Sunday, March 23, 2014

Look Whoo's 3 Pop Up Card

IMG_2121 I got to go to a little girl's birthday party today so I made this card. I used the 'look who's here' from Artbooking and cut off the 'here'. I also cut the two owls from the same keys. The papers are left over scraps from Lucy paper and rub ons. The '3' is a dimensional element covered in paper.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Studio J (on-line scrapbooking) just $5 during the month of March

During the month of March, order your Studio J™ layouts—including ones using our new Photo Express Collection—for only $5 each! Quickly create gorgeous, personalized studio layouts using our wide selection of papers, collections, patterns, and embellishments. And don’t forget to check out the templates in our new Photo Express Collection, which allow you to design layouts entirely comprised of photos in minutes. You’ve taken the photos. Now keep the memories™.

Studio J is very easy to use, but I'm happy to help you through it. I'll be holding FREE a workshop / training at my home on March 16th - email me at if you'd like to join.

*Offer valid March 1–31, 2014. Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 4 to 50 two-page layouts. For additional information about shipping and handling, please visit > Products and Pricing > Shipping Options.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March 8 - Picture My Life Mix and Mingle

I am hosting a "Picture My Life" scrapbooking playshop in my home at 1 pm on March 8th. The cost is just $5 to make 4 scrapbook pages, including the page protectors. Please RSVP by March 6th if you'd like to attend. Email me at or respond via meetup:

Picture my life is a fun, easy, quick way to scrapbook. There are several kits to choose from with various themes (see pictures below).

The Picture My Life kits come with divided page protectors and a variety of sizes of cards that fit the page protectors. You just mix in cropped pictures you'd like to scrap and you're done!

The Picture My Life approach is great for beginners but is also fun for advanced scrappers who want to complete some pages quickly, or mix in a different style with their traditional pages.

You can find more details about the Picture My Life kits and see more pictures in my February 20 blog post. Each complete kit has materials to make 10 double sided layout pages including:
44 – 4" × 6" Cards (2 each of 22 designs)
78 – 3" × 4" Cards (3 each of 26 designs)
1 – 12" × 12" Designed Cover Sheet
10 – 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™ (various designs)

For this Mix and Mingle Playshop, I'll have several kits on hand so you can see what this is like and make a layout of your own. The cost is just $5 and you will get two page protectors and up to 25 design cars to mix and mingle with your own photos. This will make 4 scrapbook pages.

If you LOVE it you can make more pages for an additional $5 per two page protectors and 25 cards.

All you need to bring is some copies of pictures (because we'll be cropping them)! If you don't have any pictures, we can just use my cardstock as placeholders until you decide what you want to put on the pages.

I'll supply the tools to share:
corner rounder
paper trimmer
journaling pens

 Themes to select from:



Balloon Ride


Later Skater

Laughing Lola

Surf's Up

Friday, February 28, 2014

Scrapping about my Mom

My Mom passed away in January and I'm finally feeling strong enough to start sitting down and working on some scrapbook pages to honor her life. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Embossing Instructional Video

This month you can get free embossing folders from Close To My Heart with each two packs of cardstock you buy. I've just received my first 2 folders in the mail today and hope to get to try them out in the next couple days. This video taught me several things I didn't know like: = paper has a grain to it and it matters what direction you emboss in - these embossing folders have a slit in the top that allow you to emboss all the way across a long piece of paper - there are ways you can control the depth of your embossing. If you have any questions or would like to try these out, please contact me at

Timberline Scrapbook Workshop - March 23rd

I will be hosting a scrapbook workshop in my home on March 23rd at 1 pm. We will be using the Timberline paper and making this two page workshop.

This Workshop On The Go kit costs $29.95 and includes enough materials to make this layout, as well as the one shown below with plenty left over for a calendar page and some cards or whatever else you'd like to craft.

I'll give you instructions to make this additional layout as well along with other project ideas.

If you would like to join us, email me by March 9th at so I can be sure to have a kit for you!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Picture My Life™ Scrapbooking Program

Here's a great video to give you an introduction to a new scrapbooking approach called "Picture My Life" - this is a very quick, easy and flexible way to scrapbook your photos. You can see more information about the kits and purchase them at my web site.


And another that shows more details of some of the kits

 And here are more detailed pictures of each kit: