Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cymber Summer Sale - Stamp Edition

Hey all!  I have posted some stampsets that I have enjoyed having in my stash, but need to make room for new sets.  Check them out on my facebook fan page - ScrapAli Close to my Heart!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stationery card

Party Doodles Blue Birthday Invitation
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Inspired by Pintrest - Cardworkshop!

As many of you I have been pinning so many fabulous ideas to pintrest!  I love all the inspiring, organizing, and fun kids crafts I have found.  Recently, I've been pinning lots of fun cards!  If you want to see my pins search for, Ali Creel.
On August 2, I will be kicking off a new bi-monthly card workshop featuring all the fabulous ideas I have found on pintrest!  I will be using the exclusive Close to my Heart products and showing various ways to use 3-4 stamp sets on 10-15 cards.  I hope you are inspired just as I was!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

StudioJ - No Limits!

Good Morning all.  I have had the privilege of a few uninterrupted minutes to start my day.  I love summer and I love being able to spend most of my time with my kiddos, but this mommy time is precious.  I wanted to take a few minutes to share one of my favorite StudioJ layouts with you!  As many of you, I am fan of Creating Keepsakes on Facebook and LOVE their inspiration.  I follow Ali Edwards and glen from her Everyday Life album!  Recently I was inspired by a digital layout CK posted on FB.  See below:

After seeing this I knew I wanted to recreate it for my cover page for my Disney Album.  First, I signed into StudioJ ( - products - StudioJ).  Next, I opened a new project and titled it Disney Cover, I looked through all my paper options and choose "Giggles & Grins" - the Disney inspired paper pack.  After selecting the paper pack it will ask you to choose a layout.  To create this layout you must select the "No Limits" layout - this is a member's only exclusive layout.  This will give you two 12 x 12 photo wells.  You can make them journaling, but I advise you don't.  Even if you only want one page, you can then print a 12 x 12 photo at not additional charge. 

Upload the photos you want to use and set to work.  I uploaded two photos, then added my journaling block and a few stickease and accents to create this one of a kind look.

When my layout was finished below is what it looked like when I printed it.  I will post a picture of what I do to the other page (right side).  I plan to use it as a hybrid layout (combining digital and paper scrapbooking) as a closing to my Disney Album. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Footloose Budget Club and Workshop!

Tissue stamping, bamboo badge buttons, and edging with the white stamp pad!  Don't miss this!  The footloose budget club meeting will be on June 12 at my home.  You can email me for details as to what to bring.  Place a $25 order and your page is free or pay $5 for your materials.  We will be creating a super fun layout highlighting our photos to create one of a kind titles and a large journaling space.  Also, use our new badge buttons to stamp on and add multiply colors to your stamped images using toilet paper! Plus, don't know what to use that white stamp pad for?  Create eye catching quotes or add the perfect soft edge to this gorgeous paper!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


As you know STAMPAGANZA means buy 2, get 1 FREE!  This means that everytime you purchase 2 stamp sets of your choice you get 1 of equal or lesser value FREE!  I have taken the time to break down the prices for you to see the best value!  You will still pay ship/tax on the free item (per CTMH).  The letter sizes can be found at the beginning of each item number.  I have calculated ship/tax based upon a gathering order of a percentage instead of direct ship costs to you.

A size $6.95 each - $8.20 with ship/tax
B size $9.95 each - $11.74 with ship/tax
C size $13.95 each - $16.46 with ship/tax
D size $17.95 each - $21.18 with ship/tax
E size $29.95 each - $35.34 with ship/tax

If you purchase 3 of the same stampsets you will save whatever the price of the 3 stamp set is (ie. 3 C size stamp sets saves you $13.95 off your total order).  You can mix and match the sizes of your stamp sets, just note that the FREE stamp set will be the lowest price item.  Remember if you purchase $50 or more you can also add the adorable SOTM for just $5.

Also, you are more than welcome to place an order online at my website, - shop online

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Theme Park Color Hues

Animal Kingdom
Close to my Heart Colors: Olive, Garden Green, Creme Bruele, Gray Flannel

Hollywood Studios

Close to my Heart Colors: Moonstruck, Crystal Blue, Green Meadow, Honey, Black, White Daisy, Gray Flannel
Example of a StudioJ Layout, Using Stardust:

 Close to my Heart Colors: Gray Flannel, Olive, Bamboo

Magic Kingdom

Close to my Heart Colors: Olive, Garden Green, Honey, Cranberry, Pacifica (especially looks good with Castle Pictures), Black, White Daisy

Here is an example of using the Giggles and Grins StudioJ paper: