Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Summer Moments with Studio J.

Just wanted to share a few new layouts I created with Studio J, using the new paper packs from Close to My Hearst 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  These layouts were so easy to create and only took me a few minutes to create (well maybe a little longer, but just an hour or so while the kids napped).  I was able to capture special memories from this summer almost immediately.  

The layout below was created using Sonoma papers and the pre made Picture Perfect Kit from Studio J.  I used the Stickease Embellishments within Studio J to create the title, flower and button embellishments. 
This layout was created using the Elemential paper and the Studio J premade kit called Close Up.  I love how the blue buttons and letters add a bright splash of color to this layout.  The word PIZZA was created using an individual title square for each letter. 
Try out the new papers and see just how fun creating scrapbook layouts online can be.  Click here to start now!


P.S. Click on the image to make it larger. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

September "Scrappy Creations" Class

The next "Scrappy Creations" Class will be Thursday, September, 15th at 7PM
Please RSVP No later then Monday, September 5th.

We will be using the very Autumn looking paper pack "Dreamin," to complete at least 5 different cards.

Dreamin Level 2 Paper Pack (X7142B-$9.95) 
The cost for this class ranges from $15 to $25 dollars depending on which kit you would like.

Basic Kit:  $15.00
Create 5 cards-(Supplies include)
3 Dreamin’ B&T Papers
5 Kraft Cards and Envelopes (6x6 cards with die cut scalloped flap)
1 yard Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Scalloped Kraft Card and Envelope (Z1474-$6.95)

 Better than Basic Kit $25
Create 10 Cards-(Supplies include)
6 Dreamin’ B&T Papers
10 Kraft Cards and Envelopes
2 yards of Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon
Harvest Charm Embellishment Pack

Harvest Charm Embellishment Pack (Z1633-4.95) 

**Don’t want the Harvest Charm Embellishment Pack?  For $20 you can get the Better than Basic Kit without the the charms.) 

Buy Supplies Individually (Can be used toward total purchase for rewards)
X7142B Dreamin’Level 2 Paper Pack  $9.95
Z1474 10 Kraft Cards and Envelopes $6.95
Z1617 5 yards of Grosgrain Ribbon $6.95
Z1633 Harvest Charms Embellishment Pack $4.95
C1465 Stamp Set “Unscripted”  $13.95
Z1483 Bronze Glitz Gel $2.75

RSVP as soon as you are able.  The last day to sign up for this class is Monday, September 5th. 


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Freshly Sharpened Pencils

Call me weird, but I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils almost as much as I love the smell of a new of paper pack from CTMH.  Am I the only one out there that does?   Okay maybe I am, but nothing reminds me more of Back to School than a row a freshly sharpened pencils.  For this week's Back to School Challenge at Heart 2 Heart, I paper pieced a row of pencils, using Sunflower, Creme Brulee, Grey Wool and Blush Card Stock.  I added Outdoor Denim B&T Paper, Cranberry Cardstock and added accent apples to give it some color. 
The cover and sketch from Card Ideas for Paper Crafters  that I ran across at inspired me to create my "pencil" card. 

Happy Back to School!!!


Monday, August 22, 2011

Crop Night and Other Info

Crop Night
Thursday, August 25 at 7PM
Bring your own projects and enjoy an evening of crafting and fun.
Gets lots accomplished and use any of my stamp sets, inks and/or Cricut supplies. 
Please bring a friend.  
Message me if you would like to come so I can make sure I have enough table space for you 

 Scrappy Creations Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 7PM.  
Will be creating beautiful cards and/or a layout using the new Dreamin' Paper Pack seen below. 
Class prices range from $15 (Basic Kit)-$25 (Basic Plus Kit)  
Let me know by Friday, August 26 if you would like to attend this class.  I will send you more info via email.  You will need you to prepay for the the class by the beginning of September.   
 Don't have time to attend the crop or the class, Shop Online.  The new catalog is available to order online and has a great selection of new papers and embellishments, including the new Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Plus there are some amazing deals to take advantage of.  Purchase August's "Witchy" Stamp of the Month for only $5 when making of a purchase of $50 dollars or more. 
 In addition receive a Free Bonus Alphabet Stamp Set when you purchase the Stamp of the month. 
 Spend $20 more for a total of $75 and receive this cute "Double" Stamp Set....FREE.  That is and exceptional value in which you will  receive $40 plus dollars in Close to My Heart Exclusive Acrylix Stamp Sets, Free.  Don't Miss Out! 
Online ordering is now more affordable than ever.  Shipping rates are now equivalent to when ordering directly from me.  Hostess Rewards may now be collected on orders from one person.  Hostess rewards cannot be collected from online orders, so let me know if you plan to order $150 or more so I can help you earn FREE hostess rewards.  

Hope so see you this coming Thursday.  Love Crop Nights! Love to see everyones' projects!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Scrappin' it Old School

Remember this old CTMH paper pack, "Birthday Bash"?   Last week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge entailed creating a card, layout etc. centered around a child's birthday.  I immediately thought of this paper pack I purchased ages ago and never used.  The colors went right along with my son's Construction Birthday Party, so I was inspired to finally create a birthday layout for him. 
I wanted to add a dump truck on the first page, but didn't have any stickease, cricut cartridges or anything simple to use that had a dump truck.  I was tempted to just put a picture of his birthday cake in the corner  (see picture here), but was up for a challenge, so decided to try to make one myself.  I was very pleased with how it turned out.  I found a simple line drawing of dump truck at and simply paper pieced it together.  I also used some simple stickease stickers to add some more dimension on the wheels and cut small strips to add to the truck.  Not too shabby!
  I also used colorful paper clips to add some ribbon embellishments.
Flags cut out of stickease labels.  Did you know cornstarch works perfectly to remove the "sticky" off the back of stickease stickers? 
Glad to have used one more paper pack in my stash!  I am on the road to recovery.  No longer am I a "hoarder", but a "user" of my supplies!  Thanks Heart 2 Heart for giving me the inspiration....even though I am a week late.  ;o)


Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Wanted to share one of my recent Studio J layouts and a fun idea for a summer science experiment.  Earlier this summer, the kids and I "grew" butterflies.  It was a great experiment and so fun for the kids to watch them grow from tiny caterpillars to butterflies.  It happened so quickly that the kids didn't loose interest and were so excited when the butterflies finally emerged from their chrysalis'. 
 Unfortunately, my camera broke mid-butterfly growing and I had to make due with a cheap disposable camera.  You can definitely tell the difference between the "good" digital pictures and those taken on the disposable camera.  Even though my pictures weren't perfect, I still wanted to make a layout to document this fun experiment and to remember the fun we had studying them.  The point being, even with bad pictures, the layout still looks good and will be fun to look back on regardless.  I have enjoyed Studio J, because it has allowed me to scrap and document memories immediately.  My journaling has more detail and contains fun antidotes that I might not remember if I waited.