Archive | October 2014

Know Thyself

I have been putting together some Base and Bling necklaces in anticipation of my booth at the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin’s Convention this weekend, and wanted to share them with you.

Base and Bling Necklaces:  "Know Thyself" and "Faith"

Base and Bling Necklaces: “Know Thyself” and “Faith”

The top one is a Faux Antiqued Silver Square Pendant (Z1962) with “Know Thyself” from the Journey Style Sheet (Z2054) and the Owl charm from the Free Thinker charm set (Z1957). The bottom necklace is a Faux Antiqued Gold Oval Pendant (Z2007) with “Faith” from the same style sheet and the Key from the Free Thinker charm set.

With the addition of a chain and glass cover for each, and some Liquid Glass to adhere them together, each necklace only takes about ten minutes to make. To order the components for yours (they make wonderful gifts), visit my Online Business Address.

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Give thanks for all you have

I was going to make a few more cards with the Pathfinding Paper Packet tonight, but ended up only using the olive card stock from the packet. My card tonight is very simple, using stamps from the Thankful Heart (B1463), Happy Autumn (D1550) and Season of Thanks (D1604) MyAcrylix stamp sets. MyExclusive Ink colors used were Chocolate (Z2111), Olive (Z2137), and Autumn Terracotta (Z2101).

"Give thanks for all you have" card in autumn colors

“Give thanks for all you have” card in autumn colors

To shop for these or any other products, visit my online business address.

My Crush Holiday Happenings Book

My newest favorite item in the 2014 Annual Inspirations book is the My Crush Holiday Happenings Book(Z2098, $17.95), along with its coordinated Holiday Happenings Assortment of journaling and embellishment cards, sticker sheets, alphabet sticker sheets, and envelopes (Z2062, $4.95). Add the My Crush Holiday Happenings Badge Buttons (Z2051, $5.95) and the Magical Moment MyAcrylix Stamp Set of 19 stamps (C1602, $13.95), and you have the recipe for a perfect Christmas present.

The MyCrush Holiday Happenings Book.

The MyCrush Holiday Happenings Book.

Holiday Happenings Buttons

Holiday Happenings Buttons

Top it off with a Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen (Z1979, $3.25) and an Exclusive Inks stamp pad of your choice (5.95), and you will be able to purchase the October Stamp of the Month, Home for the Holidays, for $5.00, rather than $17.95 without a minimum party purchase.

October Stamp of the Month "Home for the Holidays"

October Stamp of the Month “Home for the Holidays”

To shop for these or any other items in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, visit my Online Business Address.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today I’m just sharing a couple of pictures from birthdays past.

My fifth birthday, in the front yard of our house in San Bernardino.  No one had anything but dirt in the back yards back then!

My fifth birthday, in the front yard of our house in San Bernardino. No one had anything but dirt in the back yards back then!

My 21st birthday before dinner at Aunt Betty's in Fresno.

My 21st birthday before dinner at Aunt Betty’s in Fresno.

Really Big Thanks

“Really Big Thanks” is the third card in the Pathfinding Workshop On The Go Cardmaking Kit. I made all three of them between late last night and this morning…this is the first time I have gotten all the papers cut and pieces stamped and put them together assembly-line style. It wasn’t as much fun as designing one at a time, but it was certainly more efficient!

"Really Big Thanks" is Card #3 in the Pathfinding Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit.

“Really Big Thanks” is Card #3 in the Pathfinding Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit.

To order this or any other Close To My Heart products, visit my Online Business Address.

Dreaming Big!

After my conversation with Senior Director Jen Patrick about how to make this dream a reality, I thought I would share my earlier Trigger’s Horse post with you. Enjoy!

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All right, dear readers, I’m going to be brave and share my newest dream…and then do my best over the next year to make the dream a reality.

Eastern Caribbean Cruise 2016, via the Norwegian Escape Eastern Caribbean Cruise 2016, via the Norwegian Escape

Close To My Heart posted the details of our next Incentive Trip yesterday, and I’m dreaming big. The Close To My Heart Eastern Caribbean Cruise 2016 is planned for February 27 – March 5, 2016, beginning in Miami, Florida, and visiting St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas, on the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ newest ship, the Norwegian Escape.

The qualifications are rather daunting for my fledgling business, but if not now? When? As Daddy always said, “Don’t ask for the mountain — ask for the whole damn range!” I will be checking in with you as the year progresses for encouragement and accountability. (Melody and Georgia each have…

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Ribbon Revelry

Chevron Ribbon FREE with $50 purchase in October

Chevron Ribbon FREE with $50 purchase in October

During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD/$55 CAD, you are eligible to receive — as a special bonus — one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each chevron ribbon — Ruby or Outdoor Denim — has an original retail value of $6.95 USD/$7.75 CAD. So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, to be sure to order early in the month so you won’t be left out!