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Studio J March Special

OK so a week at Disney, a week to get back on schedule and then a week of Spring Break.  Can you say a whirl wind of March has just flown by me!  But there are some great things to fill you in on.  My most favorite thing to share with you is this month Studio J layouts are only $5.  Thats $5 for 2, 12×12 layouts.  Thats a great deal.  Thats pages of layouts for scrapbooks, or to hang on walls, or now its time to print off some unique size photos for scrapbook layouts you have already created.  Studio J is also great for Picture my Life Scrapbooking or Project life because you can print the exact size you need.

Here are some of the things I have created this month.

snow_day_pictures_-_3-left snow_day_pictures_-_3-rightsnow_day_pictures_-_5-leftWith the baby arriving I was worried about getting behind in my scrapbooking so decided to try the Picture my Life kits to help keep me caught up.  I love them!  I took this month to order all my pics and I love that I can order the exact size I need.  I ordered all sorts of 4×3 pics using the Studio J Photo layout collection.  Now all I have to do is cut them apart.

Also if you know me you know I love Instagram and editing my Iphone pictures.  Now it is super easy for me to print them off for my layouts.  Now I can really scrapbook every aspect of my life!


I also am throwing my soon to be sister in law a bridal shower.  I like to order a JPeg off of Etsy and then create my own invites from there.  Well usually I pay $1 or more an invite but not with Studio J.  I can get 8, 5×7 invites for $5.  Thats .62 a piece!  And they are the best quality for sure!

erika_2_-_1-leftIf you have never tried Studio J now is a great time to give it a try!

Scrapbooking the Funny memories!

So we all love to have the posed pictures that everyone is smiling and looking great but… let’s face it those are few and far between especially if you have small children. Now that my daughter is 4 I love capturing these melt down moments it’s also necessary some days. I don’t want you to think she isn’t a happy girl but she is dramatic and sometimes a camera causes her to fall on the floor in pain! This past summer we had one of those days. Nothing was fun so I was taking pictures of her brother playing and then (dun dun dun) there was a baby lizard. And it got on her. Thank goodness I had my camera for the freak out that happened!

Check out her faces


I was so glad I caught this moment! I haven’t titled it yet but I think it will be Get it OFF! And the blank white square is for my journaling. What do you think? Now don’t forget to scrapbook the not so perfect moments!

Getting back into the Swing of Things

I am finally adjusting to life with 3 and finding a little time for me.
So here we go with attempt number 535 at being a consistent blogger!!

We had a recent snow day. I know you are thinking everyone did but…I live in Florida. It was a huge deal. None of my children had ever seen snow so it was a day if first for us. A fellow consultant and my amazing upline Tina Sutton actually created these amazing pages but they were so perfect I had to recreate them.



Aren’t they too cute. Do you like how we modified our sledding? Do they even sell sleds in Florida? Here is to some gorgeous warm Florida Sun!

Scrapping the holidays.

I’m just trying to stay caught up but I feel like it’s a never ending game when it comes to memory keeping. Join me this Thursday for a Artbooking class and we will get some of your holiday pictures scrapped. Here is a sneak peak.


SG Blog Hop for December

Welcome to the SG Blog Hop for December, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.



Laughing Lola SG4

I love the clean lines and how many pictures I could fit on this layout.  Close to My Heart and Scrapbook Generation layouts pair so well together.  I used the CTMH Laughing Lola Workshop  and I added some Cricut Artbooking elements and some cute stamped images all from Close to My Heart.laughing lola SG2

Laughing Lola SG 3

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.  This sketch was in a four pack that I ordered last month and was perfect for my August Instagram pictures!

Next on the hop is Nicole –, leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be draw on December 9th, so you have one week to leave a comment.

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs

Scrapbook Generation blog –

Ruth –

Michelle –

Steffanie –

Stephanie –

Devra –


Pamela –

Brenda –

Sharlene –


Brenda R ~

Cassie –

Lori –

Elizabeth –

Mandi –

Cicily –

Laureen –

Janelle –

Melissa –

Corrina –

Lindsey –

Nicole –

Tina Gale ~

Artbooking Made Easy: Christmas Layouts

I love all these Artbooking layouts and cant wait to get working on my Christmas pictures!  We have a lot to celebrate this Christmas!  What would you like to see?!

He is Here!

My little man finally arrived on 11/12/13.  What an awesome birthday he has!!  You can imagine that my life has been super crazy adjusting to life with 3.  I never imagined it would be easy but man I never dreamed getting everyone dressed in the morning could be this hard!!

I wanted to post some of my creations prior to his arrival.  Yes I pre-made some pages knowing I would have lots of photos.  I tried to keep them simple so I could fit any kind of pictures in.  I have one totally finished and I think it turned out pretty sweet!Baby Cakes-SawyerBabycakes-Sawyer 2These aren’t the best pictures of the colors thanks to a very over cast afternoon but I still think they turned out great.  I love the babycakes paper and know I will be using lots of it in the near future!

Exciting New Things From CTMH!!

Close to My Heart has always stayed ahead of the game when it comes to paper crafting but they also are so good about jumping on board when there is a great thing out there and making it even better!

1311-cc-picture-your-lifeEnter in Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program!  Scrapbook dozens of photos in no time at all with the new Picture My Life scrapbooking program, designed with the signature Close To My Heart design flair. Select from eight* charming themes, each featuring 122 double-sided cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors to capture life as it happens. Whether you choose to embrace a single theme in your album or mix and match for a truly unique look, you’ll love the ease, affordability, and beauty of the Picture My Life programs, each based on a popular My Reflections paper packet. Even better, you can earn yours free when you sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant between November 1–December 15, 2013 (a $24.95 value!)


   I am so excited about the latest and greatest CTMH Scrapbooking design and cant wait to get my hands on these gorgeous kits!


Join My Team

Now is a great time to join Close to My Heart.  Not only are there new top of the line products being released all the time but, you get to be a part of an amazingly creative family and you save on products you already LOVE!!  ConsultantKit-Essentials

For $49 you receive $155 worth of new products.  And when you join the Close To My Heart family from November 1 to December 15 and submit qualifying personal sales*, you’ll receive a stunning new product, the Picture My LifeTM scrapbooking program— FREE (retail value $24.95)! Select from eight darling themes, from vacation to friendship to childhood— each featuring 122 double-sided cards plus 10 unique Memory ProtectorsTM to capture it all.

1311-cc-picture-your-lifeI am so excited about this product coming after the first of the year.  You will be bale to get a free set for just joining my team.  You can sign up here, join my team and start saving on amazing products and earning lots of free items also.

Artbooking Made Easy

Its not a secret how much I love all the Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridges but Artbooking has quickly skyrocketed to the top of the list.  Its really one that stays in my machine 75% of the time.  If you haven’t tried it out yet come and join one of my classes .  Or you can order your own here and follow along in all these great videos Close to My Heart is producing!  Im hoping to recreate these layouts in the very near future!