Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oct Newsletter

Save with Studio J®
Get a 10th Studio J layout free when you buy 9!

Get a 10th Studio J layout free when you buy 9!

You already know that Close To My
Heart’s Studio J® online design software
is a great deal, saving you lots of time
and money. During October, you can
get an even better value from Studio J —
 when you buy 9 layouts, you’ll get a 10th
 layout free!

Take advantage of this promotion by
ordering in multiples of 10: Buy 9 to get
1 free layout, buy 18 to get 2 free layouts,
etc. You can get up to 5 free layouts! It’s a
fast and inexpensive way to get your pictures
 off your computer and into your scrapbooks!
Since you can ship as many as 50 layouts
together in a single box, the savings truly
stack up the more layouts you order in October.

Read on to find out about our sensational
new Express Collections that will make it
even easier for you to save time and
complete even more layouts!

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Stamp of the Month: Very Merry Christmas
Add a little Cricut® cheer to your holidays
October 2012 Stamp of the Month: Very Merry Christmas
‘Tis the season for holiday stamping!
Deck your cards and scrapbook layouts
with decorative Christmas images from
the My Acrylix® Very Merry Christmas
stamp set many of which coordinate
with Cricut® Artiste shapes! Cut out your
Cricut® shape, stamp the image from the
Very Merry Christmas stamp set, and
you have a beautiful decoration for any
page, card, or home d├ęcor item. Remember
that it can be yours for just $5 with a
qualifying $50 purchase. Stamp some
Christmas cheer into your holiday season
this year!

See the October Stamp of the Month »
Catch Up on Your Memories
Scrapbook your favorite photos with Express Collections!
Scrapbook your favorite photos with Express Collections!
Do you remember when all anyone used
for their pictures was a film camera?
Remember how you were limited to 24 or
36 pictures per roll of film, and you had to
make sure you brought plenty of rolls with
you everywhere you went, and then had to
pay to develop each roll? Nowadays, most
digital cameras can easily hold ten times as
many pictures on a single memory card.

The rise of digital photography has its pros
and cons, of course. It means you can — and
probably do — take way more pictures for
preserving your memories than you did
fifteen years ago. However, it also makes
it much easier to get behind in scrapbooking
those pictures. A digital problem requires
 a digital solution, which is where Studio J®’s
 new Express Collections come in.

Imagine that you’ve hired a professional
scrapbooking artist who has designed
stacks of layouts, and will let you have
the final say on how they look. You get
to add your photos to the layouts, write
some journaling, perhaps tweak the title
or design here and there, and you end
up with a beautiful finished layout
without doing any of the work! If this
sounds like your personal scrapbooking
dream, then consider the Express
Collections your dream come true!

With Express Collections, you get six
themed collections containing ten layouts
 as well as a front and back cover, designed
to give you plenty of easy-to-use options
 for scrapbooking some of your favorite
memories. There are collections for that
special little miss or little man in your life,
there is a collection to for scrapbooking
your travels, a collection for capturing
school days, a collection named “All
About Me,” and a collection for
reviewing the best of the year.

This is the perfect time to catch up
on some of those projects you’ve been
 hoping to catch up on for a long time
now. Take advantage of October’s
special to get free layouts while you
breeze through the collections, preserving
memories with just a few clicks of
your mouse. Get started today!

Log in to Studio J® to see the new Express Collections »


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Moving, a craft chair, and ROOM!

We moved a month ago and I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY (yes, FINALLY!) got a rolly chair for my craft room.  Wait, maybe I should capitalize CRAFT ROOOOOOOOM!  YES, I got my very own office with a door that closes and everything.  I can't wait to get some classes finally planned now that I have ROOOOM!  Anyway, back to the chair.  I got the chair Saturday and when we got home my sweet hubby put it together for me (with very little nagging) and I started scrapping.  It only took a month to get my comfy chair (haha!).  I had to go sit in all of them (in my price range--haha!) at Office Depot until I found the right one of course.  My short legs don't like those huge office chairs.  I kinda felt like goldilocks. Instead of beds, I was trying out chairs. 

I got 6 pages completed.  I can't wait to do some more this weekend.  Here is one layout I completed using Scholastic's WOTG.  I LOVE this layout!!

Also this month is National Stamping Month! 

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are offering a double stamp set! You can get the exclusive My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012.
You’ll love this double set — two D-size sets in one envelope — which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life. With a retail value of $35.90, this set drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase. Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new It’s Your Day double stamp set!
If you would like to be on my mailing list for future workshops, please let me know! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

TAX FREE weekend!!

SAVE BIG!! This Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4 is the Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday. Purchases on these two days are exempt from the state tax rate! YES EVEN ON SCRAPBOOK ITEMS!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I have never been so excited about $49. Now you can join my team for the very low price of $49!!  $49 will get you $130 worth of business supplies and PRODUCT from the new catalog. Also, if you join in the month of August you get this tote for FREEEEE!!!  It is a $50 value.  It is the perfect size to put your 12x12 paper in and accessories to take to gatherings or crops!  Love it!

So, if you are interested give me a call or e-mail me and I will help you get signed up!  It is very easy and will only take a few minutes.  There is also another  level of kit called the MASTER level.  It is $99 and it gets you started with $280 in business supplies and product.  

Monday, July 23, 2012


A few cards from CTMH convention make 'n takes.  :)  I don't make cards very often, but when they are this adorable, how can you not?!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A love a rainy day!

We have been getting a lot of rain today!  So, with nothing planned today (hooray!) I stayed at my craft table for most of the day completing the Make 'n Takes from convention.  So fun!  They turned out so cute.  Some of my favorite peopleare in these photos.  I am so glad I got to spend some quality time with them.  It is always too long between visits.   

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Awesome changes to Studio J!!

Whooohooo!!  No longer do you have to be a member to get awesome pricing!  Now all 2 page layouts are $6.95.  You don't have to be a member to use all of the kits and page designs.  Memberships are going away completely.  Now it is even easier to enjoy Studio J! 

HP once had an advertisement that said "Mom--don't let your babies grow up to be JPEGS".  How perfect in this day and age.  I am guilty of this too.  However, Studio J is here to help you get those pics on pages and in scrapbooks for your family to enjoy for generations to come. 

Studio J also has a new option.  You pick an album theme (boy, girl, year in review, etc) and drop the pics in.  SOOOOOO easy and it looks like you spent forever designing your pages.  LOVE this option!!

Here are some layouts I recently did.  I think they turned out so stinkin' cute!

You can visit and play with Studio J without spending a dime.  Just visit my website  

Check back soon to see some new products.  Our new catalog/idea book goes "live" August 1!!!  Can't wait to share it with you!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Studio J

These are the latest Studio J layouts that I have completed.  I think Studio J is the best and fastest way to get caught up on your pictures.  I love how I don't have to go and get pics printed!  If you want more info on how to get started on your own Studio J layouts contact me and I will help you get started!   

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Our latest Heartfelt Sentiments challenge was to use any current paper pack and the Dotty for You paper pack.  I chose to use Footloose.  I also used Just Chillin' stamp set and the Footloose complements.

I also recently added a new downline to my team.  Her name is Lisa and I am excited to get to know her better!  I made her this card to welcome her to my team.  This is also from the Dotty for You pack.  Have I mentioned lately how much I love love love this paper pack?  No?  Hmm..I thought I had.  HAHA!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


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