Monday, December 29, 2008


Going on right now! That's right starts today December 29th and goes clear through January 4th! Put some of that new scrappy stuff to work for you!!!

Where you ask?????

If you haven't signed on yet, do so, if you have any trouble at all let me know right here and I will help you out! You do have to wait to be activated because we are trying to keep those pesky spammers out! Hope to see you there!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Blog Award..........

Thank you Linda for this award.

You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award.

The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas.

You must link back to the person who gave you the award.

You must list 5 things that you love about Christmas.

If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space!

Pass the award along to as many people as you like.That can be 1 or 45; it's up to you. But, you must pass it on to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going!

Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment.

My 5 things I love about Christmas:

1. That I get together with my family, extended family and friends and focus on being together.

2. That as we get older, we figure out it is the time together that means the most and presents take a back seat!

3. The look on my kids faces when they get to unwrap baby Jesus in our Nativity on Christmas morning to acknowledge his birth.....

4. On a commercial note...I love the glow my house house when the tree is lit, the candles burning and Christmas music in the background...just that magical spirit feeling going on....and going for a family ride to look at lights.

5. Definitely all the preparation of the wonderful food to share with my family and friends.

I tag Kim and April!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


This is probably my single most FAVORITE photo from my childhood. As you will notice I am screaming my head off while my Mom looks as cool as a cucumber and my sisters stand there laughing at me......what else is new!

Anyhoo, I had a very generous Secret Santa (Thanks Christine!) and she sent me
Basic Greys Wassail! Love it! The Arrows are a Rak from my friend Rick! Thanks Rick ! Now I would like you to notice the top right corner....that is a stamp from the stampset in the post below this from CTMH's Key to my heart offer! So is the title and the journaling box!!!! Isn't it fabulous! You still have time if you love it!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

National Paper Crafting Month!!!!

Wouldn't you love to earn this for very little? Or even FREE??????

Here are the Deets Peeps ...............

Beginning Dec 16th through Jan 31st, we are celebrating National Paper Crafting Month. Check out the details:

The gorgeous new Key to My Heart Level 2 paper packet features all of our beautiful new exclusive colors: Tulip, Juniper, Sorbet, and Crème Brulee. The packet is accompanied by the awesome new E-size My Acrylix® Key to My Heart stamp set brimming with elegant, charming designs. It’s a great combo with a retail value of $47.90—and can be yours at substantial savings, or even FREE!

Spend $130 and receive the whole package FREE! -OR- Spend $75 and purchase the kit for just $20 -OR - Buy the kit outright for $47.90

You can also earn the kit for FREE by signing up to be a consultant - OR - Hosting a gathering of $400 or more (catalog gatherings okay too)....

Just drop by my website: Http://
And click on the Go shopping button and have loads of fun! Shop till you drop, its open 24/7!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Homemade Tags.....

Boy did I ever have a case of Scrappers block! Ever have a time with no matter what you did it looked like a 2 year old did it? I couldn't cut, coordinate or color!!!! I had such a hard time coming up with some ideas for here is what I finally put together...not sure if I am in love with them.....what do you think?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Look what I made today........

Growning up in New York, the one thing that I would love to have was Black & white cookies. Oh how delicious they were! I would LOVE the White part (vanilla) and my sister Rose would love the black part (chocolate).....well it brings back the fondest of memories for me.....a little bit ago I was strolling the isles of the $200 club, also known as Costco and stumbled upon this recipe book and opened the book righ to the page where there was a recipe for my beloved Black & White cookies....OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I MUST HAVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!! And so I bought it. And today I made them, and as I sat at my dining table with my two daughters and told them stories of yesturyear with the love affair I had with these cookies, I delighted in their faces as they expressed the same satisfaction of bite after bite!

Merry Christmas to all!!! I am happily sitting here knowing I have about a dozen or so more of these lovelies right in my kitchen! So for now I have a photo of them for you.............

Monday, November 24, 2008

Are you tired yet?

