Saturday, February 17, 2018

Lets have some fun!

Happy Saturday!  What are you going to do this weekend?  Me, well!  I'm sore from working out yesterday so I think I will take it easy today.  Play a little in my craft room.  Continue making folders on my extra drive on my computer so I can get more organized.  I have a lot of pictures in my dropbox and they are so random that it is hard to find something when I am looking for a particular photo.  So I have been moving them over to folders on my protected hard drive.

Now about the fun!  Close to my Heart just came out with a February/March special.  It is called the Step Right Up Bundle!  You can get all of this at a discounted price.  Such fun papers and stamp set for circus photos, Birthday photos or even some fun cards.

The regular price of these products would be $39.79 but you can get the bundle for $28.95!  This is what it includes!  You can click the link to go right to the product.

Product Description

Includes the following:
1 – My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set
2 – gold foil paper sheets
2 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
2 – Sapphire cardstock sheets
2 – Black cardstock sheets
2 – Saffron cardstock sheets
2 – Cranberry cardstock sheets
1 – gold pearls
1 – red shimmer trim

You also have the option to buy just the fun stamp set! You can get it here!
Well, I hope you have a crafty day and like always, for all of your paper crafting needs, please shop my website at  You can also flip through both of our idea book on my website too!

Hugs, Ronda

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Pink, Pink and more Pink!!!!

Here it is February already!  It's all about Love, Roses and Pink!  Check out all the great Pink items we have on sale this month.  And what do you think about this beautiful Mobile?

Everything Pink and Gold is on sale this month.  Check it out on my website at

There is a new seasonal idea book out and we have some wonderful new paper packs to offer.  You can flip through it on my website and with any order they will give you one for free.  Here is the February Stamp set of the month which you get for only $5 with a $50 order!

Check back soon to see pictures of my New artwork from one of the new paper packs, Chelsea Gardens.

Hugs, Ronda

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Make your own Calendar!!!

Happy December everyone!  Here in Michigan, you would never know that it was December!  It has been so warm!  Well they say that is about to change and according to the wind last night, I believe them.

Today I want to share with you, Close to my Hearts December special.  It is a make your own calendar kit.  You get everything you need to create 12 beautiful layouts.  And my favorite part about this is at the end of the year, you can just put the pages in an album and you are all finished.  This would be a great gift to give.  You could give the calendar kit or wait until the year is over and give the album.  And since you only see one page at a time, you can work on it all year long.

This kit comes with or without a stamp set.  The whole kit is 20% off the retail value.

Check it out on my website at  You won't be sorry!

Have a wonderful rest of the year and check back soon for more Close to my Heart or other news from me!

Hugs, Ronda

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Do you need some awesome, beautiful desktop storage?  Close to my Heart is having an awesome sale for Cyber Monday.  Starting at 12:00 a.m. Mountain time through the 11:59 p.m.   All of their Workspace Wonder storage pieces will be on sale.  40% off for some bundles they have put together or 30% off individual pieces.  Check it out and don't wait because it is while supplies last.  Go to  Put together an awesome organization set for you!

  Check out all of the pieces we have!  Have a great day!

Ronda, Hugs

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Shadow boxes for your Holiday photos!

Happy Saturday and Happy Veterans Day!  Thank you to all who are serving and who have served!

I am going to participate in a craft show next Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th!  The main thing I will be displaying are Shadow boxes for Holiday pictures!  I will also have greeting cards for sale as well as some other paper crafts.  Here are some pictures of some of the shadow boxes.

These are just the pages which can be put in white or black shadow boxes.  These are all made with Close to my Heart products.  Some of the products are available on my website and some of them are retired.  I have used various CTMH Cricut cartridges too.  The one just above with the tree is from the Artbooking Cartridge.

Here are some more that are available.  Each one is unique and have different sizes of photo mats.  I use the corner photo holders so you can change them out each year.

Please contact me for more information on my custom made shadow boxes.  They make great Christmas presents.  Check out my website for some of these supplies at

Thanks for looking,

Hugs, Ronda

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Just for fun!!!

Well it's November and starting to get cold here in Michigan!  How about we warm things up with an awesome sale from Close to my Heart!

All of our Paper Fundaments paper packs, compliments and ribbon packs in our Annual idea book are up to 40% off.

If you buy just one or two things in a group you get 30% off but if you buy all three, you get 40% 0ff!!  This deal is amazing and these groups are fantastic.

Here are some pictures to get you excited.

 This is the whimsy collection!

 This is the adventure collection.  This pack all looks like it has been water colored.  So pretty!

 This one is Enchantment!

 And my personal favorite is the Basic's collection.  These are all brand new colors.

Click on the idea book to the left or go to  click on promotions and they all will come up.  Don't forget to pick up a matching cardstock pack to go with them.

Have a great weekend!  Hugs!!!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Herb ice cubes!

Good morning!  Today's post is about freezing your herbs.  It comes a time when you just don't know what to do with all that sweet basil and parsley in your garden.  I hate letting it go to waste.  So what do I do?  I wash it, let it dry and then put it in ice cube trays and fill with water or olive oil.  That is of course after I have dried it all summer and have jars stored in the basement.

I bought these nice ice cube trays from Tupperware.  I love that they have a lid on them.  This year I froze one tray with a mixture of parsley and sweet basil and another with just sweet basil.  Today I have to go out and pick more so the parsley I will put it in the fridge and use in smoothies and cooking.  It lasts a long time in the fridge if you don't wash it.  I think I will make some sweet basil in oil with the basil.

 I chop the herbs up good so all you have to do is throw the cube in the pot and it is just like fresh.

I hope you enjoyed todays post.  Come back a check out another in a few days.  I will be posting the cards for my Beary Christmas workshop.

And as always, for your paper crafting needs.  Check out my website at  You can also email me at

Have a great day!  Hugs!!!