Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jurassic Forest

We had the opportunity to visit Jurassic Forest, just north of Edmonton, with our friend Luella on Tuesday! Jurassic Forest opened last summer: "Gigantic, life-sized and startlingly realistic dinosaurs live and breathe in Jurassic Forest, and they're waiting for you."

 All the dinosaurs move ("come to life") as you walk along the two trails. I liked how they kept so much of the forest so that it seemed like the dinosaurs were supposed to be there.
 There was a big sand pit for the kids to dig in and they had fun uncovering a claw fossil with the paintbrushes. Nathan couldn't wait to see what dinosaur was around the next corner, Jeremy was mostly just awed and Noelle liked digging for fossils.

The assumption of Jurassic Park is evolution but the kids and I talked about how dinosaur fossils would have been formed during the worldwide flood of Genesis 7 and how the dinosaurs that lived through the flood on the ark would have either been killed by people or natural disasters. If you are interested in more details about dinosaurs and the flood or dinosaurs and people, check out and type "dinosaurs" in the search box. has a ton of articles sharing evidence of a biblical creation.

Friday, June 10, 2011

June CTMH Specials!

There are two specials Close To My Heart has on for June - a Studio J free JPEG of your layout and a campaign for survivors of the severe storms in the US. Here are the details!

1. Studio J® Free-for-All , we’re giving everyone a FREE Studio J®JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It’s as easy as that! We’re offering one free JPG file per customer account during June, so if you already have a Studio J or a MyCTMH®account you can log in and start creating. If you don’t have an account, no worries— log on, create an account and then order your free JPG file with no strings attached.

I love mixing my Studio J pages with my classic scrapbook pages and I love that I can scrapbook this summer in Alberta with just my laptop! When you try it, let me know! I'd love to hear what you like about it and help you learn the program!

2.“You & Me: Stronger Together” Storm Survivor Benefit Campaign
Many have asked CTMH if there is something they could do to support those affected by recent severe weather in the US, and they also had requests to extend the availability of the You & Me scrapbooking kit offered during the month of May. They've combined those two aims into a single campaign called You & Me: Stronger Together, to raise funds for the survivors of the severe storms that have pummeled the Midwest and Southern states.

During the month of June, order a You & Me kit for only  $16.50 (a retail value of $38.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations.

You & Me Kit

You receive an instruction booklet to create four fully embellished layouts with the You & Me Kit or you can use the kit to make cards or projects. There is no qualifying purchase needed. Now I just need to decide what pictures I want to use on the layouts!