Thursday, May 24, 2012

And the Winner is......

....drum roll please......Kelley Balzola! Yea! I finally chose a title for my 'Put a Title on It' contest layout and it was the one Kelley suggested. It was just perfect! Thanks so much Kelley! I will be contacting you for your choice of an 'A' stamp set and your address so I know where to send it.

Thanks again to everyone who participated! It was fun! Hmmm, I just may have to do another contest soon!

Happy scrampin'!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

'Put a Title on It' Contest

STRANGE NAME FOR A CONTEST! Well, it got your attention, right? I don't know why but I am struggling to come up with a title for this layout of my youngest granddaughter so I thought I'd ask for your help! I already thought of - He loves me, he loves me not - because she is playing with a flower in the main photo but she is only a year old and I'm not sure if that would be an appropriate title. Then I thought, why not ask you all for your suggestions and make it into a contest!

So here's the rules:

  • Leave a comment here and tell me what you would title this layout. Only one entry please! 
  • Be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if I choose your title.
  • If I decide to use your suggestion, I will give you one A-size stamp set of your choice (retail value $6.95) from the current Close To My Heart catalog. 
  • This contest will remain open for one week (until May 23) so put your thinking caps on and help me 'Put a Title on It'.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrampin'!


Monday, May 14, 2012

'Dotty for You' Layouts

HERE'S A COUPLE LAYOUTS I created with the really cool Dotty for You paper packet that can be yours for just $5 with a $35 order. Aren't they beautiful?

THE CREATIVE POSSIBILITIES are endless with this paper packet. Just look at the difference in colors between these 2 layouts. The first layout has yellow and gray while the second one features more blues and greens with some gray thrown in for contrast. I LOVE all the colors of this paper packet. How 'bout you?

THE FIRST LAYOUT is waiting for some summer photos while the second one holds one rare photo of hubby and I.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO GET the 'Dotty for You' paper packet for yourself, give me a shout or go to my website and place your order online to be shipped directly to you. Remember, this special promotion is only available until May 31st.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy scrampin'!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Close To My Heart 'Dotty for You' Promotion

THESE ARE THE BEAUTIFUL 'DOTTY FOR YOU' papers you will receive for just $5 when you make a purchase of $35 from the Spring/Summer 2012 Close to My Heart Idea Book.

HOP ON OVER to my website for more details about this special paper packet that includes 24 sheets of double-sided patterned paper. The creative possibilities are ENDLESS with this paper pack!

THIS IS WHAT THE BACKSIDE of each of the beautiful papers looks like - hence the name - Dotty for You!

WHEN YOU ARE READY to get your own pack, go to my website at, hit the JOIN button on the National Scrapbook Month Gathering link and place your order of at least $35 to get Dotty delivered right to your door for just $5 (plus shipping and tax) OR contact me to place your order.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by today! Happy scrampin'!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 28 of '28 Days of Sketches'

FINALLY! I completed the last layout in the Big Picture Classes '28 Days of Sketches' that I participated in recently. Whew! I am so relieved to know I have completed my assignments because it was really bugging me! I don't like to leave anything half finished or incomplete at all so I feel much better knowing I am done! FYI~there's another incredible sketch class being offered by Big Picture Classes in July, I believe. Maybe I'll see YOU there!

This layout was created with the very same, very old paper pack called Felicity - ya know, the same paper pack I used on the layout of my dad on his 81st birthday? Remember that one from Day 25? Well, I had Felicity still sitting out on my worktable and had decided I'd use it again for this layout way back on Day 28 but never got around to completing it since I was so stinkin' busy with other projects and events. 

The photos are from our trip to Annapolis last November when we went to see the Rippingtons in concert at the Rams Head Tavern. What an awesomely quaint town Annapolis is. We were very impressed! And the music was everything we expected it to be as the Rippingtons NEVER disappoint!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy scrampin'!


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Saturday, May 5, 2012

National Scrapbook Day Specials


IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK MONTH, I am offering special deals with your qualifying purchase from my Close to My Heart website. Be sure to click on the JOIN button at the National Scrapbook Day Gathering link in order to take advantage of my special deals. After I receive confirmation that you have placed your order, I will contact you to find out what products you wish to receive for FREE! Read further to find out just what you can receive FREE!

$5.00 - $24.99 - receive one free marker of your choice (retail value $2.95)
$25.00 - $49.99 - receive one free ink pad of your choice (retail value $5.25)
$50.00 - $74.99 - receive one free A size stamp set (retail value $6.95)
$75.00 - $99.99 - receive one free Level 2 paper pack (retail value $9.95)
$100.00 - $149.99 - receive one free C size stamp set (retail value $13.95)
$150 or more - receive $25 in FREE select products but you MUST contact me before placing your order

REMEMBER WITH A $35 ORDER, you will receive the 'Dotty for You' paper packet for just $5. Click here or on the picture to check it out!

AND with a $50 order, you can also receive the May Stamp of the Month set - Friendship Bouquet - for just $5. Isn't this stamp set just gorgeous?

ONE EXTRA-SPECIAL PERSON who places an order of at least $50 any time this month within this National Scrapbook Day Gathering, will receive FREE shipping on their order! Wow, what a deal! Will it be YOU? It could be if you place a qualifying order. I will choose a name at random to receive this special deal!

Get out your Spring/Summer Idea Books or click here to go to the idea book online and start making your list. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Hope your National Scrapbook Day is fun!


Friday, May 4, 2012

Another Studio J Layout

Here's another beautiful Studio J layout I created with the FREE Studio J 5-layout package we got from attending the Close to My Heart Leadershare event in NJ recently.

