Sunday, May 22, 2011

Do you need to scrapbook picnics or spring photos?

Mayberry Scrapbooking Kit of the Month Class
May 25, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30The Kit of the Month is the best value at $29.95 plus shipping and handling, $34.95!! The Kit of the Month includes a Level 2 paper packet, accessory packet and a stamp set. The kit of the month is discounted each month by Close to My Heart. This month's kit Workshop Kit (includes):
  • Level 2 Paper Packet
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Set
  • Canvas Badge Buttons
  • Workshop Guide
You'll make a two-page layout and go home with extra paper, accessories and the stamp set. Close to My Heart has provided an additional idea for another two-page layout idea online that has directions in one of our idea books  WOOT WOOT!!
To register for the class, you'll need to pay me or paypal me on or before May 23 at

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Add $4.95 shipping if you want to order the kit and have it shipped to your own home to complete on your own!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Do you ever need to scrapbook a girl's night out?

Here is the page I made using the Sweetheart Kit in Studio J online design studio. I used the pattern from our idea book Imagine, "Up the Tempo."  The Kit mix is #3.  This is a quick 30-minute layout!!

This is ONE of the times we went to see Donny Osmond in concert here in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.  Laura and I took our daughters and it was SO much fun, he even held my daughters hand.  This also happens to be the night that I met Harry Wiltse, isn't that funny?

The techniques I used on this page are:
  • Changing the color of the polka dot texture paper to black and then changing the intensity to 30% (just click on the paper and a popup window opens, drag the intensity bar down to 30%)
  • Change the color of the cardstock
  • Change the journaling well to white cardstock so that I could put My Stickease flower in it instead.  
  • Adding mats to the photo wells
  • Adding a text box to the top right corner and then dropping in texture paper (click on it and dragging texture paper to fill it)]
  • Creating titles in different fonts
  • Using the edge of a mystickease frame to make "lace" on the edge of a photomat (click on it and send it to the back)
 FUN, FAST, and FABULOUS!!!  I can't believe how young the girls look, what a difference five years make, we need to take them to see the Donny & Marie show and see if they like it as much as they liked seeing Donny!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Have you celebrated being a woman by being a Memory Keeper?

I am proud to be the memory keeper in our family. I love making memories and recording them in Studio J so that my children can keep the memories fresh and alive! They are the reason I celebrate being a woman/mother!   And the page was SUPPOSED to say the family name but I don't have the same last name as my kids so that doesn't really work for us, I love being able to make the text say whatever I want it to and in Studio J  you don't run out of vowels because they are ENDLESS!!  WOOT WOOT!!!

This is another one of the layouts we made at Studio J Boot Camp.

This layout features the Kit Take the Cake (it's an exclusive kit available only to customers who purchase a membership--one of the membership benefits).  Colors are Chocolate, Lagoon, Sunset, and White Daisy.

If you love this pattern, you can recreate it classically using the pattern, Portrait Collection.  The kit mix is #6 in the design Studio.

Some techniques I used to create it are:
  • Adding text boxes to the bottom of photos to create a "polaroid" look
  • Creating titles in different fonts
  • Resizing those CUTE CUTE CUTE my stickease family figures (GOTTA LOVE THEM, you can't see them but they have a tone on tone pattern, LOVE THEM!!)
  • Layering the My Stickease frame at the top right hand corner
  • Distressing the cardstock and texture paper
  • Adding a text box and then changing it to paper (add the text box and then click on it and a pop up window appears, drag paper into the box--SO COOL!)
Happy Mother's Day!!  I've been a mother for almost 21 years and it's been an adventure every step of the way and I wouldn't trade places with anyone!  LOVE to my babbies, no matter how grown up they are!  I'll Love you forever.....

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Have you tried Studio J digital online design studio?

I just spent a whirlwind two days at a boot camp for Studio J, learning the ins and outs of using the design studio and advanced techniques for making scrapbook pages (at least they were advanced to me)! I have used Studio J quite a bit to catch up on vacation albums but I hadn't really explored it in depth!

It knocked my socks off!! WOW!! There are simply NO limits to the creative things you can do in Studio J.

When they named it boot camp I thought it was a joke but seriously, it was Boot camp, we worked from 8 a.m. the first day til midnight, we even worked through dinner because we were so excited and engrossed in all the techniques. We created 9-10 layouts and submitted them and they printed them and delivered them to us the next day. I'll be sharing my layouts this week and my favorite tips.

Jeanette Lynton, shared more about Studio J Boot Camp on her blog Click here to read Jeanette's blog entry

This layout was created to be the cover of the album and the last page of the album, so the pictures don't really go together. Most of the photos I used for Boot Camp were of a Cruise that I earned FREE from Close to My Heart in 2004. I earned two free cruises from Close to My Heart and I took my children and my Mom on a Carribbean Cruise.

A few of the techniques I applied to this layout are:
*resizing MyStickease (the sticker accents, when you scrapbook classically you only get the choice of one size, the sizes are unlimited in the design studio and you never run out of embellishments!)
*moving MyStickease in front of and behind other accents (you click on the My Stickease and a popup window will appear and use the option send to back)
*changing patterned paper to tone-on-tone patterns instead (click on the pattern and a popup window will appear and then simply choose a color to match your photos, AMAZING! You can make any patterned paper any color you want!)
*changing the intensity of color on papers (Click on any paper and a pop up window will appear, click on the color and move the slider)
*changing the color of a brad (choose a brad and then choose a color)
*distressing the edges of papers with inks digitally

I would love to set up a FREE 30 minute one-on-one session with you in which I teach you a little bit about Studio J and you create TWO 2-page layouts. REALLY! 30 minutes, it's a SNAP!!! Call or email me to set up a time (702-432-7488 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            702-432-7488      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, I'll come to you or you can come to my home. OR we can even do it over the phone or over the internet.

Cllick here to try Studio J for FREE!!

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