This and That

Friday, January 10, 2014

Puppy Love

Just before the new year, I ordered three Studio J layouts featuring my two puppies, Cappi and Truffles.  Well, they're not really puppies any more, but I will always refer to them that way.  The quality of the layouts surpassed my expectations.  I definitely see more Studio J in my future.

Cappi and Truffles are only 9 1/2 weeks old in the first layout.  This is their first experience outside in the grass.  I can't believe how small they were then!


 
Cappi likes to curl up in the oddest places.  We found her inside Alayna's backpack one morning as we were getting ready for school.  She's just a little furry ball of cuteness.

 

 
They are both lovers of snow.  The cold temperatures don't phase them a bit.  After a good romp, they come in covered in little snowballs.  This time Truffles' feet were so heavy she had a hard time walking. 
 

 
If you haven't already tried it, you should give Studio J a whirl.  Studio J is web based, meaning no programs to download, and you only pay if you order prints. You'll find a treasure trove of kit designs and layouts to choose from.  Best of all, you can access your account anywhere you have internet access.
 
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Three Amigos January Blog Hop

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Three Amigos CTMH Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. Each month we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.  Several products will be retiring at the end of this month to make room for all of the new products in the Spring/Summer Idea Book that goes live on February 1st.  Our projects this month will highlight some of our favorite retiring items.

I'm going to share three simple projects with you this month.  My first project is a Burlap Valentine treat bag.



I covered Dimensional Elements Heart Shapes with Chantilly and Sparkle & Shine Textiles.  The hearts are layered with ruffled Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, a heart from the Base & Bling Word Accents, a bit of baker's twine from the Ruby Mini Medley Accents Collection, and one sparkle from the Pink Glitter Gems.

The next two projects are tags that came together fairly quickly.

 
 
This tag features the Babycakes Paper Pack.  The base for the tag was cut on the Cricut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut the background and texture paper 1/4" smaller than the sunset base.  The chocolate medallion is adorned with a sentiment from the Perfect Fit- Birthday stamp set and a border from Holiday Tags.  I added Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Slate Striped Twist Ties that I inked to match the papers.  I curled the twist ties around my quilling tool to make them look like confetti.

 
 
My final project features the Frosted Paper Pack.  I used this tag for a Christmas gift, but the sentiment could easily be changed for a birthday, thinking of you, or thank you.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Now hop over to Lisa's blog to see what she created for you.