Friday, April 30, 2010

Shop for New Summer Close To My Heart Products in Vacaville, California:
Saturday, May 8, 2010!

I am excited to announce that I will be a vendor at the Scrap Again in Vacaville, CA Saturday, May 8 and YOU can come shop while I'm there!

Shopping is Open To the Public!

Saturday, May 8

Hampton Inn Suites

800 Mason St, Vacaville, CA 95688

10 AM to 6 PM

YES! Scrap Again still has a few spots available so come and scrap with us! Call Randi Fien at (707) 592-9278; email her at or visit the website at

Bonus: You pay NO Shipping & Handling!

Yes, I'll have lots of Brand New Items from the Summer 2010 Idea Book (available 5/1/10). Choose from hundreds of Close To My Heart's Premium Quality Products including Albums, Papers, Stickers, Stamp Sets, Inks, Workshop Kits, perfectly coordinating Embellishments, Tools, plus lots, lots more!

BONUS: Purchase your own copy of the Summer 2010 Idea Book for just $3 or get it for FREE with your $25 purchase!

BONUS: FREE Make & Take while supplies last!

BONUS: Many Sale Items will also be available.

Shopping is open to the public so if your family is looking for the perfect Mother's Day Gift, send them in with your wish list (visit my website at click on Products to view the catalog on-line)!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Studio J is Finally Here!

Studio J is here TODAY!!!!
Click Here
or go to and click on Studio J on the left side to give it a try!

You've been waiting and the day if finally here! YIPPEE!!!

Studio J is up and ready to use, and you will be delighted with how easy and fun it is!

There is NOTHING to purchase, download, or update to use the software. The FULL VERSION is available to use for FREE - and you only ever pay for the layouts you want to purchase!

Even better - you work in 2 pages layouts with paper that perfectly matches and coordinates with your existing Close To My Heart papers, stickers, stamps, inks and embellishments! Place traditional and studio layouts side by side in your album and you'll hardly notice a difference!

Journalling is so easy to add by typing it in. You can choose different fonts and the program will automatically fit it into the journalling space, so type as little or as much as you want!

And, because your layouts arrive as separate pages, you can put them ANYWHERE in your scrapbook you want them. The pages are bound forever in a printed book (like Snapfish or Winkflash); you can rearrange your pages just like with traditional scrapping.

For those that love the feeling of texture and layers of traditional scrapping, you can add flowers, ribbons and brads to your printed pages when they arrive. But you don't HAVE to. Studio J layouts look just as fantastic with the studio embellishments AND you can color coordinate them with the click of a button. Try finding a coordinating ribbon, brad and button THAT fast in your scrapbook supplies - I dare you! :)

I've create 5 Studio J layouts and each one took me LESS than 30 minutes! Are you ready to FINALLY get caught up on your scrapbooking? Plus you won't have any wasted prints from Costco. Not only is resizing images a breeze - but you can choose color, black & white or sepia with just a click. It is Faster, Simpler and Easier and best of all Super Fun!

One last thing! Close To My Heart is offering FREE page protectors with the purchase of 5 or more layouts, and FREE SHIPPING with the purchase of 10 or more layouts.

Cherry-O Free Make and Take Project!

I love doing free Make and Take projects at my home gatherings. This darling Cherry-O card is the project I'm featuring in May 2010! You and your guests will get to use Close To My Heart's brand new Cherry-O paper and discover the Rock 'n Roll Stamping technique!
I have two dates left for home gatherings in May so if you'd like to schedule a fun girl's night out and make this charming card for free, contact me right away at 408 265-4147.
Remember, at a May home gathering, you and your guests will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the Miracle Kit special too (click here for details)!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Perfect For Spring Time Scrapbooking!

A Miracle Awaits You!
Get this incredible kit beginning Thursday, April 15!

You’ll love our pretty Miracle kit designed exclusively for National Scrapbooking Month in May.THIS CHARMING SCRAPBOOKING KIT FEATURING spring-inspired colors and floral patterns is miraculously easy to assemble with no stamping required. The Full Color Instruction Brochure will guide you through easily creating 2 beautiful 2-page layouts.

There are several ways to snatch this fashionable Miracle kit at a great discount or even FREE*:

• Purchase the kit outright for $19.95* (CC1009).

• Place a minimum order of $40 and purchase the kit for only $10* (CC1009A).

• Place a minimum order of $60 and purchase the kit for only $5* (CC1009B).

• Sign up as a new Consultant between May 1–31 and receive a kit FREE!

• Host a Home Gathering between April 15–May 31 with minimum sales of $300 and receive a kit FREE!

Amaze yourself and your friends during National Scrapbooking Month in May with gorgeous layouts you create using our Miracle kit. Talk to your Consultant today!

Miracle Kit Contents:
5 – Colonial White Cardstock

1 – Bamboo Cardstock

1 – Floral B&T Duos® Paper

1 – Stripe B&T Duos® Paper 1 – Crystal Blue B&T Duos® Die-Cut

1 – Sweet Leaf B&T Duos® Die-Cut

1 – 6" × 12" My Stickease® Assortment

1 – 6" × 9" Irresistibles™ Chipboard Die-Cuts (this is a NEW product!)

1 – Mini-Medley Accents Colonial White Collection

12" Colonial White Waxy Flax

3 – 4" × 6" Memory Protectors® Flip Flaps™

2 – Sponge Wedges

1 –Full Color Instruction Brochure for 4 pages!Colors: Sweet Leaf, Olive, Crystal Blue, Bamboo

* Tax and shipping/handling apply. Offer valid April 15—May 31, 2010. Limit ofone discounted-price kit per order. Available for a limited time while supplies last. Qualifying minimum purchases do not include Studio J™ orders.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fear of Photos!

I've noticed that as my children become teenagers, they are less and less happy about having their pictures taken. Perhaps this is "normal." But as a scrapbooker, I am mourning the loss of photo opportunities that used to be as abundant as sunshine in California! Do you have this problem? Have you found a solution on how to help teenagers tolerate having their photos taken? I'd love to hear it! Share your comments below and see other people's comments as well!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sparkles and Butterflies!


Here's a clever use I discovered for Sparkles (aka: self adhesive rhinestones): use sparkles for butterfly bodies!

I've created the "motion" of the butterfly across the card using a flourish stamp.

And aren't the latest Just Blooms Paper Flowers Spring Blossom Collection beautiful (the set includes three colors of butterflies & 2 flower styles in 3 sizes)? I've customized the flowers and butterfly by sponging Sorbet ink on the edges.

Supplies used (all Close To My Heart products):

Z1104 Clear Sparkles (72 items per pack!)
Z1266 Just Blooms Paper Flowers Spring Blossom Collection (contains 105 items including butterflies, 2 flower styles in several sizes & 3 colors!)
Z1126 Designer Ribbon Rounds -- Colonial White Collection
X7121B Caboodle Paper Packet
D1212 Playful Flourishes Stamp Set
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusives Inks Pad
Z1090 Foam Texture Tools
X254 Cards and Envelopes White Value Pack