Jimmy Buffett & Mackinac Bridge Walk - studio j style

What better way to catch you up on my Summer than with some digital Studio J artwork. Been adding to "My Life" Scrapbook this week. Wanted to show you what I did, in hopes to inspire some of you to do the same. Each 12 x 12 page comes to me printed on silver-lined photo paper ready to slide into my album. Remember just pick a memory and tell a story.
Double click on any lay-out to see the story.

Watch the current Studio J Tutorial called Love Your Layout: Using Photos for a Background

Private free lessons this Saturday September 22nd, just call for an appointment time.

Again I'm loving me some Studio J. Want to scrapbook your event in 30 minutes or less ?? If so, click here and try out Studio J ! No obligation to buy....just play! You do have to create an account but you do not have to make a purchase. GO AHEAD....try it. You will fall in love with Digital scrapbooking. SIMPLE, FAST and EASY !

Announcing 10 to 10 Papercraft Saturday September 22nd

10:00am – 10:00pm in Kim’s basement Studio - Rudolph, OH
Bed & Breakfast option is also now available for this weekend.

Are you ready for some cropping time? Plan some time away from the kids & all of their activities? 
Before the calendar gets cluttered, plan a day just for yourself, by joining me for a day of fun & relaxation, while at the same time preserving your memories for future generations to enjoy.
Leave behind the pile of dishes and loads of laundry to join me, with friends to work on your precious albums.
Feel free to spend the day cropping, or you can makeup missed classes, learn digital scrapbooking or simply bring your own stuff to work on.

Includes homemade Lunch & Dinner, and *one original Scrapbook kit (your choice of design) or upgrade to a card kit for just $10 more.

You get this all for only $35.00 / RSVP REQUIRED              ( limit 10 people )

Each person will have use of 4 square feet of table space, new comfort foam seat cushions and individual beverage /trash bag holders. AND. . .
FREE use of.......
  • Expression II Digital Cricut® Machine (Artiste & Art Philosophy cartridges)
  • Die-cut machine (Sizzix® BigKick) & dies
  • Full line of Coluzzle® cutting system
  • Over 200 of current & retired CTMH stamp sets - Lots of Alphabets
  • Complete line of Inks & Markers
  • Product displays and Lay-out books to get new ideas
Suggested packing list –

· photos

· Adhesives / glue dots / runners

· 12” personal trimmer

· Pens, Pencils, & Markers

· Scissors

· Paper

· Embellishments

· Page Protectors

· Acrylix blocks (please label) optional

Pre-designed lay-outs from class – optional also J

*Original Scrapbooking workshops designed by Kimberly. Each kit includes direction and cutting diagrams to complete Three unique 12x12 - two page lay-outs, featuring different papers, techniques and Lay-outs. I will be available for any questions you may have and will be teaching you how to work from lay-out books and the art of creative cropping with your photos. You will go home with 6 completed pages (this includes all papers, embellishments and page protectors) Ready for photo’s.

Just added 3 lay-outs to my "Halloween Theme" Scrapbook

As many of you know the main reason I became a "Close to My Heart " constultant, was to get all those pictures scrapped. So I am very excited to have added 3 more year (1989,1996 & 2002) lay-outs to my halloween theme book this year. AND you guessed it. . .
I will also be teaching it Moonlight Scrapbook Workshop September 19th 7-9pm

 I always love working on my theme albums, cause it brings back such wonderful memories.
Are they not just adorable ?? Hope to see you in class :)

Celebrate Your Creativity - - - - September Issue

Start Autumn Right with National Stamping Month!
Is My Creations® Display Album - Includes chipboard covers w/ 12 spiral bound 6 x 6 page protectors

This incredibly versatile chipboard album can stand to display photos or layouts or be used as a book. Get creative and use it as a desktop monthly calendar, a photo flip frame or more ideas at SPOTLIGHT
Create Kimberly's Newest Exclusive designs hot off the printer at my FREE directions tab. Simply purchase products listed under project photo, from my site & receive directions FREE
September Events-
Halloween Cardmaking 9/4
Sonoma Cardmaking 9/15
Moonlight Scrapbooking 9/19
10 to10 Crop Saturday 9/22
National Stamping Month
Every day is cause for celebration!
September marks the official end of the golden days of summer and the beginning of autumn, with little golden treasures of its own. Whether it’s enjoying the turning of the leaves or the crisp fall breezes, autumn seems to bring with it countless opportunities for relishing the everyday moments that make life wonderful.

