Thursday, December 31, 2015

What A Difference Color Makes!

When you're playing around in Studio J and you can't find just the right paper to make your project just right, don't forget that you can change the color of the paper to fit your project.

Here's how I made the Superhero paper look totally different just by changing the color of the paper.

Here's wishing you a very happy 2016!!! I hope you take the time to try out Studio J for your scrapbooking this year. It makes it so fast and easy to preserve your favorite memories of your busy life. I would love to show you just how easy it is!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

CTMH Paper Pack Focus - Kaleidoscope

This month our paper focus is featuring Kaleidoscope. A beautiful spring-like paper that just makes you go ahhh! If you're coming from Tonya's Blog you're on the right track. I chose a layout in Studio J that I could show off all the pretty paper. The original design called for photos on the left and right sides. I changed the photo spots to journaling spots and just removed the journaling. Then, I put the different paper in there. The buttons were already in the design and I decided purple was the color they needed to be. I changed the photos to black and white so Abigail's pink dress didn't take away from the paper. I added a bit of journaling, some borders and stitching to finish it all off.

I hope you feel inspired by my creation and will go to Studio J and log in or create an account if you don't already have one and try your hand at it. I hope you'll let me see your design and if you need any help, I'm here for you.
Now, keep on hopping in the hop and go to Katy's Blog to see her artwork!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Available December 1 : Everyday Life™
Our new, beautiful Everyday Life™ Planner system will help you stay organized in style. Order yours beginning December 1 ! »

Cyberweek Sale!

Save big on a wide variety of items tailored to your gift-giving needs. Get these deals while they last! »

Friday, November 20, 2015

CTMH Christmas Crafts Blog Hop

Take a look to get some great DIY ideas!
We're showcasing Christmas crafts on the Heartfelt Sentiments Team Blog Hop this month!  It might be a Christmas card, a stocking stuffer, or any kind of papercrafting artwork. Those last minute gift ideas or gift card holders you can recreate are priceless this time of year!

If you're coming from Melissa Robinson's Blog, you're on the right track!

My creation is a gift item that would be good for a quick kids gift or anyone who likes pretty stars.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Plan Ahead!

Raise your hand if you have used planners for years and cannot imagine life without them. Now, let’s see a show of hands from those of you who may think you’re not “the planner type.” But are you actually the planner type? Answer these questions to find out! Are you a visual learner who loves to see your days laid out in front of you? Are you someone who can’t remember anything unless you physically write it down? Or are you a loyalist who prefers the purity of paper over electronics?
If you answered “yes” to even one of these questions, then get excited. Why? Because, as we announced at Brisbane Convention, we have created our own planner that we’ll be making available for order later this month! Take a look!
Check out this beautiful, customizable planner! #ctmh #closetomyheart #2016planner #organization #papercrafting
First, get your hands on our adorable three-ringed Everyday Life™ album. Its black cover with a gold foil floral design is sure to be the envy of all your friends. Then grab the Everyday Life™ 2016 planner pages, which include weekly and monthly spreads to help you focus in on the daily details but also remember your plans for the entire month. The planner pages also include four sheets of colorful label stickers, 12 trendy monthly dividers with tabs, and a bookmark-style page finder to help you turn quickly to the current day. To help you store receipts, fliers, and more, there’s also a pocket folder page. Is that organized or what?
Personalize your pages even more with the Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan roller stamp, which has phrases like “shopping list,” “no school,” and “don’t forget.” We’ve designed this roller stamp to coordinate with the label stickers; simply place the label sticker in your planner, and then stamp the phrase of your choice onto it. With several colors to choose from, you can color coordinate your reminders for organization perfection!
So pull out your current planner, family calendar, or even a Post-It note, and write this down: order the Close To My Heart planner as soon as it is available, later in November. We know this is a reminder you’ll appreciate all year long!

