Thursday, July 7, 2011

July Layout of The Month

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! Thought I'd share a layout I did to put in some of our family party pictures

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mayberry Layout

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I know I am. Here is a layout I made of one of my favorite scrapbook subjets, my neice.
I used Close to My Heart paper Mayberry and how to book Magic

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Deals

It's been awhile but I am back. May was an extremely busy month and so far June has been too. I will start with the Close to My Heart June specials.

For the month of June there are a few deals with CTMH

First, there is the YOU & ME kit. You can order this lovely kit for only $15.00. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods & Tornadoes relief operations. Kits are available until June 30th or while supplies last.

Second, is the Studio J Free-For-All. CTMH is giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that! We're offering one free JPG file per customer account during June, so customers who already have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account are ready to log on and start creating. If you don't have an account, no worries—you can log on and create an account and then order your free JPG file with no strings attached. Make June the month you introduce yourself to Studio J with this FREE JPG promotion. You'll love it and want to return for more!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

National Scrapbook Month Kit You & Me

Explore Close To My Heart's new You & Me scrapbooking kit, designed exclusively for National Scrapbooking Month in May 2011. You'll create two unique, fully embellished two-page layouts using the cardstock, B&T Duos® papers, ribbon, D-size stamp set, accessories, and step-by-step instruction guide that are included in the kit. Grab the kit at a great discount with a qualifying purchase, for free when you join Close To My Heart, or at full retail—the choice is yours! Take a look and you'll be hooked!
To watch a short video click HERE

May Constant Campaign

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month in May with a fabulous promotion! During May, when you or place a minimum order of $50 US / $55 CAN for any Close To My Heart products*, you can grab an exclusive You & Me scrapbooking kit for just $15/$16.50—that’s more than half off the retail value of the kit! Woo-hoo! You can also purchase the kit outright for $34.95/$38.95 with or without a minimum purchase. It’s a charming kit you and your customers are sure to love. It features two fully embellished layouts, each with their own unique personality, a D-size stamp set, and an instruction guide to step you through the creation process. As part of our promotion, we’re also offering new Consultants who join Close To My Heart in May one FREE You & Me scrapbooking kit plus 50% off their New Consultant Kit! It's an incredible value just for May!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Disney Layout

Where does the time go?? My son made the 8th grade baseball team and most of my off time is spent driving. From practice's to games, there is only spurts of time in between, not enough to scrap or even post.

Thought I'd share a fun layout I made a while back in a class I took at A.C. Moore. I was the only scrapper and had a private lesson on how to work my cricut machine. We are huge Disney fans and try to go every other year. We are long overdue!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sparkle with Studio J

This April, it’s time to let your Studio J® layouts shine with this exclusive, members-only campaign! Studio J members get free bling when they buy 10 layouts this month. Bling it up and bling it on with FREE self-adhesive Sparkles and Opaques Pearl gems!

Lovin Level 1

During April, when you place an order of $100 US / $115 CAN or more on my MyCTMH® website, you’ll receive one My Reflections® Level 1 kit of your choice FREE during our Lovin’ Level 1 campaign. Choose from several popular Level 1 kits. You’ll also qualify for a free April Stamp of the Month set! Now that’s a deal. You can choose from

Sweet Home (X7116A)
Passages (X7126A)
Topstitch (X7120A)
Perfect Day (X7100A)
Veranda (X7119A)
Splendor (X7124A)
Zippidee (X7125A)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Layout Using Magnifique

What a week! We have had stomach flu, baseball tryouts, nerves from baseball tryouts, confirmation prep, nerves from confirmation prep, and more. I wanted to take a day off from work for ME. A me day! But it didn't happen. I did take a day to care for my poor son though. After the week of nerves, he made the 8th grade baseball team. Woo Hoo!! Not much time for scrappin but here is a layout from not to long ago. Pictures are from 2009 but pages were done in January. Will I ever catch up???

Here is a layout using CTMH paper Magnifique

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Layout Using CTMH Mistletoe Paper

There are so many layouts that I start and never finish or are just waiting for the right finishing touch. And then there is the journaling. I know that is one of the most important parts of the layout, but I just find myself struggling for what to write. My friend found them called PHD for Pages Half Done. I like that one. My work on my PHD. In the mean time here is one that is finished, almost, it just needs the right pictures. I did this for the LOTM in December.

I used CTMH Mistletoe paper and the Cherish how to book.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Layout Using Lucky Paper

Here is my layout of the month pages for the month of March. At first, I wasn't too thrilled with this paper, however, after completeing the layout I am very pleased with how it turned out. I can't wait to do my next layout using this paper pack.

I used CTMH'S Lucky B&T Duo, Olive cardstock, cocoa ink, Bazzil~Navel cardstock, cut letters and stars from my cricut machine then embossed the stars with copper embossing powder,added some grosgrain ribbon and stamped with a stamp I got from Michaels. Inspired from Magic how to book

My First Card Swap

WOW! It's already been a week since I've been here. Wonder if I am really blog worthy. LOL

I have made my first card and actually did a swap. There were only 3 people swapping so there wasn't too much pressure.

The card was made using CTMH colors Lagoon, Pear, and Sunny Yellow and stamp D1352 IT'S YOUR DAY. Inspired by the Autum/Winter 2010 idea book

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Looking to add to your stamp collection? Just starting your stamp collection?? Now is a great time. Throughout March, when you buy My Acrylix® stamps, you will get a free My Acrylix® block. Not only will you have the best stamps on the block, you'll have the best block, too! Just purchase $25 in stamps and you can choose from two of our most versatile sizes: 3" x 3" (Y1006) or 2" x 6 1/2" (Y1010).

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Birthday Fun

I wish I could scrapbook as much as I think about it, however everyday life keeps me going. When it comes time to actually sit down and create a page, I am just too tired to think about it anymore. As I made the committment to myself to get pages completed and post them to my new blog, something always seems to get in the way.

I have 2 children, they are twins, and it just so happens to be their birthday on Sunday. Even though they will be 14 years old, they still want to have birthday parties. So, one for him, one for her, and another for the family. I can't believe how time flies. Lots of photos to take and scrapbook.

This is one of my favorite pictures of them taken when they were just 5. Seems like it was yesterday.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I have been busy all weekend preparing for my Layout of the Month Club. Normally, there are 7 ladies that attend, but this month there is 11. Woo Hoo! Looking forward to some fun.

Being February and Valentine's Day, I thought I would use CTMH's new paper pack called Sweetheart. It is so pretty.

I found a tutorial on how to make the paper rosette HERE

Trying to see how many 2 page spreads I can get out of one pack of paper. Here is #2.

Both layouts are from the 2011 Spring/Summer Idea Book.