Of my cards???? Still been busy making Christmas cards. Had alot of fun making these! Enjoy!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Digi Scrappin Kits

If your into Digi Scrappin you may want to check out Rick's blog! He is a really sweet guy and I tell ya this kit RAWKS!!! Anyhoo, he does have some freebies as well! Have fun! Tell him Tilda sent ya!

Winter Layout Challenge

On the boards that me and my 3 cyber friends started( we e a "Diva" of the month that will post challenges. I loved this one!!! Linda's (hav challenge was to use Circles of any sorts and BLING!!! Glitter, shiney objects whateva!!! So of course I pulled out the GLITTA!!! and all the other shiney stuff! and this is what I came up with.....

It is a photo that was take of the family up at Bogus Basin when we went Tubing...oh what fun!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More Cards.............

I wanted to share my final designs from The Shaker box card kit club that I did. I did resign in October to take care of things on the homefront , along with concentrating on my Close to my Heart Business....go see ...........and now I am back to scrapping just because.....guess you can say I am Design Team of my own blog! But I thought I would share what I made. I do have to say I love, love , love the paper! Enjoy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

OH YEAH!!!!!!!

Close to My Heart announced yesterday that we can share our CTMH Business on our blogs. This is great news because I can now share all the great promotions and specials that they hold each month!!!!!You can check out my site right here!

If there is something you are "feelin the love for", my website has online shopping. You can also view the current Catalog LIVE!!!, you can view them here

Not to mention a great way to send a gift of love to someone by shopping online and have CTMH ship it right to your friend! Woohoo!!! Spread the love baby!

Thanks for accepting my dorkiness! Let the shopping begin! I have a link in my sidebar for future reference!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Some fun cards and a LO I have been busy with!

Okay so I am in the Spirit! I wanted to post some cards and a layout I just finished working on! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blog Candy Alert!!!!

Some yummy stuff! Good luck!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Finally done..........

This is my Mom's Christmas gift...........

Okay so a little history....My grandparents had an arranged marriage.. Both born in Italy, my Grandfather was in the Italian Officier....after they were married my mother was born....4 years later her the time her brother was born they were stationed in Africa and he got sick with strep Papa wasn't a high enough ranking officier to get the penicillian Uncle Antonio needed so at 22 months he passed away. They all went back to Italy and then to here to America...New York. The land of opportunity. My Papa passed in 1970 and my Nana in 1975.... My mother has never had any really photographs in frames of her was the only photo of my Uncle ever....Nana and Papa took his death so hard this photo was never out. When I stumbled upon it I took it, the photo of my mother (the little girl) and my grandparents took it to Archivers to reproduce the photo's then made this layout which is going into a 3D frame. I think she'll love it....What do you think?

Saturday, November 01, 2008

CYBER CROP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Going on RIGHT NOW!!!!!! Go to...............

Sign on and we will activate your account!!! Be sure to say that Tilda sent you!!!!

Hope to see you there! Oh ! BTW register for the gallery too! You have to do it separately with the same screen name and password and we will activate that too!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ohhhh!!!! AAHHHHH!!!

This is how I feel about this card I scraplifted from Vicki....I did a few things differently but the sketch is the same ....sort of! Anyhoo! Enjoy !!!

CTMH Evensong PP
CTMH NEI Cardstock
CTMH White Cardstock
CTMH Cranberry Cardstock
Red Grosgrain ribbon
Marvey Scalloped and Circle punches
Gelly Roll White pen
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Cuttlebug embossing folders: Swirls and Swiss dots
CTMH Cranberry and NEI Green
CTMH Festive Frills Stampset!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I looked so young!!!!!

This LO was for a challenge today to make a lo and say something about yourself to make you feel good. Well getting pregnant with our 2nd child was fabulous! So I dug out this photo and put this together....

Items used:
CTMH paperpack Blue Ribbon
CTMH Inks Cranberry and Denium Blue

And here is a little card.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Site..........A happy day!

Well we did it! Me and three of my closest Cyber friends opened our own scrappy site! We have a forum and a Gallery! We have alot of other friends that are very dear to us there as well! It is an awesome site that doesn't have or allow Drama! Just good ole fashion Chat! Which brought us to the name!!!

we are so excited! It is not fancy yet as we are still building the home page....but still , it is ours and it is FUN! So Join if you want to have Dramaless fun and learn new techniques and attend FREE crops ...which will be coming soon or to just chat about everything and anything (clean that is) ! Just getting started! Be sure to let us know how you found us! Its always fun to know how your site is growning!~

Monday, October 13, 2008

Haunted Halloween!!!

