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June 30, 2013


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The remainder of my summer begins with a trip to Arkansas to see my daughter that is expecting and who has been on extensive bed rest. I will make a trip this week and again the end of the month to bring her 2 kids to our house.

We hope to take all of the grandchildren to Branson if we can coordinate due to high school sports for the two oldest. They have daily conditioning and summer games.

Back to Arkansas when the new one arrives. Due in Sept and we hope she makes it to the end of August.

I am working on monthly photo albums for my daughter and daughter in law.


Awesome album! So bright and so many photos, I love "hidden" pages.
My plans are simple - enjoy this summer, mostly in the city, though I have a couple of trips planned.


already summer at my place here, and have just returned home from seaside holiday with my family. Great kit, love to win one.

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Love love love this mini album!! Such FUN colors!! And I am pretty sure I love your GDT's name too!! *wink*

Later this month, I will be attending CHA in Las Vegas, and the family is coming along for the ride! Can't wait to spend the week with them in Las Vegas! :)


Wow - gorgeous album!
The rest of the summer revolves around the kids activities (they seem never-ending!).


I will be traveling to my home country and spend whole of the summer there.. will be takng lots of photos to scrap later :)
I love the mini album and layout...


Wish I could say we have exciting plans for the summer, but I am recovering from the birth of my son so can't do much with my family. We do plan on moving, buying a house, spending family time together, and I plan on creating 2 summer albums for my kids.


Love the album, plans for this summer is to sown time with family and friends and fingers crossed be able to enjoy the sunshine!

Amy M.

My plans are camping with my family and this would be perfect for it! Thanks for a chance to win.

Cynthia B.

As I write this, my kids and I are on a bus to the airport for a flight home. We've been enjoying vacation in Disney World!
So, for the rest of the summer, my kids have camps - art, band, and a "wizard" camp, and we'll be spending time at our local water park and movie theater. June has already flown by, so I know the rest of the summer will too!
Thanks or the chance to win! Julie sounds like a fun and talented lady. :)


I'd use it to document an event I'm organising for families to cycle together while raising funds for charity! ^^

Marcia Scantlin

My plans are just to slow down and enjoy the beauty of summer.

Jackie Caruso

Every summer my daughters, grandkids and I make up our Summer Fun list. Everyone contributes to the list and we try to do a fun activity each week; going to our city's attractions, pool days, overnights, etc. It's a tradition with us and we love it. Your album would be perfect to document our summer fun activities.

Margie aka The Bumble Girl

What an awesome mini! It's so adorable!

For the rest of the summer... I guess by that point we will be unpacking, lol! We're moving in 3 weeks into a perfect little house that meets all of our boy, scrappy and book needs :) We'll be enjoying our new home and new adventures in our new backyard and garden... getting ready for baby boy #3 to be born in the late fall!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Miriam Prantner

What a great mini! I love the variety of page sizes and inserts, and of course the great papers! We have a family vacation coming up this summer, lots of camps, and lots of fun!

Lu L.

I have nothing planned for the rest of the summer, and that's just the way I like it!
I look forward to more quiet mornings on my porch swing with a good book and a cup of coffee!
This album is darling, and the flip flops are perfect!

Sarah Lim

We have some home improvements and some trips to the beach planned for the rest of the summer.

Guiseppa Gubler

Gorgeous projects!

Julie Jones

This summer I plan to do a lot of scrapping...while kiddos are at summer camp the next few weeks. This is an adorable kit. Love it!

Tammy Bish

How ADORABLE!!! all of my favorite things in one place ~ with the cover saying it ALL right off the bat! So cute ~

Misty M

Oh wow...SS and Paisley and Polka Dots? Yes PLEASE!!! FABULOUS combination!!!

Lisa P

Love learning about this kit club. I am in love with the mini that was shared. So amazing.


Oh my cuteness! I'm spending the the summer with my new baby! I'm hoping to have his first time in a pool on the next couple of weeks!

Jill Tate

I just found Paisley and Polka Dots recently and I'm so in love with everything you do!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the summer book!! Where have you been all my scrapbooking life?!?!?! So glad i found you!

