Archive for September 22nd, 2012

Miranda – 18 months

I’m working on a book for Miranda today and came across this photo that I just had to share.  She is 18 months here.  She stood there and posed so perfectly.  Of course, that was the best one of the bunch.  She was running around and up and down two seconds after that!  I will admit it was lucky that I had the camera ready and just snapped it without thinking twice.  I certainly couldn’t have gotten her to put her hands behind her back like that if I tried; I wouldn’t have even thought of it!

Love Your Layout – September 2012

Use Close to My Heart’s online scrapbooking software, Studio J®, to create a beautiful layout in just minutes by watching this month’s Love Your Layout video. You’ll learn creative techniques, including how to create a journaling box with a photo background. Watch the video here and then log in to Studio J to try it yourself!

Artiste Blog Hop – Halloween

Welcome to our September ARTISTE Blog Hop!  Each month we are showcasing the amazing, exclusive ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be purchased on my Close to My Heart website.

We don’t want to scare you but Halloween is a little over a month away and we know you have to be thinking about what YOU are going to create for this spooky holiday! We decided to show you all the creative projects you can make using our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge. You will be hopping along our haunted trail of creativity – you never know what you will see next!

If you are coming from Julia Hammond – You Can Create, you are on the right track.  If this is your first stop, you can go to the beginning at Lucy’s blog.

Also, to help you get ready to start making your own Halloween projects Lucy has some blog candy for you! She is giving away a Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements pack!  That’s two (2) sheets of Printed Dimensional Elements that you can use to create your own Halloween project! There is a picture of the blog candy on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on everyone’s blog AND become a follower of Lucy’s blog.  (If you are already a follower, just let her know in your comment.)

Here’s my project:

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Spellbound Papers and stamp setArtiste Cricut Cartridge, and Black Tulle Ribbon.

I don’t have much for Halloween pages and the ones I do are not usually in the traditional orange and black holiday colors so I have made another treat bag.  I used the 3D object on page 33 of the instruction booklet.  You can go to this post to see a Halloween pillow box I made that will also be great for treats.

The next stop on the haunted trail is Pam Stewart - I Candy Scraps.

Here’s the entire blog hop lineup in case you get spooked along the way:

Thanks for stopping by for some Halloween fun — hope we didn’t scare the creativity out of you! Muah-ha-ha!