This year, the National Stamping Month stamp set gives you the images you need to do just that. The aptly named It’s Your Day stamp set is a double set of D-size stamp sets—two sets in one envelope—that helps you commemorate those simple, everyday moments. It includes 48 images, consisting of phrases, borders, and more.

You’ll also be delighted to know that many of the images coordinate perfectly with our new Cricut® Artiste cartridge for even easier stamping, cutting, and layering! At the start of a season that marks the beginning of school, holiday celebrations, and family time, the It’s Your Day stamp set is a must-have to document the wonderful autumn days.

The It’s Your Day double stamp set has a retail value of $35.90, but between now and September 30, the It’s Your Day set can be yours for just $5 when you place an order of $35 in full retail products. Our National Stamping Month double-stamp set offer is for a limited time, so act now to make sure you get a set of your own to celebrate every wonderful day of autumn and beyond!
Stamp of the Month: Fall Favorites
The best pick of the patch!
     Find some of your favorite fall images in this adorable new stamp set. With a fun-loving scarecrow, plump pumpkins, and a Cricut®-compatible tag, you’ll find plenty of uses for this month’s Stamp of the Month set. Remember that it can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase. This is a pick of the patch that you'll want to take home!

See the September Stamp of the Month »    
Cricut® Artiste—It’s a Party in a Box!
Artiste jump-starts your party preparations
The brand-new Cricut® Artiste cartridge knows how to party! Fifty themed keys with over 700 shapes including cute cards and 3-D projects galore add up to a staggering number of party favors, invitations, and decorations, all at your fingertips when you have the Cricut® Artiste cartridge!

As one example, take a look at the coffin-shaped treat boxes above. If you’re planning a Halloween party—or if you just want to make Halloween treats with a spooky flair—these coffin boxes are a snap! Here’s how to do it:

First, gather these materials:
  • Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
  • C1462 My Acrylix® All Hallows Eve Stamp Set
  • Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
  • 1243 Goldrush Cardstock
  • Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
  • Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
  • Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
  • Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
With your Artiste cartridge in place, load your Cricut® machine with kraft cardstock and cut the coffin by setting the size dial to 5 1/2" and pressing the “3D Object” feature key, then press the “Eek” key, which is the sixth key in on the bottom row. At this size, you can fit two coffins per 12" × 12" sheet of kraft cardstock.

Thanks to the brilliant coordination of elements on the Artiste cartridge, you’ll cut the lid to the box at the same size setting for a perfectly coordinating size and fabulous fit! Press the “Shift,” “3D Object” and “Eek” keys. Two coffin lids will fit on a 12" × 12" sheet of kraft cardstock at this size.

Next, before folding the coffin, stamp the diamond pattern image from the All Hallows Eve stamp set several times with Desert Sand ink on the coffin lid. Stamp the cobweb and spider images in Black ink. Follow the easy instructions on page 58 of the assembly booklet to put the box together.

Next, cut a 1/2" × 2 1/2" strip of Goldrush cardstock for each coffin and stamp the “Beware” sentiment on the strips. Trim a pennant edge on each strip and then attach it to the lid of your coffin using 3-D foam tape.

Finish your coffin by attaching a Black Sparkle over the spider’s body. Ooo! After filling the box with your treats, wrap the coffin lid to the base using a few inches of Black baker’s twine. Give to your favorite goblin or ghoul!

This is just one example of how the Cricut® Artiste cartridge can help make preparing for all of your parties and celebrations even easier! Check out the brand new Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit (page 14 in the Autumn / Winter 2012 Idea Book) for another great Halloween-themed party idea using this fabulous cartridge.

Buy supplies for your party essentials »