Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cozy Teacher Gifts

One of my children has 9 teachers, and buying gift cards or presents for all of them would get pretty expensive. But I want to show them we appreciate them and give them some holiday cheer. I've made up these Slide Cards for them. It's all in the presentation, right?  These will be easy for my daughter to take to school rather than 9 tins of popcorn. LOL
I really like these Slide Cards. When you pull up on the ribbon a nice surprise appears. We chose a gourmet hot chocolate mix. You can also use apple cider mix.

I used CTMH stamp "A Sip" (A1109) and Wonderland paper (X7146B)

Happy Holidays,
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Glitz Glitter Gel

Gold and Silver and Rubies - Oh My! The Glitz Glitter Gel is probably my most favorite new product in the Close To My Heart Fall Winter 2011 Idea Book. And it's only $2.75 each! Thanks for visiting our Technique Blog Hop. If you came from Tabbi's blog, you're on the right track. To see a complete listing of this month's participants, click here. You can move through the hop and see how this group of talented artists used this to add some bling-bling to spice up their creations.

I love the Silver Glitz the looks like diamonds, and diamonds are a girl's best friend. See how they make the snowflakes pop on the following cards. This ornament-shaped card and snowflake border were made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

One more example of flashy snowflakes on a 12 x 12 layout...

Thanks for stopping by. Now hop on over to Tracey's blog to see more creations. Have a memorable day.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Studio J-Poloosa

I like to work with Studio J (On Line "Digital" scrapbooking from Close To My Heart) when I'm catching up on movies on the DVR.  All I need is my laptop; no card table, no Ott light, no adhesive, paper trimmer, box of get the picture. I'm at least two years behind in archiving my memories, so I decided to do all of my 2010 photos using Studio J, and I made quite a dent last month when I created these pages:

This is a "members only" paper kit that is themed around tools and building, perfect for those masculine layouts.  In addition to members only paper kits, there are members only patterns as well.  If you're interested in a Studio J membership, contact me.  There are additional perks like free shipping and page protectors.
Notice the stitching around the title in this layout. No blood was shed in creating this stitching. LOL  In Studio J, there are options for stitched hearts, circles, and squares.  You can even zig-zag.  LOVE IT!

One of my favorite things about Studio J is the ability to click and drag my photos into the photo wells and watch them resize to fit the space, whether its 2x2 or 8x10.  I don't have to worry about cropping photos.  This feature is great for deleting people out of a shot too.  Another great thing is nothing is crooked, unless it's supposed to be.

Another favorite thing about Studio J is how easy it is to make these collage-type layouts.  I was able tell the story of our trip to Disneyland with one layout.  This wasn't our first trip to the happiest place on earth, so I didn't feel like it was necessary to scrapbook every single moment.  But if I wanted to I could with Studio J.  Oh and notice the captions right on top of the photos, I like that too.

I've already got a few more layouts in my Studio J cue.  My goal is to cue up 4-10 layouts a month and then place my order.  If you'd like a personal demo of Studio J, let me know.

Have a memorable day,