Tuesday, May 31, 2011

STUDIO J - Boot Camp Challenge #4

Welcome Back from your long weekend. Did you make some memories? Are you ready to preserve those memories quick and easy. Here is todays challenge. Read the details, print them off, and go hop on to Studio J and see what you come up with!!

Beautiful You #1
Beautiful You Layout:
Photos: 1 vertical, 1 horizontal, 3 square
Kit: Sweetheart
Pattern: Imagine: Up the Tempo
Kit Mix #3

• Quick 30 minute layout
• Border using My Stickease Frame
• Changing paper intensity
• Using text block to add pattern paper
• Add classic embellishments

You will have a couple of options with this as you play with your layout. You can use the instructions as below and follow exactly, or you can change the color of your paper as I have done to match better with the color of the photos. For example, you could use Tulip in this layout to bring out the red hues. The choice is yours. Remember, when you click on the color pallet, the choice colors are across the top. These are recommended and will match the layout perfectly. These layouts might seem a bit complex, but I wanted to TEACH you some fun things. You can ALWAYS customize them, as you wish, and if you want an easier version, just leave the toggles as they are when you open up the page and color them. That makes a beautiful layout very easy!!

Putting the layout together
1. Drop photos in wells.
2. Change the color of polka dot B&T to Black, adjusting intensity to 30%.
3. Change Cotton Candy cardstock to Grey Wool.
4. Change journaling well on right page to White Daisy background. Note: even though the words “add journaling” appear onscreen, they will not print or be visible in the final JPG file. However, to make the message disappear permanently, simply type a single space.
5. Add 1/16” mat in White Daisy to all photos.
6. Delete three title wells on left page.

Finishing touches:
1. Turn off toggle accents.(just click to off)
2. Go over to the left hand side of the page. Click on MY STICKEASE,. Then choose FRAMES Add My Stickease swirl frame (Frames) at 100% behind photo mat and across page, cropping as desired to create a border. (to hide the sections of the frame you dont want shown on the page, just click on the entire frame, and then right click. Then choose the option 'send to back' All the parts you dont want seen will go behind the cardstock.
3. Add the following My Stickease images to right page, rotating, cropping, and resizing as desired.
a. Flower (Large Accents) at 125%
b. large flourish (Large Accents) at 70%
4. Create title as follows:
a. “YOUR CHOICE OF WORDS” in 172 pt. Fancy Folk font, no background, White Daisy text
b. “YOUR CHOICE OF WORDS” in 75 pt. Handmade font, no background, White Daisy font
6. Create word accents using multiple text areas in 40 pt., Handmade font, no background, Cotton Candy text, aligned to right.
8. attach , sparkles, and ribbon as desired.

Check back on Thursday for your NEW layout!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Why should you join my team and Close to My Heart.....

Have you ever thought about joining Close to my heart and had some questions about it all? I am sure this post will answer your questions and you will want to take advantage of our HALF PRICE event good only one more day!!!

How much does a New Consultant Kit cost?
The regular price is $129 (plus tax and shipping) but if you sign up before May 31st, you get it at 1/2 price for only $64.50! That is a deal that only comes around once!! You wont want to miss out.

What comes in the New Consultant Kit?
You get a choice of 3 different “Choose Me” Options Plus if you sign up in May, you also get the You & Me Scrapbooking Kit for FREE! (That's a value of over $300 depending on which options you choose!)

Is there a catch?
Nope.... you receive a bunch of wonderful products at a great price. You have the opportunity to build a business if you choose, but you can also
be a 'customer consultant' and just get the discount for yourself.

What if I don’t want to build a business but I just want to get the discount for myself on future orders?
That’s terrific! A majority of Consultants are Hobbyists or Personal Use Consultants and do not do parties or hold classes or workshops. You are welcome to simply enjoy the discount on your own orders.

Can you explain the discount?
Active Consultants enjoy the current discount of 22%-34% depending on their sales for the month. In October the compensation plan will change...for the better!!! What could be better than discounts AND free product??? You will love it!

What would my sales requirements be?
The sales requirement is $300 retail per quarter (before your discount) to stay a full Consultant.

