Cyber Week, Thanksgiving, and More!

Hi friends!! 

Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving?  I did , and I’ll share more later on.

First, it’s Cyber Monday!! Close to my Heart is partying all week long!  They are offering select items at 25% off!  Check it out on my Online Store. Click Shop and then Cyber Week. 

Stock up on some gifts or things to make gifts for the holidays!!



I am offering my own Cyber Week Deals as well!

I thought I would give away my favorite embellishment!

Cyber Week

When you shop online, make sure that you shoot me an email (in sidebar) with your choice of Shimmer Trim!  I will get that out to you ASAP! 


You can also order your Planner Goodness tomorrow!!

And on Wednesday I am taking part in another Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  So come back and enjoy!!




We really enjoyed Thanksgiving.  Mom had decided to invite her family, and what started out as no one coming, ended up as almost everyone coming.  Winking smile   We served 36 at lunch with a couple coming and going before and after. 


My brother and his family got to come home, which we were super excited about. 

All the kiddos played so well, and it was so nice to catch up with everyone. 

Once they all left, and we got things cleaned up, I retreated to the craft room where I’ve prepped for the week to come! 

CTMH November Haul Video


Are you all interested in Haul Videos?  I don't know, I do like them.  But they won't be a regular occurrence around here. I just happened to get a couple large orders in a row this week.  





I am taking a bit of a blog break through the Thanksgiving holiday.  We are helping mom host it at our house, and between that and life, I need some R & R.  I hope that you all enjoy your kick off to the Holiday Season!!

I have so many ideas I want to share with you all, but they just aren't getting done. 

I am extremely thankful for you all! 


Thankful Heart

Happy Thanksgiving Week friends!! 

I am sharing a fun card today and I have a Haul Video for you for tomorrow, and then I’ll take the rest of the week off. 


Fall Starbucks Card

I was inspired by Kathy’s Card HERE to make this card.  Originally, I even saved a Starbucks Cup to use, but it ended up trashed on the way home.  So I was so excited when I saw the images in this fun set, Thankful Heart. 

I kept things simple, just coloring part of the images.  I did pop up the one leaf, and I added a bit of twine around the black cardstock.  I am happy with the final result! 



Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope you have a great week! 

Remember, this is the last week for the November SOTM. 

November SOTM Image

And it’s the final week for the Simply Fundamental Promotion! 


White Pines Workshop On the Go BONUS!

Hello friends!!  Happy Hump Day!


Lots going on here.  Sunday I hosted my White Pines Workshop on the Go class ( and a layout class), and last week I shared the video on Friday.  If you have this kit, I have a bonus card for you today!

McKinley and I dug through the scraps and played last night after basketball. 

I also just got done playing around for the first time on Periscope.  I could chat for days!! WOW!!   So, make sure that you find me over there now too!



I wanted to say, that when I pre-cut these kits for the class, I was able to use only ONE PAGE of the patterned paper.  So you can get WAY more cards out the kit!  Or a layout.  HA!

Anyway, this was one card that I was extremely happy with!



And this was the creation I made while on Periscope. 


I hope you enjoy both and they both give you some ideas for the scraps of your WOG kit!

Shop HERE for your own kit!

And then check out last week’s video!

Creating a Scene | Holiday Card Series

 Happy Monday!!

Did  you ENJOY the weekend?   I got to spend most of Saturday with my mom, aunt and McKinley sewing at mom's house (after a sewing class we were going to got canceled).  Then yesterday was my monthly classes!!  Plenty of fun!

Back to work today! 


Anyway, I have a cute card to share with you all today.  I recently picked up some stamp sets that were on sale from Stampin Up! a few weeks back.  Thankfully, they were able to be part of my monthly club commitment.  

I really wanted them both for Holiday Cards this year.  I'm super excited to share today's video. 



I'm linking up below, and these items link to my SU's website.  If you have your own demo, I encourage you to support her/him.  



White Pines Workshop on the Go

Top of  the morning to ya Friends!

Last night I attempted my first live event on Youtube.  It didn't work.  HA!  I thought I had it, but it wasn't going to work, so I finally called it.  I quickly whipped up a video instead and uploaded it last night...and I was live on YouTube commenting.  So I wasn't streaming live but I was live.  Ok? 



Anyway, I thought I would share with you today that video.  I used the White Pine Cardmaking Workshop on the Go.   Should you order this weekend, I'll send you a little goodie as well! 

