Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sent to me...

Prayer for Hurricane Season

O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former quietude; You are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of danger over which we have no control; the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster.
During this hurricane season we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with passing time. By Your fatherly care, may we receive protection from the calamities common to this area.
O Lord my God, in you I take refuge. Psalm 7:1

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Labor Day...

I wanted to let you all know that we'll be closed for Labor Day to spend a little time with our families. For me, it's my last full weekend with Danielle and back to California she will go. I guess I really never thought that my kids would leave home. But they DO! Seems like her time just went so fast. It'll be Christmas before I get to hug her again. (Thank the Lord for webcams!) To think that Christmas is right around the corner. Geez. I will be starting my annual Calendar Class in September. It's like a 3 month course. The calendar will then be ready to give as a gift, or to keep for yourself by November. My dad always wants a new calendar each year. He loves them. Sign-ups are going well for Vicki & Karen's classes. Products are beginning to come in for Vicki's classes. I should have pictures to show you real soon. I cannot wait to see them. She is awesome! Anyways yall, have a great Labor Day. Enjoy your loved ones!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Only God above could do something like this! We have had too many blessings to even count here @ The Scrapbook Junkie. We have awesome teachers that have visited us and more to come. When these kinds of designers come, it's something you don't want to miss... they just don't come around everyday. We've been so blessed to begin our guest teacher visits with Elsie, Lance w/Rusty Pickle, the Glitz Girls, Mrs. Teresa Collins and Janelle Smith w/7gypsies.

We now have the pleasure of hosting Vicki Boutin, Sept. 19&20th. This "event" is going to be so much fun. Her work and personality are priceless! She designs for Scenic Route, Sassafrass & more. Her style is cool. And she is adorable. We'll have 3 classes from Vicki. Look @ our blog on August 19th for details about Vicki's classes. Check her work out @

In October, on the 17 & 18th, we will have Caroline, teaching from Maya Road! Can you believe? I don't have details yet on these classes because she is working with totally new products! Don't you just love Maya Road? I do!

THEN, November 7th & 8th, Karen Russell is coming! Geez... She will be teaching scrapbooking classes on Friday and then on Saturday she will have her all day "Photography Workshop!" I hadn't even announced it yet and on Friday and I had people already calling in to sign up due to her mentioning it on her blog. I'll be taking her to Lafayette, La., after she is finished at our store for her to teach at "Treasured Memories." If you are in that area, don't miss the opportunity to take her class there! Janet and her gals will take good care of yall over there too! Oh my goodness, check out Karen's blog @

Sign ups for Vicki & Karen are now!
Call the store with any questions..

We are all in awe! Thanks to all you sweet ladies that are taking time out of your busy schedule to come to Houston! We are honored!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hot Topics...

I’ve been so excited to tell you that it is our honor to host “VICKI BOUTIN” at The Scrapbook Junkie!
She will be coming to teach us three tremendous classes.
We will hold one layout class on Friday night, Sept. 19th and then an All-Day Class on Saturday making a 6x6 album, and another layout class on Saturday night, Sept. 20th!

For as long as she can remember Vicki has loved art and creating things, so when she was introduced to scrapbooking shortly after the birth of her first child, it was like a match made in heaven!

By combining her love for paper and products and photography Vicki has been able to create a fresh and approachable scrapping style. In 2006, she was honored to be added to the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame. In 2008, Vicki became a member of the Creative Team for Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbooks, Etc, which she is excited to report will extend into 2009 when she will be added to their 10th Anniversary All Star team. Her designs have been published in numerous industry magazines and idea books and Vicki loves to share her passion for scrapbooking through teaching and workshops.

With a love for life and laughter, Vicki enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and in her spare time she can be found shopping or taking in a good movie. She resides in St. Catharines, ON with her husband and two, sweet children.

Here are the descriptions for her classes:

