Friday, February 25, 2011

Scallop Circle Punch

Close to my Heart has created this great you tube video using our NEW scallop circle punch (Z1392 $14.95). I am SO excited that we got this punch and have played with it a little. I am also excited about this video because it gives us yet another example of our dimensional elements banners. I just love these!! So take 4 minutes and watch this video to get more ideas to use not only our scallop punch but our dimensional elements banners.

The banners (Z1378) come in a pack of 8 for just $5.95. I have created a LOVE banner and a SCRAP banner. They were so fun to make. I also have some of my customers that are using them for birthday and graduations! How fun is that! I would love to hear how you are using them!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scrapbooking with Friends!

There's nothing better then spending a weekend scrapbooking with friends. And that is what I did a couple weeks ago. We had a lot of fun, got a lot done and best of all had some girl time.
This picture is of me and my friends Sara, she is the one behind me, Shelly across from me and Lori behind Shelly. It was so much fun!

Want to do the same? I am hosting a Saturday & Sunday scrapbook weekend April 16 & 17. There will be lots of fun, door prizes, classes, goodie bags and GIRL TIME! If you would like to join me, email me at to register.
The fee is just $40! Food and lodging is not included. I am already 1/2 full, so email me soon!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Studio J Online Scrapbooking

I have to say, I am becoming a bigger fan of our Studio J online scrapbooking the more I play with it!

Here is a layout I did of Brooke's birthday. She is my son's girlfriend. I actually had them dress for our Bliss kit, but when I saw this kit Takes the Cake on Studio J...I knew I just had to use it! This is a members only kit and is ONLY available on Studio J...darn...I would LOVE this as a paper kit! But, it was just so fun to make and it took me no time at all.

The tag line for Studio J is Real Life, Real Scrapbooks, Real Time. I couldn't describe it better. These pictures were from January 28, 2011. I haven't had time to get the actual pictures developed yet, so I thought, what the heck, I will do them in Studio J. I saved money by not printing the actual pictures and it sized the pictures to the photo wells. So I didn't have to pay extra or think before I printed them to make sure I got a larger picture. Studio J does this all for you. So here it is...DONE!

I also created LOTS of layouts of our Mexican Riviera Cruise that we took 5 years ago. I have been stressed about getting them done and just not having the time. I took 4 hours over 2 days and created 17 - 2 page layouts using Studio J and I am DONE! That cruise DONE! So I have decided to use Studio J for all my big trips! This is how I am going to get caught up on these large projects.

I will share my Mexican Riviera layouts in an upcoming blog post. If you would like to learn more about Studio J, I am hosting a, March 30th at 7:00. Email me at if you are interested in attending my class and learning more about Studio J!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2011 First Page

If you came to my Open House, then you were able to create this layout for FREE!

It is a cute layout. I used our Reflections How to Book for this one and our NEW Miracle kit. I also did some Easter Layouts using this kit too! I also used my favorite Snowman stamp set!! I told you I just love it!

This is the cover page of my 2011 album! So I guess officially I am up to date on all my 2011 pictures! LOL

There is also a close up picture of our new Canvas Badge Buttons. They are adhesive backed AND you can stamp on them! You get 12 buttons (2 sizes) for $6.95. Very cool. Then I added some of our bitty sparkles to give that little bit of snowflake sparkle.

Enjoy your layout...if you weren't at my Open House, then you can recreate this layout.

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Kraft Color-Ready Borders

Here is a video that Close to my Heart made for You Tube on our new Kraft Color- Ready Borders.
At first I wasn't sure I liked them, but once I got my hands on them and played...I really LIKE THEM! So sit back and watch this video to find out just how cool they really are!

And just in case you are wondering...they are $5.95 for 50 12 inch borders...25 different patterns. You will want to try these out for sure!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pay Off That Credit Card!

Would you love to eliminate one bill out of your monthly budget? Do you know that doing just one party a week with Close to my Heart you can eliminate one bill a month? You could make an average of $100 per show! What would you do with an extra $400 a month? Did I get your attention?

And now in the month of February Close to my Heart is offering a new consultant special. When you become a Close to my Heart Consultant during February and achieve Straight to the Top, you will receive a rebate of $129 on your New Consultant Kit, plus $100 in select product credit rewards. That's a total retail value of up to $491 in products and business supplies FREE!

So come on and join too can go to work in your slippers! Call me (402-334-5615) or email me ( today!

Friday, February 4, 2011

More February Stamp of the Month

Here are some cards made with the February stamp of the month. I really like these stamps. You can create your own backgrounds. The card on the left was a card that I stamplifted from a fellow consultant Vicki Wizniuk. I took the basic idea and colors and create my own card. It is very cute! I used our Bohemian Alphabet.

Can you tell I LOVE alphabets! They are so much more economical then stickers. AND you get to stamp them in the color you want and NOT have a TON of stickers laying around. AND, when you need an A, S or T (common letters you run out of) you have them with make sure you give them a try!
On these 2 cards I used the February stamp of the month for the backgrounds. They are both second generation. The smaller card you can't see the background as much, but it is there.

Remember, if you want this stamp of the month, make sure you get it BEFORE the end of the month!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Studio J is now a Perfect 10!

Have you tried our Studio J? This is our online scrapbooking! No cost to you until you purchase your layouts. You can choose from lots of paper kits and layouts! Become a member and get even more specials!

You can choose a 3 month or 12 month membership! The 3 month membership is just $30 and the 12 month membership is just $99. With your membership you can purchase 2 page layouts for just $6.50! AND, if you purchase 4 or more 2 page layouts a month, you will not only get free shipping, but you will also get free page protectors! You will also be emailed jpeg files of your layouts so you can post them on Facebook or send to relatives via email!

And the month of February, every 9 (2 pages) layouts you purchase you will get the 10th one FREE! This is an amazing deal! Order 18, get 2 free...etc! There is no limit!
So get out those big family trips and get them scrapbooked by using Studio J!

Simply go to my website and click on the Studio J link. Set up your account (this part is free) and start creating! In just 5 simple steps...1 upload photos, 2. pick your layout, 3. pick your kit, 4. customize your layout and 5. purchase your layouts! It is that easy!

Want to see it in action? I am hosting a Studio J party on Wednesday February 16th. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to!

There is no better time to get in on these amazing Studio J deals and get all your scrapbooking DONE!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Stamp of the Month

I LOVE this layout. Not only was it so fun to create...but it highlights my BABY! He is the love of my life. When he was little he wrote me all these little love notes. I have wanted to scrapbook these, but just wasn't sure what to do. So I finally had the perfect idea.

So I took the February stamp of the month (you can see it used on the 2 inch border that runs across both is second generation) and our new Sweetheart kit LOVE IT and created my layout. I also used (see last picture) our new polka dot alphabet! LOVE IT! It is such a fun alphabet! This is a MUST HAVE! We had these in stickers that you colored whatever color you wanted and I loved those, but here you can just grab the stamp and STAMP them the color you want! How cool is THAT!

Now I have those precious love notes from my son captured in my scrapbook along with various pictures of him at different ages. I almost feel sorry for all those people who "don't have time to scrapbook"...look what they are missing! lol