Thanksgiving Card

Morning, everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I know I did!  Hubby and I got to spend the entire weekend together.  I love these together weekends - they mean so much to us!

Sunday was nothing by rainy here in the southern Tennessee ... which means a "Playroom Day"!  Yeah!  Hubby on his side of the table cleaning his muzzle-loader and I on my side making Thanksgiving cards.  Odd, huh?  I CASEd this card from Brandy at BrandysCards.com

I decided not to stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card.  Instead, I wrote a personal note to each family to whom the cards were sent.

Here is a list of items used for this card.

Family Love stamp (D1506), Always Grateful stamp (C1559), Huntington WOTG stamp set (retired)

Ink Colors:
Cocoa, Ruby, Honey, New England Ivy

Cocoa, Colonial White

Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment (Z1753), Burlap Ribbon (Retired),


Lucky 5 with Studio J!

November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five amazing ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart social media!


#1:  all layouts purchased in Studio J are $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail—an unprecedented deal!

#2:  every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.

#3:  Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.

#4:  simply create new, gorgeous layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

And #5:  take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as it is with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!

Check some of my Studio J layouts:

But Studio J is not only for layouts!  You can use it for printing your photos.  I printed 12x12 photos from our trip to Moab this past summer. 

*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. No tax or shipping will be charged on the free item(s). Studio J layouts ship in a protected box that can hold 4 to 50 two-page layouts. For additional information about shipping/handling, please visit StudioJ.com > Products and Pricing > Shipping Options.



NEW While Supplies Last items!

NEW items have been added to the WHILE SUPPLIES LAST section on my website!  Better get there fast before your favorite items sell out!  Here is a sample of what's available. 


Don't forget about November's Stamp of the Month:

Order $50 in AWESOME clearance bargains (before s/h and tax) and get this Stamp for ONLY $5!  Clearance and a $5 stamp?  I had better get my order in!