Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

I wish you and your families good health and good fortune for the New Year!

Studio J layouts

Are you aware that Close To My Heart has Digital Scrapbooking program called Studio J that allows you to create beautiful layouts?  The beauty of Studio J is there is nothing to install on your computer and it is free to play and design.  You only pay when you are satisfied with your layout and checkout.  Click on the Studio J button above if you want to try it out.

 I will be glad to show you how easy it is to upload your photos, create your layouts, and add journaling and embellishments.  I had some Studio J credits that I needed to use by the end of 2013 and I was able to whip these up very quickly.

Click on a layout below for a larger image.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Welcome to the Joyful Stars blog hop for December!

I hope all your Christmas plans are falling into place!  Here are a few gift tags that I have been working on.

This first tag is cut with the Artist Cartridge at 4 inches from our Sparkle and Shine paper.  The scalloped oval is cut at 2.5 inches.  The Gingerbread man stamp is from D1557 Candyland Holiday.  It was stamped with Colonial White pigment ink and topped with Prisma Glitter.  A strip of red Glimmer Trim Z1848 is used across the bottom (A great way to easily add glitter!).

Please hop over to Betty's blog next to see what she is up to.  If you missed any of the links I have them listed below.

Joyce Houck          Joyce-joyfulcreations.blogspot.com
Nickie Hoffer         nickiehoffer.blogspot.com
Krista Hershberger   Kristascraftycorner.blogspot.com
Stephanie Huber      lavendersagedesigns.blogspot.com
Helen Gullett            byheleng.wordpress.com
Cindy Leek                savingmemorieswithcindy.com
Elizabeth Mindemann   ejoym.blogspot.com
Nancy Brown            creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com
Lori Meadows           CraftyMeadows.blogspot.com
Betty Locco             scrapbookgirl2.blogspot.com