Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Happy Tuesday!

I hope y'all had a lovely weekend!
The CTMH National Scrapbook Exclusive Paper pack is going FAST.  This paper pack is available until May 31st or whenever it sells out.  I am hosting a fun workshop with these yummy papers and would LOVE to have you join in all the juicy fun!

Here are the details:

DREAM POP Workshop
Date:  Monday, June 10th
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m OR 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost:  You several options to choose from:

The Dream Pop paper packet includes 12 cardstock sheets and 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion—you can’t get the paper packet anywhere else! The vibrant hues of the papers are specialty colors exclusive to this paper packet. The cardstock sheets have glossy patterns on one side that coordinate with the B&T patterns for a pop of shine on the colorful cardstock. 

This cheerful, limited-time only paper packet deserves a work- shop all its own! 
We will be creating 2 two-page layouts, 3 cards, and a set of 6 decorated treat tubes, all using the dream Pop paper packet and the May stamp of the month set, Pinwheel. The cards and treat tubes are perfect for year-round gifting. The layouts have been modified to include photo mats for each photo so you will leave the workshop with a project that looks finished and complete, even if you photos haven’t been added yet.I hope you will join me in this popping fun workshop!  “Kits to Go” 
are available.      
BASIC KIT: $48.00
This Kit is for the individual who already owns the Dream Pop Paper Pack and May Stamp of the Month and does not wish to purchase another Paper Pack.  
Kit includes:  6 Treat Tubes, Silver Shimmer Trim, Color Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes, Keyboard Kraft Alphabet, Pink GLitter Gems, Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet, Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape, Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment.  All left-over supplies are yours to keep!
This it includes all the supplies in the BASIC KIT, as well as, the Dream Pop Paper Pack (you can NEVER have too much of this fabulous paper that is only available during the month of May!)
BEST KIT: $65.36 -this includes everything in the Better Kit, as well as, the Stamp of the Month.
BESTEST KIT:  $179.71
Includes everything in the BEST KIT, as well as the Cricut ARTISTE BUNDLE COLLECTION

Friday, May 24, 2013


I love being a part of Close To My Heart for so many reasons.  This is one of them:

The tornado in Oklahoma has had a devastating effect and Close To My Heart wants to help. To aid relief efforts, Close To My Heart is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, A True Thank You ($2.95 retail), available immediately and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross. Help us provide relief to those affected by the Oklahoma tornado by purchasing  the A True Thank You stamp set (M1029) and this relief effort to all those who have been affected by this horrible tragedy.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stamp Scrubber

I love the Close To my Heart Stamp Scrubber (item # Z1782) and My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner (item # Z1778).  I now give a Spray Pen filled with cleaner with every purchase of the Stamp Scrubber.  This is my gift to you.  Below is an informative video about how the scrubber and cleaner work together.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy Thoughts Kits!

Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this Happy Thoughts kraft container. The FREE webcast will air Thursday, May 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Happy Thoughts kraft container, as the presenter walks you through the steps. Watch the Pajama Party by yourself, with other Consultants, or with your customers for a fun crafting pajama party. Anyone with an Internet connection can watch, so be sure to tell your customers to order their project supplies in advance and then tune in!
The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE on May 30. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website.

I am putting together "HAppy Thoughts" Kits as we speak!  It you would like one please let me know.  Kits are just $12.00.  Order yours today so you have it for the Pajama PArty on May 30th!

The best part about this project is the list of 52 Create Things To Do paper strips that go inside the craft container.  You can set this decorative container on your desk and pull out a strip of paper every week to help you make time each week for an entire year to BE CREATIVE and MAKE SOMETHING FUN!  Isn't that great?!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Last Friday I shared with you exciting updates to our Studio J online scrapbook program.  Enjoy the "Love Your Layout" video below using the "Surf's Up! Kit!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It's a Pajama Party!

 Join Close To My Heart for a Pajama Party
As part of Close To My Heart's branding and advertising initiatives for 2013, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with Big Picture Classes. One of our first events is the free online "Pajama Party" coming up on May 30 at 7:00 pm (MDT). During this live event, you'll get ideas and inspiration from Stacy Julian and friends, plus you'll get to watch a short, fun (slightly wacky) creative class made with Close To My Heart products. The class was shot during our recent spring Album Retreat, so even if you weren't able to attend the event, you can now participate in a little slice of the action.
Visit the Big Picture Classes site to register (remember, it's free!), and get a little more information about the event and the projects. You can get more information about the“Think Happy Thoughts” project that will be sponsored by Close To My Heart and see a list of recommended supplies that you may be asked about in the coming weeks. Share these links with your Facebook friends, family and friends.  Thousands of happy crafters will be participating—it's FREE!!!!!

