Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
So totally Easter! This traditional spring set will have you reliving the days of childhood and the story of Peter Rabbit! Coloring brings tranquility to your art so spend a few minutes with chalks, pens, or markers to add some dreamy soft colors to your stamped images. Visit My Website to place an order than includes Sentimental Seasons (set of 10), the March Stamp of the Month.
March MyCTMH special! Place a $35 minimum order and you will receive a special gift in the mail from me. Offer good through March 31, so tell your friends and family, fellow stampers, and scrapbookers! Be sure to leave a comment, too.
See you again soon!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Ah, here's a terrific tip for you today...it has to do with your Studio J® real estate!
Below your workspace, you'll likely see thumbnails of all of the layouts you've created for this project. You can buy yourself more real estate (working area) by collapsing the thumbnails. Expand them to see all of your projects at a glance.
I've been showing you the filing cabinet over the last couple of days so let's keep exploring...
In the filing cabinet on the left of your Studio J® work area, click on the My Stickease tab. There are several sub-folders so click on the arrow to the right of Alphabet and more options will drop down for you. You won't believe the My Stickease® selections you have at your fingertips. The best part is that you can use them over and over and over and over....and...over! You never run out of My Stickease®.
By now, you should be convinced that being a Studio J® member is right for you! Don't wait any longer...visit my website then click on Studio J® Scrapbooking. This could quite possibly be the answer to your many, many digital image files!
Want to see lots and lots of fun examples of layouts created in Studio J? Click here then to go Art Gallery and be prepared to be inspired!
Embellishments are sinch to add to your layouts. In the filing cabinet on the left of your Studio J® work area, click on the Embellishments tab. There are several sub-folders so click on the arrow to the right of Buttons and more options will drop down for you. Select the embellishment of your choice then the color. Now you're ready to drag that embellishment right over to your layout. Add as many buttons, brads, ribbons and more with the click of a button!
To become a Studio J® member, visit my website then click on Studio J® Scrapbooking. You're just a couple of clicks away from hours and hours of fun!
Expanding the "Text" tab in the filing cabinet on the left side of your window gives you access to several text boxes. Simply click on one of your choice:
Quick Title Tool
...then, while keeping it clicked with your mouse, drag it onto your layout and place it where you'd like. You can move them around, delete them, or add more areas. You'll know it's ready to be dropped onto your layout because of the green "+" symbol.
Go get creative!
Today's tip is such a great one...There is a tool bar just above your workspace. The first tool is a zoom tool and it reads "100%". Click on the arrow to the right and you'll see a slider bar with a "+" and "-". Use this slider to zoom in and out to check for details. This is especially convenient for adding or editing small details such as ribbon in buttons.
Are you having fun playing around with Studio J® and your new skills yet? I hope so!
See you tomorrow~
A big congratulations and "Thank You" to all of you who took advantage of the FREEBIE DAY (February 11) by purchasing a one-year membership! That's what this blog is all about...information, inspiration, creativity, and pampering.
Another great perk to Studio J is the fact that you will receive an e-mail notice when your projects are going to expire. Don't worry, though...you will have plenty of notice before they expire! Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days. You extend that timeline for your active projects each time you make a purchase. Purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase. How handy is that?!
When you have an incomplete project (layout), you can come back to it at a later time to continue your work or make a purchase.
See you tomorrow~
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Studio J® is an online scrapbooking studio environment using all of your favorite Close To My Heart products! All you need is a computer and internet connection. Believe it or not, as long as you have pictures on your computer (or access to them), you can scrapbook in Studio J®!
Access Studio J® here then click on Studio J® Scrapbooking. Select Create An Account in order to "try before you buy" or to purchase a Membership. Note: Playing and exploring required! (Just kidding:-) No purchase is required until you are ready to check out with your purchases.
~ 12 month membership is $99.00
~ 3 month trial membership is $30.00
~ 5 Pack is $55.00 (you pay for 5 studio completed layouts)
1. 28 Days of Studio J®
2. Free, Free, & Fabulous!
3. February Stamp of the Month
4. A Perfect 10 for Studio J®
1. 28 Days of Studio J (1/28)
Each day in February I will post at least one tip, technique, or training tidbit for Studio J®. On THREE random days there will be a giveaway FOR YOU so make sure you read my blog every day. The GIVEAWAYS will pop up randomly...it will be lots of fun! When you're ready to become a Studio J scrapbooker, click here.
Today's Tips, Techniques, or Training Tidbits
* Being a Studio J® member will grant you access to exclusive content not available to those without a membership. That means cutting-edge layout designs and papers non-members can't have access to.
* You can rotate your layouts! Once you've selected your kit mix, use the arrows found in the upper left and right corners to roate each page individually. Or, swap them from side to side by using the center arrows found above the layout.
* Try it before you buy it! Just go to my website http://www.laurie.myctmh.com/ and click on Studio J®. Setting up a new account is easy and there's no purchase required to try it out.
2. Free, Free, & Fabulous!
"What's free?" you ask. Well, here you go: When you join Close To My Heart during February and achieve Straight To The Top, you will receive Straight To The Top rewards (aka FREEBIES!) of $100 in select product credit. PLUS you receive a rebate of $129 on your New Consultant Kit, making it FREE! It's free products and a free kit—a fabulous deal! Questions? Just ask me. Ready to sign up? Pop on over to my website and follow the links to Your Opportunities.
3. February Stamp of the Month - Friendship
Celebrate special friendships this month with this elegant 8-piece stamp set. It's classy, it's elegant, it's versatile! And you can get it at a discount, too.
4. A Perfect 10 For Studio J
Studio J®...have you tried it out yet? If you answered "yes" or "no", you're in luck! Check this out...if you're already a member, February is free layout month for Studio J® members! For every 9 custom-printed Studio J® layouts you buy, you’ll receive the 10th layout free. To receive the discount, just add 10 or more layouts to your cart. You’ll see a discount reflected in your order total. And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10. For example, if you buy 9, get 1 free. Or, buy 18, get 2 free, buy 27, get 3 free. You get the idea! If you’re not a member yet, read my blog each day this month and you'll have GOOD reason to become one!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
For the photographer in me, my favorite stamp set is Take A Picture, shown on pg. 9. And how irresistable is the alphabet set, Bohemian, on pg.11? Ordering is super easy...contact me or shop online!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Beautiful images!! I love how they look when stamped....elegant and stylish! The set is available only during January so don't miss out! Order yours by January 31st, 2011. Did you know you can earn it FREE or at a discount? Ask me how!
Inspirations....you've got to take a peek at this amazing publication!