Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More Studio J

I think I am addicted!  I still totally love my paper and stickers and in fact have been plugging away on our Italy photos (over 50 pages created so far!)  but Studio J is so fast and easy - and neat.  When I create a layout on the computer I don't have scraps and sticky stuff all over.

I am trying to mix it up, so my finished scrapbooks won't be just digital or traditional but a mix - that's a great thing about Studio J - the layouts are a 12x12 size that fit in our page protectors alongside traditional layouts. 

Here's a few of my favorites from my latest order.

To get started on your own layouts hop over here:  Studio J  Let me know if you have any questions or need help.  I'd love to show you how fast and easy it can be to scrapbook all your precious photos!

Monday, October 4, 2010

My first Studio J order

Well I finally ordered some Studio J layouts.  It has been around for a while now and I have created quite a few but never finalized an order until yesterday.  Now I can't wait to get them!  I was motivated to order because my Studio J membership began September 8 and the membership includes free shipping on one order per month AND half-price layouts (now $6.50 for 2 pages) AND FREE page protectors. 

This layout is from April 2009 and our trip to Chicago for break.

Another layout from Chicago trip April 2009 - the Field Museum

Gotta' love teenagers!  Warped Tour July 2009 in Detroit

Oddly enough we rarely go to Detroit but we were back in September for a Tiger's Game with friends.  I did look up the score of the game and plan to add it in with stamps or number stickers.  I could have added as text but I wanted to make sure it was lined up so I though it would be easier to add later.

My sister-in-law and her friend were naturalized last year!

Chicago again - we do travel there quite a bit and will more now that Haley is at Columbia!  I plan to add a heart sticker or stamped heart image in the title.  Unfortunately this kit does not include a heart sticker image, but it will be no problem to add later.

I ordered 4 others and will get those loaded as soon as I can.  There is no cost to try Studio J and if you are happy with what you create you can order your layouts.  If you create quite a few check out the great savings you get with a membership.  The regular retail price of a 2 page 12x12 layout is $12.95.  With a $99 annual membership or $30 -  3 month membership, your layout cost is $6.50.  You will qualify for free shipping on up to 20 layouts for one order per month - and that order will come with free page protectors.  You will also receive an email with a link to download jpegs of your layouts (like you see here).  There is a file with both pages together and then two other high resolution files of each page WITHOUT the Studio J "advertising" around it so you can reprint at home or another site - although our price is very competitive with 12x12 printing at Costco!  Also the process used to print Studio J layouts is a very high quality designed to last 100 years! 

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Fall Product Blog Hop!

Hi I am so excited to be participating in the Close to my Heart Consultant new product blog stop.  I am the stop after Lori.  If you want to see a full list of participants visit:
Erin's blog at http://tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com/

I always LOOOOOVE getting the new catalogs from Close to my Heart. Once again the new catalog is full of beautiful papers and wonderful stamp sets.  It is available both on-line and in print on September 1.

This layout is created from Mistletoe paper, Snowy Days stamp set and a pattern from Jeanette Lynton's newest how-to book "Magic." 

From here it is onto Nancy's blog at:
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Art and Soul Episode - Eclectic Elegance

Be sure to tun into the latest CTMH episode for FREE ideas and instructions.  This episode gives some good design tips for working with embellishments and instructions to create darling ribbon rosettes.

I have been using the Passages paper for my photos from Italy and am also going to make some pages for my mom's upcoming trip to Ireland - so I was excited to see another beautiful layout featuring these papers.

Here's the link to the episode: CTMH TV

I will work on sharing the pages I have created soon!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Celebrate National Stamping Month with a Triple Play!

Beginning August 15 through September 30 (while supplies last) this adorable kit of 3 mini-albums can be yours!  It includes an exclusive C size stamp set "Love This", special die cuts to match the stamp images, 4 mini ink pads (hollyhock, desert sand, indian corn blue and sunset) and preprinted, scored papers for the mini books as well as ribbon to hold it all together!

I filled the mini blue book with photos from a day at the beach and the hollyhock album with photos from our trip to Rome earlier this summer.

To get your own Triple Play kit shop my website at http://amyc.myctmh.com/  or contact me to schedule a gathering.  You can:

1) Purchase the kit outright for $29.95

2) Place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $15

3) Place a minimum order of $40 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $5

The Triple Play offer is good on Gathering, Individual, and EZ Invite® orders.  The kit is available while supplies last.

For Hostesses:

Dates: August 15–September 30, 2010

If you host a qualifying Home Gathering with minimum sales of $300 you will receive a Triple Play mini album kit FREE!  You can do an in person gathering or on-line gathering with EZ Invite.

For New Consultants:

Dates: September 1–September 30, 2010

Join my team during the month of September and you will receive the Triple Play mini album kit FREE as part of your New Consultant Kit. No additional tax or shipping/handling will be charged.

