Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Workshop - Footloose!

This month we are getting ready for summer with some bright summery layouts created with the Footloose workshop on the go kit. To coincide with the fabulous June promotion we will also me using a number of acrylix stamp sets including the new alphabet set Keepsake Alphabet and my favorite new border set Eclectric Edges. I also used a couple of our new accessories including the Paradise Paper Flowers, Seaside wooden shapes, Paradise assortment of bakers twine and the Wooden badge buttons. If you want less flowers and more beach or sea creatures replace the flowers with the Footloose Complements dimensional elements. A complete shopping list is below. If you would like to attend the workshop and create these layouts with me, your order is due by Tuesday, June 5th. You can join the order online from my website or email me your order. The class will be held on Tuesday, June 19th or Thursday, June 21st from 6:30 - 9:30 at my home.

What is the fabulous promotion in June? It’s Stampaganza Time!  Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!

Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include customizable (K), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month (both discounted and full-priced) sets.
Dates: Offer valid June 1 (9:00 am MDT) – June 30 (11:59 pm MDT)

These layouts were inspired by the talented Karen Pedersen

June Workshop “Footloose” Shopping List

BASICKit G1036                                                                             Page
¡       X7151B      Footloose Level 2 Paper Pack                      40                9.95
¡       Exclusive   Footloose Workshop stamp set                   43              13.95
¡       Z1703        Wooden Badge Buttons                               125               6.95
¡       No #           2 sheets of White  cardstock                        8                   .80
¡       No #           Workshop Guide                                                                 1.00
                                                                                                                      $32.65 You Pay $29.95!!

BETTER (Basic Kit + More Accessories)
¡       G1036        Basic Kit                                                          40               29.95
¡       Z1693        Seaside Wooden Shapes                               128              4.95
¡       Z1702        **Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment        124             4.95
¡       Z1710        Paradise Paper Flowers                                124               5.95
¡       Z1294        **Sanding Kit                                                133                 3.50
¡       Z726          **sponge daubers                                        132                3.95
Add ons:
S1206              June SOM: Life is Tweet                             143                17.95 or 5.00
C1450             Eclectic Edges                                              99                    13.95
E1024             Keepsake Alphabet                                      29                   29.95                              

*Stamp pad colors used Lagoon, Sorbet, Crème Brulee, New England Ivy,
 Sunset, Smoothie

** You may already have this item from a past workshop

You will need 1 extra sheet of White Daisy, Lagoon and Sweet Leaf Cardstock

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Advanced Pro Class: The Power of You - Week 1

  I am at it again. I am taking another class from the amazing Brooke Snow. I love opportunities that allow me to stretch and grow. Ultimately, I am striving to give my clients a positive experience that reflects my personal style and results in images that they feel beautiful and confident in sharing and displaying. 
  For this week's assignment my fellow classmates and I are focusing on preparation. We were challenged to pick a new location that we had never shot at before, scout it out, prepare a detailed shot list and exhaust the location. This was a great assignment for me. I immediately had a location in mind. One of my daughters has been taking ballet and I love the building where her class is held. It has these amazing windows with lots of natural light. (see image above) It made for a perfect indoor location which for me are harder to come by. The weather the day of the session was suppose to be overcast with a significant chance of showers which made the indoor options even more ideal.
  I scouted out the location with the mindset of "exhausting the location"and came away with a long list of possible sites to take pictures both indoors and outdoors.  I was more excited about the indoor spots and planned on spending more time inside then out. The weather the day of the session was a photographer's dream. It was overcast but dry. I ended up spending far more time outside then in. Because of the clouds the inside locations had a lot less light then I was hoping and the outside locations were perfect. 
  My shot list was a great tool. It really kept the session moving and I felt we covered a lot more ground, shot in far more spots and have a much greater variety of poses then in previous sessions. With a plan already in mind I felt I was able to focus more on the experience of my client rather then coming up with poses and locations. 

I picked to share this photo because it was a spot that I noticed while I was leaving the location on the day of the scouting expedition. I glanced over my shoulder and down the sidewalk and thought "Oh I love that wall" and added it to my list of shooting spots.

This photo was just one of my favorites from the session. I love working with young adults. To see more photos from this session check out this post

S_Johnson ~ Utah Photographer

Last week I had the opportunity to take pictures of this beautiful teenager. We had such a fun session laughing and enjoying the perfect photography weather. Here are a few of my favorites from the session.

