Monday, March 17, 2014

Picture YOUR Life, all caught up!

Calling all new moms, moms of graduating seniors or anyone feeling like they'll never be caught up with scrapbooking.  Teens, twenty-somethings, grandmothers, EVERYONE age 12+ is welcome here:

What:  A 5 hour block of time to play catch up on your scrapbooking. 
Why:  Because it's easier than ever with CTMH's Picture My Life Products

Cost:  $99
One Brown Work in Progress Album
Corner Rounder
TWO Picture My Life Sets of YOUR CHOICE
Two additional packs of page protectors in YOUR CHOICE

Retail Value with shipping and tax:  $107.21  Discounted to : $99  total
Don't need a corner rounder?  Replace with the Stamp of the Month (which can be exchanged for any stamp set in my collection if you wish)

When:  Saturday April 26th from noon-5pm
snacks, beverages, full use of my Keurig all included.

Where:  My home in SW Michigan (directions sent to those that RSVP)  I live in Kalamazoo County for better reference.

Upgrade to the new D-ring style albums in our catalog for an additional $19 (no additional shipping/ tax)  These albums are currently on backorder but should arrive in late April.

Included in this class is the instruction on how to use Picture My Life, how to assemble, how to incorporate 12x12 pages and things like sports team photos etc into your pocket style scrapbooking album.
Picture My Life makes it faster, simpler, easier to get things done. Fast.  Be ready for those graduation parties in plenty of time.

What to bring:  BRING at least 200 Photos!  Start getting organized now to get the most done on work day.

Each PML kit includes:  10 Page protectors (1-12x12, 3 each of 3 other pocket style designs)
44- 4x6 cards (2 each of 22 designs), 78- 3x4 cards (3 each of 26 designs), 1- 12x12 cover page for the front of your album.

Picture My Life kit options :Choose any two designs.  You can choose to trade in some of the cards for designs from other kits the day of the class.

Avonlea:  Family oriented

Babycakes:  New baby, toddler, kids in general

Balloon Ride:  Travel, family, generic events

Chantilly:  girly, friendship, family, generic events

Later Sk8r:  boyish, sports, generic events

Laughing Lola:  girly, family, friendship, generic events

Skylark:  family, friendship, generic events... maybe some travel

Surfs Up:  beach, travel, pool fun, road trip  etc

Registration REQUIRED by April 12th so supplies can be ordered.  Out of town?  NO PROBLEM.  You can get the same discounted rate with supplies shipped direct to you.  I'll create and send a you tube video to you to instruct you on assembling your album.

To reserve your seat at class you can either e-mail me here, or use the "buy now" button below.  Please leave me your address or phone number so I can contact you to get your kit choices, page protector choices and to finalize your purchase.  check payments also accepted- use the e-mail link to order and let me know you wish to pay by check.  Payment required by April 12 to place the order.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Camper Crazy

Hello!  Yesterday I returned from the Close To My Heart Incentive trip to Costa Rica... it was FABULOUS... boy were we spoiled!!  I'll show some pics later this week but for now here's a card I put together for a free make and take at next week's fundraiser crop I'm vendoring.

Warning:  Cruddy photo alert... I had to use my cell phone.

Supplies Used:
Papers:  Timberline Paper Pack, white cardstock
Camper Crazy Stamp set
Inks:  Ponderosa Pine, Chocolate, Lagoon, Black
Tools:  Blending pen, Art Philosophy Cricut collection (for sentiment label piece)

Basically I blocked off the two corners with white printer paper and stamped the row of trees in 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation. I stamped the camper, and colored with my blending pen dipped in the ink pads to pick up color. I cut the camper out and attached to the card.  I popped the sentiment up with 3-d foam tape.  All of the white edges were inked with Ponderosa pine ink to make the sentiment piece show better against the background.  The sentiment piece was cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge at 1 inch.  It looks way cuter in real life but I was too lazy to pull out my good camera... hope you like it anyway!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Picture My Life

Have you tried our new Picture My Life pocket scrapbooking series yet?

I've picked up the Surfs Up set to get some of my travel layouts in albums and once I get my photos printed I'll show you here!

In the meantime- here's what it is:

It's a pocket style program that comes with 10 page protectors (1 full 12x12 and 9 assorted styles with  4x6 and 3x4 openings)
1- full 12x12 cover page for the front of your album.
44- 4x6 cards (2 each of 22 designs)
78- 3x4 cards (3 each of 26 designs)

the page protectors are the same high quality that you've come to expect from CTMH.  The cards are a nice quality cardstock- no flimsy papers here!  MOST cards have a design on one side and a spot to journal on the other.. so plenty of journal cards available to mix through out.

We have 8 fun kits to choose from!


Balloon Ride:


Later Sk8r:

Laughing Lola:

At $24.95 this kit is a GREAT value!  There are so many fun cards to choose from that they won't all fit in the page protectors provided... you can order more page protectors OR use the extra cards on other projects like cards and even traditional scrapbooking.


Surfs Up

Have I made you curious?  Click here to go to Picture My Life on my website
Click here to see our page protector options.

If you have questions send me an e-mail here.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Studio J $5 layout sale

Wowweee...  I love Studio J and I love a good sale so this month combines two of my favorites!

Studio J is one of those systems you just have to play with to understand how it works.
The good things is that it's FREE  to play.  YES... FREE to access and play.  No software to purchase, no upgrades to buy.  The ONLY thing you buy is your layouts IF you choose to.  Don't like them?  Don't pay a penny... simple as that.
Set up an account (so it saves your projects). 
"create a new project"
choose "upload photos now" or "upload later" your choice
You can "create a custom layout" where you completely design it yourself or choose an "express collection" which is pre-designed but you add your photos, title and journaling.  There is also an express collection for photo printing... print photos in odd sizes - especially sizes that fit "picture my life" or "project life' kits.
choose your paper collection, layout design and plug and play with embellishments!  It is so fun and easy .. just play and see what you think!
Here are a few of my layouts I've created over the years.

Give it a try yourself and let me know if you have any questions!
Sold only as 2-page layouts for $5.00 (regular price $6.95)
Studio J uses silver halide PROCESSING... they are not printed.  This gives you true archival quality photo layouts.
Shipping is a flat $5.95 for up to 50 layouts.  There is a 4-layout (8 pages since they are 2-page layouts) minimum purchase requirement.