Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kraft Color-Ready Borders (Video Tutorial)

This short video tutorial is a ton of fun! These "Kraft Color Ready Borders" are one of the new products in Close To My Heart's Spring/Summer Idea Book which launches on Feb. 1.  They come in a neutral "Kraft" color...just waiting to be inked, painted, glittered, or stamped!  They are so versatile that I have no doubt they'll become one of your new favorites.  And the best part is...they're only $5.95 for FIFTY borders!!. You get two each of 25 designs. That's only .12 per 12" border, so make sure to add them to your Feb. 1 wish list (# Z1377).

If you want to test them out in sure to join me at my February crop (2/19/11) - click on the Croppin Info tab.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Idea Books!

I've got them....the new Spring/Summer Idea Books.  I am really excited about the new products...8 new paper lines...8 new Workshops-On-The-Go(s)...need I say more???  I'll have the new Idea Books and some of the new products at my January weekend crop (check out the 'Croppin Info' tab on the top of the page).  Even if you can't make it to crop that weekend, feel free to stop by and get one of the new Idea Books and browse through the goodies.

I Resolve...

I love the New Year.  I know that some people hate the whole resolution stuff...but I love it.  I just think that it's a great way to give ourselves some motivation to work on those little items in our lives that need improvement.  Don't get me wrong...I am just as guilty as the next gal of coming out of the gate strong and then quickly fizzling.  But, this year I resolve to stick with it!!!
  1. I purchased the BodyMedia armband and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!  It gives me a precise calorie burn that I match against my calorie intake.  It's motivation I tell ya!!!  There is nothing like seeing that you're a few hundred calories in the red, to get you off that couch and moving around a little bit.  Plus, it's nice (for once) to get credit for all the housework and up & down the stairs movements.  I think my favorite part of the BodyMedia system is the sleep tracking.  I already know that I sleep like crap (thank you 20 month old son!) but there is something satisfying in looking at the sleep log, knowing you had a bad night of sleep, and actually having some validation on why your walking around like a zombie!  Weird...I know!
  2. I signed up for the Triple Crown Training program at the Y.  We'll meet once a week to train and they promised me that there will be other 1st timers there!  I gotta be honest with you....this one has got me a little freaked out.  The "Mini" is 13 miles...SERIOUSLY!  For those of you that know've seen my stumps for legs.  That is L-O-N-G way for these little legs.  But, I am determined to give it a shot!  I don't care if I finish dead long as I finish!
  3. I made a pact with my sister to stop talking about it...and finally lose those last 10 lbs, already!  When we were at her house, in NY, for the Christmas holiday we took out some of her 'skinny' pictures and made a small collage to go on the fridge.  I promised her that I'd do the same when I got back home.  We won't see each other again until our family vacation in August.  I wish her luck on her journey...but I am also hoping to leave her in my dust!!!!  Gotta love sibling rivalry!

JUGS T-Shirts

I've FINALLY updated the designs for my "JUGS" T-Shirt!!!  You can view/purchase the t-shirts at my Cafe Press shop.  Click on the link....over here on the top right or go to  Can't wait to see you sportin' the new looks!!!!