Tuesday, February 28, 2012

LEAP YEAR SPECIAL!

Tomorrow is the last day of February. The LAST DAY to purchase your Studio J 5-packs and receive a second 5-pack FREE and the LAST DAY to purchase the February Stamp of the Month.

It is also the LAST LEAP YEAR until four years from now.

So.....I thought it would be fun to offer a little Leap Year Special!

TOMORROW ONLY, Wednesday, February 29th, anyone who places a minimum $29 order (before shipping and tax) will receive a FREE EMBELLISHMENT (up to a $5.95 value)!!!!! You can choose the embellishment package you want- it just needs to be $5.95 or less. The new SPring/Summer Idea Book is full of FABULOUS and FUN embellishments-baker's twine, buttons, brads, mini medleys, durable studs, sparkles, rub-on's, etc.

Take a peek at your wish list and send me your order today, along with the FREE embellishment you would like no later than 9:00 tomorrow night!

This special cannot be used towards class registration of club kits. If your order totals $58 or more you can choose TWO embellishments! If it totals $87 you can choose 3 embellishments, etc.!

Enjoy Shopping!

Monday, February 27, 2012

NEW! "A" Size Stamp Club!







I am so excited about this new club! Thank you to fellow consultant Aaron Brown who came up with the idea. It is so fun and so affordable!

"A" Size Stamp Club
Thursday, March 15th
Time: 9:30-11:00 or 6:30-8:00
R.S.V.P: on/before FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd(that is this FRIDAY!)
This club is a 6 month commitment (March 2012 to August 2012)
-Cost: $19.50
-I will host a club night once a month Benefits of attending club night-oprotuntiy to win prizes, use my ink/blocks and fellowship
-out of town customers please add $5.00 for shipping ($24.50)

What you get each month:
1 A size stamp set 4 projects pre-cut Step by Step printed instructions

The following stamps will be used-
March 2012-A Rainbow
April 2012 A Tree
May 2012 A Bow Wow
June 2012 Quick Card Butterfly
July 2012 A Journey
August 2012 A Blossom

If for some reason you don’t like one of the above stamps you may substitute for a different “A” Size stamp. You must notify me prior to monthly payment. There are currently 15 other A size stamps available.
As a member of my “A” Size Stamp Club you will receive benefits as well as commit to certain terms.

Benefits:
*Receive the new Spring 2012 Idea Book And Catalog FREE!
*Receive 1 A size stamp each month (value $6.95)
*You will receive a 4 pre cut projects each month with directions. If you attend
my club night, you will have the benefit of using my inks/block and winning a
door prize.
*Receive a thank you gift from me at the end of the six months (July 2012).

Terms:
Commit to the club for a period of 6 months, Mar-Aug2012. Commit to purchase a “kit” for $19.50 (non local members pay $5.00 shipping) each of the 6 months. Place orders on time (by the 1st of each month).

Other Details:
*If your order is not submitted on time, I will order the Standard order and charge you accordingly.
*You have the option to change the stamp every month, but you must notify me at the time of payment, otherwise the stamp intended for that month will be ordered. Projects and directions provide will feature the stamp featured that month, no additional material or directions will be provided for other stamps.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Days #25 and 26 of the 29 Days of Studio J



Happy Weekend!
Boy! It is hard to believe that February is just about over. Only 4 more days left to take advantage of the incredible Studio J offer Close To My Heart is offering during February. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Studio J. I would LOVE to help you get started all while taking advantage of the AWESOME 5-Pack special. And don't forget that even if you are a Studio J member-this special is still advantageous to you!

Enjoy the two layouts I am sharing with you today!
I especially like this first layout. It showcases our Trick-or-Treat night, however I used a retired paper pack from "way back when" called "Giggles & Grins." This was perfect for scrapbooking Disney photos. I love how it was perfect, by changing the red, yellow and black color combination to red, green and black to match the photos. Payton dressed as one of Santa's elves and Molly was actually Minnie Mouse this year. Everything tied in so nicely...thanks to Studio J and the feature that allows me to change the colors of the B&T and Cardstock papers! LOVE IT!!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

What is in the CTMH Consultant Kit?

