Online Retired Bundle sale

Online Retired Bundle sale
Every Tuesday WHILE supplies last -- 50% bundles of goodies on my site, Corporate as an added bonus is calculating shipping from the reduced rate! HURRY!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September 2014 - Shadow Box Club Layout

September marked the inaugural layout of our Shadow Box Club.  To join the Club it cost members the discounted price of $44 for their choice of frame (antique  white or black), journaling pen, and your 1st months layout.  After that the cost is only $10 a month (unless you need it shipped -- then just need to add postage).  The kits come pre-cut, pre-stamped, and ready to assemble with a layout photo and assembly tips when needed.

This month's layout recipe is:
·        CTMH’s X7184B Chalk It Up Paper pack
·        Layout cutting template from Make It From Your Heart Vol 2, pattern #14, pgs 32-33 
·        C1588 Great Job Stamp Set (Stamped with black on Juniper CS, stars stamped on Flaxen CS) 
·        E1030 Handwritten Print Stamp Set (Stamped with White Daisy Ink on Black CS)   
         Stamping underlined with Z1767 Chalk Marker
 

Next Month's layout will be designed by the talented Dana Simone-Kurtz and will be featuring CTMH's Pathfinding paperpack




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Oceanside Crop Reminder - Come out and Play

Hi to all my local So-Cal Crafting peeps out there....I wanted to remind everybody that Thursday the 18th is our monthly FREE crop at the Oceanside Community Church here in Oceanside. We will be getting together starting at 6p.

When we get together and crop its anything goes.  Some will scrapbook, some will make cards, some will papercraft...others will just hang out and chit-chat lol.  Like I said anything goes!  Its also a great time to ask me to show you those techniques you've been wanting to learn about; questions about your CTMH cricut sets? Bring your equipment and some play cardstock and will play with it for awhile...best way to learn is to take it out for a ride!

AND ALWAYS FEEL WELCOME TO BRING ALONG FRIENDS!!!!  We love new friends to play with!

Hope to see you out there!

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 2014 Studio J blog Hop "Anything Goes"

Welcome to the "Anything Goes" Blog Hop....if you came from Julie Sinnott's - 12x12travels.blogspot.ca WELCOME and you are in the RIGHT PLACE!
I love how easy in Studio J that I can get 15, let me repeat that FIFTEEN photos onto a layout easily and still allowing for design and embellishment.

 I choose not to add a lot of My Stickease to this layout because the pictures were already so bright and decorated as the kids were all playing dress up and it was so colorful.  That's also why I choose to use White Daisy as the back drop neutral to leave some quiet space.

One last thing I HIGHLY recommend you do when doing layouts of the kiddos and their friends, especially at this young of ages....label the little darlings individually every so many layouts like I did on this spread.  My kiddos ALL look alike at each age and so does my girlfriend's kids...two, five, ten years from now I don't want to be guessing which kid is this (trust me it happens...just ask my MOM which one of my siblings and I wore what during Halloween any given year in the 1970's).  I also some where on EVERY layout I Studio J add the date  This time its pretty noticeable right in the journalling area, other times, its more hidden in a corner or tucked onto a picture or piece of ribbon, but all the same just a small date somewhere on there years from now will mean a lot to your loved ones.

I hope you enjoyed my layout and tips....if you do be sure to stop by again....until then now its time for you to HOP on over to Rebecca Brown - www.showmescrapping.com

Monday, September 8, 2014

Get this Super cute stamp set FREE and let's get STAMPING


September is National Stamping Month, and Close To My Heart is ready to celebrate all month long! When you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September, you qualify to receive the exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE! This special offer is part of our celebration of National Stamping Month and in honor of our on-going celebration of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. The exclusive stamp set features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping! So head to heatherplotzke.ctmh.com and let's get stamping!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I Love YOU page - Studio J

Studio J made putting this layout together a breeze. One of best tricks in Studio J is that you can not only reuse the same My Stickease over and over again, but you can RESIZE them!!!!!!! Like I've done in this layout. 

Total game changer for me.  It makes layering and manipulating of the Stickase so much more valuable.  I just love to use them with the program, it gives you such a freedom to play and create AND the best part its all FREE with the Studio J program.  You don't have to pay extra, its all included!!!!  I only pay once print at the end no matter how much foofy-la-la I add to my page or how little...gotta LOVE THAT!