Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Clearly The Best: Re-vamping with Overstamping (S01E12)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

So very thankful...

Many people have posted each day of November what they are thankful for. I thought about doing the same thing, but frankly, I am thankful each day for the same thing. I could stretch it out to include lots of different thing, but in reality, I am thankful for one thing each and every day: My Family.

Maureen on the far left who is like my sister, and my sister Alex on the far right-with The Bloggess.

My Uncle Mike and my dad on Dad's birthday this summer

Alex and Tim (who we call Meep) being silly in the kitchen

My mom and Uncle Mike in the background

My dad

My Scrappin' Ladies, who are like my family

Me and my man, Barry, who is my soulmate

My family

My family--SO THANKFUL we are FOUR!

My delightful, adorable children, who are my world

I have many THINGS to be thankful for, but everything that is in my life is possible with my family. Even when the worst thing happened last week--my car died on the Garden State Parkway on my way to school--wasn't as bad as I thought it would be: because I have the support of my family. I called my mom and let her know what happened, as she was watching the kids that day. I talked to Barry and told him what happened and he immediately wanted to come and get me off the roadway and into safety. He made it possible for me to take my time and research cars so I didn't rush into buying one that would ultimately not work out for us. My parents made it possible too, by helping out with the kids and signing for the car on Thursday. So yeah, I am thankful for my car but so much more thankful for my loving family who make it possible every day for me to be me.

Most importantly, I am beyond thankful for my nuclear family--our little foursome--Me, Barry, Maggie, and Natey. Together we support each other and love each other, and as long as we are happy and together, we can handle anything that comes our way. XOXO

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Home Decor Art!

More Out of Home Décor

There are so many creative ways to use hand-crafted 3-D items. Use our great products to create home décor that will bring a fun and unique accent in your home. It’s easy to use Close To My Heart products you already know and love—with a different twist!

This festive thankful countdown uses the My Creations® cubby to celebrate Thanksgiving. Fill the Cricut®-cut boxes with reminders of things you are thankful for, and share the grateful fun with your family. Use it to countdown to your favorite holiday, like Thanksgiving, or use different embellishments and countdown to a loved one’s birthday to show them how much you love them.

This adorable star was made from Collection Two of the Hostess Collections, available through Hostess Rewards in the Autumn Winter 2012 Idea Book. Show your hostesses this spunky star so they have an idea of what they can create from this particular Hostess Collection. While the Dakota paper packet, Casual Expressions stamp set, and Dakota Complements Foil Images have a country feel, you and your customers can use all of these same materials to make a welcoming star for your front door.

Everyday household items can also be combined with Close To My Heart products to create dazzling home décor. Use the Flirty paper packet and your Cricut® machine, along with everyday household items such as a flower pot and Styrofoam ball, to create a papercrafted tree. Or add a few Dimensional Elements to the autumn colors of the Flirty papers to create a desk calendar using two My Creations blocks. You can even use cute Cricut®-cut flowers and leaves to make a festive banner!

For displaying precious memories, the display tray is a perfect fit! Display photos, stamped sentiments, Dimensional Elements, and other embellishments for a prized layout that you can proudly hang anywhere in your home. The display tray is easy to personalize, too; cover up several windows with cardstock for larger photos!
Show your customers how they can make eye-catching home décor in a cinch. Creating unique home décor is so much fun to do; the trick is deciding which project to create first!