The featured colors are Hollyhock, Indian Corn Blue and one of our new colors - Sunset.  I created mini albums with the Hollyhock and Blue sets and then used the Sunset set to create a folder with 6 mini cards (I added some Desert Sand and Colonial White cardstock for card bases).    I used some mini scraps to create even more cards with the upcoming November 2010 Stamp of the Month: A Little Thanks.

For more information see the flyer here:  Flyer

Monday, August 2, 2010

On sale for $2, $4 or $6 for 8 days only...

WOW!  If you love CTMH paper and stickers you won't want to miss this sale.  Beginning August 4 through August 11, you can purchase a selection of retiring CTMH level one and level two paper packets and stickease.  At these prices you will want to stock up on your favorites and get caught up on your summer, Christmas or any occasion scrapbooking.  Or get a jump start on Christmas card making with the Aspen, Evensong and Everlasting papers.

Visit my website:  Amy's site on August 4 beginning at 11 am EST to take advantage of this great sale. Sale is while supplies last so don't delay. To plan your purchases check out the list here:  2 4 6 8 Sale List

If you have not previously ordered from myctmh site, you may want to create an account to speed up the process.  We do expect big demand for this sale!

Friday, July 30, 2010

CTMH Retiring List

There are a lot of changes in store at Close to my Heart.  At Convention earlier this month, it was announced that beginning in February 2011, there will be just TWO Idea Books per year - Spring/Summer valid from February - July and Autumn/Winter which covers August through January.  

With the size of this Retired List, I am expecting many new things in the 2011 catalogs!  In the meantime, if you don't want to miss out on many of our wondeful paper packs and embellishments, including all of those just released in the Summer 2010 catalog, be sure to order soon, because these retiring products are only available while supplies last. 
Click this link to view a pdf version of the retired list:  CTMH Retired List 2010

You can shop online 24/7 at my website:  My CTMH Site  or give me a call at 616-350-0309 or email me at fourcallaways@yahoo.com to place your order.

Watch for exciting news about a sale beginning August 4 that will last for 8 days (while supplies last).  I will post the sale list on Monday August 2.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Last week for July SOTM

July 31 is your last day to purchase or qualify to earn free this adorable set of hedgehogs and happy greetings!  Check out myctmh.com site for more details.

Monday, April 12, 2010

National Scrapbook Month Special!

Coming soon - this beautiful scrapbook kit that includes 2 sheets of patterned paper, 5 sheets or cardstock, "Irresistibles" die cuts, stickease, white daisy mini-medleys, flip-flaps and a full color brochure detailing how to create two beautiful layouts.   The papers are beautiful and the die cuts are so cool - they are embossed with a design and can be inked to create any color you wish!  Visit my website beginning Thursday April 15, 2010 to get your "Miracle"  The kit can be purchased for $19.95 on its own, or for only $5.00 when you order $60.00 in any ctmh product.  If you host a gathering of at least $300 between April 15 and May 31, you will receive a kit FREE!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

Join Close to my Heart and Operation Smile in helping relief efforts in Haiti.  During the month of February when you purchase one package of our beautiful textured cardstock, you will receive a second package FREE!  And $2.00 from each purchase will be donated to Operation Smile to assist their relief efforts in Haiti.  Visit my website:

While $2.00 doesn't seem like much money for us Americans, in Haiti $2.00 goes a long way. 

  • Collapsible water containers ($2 per container): Each container holds 10 liters amount of water and is especially useful for kids carrying water for long distances to ensure that all their water doesn't spill en route from their water supply. It is also very useful for storing clean, safe water for everyday use.
  • Water purification tablets (60 cents for 50 tablets): Each tablet is able to turn 4-5 liters of dirty water into water suitable for drinking. Every day, 4,000 children worldwide die because they do not have access to clean water, according to UNICEF.
  • High energy/protein biscuits ($1 per pack): These contain minerals and vitamins and have been developed for malnourished children during emergencies. 
  •  Oral rehydration salts (7 cents for one package): This solution, containing sugar and salt, treats children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhea. Approximately 3,500 children die each day from dehydration caused by acute diarrhea, according to UNICE
Every purchase of a Close to my Heart My Acrylix stamp set benefits Operation Smile, which works year-round to benefit children in developing countries. International Medical Missions: Operation Smile coordinates more than 30 medical mission sties in 25 countries annually. Last year, medical volunteers provided free surgeries for 9,221 children through international and local in-country medical missions. To learn more visit http://www.operationsmile.org/



Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I love brads - they are so quick and easy.  In fact I had to add some to these dimensional elements.  They are not included in the Workshop on the Go guide, but I like the extra color they add!

For more art with Caboodle and other new CTMH papers, visit my website at http://amyc.myctmh.com/

For more information on National Papercrafting Month and chance to win the Felicity pack be sure to visit the blog at:  http://nationalpapercraftingmonth.blogspot.com/

(There's also a handy dandy little button on the side of my blog!)