Monday, February 1, 2016


I am so in love with this month's STAMP OF THE MONTH from Close to My Heart!!  They are the absolute cutest Balloon Animals ever!  They just make me smile whenever I look at them. I want to make birthday cards when I see them, I want to scrapbook pages of my children when they were little and stamp these cute little animals all over!

Now... I just need to sit down and do that!!  :-)

You can see the Stamp of the Month feature in the left sidebar of this blog each month.  And they're such a great deal, they're pretty hard to ignore!

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Happy 2016 everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

It's been a busy end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 for me.  I'm just now catching my breath!

January is National Papercrafting Month and to help celebrate his special time, Close To My Heart has an exlcusive Picture My Life (TM) Live Your Day scrapbooking program available for a limited time!
These are great pieces you can use in scrapbooking, page design, or even in your CTMH Everyday Life planner! You can get the set for $8.95 USD / $10.50 CAD while supplies last.  Visit to check it out and order!

Have a MARVelous time crafting everyone!!

Friday, December 11, 2015


Christmas is just 2 weeks away and then New Years is right upon us!  I haven't even started making Christmas cards yet!

I did, however, order what I believe will be the most incredible planner I've ever owned.

For me my planner/calendar is more than just a place to write appointments and schedule things. They've been my lifeline, especially when both of my children were in school. But it's not just the appointments and outings that are part of the planning.  I like to hang onto keepsakes commemorating the days, I like to note what I've thought, or special things that have happened.  Little notes fall out of my planners, or my thoughts are scribbled in the margins of the pages.  So no planner or calendar has been thrown out after the year passes. For years I've done this.

While scrapbooking is my ideal paper craft, I am an all-over the place scrapbooker. Because I didn't start scrapbooking until my kids were older, there are TONS of pictures and school-related items yet to be scrapbooked.  But I haven't started from the birth of my children and moved forward with my projects.  I'll dig through things and work on what hits me at the moment, what moves me, what calls to me.

So this is where those old calendars and planners come in handy! I can reference them for details that I would never have remembered!

And so... the new planner I ordered is from CTMH (of course!) and it is a dream. Not only does it hold a calendar and planner, but I can add scrapbook pages, and even pocket pages to hold memorabilia and those keepsakes I've always tucked into my books.  So the planner is a living real-time scrapbook!!

If you need the most ideal planner ever, head on over to my page at and order yours.  The New Year is just a few weeks away!

In the meantime... I'll hopefully be starting on my Christmas cards this weekend! (That's the plan, anyway!)

Have a MARVelous time crafting everyone!!

Monday, November 23, 2015


I have been so busy lately I didn't realize I hadn't posted to the blog in quite some time!

Glad I checked in, though, because I have to share an incredible deal from Close to My Heart that is almost about to go away:


Purchase the My Legacy album bundle by Nov. 30th and you'll get:
-A My Legacy album of your choice (D-ring or Post-bound)
-Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack
-Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack
-Fundamental Assortment Pack in Peacock
-White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
-Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (Side or Top Load)

It's an incredible deal for $71.80 - saving you so much!!

You can get this bundle at or contact me!

Have a MARVelous time crafting everyone!!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Autumn Colors

Autumn is one beautiful season!  The colors are spectacular and decorating in a fall theme is so much fun.  I've slowly started putting up decorations here and there - a fall ribbon attached to Indian corn decorates my aubergine colored rocking chair on my porch.

This is my new Life is Beautiful framed wreath I made with CTMH's Sangria papers and Cricut Artistry cartridge. I like to thrift shop and find frames to display my artwork - this silver & gold toned frame suited my Sangria fall wreath perfectly!
The Sangria paper pack has colors of eggplant, pomegranate, poppy, champagne, cocoa, and desert sand.

Purple and it's many shades are my favorite colors, and I'm in love with these papers!

Please share your fall creations on my blog!  I'd love to see what you make and I'd love to hear what your favortie autumnal color is!

Have a MARVelous time crafting everyone!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


As a part of the preview of new items in the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book, I showed you the Ohio state stamp in one of my August posts.

Very trendy right now are signs made with state silhouettes, especially ones that say "Home" where the "O" is a silhouette of the state.

Here are some of my own 5x7 pieces of artwork featuring my Home of Ohio:

These were simple and fun to make!

The stamp sets are available in all United States and all Canadian provinces and territories. You can see the actual stamp on my Online Business Address at

Order one (or more!) for yourself and share your artwork!

Have a MARVelous time crafting everyone!

Sunday, September 6, 2015


I've extended my Facebook Party order date to Sept. 7th!   Anyone wishing to place an order can do so by going to and joining the Facebook Party New Idea Book gathering.