Monday, February 28, 2011

Celebrate Waterfall Page Layout Class

at Memories and More in Forest Lake
Call 651.464.3424 to sign up for class
Monday, March 14, 2011, 6:00 pm, $20
Create this SPRING layout using Basic Grey Kioshi papers. It is perfect for your Easter, birthday, anniversary, or any celebration photos. This layout will hold about 12 photos, depending on the sizes you choose, suggested sizes are 7" x 5", 3" x 3 1/2" (4), 3" x 5" (4), 5" x 7" (2), 4" x 6".
Please bring your class kit including: adhesive, scorepal tape or liquid glue, 12" paper trimmer, bone folder, 12" scoring tool, scissors.
I've started going through some older photos. This layout features my Great Grandparents 60th Anniversary party circa 1975! But it will be perfect with Lucy's Easter dress for this year as well. You can't really tell, unless you look very closely, but see the little blondie, yeah, that's me.
This layout can be found in the fabulous "Magic" book from Close To My Heart. It is a must have for every scrapbooker's library.

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blog Candy at Big Red Scraps!!!

Leisa Hubley over at Big Red Scraps is close to 200 followers and is sharing the love with some blog candy.  Check out her blog for your chance to win!

Amber Ink Project: Lucy's 5th Birthday Card

My daughter Lucy was helping me choose which Amber Ink digistamp to use for my next project. She totally LOVES the "Love Bug" and I do too!  So I decided to make it her birthday card. We'll be celebrating her big #5 on Saturday, I can hardly believe it.

I used Gimp to recolor the bug and mask in the floral paper for the body, as well as to recolor the sentiment.  I opened the images in Word and typed in the additional "For Our Little", then I printed the images on white cardstock, as well as the ipapers; resized to 6x6 so the patterns would be smaller. 

I chose the card pattern Sweet & Simple from Jeanette Lynton's How To Book Originals.  I colored the body of the bug with my bonding memories glue pen and covered it with prisma glitter.  Then I created raised eyes and "Love Bug" letters using liquid glass.

Products Used:
Amber Ink NoKaOi - Pink Blossom ipaper
Amber Ink Swiss Dots - Sunny Yellow: TINY ipaper
Amber Ink Saying - Love Bug (recolored to match the Pink Blossoms)
Amber Ink Wild Animals With Heart - Love Bug
CTMH Hollyhock Cardstock
CTMH White Daisy Cardstock
CTMH Hollyhock Stitched Ribbon (retired)
Liquid Glass
Prisma Glitter
Bonding Memories Glue Pen
Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Foam Tape

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Monday, February 21, 2011

Carrying The Torch for Amber Ink!

I about fell off my chair when I received an e-mail a couple of weeks ago inviting me to join Amber Ink's Design Team! Today I can finally announce it. The absolutely amazing Brenda Rose of Rose Blossom Legacies has passed the brown torch to me. I am so honored, thank you Brenda!

We officially start our torchbearer duties today. We've been getting to know each other over the last couple of weeks, everyone is so nice and creative! This is going to be fun!

There are five torches that are handed off each month. My fellow torchbearers are:
Our new team's bios and "Babe" pictures can be found at the Amber Inklings Blog. You can also check out the Amber Ink digital stamps, papers and clear stamps in the store.

Tomorrow I will post my first official Amber Ink project.  Stop back to see!

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Recap of Ladies Day Out Crop to Benefit Operation Smile

On Saturday, I hosted another Crop at The Ponds to benefit Operation Smile. It was a great time! 24 fabulous ladies came to scrap the day away. It was a full house and fun was had by all. Best of all, we raised $70 for Operation Smile!

Every hour we had a prize drawing and the winner would get to choose from the prize table. Leann from Pampered Chef and Wendy from Lia Sophia also donated prizes and offered displays.

Here are a few pictures of the ladies cropping the day away. I waited until after the sun went down, because the clubhouse has so many windows the natural light filled the room for most of the day. It was wonderful!
Thank you ladies for joining in the fun and raising funds to support Operation Smile! I hope you will join me at the next event, details will be announced in March.

