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Regional Convention

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Next week I get to fly to Edmonton for a few days of Close To My Heart Business Classes, Creative Classes and meeting other consultants!  To say that I am a little excited is probably an understatement.  In preparation for a class on Studio J, Close To My Heart sent me a request to create five Studio J layouts on them!

They did requests that I follow some instructions, I needed to create two layouts from the "Express Collections", two layouts of my choice from the "new kit options" and one layout following some very detailed instructions.  Now, I have had very little exposure to digital scrap booking and I can see the draw although I still really like to touch the paper! Given that I have never used the program before I found  Studio J to be very user friendly.  I am looking forward to getting the printouts and will let you know what the finished product is like.

Another nice thing with Studio J is that with purchase you get a jpeg file of each layout.  So here are…

Cricut® Artiste!

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My Cricut machine has a new cartridge!  A few weeks ago Close To My Heart released the new exclusive Cricut Artiste in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book. To say that all the consultants were excited was an understatement because Close To My Heart's first cartridge, Art Philosophy, is amazingly versatile and much loved by all.  We wondered and couldn't wait to see what they had come up with for the new one and I questioned if  Artiste would measure up to the beloved Art Philosophy.  They didn't disappoint.

For your viewing pleasure, a quick video produced by Close To My Heart to acquaint you with the Cricut Artiste.


Another Liebster!

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Crafty Mama of Four at Abstraction~Design has nominated me for another Liebster!  I am truly honoured to be nominated once again.  Head on over to her blog and check her out, you won't be sorry!

A little about the Liebster. This is how it works...

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.

RULES FOR ACCEPTANCE
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog .Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know…

National Stamping Month...

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To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are bringing back our popular double stamp set promotion! 
You can get the exclusive, new My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012. 
You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life. The double set has a retail value of $35.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! 
Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new, exclusive It’s Your Day double stamp set!

retrosketches #22

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Challenges, challenges, challenges I seem to love challenges!  
Today's inspiration is from Retro Sketches...              And my offering....












I used paper scraps from "Stella" and stamped the background and sentiment in Lagoon Ink from the "Just for You" stamp set.  Finished off with a Badge Button in Pewter and resisted the urge to add more.  So had to resit the urge...