Monday, January 30, 2012

Get them before they are gone!

Hurry! There are only two days left to get the items listed in this post. The new Idea Book goes live on February 1st and when it does all the products from this post will be gone. So hurry on over to my website here and get your favorite products before they are gone. Also there are only two days left to get the Rock the Block set for $15 (spend $25 to get the exclusive stampset and block set). There are also only 2 days left to get the stamp of the month for $5 (when you spend $50).

So hurry on over to my website and order today!

Monday, January 23, 2012

People Layout

Okay so you have already seen this layout here, but I wanted to tell you a little bit more about it. I just love my little Mady, she is a handful, but a cute one, so I used this layout in my people category for my Twelve class with Stacey Julian and featured her. This is here in April of last year and man has she grown since then (say size 24 month to 3T YIKES!) To remind me that it is a People layout I used a little orange brad under the main picture on the left page. I hope you like it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Seasons layout

So I know you have already seen these pictures, but I just wanted to share how I used them. For my Twelve class with Stacey Julian one of the topics is seasons. I just LOVE Utah in September. The temperatures are just right, not too hot, the grass is still green, there are still flowers around, oh it is beautiful to me, so I thought that I would scrapbook that along with some pictures from last September that we took on at Temple Square. See that little green brad on the right page that is my embellishment that lets me know it is a seasons layout, I hope you like it!

To see more about the product used click here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

February Scrapbooking Class

In February we will be using the Lucy Workshop on the Go, wait Lucy doesn't sound familiar to you? Well that is because it is in the NEW Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book that doesn't go live for customers till February 1st, but I will let you have a little sneak peak because we are using it in February so you kind of need to see it and tell me if you are coming so I can get your kit and have it ready to go for class. Okay are you ready? Here it is :

Oh you want a close up so you can actually see the paper, okay here you go:

Super cute right, okay so more than cute, this paper is beautiful! I am also loving the stampset that comes with this Workshop on the Go, it coordinates with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and it really fun to use! So here is what is included in the kit:

Workshops on the Go™ Lucy Kit (G1034)
Retail Value: $33.78 / You Pay: $29.95 (which is $34.95 with shipping and tax to my house)
1 – My Reflections® Lucy Paper Packet (X7149B)
1 – My Acrylix® Lucy Workshop Stamp Set (C-size)
2 – Colonial White Cardstock Sheets
1 – Lucy Complements Glittery Rub-ons (X7149C)
1 – Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
1 – Instructional Brochure

So here is the additional layout that we will be doing in the class:

There are three ways to participate:
1. Come to the class at my house February 18th at 8 PM. You can choose to order the Lucy Workshop on the Go ($34.95 with shipping and tax) or a basic kit which includes the paper pack, rub-ons, bitty sparkles and colonial white cardstock for $21 (also includes shipping and tax).
2. You can participate long distance, just let me know and the Workshop on the Go kit will arrive at your door (you will need the Magic book to complete the second layout)
3. You can have me complete the layouts for you. This option is $20.

For the above options please let me know by February 8th so that I have time to have everything ready for class. Thanks!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Another Me Layout

I completed another me layout for my Twelve class with Stacey Julian and Big Picture Classes. I have to say that I am still loving this class! I really am learning alot about a different method of scrapbooking and storytelling (somewhere along the lines I forgot that journaling was so that I could tell a story, not just describe a picture.) So here it is another me layout:

This layout features a bunch of single pictures of me that were hidden in my photo album and each one has a story behind them (literally!!) See those pictures on the right page each picture has journaling underneath that tells the story or memory in the picture. (I love Jeanette Lynton and her Magic book!) See:

I did find a set of three photos that had a story that I felt fit with the other pictures and stories on this layout so I went a head and used them on the left page:

I also was pretty excited and proud of myself for mixing and matching papers from different paper packs (I haven't done that before, I don't know why.) I used some paper from the Wonderland paper pack (X7146B, which will NOT be available after January 31st so get your paper pack soon!) and the Bliss paper pack (which is already gone/retired sorry!) I used a plain colonial white cardstock as my base and added some crystal blue cardstock for a little pop of color.

