Saturday, December 19, 2015

Back on line after a busy fall.....getting ready for Oz.

I want to take time to announce my new blog that will work hand in hand with this blog during the next 7 months. Today I started to help keep in touch with my friends and families when I am away from them.  Our departure date is January 7, 2016. It is getting close and I am taking time to savor my family in the short days left.  I post this countdown picture (which also begins Bizzy in Brizzy) to announce my new blog.  God bless!  Always, Alayne

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Watercolor project for Instagram Album cover page....


                                                Watercolor fun...
What a great way to open your Instagram Album with a creative opening page.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

First of 4 Cricut project classes!

You get a perk if you buy any cricut cartridge rom me this fall. I am offering a four session class making projects using Close To My Heart cricut images from all of our fantastic cartridges. (especially Artistry!) You can also attend the classes if you don't buy a cricut cartridge for $20 a session. Everything is precut for you and all materials are included except adhesive.


Let me know if you want to join the next class at 1pm October 10th!
Always, Alayne

Monday, August 31, 2015

New Idea Books go live tomorrow! September 1, 2015

Contact me for a copy of the new idea books!  There will be a free crop on September 12th at 9:30 am focusing on the Zoe paper pack. There will also be a cricut project class at 1pm the same day.
The cost for the cricut class (focusing on ARTISTRY) is $20. You can get this class free when you order any Cricut Cartridge offered by Close To My Heart from my OBA: cricut

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Zoe Box Card Tutorial

Zoe makes a terrific pallet for this card tutorial with added pictures. This is a tutorial on how to make a box card with finished flat card that is able to post with added second stamp postage.
The exact sizes are on a previous post, but I will place dimensions under the pictures for easy reference.  Have fun making this sweet card box.

Base of card:  10.5" x 7"
Score:1/2", 2.5" sections
score at 3.5"horizontal except at base

plan lining color and cut 4 pieces: 2.25"x 5 or 6"

Score and attach 3 linings, leaving back piece flat.
First lining attach after box side is adhered.
Inner pieces are 3,5" x 2" scored with 1/2" folds on end.

Any flexible plastic sheet can be used for holding accents.
I use laminating plastic because it is easy to cut.
I make a few 1/2" x 6"pieces and them pick accents and
pictures to add to card box.

I used xyron adhesive to attach velum accents to c/s.
I also put extra stickease and mats on back of the accent pieces.

Remember when you plan accents and photos, you want to make
sure it doesn't exceed width or height of a 5x7 envelope.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Greeting Card Workshop: Wishes pp.110 - 115 using Zoe paper pack and the August Stamp of the Month S1508 Framed.  You can make 16 cards in a snap by cutting the pieces for 2 each of 8 cards.  I also added a bit of cardstock as mats, some thick twine and retired ribbon, and embossing folder impressions. The sentiment stamps were embossed using clear embossing powder and  pigment ink,



A great set of 18 cards made quickly using Wishes Card Confidence Program by Jeanette R. Lynton
pp. 110 and 115.
and Stamp of the Month:  Framed

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Zoe Workshop on the Go!


What a special delight to get a new paper pack this August before the Annual Inspiration goes live in September. I love the soft colors included in this pack and the WOTG was easy to work with. This month I will be experimenting with Zoe and then sharing it with you during the New Product Launch the second Saturday in September.


So join me in September but order Zoe in August so you will have it available for the New Product Launch and crop September 12, 2015 at 9:30am in my Versailles, Ky home.
Always, Alayne

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Picture My LIfe pages from previous Home Decor...Save those memories!

It is time for a change in my home d├ę instead of discarding my pictures on my frames, I added them to a Picture My Life Album.  It is easy to adapt my creativity from one project to another for long term storage and enjoyment. What a great way to use photos of loved ones and special times!
Always, Alayne

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Studio J makes capturing moments fast and easy....and done!

 This past week we had a special event happen in the Fleming household when our youngest daughter had her second son.  So I took some of the hospital pictures and made a few captured memories. These are special to us, but might bore someone who isn't a grandparent. The joy for me is doing the pages simply and fast using Studio J so I can have more time to actually enjoy the grand kids!  Always Alayne

What memories do you want to capture this week?  Use Studio j your way....and if you need help contact me at for a free tutorial.

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