Saturday, April 24, 2010

Studio J available...Tuesday, April 27th!

What is Studio J?
Studio J is our AMAZING new digital scrapbooking Program. Using Studio J is simple. You upload pictures, choose the CTMH paper kit you want to scrapbook with, select the layout that will work for the numbers of pictures you want to use and then you embellish...with Stickease, buttons, metals, titles, distressing and more.

What is Studio J™ Design Software?
Studio J™is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart. Studio J helps you easily create custom-printed two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs all delivered in 12" × 12" custom prints ready for your albums. It's a snap!

Is Studio J easy to use?
Studio J software is extremely intuitive and easy to use. The program walks you through five steps that include:

uploading your photos;
choosing your desired themed kit;
selecting an exclusive layout pattern;
adding photos, embellishments, titles, and journaling;
and purchasing custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.
It's super simple and extremely fun to use!

I love Close To My Heart products. Will Studio J use the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments?

Of course! If you love Close To My Heart's scrapbooking philosophy, then you will love Studio J. Learn more about Close To My Heart's scrapbooking philosophy and products.

Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J?

Not at all! You only need an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to your Consultant's MyCTMH website or visit to get started. Feel free to design to your heart's content-you are not required to buy anything or provide any personal information to get started!

Can I save what I am working on and come back to it later?

You bet! You can create a customer profile at allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase.

Do I need a printer that can print 12" × 12" pages to use Studio J?

No. Your Studio J layouts are not available for you to print from a home computer. In fact, we take care of the printing for you. When you purchase your designed layouts, we print and ship them quickly and directly to you using only top quality printing technology and archival-quality papers.

What is the price?

You are not charged a thing until you order your custom prints. The price per printed two-page layout is $12.95 US / $14.95 CAN. We also offer some fantastic rewards for larger orders. You can receive FREE Memory Protectors® to protect your layouts in your albums, and FREE shipping/handling based on the number of layout prints you purchase in a single order as follows:

For 5-9 layout purchases: You'll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors FREE!
For 10-20 layout purchases: You'll receive FREE shipping/handling PLUS a FREE pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in your single order.

When can I begin creating with Studio J?

Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 8 a.m. mountain time.If you have any questions, I am MORE than happy to answer them. Email me at or call me at (912)294-2163.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Zippidee Kit of the Month Workshop

Join me for the Zippideee Kit of the Month Workshop on May 22nd!
With this fun kit you will be able to create (2) 2-page layouts and some cards with the full-color instructional brochure included. Isn't this paper adorable! This is a sneak peek of one of the new paper packs in the Summer Idea Book.
Here are the different kits available:

Basic Kit
X7125B Zippidee Level 2 Paper Packet 12.95
Z1312 Dimensional Elements- Stars 3.95
Workshop Guide 1.00
Total 17.20

Better Kit
G1011 Zippidee Level 2 Paper Packet
Dimensional Elements- Stars
Workshop Guide AND
My Acrylix Ticket to Ride Stamp Set
(valued at 31.85)
Total 29.95

Best Kit
G1011 Zippidee Better Kit AND 29.95
Z1285 Holiday Craft Buttons 7.95
Z282 Black Hemp 2.25
Total 40.15

All Prices Shown are before taxes and shipping/handling charges.

Other items you will need to finish this project if you are not at the workshop:

E1015 My Acrylix® Cocktail Alphabet $34.95
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2116Cranberry Exclusive Inks® Pad$5.25
Z1091Finishing Files$5.95
Y10011" × 1 1/2" My Acrylix® Block$4.50
Y10032" × 2" My Acrylix® Block$6.50
Y10051" × 6 1/2" My Acrylix® Block$6.50

This is the additional layout that you can finish with this kit. I can just see pictures of my 2 grandsons on this layout.

Deadline for ordering this kit is May 5th. Contact me at if you are interested in joining me on that date or any questions. Even if you can't join us, you can buy this kit and complete it at home.

Veranda Display Album Workshop

Today I conducted a Display Album Workshop. I was inspired by an album that a very talented consultant Karen Pederson made...heck, who am I kidding, I scraplifted it. You can see her very beautiful album here. I changed the paper from the Veranda Creative Basic to the Veranda Level 2 Paper pack and made 24 pages instead of 12.

I think I will put some of my favorite photos in this album instead of giving it away for Mother's Day. LOL!

Contact me if you are interested in doing this. You still have time before Mother's Day to get the materials and make it.

Front Cover

Page 1

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Page 5

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Back Cover

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sneak Peek of Miracle

May is National Scrapbooking Month. Each year Close To My Heart offers some kind of special kit to celebrate this great month. This year is no exception!

Join the National Scrapbooking Month celebration with this special Miracle kit offer. It's a beautiful spring-themed scrapbooking kit that includes new, coordinating B&T Duos® die-cut papers, B&T Duos, Irresistibles™ chipboard die-cuts, My Stickease® adhesive images, Flip Flaps™, plus more favorite accessories and papers. We're also including an instruction brochure for easily creating two beautiful two-page layouts—with no stamping required! Give your customers this opportunity to get a Miracle scrapbooking kit FREE or at a discount during the campaign. Here are the details:

From April 15 (at 9 am MT) –May 31:

Purchase the kit outright for $19.95 (CC1009).
Place a minimum order of $40 (excluding Studio J™ orders) and purchase the kit for only $10 (CC1009A).
Place a minimum order of $60(excluding Studio J orders) and purchase the kit for only $5 (CC1009B).

Host a Home Gathering with minimum sales of $300 and receive a kit FREE! (CC1009C)

From May 1–31, sign up as a new Consultant between and receive a kit FREE!

I hope to play some this weekend and post pictures. Please check back!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Annual Joyner Family Egg Hunt

We held our annual Joyner Family Egg Hunt on March 27th. It has been a traditions for many years for all my Daddy's brothers and sisters and their family to meet at Uncle Harold's house and celebrate Easter. Uncle Harold used to always fill prize eggs (with 1.00, 5.00, 10.00 and 20.00) and hide them in unique places. The kids and the adults always had so much fun trying to figure out the clues he gave.

This year it was sad since my Uncle Harold passed away last October but his spirit was still there. Aunt Carol cooked some ribs that Uncle Harold would have been proud of. We ate too much food and then the kids still had a blast hunting eggs. I hope it helped Aunt Carol get through this difficult day.

Here are the highlights:

Here is my nephew's sweet baby Skyler. She is going to be so spoiled!!!!

All the kids were held up in the bedroom while the eggs were being hid. Can't you just see their anticipations?

Have you meet my crazy sister, Nadalie? Nuff said!
You would think that Gabrielle and Eleni were best friends instead of cousins...and they are.
My handsome grandson, Chandler.
And here is my other handsome grandson, Davis.
Cassidy reaching for an egg.
It was chilly that day.
My oldest daughter Ashley and Davis. See the mischief in his eyes?
Chandler found a lot of eggs. He even found a prize egg with $10.00 in it. So did Davis.
Jonathan and Skyler. She loved getting the eggs and shaking them.
Ashley has the baby girl fever bad!
Skyler and Gramms
Isn't she beautiful?
Look at all the eggs Chandler found.
Cassidy counting her eggs and getting the money and candy out of them. She went home $12.00 richer than she came.
My girls and me. Boy was my hair windswept!
Aunt Carol and Nathan, her grandson.