Friday, November 28, 2014

Studio J Inspiration - Flip Flaps

Another fun way to make Studio J digital layouts more interactive is to add Flip Flaps. You can use them to add more photos, tuck in some memorabilia, or add hidden journaling. 


I created this layout to show everyone what being a Close To My Heart consultant means and how Close To My Heart can help you with your goals and dreams. It's a lot of writing, though, and kind of overwhelming. But I wanted to have all this great information handy, so to make it more fun, I added Flip Flaps and photos:


Now you can see all the fun of being a consultant, and if you want to learn more, simply flip one of the Flip Flaps!


What fun ways can you use Flip Flaps and Studio J? 

The Studio J special is almost over! The last day to take advantage of all these amazing ways to win with Studio J and social media is November 30th:

1.   All layouts purchased in Studio J are only $5 (a savings of over 25%)!
2.   Every fifth order placed in Studio J receives a FREE surprise CTMH accessory valued at $5 or more!
3.   Five "golden tickets" will be sent out with randomly selected orders and are redeemable for one new CTMH D-Ring Album loaded with 10 Memory Protectors!! 
4.   Post pictures of your layouts on CTMH's Facebook page using #ctmhlucky5 for a chance to win one new CTMH D-Ring Album loaded with 10 Memory Protectors!
5.   You can also post your Studio J artwork on CTMH's Instagram page using #ctmhlucky5 for another chance to win one new CTMH D-Ring Album loaded with 10 Memory Protectors!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thankful For You

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to write about all the things I am thankful for as a Close To My Heart consultant. I've been with this company for over 5 years, and I feel so incredibly lucky for all that Close To My Heart has given me:


For Regina - the amazing woman who got me started on this adventure. There's no way I could ever thank you enough.


For Kim - the person who got me into scrapbooking and who was my first downline. It was so much fun working together as a team!

 

For Convention - because it's at Disney, because there's thousands of crazy consultants who love Close To My Heart, because we get the first look at all the new products, and because of all the incredible people we get to meet!


For Regional events - Close To My Heart brings the awesomeness near our homes! I love crafting with the CTMH staff!!
 

For my upline Brenda - your help and support have meant so much to me. I'm not sure I could have made it this far if you hadn't been there for me. 


For our team - I love these incredible women!


For Margot - we've been on this adventure together for over 5 years and I'm looking forward to even more fun, laughter, and of course, ninja organization. :)





But most of all, I am thankful for all the people who started off as customers and who have become my friends. I am thankful for you.  You have given me more joy than you could ever know.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2014

December Layouts Workshop - Snowhaven

Snowhaven is a gorgeous wintery paper pack that looks like a cozy Christmas sweater. But for December's workshops, I'm going to show you how versatile this paper pack really is (and how you can change the feel of just about any paper pack with a few minor additions). 



The first layout is a traditional snowy page you'd expect from Snowhaven:



But the second layout looks more like spring - and all it took was the addition of some yellow cardstock and a few stamped flowers!



Make two 2-page layouts, see how easy it is to transform any paper pack, AND make those fun rosettes! The layout kit is pre-cut and comes with instructions. Can't make the class? These kits are available for mail order (or local pick-up)!

Kit Information:

You can choose from three great kit options (includes tax). All three kits count towards the Stamp of the Month - if you want the Stamp of the Month, please email me at morganvogt80@gmail.com instead of of ordering here.

*Photos of Kit Contents Below*

Basic Kit - Snowhaven paper pack, Assortment, Complements, Clear Sparkles and 3 extra sheets cardstock ($29.73)

Better Kit - Basic Kit + Best Christmas Stamp Set ($50.32)

Best Kit - Better Kit + Canary Ink Pad and 8 sheets Canary Cardstock ($62.65)

Class Dates:
South Elgin - Sunday, December 14th at 2pm
Woodridge - Thursday, December 11th at 6:30pm

If you would like the kit shipped, please add "Shipping" to your cart; an additional $5 shipping charge will be added. In addition, if you'd like the kit to be pre-stamped, please add "Pre-Stamped" to your cart; an additional $3 will be added.

