Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Newsprint Rub-Ons from Close To My Heart

  How can it already be WEDNESDAY?  I don't know what happened to the first half of this week.  Apparently I am a little more sleep deprived then I thought.  As I mentioned last Friday I was off to Youth Conference over the weekend. We had a great time with 12 amazing youth.  We played, we ate and we learned.  We concluded our event on Sunday night with a spiritual testimony meeting and then a slide show that recapped our adventure.  Jason and I were exhausted by the end of the weekend. Not the best way to start a new week. 

This is Allie's Funny Face.
  Monday I did clean out the garage, Brock started soccer camp and I went birthday shopping.  Allie turned 2 on Tuesday! I can't believe my baby is 2.  I know that isn't that old but she is growing up so fast. It is bitter sweet. On the one hand I am excited to be done with diapers but on the other hand it is crazy to think that stage of my life is drawing to a close. So I just enjoy the moment and am grateful that Allie is such a snuggler. Well looking back on the week so far I can see why it is already Wednesday.
  Boy I am sure chatty today. Well I do have something scrapbook related to share with you today. This month we used the new Newsprint Rub-Ons from Close To My Heart at my workshop class. I love these little buggers and the set comes with a bazillion letters for only $8.95 plus shipping and tax. So today I wanted to share this video with you to give you even more ideas about how to use this must have item. Of course I can order you a set or you can order them online anytime.

Don't forget you have only today and tomorrow to get your free Studio J jpg file and enter my blog candy giveaway!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Stamp Of The Month

created by Karen Pedersen
I am headed off to youth conference today but I wanted to share another card created with the June stamp of the month: Jubilation. I am telling you this stamp set has EVERYTHING!

You can order the stamp set online or by calling or emailing me. The set is available only for the month of June and you can get it at regular price, $22.95 or at a discount or better yet for FREE! Check out all the details and see the full set on  my website.

Now while I am gone here is your to do list:
1. Check out the Jubilation stamp set on my website. Order it at a discount when you complete task 2 and 3.
2. Order the "You & Me" kit for only $15 and at the same time you will be supporting the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes fund.
3. Check out the Whiles Supplies Last items for great deals including ribbon up to 80% off!
4. Log into Studio J and create your own layout and download it for FREE. Be sure to post your layout on your social media of choice and enter into my blog giveaway to win a Studio J 5 pack.

Boy you are going to be busy while I am gone! ;) See you back here next week.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CTMH Studio J Tutorial : Stitching Patterns

  Have you been drooling over the cute layout that is shown in all the Studio J Free-For-All flyers?  I absolutely LOVE it! It is so ADORABLE!! Do you want to know how you can create this adorable layout in Studio J? My friend and fellow consultant, Amy Ulen, created a video to show you how to create the layout. Check it out and then head on over to my website to log in to your Studio J account and create your own layout.

Don't forget that you can still enter to win a Studio J 5 pack from me. Just download your free jpg file of your Studio J layout, post it on your blog, Facebook or social media of choice, and leave a comment on the following post. You have until June 30th to enter.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Love Your Layout - My Layout and I downloaded it for FREE!

  Last week I posted how you could win a huge blog candy give-a-way. I also posted, earlier this month, another Love Your Layout tutorial created by Close To My Heart. In these videos, Kristine walks you through creating a gorgeous layout in Studio J. She teaches you new techniques, tricks and gives you new idea on how to use the amazing tools in Studio J. Well I created my own layout following the Love Your Layout tutorial and I downloaded the jpg file for free, thanks to the Studio J Free-For-All promotion going on now through the end of the month. I seriously spent only about 35 minutes on this layout.

You have 10 more days to take advantage of both the Studio J Free-For-All promotion and to enter to win the Studio J 5 pack valued at $55.00!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Kim's Free Studio J layout

  Kim has already made and posted her Studio J layout that she downloaded for FREE! How cute is it!!! She used one of the paper packets Blue Ribbon that is no longer available in paper form but is still available in Studio J. Thanks Kim for sharing your layout. You did an AMAZING job!!!

  Kim is also entered to win a free Studio J 5 pack! Read how you can enter to win the Studio J 5 pack and get one Studio J layout jpg file for free here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Stamp Of The Month

Here is another adorable card made with this month's stamp of the month: Jubilation. (available until June 30, 2011) This card was sent to me by my dear friend Karen Pedersen. I love how simple but eye catching this card is. Do you love the texture that the spray pen added to the colonial white cardstock. So Cool!!! Close To My Heart - you make the greatest products!

