Thursday, April 21, 2011

Close To My Heart-Lucky Layout-Our Hero

A layout I made for a dear friend who lost her 10 year old son to leukemia recently. Many people, along with family members, called him a hero because he maintained such a positive attitude all through his treatments for the disease he fought so valiantly, for just over 3 years. Not a day goes by that someone somewhere does not think about him. He was such an inspiration to many and is sadly missed. This layout, along with several others from mutual friends, will go into a scrapbook that I am putting together to give to my friend.

My layout was made using the Lucky Level 2 paper pack and Enjoy Life stamp set. Although the names for the products used sound like they shouldn't be used for this particular layout, the colors and images were perfect for a 10 year old boy and that is why I chose them. The design for the layout, Top Hat, comes from the Magic how-to book from Close To My Heart. The Colonial White mats are just to show size and placement of photos and can either be used or removed.

Thanks for stopping in and happy scrappin'!

~Carol

The Girl in the Pink Hat

Sharing a new layout that I made yesterday using the Disappearing Act design from Close To My Heart's Magic how-to book. Magic is a wonderful book full of awesome designs to take your scrapbooking to a whole new level. If you'd like to experience it for yourself, give me a shout.

Isn't this little girlie sweet? She is one of my many cute granddaughters--I have 4 of them!--and she is such a cutie pie. The journaling hasn't been done on this layout yet as I may give it to my son and his wife to do.

My layout was created with the Sophia Level 2 paper pack and C1456 Heartfelt Treasures stamp set along with Hollyhock, Pear and Goldrush inks and various colors of brads. I also used the Sophia Journaling Spots on the right page for the journaling box. Loving the Sophia papers for all the little girlies in my life.

Thanks for looking and happy scrappin'!

~Carol

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Close To My Heart-Scrapbook Challenge #107-Another Studio J Layout

Oh, how fun it is to create a layout in record time! I love the online scrapbooking program called Studio J. Layouts come together so quickly. See what gorgeous layouts you can create with this awesome program? Oh, believe me, it will NEVER replace the classic scrapbooking that I love so much but it's a lot of fun to play with while watching TV or fixing dinner and gives you a chance to get caught up. If you have tons of photos stored on your computer, this would be the perfect way to get them off the computer and into your scrapbooks. Click here to go play for yourself and let me know what you think about it. If you like it, ask me about a 3 month or yearly membership. There are lots of cool perks when you are a Studio J member that you won't want to miss.

This layout was made using Studio J's Miracle paper pack and the Click, Click, Click members-only design layout. Isn't it beautiful? You could be making these beautiful layouts, too, so don't delay. During the month of April, when you become a Studio J member and order a set of 10 layouts, you'll receive some FREE bling. That's right! You'll receive a pack of clear Sparkles and Opaques Pearl Gems (retail value of $5.90) for FREE with every 10 custom-printed layouts you order. It's another way we make scrapbooking, faster, simpler, easier--and now more sparkly!

Also, during the month of April, when you place an order of $100 or more through my website, you will receive a Level 1 Scrapbooking kit absolutely FREE! That's a retail value of $9.95 and there is a limit of one free kit per qualifying order. You have a choice of 7 different kits, while supplies last so don't delay.

Don't forget about the special stamp set that Close To My Heart has created for the people of Japan. 'Hope for Japan' is only available till the end of April and is specially priced at only $5.00. Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits from the sale of this stamp set to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan. Let's help them out by purchasing one of these A-size stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Scrappin'!
~Carol


Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Simple Close To My Heart Card

Wanted to share this simple but oh so nice card! It was created using this month's Close To My Heart April Stamp of the Month stamp set called, Blessed. Ask me how you can earn this stamp set at a discount or even FREE!
The colors used on this card are Honey, Olive and Black-a nice combination. Hope you enjoy!

~Carol

Close To My Heart-Scrapbook Challenge #106-You Are Pear-fect Layout

Here she is! My newest granddaughter who is such a cutie! Meet Aveney Grace. She was about 12 days old in these photos and just too sweet! I'll get to the journaling at some point after I think about what I want to write. It has to be Pear-fect, just like Aveney.

Supplies used for the weekly scrapbook challenge layout:
  • 9029~Cherish-Silver Screen design
  • X7136B~Mayberry Level 2 paper pack
  • B1380~Mayberry stamp set (only available with the Mayberry Workshop kit)
  • D1469~Polka Dot Alphabet stamp set
  • D1359~Comments stamp set
  • D1455~Blessed (April 2011 SOTM) stamp set
  • Z2137~Olive ink
  • Z2128~Hollyhock ink
  • Z2162~Honey ink
  • Z2114~Cocoa ink
  • Z1397~Canvas Badge Buttons
  • Z1384~Hollyhock Ribbon
  • Various Brads

Hope you enjoy the layout and happy scrappin'!

~Carol

Close To My Heart-Scrapbook Challenge #105-Studio J Layout

Just look at this cabinet crawler. She loves to empty out this one cabinet in her mommy's kitchen and crawl right in. I almost chose 'cabinet crawler' for the title on this layout but thanks to a sister Close To My Heart consultant who gave me the idea, I chose 'Oh, the Places You'll Go' instead. I love it!

This layout was created with the Studio J online scrapbooking program that is a totally free program to use. You only pay for the layouts you want printed and Close To My Heart will do that for you when you're ready. If you'd like to give the program a try, click here and start playing. Remember, it's free to play! You only pay for the printed pages.

Hope you enjoy my latest layout made for the weekly scrapbook challenge. It uses the 'Topstitch' papers which is perfect for this cute little girlie! Don't you agree?

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good one!

~Carol

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Close To My Heart's Hope for Japan


Wanted to share a card I made using a special stamp set created by Close To My Heart to help the earthquake and tsunami victims of Japan. When you purchase this stamp set at the special discount price of only $5.00 (retail value $7.95) plus tax and shipping, Close To My Heart will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross efforts in Japan. Contact me to get this A(wesome)-size stamp set for yourself which is only available until April 30, 2011.

I used the emboss resist technique on this card and love how it turned out. The striped piece of patterned paper is the flip side of a paper from the Miracle paper pack. Colors used are Twilight and Sweet Leaf.

If you'd like to check out more awesome artwork created with the Hope for Japan stamp set, click here.

Thanks for stopping by today. Make it a good one!

~Carol~


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Close To My Heart-Scrapbook Challenge #104-Sophia Layout

Well, I'm a bit late posting this layout as it was last week's scrapbook challenge but admit it, it was worth the wait, right? I love how this layout turned out and can't wait to find photos to put on it. Hoping to possibly add photos of my new grand baby as soon as they get printed. I hope you enjoy the layout even without the photos.

Supplies used are all Close To My Heart:
  • 9034~Magic-Parlor Trick design
  • X7131B~Sophia Level 2 paper pack
  • D1359~Comments stamp set
  • C1456~Heartfelt Treasures stamp set
  • Z2128~Hollyhock ink
  • Z2106~Blush ink
  • Z2102~Baby Pink ink
  • Z2197~Pear ink
  • Z1364~Sweet Leaf brads
  • Z1365~White Daisy brads
  • Z1151~3D Foam Tape
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Scrappin'!

~Carol~
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