Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Newsprint Rub Ons

Just as I promised last week...here is a sneak peek at our August Group Layouts where I used the newsprint rub-ons. How fun are these! All I did was rub them on the Cranberry cardstock and tada! The "red" really makes them pop, but you can use any color cardstock. I can't wait to use them on other layouts!

These rub-ons are just $8.95 for a whole book of them. Yep...that's right, they come in a 5" x 6" match book type holder so you have easy access to all the letters. So get yours now and start creating amazing titles with your rub-ons!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Newsprint RunOns

So on Tuesday I told you about our Canvas Badge Buttons that I love, well here is another product that I am really really falling for fast! Our Newsprint rub ons! AMAZING! These are so much fun to use. Here is a You Tube video Close to my Heart created using them. And for a sneak peak at what I did for my August groups...come back next week to see what I created with them!

This video is only 3 1/2 minutes...so take 3 1/2 minutes to watch it...it is so worth it!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Canvas Badge Buttons

I just love new products and this is one of our newest...they are plain canvas buttons that are self adhesive. You can sponge them, stamp on them...whatever you want.

Here I made this layout of my son's birthday last month. He is now 25, but will ALWAYS be my baby...so I pulled out our Token Alphabet and stamped on the badge buttons with Chocolate ink. Then I took the cross hatch stamp also from the Token Alphabet and stamped over the letters in Olive. You can just barely see it in this picture, but in person you can really see them well.

This layout was created using our You & Me special paper...and if you still want this paper pack...you can still get it, but once June is over...it will no longer be available. So contact me soon if you want this AMAZING paper pack...also comes with stamps and lots of other goodies! Contact me for more details!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fathers Day Scrapbook Page

If you know me, you know I LOVE to USE WHAT I HAVE! So here is a new layout using some OLD paper! This b&t (patterned) paper is from our Free Spirit kit from long ago. But I had some extras and I needed an idea for my recent crop, so this is the outcome. A GREAT layout for Father's Day. So if you came to my crop...you already have your layout DONE! YEAH!

I used our Imagine How To Book and the In The Groove layout. Very easy layout to create and if I have to say so myself, a VERY CUTE layout! I just LOVE the airplane with the message behind. You can put any message you want! Those stamps are from our Splendid Day stamp set. It is very fun! The possibilities with this set is endless.

Here I did a close up of the title and the box at the bottom of the right page. I popped up both the tree and the airplane and also put a silver brad by the propeller of the airplane. Simple little details that add so much!

So see if you have this paper left over, pull it out and recreate this layout. If you don't have this paper, recreate it using ANY paper combination! Quick and easy layouts. Gotta love that!

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's a Good Mail Day!

Have you ever gone to your mailbox and ran back to the house to rip open a package that came for you? This is what I did a couple weeks ago when this came in the mail.

I got a package for my birthday from my Colorado friend JULIE! YEAH JULIE! I couldn't get in the house fast enough to rip into it! In fact I think it was 1/2 open before I hit the doorway! LOL

She made this AMAZING card...see below using our Fanfare kit! How fun it that card! Then I opened the wrapped package with the card and found this amazing little scrapbook! How fun. Here is a picture of it closed and above it is opened. It has all these amazing pockets with cards that pull out. I can't wait to get some pictures in this!

So...the moral of the story is...if you can create something amazing, mail it to a friend...you will MAKE THEIR DAY! Julie sure made MY day!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Free Studio J jpg

Have you wanted to try our Studio J online scrapbooking, but you just haven't gotten around to it yet?

Now's the time! In the month of June, Close to my Heart is offering a FREE jpg of your layout. With NO purchase necessary! So create your layout and get your free jpg of that layout. Then you can email it to family or friends, post it to your blog or facebook accounts or just enjoy it yourself.
If you choose, you can purchase the actual layout and within 1 - 1 1/2 weeks you will have them on your doorstep.

Not sure how to do it? If you are like me, you like someone to actually SHOW you how to do it. I don't like to figure things out...even though it is very easy to figure out, but if you would like me to assist you in your layouts, I can help. I am hosting a FREE Studio J Workshop on Monday, June 27th at 7:00. I will give you a short presentation of Studio J and then help you get your layout started.

Also, if you are a Studio J customer and you would like some time to sit and work on your layouts and get some assistance from me, you can also come at 7:00 - 9:00 to work on your layouts.

Go to my website and click on the Studio J link. You will be prompted to either set up an account (this is free) or to sign in. Then start to upload your photos, pick out your kit and layout and you are ready to then drop your pictures in the layout. It is soooo easy! And now, it's free! So if you would like to attend my Workshop on June 27th, please RSVP and I will reserve your spot! I can't wait! Studio J is really easy to use and it allows you to get caught up on your scrapbooking! Give it a try!

Friday, June 3, 2011

June Stamp of the Month

I just LOVE our June stamp of the month! It is called Jubilation. They come with all these round stamps (and accent stamps) that work great with our 1 1/4 circle punch.

The stamps in this set are a variety of holidays and season stamps. From summer, fall and even some Christmas stamps. This stamp set is ONLY available in June, so if you want it...make sure you order it before the end of June.

I really like this SPOOKY card. I stamp lifted it from my friend Julie! HI JULIE! We used our lucky kit for the paper and it works PERFECT. Who would have thought we can use our Lucky kit for Halloween. IT WORKS!

Who knows...you just might find that you can get a head start on your holiday cards! I know...making Christmas cards in JUNE! lol Who would have thought!