Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Verve Diva Dare

As we are closing in on the end of the year, over at the Verve
blog they have come up with a great Diva Dare to end
the new year. The Dare is called "Playing Favorites."

You either post your favorite Verve creations from 2013 or make
a new creation using your favorite Verve products!
I chose to pick two of my very favorite cards I made this past year!
Both use Verve stamps

Card one using Birthday Bots:
Original posting here

Second using Happy Anniversary plain Jane:
Original posting here

Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book!

Merry early Christmas to me!! I just received a big box
of the brand new Spring/Summer 2014 Close To My Heart Idea Books
on my front steps this morning:

New catalogs!! These catalogs are only sent out to 
consultants so to get your own, you need to go through a consultant.
The online version won't be available until February 1st as that
is when the new products will be available for purchase!

Want to know how to get your hands on one of these babies?! I will have
a limited amount that will be up for sale  after January 1st (click here) or between 
January 1st and February 1st, if you spend $50 or more on my Close To My Heart
page I will send you one for FREE! That's right, free! 

Twisted Tuesday #66

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! Hope y'all are having a 
great holiday time hopefully spent with family!
Are you ready for another Twisted Tuesday challenge??
Well here it is!

New Beginnings

The Challenge:
Show us something crafty new to you, either bought, or received as gift

The Twist:
Make your creation something new or the beginning of something
(marriage, baby, new house, ect...)

My creation:

For Always paper pack
The happy Couple stamp set
Black and Ruby ink

Monday, December 23, 2013

Scrapbooking with Studio J: part 5

Today I am sharing my last project with Studio J... for now
anyways lol! If you haven't read my first post about Studio J, please
click here and read it first! I just love how
beautifully these come out! And how unbelievably simple
it is to do! With no software to buy or even download! Not to mention
you can create your layouts for free and they are saved for up to 
one year so you can decide to purchase whenever you want!

(Please note these are photos of my layouts so the quality
isn't near as good as the real thing...)

Shop with me Here!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Scrapbooking with Studio J: part 4

I hope y'all are enjoying my Studio J projects! They were
so fun and easy! As you can probably tell, I'm not much of a 
scrapbooker, I'm a cardmaker. Scrapbooking is difficult for me
but not so with Close To My Heart's online scrapbooking, Studio J!
If you missed my first Studio J post, please go here and read it first!

(Please note my layouts were photographed so it
diminishes the quality from the original image... aka
they look so much better in person!!)

Shop with me Here!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sketch N Scrap card #16

Good morning Sketch N Scrap fans! Hope y'all are having
a fabulous week! Ready for Christmas yet?! I am! Or at least
to have the day off! Working in surgery during the last month of
the year mean lots of overtime! I'm thankful for the extra
pay, but I'm tired at the same time! 

Here's the new sketch:

My take:

Supplies used:
Sparkle and Shine paper from CTMH
Scandinavian Wishes and Perfect fit Holidays stamps from CTMH
Sparkles stickon gems from CTMH
misc button and twine

Shop Close To My Heart Here!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Scrapbooking with Studio J: part 3

If you have not seen my first post about Studio J, please
click here to read it first! I have another great layout to share
today! This one was from my honeymoon!
I do need to stress to y'all if using Studio J, please proofread!
Studio J does a good job of hounding you when checking out to make
sure you proofread, but of course I didn't and clicked yes I did
and I mis-spelt 'Honeymoon' oh well... lol

(Please not these are photographs of my layouts so the
quality is a bit diminished from the real thing) 

Shop with me Here!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Scrapbooking with Studio J: part 2

If you have not seen my first post on Studio J,
please click here and read it first!
Here I am just sharing the second layout I made using
Close To My Heart's fabulous online-scrapbooking!

(Note that these are photos of layouts so quality
is a bit diminished) 

Shop with me Here!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Scrapbooking with Studio J: part 1

So I'm sure there are plenty of you out there that are not
scrapbookers. Maybe not even papercrafters, or even crafty
for that matter. I'm also pretty sure y'all have friends
that make those pretty little scrapbooks and think to yourself
that would be a pretty cool thing to make but in the words of Sweet Brown,
"Ain't nobody got time fir that!"

Well you are in luck! Close To My Heart has a great thing
called Studio J Online Scrapbooking. 
There are many ways to use it and all you need is
a computer, the internet, and some digital photos. There 
is no software to buy or even download. You can make an
account with CTMH by clicking here

With Studio J you can go the simple route by picking a paper pack
that goes the best with your photos and then choosing 
from the available layouts what you like best, or you can search 
through layouts and pick from there, or you can make up your own!

What does is cost you ask? Nothing to create your pages and
they are saved for a year! Once you decide that you
want them in print, just buy a 5-pack card for only $39.95 
and that gets you 10 pages printed and shipped!!

Here are the first two pages I did on Studio J. They are fabulous
in person! I was shocked by the quality!:
(Note that I took pictures of these, they are much prettier in person!)

Keep checking in as I will be posting more Studio J layouts!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Twisted Tuesday #65 with CTMH

Hello friends! Sorry this has taken me so long to post...
and sorry I haven't posted much this last month, just been so
busy! There is a fabulous challenge going on over at
Twisted Tuesday and I hope you'll join us!

Cutting Corners

The Challenge:
Fussy cut something on your project

The Twist:
Do something fancy with some corners on your project.
Use a corner rounder, ticket punch, or some nifty border punch.

For my card I used paper from the Sarita pack from 
Close To My Heart. I also used the hostess rewards stamp set
The Party is On which I stamped in Lagoon and Outdoor Denim ink.
I rounded the corners with a Marvy corner punch. The banner
that I fussy cut I popped up on pop-dots.

Shop with me HERE!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sketch N Scrap card #15

Good morning Sketch N Scrap fans! Wow it's December already!
So hard to believe! This year has flown by! Well I hope
y'all will be having as good of weekend as I will be!
I leave today to go to a scrap retreat with some ladies in Texas!
We will be there until Sunday! So excited to spend the whole
weekend making cards and such!

Anyways Kelly has given us another great sketch
for the first part of December:

Here is my take:

Products used: All Close to My Heart
Frosted paper pack
October SOTM Scandinavian Wishes
Whisper ink
Assorted Sparkles