I used the Love Life stampset (D1482) for the star embellishments and the flourish under the title as well as on the E and B in the title. I used the Crystal blue stamp pad as well as the Chocolate and Colonial white (on the E and B in the title). I used a few Milepost shapes and some bronze glitz glitter gel (Z1483). I used up the ends of some cocoa ribbon on the E and B in the title and then to add a little embellishment from my class I used a button from the Blue button collection (Z1371) I of course got the layout from the Magic book ( 9034) and I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge ( Z1686) to cut out the title and the stars (man is this cartridge and machine cutting my scrapbooking time in half, LOVE IT!)

I hope you enjoy and if you are wanting any of the product used just click here. While your there make sure you get all the things you are wanting/needing from the retiring product (see here for the list) and if you purchase $25 you can still get the Rock the Block promotion for $15 (a super value and a lovely stampset!) and if you purchase $50 you get the Stamp of the Month for $5 (which is also a really nice stampset!)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Retiring products

Come January 31st a bunch of products are retiring (to make room for some new goodies!) so make sure you get what you want/need before they are gone (in fact some are already gone! The Top Coats Icing Overlays are gone, hope you got some!)

Here is the list of retiring products:
Paper Collections
Typeset Workshop on the Go (WOTG) Kit - G1024 - $29.95
Roxie WOTG Kit - G1025 - $29.95
Elemental WOTG Kit - G1026 - $29.95
Dreamin' L2 Paper - X7142B - $9.95
Dreamin' My Stickease - X7142C - $4.95
Dreamin' WOTG Kit - G1027 - $29.95
Sonoma WOTG Kit - G1028 - $29.95
Mischief L2 Paper - X7144B - $9.95
Mischief Compliments Rubons - X7144C - $4.95
Mischief WOTG Kit - G1029 - $29.95
Believe L2 Paper - X7145B - $9.95
Believe MyStickease - X7145C - $4.95
Believe WOTG Kit - G1030 - $29.95
Wonderland L2 Paper - X7146B - $9.95
Wonderland MyStickease - GX7146C - $4.95
Wonderland WOTG Kit - G0131 - $29.95
Sophia L2 Paper - X7131B - $12.95
Sophia MyStickease - X7131C - $4.95
Lucky L2 Paper - X7137B - $12.95
Lucky MyStickease - X7137C - $4.95
Fanfare L2 Paper - X7138B - $12.95
Fanfare MyStickease - X7138C - $4.95

