Friday, December 3, 2010

Sad Times

Well times are sad in my house. My Grandfather just passed away on October 7th and now my Nanna has been diagnosed with cancer. It is very aggressive and all over her body, so they simply cannot treat it, only maker her comfortable. She has been given about 2 weeks to live. :(

If you believe in the power of prayer then please say a prayer for my Nanna, to be at peace.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Favorite CTMH Product

Right now I am getting ready to scrapbook photos of my girls from Halloween. What is more perfect then the Hooligans paper pack?! That is my favorite product right now. The colors and patterns are perfect for Halloween or any party for that matter. I saw the paper pack used by another CTMH consultant for a hot air balloon layout & it looked fantastic.

The mini medley accents in Lagoon are the perfect accessory for these layouts too. I can't wait to scrapbook my pics & use them!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Positive ANA blood test?

The latest thing in my dr visits is that I visited the hospital for a Nuclear Thyroid Test. Everything came back totally normal! So not my thyroid.

However, the dr did various blood tests and my ANA came back positive. She now wants to do another blood test as you can get false postives & some further testing on it.

Of course I looked up what the heck an ANA test was online and see that it often means you have lupus! A bit worried, but would also make some sense.

So back to dr tomorrow for more blood tests! Will update if I find anything out!

Oh & my Vitamin D was very low, so have to add vitamin D into my daily pills. I do take a multi-vitamin with 1000 IU (250% of your daily value), but Dr said that is not enough. Hopefully that will help with me being tired so much!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thyroid problems possibly?

Well today is more of a personal blog post. I have been suffering from being tired all day for many years now. I just put it down to either being a mom of twins or me being lazy. But now my weight is getting out of control too. :(

So off to the Dr I went on friday. Dr thinks I may have an enlarged thyroid & took blood to do several tests including thyroid levels, vitamin D levels, iron levels, among others. 3 days later I now have a nasty purple bruise on my arm from the blood tests too!

Now I play the waiting game for the results. Part of me hopes I will not have thyroid problems as it will be another medication to take. But part of me hopes it is my thryoid as then I will know what is causing these problems and can hopefully fix them.

So does anyone else have any thyroid problems?

I will update and let you all know what the tests reveal, later this week hopefully.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wonderful Open House

What a gorgeous day it is outside and to make the day even better I had a wonderful CTMH Open House!

I had a single page layout from the Reflections book that everyone got to make. The title was Fall, so they can add some pretty fall pics to it later.

Then we looked at all the new exciting CTMH products that just came out. Everyone that attended placed an order with me. I guess they all loved the products just as much as I do!

Thank you everyone for attending and making this lovely day even better for me!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Finding fossils!

Yesterday we went fossil hunting at Big Brook in Marlboro NJ. The girls had so much fun digging for fossils. Elise fell down & ended up sitting in the little stream, but it was all fun & she didn't cry. LOL The girls did not want to leave when it was time!

We were only there for about 45 minutes and managed to find 4 shark teeth and 2 pieces of squid! So a successful hunt.

I know we will be back, but maybe we will try a different stream next time, to mix it up a bit.

Anyone else been looking for fossils? Have you had any luck? Would love to see what you found!

Monday, August 2, 2010

$2, $4, $6 for 8 sale!

To show how much I appreciate you I am running a fantastic sale starting on Wednesday August 4th at 11am ET on my website! Stickease are $2, Level 1 packs are $4 and Level 2 packs are only $6. This is for only 8 days and they are while supplies last!

So stop by early on wednesday morning to my website for the best selection! Don't forget for every $100 you spend you get the FREE stamp of the month too!

Shop at my website:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

CTMH retired product list announced!

It is that time of year when we are given the CTMH retirement list. There are some great products that are retiring & are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

I have uploaded the looong list of retiring items and you can view it hopefully at this link:

If you wish to order any of these retiring products you can do so at this link:

Hurry, they are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Blog Candy!

Who doesn't love winning free stuff?
I will be giving away this yummy package of CTMH accessories to one lucky person!
All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and make sure you include your e-mail address!
Don't forget to follow me if you like the look of my blog too! I post CTMH updates, as well as personal fun stuff too!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jerseylicous salon shoot

As some of you may or may not know, I sometimes work as an extra on the show Jerseylicious. Just started doing it a couple of months ago & it is fun to do!

So this week I got to be in the salon for a short shoot & got my photo taken with Olivia. She really is the sweetest girl, so nice & chats with all the extras.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Picture of Tina Sutton and her Scattered Hearts leadership group! I was so proud to be there & plan to be there again next year in Annaheim CA!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Host a Gathering, fun, fun, fun!

Did you know you can earn free product just by having fun with friends?!

Using EZ invite you can invite friends online. You only need 2 physical customers to host a gathering.

If I come to your house I will make a great project with you & your guests... maybe a cute single layout or a few nice cards, whichever you prefer. Your guest will leave learning so much, having so much fun & you will end up with money to spend on CTMH product! Win, win for everyone involved!

