Friday, April 25, 2014

CTMH Base and Bling Customized Jewelry

I am madly in love with Close To My Heart's Base and Bling jewelry.  My favorite items are the adorable pendants that are fully customizable.  I love that I could add a photo of my four kids, slide on a little charm and add a flower embellishment.  The ensemble on the right was made from CTMH Skylark paper onto which I stamped the word love, and added a bow from the CTMH Arianna embellishments.  I will be featuring a jewelry bar tomorrow at the Scrapbooking Circle of Tuxedo crop.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 2014 Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for April 2014. If you found your way here from Elizabeth's blog, you are on the right track.  Our theme for this month is Easter, so I thought that I would share a Studio J digitally scrapbooked layout that I just created last month.  I just found a disc with photos from all the way back in 2003, and wanted to get them scrapbooked.  Can you believe these babies are now 13 and almost 17?  Where did the years go?
I love Studio J for its ability to help me create layouts in a jiffy, allowing me to get caught up on my scrapping.  I also love that I can select "paper packs" that are retired.  I had selected the Chantilly kit for its Springtime feel.  I picked a layout template that worked best for the photos that I had, and I was able to customize the background "papers" and digital embellishments.  I was also able to journal and create titles as I desired.  I opted to print this two page layout for only $7.95, and it was delivered to my door. The pdf files were also included in that price, and I was able to download the layout to share with you, or to have reprints made.  If you would like to try Studio J for your own layouts, it is absolutely free to try, and you only pay if you would like to order your creations.  I hope that you enjoyed my little journey back in time!  Thank you for joining me.  

Next up, please visit the very talented Cindy Leek at      
Remember to check back every month on the 10th to hop.
In case you get lost, here is the list of bloggers:

Joyce Houck  

Betty Locco   

Crystal Davis     

Nancy Brown  
Nickie Hoffer     
Elizabeth M     

 Cindy Leek       

Stephanie Huber
Lori Meadows 

Krista Hershberger

Stephanie B   

back to Joyce  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

FREE CTMH Cricut Collection during April 2014

Would you like a free Close To My Heart Cricut Collection?  During April 2014 you will get to pick from the following three CTMH Cricut collections when you join my team.  That's right - you choose - Artbooking, Artiste or Art Philosophy for FREE!

 In addition to your FREE CTMH Cricut Collection, a $99 value, you will also receive over $309 in CTMH products.  That is a $408 value for your investment of only $99! 
Whether you are looking to start your very own exciting business or just looking to receive a 22% instant discount on your own Close To My Heart products, I would LOVE to have you join my GIRLplusPAPERhearts team!!!

Balloon Talk - CTMH's April 2014 Stamp Of The Month

Introducing Balloon Talk, the April 2014 Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  This fun stamp set can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50 in CTMH products.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Disney Studio J Layouts

Are you looking for a quick way to scrapbook some photos?  If so, why not try Studio J online scrapbooking?  There is nothing to download and it is free to create your layouts, and you only pay if you would like to have them sent to you.  I am years behind in my scrapbooking, so last night I decided to create a double layout featuring our 2013 trip to Disney.  I would like to share them with you.  Isn't the new CTMH Balloon Ride "paper" just a perfect match for our morning at the Grand Floridian?