It is me again. Yes, this is my 3rd post of the day! I was so over the moon excited about the March special Close To My Heart is hosting that I completely left out a whole bunch of exciting information...and the awesome video below!

The Consultant kit contains over $400 worth of product and only costs $99.00! But that is not all. You also have the option to purchase up to 3 "Add-On" Collections. These collections are drastically reduced and build nicely onto the basic kit.

Here is what you will receive:


...And it doesn't stop there. As I shared in the last message I posted, CTMH is giving all those who become a consultant in March a FREE Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle! This is a $99 value. Or if you already own the Cricut bundle you will receive $100 in select product of your choice!
Here is what comes in the bundle:














I would be honored to help you get started on your CTMH business and be a part of my CTMH family! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to embark on this WONDERFUL adventure!



FREE CRICUT BUNDLE!

Have you been thinking about becoming a CTMH consultant? Purchasing top of the line scrapbook, stamping and paper crafting products at a FANTASTIC discount, making new friends, earning money while to stamp and scrap, have opportunities to earn fabulous vacations and travel to Convention, etc? MARCH is the MONTH to start this incredible adventure! All those who become a CTMH Consultant will receive a FREE Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle ($99 value)!!!!! AWESOME, eh?!

Do you already own the Art Philosophy Bundle? No worries...you can choose to receive $100 in select product credit instead!
And once you are a Consultant there are so many training opportunities for you to help you with your business right online. You can learn all you want right in the comfort of your own home-and there is no cost to these incredible training classes! I am here to help you, as well!

I would love to have you join my CTMH Family and team. I am hear to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact me and we can talk.

Day #24 of the 29 Days of Studio J

This layout was created with the "Dreamin'" Kit. Check out the ribbon. Doesn't it look real-like 3-D-ish? I love when my customers look through my Studio J album and actually touch the page because they think something looks like the actual product! And guess what???? You can make the ribbon whatever color you want. VERY, VERY COOL!

There are just 6 days left to stock up on your Studio J 5-packs. For every 5-pack you purchase you will get an additional 5-pack FREE OF CHARGE! YOu canpruchase your 5-pack on my website (amy.myctmh.com) or feel free to contact me and I will be happy to place the order for you!

Do you know anyone who is having a baby or recently had a baby? Someone getting married, graduating or have a special celebration coming up, etc. Studio J 5-packs make wonderful one-on-a-find gifts for just about EVERYONE!

HAPPY WEEKEND!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 23 of the 29 Days of Studio J

Hereis a layout created using the retired kit called "Mayberry." I also used a "Members Only" pattern. Did you know that when you have a Studio J Membership you will have access to Members Only concepts? Another GREAT reason why YOU must have a Studio J MEMBERSHIP!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day #21 and 22 of the 29 Days of Studio J

Here are two more Studio J videos for you to view! Are you lovin' the many different options and different techniques available on Studio J?!!!!



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

March Scrapbook CLub Projects: "LUCY" kit



Here are the 3 2-page layouts my scrapbook clubs will be creating on March 23rd. They feature the new "LUCY" workshop on the go kit that just became available on February 1st, along with several other very CUTE new embellishments. Thank you to my dear friend and fellow consultant, Karen for the inspiration behind these layouts. Are you interested in creating these layouts and playing with these fabulous NEW CTMH PRODUCTS? Even if you are not a member of the monthly scrapbook club, you can still attend my FREE monthly classes (you are only responsible for purchasing your supplies and products for the class)! We would love to have you join in on all the fun. Not only do we create GREAT layouts, we talk, we vent, we listen, we make new friends, and we LAUGH! Below are all the kit details for this class. Please sign up on/before March 1st. The basic kit is required to take the class but there are also add-on options you can purchase as well if you would like your layouts to look just like mine. You can participate via mail, too!

Lucy Shopping List

(shop in February for March Classes)


Basic Package

G1034 LucyWOTG Packet pg 31 $38.00

Includes: -Workshop Stamp Set, Lucy Level 2 Paper Packet, 2 extra sheet s of Colonial

White Cardstock, Lucy Comlements Glttery Rubons, BittySparkles, Instructional Brochure)

3 extra sheets of Colonial White Cardstock and 2 sheets of Sweet Leaf Cardstock


Better Package = Basic Package + the following

XZ1690 Bitty Buds Assortment pg 128 5.70

Z1708 Sparkles Flourishes pg 126 5.70

Z1701 Neutral Baker’s Twine Assortment pg 124 5.70

Z1294 Sanding Kit pg 133 4.00

(total with shipping and tax: $59.10)

Best Package = Basic & Better Packages + the following products

Z2125 Grey Wool Stamp Pad pg 8 6.10

Z2167 Crème Brulee Stamp Pad pg 8 6.10

Z2106 Blush Stamp Pad pg 8 6.10

D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet pg 114 20.75

Z697 Round Sponge pg 132 2.40

(total with shipping and tax: $100.25)*

Other items that you might want to add to your order this month:

1515 Tombow Refill pg 134 6.35

Z1151 3D Foam Tape pg 134 6.90

1772 or Z341 Regular or Mini Glue Dots pg 134 8.70

Z697 Round Sponge pg 132 2.40

Z578 Corner Rounder pg 134 9.20

4110 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors (10 pack) pg 122 6.90

Z4115 Clear 12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack (50) pg 122 26.50

Z1325 Memory Protectors (12 x 12) Flip Flaps pg 122 4.50

Z1342-Z1347 Assorted Colors – My Legacy Faux Leather 12 x 12 Albums pg 121 28.80


Studio J Digital Scrapbooking (YOU’LL LOVE IT!)

SJMEM12 12 month membership pg 11 99.00

SJMEM3 3 month membership pg 11 30.00

SJ5P 5 pack pg 11 55.00


Must Haves:

***Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection pg 13 114.35***

9034 Magic (Interactive Scrapbook Layout How-To Book) pg 10 35.00

9029 Cherish (Scrapbook Layout How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9031 Reflections (Scrapbook Layout How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9030 Imagine (Scrapbook Layout How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9033 Wishes (Card How To Book) pg 10 25.35

9032 Originals (Card How To Book) pg 10 25.35


*At this level you qualify for the Stamp of the Month (Holiday Magic)) at $5 ($17.95 value)

*** YOU GOTTA HAVE IT!!!!

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant:

Amy McGrew, (843)207-8698

stamperamy@earthlink.net , amy.myctmh.com
www.scrapbooklifewithamy.blogspot.com, “Like” me on Facebook: Amy McGrew, Close To My Heart Independent Consultant





Monday, February 20, 2012

Day 19 and 20 Of the 29 Days of Studio J

Today I thought I would share 2 videos I have actually shared with you in the past. I thought that perhaps a "refresher" course might be beneficial to us all. Enjoy the following two videos!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

DAy 18 of the 29 Days of Studio J

This layout was created using the "Dreamin'" kit. I used the "send to back" button to create the cluster of stickease you see on the left layout. Super easy and super fun to play around with! Give it a try today!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Day #17 of the 29 Days of Studio J



This layout was created using the retired kit "Magic Moments." Don't you love how the buttons look so real. They appear to be 3-D on the page. It is so cool!

There is still about 2 weeks left to purchase your Studio J 5-pack which will qualify you to get another 5-Pack FREE (this is over a 60% savings!). With the Free Shipping and Free Page Protectors you are only paying $2.75 a page!