Monday, October 5, 2015

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - Sangria

 Melissa Sanchez-Robinson's photo.
Welcome to our blog hop this month where we are featuring the fun and NEW product line Sangria!
If your coming from the amazing Aggie at The Creative Beehive, you're on the right track!

 I started out with one idea for my Sangria creation then changed my mind when I saw this absolutely gorgeous picture of my beautiful niece and her fiance. Because I only had access to the digital picture from Facebook and no time to print it, I figured I would just do the layout in Studio J. I went with one of the layouts in the Sangria Workshop on the Go. Is this paper perfect for this picture or what? Shout out to the fabulous photographer Megan Kelley from MK Creations! Awesome job Megan! Cute couple, too! Huh?

To continue on in the Hop, please visit Oklahoma's best at... Some Scrap Stuff!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CTMH Paper Blog Hop - Zoe

 Melissa Sanchez-Robinson's photo.

Every month we share artwork with a new paper pack from the Close To My Heart Idea Book. This month we're using the brand new AWESOME Zoe. Now, if you're coming from my funny friend, Lisa Lawson's Blog you're on the right track. This is a great big circle, so, if you get back here, you've made all the way around the hop.

I used Studio J for my creation since I haven't had a chance to order the new paper pack just yet. I scrapped some pretty wildflowers that we saw along the way of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

 I couldn't resist adding a couple more layouts of two of my grandsons made with the Zoe paper!

If you'd like to try out the Zoe paper in Studio J please click here and it will take you to my website where you can log on to Studio J. Be sure and look for the Zoe paper or try out any of the numerous other papers for your studio scrapbooking. Just pick out your photos for your layout and count them so you can pick out a layout with that many photos. Also, if you have any questions, please, feel free to contact me through email and I will respond as soon as I can!

Now, continue on the hop to see what the fabulous Michelle Brooks has created for you!

Monday, May 11, 2015

NEW Hostess Exclusive Stamp Sets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hostess Exclusive Stamp Sets Blog Hop! If you're coming from Melissa Robinson's Blog you're on the right track!

Please excuse my tardiness in getting my artwork up for you to see. I've been very busy working at my sister's flower shop for Mother's Day week. I let this completely slip my mind. I'll do my best to get something pretty made for you to see. So, check back later this week and see what I've made. In the meantime, please take a look at what the design team for Close To My Heart has created with "Exotic Flower."

Now, hop on over to Melissa David's Blog to see which Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set she's been playing with!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Blossom CTMH Paper Pack Focus Blog Hop

If your arriving from Melissa Davids' Blog then your on the right track! Blossom is the paper pack we're using this month for our hop. It's got beautiful spring-like colors that are so yummy you could just eat them!

Again, I'm using Studio J for my creation. I changed the color of one of the B&T papers because you can do that in Studio J! I thought the Smoothie was a better color for my photos than the original Sunset. I also adjusted the color intensity to be a little lighter. The original layout had 3 photos with a portrait orientation. I liked the way the paper strip lined up on the pages so I didn't want to turn the right page. I made the 2 photos into 1 photo and it's so easy to do! Just change the size in the photo box and you're good to go! But, of course, I needed more than 2 photos to tell the story...I just love how Madalyn used the bottom of her shirt to store the little blossoms that she was picking. So, I added a small photo spot and rotated it just a smidge to fill in the area where the fence was looming large in the first photo. But, none of the pictures I had used showed her pretty, I added another small photo to the left page. Voila! Cute layout in just a few, short minutes!

If you'd like to try scrapbooking the Studio J way, then, Click Here.  Or, if you'd like to try your hand with the paper, then, Go Here! I'd love to have you shop with me for all your Close To My Heart purchases!

Now, hop on over to Aggie Peter's Blog  to see what she's be up to!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you here again, soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Deal of the Day

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through my website and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 to $150. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3:00 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again! Click here to see today's deal--Check it out!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Blank Canvas

I hope you enjoyed Michelle's unique canvas if you're coming from Michelle Loncar's Blog
You're on the Technique Hop! This month we've designed our own canvas artwork to showcase the many different ways you can use the cute 6x6 artist's canvasses that CTMH sells. I've chosen to create "She Art" with mine. What's that? Well, it's a way of describing what you're like or hope to be like and using scraps to design it! I hope you like it!

