Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sneak Peaks and more!

Welcome to our Close to my Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 40 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Summer 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting May 1st! These talented ladies have come up with some awesome ideas. I know I'll be getting a ton of inspiration from all their great ideas and I hope you will too!

If you have come here from Clerissa Lewis's blog, you are on the right path!
You can also find a complete list of Blog Hop participants at
This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! And away we go!!

This card just came together for me. I love the Cherry O paper pack. It's so fun and versatile to work with and can be used with boy or girl layouts and works great with a variety of themes like summertime activities, cooking with Mom, and so many more.

Paper: Cherry O paper pack
My Acrylix Stamp Set: Chocolate Alphabet Small
Ink Colors: Chocolate
Embellishments: etc) Chocolate Waxy Flax, Misc. buttons

Now "Hop" on over to Georgia Hauglid's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get
some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp

Remember, the Summer 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on May 1st! Happy Crafting everyone!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Studio J is here!!

Studio J is CTMH's fantastic new digital scrapbooking site. I've been playing with it during it's testing phase and really love using it. It's so simple but the pages you can create are just amazing!

  1. What is Studio J Design Software? Studio J is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart. (Did I mention FREE?) Studio J helps you easily create custom-printed two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs all delivered in 12 × 12 custom prints ready for your albums. It’s a snap!
  2. Is Studio J easy to use? Studio J software is extremely intuitive and easy to use. The program walks you through five steps that include:

    1. uploading your photos
    2. choosing your desired themed kit
    3. selecting an exclusive layout pattern
    4. adding photos, embellishments, titles, and journaling
    5. purchasing custom-printed layouts ready for your personal album
    It’s super simple and extremely fun to use! 
  3. I love Close To My Heart products. Will Studio J use the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments? Of course! If you love Close To My Heart’s scrapbooking philosophy, then you will love Studio J.
  4. Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J? Nope! You only need an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to my MyCTMH website and click on the Studio J link to get started. Feel free to design to your heart’s content—you are not required to buy anything to get started!
  5. Can I save what I am working on and come back to it later? Absolutely! You can create a customer profile that allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase.  Better yet, Close To My Heart will even send you an email to let you know where you are at with your project timeline.
  6. Do I need a printer that can print 12" × 12" pages to use Studio J? Nope. Your Studio J layouts are not available for you to print from a home computer. In fact, we take care of the printing for you. When you purchase your designed layouts, we print and ship them quickly and directly to you using only top quality printing technology and archival-quality papers.Mine arrived only a few short days after I purchased them.
  7. What is the price? You are not charged a thing until you order your custom prints. The price per printed two-page layout is $14.95 (well below the industry standard). We also offer some fantastic rewards for larger orders. You can receive FREE Memory Protectors to protect your layouts in your albums, and FREE shipping/handling based on the number of layout prints you purchase in a single order as follows:

    • For 5–9 layout purchases: You’ll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors FREE!
    • For 10–20 layout purchases: You’ll receive FREE shipping/handling PLUS a FREE pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in your single order.
  8. When can I begin creating with Studio J? RIGHT NOW, Tuesday, April 27th!
Here are a couple of layouts that I created using Studio J. If you have any questions feel free to contact me!

    Monday, April 26, 2010

    Summer 2010 Sneak Peak Blog Hop

    Over 40 Fabulous Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the
    Summer 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great
    products available in the new Idea Book starting May 1st! Starting April 28th at 7 pm MST come to my blog to start a blog hop through all the awesome ideas from some truly talented ladies! I hope to see you there :)

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    Loving the 10 second studio metals!!

    So I went to another fabulous make and take at Treasured Memories on Tuesday night. This time it was taught by the awesome KC! This wasn't a new technique for me as I took KC's altered doll class a few months ago and that is where my love affair with 10 second studio began. I had always seen them in the store but didn't know what to do with them. Once I took KC's class I realized how super easy and fun they really are to work with. For the make and take this week they made a chipboard frame with embossed/die cut metals which will look cute on a scrap page or just on the wall. Here's a pic of my frame and just for fun I'll throw in a picture of my altered doll.

    Saturday, April 3, 2010

    Happy Easter!

    Wishing everyone a happy and love-filled Easter!