And when you purchase your 5-pack you will qualify to purchase the February Stamp of the Month (Thoughtful Tidings-set of 11 images) for the very low price of $11.00! Here are some cards created with the stamp set and the new "Lucy" paper pack.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Day #16 of the 29 Days of Studio J

This layout was created using the now retired kit "Animal Cookies." Yesterday I shared a different layout I created using the same kit. I changed the paper colors in the layout yesterday. I kept the papers the original colors in the layout above. She how awesome the kits are and how versatile they are on Studio J? AWESOME!!!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day 14 & 15 of the 29 Days of Studio J



Here are two more Studio J layouts for you! So sorry I did not post one yesterday. I was busy doing Random Acts of Kindness all day! I am so glad many of you have taken advantage of my 25% discount! There is still some time left to do so if you have not already. Just email your order to me. I will total it up with the discount and let you know your total. Happy Shopping and Happy saving!

This layout was created using the "Animal Cookies" kit. This is another kit that is retired now. I took advantage of the ability to change the color of the cardstock and B&T papers in Studio J to make this layout coordinate nicely with the colors in the photos!
The layout below was created using the "You Rock" kit. If you remember some of the layouts I shared last week were created with the "YOu Rock" kit however they look much different than this one. That is because I changed the colors of the cardstock and B&T paper from the kit. How cool is that, eh? The possibilities and choices we have in Studio J are unending. LOVE IT!!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness Week and Special 25% Discount!


I hope you are all enjoying your day of hearts and are able to share it with family and friends!

Did you know that this week is RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK? Well, if you did not know this than you do now!

To celebrate RAOK week I am offering a 25% DISCOUNT on any orders placed between NOW and 9:00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th. This special is on any and all orders (club orders and class registrations is not part of this promotion) placed through me. Please email me your order and I will deduct the 25%. If you have been wanting to purchase some Studio J 5-packs-now is the time to save even MORE-you will get a 5-pack at 25% off PLUS earn another 5-pack absolutely FREE (and...once you purchase your first 10 layouts you get to choose a faux leather album as a gift from me, too!) ! How about the Cricut Bundle-order it before 9:00 tomorrow night (Feb. 15th ) and you will save 25%! Anything goes with this RAOK promotion. Get out that awesome new Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book and start shopping!

Happy RAOK Week!
SMiles,
amy

Happy Valentine's Day!


Look what I made... CANDY SUNDAES!

This is the treat I made for my kids and hubby in honor of Valentine's Day. They were super easy to make and a whole lot of fun! I just filled a parfait glass with m&m's and then topped that with some popped pop corn. I wrapped a Styrofoam ball with saran wrap and then coated that with melted white almond bark and then "glued" more popcorn to the ball. I added a Hersey's kiss to the top, stick in a pixie stick and the sundae was complete!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Layout #13 f the 29 Days of Studio J

Enjoy this video of the "February Love Your Layout" by the CTMH Corporate Office.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day #12 of the 29 Days of Studio J

Here is another layout created by my son, Tucker. He used the "Aspen" kit to scrapbook his memories. This kit is no longer available in the Idea book but it is online at Studio J. I LOVE that my children are preserving their own memories. They love using Studio J to do this. And they especially love that once we purchase their layout we get the JPEG file in about 15 minutes and then they can email their creations to their cousins, aunts & uncles, Grammy & Grampy and friends. I think they like this best of all. When you have a Studio J Membership you get both a low and high resolution JPEG FREE! Use the low jpeg to email to friends and family. Use the high JPEG to print as many copies as you want! And you can print them any size you want, as well. This makes FABULOUS and PRICELESS gifts to everyone and anyone!

Speaking of gifts, Studio J 5-Packs and Memberships also make GREAT gifts for any occasion imageable! And I always gift the gift of a FREE ALBUM when a Studio J member purchases his/her first 10 layouts!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day #11 of the 29 Days of Studio J

Today's layout features the NEW MEMBERS ONLY KIT which is called "LOVE BIRD." I love the color combination of this kit-perfect for spring, little girls and big girls, Mother's Day, friendship, wedding, etc!
I used it to scrapbook photos of my daughter, Molly's, 6th birthday which had a tea party theme to it.
As I mentioned, this is a "members only" kit. One of the many benefits to having a 3-month or 12-month Studio J membership is that there are exclusive member only kits and concepts! How very cool is that?!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Day #10 of the 29 Days of Studio J

