Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring is here on our farm!
Poetry and the Farmer
"I don't like poetry"
Said the husband to the wife...
"I've no time for such things
I live a farmers life"
but the wife said "Dear husband,
you live a poets poem'
do you not reap the harvest 
of seeds by which you've sown?
I've seen you bow your head in thanks
when God answered prayers for rain
I've seen your eyes shine with pride
with every baby calf you name"
"I guess poetry's okay" he said
as he kissed that farmers wife
and silently he thanked the Lord
she saw poetry in their life...
(author unknown)
A couple of our new babies!
Time for some Spring scrapbooking!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring artwork POP!

I made this card using CTMH "My Peeps" (B1402) stamp set and our new Adhesive Springs (Z1725).  They are SO fun!!!  The middle bunny will "pop" up at the person who takes this cute card out of the envelope, wishing them a happy Easter and a springy spring!  To see more "springy" ideas, view the video below!  Have fun and Springy Spring to everyone!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Check out this new Studio J layout!
It's adorable and SO easy!!!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

How-To Books Available Only While Supplies Last and are going FAST!

CTMH has announced that my favorite how-to books are retiring! The Close To My Heart How-To Books are available only while supplies last and are going FAST!  The Reflections book is already sold out and Originals is available in VERY limited quantities. The rest are flying off the shelves as well.  So if you have any of our program books for scrapbooking or cardmaking and don’t have them all, this is your chance to get them before they are gone!  My favorites are Imagine and, of course, Magic for 3D scrapbook pages. They are only $21.95 each and at that price won't last long. You really don't want to miss them if you don't already have them.  I have them all and use them almost daily.  You can order them on my website here

For Your Convenience, here are the order numbers (or click on the links to go straight to that item and add it to your shopping cart):
Scrapbooking How-To Books:
Magic (9034)
Imagine (9030)
Cherish (9029)
Reflections: No longer available

Card Making How-To Books:
Wishes (9033)
Originals (9032)

Almost every card and layout you see in the Close To My Heart Idea Books came from these how-to book patterns. They are always labeled so you can easily look up the pattern and book. Nifty!

One of the things I love the most about these books is that not only do they give you a pattern, they also give you cutting guides and step-by-step instructions on how to build that project.  In fact, here's a photo of one of the pages in the Magic scrapbooking how-to book and one of the Wishes card making how-to book.  See what I mean? Wonderful stuff! 

photo of one of the patterns in the "Magic" book
photo of two of the patterns in the "Wishes" book

To order one, two, or MORE of these books, head straight to my website and use the order numbers shared above, or just click on the links I created and add them to your cart. Once they run out, they are gone and will not print anymore, so go get one or all of them before they are gone!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Made this cute album using the "Cruisin' Workshop on the Go" kit (G1039) and the "My Creations Bookmark Album"(Z1740)...Very fun project!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Click on "Kit of the Month" tab above for more info!

This month's Kit of the Month, Pemberley, is such a fun kit and can easily be used for a variety of projects.  It includes (1) My Reflections Pemberley Paper Packet, (1) My Acrylix Pemberley Workshop Stamp Set, (2) colonial White Cardstock Sheets, (1) Bouquet Assortment, (1) Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems and (1) Instructional Brochure.  

Click on the "Kit of the Month" link above for more information on how you can participate and earn FREE product each month!  And, if you notice on the above picture, the product is already discounted...discounted kit AND FREE product...what's not to LOVE!  What are you waiting for?!?

Use your remaining materials and online tips to create an additional layout and a bonus project, shown in the guide. The bonus project, five Cricut® cards, requires the following additional items (not included in the workshop kit):

Go to my order page by clicking on the item links above and add these items for the bonus project—it's an excellent value!

Some basic tools you may already have, such as inks, stamp blocks, or how-to books, are needed to complete these projects. The Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge is also required (Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection Z1686).Photobucket


March 2012 Potential



Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

March 2012: Potential (S1203) (set of 8, $17.95 retail, Cricut Philosophy)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

Go to my website to order!
Close To My Heart Clearance Sale!

Several new items have been added to the clearance sale on my website!   
Don't miss out!
Just click here and start shopping.
Many items are more than 75% off!
Happy shopping!  ~Diana

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I made myself a new iPhone case!
Stamp...Paper...Scissors!  YAY!!