Saturday, March 1, 2014

CTMH March 2014 Stamp of the Month: Happy Place

Can you believe it? At the end of this month 2014 will be one-quarter over. Where has the time gone? I hope you have been snuggled in and enjoying crafting.

The Close To My Heart March 2014 Stamp of the Month is Happy Place.


Did you watch any of the NBC Olympic coverage? If so, you may have seen Mary Carillo's History of Russian Nesting Dolls. When I saw this video during the games, I immediately thought of our March SOTM. If you watch the video look for the nesting dolls that depict famous people. I saw Elvis, President Obama, U2, Abba, Madonna and car racing versions.

You will find a larger image of each project shown in the above photo, a list of the products used and some hints for recreating the samples above on my OBA > Promotions > Stamp of the Month page. Also check my Pinterest Board CTMH 2014 03 Mar SOTM Happy Place for additional ideas using this stamp set.

Happy Place (S1403) is an exclusive D-size stamp set of 7 stamps that you can only purchase during the month of March 2014. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart Products. Alternatively you can purchase it for $17.95.

Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks: 2" x 2" (Y1003), and 2" x 3 1/2" (Y1009) and 4" x 5" (Y1012).

Springtime Studio Savings is what you will find during March 2014.


Springtime Studio Savings means great deals on Studio J™ layouts BUT please do not stop reading because this deal is great for everyone, not just those that enjoy digital scrapbooking.

Even if you are not "into" digital scrapbooking you may want to try Studio J for printing your photos, especially the photos that you want to print in different sizes. If you read my post from Tuesday, I provide information on how to use Studio J to process your photos. Why do I say "process"? Because "Studio J layouts are processed, not printed, using a silver-halide process considered the highest standard in the photo developing industry. Unlike printed papers or images you might print from a home photo printer, the silver-halide process yields “100-year+ quality” that has long been tested and used by the top photo labs in the world. We use the same papers and equipment used by leading labs to produce long-lasting photo prints, so you know your layout will be reproduced with high fidelity and will last throughout the years." (Source: Studio J Frequently Asked Questions)

If you search for Studio J using "Search My Blog" on the right, you will find several videos that contain tips and tricks for creating layouts; if you want to use Studio J for photos, look at my July 22, 2013 post about creating custom photo wells.

If you do not want to create custom photo wells, use the Photo Collections under Express Collection. There are 7 different choices with photo sizes from 2x2 to 6x8. Under the video on my Tuesday post I tell you step-by-step how to find the Photo Collections in Studio J. If you are still stuck getting started, send me a note and we can arrange a time I can sit with or call you to help you create your first page of photos.

This short video will show you how the photos you have processed with arrive at your door:



From the March 2014 the newsletter:
A great deal is blooming during this month’s Studio Savings promotion. During the month of March*, order your Studio J™ layouts for only $5 each! Quickly create beautiful layouts using our wide selection of papers, kit collections, patterns, and embellishments, and make the most of our new Photo Express Collection photo-only templates. A template made exclusively for photos gives you the opportunity to awaken your hibernating snapshots and have them printed with exceptional quality—and for an exceptional price. Your layouts will blossom and your pocketbook will be bursting with springtime savings. Catch the Studio Savings fever!

*Offer valid March 1–31, 2014. Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold from 4 to 50 two-page layouts. Minimum order of 4 layouts. Free JPEG of every printed layout. Shipping/handling rates for Studio J™ layouts are a flat rate of up to 50 layouts in a box for $5.95 USD. Studio J® purchases cannot be shipped with other CTMH products.

**It is recommended that the matting feature not be used with the photo-only templates, the Photo Express Collection, as matting may cause photos to appear misaligned. Close To My Heart does not assume any liability for photos and Photo Express Collection layouts that have been created using the matting option and will give no reprints or refunds in such cases.

If you do not have a CTMH Independent Consultant, I would be happy answer any questions you may have about Studio J® or any CTMH product. If you have decided to try Studio J® to create layouts or to "print" photos, click the Studio J® icon below.


I am here if you have any questions. Just send me a message.

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