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Judy G.
I was raised in South Florida back in the years when it was a peaceful and wonderfully safe place to live. We lived a mile from the beach and could ride our bikes over the intercoastal bridge right to the best beach around. All my years of growing up I was a competitive swimmer and belonged to AAU. I granduated from Florida State University with a BS degree in nursing. I am recently retired but I'm thinking of going back to work to support my hobbies.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015


This is a one page layout that I created with Close To My Heart's "Artbooking" cartridge and Cricut's Print to Cut feature. I found these three summery images and flattened and attached them.  Then I printed them on my printer and cut them out with my Cricut Explore.  So quick and easy, and that's all you need to show off your cute summer pictures!  I also left a place for journaling, so my daughter could put in the names of the kids, as they are in Nashville.  No need to buy embellishments when you have this cartridge on hand.  See my website:

Thursday, February 26, 2015


This is the most favorite card that I've created in a long time.  I started with the blue cardstock and made it into a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" A2 size card.  On the front I cut a 4" x 51/4" piece of white cardstock and embossed in with Anna Griffin's "Swirls" embossing folder in my Cuttlebug (so easy).  Then I went into Cricut Design Space and did a Print To Cut of Elsa from "Frozen".  I believe she was cut at 3".  On the inside I used the "write" function on my Cricut Explore and wrote the phrase with a metallic silver pen.  The extra snowman was cut also with the Print To Cut feature.  I had cut an Olaf, but I used him on another card.  I'm going to send this card to my sister in Florida, where it's 80 degrees.  Ha!

Monday, February 23, 2015


Below is the video I made of the medallion "Thank You" card that I made for a friend who did so much for me after my knee surgery.  It turned out really nice, so I thought I'd video it.  I just finished another one of my baby albums, which I have to video also.  It turned out really nice, so keep posted.  Thanks, Judy

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Friday, February 20, 2015


Hi to Everyone,
     Hasn't this winter been the pits?  Unless you're living in Florida, of course.  We have been snowed and iced in for the past 5 days, part of it without electricity, and last night our low was close to 0 degrees, so it broke the all time record in our area for this time of year.  I have been making quite a few projects, because there was nothing else to do.  I did complete another baby book, which I will have to post soon, and I have a video of a pretty "Thank You" card that I'm going to post tonight.
     I did want to let everyone know that Close To My Heart will be coming out with their Spring Seasonal Expressions catalog  April 1st, and you can get it sent to you or view it on line by going to my website:  I've ordered 20 catalogs, so if you want any sent to you, send me an e-mail:  My new video should be up tomorrow sometime.
Hugs, Judy

Friday, February 6, 2015


I am so thrilled!  As you know, if you've been following my blog, I am a new Close To My Heart consultant, and this past week, I got a notice from Megan Elizabeth, my upline, that I was the first consultant on her team to sell $500 in products in the month of January, and for this, I get a special gift, although I don't know what it is. I'm sure it's craft related.  So when it comes, I'll be sure to show you.  All of these sales, for the most part, came through my website: as I was totally  unable to have home parties or go to any crops in January because of my knee surgery.  It's really been slow getting my "bend" back, but I have stuck with it, and I can get along pretty well now.  I still do have trouble getting comfortable at night, though.
Anyway, I was so excited that my customers really came through for me!  If any of you bought anything, thanks so much!  I will continue to do my crafting and blogging, and I hope to hear from some of you - particularly  if there is something you particularly want to see or learn about.  I love you all.

Friday, January 23, 2015


If you're like me, you probably have managed to collect quite a stash of that cute and "must have" Washi tape that is in every craft store.  If you want to know what to do with it - make a lot of cute cards outlined with different styles of tape and then stamp a nice greeting right in the middle:


Thursday, January 8, 2015

News For the Month Of January that You might Want To take Advantage Og

Thursday, January 8, 2015


1. Yuletide Carol Express Collection Now Available in Studio J®
The new Yuletide Carol Express Collection is perfect for preserving all your holiday photos, and is now available to use in Studio J®. This collection will only be available through February 28, so now is the time to take advantage of the collection’s pre-designed layouts. All you need to do is upload your favorite photos from the season—there are 65 photo wells in all!—add some journaling if you wish to, and then order your beautiful layouts! To take a look at this new collection, log in to Studio J, start a new project, and then choose the “Express Collections” option. You’ll love how quickly you can get your holiday photos into your scrapbook when you use the Yuletide Carol Express Collection.

2. Start 2015 Right with Year >> Noted
To celebrate a new year, and National Papercrafting Month, we have created the unique Year >> Noted paper kit, featuring an exclusive stamp set, colorful B&T papers, and golden foil stickers all designed to make it easy for you to capture your memories as they happen. One of the B&T sheets that comes in the paper kit is divided into six different 4" x 6" patterns, ideal for trimming out and adding into the new kraft mini book, alongside your favorite pictures and memorabilia from the year. This paper kit can be yours for just $5 when you place a $50 order, or you can add the paper kit AND the kraft mini book to your order for just $10. What a way to start the new year! The Year >> Noted paper kit is available only through January 31.

3. Offer Your Hostesses Extra Rewards
In January, you can offer your Hostesses extra Hostess Rewards with the Extra! Extra! Hostess Rewards campaign. This campaign will be a real boost to your bookings when you tell your hostesses they can earn an extra $30 in Hostess Rewards if their Gathering sales reach at least $350. That means that a hostess whose Gathering reaches $350 in sales will earn $90 in free products instead of the normal $60—that’s 50% more free Hostess Rewards! But remember that the extra rewards are only available through January 31, so book now!

4. More Rolling Totes and Shoulder Totes Available
We have received additional stock of the popular new rolling totes (Z3032) and shoulder totes (Z3031). These items are once again available to order. With this shipment, we expect that the totes will remain available without experiencing additional inventory shortages. In the case that we do sell through our supply of totes before more arrive, these items will not be placed on backorder, but will simply be made unavailable to order until our stock is replenished. Thank you once more for your enthusiastic response to these wonderful new products.