Artbooking Made Easy : All-Star Scrapbooking

Watch this video for amazing ideas for sports themed layouts and home decor.

Floating Your Fancy

Watch this video for some fun and easy home decor ideas.  Cant wait to try this!

Pure Joy of Washi Tape

Check out the fun ways you can use Washi Tape on your layouts. 

Kraft Pocket Album

When I recently went to the CTMH Rediscover Event in Ontario, we did a few projects there, one of them was this cute Kraft Pocket Album.

We used 3 of the different paper packs to make this, they coordinated so well.  They were Lollydoodle, Skylark, and Timberline.
We also used the the stamp sets D1578 Flight of the Arrows and B1432 Love This.

I was so proud of myself for already adding photos, I usually have the stuff for a while before I finally add them.  We also used some of the new Base and Bling style sheets.  I never thought of adding then to layouts and cards but they really do work well.

We used the Cotton Candy, Blush and Gypsy ink pads, love these colors.

We used some of the Durables Triangle Studs Z1928 which come in both gold and silver.

The Flamingo Dots(Z1934)  are a cute embellishment to add to the pages.

The black outline around the pictures are done with the Journaling pen,  I have never done this before but I am liking it.  It makes your photos stand out.

This album has 16 pages to decorate and add photos.  Here are the last couple of photos of mine.

I had to add Bleau in the album also!!

And that is the end of my Album, Hope you enjoyed looking at my creation.  If you are interested in making an album like this one or would just like to purchase some supplies to do one yourself.  You can contact me at or order on my website at

Happy Scrappin'

Studio J

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March Stamp of the Month : Happy Place

March 2014: Happy Place

S1403 Happy Place, set of 7
Recommended Blocks:
2" × 2" (Y1003)
2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)
4" × 5" (Y1012)

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Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

March 2014: Happy Place (S1403)

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Incredibly Cool Crafts

In love with the artwork we created with this stamp set? Get ready to make it yourself! Purchase the materials listed here along with your deeply discounted Stamp of the Month set to get started!
Materials Needed
  1. My Acrylix™ Happy Place
  2. Jubilee Paper Packet
  3. Skylark Assortment
  4. Sparkles Black Flourishes–Small
  5. My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box
  6. Jubilee Textiles
  7. Stitch Guide
  8. Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Required Tools
  1. Black Cardstock
  2. White Daisy Cardstock
  3. Hollyhock Cardstock
  4. Cranberry Cardstock
  5. Juniper Cardstock
  6. Sky Cardstock
  7. Honey Cardstock
  8. Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
  9. Honey Exclusive Inks™ Marker Set
  10. Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Marker Set
  11. Sky Exclusive Inks™ Marker Set
  12. Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Marker Set
  13. Blush Exclusive Inks™ Marker Set
  14. Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment
  15. Red Shimmer Trim
  16. Foam Mat
  17. Corner Rounder
  18. Piercing Tool Kit
  19. Cricut® Artiste Collection
  20. Thread

12" × 12" My Little Doll Page

Helpful Hints

To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below. Then use the pattern found on page 30 of our Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 1 how-to publication for inspiration.
  • Cut the following Cricut® Artbooking shapes using paper of choice:
    • 11" Photo Mat 1 <A> (p. 58)
    • 1 3/4" RDS Title <A> (p. 58)
    • 10" <LitlToes> (p. 85)
    • 2 1/4" RDS Photo Mat 2 (p. 85)
  • Cut the following Cricut® Artiste shapes using paper of your choice:
    • 1 1/2" Shift+Accent 4 <!> (cut 2, p. 31)
    • 3/4" “Sawyer”
  • Cut the following Cricut® Artbooking title using Cricut Craft Room® and paper of choice:
    • 1 1/2" <font> “doll”
    • Back title pennant with White Daisy cardstock for contrast.
  • Draw flower embellishments to match stamp artwork using black pen on die-cut “doll” word
  • Remove white thread from Cranberry baker’s twine and use it to stitch scallop border down right side.
  • Stamp heart image in a row to create border using black ink, reversing direction of every other stamped image; color images with Hollyhock and Honey markers and trim.
  • Stamp Russian doll images in black ink on White Daisy cardstock; color in images with your choice of markers.

3 1/2" × 3 1/2" Like Mother, Like Daughter Card

Helpful Hints

To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below. Then use the pattern found on page 19 (Wishes: Middle Ground™) of our Wishes Card Confidence Program™ how-to publication for inspiration.
  • Cut the following Cricut® Artiste shape using paper of choice:
    • 1 1/4" Accent 4 <K> (cut 3, p. 58)
  • Stamp large Russian doll image in black ink on White Daisy cardstock; color using your choice of markers and trim.
  • Lightly sand flowers to reveal white core.
  • Stitch vertical chevron column in black thread near center of card.
  • Embellish with die-cuts and stamped accents as shown using 3-D foam tape for dimension as desired.

4" × 6" Home Is Our Happy Place Box

Helpful Hints

To create the techniques featured in this artwork, follow the helpful hints outlined below.
  • Cut the following Cricut® Artiste shape using paper of choice:
    • 4 1/2" Shift+Accent 3 <V> (p. 64)
  • Cover My Creations™ journaling cards box with assorted papers and cardstock.
  • Run edges of die-cut tag on Cranberry ink stamp pad.
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink on tag and place tag on center of box using 3-D foam tape as desired.