Do you need pictures taken? I specialize in family, senior, individual and newborn. Contact me to schedule your session and for package pricing information. 
(435.787.0125 ~

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.

  If you know my Allie then you know this picture is so her! I can't help but chuckle when I look at this photo. Do you have photos you love to look at? Are they lost on your hard drive hidden from the human eye? I love the digital camera. I love that I can take hundreds if not thousands of photos and then only keep the best ones with no cost. What I don't love about digital is how many photos are never developed and put into a format that can be displayed for all to enjoy. Sure I can share it on facebook but it will still get lost among the thousands of daily updates. 
  How and where do you display your priceless snapshots that capture your everyday life? Here are a few ideas:

Click on the Studio J layout to see it larger.

  • A photo board in your kitchen that you update regularly with new pictures.
  • Digital picture frame - they have really cool ones now that you can actually email photos to and it automatically updates the frame. Great gift idea!
  • Studio J or Classic scrapbook page! Ok this is probably my favorite suggestion. I love a good scrapbook layout and so do my kids. This is also a fabulous long term solution. My whole family enjoy looking at their albums and naming the people in the pictures. With family spread all over the country this helps my kids especially get to know and recognize their relatives so that when we do get together they aren't complete strangers.  You can also find 12x12 frames and display your most recent completed layout on the wall. You should be proud of your work and show it off a little. 

  So what is your favorite way to display your favorite photos? I would love to hear your ideas.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Love Your Layout: May 2012

  Am I obsessed with Studio J? Maybe I need to join a support group. I would take lots of pictures of our meetings and then Studio J scrapbook the whole event! Honestly how can I not be obsessed? It is so easy and fun to create. If you like the instant gratification of completing a layout in just minutes then Studio J is perfect for you!
  Here is another Love Your Layout video. Brian will walk you through creating this adorable layout. He will also show you a few trick with your stickease and a new feature - distressing photographs. Check out the video below then head on over to Studio J and create the layout yourself.


  Do you want the best pricing and access to all of the layout patterns and kits? Become a member. Here are the details: There are two membership options available to choose from: a monthly membership that you pay for the first 3-month up front ($30) and then monthly thereafter ($10/month) or a 1-year membership for $99 - best value.
Membership benifits include: 

  • Free shipping on one order per month (between 4 and 20 2-page layouts)! That's a $7.95 value! 
  • Member's pricing on layouts is only $6.50 which is half price. 
  • Memberships give you access to "Members Only" layout patterns and paper kits. WOO HOO!
  • Members only promotions.
You can purchase a membership either right from your Studio J account or by contacting me (435.764.3598 ~ 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jordan - Cache Valley Senior Photography

It is graduation time! I just love the energy and youthfulness of a high school senior. Jordan is no exception. He is an amazing guy. Humble, good natured (especially when I had him posing on the busiest street in all of cache valley) and HOT! Don't you love those eyes! Jordan, I know, if you are reading this, you are totally rolling those gorgeous eyes at me but face the facts you are a good looking guy! Here are just a few of my favorites from Jordan's senior gallery.

  Do you need to schedule a photo session? I specialize in families, newborn, children, individual and senior photography. Give me a call or send me an email to get more details including pricing and package details. 
(435.764.3598 ~

Monday, May 7, 2012

Studio J Love

  I have another Studio J layout to share with you today. I am a very goal oriented person. I set personal goals all the time. Just a few I am working on right now are 1. Don't eat any candy (I get one treat on Sunday) 2. Don't yell or loose my temper with my kids. (I am ambitious) 3. Complete and order minimum of 4 Studio J layouts each month (this sounds like the funnest and easiest goal of the 3!) Well so far I am doing really good at  finishing and ordering my Studio J layouts. ;) This is the one of the layouts I created last month. It was so fast and easy with those darn stickease. Do you like the lace boarder I created with the stickease? I also love how I can just drag and drop in photos and they are automatically cropped and re-sized to fit the photo wells. Sure saves me time from having to crop and print photos. 

  Would you like to create you own layouts with this super easy, user friendly, free, online program? Just head on over to my website, create your free account and start playing. You only pay to have your layouts printed.

  Do you want the best pricing and access to all of the layout patterns and kits? Become a member. Here are the details: There are two membership options available to choose from: a monthly membership that you pay for the first 3-month up front ($30) and then monthly thereafter ($10/month) or a 1-year membership for $99 - best value.
Membership benifits include: 

  • Free shipping on one order per month (between 4 and 20 2-page layouts)! That's a $7.95 value! 
  • Member's pricing on layouts is only $6.50 which is half price. 
  • Memberships give you access to "Members Only" layout patterns and paper kits. WOO HOO!
  • Members only promotions.
You can purchase a membership either right from your Studio J account or by contacting me (435.764.3598 ~ 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Seriously I am Dotty for this Paper!

