Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Trees & Things stamp set (video)

Close To My Heart has put together a short 3-minute video showing some quick and easy ways to use the Trees and Things stamp set.  This stamp set has 26 images that you can mix and match for a wide variety of creations.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Aspire to Dance

Since my daughter is going to study dance next year at college, using the Aspire stamp set along with papers from the Wings kit made a great combination for her high school graduation 'thank you' cards.  The color combination of this paper packet is unusual, and very striking.  The dancer is stamped using Vineyard Berry ink, and the inside of the card is completed with a 'Thanks' stamp as well as a corner detail using Sweet Leaf ink. 

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Sophia ~ Adorable 6x6 Scrapbook

Using a Sophia Level 1 paper kit, a 6x6 Memory Showcase album, and lots of Sparkles, you can make your very own adorable 6x6 scrapbook.  Believe it or not, there is NO stamping on the book - it is created using just the papers and Stickease available with the Sophia Level 1 paper kit, along with some Hollyhock ink.  It is an accordion-folded scrapbook that can be displayed open as shown in the photo, or folded flat.  Some of the pages have pockets with inserts that can hold photos or journaling.

Reserve your space early as there are a limited number of spaces available for this workshop on Friday, June 24 or Saturday, June 25.  With the $20 workshop fee, you will receive the Sophia level 1 kit, a 6x6 accordion book, package of Sparkles, and package of Bitty Sparkles to complete your scrapbook.

The back view of the book also shows the front and back covers.           

Front cover is decorated with another Stickease from the kit.  However, there will be some alphabet stamps available that you can use to stamp a name to personalize your accordion album.   
The Sophia Workshop will be offered on Friday evening, June 24 (starting at 7 pm), and also on  Saturday afternoon, June 25 (starting at 1 pm).  Allow approximately two hours to complete your project.  Please be sure to bring your favorite adhesive.  All stamps and papers used are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).  This adorable scrapbook was originally designed by Karen Morris, an independent CTMH Consultant.

Please let me know if you would like to attend the Workshop this month.  Feel free to leave me a comment on this blog, send an email to, or call 913-485-4355.

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Studio J "Free-for-All"

Get a FREE JPG file of your Studio J® layout in June!

This is a great time to 'play' with Studio J so you can see how quick and easy it is to create a 2-page scrapbook layout - without getting your table messy with papers, inks, adhesive, and stamps.  All you need is a computer with a connection to the internet.  

During CTMH's STUDIO J® FREE-FOR-ALL in June, they are giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required!  Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout.  It’s as easy as that!  Download and save your file so you can post your layout online, email it to family and friends, or print them.

If you have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account, just log in and start creating.  If you don’t have an account, creating one is easy. You can access Studio J through my MyCTMH website or at

Discover how quick and simple scrapbooking can be with Studio J—and get your FREE JPG layout in Free-for-All June!

*Offer valid June 1–30, 2011. Limit of one free JPG file per account. If you choose to purchase a custom print of your layout or other layouts you create, standard costs including layout price, shipping/handling, and tax, will apply.