Archive | May 2015

School of Rock Scrapbooking Retreat

The Roxybonds Scrappers Present:
A Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
August 28-­‐30, 2015
Check in: Friday, 4:00 pm
Room Checkout: Sunday, 9:00 am
Scrapbook Check out: 2:00 pm
ECCO (Evergreen Conference Center)
in Oakhurst, CA

You are invited to join us for a fabulous weekend away where you can scrapbook all
you want! Just think about how many projects you could get done without any of the
interruptions of home life. Spend the weekend with great friends! The weekend
2 nights lodging (2 people per room)
5 meals (Friday Dinner through Sunday Breakfast)
6 ft. scrapbooking table space
Round the clock scrapping time
Goodie bag, table gifts, Make & Take project & prizes!
All for only $220!!
*Close To My Heart store with supplies, scrapbook kits & card kits on site.
*Classes offered for an additional cost. Details announced by August 1st.
Registration opens May 20th, space is limited and will fill fast.
Save your space by sending in your registration form and $50 non-­‐refundable
deposit ASAP. Balance is due no later than August 10, 2015.
Spaces will be filled in the order that registrations are received.


The Roxybonds Scrappers Present:
A Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 28 – 30, 2015

Registration info:
Minimum $50 deposit due with Registration, balance ($170) due no later than August 10, 2015
OR pay in full now $220. Pay in full by June 15-­ get a BONUS GIFT

*Print this form and return to:
Jen Patrick
1603 E. Cromwell Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
*Payment: check made out to Jen Patrick OR via paypal to
Contact Jen Patrick-­‐ 559-­‐824-­‐4838 or
Fawn Carriker–559-786-5068

*or email Fawn at and I will email you a registration form.


National Scrapbook Month

We skipped our Second Saturday Scrap this month because I had a major scheduling conflict, but I can’t bear to miss out on National Scrapbook Month scrapbooking with my friends. So we have scheduled a special scrapping time for this coming Saturday, May 16, from 9:00 – 3:30 at The Little House (our usual location, 939 N. Chinowth Street, Visalia CA). Bring whatever spring projects you need to work on, along with a snack to share if you can. We will have a low-key day, and enjoy the pleasure of each others’ company. RSVP by commenting here or calling me at 559-786-5068.

To sweeten the pot a little, Close To My Heart is offering two wonderful specials for May…the Taste of Summer paper pack ($8.95) and the special D-sized Stamp Set for National Scrapbook Month ($17.95). You can find both, as well as inspiration for your summer projects, at my Online Business Address.

Celebrate National Scrapbook Month with these Taste of Summer papers for $8.95

Celebrate National Scrapbook Month with these Taste of Summer papers for $8.95

Taste of Summer Stamp Set for $17.95.

Taste of Summer Stamp Set for $17.95.


Yesterday’s Making Connections event in Sacramento was truly wonderful! There is something so charming about being part of a team that expands a corporate training event to include a daytime “play date”. I love the total rush that comes from spending quality time with authentic, caring women. They truly are Close To MY Heart!

On our way from our play date to dinner...the best is yet to come!

On our way from our play date to dinner…the best is yet to come!

Monica Wihongi, Vice President of Marketing, was our speaker for the evening, and inspired us with her enthusiasm, wisdom, and joy. She shared insights and tidbits from Shawn Achor’s books, The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness, as well as stories about her journey as a wife, mother of 7 children and two new furbabies, and her life with Close To My Heart.

The thing I love most about Monica is her accessibility. She doesn’t just go through the motions with “meet and greets”; she gets in close with the selfie camera and makes friends. She reminded us about Close To My Heart’s Motto:

[At Close To My Heart] We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity to preserve and share the memories that matter most.

Monica Wihongi is an absolute powerhouse!

Monica Wihongi is an absolute powerhouse!

I really needed the boost that this Saturday supplied…I have missed blogging here, and am ready to get back on a regular schedule.

Happy Sunday – Fawn