Monday, November 28, 2011

Love Alphabet Stamps!

I created this page using several alphabet sets and coordinating ink colors to create the word block that says "salt" and "light". This page was designed in memory of my Uncle Garrett who recently passed away. I really love the versatility of alphabet sets.  I think that more fun can be had with them and I will let you in on what I create with them in the future.
Close to My Heart products used: Trinity and Classmate Alphabet stamp sets, Elemental paper duo, dimensional shape, Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessings

Studio J is my best friend! I simply love the ability to create a 2 page layout in less than 30 minutes and buy the jpeg image for $3 so I can share it within minutes after I download it from my inbox. I created this layout on Monday morning before heading to my day job and finished it up with the journaling that evening. I am going to print this out as 6 x 6 size and put them together and have them framed for my sister-in-law and her family who were one of the stars in this layout.

 I will post the framed version once I get that done. Michaels and Hobby Lobby have all kinds of sales going on this weekend so I am sure I will get a deal on framing. I wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving!  If you have the desire to deepen your relationship with God, I would love to suggest to you to use scrapbooking as a means to growing in your relationship with the Lord.  I have a new blog for my new faithbooking ministry called Faith to Life Connections. Please visit and follow me there for inspiration on scrapbooking your faith.  Faith to Life Connections

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Believe Christmas Card Kits

Beleive Christmas Card Kits are all ready for you to just put together.  All kits are with pre-cut paper, stamped images, embellishments and envelopes.  All you need is the adhesive and a little bit of time to relax and paste. Kits are for 30 cards using 10 designs. Cost is $30 plus shipping if you are not nearby. Please let me know before November 31st if you would like to order a Believe Christmas Card Kit.  Contact me at for orders or info. Here are some of the samples. I am working on the last series of 10 and will get them into a slideshow as soon as possible.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Card Stamp Camp Sneak Peak

I was so proud of myself for having my workshop figured out until my bulk order came and I discovered it wasn't what I expected so I had to re-think my Christmas Card workshop.  Funny how in the midst of the crisis I was ranting at myself for not asking first before buying but now after working it all out, it will end up being a much better thing.  I had to, of course, put together more samples since I will be using all of the papers in the Believe paper pack but I am so pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the newest samples are coming out.

I am using the same designs just changed the ink color on some and a stamp or two here or there for variety. I will be preparing kits for anyone that can't make a workshop but would love to put together some fabulous cards. Stay tuned for more details on kits...

Cherish Family Workshop Coming up...

Doing my first Cherish Family Workshop for my dear friend Shelly at her place this Saturday and wanted to share some of the layouts and paper choices ahead of time for anyone contemplating coming. If you don't know Shelly and weren't invited, No worries, I have the same workshop schedule twice at my studio on Monday evening November 21st at 7pm or on Saturday afternoon December 10th 1pm.  Cost is $15 for the workshops at my studio.  I am putting together kits so if you can't make any of the workshops stay tuned for more details on the kits.  Here's a look at the layouts created using the Dreamin Paper Pack:
this is without any journaling added yet and I put in a quick family picture we took this weekend but it was super sunny and windy so we all looked like we were in pain.  I put a watercoloring filter on the photo to help it somewhat.  Journaling can be added directly to the Colonial White side beside the photo.

This is layout #2.  I have either some journaling strips or a special cut journaling block using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

Layout #3 and #4 will be for you to do on your own time.  You will have the paper and you can choose to create these layouts using the cutting directions and sketch you will be given or create your own design.

Stamps sets I used for my Cherish Family Scrapbook Layouts are:  Trinity Alphabet, Classmate alphabet, Vintage Type and Love Life Stamp Set. I used Chocolate ink for all the stamping and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for all my cut out embellishments.  I also utilized some banner dimensionals, brads and Colonial White ribbon. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Holiday Wishes!

Place a minimum order of $25 in CTMH acrylic stamps* between now and November 30th and you'll be eligible to purchase this gorgeous seasonal stamp set "Holiday Wishes" for just $5 (retail value is $19.95!!)! You may buy one Holiday Wishes stamp set for every $25 in stamps that you purchase. As a creative bonus, many of the images in the stamp set coordinate with the shapes on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting & stamping fun.

Place your order now and receive your new Holiday Wishes set just in time to make beautiful holiday cards to send to family and friends!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Card Stamp Camp Approaching

The snow may be falling but it's time for a camp-out. Okay, it's a camp-in at Oasis Angel Studio. I have put together 10 fabulous Christmas cards that your friends and family will love. First Camp date is on Friday, November 18th from 7-10pm. $15 for 10 cards.  Bring some of your favorite Christmas cookies to share and I will brew up some hot apple cider and we will stamp out some cards. Second Camp date is on Sunday December 11th 1-4pm.  RSVP Here    Here's a sneak peak of one of the cards...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Organizing your photos

It's really no wonder why so many people put off doing anything with their photos. We take SO many of them these days with our digital cameras but they go into folders on our computer and many never be seen again. I took on the task of slowly but surely organizing my folders and re-naming them so I could find the photos when I was ready for them. I was showing a friend Studio J the other day and it became this daunting task trying to just locate a few photos so I could walk her through putting together a layout in Studio J. It really is a matter of organization so here are just a couple tips to get you started. Put all photos for one event in one folder and label them with the event name, month and year.  This will make finding your photos much easier. Now when you go into Studio J, you can upload all the photos in that folder for that event and you can click on them later to preview them larger so you can figure out which ones you want to use. We don't have to scrapbook them all. Just the good photos and no duplicates or similar photos, just enough to tell the story.
This is a darling Christmas stamp set that you can get for just $5 measily bucks when you purchase $25.

Matthew Sermon Series #1

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Faithbooking-Applying the Word to your Life