredictable.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Something I've not shared with anyone yet -- not even my family -- but you may remember that last month I completed the Aramco Half Marathon. Well, although my chip time was 3:04, the time that showed on the clock as I crossed the finish line was 3:16. Pops' favorite Bible verse was John 3:16 ~
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
I fully believe that on that day ~ at that moment ~ my grandfather was cheering me on and celebrating my successful finish to my first half marathon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POPS! I'll be thinking about you even more today! Sending hugs up your way!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I am hosting my first "Away from Home" scrapbook retreat in Conroe next weekend and I am PUMPED!!! I can't wait. I'll be working on getting all my stuff together for that this weekend without interruptions, I'm sure -- well, except for my run to Starbucks -- and/or maybe even lunch at my FAVORITE tea room in Friendswood --hmmmm...anyone want to meet for lunch on Saturday? :D
Back to the retreat....I am so looking forward to it. As I mentioned, this is my first one to host away from home and as a consultant for Close To My Heart. WHAT?!? You've never HEARD of Close To My Heart? Where have you been? Well, you MUST take a look at my website (www.melanieboyer.myctmh.com) and see all the WONDERFUL scrapbooking and stamping supplies we have to offer from the very beginner to the most experienced and even those in the middle! I just LOVE our Company and how EVERYTHING matches and is color coordinated! I guarantee you will, too; and, when you're done perusing my website -- and perhaps have placed an order -- call or e-mail me to see about scheduling your very own PARTY and to see how you can earn FREE product! I look forward to hearing from you!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Yesterday I was a co-host for my best friend's baby shower. It was so much fun. She got LOTS of cute baby items and clothes for Little Mr. Jacob. He is due at the end of March, and I can't wait to meet him!!!!
Wes was so proud of Freedom this morning...she actually ran out and got the newspaper and brought it in the house for him. He's been working with her for a while on that now. Just hope she doesn't start bringing all the neighbors' newspapers! LOL
Friday, February 13, 2009
On Sunday, I'm co-hosting a baby shower for my best friend, Sharon. She is having a BOY! I'm so excited for them...this truly is a MIRACLE BABY!!! Baby Jacob is due at the end of March.
Then, it'll be back to work all over again on Monday.
What are YOUR plans for Valentine's Day?
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Things are getting very crazy in Pearland...crime is on the increase. Wes has informed me to get prepared for him to have to work some double shifts. They are so short-handed right now and there's lots of training going on, too.
I'm in the process of getting things together for hosting my first "Away from Home" retreat at the end of the month. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I really hope everyone has a good time and that it goes smootlhy!!!! If anyone reading this has any tips, PLEASE leave me a comment...I can use all the advice I can get! :)
Monday, February 9, 2009
The weather here is icky!!!! It is so cloudy, dreary, humid, windy -- DISGUSTING!!!! And we are SOOOOOO needing rain....we are almost 5 inches below normal rainfall...not a good way to start the year!!
So...how was your weekend?
Friday, February 6, 2009
The temperature is supposed to be about 80 degrees tomorrow and possibly Sunday. Looks like winter is over; and summer is just around the corner. (Southern Texas skips Spring...LOL).
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I made more progress in my scrapbook room last night. Organizing my cardstock by color. Will make labels for the dividers so it'll be easy to read. :) Still no concrete ideas on name for my room...I'll keep working on it.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I've been trying to make progress in the reorganization of my craft room. I was a little successful last night. Hope to continue on over the next few days. I want to try to come up with a name for my little "haven." Any ideas/suggestions?
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
"Hi, Melanie. My name is Ashli, and I am Marvin's grand daughter. I just wanted to thank you for your kind note. It's so funny that I read it tonight. My mom and I were just talking about who probably greeted him in heaven, and she felt sure it was Erna and Herbert, "speaking perfect German," and I wondered if they would be reuniting with their coffee buddies at a McDonalds or a Dairy Queen. We are lucky to have had such wonderful grandparents."
