Close To My Heart Spring-Summer 2014 Idea Book

February 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

[svp][/svp] Welcome to my online CTMH Spring-Summer 2014 Idea Book launch party! This video walks you through the first few pages of the new Idea Book and shows you where to look for more…including Studio J to see all the new paper up close. Visit my blog at to follow along with the video. […]

Re-inker + Artbooking = Love

January 20th, 2014 (1 Comment)

One of the things I love most about going to Close To My Heart events is the ability to see artwork up close and personal.  I absolutely fell in love with this mini-album when I saw it at the Artbooking Album Retreat in October.  Close To My Heart had several tables filled with artwork from […]

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month

January 9th, 2014 (No Comments)

I’ll be on Cloud 9 this weekend! I have been so ridiculously busy this school year, I really haven’t done much scrapbooking or papercrafting.  Luckily, I have my two Close To My Heart clubs and my crop group that each meets once a month, so I get to play with pretty paper at least three […]

Change: Embrace or Curse?

January 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

I’ve always been a fan of change, so I’m usually not fazed when life throws me a curve ball.  Honestly, I often feel annoyed when people complain about change.  I know I shouldn’t feel this way, because they are simply expressing their sense of loss in the only way they know how.  At least I […]

Makes Me Happy Free Printable

January 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

6 Things That Make Me Happy! The Rediscover Close To My Heart campaign makes me happy, because they are providing us a free printable download every month!  This month we get to download 5 journaling prompts:  20 Fun Facts About Me, 6 Things That Make Me Happy, 4 Foods I Love, My 3 Greatest Blessings […]

Transform Photos into Memories

January 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

“Is Facebook making us forget?” Review Earlier this week, I was wasting time on Facebook and happened across the UK article “Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories.”  As you might imagine, my interest was piqued, so I stopped aimlessly perusing and read the article. It briefly recounts a psychological […]

Star Trek 47th Birthday

September 8th, 2013 (2 Comments)

Happy Birthday Star Trek! Today marks the 47th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek!  On this day one year ago, Larry Nemecek and I escorted Walter Koenig and a group of his most loyal fans around the Hollywood Walk of Fame to visit the stars of those actors and directors most closely related to […]

Creating Keepsakes to Stop Publishing

September 6th, 2013 (2 Comments)

Saying Goodbye to Creating Keepsakes As the Internet gained in popularity, the publishing industry suffered.  Many newspapers moved to an online only format and magazines closed shop.  The scrapbooking industry has been hit especially hard by this recent trend.  As sad as it may be, it really does make sense.  Companies have moved their advertising […]

National Stamping Month 2013

August 31st, 2013 (No Comments)

National Stamping Month is Here! That’s right!  It is time to break out your stamps and get inky!  Close To My Heart is making it easy for us with this darling stamp set trio, You are My Happy.  It is only $10 with a qualifying purchase.  Check out this video for a look at the […]

Artbooking in August #4

August 25th, 2013 (10 Comments)

The End of My First Blog Hop Well, I have to admit that I’m a little sad that our blog hop is coming to an end with this 1/2 completed project!  I was busy at a Star Trek Convention in Seattle this weekend and ran out of time.  I’m posting this anyway, because I think […]

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