What if I don’t place $300 in a quarter or place none at all?
Once you sign up, you have a full quarter to make your sales minimum which means that you have until the end of September to enjoy the full discount. At that time, if you don't $300 in orders, you will drop to Jr Consultant status on October 1st. As a Junior Consultant your discount drops to 10% but you only need to have $100 in orders per quarter. If you do not have $100 in that quarter, you simply drop and are no longer a Consultant. But if you happen to have $300 as a Junior, you automatically jump back up to full status!

How long will I be a Consultant if I order the kit and then do nothing?
You will be active until September 30th. Then you will drop to Junior on October 1st . Then as of January 1st, you will no longer be considered a Consultant. But our new catalog comes out in August (July for Consultants) and I can tell you, because I have some inside information (wink, wink) that you will be VERY excited that you are a Consultant and are able to order the new products at a discount. So chances are you will not drop! LOL!

Do I need to give the Kit back if I drop?
Nope. Everything is yours to keep! No strings attached.

Are you required to maintain an inventory?
Nope. There are so many different products that CTMH actually suggests that you do not maintain an inventory. You can place an order for 1 item or 1000 items, so there is really no need to keep an inventory.

Does the company offer Hostess gifts? If so, who pays for them?
Yes! CTMH pays for the hostess rewards. And as a Consultant, you are welcome to be your own Hostess and earn more free goodies!

Does CTMH offer any training or events?
Ummm....a great big YES! There are so many different training options available including an entire Online Training Academy where you can take free online creative, business, and personal development classes. You can even earn your CTMH Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees! There is an entire listening library of recorded conference calls, bulletin boards for artwork, business, templates, Studio J, Swaps, Mentoring, and more. They have pre-designed projects and workshops for us to use. There are annual events such as Leadershare and Convention. There is even an 800# that you can call if you have questions. And a ton more! You will never be without help.

How do you sign up?
You can sign up at my website here. It will only take you about 5 minutes. The hardest part will be choosing which bundled products you want in your kit!

How long will it take to receive my kit?
They have been shipping them out very quickly.

Can I contact you if I have questions after I sign up?
Absolutely!! I am available to my team via phone, email, and Facebook, I am more than happy to help you get started building a business, or just encourage you if you would simply like to be a Personal Use Consultant .

Whatever your reason for signing up, there really is no risk! You have nothing to lose! Plus at 50% off and the fact that you get the free You & Me Kit this month, this is the best time to do it! But hurry, you only have one more day to take advantage of this amazing deal! Deal ends May 31st

Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. I’d be more than happy to chat with you.

Or if you are ready to sign up now, you can find the online application here Click on Opportunity

(shared by a fellow consultant, Lisa S. thanks Lisa)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What IS Studio J

I have been asked a few times this week..... what IS studio J. Let me show you. Please watch this short video.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Newsprint Rub-Ons from Close to my Heart

STUDIO J - Boot Camp Challenge #3

How did your layout turn out? Isnt it fun? Here is another idea of another layout I have created. I really want to have you get comfortable with Studio J and try out some different kits and patterns. Todays challenge is the same as yesterday..... Get on and Play!!! Create some fun layouts, explore the site and options, try new things and have some fun. Remember, each page pops up all embellished. You just have to color those embellishments. Try this for a few layouts. It turns out Fabulous. Then we will start adding some new items and creating your very own look.

It is a 3 day weekend. If you have plans, go take lots of photos and make some memories. If you are staying close to home.... make some layouts (remember it doesnt cost a thing until you purchase the layouts, so you can 'play' as much as you would like to!!) Check back on Tuesday for another challenge with another layout we will make together.

Happy Scrappping!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

STUDIO J - BOOT CAMP Challenge #2

Now that you are all set up with a STUDIO J Membership.... click in to Studio J. Download 5-10 photos you want to scrapbook today. Once they have downloaded, choose a paper pack that you would like to use that will go well with your photos. Click continue, then choose a pattern that you would like to use to build your photo. If you are a "member" you have access to ALL of these patterns and kits of paper. Once this selection is chosen, click continue. It will build your 'choices' of layouts. Choose the 'look' you like!! Hit continue
Now you are ready to play. Start out by dragging your photos into each photo well. You can slide them to center them or put them where you would like, or enlarge them to get the areas of the photo you want to highlight. Color the toggle embelishments, add your title and journaling.

