Friday, July 19, 2013

Scrapbooking as Easy as 1...2....3 ! Using Close To My Heart Products

Thanks to everyone who came out to the "Flip Flap" Party.  The party was great fun!  Everyone learned how to use Close to my Heart photo storage pages and "Flip Flaps".  Time and money are both short for most of us these days.  With busy schedules and the cost of everyday living, it can be hard to find time or money to spend on something extra. If keeping your memories and telling your stories are important to you, using Close to my Heart products and ideas can help you do just that!   
In three steps and using three Close to my Heart products you can do both.  

Let me show you how.

              1. Select your Photos
              2. Cut your Papers
              3. Put it all together

Products you need:

              1. Paper (Close to My Heart)
              2. Close to My Heart photo storage pages
              3. Close to My Heart Flip Flaps

Select your photos.  Using these products, you can use 12+ photos.  Using the flip flaps will let you add more photos, your page title or both.  Choose your paper to match your photos or your theme.  Cut your paper 4" x 6" (a little less will than this will make your paper fit easier) You will get 6 pieces of paper from one 12'" x 12" sheet of paper and if it's double sided you will have enough for two pages.  If you use a flip flap you will need additional paper. Add your photos, title and embellishments to each 4" x 6" piece of paper and slide into the storage page.  See as easy as 1....2.....3.....!   For more information about products go here.   I have added a couple of layout ideas and a couple of pages made at our party.  You can also find inspiration and ideas using the video bar on this page & search for CTMH Flip Flap pages!

This is with a photo storage page and a 6" x 12" flip flap.

 Page with flip flap closed
Page with the flip flap open (sorry about the glare)

Page with flip flap closed
Page with flip flap open

I hope you have enjoyed this post.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact me.  
I would love to show you how to tell your stories!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013


I have 4 beautiful grandchildren. Every year for their Birthday we have a Special Day! A sleepover, special breakfast of their choice & the rest of the day we do something they want ( usually a shopping trip).  Yesterday was a Special Day with my grandson. The big 12, 7th grade this year.  We started the day with Boberry biscuits at Bojangles, at trip to Dicks, lunch @ El Ranchao, then home for a special Birthday supper with family.  When we arrived home.....My Close to my Heart catalogs were here! What a great way to end such a Special Day.

Monday, July 1, 2013

FaceLift for My Blog

Hey Everyone trying to update my blog today.  Added some sites and links to help you find more great information related to scrapbooking and crafting. We had a great time this weekend at the "Flip Flap" party.  Great friends, food, drinks and created some pages using:

Flip Flaps used with Close to my Heart 12 x 12 Memory Protectors will add interaction to your pages and let you add those extra photos to your pages.  We also used the photo storage pages with the Flip Flaps to make some cool pages.  You can find directions for using Flip Flaps in our CTMH Magic how to publication.    I also found some videos on YouTube.  I'll try to post a couple of those links for you in the next few days.  Here are a couple pictures of the pages the lovely ladies created.

Just open the Flip Flap and More Pictures
 {sorry about the glare}

Open..... More Pictures!

 Open.......More Beautiful Young Ladies!
Visit to Prosperity Mountian with my Daughters Family
Pages she created with Flip Flops.

 An Idea for a Layout using CTMH Dakota paper pack 
and my Cricut!  

Melody Lane Designs: Storing Glitter Glue-Ribbon

Melody Lane Designs: Storing Glitter Glue-Ribbon

Great idea for storing glitter glue & ribbion.