Friday, July 31, 2009

Flipping for Flip Flaps!!!

Our new Flip Flaps from Close to my Heart are one of my most favorite new products. I hope you can tell what I have done with this two page layout! The flip flaps come with an adhesive strip so you can put it right on the outside of your page protector. It allows you to make a layout out and then add in more pictures without any extra bulk to your book. They come in 4 x 6 size that can be used either vertically or horizontally. You can also stack more than one picture with flip flap on at a time. I love how I can add captions to the photos! And....Now your pages are interactive!

If you have any questions or would like to order a package of our flip flaps, please email me at They come in a package of 15 for $3.95. Let's get flipping!!!!

Here is a tutorial about our Flip Flaps from one of our Consultants. Enjoy!

Friday, July 17, 2009

One Template Can Multiply to Two!


I love our Close to my Heart template books. Especially our new card template book, Originals. I had a lot of fun using the "Frame work" pattern for these cards. I was able to really personalize each card but yet make them look totally different with the same basic pattern.

The first one is for my son, Matthew, who is officially a teacher, starting this fall with his own classroom. It is fun to use black cardstock and when you stamp with our White Daisy Pigment ink, it looks like a chalkboard.

The second is for a very special work friend. She has been going through a lot right now and I really wanted to make an extra special card for her. With this design, embellishments and colors are the key. From 2nd degree stamping, over stamping, and sparkles, I think it has the elegant look I was trying to achieve.

Scrapbooking made easy is one of our goals and you can do that with one of our Template books. We have 3 different layout books and now 2 card books. Email me today to order your copy -

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

More Cards!


I really enjoy making cards. And since I do, I can NO LONGER buy them so.... I have to make them.

Here are two new ones that I created myself. I love our Close to my Heart Stamps. They are sooooo versatile. You can stamp, you can stamp and cut out and you can make pattern paper with them too. With the first one that I call - What a great day card, I used our True Happiness stamp set for the waves and the clouds. I stamped the waves twice and then used pop dots to give it some dimension. With the clouds I cut them out and then used liquid applique to spice them up. Along with the Sun, I pop dotted them too.

The Merci card, I used our Friendship Blessings stamp set and random stamped the flowers in two different sizes and colors. I then added some sparkles to give it bling!

Always remember that I will be happy to show you how to make these cards and other layouts with these special effects. It is not hard, so give me an email and let's book a gathering or workshop today. Also sign up to be a follower and you will get all my posts!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Personal Gift - A Heartmade Card!

When I first started scrapbooking, I never thought I would get into card making. I saw others doing it and it seemed like a lot of work. But....... when I made my first card, I was hooked! When I make a card for someone's Birthday, family loss or just because, it is a part of me. My special heart gift to them.

I think about all aspects of the card; the color scheme, the sentiment, the embellishments, all are vital parts of this heart gift. Sometimes they are even hard to give away.

Here is a special one I created for my parents anniversary. Hope you enjoy and remember, I would love to show you how. Just email me -

anniversary card view 1
anniversary card view 2
inside of card