Friday, November 4, 2011

Kruciaal Element 2011

My niece, Stephane, is a fabulous dancer/choreographer.  Stephane had a career as a gymnast from the time she was around 5 or 6 through high school.  Now that she is in college, she discovered her passion - dance.  She is part of a dance group in San Diego and had a performance called Kruciaal Element.  I used Studio J to create this layout showcasing the Mischief Level 2 paper pack.

For any questions on any of the Close To My Heart products email me.

Friday, October 21, 2011

International Customers

I've noticed that I have a lot of people visiting my blog from outside of the U.S.  Please feel free to Email me if you are interested in any of the products you see in the Close To My Heart Idea Books.  I have friends overseas that I send product to all the time.  While you cannot purchase directly from my Corporate website, we can work things out between us.

I would also be happy to send you an Idea Book.  There are so many fabulous ideas for cards, scrapbook pages and home decor in each one.  The Idea Books are released twice a year - February and August.  That gives you plenty of time to look through and create your wish list.  Think about it, the Holidays are coming up.  Wouldn't you love to find some new product under the tree?

Email me for more information.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Little Buzz

My friend, Susy, made this adorable card using Close To My Heart's "A Little Buzz" stamp set (B1353, $9.95). Isn't it adorable??  This stamp does not appear in the current Idea Book, however, you can still order it until January 31, 2012.  Email me for more information.

Don't forget to check out more projects at Susy's blog.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cricut Art Philolosophy Cartridge Images

For those of you wanting to see all the images on the cartridge, here is a link to the Cricut Hello Thursday launch.  Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. The blue book contains the images.  Also, for the month of August only, I am offering the Cricut Art Philosophy bundle at a whopping 20% off.  You must contact me Email Me in order to receive this discount.  Payment must be made prior to ordering.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Why Studio J?

Top 10 Reasons to Use Studio J:
  1. It’s FREE.  We all love FREE, don’t we?
  2. Access to current and past paper packs.  There are Members-Only paper packs and layouts which make it an even better value.
  3. Great for heritage albums, especially when you are making several copies for relatives.  Just think of the money you save on supplies for duplicate copies (can you say “Tons of adhesive”).
  4. You always have the right size photo.
  5. You never have to worry about running out of your favorite paper pack.
  6. Embellishments galore that don’t weigh down your albums.
  7. Jpgs of each layout.
  8. You can pack up to 15 photos on a layout.  More if you know how to use a program such as Photoshop.
  9. No “in-progress” mess left around.
  10. Best of all – FAST, SIMPLE, EASY.
I am a traditionalist at heart when it comes to scrapbooking.  I love putting together a pages and get such great satisfaction when it is completed and in my album.  But recently I’ve discovered just how much fun Studio J can be.   I’ve found it is fabulous for gift albums.  I’m currently working on 2 gift albums – one for my nephew, Michael, and one for a co-worker who is kind enough to share his amazing photos of the surrounding areas here in Durango.  (Please note that the Studio J logo and the “Real life”, etc. do not come on your printed pages.  These are for web publishing only.)  Email me to find out more about Studio J.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Perfect Pinwheels

The My Acrylix® Miracle Workshop stamp set, exclusively available in the Miracle Workshops on the Go™ kit, includes two stamp images that make it easy for you to create darling pinwheels. Watch the video to find out how to create these adorable embellishments!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Studio J Using Magnifique

I live in an incredibly beautiful place – Colorado.  The Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office is constantly taking pictures around Durango and La Plata County and sharing them with the rest of us.  I have decided to make him an album of his photos using Studio J.  Here is my first layout for him.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Denver Zoo With Cindy Loo

I recently received the Cricut cartridge, Cindy Loo, as a gift from my friend, Suzy.  I made a card last weekend with it and thought that I would use it on my Denver Zoo layout.  The lettering was actually perfect.  I also used Cindy Loo for the flourish on the left page.  I’m planning to add more pictures  and journaling to this layout using Flip Flaps.  The page pattern is from Jeannette Lynton’s book Imagine (9030), Conclusion Combo.
Denver Zoo Blog Pic
All products (with the exception of the Cindy Loo cartridge) can be ordered from me.  They are:
  • Mayberry Level 2 Paper Packet (X7136B)
  • Desert Sand Cardstock (1273)
  • Cocoa Cardstock (X5642)
  • Sentiment – Treasure Life (D1306)
  • Buttons, Basic Assortment (Z1358)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • Flip Flaps (To be added later) (Z1325 and Z4114)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Video Tutorial: Spray Pen Unplugged

Close To My Heart has introduced their new Spray Pen.  If you have been wondering just what to do with the Spray Pen, watch this video for everything you need to know.  One tip, substitute 70% rubbing alcohol for the water for faster drying time.

The products used in this video are:

  • Spray Pen Z1380 ($3.95 for a set of 3)
  • Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint Z1039  ($2.75)
  • Cranberry Re-inker Z2216 ($4.25)
All of these items can be purchased on my CTMH website Bev's CTMH or emailing me at CTMHBevG.

I hope you enjoy the video!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Thank You Card

Here’s a card I scraplifted off of Sketch Saturday (thanks Sandra Cherrington).  The original used a stamp but I used a cut from my Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge.  My good friend, Suzy (who lives in Scotland) sent it to me and I’ve finally had some free time to create with it.  I’m working on a scrapbook layout using it also.  All materials I used are Close To My Heart.
Blog Pics

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Last Studio J For Today, I Promise!

My niece, Melissa, is an incredible cake designer.  She has entered competitions (in fact, she is in one today) and also sells cakes for parties.  Here are some recent cakes she made for some birthday parties.  Isn’t she talented?

NFL Experience - 2011

My nephew and his family were fortunate enough to be able to attend the NFL Experience this year in Dallas.  I’m having such a great time using Studio J this month with the special – buy 9 get 1 free.  Studio J is a great way to share your layouts with your friends and family without having to re-create your layouts however many times you want to share.  With a Studio J membership, you have the option to purchase both the layout and a jpg file of the layout.  That way you can send your family and friends the jpg to see all of your wonderful art.  Hope you enjoy these layouts as much as I did creating them.  To check out Studio J, just go to my Close To My Heart Website (click on this link Studio J).  There is no commitment.  You can even try it out without setting up an account.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Studio J Layouts

Here are a few layouts that I did this evening.  I will add journaling on my traditional scrapbook layouts.   Remember, for the month of February, when you purchase 9 Studio J Layouts, you will receive the 10th one absolutely FREE.  This includes the page protectors. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Friendship Card Using Bliss Paper and January SOTM

This is a card I created using the new paper pack Bliss, which is making its debut in the new Idea Book.  For the stamped images and sentiments, I used Grey Wool ink (Z2125) and paper (5571).  The scroll on the right side is from the new Irresistibles Villa Chipboard Die-Cuts (Z1390) (also available beginning February 1) which I inked using the Grey Wool ink .  This card style is called Tri Shutter Fold. 

I'm using this as a birthday card for a good friend whose birthday is this week.  That's why I've left space under the inside sentiment.