Friday, October 30, 2009


My dear friend presented me with this award. I am honored to receive it. Thanks so much, Shannon! I will display it proudly! :D

The Rules are:

1. You can only use ONE word!!!

2. Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers! (I have picked out six bloggers from the "SOTM Blog Hop" -- and I didn't even get all the way through it yet). There is some AMAZING talent out there. You all are SUCH an inspiration. Thank you for all you share!

3. Alert them that you have given them this award!

4. HAVE FUN!!!

1. Nancy

2. Jody G.

3. Cibele G.

4. Amy

5. Lori

6. Barbara

Now the FUN PART!!!!

1. Where is your cell phone? - desk

2. Your hair? - highlighted

3. Your mother? - Donna

4. Your father? - Billy

5. Your favorite food? - Mexican

6. Your dream last night? - running

7. Your favorite drink? - Lattes

8. Your dream/goal? - wealthy

9. What room are you in? - office

10. Your hobby - scrapbooking

11. Your fear? - aging

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? - mountains

13. Where were you last night? - Home

14. Something that you aren't? - organized

15. Muffins? - Blueberry

16. Wish list item? - organization

17. Where did you grow up? - Texas

18. Last thing you did? - worked

19. What are you wearing? - Clothes

20. Your TV? - off

21. Your Pets? - crazy

22. Friends? - Busy

23. Your life? - hectic

24. Your mood? - depends

25. Missing Someone? - Yes

26. vehicle? - champagne

27. Something you're not wearing? - earrings

28. Your favorite store? Container

29. Your favorite color? - Red

30. When was the last time you laughed? - Today

31. Last time you cried? - suppressed

32. Your best friend? - Sharon

33. One place that I go to over and over? - thoughts

34. One person who emails me regularly? - Debbie

35. Favorite place to eat? - Pappasitos

Blog Winner!!

Congratulations to Dana! Her name was drawn from everyone that posted comments on my blog.

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

LOVE our Jingle Paper

I am just LOVIN' our Jingle paper, and I wanted to share a couple of layouts with you. The first layout is from the Jingle Workshop on the Go ("WOTG") that I will be doing Saturday, November 21 -- 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The layout shown in this picture is created by using one of Jeanette Lynton's patterns that is not yet published. We will create these two pages at my house. Plus, by purchasing the Basic WOTG kit, you receive an EXCLUSIVE stamp set that is not available in ANY of our catalogs. Contact me for all the details regarding my workshop on the go nights.

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

Stock up on Stamps w/Stampaganza!!

WOW! Just in time for the beginning of the holiday shopping season -- Close to my Heart has brought back "Stampaganza" -- where you can purchase TWO MyAcrylix stamp sets and receive ONE free (free stamp set is of equal or lesser value). Click the link below to start making your list and then beginning on November 3rd, start stocking up on your stamps! This is a GREAT way to get more of the retiring stamps -- i.e., the monthly word puzzles -- that some of you have been eyeing!!!

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!

Update on Studio J!!

I am SOOO excited! Corporate sent out an update on the launching of Studio J and I just couldn't wait to share it with you. It is just around the corner! I've heard improvements have been made to it between CTMH Leadership convention and one of our Regional Celebrations. Corporate is on the ball to make this the BEST Online Scrapbooking program ever! I can't wait to play with it! See the details below!!
Studio J will be launched in four phases—stair-stepping the release gives leaders and business builders earliest opportunities to familiarize themselves with the software, so they can better support their teams and large customer bases. All Consultants will have preview access to take advantage of our great discounted pricing and experience Studio J before customers see the product in the spring. The four phases and groups are as follows:
1. All Leadership 2009 attendees: November 2009
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!
Stay tuned for more updates! I'll pass them on to you as soon as I know more! Don't forget to stop by to view the video. It's AWESOME!

Monday, October 19, 2009

No, I'm Not Lost...

...nor have I fallen off the face of the Earth. It has just been hectic lately.

Stay tuned...hope to update with artwork soon...just hard to do since home computer crashed and am limited on updating it from work. :(

Hope all is well with everyone!