Monday, 24 March 2014

Studio J Layouts

I'm so glad that Studio J layouts are on sale this month.  I really needed to get caught up on some of my scrapbook layouts.  I just haven't had a lot of time lately and when I do I've been busy making home décor items.  I don't have a lot of experience in Studio J but it really is super easy to use and a lot of fun.  Below are the layouts that I created.

I love that I can use paper packs that I didn't purchase when they were available in the Idea Book. 

Studio J is a great chance to create layouts that I might not make with paper because of them being a little complex.

It's also great that I can leave parts of the layout blank so that I can add embellishments later. 

For the Magic layout I have a vellum square that I'm going to add.

I can quickly make two or even three layouts the same for all of our books by just copying them and changing out the focal pictures and text.

There are so many new options with Studio J.  You can choose the new Express Collections or custom create your own layout.

There are lots of video tutorials also to help you out.  It's not too late, go to Studio J now and see for yourself how much fun it is.

Thanks for looking and I'd love to hear what you think about Studio J.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

My Designed Décor Frame

I've had this frame for quite some time now.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it though.  The kit that comes with it is nice but it just wasn't what I was looking for.  Instead I wanted to create something to hang in my new mud room.  The room isn't finished yet but I really wanted to use one of my new family portraits and see how it would look. 

I was inspired by a post that I saw on another consultants blog.  Here is the link.


I used a variety of CTMH products on this frame.  I used the mini-medley wooden collection clothespins to attach the entire piece to the frame.  I thought this would work nice so that I can change it in the future if I decide to.  Other items are the mini-medley Rosewood collection, Reel Life stamp set, Ivy Lane paper and the Timberline paper for the background page.

The Designed Decor Frame kit comes with a Stamp Set (B-size), Kraft Paper Die-Cut Shapes, Mini Wooden Clothespins and  Baker's Twine Hemp.  You can also buy it on it's own.  I would love to hear what you think about my frame and if you have created one also.  If you would like to create one then feel free to click on the links or contact me to order.  I am always happy to help put things together and provide instructions or guidance.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Sunshine and Warm Breezes - March Team Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly team Blog Hop featuring projects that make you think of SUNSHINE & WARM BREEZES.  If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog at for a full list of participants. If you came from Sheri Ballantyne's blog then you are in the right place! 

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

I'm very excited to share my first My Crush Book with all of you.  This is a new type of scrapbooking for me and I'm not very good with just sticking things down without a pattern and lots of planning but I have to say that I truly loved creating this.  It was so fast and so easy and I love the way it turned out.

It's great how easy it is to add things into these books.  I used lots of flip flaps in different sizes.  It allows you add more photos or some memorabilia. There are also coordinating embellishment packs with stickers, letters and assorted cards.

Since my parents were moving this past summer, after being in the same house for over 45 years, they needed to do a little cleaning out.  That meant that I was happy to bring home a whole stack of childhood photos.  This was the perfect project for them.  I sorted my photos by age, event and subjects.  then I started to find the best page to suit each group.  I still can't believe how fast and easy it was. 

I also found this project to be so rewarding.  It was fun to look back and remember little things that the pictures triggered.  Many of those things weren't in the picture or even necessarily related to the picture but they brought back an important memory that I was able to record.  Scrapbooking about yourself also brings out a sense of worth and pride and I highly recommend it for everyone. 

The next stop on the Hop is Brae Montgomery.  Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects from those that you have seen along the way.  Join us again next month when we will feature "Our Favourite Things".