Lasso a Stamp Set!

Lasso a Stamp Set!

So I entered a Close To My Heart contest again. I haven’t entered one in five years and the last time I won 3rd place.

Lasso a Stamp Set contest entry

I used our new Dotty for You! paper packet only available during National Scrapbooking Month, now until May 31st!

Here are some detail shots:

dimensional elements - one of my favorite accessories!


sanding + stamping + 3-D foam tape = FUN, FUN, FUN!!!


Snatch a Dotty for You paper packet at an incredible discount or even FREE!

April 2012 Constant Campaign: Dotty for You


Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.

There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:

  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile®donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May with the oh-so-cute Dotty for You paper packet.

Contact me to order!

*Taxes and shipping/handling may apply. Offer good during above-specified dates, while supplies last.



May 2012 Friendship Bouquet


Friendship Bouquet, set of 8

Recommended Blocks
1″ × 3 1/2″ (Y1002)
2″ × 2″ (Y1003)
4″ × 5″ (Y1012)


Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

May 2012: Friendship Bouquet (S1205)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

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Baby Announcements

Baby Announcements

Since the arrival of my son, Declan, I have been diligently creating his birth announcements. I actually designed the card in November, two months before he was born, ordered the paper in December, but did not make the time to prep them before he arrived. Now I am juggling many responsibilities in addition to scrapbooking.  So far I have completed 21 out of the 84 announcements I plan to make. I am actually in the final step of adding the photo to the cards. Then I will have to address all of the envelopes. A task in itself!  Well here is a peek at the birth announcements for Declan. Enjoy!

Declan's Birth Announcements

I created these cards using the Bright Blue Shapes Pack (X5902) that features Twilight, Crystal Blue, and Heavenly Blue. I also used the background and texture paper from the Wonderland My Reflections Kit (X7146B).  The giraffe stamp is from the Zoology stamp set (B1391).  All of the distressing and giraffe was created using the Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2111).

Five for Free!

Five for Free!

Five for Free!

Buy a Studio J® 5-pack, get one 5-pack free!


Double your layouts with our Five for Free promotion! For each Studio J® 5-pack you purchase this February, you’ll get one free 5-pack. That means you get 10 layouts for just $55—that’s just $2.75 per page, with free shipping!

Studio J 5-packs include everything you need to have 5 two-page layouts (that’s 10 scrapbook pages!) shipped to your door ready for your scrapbook album. Each 5-pack can be redeemed for:

  • 5 two-page layouts
  • 5 Memory Protectors®
  • Free shipping and handling

Whether you’re looking for an affordable gift or a way to save money on your own layouts, Studio J 5-packs offer you convenience and savings. Even if you’re already taking advantage of Studio J’s incredibly low members-only pricing, you’ll save even more when you purchase 5-packs through this special February deal. Keep one for yourself and give one as a gift!

5 Layouts, Step-by-Step

Love the artwork above? Get step-by-step instructions for this and other layouts at

Offer valid February 1–29, 2012. Unredeemed 5-pack codes have no cash value and may not be applied toward any other product purchase. 5-packs are redeemable only once. If the user orders fewer than 5 two-page layouts, remaining layouts are forfeited. See for full terms and conditions. Tax may apply.


Take advantage of this deal. Click here.


A Perfect 10 for Studio J Members

A Perfect 10 for Studio J Members

Buy 9 layouts, get the 10th FREE!

Score a perfect 10 in January! If you’re a Studio J member, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to fill up your scrapbook—get your holiday photos in albums right away! For every 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts you buy, you’ll receive the 10th layout free. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. Buy 9, get 1 free. Buy 18, get 2 free. Buy 27, get 3 free. And so on!
If you’re not a member yet, now’s a great time to join! Contact me!

Shipping/handling may apply. Offer valid for Studio J members January 1–31, 2012. Offer valid for custom prints only; purchases of JPG files are not eligible for this promotion.

With the birth of my first child last month I have not had much time for classic scrapbooking. However, with Studio J, I have been able to complete 6 two page layouts within the past week. Check them out below.








I love the ease of scrapbookikng online. No mess, no clean up, and I can easily make multiple copies for my family. I still enjoy classic scrapbooking but Studio J gives me the option to scrapbook while feeding my baby. You can’t do that while cutting paper!




Rock The Block

Rock The Block

JOIN THE CRAZE! WHEN YOU PLACE A MINIMUM ORDER OF $25 FROM THE Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you can get two new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set. That’s a retail savings of almost $30! You’re going to love the Collage Cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set, which work together for interactive, 3-D fun.

Offer valid from December 19, 2011-January 31, 2012

Rock The Block video Check out this video with some great creative ideas using this promotion!

Only 2 days left…

Only 2 days left…

Only two days left to take advantage of the Pair-A-Phrase deal and September Stamp of the Month.


Celebrate National Stamping Month - Get a FREE My Acrylix double stamp set with your qualifying purchase!


To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering our first-ever double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75.00 US/$82.00 CAN from August 15 through September 30, 2011. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you’ll use in your handmade cards all year. And with a retail value of $35.90/$39.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have double the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set!



September 2011 Limited Edition


Limited Edition, set of 21

Recommended Blocks:
1″ × 3 1/2″ (Y1002)
2″ × 2″ (Y1003)
2″ × 3 1/2″ (Y1009)


Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 US/$55 CAN or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.


Click here to place an order