Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog is HERE!

 Close To My Heart 2014 Spring/Summer Catalog

It's here! It's here! It's finally here! So excited to share it with you. It's full of new paper designs, stamp sets, EMBOSSING FOLDERS(!!), new Base & Bling wearable crafts that you can create in a flash (not kidding here), and a brand new scrapbooking program called "Picture My Life."

Click the catalog picture above to go directly to the online version. If you want a copy in your hands, contact me and I'd be happy to get one to you!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E01): Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking

Hey all! Close To My Heart has made a cool video explaining just how to use the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  Check it out. This is the first in a year long series of videos about Artbooking.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

New Autumn/Winter Idea Book & Catalog is Here!

It's finally here... the new 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book & Catalog! So excited to announce it's arrival.

We have a NEW Cricut bundle, the Cricut Artbooking Collection

It allows you to create themed 2-page scrapbook layouts in a flash, all with your Cricut. All the guesswork is taken out of the process. Just select your layout theme and using only 2 buttons on Cricut and one dial size, you can create a layout like the one below complete with title, photo mats, backgrounds, accents, etc.




The collection comes with a Cricut cartridge, THREE coordinating My Acrylix stamp sets and 3 sheets of coordinating die-cut chipboard shapes. 


But you can create more than just 12x12 pages! The cartridge also has 10 themed mini albums! Cutting out the pages for a complete mini album has never been easier. 

***When you order your Artbooking bundle, I will send you complete instructions to create the "2 of a Kind" layout featured above! 


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Free Paper Packet!!!

Get a free Paper Packet of your choice when you order the fabulous Cricut Artiste Collection!



This is a sample of the Scholastic Paper Packet. It's great for back-to-school, vintage, and cards & scrapbook pages for all the guys in your life.



The Cricut Artiste Collection includes:
  • 1-Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, fonts, shapes, and 3-D items)
  • 3- My Acrylix D-size stamp sets (which coordinate with the Artiste images)
  • 3-12"x9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes that coordinate with the Artiste images).
I am giving away one free paper packet to each customer who orders the Cricut Artiste Collection now through August 31st through my shopping website. Here's how:

1. Visit my shopping website and click "JOIN" next to Cricut Artiste Party:




2. Add the Cricut Artiste Collection (Z1790) to your purchases (and anything else you just have to have!).

3. Complete your online order and I'll contact you by email for your choice of paper packet. You can choose from any paper packet listed in the 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book & Catalog. Your order will ship directly to you, but I will send you the free paper packet after the party closing date.

Each Paper Packet contains 6 - 12"x12" Cardstock Sheets and 6 - 12"x12" double-sided pattern papers. You can choose from the following:
Avonlea
Clementine
Dakota
La Belle Vie
Scholastic
Flirty
Moonlight
Pear & Partridge
Stella
Pemberley
Victory
Florentine

This offer is available ONLY from me! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

National Stamping Month!



To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are bringing back our popular double stamp set promotion! You can get the exclusive, new My Acrylix It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life. The double set has a retail value of $35.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new, exclusive It’s Your Day double stamp set!




Enjoy this video all about National Stamping Month!


Saturday, June 30, 2012

Free Paper Packets and Coordinating Accessory


We have a great promotion for the month of July! When you place an online order of $75 or more, you will receive a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory - a Perfect Pair - for Free! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you'll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs. Place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last! Here's the schedule of paper packets & accessories that will be offered:
  • July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90
  • July 6–10 Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90
  • July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90
  • July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C) $17.90
  • July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C) $17.90
  • July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C) $17.90
  • July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C) $14.90

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Catching up on Scrapbooking!

If you ever think that you are far behind or that you'll NEVER catch up on your scrapbooks, then scrapbooking the Studio J way is for YOU!

I really wanted to share one of my most recent layouts with you. These photos were taken by a local professional photographer, Tiffany Heath of Mulberry Dreams. She takes the most beautiful photos and shares the digital files with her customers. Perfect for me!



Here are a couple more video tutorials to help you along. I love these. I always learn a new technique when I watch. It really is SOO easy to do! Take a couple minutes and watch these and I think you'll be hooked too!








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