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Monday, August 10, 2015

Retiring Items

Three of my favorite paper packs from Close to My Heart will be retiring at the end of this month.  These paper packs are fun and very versatile! I know everyone has some great back to school photos and summer photos that need to get off of your phone and into a memory book!!!!! These paper packs are perfect for those pictures!!!!



Seaside:
WOTG
Dimensional Elements

Paper Pack
Chalk It Up

WOTG

Dimensional Elements

Paper Pack

Blossom

WOTG

Dimensional Elements

Paper Pack
There are several other paper packs that are also retiring along with several stamp sets and embellishments!  So make sure you add some of those favorites to your cart. You can see what all is retiring on August 31 by clicking on Retiring ListMake sure you join my August Online Gathering when you place your order for a chance to receive a gift from me!  

Contact me today of you have any questions!!!!!

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Retreat Creations

I recently was able to enjoy a wonderful scrappin' retreat with some wonderful ladies! It was a great way for me to get my creative juices flowing again and I was able to complete 11 two-page layouts (that's 22 pages altogether.)

Here are some of the layouts I completed while there:

1. These pages were created using the Balloon Ride paper pack from last year's Annual Inspiration.  My son proposed last August in a hot-air balloon and I knew this was the perfect paper to preserve that day!!!





2. My hubby & I went on a cruise in July and I used the Seaside Project My Life cards for the following pages:







At first I wasn't quite sure about the PML pages, but I once I added embellishments and the journalling I was quite pleased with how they turned out!!!!

3. For my last birthday I requested a day at the beach with my family so the highlight the day, I chose the Seaside paper pack. I used the Artbooking cartridge to cut the wave photo frames and then used Glitter Glitz to make the waves!!!







I always forget how much I enjoy being creative --- somehow I must figure out how to do this more often!!!!

Seaside is only available until the end of this month so make sure you visit my page and get your very own paper pack ordered today! It is the perfect match for all those summertime photos you have been taking! Make sure you join the August Online Gathering to receive a handmade gift from me!

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

H2H Challenge - Birthday Bash

This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is to showcase your birthday themed cards, layouts, home decor projects, anything at all as long as it is birthday related!  So what's better than highlighting my granddaughter's 4th birthday using Studio J.  



What I love about this layout is that this paper pack, Whoops - a- Daisy is no longer available; however, it is on Studio J and it was the perfect color combination to coordinate with her Little Mermaid party theme!!!! Paper packs never truly retire with Studio J.

Contact me or visit my website to use Studio J!  

By the way, this is the last month that you can order any of the paper packs from the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations book.  So make sure you add some of those favorites to your cart as well. You can see what all is retiring on August 31 by clicking on Retiring ListMake sure you join my August Online Gathering when you place your order for a chance to receive a gift from me!  


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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CTMH Paper Focus Blog Hop - Zoe


Thank you for joining me and several Heartfelt Sentiments team members as we showcase artwork using Close To My Heart's paper packet, "Zoe".  

We are so excited to be highlighting our first release from the all new Annual Inspiraiton Idea Book.  This book does not go 'live' until September 1st; however, the amazing Zoe collection is available NOW!!!! Zoe is also available in Studio J!

I know you will like what you see as you "hop" through these amazing blogs!!!!

If you are here from Aggie's Blog then you are on the right track.  You can always visit Melissa's Blog if you get lost along the way or to see a full list of all the participants.

This month I am highlighting layouts I created at a recent retreat that features my cutie-pie grandson!!!!  (On a side note, it sure did feel good being at the retreat and getting caught up on some of my projects!!)

I used the Zoe WOTG kit to create this layout and it was perfect to showcase my little man!









Thanks for hopping by and make sure you leave me some love with a comment if you like what you see!  Now you can hop on over to Lisa's Blog for another fantastic Zoe creation!

Contact me or visit my website to order your own Zoe paper pack or to use Studio J!  Make sure you join my August Online Gathering when you place your order for a chance to receive a gift from me!  

By the way, this is the last month that you can order any of the paper packs from the 2014-2015 Annual Inspirations book.  So make sure you add some of those favorites to your cart as well. You can see what all is retiring on August 31 by clicking on Retiring List.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Studio J - Flash Sale!!!!!!!!


Do you have an account full of Studio J® layouts waiting to be printed? How about a big photo order you keep meaning to make? And if you do not have a Studio J account yet, what are you waiting for?!?!?! This is the fastest, easiest and simplest way to get your photos off your phones & computers into beautiful layouts that you will treasure forever!!!

By the way the above image was created in Studio J! And if you would like to see some of my Studio J projects to get an idea of all you do, click here

Simply visit my website, join the July Online Gathering, then visit the Studio J link under the Products tab!!!! It is always FREE to create and from now to July 31, 2015, 5:00 pm MDT, all layouts in Studio J are only $5!!!! That's TWO 12x12 pages for only $5!!!!!

Anyone who takes advantage of this special, will receive a handmade goodie from me!!!!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Simple Shadows

Welcome to....



This month there are 10 CTMH Consultants highlighting the "Simple Shadows" technique that is featured on page 102 of our Annual Inspirations Idea Book! This technique is all about creating a 3-D look with the use of shadows by layering your titles (or other image) with a lighter color on top and the same exact design in a dark grey or black to give it a shadow effect.  This technique is simple yet adds so much to a layout or card or whatever you are creating. 

If you are here from Shirley's Blog then you are on the right track.  


For my creation I wanted to show how you can use this same technique in Studio J.  Once you have a title using your dark color, you simply copy that title and paste. You will need to make sure the copied version has none selected for the background. Here is my layout from Studio J highlighting Simple Shadows:

I created this layout using the Jackson paper kit but changed the feature colors to Pear, Lagoon & Black to coordinate with his Monster theme birthday!
Here is the title up close so you can see the shadow-- I created the shadow first in black, then created a copy in lagoon!

Close up the 2 pages:


Here is another SJ creation with the Simple Shadows technique for the title. This time I used Blossom and I did a 3-layer title using black, then lagoon and finally pear on top.







I hope you have enjoyed my creations featuring Simple Shadows.  Before you head off to your next stop at Debi's Blog, please leave me some love in the comment section.

If you have never checked out Studio J, head on over to my website and stet playing!!! Studio J is totally free to use - you only pay when you decide to order the layouts!!!!!

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