June Blessings

June has started out with a little blessing for our family. Chloe Faye was born to my step daughter Melissa and Duane on June 1 which makes her our #7 grand child. She was 8 lbs. 11 oz. and she is one big bundle of joy. I will be surprising her parents with a mini scrapbook (homemade of course) with all of litlle Chloe’s birth pictures. That is going to be my first project for June and I’m so excited about it that I can’t wait to get off of my 9-5 job and start picking out card stock crafting the book and binding in my studio. Here is proud grandma and Chloe



June has come and we are halfway done with 2015 already! Before you know it, Christmas will be here so start thinking about your holiday craft needs now and shop here.
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ice cream dream

June Stamp of the Month – Ice Cream Dream


Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products (excluding purchases made in Studio J®), you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.Also every month we have a Stamp of the Month and this month it is Ice Cream Dream!  Spend $50 and get this June stamp of the month for only $5!

May Scrapbook Retreat – Premier Estates

Last month I went to two retreats.  At the first of the month, I told you about my retreat in Seguin, TX.  Well, last weekend I went to the beautiful Premier Estates Retreat in Wallis, TX for a wonderful scrap-booking weekend with my friends.  We had a great time and thanks to my flip flaps, I completed a lot more pages than normal.  Usually I spend most of my time sorting and deciding which pictures I want to use on my layouts and which ones I absolutely don’t have room for.  With flip flaps, it takes all of the guess work out because I can use ALL of them if I want.  I don’t have to fight with myself on which ones to leave out.  I have a note about flip flaps at the bottom of this post.

Premier Estates is now my favorite retreat place!  It was built in 1918 and is full of antiques and beautiful decor!  There is a huge wrap around porch on one corner of the house and a long porch with rockers on the front.  It is a nice place to relax after a long day of cropping!  After you see the pics, you will see what I mean!  If you are interested in a retreat, contact me and I will give you information about the next one on my calendar!


Flip Flap Frenzy!

It’s all the craze right now. I am working on a trip scrapbook and I am constantly taking pictures. Now I have a place for all of those “extra” pictures I love to take.

Easily add extra photos to your scrapbook page with Flip Flaps™. Slide your photo or journaling into the pocket, attach with the adhesive strip, and you’re done! It’s a fun interactive element for your pages. Order these here for your next layouts!

Use Flip Flaps to create a cute mini album. (15 – 4″ × 6″ protectors with adhesive attachment strip).  Scroll down to see my video on how to incorporate these into your next layout.


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