Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spray Pen adds Pizzazz to your artwork...

One of the new tools in the CTMH 2011 Spring/Summer Idea Book is the Spary Pen (Item Z1380).  They come in a package of 3 and retail for $3.95.  They're great for adding a sassy splash of color to your artwork.  Simply load them up with water and the reinker of your choice.  Watch this video to see how easy it is.

And here are a couple samples I've created using my spray pens:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More reasons to love 12" Flip Flaps

I made this scrapbook layout of a birthday celebration but had too many pictures for the two 12" x 12" pages, however not enough photos for another two page layout.  Flip Flaps to the rescue!  I attached a Close To My Heart 6" x 12" memory protector (Item Z1325) to the right hand page and extended my creative space.  Love it!

Click here to see another post with assembly instructions.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Spring/Summer Idea Book - Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop! We will be featuring products currently offered in our New Spring/Summer 2011 Ideabook. If you have come here from Debi's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

We have 11 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using products from the New Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book on their blogs. It's easy to "hop" - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I chose to create a few gift items using the Miracle paper collection (Item X7133B).  You may recognize this paper from a former National Scrapbooking Day promotion.  It's back with even more patterns.  The soft Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue colors in this collection make it perfect for Spring, Easter, Boy or Girl.  Pictured above is a Bag in a Box featuring these fun Kraft Borders (Item Z1377).  The borders are all pre-cut and self-adhesive making them so easy to use. 
Below is a Giant Nugget Box.  It has four 3"x 3" cards and envelopes and few chocolate treats. Who can resist?  The sentiments on the cards were made with the Miracle stamp set that comes with the Miracle Workshop On The Go kit (Item G1023)

Finally, here is a Flip Flap mini album made with cardstock, patterned paper, and CTMH's 4"x 6" clear Flip Flap Memory Protectors (Item Z4114).  This is ready for your 4x6 photos, a great brag book.  The "memories" sentiment is from the new Simple Memories stamp set (Item D1472).

Now "Hop" on over to Teri's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Contact me your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get these products!
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A Perfect 10 with Studio J

You may be asking yourself "what is Studio J?" It is design software from Close To My Heart offering you another fast and simple way to celebrate relationships. There's no photos to develop and crop, no paper to cut and coordinate, and no embellishments to purchase - although you can always add them to your Studio J layouts. There's no software to buy, you just upload your photos to create beautiful 12" x 12" two-page layouts in five easy steps. The custom layouts are sent right to your door.

Studio J Member pricing is just $6.50 per layout - that's just $3.25 per page. Other benefits include:
  • Free hi-res JPG files for every custom-printed layout purchased (share with family and friends on the web)
  • Special members-only patterns and kits
  • Free shipping and handling on your monthly order (monthly order not required)
And in February Members get a Perfect 10 - Buy 9 layouts and get one free!

Purchase a 12-month membership for the best value ($99), or get your feet wet with a 3-month membership ($60). You can even give Studio J as a gift (five layouts for $55).

Visit my website to get going on your memories - try it for free.

Here's a few layouts I created with Studio J - I love it!

 (This is one of those exclusive members-only kits mentioned.)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


You've waited and finally the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book is here! Isn't it beautiful?  You're looking at the new paper kit called Sophia, and there's plenty more where that came from.  You can view it HERE at my website.  Want your very own copy?  Contact me to schedule a home gathering and get an idea book and new CTMH products for FREE.