Stamp Sets
A Hop - A1112 - $6.95
A Little Buzz - B1353 - $9.95
A Little Everything - D1408 - $17.95
A Love - A1103 - $6.95
A Paisley - A1105 - $6.95
A Posey - A1102 - $6.95
Adoption - A1098 - $6.95
Adorning Corners - D1322 - $17.95
Always in my Heart - A1101 - $6.95
Ambiance - C1349 - $13.95
Around the Block - D1377 - $17.95
Baby Love - B1368 - $9.95
Backgrounds and Borders - D1463 - $17.95
Beary Best - C1363 - $13.95
Beary Busy - C1409 - $13.95
Beautiful Butterflies - B1373 - $9.95
Beautiful Things - D1298 - $17.95
Believe in Your Dreams - B1322 - $9.95
Beloved - B1343 - $9.95
Birthday Blast - C1436 - $13.95
Birthday Boy - C1411 - $13.95
Bless this Nest - C1445 - $13.95
Blooming Layers - C1449 - $13.95
Bon Appetit - D1367 - $17.95
Boom! - B1354 - $9.95
Bunny Love - B1324 - $9.95
Campin' Fever - D1353 - $17.95
Carefree - C1447 - $13.95
Catching Waves - D1466 - $17.95
Charmed - C1385 - $13.95
Cherished Flourishes - D1413 - $17.95
Ciao - D1461 - $17.95
Circle Around - D1300 - $17.95
Circle of Love - D1438 - $17.95
Circle Together - B1372 - $9.95
Connections - D1330 - $17.95
Cruisin' - D1471 - $17.95
Cupcake Sprinkles - D1336 - $17.95
Daydream - D1297 - $17.95
Down By The Sea - C1451 - $13.95
Dream Big - D1399 - $17.95
Dreams Come True - D1470 - $17.95
Enjoy Every Moment - C1395 - $13.95
Extreme Happiness - C1356 - $13.95
Family - C1305 - $13.95
Family Ties - Adult - C1346 - $13.95
Family Ties - Children - C1345 - $13.95
Family Ties - Pet - B1350 - $9.95
Fill in the Blank - D1465 - $17.95
Flower Pot - D1409 - $17.95
For Every Occasion - D1187 - $17.95
Friendship Blessings - D1191 - $17.95
From My Heart - C1443 - $13.95
Fun Times - B1309 - $9.95
Happy Holidays - D1431 - $17.95
Happy Moments - C1437 - $13.95
Hero - D1474 - $17.95
His and Hers - C1460 - $13.95
Horizon - C1454 - $13.95
Hot Diggity - C1407 - $13.95
Howdy - D1435 - $17.95
In the Month of February - C1403 - $13.95
In the Month of March - C1404 - $13.95
In the Month of April - C1405 - $13.95
In the Month of May - C1415 - $13.95
In the Month of June - C14016 - $13.95
In the Month of July - C1417 - $13.95
It's a Zoo - C1360 - $13.95
Just For Boys - C1338 - $13.95
Just For Girls - C1337 - $13.95
Just The Ticket - B1323 - $9.95
Kanji Phrases - C1339 - $13.95
Let's Go Camping - C1355 - $13.95
Little Princess - C1414 - $13.95
Love Always - D1337 - $17.95
Love Birds - C1396 - $13.95
Love Ya - D1460 - $17.95
Magic Tabs - C1448 - $13.95
Makin' Waves - C1365 - $13.95
Ms. Chillin' - D1404 - $17.95
Ms. Scrapbook -B1352 - $9.95
Notice the Details - D1378 - $17.95
On the Edge - C1399 - $13.95
On This Day - D1468 - $17.95
One of a Kind - D1410 - $17.95
Over The Rainbow - D1426 - $17.95
Paisley Praise - D1414 - $17.95
Piece of Cake - D1407 - $17.95
Play Day - D1360 - $17.95
Post Card - Travel Series - D1357 - $17.95
Precious Love - C1444 - $13.95
Priceless Love Word Puzzle - D1348 - $17.95
Recipe Box - D1364 - $17.95
Retro Tech - C1446 - $13.95
Royal Birth - D1441 - $17.95
Salutation Seals - C1461 - $13.95
Shining Star - D1320 - $17.95
Smiles - C1397 - $13.95
So Lucky - C1390 - $13.95
Soul Mates - D1354 - $17.95
Springtime - D1415 - $17.95
Star Power - D1403 - $17.95
Summer Breeze - C1453 - $13.95
Summer Days - B1375 - $9.95
Sweet Baby - C1359 - $13.95
Take Luck - B1364 - $9.95
Tasty Treats - D1427 - $17.95
Tea Time - C1438 - $13.95
Thank You - D361 - $17.95
Thrill Ride - D1425 - $17.95
TLC - C1364 - $13.95
Togetherness - D1402 - $17.95
Treetops - C1368 - $13.95
Trellis - D1451 - $17.95
True Happiness - D1365 - $17.95
Two-Step Backgrounds - D1473 - $17.95
Unity - C1422 - $113.95
X-Treme - D1432 - $17.95
You Did It - C1351 - $13.95
You Rock - D1346 - $17.95
You're Great - D1434 - $17.95
You're Sweet - B1351 - $9.95


Colonial White Ribbon Collection - Z1126 - $7.95
Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon - Z1103 - $6.95
Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon - Z1100 - $6.95
Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon - Z1102 - $6.95
White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon - Z270 - $6.95

