Archive for March, 2012

April 2012 Stamp of the Month

The Close to My Heart April Stamp of the Month is You Are…   This versatile set can be used for any project!  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5!  Available April 1-30, 2012.

New Enhancements to Studio J

If you are a regular Studio J user, you may have noticed some recent improvements.  The most exciting changes give you the ability to:

  • Move, crop, resize, and rotate the pre-placed toggle accents
  • Send backward and bring forward using new buttons on the toolbar
  • Select multiple items and send backward or bring forward as a group
  • Add distressing directly to photos

These new improvements make the Studio J creative process even easier and quicker than it was before.  Log in to Studio J to try out the new functionality!

American Girl Layout


I think this is my final quick layout and I’m going to have to do a bit more work on future projects.  The picture is of my daughters with their American Girl dolls after they put on a fashion show.  The paper is from the same stack I’ve been using lately with a Michael’s rhinestone flourish, stash ribbon, a bigger brad (Basic Grey?), Studio 18 rhinestones, and Technique Tuesday Technique Tiles Scalloped Baseboards added for embellishing.  Notice that I used a cutting knife to cut the details surrounding the photo mat and tucked my photo underneath.

So Happy (Easter) Layout


Here’s another layout I pulled out that just needed photos added.  Who knows why it has taken so long because I love the paper.  It’s from an old CTMH Workshop Kit.  Instead of a circle photo on the first page in the flower, I rounded the corner of all my photos and added the date in the space of the flower.

Adore Layout


I pulled this out of my almost-finished layouts pile and added the Kaiser rhinestone title and the Best Occasions rhinestones in the corner.