You can order this set on my website or by contacting me.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blog Candy Studio J style

  I hinted at an upcoming blog candy coming soon. Well soon is NOW! Keep reading to find out how you could win a HUGE prize worth $55.
  This month Close To My Heart is offering an amazing deal for those of you who have been sitting on the fence about Studio J. You could always try it out for FREE but right now you can not only try it out but you can also download one Studio J layout for FREE as well! How cool is that?  You can post the web version of your layout on your blog or facebook and with the high resolution version you can have your layout printed and slip it into your album.
  Let me show you why Studio J works along side my classic scrapbooking.  I create and duplicate many of my layouts for each of my kids. This is a little crazy and time consuming with 4 kids but I want each of them to have their own albums. Like most of you I am also behind on my scrapbooking. With Studio J duplicating layouts is so EASY and I can customize the layouts for each child. I am also able to complete layouts in a record amount of time.
  Below you can see three layouts I created in Studio J highlighting the same event but I focused on a different child in each layout. I just take these completed layouts (I have Close To My Heart print them for the membership price and ship them to me for free which is another one of the perks of a membership) and slip them into each of my kids' albums right along side the classic layouts. With Studio J they layouts keep the same feel and look of classic scrapbooking. It saves me GOBS of time and is extremely affordable.

  Still not convinced? Well try it out for free and create your own opinion. Just head on over to my website. Click on the Studio J Free-For-All image in the center of the page. Either create an account or sign in with your existing account.  It is free to create an account. Create your layout. (If you would like help call or email me and I would be happy to help) Then add your completed layout to your shopping cart. Select jpg only from the drop down menu next to your project in the shopping cart. Your total will now show a zero balance. You will need to give your layout the final look over and approve it before you submit your order. Submit your order. *This promotion is available to EVERYONE even if you already love Studio J and have a membership you can still download one layout for FREE!
  You will be sent two emails - one is your receipt and the other will have a link to download the jpg file. Once you have downloaded your layout you are ready to share it with the world. Upload the web file to your blog, face book or social media of your choice. You can also hop on over to the Close To My Heart facebook page and enter the Studio J contest. Use the hi resolution files to print your layouts.

  Now how can you enter to win some BLOG CANDY? Well first of all what am I giving away? How about a Studio J 5 pack!!! Yep that would be 5 printed two-page Studio J layouts, 5 memory protectors and free shipping and handling. That is a $55 value!!! You can enter to win this HUGE prize by creating your Studio J layout, ordering your FREE jpg file and posting it on Facebook and/or your blog. Then post the link on my Facebook wall or in the comment section of this post and you are entered to win. 
  For a bonus entry: share Studio J with a friend or family member and if they create, order and post their Studio J layout you get a bonus entry.  Leave another comment on this post with the name of who you shared Studio J with.

Here are some helpful links:
My MyCTMH website (this is where you get started on your Studio J layout)
My Facebook wall (while you are there be sure to like the page.)
CTMH Facebook Wall (this is for entering the CTMH Studio J contest) 

I can't wait to see what you create. Good luck and have fun trying out Studio J!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Love Your Layout: June 2011

It is time again for another Love Your Layout tutorial! In conjunction with the June Free for ALL promotion you could create a layout like this one and download the jpg file for FREE! Check out the video then head on over to my website to get started.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Studio J Camp in Blackfoot

  I am coming up to Blackfoot for a day of Studio J scrapbooking. I have prepared 4 layout that we will be creating as a group and the rest of time will be spent working on your layouts with me there to help, suggest, answer questions, ect. I have scheduled this event to take place on Friday June 17th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The class will be held at Carla Murdock's home (568 W 200 N Blackfoot). Snacks will be provided and I would recommend you bring a sack lunch.  You are welcome to come for all or part of the day. The cost of the class is $5.00. If you would like to participate please email or call me by end of day Monday, June 13th. I need to know how many will be attending so that I can plan accordingly. You are welcome to bring a friend just let me know when you reserve your seat. I need at least 5 participants to hold the event.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June Promotions

Card created by Karen Pedersen
My kids are home from school and we are enjoying summer vacation. Then on Sunday night I started to randomly loose my voice. Monday I sounded like a chain smoker and today I can't speak at all. Because I can't call each of you and share with you the June promotions I will just have to post it on my blog for you to read. 

1. June Stamp of the Month: This stamp set (Jubilation) is AWESOME because there is something there for almost every month of the year. My friend Karen sent me this adorable card. Don't forget that it's available during the month of June only.