This layout is of my next-to-the youngest granddaughter, Scarlet, and was featured on the big screen while at Leadershare for all in attendance to admire. I was so proud that the company was impressed enough with my layout to post it for all to see! THAT is why I do what I do and WHY I love Close to My Heart! They make you feel special and let you know it! What an awesome company to be a part of!

If you'd like to feel special, too, and work for such an awesome company, give me a shout! I can help YOU become a part of the wonderful Close to My Heart family, too!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy scrampin'!


June A(wesome) Stamp Class

Plan to join me for my next A(wesome) Stamp Class featuring the 'A1126 - Bowwow' stamp set. This is such a cute set! Just look at the little doggie! He is too stinkin' cute! Okay, I could go on forever about how cute he is but I really should give you the details!

Date: June 14 & 15
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm OR 7:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: $12.00 which includes all supplies to create these 2 cards PLUS the stamp set! Remember, you get to KEEP the stamp set!
RSVP: Payment due by May 31

If you cannot attend the class on either of the dates but really want this a(wesome) kit, you can purchase the kit for $18.00 which will include an instruction guide, as well as the shipping charge OR you can pick it up here at my home for the cost of $14.00. Please let me know if you prefer one of these options.

Additional supplies you would need to complete these cards at home, if you don't already own are: Tulip, Black, Desert Sand and Chocolate inks. Let me know if you need any of them.

I hope you will plan to attend this fun class!

Have a great day and happy scrampin'!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Have you tried Studio J yet?

Wanted to share a digital scrapbook layout I created with the awesomely cool Studio J online scrapbooking program from Close to My Heart. If you find you don't have the time or space to scrapbook the traditional way, Studio J is the solution!

You've already got all those fabulous family memories on your computer, right? Well, just go to Studio J, create an account - it's FREE - upload your photos and start playing! After you've created at least 4 double page layouts, place your order and get FREE shipping.

If you find that Studio J is right for you and you really LOVE this program, there are a couple different membership options that will save you some serious money so ask me about them! I hope you enjoy the layout of my beautiful little granddaughter! I hope to post another Studio J layout tomorrow!

Happy scrampin'!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Stamp of the Month - Friendship Bouquet

The May 2012 Stamp of the Month - Friendship Bouquet - is such a beautiful stamp set that I can't wait to play with.

Sunflowers have always been one of my favorite flowers so it stands to reason that I would LOVE this stamp set.

This beautiful set can be yours for just $17.95 OR for only $5 with an additional $50 order. Don't delay in getting this set as it's only available until May 31st.

Days 25-27 of '28 Days of Sketches'

Here's an old paper pack - anyone remember it? If you guessed Felicity, you are correct! Felicity  was a special promotion for National Scrapbooking Month quite some time ago.

Incidently, Saturday May 5th is National Scrapbooking Day! Woohoo! Will you be scrapbooking that day? I hope to be - after the vendor fair I am participating in is over.

I also used a couple really old stamp sets on this layout I created for Day 25 of Big Picture Classes and it was great to use them again.

Happy Birthday to my 81 year old dad!

Day 26 saw me using Footloose again. I am getting ready for some summer photos and these next two layouts will be just perfect for them.

Don't you just love the turtle and seahorse on this layout? I think they are both just too cute! These images come with the Footloose Workshop on the Go kit stamp set and can be yours to play with over and over when you purchase the kit.
Day 27 was created with Footloose again and the same stamp set as the previous layout. I also used another old stamp set - August Word Puzzle - which is not available anymore. The title - Summer - was created with the Jasmine Cricut cartridge.

Hope you've enjoyed the layouts I've created for the '28 Days of Sketches'! You're probably wondering where Day 28 is, right? Well, it hasn't been completed yet as the past few days have been extremely busy for me. I hope to get it done soon!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrampin'!


'Dotty for You' Bookmark Album

Here's a bookmark album I made with the 'Dotty for You' paper pack and one of the bookmark albums that are available in the current Close to My Heart catalog.

 I had lots of fun creating this but there are a few mess-ups. Yes, believe it or not, I DO mess up from time to time! Ha ha! If you look closely, you will see that the ink from some of the cork shapes rubbed off onto the facing pages. I am a bit upset about that but perhaps photos will cover them up. Here's a tip for you - be sure to let the ink dry real well on your cork shapes before touching them to the opposite page.

I had to use velcro dots to close the album due to the bulkiness of the cork shapes. I tried to keep the bulkiness down as much as possible but I wasn't real successful. I also replaced the 2 binder rings with larger ones from my stash.

This beautiful paper packet can be yours for just $5 with a $35 purchase. If you purchase 'Dotty', I will give you the cutting guide and directions to make this bookmark album yourself for FREE! OR better yet, plan to attend my workshop in early June to create this as well as other fun projects with 'Dotty'!

Of course, you would need to purchase the album along with the other products used but you can certainly substitute any item for something already in your stash.

The first 4 items would be required - anything else is an option:
Z1740~My Creations Bookmark Album - $8.95
Z1719~Evergreen Cork Shapes - $3.95
Z2195~Lagoon ink - $5.25
Z2196~Smoothie ink - $5.25
Z1338~Sunset Mini Medleys - $4.95
Z1702~Paradise Assortment Baker's Twine - $4.95
Z1383~Sweet Leaf Ribbon - $7.95
X5901~Colonial White cardstock - $2.95
Z578~Corner Rounder - $7.95

Below are several stamp sets that I used but you can use whatever you may already have:
C1494~Card Word Puzzle - $13.95
D1511~Kick Back - $17.95
D1506~Family Love - $17.95
S1112~Mad About You - no longer available

Any combination of these products that total $35 will get you the beautiful 'Dotty for You' paper packet for just $5! Give me a shout if you need some help deciding what to purchase.

I hope you've enjoyed my little album today! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy scrampin'!


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