It really made me feel good to know that others still remember/think of my grandparents as well as their own -- especially when they are grieving. I am glad I had my whole childhood and part of my adulthood enjoying, knowing & loving my grandparents. I deeply treasure those memories. I only regret that Zach never got a chance to know his "Great Granny & Great Pops." (He was only 16 months when Granny passed away; and 20 months when Pops passed away.) Actually, I regret it more...I'm sure Granny could tell me some stories/what to expect w/Zach because he is EXACTLY like my father...a clown and always cutting up!!! YIKES!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I had my hostess clubs (3) on Sunday evening AFTER the marathon. Boy, was I moving slow! Luckily my newest DL, Christa, came to assist. I'm ever so grateful for that! Let me tell you...she's going to be an AWESOME consultant...I can feel it in my [aching back] bones. :) LOL
Our office was closed on Monday, so I had a full day of recuperation, too. That was nice. I honestly don't think I could've worked a full day with the pain I had.
COMING UP: January 17, 2010 -- Chevron/Aramco Half Marathon -- it's on BABY!!!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
I have my Scrap in a Snap Hostess Clubs meeting on Sunday afternoon as well. I hope they will be understanding if I am moving VERY SLOW afterwards...especially if I have to go upstairs to get anything from my scrapbook room. Luckily our office is closed on Monday and I can recuperate a little; but I may still go work out lightly so I can work out the soreness.
I'll let you-all know how I do. I've already set Wes' cell phone up to get "alerts" as to where I am during certain "check points" along the way...of course, he would probably have to be awake to hear the alert...hmmmmm....
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Today is our 19th wedding anniversary! Hard to believe it. Seems like just yesterday we said our I dos! (We've actually been together for almost 24 -- high school sweethearts.) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, WES!!! :)
Monday, January 12, 2009
We did LOTS of shopping at the Shops at La Cantera and The Rim shopping center. It was really nice to get away, and I can't wait to do it again! :)
Now, it's back to the grindstone...UGGGHHH!!!
Friday, January 9, 2009
Another reason I'm excited -- I received notification from Close To My Heart's corporate office telling me that I have a NEW downline -- Christa H.! WHOOHOOO! I am so glad to have her on my team now. She is one of my newest friends that I met perhaps almost two years ago. WELCOME, Christa!!
The weather here in Texas is changing -- AGAIN!! Today's high is supposed to be close to 80; but will be dropping overnight as a Pacific cool front comes down. The old saying is true...if you don't like the weather Texas...just wait a minute and it'll change!!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Today is Wednesday and it's after 12:00 noon. So, we're on the DOWNHILL SLLLIIIIIIIDDE of the week...WHOOHOOO!!! I'm so looking forward to Friday because Wes and I are ACTUALLY getting away for the weekend for our anniversary -- okay, don't fall over. I know those of you that know us know that we NEVER do anything/go anywhere for our anniversary! Well, we are. We're going to San Antonio -- our FAVORITE city to visit in Texas. Zach's a bit disappointed because we'll be there and he wants to go to the Alamo (sorry, kid...not going -- besides, we're not even going to the Riverwalk, which is ANOTHER first!).
I'm in the midst of cleaning and reorganizing my scrapbook room so that I can get more scrappin' and creatin' done this year. I truly LOVE being a consultant for Close To My Heart, and I really want to be able to create more this year!!! I want to rediscover myself, too. I lost sight of a lot of that this past year with Wes' deployment to Afghanistan. I didn't take care of myself as I should have. I aim/desire to get that back -- and I AM PUMPED!!! (Just have to get through anniversary and birthday next week...UGGHHHH!!!) LOL
There are two movies coming up soon that I would LOVE to go see...1) Renee Zelwegger's new one ("New Town"); and then 2) Kate Hudson's new one ("Bride Wars"). May have to schedule a girls' night sometime soon! :)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Our weather has changed --- yet, again. We were about 82 degrees at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday...by 5:30 p.m., I think it was down to 51! Yesterday we didn't get out of the 40's, and I don't think we're going to reach 55 today -- (I can't drive....Fifty-fiiiiiiiiiiiiive!) [sorry...just popped in my head]. :) It's also VERY DREARY today.
Zach's mentor that he had in 1st grade is coming over for dinner tonight. We are looking forward to seeing him. He was TRULY a positive role model and Godsend for Zach during Wes' first deployment to Iraq. He's home on break from college. It'll be good to see him again. We keep in touch with him regularly.
Friday, January 2, 2009
I'm trying really hard to keep remembering that today is FRIDAY and not MONDAY....uggghhhh!!! It's bad enough having ONE Monday a week...I don't like it when there's TWO!!!!