Friday, June 29, 2012

Crusin' with the family

Last Friday night was my monthly workshop where we created with the Cruisin' papers from Close to My Heart.  I thought I would show you what we did.

Above is my layout from the Workshop on the Go guide.  I love  how it turned out!  The angles add so much to your pictures!

Here was the other layout we created.  The cruisin' paper is great for scrapbooking your travels, new vehicle or just a manly page to play around with it. One the layout shown above, there wasn't much room for journaling so I took the OHIO piece and made it a fold with hidden journaling inside.  Easy Peasy. If you like these papers and want to re-create these layouts on your own, simply visit my website and order your the Crusin' Workshop on the Go kit.  Have fun!

Next month we will be using our Footloose papers!  Keep your eyes out for the details.  Would love to have you there!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Convention Studio J layout #1

In just a few weeks I will be traveling to Dallas, TX for our annual Close to My Heart convention. I am super excited to see all the new products to be unveiled and all the creativity that flows so freely from all the consultants.

In preparation for convention, the corporate office gave us 5 Studio J layouts to create to practice and use some of the more complex techniques with the software. Now, I will tell you that I love to scrapbook and though I love Studio J and its simplicity, traditional scrapbooking is my way of scrapbooking. HOWEVER, I have to say that after creating the 5 layouts I couldn't stop! Once I was shown these techniques the juices started flowing and helped me see Studio J as a totally new tool all over again. If you like my layouts that I will show you over the next couple weeks, and would like to learn how to do them yourself, e-mail me at I am hoping to put together a Studio J class FREE of charge once I return from convention. Would love to show you all I have learned!
Here is the first of five layouts:

Monday, June 18, 2012

HOT NEW ITEM!!! Color-Ready Ribbon

I love when we come out with new products and I love it even more when the Close to My Heart corporate office gives us some grate tidbits on how to use these new tools. Here is the latest video from the corporate office on our new Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon. Enjoy!

To get your ribbon - shop my website at While you are there, make sure to take advantage of our Stampaganza special - By 2 stamp sets get the 3rd one free.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Get Your Calendar's Out!!!

OK - I've got a couple events coming up that you will want to put on your calendar and save the date for:

June 30th - Next All Day Crop!
Where: My Home
Time: 9am to 5pm
Includes lunch and afternoon snacks
Only $10!!!
Space is limited to sign up before we fill up!!!


Annual Scrapbook Retreat at
Grand Oak Retreat in Scottsboro, AL
November 15th or 16th - 18th

Why the 15th or the 16th?  I know not everyone can take Thursday and Friday off from work so I give the option to come down with us on Thursday or drive down on your own on Friday.  Although, I have to say, if you can get their Thursday it makes the retreat that much more amazing! We will depart my home around 11:30a.m. and return home on Sunday around 6p.m.

The cost for the workshop is $275 for Thursday through Sunday or $225 for Friday through Sunday.  Two Scrapbook Workshops will be taught during the retreat, wonderful home cooked meals are provided, a bathroom for every bedroom and lots and lots of cropping space.  For an additional charge, reserve some time for a massage!

Check out their website at to see this amazing retreat for yourself. 

Sign up now for an amazing, relaxing and unforgettable weekend!  Can't wait to see you there!!!

Options/payment plan

Please note it's a first come, first serve and the deposit is non-refundable. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Nifty Neighbor Gifts

Want to say thank you to a special neighbor or friend?  Dress up your gifts beautifully to show how much you care.  Watch this quick video from Close to My Heart as they show you how to create the gift packaging featured on page 82 of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.