Thursday, June 30, 2011

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's SOTM, American Celebration, a set of 12 stamps! If you have come here from Karen's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

Images included in American Celebration SOTM
This month we have over 60 Close to My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. So be sure to check out all of their inspiring work! This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move on to the next one! Have fun and enjoy!

I am having so much fun creating with this stamp set! I created an "American Celebration" page as well as a completely different themed page using the same stamp set!  This set is a wonderful compliment to the the Token Alpha Stamp, I stamped (using the second generation technique) one of the images right on top of the Alphabet. Click on any of my images to view them larger.

Supplies used to create this two page layout: July SOTM, Token Alphabet Stamp Set, Cranberry Ink, Outdoor Denim Ink, Fanfare Level 2 Assortment, CTMH Papers: Fanfare, Magnifique, Animal Cookies

Now hop on over to Tamra's Blog to see what she has created. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 31st! Contact me to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!


Here is another layout that I created using July's Stamp of the Month.
Sorry the lighting wasn't that great when taking this photo.  Supplies used: July SOTM, Blush Ink, Miracle L2 Paper Pack.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Up For a Challenge? & SOTM Sneak Peek

Here's a SNEAK PEEK of the layout I created using July's Stamp of the Month (SOTM). 

My inspiration for this layout came from my one my favorite scrapbook blogs to stalk (I mean read on a daily basis!), Susan Weinroth.  She came up with A STASH-BUSTER use 10 OR MORE patterned papers in a single layout!  Anyone up for a challenge?  I had so much fun with this challenge...lately my theme has been to scrap my stash so this challenge was just the thing for me!  I used 13, yes THIRTEEN, patterned papers in my layout!  My layout is a two-page layout but for this challenge I am using only the left side of the layout "10 Months."  If you decide to join in on this challenge, send me an email with your pictures. I would love to see them!  Now, you will have to wait until July 1st to see the full layouts!! 

Stay Tuned!

Happy Scrapping, my friends!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Crafty Can

How cute are these little ones!?!  Picture by Kelly Meyers Photography; please check her out!!
This beautiful weather has been keeping us outside and so busy which means blog updates have been slacking. But what I have to share today will make up for it (or at least I think so!!)  I just had to share that adorable picture of my Olivia and her BFF, Addy strawberry picking for the first time...what a BLAST!!

So, all of Olivia's friends are starting to turn one...what a perfect time to put my crafty"ness" to good use!

I have been dying to alter a paint can to use as a gift box and finally got to try it out. What fun and what great results! A few of us friends from a mom's group decided to all go in on a museum pass and I made the gift wrap using Fanfare papers, lots of stamps and ribbon! Great way to use up those paper scraps.  This is my first of many Crafty Cans!!

Close up of the adorable paper pinwheel that I made with a canvas badge button in the middle (stamped using June SOTM)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Studio J®: Personalize Your Layouts

I am having so much fun playing around with Studio J, I know I keep saying that but it is the truth!! I can't wait to share the layouts that I have been creating. Yesterday I received the printed layouts of the first 2 layouts that I created and they are even more beautiful in person if you can believe that! I sure am hooked.

For the month of June I promised to share some Studio J tutorial videos. So keeping with that trend here is another great video to show you all of the options Studio J has for personalizing your scrapbook layout. You can also go to You Tube and search for CTMHcorp channel for additional videos.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Studio J®: Perfect Placement

The month of June is a great time to get started with Studio J! I wanted to share different tutorial videos that have been created to show different tips and techniques that you can do with this wonderful program! Check out this great video for the secrets to Perfect Placement! Get all of your photos and embellishments just perfect on your layout.

For the first video that I shared, click here!

To try out these great tools to get your embellishments just right, hop on over to my website or contact me!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stronger Together - You & Me Kit is BACK!

Close to My Heart has done it again!  The You and Me Kit has been extended through the month of June (while supplies last).  You can get a kit of your own for only $15 and a portion of the proceeds will will be donated to the Red Cross Spring 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. With the You & Me kit, you’ll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories. At only $15, this kit is more than 50% off the retail price. You’ll win by getting the kit at a phenomenal price, and those in the weather-devastated regions will benefit from your charitable contribution. Together we can make a difference; together we are stronger!
Offer valid June 1–30, 2011, or while supplies last. No qualifying purchase required. Tax and shipping/handling charges apply.

This is the D-Size Stamp set that you will receive.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Lovin' Studio J

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I am just loving Studio J!! I am having so much fun creating adorable layouts while lounging on my couch with my fam and having NO mess to clean up!

CTMH Corp. has created a Studio J blog, check it out.

Be sure to take advantage of the FREE JPG of your layout only during the month of June.  Click here to go over to my website to get started.  If you are interested in learning more about Studio J or would like a personal demonstration, contact me!

Happy Scrappin'

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Studio J®: Step-by-Step Basics

Since this is the month to take advantage of Studio J, whether you already have played around with it or are new. Check out this wonderful video by Closte to My Heart that I wanted to share with all of you! If you are interested in a one-on-one in person tutorial, I would be happy to show you contact me by clicking here. I will be sharing some new videos throughout the month. Once you are ready to get playing hop on over to my site by clicking here.  Here is the link as well;

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Now is The Time!

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...To try out Studio J!  What is Studio J, you ask?  It is CTMH's very own awesome online digital scrapbooking program.  I just started using this program, as I am a get my hands on paper and embellishments and scrap away kind of person! BUT let me tell you it is SO: user friendly, quick, fun, & addicting!  See that adorable layout above, it is my first Studio J creation and I completed it in less than an hour!  Even better, you can try it out for yourself completely FREE and no obligation to buy!  Just go on to my website and create an account; click HERE to get started.  Download your pictures and play around, no strings attached!  June is the perfect month to try it out because you can get a FREE JPG of your layout.  Have questions, want to learn more about Studio J, contact me!