July 27, 2011

Big News!!!

Guess what!?! Close to My Heart is teaming up with Cricut to come out with an exclusive cartridge that is going to WOW you! Check it out! I'm so very, very excited!

July 16, 2011

Celebrating America!

Check out this fun layout with a patriotic flare. Just grab your Fanfare paper packet, July stamp of the month called "American Celebration", and your Magic book and you can create this too!

These pictures were taken when we hiked up to Stewart Falls in Utah with some extended family. See the focal point photo...that is a glacier that they are standing on! Yup! At least 6 feet of packed snow and ice in the middle of the summer! Who would have imagined? Good thing we got a picture to scrapbook. :)

Happy summer!

July 11, 2011

Sweet Treats Anyone?

Looking for a cute party favor? Or a fun treat for a friend? Then check out these adorable Hershey Nugget Purses. They are so cute and easy!


  • Cardstock, paper and ribbon as desired
  • Brads
  • Hershey Nugget chocolates of course!


Start with a 3x6 piece of cardstock. Follow the pattern below and score on the lines, cutting on the solid lines. Cut off the two shaded 1” x ½” side pieces at the top to make the flap. Then decorate! Glue the sides together as you fold it and put it together. I like to add a brad to the middle front to hold the top flap down when it is closed. Add a “handle” made of ribbon and you are done. Each purse holds 2 Hershey Nuggets. So cute and super easy!

July 7, 2011

New York, New York!

This New York layout is so fun and easy to create in Studio J! One of the cool techniques on this page is the photo divided up in to four squares on the right page. To replicate this look, select photo with a single subject and quite a bit of background space. Drop the same photo into each of the four wells. Scale the photos up to at least 200%, using the same percentage on each. Then arrange the photos to appear as a single photo by scooting each photo over so that only one corner is visible. Presto! It looks like one photo! Love, love, love this technique!