Monday, April 30, 2012

Studio J: Love Your Layout: Using My Stickease® for Journaling

In only minutes you can capture some of your happiest memories with this simple, yet beautiful layout using Studio J®! Just watch this Love Your Layout episode to get the step-by-step instructions. You’ll even master a few techniques along the way.  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

You're Special Card

I used the Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut out this 5" Circle card in Colonial White cardstock.  Other materials include Desert Sand cardstock; Cocoa cardstock; "A Tulip" stamp set for the images and sentiment.  The layout came from the Wishes How-To Book "Sentiment Secured".  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Thank You" & "Sending Warm Wishes" Cards

I love this stamp set! 
AND  it was so fun to make this card.  I have to admit this is the first time I've used markers to color in a stamped image and it actually made me think, "I need to get my hands on all of these markers"!  These markers are a great tool and I love the double end which can help you create the perfect look!

On a side note the CTMH Spring/Summer Idea Book will be the last time the markers will be featured, they will not be available in the 2012 Fall/Winter Idea Book.  So if you to love to use markers and haven't completed your collection, hurry and get them before they are gone.  Click here to choose colors

For this card I used the Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut out this adorable scalloped edge card in Sunny Yellow cardstock and the Tag in White cardstock.  I used the "A Garden" CTMH stamp set to stamp the images.  I first stamped the flowers in Tulip Ink on the tag and then the vase in Olive Ink to match up with the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment "Thank You" in Tulip Ink on the tag and the butterfly image on a scrap piece of white cardstock and then cut it out.  I colored the flowers in using the Smoothie marker to give it a lighter color and the Olive marker to color in the vase as well as the Tulip marker to do the design on the vase.  I used the Cotton Candy marker to make the stitching outline around the tag.  To finish off the card I used Sweet Leaf cardstock to go around the front and back of the card and White ribbon for the bow.

I also made this card in a larger size, 7", changing it up just a bit.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Thinking of You" Card

A very dear friend lost her grandmother while we were away, this card is for her.  It's so hard to lose someone your close to and love very much.  There are no words you can say to take the hurt away but hopefully knowing that your friends and family are there for you and thinking of you can give you a little comfort.

I made this card using the "A Blossom" CTMH stamp set.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Back From Up North!

Hello!  Sorry I wasn't able to post while I was up North, no service!  Here is one of the sights we saw just down the road from the camp.  We saw a total of 6 moose while we were up there.  Incredible!

The weather was so nice, we had several days in the 70's.  We went for a 4-wheeler ride through the woods down to the lake, all the ice is gone!

It was so relaxing, we did whatever inspired us at that moment.  I was able to get my creative juices flowing too!

Here is a Birthday Card I made using some old and new.  White cardstock; Sweet Leaf cardstock; Sophia B&T duo paper; Red Button Assortment; and Paradise Paper Flowers.

It's good to be home and back to reality but it sure was nice to be "out of touch" with the real world for a few days!  

Stay tuned for more cards in the upcoming days...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Going on a Scrapbook Trip!

Hello everyone, I'm leaving for a few days to go scrapbooking with my mother and daughter, I'm so excited and I can't wait to go.  We are headed up North and the weather is supposed to be very nice for the next couples of days, should be great!  I am going to try to post my work from the camp but I'm not sure how good the reception will be, keep your fingers crossed.  Hope you have a great week and I'll talk with you soon.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

National Scrapbooking Month—Dotty for You

National Scrapbooking Month—Dotty for You

April–May 2012 Constant Campaign

When you place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, you may add the Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95, for just $5.

Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing. But that’s not all! There are two ways your customers can get this darling paper packet FREE!

Hostesses will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet when their Gathering sales total $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile donations).

New Consultants who sign up between April 1 and May 31 (two full months!) will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet with their kit.

Spread the word and help us celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May with this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet promotion.

Customers/Hostesses: April 17 (9:00 am MDT) – May 31 (11:59 pm MDT)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Nifty Gifts Project Inspiration

Great ideas for that little extra something special!  So easy to make with the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection too!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Close to my Heart Swap - Kathleen

Fourth Up:  Kathleen Greib - Footloose


Love her layout - the waves are great!  My pictures don't do her artwork justice.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Close to my Heart Swap - LeaJeania

Third up:  LeaJeania Hicks - Victory

Is this not the cutest idea!

Follow LeaJeania on her blog HERE