Embroidery Floss - Red/Pink - Z1092 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Green - Z1094 - $3.25
Embroidery Floss - Blue/Purple - Z1093 - $3.25

Waxy Flax
Cranberry - Z1086 - $3.95
Sorbet - Z1249 - $3.95
Juniper - Z1248 - $3.95
Crystal Blue - Z1247 - $3.95

Designer Brads - Colonial White - Z1274 - $3.95
Decorative Brads - Pewter - Z1146 - $3.95

Mini-Medley and Eyelets
Mini-Medley - Antiqued Copper - Z1275 - $4.95
Mini-Medley - Colonial White - Z1276 - $4.95
Foundry Metal - Bookplates - Z1147 - $3.50
Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95
Soft Set Eyelets - Black and White Daisy - Z1228 - $3.95
Soft Set Eyelets - Chocolate and Colonial White - Z1229 - $3.95

Coordinating Collection Embellishments
Midnight Felt Shapes - Z1462 - $3.95
Harvest Charms - Z1633 - $4.95
Holiday Pockets - Z1486 - $4.95
Top Coats Icing Overlays - Z1468 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Assortment - Z1356 - $4.95
Lucky Level 2 Journaling Spots - Z1359 - $3.95
Bliss Level 2 Assortment - Z1355 - $5.95
Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment - Z1386- $4.95
Fanfare Level 2 Assortment - Z1400 - $4.95
Just Blooms Spring Blossom - Z1266 - $7.95
Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack - Z1300 - $5.95
Wings Level 2 Assortment - Z1398 - $4.95

Color Ready Alphabets
Color Ready Alphabets - Oxford - X5749 - $3.95
Color Ready Alphabets - Hodge Podge - X1406 - $3.95

My Creations Items
My Creations - Board Book - Z1310 - $6.95
My Creations - Journal - Z1268 - $7.95
My Creations - Memory Showcase 9x9 - Z1198 - $5.95

Rubber Brayer - Z616 - $12.95
Eyelet Tool Replacement Punches - Z1245 - $2.95

To order just click here and enter in the item number you are wanting and add it to your cart, and don't forget if you spend $25 you will qualify for the Rock the Block promotion for $15 and if you spend $50 you can get the Stamp of the Month for $5. So hurry before your favorites are gone!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Family Photo Ritual pages

Another layout that I completed for my 12 class is one on a family ritual. This is a yearly thing for us. We have our family photos taken once a year, rain or shine, happy or sad, ugly or beautiful, fat or thin. I want to make sure that we capture who we are every year. This year we had a wonderful lady from my church take our pictures (Ruby Red Photography). We LOVE them, so I decided to fit them into a layout that is fun, interactive and has some room to talk about meaningful things.

Tada! Okay you might need some close ups:

See? So fun! I used a fun layout from the Magic book (9034) and the Sonoma paper pack (X7143B) along with some Colonial White cardstock (1388). To make the interactive aspect I used some Flip Flaps from the 12" Assortment pack (Z1325). I also used a few pieces from the Sonoma Stickease (X7143C) and some Hierloom Assortment pieces (Z1635). Another product used that I am really falling in love with is the Pin Clips (Z1612). Of course I had to add some of the Mocha Opaques (Z1333) to add some dimension. I also used some ribbon from the Cocoa Ribbon Collection (Z1316). As far as stamps I used the 10 Things stampset (C1474), Confidential (Retired) and the numbers from this month's stamp of the month Little Reminder (S1201). For the title I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686), Notable Alphabet Dimensional Elements (Z1682) and some 3-D foam tape (Z1151).

