Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It Finally Feels Like Fall

I used Close To My Heart's 'Falling For You' Scrapbook Workshop Your Way Kit to make this double layout. This Kit is fabulous. It is very versatile, which gives you more BANG for your buck and has a masculine flair to it. If you are scrapbooking for boys it's a must-have.
To order your Falling For You Kit go HERE.  The Title Living Off the Land is from the OutdoorMan Cricut Cartridge.

I'm entering this in some fun challenges. If you'd like to get some inspiration, check them out:
Heart2heartchallenges - Vines and Twine Challenge
Bitten By the Bug2 - Cricut word challenge

Saturday, October 14, 2017

In Memory of My Dad


In Memory of Stanley Edward Franklin
   Dad was a Baptist preacher. He lived what he preached. He was loving and caring and had the faith of a child. He was an intelligent man. He had a doctorate in Theology. His life revolved around his faith in the Lord, his church, and his family.  Every morning when you woke up you could find Dad with a cup of coffee, a sweet treat, and his Bible, studying.  He encouraged people to be their best. He influenced people all over the world with his love of  the Lord. He pastored in Kenova, WV; Dallas, TX; Madison, WI;  and Richmond, CA.
He left behind his wife, 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  We are all saddened by his death, but we know that we will someday be together again.  

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Operation Smile

All year long with the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. During the month of October our Punny Pals are on a mission to share as many SMILES as possible! To bring these stamp images to life, Close To My Heart made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price this month only, while supplies last! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around! To order your kit CLICK HERE
You can purchase your stamp set, sold separatly HERE.  
Punny Pals Stamp Set
Close To My Heart (CTMH) wants to make it easy for you to donate to OPERATION SMILE. Whenever you place an order you can easily round-up your total to the nearest dollar and that money will be donated to Operation Smile. During October CTMH will be matching all rounded up donations up to $10,000!  You can learn more about this worthwhile cause by going to OperationSmile.Org 

For every t-shirt you purchase, CTMH will donate $10 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. ORDER HERE

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Arts and Crafts Fairs

This weekend was our town's Arts and Crafts Fair. I went and enjoyed seeing all the creativity in our little town. Last year I had a booth at the Fair and learned a few things that made me decide against participating this year. 
1. It is still hot in Texas in mid-September.
2. Paper products do not lend themselves to outdoor events.
3. People would rather spend $5.00 on food items than $5.00 on something you spent an hour handcrafting.
4. I'd rather check out all the other booths than sit all day manning my own booth.
Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the experience. It was fun seeing folks I hadn't seen in a couple of years and meeting new people in town. I'd just rather go and shop for a few hours than to try and sell. Who knows. Maybe next year I'll get a booth again.