Saturday, October 31, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Well I hope you are all having a wonderful Halloween!! Nathan LOVED Halloween and Trick-or-Treating this year!! Sean took him and Morgan to the mall where it was nice and warm this afternoon while my sister and I scrapbooked the day away (I have a lot of great things to share with you all later so stay tuned...LOL!!). Then they went and visited our friend's Liz and Tom along with our other friend's Brenda, Danny and Olivia, Bob, Jackie and Tyler. They then went to visit our friend's Julie, Cory and Connor before making the trip home. Once they got home and ate a quick supper it was time to hit our neighborhood with our neigbor's Rob, Krista and Noah. It was a lot of fun, but man was it cold out there!! I am soooooooo not ready for winter!! When we got home Auntie Shana and Uncle Ben came over to give the kiddos their Halloween Treats. I have a bunch of pictures to upload from all the events today, but will save that for when I have more time.

I wanted to get the winner of the CTMH Blog Candy Stamp Set out. Spiderman was very accomodating and drew the name from his candy bag. Are you ready...

And the winner is...

Kristen!! Congrats to you!!

Kristen said...'s soooo cute! :) You are great for doing this Keeley.
Please send me an e-mail ( with your address, and I will get your prize out to you soon!! Thanks to everyone for becoming a follower, posting this to your blog and posting this to Facebook!! It was a lot of fun!! Thank You!!

Halloween Blog Candy!!

I will enter your name into a drawing for the above Close To My Heart Stamp Set
The drawing will take place October 31st!!

How do you enter?
1) Post a link to my blog on your blog and leave me a comment with your blog address.

2) Post a notification about my blog candy on Facebook.

3) Become a "Follower" to Keeley's Kreations. I will give you two additional entries!! (If you are already a "Follower", I will give you the two additional entries as well.)

Happy Haunting!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

WOOHOO!! Thank You Cheyanne!!

One of my followers and fellow CTMH Consultants, Cheyanne, sent me this great Blog Award. I actually received it from a different friend on Wednesday, so I won't repost the information as you can check it out HERE, but I will pass it along to five more of my favorite bloggin' babes!! :o)
1 - Erica
2 - Rachel
3 - Shasta
4 - Misty
5 - Nona

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Grace Level 3 CTMH Artwork

Gorgeous Grace!!

Check out this gorgeous layout and two cards which are located on page 16 of the Close To My Heart 2009 Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Below are Tips & Techniques for you as well as Recipes for you to recreate these wonderful works of art!!

Tips & Techniques:
Heat Embossing:
* Using VersaMark Ink, stamp desired images to create a scene.
* Sprinkle embossing powder over stamped images, allowing excess to collect in a craft tray for easy cleanup. Tap project lightly to remove any loose powder.
* Using a craft heater, heat powder until granules melt together, creating a glossy finish.

Recipe for the 12" x 12" The Good Stuff Page:
Reflections Idea Book: Main Frame - Vertical Window

D1373: Childhood Portrait Stamp Set
D1369: Delightful Things Stamp Set
X7117B: Grace Level 2 Paper Packet
Z2160: Twilight Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2114: Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2104: Barn Red Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2135: New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2168: Colonial White Exclusive Inks Pad
Z891: VersaMark Ink Pad
X5749: Color-Ready Alphabets: Oxford
X5750: Color-Ready Alphabets: Bold
Z1226: Dimensional Elements On Target
Z673: White Daisy Embossing Powder
Z1154: Designer Ribbon Rounds Buttercup Collection

Recipe for the 6" x 6" Child's Delight Card:
Originals How-To Book: Side Focus
D1373: Childhood Portrait Stamp Set
D1369: Delightful Things Stamp Set
X7117B: Grace Level 2 Paper Packet
Z2114: Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2103: Bamboo Exclusive Inks Pad
Z891: VeraMark Inks Pad
Z1142: Brown Staz On Ink Pad
Z1246: Cocoa Embossing Powder
Z668: Gold Embossing Powder
Z1217: Brads Metallic Assortment

Recipe for 5" x 7" Young Love Card:
Originals How-To Book: Always Right

D1373: Childhood Portrait
D1369: Delightful Things
X7117B: Grace Level 2 Paper Packet
Z2114: Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2104: Barn Red Exclusive Inks Pad
Z891: VersaMark Ink Pad
Z1142: Brown StazOn Ink Pad
Z1246: Cocoa Embossing Powder
Z668: Gold Embossing Powder
Z1217: Brads Metallic Assortment
Z1126: Designer Ribbon Rounds Colonial White Collection

Twitterpated Level 3 CTMH Artwork

Totally Twitterpated!!
Check out this totally cool layout and two cards which are located on page 20 of the Close To My Heart 2009 Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Below are Tips & Techniques for you as well as the Recipes for you to recreate these wonderful works of art!!