Here is a layout that my son created using the "Caboodle" kit. This is a retired kit but still available on Studio J. As you can see, this layout has no journaling. Tucker plans to add his journaling with his own handwriting once he receives the layout in the mail. A fine tip "Sharpie" pen works GREAT when wanting to add your own handwriting to your layouts. Tucker also plans to add some of the actual stickease (that I have in my stash) to the layout once it arrives. This is another feature that makes Studio J so AWESOME...the freedom to still add your own handwriting and/or stickease or any other embellishment to a layout created online! LOVE IT!!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day #9 of the 29 Days of Studio J & A McGrew Celebration


Here is Day #9!

Today is my "Knight an Shinning Armor's" 45 birthday! We just returned from dinner and had a little celebration with cookie cake and gifts for him. Stan is taking tomorrow off from work so I get to continue to spoil him all weekend long. Happy Birthday Dear Husband. The world is truly a better place because YOU are in it! I Love You! We Love You!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day #8 of the 29 Days of Studio J

This layout was created with the "You Rock" kit. I totally changed up the color combinations from what Studio J suggested. LOVE the freedom of Studio J. You really can customized your layouts to make them look exactly how you want!
I spent time on Studio J last night. I discovered the NEW MEMBERS ONLY Studio J kit. It is so pretty and speaks SPRING but...it can also be used for a masculine layout or other seasonal page...with the click of your fingers! VERY COOL!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

52 Weeks of Thank You's Class, Day #7 of Studio J and Studio J Boot Camp


52 Weeks of Thank You's
Sunday, February 19th 1:00-4:00
Cost: $45.00 (that is less than $1.00 per card!)
R.S.V.P ON/BEFORE FEBRUARY 10th
This workshop was inspired by the book "A Simple Act of Gratitude" by John Kralik. I highly recommend this book! The idea is to actively look around and appreciate even
the little things in life instead of focusing on the negative.This is going to be The Year of Gratitude in my life! Want to join me? This is a super easy project, but quite a bit of work! We will create 52 4 1/4 square thank you cards (13 cards each of 4 designs) so you can sent one thank you card a week for the entire year!. We will also embellish a recipe card box to put the cards in. You will receive a chart to record the date you sent each card, to whom you sent it and the purpose of why you sent it-so you can look back at your chart, count your blessings and feel gratitude rise in your heart all over again!

"Positivity is
a choice that is nurtured by gratitude."
Here is another layout using the "You Rock" Kit. I LOVE how the buttons actually look like real buttons. You will be amazed at how 3-D they
appear on the page when it arrives on your doorstep. So very,very AWESOME!!!!!!!


STUDIO J BOOT CAMP
Tuesday, February 21st, 6:30-9:00
Cost: $3.00 (for printed handouts)
R.S.V.P ON/BEFORE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

Join me, along with your laptop as I guide you in creating 4-5 two page 12 x 12 layouts using the newest kits available! I will have printed out instructions
for you to take home with you! We will take our time and go step by step. You will leave the class feeling more confident in using Studio J! I do highly recommend you purchase a Studio J 5-Pack ($55.00) prior to Boot Camp. During the month of February you will receive an additional 5 layouts FREE when you purchase a Studio J 5-pack. This special is even better than having a membership so if you already are a Studio J member, I encourage you to purchase the 5-pac
k because your savings are even BIGGER and BETTER!

Here are some awesome perks you will get to enjoy all month long:
1) You can redeem the 5 packs anytime 2) If you sign in with your membership you will have access to all exclusive papers and patterns 3) the free shipping would still be free if say you had already used your free shipping for the month under the membership. 4) You will receive hostess credit if you purchase them as a gathering :) 5) If you order 40 layouts...used 4 5 packs and then 20 others as a member...all the layouts would ship for free!!!
Isn't that just AWESOME! What a GREAT way to start the month...What a GREAT way to start the weekend!
Studio J Boot Camp Coming Soon...details posted early next week![Ima
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Above is a photo of the February Stamp of the Month; Thoughtful Tidings (set of 11 images) and a card created using the stamp set and the NEW "Lucy" level 2 paper pack. This set can be purchased at it's retail price of $17.95 OR you can purchase it for the LOW PRICE of $5.00 with a minimum $50 purchase (this can combined with your Studio J 5-packs)!
Pretty Cool, eh?!!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Day #6 of the 29 Days of Studio J & Scripture Box Workshop




