Friday, April 29, 2011

May National Scrapbooking Month Special

Oh my GOSH! Watch this You Tube video to see our May National Scrapbooking Month Special! It is AWESOME. You can ONLY get it in the month of May! Here's how to get it. If you spend $50, you can purchase this for just $15. Or you can purchase it for just $34.95.

I just love it! AND our background & texture paper in this pack is cardstock weight! This is great! Now you don't have to put a piece of cardstock for your already have it. I am so excited about this special.

I do have mine, if you would like to see it in person (because they are ALWAYS much better in person) you are welcome to stop in to see it. I will have it at my Monthly Groups and Gatherings!

I posted my samples here on my blog on April check that post to see them!

ALSO, if you sign up to be a consultant in May, you will get this FREE! Not only will you get this special free, but the New Consultant kit is 1/2 price! So you can now start your Close to my Heart business for just $64.50! Regular price is $129! Email or call me today to get more information to see if this business is for you!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

From Scraps to Birthday Cards!

If you know me, you know I love to USE WHAT I fact all last year I was dedicated to USING WHAT I HAD in all areas of my life.
From my pantry, my closets to my scrapbooking supplies. It was a GREAT way to consumer your products you already have.

So today I am doing the same with this card. I saw a similar card that Close to my Heart made...and I thought...hey...I have a bunch of those flowers, and some shimmer brads and ribbon. So I got out my extra b&t paper, some scraps of cardstock and TADA! Beautiful card and I used what I had and now I have extra birthday cards! Which is good because I was all out.

I like to have a stash of them on hand so I don't forget any of those birthdays.
So dig into your supplies and create your own stash of birthday (or whatever occasion) cards...and USE WHAT YOU HAVE! It feels so good! LOL

Friday, April 22, 2011

On This Day Layout

If you stopped by my blog last Tuesday, you saw the video that Close to my Heart created using the On this Day stamp set. Here is the layout I created...well...CTMH came up with the idea and I changed it slightly...if you know me you know that is pretty normal for me to change things up a bit.

So I took the On This Day set and layered it behind the Epic Adventure circle. I have been really into the layering look and this stamp set works well for that! Give it a try!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On This Day Stamp Set

This video that Close to my Heart made is using one of my NEW favorite stamp sets! I LOVE this set! I have been using it on cards and most recently on my Eastern Caribbean Cruise pages. I use them for layering behind pictures and accents. I really haven't used it for the date! LOL So many uses for this set...check it out on this video!
Come back on Friday to see the layout I created with this set!

Friday, April 15, 2011


I recently saw a layout in our Spring/Summer Idea Book (page 4) that I just thought was so cool. So...I scraplifted it. Here is my version of that layout. It is from our Magic How To Book and the layout is called Juggling Act.

I used our Lucky kit...which is my absolute favorite right now and some pictures of my son when he was about 4...he will soon be 25. Where did time go? This is one GREAT reason why I scrapbook. If these pictures were in a box, I would have never found them and better yet, I would have never relived the memory.
So I encourage you to get out those pictures, relive your memories and scrapbook it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

May Scrapbooking Special

I know it isn't May yet, but I just created these layouts using our May You & Me Special and I have to say OH MY GOSH! I just LOVE THEM! You get all the supplies you need to make these 2 layouts and then I decided to USE WHAT YOU I used the left over background & texture paper (just added my own cardstock), chipboard irresistibles and opaques to make 5 more cards! I just LOVE THEM!

In the special you get the paper, irresistibles, stamp set (which is GREAT!)and opaques. You can get this special 3 ways...
1. Purchase it for just $34.95
2. Purchase $50 in products and get it for $15
3. Sign up to be a CTMH consultant in May and get it FREE!
But you have to wait until May to get it...sorry..but it will be so worth the wait!

This last picture is the supplies I had extra! YEAH! Talk about using what you have! I used ever little inch of it...well almost. I think it is safe to throw the rest of these scraps away!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Studio J Tutorial

Close to my Heart has made this video showing you how to use our Studio J online scrapbooking. You have heard me talk about it a lot lately on my blog and I wanted to put this You Tube Video out here so you can see for yourself. This video shows you the most simplistic way to get started. I will show you how to do so many other cool things with it.

Studio J can do so much...including whitening your teeth (really!) changing your pictures to sepia or black and white, adding mats, and totally customizing your layouts just to name a few. If you are interested in learning more, contact me. I am also having a FREE Studio J workshop on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00. This is an overview of Studio J. Then bring your laptop and I will help you get started!

If you would like to learn more about Studio J, then make sure you RSVP for my April 13th workshop! You can call me at 402-334-5615 or email me at! I hope to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Flowers

Can you feel it? Spring is ALMOST here and you can get a head start by making these adorable flowers! They are all the rage right now in the stamping world. Check out this video about how to make them!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Stamp of the Month

Here is our April stamp of the month. I had fun making a few samples with this set. At first I just saw "wedding" and I didn't have any wedding stuff to make with it. Then my friend Julie (hi Julie!) showed me some samples she made using it for spring. And I do like what I came up with..thanks to Julie! LOL

Here is a layout using it and I created a flower using our Scallop punch that I folded in half. Just gives you a different look. I also used our Mayberry kit for this layout.

Then I did make a 3 x 3 wedding card using our Bliss kit. The other cards are also using our Mayberry kit.