Tips & Techniques:
Paint Brush Inking:
* Dispense four to five drops of Exclusive Inks re-inker onto a paint tray or any non-porous surface. Saturate the tip of a 1" flat brush with re-inker.
* Apply re-inker to the image of your choice, brushing it back and forth on the stamp.
* Stamp image on project to reveal the unique ink texture.

Recipe for the 12 x 12 Hapy Layout:
Reflections How To-Book: Quartet - Offset
D1372: Grown With Love Stamp Set
X7118B: Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet
Z2111: Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2253: Sweet Leave Exclusive Inks Re-inker
Z2214: Cocoa Exclusive Inks Re-inker
Z280: Natural Hemp
Z1104: Clear Sparkles
Z1130: Dimensional Elements in Color: Organic
Z1062: Dimensional Elements Monograms "H"
Z1055: Dimensional Elements Monograms "A"
Z1070: Dimensional Elements Monograms "P"
Z1079: Dimensional Elements Monograms "Y"
Z308: White Liquid Applique

Recipe for the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Thanks Card
Wishes How-To Book: All Tucked In
D1371: Many Thanks Stamp Set
X7118B: Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet
Z2111: Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2118: Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2218: Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Re-inker
Z2211: Chocolate Exclusive Inks Re-inker
Z1125: Designer Ribbon Rounds Sweet Leaf Collection
Z1104: Clear Sparkles
Z1295: Paint Brushes

Recipe for the 8" x 3 1/2" Enjoy Fall Card
Wishes How-To Book: Right Design
D1371: Many Thanks Stamp Set
D1372: Grown With Love Stamp Set
X7118B: Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet
Z2111: Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2264: Sorbet Exclusive Inks Re-inker
Z1230: Dimensional Elements In Color - Organic
Z280: Natural Hemp
Z1104: Clear Sparkles
Z1295: Paint Brushes

A Walk Down Halloween Lane...

Nathan's 1st Halloween - 2006

Nathan's 2nd Halloween - 2007

Halloween 2008

Morgan's 1st Halloween - 2008

Nathan's 3rd Halloween - 2008
This year Nathan will be Spiderman and Morgan will be a Bumble Bee!!

Deja Vous...

So I posted the pictures of Morgan wearing this same Viking outfit on the hood of Sean's Charger. Well I went into our Shutterfly account and look what I found?!?! He was 10 months here.

It's Almost Halloween!!

A man was walking home alone late one foggy night,
when behind him he hears:




Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.




Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him






He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him.

However, the casket crashes throught his door, with the lid of the casket clapping...




on his heels, the terrified man runs.

Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.

With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.

Bumping and clapping toward him.



The man screams and reaches for something, anything,
but all he can find is a bottle of Robitussin!

Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...
(hopefully you're ready for this!!!)
The coffin stops!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daddy & Morgan - 10.28.09

Tonight we had a make-up swim class for Morgan. She has done a 360 in the pool. When we started a few weeks back she screamed the entire half an hour. Now, she is a happy, smiley baby in there. She loves the water now!! Well after swimming, we came home and ate some supper. When Morgan was done her and daddy had a little snuggle session. Here are some pictures!!

You can see where she gets her big, blue-grey eyes from (Nathan too!!)

My Little Hemi Baby!! 10.25.09

Sean dressed Morgan on Sunday as you can obviously see. As soon as I saw her in this outfit I told him he had to get a picture of her sitting on the hood of the Charger. Why you ask? Because we have one of Nathan in the exact same outfit sitting on there...hehehe. It is a 12 month outfit, and Nathan wore it around 9 months...Morgan is 14 months and fits in little peanut!! I think the need for speed is already engrained in her. She doesn't like to play with her baby toys...always has to play with Nathan and his race cars. Then when we get in the car she makes these growling noises...hmmm...I wonder where the kiddos get that from?!?!?! SEAN!?!?!

(P.S. - I was glad to see those Vikings finally lose...hehehe).

Got Popcorn? 10.24.09

On Saturday I ran a few errands while Sean stayed home with the kiddos. The night before he and Nathan had gone to see Where the Wild Things Are in the theater, and they brought some leftover popcorn home. When I got back, they were all sitting together watching a movie and eating popcorn. Morgan loves the stuff!! She can't get enough!! Isn't she so cute!!??!!

I love her hand up in the air just about to dive in for some more.

Big old mouthful!!

Chomping away!!

Looking all sweet and innocent!!

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe...

Who's eating all the popcorn?? Not me!! hehehe

Got the whole arm in the bag!!

YuM YuM!!

Naughty Mommy!!

