Saturday, June 25, 2011

Studio J - Love Your Layout - By CTMH - June

Wow - this video is amazing - using knotted ribbon to make a flower - the copy and paste button.  I love this layout, so stinkin' cute.  Try it:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Studio J - Love Your Layout - By CTMH

Do you love your layout?  Have you watched the how to videos - watch this layout and you will "love your layout."  Close To My Heart has done a great job with Studio J - check this out!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Scallop Borders and the Mayberry Workshop!

Have you played with the Mayberry Paper Kit?  This paper is so beautiful.  Before I became a scrapbooker, I was very much into quilting!  The Mayberry Papers remind me of the Circa 1930's fabrics.  I have a quilt, almost completed (it has been sitting and gathering dust for 5 years) made with fabrics very similar to the Mayberry papers!  They are just beautiful!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Studio J - How to - Perfect Placement by CTMH

Here are some more tips and tricks on how to perfectly place your embellishments and My Stickease!  Check it out! 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

87 Reasons to LOVE Studio J

CTMH Digital Scrapbooking Program
(Compiled from Studio J BB on CTMH)
1. Free to try!!
2. Discount options
3. Easy to Use
4. Bonus paper kits
5. Bonus layout patterns
6. Change the color of papers!
7. Change the color of embellishments.
8. Don't loose the embellishments on the floor. (well, it happens!)
9. No photo developing.
10. No bulk
11. faster. simpler. easier.
12. it is an "and, also" not an "either, or" option
13. true layouts for your My Legacy Books
14. no mess
15. no set up
16. quick
17. remains online for 90 days
18. jpeg available
19. spell check!
20. ALL the "e"s you need for titles
21. I love that I can save on adhesive!
22. Can scrap in bed, at night, no bothers.
23. Don't have to "put everything away" in the middle of a project.
24. No worries about running out of your favorite paper.
25. All supplies are available at your fingertips, no searching!
26. I love that it forces me to journal right then and not wait (sometimes) months!
27. I love that the embellishments look so real and do not add weight to my albums.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Studio J - How To - Photo Editing Tool by CTMH

Close to my Heart has done it again.  This video will explain all about the photo editing tools.  Red eye = gone, yellow teeth = white teeth!  There is so much you can do to your photos using the photo editing tools - watch and see!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dreams Come True

Have you seen the My Acrylix Dreams Come True Stamp set featured on page 25 of the Spring/ Summer 2011 Idea Book.  I love this stamp and I really love the font that was used!  The left page of a layout from Magic (Performance)  is on page 22 of the same Idea Book, using the same stamp set, along with the banner on page 22 and the card on page 25.  I love, love, love this stamp set! 

Close To My Heart has decided to feature this stamp set in the following video.  To order the My Acrylix Dreams Come True (D1470)- here is a link  on my website:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Studio J - How to Focus on the photos - by CTMH

Close to my Heart has done a wonderful job on creating videos for Studio J - here is a video about working with the photos!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Studio J - How to Personalize Your Layout by CTMH

Here is a great video from Close To My Heart - How to personalize you layouts - change the papers, add color to the buttons, thread and ribbon - add more delete some - Studio J is so versatile!  I love it!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ribbon Sale!

CTMH is cleaning house!  Have you seen all of the ribbons that are on sale?  Check out my website for pricing and availability!  click on shop online and while supplies last on the left hand side of the page!  Have fun shopping!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Newsprint Rub - Ons

Have you tried the CTMH Rub Ons?  They are so much fun and easy to use.  Check out this video by CTMH and see, just how easy it is!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


 Do you love buttons?  I love all of the new buttons from Close to My Heart!  I can't wait to make this layout!  I love the rainbow of buttons that CTMH used!!!  With the Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book, Close To My Heart added fun new colors and shapes to their buttons packaging!  LOVE THEM!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Stronger Together

CC1012B You & Me

Severe flooding, tornadoes, and storms have affected the lives of thousands across the United States, but together we can make a difference. Purchase the You & Me scrapbooking kit for only $15.00 US/ $16.50 CAN (a retail value of $34.95/$38.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Spring 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. With the You & Me kit, you’ll create two fully embellished two-page layouts using the included instructions, papers, D-size stamp set, and accessories. At only $15/$16.50, this kit is more than 50% off the retail price. You’ll win by getting the kit at a phenomenal price, and those in the weather-devastated regions will benefit from your charitable contribution. Together we can make a difference; together we are stronger! Offer valid June 1–30, 2011, or while supplies last. No qualifying purchase required. Tax and shipping/handling charges apply.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Studio J® FREE-for-All

Are you on FACEBOOK?  Check out this awesome contest with Close to My Heart!

