Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

This layout is from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge.  This is my third challenge!  I used the retired You Rock paper.  Love that paper and enjoy using the leftovers I have and using it in Studio J too!

The journaling was done on little strips of paper!  I love it because if I mess up I can redo just the strip not the whole journaling box!

My oldest, Sara was learning to ride her bike without training wheels this day.   She did great but it was in December of that same year that she went outside and taught herself to ride!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Layout Challenge #44

Baby birds and the End of the Year Party, finally finishing the swim team pictures.  There was a bird nest right outside the pool and we got to watch the birds went from eggs, to babies, to leaving the nest!  

My kids may not have won any awards but they had a lot of fun on swim team and learned a lot!

I used Footloose for the whole season and only have scraps left!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Studio J Saturday

Celebrating Daddy's birthday!  I love that I only have to make one and print twice with Studio J!  I have 2 books that I do one for each set of twins!  I used the retired paper pack Elemental!

I love the fact that I can change a photo well into a journaling box and add titles wherever I want them!  I used the Stickease for the Celebration title and then just a regular font for the Daddy's 44 and the date!  I also layered a few Stickease as a cluster of fun with the cupcake and stars!

Last few days of the Studio J special!  Get  a free layout with every 9 you buy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Young Masters

I have challenged myself to yet another challenge.  I created this for the Paper Secrets Challenge!  I was supposed to use this sketch:
I also used the retired Animal Cookies for the main papers and added Sunflower cardstock.  The patterned strip is the other patterned paper with strip fussy cut to just have one stripe!  I also used retired embellishments in Tulip, Sunflower and Clover Meadow.

Join me in this challenge and post below so I can check it out!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Layout Challenge Week #43

Footloose was a very popular paper pack and I had to scrounge to get enough to finish my kids' swim team pictures from this year finished!  The great thing is that it is still available in Studio J!  So if you like it it is still around!

I used the Color-Ready Cork Alphabet for the title on the right and zip strips as journaling on the left!

I will be using the Small Flip Flaps on the bottom left of the right page to add two more pictures.  I ran out so I have to order more!  The small flip flaps come ni 4 assorted sizes and are great to add a few more pictures without adding another page!

What have you created recently?  If you link what you have created recently you will receive a surprise in the mail!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Studio J Saturday

Good Times on Father's Day...yep I am tired and a little corny!  This paper is Good Times which is retired but went perfectly with the shirts my dad and husband were wearing! This was a fun layout to create! 

The Celebrate is from Stickease as is the border at the bottom.  I was able fit the date in using a text box under the photos on the right!  Usually I am all for easy and make all the buttons the same color but I opted to get a little creative and make them different colors!

Time is running out on the October Special of buy nine layouts get one free!  Create yours today and be sure to join the Studio J Gathering for a chance to win a Studio J 5 pack!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Green Slime Challenge

I have been awed by others who regularly enter challenges and wanted to make an attempt myself to do it once a week!

This is my first week and I decided to do the Green Slime challenge on Child's Play!

I went with the color rather than slime...I figured the most slime I see in stuff from the nose and you didn't want that!  I happened to pick a paper to do my daughter, Lora's first lost tooth that worked perfectly with this challenge!

The paper is some I think I got when I went to a store crop and bought it intending to use it for a calendar and never did!  The flowers are stamped form the stamp set that is from Lucy and I used Honey and Whisper ink.  The butterfly is from the Just Blooms Flutter Assortment and the body of the butterfly is the new Sparkles Black and Grey Assortment.

I would love to have people join me in this challenge!  If you do, let me know in a post below and I will go check it out!  For that matter put the link and everyone can check it out!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Moonlight Workshop

Friday, November 16 at 9 am
Saturday, November 17 at 7:00

Create the 2 two page layouts from the spooky Moonlight paper.  

I will cut everything for you and you get the remaining paper form the paper pack!  You need to bring scissors, adhesive, glue dots and pop dots.

Cost is $20.

RSVP and pay by November 3.

Christmas Card Class Update

Check out the update on my card class here!

RSVP changed to the October 22nd!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Layout Challenge #42

So I didn't realize how icky this picture was, sorry!  I used Sophia and Hooligans paper packs to make this layout!  The colors worked well together and matched the girls outfits!  I love it when I go outside my box and combine paper packs and use them for something besides the intended like with Hooigans (Halloween paper!)  

I used the Make it from your Heart book for this layout.  It is set up similar to the retired How to books.  It is a much smaller and more portable book with 18 layouts and some cards too!

My girls first tumbling performance for parents!  Horrible pictures but a memorable event!

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Studio J Saturday

I used Love Bird on these pages which is a Studio J exclusive paper.  The butterflies and the embellishments on the journaling are all Stickease!  I also created the title using 3 different journaling boxes so I could have the staggered effect I was looking for!

This was the fastest egg hunt ever!  I think it was over in 30 seconds.They got a ridiculous amount of eggs too!

Check out Studio J today!  There is a special Studio J Sale this month where you get a layout free for every 9 you buy!  So it is a great time to get layouts ordered!

I am also giving away a Studio J 5 Pack for one lucky winner drawn from those who order Studio J layouts this month!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Christmas Card Class

Everyone has been requesting the Christmas card workshop to be similar to the one last year.  So here it is!  A $1 a card, make as many or a few as you want. The dates are Monday, October 29 at 6:30 and Saturday, November 3 at 6:30.  Please let me know if there is a specific card you wish to make several of, so I can be prepared! RSVP by October 22.

If you are from out of town or just can't make it.  You have options!

I can stamp and cut for you and you assemble for $2 a card plus actual shipping to you!
I can make the cards for you for $2.50 a card plus actual shipping to you.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Layout Challenge #41

This is a really old level one paper pack that I don't even know the name of!  It was laid out already this way and all I did was add the pictures and border, title and journaling tag from the Stickease!  I also added pearls to add dimension and interest!

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Studio J Saturday

My kids love Pump it Up, an inflatable wonderland!  We went right before school started a year ago!  It was a blast for the kids! I used Hooligans paper, surprised?  Hooligans was a part year's Halloween paper!  I recolored it to work with my pictures, because I loved the ha, ha, ha paper!  This is one of the features that makes Studio J so great! 

I took a paper that looked like this
to work with my pictures!  Think outside the box and the possibilities are endless!

Don't forget there is a fabulous special this month on Studio J layouts!  Buy 9 get one free!  Also I am doing a drawing for one person to win a Studio J 5 pack, just place a Studio J order and you will be entered!

Try Studio J here!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Scholastic Workshop

Friday, October 19 at 9 am
Saturday,October 20 at 5 pm
 Cost is $20 for these 2 two page layouts and the remaining paper from the paper packet.

RSVP and by Monday, October 8!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Studio J Promotion!

October is the month to save on Studio J® layouts. In this special promotion, when you buy 9 Studio J layouts, you’ll get another custom-printed layout for free! It’s the perfect opportunity to use any Member Bonus layouts you may have on your Studio J account, or to try this fast and easy online software for the first time. The discount is automatically applied to your cart when you order 10 or more layouts. You can get up to 4 free layouts with this fantastic promotion! So what are you waiting for? Start your online scrapbooking today!
Visit Studio J to place a qualifying order and get your free layout—only in October!

For everyone who places a Studio J order this month on the Studio J Drawing Gathering on my website I will draw a name for a free Studio J 5 pack!