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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Picture My Life: Blossom and For Always Transition

Picture My Life cards come in a variety of themes and colors, but sometimes you might want to make your own cards using one of your favorite paper packs.  Here I used the Blossom paper pack and stickease to create some simple pages for my Michigan trip I took recently.  I used a few stamped images and some washi tape also decorated some of the cards.  When I was ready to transition into the For Always cards I just used some paper from Blossom and some For Always cards on the same 2 page layout.  There is no reason you can't add any cards or paper together on your layouts.
If you take a lot of pictures and want an easy way to scrap them, Picture My Life is for you! These are the products I used for the 9 pages above:  Blossom Paper Pack, Blossom Complements,


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Designed De'cor using Picture My LIfe, Imagine and Jackson paper pack...

 Designer De'cor frame can be changed easily using Picture My Life cards and any of Close To My Heart How To books.  I used Jackson paper pack,  Picture My Life cards and Imagine to update some of my frames today.  It is fun and easy to decorate my home using photos of my loved ones.

Designed De'cor Black Frame

Monday, May 4, 2015

Taste of Summer Scrapbook layouts with free PDF....

                               (correction, pics are 2.75"in second Life is Grand layout)
Now that I have had a chance to play with this fun paper pack, Taste of Summer , I look forward to buying some more this month (Remember it is only available in May) and making more Louisville Zoo layouts.  The grand kids seem to shine with the bright colors of this paper.  Remember, if you email me or make a comment under this entrĂ©e I will send you a free PDF with instructions for these two layouts.
Always, Alayne

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Taste of Summer : Free PDF File Available

Taste of summer is a special paper pack that Close To My Heart is offering for May's National Scrapbooking Month.  Some of you like to do cards instead of scrapbooking so you can use this fantastic paper pack to make some cards.  I will gladly email you a free  PDF with instructions for these cards,  Contact me at 


Have fun making this easy card set. Call or email me if you have any questions.  Always, Alayne

Exploding Box Card mini tutorial...

Taste of Summer offers bright papers to make fun cards and layouts. This is an overview tutorial on how to make a 5"x7" folded exploding card using the May special from Close To My Heart.  You get 12 papers for only $8.95.  Order yours today!Paper pack and Taste of Summer stamp set are only available for the month of May, 2015.


Please feel free to join me at my Versailles, Ky home on most Thursdays between 11:30 am and 4:30pm for free paper crafting time and I will gladly help you make your own  exploding and folding card. They are fun and you can embellish them with stamped images as I did here or use stickers.       
Always, Alayne


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