Seasonal Expressions

Ridiculously Awesome Birthday Card | Fun Fold

Hi guys!!

I have a fun card to share with you.  Lots of different folds and parts, but really super easy!  I hope you enjoy it!





Here is the front of the card.


And here is the inside. 

The measurements are as follows:

8.25” by 4.25”; scored at 5.5”

8.5” by 3.25” ; scored at 4.25”

Two White Daisy pieces cut at 4”3”

Patterned Paper

2.5” by 4”

4” by 5.25”

3.25” by 4” ; scored at .25” on 3 sides. 




Make sure you check out the goodies in my CTMH Online Store.  The patterned papers are retiring at the end of July.   Click on the images below to find them online. 



Thanks for watching today!

Hit the Road Jack! | CTMH Stamp of the Month

I found some time to play along with the new CTMH Stamp of the Month, The Long Way Home.  How fun are these car images?  Adorable!!

Enjoy my process video today!



Here is a still image of the card. 


And here is one more with this set.


That van!!  ♥ 


Remember that you can get this set for $5 when  you purchase $50 in product.  And you can get this awesome Calypso Paper Workshop Your Way anytime! 


Hello everyone!

Quick card share today!  I wanted to play with this new set from CTMH, Hawaiian Hibiscus.  I love these images and paired with this fun font, make a cute set!


I played with the sketch over at The Challenge to create this fun card.  Leaving the base plain with kraft, I added some fun paper from the Calypso Paper pack to finish the elements on the front.  I added some twine and the sentiment to finish it off. 

I colored the image with my Copics, but then went back over them with my Pink Wink of Stella.  I love the sparkle.






Thanks for stopping in! 

Wild Thing

I don’t even know what to say about today’s card.  I was so excited to make it and to see it come to life!!  And I’m also sorry, not sorry for my love of this Tickled Pink stamps and Thin Cuts!  HA!

This card is super simple, but I did create a fun video for you! 

Enjoy – you can also watch on YouTube HERE!




I wanted to play with the newest challenge over at The Paper Players.    It was a perfect excuse to use this set again!!  LOL...

That is all for today!!

I do want to remind you that tomorrow is the last day to enter my Beyond Awesome Online Card Class. 


Enjoy your day!!

Some Kind of Awesome


Yesterday, we are sadly celebrating a few ladies who are retiring this year at work.  I shared one of the cards awhile back and finished up this card this week. 



I created this card for the secretary at our high school.  She is some kind of awesome and has been working in this position for a long while!! 

I am using the Happy Days Paper pack and the Beyond Awesome stamp set.  I paired them with the new white twine and these fun sequins.  The sketch came from this week’s Mojo Monday.


Both the paper and this stamp set are part of my Online Card Class for May.  You can find the details HERE. 



We are rained out of some of our weekend events so I’m going to tackle some things around home this weekend.  We are on the countdown to 4H pigs arriving and it’s time to let the turkeys out of their pen. 

I hope you enjoy your weekend!


Thanks for the visit today!!

You Are Fabulous | Card and Video

I am playing with some NEW goodies!!  The new Seasonal Expressions is OUT and so are the NEW GOODIES!!  YAY!!


I am sharing the process in video form.  I am playing with the new  Tickled Pink stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts to share with you how to use them!

You can also watch on YouTube.



Don’t forget that you can get the Happy Times paper for FREE with your $60 purchase!

Pair the new stamps, Thin Cuts, sequins and you are half way there! 



I also wanted to let you know all the albums are on sale this month too!  Grab one or two while you can! 



CTMH | National Scrapbooking Month!

May’s Promotions for Close to my Heart are the best they can be, because it’s our favorite month of all!

National Scrapbooking Month!!


Happy times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $17.95. Together with the Happy Times paper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook.


Also, now through the end of May, you can save 25% on the purchase of Close To My Heart’s amazing My Legacy™ albums! That is a savings of over $8.50 per album! Choose from our gorgeous variety of colors colors and patterns available in both post-bound and D-ring styles. But this offer is only available while supplies last, so place your order early to make sure you get the styles and colors colors you love. They’re built to last and going fast—order yours today!


And a new Stamp of the Month!!


Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.


And finally, the newest Seasonal Expressions is available – as well as all of the new products!!


April Happenings & The Weekend

Hey friends!!

We just finished up our local basketball tournament weekend.  It usually takes up quite a bit of my week the week before, so I don’t have much to share just yet.  Hopefully mid week.

However I wanted to share some Close to My Heart promos for the month! 

First off,  if you sign up as a Consultant in April and earn amazing
rewards—including a FREE Cricut® collection!


Signing up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during April is
more rewarding than ever. When you sign up as a New Consultant you
already get:
• New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $75
• $50 in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
• The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards
And only during April, you can also earn your choice of a FREE Cricut®
collection or an additional $100 in Select Product Credit when you
submit $350 in personal sales within your first 30 days!


Next up is this months’ Stamp of the Month – Life in Pictures


Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

I do have a fun card video I hope to get posted on Wednesday with this set!!


And finally, the new Seasonal Expressions is coming out for May!  I will be sending out this mini catalogs to anyone who requests one.  PLUS a lil goody bag too!  If you want one, just shoot me a Facebook message or email at jstaskif @ 


Lastly, here is our weekend in pictures.

RC and his 7th grade team ended up in 3rd place.  They really play well, and they are fun to watch.  It’s so different from David’s years and I don’t know why, but RC’s team gets along so well and they have fun.  They added some kids from another town this year and then RC had come kids stay here from another town.  That to me, is so cool, that he’s out there making friends and having fun versus doing whatever it takes to win the game. 


McKinley and her lil team of 3rd graders played up in the 4th grade bracket.  They too were so fun to watch as they are just learning.  They won one game and one game went into over time.  And then one game they lost 60-6 and the other team stopped adding points at 60.  lol.  It was just fun to watch the play. 

This is only some of the girls. 



And then David went to his first prom.  AHHH.  This is his pretty girlfriend of the last year.  His first prom.  In another town, on a busy night.  So I had to hold my patience to get a photo.  And he will tell you I wasn’t all that patient! 


So here’s to Monday.  A fresh new week.  Insanity behind me.  Looking for some positivity and fun in the next few weeks ahead! 


Thanks for the visit!!

Spring Chick

I have a NO STAMPING card for you today. 

When I saw this week’s Color Dare, I knew I wanted to pull out this paper from the Penelope line, and this patterned paper in particular.  I love this lil chicks!! 



I used the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch too, and only used the compliments in the Penelope Workshop Your Way kit.  It was pretty simple, but super cute. 

I got it ready to go in the mail today as my first of those sent to the ladies on my CTMH Team. 

Thanks for the visit today! 


March CTMH News

Hey friends!! 

I haven’t had the chance to share all the new NEWS for CTMH this month! 

First off, it’s STAMPAGANZA!!!  What?!  Hello! 

Buy any two stamp sets and get ONE FREE!!! 


That is an awesome deal!

PLUS from me – when you order on my March Gathering:



Also you can still qualify for the Stamp of the Month with any $50 purchase.


Check out my Webstore HERE and shop away. It’s ok, your husband called and said you could. 



I will be back tomorrow for Faith Friday!  Two weeks in a row… I am going to try hard to keep it up!!