Now, hop on over to Aggie Peters' Blog to see her canvas!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

CTMH Paper Focus - Blog Hop Hopscotch

'Here is the blog badge for the March Blog Hop -- Hopscotch!'
If you're coming from Theresa's Blog, you're on the right track! This month we're focusing on the paper packet Hopscotch. It's super cute & I can't wait to play with it. Well, I did get to use it at a retreat a few weeks ago but, I haven't had a chance to finish the layouts yet. So, in the meantime, I'm sharing a birthday card the design team from Close To My Heart designed.

And, I created a quick layout in Studio J that I think is absolutely adorable!!!

Now, hop on over to  Melissa's Blog to see what wonderful creation she's made!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CTMH Paper Focus - Wanderful Blog Hop

Tonya Edenfield Whitehurst's photo.
This month our blog hop is creating with Wanderful. It's a travel-themed pack but can be used for so many other things, just as all the paper packets from Close To My Heart.

If you're coming from Terry's Blog you're on the right path.

I had these pictures from our vacation last summer that needed to be scrapbooked. So, in my favorite scrapbooking site,  Studio J, I went to work. It didn't take long at all to pick a layout with 4 pictures and get started. I rotated the left side to get the orientation right for my vertical picture and increased it's size to get everything in with no cropping. The right side had 3 pictures all the same orientation so, I rearranged them to use one vertical and increased their size to 4x6. Then, I added stickease to make it interesting. I had fun playing while watching a movie with my husband!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think! If you'd like to try Studio J out, click on the link in the paragraph above. Remember, it doesn't cost a thing to try it out for yourself. Well, not until you want to order your layout. There's absolutely no mess to clean after you've scrapbooked the night away!

 Now, head on over to the fabulous Melissa Robinson's blog to see her creation!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Album Allure

During the month of February*, when you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17 USD/$19 CAD! These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love. They’re going fast and are built to last; so don’t delay—place your order today!
*Offer valid while supplies last February 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–February 28, 2015 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items ($34.95 USD/$38.50 CAD).

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Extra! Extra!

During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 or higher, will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards! This means an additional $30, giving you the opportunity to earn up to $230 or more in select free products.

Contact me to plan your January gathering!  You can also do an online event!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Christmas Express in Studio J

Do you want to get your Christmas pictures scrapbooked in a hurry this year? Hop on over to Studio J, sign in, or if you don't have an account, create one, and take a look at the Express Collections. Newly designed Yuletide Carol in the Express Collection is just what you need to get those Christmas memories into an album. There are 11 2-page layouts just waiting for you to drop your pictures in, add your journaling and order. Take a look at the front and back pages!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 Promotions

Happy New Year! There are so many wonderful promotions to kick off the new year with a bang! I am excited to share them with you today...

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month
Get the Year & Noted paper kit and embark on a yearlong scrapbooking adventure!
In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Year & Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Year & Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Year & Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Year & Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!
*Offer valid January 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST) - January 31, 2015 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (without My Creations kraft mini book: $24.95; including My Creations kraft mini book: $34.51.)

January Stamp of the Month - This Moment
Get this heart filled stamp set for just $5!

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($17.95) or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional $5 price.

Set of 12
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)
Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906).

Extra! Extra! Hostess Rewards!
January Hostess Promotion
During the month of January, all Gatherings that reach $350 or higher will be eligible to receive up to 50% more Hostess Rewards! This means an additional $30, giving you the opportunity to earn up to $230 or more in select free products. This offer is only available during January and is the ideal pairing for your National Papercrafting Month Gatherings, so join in the celebration and watch your earnings grow! 
Contact me to schedule your own home gathering or online gathering and earn extra rewards this month!