Enjoy your Friday!!  Seems like it couldn't get here fast enough!! 

Family Update!

Hi friends!!  seems a bit since I’ve shared much that I made!!

As I mentioned on Sunday’s post, we finished Varsity football on Saturday.  Proud of our Boys of Fall this year. 


We are also into basketball mode, which I love.  Actually, now that I am learning a bit, I love both sports.  It’s fun to watch when you understand.  Winking smile 


Check out the shoes on that kid!  HA!  He’s seen defending a friend…which is another reason I love this game.  They play hard, but then they laugh together afterwards. 



Because of the ball games, our Halloween was kind of funky.  McKinley did get to go downtown Friday and David took her out a bit.  But RC nearly missed it, so I am super happy I didn’t wait money on a costume for him.  These are our Super Heros…both planning their costumes with friends. 


I’m so excited to introduce you to Minnie Pearl.  I choose that name because I left the tags on her!  HA!!  And fortunately, It’s been nice enough that I have gotten to ride her twice now!  That is unusual when you get a bike for your October birthday!  But I’m excited!  Her big wheels work awesome on our gravel.  And I have room in my basket for Toto, and a drink!

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Another great birthday gift, was my kids working with me and letting me get some good photos for our Christmas card.  I took them over to my parents and we just started snapping. 

This makes my heart swell.  ♥


That is where we have been lately.  This week is quieter just a bit.  Saturday, my mom and aunts and I are sewing together.  We are supposed to be taking a class, but I think we were the only ones who signed up.  And Sunday is my monthly classes.  

Don’t forget Thursday is my Live Event on YouTube….  I am working on getting things set up this week.  And I’m working on some projects to share with you all!!

You Tube Event

Picture My Life & Instalife

Hi guys!!  How was your weekend? 

We were busy once again!!  Saturday we zipped up to Havre for R.C.'s basketball, before heading home to watch our football boys in the Playoffs.  Unfortunately, they lost out.  Sad end to our season, but they did so well all year.  They only lost to this one team, so that is pretty great!! 

Now today,  I got to be home ALL DAY and I was so busy with house stuff.  However, I did fit in some time to film this video showing  you some of what CTMH has for Pocket Scrapbooking. 




I'm linking up the goods I showed down below.  Check them all out!  And Shop HERE.

I can't wait to show you more with these great products.


November Happenings | with Katie & Close to my Heart



November is full of lots of great things from Close to My Heart.  I created a quick video to run down everything for my YouTube channel.  



Stamp of the Month - Cheers! 2016



November SOTM Image

Hopefully, you saw the Blog Hop on Monday for the Stamp of the Month.  Check it out HERE. This is a super fun stamp set, and I can't wait to use some of the ideas from that hop!!  

As always, you can earn the SOTM for only $5 with every $50 purchase.  Remember, that if you are not interested in it, it would make a great gift for a crafty friend!  


Another promotion going on this month - Purchase a special Bundle and get FREE page protectors.

 Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle..



I've opened up a November Gathering for you all to shop at!  Check out my webpage today!!


November Classes

My classes are changing just a bit to accommodate the numbers I had.  There is now no longer a Thursday Class.  

Check out my Class Post HERE.   These are the layouts we are making, as well as the card class we will be doing.  




We will be using the White Pines Workshop on the Go!  I can't wait!  



Because we will not be having a live in person class on Thursday, November 12, I will be doing a live Video Chat on my YouTube channel that evening. 

Make sure you stop by there and "chat."  I will be working with the White Pines Workshop on the Go and would love to have you join me!  





You Tube Event
Thursday, November 12th, I will be live on YouTube as I prepare for my White Pines Workshop on the Go class.  If you can't make it, and want to play along, be there then!!  If you do not have the WOG, please stop by my store and order one HERE.

I am excited to try this out with you all!



Another fun Announcement from CTMH!

Are you a planner fanatic?  CTMH announced their amazing new Planner System!  I am a little bit sad, as I just purchased my 2016 planner.  But I think I will get this to share with you all anyway. Right?  For you?  Ok.   

More details coming later in the month!  This planner kit will be available on December 1st.  



Now, I will leave you all with some fun images from Close to my Heart and their great Holiday products.  

Remember, the Holiday Expressions catalog is only good through December 31st!