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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.


I have several stamp sets and ink pads for sale.  You can find all of these out on Craigslist under wright county Waverly and then type stamp sets and ink pads and I should come up.  I am willing to give a bundling discount if you purchase several stamp sets just let me know.


Thanks and happy shopping.

While Supplies Last

Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that CTMH and I are making more fabulous deals available to you and your customers.  On December 1, we will add new items to the “While Supplies Last” section of www.ctmh.com/tlbcreates shopping page. Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown. You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time.

To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on www.ctmh.com/tlbcreates that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value! I encourage you to shop early, because these deals are only available while supplies last.


Have a great Holiday Season and help Santa fill your stocking with items you want. Check it out today.


Thank you.

25 Greeting Cards Workshop

Create fun elegant greeting cards.  you will create 25 fabulous cards (5 each of 5 different designs) in just one setting?  You can add your own special message or thought.

These cards you can make at one of the following Community Education locations:  Buffalo Community Ed on Wednesday, October 24 from 6 to 8:30; Howard Lake Community Education on Thursday, October 25 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm; and Watertwon Mayer Community Education on Tuesday, October 23 from 6 to 8:30 pm. 
If you are unable to make any of them please contact me via email tlbcreates@gmail.com and we can set up a date at my home to have the class.

Here are the cards you will be making.  Please note these are subject to change due to supply.

Please join me for a fun evening getting your holiday cards done and ready to send out.  One thing off your checklist.  You can purchase a second set at time of registration for a total of 50 cards if you need more.

Stash of Cards Class

Time to create some fun, and simple cards.  You will be making these cards from basically one stamp set, which you will be leaving with as well.  You will be making 12 fabulous cards (4 each of 3 different designs) in just one two hour session!  You can add your own sentiments—make them all the same or mix and match for different occasions. (sentiment stamps are not part of kit).   Please register early so as to assure your stamp set will be there in time for class.  Bring scissors, and tape runner adhesive.  You can email me with questions at tlbcreates@gmail.com.  Remember you will be leaving with 12 cards, and one stamp set.

Here are samples of the 3 Designs you will be making.  Also the stamp set you will be leaving with Close To My Heart Stamp Set A Garden A1119

CTMH A Garden A1119

Thank You Card

So sign up today classes at Buffalo community ed and Howard Lake Community Ed.

I'm Back and feeling STRONG....

Hello everyone -

Wow where has the summer gone, we here at the Brown house have had a great summer but a short one.  The first 6 weeks of my summer I got to spend laid up.  I had foot surgery on both of my feet at the same time.  WOW does foot surgery hurt.  I am finally back at it and feeling strong though.  At 5 weeks I was cleared to wear normal tennis shoes and that was good news because we were off to the Black Hills of South Dakota to celebrate my Mom and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary.  We had a great time.  The feet struggled keeping up but I managed.

Since we have been home, I have been going at it hard with trying to finish scrapbooks, stamping cards, and reorganizing the house.  What a job but it sure feels good to be back organized.

Here are some pictures of our trip.  I am glad to be back and I should be posting more frequently since I am in scrapbook heaven lately.  I have goals and I need to meet them.

It's Stampaganza Time!!


In June 2012 When you buy two my acrylix stamp sets you get one FREE!!  That is right for every two stamp sets you purchase you get a third one free.  Contact me if you need a catalog.  You can order out of the new Spring/Summer 2012 catalog and the Autumn/Winter Catalog 2011.  You can place order online at www.ctmh.com/tlbcreates during JUNE or you can email me with your order at tlbcreates@gmail.com, can call too at 763-452-8865.  This is a spectacular way for you to boost up your stamp collection.

Some Disney Pages I Did!!

These are some Disney Pages I created recently.  I am trying to finish this vacation trip by June.  Wish me log.  have like 25 pages to go I think.

Here are few.

FootLoose Paper Packet

I think this has to be one of my favorite paper packets this catalog.  Although I do have to admit I do have a paper addiction so I will probably buy them all.  I like the fun spring/summer colors in this paper packet.  Also who doesn't have beach, pool, water sprinkler, and just simply fun summer pictures to scrapbook.  You can find out more about this paper packet at www.ctmh.com/tlbcreates or email me at tlbcreates@gmail.com  or simply check out our new catalog.  If you need one of those contact me today.

Close To My Heart designs are © CTMH Co.

Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

That is correct, you heard right - CTMH has joined with Cricut to come up with an exclusive CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. 

1 Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, and 3d items)
3 My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets
3 9"X12" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)

contact me today for more information. or go to www.ctmh.com/tlbcreates
CTMH has changed its shipping fee - it is now 7.95% or $7.95 whichever is greater.  Please know this for future orders.  Thank you.

FedEx ground service (standard): This is our standard shipping option for most order types. After leaving Close To My Heart’s corporate office, packages typically arrive within 1 to 5 business days (for packages up to 70 lbs). Packages going to residential addresses go via FedEx Home Delivery and are delivered Tuesday through Saturday between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. Packages shipped to business addresses via FedEx Ground are delivered Monday through Friday by the end of the business day. The fee for standard shipping is 7.95% or $ 7.95, whichever is greater.

SPRING Easter Card

Here is another one I made this weekend. I used a new product it is a spring to make an item pop off the page. I think it turned out nice.  Sorry the pictures are not the best.  This is a new stamp set as well. 

Happy Easter to My PEEPS

Here is an Easter card I made today. Just love this stamp set.  The color of the bunnies is orange.  I did several cards in the bunnies are in different colors.  Also used my cuttlebug to emboss the green paper.  It was a lot of fun but did take a while to get the card to look like I wanted it too.  I think it turned out nice.  Now to just get them in the mail.