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I am married to a Great Guy - Charlie.  We have a beautiful daughter, Charese, who is a JOY to have.  We love the outdoors, watching movies, reading and I love scrapbooking and cardmaking.  There are other hobbies as well.  I love to meet new people and share my love of scrapbooking and cardmaking with people.

16 All Occasion Cards

I just finished making the samples for this class.  I always enjoy the All Occasion Card Classes, it lets me get out of my box a little and I can pick themes for the cards.  This time we will be making a Baby Card, Graduation Card, Sympathy Card, and a Card that can be used as a Wedding or Anniversary Card.  The colors are different and well I think they are fun cards that anyone would enjoy making and adding to their card collection.  Of course I think that you will enjoy sending them out to family and friends as well.  Well here they are:  (remember cards are subject to change due to supplies)

This card is our graduation card.  We will be using the following cardstock: Cranberry, Sunny Yellow, Black and White Daisy.  Pattern paper is from a discontinued set Magic (I believe).  Stamp sets used are C1408 Live Inspired, C1351 You Did It, and C1228 Class Of (this one is discontinued).  Inks used are Archival Black, and Cranberry.  We also used 3 star brads (not ctmh), a star punch, dmc floss black, and graduation hat from Cricut.

This Card can be used for a wedding, or anniversary.  This card uses the following cardstock: Blush,and Colonial Wht.  Pattern paper is from the paper packet level 2 That's Amore (discontinued).  We will be using Chocolate distressing ink, tulip ink.  We will also be embellishing with cream pearls from the Mocha Opaques adhesive Gems.  Also will be using a Fiskar border punch.  Stamp set used is D1254 Soul Mates.

This card was made using pattern paper from Topstitch Level 2 paper kit (discontinued), and Colonial Wht Cardstock.  Stamp sets used are B1368 Baby Love, Large Alphabet, D1469 Polka Dot Alphabet (new available Feb 1), and C1359 Sweet Baby (also new available Feb 1).  Inks used are Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink, and Chocolate.  Embellishments are safety pins and ribbon - source Creative Images online.
This card you will make two using Baby Pink color and two using Heavenly Blue.

We used cardstock; Juniper, Vineyard Berry, Sweet Leaf, and Colonial Wht. Pattern paper is from the Wings Level 2 packet.  Stamp Set is the January Stamp of the Month D1452 Find Your Style (very neat set) and D1476 Card Chatter - Sympathy (also a new set available February 1st).  I used the cuttlebug to emboss the Juniper paper and the flower is sponged with Juniper ink and then the Black Button Brad was used.  We are also using the new Spray Pen from CTMH that will be available February 1st.

This class is being offered the month of February at the following places:

Howard Lake Community Ed - Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6 - 9 pm call 320-543-3600 to register

Rockford Community Ed - Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6 to 9 pm Register at 763-477-4563 or http://www.rockford.k12.mn.us/

Buffalo Community Ed - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6 to 9 pm Register at 763-682-8776 or http://www.buffalocommunityed.com/

Delano Community Ed - Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6 to 9 pm Register at 763-972-6210 or http://www.delano.k12.mn.us/

Watertown Mayer Community Ed - Thursday, February 17, 2011 6 to 9 pm Register at 952-955-0280 or http://www.wm.k12.mn.us/

MY HOME - Saturday, February 26, 2011, from 10 am to 1 pm.(may finish sooner)  Must register by Wednesday, February 23 8 pm,  Register by emailing me at tlbcreates@comcast.net or 763-390-2972.  Bring friends!  Cost is $20 per kit.

Can't make any of the dates above but still want the cards - just email me and I will put a kit together for you all you have to do is assemble cost is $25 (I stamp everything)  if you want the kit but use your own stamps then the cost is $20.  If shipping to you add another $4.

Thanks everyone and I hope to see you at one of the classes.


