Monday, June 20, 2011

Only 10 days for your FREE digital 2 page layout!

Have you tried Studio J yet? In as little as 30 minutes, you can create a beautiful 2 page layout and get the digital (JPG) image of them for FREE! 

To help you, CTMH has produced a series of YouTube videos so I've shared here some of those links. For example, the first one is called the "Basics of Studio J" video. It's only 7 1/2 minutes long and it can show you just how quick and useful Studio J can be in creating beautiful layouts, complete with your photos in a variety of sizes. Check these out:

or just check out the entire list of CTMH videos by going to their "Channel":

There are only 10 days left to take advantage of this special offer and I really urge you to try it out. You can upload pictures and work on it from ANY computer with internet access.

NOTE: I am making myself available starting this Thursday, June 23, to have one-on-one demonstrations of how Studio J works. Please call me to schedule yours!

Lastly, don't forget the special paper and stamp kit, "You & Me," being sold to help the storm victims in our Stronger Together campaign. I put my kit together in just 2 hours - 4 beautiful pages! We will be scheduling at least 2 gatherings to put these kits together so get yours today - for only $15 (regular price $34.95)!

Thanks again and as always, making memories with you,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Cards and more

 I've been working on these Father's Day cards this past week but baseball games and other family events haven't allowed me to finish until today, so, here they are: 

What do you think?  I had lots of fun making these and I'm offering you some time this Friday to come and make one or more of these.  Now, if you don't have time to make it I can package a little "to-go" kit for you with instructions for you,  If you come to my house to make them, it will be $1.00 per card while pre-packaged kits wil be $2 per card and you need to let me know ahead of time so I can make these up for you before you come.  
For those of you who would like to I also have designed 2 birthday cards that you can make during that time in addition to or in place of the Father's Day card(s).  Here's one of them:

So, feel free to drop by the house during these "open" hours.  I'd like to offer others of you some Saturday or evening time slot, but I won't know until my son's baseball games are determined tonight or tomorrow.  For now, here are the card-making hours:

Father's Day Cards & More
Friday, June 17, 2011
10 am - Noon  or 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Call, email or leave me a comment with any questions.  Have a great evening!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

While Supplies Last (30-80% off!)

Wow! I love discounts but these are REALLY good! There are Stickease packs for $1-$1.50, ribbons from $2-$4 (some are over 10 yds!) and paper packets for $2-$3, including matching ribbons! Here are some of today's "While Supplies Last" products but click here to go to my online store to view the complete list.

Bella Stickease $1

Emporium Creative Basics $2

I'm placing a group order for all local customers (to save us all on shipping) so if you want to get in on this opportunity, email me your order as soon as possible because at these prices, these items will not last long!  Feel free to add the special "You & Me" kit to help the storm victims as part of this order, too!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Helping Tornado and Flooding victims

Our hearts hurt for those many families still trying to recover from these recent disasters. Close To My Heart is offering to help the American Red Cross raise funds for them with a special offer. The special kit "You & Me" offered last month has been reissued for only $15 and no other purchase required. Part of the proceeds from these sales will go to the relief effort. So I hope you'll consider buying one or more of these adorable kits to help.
As an added bonus, in July I will host a FREE workshop for all those who purchase this kit and would like to put their pages together PLUS make some added cards with your leftover scraps.  Stay tuned for date and time and purchase your kits soon as they are only available while supplies last.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Got digital pictures? Free layout!

Oh, my goodness! Close To My Heart's June special is to give you a 2 page digital scrapbook layout for FREE!!

I've written and shown you pictures on my blog of Studio J, the online digital scrapbook tool that CTMH has. There is never anything to purchase until you want a printed copy of your layouts. Well, one of the latest upgrades is that you get high resolution JPG images of your layouts that you can then take anywhere that prints 12x12 size. To give you a chance to see the absolute great quality of Studio J, CTMH is giving away the JPG images of one layout to every customer for FREE!
Here is one of my layouts:

Here are some screen shots showing the papers you can select from, with the predesigned pages all you do is upload photos, select paper and pattern and arrange your photos!

studioj kits Weekly Warm Up: Time Saving Solution For Your Scrapbooks

studioj patterns Weekly Warm Up: Time Saving Solution For Your Scrapbooks
studioj personalize Weekly Warm Up: Time Saving Solution For Your Scrapbooks
Aren't these great? Yes, yours can look just as nice without too much work! All you need is 30 minutes to create 2 beautiful pages complete with photos, journaling, and "doo-dads" that will make your pages look so beautiful!

To get started without any obligation follow these steps:

1.Go to my CTMH website: and sign in or click on "Create an account" if you don't have one already - this is just so your photos can be saved under your name and to make getting your free layout and future shopping experience easy should you ever decide to shop online.

2.Click on the left hand area link "Studio J Online Scrapbooking" then click on the "Enter Studio J" on the next page.

3.Then click on "Create a New Project" and follow the easy step by step instructions - that's it!

Close To My Heart believes in making scrapbooking Faster, Simpler and Easier so they have a YouTube channel with how-to-videos for Studio J as well - here's one of them on Studio J Basics:

One last tidbit about how great this tool is: if you create an account and upload your photos at home then you can access Studio J from any computer and work on it from wherever you are!

The Studio J "Free for All" promotion is good through the month of June. Contact me with any questions, ok?