Rhonda T

First, I plan to spend some time recovering from sinus surgery that I had last week. Then, besides teaching summer school, mowing the lawn, and enjoying a couple of (hopefully) snow-free months here in MN, I plan to scrap a trip we took a couple of weeks ago. We took our 11 year old niece to Epcot and I have almost 1000 pix of the fun!!! ( I know ... Did I get to see anything except through the lens?) Finally, as always, I plan to spend some quality time with my "dogters" Dinky (a beautiful Lhasa apso) and Riley (a rambunctious Brussels griffon/Shih you mix). Thanks for asking! :-)


Love it!!
No big plans this summer. Going to Scrapfest in Minneapolis in September.

Patty Chiszar

I love Julie's work and look forward to her new creations. Can't wait to get this month's designs.

Dorina D

An adorable mini. Love those flip flops. I have to work all summer - no vacation time for me. However, I'm making mini's for the nieces to record their summer with. This would be perfect. Thanks for sharing this amazing work.

Wendy Orme

Love this mini album! I plan to spend lots of time with my 6 grandkids this summer...some camping and playing in my fun backyard playground.

Angie Rhinehart

Very exciting summer for me.....my daughter got engaged and we will be planning, planning for the event. Matron of Honor will be coming to help plan (she lives in Texas) and she will want to spend the "planning time" at the Beach (Panama City Beach, FL). This album would be perfect for documenting her stay(s) and the fun we will have in the sun planning a wedding. Love this album. Thanks for sharing.

Koren Creamer

Super cute book and I love love love the paper choice. We are spending the rest of the summer between Boyscout & Bible camp and Grandpa and Grandmas house on the shore. We will have plenty of pics of the beach to scrap!!!! Thanks for offering this kit :-)

Tabitha Moss

Just recently found her page page also!!! Although I have not been able to purchase yet I am in LOVE!! The rest of the summer is project get ready for baby number 3!!! Woo hoo!


How adorable!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle McClure

What a super cute mini-album!!! I'm going on a little trip to Wales and London next week.


Just returned from the i{heart}memories retreat in Layton Utah where I met awesome people; learned and made so many cards, minis, LOs & more; and shopped. Love your mini and would love to make one.

Theresa G.

Julie is SO talented!!! I am wild about the I {heart}summer line and she has created something special with it!!!!


OMGosh! This is just adorable! Julie is SO creative! We were hoping for a trip home to the UK, but sadly are unable to. So - pool, friends and relaxing - with a retreat at the end of September (I can't wait!) Would love to make one of those mini albums of our summer activities to send back to grandparents in the UK :)

Barb Wagar

Sweet Layouts etc. I'm just focusing on relaxing and helping my teens get to their new summer jobs on time! YAY! Summer!


Love this Mini album! This summer my families bucket list includes pool time; bbq; the beach; drive-in movies; and a week on a house boat!


My plans for the rest of the summer are to do as little as possible. I have some scrapbooks I want to finish, and some decluttering and organizing projects in my home. It will be staycation here this summer!

LuAnn M

I've been a fan of Julie's for over two years when I came across her Paisleys and Polka Dots website. This summer my 5 month old grandson is coming to visit for the first time from Texas. We can't wait!

Linda Schmidt

Julie I love your book and layout. I would love a chance to win this kit. I have plenty of grand-kids who love the outdoors and so do I when its not so hot as it is today. :)


Christine Henry

Going to spend some time on the Pacific Ocean with the grandkids, near Moclips, WA. I love mini-albums and this would be perfect to document the trip.....it is sooooooo cute and creative!


That mini album is amazing Julie! Just love your work :)


I absolutely LOVE the mini album!!!


Oh my gosh!! This is so cute. I love your details and idea's. The only major thing I have planned for the rest of my summer is moving into my own house. I cant wait. It has been a long time coming. Too long actually.

Sharon K

Love this paper!! Love the flip flops and all the summer colors. July will be busy with the Littlefork, MN District Fair, a wedding and 2 birthdays. The grandkids in Indiana are keeping me up to date with their lives with pictures on my email. So far, they have gone to the Zoo, the Wolf Santurary, and fishing! Love this mini album! Thanks for the chance to win!
Sharon K

Niki White

Soooo cute!!! Love all your ideas. I plan to spend a lot of days at the water park with the kids, some camping and hopefully a trip to Savannah with my hubby while the kids are away at church camp!! :)

Jacky S

This is such a fun summer project....gorgeous colours as well....love it.


love this fun happy album-so cute and creative! Later this summer I'm looking forward to my dad coming out from BC for a visit(we live in Ontario) and while he's here we'll be getting together with a lot of relatives I don't get to see very often.

