Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!

Thank you for stopping by to enjoy our May Stamp of the Month
Blog Hop featuring this month's SOTM: 
Pinwheel S1305!

If you've just arrived here from 
  then you are on the correct path.

 First, I'm sharing this standard-size Pinwheel Flower card (above) that I created with this stamp set and our NEW Dream Pop papers (The National Scrapbooking Month special available now)!
The pinwheel is made with two 2.25" squares of black cardstock layered on top of each other and eight 1x1" squares of patterned paper. I stamped the center pinwheel part of the flower with Cotton Candy ink, cut it out, and then sponge daubed it's edges with Slate ink. The stem was cut from Dream Pop embossed Cardstock with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at 4". The chevron patterned element at the bottom was stamped with one of my latest favorites...the "In The Background" stamp set D1540.

 Next, I'm sharing another standard-size card (above) that I created with this stamp set and the Tommy papers (X7169B). While I am absolutely thrilled to have the fun Pinwheel images included in this SOTM set, the star images that also come with it are ideal for creating the perfect Patriotic card as well, just in time for Memorial Day and the 4th of July!

Finally, here's a view of all of the images included in this Stamp Set:
(and remember, the images that are outlined in red are the ones that have
a corresponding shape that can be cut using the Cricut Artiste cartridge! fun fun!)

 Now you can continue on with our Blog Hop to be inspired by more creativity using this stamp set by visiting MARIA's BLOG next!
Enjoy the hop!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Scrapbooking Class and Crop (featuring Chantilly!)

Friday, April 26th (7pm-10pm)
Saturday, April 27th (1pm-4pm)
You choose that date works best for you (or attend both)!

Your paper is PRE-CUT by me, so all you do is assemble & add the complements & embellishments included in the kit (minimal stamping required). Simply add your pictures & go home with completed, oh-so-cute pages! Even if you can't attend in person, you can still purchase this kit from me to use at home at your convenience!

This month we are using the CHANTILLY paper pack (X7163B).

This is an ongoing "series of classes" this year, using a different paper kit each month. You can jump in anytime (just be sure to reserve your kit
for each month before the class fills up)!
I only have 6 kits left for April's class!!

If you have other scrapbook pages or projects you'd like to work on then please feel free to bring them with you and CROP along with us!

We have room for up to 10 people on Friday 4/26 and 10 people on Saturday 4/27. PLEASE RSVP to me on Facebook (and post which date(s) you plan to join us) OR contact me by cell/text (760) 220-0683 to reserve your kit no later than Thursday night 4/25 while supplies last!!

The $20 kit option (to create the 4 pages shown below)
can be paid for when you attend the class!

My CARD-MAKING CLASSES will continue to be offered on the 2nd Friday night each month. Make any 3 cards for $5 with me next month on Friday 5/10 (7pm-9pm). More details (including photos of the cards we're making) will be added here to my blog soon!

I hope you can join us for all the fun we'll have creating these pages in April!!
 Layout #1

 As a bonus, ALL guests (whether you are a class kit participant or just come to crop with us) will get a 4x6 Flip Flap memory protector (shown above) 
that I will teach you how to use!!
 Layout #2

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Layout a Day...with Studio J...a Challenge and a Contest!!

Back in February, I was feeling overwhelmed by all of my photos again...
you probably know the feeling...

Too many photos taken and not nearly enough time to organize them, not enough money to
print the right ones, and then find the time to scrapbook them all. So I challenged myself once again to really put Studio J to good use. I've made quite a few pages with Studio J already and have always been thrilled with the results, but I hadn't really added it to my normal routine, so I hadn't really stuck to the new habit as successfully as I had hoped to.
So I decided to give myself a new challenge to:
If I could make time for that, then surely I would find a way to get more done every month
(even 7 layouts in one month would be an improvement and progress for me).

...a feeling of GREAT accomplishment!!
...a much-needed reminder how EASY and FUN scrapbooking is with Studio J!
...the desire to SHOW off my pages and to
TELL all of my friends how amazing Studio J is!
...and the desire to INSPIRE others to save more of their
memories now also with Studio J!!

So now, here's MY CHALLENGE TO YOU:
(anytime during the month of April!) 
If you know that one layout a day is impossible for you,
then TRY for just one layout every two days,
and in just two weeks you will have your seven layouts done!
If you can start this week, you'll have three full weeks to work on them
and may even be able to complete more than seven!

Every person who accepts this challenge and
completes (and orders!) 7 layouts with me anytime in April
will be rewarded with a FREE pack of 10-12x12 Memory Protectors 
AND 20% off the purchase of any My Legacy Faux Leather Album
(this special is only available through me until April 30th, 2013!)

I am also offering a
GRAND PRIZE DRAWING on Wednesday, May 1st!
The winner of the grand prize will win their choice of either a
FREE My Legacy Album ($24.95 retail value) OR a
FREE Studio J 5-pack ($39.95 retail value).
Participants will receive ONE entry for the CONTEST
simply by sending me an email or message on Facebook 
to let me know that you plan to participate in my
"Layout a Day with Studio J" Challenge!
You will also receive ONE additional entry for each layout
you complete (and order!) this month!
So the more layouts you complete and order this month...
the more chances you will have to win!

by visiting this link to my website
to register for your own (free) Username and Password at:

I hope you enjoy seeing the 7 Layouts (below) that I completed recently and are inspired to get started completing some of your own!! Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have as you start using Studio J! I do anticipate that you might have some questions and I really look forward to talking with you more and helping you find success with Studio J! 
(760) 220-0683  

Layout #1 (below)
(#1 Left)
(#1 Right)

Layout #2 (below)
(#2 Left)
  (#2 Right)

Layout #3 (below)
(#3 Left)
(#3 Right)

 Layout #4 (below)
(#4 Left)
(#4 Right)

Layout #5 (below)
#5 (Left)
(#5 Right)

Layout #6 (below)
(#6 Left)
(#6 Right)
Layout #7 (below)
(#7 Left)
(#7 Right)