Saturday, August 6, 2011

Art Philosophy Cricut® Collection

I am so excited with the new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Collection from Close to My Heart. If you would like to purchase the entire collection for only $99, click here.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Crafter's if you always wanted a Cricut Expression this is your chance to get not just an amazing Cricut Expression but THE Cricut Expression 2, Special Edition. Learn more by visiting today!!! Hurry you have until the 25th to enter.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Recently, on March 7th to be exact, my  good friend Cathy launched her new Spring-Summer Collection. I just love the little sweet plushies featured in her cute t-shirts. I have known Cathy approximately 27 years and her business philosophy really mirrors the person she is. I am amazed by how she has brought to "life" her childhood imaginary friends and through them she plans to spread the comforting feelings and encouraging messages these little plushies once gave to her during her toughest childhood moments. Cathy has created a  Good Deed Revolution and for that has created FREE Good Deed Kits for those of us who want to become Good Deed ambassadors. To learn more please visit her super sweet website at:
Don't forget to meet The is one of my favorite ones, Honey Bee. Isn't she adorable?

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I am always looking for ways to simplify my life when it comes to card making, scrapbooking, tag making, etc...I recently purchased Zutter's Bind it All and the Dreamkuts. I have purchased various paper cutters ranging in prices and was never ever to get an exact cut when having to do multiples of something. After seeing a tutorial on the Dreamkuts I thought I will give it a try and hopefully I will like these tools. I have not receive them yet, but they will be here no later than Wednesday. The Dreamkuts and The BInd it All go so well together and did I mention they are both pink (you could find them in baby blue as well)? The Bind it All is a great tool to make albums, notebooks, journals, etc...It wont take too much space and it is portable and seems easy to use. I will let you know once I start using it. Initially, I was going to get We R Memory Keeper's, The Cinch but I noticed a lot of people were having issues binding with the Cinch. The Cinch has some great features but what good is that if the bind is not going to be nice and smooth. I never personally tried the Cinch but I did see most, if not all, video tutorials about this machine in Youtube. I noticed that a lot of people were having the same type of issues with the binding so I opted out. If you have used The Cinch and have master the binding let us know. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011


I just wanted to share with you these four necklaces which I recently posted to These style necklace are some of my hot sellers at home parties and craft fairs. Brides and mother-of-the-bride and grooms love them. They are made to order and are filled, yes filled, with semiprecious gems. Click on pictures to get more detailed viewing and info.

Friday, December 31, 2010

I just love the "Just Because Cards" Cartridge. I feel that anyone who likes making cards and envelopes would totally love this cartridge...and that is why I am giving one away FREE. If you like making cards and or scrap booking pages, you too would love this cartridge. So, I have decided to give it away to one lucky member, once we reach our first 100 blog members. So, please, write a comment regarding the JUST BECAUSE CARDS Cricut Cartridge, letting me know if you are interested in this product and why. For those of you who do not have a Cricut nor are planning to get one anytime soon this cartridge might not benefit you, so I will be coming up with another good product to give away. Let me know in your comments if you are a Cricut gal or not. Don't worry, If you are not a Cricut gal...some other gift will be awarded to non Cricut gals.

So what does this cartridge includes? Well, Cricut first of all lets you cut items from as little as 1" to as large as 23.5" so add that feature to the following list and you will see how the paws-ibilities are just amazing. It cuts 40 cards with layers and 10 different envelopes. It comes with 50 accompanying phrases with layers. 50 sticker shapes with blackouts. 50 stenciled phrases with blackouts. Then you add a little bit of your Stampin Up embellishments, papers, ribbons and you make these cards and envelopes your very own.

Thursday, December 30, 2010



I just made this "bib" necklace using the Bigz Shot and the #2 Circle Die. Please, excuse the photo (I used the cell phone). I used two types of fabrics: organza and satin. I used a lighter to melt the edges of my circle in order to prevent fraying. It is important to use synthetic fabrics and not natural fabric (natural fabric tends to burn). I also keep a big bowl of water around when I am working with the lighter, just in case my fabric catches on fire. Finally, I had some jewelry from the 90s that I re purposed it by adding it to this necklace. You could attach the "bib" part of the necklace to pearls, beaded necklace, and or even a ribbon. I chose to attach it to a chain to contrast the dainty and feminine with bold links and masculine. It was super easy...the melting of the edges; however, takes some time and patience. You could also make hair accessories, bracelets, rings, paper crafting, etc... using the Bigz Shot and #2 Circle Die. The PAWS-ibilities are endless. If you are interested in learning more about the Bigz Shot, visit my on line store.