Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I got this idea from Joanne Walton she had one made with Close To My Heart Animal Crackers papers and it was so cute I decided to make my own. I used CTMH Topstitch papers and My Stickease and added some bling with CTMH Sparkles and ribbon. I'm going to have some of these available to make at my next Project Night on January 22. This is picture is the front cover.
This is page 2 front and back.
This was so easy to make, all the front pages are the same measurements and the back pages are the same measurements. I used only two different B&T Duo patterns and just flipped flopped them and turned them around. The enhancements are My Stickease so really easy to add. I used Glue Dots to add the ribbon to the tabs on the pages and the tabs on the top of the pages come in the Topstitch My Stickease package. Then just add the Sparkles wherever you want them and you are done!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Here are some of the projects we made at the Close To My Heart Regional Conference almost a year ago. The spiral bound journal (using the Grace papers) is something new that will be offered in the Spring 2010 catalog out January 1, 2010. We used the Jingle papers for the cards, the Neighborhood stamp set for the Home layout below and the Twitterpated papers and My Stickease for the It's a Wide World layout.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I had been having a recurring dream for years, I would be in my home (and it always looked different) and find myself walking by a room not really being used or discover a room in the house I hadn't noticed before and I would say, "I could use this room as my scrapbook room." In December, 2008 we bought a bigger house and I thought it was time for my dream to come true. There was a room in the daylight basement that would be perfect! The dream turned quickly into a nightmare as on January 9, 2009, the first day in the house we found broken pipes damaged walls and so on. My dream room was torn to shreds to repair all the damages. We moved in on February 12, 2009, but still had alot of repair work ahead of us. This first picture is what one side of the room looked like (the opposite corner had its walls ripped out too from a foundation leak) this second picture is one view of the room before the previous owners moved out (they let us take pictures before hand so we could do some planning). The last three pictures are the finished room. On the black shelves I have my scrapbooking that I'm working on and also discontinued Close To My Heart product that is on sale at a discounted price. My desk is in a U shape so that I can use one area for scrapbooking, one for stamping and the other for computer work. I have three tables set up all the time so it is always ready for guests (I can seat 12 people at a time). I have a few sample ideas hanging up on the wall as well as my current workshop schedule. I have plenty of space to work, hold my stamping and scrapbooking workshops and have friends over to "play." So maybe it took longer than I thought it would and a lot harder work than I thought too, but it is finished and it is a beautiful room and I love sharing it with my customers and friends!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Studio J is a fun new program digital online scrapbooking program from Close to my Heart. Here are some recent pages I made. It is such a fun program. You just load your pictures (by the way you have 3 months to just play with those pictures and the program before they delete your pictures, unless, of course, you buy your layout, then it will be online for a year) then decide which digital paper set you want to use. Next will pop up a lot of layout options. Choose the one that works best for you and it will then give you half a dozen paper combinations in the layout you have chosen. Choose the one that you like best. Then it will bring up the layout for you and all you have to do is pick items from the left and drap and drop them. You can change the color of any present ribbon or button or whatever. You can change the papers if you like, you can even distress the paper. Just play, it is really fun!