Thursday, June 30, 2011

H2H Color Challenge

The Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week is a color challenge. Make something patriotic using bamboo, barn red and the blue of your choice. I choose Pacifica. I decided to make a simple flag with paper strips and a punched stars. 
Stamp sets used are A Little Everything (D1408) and Pennant Alphabet (E1018) from CTMH.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!  

Saturday, June 25, 2011

H2H Bingo Challenge!

We are going to a tropical theme birthday party today and this is the card I've made.
Following the H2H Bingo Challenge rules this week I have used border punches, flowers and buttons. See the H2H sketch below for all the bingo choices.
The flowers are pictured in the paper, the crochet ribbon has been threaded through one of the border punches, the buttons have actually been placed on the card face down, I just liked that look better on this card. The right side of the card is layered with another border punch.
Cardstock base and borders are Kraft CS, border punches are Martha Stuart. Paper, buttons & crochet ribbon are CTMH. The card edges have been scissor distressed.

My choices of flowers, border punch and buttons make a bingo from top to bottom center.
To see all the H2H Challenge entries go to

Thursday, June 16, 2011

H2H Challenge - Random Stamping

This week's challenge is to random stamp a background and use it to make a card for Dad. 
I have used a Kraft CS base and 6 of the stamps from the Live Inspired stamp set.
The edges and background of the Kraft base were sponged with black for an aged look then mounted on black CS and adhered to the card base. The sentiment is cut out and also mounted on black CS.
All supplies CTMH.

Monday, June 13, 2011

You & Me Scrapbook Kit! Only $15 - nothing else to buy!

You & Me Scrapbook Kit still available! Only $15.00
No quantifying purchase necessary! 
CTMH is donating proceeds to the American Red Cross to assist recent victims of the tornadoes.
These kits contain a D size stamp set that is perfect for scrapbooking or cardmaking. Scroll down a few posts and you will see a LO and a card that I made with this kit.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


This is the Studio J layout I just created tonight! I used the Sideline Surprise pattern and the Fanfare paper. One of my favorite things about Studio J is just being able to drag & drop photos and have them automatically sized for the layout pattern. There are 10 photos on this layout, a title on each page and a large journaling box. Buttons, brads, a My Stickease sticker, and ribbons have been added. The entire layout has been sponged distressed, which gives a really nice look to the background in the journaling box on the right side.
Now it's your turn to create something fun! The magic of studio scrapbooking with Close to My Heart is ready for you to discover now. 
Free jpg file has a $3 value. Use your free jpg file to post your layout on Facebook to share with all your family & friends! You can also have the layout printed by any online photo service, I had mine printed at Costco. So go start discovering Studio J NOW! Just click the link on the right. Click on the photo above to see the layout full size.

Studio J Love Your Layout - Video & FREE OFFER!

Watch this video then go to my website and create a Studio J Layout and get the JPEG FREE! There is absolutely nothing to purchase! (If you choose the option to watch the video on You Tube you will be able to watch it full screen)
Use the JPEG to post on Facebook, post to your blog, or even print your layout!
See all the many options for papers, pattern, digital embellishments, photo sizing and much more. All very user friendly! Just click the link to your right and your are ready to start!