Close to My Heart Exclusive!

So, yeah, it’s been some time since I posted on my blog, but I couldn’t think of anything more exciting than Close to My Heart’s newest Cricut Cartridge – You Are Here!

It was just released today and I can’t wait to get my chubby little hands on it!  How about you?  Anyway – check it out here!  I’m going to keep it short & sweet, but I do plan on sharing more with you in the upcoming week on all the newest products just released!

Exciting times!  Check out my store here!

Peace Out!


Times Running Outttttt!

Hello Everyone!!

I hope you enjoyed your Holidays this season!  I love Christmas, but… man… the stress that it causes.  Whew!  Anyway, we had a wonderful holiday with our family and for that… I’m grateful!

So, I wanted to touch base with you because time is running out.  Close to My Heart’s December Stamp of the Month is only available for 2 more days!  So if you’re interested it can be yours for $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.

Candlelight Garden – December 2015
Candlelight Garden – December 2015

Lovely don’t you think?  I would be great for some spring cards – even Valentines!  Also, check out our other December promotion here on my post:  Planners Gonna Plan!  Not interested in either promotion, then please check out my store.

Well, that’s all for now.  Wishing each and everyone of my followers the best for the year ahead – Health, Happiness, Love & Prosperity!


Peace Out,


Planners Gonna Plan!


Hello again!  I have more exciting news I want to share… Not ONLY with my crafty friends, but all my friends as well.   During the month of December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s a 15% savings off the retail price! Track your water intake, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last. And if you need more convincing, please check out the video:

Now, don’t forget the Cyber Sale!  There’s still time!  Check out my store.

Peace Out!


Woohoo! A Sale! A Cyber Sale!


Hello Everyone!!!  I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Holiday!!!  Our family really enjoyed it this year.  A lot of laughs and it was so good to see everyone.

I’ve got some exciting news for you.  For five days only, including today, a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! There are some amazing products on this list, such as our Cricut®Artfully Sent Collection! This offer is only available for a short time, so make sure to hurry on over to my Close to my Heart website and check it out!  Oh and if you truly can’t fine anything to purchase, be sure to get in touch with me and I can send you MY Christmas Wish list!  😀

Peace Out!


November Promotions & SOTM!!!

Happy November everyone!  Wow, the year is really flying by!  So, with a new month comes a new promotion from Close to My Heart and a new Stamp of the Month!!!

I’m really digging this month’s promotion! Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking!

Experience the “Fun” in Fundamentals!


Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

Contact me for more details.

Whether you prefer Post-Bound albums or D-Ring albums, there’s something for everyone.  Check out the bundles here.  Please remember this offer is only available while supplies last and only through the month of November!

Now for the Stamp of the Month!

November 2015: Cheers, 2016!


This stamp set can be yours for just $5 with a qualify order of $50!  This set regularly sells for $17.95!  So head on over to my store and get yours!

Peace Out!


Close to My Heart – October SOTM – Twinkle!

Hello everyone! Those of you that follow my blog may have noticed it looks a bit different. I’m hoping you like it! Anyway, just wanted to share this month’s Close to My Heart’s “Stamp of the Month – Twinkle“.  Only $5 with a qualifying purchase.  Need some ideas or inspiration?  Check here. Remember to check back there from time to time as I’m certain more projects will show up.  Before you know it… Christmas will be here! Click here to shop my store!


Peace Out!


Less than 1 Week Away!!! – Eek, Shriek & Be Scary!!!

Wow – It’s less than 1 week away!!!  What am I talking about???  FALL!!!  Fall is really my favorite season.  I have grown less and less tolerant of the humid summers of the North East.  But, the end is in sight!  I just hope it lasts a good long while before Old Man Winter rains  snows on my parade!

So I’m headed to a weekend crop in October and I’ve designed a 2-page Layout to teach at the crop using Close to My Heart’s Nevermore Paper Packet & Embellishments.  It was a fun layout to put together and I love the way it turned out.  It features Shimmer Trim & Glitter Paper as well as Cricut Cuts from the Close to My Hearts Artistry & Artbooking cartridges!  I hope you enjoy it!  Check out my store here!

Peace Out!


Nevermore – 2 Page Layout
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Left Side
Cricut Cut featuring Black Glitter Paper
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Right Side

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Introducing…. ZOE!!! Oh and a CTMH Blog Hop!!


