Now’s the Time to Try Studio J!

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November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!

1) Throughout the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail!

2)  Your second chance to win big must come by sheer luck: every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.

3)  If luck doesn’t smile on you in that way, you might stumble upon it by finding a little extra something in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.

4)   Simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

5)  And there is one last way to win: take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

How awesome is this!?!  Start creating your layouts now… it’s free to play around with the program and create things.  Make them now and order them in November.  Don’t pass up this great deal and chance to win prizes!  Start making you layouts by clicking here!

Want to make this deal even better?  Make it a party.  With only $150 in orders you can get $25 in free product.  So make 30 layouts and get $25 to spend to bling them out or get more layouts for free.  Want to host an online party with friends or just use your own orders as a party?  Contact me!

Studio J layouts don’t have to be used just for scrapbooking!  Here are some examples of other things you could do with them:

1)  Use the small copy to make a Base and Bling Necklace

2)  Make your Christmas Cards

3) Wedding Announcements

4) Make a calendar and make multiple copies quick!  Check out a fellow consultants blog to see how she did it!

5)  Print out great quality pictures… you can use the No Limits layout to put as many pics on a 12 x 12 space as you want.  Did you know that you can fit 4- 5×7 pics on a 12 x 12 page?  That works out to $0.63 a pic!  That saves you $0.16 a pic over snapfish.

The list goes on and on for all the creative ideas.  Remember to like my page on Facebook because I’ll be posting various ideas throughout the next few weeks.

So get to it and start creating today!

Saying Goodbye to Summer

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The end of summer is always busy for us because our daughter and many of her friends have birthdays.  With those birthdays come lot’s of birthday parties.  Which are tons of fun but keep this bee super busy!  Here’s a little something that we wrapped up our summer with.  Our friends had a pool party for their son and another friend’s son.  I asked to contribute decorations and favors as my present; which they wanted to keep simple.  So here is a shadow box I made featuring one of the birthday boys.  I used the Artbooking cartridge and it was so fun, quick, and simple to make.  If you’re not familiar with our Artbooking Cartridge it is awesome and geared toward making layouts.  It’s all coordinated so you set your dial to 11″ and everything cuts to the proper size.  I used our Seaside Collection and some coordinating cardstock.  The blue background page is really neat because it looks like a wall you would see at the beach.  I also used the Seaside Assortment to add some bling without making it girly.  These things are awesome!  They would be great on favors or any other sort of decorations.

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I also used our Art Philosphy cartridge to make these banners.  Then I used the Seaside Complements to decorate the spaces.  Great way to decorate but keep everything simple! photo leightonbanner.jpgIn all my excitement I forgot to get a picture or the favors.  They turned out really awesome! made pillowcase boxes and put kinetic sand in them to keep with the beach theme.  I used the Treasured Memories stamp to label a buckle piece cut on White Daisy cardstock and put a zip strip through it.  The kids loved the sand and I was happy with how everything turned out.  So for now we say goodbye to summer and get ready to celebrate over the next 4 months!