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are a few love inspired projects for you.

This is my first ever attempt using a digistamp and ipaper. I've got to say, it was fun!

I don't have the fancy Adobe Photoshop that most have, so my tech-genius hubby suggested that I try I did, and I love it! It is freeware and with a little learning curve, it acts much like Photoshop.  If you have been saving up for Photoshop, I recommend trying Gimp.

I love the saying on this stamp from AmberInk! When my hubby and I first started dating, one of the first jokes he told me was:
A mushroom walks into a bar.
The Bartender said, "We don't serve your kind here."
The Mushroom said, "Why not I'm a fungi!"
Yes, this kind of cheese won me over. :-) What a perfect v-day card for my hubby.

Materials Used:
AmberInk ipaper Spin Pin Tiny
AmberInk digistamp Fungi Mushroom Blank
CTMH White Cardstock
CTMH Holiday Buttons
CTMH Sassy Strands Summer Carnival
Liquid Glass

The next card showcases CTMH's Clear Cards and new Sweetheart papers along with an old origami money folding technique that makes fun embellishments for papercrafting.

Pattern from Originals: Cubes & Colors

Materials Used:
Sweetheart Level 2 Paper Packet
Clear Cards 4¼” x 5½” Assortment
Buttons Pink Assortment
Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection
3-D Foam Tape

My final card for this post features the origami money folding technique used to make a card. I started with this tutorial. There were a couple of steps that I changed, and I started with a 6x12 piece of B&T paper from the Wings paper pack.

I wish you lots of LOVE this Valentine's Day!

Happy Scrapping,
Jen Lee

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What Are Workshops On The Go?

Select a project for your workshop. Click on the kit names to view the project flyers.
Layouts - Wings, Bliss, Sweetheart, Fanfare, Lucky, Mayberry, Sophia, or Miracle
Cards - Wings, Bliss, Sweetheart, Fanfare, Lucky, Mayberry, Sophia, or Miracle

Contact me to select a date and time for your workshop. We will discuss the details and plan your workshop. Prepayment is required for all workshops two weeks prior to the event so that I can order the required tools and supplies.

Your guests have three pricing options for their project:
  1. $10 Option: I will precut the papers needed to create the project from bulk supplies. The guest can borrow my stamps and tools during the workshop. This workshop fee will not count toward your Hostess Rewards. 
  2. $21 Option: The guest purchases the paper pack and embellishments listed on the workshop flyer. Depending on the project supply list this price will vary. Typically it is a $12.95 paper pack, a $4.95 embellishment, shipping & tax. The retail price will count toward your Hostess Rewards, and the total price includes shipping & tax. 
  3. $35 Option: The guest purchases the official Workshop On The Go Kit listed on the flyer which includes: a paper pack, embellishment(s), exclusive stamp set, and a full color step by step guide to create both the layout and card projects. There are enough supplies in the kit to complete at least two 2-page layouts, 6-12 cards, and more. The retail price of $29.95 will count toward your Hostess Rewards, and the total price of $35 includes shipping & tax. 
Please contact me if you have any questions about the workshops. I am willing to teach workshops on an individual basis, for 2-3 guests, or as many as your house can hold! It's is up to you. I want you to be pleased with your final project and excited to share it with your friends and family.

Monday, February 7, 2011

3rd Annual Ladies Day Out to Benefit the MS Society

Ever wish you could take day for yourself? Then put March 26 on your calendar! Come and join us for the 3rd Annual Ladies Day Out. Be sure to send in your registration soon since space is limited. 175 guests attended in 2010. Don't miss out on your opportunity for a fabulous day!

Please click here to view the flyer for complete details and registration information. I will be a vendor at this event. Hope to see you there! Please tell them I sent you, so I receive extra tickets for the drawing. If I win one of the retreats, you'll be first on my list to invite!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

TaDa Waterfall Mini Album

Wednesday, February 16, 6:00 pm $20
Memories and More in Forest Lake, MN
Call 651-464-3424 to reserve your spot in class!
We'll create a fun 6x6 mini album utilizing the waterfall technique to showcase your special photos. Make this album as a gift for someone special or keep it for yourself. We'll make the basic album in class, you can title, embellish and journal your photos at home. 