Hello everyone.  I am so very very excited to let you know that the NEW IDEA BOOK will be available on February 1st.  YES, soon!!  You can get the idea book from me.  There is a cost and I have a limited quantity so get it today.  The cost is $3 per idea book.  I will have these available at my Community Education classes for purchase.  You can earn one free by hosting a qualifying show with me - or having a qualifying book show with me.  A qualifying show/book show is $150 in total sales before shipping and tax.  You also earn some free product as well.  It is a WIN WIN for you.

Close To My Heart is switching things up this year - and there will only be two Idea Books instead of their usual three per year.  So this catalog is good for 6 months (although because there was a transition period this first month it is available is February)  So February - July you can order from this book.  At the end of this period (July) some of the items will become discontinued.  So order what you like within the 6 months - DON'T WAIT!!

There are lots of new products - wonderful paper packets and awesome new stamp sets.  I am so excited to share this book with you. 

Email or call today to get yours.  Remember cost is $3 if you need it mailed out it will be more.

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12 FUN CARDS of BLUE January 2011

Well January is upon us and I must say it came mighty fast.  My January Class that I am offerring is 12 Fun Cards of Blue.  There will be three different designs and you will make 4 of each for a total of 12 cards.  All the cards have blue in them.  Take a look. I hope to see you at the upcoming classes.

This card was made using CTMH's new Pacifica Blue Cardstock, pattern paper from Magnifique level 2 paper packet, Sky Cardstock, and stamp set C1424 Nature's Gift.  Ink used was Chocolate and 3 small brown brads.

The top card is the card that was done in the class.  This card was done using pattern paper not by CTMH.  The blue was Sky Cardstock by CTMH, Butterfly was done on cricut using pattern from Magnifique Level 2 paper kit, Indian Corn Blue Cardstock, inks used were Sky and Indian Corn Blue.  Stamp sets were D1436 The Present,
and D1438 Circle of Love.

Cardstock used was Lagoon, Sky, Pacifica; Pattern  paper was from the Magnifique Level 2 paper kit. Inks were Lagoon and Pacifica.  Stamp set was B1358 Heart to Heart.  Brad was a teal one - not ctmh.

The classes are offered at the following places please call the community ed offices to register.

Wednesday, January 12 - Rockford Community Education - 763-477-4563 - http://www.rockford.k12.mn.us/

Monday, January 17 - Howard Lake Community Education - 320-543-3600

Tuesday, January 18 - Delano Community Education - 763-972-6210 - http://www.delano.k12.mn.us/

Wednesday, January 19 - Buffalo Community Education - 763-682-8776 - http://www.buffalocommunityed.com/

Thursday, January 20 - Watertown Mayer Community Ed - 952-955-0280 - http://www.wm.k12.mn.us/

Satrday, January 22 - My Home - 763-390-2972 - tlbcreates@comcast.net - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm could finish in two hours depends on how many etc.  You must RSVP for this one by Wednesday, January 19th.

The New Addition to our Family

My daughter got a little Morkie Puppy from Santa this Christmas.  She named it Sugar Cookie but we just call it Sugar.  She is adorable and totally in love with my little Girl as is my litle girl with her.

Smore Kits

Here are two Smore Kits that I made for Christmas Gift - one for my daughters teacher and the other for a friend of ours.  They were a lot of fun.

WOW!! 2011 Here We Are

I was so excited over the Holidays - I created some new items that were gifs for people so I couldn't post them.  Now I am excited because I can post them out here for you all to see.  I created these white boards for my daughter, niece, and some good friends of mines daughters.  They are made from a picture frame.  I bought the size picture frame I wanted - then decorated the piece of paper that comes in the frame like a scrapbook and then put it back together and attached a expo white board marker.  It was fun because I got to personalize them for each person and they can add pictures to them as well - just like a scrapbook.
Here they are:

Also we made these really cute ornaments for the people in Charese's 4-H group.  They are so cute and were fun to make.

These were some glass items I made for my sister and brothers.

Here is a duck that I painted for some other brothers and friends:

Last but not least here are some gift bags I made up to put gifts in: