Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Stamp of the Month blog hop...

Well... it's the start of another month... which means it's blog hop time!!  If you came from Debra's blog you are headed in the right direction- but if you are just starting out- that is fine too... the next blog in the circle is posted at the bottom of this post.

This month's set is fun to work with... and I think it would be perfect to use on an event calendar... unfortunately I didn't have that kind of time when working on my project so I made a card instead... but If I can fit an event calendar into my crafting schedule this month- I'll post it here!!
For now... this card will have to do.  I used the green patterned paper from the Wings Level 2 kit and the floral paper from the Sweetheart Level 2 pack.
I stamped the flower from the Jubillee set (June Stamp of the Month) in hollyhock ink.

Not sure if you can tell but the white paper flower is totally covered in glitz glitter gel (a great deal at $2.75!) and used a retired Twinkle brad.
The "Celebrate" is also random stamped around the flowers- in desert Sand ink to match the background paper.

I have a birthday coming up that I will use this card for... so it's just in time!

The next blog in the hop is:  Michelle.

Thanks for looking- now go check out the rest of the great artwork!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Newsprint rub-ons... try them today!

I'll be honest... while I love rub-ons- I rarely use them.  They seem like such a pain- either trying to cut the design you want from the middle of the sheet... or hoping you rub just right so you don't get any other designs on your project.  So honestly, I've avoided purchasing the new Close To My Heart Newsprint rub-ons just for those reasons. 

Lucky for me, I sell supplies for an awesome company!  They've made this video of those Newsprint rub-ons and I HAVE to have them!  Placing my order this weekend- and I can order them for you !!  Just watch this video  and see for yourself why you HAVE to have them too!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Studio J fun!!!

Every time I scrapbook with Studio J... I wish I had more time to play!  It is so much fun!

Here are the newest layouts I created...  took me an hour tops for the 4 of them!  The best part is that I paid less than $22 total!!!

Because I am a member... my layouts are about $6.50 for a 2-page 12x12 spread.  Because I am a consultant for Close To My Heart and Studio J - my cost drops to just over $5!!! 
Another major benefit of membership- FREE page protector for every 2-page layout purchased AND when you purchase 4+ 2-page layouts... FREE shipping!!  This is not a one time deal... this is every month that you are a member!! You get one free shipping deal per month with 4+ layouts purchased... and that is how I paid under $22 TOTAL for 4- 2 page layouts.

By the way-  through next Tuesday (May 31)  the new Consultant Kit is HALF PRICE ( about $65 plus shipping and tax) and you can select a one year Studio J membership as part of your kit (regular retail of the membership is $99!!! huge savings!!)

To Join Close To My Heart as a consultant on my team- click here.    Don't forget to select the "choose me Option 2" to make sure the one year Studio J membership is included in your new consultant kit.




If the consultant kit isn't for you- but you are interested in trying Studio J on-line scrapbooking for yourself- click here.  Keep in mind that as  a "non-member" you won't see all the available options for members... but the selection is still great!  The best part-  NO FEES, no software to download, no upgrades to purchase... simply upload some photos and play... decide if you like it or not. You don't pay ANYTHING until you create something you love and want to have it printed.  (Members are able to purchase JPEG files without printed pages... AND members receive free JPEG of every printed layout they purchase!!!!  )

If you have ANY questions about the Close To My Heart consultant or Studio J programs- PLEASE e-mail me here!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May Club 2011

Here are the club projects I taught this past weekend... nothing spectacular tecnique wise.. used up some retired paper that I had tons of which is a good thing for me!
This first card uses current paper- the Wings Creative Basics which is really pretty and comes with the Juniper loop ribbon used under the heart image.  The stamps though are retired- Togetherness- is the set and we have a very similar set in the Spring/summer book called "Stitched Together".  I originally stamped my sentiment directly on the card... crooked! And since the entire rest of the card was finished- I re-stamped on a little scrap and stuck it down... not perfect but I didn't want to re-do the entire thing.  I may lift that piece off though and back it with Juniper cardstock, or Chocolate, so it doesn't look like an accident...lol!

The second card uses the retired Topstitch paper with the May Stamp of the Month "Chairs to You" which is so fun!  I paper pieced the cushions with another pattern from the same paper pack.

The layout uses the retired "Cherry-o" paper pack and retired Blush designer ribbon.  I loved this paper so much- wish we still had it!  Did some heat embossing on the title with this one.


Friday, May 20, 2011

A little more Fanfare...

Well... I finally have some photos of the last few layouts from my Fanfare Class:



What a fun set of layouts... I can't wait to find photos to add to all of them!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

a whole month!

wow... it's been a long time since I've gone this long with out posting!!  All I can say is it has been a busy month!
Since My last post- I organized and set up an Art Appreciation Week at my daughter's school...
her Kindergarten class studied a Russian painter- Wassily Kandindsky.  Here is her interpretation of his Concentric Circles :
We had soccer:


We had an egg hunt on Easter:



I hosted a scrapbooking crop 3 hours away on April 30th

I helped organize a Fun Run over the course of several months that finally took place May 6th at my daughter's school.

I co-hosted a fundraiser crop on National Scrapbooking Day (May 7th) at my church.


We had more soccer:

My daffodils bloomed-  I planted them in the new circle flower bed I created around my flagpole last fall.



I got a cute little Toad House for Mother's Day:





My son turned 2- I made his cake:





The new flowering plum tree we planted last year...flowered :) 


I had a birthday...  ate leftever cake from Kaden's b-day since his is the day before mine.

My hubby has a milestone birthday this month... his parents threw a surprise party for him... it was so much fun to see all of his buddies from high school.  We used to go camping with them every year- till we had kids!


so... now that all the craziness is over... I hope to be posting more often again!!

For those that were interested in ordering my Fanfare kit by mail... the official flyer is completed so I've been e-mailing it this morning.
Thanks for your patience this past month!