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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.

What Are You Celebrating/Doing this Month...January 2014

So I was looking through some old calendar information and found out that the Month of January is HOT TEA Month; SOUP MONTH; COFFEE GOURMET INTERNATIONAL MONTH; FAMILY FIT LIFESTYLE MONTH; AND SEASON OF WINTER.

Today January 23rd is HANDWRITING DAY; PIE DAY; AND MEASURE YOUR FEET DAY.

Are you celebrating or doing any of these this month.  Then why not make sure you  have your camera out capture the memories and scrapbook away.  Or send a card to someone to celebrate one of these days.  Post pictures and let me know what you are up to in January 2014.

I don't know if I am celebrating but I sure am feeling the Season of Winter and a very cold one at that.

Stay warm everyone.

Some other things this January:

the 26th is COMPLIMENT DAY; AUSTRALIA DAY; DENTAL DRILL PATENT
27th is BUBBLE WRAP APPRECIATION DAY;
28th is SERENDIPITY DAY
29th is PUZZLE DAY
31st is INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY

I am thinking I am going to celebrate Hot Tea with sharing a cup with my daughter.  Maybe we can just have a nice Mother Daughter cup of Hot Tea morning.

Here are some titles that may inspire you:
Put the Kettle On
Tea for Two
Enjoying a Cuppa
The Perfect Brew
Pour a Cup
Pinkies Up

How about this little poem:
A little cup of freindship
with a bag of tea
When you drink this
Think of love from me.

I cannot sit and chat with you,
the way i'd like to do.
So brew yourself a cup of tea,
I'll think of you, you think of me.

Hope you enjoyed this and perhaps feel a little INSPIRED!

2014 It's a New Year - What are you doing for the new year?

Hello everyone and happy new year.  I have to say it has been cold here.  The nice thing about that was that I got a couple of severe cold weather days off from my job.  So you bet I headed to the crafting room and started to scrapbook.  Well actually I started to clean and organize my work space.  I am still in the process of organizing but have managed to get some scrapbooking in too.  Here is a page I finished last night.  I am pretty happy with it.  My daughter loved it which made it even better.  I scrap-lifted the basic layout from a page I saw on Pinterest but here is my version.  This is a page for my daughters Gymnastics Level 4 Album.  Which I am hoping to finish today.  Well will have all but one page done today.  Hope you enjoy it and that perhaps it will inspire someone out there.



The top purple paper is a discontinued purple pattern paper from CTMH.  The black flourish paper is by Echo Park Paper Co.; the glitter purple paper is from Best Creation Inc. GCS017 Royal Blue; purple ribbon was an old stash I had lying around; rhinestones were an old stash too; the silver ribbon is from CTMH, and the friends stickers are from CTMH.  The black paper is from CTMH too, and the silver paper is from American Crafts.  This was a lot of fun to do.  

It's a New Year and a New Catalog is coming!!

New Catalog to be released on February 1 2014.  Here is a sneak peak at the cover.  I am very excited to share the new catalog with you all.  Lots of new things - get your check books ready or credit cards.


It's a PAPERCRAFTING PAJAMA PARTY!!

It's FREE!
Yes that is correct, Close To My Heart is offering a FREE webcast (workshop) on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 pm (MST) at BigPictureClasses.com.  During this presentation you will learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including the "Lucky in Love" scrapbook page from Close To My Heart.

If you would like to be able to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts or enter any contests you will need to log in to the Pajama party "classroom" by creating a FREE account on the Big Picture Classes website.

I hope that you will find some time to participate in one of our webcast.  Sounds like fun and you get to sit in your pajamas to do it.


Cross-Stitch Wishes set of 13 - January Stamp of the Month

This is a really cute stamp set - especially if you like sewing, and cross-stitching.  Check this out!!  If you have any questions about this stamp set or how to get it please contact me at tlbcreates@gmail.com.


National Papercrafting Month - January

January is National Papercrafting Month, and we are celebrating it with the exclusive Cloud Nine Cardmaking kit. This kit, available only during the National Papercrafting Month campaign, contains all the materials for creating 10 versatile cards. It is a must-have item for anyone who loves making personalized cards. If you like what you see, then contact me today Tracy Brown at tlbcreates@gmail.com.



National Scrapbooking Month 2014