September 28, 2009

Workshop Fun!

You’re Invited to the Family Album Workshop!

When: Saturday, October 10th from 1-4pm or

Tuesday, October 20th from 10am -1pm and 7-9pm

Where: Tracy Liu’s home (288 Gold River Circle, Orem – email for directions)

Cost: $17 All of the supplies will be cut and ready for you! All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive!

RSVP: Please RSVP by Saturday, October 3rd specifying which date you would like to attend. Email me at: If you are interested in attending the workshop, but these dates are not convenient, please let me know.

If you are interested in getting together a group of friends, I would be happy to come to your home to teach the workshop at a time convenient for you! And you receive fabulous hostess gifts as well! For more information email me at or call me at 801-224-6995.

For the Love of Chocolate!

I was telling a friend this weekend that chocolate should be part of the food pyramid with a daily recommended number of servings a day. She laughed and asked, "You mean it isn't?" Ha! Ha! I admit it...I love chocolate! And I love it even more that Close to My Heart has an ink color called "Chocolate!" And surprise,'s one of my favs. :) So, to celebrate everyone else who loves Chocolate (both the candy and the ink color!), here is a recipe for one of my favorite Chocolate Cakes! My friend Cindy made it for me and some friends one day when we got together to stamp. See...another reason why chocolate and stamping are a match made in heaven! Enjoy!

1 chocolate cake mix (I like fudge or milk chocolate)
1 egg
1 stick of butter

Preheat oven to 350. Combine ingredients. Pat into lightly greased 9x13 pan. Prepare filling (below).

8 oz soft cream cheese
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick of butter, melted
16 oz powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Add butter, then powdered sugar. Spread over cake mixture. Bake for 40-50 minutes. You want the center to be a little gooey, so do not overbake.

September 21, 2009

National Stamping Month Idea

Here is a little National Stamping Month idea that I thought you all might love! The fabulous kit we are offering this month is so stinkin' cute! And it makes 16 beautiful cards. Why not keep half the cards for yourself and give the other half as a special gift? Here is a little card keeper that will fit all 8 cards and envelopes inside and really makes a great presentation when you give to someone dear. It's so easy to make...all you use is an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock. Email me for directions and diagram. Enjoy National Stamping Month!

September 11, 2009


I just wanted to share the fun and easy card we are making at the Women's Expo at UVU this weekend! Thank you card just have to be quick and easy because you are normally making more than one. :) Happy stamping!

September 4, 2009


I love the September stamp of the month called Treasures. It reminds of playing with the dandelions and blowing them as a child! I'm sure my parents loved that! LOL! That memory was the inspiration for this simple bookmark I made with the dandelion and little pieces blowing across it. I embossed them in white to make them pop. You could easily use this same design as a long narrow card (to fit in a long envelope) instead of a bookmark. Enjoy!