Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lucky Blog Contest

It just so happens that many of my CTMH friends have boys instead of girls. There is always the debate as to whether Close To My Heart makes available enough papers that will accommodate us with males to scrapbook. Well I think Lucky hits it out of the park! I love it because it has Outdoor Denim (blue) and Sunset (orange) as the feature colors. A wonderful color palette for older boys, outdoor trips, boy scouts, and for those Auburn fans in my life.

Once again my only entry is from Denise. I met Denise recently and she continually inspires me with her use of embellishments. She tackled the sewing technique on this layout, one that I am too chicken to try myself, and I think it just looks wonderful. Great job Denise!! Please feel free to leave positive comments for Denise.

Lucky level 2 (x7137B)
Connections (D1330)
Hodgepodge Alphabet (D1301)
Dimensional Elements
Fresh Shapes (Z1019) retired
Outdoor Denim (Z2140)
Sunset (Z2191)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hope for Japan

Give a little hope to Japan by purchaseing an exlusive stamp set for just $5.

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE VICTIMS OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND tsunami in Japan, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. And helping has never been easier!

During April, purchase the exclusive “Hope for Japan” A-size stamp set for the special price of only $5 (retail value $7.95) and Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan. I make no commission on this stamp set. This beautifully designed stamp set reminds us of how our hearts are hopeful for those who are in need.

Contact me today to get involved in this heart-worthy cause.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Scrap in a Flash #2

This layout was so fun to make with Studio J because I didn't have the embellishments on hand that would have allowed me to color coordinate. But with Studio J all I had to do was click on the buttons and I could choose to have them match the clothes we were wearing. I made all the other pictures black & white to allow the colors to really pop.

As a side note this was such a fabulous trip. When you have a family of your own it is hard to find the time to get extended family together. It was so worth what ever sacrifices had to be made to spend time with just the women that I love and admire the most.

True sisters...My sister and I live in different towns. When we went to get dressed the first day in Mobile we realized we packed identical clothes. Used to happen a lot when we lived together in the same house so it just warmed my heart to see that sometimes we are two of the same even after all these years.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Love that Wings Stamp

Here are a few Thank You cards that I made using the stamp set that comes only in the Wings Workshop on the Go. Love the pretty B&T that I was able to make with it. I was inspired by the skirt worn by one of the ladies at our church last Sunday.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mayberry March Workshop

This month I am ordering the Mayberry Workshop. It has beautiful spring colors and the layout actually has a wonderful fruit theme. You can create either the layout, the cards, or both. And the Workshop Guide steps you through each step, so no need to worry. Once you have completed the layouts/cards there are plenty of extra paper, badges, and stamps (of course with stamps you can never use them too much) to keep on creating. All for $29.95! Click HERE to order or call by March 14th to get a discount on shipping.


My Acrylix Mayberry Workshop Stamp Set (B-sized)
Mayberry Level 2 Paper Packet
Canvas Badge Buttons
Workshop Guide

If you think you would like to regularly attend a Workshop Club with the ability to earn FREE Close to My Heart product please contact me.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Best Stamps on the Block!

Purchase $25 worth of Close to My Heart acrylix stamps and receive a 3"x3" or 2"x6 /12" block for FREE!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Scrap In a Flash

In February, Close to My Heart ran a Studio J promo for the first time. I wasn't going to miss out on saving a little money and getting to catch up on my scrapbook to do list. So, I will be posting (via the FREE jpeg files you get when you are a Studio J member) the quick and easy layouts. I have to say they turned out fabulous.

If you don't think you have time to scrapbook any more but still long for a beautiful album full of all of your family's memories there's isn't an easier fix than Studio J. You just upload your photos, drag and drop, and they automatically resize to fit the layout of your choice with the paper of your choice, add a title and journal and viola! Best of all you only pay when you order and no software to load on your computer.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Triple Thanks

I hope you didn't miss February's stamp of the month (Friendship) because you can create your own beautiful B&T (background & texture paper)using it. I was making Beate Johns Triangle Trifold card to create a few Thank You cards. Love the way it turned out. All materials Close To My Heart.
Black Textured Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Cotton Candy Cardstock
Friendship (D1453-Feb.2011 Stamp of the Month)
For Every Occasion (retired)
Curly Sentiments (retired)
Silver Pearl Embossing Powder (Z678)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wings Layouts-Blog Contest

I just wanted to thank Denise for creating this beautiful layout for the blog. I was hoping for a little competition so we could have a blog contest but I know it is difficult to find the time to scrapbook before the deadline. So please show your love to Denise but leaving encouraging comments.
Products used:
Imagine(9030)-"Jazzy Combination"
Wings My Reflections Paper Level 2 (x7135B)
In My Heart
Precious Alphabet
Charm Uppercase
Vineyard Berry(Z2157)