Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February Hostess Cards

I almost never gravitate to yellows, maybe because it's just not a great color on me,so when I decided to come up with a couple of cards for my monthly hostess club ladies, I challenged myself to use yellows. Buttercup met honey and my yellow monochromatic butterfly card was done. A cuttlebug embossing folder was used on the first buttercup layer to give another dimension, then a layer of honey for contrast, a pinstriped embossed buttercup which we made scoring every line on a Martha Stewart scoring pad ( you could also use your stylus and 12" fiskar trimmer). Our beautiful lacy butterflies were cut using the AP Cricut cartridge in Honey and popped up in the center using foam tape and accented with 3 white pearls. A simple white bow finishes the card. I like to sometimes not include a sentiment so that I have cards on hand that I can personalize as I need them.

The new Card Word Puzzle is such a fun stamp set and I just love the Rose image that is part of this set. Our next card uses a heat embossing technique that is so much fun. We started out with white cardstock and stamped the rose image three times on the white with versamark, then we sprinkled the versamark image with clear detail embossing powder and heat embossed it. Using a sponge and Grey Wool ink we worked the grey wool ink over the entire white cardstock in a circular motion. Then a phrase was stamped in black surrounded by a frame cut with the AP Cricut cartridge in black cs accented with small white pearls. This layer was mounted on buttercup, then black and finally the base white card. I didn't take a picture but a single grey wool rose is stamped inside the card as well.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wedding Layouts in StudioJ

The Bride and Groom were beautiful, the day was perfect, the venue spectactular, the food delicious, the music devine, the family and friends heartwarming, what more can I say.....My little girl got married.

Thanks to StudioJ, I was able using the Olivia kit to complete all of these layouts in a single day, now it took me awhile to start them, cause I am the master of procrastination, but once started it was quick and easy and I think they turned out great, coordinated but each one an individual.
Take advantage of the February special and you could be enjoying 10 2-page layouts of your own for the price of 5. This month is buy one 5 layout pack and get another 5 layout pack for Free, plus free page protectors and free shipping. Wow what are you waiting for. Go to my website and just above the image you will find a "try it out" link. You can upload your own photos and design your own layouts in minutes Free, you only pay for them once you are satisfied that they are right for you.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Five for Free

Five for Free!

Buy a Studio J® 5-pack, get one 5-pack free!

Here is one of mine that I just love, with my two littlest grandsons. Jackson and I started our family tradition of making a Gingerbread House and this year little Joshua joined us. What a fun time and a fun layout that took me only minutes to put together. Drag and drop couldn't be easier and now with this great special even more affordable to get those memories out of the camera and into your scrapbooks for all to enjoy for years to come. I even ordered duplicates for their Mom and Dad so they would have a copy too.
What great shots they got when they had their photo shoot with good friends and the only Mr. and Mrs. Claus the boys have ever known. A terrific couple with hearts as big as the characters they portray.

You can try Studio J for free with no obligation. Just go to my website www.ctmh.com/janeo and follow the link on the side to StudioJ. You never purchase a layout until you are satisfied with it and you can design your layouts for free. So give it try and then take advantage of this great special before the end of February and save money as well as time.

Double your layouts with our Five for Free promotion! For each Studio J® 5-pack you purchase this February, you’ll get one free 5-pack. That means you get 10 layouts for just $55—that’s just $2.75 per page, with free shipping!

Studio J 5-packs include everything you need to have 5 two-page layouts (that’s 10 scrapbook pages!) shipped to your door ready for your scrapbook album. Each 5-pack can be redeemed for:

•5 two-page layouts

•5 Memory Protectors®

•Free shipping and handling

Whether you’re looking for an affordable gift or a way to save money on your own layouts, Studio J 5-packs offer you convenience and savings. Even if you’re already taking advantage of Studio J’s incredibly low members-only pricing, you’ll save even more when you purchase 5-packs through this special February deal. Keep one for yourself and give one as a gift!

Offer valid February 1–29, 2012. Unredeemed 5-pack codes have no cash value and may not be applied toward any other product purchase. 5-packs are redeemable only once. If the user orders fewer than 5 two-page layouts, remaining layouts are forfeited. See studioj.com/studioj_termsconditions.html for full terms and conditions. Tax may apply.

Monday, February 6, 2012

AP Folded Hearts Canvas

Getting ready for a  minor bathroom redo  (remove wallpaper and paint) and wanted to start making some artwork for the newly painted walls to give it a fresh look. I love Indian Corn Blue cardstock by CTMH and  couldn't wait to use it on this 16x20 flat canvas that I got at "M" the other day. Each flower is made up of 7 hearts. You can arrange them however your eye likes. For this canvas I cut the hearts using the AP cricut cartridge(order here) Heart<1> p. 26 Shift. 7 @ 2 1/2", 14 @ 2", 7 @ 1 1/2", 14 @ 1 1/4", 10 @ 1", 17 @ 3/4", 14 @ 1/2".Fold each heart in half and adhere the folded heart in a flower shape with Liquid Glass. Make a few extra hearts of each size in case you make a mistake putting the petals on the canvas. (Guess how I know that). It doesn't matter that the petals of all the flowers are going the same direction, but it does matter that all the petals in the same flower are going in the same direction. I found the easiest way to decide on placement was laying it out on a second canvas and adhering the flowers one by one while judging my placement.