Saturday, July 25, 2015

Taming the Scrap Paper Scrap Stash -- Update!

While going through my stash, and organizing it into the 10 separate drawers of my rolling cart, my Cricut Expression arrived!  Yippee!  Since it recommends using less expensive papers while learning to operate, I thought -- great idea for some of my larger paper scraps!  I made great little labels to identify my newly organized stash of scrapbook paper pieces. My paper name tags are just taped on at this time.  I'm thrilled with the results.  I was able to learn (still more to learn -- always more to learn in every aspect of life!) how to operate my Cricut (basics!), use some fun scraps, and enjoy the end results of sorting through my papers!  

How are your crafty creations coming along?  Using up your scrap stash?  

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Studio J Flash Sale            "Studio J"
Do you love to use your computer for scrapbooking?  Close to My Heart's Studio J helps you do just that! Now is the time to log in to Studio J by going to and clicking on Studio J to order all your layouts and photos! From now until July 31, 2015, 5:00 pm MDT (16 July 2015, 1:00 am AEST to 1 August 2015, 9:00 am AEST), all layouts in Studio J are only $5 USD/$5.95 CAD/$7.50 AUD/$8.25 NZD each!  Have fun!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Piles of Scraps!

Wow!  Once in a while we need to step back from the creative process and sort through the piles of scraps that have accumulated.  LOL!  Where did they all come from!  Where to begin?

I decided to put on some fun music to keep me motivated and put all the scraps I had stashed here and there together.  Looking at the piles, I decided that my new 10-drawer rolling cart, which my wonderful husband bought me when I started my business, was ready to see its new purpose.

With sticky notes to temporarily identify the drawers, it was time to begin!  Some pieces were tossed, but the vast majority were kept and divided accordingly--Solid, Patterned, Muted, Textured, Sticky-Backed, Border Strips, Fabric/Felted, Photo, Bling, and Mulberry.

Now I am making "drawer-plates" to identify the contents of each drawer, using scraps, of course! I'll show you these later.  :-)  I think we will start a "Make it From Your Scraps!" challenge and share our creations with one another.

Sorting through the paper pieces was a trip down memory lane!  From pieces that formed scrapbook pages of family outings, visits, birthdays, new babies to dearly departed, hand crafted cards, home decor, etc., the papers all reminded me of the blessings God has bestowed upon me.

Have a wonderful day!  Thank you for visiting!

Friday, July 3, 2015

July "Life is Wonderful" CTMH Stamp Deal 

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 USD! Both Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions are found at  That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD! 

The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer. Below you'll see how the stamps were used in both a layout and card.  I love when stamps, which can be used over and over again, can be used for different papercrafting projects.  

Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 USD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 USD of any current, retail priced stamps. 

Both of these stamp offers are only available during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!  

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