“I love scrapbooks. They are one of the finest ways of dejunking life and abode... A good scrapbook is interesting and inspiring even to the stranger...Well put together scrapbooks and photo albums have warmed more hearts than any bound book... Without a good scrapbook, much that's memorable in life is forgotten or damaged or lost...."

~ Don Aslett

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

H2H Challenges 1-2-3 and Sketch

I am going to admit to not keeping current with my creation of items for the H2H Challenges but I just don't always get the time I want to sit down and make something.  I actually had that opportunity over the weekend and was kind of in a creative slump, I wanted to craft but had no direction whatsoever.  So I checked in with the challenges knowing I had liked several but not made anything.  I decided to further challenge myself to combine the challenges.  I managed to come up with a 2 page layout, one page that fits the 1-2-3 challenge (Feb 13th) to use 1 stamp, 2 patterned papers, and 3 embellishments, and a second that is my version of the sketch week challenge (Feb 20th).

Here is the first, the 1-2-3 layout of my adorable nephew, Nathan, who is already 1 month old!  I used the retired paper, Miracle to make this layout because the colors worked perfectly!

The second page is my scrapbook layout version of the sketch.  I thought that the vertical bar would be perfect for 2 tall photos. I added a little cluster of embellies in the corner and one additional photo to fill the empty space.  I like how it turned out.

And finally, these are the 2 pages together.  Pardon the glare on the photo, I recently relocated my crafting space and need to find a new photo spot.

 I invite you to head on over to the H2H Challenges blog and get your February entries in before the end of this week and check out all the other inspirational artwork that has been posted!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Studio J - Five for free in February!

I am so excited to announce that I am an aunt!!  My brother and sister-in-law had a new baby boy on January 27th!   What's even better - I not only got to see him that day, but when I came home, I uploaded the pictures and used Studio J to create the first 3 layouts that will go in his scrapbook.  Still better - it only took me 2 hours to make those layouts and I was able to get 2 sets, one for his book, and one for mine! Easy Peasy!  And Close to my Heart is having a great Studio J special this month, read about it below.  Check out how adorable he is!

DOUBLE YOUR LAYOUTS with our Five for Free promotion! For each Studio J® 5-pack (SJ5P) you purchase this February, you’ll get one free 5-pack. That means you get 10 layouts for just $55—that’s just $2.75 per page, with free shipping! Even if you’re already taking advantage of Studio J’s incredibly low members-only pricing, you’ll save even more when you purchase 5-packs through this special February deal!
Studio J 5-packs include everything you need to have 5 two-page layouts (that’s 10 scrapbook pages!) shipped to your door ready for your scrapbook album. Each 5-pack can be redeemed for up to:
• 5 two-page layouts
• 5 Memory Protectors®
• Free shipping and handling
Whether you’re looking for an affordable gift or a way to save money on your own layouts, Studio J 5-packs offer you convenience and savings. Keep one for yourself and give one as a gift!
Visit Studio J on my website and start creating your own beautiful layouts, starting February 1, 2012 (9 am MST).
Dates: Offer valid February 1, 2012–February 29, 2012.

 Feel free to contact me (GrigsterN at yahoo.com) if you need help getting started or would like to order your 5-packs!