It’s a Hoot Workshop
Owl motifs are all the rage in scrapbooking and no one does it better than the folks at Sassafras Lass ! Vicki is going to be pulling out all the stops to make this layout workshop a real hoot !!! Techniques will include stamping, using a few hot products from Ranger, paper piecing and more! Join in on fun and have an owl of a good time!
Skill level: Suitable for all
Materials required: paper trimmer, black pen, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, adhesive foam squares, fine tip scissors, black ink pad, sandpaper.
Cost: $45
All in the Family 6x6 Album Workshop
Come and spend a day with Vicki creating a fabulous American Crafts 6x6 D-ring album that spotlights family. That’s right! Students will complete an entire album in a day featuring a ton of products from Scenic Route Paper co, American crafts, Prism Papers, Gel-A-Tins stamps, Making Memories and more. Along with all of those fantastic products Vicki will also be focusing on using Distress Inks and techniques learned at Ranger University!! This is a full day workshop where students can work at their own pace, play with fun products and learn a few new tricks sure to make your paper projects come to life! Give aways and good times are guaranteed! Sign up today to get in on the fun!
Skill level: Suitable for all
Materials required: paper trimmer, black pen, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, adhesive foam squares, fine tip scissors, black ink pad, sandpaper, baby wipes.
Cost: $100
Pearls and Best Wishes
Rangers Perfect Pearls Pigments provide the ultimate in luminescent effects! In this technique driven class come and explore a variety of uses for these little pots of magic! Think painting, doodling, spritzing, stamping and more! To sweeten the deal, Vicki has added a bunch of fun product from Scenic Route’s Surprise line to the class kits, along with a few other special goodies! Students will complete a variety of Birthday themed projects including layouts, a card and more! Don’t miss out on all the glittery fun!
Materials required: paper trimmer, pencil, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, black pen, fine tip scissors, black ink pad, baby wipes.
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $45

Sign Ups begin NOW! Call to reserve your spot ASAP. Space is limited. We are so happy to bring great designers to Houston. Take a look at her blog to see her style of scrapbooking.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Not yet...

Yall, I am so sorry not to have the info about the classes that you have been waiting for. As soon as I have it, I will send it out. Please be patient. VICKI BOUTIN is worth the wait! Thanks for your understanding!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Yep, it's her!

Some of you have already guessed.... yep, "VICKI BOUTIN" is coming to The Scrapbook Junkie! Mark your calendars - she will be here on Friday, Sept. 19th, and Saturday, Sept. 20th. She will be teaching a layout class on the Friday night, and an all-day 6x6 album class on Saturday! Details will follow by email tomorrow and also on the blog once I have a couple of more things finalized. Then you will be able to call the store to sign up!

We had a wonderful weekend with Janelle. It was no baby cake classes, it was action packed, full of new learning techniques. Some of you left with baskets full of 7gypsie's products! I even snapped a few pictures to prove it.

Here's just a couple hangin' out at the house. Janelle, thanks for the sweet note that you left Sydni! I'll get to scrapbook it!

Thank you all ladies for coming! We do appreciate your support!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Hey everyone!
The new Basic Grey stuff has just come in! I had to get on the blog immediately and tell you all! The paper lines that came in are Eva, Offbeat, and Ambrosia. They are beautiful! More new stuff has been arriving from the show daily. We will have a busy and fun weekend with our special guest designer Janelle Smith from 7Gypsies. Come by and say hi and scoop up some new scrapbooking junk too!

Monday, August 11, 2008


I promised you that I would give another hint for next months designer.
I want to see if anyone can guess?
She is the sweet lady that has the "blonde hair with a curl."

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Junkie News...

Home from San Francisco, and a storm brewing up in the Gulf. What a change. The storm gave us a great opportunity to be home with the whole family. I think I may sit at my desk and do a little something with paper & scissors too!

We are getting excited for Janelle's visit next weekend for the 7Gypsies classes. I need to check the class sign-ups to see how many spaces are left. There are 3 classes and I think the first one has only 1 spot if that. The second and third classes I think have like 2-3 spots available. For those who have signed up for all 3, get to come to the private "Trunk Show" on the Friday night, August 15th, from 7-8:30pm.

After Janelle teaches, I will be announcing our next "celebrity guest teacher!" She will be coming from Canada... some of you may know who she is just by saying that. Especially, if you are a Scrapbook Idea Magazine Junkie! She is always published in Creating Keepsakes & Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbooks Etc. I will be giving another hint about her soon!

AND...Guess what?
We are going to be planning a cruise for you in April or May, '09. I wonder who we will have join us to teach for that??? Dates and prices will soon follow.

In September sometime I will begin our "annual" calendar class. It's one of my favorites to teach because it's the coolest gift that you can give to your loved ones! My dad wants one every year. We got in these cute-cute little "25 days before Christmas boxes" from Karen Foster. It's a great tradition to begin with your children. Products are really coming in now. UPS and Fed-Ex will not like us in the days to come. The new Teresa Collins, Making Memories, Pink Paisley, Jenni Bowlin, My Sentiments Exactly, Karen Foster, Tattered Angels and more! Most of this came in while I was gone.

Is this post long enough? It's long overdue! Have a great Tuesday and all will be up and running @ The Scrapbook Junkie tomorrow. Come by if you get a chance!