Girl Birthday Card

Today I am sharing another Girly birthday card made with the Be Yourself Stamp Set and the Daydream paper from CTMH.  I also added some pink ribbon and a Designer Rhinestone Brad also from CTMH to make it sparkly.

If you are interested in making homemade cards check out my workshops and join me!

Boy Birthday Card

Today I am sharing another Boy Birthday Card I made using the X-treme stamp set and Fanfare paper pack from CTMH.  I just love this paper for boyish cards and layouts. I added puffy dots to the X-treme to make it pop!

Simple Girl Birthday Card

Today I am showing you a Simple Girl Birthday Card I made using the Be Yourself Stamp Set and Daydream paper pack from CTMH.  I added some bitty sparkles on the dress to make it pop and some pink ribbon.  Card measures 6"x6"

You can make cards like these at my workshops. Please check my calendar for more information

I also sell handmade cards for all occasions.  Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing handmade cards.

Simple Boyish Birthday Card

Today I am showing you a simple and fast boy birthday card I made using the X-treme stamp set and the Fanfare paper pack from CTMH.  This card was fast and easy to make and is perfect for little or big boy in your life.  This card measures 6" by 6" (envelopes included)

You can create cards like this with me at my workshops or I sell these cards for $2.00 each
Contact me at if you are interested in purchasing cards.

Simple Scrapbook Page

I made this page with photos of our first trip to Disneyland last year during the CTMH Convention.  This is retired paper that I have been saving for Disneyland photos for years.  Finally was able to use it.  I wanted to show you that Scrapbooking can be simple.  There are not any embellishments on this page I did stamp a title and used my writing for the story. 

I hear so many times "I do not have time to scrapbook"  You really have to make time to do this wonderful hobby that will give you memories forever.  Do you ever look in your boxes of photos or on your computer at the old photos you have and say remember this, remember that?  What if you had them in an album and could do the same thing but in some better order and with colorful papers and it would tell a story!

You can make your pages as elaborate as you want or as simple as you want!

Join me at one of my workshops and make your first Scrapbook Page and see how fun it can be to preserve your memories!

Studio J Online Scrapbooking

Studio J is great for anyone who wants to scrapbook but just doenst have the time or doesnt want to purchase all the supplies.

Its FREE to try, why not try it.

Studio J® is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart. Studio J helps you easily create two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs all delivered in 12" × 12" custom prints ready for your albums.

Studio J uses the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments as classic Close To My Heart scrapbooking, making studio scrapbooking extremely intuitive and super fun! Timeless patterns and artistically placed default accents allow you to finish a page in minutes, while customization options give you the flexibility to make your layouts unique. All the layout patterns are created by Jeanette Lynton, founder and CEO of Close To My Heart—you may recognize some of them from her classic how-to books. These patterns make scrapbooking faster, simpler, and easier than ever before. You’ll be amazed how effortlessly and beautifully you preserve your memories with Studio J!
 You only need a web browser that supports Adobe Flash and an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to your Consultant’s MyCTMH® website or to get started. Feel free to design to your heart’s content—you are not required to buy anything or provide any personal information to get started! To purchase or save layouts, however, you will need to create an online account

For your protection, your account cannot be accessed at the same time by two different machines, nor can two separate accounts be open on the same computer at the same time. Since creating a Studio J account is free of charge, all users may create their own accounts so each can create in Studio J at his or her convenience.

You can create a customer account that allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase. We’ll email you when your active projects are set to expire so you can be sure to purchase them before they are deleted. You can upgrade the storage time of your active projects by becoming a Studio J member

Studio J offers a range of purchasing options to fit your needs. Become a Studio J member to get our best pricing and tons of exclusive perks, purchase a 5-pack to try out Studio J for the first time and receive great savings, or order custom prints a la carte at full retail price.

Your Studio J layouts are not available for you to print from a home computer unless you decide to become a Studio J member. In fact, we take care of the printing for you. When you purchase your designed layouts, we print and ship them quickly and directly to you using only top-quality silver-halide processing and archival papers.
Here are some samples of Studio J Layouts


Here are the Pricing Options for Studio J

Full Retail

You’ve taken the photos—now keep the memories. In five easy steps, create beautiful 12" × 12" two-page layouts showcasing your stories. When the custom prints arrive at your door, slip them into your cherished albums. No one will guess it only took a few minutes to design them!
Purchase Option Price
Per two-page, custom-printed layout $13.00
Shipping per box of up to 20 layouts $5.95 US / $13.95 CAN


