Monday, November 22, 2010

More Swap Layouts

I thought I would share a couple more layouts that I completed recently for a swap that I participated in with other CTMH consultants.  We were required to use retired paperpacks and any embellishments that we wanted.

The first layout was for the boy round that I signed up for.  I used the Tinkerin' paperpack and chose the "Title Topper - Photos" and "Bottom Border - Footnotes" layouts from the Reflections book.

Left side page

Right side page
Products Used:  (all CTMH unless otherwise noted)
Paper:  Tinkerin' B&T; White Daisy, Twilight and Sunflower CS
Stamps:  Boys at Play; Playin' Hard; Field Trip Alphabet
Ink:  Holiday Red; Sunflower; Clover Meadow; Twilight
Embellishments:  Holiday Red craft buttons; white photo clips; white eyelets; twilight spiral clip; white grosgrain ribbon

The second layout I have to share was for the holiday round and it is from the Imagine book, entitled "Grand Finale".  I used the Jingle paperpack for this one.  Images were colored with a waterbrush.

Left side page

Right side page

Products Used:  (all CTMH unless otherwise noted)
Paper:  Jingle B&T; White Daisy, Tulip, Juniper CS
Stamps:  Friendship Alphabet; Somethin' Special; A Timber; Share the Magic; St. Nick
Ink:  Juniper; Hollyhock; Tulip; Creme Brulee
Embellishments:  Jingle brads; sparkles; glitz glitter glue; curling ribbon (Wal-Mart)

Thanks for looking.  Oh, and if you are in the swap, I apologize for the spoiler!  :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Favorite Close To My Heart Product

Close To My Heart is having a contest on their Facebook page where we are to post about our favorite CTMH product for a chance to win $50 in CTMH product.  How to choose, how to choose!

I would have to say that right now, Studio J has to be my favorite.  Although I still love using traditional paper, embellishments, stamps, etc. to create beautiful pages, Studio J is helping me get caught up on scrapbooking all of those photos that are stored in shoe boxes, waiting to be added to an album.  (Come on, you know you are just like me!)

Here is a layout I did recently (you can click on the picture to make it bigger) using the retired paper pack "Game On".  (Ok, so these pictures are from this summer, but this is probably the quickest I've completed a layout using current pictures!)  Riley is 5 years old, so I have plenty of other events to scrapbook!

Another thing I like about Studio J is that if you didn't get a chance to order paper before it was retired, you can find your favorite retired paperpack in Studio J!  How cool is that?? 

To find out more about Studio J, check out my previous post here or click on the Studio J link on the right and check it out for yourself.  I'm sure it will become one of your favorite products too!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Little More Thanks

Close to My Heart's "Little MORE Thanks" campaign in November says "thank you" twice to you, our great customers. When you place a minimum order of $100, you'll receive the November Stamp of the Month set for free, PLUS you can choose one more stamp set from our Autumn/Winter Idea Book for free!

November Stamp of the Month
 This campaign gives you the versatile Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, that you'll use year-round for thank-you cards and notes, PLUS your choice of another stamp set, size A through D*. Select a birthday set, a Christmas set, a friendship set, a baby set—whatever your heart desires! We've really tailored the campaign to suit your own style and needs, whether you're a scrapbooker, cardmaker, or papercrafter. It's our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you this giving season!"  
(*Excludes Workshops on the Go™, Stamp of the Month retail, E-size, and K-size custom stamps.)

To take advantage of this great special, click here, or the shopping link on the right.

Happy crafting!