Saturday, June 30, 2012

Convention Cards

Ok, so I was getting scared that my cards were too plain for swapping at Convention ... LOL ... so I decided to try my hand at some fancier cards.  I've come up with these!

Now they are still a simple card but they look fancy to me!  I hope everyone likes these ones!  I've got to come up with at least 20 more cards ... 2 more designs ... LOL ... so keep watch!

I'm getting super excited!  I will be on the plane for Dallas in 11 days!

Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book Launch

When: SATURDAY, August 18th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: My Home, 2307 West Port Close
Come Enjoy the Fun, Food and FREEBIES!

I’m SUPER excited about this new idea book and can’t wait to share it with you! I am officially kicking off the release of the new Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book at my Semi-Annual Sneak Peak & Idea Book Reveal Party on Saturday, August 18th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. by giving each attendee their own personal copy of the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book…..for FREE! In addition, I will be displaying some of the latest products CTMH has to offer, including new stamp sets and paper packs, embellishments, and more! There will also be completed samples for upcoming workshops and classes, two “Creation Stations” for you to complete projects FREE of charge, including a 3D project using a cartridge from our new cutting system, the Cricut! There will also be refreshments, prize drawings and a grand prize giveaway!

You will automatically be entered into the Grand Prize drawing, simply for attending. There are several other ways to enter the Grand Prize drawing, and therefore increase your odds of winning. You will…
• Receive 1 entry when you RSVP “Yes” by Monday, August 6th
• Receive 1 entry for every $10 you spend the day of the Open House.
• Receive 2 entries for each friend you bring (or referred) to the Sneak Peak Party.
• Receive 5 entries when you complete the Open House scavenger hunt.
• Receive 5 entries for each class you sign up for (prepayment is required).
• Receive 10 entries…a FREE gift*…and a FREE SOTM* (of your choice) when you book and host your own Home Gathering.
• Receive 10 entries when you join a monthly club.
• Receive 15 entries when you join CTMH, as well as over $280 of products for only $99!

*Received at your Home Gathering.

One name will be drawn for the Grand Prize after the close of the party. I will notify the lucky individual the same evening to make arrangements for delivery.

I’ve been making my footprint on the World Wide Web! Find me with…
• My blog at this is my hub. You can find links to everything else right here.
• My CTMH Web Page: this is where you can shop online.
• My Facebook Fan Page: Holly Young – Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart

Email me at
Call me at 780-455-5065

Contact me for directions to my house:
2307 West Port Close (Westview Village Mobile Home Community)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Designs

So I was nervous about my cards that I was swapping at Convention because I started to see some that everyone else was swapping, and let me tell you ... mine so didn't stand up!  I really love the clean and simple look of cards, but I realized that not everyone does, so I'm blinging them up and creating some new ones!

I can't wait to post some pictures of the new ones!  I've got to get them finished here soon cause the time until Convention is closing fast!  I can't believe that in 13 days I will be in Dallas Texas!  I'm so super excited!

Well, just as soon as I finish I'll post some pictures!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Slow and Steady

Hey guys ... so I haven't been doing much this last week ... My husband and I were involved in a car accident last Sunday and that has put me on the low end of doing things ...

My poor car is a write off and it is a sad fact because I loved that car!  Everyone keeps saying that if I loved the car I should just get the same one again ... but the accident was a rear-end hit and now I've decided that I want more room between me and the back of the car ...

I don't ever want to feel like I did on this day.  I felt helpless and scared and I've never felt like that in my life in a vehicle, and yes I've been in a couple car accidents.  My husband was taken to the hospital on a backboard because he had neck pain and I think that is part of what made me feel helpless and scared ... but all I know is that it was not a good feeling!

So now I'm looking at vehicles that are bigger!  I'm thinking SUV and I've fallen in love with a 2013 Mazda CX-5.  They are really nice SUV's.  We also really like the Ford Focus.  I know that isn't an SUV, but it is a bigger hatchback than what I was driving!

So yeah, just wanted to say that I'm not really doing much creating right now.  That and I'm gearing up for Close To My Heart's Convention in Dallas!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Underwear Affair

So today is the day!  This is the 3rd time I've participated in this and I love it!  If you don't know what the Underwear Affair is, let me tell you!

It is a 5k walk or a 10k run to raise awareness to cancers below the belt!  Hence the "Underwear" approach.  Participants get out on the course in their underwear ... literally!  I mean they get down to some really skimpy outfits ... LOL ... and walk 5k or run 10k!

It's all for a great cause!  This is the 3rd time doing the 5k, but I'm hoping to run some of it ... so we will see!  I'll post my results and some photo's of the event!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wedding Album Layouts

So today I got to be creative!  Slowly but surly I will get my wedding album completed!  Today I pulled out all my Sonoma papers and my photos, grabbed my Magic book and off I went!

Today was time to put together pages all about the bride!  ME!!  I really love this layout combination!

Sorry, the second photo didn't crop so nicely ... One of these days I'll get better at it!  But yeah, in the midst of planning for a Christmas trade fair, I managed to put together these layouts!  It's getting closer to being completed!

33 days and 7 hours!

So the countdown is on!  I so can't wait!


Yup you read that right!  I'm going to Close To My Heart Convention in 33 days :)  I so can't wait to visit Dallas Texas!  This will be the first time I've really gone anywhere like this!  The first time that I've applied for a passport and the second time I'll have flown!

I feel like I'm a little kid at Christmas time ... LOL ... cause I'm so excited!  I can't wait to have 3 days to learn as much as I can and create with brand new products being released!  This is going to be so much fun!

Viva Dallas Texas ... LOL

Friday, June 1, 2012

June Stamp of the Month

Purchase these or other products (to total $50), and receive the Stamp of the Month for only $5.
My Reflections® Footloose Paper Packet ($9.95, X7151B, p. 40)
Foundry® Number Plates ($4.95, Z1712, p. 127)
Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes ($3.95, Z1719, p. 129)
Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment ($4.95, Z1701, p. 124)
Wooden Designer Buttons ($5.95, Z1387, p. 125)
Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection ($99, Z1686, pp. 12-13)