I am now booking for September and October! So if you have a free weekend day or weekday evening contact me now. Will even give you a free mini stamp set for booking a party with me!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Top 3 Reasons to become a CTMH Consultant!

1. Financial Freedom.
I love that I have money I earn from sales to spend on groceries, new scrapbooking products or to save up for vacations!

2. Great Discount on CTMH Products!
Our personal discount is 22%, which is so generous. Think of all the products you could get at a great price!

3. Being a member of a Top Company!
The future is bright for CTMH Jeanette told us at Convention & it is. We will be a 100 yr old company, that is just in the cards. The training you get, the friends you make, are all invaluable.

If I have tweaked your interest just a little, then contact me to find out more. No obligations, but I know you will love all the benefits!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Jackpot June!

CTMH is doing a fantastic sale for June. On my website, every day, a new product will be on sale! Sometimes you will get lucky and it will be a goodie box of products that is 50% off!

Check out my website & shop online in your jammies! The deal changes every day at 11am (ET).

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Studio J is live!

CTMH has out a brand new software/service called Studio J. It is free to use on my website and no software to download!

I have played with it already and it is so simple to use. I made 3 double layouts in 1 hour!

Check it out today and let me know what you think of it!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Wow is this kit beautiful and fun!
From April 15th - May 31st you can purchase this kit outright, or get it at a discount with purchase, to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day.
The kit comes with papers, die cuts, beautiful chipboard pieces (that are resist embossed, totally cooooool!), cardstock, flip flaps & an accessory packet. Plus full color brochure to guide you through making 4 fabulous pages.
I put the kit together last week and I am in love!
The colors are beautiful blues and greens, so very neutral, perfect for boys, girls, pets, outdoor photos, spring photos, so many things!
My favorite thing is the new chipboard irresistable shapes though. They are resist embossed, so when you ink them up with your favorite colors, the pattern embossed on them stays white, the rest of the chipboard shape is dyed the ink color. Totally cool & very pretty!
Check out my website to see more pictures of the kit and to order it!

Planted a vegetable garden!

Well now that the weather is starting to turn a bit warmer we decided to dig over the overgrown vegetable plot we inherited and turn it into something nice! So today we finished weeding, tilling & digging. Then this afternoon we just planted basil, rosemary, strawberries, lots of tomatoes, brocolli, rhubarb, red cabbage, peppers, onions, corn, and watermelon!

This is our first time planting a vegetable garden so we are prepared that nothing may take. But gosh it will be wonderful if we do get some fresh veggies out of it!

The girls were quite excited to help, so they dug a hole to plant one veggie each. Elise was treating her plant like a baby. Toting it around on the back of her trike, before we finally persuaded her to plant her baby pepper plant!

We also found a cocoon in the ground, so have brought it inside & put it in our butterfly habitat to see if it will hatch out.

Anyone else planted veggies for this year? What kind did you plant?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wow, what a fun time I had at the Martha Stewart show today. I really do love Martha and think she is so fabulous at so many things. Gardening, crafting, cooking, entertaining... she can do it all! I got to sit in the front row, slightly to the side, so had a fabulous view of Martha, Joey the warm up guy, the guests and the set. It was great!
When we left we all received a copy of the latest Martha Stewart Living magazine, as well as the book Specialites de la Maison... a charming recipe book.
If anyone is thinking this sounds like a fun day out then go request tickets, they are free! It really is a fun day out, trust me!

Spring has sprung!

Wow, is the weather beautiful outside! I am so happy Spring is here and the cold cold weather is gone!
We have this beautiful cherry tree in our garden at our new house and I simply love it. Just so pretty. With the daffodils around the bottom it just is the perfect sign of spring!
Today I am springing off to NYC too! I am attending a taping of Martha Stewart show and just cannot wait. I love Martha!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fabulous weekend retreat!

Well I just got back last night from a weekend scrapping retreat in East Waterford PA and I had the best time! If any of you are on facebook you should join up with the group 'Croppin For a Cause' as they run these weekends. It was fun, there was so much laughter & so much creativity. Vendors were great, classes & make and takes were great, food was great, people were fantastic... oh and the prizes, so many of them!

This is a shoe made out of patterned paper that I made as one of the classes this past weekend. Isn't it amazing?!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sad sad news

Well things are sad around our house right now. My husband unfortunately just got laid off from his work. There were about 40 people laid off, just because they decided to downsize and cut back. Came as a total shock.

So therefore, if anyone knows of any positions in IT for a business systems analyst then let me know.

Or if you would want to schedule a CTMH party or workshop (I can do cards, 2 page layouts or a beautiful memory keeper box) then let me know. Trying to save money and make money right now!

Thanks for all the well wishes we have received so far too. It helps to know others are thinking of us.

Monday, February 8, 2010

This is a CTMH memory keeper box that I just altered to put Thank You cards in. I used the Veranda Creative Basics paper pack, as well as some twilight cardstock and a clear button (that I put some of the paper underneath). Hope you all like it & if you want to buy supplies to make your own then don't forget to shop on my website!