Sunday, April 25, 2010

INTRODUCING..... (drum roll please....)

Do you have your calendar handy? How about a red pen? No? Well, I'll wait a minute while you grab one. Got them? I hope so because this is a RED LETTER in Letter "J." ….Studio J that is!

I am here to announce (horns and trumpets please) the customer release date of Close To My Heart's AMAZING new digital scrapbooking program, Studio J. The layouts you see here were some I made! Trust me, you're going to LOVE this!

Our tagline is: Real life. Real scrapbooks. Real time. If I can do it and LOVE it, you can too!!
You are going to want to carefully read this whole post. It will be worth every juicy little tidbit!
To answer a few commonly asked questions:

Q: When is the release date?
A: TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010. 9 AM CST. Just go to my website (http:// and there will be a tab added that day for Studio J. Click there and you can begin playing...for FREE! You pay NOTHING unless you order some layouts. Putting them together is TOTALLY FREE! I love free! In the meantime, if you haven't watched the Studio J introductory video yet, click here to do it!

Q: I LOVE traditional scrapbooking. Will Studio J take away from that?
A: Absolutely NOT! There is room for both in your life. I am living proof. I love them both for totally different reasons. I love the artistic feel of hands on paper and embellishments. I love the speed and ease and professional look of Studio J. Plus, you can always order Studio layouts and then add a few 'lumpy bumpy embellishments' of your own once they come if you have a serious need to do the tactile thing.

Q: I am not a traditional kind of scrapbooker. I have been scrapbooking digitally for years. Is Studio J something that I will like?
A: No doubt about it! I have looked at and tried several different digital offerings out there, and in my opinion, NOTHING can compete with Studio J in quality, concept, cost or beauty!

Q: So seriously, how much does it cost?
A: There is NO COST to use the program. You have no software or hardware to purchase or download. Unless you make a layout (defined as a two page 12 x 12 layout) and decide to purchase it, there is absolutely no cost. Once you decide to purchase, each 2 page layout is introductory priced at $12.95. That is WAY below the industry average! And, if you purchase 5-9 two-page layouts at a time, CTMH will throw in 5 free page protectors. 10 or more and you get FREE SHIPPING, as well as a package of 5 page protectors for every 5 layouts in the order. Cool beans! Once ordered, Close To My Heart prints your layouts on high quality photo paper (I wish you could see the quality of my photographed layouts above in person) and sends them to you. Mine arrived within days of when I ordered them.

Q: What if I make a layout and want to save it and purchase it with a group of layouts at a later date?
A: No worries! That is actually the smart way to do it anyway. CTMH will save your projects for 90 days. And, every time you make a purchase your 90 days start over. So, say you make several layouts and then purchase them on day 80. Your 9o day clock starts over. They are saved again. Totally awesome! On top of all of that, CTMH even emails you periodically to remind you where your project clock is.

Q: In a nutshell, how does this "Studio J" thing work?
A: In a nutshell, these are the steps to creating an amazing 2 page layout:
• upload some of your favorite photos
• choose from one of the 54 awesome kits (including most of your favorites from our Idea Books plus some that are exclusive to Studio J).
• choose a layout pattern. There are MANY to choose from. They are like the patterns you'll find in our wonderful "how to" books like Cherish, Imagine, Reflections. The possibilities are endless because all the patterns you can choose from can be rotated 3 ways and flip flopped.
• now personalize! You get to drop your photos in, add text, choose cardstock and background and texture papers from the kit, add accessories (just about every accessory item you can imagine!), distressing, titling, MyStickease, and so much more.
• save and/or buy your layout(s).
Q: If I'm not the techiest of techies, or even techie at all, will I be able to do this?
A: YES! This program is great for techies and non-techies alike. The program is VERY intuitive. And if you need help, there is a user guide you can refer to quickly and easy!!

I am SOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED about this program. I know you are going to love it. So, take that red pen I made you run and get and mark Tuesday, April 27 at 9 am CST on the calendar I made you run and get. You won't want to miss it!
If you have any questions, I am MORE than happy to answer them. Email me at

Here are a few more layouts of my darling grandchildren, all designed and created using STUDIO J

If you have lots of friends who love digital, you might even want to consider signing up to be a Close To My Heart Consultant with your own website so that you can make money (cha-ching) while they fall in love with Studio J! You can do that right now while you are waiting for Tuesday. Just click here, then on "Your Opportunities" and then follow the prompts. You can become a Close To My Heart Consultant for as little as $99!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

SPRING FLING ...Just a reminder

HAPPY SPRING!! Don't you just LOVE it!! SUMMER is just around the corner and our new SUMMER IDEA BOOK is filled to the brim with pages and pages of GoRgEoUs new papers and FaBuLoUs new Embellishments!! You will just love them all. Great for ANY paper crafting project you might have, from recipes, to travel, to summer fun to amusement parks. You can HAVE YOUR OWN FREE COPY! Just stop by my SpRiNg FliNg Open house any time Friday evening (April 23rd 6:00 - 10:00 pm) or anytime Saturday morning (April 24th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm) and pick up yours!! It is filled with fantastic ideas for you to re-create too!!

If you signed up for a project, they will be waiting for you. If not, no worries, I have cut a few extra of some of the projects, and everyone can make a cute little summer tag! It will be great for a gift tag, to put on the front of a card, or as an embellishment for a scrapbook layout. Come make yours this weekend.

See you soon!! Bring your friends. Everyone gets to enter the doorprize drawing!!
You could win some fun new summer products just for dropping in!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

MIRACLE - National Scrapbooking Month

Get ready for National Scrapbooking month with our exclusive 'MIRACLE' Scrapbooking kit designed for National Scrapbooking month (The month of May) Visit my website and find out how you can get your very own. Get it today, while supplies last, so you will be ready to make this fantastice project for your favorite scrapbook. Let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, April 12, 2010

ITS MY BIRTHDAY.... and....

YOU GET THE GIFT! Thats right, I am giving you a gift on my birthday! All you have to do is PLACE an ORDER (minimum $25) from me TOMORROW, April 13th! You can place the order online, or email me your order. Either way. Once you place your order, a fun NEW product will be ordered for you from the NEW upcoming idea book! You will receive a gift from ME in the mail Dont delay...this offer is only good TUESDAY APRIL 13th, on my birthday.


Friday, April 2, 2010

CIRCLE THE DATE - Friday April 23rd 6pm-10pm or Sat April 24th 9am-1pm

READY for some SPRING FUN!!!
Need some New Ideas???
Need a graduation or Mothers Day Gift???
Come to the SPRING FLING....
....Read all about it!!


Come join me and bring your friends! It's a SPRING FLING! There are projects to make, new product to see, and you can pick up your very own FREE COPY of the brand new SUMMER IDEA BOOK!! It is filled to the brim with wonderful fabulous, spectacular new products for ALL your paper crafting! Here are a few of the projects. RSVP by April 15th so I can get supplies ordered!! Just email me at for details and to get yours ordered.