Jeanne Coto

What a "cute as can be" album! I just finished my first Simple Stories album
for my daughter and son-in-law. There puppy stayed with us for
a week with our dog and we had a summer day camp for them the album
turned out so cute with them and their activities. But, the rest of my summer
I am working at a Micheal's as their Scrapbook Instructor. So I will need all
the inspiration I can get. Thanks for the first idea!
Thanks - Jeanne

Carol Riley

Wow this album is super cute! I would love to win it to scrap pictures from a family outing when we rented A frame cottages on Lake Michigan. I love that the album kit is pre-cut & has pictures to follow for easy assembly. That I can do.
As for the summer--no big plans this year. Hope to work on alot of other craft ideas floating around in my head.

Heather Dreith

Sounds weird, but I just want to stay home this summer, work in my garden in the cool mornings and work in my craft room in the basement during the heat of the afternoon. This album kit would be so much fun to work with! Love the flip-flop cover.


Awesome! Thanks for a chance!
We hope to do some traveling this summer!

Sharon Gray

LOVE the thongs ( that's what we Australians call flip flops)
We are in winter at the moment, so we are really looking forward to summer.
The album is AWESOME, what talent you have.

Lynn Jackson

My summer has been all about my grandson taking him to the pool everyday and sky zone and bike riding. August will be a trip to Wisconsin.
This grandmother is tired! Ha

Wendy McLaren

Oh my gosh I LOVE what Julie has done!! LOVE the Simple Stories papers and pre cut wow!! Fabulous....x

Amber M.

Love the mini book! Thanks, Julie and SimpleStories for the inspiration! I would LOVE to win the kit ... It would be a perfect project for me to work on when I meet up with my sisters in a few weeks to scrapbook ;-). After that, at the end if August, my family is getting together for our brother's milestone birthday. An awesome summer by my standards!!!!


OH! I surely do love me a good mini-album!! I am heading to Disney with my sweet daughter (of 20) very soon…..which means there is a new mini-album in my future (winning would just make it that much easier!) Thanks for such great inspiration and a chance to win.

Angela Laverie

We're starting our Summer off with a vacation to Niagra Falls (Ontario side) and visiting Marineland while we are there.
thanks for the chance to win. I love the mini album.

Cindy Baker

The projects are so awesome!!! The dogs and I are looking forward to spending time at the pool. I am also working on organizing my craft room and I hope to have it done by the end of the summer. I have a lot of stuff!!

Anelsie Ramos

Wow...what a beautiful album and layout!!! I am a follower of Julie's website and have bought several of her mini album kits...they are awesome!!! Love her style! And the I {Heart} Summer collection is perfect!!
I'll be spending my summer going to the beach with my family in sunny Puerto Rico! Thanks for the chance!


Darling album! Would be cute with pics of my grandsons, whom I'll be visiting in August!


Cute album. The highlights of the rest of my summer are a weekend at Knoebels Groves, a great family amusement park center and Camp Grammy where I'll have my 9yo granddaughter for a week. Lots of fun to be had.


I just love the colours and the creative design and use of the various papers. I live in sunny Queensland best beaches in the world, so this is perfect concept!

Margaret Spencer

you have captured the spirit of summer!
Summer means the beach and bay for me and lots of family time. Days at the beach cottage, days on the boat ... I am just getting into mini albums and this would help me.

sandy sh.

this is a lovely set of album/layout pages! The rest of my summer will include spending time with my grandson...doesn't get any better than that!

Robin B.

We have lots planned. We are going camping, swimming at beaches, playing at the State Fair and a trip to my mom's in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


Great mini and layout!! We plan on doing some camping, lots of swimming and hopefully a day or two at the lake!!

Margaret Lewis

I actually have a "stay cation" week off next week.m. I am planning on reorganizing all my scrapping supplies into my new Scrapbox. Then I am attending a weekend scrapping retreat with my scrappin friend. The rest of the summer? Well I plan to run and eat right and start training for a half marathon in sept.

