Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Welcome Baby

Look what fun Babycakes can be!

Aren't these giraffes the cutest?!

I used:
Babycakes paper packet (NEW!)
(You can order from the Fall/Winter Idea Book tomorrow, August 1st! Go HERE.)
Baker's Twine
Washi Tape
Miracle and Vintage Type stamp sets
Slate ink
Liquid Glass

I cut the flower shape from the Art Philosophy  Cricut cartridge
in 1-1/4 inch, 1 inch, and 3/4 inch, and layered them with Liquid Glass,
and added a dot of LG on the top center.

The yellow & gray strip below the washi tape 
is the zip strip from the edge of one of the patterned papers. 
It's fun to use that little coordinating element in a special way!

It's always a nice surprise to have a pop of color
inside the card too!

 Have fun with Babycakes! 
Thanks for visiting and leaving some love.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lovely For Always

I made this card for a special woman in our church family
who continually shows her servant heart
to everyone around her.
She is simply lovely
for always.

I used:
For Always paper packet
"Sweet & Lovely" stamp set (Artbooking bundle) NEW! Available August 1st!
Tulip red pleated ribbon
Ruby ink
Verve stamp (inside Scripture verse)

I'm trying so hard to wait patiently for my replacement Artbooking cartridge 
to come from Provo Crafts.

So while I wait, I'll keep finding fun products to use in my StudioJane
and dream of Artbooking projects soon!

One More Day!
On August 1st, customers may begin ordering
from the new Idea Book!
Check it out here on my online business site.
Click on the Shop tab.

Monday, July 29, 2013

More Yummy Babycakes!

Card 1 Front

Card 1 Inside

I'm on a Babycakes roll!

Card 1:
Babycakes paper (NEW--available August 1st!)
Opaque Pearls
Shimmer Trim
"Life Is Tweet" stamp set
Inks: Chocolate & Goldrush
Liquid Glass

Card 2

Card 2:
In addition to the Babycakes paper, I used:
"Be Still" Occasion stamp (one of my favorites)
Baker's Twine
Goldrush ink
It's a very simple multi-layered card that can be used
as a notecard since I left it blank inside.
I like cutting banners and they're so trendy right now.

I must make a few baby cards with the giraffe papers before I use all this paper packet!
The colors are so pretty -- imagine how many ways you can use them! 
The possibilities are endless.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sweet Babycakes

is one of the NEW paper packs in the Close To My Heart Fall-Winter Idea Book -- 
customers can order this and more from the new book beginning August 1st! 

The paper pack colors are beautiful
and the variety of paper patterns can be used not just for baby cards and projects, 
but also for birthdays, anniversaries, get well & sympathy cards, and more! 

For this "Sweet Treat" I used:
My Creations Kraft Container
Babycakes Paper Packet (NEW!)
Kraft paper (strip around the middle behind the stripes)
CTMH Cocoa ribbon
Chocolate Opaque Pearls
Artiste cartridge cuts tag shapes
Artbooking stamp set "Sweet and Lovely" (NEW!)
Chocolate ink 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a sweeeeeet day!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Ways to Use Studio J

Studio J's updated software allows you to do a couple of very important NEW things --

** You can now add and delete photo wells on the pre-designed layouts AND

** You can use the blank page layout to create custom sized photo sheets, journaling blocks and even add journaling and digital designs right onto your photos!

Watch this video to check out the new ways to use Studio J!

Pricing info for Studio J:

A two-page layout for $6.95 (that means each 12x12 sheet of high quality processed--not simply printed--silver-halide developed pages is $3.50)

You can use panoramic photos, 2x2 inch pictures, 6x6 inch, 8x10 inch and so many more options.

The silver-halide process is considered the highest standard in photo developing industry with "100 + year quality." It has been tested and used by the top photo labs in the world. Your photos on these layouts will be awesome.

As a Studio J user, I highly recommend trying Studio J to create layouts of your own. You'll find a multitude of layout choices! (Some of my Studio J layouts are in the slideshow toward the end of this blog.)
A two-page JPG file only is  $2.95
Shipping per box of up to 50 layouts  is $5.95
Minimum layouts per order are 4.

See more about Studio J HERE

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sympathy Card with Chantilly

I'm always looking for just the right words for a sympathy card,
and always rely on Scripture for a comforting sentiment.

For this card, I used the Chantilly CS and patterned papers,
placed one of my photos on the front,
and printed a short message and John 14:1 inside.
However difficult it is to say goodbye to a loved one,
for a Christian who believes in the Resurrection of Christ Jesus,
we can be sad/happy -- sad that we miss that person in our earthly lives,
yet so happy and thankful that we will see him or her again in heaven...
all because of what Jesus has done for us on His cross.

Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.
Matthew 16:16

All God's promises are YES in Jesus.
That's the best comfort of all.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Family Reunion with Claire

(click photo to enlarge)

What's more fun than a family reunion?
Ours are always filled with laughter, hugs, jokes, games, good food and more.
Aunts, uncles, and cousins bring their smiles and memories to share.

At our 2009 reunion, we numbered more than 100 of all ages,
and a highlight was the silent auction table (no money involved, just names)
where handmade and awesome elephant gift prizes were given away.

The beautiful Elling quilt wall hanging (in the family photos) 
made by our cousin Peggy,
was one awesome gift giveaway, 
and it was won by our cousin Vickie 
(who is in yellow, smiling so big in the first page photo). 

At this reunion each of the seven Elling siblings' families wore a 
specific color shirt -- some went to great lengths to have their shirts
printed with special family trees and sayings.

To keep this to a two-page layout,
I used the fantastic Flip Flaps on page 2
so that each family group and special memory would be represented.
(Some aren't visible here since they are underneath the top layers.)

I used:
Claire Paper Packet (I love the peach, pink, and navy combo)
Claire Complements (canvas sentiments on pp 1 and 2)
Irresistables ("Family" title p 1)

The new CTMH Cricut ARTBOOKING Cartridge
available to customers August 1st!

Check out my business site here!

I cut the one-piece peach tree & frame for page 1
from the Claire CS at 11 inches.

Thanks to Rebecca Brown for sharing her cart while mine 
is coming via Fed Ex--maybe today, please? 

I can't wait to use this Artbooking cartridge even more!
An Artbooking Workshop will be coming up.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love in a comment.
Blessings on your day!

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