Hello Blog Hoppers! If you arrived here from Andrea Sherman’s blog, you’re on the right track! If you’re a faithful follower or just happened acrossed this blog, please make sure you check out the other talented paper crafters at the end of my post!

Gosh, this seemed like the longest month every! It’s been about 3 weeks since the annual Close to My Heart Convention and since we got the very first sneak peek of the Zoe Collection as well as the newest, exclusive CTMH Cricut Cartridge, ARTISTRY!!!!  Finally, I am able to share these with you!!!

Cricut® Artistry Collection


I just LOVE this cartridge!  Most of you that know me, know that I’m a hard-core Silhouette Cameo user.  I recently bought a Cricut, simply so I could use and sell the CTMH cartridges.  Well, I just adore this cartridge and I’m really beginning to like using the Cricut!  This collection is different from previous collections and I really think you will like it.

The collection include:

1 – Cartridge (700 images: Shapes, Layers, Banners, Borders, Backgrounds, and Font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets
1 – Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack

Next I’d like to share with you the Zoe Collection!  And how better to show you than to use it???  I hope you like my project.  My daughter Izabella started swim lessons at the beginning of summer.  She was extremely afraid of the water.  My layout uses pictures taken about 4 weeks into her lesson.  It was almost as though I were looking at a completely different kid!!!  She just loves the water now.  What a difference a few lessons make!

Features the Artistry Cricut Cartridge, Zoe Workshop to Go & Coral Shimmer Trim!


Just wanted to focus on this lovely Coral Shimmer Trim!! <3



If you’re following our Blog Hop, you arrived here from the talented Andrea Sherman, and the next crafter up is Wendy Bergeron Coffman!

If you’ve got lost along the way or have just stumbled upon us, here is a list of the Blog Hop participants:

Andrea Sherman
Cindy Mercurio <<YOU ARE HERE>>
Wendy Bergeron Coffman
Kara Davies
Emily Evertz
Ellen “CardMonkey” Jarvis
Julia Clendenen Hammond
Michelle Stewart
Chris Zook
Tonya VanWinkle
Randi Dyson Lewis
Tammy Brown
Denise Tarlinton
Teresita Arvelo
Jennifer Wolford

Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you enjoyed the hop and make sure you check out my store!

Peace Out!


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Sketches to the Rescue!

Hi Everyone!

Two days in a row I was able to craft.  I like it!  In fact, I love it!  I thought I would use up the Seaside Paper Pack that I was using on yesterdays layout.  I was digging it.  Digging the colors, so why not?  Seaside is really beach themed, but I didn’t have any more beach pictures, so I thought I would scrap one of my favorite places to visit.  The Bay Area.  I hope you enjoy it!

I used a sketch that I found on Pinterest from  I loved it!  I find many 2 page layouts have way too many pictures and this one was perfect.


So, here is my take on it.  I hope you like it.  Oh and before I forget, the font is “Milkshake” available right now for free at Fairgoods.

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Well, that’s probably all I’ll be posting this week.  I am going to a crop on Saturday, so hopefully I’ll have something for you.  Please remember to check out my Close to My Heart site.  Have a great week!

Peace Out,


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A Girl & Her Pop-Pop – CTMH Seaside

Hello Everyone!

I won’t even tell you it’s been awhile because you already know.  Life just seems to be getting in the way these days, but I’m glad to say that I took some time today and crafted!

I’ve been wanting to use the Seaside Paper Pack for awhile now.  I knew I had the perfect picture, so it was just a matter of time and yes, time was today.  I really like the way it came out and it’s probably one of my favorites.  Not because it’s incredibly good or anything, but it has pictures of TWO of my favorite people!  My daughter Izabella and Pop-Pop.

Pop-Pop has always been an incredibly special person to me… and my girls.  My dad died at the very young age of 50 and my Uncle Frank (aka Pop-Pop) took over that father / grandfather figure roll.  Who better to fill that roll?  My Dad and him were best buddies.  We were always together… always.  In fact, he walked me down the aisle when Jack and I married.  The nicest man you would ever meet.  Kind, generous… loving.  Anyway, I hope my girls always remember how special he is and how much he loves them.  So… onto the layout!

As you know, I’m a Close to My Heart distributor and have been for the last several months.  I really love their products… their paper… their card stock… their embellishments.  If you are paper crafter, card maker, scrapbooker, check out my Close to My Heart Store.  Oh and a new catalog is coming out soon, so if you see anything in the current one, better grab it fast.  Here we go!





I hope you enjoyed it!

Peace Out!


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