May 25, 2010

Winter in May?

This is a picture of my backyard...not in January, but yesterday! May 24th! Can you believe we had that much snow? I just can't believe how crazy this weather is that we've been having. Global warming? Not here in Utah! :) The one bright side to yucky weather is that it makes me want to stay inside and stamp! Here is one card that I created (thanks Chris for the inspiration) to drive away the "winter" blues! I love these clear acrylic cards and the May Stamp of the Month. May is almost over so order yours before time is up! :)

May 19, 2010

More May Stamp of the Month

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our new acrylic cards! And when you match them up with our cute new Cherry-O papers and May stamp of the month you have a winning combination! This cute card was inspired by my friend Chris Green. Thanks for the card idea!

May 7, 2010

Cherish the Moment

I love the May Stamp of the Month! The adorable boxes that you can "check" for whichever occasion the card is for makes the cards you create very versatile! For example, you can create a set of cards and then when you go to use them add a brad or check mark to the appropriate sentiment. No more thinking "If only that were a wedding card instead of a birthday card!" Here is one card idea created with the Cherry-O papers! Enjoy!

May 1, 2010

You Can Create with Studio J!!

What is Studio J? Well, it is an innovative, new, easy to use online scrapbooking program from Close to My Heart! If you love to scrapbook, you will love Studio J! Love the feel of creating with paper, and yet don’t have time to create all the layouts you imagine, then Studio J is for you! The papers and products match our beautiful digital layouts so they look fabulous side-by-side in an album. Love to take digital pictures and just want to scrapbook them digitally too? Then Studio J is for you too! You will love the photo editing possibilities! Want to make duplicate copies of pages or albums and don’t have time to recreate them each the traditional way? Then Studio J is for you too! With a click you can create pages for family reunion albums, albums for several children, and gift albums with no extra time! I love it! So no matter what your scrapbooking goals are, Studio J is for you!

Seeing is believing so play with it for FREE!! Just go to or and get started! You can try it out and design layouts to your heart’s content…no charge until you print them out! Here is just few questions and answers that might help. But, if you need any assistance with Studio J, let me know at: and I’d be happy to help anytime!

Questions and Answers:

  • What is Studio J™ Design Software?
    Studio J™ is free online scrapbooking design software brought to you by Close To My Heart. Studio J helps you easily create custom-printed two-page layouts using our foundational scrapbook patterns, exclusive color palette, and themed designs all delivered in 12" × 12" custom prints ready for your albums. It’s a snap!
  • Is Studio J easy to use?
    Studio J software is extremely intuitive and easy to use. The program walks you through five steps that include:
    1. uploading your photos;
    2. choosing your desired themed kit;
    3. selecting an exclusive layout pattern;
    4. adding photos, embellishments, titles, and journaling;
    5. and purchasing custom-printed layouts ready for a cherished album.
  • I love Close To My Heart products. Will Studio J use the same great papers, patterns, colors, and embellishments?
    Of course! If you love Close To My Heart’s scrapbooking philosophy, then you will love Studio J.
  • Do I need to download any software to my computer to use Studio J?
    Not at all! You only need an Internet connection, and then you simply log in to to get started. Feel free to design to your heart’s content—you are not required to buy anything or provide any personal information to get started!
  • Can I save what I am working on and come back to it later?
    You bet! You can create a customer profile that allows you to save and return to a project in progress at a later time. Your active projects will be saved for up to 90 days, giving you plenty of time to work on them. You extend that timeline for your active projects by 90 days each time you make a purchase, and your purchased projects will remain archived for one full year after purchase.
  • Do I need a printer that can print 12" × 12" pages to use Studio J?
    No. Your Studio J layouts are not available for you to print from a home computer. In fact, we take care of the printing for you. When you purchase your designed layouts, we print and ship them quickly and directly to you using only top quality printing technology and archival-quality papers.
  • What is the price?
    You are not charged a thing until you order your custom prints. The price per printed two-page layout is $12.95. We also offer some fantastic rewards for larger orders. You can receive FREE Memory Protectors® to protect your layouts in your albums, and FREE shipping/handling based on the number of layout prints you purchase in a single order as follows:
    • For 5–9 layout purchases: You’ll receive a pack of 5 Memory Protectors FREE!
    • For 10–20 layout purchases: You’ll receive FREE shipping/handling PLUS a FREE pack of 5 Memory Protectors for every 5 layouts in your single order.