Thursday, July 31, 2014

What A Hoot (Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring What A Hoot.   If you have come here from Lela Norris's Blog you are on the right path! I loved her card!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost, we have a list of participants.

When I saw this stamp set I knew my daughter would love it because she loves owls. 

 It is a great little stamp for Halloween, but for some reason I could not stop obsessing over the wing.  All I saw was a petal.    It was all I could think about. So much so that when I got the stamp set, I HAD to create this out of the box card!  

*Stamped Thistle ink on Thistle cardstock to create the petals.  
*Fussy cut the petals out.
*I assembled my flower.  I used a bit of Thistle Ribbon.  The center of the flower is Thistle ink stamped on to the white space in a scrap of the Seaside B& T.  
* Placed the flower on the Seaside B & T
*Added pennats cut from Seaside B & T and Thistle Cardstock

Here is a close up shot!   I rolled the petals of the flower a bit and used adhesive foam for a bit of dimension.

I am the "CABOOSE" of this Blog Hop! We thank you for joining us!  If you'd like to see it again, hop over Adeline Brill's Blog to to see her super cute Scrapbook Layout and the start of our Hop! Thanks for visiting ALL the blogs to get some great paper craft ideas! Remember, this Stamp Of The Month  is only available until August 31st!

You Can Create!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Annual Inspirations is here!

Isn't it beautiful! The idea book goes live August 1st.  Here some highlights of what is inside:
• The adorable, pre-printed Designer Creations line, which includes 9 different gift items that you can embellish or use right out of the package!
• Four new designs to add to your collection of embossing folders.  You can see the arrow, floral, honeycomb, and woodgrain patterns pictured alongside your old favorites on page 179.
• The return of embossing powders in gold, silver, white, and clear. Each of the new embossing powders, as well as the craft heater and Tsukineko™VersaMark™are sure to inspire you.
• The highly anticipated ScoreBoard, perfect for adding scored lines to all of your projects with ease! 
• Five fresh new additions to the Whimsy color palette, with fun names like Thistle, Glacier, Flaxen, Canary, and Pixie, that match the fun and trendy hues they represent.
• The long awaited addition to the Close To My Heart Cricut® Collection family, Artfully Sent! This collection includes a project-centered cartridge with 5 different styles of cards that emphasize interactivity and unique icons in more than 2 dozen themes.
• A brand new addition of a pre-cut kit line called Cut Above™! This new line  contains 6 kits that feature cards and treat bags to help you create hand-stamped projects with no cutting required.

What are you most excited about?  Join me on FB for discussion and exclusive offers!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

After all these years

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I am super excited to let you know I have created a FaceBook Group just for you  I will be making exclusive offers just for loyal customer in this group.  I am excited to have you join me in this adventure!


Monday, July 7, 2014

First and Last Day Together

Saw this great idea on Pinterest, so on the last day of school, I had them hold a picture of them from the VERY FIRST day of school .  Used Studio J to created this Lay Out and I Love it!

You Can Create!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Price Changes in 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations

There are several items in the current 2014 Summer/Spring Idea Book that will be going up in price August 1, 2014.  They are listed below.  If you think you'll be wanting any of these items, make sure youpurchase them by the end of the month (July 31, 2014).  

Item DescriptionItem #Current PriceNew PricePrice Increase
Colored Stamp Padsall$5.25$5.95$0.70
Colored Reinkersall$4.25$4.95$0.70
White Daisy Stamp PadZ2163$6.95$7.50$0.55
WhiteDaisy ReinkerZ2263$4.95$5.50$0.55
Colonial White Stamp PadZ2168$6.95$7.50$0.55
Colonial White ReinkerZ2268$4.95$5.50$0.55
Archival Black Stamp Pad44751$5.95$7.50$1.55
Bonding Memories Glue (large)1512$6.95$7.95$1.00
My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner1778$4.25$4.95$0.70
Blending Pen3174$3.95$4.50$0.55
Watercolor Pencils3505$22.95$26.95$4.00
Sanding KitZ1294$3.50$4.95$1.45
Edge DistresserZ1297$2.50$3.95$1.45
12"x12" My Legacy Faux Leather Album Dark ChocoloateZ1342$24.95$29.95$5.00
12"x12" My Legacy Faux Leather Album Outdoor DenimZ1346$24.95$29.95$5.00
My Acrylix OrganizerZ1038$12.95$14.95$2.00
Large OrganizerZ1834$22.95$24.95$2.00
Medium OrganizerZ4139$16.95$19.95$3.00
Small OrganizerZ4138$12.95$14.95$2.00
Stitch GuideZ1852$12.95$13.95$1.00
Sponge Daubers Value PackZ1938$14.95$16.95$2.00
Sponge DaubersZ726$3.95$4.50$0.55

Saturday, July 5, 2014

4 Things You Need To Know About Studio J

Have you heard about Studio J?  It is one of the many wonderful products offered by Close To My Heart.  Because is it not your traditional ink and paper product, I think it has been overlooked.  I want to change that!  Here are 4 things you need to know about Studio J.

#1)     Studio J® is online design software that allows users to create custom-printed two-page layouts for 12" × 12" albums. There is no software to purchase and install; instead, simply log in to Studio J and start designing your layouts. You can create and immediately purchase your layouts, or you can save them for later completion and purchase.

You can create an account by going to Studio J > Get Started, then log in to Studio J and start designing layouts! Studio J is intuitive and easy to use; there are just 5 easy steps to creating a beautiful layout: 

1. Upload photos. 
2. Choose between our professionally-designed Express Collections or the Custom creation path. 
3. Select your collection and layout, or else a kit & pattern combination. 
4. Personalize your layout. 
5. Purchase custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.

Here is sample of one layout I created with Studio J using the Custom Creation Path:

 #2) Like to use your own digital kits to create your pages??? No problem.  There is a “NO Limits” option where you can drag and drop your creations into Studio J!

Here is LO created in the NO LIMITS option:

# 3   This is my favorite tip to share with you.  You can print pictures with Studio J!  Simply chose the Photo Collection option under Express Collections

Here are samples of the  photo options you can access:

Here is what fellow consultant Deb Killian was able to print:

#4)  Last but not least ,the price can not be beat! $6.95 for a 2 page 12x12 scrapbook Layout.  
Per two-page, custom-printed layout (including JPG files)$6.95
Per two-page JPG file only$2.95
Shipping per box of up to 50 layouts$5.95 USD / $13.95 CAD
Minimum layouts per order4
 Yes, that is $6.95 for that 2 page LO or $6.95 for ALL THOSE LARGE Photos!  

You NEED to try Studio J today!  You are going to LOVE it!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014


I signed a contract today!  I am super excited to teaching READ 180 again.  This will be my 2nd full year using the program and it has been a joy to see the growth in my students.  I look forward to sharing ideas with you  I have lots of things I want to try this coming new year and am thrilled!


Theatre Is My Sport ( Love Sports Blog Hop)

Thank you for joining us for   The LOVE SPORTS BLOG HOP This is a blog hop featuring projects based on sports o...