Thursday, January 13, 2011

Art from my Heart, I gave you-all a tease in regards to some scrapbooking I did this past weekend. I completed the "minor tweak" -- which was just to pick up the 5x7 photo to replace the 4x6 -- last night (& I have NO IDEA why the right side layout is loading sideways because that's not the way the picture was taken or is apologies for any crick you may receive in your neck). With that being said, here is a layout using Olivia paper pack and the "Backstage" layout from "Magic" (Close to my Heart's most recent How To book).

Items Used:

Olivia Level 2 Paper Pack

Magic How To Book ("Backstage" pattern)


Shimmer Brads

Basic Craft Buttons

Mocha Opaques


Waxy Flax -- Colonial White & Chocolate

Dimensional Elements On Target

Designer Ribbon Rounds -- Cocoa


MyAcrylix Many Thanks

MyAcrylix Cherished Fluorishes


New England Ivy

Garden Green

Autumn Terracotta


Barn Red



Cricut Storybook Font

Thank you for taking look at a creation totally made from my heart. I can't wait to continue more layouts from this trip using this paper pack.

21 Years!

On Saturday, January 13, 1990, I married my high school sweetheart in Edna, Texas (my hometown). It's hard to believe it's been that long. Seems like just yesterday we were starting our Senior year in high school. WOW! How time flies! Yes, we've had our ups and downs (like most marriages); but we've paddled our way through all of it. He was in the Marine Corps when we married, and now he's in the Army Reserves. So, Military has been a part of our lives -- since 1987 when he joined; and I have to say that it's been good to us. (I always joke with him and tell him that the first year and a half was the best of our marriage -- he was at Camp Pendleton for six months and then overseas in Philippines & Okinawa for a year - got there 2 days before Kuwait invaded by Sadaam Hussein.)

I am looking forward to AT LEAST another 21 years with you, Wes. I love you bunches and I hope you know that! Happy Anniversary!

Here are just a couple of pics from our wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Made from My Heart

This past weekend I got to go up to a dear friend's house in The Woodlands for a scrapbooking day. We all had SOOOO much fun. I love going up to her house because it's so peaceful up there and her home is very warm & inviting. It's also so much more fun to scrapbook with friends...both old and new.

My hope was to get somewhat accomplished/started on our 20th anniversary trip to Asheville, North Carolina this past October. While I didn't get as much done as I wanted, what I did get done I am VERY pleased with.

I LOVE our (Close to my Heart's) Olivia paper. It is PERFECT for this trip. I can honestly say that I created these pages from my heart; but I'm sad to say that for today, you just get a tease because I have one minor tweak to attend to before posting the full two pages.

I hope to see you tomorrow.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a very safe & Happy New Year! I had a WONDERFUL day on New Year's day with everyone that came to my New Year's Day Crop. There were 12 of us and what fun we had! Can't wait to schedule the next one!

Take a look at my Newsletter to see what's going on this month with Close to my Heart!

The "Wings" Workshop on the Go is GORGEOUS! I worked on my samples this past weekend and LOVE it! I hope that you'll join me for one of the dates I have set aside for this WOTG this month. Contact me for more information!

Happy Scrappin'!