Friday, February 27, 2015

February SOTM Art # 8

Art by Becky Mackenstadt

Our "Brushed" paper pack is front and center here, with lots of layering.  The tiny little leaf in the corner is from our Junebug Puffies - a new product that my customers are LOVING to use on their cards.  These are sets of 90 little puffy glitter stickers in assorted shapes and 5 different colors (18 of each) for just $4.95.  Also check out the Stuck on You Puffies.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February SOTM Art # 7

Art by Julie Reynolds

When I saw these circular shaped images, I saw flowers, but I also saw sunshine . . . "A happy hello!" greets you with a sunrise on this card.  A border of Glitter Paper adds some extra shimmer!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 2-24-15 "Mats - What's the Difference?"

Check out our two terrific work mats.  They have different purposes and I have found BOTH to be "must-haves" on my desk!

Monday, February 23, 2015

February SOTM Art # 6

Art by Tracey Pierce

How cool is this?  Black on white.  Just a little shimmer trim down the side, a little layering of stamped circles . . . pretty darned sharp!  And you can see that Tracey added some stamping on the inside corner, as well, with the "A happy hello" greeting.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February SOTM Art # 5

Art by Maggie Cameron

Do you love the circle background here?  That's what our Cricut cartridges can do for you in a snap!  And do you know where this great background paper came from???  Hard to imagine, but it's from our "Scaredy Cat" paper pack, which was geared toward Halloween, but can be used for SO much more!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

February SOTM Art # 4

Art by Shannon Law

These papers and stamps present such an intriguing combination of BOLD and DELICATE . . . The strong red and black versus the soft blue . . . the intense background areas of color versus the finely detailed patterns . . . and it all comes together so beautifully!  

For some reason, I really love the detail on this outer red stamped image . . the fact that it has a broken line in the "petals" just makes it really interesting to my eye.  Why is that?  Who knows! :-)  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 2-17-15 "Artfully Sent: Sentiments"

Here's a great video to spark your creativity!

Remember . . . you can purchase our Cricut Cartridges for 50% OFF as a Hostess Rewards item!

February SOTM Art # 3

Art by Darlys Recker

An eclectic mix of embellishments are what make this card.  Our bold 1" wide Sunset Chevron Washi Tape starts off the top, embossed cardstock follows, sequins below that, and then our pretty new Flaxen Extra Thick Twine.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Save 50% on Our NEW Albums in February

See more details on these beautiful albums - 3 color schemes in 2 different styles:
Easy-to-use D-Ring
Classy Updated Post-Bound

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February SOTM Art # 2

 Art by Debi Gardner

What a bright splash of colors!  And ROUND is the look of the day here.  From the polka dots of our Confetti Wishes paper, to the stamped images, to their embellished centers, to the embossed Canary cardstock . . . This card is all about the circles!  Check out our great assortment of embossing folders.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

February 'Inspired Designs" - HOPSCOTCH Layouts

Each month, I offer one or more "Inspired Designs" projects.  This one, for February, is three 12 x 12 double layouts.  You can receive a full cutting guide and step-by-step instructions with any $30 order, placed through the "Inspired Designs" link on my website, through February.

I am also happy to provide you with a "Shopping List" that gives you all ordering information you need to purchase the products for these layouts.  Just ask!


AND . . .   If you are new to "Inspired Designs," and would like to receive this first instruction pack FREE  with no obligation for purchase in February, please email me. I will gladly email you the instructions! Give it a try, and see what you think . . .  You may find that you'd like to lend your hand to creating something fresh each month.

Will you have Valentine's Day photos ? ?

Want a quick, yet beautiful, way to get them into your album?

Would you love an easy shopping list and full step-by-step instructions?

Email me for your FREE trial of these February layouts!

Friday, February 13, 2015

February SOTM Art # 1

Art by Kimberly Ganiere

The black and white ink is stunning with the painted metal flower, from our Brushed Assortment, as an accent of color.  These metal flowers come with the gem already in the middle, and adhesive on the back for easy application.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY 2-10-15 "Ridiculously Pretty Ways to Display Family Photos"

Check out these creative ways to display your photos!

And how can you print your photos, even with beautiful matting, in any size up to 12 x 12 in a ridiculously FUN and EASY way?  In Studio J!  Just use the "No Limits" design . . . ask me for more details.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Congratulations to Tracey Pierce, CONTEST WINNER from the January 8 post.  The correct answer was the "Brush Strokes" stamp set (C1608).

Look for your prize to arrive in your mail, Tracey!

Art by Becky Mackenstadt

This is actually a cute little 3 x 3 card. Here's the CONTEST question ..........  Can you name the stamp set which is used for the blue background stamp behind the "Be Amazing?"  It's not from the January SOTM set . . . Email me with the correct answer and I will enter you into a January drawing for a special prize!

Hint - it's currently available through one of our catalogs: 2015 Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 1