I LOVE this layout and hope you all enjoyed it! Don't forget to click here to see all the above products and more from Close to My Heart!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1st Me pages

If anyone is taking the 12 class from Big Picture Classes than you already know what the title of this post means. If you are not let me tell you! The class is broken down into twelve topics and we are scrapbooking by topic (this is a new concept for me and I am loving it!) So the first topic is YOU or since it is about me, ME. Which is really opening my eyes about what my parents and others in my life did to make me feel of importance. The other thing to note is that each topic gets a color. I picked blue (but I think it is suppose to be a light blue or a combination color blue and I didn't pay attention to that part of the slide so I should go back and listen again :).

If you look closely you can see that I tied Crystal Blue waxy flax (Z1247) through my bling buttons (Bling Assortment Z1466). I am a huge fan of the colored waxy flax and in case you were wondering they do NOT continue into the next Idea Book going live February 1st, so get them while you can here! I used paper from the Bliss paper pack (retired) as well as some Grey Wool card stock (X5911). I also used my cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy (Z1686) to cut out the ME and the square that covers one of the shapes from the dimensional elements mixed shapes that comes with the cartridge. I also cut out all those butterflies with using my the cartridge as well. Then I used a preloaded cartridge to cut out LOOK. I also used some Colonial White ribbon (Z1102), and some sparkles (Z1104). I ended up only using two stamps and those were for the flourishes, Love Life (D1482) and You and Me from the You and Me scrapbooking kit a couple of months ago (sorry no longer available!) I stamped in Grey Wool ink (Z2125). I used a layout from the Magic book (9034), which is my favorite book ever! I love hiding things in my layouts like some journaling and my not so favorite pictures of myself :).

See told you not so lovely pictures! But that is okay that was me and it is a part of who I am. Anyway, let me know what you guys think and don't forget to stop by my website and check out the colored waxy flax that is going away! (not all waxy flax is retiring, just the fun colored ones).

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Perfect 10

Okay so yesterday I said that Close to My Heart is offering two specials this month, the Rock the Block which we talked about yesterday AND A Perfect 10, which I will talk about today!

A Perfect 10 is a wonderful special if you are a member of Studio J. If you are a member AND order 10 layouts this month one of them will be FREE! Yup FREE! (This is awesome news for me because I just finished scrapbooking 10 Christmas layouts!) To get this special just add 10 layouts to your order and the computer figures out the rest, awesome right? To get started on your layouts just click here and then click on Studio J.

Not a member of Studio J? No problem, let me give you the run down and reasons why to become a member.
1. Member pricing is only $6.50 per layout (that's a $6.50 savings).
2. Members get free JPG files for every custom-printed layout purchased.
3. You can buy the JPG for $3 each without having to purchase the printed layouts.
4. There are a number of member only kits and patterns.
5. Free shipping and handling on your monthly order (4-20 layouts ONCE a month, though if you are international you have to order 7 layouts to get free shipping)
6. Free Memory Protectors
7. Exclusive campaigns and deals (like this one!)

There are two membership options:
12-month which is $99 (auto renews)
3-month which is $30 (converts to $10 a month after 3 months)

Here is a sample of some Studio J artwork and I will be posting some of my artwork later this week (though some of my layouts will be hybrids, so you will have to wait for those one!)

Awesome right? So go ahead and become a member today and get your FREE layout!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rock the Block

January is an awesome month with Close to My Heart. They are running TWO specials, gotta love FREE and discounted product! So the first is the Rock the Block special that I talked a little bit about in the last post, but just wanted to give you some more details, ready? Here we go!

Rock the Block looks like this:

And the stampset looks like this:

I LOVE this stampset, in fact I got this special just for the stampset because this stampset is exclusive and will NOT be available after January 31st, so if you love it get it!

The Rock the Block set is $15 when you purchase $25 of items from the CURRENT Idea Book, so the Autumn/Winter one. (And don't forget that February 1st the new Spring/Summer Idea Book comes out and 4 of the current paper packs and their Complements will be discontinued: Dreamin', Michief, Believe, and Wonderland, so if you want any of these make sure to order by January 31st!). So go here and order yours today!

I know at the beginning I talked about two specials and we will, just come back tomorrow to find out about a FREEBIE this month! Gotta love FREE!