Thursday, June 23, 2011

FanFare: More than just for the 4th of July

At our team time last night, our team swap was with the Fanfare Paper packet.  These ladies did an amazing job creating with the paper and summer stamp sets!  Tracie made a card...very cute but didn't make it in my swap pile.  Tracie, do you have a photo you can share?


Lantern by Tina.  She included a battery powered candle.  Cute for holiday table center pieces!

Lalia used the icecream cone to create her banner! Love it when a stamp has many different uses!



My card from the Workshop on the go pattern, and of course my twist!
The workshop on the go kit contains the cutest icecream cone set (along with other fun stamps).


Cindy added the pinwheel for a nice birthday card. 


Carla used the colors of the paper packet and the Splendid Day stamp sset for this cute card. 



Great for any celebration, Jessica made this card. 

Although it is very hard to see and appreciate in this photo, this is the "freedom" banner I made for my summer decor! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Father's Day to Jeff! (A little late cause I didn't want to spoil the surprise.)

He makes me laugh, he keeps me thinking, he loves his children, and he is parenting with me through the teen years!  Yep, he is a great husband and a great dad to his girls.  (And he reads my blog.)

I took advantage of the Studio J Free for All and created a layout for his office.  I coordinated with the colors in his office, had it printed at a 12 x 12 size and framed it.  It was so much fun to create this personal piece of artwork.  (I framed the left side)

What are you doing with your Studio J Free for All opportunity?  Get yours on my website today. 



Monday, June 20, 2011

Jubilation, the June stamp of the month

This set of 24 stamps if perfect for creating a card in any season.  I have used mine to make several different cards as well as an event calendar.  I love this perpetual calendar for keeping birthdays, anniversaries, and other annual events recorded.  Flip to the next month and you will know who you will be celebrating the next month.  The 4" x 18" size is perfect for hanging in a small, accessible area.  Below are the photos of the items I have created and you can also follow the blog hop to get more ideas. 

Host a workshop to create this calendar.  With 5 prepaid participants ($15 per calendar), you can do your workshop for free or get the stamp set for free ($22.95 retail).  Contact me today to set up your workshop. 

This calendar was inspired by Pam Jarrett!  Thanks for sharing Pam. 

November & December

August, September, & October

May, June, & July

February, March & April


Friday, June 17, 2011

Feeling a little like Jonah, up from the whale

I feel like since June 1st I have been swallowed up in the Whale of the "last" this, "graduation" that and "final" event.  But, that is what I love to be able to do as a stay at home mom or in reality "never at home."  Today was the completion of most of the "lasts" that I was a significant participant in,  therefore, I feel like Jonah, spit up on the beach from the belly of the whale.   Ahhh!

The great part is that I have tapped into the creative options I have and made items for the different celebrations.  Now time to share one of them with you!

These are the center pieces for the PTA volunteer celebration.  I used the Fanfare paper packet and stickease to create pinwheels and flags.  Fun and festive.  After the event, they were given away in a drawing so some of the volunteers got to take them home! 



Thursday, June 2, 2011

Where to start with Studio J?

Close to My Heart is having a contest on Facebook for those who post their Studio J. JPGS.  Go to facebook and "like" the business page.  On the left hand side, you will see the symbol for the contest "Studio J Free-for-All"  Post your JPG there. 

You may be wondering how to even get started.  Here are two tutorials about getting started with Studio J.  One is published by CTMH and the other by Amy Ulen, a CTMH independent consultant.  This information is applicable to Studio J on my website as well. 







If you would like a personal tutorial, I can meet with you at your home or anywhere with WIFI. We can even work together over the phone. In about 30 minutes, you will be well on your way to creating Studio J layouts. Contact me today for your tutorial!

Free Studio J JPG File during the month of June!


During June, Close to My Heart is giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that! They are offering one free JPG file per customer account during June, so customers who already have a Studio J account are ready to log on and start creating. If you don't have an account, you can go to my website and create an account and then order your free JPG file as well.   Your free JPG will include one low resolution jpg of the double page layout, and two high resolution layouts, one of each individual page. 

So what can you do with a Studio J JPG file?  Besides having the opportunity to learn more about how your scrapbooking can be faster, simpler and easier with Studio J, think about this!

1.  Share your photos and memories with your friends by emailing the JPG, posting it on your blog and or facebook.  Everyone will love to see what you have created!

2.  Print the JPG in 12x12 and add it to your personal scrapbook.  Although the color quality may be a  bit different when the layout is printed by another company, they will still be beautiful and you can enjoy your layouts in full size!

3.  Print your JPG in a smaller layout such as 8x8 and begin creating a mini album for a grandparent or friend.  Sharing your memories and photos make others who may have missed an event, feel included.  These mini albums also make great gifts. 

4.  Print your JPG in a 5x5 or 4x4 size and use it as a Christmas card!  Wow, what if you had your holiday greetings ready to go in June!  Talk about being prepared!  And they will be unique and personalized to you and your family!  I bet no one will receive the same or similar card!

5.  The most IMPORTANT thing you can do with a high resolution jpeg of your layouts is to burn a couple of cd/dvd copies and store them offsite.  With any complete Studio J layout, when you purchase the print of the layout from CTMH you also receive the three JPG's as part of your purchase.  Or, you can purchase just the JPG's as well.  In the wake of all the tornadoes, flooding, and fires, storing JPG's on a disc off site, assures that your memories and photos are safe. 

6.  Print the JPG and frame it for a gift.  Personalized layout make beautiful gifts filled with memories.

7.  In addition to a holiday card, what about a baby announcement, birthday invite, new address or Happy Father's Day card!  The options are endless.

Now all you have to do it get online and play

If you would like a personal tutorial, I can meet with you at your home or anywhere with WIFI.  We can even work together over the phone.  In about 30 minutes, you will be well on your way to creating Studio J layouts.  Contact me today for your tutorial! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy June Everyone!

So much to celebrate this month

First of all, I welcomed three new downline to my team!  I am looking forward to working with Lalia, Tina, and DeAnn as they begin their consultantship with CTMH.  They have so much to look forward to!  I am blessed to have them as part of the Evergreen Memories Team. 

Second, my ninth anniversary with CTMH was in April.  Life was so busy, I didn't get to celebrate it with you.  So, since this is my birthday month, I thought I would just celebrate BIG!  And look forward to sharing the celebration with you.  Details coming to your inbox about my Studio Sale and celebration. 

Third, it is Studio J Free For All month.  Everyone and anyone can create a Studio J layout and get a free JPG (actually three, a low resolution of the double page spread, and a high resolution of each page).  Watch for tomorrow's post about what you can do with this free JPG.  Visit my website here to begin your layout. 

Fourth,  convention is just around the corner.  Two consultants on my team will be joining me this year, Cindy and Gail.  I have to say, although I have gone to convention every year is great, having part of my team there with me makes it even better by far!  Watch for new products and programs coming to you in August. 

Finally, I have a full schedule of end of the school year events to participate in making it almost officially SUMMER!