Friday, December 30, 2011

In My Scrapbook Room

Here are a couple of pictures of my Scrapbook Room and my class.  It's kind of a before and after.
I have really enjoyed having my classes and getting to know new friends.  My classes are starting to grow bigger thanks to my ladies that will bring a friend or two.   I just wanted to share with you some of the fun that we have.  

Here is a before:

Here is the after or I guess I should say the during:  This is just one of my groups.  Thanks Ladies for all the fun and laughs.

A Perfect 10 for Studio J® Members

Score a perfect 10 in January!

If you're a Studio J member, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to fill up your scrapbook.  Get your holiday photos in albums right away!  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 you order total.  And you can totally take advantage of this promotion by ordering in multiples of 10.  Buy 9, get 1 free.  Buy 18, get 2 free.  Buy 27, get 3 free and so on!  If you're not a member yet, now's a great time to join.  Just click Here and get started now.  
Offer is valid January 1, 2012 - January 31, 2012

Members save more, do more, get more!
• Exclusive patterns
50% off layouts
• Free JPG files
• Free monthly shipment
• Members-only promotions like this one!
Contact me for details.

Friday, December 16, 2011

DIY Desk Calendar, Art Canvas, and Vase

Ah, home sweet home, where we get to decorate to our heart’s delight! Add these beautiful DIY dècor pieces to your home to live inspired every day. We’ve chosen a sleek color scheme of Grey Flannel, Black, and White Daisy, with a pop of Pear, and we used the graphic flowers from the My Acrylix®Dreamin’ Workshop set to add subtle texture to the White Daisy paper in the desk calendar and art canvas. Here are a few hints for you as you create these chic projects.
Desk Calendar
Desk Calendar
  • Create the triangular base of this calendar by folding a 12" × 12" piece of chipboard at the 3" and 7 1/2" marks.
  • Insert three pins from the Bling assortment (Z1466) and clip the sharp ends if they protrude too much. (Tip: You can use hot glue on the back to anchor the pins.)
  • Cut twelve 3 1/2" scalloped squares from Pear cardstock using the shape on the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686) and sponge the edges with Pear ink.
  • Cut twelve 3 1/2" squares from Grey Flannel cardstock and sponge edges with Grey Flannel ink.
  • Use the 3" chipboard squares from the My Creations® memory game (Z1614) for the date tiles. Stamp the background flower pattern in second generation using Grey Flannel ink and then stamp the month or numbers with black StazOn® ink. Sponge the edges with Grey Flannel ink. (Tip: Stamp two of numbers 1 and 2. Stamp one each of numbers 3 – 9 and 0.)
  • Back each month and date tile with the 24 pieces of cardstock and then punch a hole in the top for easy hanging.
Art Canvas
Art Canvas
  • Cut a piece of cardstock to the size of your canvas. (Tip: Do all your stamping and inking first before attaching the cardstock to the canvas.)
  • Select four or five alphabet stamp sets, varying the size and styles. (Tip: You can create this “subway art” look with whatever alphabet sets you have on hand.)
  • Choose a few simple icon stamps to fill in empty areas.
  • Play around with the placement and spacing of the letters and icons before stamping.
  • Stamp the words and icons with black StazOn® ink.
  • Attach the finished cardstock piece using a thin coat of Mod Podge applied to the canvas.
  • Cut out 130 2" scalloped circles from Grey Flannel cardstock using the shape on the Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686) or by punching the circles using the 2" scallop circle punch (Z1392).

  • Staple the circles together in stacks of five.

  • Squeeze and scrunch the edges then adhere two stapled sets together on the flat sides to create a spherical shape.

  • Sponge edges with Grey Flannel ink if desired.
  • Place the finished flowers inside a glass carafe or vase.
  • Wrap Sweet Leaf ribbon from the Designer Ribbon green collection (Z1616) around the neck of the vase to accent.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lunar Eclipse

I was lucky enough to see the Lunar Eclipse this morning.  I woke up at 4:15am and went outside to fine a beautiful crisp clear star light sky.  I started taking pictures but my camera was giving me trouble.  Even with my tri-pod set up my pictures were not coming out very clear.  I missed two shots with shooting stars.  One was just after a large shooting star with a long trail going by.  But I did watch in amazement as I watched it go across the sky.
I took lots of pictures every couple of minutes until I was too cold to stay outside. 
Here is just one of the pictures that I took

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Timesaving Gift Ideas

The gift-giving season can be an uplifting time of merriment and joy... but it can also feel a bit hectic. It’s nice to know you can count on Studio J® to help you give meaningful gifts that don’t require a lot of time or money. Here are a few ideas to simplify your life and save time.

  • Make one family layout and print multiple copies for everyone. (Time: 15–45 minutes) With Studio J, printing extra copies of a layout is as simple as changing the quantity on the checkout screen. Or, if you prefer, create one layout, then copy it into a new project as many times as you like and customize it for each recipient.
  • Give a Studio J 5-pack along with a Quick Pic™ album. (Time: 5 minutes) Since a 5-pack includes free layouts, free shipping, and free Memory Protectors®, it’s everything they’ll need to create a finished album!
  • Present a loved one with a 3-month Studio J membership. (Time: 5 minutes) A 3-month membership costs just $30 US / $33 CAN and is the perfect way to help someone “get their feet wet” with Studio J and give them complete access to a product you love. Combine it with a 5-pack to make it an extra-special stocking stuffer!
  • Give a gift certificate for one-on-one Studio J training. (Time: 35 minutes) With Studio J, you can create two 2-page layouts in just 30 minutes. Give a gift certificate for a 30-minute session of one-one-one training where I help you create two layouts. Once I’ve shown you how fast and easy it is to scrapbook the Studio J way, you’ll be excited to create more pages on your own!  Contact me at to get your gift certificate.
So put on the holiday music, pour yourself some eggnog, and pull out your holiday gift list. Studio J is a great way to help you give the gift of memories—without taking much time!
You can started here or contact me at

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Gift Tag Video

This is quick and easy way to make several gift tags at once.  We all need a simple tag that can be put together in no time or just to have several on hand for when you need them.
Take a look and see for yourself.
I hate to say I told you so but "I told you so"!
They are just so fun to make too.
Want to get all the things you need?  Just click here.

Let me know which ones you made...