Information taken directly from the FB page.

Grand Prize
During our Studio J® Free-for-All in June, we’re 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. Post your layout online, email it to friends, and print it at your leisure. The person who uploads the JPG file with the most votes by the end of June will receive all of the following:
  • Credit for 10 two-page, custom-printed scrapbook layouts.
  • 10 Memory Protectors® to slip their layouts into.
  • Free shipping and handling, so their custom-designed layouts will come straight to their door, ready for their cherished album!
2nd Prize
The person with the JPG file with the second-highest votes will receive:
  • Credit for 5 two-page, custom-printed scrapbook layouts
  • 5 Memory Protectors
  • Free shipping and handling
3rd Prize
The person with the JPG file with the third-highest votes will receive a trendy Quick Pic™ Album. Choose one of our three color options (Dark Chocolate, Dark Cranberry, and Outdoor Denim). These quick-to-assemble albums have open spines and a 4″ × 4″ display window in the front cover.
Contest Instructions
Follow these simple steps to be entered into the Studio J® Free-for-All:
  1. If you already have a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, log in to Studio J through your Consultant’s MyCTMH® website. If you don’t have an Independent Consultant, you can find one using our Consultant Locator either in Studio J or at You can also create an online account at using your email address and a password of your choice.
  2. Simply upload your photos, and then have fun creating your memories using our trendy papers, professionally designed patterns, My Stickease® artwork, and accents such as ribbons, brads, buttons, hinges, and more!
  3. Once you’ve finished creating your layout, go to the “Buy” step in Studio J and approve your layout. If you’re a Studio J member, you’ll see a drop down menu in your cart where you can order a custom print, a JPG file only, or a custom print and a JPG file. For the free JPG file, select the “JPG only” option for one layout. If you are not a Studio J member, select “Free JPG” after clicking “Check Out” for your free JPG file.
  4. Download your free JPG file once you receive an email telling you it’s ready to be downloaded. Please note that your JPG file will be available for download for one week only, so act promptly!
  5. Save the JPG file to your computer, and then share the web-ready version on our Studio J® Free-for-All page tab here by submitting an entry form and uploading your web-ready JPG file.
  6. Spread the word and tell your friends to vote for you July 1-10, 2011!
Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in Canada and United States who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Contest Starts
June 01, 2011 @ 12:01 am (MDT)
Contest Ends
June 30, 2011 @ 11:59 pm (MDT)
Need more Details?

Constant Campaign - June 2011

During June, we're 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! We're offing one free JPG file per customer account during June, so customers who already have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account are ready to log on and start creating. If a customer doesn't have an account, they can log on and create an account and then order their free JPG file as well. Make June the month you introduce all of your customers to Studio J with our Free-for-All JPG file promotion. They'll love it and return for more!

Studio J - Step by Step instructions by CTMH

To get started with Studio J - go to my website -, then click on Studio J On-line Scrapbooking.  Then all you need to do is sign in or create an account.  Voila - so easy to get started.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

All The Scrappin' Ladies

Here is a video of some of the ladies from corporate - performing at the 2010 convention at National Harbor July 2010!  Put some Bling on it!!!

Let Me Show You How!

Foundational How-To Programs

At Close To My Heart, we are the “Let me show you how®” company. Jeanette Lynton’s six hardbound books show you how to create beautiful cards and scrapbook layouts. Four scrapbooking programs—Reflections®, Cherish™, Imagine™, and Magic™—provide patterns for gorgeous and balanced layouts, along with tips to make your pages beautiful and engaging. Two cardmaking programs—Originals® and Wishes™—bring you hundreds of card patterns in any shape or size. Each book contains blueprints, cutting diagrams, assembly instructions, templates, artwork ideas, and more! (direct from CTMH)

When I started with Close To My Heart - I didn't know "how" to scrapbook.  I wanted cute pages with all of the embellishments.  I scrapbooked with another co. and I was never happy with the way my pages looked.  Then, I tried the way my sister did it....I just took a cute paper and mounted my pictures on cardstock - added a few stickers and done - but I still wasn't satisfied. 

I met my friend Jennifer and she is a CTMH consultant.  I loved her catalog and her scrapbook pages.  I told her, I can't do that.  She said you need this book Cherish and I fell in love!  That is with the How - To books!  Of course, I have them all!  I love to scrapbook now and I love how my pages look.  So, if you don't think you know how to scrapbook, let me show you how!  The How - To books are fabulous!  Get them today on my website -