Sunday, March 31, 2013

CTMH SOTM April Blog Hop

Woohoo!!  Spring AND Summer is coming!

If you have been hopping with us, then you have arrived from Haley Dyer's blog here.  

The weather here in Florida has been cool the last week but it says it is warming up next week!  SO it is time to warm up this blog with the April SOTM stamp set My Sunshine!  Here is some artwork from the Close to My Heart website.

This stamp set is delightful as you can tell from everyone's artwork! My husband and I went on a Valentine Cruise in February and this is a picture from the dinner that night.  

Lots of 'stuff' going on in this page!  i used the re-inkers and spray pen for the background and then added strips of the Claire paper pack AND the Chantilly zip strips for the accents on the page.

Then I gathered dyed strips of  For Always textiles to create the flowers and accented the page with the Z1813 Claire assortment.

I created the "Me and You" title in the Cricut Craft Room and then cut it out with the Black Glitter paper.

April SOTM MY Sunshine
Z1820 For Always textiles
X7166 Claire paper pack and Embellishments
Z1829 Black Glitter paper 
Z1380 Spray Pen

I hope you enjoy my page but it is time to check out Dawn's blog here.

Happy Easter Everyone!!

A day to enjoy your family....

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Close to My Heart March Constant Campaign

FREE PRODUCT - music to my about yours?!!!

This month's campaign is Jump for Joy! Jump to the next level without breaking any bones in your body!

During the month of March, hostesses “jump” to the next level of Hostess Rewards when a Gathering reaches $250 or more! Can you believe?......More discounts and more free products for hostesses. Now that’s a reason to jump for joy!

*Shipping/handling and tax may apply. Only Gatherings with a total of $250 or more will qualify for the jump in Hostess Rewards or Hostess Rewards Plus! Qualifying hostesses will receive Hostess Rewards from one level only—the level that is one higher than their sales total. Offer valid March 1–31, 2013

Contact me at  Remember you can do a 'book'party or an EZ invite and not to have to entertain your guests!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Make It from Your Heart March Workshop

Is it SPRING yet??  I think I speak for the entire country!  But it has been a few chilly days for Florida!  Hey - when the high is 59 degrees it is COLD!

So to celebrate the arrival of Spring in March, my workshop will focus on the "thoughts' of spring...We will be using the Chantilly paper pack and making paper flowers to accent the page.

Isn't this paper pack delightful?!

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Here is a collage of the layout we will be making.

And the card will feature the new Spinners from Close to My Heart.  What a fun embellishment!!

Here are the details of the is limited.  Please RSVP by March 13th!

When:  March 15, 2013 (notice the date change!)
Time:  6-9:00 p.m.
Cost:  $10.00 for the 2 page layout and card
RSVP: by March 13th so I can have all of the kits ready
Email: me here at
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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Why I LOVE Studio J...let me count the ways.

Yeah!!  The opportunity to try out Studio J for only $5.00 per 2 page layout has been extended to March 15th! 

February and March are sure to be months of digital delights because you can purchase any Studio J® layout for only $5*—that’s a savings of $1.95 per layout! This is a great opportunity to try Studio J for the first time. Create adorable baby layouts with the Wishes and Fishes kit (shown), or use the new Express Collections with collections of 10 ready-made layouts plus a front and back cover that are easy to use and professionally designed. Preserve your memories at a low price for a truly digital delight!

*Shipping/handling applies. Studio J credits must be redeemed before this promotion can be applied.
Offer valid February 1–March 15, 2013.

I LOVE Studio J for a number of reasons. 

 #1. My first reason is that my photos can be any size and they print brilliantly on the layout and they will not fade and last and will last a lifetime!

Our first port was Grand Cayman Island.  The port was not deep enough for our ship so we rode in a smaller boat to the island.  I was able to get some fantastic photos of our ship and I created this 2 page layout. 

 My cost comparison chart........

Studio J layout - $5.00 (plus s & h)

Walgreen's Photo prints
6 - 4 x 6" prints @ $.19 each = $1.14
1 - 8 x 10" print = $3.99
1  - Surf's Up paper pack = $9.95
1 -  Surf's Up My Stickease =$4.95
Total - $20.03

No time to scrap, how about in your PJ's after everyone goes to bed?!  First time using Studio J?  Do you need some help in learning the program?  Here is a "Love Your Layout" video for February.

Friday, March 1, 2013

I have returned....

From a terrific vacation in the Caribbean!  Warm temperatures and wonderful scenery is what it was all about!  Check out this photo of the Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.... beautiful - huh?

I have started my scrapbooking of my vacation using Studio J and what a quick and inexpensive way to create my layouts using the 600+ photos that I took during my vacation!

Be sure to stop back soon so I can show you a few of the layouts that I have created!

Cricut Craft Room and the Artiste cartridge

Yes - it is really 'user-friendly'! I have several posts on my blog using the Cricut Craft Room, so just click on the Cricut Craft Room selection in the Labels panel on the right and you will find my designs.  I have included some of my files in the posts to share as well. To help you get inspired, you can view this video from Close to My Heart giving you a basic tutorial of a few functions such as "Hide Contour".