Just wanted to post a cute halloween card I made here you go!.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Origami Anyone?????

I can't believe I have actually done it! But I did! Anyhoo, I just googled Origami Christmas tree tutorial and came up with a site , that I didn't write down or bookmark of course! and made this tree! Isn't it CUTE! I think I will be making several of these for christmas cards this year. Also I have made another Elf card!

CTMH Papers, Inks, STampsets, Markers. SU corner punch, Marvy circle and scalloped punches....Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

Cute little Treat box

For the life of me I can't remember what blog I got the pattern for the box from! Seriously this getting older thing is for the birds! Do I ever get as sharp as I used to be? LOL!!!

Back to the box...isn't it a great little gift for a teacher? Friend? Co Worker? Mailman? Stocking stuffers? You could put candy,Pop corn, lip balms, tickets to a movie, endless list of things in this!!! anyhoo the instructions that I got were to use an
81/2 x 11 piece of cardstock (I used Kraft) and score it the following measurements.

Longside 3", 5",8", 10"
Shortside 1.5" , 5.5", 7.5"

How I wrapped my mind around that and actually came up with the box is beyond amazing! LOL!!! If your good with boxes you'll get it.

Okay so here is the photo. She had used a velcro dot to close the lid. I positioned the ribbon so the circle embellishment is held close by the bow. Anyhoo! Here ya go!

CTMH STampsets, Inks, papers used
Marvey Scalloped / Circle punches
SU Word Window punch

UPDATE! I found the blog!!!
She also posted the instructions in PDF so have fun!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

2008 Christmas Card !

As I said I am in the selection process of deciding on which Christmas cards I'll be sending out this year so over the next few weeks I will be posting a selection! I am so in love with these Elves!!! You'll be seeing 3 more of them, they are to cute!
Here is one I made last night....I am so feeling the love on this one!

CTMH Stampset Merry Pursuits, December Word Puzzle
CTMH Inks and Markers Holiday Red, Olive , Parchment
CTMH Paper Evensong collection
Dazzle Glitter accent
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Red ribbon from Michaels
White pen Jelly Roll
SU! Window Punch
Marvey Circle and Scalloped punches

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Feelin the weather changin!!!!

Well Fall will definitley be making its appearance this weekend with cold rainy weather.....YEAH!!! Love it. So to get in the mood of the upcoming cold weather I have been working on cards to decide on which one will make the cut to be our official 2008 Christmas cards! This is a card that has been done by MANY scrappers/cardmakers and so I decided to give it a whirl my self. So please post and let me know what you think of my version?

CTMH The Beauty of Christmas Stampset
Gems from stash
Stickles glitter (the moon)

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Fresh New Look!

I was playing around and decided my header needed to be more personalized! I took this photo up on Bogus Basin and it looked so much like a professional shot I had to used...and to think I just took it with my PHD camera! (Push here dummy)!! I will be messing around in the upcoming days with my blog look so be patient with me!

Thanks ! and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Fall!

Don't you just love fall? The colors, the crispy air? I love it all! I have already started dragging out the fall decorations which always makes me sink in to the season!!!!!So I got this wim today to remember to scraplift something I say at my LSS to make treat bags for the kids classes. Here you have it! Isn't it cute?!!!!!

Bazzill Cardstock
Marvey Scalloped and Circle Punches
CTMH Ink Taffy
Ribbon Stash
Quickutz Pumpkin die
Sizzix tag die
Hershey's mixed bag of chocolate....MINE ALL MINE!!! BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

National Stamping Month!!!

Hello bloggers! I just wanted to point you in this direction to enter to win!!!!!

Click right on the front page and enter to win this HUGE giveaway!!! ALSO
Click on the CTMH TV button on the right hand side of the front page and watch the fabulous 15 minute program that teaches tons of techniques and a Special offer on the items used!!! Spread the word because it is fabulous!!!!