Pages can be as SIMPLE as this!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

STUDIO J - BOOT CAMP DAY #1 Getting Started!! JOIN US

A few weeks ago I attended an event at Close to my Heart. It was called Studio J Boot Camp. Let me just say, Studio J is more amazing than I originally thought!!!! I had no idea about some of the fabulous things you can do so easy, on Studio J. Our Vice President of technology showed Studio J to one of his friends (His friend works for Adobe and helped create Photoshop) His comment went something like this.... 'Studio is the best digital scrapbooking program there is. There's nothing like this out there'. I have to AGREE with him. It is FaBuLouS!! This is one of the layouts we created there.
Thanks for stopping by and joining us. Please invite your friends along. Remember, you will want purchase a years membership to enjoy ALL the benifits we will use. It is only $99 and you will be able to access exclusive paper kits, embellishments, patterns and more. along with that you will receive half price pricing on your layouts!! (only 3.25 a page. That is cheaper than photo development+paper+layouts+adhesive+time etc) you will also receive FREE shipping, FREE page protectors AND a JPG file sent to you of your layouts to use any way you choose (blogs, fb, sent to grandma, put on your phone, screen saver, etc)

We will start slow and let you get the feel of STUDIO J then move on to some real fun things you can do!!

Your FIRST ASSIGNMENT Scroll below to previous posts and watch the tutorials if you havent already. You will want to familiarize yourself with a few of the features on studio J. Remember, you can ALWAYS email me with questions.

Click here STUDIO J MEMBERSHIP and get your membership all set up!! You will LOVE IT and have so much fun over the next couple of weeks as we design some fantastic pages. You can set up your account in just minutes!

I have also set up a business page on FB where I will be posting some daily assignments to get you going!! I would love for you to join us!
Stay tuned!! Get ready for some FUN!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Two Fun Cards with Sophia!!

Here are a couple of fun Ideas that we made at our monthly workshop using the Sophia paper packet! By far my favorite packet of paper this month!!
You just have to have some!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

SPRING Memories - such a MIRACLE

Arent these layouts FaBuLouS They are made with our MIRACLE workshop on the Go kit! Your kit would include a complete paper packet (enough to make 4 layouts AND 6 cards and more....) an instruction sheet, embelishments. All you need is the Spring Memories.

Come join our workshop in June and create these fun layouts, OR you can order the kit and do them on your own. RSVP today so I can get your kit ordered.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

LIKE my FB page

I will be announcing fun FREE workshops and such on my FB page. Visit my business page and LIKE it today so you will be in the know...

My FB Page

STUDIO J - Easy as 1, 2, 3

STUDIO J is our new online scrapbooking program!! You will LOVE it! It is so easy, yet produces such gorgeous layouts. I will be running a series of layouts, giving you step by step instructions to create 10 beautiful and fun layouts, learning great techniques! Get your membership set up with me and get ready to go!! (Remember with a membership of $99 you receive exclusive paper packets, exclusive patterns, layouts at half price, free page protectors, and a FREE JPG file for each layout you create. You also receive FREE shipping once a month for up to 20 layouts) It is a fabulous value!!

go to my website today and sign up for your fun Studio J scrapbooking membership. The fun begins next week!!! You will LOVE how fun and easy it is, to preserve your memories.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Join my Team for 50% off

During the month of May, you can join close to my heart, and be a part of my team for 1/2 price!! For only $65 you can get a FREE Studio J membership, a FREE 'You and Me' Kit (exclusive for National Scrapbooking month) and hundreds of $$$$ in Free product. Join today! You will LOVE being a part of the Close to my Heart family and you will really LOVE all the perks.
Just go to my website, and click on opportunity. Start saving money, earning money and get lots of products FREE today!!

Studio J - Love your Layout

Monday, May 9, 2011

Studio J FUN

Whew.... I just returned home from our corprorate Close to My Heart, Studio J BOOT CAMP. What a fun, jam packed 2 days of scrapbooking online with some of my favorite friends. We learned so much and there are so many fun things you can do with Studio J. We customized each layout with embellishments, My Stickease, and even changed the colors of the paper packs!! you will LOVE all the things you can do with Studio J. Visit my website and play a little. It doesnt cost a thing until you purchase your page. Email me and let me tell you how you can get LOTS of perks, and your layouts at half price!! Here are a few of the layouts I worked on while at boot camp. Check back during the week to see more featured layouts!

A fun thing about this layout..... this is actually A HALLOWEEN PAPER PACK

Springing up Flowers...