Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Studio J Layout

I was playing with my Studio J membership the other day.  I created several layouts in about an hour.  I thought, "Hey, this is so easy!"  Here is the layout from Nate's first day of 5th. grade.  Pictures were taken August, 2010.  Now I am ready for the First Day of School this coming year.

While looking over the agenda for convention I noticed that there will be a few classes on Studio J.  YEAH!!!!  I want to learn how to do more.  Maybe if I learn more then I will be able to show you how fun and easy it is to use.  Today is the last day that you can try Studio J and get your own jpeg for free!

Happy 4th. of July!!!!

The Red, White, and Blue Day is coming soon.  What will you be doing to celebrate this day?  Make sure you take your photos of your family picnics, swim parties, and fireworks.  I know my family and I will be at Park Colony swim club celebrating both the Fourth of July and my sister-in-law, Bridget and my husband Matt's birthdays.  I thought I would share with you a fun layout using Fanfare and the June stamp of the month.  Remember today is the last day you can order it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Convention Swap #2

Swapping at convention is huge!!!!  Some ladies make 300 of one card.  I know I am more realistic.  I made 25 of card #1.  Then I decided I have time I can make something else.  So I made a corner bookmark.  I made 25 of this.  I used Fanfare paper, the July stamp of the month, some foam tape, and a little bit of glitz.

Once I get home from convention I will put up a tutorial on how easy it is to make these cute corner bookmarks.  What do you think of it?  Let me know!  We could make one at your home gathering :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Convention Swap #1

Convention and Disneyland is getting closer and closer.  Today I am going to share with you one of my swaps that I made.  I made 25 of this card to trade with other consultants at convention later in July.  I used Sweetheart paper, Circle Together stamp set, the 2" scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, and ink: gyspy and cotton candy, and  a scallop punch from fiskar's.  I hope other consultants like them and will want to trade with me!!!  Would you???

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Roommate Gifts

I thought I would share with you over the next few days some of the pretty things I made for Convention. Today I am going to share with you my roommate gifts. Hopefully they won't be looking at my blog over the next 2 weeks. 
These started out as a wooden  board.  I covered each on front and back in different papers: Wings, Sweetheart, Mayberry, and Miracle.  Then I used my cricut to cut out the letters for the wording.  Lastly I made the scrabby chic flower.  I really like how these turned out.  I hope they do too!  What do you think???

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gearing up...

I have been super busy at my craft table the past few weeks working on swaps for convention, room mate gifts, and a team presents. These are all done!!! :) Then I began the creative process for designing card and scrapbook class for August at Biggby. These are are finally done!!! Now I need to start working on the Christmas in July workshop, but I am having a creative block. Could you please post what you are wanting to get starting creating for Christmas? Would you like cards or tags or a little of each? Let me know!! This needs to get done in the next few days so that the newsletter can go out with the artwork posted.
Hugs, Holly

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Swap Your Ride

This is a video my husband and some students made. Please vote or email me for information on how to vote!!!!!!

Here is the link to help you vote!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I love a great wedding!  We just got in from my cousin's big wedding weekend in Pittsburgh, PA.  This wedding was incredible.  The bride was positively breath-taking.  The food was out of the world.  The band really got our groove on.  Overall I would give it a 10!!!!!!  I will share one photo of my beautiful cousin with you.  Here is Emily in her awesome dress!!  (sorry for the redeyes still learning about photo editing)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Good morning

Can you believe the sun is finally shining?  I can't!  As I was preparing this article I was thinking about June's topics for the blog.  I should write about the great stamp of the month for June.  It is so cute!!!!!!  Super useful for the whole year :)

 I should write about the great special from Close to my Heart for June: a free jPeg for Studio J
This is super cool.  Just go and try it out.  So easy and a great way to get your digital pictures off your camera. 

I should write about the great upcoming classes at Biggby and my home: Graduation cards, flower/garden scrapbook class, and the 9x9 accordion album class.  Then I thought I want to hear from you!  What do you do in the summertime for your papercrafting love?  Do you still scrapbook or cardmake?  Or do  you just let it sit till the fall?  Please post a comment to let me know!!!!!