Additional products needed to complete this project:
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • 3-D Foam Tape
  • Liquid Glass or Tacky Glue
  • Inks - Whisper, Canary and Glacier
  • Stamp Sets - Best Christmas and November Stamp of the Month (It's the Little Things)
You can pre-pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the PayPal “Add to Cart” button below. Mail order kits purchased by November 30th will be mailed by December 10th.


Layouts Kits



Kit Contents
Snowhaven Paper Pack
Snowhaven Complements
Clear Sparkles
Best Christmas Stamp Set

Snowhaven Assortment
Canary Cardstock

Friday, November 21, 2014

Studio J Inspiration - Adding Bling

Studio J is great for making quick, digital layouts that look like traditional layouts when put in an album. 

However, are you like me and you just don't feel complete unless you've added as much bling as possible to a layout? Not a problem! Studio J layouts are of such good quality that you can add additional embellishments, stamping, and whatever else you'd like to your printed pages!


This is a layout I created using the Yuletide Carol collection in Studio J. It's adorable, but I wanted it to sparkle and shine with holiday cheer (and bling). So, when I got my printed layout, this is what I did:



I added buttons by sewing them on with twine and got that extra sparkle with some Clear Sparkles. I love how it adds a little dimension to the layout as well.


Remember, to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Studio J, you get five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!

1.   All layouts purchased in Studio J are only $5 (a savings of over 25%)!
2.   Every fifth order placed in Studio J receives a FREE surprise CTMH accessory valued at $5 or more!
3.   Five "golden tickets" will be sent out with randomly selected orders and are redeemable for one new CTMH D-Ring Album loaded with 10 Memory Protectors!! 
4.   Post pictures of your layouts on CTMH's Facebook page using #ctmhlucky5 for a chance to win one new CTMH D-Ring Album loaded with 10 Memory Protectors!
5.   You can also post your Studio J artwork on CTMH's Instagram page using #ctmhlucky5 for another chance to win one new CTMH D-Ring Album loaded with 10 Memory Protectors!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

December Creative Card Workshop - Swingin' Minis!

For my December card workshop, see what you can do with our adorable mini stamp sets and our fun Circle Spin Cards! Plus, I'll show you how you can take a wintery paper pack like Snowhaven and make it look and feel like spring!




The card kit comes pre-cut with everything you need to make 6 - 5x7" spinning cards (2 each of 3 designs), including instructions. Can't make the class? These kits are available for mail order (or local pick-up)!

Kit Information:

You can choose from three great kit options (includes tax). All three kits count towards the Stamp of the Month - if you want the Stamp of the Month, please email me at morganvogt80@gmail.com instead of of ordering here.

*Photos of Kit Contents Below*

Basic Kit - 1/2 Snowhaven paper pack, 6 Circle Spin Cards and envelopes, 1 sheet Canary cardstock, 1/2 Red Enamel Hearts, and 4' Silver Shimmer Trim ($16.34)

Better Kit - Basic Kit + FULL Snowhaven paper pack and Red Enamel Hearts, PLUS your choice of 1 mini stamp set (click here for options) ($27.69)

Best Kit - Better Kit + 3 mini stamp sets (click here for options) ($34.45)

Class Dates:
South Elgin - Saturday, December 13th at 2pm
Woodridge - Thursday, December 11th at 6:30pm

If you would like the kit shipped, please add "Shipping" to your cart; an additional $5 shipping charge will be added. If you would like your kit pre-stamped, please add "Pre-Stamped" to your cart; an additional $3 charge will be added.

Additional products needed to complete this project:
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Self healing mat and blade
  • Ruler
  • 3-D Foam Tape
  • Optional: Scallop Border Punch
  • Ink - Canary, Whisper, Glacier, Cranberry, Black
You can pre-pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the PayPal “Add to Cart” button below. Mail order kits purchased by November 28th will be mailed by December 9th. 


