Monday, March 24, 2014

Christmas Layouts Studio J

Like many of you, I am so far behind on scrapbooking that if I don't get some pictures on all my pre-made layouts and use Studio J for some of them my son will be graduating high school and I won't have first grade scrapped!

This month Close to My Heart is offering $5 double page layouts through Studio J. I used this special to get some Christmas layouts done from 2010.

Here are the four Christmas layouts I completed over the weekend:











 

Not only do you get an excellent deal on layouts this month, with your purchase you will also be entered into a drawing for my Virtual Open House prizes. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

ABC Blog Hop-F is for Frames






Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter F. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their F element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy 

If you came from Lauren's CTMH Scrapping  then you're on the right track!

I used the new Close to My Heart Pennant Frames to create these 4 frames for a friend who is having a little boy next week!











I used the following Close to My Heart supplies all available here:

Pennant Frames (Z1941)
Babycakes Paper Pack (X7173B)
Skylark Paper Pack (X7177B)
Balloon Ride Paper Pack (X7180B)
Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment (Z1939)
Silver Geometric Washi Tape (Z1932)
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906)

I also used the Paisley and Sports Mania Cricut Cartridges. 

Purchase any of these or other Close to My Heart products between now and April 8th from my website be entered to win $25 in free CTMH product. 

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Cary from My Heart's Design.

In case you get lost along the way go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Close to My Heart Virtual Open House

I am hosting a virtual Open House between now and March 31st. It will work just like a regular Open House but better! You receive a gift for placing an order and your name is entered into a drawing for some fabulous prizes. 

The following prizes are up for grabs:

CTMH 3D Star 
CTMH Dotty For Your Paper Pack
CTMH My Creations Cubes
CTMH Mini-Chipboard Album
CTMH Spinner Card Pack
CTMH Sightseer Stamp Set 
CTMH Juniper Ink Pad
CTMH Outdoor Denim Ink Pad
$25 in FREE product


You can order directly through my website or me personally. Here are a look at some of thew new Close to My Heart products:






Happy ordering!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Studio J $5 Special

With March coming in like a lion, this is a great month to get caught up on your scrapbooking. Whether you are a traditional paper scrapbooker or digital scrapbooker, Studio J can help you reach your goals this month.  Close to My Heart is offering you these layouts for only $5 for each two-page layout. That is cheaper than you get them printed!


Close to My Heart is so creative with Studio J, not only are there hundreds of options and many packs of retired paper to choose from, which you can easily add to your traditional albums if you ran out of  paper, there are pre-designed pages too so all you have to do is drop in your pictures.

Studio J also gives you the option to create different size photos for traditional scrapbooking. Here is an easy video showing you how:


The portion to create your own photo sizes to use in traditional layouts begins at 4:10. What a great way to get some specialized sized photos quickly and for a great deal.

You have until March 31st to take advantage of this special here.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Everything ABC Blog Hop-E is for Embossing


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!


I am very excited to participate for today's Everything ABC's Blog Hop! For this hop we will be featuring the letter E. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their E element will be featured in their post. If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy. If you came from My Heart's Design then you're on the right track!

I chose to use the new Close to My Heart Embossing Folder-Stripes to create this card for an upcoming baby shower:






If you want to see how to use the Close to My Heart embossing folders, check out this video: 





I used the following Close to My Heart products:

Babycakes Paper Pack
Lagoon Cardstock
Sunset Cardstock
Chocolate Ink
Sparkles Black & Gray Assortment

All of these items and the embossing folder can be purchased here.

Next on your stop is Scrappin with Shalana.
If you get lost along the way here is a complete list:


1. Linda Norman - Scrappy Therapy
2. Joy McHargue -  Studiowow 
3. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking
4. Pam Trostle - Pam's Crafty Creations
5. Anita Autore- Cards and Coffee
6. Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings
7. Michelle Battitori -Michelle's Handmade World
8. Sharon Chapman-Sharon's PaperFiesta
9. Cary Magnani - My Heart's Design
10. Stephanie Feist-The Quilted Scrapper-YOU ARE HERE
11. Shalana Glass - Scrappin with Shalana