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:
La Belle Vie
Pear & Partridge

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!

Click here to get started with YOUR Studio J account. Everything is free to use... you don't pay anything until you are ready to order your printed layouts.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday with Studio J: Video Tutorial

Enjoy this great video from Studio J and Close To My Heart. This video demonstrates how to change papers, add photo mats, use My Stickease "stickers", resize them, and use cool distressing options.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Create cute banners for any occasion or for any loved one quickly and easily using Close To My Heart's new My Creations® Mini Banner and our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge. It's a perfect pair of coordinating products!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Super Deal for National Scrapbooking Month!

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.

There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:
  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more between now and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE. Let’s get started.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday with Studio J

I have used Studio J to create another fun layout from our trip to Disneyland last summer. We rode the Soarin' ride and it's great - you really do feel like you are soaring over California!

Here are a few details about how I created this layout.
  • Fanfare paper packet
  • Picture Perfect layout (this one is available to Studio J members)
  • Kit Mix 2
  • Changed the base page color to Grey Flannel
  • Rotated left page 90 degrees to right, rotated right page 180 degrees
  • Deleted journaling box, ribbon accents & buttons on left page
  • Changed photo mats to black
  • Added 1/16" black photo mat to bottom image on left
  • Droped black hatched paper inside large circle & changed color to Pacifica
  • Added a mat to 3 photos on left page by using a title box (no text) -resized, rotated, sent to back & changed to Grey Flannel color (TIP: zoom in to get it exact)
  • Added 1/16" Grey Flannel mat to each photo on right page
  • Ribbon is Cranberry, brads are Black
  • Use Quick Title Tool on right page for Stickease title
  • Added Stickease & journaling, including replacing one button on top of right page with a Stickease button
I really do love the easy and flexibility of digital scrapbooking with Studio J. Beautiful scrapbook pages are just a few clicks away!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Cricut Art Philosophy 3D Gift Box

This cute zebra print box was made using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and the Roxie Level 2 Paper Packet. I've said it before, but I'll say it again, I love that zebra print paper so much I wish I could buy it in bulk!

The box itself was cut using the chinese take-out box pattern on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I then folded it up, filled it with some goodies and glued the box together with glue dots.

The ribbon on the sides and top are some retired CTMH ribbon that I happened to have in my stash. I made little loops out of short strips and adhered them to a Black card stock circle with my hot glue gun.

The flowers were cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge as well. I inked the edges a little before I "wound" the spiral shapes into flowers. The flowers are all accented with CTMH's self adhesive Clear Sparkles.

Friday, April 6, 2012

"My Dad" Scrapbook Layout

It's been 6 months now since Dad passed away and I finally had the courage to make up a scrapbook layout of some of the last photos we have of him. I'll miss him, but I'm proud of my pages, proud of him and happy to be sharing them with you here today.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Cricut Art Philosophy Card

I really love how this card turned out. I started with the 6"x6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes. They are a set of 10 tri-fold cards with the scalloped edge already cut.

The sentiment was created using the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection. The shape was cut using my Cricut and stamped with one of the stamp sets included with the cartridge. 

Roxie Level 2 Paper Packet
6-12"x12" Cardstock Sheets, 6-12"x12" B&T Duos Papers

The zebra print and pink paper on the front of the card are from the Roxie paper kit. I love that zebra print paper! It's available in the current catalog/Idea Book, but will be gone after July 30.

I created the embellishment on the side of the sentiment by folding a strip of the plaid paper and sticking it to the sentiment with glue dots. Then I took a bit of Cranberry twill folded ribbon from the Designer Ribbon Red Collection and adhered that to the back of the strip of folded plaid paper, also with glue dots. The sentiment itself is popped up with 3-D Foam Tape.

Designer Ribbon Red Collection
1 yard each of 4 ribbons

Finally, I added three Bitty Sparkles to the sentiment and five medium-sized round Clear Sparkles to the front flap. Thanks for joining me today!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easy Digital Scrapbooking with Studio J

You’ve taken the photos—now keep the memories. In five easy steps, create beautiful 12" × 12" two-page layouts showcasing your stories with Studio J. When the custom prints arrive at your door, slip them into your cherished albums. No one will guess it only took a few minutes to design them!

Here's another great video tutorial from Studio J. Enjoy!

To get started scrapbooking the digital way with Studio J, click here!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cards with Treats Inside!

Check out this super simple and easy card kit to put together with treats inside. This is perfect for a beginner or even for kids. You gotta try it! Order your Sweet Surprises Card Kit here!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Become a Consultant and join me at Convention!

If you take advantage of the AWESOME consultant opportunity available this month, you could join me at CTMH's convention this summer in Dallas, TX! I had an incredible time at Convention last year and I'm looking forward to another amazing time this July. Close To My Heart has created a fun video telling us a little about all the exciting things to expect!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial - Love your layout!

Want to get started with digital scrapbooking? Studio J makes it SO easy. You upload photos, choose your layout & papers and drop in your photos. There are no "kits" to buy - all digital papers and embellishments are included. You don't pay anything until you are ready to purchases your layouts. It's a great way to get caught up on your scrapbooking.

Check out this great tutorial from Close To My Heart!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Free Cricut Art Philosophy Collection!

Now is a great time to join Close To My Heart!

Check out this video all about this great promotion!

When you sign up as a new Consultant between March 1–31, you'll receive a FREE Cricut® Art Philosophy collection! The collection's retail price of $99 adds incredible value to your New Consultant Kit and will give you hours of creative fun with the included exclusive Cricut® cartridge, three coordinating My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets, and three sheets of matching Dimensional Elements shapes. 

Already own the collection? You can always give your free one as a gift or choose to receive $100 in CTMH products instead. Now is the time to embrace the philosophy of fun—Consultant and Cricut® fun!

The new consultant kit is an INCREDIBLE value - you get over $288 worth of products for only $99. When you add in the value of the Cricut Art Philosophy collection or $100 in CTMH products, that gets you $388 in product for ONLY $99.

Click here to join my "Bling it On" team! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Art Philosophy Paper Flowers

I love the paper flowers I can make using the spiral shapes available on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge! Here's a little demo showing you how!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking - Five for Free in February

Need to get caught up on your scrapbooking??? Then this is for you! I know I'll be ordering some for myself. It's the best deal Close To My Heart has ever offered for Studio J Online Digital Scrapbooking.

You can double your layouts with our Five for Free promotion! For each Studio J® 5-pack you purchase this February, you’ll get one free 5-pack. That means you get 10 layouts for just $55—that’s just $2.75 per page, with free shipping! Even if you’re already taking advantage of Studio J’s incredibly low members-only pricing, you’ll save even more when you purchase 5-packs through this special February deal!

You can order your 5-pack and free 5-pack online on my website.

You can get started creating your Studio J layouts here. If you have shopped online with me before, you can use your previous login information. If not, create an account and get started!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book Now Available

It's here! It's here! And it's wonderful! It's chock full of EIGHT great new paper packets, fab new stamp sets that coordinate with the paper packets and/or match up with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for stamping and cutting ease and tons of fun new embellishments.

You can browse the catalog HERE, and if you'd like to place an order, click Shop Online.