Friday, September 30, 2011

World Card Making Day is October 1st

I have been playing around some more and creating more card projects with my newest stamps and paper packs from Close to My Heart.  I am looking forward to crafting all day on Saturday and hope that some people will join me and keep me company. I love the fall season the most of all seasons because of the colors. There is something about oranges, golds, reds that just speak to me so much.  I have been having fun with the Dreamin paper pack which you can also find available as a paper kit on Studio J. Kits really do make putting together a scrapbook page so easy. No color coordinating to worry about! I created a two page layout with the Dreamin paper pack and used the Trinity alaphabet stamp set and the owl is from the Pair-a-Phrase September special double stamp set that I got free with my $75 order. It's not too late if you want to get one of these.   Okay, time to get back to bed. Menapause is not fun but I have to get back to bed and get my beauty sleep.  I hope to get to Dreamin of some more creations I will make on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What to do with a stamp set?

I am not use to having stamp sets that I didn't purposely pick out to buy for myself but with my kit came sets that I may not have bought by their initial looks but in playing around with them, I am finding that there are all kinds of possiblities with stamp sets and yes, even the ones you may not have selected for yourself. I made this card with the Elemental paper pack and Everyday Life stamp set included in my consultant kit. The possiblities are endless...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Studio J from Close to My Heart is a Winner!

I have been having so much fun creating digital 2 page layouts with the Studio J on-line scrapbooking program from Close to My Heart. I finally got to pay day on Thursday and ordered prints of my layouts. Being a member to Studio J brings the price to just $6.50 for a 2 page layout or $3.25 a page.  I read in a scrapbooking magazine that the average scrapbook page costs about $7 to create. So, I am thrilled to have not only found a way to save money but a way to utilize what little time I have to create and really be able to get pages done. The ordering process was super simple and within 10 mintues I had an email with my directions on how to save the free Jpeg files I get with being a member. So, now it's time to show you what some of my creations on Studio J. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Acrylic Stamps Advantages

I got really hooked on the cling mounted rubber stamps from The Angel Company that I have almost shunned the thought of using acrylic stamps. I had some from before I became an angel that have been sitting on the shelf collecting dust but with the arrival of my new kit and the new acrylic stamp sets that came with it I am finding some fun advantages to these marvelous acrylic stamps. First off the stamp placement can literally be exact because of the clear nature of it. The cling were pretty good for this but these have the ultimate advantage with the see through it aspect. The next advantage I have found is how darn small a stamp can be and usable. The cling mounted stamps always had more trouble clinging simply because the surface area was so small. These acrylic stamps stay on the block until you take them off! So, I had some fun playing with My Acrylic Stamps from Close to My Heart this weekend. These two will be available to make at Project Playground World Card Making Day Celebration on October 1st.  I hope you have it set on your calendar. I can hardly wait to spend a whole day with friends making cards!

Friday, September 9, 2011

The New Adventure Begins

I couldn't wait to get started with Close To My Heart so as I waited for my kit to arrive I have been playing in Studio J. I have found it to be so very easy and plenty of choices to make it your own and even add things to a layout. It is a very good start in digital scrapbooking and I find it especially cool that I have been able to play with it on my breaks and lunch at work! Classical scrapbooking will always be the foundation as I love the hands-on, etc but this digital stuff has made me a happy scrapper. I am getting layouts done quick! My kit arrived but I found my disorganized mess to be a challenge as I wasn't sure where yet to put everything so I could find it again. I have been tackling that issue before I get my hands on the stuff that came in my kit but I am hoping by this weekend to make enough headway that I will dive into some creative fun. I am working on getting to know everything I can about Studio J as I am doing my first Studio J gathering on Friday Sept 23rd and of course working on more card projects for World Card Making Day Celebration on Sunday October 1st. So, mark your calendars or contact me if you interested in learning more about Studio J.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My New Adventure has Started!

It really was a very easy decision. I have fallen in love with the products that Close to My Heart offers and I am so falling in love with what already seems to be a fabulous company. My kit is on it's way and I can't wait to get going with it. It's so EXCITING!!! I have pulled out some stamps I bought years ago with Close to My Heart and have been having some fun playing with them. It's a bit different having the clear stamps but I am really starting to love these suckers. I

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