Thursday, April 28, 2011

You & Me--2011 National Scrapbooking Month Kit

Counting down ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... until May 1st!

That's the day when Close To My Heart has the 2011 National Scrapbooking Month Kit available to everyone!

You can get this "You & Me" kit during the month of May through any one of these options:

**Sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant during May (at half price!-- Only $65 for over $300 worth of kit goodies) and get the kit FREE with your New Consultant Kit. Just head to my website and find it there!

**Spend a minimum of $50 in CTMH products (before shipping and tax) and get it for only $15. You can call or email me with your order (314-856-2367; janehaas7@gmail[dot]com) or just go right to my website. You'll be prompted to add this set at the end of your order.

**Purchase it outright for $34.95. You can call or email me with your order or just go right to my website. You'll be prompted to add this set at the end of your order.

The "You and Me" kit includes:

1- D size ($22.95 value) "You & Me" Stamp Set
1 - 12" x 12" Colonial White Cardstock
6 - 12" x 12" B&T (Patterned Paper) Duos (New Cardstock Weight!)
1 - 6" x 9" You & Me Irresistibles Chipboard Die Cut Sheet
1 yd. Chocolate Striped Ribbon
1 pkg. Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
1 - Full-Color Cutting and Instruction Guide

The kit makes 2 beautiful layouts, and you even have some extras left to use on cards or other paperart projects!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sophia Style Cupcake Flowers

During Holy Week DH and I were in Ohio with my parents, and we celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon.

I used the CTMH Sophia papers and Polka Dot Alphabet stamps to create the cupcake flowers. Thanks to baker Denise V in Ohio for the delicious lemon "springy" cupcakes to sweeten the occasion!

Here are photos of Mom and Dad in April 1946 and in April 2011 -- cute as can be and thankful for all the anniversary wishes from their family and friends!

We got back to St Louis to find we still have a roof, the Dontoon didn't float away, and we have no damage other than a very swampy yard after all the storms and recent tornados.

My scrapping time will be limited for the next month as we're helping our daughter Emily and her family move to a new home -- 20 miles closer to us! Yay!

Thanks for stopping by, and blessings in this Easter season as you live as Jesus' Easter peep!

Friday, April 8, 2011

On This Day Inspiration & Tutorial

Close To My Heart provides this tutorial showing just a few of the creative ways to use this new stamp set! Thanks, CTMH!

Want to order this stamp set? Click on the "shop with me" link on the right sidebar.

On this day, my studio is calling me. Happy weekend, everyone!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Studio J Video Tutorial

Online scrapbooking just can't get any easier, faster, or more fun than this!

Try Studio J FREE here! Click on "online scrapbooking" in the left column. Have fun!

Here's one of my most recent online scrapbooked layouts: Beatrice sitting in her great-great-grandfather's handmade wooden high chair, circa 1890s. I used the Sophia papers--you have so many beautiful choices through Studio J!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Anniversary -- More Mayberry!

Happy Anniversary!

This is my second post today, showcasing the springy-cheery-delightful "Mayberry" papers from CTMH. So please scroll down to see the "Happy Everything" card too.

I used all CTMH products except for the big honey colored flower from M*s -- it's so bright and cheerful! Have I mentioned how much fun I have creating CTMH clear acrylic cards? Just LOVE 'em!

Clear Acrylic Cards -- More Mayberry!

Happy Everything!

That's my wish for a dear cardmaking friend!

I used all CTMH materials except for the big cheerful flower from M*s. It makes me smile.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wedding Card -- Resist Embossing

This past Sunday cardmaking friends came over and we had a productive, relaxing, good time! We each created Easter cards, spring "I'm thinking of you" cards, and some of us played with various techniques--embossing, heat embossing, and resist embossing. Here's one of my resist embossed cards that I'll include in a wedding gift later this month.

I used: CTMH white cardstock, Blush cs, white embossing powder, Blush and Sweet Leaf inks, Sparkles, sheer ribbon, "Happy Everything" stamped sentiment, "Simple Beauty" card front stamp, and Sparkles.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sympathy Card--John 11:25

"You Rock" papers are the foundation of this clear acrylic sympathy card.

This seemed appropriate since Jesus totally "rocked our world" when He offered up His life for us on the cross and then kept His promise to come alive, victorious over death, sin, and the devil!

Later this month, we Christians will celebrate Easter, rejoicing in our Living Lord whose tomb-rock was rolled away, revealing His empty tomb! We rejoice in our living Savior who is always with us, always ready to forgive us, and always preparing a home in heaven for all who believe in Him. That's HOPE. COMFORT. JOY.

Happy April!

I used: CTMH Clear Acrylic Card base, You Rock papers, butterfly stamp from Celebrate Life, comfort sentiment from Comforting Thoughts, Glitz Stardust; Gypsy ink, Pearls
NonCTMH: Inside sentiment from Our Daily Bread; doily, Staz-On Timber Brown ink 
The Glitz appears globby in the photos, but IRL it's flat and shimmery pretty on the double-butterfly.

Paper Art from StudioJane

Samples of my created paper art ...

Clear Acrylic Cards

Greeting Cards

Mix 'n' Mingle Album

Gift Albums

Memory Keeper Boxes

Art Keeper Boxes

Thank You Note Cards

Custom Gifts

Christmas Greeting Cards

Pregnancy Journals--Display Albums

For Baby

Floral Photo Note Cards