Friday, November 23, 2012

                                                 CHRISTMAS CARD MARATHON
I am offering a Christmas Card Marathon Tuesday December 4th at Memory Lane Mercantile / Unicorn Flowers and Gifts.  We will make five of each card pictured above.  This will give you 20 hand made cards ready to mail.  The cost is $20.00 or a $20.00 Close To My Heart order.  Space is limited, please contact me to schedule a convenient time for you to have some creative Christmas FUN. 

I am also offering the same Card Marathon at my home Thursday December 6th.  Please RSVP so your card kit can be ready and waiting.  MERRY CHRISTMAS
                                              DECEMBER 2012 SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


The November page is just in time for Thanksgiving.  The paper is from Avonlea.  I think this paper is so pretty and will make a nice back drop for pictures of loved ones this November.


Amy and I (mostly Amy) have been working on Christmas eye candy.  Our booth is ready for Santa at H & K Flea Market, in Houston, Mo.  Stop by and take a look.  We have lots of hand made items as well as vintage Christmas decorations. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

                                   CLOSE TO MY HEART
                               STAMPING, SCRAPBOOKING, CARD MAKING,
                                PAPER CRAFTING, CREATING HOME DECOR
Please plan to attend an open house featuring Close To My Heart products at Memory Lane Mercantile / Unicorn Flowers and Gifts, in Mtn. Grove, MO.  I have rented a space in the back of the shop that is large enough for  paper crafting classes.  Drop in on Thursday, October 4, from 12:00  to 6:00 p.m.  Check out the space and make a card while you are there.  Quick card kits will be available for gals on their lunch hour.  Receive a door prize just for attending, sign up for an upcoming event and become eligible to win a paper pack or stamp set.  I hope to see you there.
Vicky Bennett
Close to My Heart Independent Consultant
417 962-4547
                      FALL GOODIES AT MEMORY LANE
                                      MY CLASS SPACE
            I plan to schedule two or three people for each class, and   several classes in a day.                                  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FALL READY?  WE ARE.  Amy and I have been working very hard on pumpkins, spiders, wire webs (Mr. Oggie did that), black flowers with google eyes (Ms Carly did that) and so much more.  This booth is a real treat, no trick.  I really hope you can stop by H & K Flea market and see it.  If not enjoy the pictures, I posted some of my favorite things.

I am also planning a new project.  Soon I will be hosting a CLOSE TO MY HEART open house in Mtn. Grove, MO, at Memory Lane Mercantile / Unicorn Flowers and Gifts.  I have rented a space in back of the store,  large enough for small classes.  I will post more details in a few days.

Finally I post the September page.   For this layout I used CLEMENTINE paper and the design is from CLOSE TO MY HEART'S new inspiration book,  MAKE  IT FROM YOUR HEART Volume 1.  I really like this book.  It has scrapbook and card recipes, current trends and tips, and only costs $7.95.  That's cheaper than a magazine. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

My friend and neighbor, Amy and I have a cute booth at H&K Flea Market in Houston, MO.  We are really proud of it. Our only problem  is more ideas than time.  Here are a few pictures of  recent creations.

This Vintage Hat Box was falling apart.  I did some repair work, modge poged sheet music , and added some coffee filter flowers.  Now it has a new life.  Pictured along side are some Bird House Books.  I can't take credit for them, I saw them at a favorite blog Red Hen Home.                                      
Below are pictures of Marge the Flapper and Trudy the Stewardess.  I stayed up late in a Modge Podge mood.  These two girls were my creations.  At 1:00 am I didn't think it was odd to give them a name and occupation.    I used old dictionary pages for Marge and sewing patterns for Trudy.  

The next two pictures are Amy's creations.  She is so talented, and has a gift for seeing a new purpose for cool junk.  I call it doing the JUNK JIVE.  I think this is what we are going to name our booth.

The next three are  pictures of our booth.  Amy is the designer and Oggie is the contractor.  This is where I got the idea to put old doors on my kitchen wall.  You may also notice the other half of my kitchen table attached to an old door.  Amy did some painting on this half, looks good.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My kitchen update has taken all my extra time for about three months.  I still have some finishing touches but I am close to being done.  We painted the walls and ceiling.  Added new ceiling fans, new stove,
refrigerator and a upper and lower cabinet.  Painted all the cabinets black.  Hung some antique doors on one wall, attached crates and old singer sewing machine drawers for shelves.  We also took apart an antique table and attached it to the doors for extra table space.  To decorate with,  we used kitchen items from our parents, grandparents, and my great aunt Coe.   The "new" used lower cabinet was made for my mother by my grandpa Slim.  We love our kitchen.  I still don't have a dishwasher but I don't mind because I like being in my kitchen now.  A big THANKS to my Mom, Amy and Oggie, we couldn't have done it with out them. 

I love this page.  The paper is Footloose.  The colors are so fun and perfect for Hot Fun Summer Time pictures.

Superhero paper pack had the July colors to make your memories BOOM on the page.

The first June layout was made from the Florentine paper pack.  I loved this paper and thought it was so cute.  I am not always good about cutting stripes correctly.  I made a mistake and ran out of paper.  The second layout for June is just as cute. Made from  Zippidy, a discontinued paper pack.  Still using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the letters.
Paper is from Pemberley.  Flowers and lettering were cut by the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

Monday, April 2, 2012


The April layout does not include Sassy the cat.  My husband would love it, but the real boss Carly would be mad.  I am replacing the ducks with flowers in project packs if you were not at a workshop to stamp them.  I hope you enjoy this page.  I really liked it because it made me smile. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Layout

I really LOVE the March layout.   All products are from Close To My Heart.  This layout sketch is named "Nice and Simple" from the how to book "Imagine".  The paper is from the Stella paper pack.  Lettering and flowers were cut with Cricut Art Philosophy, also available through CTMH.  Flowers were stamped with "Hooray Bouquet" stamp set,  which coordinates with the Cricut Cartridge.  Kits are still available for purchase.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February 2012 Double Page Scrapbook Layout

The February layout is from the Sophia paper pack.  A few kits are still available for purchase.  I will have the pages for March posted in a few days.

January 2012 Double Page Layout


This is my very first post, on my very first blog.  I am not a computer girl so don't expect anything fancy.  Above are pictures of the January Double Page Layout.  I am offering a page for every month of the year.  One option is to place each month in a 12x12 frame as a dry erase message board.  When the month is over simply move the page to your scrapbook album and replace with the current month.  You can display your art work and keep this years pictures current.  This paper is from the Wonderland Level II Paper Packet.  A few January kits are still available for purchase.