Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Cards

My Rheumatologist ordered me to "Take Care Of Myself"  and do less than I usually do, sooooo  in order to follow those orders, sadly, I am NOT holding Holiday Card WOrkshops this year :(      However, for some inspiration, I am sharing some Close TO My Heart Christmas Ideas. . . and as always, I have blank cards & papers you might want to stop over & pick up, as well as Holiday / Christmas stamps to borrow!

Click Helping U and  get some help with great ideas, including Holiday Card Kits!   

Whenever you shop on line, notice there is a place on the right side of the page that says:  Join this month's on-line shopping... click on that link, and  you will have your products delivered right to your door!

 If you would like more directions,  This link will take you to the "recipes" for making these projects  or  let  me know and I will email you additional information from the Idea Book sample! 

Here are some ideas to get you started:  

p. 69 in Idea Book Make It Merry  stamp, D 1617   $17.95

p. 158 & 160  in Idea Book  Cut Above Christmas Card Kit  Z2064  $11.95 

p. 158 & 159  in Idea Book  Cut Above Holiday Treat Bag Kit  Z2057  $14.95

p. 81 in Idea Book  "Bright Spirit"  stamp, A 1162 $6.95

p. 64 in Idea Book  "Christmas Post"  stamp, D 1610  $17.95

p. 68 in Idea Book Merry, Merry  stamp  C1591  $13.95

p. 65 in Idea Book  "Noel"  stamp, C 1598 $13.95

p. 72 in Idea Book O Holy Night   stamp   A 1168 $6.95 

p. 74   Snowhaven Wreath 

p. 73 in Idea Book  Reason For the Season    D 1614  $17.95

p. 76 in Idea Book Workshop on the go Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit G1085  $24.95

p. 60 in Idea Book  "Yuletide Carol"  Paper Packet, COmplements & Assortment

Have Fun with your  Holiday Preparation!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Giving Thanks

I am feeling blessed this Thanksgiving. 
 It has been a VERY  long, challenging year for our family.  My sister who lives in a group home  (has Cerebral Palsy and is mentally challenged)  was in the hospital for 21 days, 11 which were in ICU.  She almost died several times this summer, and still has A-fib, and an illiostomy which is supposed to be reversed sometime this winter.  We had to find her another group home to live in, and have taken her to many dr. appointments (several which were 1 1/2 hrs. long (NOT waiting room time) 
My other sibling was in the hospital for a week this fall for surgery,  and has had a fairly slow recovery.  ....  
 and last weekend my niece and nephew's biological father suddenly died. 

 LIFE is FRAGILE, and I am once again reminded that LIFE can be shorter than we plan, and it's extremely important to appreciate every minute  of the joy life brings!  

I am blessed with a super husband of 42 years,  2 amazing adult children, and 4 wonderful grandkids that keep us laughing !

Wishing You and Your Family a wonderful THANKSGIVING!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cricut® Artfully Sent

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I am having a SPECIAL quick... take a look.  (before saturday night) .. on-line  Norwex Party for my DIL (Missy).... 
She is VERY close to winning a trip to Costa Rica! 

 If you'd like to purchase an item or two  towards my on-line "PARTY"...

 Go to this link:   Melissa's Norwex site 

Click on "Shop Now" green box ..... 

After you click "CHECK OUT"  you will see  "FIND MY HOST"  
 and put in  me (Nancy Walters)   and I get to THANK YOU!! 

   I HIGHLY recommend  the following:

One of the June Customer Specials:  Kitchen Magic  $33.99... my favorite cloth for wiping up kids, counters, floor spills... the towel that I like for  dishes that have some drops left from my good  old dishwasher ...  and their great dish soap!   
Kitchen Magic 
The Basic Package $31.99... can't go wrong with these 2... I keep a set in my bathroom (wipe down mirrow with enviro-cloth, then Polish it up) ... even works after Gracie gets tons of soap bubbles all over the place! 
Basic Package

Household Package $48.99 ... Dust, Clean, Polish.... furniture, counters, desktop, bedrooms, bathroom & kitchen.... these 3 will amaze you when you USE them!!

THANKS for joining me,  and I know you'll love your NORWEX products... I sure do! 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I've been slightly out-of-commission this past month, with a broken upper humerous (no it wasn't exactly funny on my part) !  

Exciting pic of me with my brace! 

 Needless to say, I'm just beginning to be able to fully type with both hands... and use my left arm, so haven't done a lot of cardmaking or scrapbooking!    Close to My Heart has some GREAT  specials coming up... so be sure to check out  my website @  http://Helping U for some super ideas !  AND   if you're interested in a major discount on all of your supplies, JOIN CTMH this month, and receive a FREE CTMH CRICUT Collection of your choice !
Looking forward to REAL SPRING WEATHER!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Snow-day RESCHEDULED Brunch, Browse & Bingo!

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16th   11:00 am - 'till 3:00  

  AMAZING Make & Takes! 
 Cost: $10  -  $20  supply fee ...depending on extras you might add on      (you won't be disappointed @ what you get! )
  Projects we'll be making:
  • Washi-Tape    Coaster, magnet, or photo background 
Round coaster is decorated with new Base & Bling Style Sheet stickers!
  •  12 x 12 Wall decor(or scrapbook layout) using Washi-Tape    and zipper lace,  Shimmer Trim (new) Teal or Purple... plus other      NEW embellishments & Journaling cards!  

New FUN &  easy (choose your own background)  Jewelry
Samples from Idea Book.. my sample pics still on my phone!
  • "You are the Peanut to my butter,    Shake to my bake,                        Ketchup to my fries... Love of my Life Card Several Choices of stamps, and NEW Embossing Folders to give your cards extra depth! 
  • Lollydoodle CardMaking Kit stamp,G1080 (You are the Peanut to my Butter...)                Stitch Wonder C1564 (Love You to Pieces), Joyful Birthday B1419
  •  "Picture My Life"  scrapbook page..pair cards & photos to tell your special story... fast, fun & easy! 
Some of my partially done "Picture My Life"... no photos... yet! :)
CTM  Avonlea 

CTMH Skylark 

CTMH Babycakes

CTMH Laughing Lola 

  • "A Good friend knows all your best stores.                                            A Best Friend has lived them with you"                                       BFF Scrapbook layout. 

Lollydoodle WOTG , w/ 3-D flower & Lollydoodle acrylic gems!
Same layout (Make It From Your Heart # 09, p. 22-23)  using Ariana paper

  •  Homemade - Gift ready Fabric topped Jars
CTMH Fabric stamped with Pigment Inks  & tied with Baker's Twine 

You can make one or ALL of the projects! 
Free new Idea Book & Projects you'll adore! 

PLEASE stop by & give the new stuff a try!!  
Bring a friend.. well, heck bring two...GIFTS are waiting if you do!  

RSVP for specials you'll get... a 20 percent off maybe you'll select 
some of the luckiest even better yet...
will choose HALF off for their next project!
Email, text or call to say YES...
Can't wait to show you deals and great stuff!!


If your schedule just won't allow it....

Go  to my website & browse on-line :

Find the shopping cart ,  then click JOIN "Feb on-line shopping"  ....
I'll  ALSO have projects & prizes waiting when purchase on-line !