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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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Friday, March 27, 2015


Right after the grandchildren came to our house, I made quite a few Easter cards with my daughter from Florida.  She had bought a few craft papers and Easter themed supplies with her, so we sat down for a day of card-making.  It was fun, and here are the cards I made with her supplies:

I also used a template from Artbooking Cricut cartridge, which is from Close To My Heart, and I managed to get 12 photos on one page.

This is such a quick and simple way to include a bunch of random photos on a page with very little need for journaling and basically no embellishment.  If you want to, you can fill in some of the spaces with a decorative paper or a journaling box.  Remember, the template is made to be cut out on your Cricut.  Happy scrapping and cardmaking!

Here's What's Been Going On With My Life Lately

We got to see all of our grandchildren this past week, because it was Spring break.  The three youngest, two 9 year old boys and one 11 year old girl, were the ones who hung around with us the most.  The 17 year old grandson now has a girlfriend, so we didn't see much of him, except for the night we all walked around the streets of downtown Nashville.  Our three youngest, however, had a ball getting together and playing.  They live so far apart that they only get to see each other about twice a year for a few days.  Here are some cute pictures I took:

As you can see, they're cutie pies.  In the picture above the last one, they're enjoying a chocolate fountain after dinner.  What a mess, but I was right in there too.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


I created this video for a baby girl, "Amelia Rose" and sent it off to her last week. I think it's one of the prettiest mini's I've ever made. Enjoy my "Music In Motion" Seiko clock at the beginning. Please leave comments!! I hardly ever get any.

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.