Monday, September 15, 2014

September 2014 Studio J blog Hop "Anything Goes"

At last we've decided to have a Studio J Blog Hop! It's your typical hop with a Studio J twist. This month it's anything goes. In the future, we hope to have themes so you can see lots of ideas on how to do a particular skill in Studio J.

If you've come from Adeline's Blog you're on the right track. If you click the next link in the post, you'll make a complete circle and end up right where you started.

My selection is a layout with pictures from a couple of years ago. What better way to get caught up on your scrapbooking than Studio J? This is a layout anyone can easily create for themselves! Enjoy!

The picture with Kaylie blowing out her candles was originally a spot for 2 photos, but I just had one. I used the same photo in both wells but increased the percentage of it and moved one to the left...the other to the right until they matched up. That cropped a lot of the distractions in the background out. I played with the size and placement a little until the front of her face wasn't cut down the middle where the background shows between the 2 pics. I could have changed it to be just one photo well by increasing the width of one of the photo wells and deleting the other. But, I liked the look of it with two.

I'd love to show you how you can get caught up with your memory keeping!  Check out Studio J and see if it's something you'd be interested in costs nothing to try!

Now, hop on over to Julie's Blog to see what she's been up to in Studio J.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

September Stamp of the Month: Family Is Forever

Highlight your heritage with this exclusive stamp set.
September Stamp of the Month: Family Is Forever
Make family connections with the sweet sentiments and images of a stamp set that celebrates the people that matter most to you. The September Stamp of the Month, Family Is Forever, will warm the pages you dedicate to your cherished family relationships. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products during the month of September, you can get this heartwarming set for just $5! Of course, this deal is not as timeless as your memories—it runs only through the month of September, so get your set right away!

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Saturday, September 6, 2014


Celebrate National Stamping Month and 30 years of stamping success—together!
September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart will be celebrating all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September*, you will qualify to receive the exclusive C-size stamp set #30yearsofhappy FREE (a $13.95 USD / $15.25 CAD value)! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and honors the ongoing celebration of founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! You can take part in the fun for the next 30 days by purchasing your own set! To follow all of the ways we’re celebrating #30yearsofhappy, check out Close To My Heart’s Facebook page and Instagram!

*Offer valid September 1–30, 2014. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($13.95 USD / $15.25 CAD). Excluded stamps include discounted Stamp of the Month sets, Hostess Rewards sets, Workshops on the Go® sets, and any other kit-exclusive stamps.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

CTMH Paper Focus - Blog Hop Scaredy Cat

If you're coming from Melissa's Blog, you're dong great.

I wanted to show how versatile our paper packs are by creating a layout that wasn't Halloween themed. What do you think of this?
Scaredy Cat paper pack using Layout 10 in Make It From Your Heart Volume 2. Z1708 Sparkle Flourishes were added for an elegant touch.

A close up of the stamping with C1581 Inspiration Flourishes.

Now, hop on over to see what Melissa D's Blog to what she made.