Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Have you ever looked long and hard for the right stamp to express how you feel when your child or a child you know have done an excellent job no matter how hard they have struggled?  Then "Great Job" is that stamp.  It has all the excitement that goes into a card that express how you feel about their accomplishments.  This featured card was created by Sue Pershon, the Glitter Queen.  Sue used our Brushed paper along with Banner Wishes stamp B1438; Scallop Border punch; Pink Shimmer trim; Quatrefoil Embossing folder and Art Philosphy Cricut cartridge.  You can visit Sue's blog at SueGlitterQueen.Blogspot.com.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Artfully Sent

Having a Cricut cartridge that does half the work, makes creating fun.  When you have those grand ideas that take a lot of work, it is good to know that you have a tool that can do most of the work.  All you have to do is glue and stamp!  Love It!!  Here is another card we made at Convention with the Artfully Sent cartridge and you can see I just glued and stamp and it was all done!  My recipient will think I worked on this all day!  Shh! Don't give away our secret, unless it is a fellow crafter of course!

Thank you for visiting my blog and have a Great Day on purpose!

Don't forget to leave a comment for an entry into my drawing for 4 mini stamps from Close to My Heart.  The winner will be announced on October 1, 2014.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


We are all still waiting the long awaited Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart.  Hopefully we will be able to get our hot little hands on this cartridge this month.  During the Close to My Heart Convention this year, we got to play with a few cards from the cartridge, so you can see why I am so excited to get my hot little hands on this cartridge.  What a tease!  If you are interested in getting this cartridge as I am, please let me know so that I can contact you as soon as it is release.  Thank you for visiting my blog and have a Great Day on purpose!

Don't forget to leave a comment for an entry into my drawing for 4 mini stamps from Close to My Heart.  The winner will be announced October 1, 2014.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Confetti Wishes

Birthdays are special days and preparing for a celebration is always fun and stressful all at the same time.   I enjoy making special things for my friends and families birthday, but I stress about if the recipient will really like it or not!  I usually make a mini album for the recipient if it is a special birthday like 21, 30, 50 etc.  Sometimes they get a page to add to an album that I have already created.  So without further ado, I would like to share a 4 page layout with Close to My Heart, Confetti Wishes!  The first 2-page layout was done by my friend Noreen Petty.  The second one was done by me.  I hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting my blog.  If you have any questions or need directions for making the pages, send me an email and I will tell you all about it!


Don't forget to leave a comment for an entry in my drawing to win a set of 4 mini Close to My Heart Stamps.  I will announce the winner for the month of September on October 1, 2015.

Until next time have a Great Day on purpose!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sweet As Sugar

Good Morning,

How was your summer?  Aren't you glad that the kids are back in school?  I love summer and although I am glad the kids are back in school, I miss those summer days of fun and activities.  But I get to craft more as my family is not occupying most of my time.  I Love my family, just want to get some mental health relief by crafting.  It is cheaper than therapy, no matter how many paper crafting toys you may buy.

Today I have been busying playing with the Hostess Stamp "Sweet as Sugar".  This D size stamp can be obtained for a mere $10 if you host a Close to My Heart party, online or at a location of your choosing.

The hearts are stamped in glacier ink, second generation.  The red hearts are for sale at valj.ctmh.com website along with the ribbon and stamp.  Below is the inside of the card utilizing second generation stamping and wash tape from the Annual Inspirations Catalog.

If you would like more information on how to earn this stamp set, give me a call or send me an email.  Until next have a great day on purpose!

You can get this stamp set for free if you purchase $30 in stamps from My website this month.

This layout uses the Stamp of the Month which is $5 with any order of $50 or $17.95 without an order of $50.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win this month drawing for a set of the Minis Stamp set which includes: Spring Wreath; Spring Banner; A Quick Hello; and Timely Tidings shown on page 138 of the Annual Inspiration Catalog.