Here is a layout using the "You Rock" kit. This paper kit is now retired BUT...you can still create with it on Studio J. Another reason why I love Studio J so much. You can still use the kits you love once they retire because they are available on Studio J. How very cool is that?!

SCRIPTURE BOX WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

R.S.V.P: On/Before Wed., Feb. 8th

207-8698 OR stamperamy@earthlink.net

Class Price: $20.00

We will use the My Creations Memory Game to create this wonderful project! And it is perfect for the Lenten Season! The Memory Game Box comes with 24 chipboard tiles. We will decorate the outside of the box and we will cover each tile with beautiful CTMH paper (all from the new Spring/summer Idea Book!). I have printed 24 Scripture on cardstock for class members to put on one side of the tiles. The opposite sides of the tiles will be left blank for personal Scripture choices or prayers. All supplies will be provided-you just need to bring your own adhesives.


If you are long distance or can not attend the class, I can put a “Kit To Go” together for you with full instructions. There will be an additional cost for shipping. Please LMK if you are interested!


I am available to teach this class to your Bible Study, MOPS Group or other church group if there is interest. contact me and we can set a date!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day #5 of 29 Days of Studio J

Here is a layout I created using the "Elemental" Paper Pack. I LOVE how versatile this paper pack is. I have used it for several different themes including Christmas, Little Girl getting a Big Girl Bed, a woman's retreat and a pre-school graduation thus far!
I kept this layout very simple. The photos really are the focal point (as they should be!). I used a few embellishments, ribbon and several buttons and it was complete!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Day #5 of the 29 Days of Studio J and AWESOME JOB!


On this layout I used stickease in place of the journaling box. I also enlarged the elf stickease. Another characteristic that makes Studio J #1 in my book-you have the freedom to make your stickease any size you want. AND...there are also stickease available in Studio J that do not come on the stickease sheet when you purchase the actual stickease!

Today my son's Robotics Team had their competition. They did AWESOME and are going to the State Competition at the end of the month! WAY TO GO ROLLINGS ROBO KNIGHTS!!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day #3 of 29 Days of Studio J AND...Exclusive February Stamp Set



Here is my 3rd layout of February. As you can see, I was busy scrapbooking Christmas Morning last month! I used the "Believe" kit. I love how many photos are on this layout. One of the nice features at Studio J is you can narrow down your Concept Search by clicking on how many photos you want to have on a page. I LOVE this feature!

I had a few questions about how the "Five for Free" Campaign works with those who already have either a 3 or 12-month Studio J Membership. Here are some awesome perks you will get to enjoy all month long:

1) You can redeem the 5 packs anytime 2) If you sign in with your membership you will have access to all exclusive papers and patterns 3) the free shipping would still be free if say you had already used your free shipping for the month under the membership. 4) You will receive hostess credit if you purchase them as a gathering :)
5) If you order 40 layouts...used 4 5 packs and then 20 others as a member...all the layouts would ship for free!!!

Isn't that just AWESOME! What a GREAT way to start the month...What a GREAT way to start the weekend!

Studio J Boot Camp Coming Soon...details posted early next week!

Above is a photo of the February Stamp of the Month; Thoughtful Tidings (set of 11 images) and a card created using the stamp set and the NEW "Lucy" level 2 paper pack. This set can be purchased at it's retail price of $17.95 OR you can purchase it for the LOW PRICE of $5.00 with a minimum $50 purchase (this can combined with your Studio J 5-packs)!

Pretty Cool, eh?!!!!

Enjoy your Friday Everyone!
SMiles,
Amy