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Christmas cards


 It’s never to early to start on Christmas cards. And this months stamp of the Month is great for Christmas cards. I made these two for our card buffet and they were a hit. Only a few more days to get this one. Let me know if you want one. 

Disney Scrapping

Well another trip in our books. I always try to plan a project for our long road trips so I don’t lose my mind. This years projects was homemade autograph books using An assortment of CTMH products including one of my favorite tools Studio J. I was able to creat Picture My life cards specific for our trip making it that much easier to scrap our trip!   

 I can’t wait To teach this class. Is super quick, super fun and super CUTE!! 

Getting my Photos Printed in Studio J

I love printing my photos using Studio J.  The prints are gorgeous, reasonably priced, and super quick.  Here is my recent order of some of my favorite pictures including my Instagram photos.  Look at all those cute faces.  Most of these are going into our new 4×4 insta-life album.  I love them.  convention Studio J 2015_-_2 convention Studio J 2015_-_3 convention Studio J 2015

Studio J Love

So I am fresh back from convention and boy oh boy did I have fun.  I look forward to convention every year.  Its truly one of my most favorite things I get to do every year.  This year in addition to all the amazing new products there was a lot of Studio J buzz.  This online program continues to be a favorite of mine.  I love being able to print photos of every size and I love being able to keep my books up to date using this online program.

Since returning home from convention Close to My Heart has announced a Studio J flash Sale for the rest of July.  Studio J July 2015

If you have never tried Studio J now is the time to GIVE IT A GO.  Upload some photos you need to get off of your news feed or off of your computer, try your hand at scrapbooking.  It doesn’t cost you to play but once you see how beautiful the layouts are and how easy it is you will never turn back!

Trying to find my way back

So it has been quite sometime since I posted. Life just keeps rushing by and all of the sudden the day, the week, the month is gone. I haven’t been able to create as much as I would like but I have put a few things together. I have also had a ton of internet issues so that has proved to be difficult getting photos from my camera to my computer and then to my blog. So without further ado here is my Father’s Day post a few days late.

 I love the Jackson Paper. I always love brown and teal together. I wanted to design something simple to have ready for some Father’s Day pictures.  

  I love the way this layout came together. The Jackson picture my life cards really add to this layout. I used minimal stamping and let the papers do the talking.  To bad we had a little bug on Father’s Day and I didn’t get any pictures. That’s ok I have tons of photos of my boys to get on here. 

Cyber Monday Cricut Special

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. You can order here and be sure to join my December Specials Party to take advantage of my personal sale going on.  For the month of December for every $50 you spend I will send you a free A or B stamp set of your choice.  Spend $100 and get a free paper pack of your choice on top of the stamp set.  I will also send you a new Seasonal Expression catalog!  December is a great month to order!   Contact me after you place your order so I can send your extra goodies  Make sure you share the news about this sale with all your friends, and family members!cricut-artbooking-collection

Lucky 5

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!


First, throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail! Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.

If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.

For a fourth way to win, simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

And to make things even more exciting, starting November 1, five brand new kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book will be made available in Studio J, so you can create new artwork using the latest papers and embellishments from Close To My Heart. With so many ways to win, five may be your new lucky number! Log in to Studio J and start creating today.