Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Studio J Album

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently completed a Studio J album- These pages can integrate right into my existing albums and with a few extra brads, some ribbon and glitter, no one will know they are printed pages! When you become a Studio J member- you get access to exclusive papers and layouts on Studio J and get HALF PRICE on all of your layouts (I saved 90$ on my album)- additionally you get free .jpg images of both the layout(low res for facebook, emailing or blogging)and each individual page (high res. if you wanted to print them on your own again later).

Here are a few layouts I created and some techniques I used:

You can pick your layout choice by selecting how many photos you want on your two page spread- but you are not limited to those choices- here is how you can expand your layout options: For these photos I only had two I wanted/could use and there is only one choice for a layout with two photos so I picked a layout that had three photos and changed one of the photo wells to a journalling spot. Photos and journalling can be switched so if you have a specific amount of photos you want on a layout maybe try looking at the options for fewer or more photos and changing them to suit your needs.

This is one of the Studio J members only paper packs and layouts! By becoming a member you have access to several exclusive papers and layouts. But thats not the cool thing about this layout- I added extra journalling spots and created the text border that runs along the top of the photos. You are not resitricted to where you put journalling or titles- just photos (but the layouts are perfectly balanced anyways). By adding extra journalling you can add cool borders and create your own background paper with text on it. If you want your journalling to have more than one font type- this is how you do that too. just add extra journalling spots and get creative!

This layout features the cute Believe paper pack from the fall/winter idea book and uses a Studio J members-only layout. I took the sewn stitches and added them to frame the white background pages and changed the one photo well to a journalling spot- also because the pictures had so much color I added a 1/16" border behind them- you can pick from a variety of cardstock colors for your photo frames and every picture can be different as you can see from the far right photo being on the lighter green to give it emphasis.

I loved the fall paper pack Dreamin' but didn't have any fall pictures to scrapbook- by changing the paper to be monotone shades that complement the paper pack I was able to create this fun family page with a variety of blues and browns. This layout is also especially fun because it has the horizontal photo well on the left side which is perfect for panoramic shots or family pictures.

I just love stickers- and the Wonderland stickers are fabulous and fun. by layering the stickers on the background paper and over the picture and then adding brads of different sizes to the center I was able to create this fun winter page- and I didn't need to buy six packs of stickers to use the same snowflake six times! also you can re-size the stickers and brads to be larger or smaller depending on your needs- something you cannot do in real life!

For any other studio J facts or tips please feel free to contact me!

Studio J is FREE to try and play with-
no purchase required until you want to purchase your layouts!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Retreat Album snapshot

Here are some sample pages for anyone doing the album at our retreat in November-

Ten things I love about you
or alternate title

Milestones- Birthday or special occasion page
can put alternate title- up to you!

Neutral- anything can go on this page!

My title is going to say "some-birdy loves you"
but this is a neutral page

Good family page or anything page-
title is your choice!

Looking forward to the retreat- Three weeks!!!!! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CTMH is on You Tube

If you love (or hate) getting stuck on you tube for hours at a time watching videos on absolutely everything- be sure to check out the awesome videos CTMH corporate office has put up! You can subscribe to their channel and watch all the video's featuring different techniques, projects and just really neat stuff. I recently completed an album in studio J (13 layouts in less than a week) and when I saw this I thought i would share how fast, simple and easy it is!

These albums make perfect gifts for grandparents because you can print two sets of the exact same thing without putting in more of your time. They are printed on high quality 12x12 paper with colors that perfectly match the patterned paper and cardstock CTMH offers. watch the blog next week for some of the layouts I created using studio J and some tips and techniques I learned along the way!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Consultant Kit Promotion

Check out for details or to take advantage of the fabulous deal today!

See the new consultant kit (worth over $300) above or in detail on page 4 of the fall/winter idea book (click the link on your right---->) and all three add-on kits are on page 5!

Here are two of the three add-on kit choices you could get FREE by signing up in October! (left: Studio J Membership for a year, Right: Elemental Add-on Collection)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Our Calendar

Hey Guys- I've figured out how to link my CTMH calender to you via Google! (what a wonderful thing!) Now you can stay up to date on what we have going on:


Saturday, October 1, 2011


Fall is so beautiful - the kids are back in school, the colors are changing, the air is crisper, we get to wear new warmer clothes, and the lighting is just perfect for taking beautiful fall pictures.

This month's workshop Dreamin' features soft browns, warm oranges, and crisp blues with just a touch of sparkle to bring all of your fall pictures to life. Our new bronze glitz glitter gel adds just the perfect touch of sparkle to your layouts to bring them to life and highlight your fall memories.

The Dreamin' workshop kit features the beautiful level two paper pack with two bonus pieces of cardstock, an exclusive C-sized stamp set, an instruction book with color photos and easy to follow steps, designer shimmer brads and bronze glitz glitter gel. The additional layout features artwork from Magic! and perfectly pairs with the first layout in color and harmony.

Join us October 5 or13 at 7pm to complete this workshop!
To sign up or for more details phone 403-938-7498 or email

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stamp Of The Month

You may or may not know but... there have been some exciting changes to the stamp of the month program! Now you are eligible to get the stamp of the month for just $5.50 when you reach $55.00 in product order (before shipping and taxes). This makes it easier for everyone to get the wonderful D-sized feature stamp each month!

Each stamp of the month stamp set now features a quick product guide with instructions and product lists to make everything seen in the picture above (or on page 140 of the idea book). The September Stamp of the month is available until September 30 only- so visit our website or call us today to get yours!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Technique Class

Technique Class will resume Tuesday September 27 at 7pm
and will run every third Tuesday!

For $5.00 you will learn the technique, make a sample of the technique for your instruction and reference and then build a card using the technique! I will also have a sample layout displayed featuring the technique we are learning to show you how to use it in your scrapbooking and card-making.

September 27th Technique is:
Spray Pens and Glitter:
Using your re-inkers for more than just making our stamp pads wet!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Typeset Workshop-

Join us September 22 at 7 pm for this workshop!

Typeset Workshop uses the NEW CRICUT Art Philosophy cartridge which is so easy to use with our new cardstock weight patterned papers and coordinating stamp sets that fit perfectly every time! This workshop also features the new milepost corrugated shapes, pearl paint and my new favorite edge distressing technique: re-inker's!

The workshop kit is $33.50 plus shipping and tax and includes a level two paper pack with two bonus sheets of neutral cardstock, an exclusive C-sized stamp set, the NEW milepost shapes, pearl paint and a workshop guide with step by step detailed instructions for completing the featured layout.

Additionally there is a second layout as seen on page 19 of the IDEA BOOK that we will complete at the workshop using the same kit. This fun layout uses one of Jeanette's patterns found in her latest how-to book: Magic!