Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Flat Andy Studio J Layout

Two Christmases ago, my brother wasn't able to come up for Christmas, so we made a Flat Andy.  Click to enlarge the photo.  

Monday, January 30, 2012

Swim Lessons Studio J Layout

Another set of old photos I never scrapped.  Austin's first swim lessons.  The paper is Splash Zone, exclusive to Studio J  members.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Studio J Disneyland Layouts

Our last two trips to Disneyland I used Zippadee papers to scrapbook the photos.  I love that I was able to create Studio J layouts using the same papers, and they'll coordinate perfectly in our Disney album! I also love that it's so easy so size photos.  No worrying about having to reorder different size photos or trying to crop them into tiny spaces!  

 This was our trip last summer.  I am always eternally grateful to my cousin Kelly for helping us make our Disney dreams a reality!  Click on any layout to make it larger.
Though I love them all.  This first layout is my favorite because I LOVE the Goofy photo.  Brendan was so mad at me for making him take the picture instead of heading for another ride!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Studio J June 2007

I've been working on Studio J layouts since last February.  I figured I'd better get in and finish a couple more and order them.  Couldn't resist with this month's great special!  Studio J members can buy 9 layouts and get one FREE!  Not a Studio J member yet?  February's special will be perfect for you.  You can buy a 5-pack of layouts and get a 5-pack FREE!  That's 10 two page layout, including page protectors and shipping for just $55.  It's the perfect time to try Studio J.  

I love Studio J because it uses the same embellishments and papers as my regular pages, so when they are in my scrapbooks alongside regular l layouts, you can't tell the difference unless you run your hand across the page.  I also love that you can play with Stickease, titles, and paper colors.  So much choice and fun.  

I placed my order last night, so I have 13 layouts to share over the next few days.  When you order the layouts, you get a free JPEG file of your layouts to share.  These first two layouts I was digging back through old photos I hadn't scrapbooked.  They are from June of 2007.  I can't believe how little the boys are.  It makes me sad to see how fast they are growing up!

Full layout

 Left Page 

Right page

Full Layout

Right Page

Left Page

I'll be posting the rest of the layouts over the next few days.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January Scrap Club Layouts--Roxie

These photos aren't the best, but I wanted to get them up tonight.  I'll try and take better ones this week in natural light.  I tried switching the settings on my camera to fluorescent light, but I think it made it worse.    We are doing Roxie layouts this month.  I love the papers, but it's a stretch for me to do pinks with all boys :)  

Layout #1:  I used black and white photos for this one because I love the combination of this color scheme with black and white.  I used the December Stamp of the Month, Mad About You, the Rock the Block stamp set, and the coordinating Bling.  The letters are cut on my Cricut using Art Philosophy.  I filled in the holes with silver Stickles.  

Left Side:

Right side:

Layout #2:  I used more of the Bling and the Roxie WOTG stamps along with Hooray Bouquet stamps (flowers).  I cut the letters on the Cricut, and then used the flower stamps to give them color/dimension.  I took these photos over the summer when we got together with my sister and her kids at the park.  I figured cutie patootie Paige deserved a pink, blingy page :)

Left Side: 

Right Side:

 Layout #3: I didn't have photos for this layout.  The ones I had printed  were all horizontal instead of vertical.  I'll have to remember to take some on Valentine's Day this year.  Since I used the WOTG layout, I'll post CTMH's photo of the layout.

If you are interested in joining my club, we're looking for new members in February.  It costs just $20, and you can choose to do three layouts or 1- cards.  Click on the "Club" tab at the top of my page for more information.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rock the Block Valentine's Blocks

I haven't had a whole lot of time to play my Rock the Block set, but I did get one side done today.  I want to use mine to be year-round decor for either my fireplace mantel or entertainment center.  I am planning to create the following six sides:
1) Valentine's Day
2) Spring/Easter
3) Summer/Fourth of July
4) Halloween
5) Thanksgiving
6) I haven't decided.  Originally, I though Christmas, but I have so much Christmas decor, I'm thinking maybe just a general family theme.  

I'll post them as I finish.  Here's the Valentine's themed side.  I used retired Sweetheart papers (on clearance now on my website).  I also used Mad About You (December SOTM) and Rock the Block stamps. The hearts and letters were cut on the Cricut.  

Remember, you can get the blocks and the exclusive E-sized stamp set for just $15 with a $25 purchase.  It's a great deal for the stamp set alone!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sharing From the Heart January Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop!   I am so sorry I'm running late.  I set my post for the 15th instead of the 14th.

For my card, I went with the Valentine theme, although this is a card I made my hubby for our anniversary.  I used Roxie papers and coordinating bling.  I LOVE the zebra print paper in this pack!  The heart was created using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

If you want to see the rest of the hop, you can start at Adeline's blog.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What's Happening in January

 Lots going on in this last month of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  The new Sping/Summer Idea Book is here February 1st, but there are FABULOUS deals right now!

Rock the Block is a phenomenal deal!  With a minimum purchase of just $25, you can get the Rock the Block set for just $15.  It includes an E-sized stamp set (valued at $29.95) only available during this promotion and the chipboard block set (worth $14.95). 

If you spend $50, you can also add on the January Stamp of the Month set, Little Reminders for just $5.

This month, my scrap club will be creating with Roxie.  Love this kit!  

If you are interested in joining my club, I'm taking new members in February.  The cost is $20 and includes a paper pack, embellishments and the chance to create either 10 cards or 3 layouts.  We will meet the third Thursday and third Saturday of the month.  You can also upgrade to the Workshop on the Go kit that includes a stamp set for $34.  

Christmas Thank You Cards Part 2

Here are the rest of the Thank You cards I made.  Again these were fairly simple and used the Michael's Recollections papers and CTMH Thank You stamps.  These first ones are The Recollections Naughty or Nice.  All of these papers have embedded glitter, so they are quite sparkly in person.  

This last one uses the Recollections Classic Christmas papers.  The paper is white dry embossed, and when you sand it, the red shows through.