Sunday, March 28, 2010

A new twist on a picture frame...

Did you know that you can turn any picture frame into a dry-erase board? It's true! The glass surface acts the same as a dry-erase surface. This opens up so many possibilities for awesome boards! 

Here is my very first board. I made this for my niece for her birthday. It matches the name frame I gave her last summer and it will go great in her purple bedroom! I used the pattern Main Frame - Quilt Blocks from the CTMH Reflections book for the layout.

This frame is actually an LP record frame and it measures 12.5 inches x 12.5 inches. You can also buy 12x12 frames if you want to use a scrapbook page in the frame. Of course, any size frame will work...the possibilities are endless. The thing I love most about this project is that you can change the layout at any time. I hope you like this new twist on a picture frame!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Layouts!

Here are a few more Studio J layouts for you to check out! Hope you love them as much as I do. Keep checking back for more information about the launch of Studio J. Visit for more information on studio scrapbooking!

Monday, March 22, 2010

More Studio J

I hope you enjoyed yesterday's peek at my first Studio J layouts. As promised, I am including a few more. I can't tell you how quick and easy these are to make. I am eagerly awaiting my package to see how they look in person. Rumor has it that they are fabulous!! Enjoy :o)

Visit for more information on studio scrapbooking! 

Keep checking back...I have more to share!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Introducing Studio J!

Close to my Heart has always been on the cutting edge of scrapbook innovations. Let me tell you...they've done it again! Coming soon, customers will be able to create their very own digital scrapbook pages! 

For more information on Studio J, visit the Studio J website at

More details will be coming in the near future, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a few layouts of my own. I've created ten 2-page layouts in a matter of a few hours. Studio J is quick, easy, and the results are fabulous! I'm sure you will agree. Below are a few of the layouts I've created...keep checking back, I'll be posting more later!

Click on each image for a better look!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Riley Thank You Card

Last night I dug out my Riley stamps and made a thank you card for a colleague. Our technology director was a huge help in making the arrangements for me to attend the state technology conference in Hershey last week, so I wanted to make him a card to show my appreciation. I used all CTMH paper and colored the image with my copic markers. It's hard to see on the photo, but I added liquid glass to the computer screen. The card is super-cute in person (of course, I think anything made with a Riley stamp is super-cute!) For more information on Riley stamps, go to the Riley and Company Website.

CTMH Products used: Tinkerin' Level 2 Paper Pack, Twilight Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Sunny Yellow Cardstock, Card Chatter-Thank You Stamp Set, Assorted Buttons, Hemp

Other Products: Cyber Riley 

Another CD Case Project

Sorry I've been MIA for a while. The last two weeks have been super busy. I attended a conference in Hershey for five days, and have been catching some girls' basketball games. Our local high school team has been making a pretty good run in the playoffs. They won the league title two weeks ago and are playing for the district title tomorrow night. I finally had some time to make a few things last night. First, I made another CD Case Project as a favor for a friend. This is the same idea as the one I posted a few weeks ago with different paper.

Front Cover

Back Cover


CTMH Products: Stardust Level 2 Paper Pack, Across the Board Rub-ons

Other items: Calendar, CD Case