December Card Kits


Kit Contents
Snowhaven Paper Pack
Circle Spin Cards
Red Enamel Hearts
Canary Cardstock

Silver Shimmer Trim

Monday, November 17, 2014

St. Charles Holiday Market

The St. Charles Park District is having a festive Holiday Market and Tree Trimming Event this Wednesday, November 19th from 11:30am till 6:30pm. I'm going to be one of the many vendors there with fun holiday gift ideas! 


Stop by my booth at the Pottawatomie Community Center and enter to win a drawing for prizes, try your hand at creating a simple and elegant pendant, or even make some lovely Christmas cards! I'd love to see you there!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

November Stamp of the Month - Background Stamping

November's Stamp of the month creates beautiful flower bouquets, but it's also an awesome stamp set to use for creating backgrounds!


I went to our Originals How-To book this time and used the Lucky Three pattern (pg. 59). I used the stamp set to create my own patterned paper by randomly stamping three different images on three pieces of cardstock. My colors were inspired by the Seaside color palette, and I used the Brown and Tan Sparkles and Gold Shimmer Trim for my finishing touches. 


For bouquets and background stamping, get the November Stamp of the Month by clicking here!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Studio J Inspiration - Express Layouts

Studio J gives you a lot of customization options - even on the pre-designed Express Layouts! I wanted a simple layout I could use for the front and back pages of my album, so I chose one of the Express Layouts. Originally, it looked like this:


However, I changed the color scheme and added in a few extra embellishments to give it my own personal touch. It was a super easy way to make the layout my own. :)


Remember, to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Studio J, you get five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!

1.   All layouts purchased in Studio J are only $5 (a savings of over 25%)!
2.   Every fifth order placed in Studio J receives a FREE surprise CTMH accessory valued at $5 or more!
3.   Five "golden tickets" will be sent out with randomly selected orders and are redeemable for one new CTMH D-Ring Album loaded with 10 Memory Protectors!! 
4.   Post pictures of your layouts on CTMH's Facebook page using #ctmhlucky5 for a chance to win one new CTMH D-Ring Album loaded with 10 Memory Protectors!
5.   You can also post your Studio J artwork on CTMH's Instagram page using #ctmhlucky5 for another chance to win one new CTMH D-Ring Album loaded with 10 Memory Protectors!

And just what do these albums look like? Well, here you go!


For a closer look, click here!

I'm also offering one-on-ones during the month of November to anyone who has never used Studio J, but would like to learn! Simply email me at morganvogt80@gmail.com to book your time with me.

Monday, November 10, 2014

December Christmas Mini-Album Workshop

Make a quick and beautiful mini-album that's perfect for showcasing your Christmas memories (or to give as a heartfelt Christmas gift!)






The mini-album has 16 pages to which you can add photos, journaling and/or memorabilia. The kit comes pre-cut with instructions. There's no stamping - all you need is some glue and scissors! This can easily be done at home and is available for mail order (or local pick-up!)

Kit Information:

You can choose from three great kit options (includes tax). All three kits count towards the Stamp of the Month - if you want the Stamp of the Month, please email me at morganvogt80@gmail.com instead of of ordering here.

*Photos of Kit Contents Below*

Basic Kit - Hip Pics Mini Album, Holiday Happenings Assortment, Gold Bling Gems, 5' Gold Washi Tape, and pre-cut cardstock and B&T paper ($24.02)

Better Kit - Basic Kit + FULL Gold Washi Tape ($31.99)

Best Kit - Better Kit + Corner Rounder (41.11)

Class Dates:
South Elgin - Sunday, December 7th at 2pm
Bolingbrook - Thursday, December 11th at 6:30pm

If you would like the kit shipped, please add "Shipping" to your cart; an additional $5 shipping charge will be added. 

You can pre-pay securely online with a credit card or your PayPal account by using the PayPal “Add to Cart” button below. Mail order kits purchased by November 23rd will be mailed by December 3rd.

Christmas Mini-Album Kits


Kit Contents
Hip Pics Album
Holiday Happenings Assortment
Gold Washi Tape
Gold Bling Gems
Corner Rounder