I am loving the Dotty For you paper packet! I created the card on the left for my card swap group. The polka-dot paper is from the back side of the paper shown below.  You have the crazy fun patterns on the front and polka-dot paper in the same coordinating colors on the back.  I will admit I have already ordered two packs of the paper! In addition to the Dotty for You  paper, I used the "Just for You" stamp set  to create the flower and some of that must have Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment for the bow in the button and wrapped around the bottom of the card.

So how do you get your own Dotty for You paper packet? For every $35 in products your purchase from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book (between April 17 and May 31) you qualify for a Dotty for You paper packet ($19.95 value) for just $5. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, cardstock weight, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert. 

There are also two ways you can get this darling paper packet FREE!
  •  Hostesses will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet when their Gathering sales total $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile donations). 
  • Anyone who signs up as a new Consultant with CTMH from now through May 31 gets one FREE with their kit (which is a STEAL!  It's only $99 and you get over $300 in products!).To sign up, head to my website, click on "Opportunities" and then "Be a Consultant." Easy, peasy, lemon squeasy!

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for this month's Stella workshop class.  Check out the previous post for all the details about the class including the shopping list. You can place your workshop order directly from my website. Just join the "May Workshop" gathering (middle right section on my homepage) or you are welcome to email me your order. Let me know if you have any questions. ( ~ 435.764.3598)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Workshop is Stella-licious

The Stella layouts we will be creating at this month's workshop are perfect for all of those sweet moments in life. Come create all three 2-page layouts. To participate in this class please either email me your order or order from my website by Saturday, May 5th. If you order from my website just join the gathering  "May Workshop"  (see the box in the middle left hand side of my homepage) The shopping list for the class is at the bottom of this post. 

Don't forget to take advantage the two promotions going on this month when you place your workshop order. 

1. May stamp of the month: Friendship Bouquet: With a $50 order you can pick up this stamp set for just $5. 

2. Dotty for You: With a $35 order from the current idea book you can pick up this adorable paper packet for just $5. You can check out this video preview of the kit.

May Workshop “Stella” Shopping List

BASICKit G1032                                                                             Page
¡       X7147B      Stella Level 2 Paper Pack                            16                   9.95
¡       Exclusive   Stella Workshop stamp set                          19                13.95
¡       Z1687        Bohemian Assortment                                 128                 4.95
¡       Z1735        DE Hearts                                                    130                 3.25
¡       No #           2 sheets of  Colonial White  cardstock         8                    .80
¡       No #           Workshop Guide                                                                1.00
                                                                                                         $33.90 You Pay $29.95!!

BETTER (Basic Kit + More Accessories)
¡       G1032        Basic Kit                                                          19              29.95
¡       X7147C      Stella Complements Canvas Shapes              16                5.95
¡       Z1702        Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment            124                4.95
¡       Z1358        **Buttons Basic Assortment                        125                5.95
¡       Z1380        **Spray Pen                                                  132                3.95
¡       Z1039        **Create-a-shade pearl paint                      132                2.95

Add ons:
S1203              May SOM: Friendship Bouquet                  142                 17.95 or 5.00
CC1017           Dotty for You Paper Packet Promo                                   5.00 w/ $35 order
E1020             Token Alphabet                                          117                 29.95

*Stamp pad colors used Lagoon, Sunset, Tulip and Cocoa
** You may already have this item from a past workshop
You will need 2 extra sheets of Cocoa Cardstock

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Friendship Bouquet: May Stamp of the Month

Card created by Karen Pedersen

New month means a new stamp of the month.  This month Close To My Heart is featuring a set that celebrates the relationships with your family by choice - your dearest friends. I personally have so many dear friends that make my life complete. When you need to make a special card or create a special layout that celebrates friendship this set is perfect. 

You can order this set only during the month of May. You can pick it up for the regular price of $17.95 or with a $50 order it is yours for just $5!  Also don't forget the Dotty for You promotion. With your same $50 order from the current idea book you can also add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5 as well! Talk about double the deal. You can order from my website or by contacting me directly. 

If you place your order online feel free to join the "May Workshop" gathering. All orders submitted under that gathering will help Kim Greer earn additional hostess rewards!