Ok so last night after swimming we were driving to Auntie Shana's house. On the way there we got stuck behind a really slow car. Nathan asked why daddy was driving so slow. Sean said because the car in the font of us was slow. Nathan said, "The fickin' car in front of us??" EEEEKK!! I guess I should be happy that he said frickin' and not the real thing, right? Yikes!! We had to hold back laughter because it sounded so cute and innocent coming from him. I have to take the blame for that one because I use frickin' a lot. Naughty Mommy!!

Which Is It?!?!

Classic pieces of CTMH Artwork or Studio J created pieces of artwork...can you tell??!!??

I can't believe what an amazing job Jeanette and her team at Close to My Heart have done in creating this awesome new scrapbooking software. Go to to learn all about it. Don't forget to sign up for the email list while you are there - you'll be entered into a contest to win a free My Legacy Album!

I was able to order this awesome layout to show off what Studio J can do. I can't wait to get online to create layouts using pictures of Nathan and Morgan with it. I love to do the classic scrapbooking as I love the embellishments and getting my hands dirty. However, I think it will also be fun to do some Studio layouts to mix up my albums a little.

Are you as excited as I am? If you are, NOW is the time to sign up to be a Close to My Heart Consultant.
Here's the deal:
It will cost you only $99 to get started, and you'll get a kit with over $300 in products.

When you successfully complete both levels in our exclusive program designed to kick-start your business, Straight To The Top, you’ll receive even more than the STTT reward of $150 in free select products. You’ll also receive 10 FREE Studio J scrapbook layouts!

When you do the math, it is $480 in free product! How cool is that!!??!! Even better, Close to My Heart Consultants will get to use Studio J in January, a full two months before it will be released to the public.
You can learn more about the Close to My Heart Consultant Opportunity on MyCTMH website at

Act fast! This offer is only good until Saturday, October 31!

Double click on the pictures below to get a closer look at these gorgeous layouts.

Blog Award - Over The Top

Over The Top

I received this cool blog award from my friend and fellow CTMH Consultant - Tammy!! Check out her cool blog over at Scrappin' With Tammy.

This is a fun award, and I loved reading Tammy's answers, too! Here is how it works: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your hair? Wet
3. Your mother? Debbie
4. Your father? Jeff
5. Your favorite food? Pizza
6. Your dream last night? Work
7. Your favorite drink? Dew
8. Your dream/goal? Scrapbooker
9. What room are you in? Family
10. Your hobby? Scrapbooking
11. Your fear? Spiders
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
13. Where were you last night? Neighbor's
14. Something that you aren't? Lazy
15. Muffins? Chocolate
16. Wish list item? Treadmill
17. Where did you grow up? Village
18. Last thing you did? Swam
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your Pets? Hairy
22. Friends? Crazy (when I said this out loud to my almost 4 year old son he said "Are Forever!" How freaking sweet is that!?!?! I love that kid!!
23. Your life? Busy
24. Your mood? Content
25. Missing Someone? Mom
26. vehicle? Minivan
27. Something your not wearing? Shoes
28. Your favorite store? Archiver's
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Your best friend? Sean
33. One place that I go to over and over? Work
34. Facebook? Yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Bona

Too funny....I grew up in the same town as Tammy lives now. Turtle Lake is two words so I had to put is the Village of Turle Lake...hahaha. Tammy and I had some of the same can't beat Bona!! YUM YUM!! Everytime I am home I try to make it there!!
I am passing this award on to: Jen, Shanna, Kelsy, April and Ashley. I check these blogs out all the time and find lots of inspiration there both in scrapbooking and life. I enjoy reading wha they have posted every day.

Thanks again, Tammy for passing this award on to me!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Around the Holidays Workshop

Around The Holidays
Garland and Card Workshop

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 6:00 PM at my house

Cost for the Garland & Cards - $22.00

I am so excited to announce my newest workshop
by mail kit and local workshop - Around the Holidays!
Circle Cards are all the rage and no one makes them better than CTMH!
This workshop will teach you how to maximize
CTMH's Around The Holidays Card Kit!
In this class you will make a holiday garland as well as 6 awesome cards.
Make these beautiful items for yourself or give them as a gift!
This workshop promises to be Fun, Fun, FUN!

RSVP by 5:00 PM on Monday, November 2, 2009!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


My blog is now accepting lovin' again!! LOL!! For some reason my comments link was turned off so no one could leave me any lovin'. Thanks Ashley for pointing it out to me. It is greatly appreciated!! So go on...make me feel better...leave me some lovin'...PPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! LOL!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My CTMH 2010 Calendar Workshop!!

Every quarter I get together with a bunch of ladies and teach a calendar workshop. Below are the months we have completed so far. If you are interested in the creating this calendar let me know, and I can send you the 'recipe' for the mateirals needed and the paper dimensions.