Saturday, April 30, 2011

Studio J®: Personalize Your Layouts

Here's another couple of videos for using Studio J most effectively. I admit I haven't played with it that much but I am working on some layouts since they have posted these videos. I will post them when I am finished.

Studio J has options galore for personalizing your scrapbook layouts! Change the color of your photos; swap the cardstock and patterned B&T paper in your layout; embellish with buttons, ribbons, and metals; and distress the surface or edges of your paper using a range of tools and colors. You'll love the way Studio J offers you incredible artistic freedom with the click of a mouse!

Studio J®: Photo Editing Tool

Edit your photos right in Studio J, including adjusting brightness; changing color balance and saturation; removing red-eye, blemishes, and wrinkles; and whitening teeth. Find out how easy it is in Studio J, Close To My Heart's online scrapbook design software!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

Explore Close To My Heart's new You & Me scrapbooking kit, designed exclusively for National Scrapbooking Month in May 2011. You'll create two unique, fully embellished two-page layouts using the cardstock, B&T Duos® papers, ribbon, D-size stamp set, accessories, and step-by-step instruction guide that are included in the kit. Grab the kit at a great discount with a qualifying purchase, for free when you join Close To My Heart, or at full retail—the choice is yours! Take a look and you'll be hooked!

Contact me to order!

My Acrylix® On This Day Inspiration & Tutorial

Here's another great video from CTMH! I really love their ideas.

Get inspired by artwork featuring the My Acrylix® On This Day stamp set in this short, fun video from Close To My Heart. You'll love the paper piecing technique that really makes the stamped images stand out. We've created a scrapbook layout and two cards that will give you lots of great ideas for your next crafting session!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Springin' Up Flowers

Create enchanting 3-D flowers using our new My Acrylix® Spring Up stamp set.

Perfect Paper Pinwheels

Close To My Heart makes accenting your artwork fast and easy! Take a peek inside the Miracle Workshops on the Go™ projects with this video. Find out just how easy it is to create the adorable pinwheels on the cards and layouts!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Constant Campaigns

Lovin' Level 1!

During April,when you place an order of $100.00 or more on my MyCTMH website, you'll receive one My Reflections Level 1 kit of your choice FREE during our Lovin' Level 1 campaign. Choose from several popular Level 1 kits. You'll also qualify for a FREE April Stamp of the Month set!

What are the Level 1 kits from which customers can choose?

Sparkle with Studio J!

Also this month, it's time to let your Studio J layouts shine with this exclusive, members-only campaign! Studio J members will receive FREE bling when you buy 10 layouts this month. Bling it up and bling it on with free self-adhesive Sparkles and Opaques Pearl gems. Interested?  Visit Studio J on my website to get started. Click here!

Be sure to check out the NEW Studio J Video that walks you step by step through the process.

Studio J®: Step-by-Step Basics

Here are some great instructions for Studio J. Remember it's free to play, you only pay once you decide to order the layouts and Close To My Heart will print them for you.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hope for Japan

Our hearts go out to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and like so many of you, we’re eager to help. From now until April 30, when you purchase the exclusive “Hope for Japan” A-size stamp set (A1118) for only $5, Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross’ efforts in Japan
This set has a retail value of $7.95 but is only $5!  You can place your order on-line at or email me at

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Blessed

I can't believe it is April 4th! What happened to March? It is a blur...I think everyone in my family had the stomach virus... Cassidy was in her school pageant and won 1st runner-up and then tragically,an old friend's husband died suddenly. I hope April has happier days in store for us.

I have lots of things to post but will have to do it a little at a time so check back soon.

Here is the blog hop for April's Stamp of the Month, Blessed. The outline images have coordinating shade stamps to fill in open areas. Or…color in the images using Watercolor Pencils, markers, or the quick coloring technique (using a stencil & sponge dauber).

Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy the hop! If you are inspired by all the great ideas and want your own stamp set, you can order it here on my website. Remember, you can get this stamp set FREE with a qualifying order but only in the month of April.

Kathleen Androlewicz
Helen Onulak
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Jen Patrick
Wanda Riley
Angel Sawyer
LeAnne Dudley
Melissa Laverty
Melinda Everitt
Susan Brooks
Vickie Tagatz
Pamela O’Connor
Teresa Scrivens
Doreen Guilfoyle
Sheila Bennett
Angela Tutton
Debra Van Patten
Wendy Coffman
Carla Ironside
Michelle Loncar
Chris Shouse
Annette Green
Sarita Schraeder
Nicole Griggs
Haley Dyer
Jen Rubio
Kristie Herdener
Dawn Ross
Laurie Newton
Nancy Brown
Kami Welter
Carol Harris
Lori Brown
Georgia Hauglid
Judy Burger
Tamytha Jenkins
Brae Montgomery
Mary Eisen
Beth Naumann
Adeline Brill
Traci Godbee
Melissa Robinson
Lisa Sargent
Katy Donaldson
Dawn Heuft
Shirley Ross
Traci Pasqualone
Tonya Whitehurst
Gina Brandstetter
Shannon Beck
Paige Dolecki
Jean McNulty