Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cute as a Button Card


Mojo Monday 252

Close to My Heart Products Used:
Clementine Level 2 Paper Packet
Colonial White Cardstock
My Acrylix Buttons, Bits, & Bobs (coordinates with Cricut Artiste cartridge)
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Twilight Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Saddle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Creme Brûlée Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Marker
Cottage Assortment
Bakers Twine Neutral Assortment
3D Foam Tape

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Studio J Layout- Space Needle

Inspired by CTMH Consultant Dena Brayshaw

Kit- Cruisin'
Layout- Priceless Pics

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Studio J Layout- Mt. Rainier

Inspiration from Amy Ulen- http://studioscrapping.blogspot.com/

Kit- Dreamin'
Layout- Out of the Hat
Kit Mix 6

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lucy Rose Card

Close to My Heart Products Used:
Colonial White Cardstock (3.5" square card base, 2.5" square, scraps for stamping rose)
Lucy Level 2 Paper Packet
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Grey Wool Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (retiring July 31, 2012)
Blush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
SNEAK PEEK- Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Marker Set (alcohol based!)
SNEAK PEEK- Love Blooms My Acrylix Stamp Set

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lucy Butterfly Card

A friend and I hosted a crop last Saturday and one very special person was missing because she has been so sick.  Everyone there decided that someone should make her a card and then we could all sign it.  This is the card that I came up with.  I hope the special lady liked it!

A group of ladies got together to work on their own scrapbooks and projects but took a little bit out of their time to think of someone else and make sure she knew that we missed her being there and sharing with all of us.  This truly embodies the Close to My Heart philosophy and what the entire company is built on.  I am blessed to spend time with ladies who have such caring hearts.  Thank you ladies- this is why I host a crop every month; not to get my own things done, not for financial gain, but to spend time with friends and help them achieve what they need to accomplish and have a little bit of fun in the mean time. 

Close to My Heart Products Used:
Lucy Level 2 Paper Packet (retiring July 31, 2012)
Grey Wool Cardstock (retiring July 31, 2012)
Colonial White Cardstock
Grey Wool Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (retiring July 31, 2012)
Blush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
My Acrylix Love Life Stamp Set
My Acrylix Embrace Life Stamp Set (retired)
Colonial White Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Bakers Twine- Neutral Assortment

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Studio J Updates!

Some very exciting changes to Studio J were announced at Convention. 

-No More Memberships! Everyone can access all patterns, all layouts, receive jpegs, and receive lower pricing of $6.95 per two-page layout

-New Express Collections- pre-made layouts, just drop your photos in!  Super fast and super easy!

-Studio J Layouts can count towards hostess rewards!  If your friend is hosting a party and you would like your digital layouts to contribute to her rewards, make sure to select the party during the check-out process.  

When is this available?  Now!  Check it out today at:


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Studio J Convention Layout #5

Kit: Victory
Pattern: Harmony
  • Making pleated ribbon out of ribbon tabs
  • Rotating a page
  • Cropping My Stickease images
  • Camouflaging with a text box
  • Changing the color intensity of a B&T design

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Studio J Convention Layout #4

Kit: Magic Moments
Pattern: Powerful Trio
  • Using a My Stickease image to make a border
  • Creating a layered ribbon bow
  • Creating striped ribbon using a text box

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July Wall Hanging

Close to My Heart Products Used:
Superhero Level 2 Paper Packet
White Daisy Cardstock
Clear Sparkles
Black Hemp

Other Products Used:
Cricut Cartridge- Word Collage
Creative Memories 8x8 Everyday Display

Perfect Pairs

During the month of July, place an online shopping order of $75 or more during July and receive a paper packet and coordinating embellishment FREE—it’s a Perfect Pair! Which specific paper packet and embellishment you receive is based on the date you place an order.  While supplies last. Discounted products do not count toward a qualifying purchase.

Order Dates Perfect Pair
July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)
July 6–10 Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633)
July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400)
July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C)
July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C)
July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C)
July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C)

Monday, July 2, 2012


Close to My Heart has really stepped it up this catalog with boy collections! The Super Hero collection is super fun, and versatile. Use it for fun boy pages, pages about dad, your hero, or even play up the red, white, and blue colors for great 4th of July projects!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Stamp of the Month

July Stamp of the Month: Live Out Loud
Available July 1-31, 2012
Retail Price $17.95
Spend $50+ and get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00