Friday, May 18, 2012

May "Love Your Layout"

May's Love Your Layout Features our Lucy Kit.  Sit back and relax and enjoy 7 minutes of Creativity.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Banner Shapes and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Did you know our Circuit® Art Philosophy cartridge has delightful banner shapes that perfectly fit our new My Creations® mini banner? You'll be hanging your colorful banner messages and home d├ęcor in no time!

Do you have your Cricut Cartridge yet?  Have you checked out the Dotty for You paper you can receive for just $5.00 with every $35.00 order?  Just think you get get TWO Dotty for You with your your Cricut Cartridge order.  Hop on over to my website at to order your's today.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cruisin Workshop Layouts

Once a month I host a scrapbooking workshop and we create 6 pages.  In 12 months that is 72 scrapbooking pages completed and ready to go.  Do you want to join the monthly group and Cruise along and scrapbook your favorite photos.  You in turn can spread out your scrapbooking budget over the course of several months, and then you also receive hostess benefits during your hostess month!!  What a way to earn FREE products.

Here was our March Cruisin Layouts:  April we created our layouts with the Stella paper packet.  I'll be posting those shortly.

Layout 1 and 2

Layout 3 & 4

Layout 5 & 6

Check out the Pennant Alphabet and Baker's Twine to create the title

Cruise on over to the right hand side of my blog to find the next monthly scrapbooking group date.  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Love Your Layout Video

Studio J: Pemberley Kit: Enhancing Photos

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lesson 5 Studio J Leadershare Layout

Here is the final layout from my Leadershare Studio J layouts.  Did you know that with a Studio J membership, you receive FREE shipping and FREE page protectors for your layouts when you order between 4 and 20 layouts at a time along with a .jpeg file of your layout that you can use for your personal blogs, family letters, just about anything.  I just ordered my last 20 layouts and they will be arriving this week.  Contact me with any questions you might have.  I'd love to show you how to get "caught up" with Studio J.

Distressing photos with text boxes
Splitting My Stickease across both pages
Using an embellishment to create a border
Using mixed texted titles, using multiple text boxes

Also this little niece of mine turns 9 tomorrow on April 21st.  Leave a comment and wish her a Happy Birthday and you will receive a FREE "A" sized stamp set (a $6.95 value) when you order $50.00 or more between April 20th and April 30th.  Remember also when you spend $35 or more for just $5.00 you can receive the Dotty For You paper packet (See April 12th Post).  Contact me to get these GREAT values from me and Close To My Heart.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lesson 4 Studio J Leadershare Layout

Frame Photo with Stitching
Cluster embellishments and My Stickease

Here I am showcasing my sister Anita's 40th birthday.  The nice thing about this, we celebrated her birthday on March 13th, and I had my layouts done and back to me by March 23rd.  Do you scrapbook your events this quickly?

Like what you are seeing, join me for a FREE workshop to learn more May 5th or May 6th.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lesson 3 Studio J Leadershare Layout

Use quick-title tool to create a border
Cluster My Stickease behind page elements
Journaling on My Stickease
Adding Photo Mats

Remember you can always click on the image to view it "larger".

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lesson 2 Studio J Leadershare Layout

Lesson 2
Create your own Argyle B&T paper
Customize the kit by adding different colors
Rotating a page

While I admit, this lesson was quite "cool", it is a technique for that special photo.  To create the argyle look at the bottom of page one, can you guess what was used to create this?  Anyone?  Text boxes.....Yes text boxes and then stitching in the text boxes.  What a fun technique to think "out of the box" and use elements not for their original purpose.

Learn More on May 5th or 6th......Check out my FREE Class.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Week of Studio J Layouts

You have seen some of the items we created at the Leadershare event I attended in Omaha the past couple of weeks, and now I thought I'd show you the 5 FREE Studio J layouts that I created with some instructions from Close To My Heart.  While I have done quite a few layouts in Studio J, and enjoy that I am "caught up" with my everyday scrapbooking, these 5 layouts taught me so much I didn't realize you could do with Studio J.

Want to get caught up on your scrapbooking?  Join me for a FREE class and learn more about Studio J.  Either May 5th or May 6th.  (See right side bar).  Bring your laptop with a couple of photos you'd like to scrapbook and "Let Me Show You How" digital scrapbooking with Studio J is just a Click away.  Email me at to reserve your spot.

First Lesson:
World War II Memorial

Techniques Used:

  • Use text boxes to add cardstock
  • Use a single photo in multiple photo wells
  • Layering MyStickease to create a single image
  • Create a unique title by using multiple text boxes

Check out the Cardstock Title and Stitching

One photo is "Spread over the bottom 6 photo wells, and two My Stickeases are combined to make it look like one element.
Check Back tomorrow for the next lesson

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Organization for a Trip Scrapbook Style

By the time you read this I will be sailing away on a Mexican Riviera Cruise with my husband to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. This is an idea that I "lifted" from a fellow Close To My Heart consultant. Why not be Organized BEFORE you go?  Take any pocket organizer for filing and use this to store all those extra items you want to save and scrapbook "one day". Of course an organizer wouldn't be complete with out a little "bling". Here I used the Footloose Papers to jazz up my front and inside covers. This way when you return from your vacation all your items are in one place and you can grab and go and start your scrapooking in a FLASH (pardon the photography pun) :o)

Titles cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.
Stamp Set Used:  Just Chillin
Accessories:  Sea Side Wooden Shapes - Distressed with Cocoa Ink