As always, you can get the Stamp of the Month in 5 different ways:
* earn it FREE when you spend $100 or more (before shipping and tax)
* earn it for 75% off ($5.74) when you spend $75 or more (before shipping and tax)
* earn it for 50% off ($11.74) when you spend $50 or more (before shipping and tax)
* earn it for 25% off ($17.21) when you spend $25 or more (before shipping and tax)
* purchase it for full retail price ($22.95)

To order this awesome set, just head to my website and start shoppin', 24/7! If you want to order the set at full price ($22.95), the order # is D1457. If you are getting it at a discount, you'll be prompted at the end of your order to add it.

2. "Free For All" Studio J June Special: During the month of June Close To My Heart is giving EVERYONE a FREE Studio J .jpg file, no purchase required. Simply create a Studio J layout, then order a FREE .jpg of your layout. It's as easy as that!

Never tried Studio J? Well, now is the time! I've posted a number of tutorials. Or, you can ALWAYS call or email me with your questions. I'm even offering a FREE 30-minute training session in which we'll create a layout together. It doesn't matter where you live either. We can meet at your home or mine or if you don't live in Cache Valley I can help you over the phone and with some free software that allows me to see your screen and you mine.  Call or email me to set up a time (435.787.0125,

3. “You & Me: Stronger Together” Storm Survivor Benefit Campaign: I know many of you LOVED the You and Me kit that was available in May for National Scrapbooking Month. Well you have one more chance to get your hands on this adorable kit plus you can feel good about your purchase. During the month of June, order a You & Me kit for only $15 US/ $16.50 CAN (a retail value of $34.95/$38.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. Order more then one kit and give them as gifts for friends. You can read more about the kit on my blog at this link:

Here's what comes in the kit:
*1-D size stamp set
*1-12" x 12" colonial white cardstock
*6- 12" x 12" B&T Duos Paper (new cardstock weight!)
*1- 6" x 9" You and Me Irresistibles Chipboard Die Cut Sheet
*1 yd. chocolate striped ribbon
*1 pkg. Mocha Opaques
*1-Full-color Cutting and Instruction Guide

You can purchase through June 30th or while supplies last on my website ( or call or email me (435.787.025,

Friday, June 3, 2011

June Workshop - Miracle

New month new workshop layouts!!! This month we will be creating our 3 - 2 page 12x12 layouts with the Miracle workshop on the go kit and a few added accessories. (Shopping list below).  I love this kit because is so easy to customize the color palette to match any pictures. Let me explain. This first layout (above) I stuck to the colors in the paper. The bamboo, crystal blue, heavenly blue and sweet leaf colors worked perfect for my pictures.

In this second layout I wanted to pull in the orange from Brock's jacket so I added the sunset buttons and brads from the Sunset Mini-Medley collection.  I also sponged the Irresistibles Eclectic Alphabet letters in sunset ink. The rest of the title was created with Close To My Heart's new Newsprint Rub-ons.  The rub-ons come with 8-5"x6" sheets full of letters, numbers and punctuation marks.

This last layout is all about my cute baby Allie and her many facial expressions. She still doesn't talk but she has no problem expressing herself and getting her message across with that very animated face of hers. For this layout I pulled the pink from Allie's dress and added cotton candy cardstock photo mats, hears and once again sponged the irresistibles eclectic alphabet letters. A few brads in those fun button carnation flowers, inspired by Connie MacFarlane, and this layout had just the right amount of pink.

Workshop classes are held the 3rd Tuesday and Thursday of the month. If you would like to come and create these layout call or email me.  I have posted the complete shopping list below. All items can be purchased either on my website or by contacting me personally.

* I forgot to add the Irresistibles eclectic alphabet to the shopping list.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Studio J FREE FOR ALL!!!

DURING OUR STUDIO J® FREE-FOR-ALL IN JUNE, WE’RE 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. Discover how quick and simple scrapbooking can be with Studio J—and getyour FREE JPG layout in Free-for-All June!

Even though you are working on your computer from the comfort of your own home you are not alone! I am always here to answer questions, look over your layouts and/or teach you new tricks and tips in either my free live classes or one-on-one free coaching sessions.  

Today I have another great video tutorial for you to watch that is all about getting the perfect placement. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions and I can't wait to see your free Studio J layouts!!! (As a heads up I sense another blog candy coming soon. I have a sneaking suspicion that it might involve posting your Free Studio J layout on your blog and or facebook to be entered in the drawing. Stay tuned for more details.)