Thursday, November 17, 2011

Finally I am posting for the first time since we moved to Russia. We have been here for almost 4 months now and it is an adjustment. Life is so convient in the States and since moving here, I only go out once a week to grocery shop and have had some difficulty finding some items I need. However that does give me lots of time to craft and have just finished creating some beautiful cards for the local expat Charity Christmas Bazaar. In the next couple of weeks I will show you some of the lovely things I have been making in my extra, extra spare time. This post is about Colorado and how I miss my friends there, but I made some great cards with a Cowboy theme, just to reminisce.
A cute little cowgirl card for all the birthday girls!
And for the Cowboys........
Split the difference and a gender neutral, just for fun and the sticker was cute. All supplies were Close to my Heart, Sasparilla Line. Would love to hear what you think! Comment!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A New Adventure

Finally, we are on the move once again. My husbands company is transferring us to a new location. We are on the move to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Islands, RUSSIA. I am excited to explore another part of our great world and have been frantically been selling and condensing my scrapbooking collection as we will be moving from 2800sqft to 1500sqft. I also have to give up my Close to my Heart Consultant Status as I cannot get any of thier fabulous products shipped there. I do plan to still keep my blog but the direction of my posts will be different as I will be focusing, not on classes, but catching up with my personal scrapbooking and enter various contests. I hope that I will meet some other expaitriates that also share my passion so that we can scrap together. In the coming months look for some posts regarding life in the Sakhalin Islands along with pictures. Wish me Luck and inspiration.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Year, New Goals, New Idea Book!

This year I decided to be pro-active with my businesses. I started doing family photography late last year and that is going at just the right pace. But this year I have decided to revamp my Close to my Heart and how I am going to run things, just like corporate did this year. Corporate Close to my Heart made the change of only 2Idea Books per year. Now the new Spring/Summer Idea Book is packed full of extra paper packs, embellishments, chipboard and other fun stuff all starting in February!

The new and improved Idea Book still has some great features like the Stamp of the Month, Workshops on the Go, Exclusive CTMH colors and same great stamp sets.

The changes I intend on making will hopefully excite and encourage those to paticipate and enjoy scrapboking once again. I am keeping all my day crops, classes (maybe adding a few), same products and help that everyone recieved last year. Changes will include incentives, purchase a paper pack out of the new Idea Book and attend either the evening classes for the month OR the all-day Saturday crop for FREE! On top of that, for every $25 in new CTMH product you buy, you will get an additional $10 of open stock product in my studio. The great clearance! For those who attend classes and crops on a regular basis this is a great deal for them, they spend and little and get alot...FREE, every month! For those who read this blog, I have not forgotten you, I will be giving away Blog Candy once a month, you must be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on one of my posts during that month.

As for me, I will be showcasing 1-2 paper packs a month, this month I have awesome cards and a fantastic layout already made with the new 'Wings' paper pack. Check back for a look at what I created!