There will be new shows every other Tuesday with special offers on the items used! So pull up a chair and a coke and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What are you Reading????????

I had to get on and blog about an EXCELLENT book I am reading and close to the is one that EVERYONE should read. Its Called "Soul Survivor" By James Ballou.

It is a compelling story of his upbringing to now. I am amazed how much he as a child endured and is here to tell his story and have such an amazing comfort in His Heavenly Father....It will tug at your heartstrings and make you proud of how he decided to make his life so different from what he knew as a boy to as a father himself.....The challenges and obsticals that could have tripped him up has made him the success he is today.....He has a beautiful family now and I have to say you MUST put this on your list.....

Where do you find it? Right here:

It will be the best money you ever spent on a book. In fact I am tempted to send it right on to Oprah...Amazing story.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Shaker Box Card Kit Club!

Run!!! Don't walk! This September kit is packed with goodies! Here are a few of the samples I have made with this kit! I have posted the total package Sunday Sept 7th Post Below! the link for the shaker store is:

Hurry there is still time to subscribe!!!! Tell Linda , Tilda sent you!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Surprise Box!

I know we have seen MANY versions of this made from Many Talented Scrappers....I decided to change the name a bit. I am calling mine a "Surprise Box!"I was in the middle of cleaning my desk when I popped the little birdhouse in the middle of the box and there you have it! It fit and it looked cute! Can you imagine all the smiles you will recieve when your give this as a gift? Anyhoo! Enjoy!
Top of Box


Products Used:

CTMH new Creative Basics Paper pack Fall book 2008
CTMH Gratitude Stampset
CTMH Spot on Background
CTMH Inks Olive and Cranberry
CTMH Marker Olive
McGill leaf Punch
Dazzle Glitter Glue
Papertrey stamps

Template of Birdhouse Nichole Headys Blog

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Cute bird house ornament

Look how cute this is!!!! Thanks to Nicole Heady for posting the instructions for this on her site I made one too! I wish I owned the nestabilities to create the roof , but for now, I used my Martha Stewart punch to create a scallope frilly edge!

I Used:

CTMH Papers in Bamboo, and Holiday Red
CTMH INks Bamboo , Evergreen, and Holiday Red
Prima Flowers
CTMH Stampset Spot on Backgrounds
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Marvy Scalloped Square punch

Card Kit Club!

WOW! Nice stuff! If you are looking for a great Card Kit Club I think I may have found you one!!!! Go here.......

to order one of these PACKED with loads of product! Where can you spend $16.99 and get all this?

Don't ask me how only I can get a photo to go on sideways!!! If you go to the link you'll see this photo the correct way! Oye! Love my computer skills!

Be sure when you sign up , you tell them Tilda Sent you!!! Have fun!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tuedays Stamping challenge

Over at my favorite hangout I have posted the Tuesday stamping challenge....(for those of you that like links:]

Here are the rules:

Alrighty!!! So now the new rage is Inches. What are those you ask????

You know those REALLY cute stamps that you have that are small....about an inch! What to do with those you ask? Well So glad you stopped by!

Today's Tuesday Stamping Challenge goes like this......

Use three different papers/colors
Make layers.
Sand some of your cardstock
Use ribbon
Stamp your inch stamp on small piece of paper, mount it and pop it from the card!
Stamp the sentiment on the card.

Now you cannot stamp your image directly onto the must be on its own throne!!!

Good luck and please link your creation when you leave your message if you choose to participate! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Take me out to the Ball game...........

And we did! Went to see the Hawks VS. Spokane...although we lost 4-1, we still had a great time! Here are some photo's to enjoy!

Me and my beautiful family!!!

Me being blinded by the sun while my sister clicks away!!!!

My handsome DH with my sisters bunny fingers! LOL!!

My Crazy Sister!

The Hawk!! Okay so when my youngest brother was about 6 years old he made this very profound statement and today we STILL tease him about it so since it is about a Hawk here it goes!!! (Love you Sam!) "A Hawk is bigger then an Eagle, But an Eagle is a little bit bigger!"