Save an amazing 50% off retail price by becoming a Studio J® member. Only members receive free JPG files of their layouts with each purchased custom-printed layout and also have the option to purchase JPG files separately. JPG files come in both high resolution and thumbnail sizes to print, share, or archive. Membership comes with other perks like exclusive patterns, kits, and free Memory Protectors®. On top of all that, members also get free shipping on one order per month that has a total of 4 to 20 layouts in the continental US or 7 to 20 layouts in Canada and non-continental US shipping zones. 
Membership Option Price
12-Month membership $99.00
3-Month membership $30.00
   Per two-page, custom-printed layout $6.50
   Per two-page JPG file $3.00
   Minimum layouts per order for free shipping 4 (continental US)
7 (non-continental US and Canada)


A 5-pack includes 5 two-page, custom-printed layouts, 5 Memory Protectors, and free shipping. Ideal for gift giving, or as an affordable way to try Studio J for the first time.
Purchase Option Price
5-Pack $55.00


Close To My Heart products are shipped to the continental United States by Federal Express (FedEx), to the non-continental US by United States Postal Service Priority Mail, and to Canada by Landmark. Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 1 to 20 two-page layouts plus Memory Protectors. Standard shipping and handling per box is priced as follows:
Destination Shipping Method Price
Continental US FedEx SmartPost (< 8 days) $  5.95 US
  FedEx Ground (< 5 days) $  7.95 US
  FedEx 2nd Day Air $11.95 US
  FedEx Standard Overnight $18.95 US
Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam USPS Priority Mail $  9.95 US per box
APO/FPO USPS Priority Mail $  9.95 US per box
Canada Landmark $13.95 CAN per box
Package Tracking
FedEx or Landmark will notify you by email when an order is shipped so you may track the delivery of your order. Studio J orders shipped through USPS do not have tracking numbers.
Shipping Options
In the continental United States, Studio J customers have 4 shipping methods available through Federal Express (FedEx). These options are not available for destinations outside the continental United States. Upgrading your shipping method will not affect the in-house turnaround time of your order (typically 2 to 4 business days).
Please keep in mind that upgraded shipping methods are guaranteed by the carrier, and Close To My Heart is not responsible for shipping delays after the order has left the warehouse. The shipping options are:
  • FedEx Standard Overnight: After leaving Close To My Heart’s corporate office, this option guarantees next-business-day delivery Monday through Friday by 3:00 pm to most US addresses; by 4:30 pm to rural areas.
  • FedEx 2nd Day Air: This option guarantees orders will arrive to most areas 2 business days after leaving the corporate office, Monday through Friday by 7:00 pm.
  • FedEx Ground: After leaving the corporate office, orders using this option typically arrive within 1 to 5 business days, Tuesday through Saturday between 9 am and 8 pm.
  • FedEx SmartPost: After leaving the corporate office, orders using this option typically arrive within 2 to 8 business days. SmartPost orders are delivered via the FedEx network but will use the United States Postal Services (USPS) for final delivery.

Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon

Just love this ribbon.  Its a great embellishment to have, you can make it any color you choose!
You can order this on my website at

June Stamp of the Month: Tweet

June 2012 Life is Tweet


Life is Tweet, set of 15
Recommended Blocks:
2" × 2" (Y1003)
3" × 3" (Y1006)
1" × 6 1/2" (Y1010)

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can enjoy 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.

June 2012: Life Is Tweet (S1206)

Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5.

Stampaganza Time

Don't you just love getting things for FREE?  Who doesn't, well right now you can get a stamp set FREE when you purchase 2 stamps sets!  You can choose which one you want (equal or lesser value)
Why not stock up on your stamp sets before they are gone!

You can place an order with me, or go directly to my website at

Don't miss out on this great offer because it ends on June 30th!

10 Page Scrapbook Workshop

10 Page Scrapbook Workshop

Sunday July 8th , 2012
11:00 am – 4:00pm

Cost: $50.00
Lunch, Drinks, Snacks
All paper pre-cut and ready to assemble
All embellishments for your project

Bring your own adhesive
Please RSVP and Pre-Pay by June 25th

1 ticket to Sign Up
1 ticket Refer a Friend who signs up
1 ticket spend $25 or more out of the CTMH Catalog

If you are unable to make it to the Workshop, you can purchase a kit to assemble at home with directions

Footloose 10 Page Workshop
Great for you Summer Photos

Contact me at stampandscrapstudio@hotmail to register for this workshop