Supplies/Tools for class: scissors, tape runner, liquid glue or score tape, 12" scoring tool, bone folder

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Perfect 10!

Members-only special: Buy 9 Studio J layouts, get the 10th free

If you're a Studio J member, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to fill up your scrapbook. For every 9 custom-printed Studio J layouts you buy, you’ll receive the 10th layout free.

If you’re not a member yet, now’s a great time to join! Contact me or click here for more information.

Studio J is Close To My Heart's exclusive online scrapbooking. It's free to play, you only pay when you purchase your completed layout. Try it for free here!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Idea Book!

This one is even bigger and better than ever! There are eight new kits and dozens of new stamp sets, embellishments, tools and more. Contact me to get your copy today! Can't wait? Click here to view the Idea Book online and see the new products right now or go to my website to start shopping online.

A New Idea Book Means New Hostess Bundles!

Go to page 126 of the New Idea Book to see the great new deals available for my fabulous Hostesses! There are four fun ways you can earn these goodies:
  1. Host a Gathering. Invite friends and family, we'll go through the Idea Book together, play a few games and create a free make and take. 
  2. Host a Workshop. Invite guests who prepay for a workshop kit. I'll bring the kits and tools and we'll put together the project, a two-page layout or six cards. There are multiple options for price points to fit everyone's budget, starting at just $10 each. See the "Workshops On The Go" section below for more information. 
  3. Host the monthly Rotating Hostess Club. Each month we go to a different Hostesses home to crop the day away. You can invite friends, along with our regular clubbies, and take outside orders to maximize your rewards. We'll create a free make and take and all pitch in for take-out dinner. Friends who can't stay the whole day are welcome to pop in and see what the fun is all about. 
  4. Host an Online Gathering. I'll set you up with an EZ Invite and you can e-mail your fellow scrappers. They can shop from the convenience of their own home, and their products will be delivered directly to them. Then you and I will visit to choose your rewards!

Get a Free Stamp Set

Simply host a home gathering or workshop where 2 guests book their own get together and I'll give you this adorable stamp set for free. Contact me to book your get together today!

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Free, Free, & Fabulous

    Join Close To My Heart in February and earn a FREE Consultant Kit and FREE products!
    When you become a Close To My Heart Consultant during February and achieve Straight To The Top, you will receive a rebate of $129 on your New Consultant Kit, plus $100 in select product credit rewards. That's a total retail value of up to $491 in products and business supplies for FREE! Your kit's free, your select products are free - how fabulous!
    For more information on joining my team, you can view my website or contact me. I would love to help you earn the Free, Free, & Fabulous rewards.

    *Offer valid February 1-28, 2011. To qualify for the kit rebate you must meet both Straight To The Top levels (first month and first three months). Consultants will not receive a rebate for tax, shipping/handling, or extra Choose Me collections beyond the three that are included with the New Consultant Kit. Tax and shipping/handling is charged on the New Consultant Kit. No tax or shipping/handling is charged on select product credit redeemed on a Credit Redemption order.

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Black and White Waterfall Layout Class

    February 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm $25
    Memories and More, Forest Lake, MN
    Call 651-464-3424 to sign up!

    For this layout, using only basics: cardstock, vellum, and ribbon, I used photos from our wedding 10 years ago. Our wedding was actually rich fall colors, chocolate, red, orange, yellow, in September of 2000. When you print the photos in black and white they take on a whole different feeling.  I've chosen not to title or embellish this layout so that it will work with any photos. You can easily make it your own.
    The waterfall of this layout opens on the left page. The large main focus photo opens to reveal additional pages for more photos and journaling.
    Tools/Supplies to bring for class:  12" paper trimmer, 12" scoring tool, bone folder, scissors, tape runner, score-tape or liquid glue, and glue dots.