New from CTMH are Memory Protector Flip Flaps. If you have more pictures than you can ever fit on your scrapbook page you are going to love these. I typically have about 3 photos per page or sometimes a one-page layout with one photo so this isn’t usually a problem for me. However, we recently came back from vacation and I always take a ton of photos. Flip flaps are not only an easy way to add more photos and/or journaling to your layouts but they also add a fun interactive element. To use a flip flap simply insert photos, fold flap, and attach to your page protector with the adhesive strip.  You can have it flip up or to the side.  I used them in both directions on my layout.

This layout was inspired by Helen’s Scrapbook Challenge at Hooked on Stamping. I enjoy her website and love great challenges.  Here is the result:


A view of the open flip flaps:IMG_1652


Products used are all CTMH: Cherish, Moon Doggie papers, Extreme Happiness stamp set, Cranberry and Sunflower ink, Journey Journaling Spots, and Memory Protectors Flip Flaps.

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I made these at a weekend crop awhile back.  They were fun and easy to do.  I purchased the chipboard albums (by Bo Bunny) at the LSS.  They were a good price and I liked the decorative page edges.  They came in a variety of colors.  I chose these because they were perfect for Girl Scouts.  The Girl Scout papers, rubons, and embellishments are by K&Company and the best place I’ve found to get these was JoAnns online.  Other stickers, the ribbon, sparkles, and stamps are CTMH.

Junior Album:







Brownie Album:







I guess this would be due to a slow camera but I thought this picture was pretty neat.  She’s moving so fast after lighting the firework that she has become a blur.  Supplies used: CTMH Let’s Get Together paper and cardstock (Colonial White, Cranberry, and Buttercup), other embellishments unknown.  I used cranberry ink on the grungeboard elements.  Layout inspired by Imagine idea book by CTMH.

It’s here again!  A new Stamp of the Month by Close to My Heart and with it comes a new Blog Hop.


July’s Stamp of the Month is You’ve Got Flair, a set of 8 stamps.  This month we have 43 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  To ‘hop’ along simply click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  If you get lost or stuck along the way, there is a complete list at the end of this post.  Here we go:

I used a sketch out of Reflections as my inspiration for this page.  I stamped the images with Cocoa ink, colored with matching markers, and cut out.  I stamped the Love Flourishes stamps in Sweet Leaf ink and added the flowers on top with 3-D Foam Tape.  Rhinestones were added to the flower centers.  I highly recommend this stamp set with the Magic Moments paper, they work beautifully together!

closeup of stamping:img_1592

Products used (all by CTMH):
You’ve Got Flair Stamp Set
Magic Moments Level 2 Paper Packet
Colonial White Cardstock
Love Always Journaling Spots
Love Flourishes Stamp Set
Markers: Sweet Leaf, Indian Corn Blue, Hollyhock, Sunflower
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Cocoa
Reflections Scrapbook Program
My Legacy Writer (brown)
Clear Sparkles
3-D Foam Tape

To continue, visit Sherry’s blog at

Here is a list of all the participating blogs:
Jena Devries
Wendy Kessler <—- You are here!
Sherry Thompson
Dawn Heuft
Brae Montgomery
Melissa Laverty
Karen Norman
Deb Young
Adeline E Brill
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Jen Rubio
Cibele Glazer
Laurie R Newton
Kami Welter
Helen Onulak
Sarita Schraeder
Chris Shouse
Paige Dolecki
Dawn Ross
Jamia Bankhead
Nona Davenport
Haley Dyer
Misty Jackson
Jennifer Patrick
Carla Ironside
Jody Gustafson
Heather Painchaud
Julia Menssen
Lori Miller
Pamela O’Connor
Reba Poquette
Anne Beck
Shallon Pelletier
Caren Goldsein
Jan Moxey
Kristie Horness-Herdener
Alanna Moses
Leslie Markland
Barbara Otten
Traci Godbee
Jill Lucas
Amy McVey
Laurie Levnik