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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Life is Tweet - June SOTM Blog Hop



Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This is a fabulous Stamp Set and there are 55 consultants participating in this hop.You won't want a miss seeing a single piece of artwork from these talented ladies.

If you've come here from Lisa's Blog, you are on the right path.

However, you can start anywhere along the hop. It goes in one big circle. Just click on the next person's link at the bottom of this post.

My card today uses the Florentine papers. The flower was cut using the CTMH Exclusive Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy.

Now, hop on over to Krista's Blog and see what fabulous artwork she has to share with you.


Dotty For You - Last Day to Order



Here is a beautiful card sent to me by my upline Kathy.

Today is the last day to get this fabulous paper pack, Dotty For You, for only $5 with a $35 purchase. Sometimes you can't appreciate the beauty of this paper until you see things made with it.

To view our current products and place an order, click here

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Perfect Day - Humble Artists Swap Card



Here is my April Swap card for the Hunble Artists Group.

I used the Perfect Day Stamp Set along with paper from Florentine and Footloose Paper Packs.
Stamping was done with the ghosting technique.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Studio J Layout #5

Here is my last layout from the training layouts we were givin to make for our Leadershare program last month. This layout was to teach us how to take one photo and to put that same phot into all six of the photo wells on the bottom right page. The you enlarge each one and move them around so they all match up to look like one big photo. This is SO EASY to do even though it looks complicated.
You can click on the photo to enlarge to see it better.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Studio J Layout #4 - Alaska

Here is the fourth Layout I made for our Leadershare two weeks ago. The Cruisin digital papers and Stickease were used for this.
This layout is of our Alaskan Road trip in 2008. You can click on layout to enlarge.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Perfect Day

Here is the second card for my May Workshops and clubs. I used the Perfect Day Stamp Set from Close to my Heart. I stamp-lifted this card from my  good friend Debbie. I just changed it around slightly. The color I used is Pacifica.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Friendship Bouquet

Here is one of the three cards my club is making this month. It is from the May Stamp of the Month called Friendship Bouquet. The sunflower was colored in with ink pads and a blender pen.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Studio J Layout #3

Here is my third layout I made using the fabulous Studio J Digital Scrapbooking from Close to my Heart.


Until you experience the creativity and quality of using this program until you try it for yourself. Nothing more to do then create the layouts and purchase. They are all printed on the BEST quality papers and processing delivered right to your door.


This layout is of three of my youngest Son's boys. 
Would you believe I made the argyle borders just by dragging a test box over, sizing it and turning it into a diamond, then adding stitching to make the X in each and then a copy and paste technique to fill in the border. SO MUCH FUN!!!


This digital paper is from the Super Hero papers new in this Spring/Summer Catalog.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Friendship Bouquet 3 from 1




Last week at my unit meeting, Jolene treated us with the supplies to make three gift cards from one of the Close to my Heart 6x6 Kraft cards. We used the Stella papers for those cards. I was planning on making these with my club this month but knew I wanted to feature the May Stamp of the Month, Friensdhip Bouquet, for them. So, I changed the papers to Pemberly since I like the Honey and dark blues together.
The flowers and the flourish stem were cut from the CTMH exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

The flowers were cut at 2.5", 2.25", & 2". The center was cut at 1". The flourish was cut at 1". Each flower was stamped with Honey and the center was stamped with Gold Rush. The edges were sponged with Goldrush. The leaves were stamped with Olive on Garden Green Cardstock, cut out, then run though my crimper. I sure wish we still still carried the crimper in the catalog. I could have sold a few of them last night at my club.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Studio J Layout #2

My layout today is the second of the training layouts I did for Leadershare. This layout taught us how to split the Digital My Stickease Embellishments on two pages and how to layer them throughout or pages.
We also used the metal embellishments for the top of the journaling box. 

I used the Pemberly papers for my layout. Now, if you are familiar with the Close to my Heart papers, you will know that the Pemberly papers are shades of dark blue. With Studio J, digital scrapbooking, you can change the colors of your favorite paper designs to any of our 60 colors to match your photos. I changed the Blues to Pink.

I also incorporated two separate Journal boxes to use two different fonts for the title.
Click on Layout to enlarge














This layout is of our daughter Andrea with her precious baby Mya when she was only 5 months old. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Studio J Layout one

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the Close to my Heart Leadershare program in New Jersey. My friends & I  had such a great weekend creating.
But two weeks before, we were given 5 free studio J Layouts to complete as a training on new creative techniques. I will be posting one of each of my five layouts each day.

I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE digital scrapbooking with Studio J. It is so much more economical then traditional scrapbooking. This was teaching us how to work with the digital stitching around the photos and the stitched flower embellishments. You can click on the layout to see it bigger.

These pictures are of my husband, our daughter and her children on Easter.

If you would like to try out Studio J for yourself, contact me and I will tell you how you can play with this magnificent digital program at no cost or obligation to you.