Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dream Pop

Do what you love and love what you do! I just love that saying!  On this page I have used the new Close To My Heart Dream Pop paper packet available in honor of National Scrapbooking Month.  This big set contains 24 sheets of paper, 12 of which have shiny resist patterns and the other 12 have very trendy designs printed on them which remind me of the Level 1 papers that we used to carry.   I just fell in love with the bright and summery colors in this pack!  The colors have such a positive energy and I couldn't help but feel excited using them to create the title page for my scrapbook about all of the things that I love.  The photo of me was taken at Convention in Disneyland. What an amazing time that was!  I hope you will use this pack to scrapbook some of your most happy memories.  The Dream Pop paper packet is only available until May 31st so make sure to get yours today! Email me at or Click here for more details.

Here is some more beautiful artwork created with the Dream Pop kit to inspire you.  

Here is a more detailed view of the many cheery papers in this kit. 

Happy Crafting! :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Karate layouts using Studio J

My son Joshua recently earned his camouflage belt at karate.  This means that he is no longer a "little dragon".   He has now moved up to the "karate kids."  Josh is learning so much and having such a great time too! And, of course, I am making an album to document this!  I am using Close To My Heart's online scrapbooking program called Studio J.  This program is great because in an hour or two I can catch up on a months worth of scrapping and my layouts are printed with amazing quality.  Once I receive the printed layouts in the mail, I can't wait to put them into the most perfect scrapbooking album ever.  It has actual little dragons all over it.   I loved the symbolism.  Plus, I have always loved dragons so this is just super extra cool for me. 

Joshua with one of his favorite instructors, Sabinum T and his new camouflage belt in May 2013!

Joshua having fun in his last little dragon class with his red and black belt. 

Joshua and his class with Sabinum W doing obstacle courses and practicing Chun Be.

We were so proud when Joshua moved up from his yellow and black belt to his red and black belt in February 2013. 
Time sure flies!

Joshua earning his yellow and black belt at Little Dragons class in November 2012. 

I hope you enjoy the layouts I created.  Please let me know if you have any questions on how Studio J can make your scrapbooking FASTER. SIMPLER. EASIER.  :)

Happy Crafting!