Thursday, January 31, 2013

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day celebrates art and the effect it can have on your heart. Art is valued and appreciated for all sorts of reasons.
Look at a piece of art and ask yourself: What is is telling me? How does it make me feel? What emotions is it evoking (if any) within me?

While the title of this day suggests you inspire "your" heart, we're guessing you may use today to inspire someone else's heart too!

Happy creating!
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Canvas Art Workshop on the Go from CTMH
Another sneak peek into the New Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book from CTMH!  
I couldn't help myself...Love, Love, Love!!!!  I HAD to put it together right away!  
SO easy...you'll LOVE it too!  
This is what you get in the kit.  PLUS this adorable stamp set...


Here is the completed canvas that I put together with pics of my kiddos and myself!



You will be able to order this kit on February 1, by going to my Online Store.  You'll also be able to view our new 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book here!
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

I am SOOOOOOOOOOO excited to share this AWESOME promotion for February with you!
ALL Studio J Layouts are just $5 in February!!!
HURRY and have a look...this happens in just five days!!!  I want to give you PLENTY of time to take advantage of this deal!  Yes, that's right, you can start creating your layouts NOW and continue creating throughout February!  Just place your Studio J order by February 28th to get the awesome $5 price per two-page layout ~ a savings of $1.95!!!  All 7, yes SEVEN!, new Spring/Summer Idea Book kits will be available, plus a new, Studio J exclusive boy or girl baby-themed kit, and 2 new Express Collections in Getaway and Sports themes ~ TONS of great new options that will amaze even the Studio J fanatic!!!


***BONUS***

*At checkout -- add your order (of 8 or more layouts) to the STUDIO J FEBRUARY party and you'll get a FREE layout from ME :-}  I will add one to your online account at the end of February!



If you've never tried Studio J before, what are you waiting for?  You really should try it out (again)!!!  You've taken the photos...now keep the memories!!!

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

A View From My Window....
"You are the seed that decides the harvest around you."
Enjoy the view from your window...here is mine...

A new card and a new poem tonight...I'm on a roll!  Ha!



Stamp sets:
CTMH D1477 Universal Backgrounds
CTMH D1544 Distressed Backgrounds
CTMH D1543 Country-Born
SU Harvest Blessings

CTMH alcohol-based markers
CTMH pigment black ink
CTMH canvas shapes
CTMH Artisan Studs








Growing Green
The peaceful beauty of green in spring
covers the valleys as they grow
While mountain tops still have
Clusters of snow.

The graceful beauty of green in summer
When crops are maturing to bloom
Soon green mowers cut the hay
To give the new growth room

The fading beauty of green in fall
When summer growth is browned
Prepared by the frosty cold
For winter snow to cover the ground.

A green at rest in wintertime
to rise again in spring
Budding the cycle of a year anew
And the greens that it will bring.
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A Bushel and a Peck...
"I love you a bushel and a peck, A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck, A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap...I love you a bushel and a peck, A bushel and a peck and it beats me all to heck, It beats me all to heck, how I'll ever tend the farm, Ever tend the farm when I wanna keep my arm about you, 'cause I love you a bushel and a peck..." 

My Grandma would sing this song and tell us all that she loved us "a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck..." 

I was so excited to see this new CTMH stamp set! This is a card I made with it...


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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day...almost!  These are the cards my workshop made this past Saturday...SO cute!  If you are interested in the directions and/or a kit...just let me know!  

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bubble Bath Day

Bubble baths are so much fun. We wish everyday could be Bubble Bath Day. Today is a fun day to relax an enjoy the warm and soothing pleasures of a bubble bath.  Best of all, it can be enjoyed by kids and adults. For kids, it's playtime. For adults, it's soothing pleasure.

For kids.... Just fill the tub with bubbles and toys. Then hop in and play!

For the ladies, its time to relax! Fill the tub with bubbly water. Hop in and just enjoy the soothing water and bubbles. Before hoping in, set the mood with candles placed (safely) around the bathroom and tub. Add a radio playing softly on the sink counter.

For the guys: Don't feel left out! With permission, you can hop in, too! Get in touch with your feminine side, and make sure the candles are lit. You can relax and/or play. The proper sequence is relax, play, relax. We highly recommend both!

Oh, and don't forget your rubber duckie!
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I received a new calendar to start my new year off on an organizational note...Ha!  What I found on the January page got me thinking...thinking small.  What?  Yep!  Here is what Suzy Toronto said for January..."In a world where bigger is always better...Think Small!...Life is about finding the simple things that take our breath away and illuminate our tiny corner of the world.  These tender moments give our lives deeper meaning and sometimes become our most treasured memories.  Quite simply...they make our hearts tingle.  Moments like nuzzling a newborn baby's cheek and vowing never to forget that sweet smell.  Or sitting on a porch swing with your grandmother and praying you'll always remember her voice.  It's laughing at a silly joke between friends and hearing the echo of your own childhood giggles.  It's watching a parade with a lump in your throat and your hand on your heart when the vets go by.  It's waking up in the morning and really feeling grateful for one more day.  It's easy to get caught up in the rapture of life's brilliant, amazing, and spectacular things.  But in the end, we must always remember that life is really no big thing...it's a zillion little things, just waiting to be cherished.  Now take a deep breath...and feel the tingle!"  Thank you Suzy for the reminder!  With this in mind, I created some Studio J pages...I hope you enjoy them and that maybe they will inspire you to create some "tingles" of your own!  Here's to many hugs and blessings in your new year!


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