Thursday, November 20, 2014

Layers of Flowers and Fundaments Paper Layout

Are you looking for a simple way to add texture to your layouts? Close To My Heart's Fundamentals paper are the key to this simple layout.


Fundamentals paper comes in each of the 40 colors in our color pallete and each sheet is double-sided. Once side is has glossy resist pattern while the other has the same pattern in white. In my layout, I choose the glossy resist for the New England Ivy and Smoothy papers for subtle texture while the white honeycomb pattern pops off the Honey paper.


The Chevron Border punch was a quick way to add additional detail. It has a tray to catch all those tiny pieces of paper and keep things nice and tidy.
 

The layers of flowers come from the November Stamp of the Month, It's the Little Things.


The stamp set is only available through November 30. The full retail price is $17.95, but you can get yours for just $5; that's over 70% savings. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. 

Just $5 with a $50 purchase!




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You're Invited! Warm up to the new Seasonal Expressions Catalog.

It may be cold outside, but on December 2 we will be warm and toasty! 


Mark your Calendar!

Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: 124 Lamp Post Lane, Arnold, MO
This brand new catalog will go live on December 3. It is full of new papers, stamps, embellishments and tools. The lovely spring products will provide an escape from the cold of winter. For a warm-weather girl like me, it is a breath of fresh air.



Please grab a girlfrind and come join me for this fun day.

RSVP: Rebecca Brown at 314-495-7958 or rebecca@showmescrapping.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Creatively Expressing Gratitude

I love that we as a nation have a holiday called Thanksgiving. Although the meaning is often lost in today's hectic pace and other things like shopping and football may overshadow the historical significance, it remains on our calendar as a reminder that we are blessed. 

As we lead up to Thanksgiving, I'm reminded of all the people that I'm thankful for. I was blessed to grow up in a loving home, community and church. My family remains important to me to this day, but I have faded memories of teachers, grocers, softball coaches, church leaders, friends' parents and neighbors who took the time to show interest in a little girl. Although most of these people are no longer in my life, they are a part of who I am and for that I am thankful. Who do you have in your life -- past or present -- who you are thankful for? 

Today, I'm sharing a couple of layouts using the Pathfinding collection that focus on being thankful for the special people in our lives. 


I can not take the credit for these beautiful pages. The layouts were designed by the amazing Close To My Heart artists, but they didn't fit into the catalog. You can recreate these pages quick and simply with the Pathfinding Products including the Paper, Complements and Assortment. By using coordinating products and basic patterns, they achieved remarkable results without any fancy tools or techniques.

I hope these pages inspire you to get creative in the way you show your gratitude for the people God has placed in your life. Whether it is making cards, scrapbooking or other projects, Close To My Heart remains focused on celebrating special relationships. 

Feeling Blessed,
Rebecca


Monday, November 17, 2014

Find just the right Paper Kit with the Studio J Evernote Notebook!



Today, I'm excited to share with you a system I've been using to help me start a layout in Studio J. One of the things I love most about Studio J is that there are so many paper kits to choose from. In fact, I counted 130 unique kits available at this time! Wow!



Having so many kits means that you will find a kit to go with any pictures you may be scrapbooking. However, it can also be very overwhelming! 

The number of kits available in Studio J can make 
selecting one quite overwhelming!

While the kit thumbnails of the papers on the selection page give a clue about the kit, it is still hard to know what the kit really has to offer. This is because within each kit is a a huge assortment of Stickease plus a few more papers that you can not view until you get a few more steps into the process.

To help locate the perfect paper kit quickly, I have created an Evernote Notebook containing searchable information on each of the kits. I have been using it for several months and have really loved that I can quickly find just the right kit every time. 



Because Evernote also has smartphone apps I can view and search the information anytime, anywhere.

Evernote on my Samsung Galaxy 3

To give you a feel for how this notebook works, I'm offering a FREE trial version of the Notebook that includes all of the Studio J Paper kits from the Annual Expressions Idea Book. You will get detailed information about Confetti Wishes, Pathfinding, Scaredy Cat, Seaside, Snowhaven, Wanderful and Yuletide Carol in the Free Trial Notebook.



If you do not have an Evernote account or are not familiar with using a shared Notebook in Evernote, watch this video to learn more.



Please note that I spent hours compiling the information in this Notebook and am offering it for your PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not distribute electronically (i.e. email, Facebook, a blog, etc.) or present it as your own work. However, FEEL FREE TO SHARE A LINK to this post on any media to send others here to get their own personal copy. Thank you for your consideration.




Don't forget about the Lucky 5 Promotion! During November 2014, each 2-page Studio J layout is just $5.  That's right -- a 12"x12" page is just $2.50! In addition, when you order, you will be eligible to win a surprise accessory or one of the new D-ring albums.


SHOW ME SCRAPPING LUCKY 6:  In addition, I'm offering an additional free layout credit for every 6 layouts you order through Black Friday through my website.


My hope is that this Notebook will help Studio J be even faster and simpler to use. I'd love to hear how it is working for you. Please email me your feedback and suggestions for future updates. Post positive feedback in the comments below :)

In the meantime, keep creating!
Rebecca

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Getting Started Video for Studio J Digital Scrapbooking!

Are you interested in digital scrapbooking, but not sure where to start? This video will take you from setting up your account through creating your first layout! Remember this is a TRY before you BUY program.

Be sure you read my Lucky 6 post about how you can get your pages for as little as $2.15 this month. Hurry, this special is only good through Black Friday.



Click here to get started in Studio J>>

Want to learn more? Go to the Studio J Video page>>

Happy creating!
Rebecca

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