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!  


m hoch drei said...

What a great giveaway ! I'd love to win because I have two sweet monsters here and so many pictures of both of them and I do not print them often enough.

Cindi said...

I do the traditional scrap booking but have never tried digital. I would like to win to check it out and see if I like it.

M1kk1 said...

I love to scrapbook and have been thinking of trying to do some digital layouts. This would be a great way to get started. Thank you for such an awesome chance to win and start on my new years resolution.

Linda said...

I would be labeled a very "beginner" for scrapbooking. I've always wanted to do this but had no clue where to begin and I think a program like this would really help me out. I have thousands of pictures in my pc and on discs that I want to actually see again. I would be in heaven if I won this. Thanks for giving me the chance.

Liz Tolsma said...

We have a scrapbook group at church that hasn't met for a while, but we're trying to get it going again. I've never done digital scrapbooking, but would love to give it a go!

Melanie said...

Awesome! Thank you so much! Ive always wanted to scrapbook, just needed an incentive to start!

Anonymous said...

I have so many events/pictures I want to put together into scrapbook pages.. I've made scrapbooks.. But I've always wanted to try digital scrapbooking. Janice

Judy Loo said...

Because I'm a computer nerd, and this looks like something I could actually do?

Julie E said...

I have 3 children and sadly I am a bit behind on scrapbooking. As my children get older I feel like I have fallen even further behind. Digital seems like it may be the way to help me get caught up faster. I too love my paper and embellies, but I think it may just be possible that I am the SLOWEST paper scrapbooker - I can take days to finish one layout!

Angie and Jamie Arnold said...

As for me, I never get around to getting the supplies for actual paper scrapbooking. But I will post things online and I would love this giveaway. I have 5 kids so there will be lots of posting to be done! Thanks, and I hope I win :-).

Kelly said...

I would love to win because I sorely missed on my kids getting scrapbooks done. But doing it like this would be so much easier and I have grandkids to do it for now!
delivery.RN at gmail dot com

amyorvin said...

I'd like to win because I love scrapbooking and would love to try this out! Thanks for the giveaway.


Camiele said...

I would like to win this because it sounds awesome!
cpanzer18 at hotmail dot com

Tate, Jody, Jocelyn, and Tyler said...

i would love to start doing digital scrapbooking! this sounds like it would be a great way to start.

Anonymous said...

I have never done digital scrapbooking. I'd love to get started. What a great idea.

sassysue said...

What a generous give-away. It's been awhile since I've done any scrapbooking. I am very intriqued by the digtal method and would to give it a try. So sad, I have a 1 yr. old grandson with an empty scrapbook! LOL This may give me the nudge to get me started again! Thanks!

jgosney said...

I used to scrapbook all the time with a friend of mine that was a CTMH rep. She stopped doing it and now I am so behind on my scrapbooking.
i think scrapbooking would be so much easier with the digital. Thanks for giving an opportunity like this to someone. Hopefully it is me.

Jamie and Steve said...

This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to try digital scrapbooking. I have often thought about trying it but didn't know where to start. Thank you for giving everyone the chance to win this.