Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The End of an Era

The Era of One Child to live and care for, to pay the utmost attention to... the end of countless minutes crafting side by side with my little artist?

Not likely!

It would be as easy for me to stop loving my oldest girl as it would be to cut craft from my life. In other words, not at all possible!

On thus layout I journalled a bit about how I'm going to cherish the moments I do get alone with Rainier since there will be fewer of them now that Sundays "out in the open."

And I'm cherishing the minutes I can grab to make any cards, scrapbook pages...even dinner?! Ooh that last one was hard to write

I'm so glad the StudioJ special is going on now, it only takes a few minutes to create a stunning layout!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Back in the Craft Room Again

Yahoo less than a week after welcoming a new baby into the home and I've already completed two single page layouts for her album!
The lo featuring her grandad was really fun to create. Inspired by a Two Peas in a Bucket video from the Scrap Your Stash series, I used a lot of my Close to My Heart stamps to add some whimsical sentiments.
A long time ago I read an article where they suggested painting bubble wrap to add texture. So I finally used that piece I had safely out of sight in a drawer (hmm wonder why I never got this idea accomplished before) and was really pleased with the result.
Next I hope to send off for a lot of our birthing pictures to add to the layouts already completed but lacking photos. It feels so liberating to have an entire album just waiting to be filled up!
This month is a great time to use StudioJ, Close to My Heart's online scrap booking program, to fill up an album of your own! Whether you add pictures now or later, you're sure to love the look -and price! Only $5 for a two page layout! Let me show you how to do this quickly and with ease, or simply go to my website at and click on StudioJ!