Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Studio J Layouts

I just ordered a few Studio J layouts yesterday, so I thought I would share the jpeg images with you! I love how easy it is to use Studio J - easier than scanning and organizing your photos! I spent 5 hours yesterday scanning negatives to work on my Alaska pages and only an hour to an hour and a half to create these four gorgeous layouts. JPEG images are only available to members - please contact me if you are interested in learning more about Studio J or Studio J memberships. I would love to show you how easy it is to catch up on your scrapbooking!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hooligans Level 2 Layout

This picture really doesn't do this layout justice since it is on my white desk, but it was the best I could do at the time. ;) I forgot how fun, easy, and fast Level 1 and Level 2 layouts are! I made one of each to display at the craft show. This one is a layout I made using the back of the Level 2 My Stickease as a guide. I blinged it up a bit with prisma glitter on one of the hooligan stickers and glitz glitter glue on the title. This layout took me less than 30 minutes and I think it's pretty cute! The only thing quicker and easier is Studio J.

Fall/Winter WOTG Cards

I posted pictures of the layouts for the Olivia and Mistletoe WOTG, but not the cards. I made these for the craft show and took pictures of them before packaging them.

Miscellaneous Items

Here are some pictures of some miscellaneous things I made for a craft fair last weekend. They didn't sell, so I still have them! Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of these.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gatefold Album Workshop - 12/4

Another great gift idea! This is a really cute mini album that is made just from cardstock and paper, but it has a lot of pop! You could even tuck a gift card inside to add to the gift. We will make the album using the Magnifique paper and the Unity and Heart to Heart stamp sets. The cost of the workshop is $6. Please bring adhesive, paper trimmer, and blocks with you if you have them.

Fall Card Workshop 10/23

The Fall Card Workshop will be Saturday, October 23rd from noon to 2:00PM. We will make three cards using the Olivia papers and four autumn stamp sets. The cost of the workshop is $3. Please let me know by Friday, 10/22 if you would like to attend so that I have plenty of space and materials ready. I hope to see you Saturday!!!

Paper Bag Album Workshop 12/4

This is a great unique gift idea! The workshop will be Saturday, December 4th from 2:00 to 5:00PM. The cost of the workshop is $5. Come and learn how to make ordinary lunch bags into this really cute album! It's so easy and you will be able to take what you learn and make more of these on your own at home! Please contact me by 12/1 if you would like to attend so that I have plenty of space and materials available. This will be at the same time as the Gatefold album workshop. You can chose to make one or both!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Studio J Tutorials

I've posted some Studio J tutorials to youtube to help you navigate the software. You can get to them through these links.

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 40 Fabulous
Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the
Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great
products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

If you have come here from Janelle's blog, you are on the right path!
You can also find a complete list of Blog Hop participants here.
This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog
to move to the next one! Here we go!

I love the new Mistletoe papers, so I had to use them in a project I have been wanting to try for a while - a truefit folio mini album! The instructions for making this album can be found on your consultant's website under CTMH TV and PBS Episodes.

Paper: Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet
My Acrylix Stamp Set: Mistletoe Workshop on the Go Stamp Set
Ink Colors: Cranberry, New England Ivy, Cocoa, Goldrush
Embellishments: Cocoa grosgrain ribbon, Glitz glitter glue, Dimensional Element stars

Now "Hop" on over to Cheryl's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get
some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp

Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st!

**Link not working? Missed a Blog? You can see a list of all Blog Hop participants here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hooligans WOTG Cards - Sneak Peek!!

These are the cards from the new Hooligans WOTG. My sister put these together and we didn't realize when she started that they use a technique of applying glitter on the little monsters. There was glitter everywhere by the time Carrie was done, but her pages and cards turned out so cute and the glitter adds such a great sparkle to them too! We weren't crazy about the little monsters but they grew on us as she used them. They are too cute!

Products used:

Hooligans Workshop on the Go Stamp Set
Level 2 Hooligans Paper Pack (included in WOTG)
Sunset mini medley (included in WOTG)
Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear, and Black Ink Pads
Bonding Memories Glue
Prisma Glitter

Mistletoe WOTG Sneak Peek!!!

This is another sneak peek of new products that will be available 9/1! This is the new Christmas paper and it is very traditional and gorgeous. As you will be able to tell when you see my pages compared to the guides and samples in the Idea Book, I don't always follow the photo sizes suggested. I usually scrap with 4x6 photos since they are cheaper to print, so I make the layouts work for me and I think they look great even using different size photos! Our WOTG guides and how-to books are awesome and if you've never tried either one, you should. Come to the upcoming crop and try one of mine out for free and see how you like them!

Products Used:
Mistletoe Workshop on the Go Stamp Set
Mistletoe Level 2 paper pack (included in Mistletoe WOTG)
Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment - poinsettas and brads (included in WOTG)
Cocoa and Cranberry Ink Pads
Liquid Glass

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sneak Peek - new Olivia WOTG

This is a sneak peek of the new Olivia papers that will be available 9/1 in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book. I saw a peek of these papers from the consultant convention in early July and waited to scrap these pictures until I received this paper because I thought this paper was made for these photos! And I have to brag that I was right!!! This paper is soooooo pretty and showcases the new colors smoothie, sunset, and pear. We will do this workshop on the go in September or October, so if you love this as much as I do, be on the lookout for more information on that coming soon!

Triple Play - 2010 Valentine's Day Book

I used the hollyhock mini album to document our trip to the Ozarks for Valentine's Day this year. Even though our pictures don't have a lot of "traditional Valentine's colors" in them, the colors in the album brighten up our gloomy winter pictures! I think it was cloudy and gloomy the whole time we were there in February!

Triple Play - Fall 2009 Book

This is the mini album using the new color sunset. Love the new color! These colors reminded me of some of the fall pictures of our dogs that I took last fall. I had to include at least one picture of my favorite maple tree in our yard too! It is gorgeous in the fall and on a hot day like this, I can't wait for it to cool off and the leaves to start changing!!!