Feb 8, 2012

A New Friend and a Giveaway!

Contest is now closed! 

One of the coolest things about blogging is being able to meet people you'd never have the opportunity to otherwise.  Now, the word "meet" might not be accurate, I very rarely meet these people in person, but online there is a whole lotta love and friendship floating around and I love that I've had the opportunity to be involved to some degree.

Case in point, meet Elizabeth Mindemann

Elizabeth and I have been emailing back and forth since about Christmas.  I connected instantly to her when I read her bio, she wrote this:  " I, on my best day, am far from who I want to be but by the grace of God I am not who I was yesterday."  If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know these words could have come from my mouth. I couldn't agree more and feel the same way.  So, I kind of think Elizabeth is pretty awesome, we think the same!  Elizabeth is the wife to a youth pastor, a mom to three cute little ones and an artist!  She loves paper crafting and digital scrapbooking.  She's also is a consultant for Close To My Heart (CTMH)

She made the above digital scrapbook layout with Studio J.  It's super cute and has me wanting to scrapbook again.

If you feel the same, maybe you are a scrapbooker who hasn't scrapbooked in a while or maybe you are new to the whole digital scrapbooking world, you'll be happy to know that Elizabeth is sponsoring an awesome giveaway that is open to all my Then She Made... readers.  Yay!

She'll be giving one lucky reader their own CTMH digital Studio J 5 pack.  If you aren't sure what that is, here are some details:

Studio J 5-pack includes:

  • 5 two page digital layouts
  • 5 memory Protectors
  • Free Shipping and handling
The cost value is $55 - that's pretty awesome

She also included some information about what she loves about Studio J... 
  • You do not have to download anything to your computer (no program, pages or embelishments) in order to use the program
  • You can access Studio J from anywhere you have internet access (backyard with Iphone or pad, hotel with laptop, vacation, etc.)
  • There are so many video tutorials on youtube and super layouts to "scraplift" on Studio J's blog and facebook page
Plus, here's a link you can go check out about using Studio J.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-CtgEsvM34  and if you want to play around with Studio J and try your hand at designing, you can.  Go to her site and see what you can come up with.  There is no commitment to buy, you can just play.

So, what do you need to do to win?  Two things:

1- Leave me a comment telling me why you'd like to win


2- Go visit Elizabeth and tell her I said hi.  You can find her at http://ejoym.blogspot.com/ or on Facebook  plus you can see her consultant page at CTMH 

Make sure you do these things before Sunday, February 12th because that's when the contest will close.  Also, while you are saying hi to Elizabeth you could ask her about other CTMH products and specials.  I think digital scrapbooking is pretty cool but I'm also still a fan of traditional paper crafting and stamps and I'm thinking of ordering these...

kind of hard to see but I think these background stamps would work great with some upcoming clay jewelry projects I want to do.

Anyway, stop reading and go comment so you can enter to win your own Studio J 5 pack!  And, thanks Elizabeth for this awesome opportunity and your friendship!

Contest is now closed!