This "Think Happy Thoughts" project features a sturdy kraft tube, bright papers, an inspiring stamped sentiment, and darling accessories brought to us by one of our favorite partners, Close To My Heart—plus 52 awesome downloadable creativity starters to go inside.
  • My Acrylix® Frame Flair (D1546)
  • My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts (C1536)
  • 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® block (Y1009)
  • 4" x 5" My Acrylix® block (Y1012)
  • My Acrylix® spritz cleaner (1778)
  • My Acrylix® stamp scrubber (Z1782)
  • Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1790)
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2172)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2195)
  • micro-tip scissors (Z534)
  • corner rounder (Z578)
  • paper trimmer
  • My Creations® kraft container (Z1833) 
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" Crème Brulee cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5754)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" Lagoon cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5762)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, 1385)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" Whisper cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5929)
  • one sheet Pink B&T Duos® paper from Chantilly paper packet (comes with 6 sheets, X7163B)
  • two yards Grey Wool baker's twine from neutral assortment (comes with ten yards, Z1701)
  • three butterflies from Color-Ready Trinkets wooden shapes (comes with 57 shapes, Z1844)
  • three grey Sparkles from Sparkles black & grey assortment (comes with 108, Z1754)
  • 3-D foam tape

Friday, May 10, 2013


This is so, so COOL!

If you are a digital scrapbooker, a classic scrapbooker or just want the BEST QUALITY photos EVER-you need to watch this little video.  So.Very.Awesome!

You can start playing right on my website (  Click on the "STUDIO J" tab and off you go to a whole lot of FUN!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Card Kits, Alcohol Markers and Dream Pop!

I am busy getting ready for the FIESTA SCRAPBOOK WARS/CROP on Friday night.
Right now I am working on my card kits that are available to purchase.

The CTMH "Puns of Praise" stamp set  (#C1535) goes perfectly with the Archival Ink Pad (#44751) and Alcohol Marker Sets and Blender pens.  I have a few extra kits for sale.  First come first serve!
The Alcohol Markers makes coloring and blending a BREEZE...and the look is oh so professional.
Take a peek at this video for some tips and tricks!

I am looking forward to playing with the exclusive DREAM POP paper pack once these kits are completed.  Here are a few cards that YOU will be creating at my DREAM POP Workshop in early June (details coming soon!)!

Monday, May 6, 2013

FREE Gift!

Happy Monday!

Today I would like to share with you just how much I love the Close To My Heart My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber (#Z1782).  This is a lint-free cleaning of your stamps. It has raised bristles for cleaning large stamp.  It features rubber feet for a good grip.  This Scrubber is ideal for cleaning all inks, especially pigment inks.  It's size of 41/2" x 4" is ideal for holding in your hand, if you prefer to clean stamps that way!  This item sells for $12.95 before shipping and tax.

I personally own two of these scrubbers for my personal use.  I use one for my dye inks and another for my pigment inks.  I have recently learned a little tip when it comes to leaning stamps.  The Close To My Heart Spray Pen is a PERFECT enhancement to cleaning your stamps!  I fill my spray pen with the Acrylix Spritz Cleaner (#1779) and use that to spritz my stamp when I am done inking it with a particular color ink and then wipe it dry on my Stamp Scrubber.  It works like a charm!  LOVE IT!

Because I love it so much I am now going to be giving a spray pen to all those who purchase the My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber FREE!  This is my gift to you!  I recommend you purchase the My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner Refill (#1779) along with the Stamp Scrubber.  Then you can use the cleaner refill to fill your FREE spray pen! You can order your Acrylix Stamp Scrubber and Cleaner Refill HERE.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

National Scrapbook Month

Happy National Scrapbook Month!

I love the merry month of may because it allows us to be ALL.ABOUT.SCRAPBOOKING!!!!!!

In my previous post I shared fun information about the exclusive paper pack CTMH has designed in honor of this month-long holiday and how well it coordinates with the MAy Stamp of the Month "Pinwheels."

Below is a fun video that gives you a closer look at all the fun, as well as, a sneak peek at a special workshop I will be offering in late May/early June.    ENJOY!!!!!