LouAnn V.

I have no plans for the summer other than spending time with my kids and hanging out at home.


Amazing Mini and layout! I am using the rest of my summer to work on my Summer Bucket list album. This kit would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!!

stacie d

Love these! The remaining bits of summer are going to be spent with our kids poolside and snapping lots of pictures of our house being built. Lots of changes to be thankful for!

Jocelyn Garces

Summer season here in the Philippines means tons of family gathering. My sister together with her family from Australia came home to get away from the cold weather there. We visited Corregidor Island, went island hopping in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan. Visited Manila Ocean Park to see different sea creatures. So when they left, tons and tons of memories and pictures where left behind. The album would be perfect for all the pictures.


Just came back from summer vacation with the kids and the photos are overflowing. These pages are beautiful and just what I need to scrap those photos. I love the layers and all the colorful elements. Thank you for the inspirations. The kit is perfect and would be lovely to win it!

Rachel V

My summer plans are 3 different camps for my kids, trips to the pool and the lake, swimming lessons for my youngest and a get together with my scrappy friends from around the country next week in KS! So excited!


its winter here at the moment,so no summer plans yet.

Jennifer Streff

We plan to spend lots of time in the sun and water!! And hanging out with family!!

Roxane F.

I plan to relax by our pool and read. Our vacation isn't until the early fall. Great mini! Thanks for a chance to win!

Celia Smoot

Now that is talent and creativity! I plan to enjoy the outdoors and play with my fat little beagle fur babies.


What an adorable album! I have some mini trips planned with the family to the lake and to visit friends.


What an awesome album! We're going on a road trip to a family reunion in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee this summer and would LOVE to do something like this! Oh, I so wish I could win this!!

Judi Church

My summer kicks off this week with the International Barbershop convention in Toronto. My husband's chorus is competing for gold. The rest of the summer will be spent gardening, babysitting my grandson on Fridays, taking day trips, reading, enjoying my family and my yard...just chilling. Oh, and, of course, keeping up with PL, my mini albums and general scrapping!!

Marsha F

What a fun mini album! We just returned from a trip visiting family in Florida. We have a couple short beach trips planned for later in the summer before the kids return to school.

Samantha Rohrich

The rest of my summer involves everything needed to fully enjoy my home state, Oregon! Summer is beautiful here and I can't wait to go camping, visit the coast and dip my toes in the ocean, and go rafting down the McKenzie River with friends!

Anita S

This is a totally adorable kit! It would go great with summer pictures from Vacationland!

Robin Mysliwy

Ahhh, summer plans. Beaching and boating we will go! We love meeting up with our fellow boating friends and playing bocci on the beach! We are so lucky to have Plum Island, Sandy Point, Crane's Beach in our "back yard" and plan to spend every chance we can cruising to our favorite beaches. This kit would be PERFECT for all the summer pictures I plan to take.

LOVE-LOVE-LOVE JJ & Paisleys and Polka Dots! ♥♥♥

Leanne in CA

Love her style! My plans include more camping, swimming and enjoying my kids before they go back to school. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!!


What a darling album! This summer I am taking care of a litter of puppies...our first! My daughter and granddaughter will also be coming up at the end if summer. This album would be so cute to record their visit!


We will hopefully be getting our first family dog! Plus other summer stuff like camping, fishing, going to the beach and a week of vacation Bible school. Enjoy your summer!

Tessa Iszler

We are spending our summer travelling with my daughters basketball team. Not my favorite way to spend our time off, but it keeps us all together!


completely adorable album. our plan is to spend lots of time at the cottage and in the boat and swimming and at the beach. one word sums it up and that is 'water!' thank you so much for the chance to win that cutie pie album; my fingers and toes are crossed.


My summer plans include lots of time at the lake swimming, kayaking and relaxing!!!


Julie's album is so lovely! Well done!
I have no concrete plans this summer but i will enjoy the sun and spend my time with scrapbooking ;)


OMG!!! Soooo love this album! Our summer is going to be packed with trips to shop and eat at our local Farmers' Market and playtime afterward in the riverfront water park with our four precious grandbabies. This is our summer tradition to spend each Saturday with our family. Thanks for sharing this guest designer - Julie, what a beautiful creativity you have!!

melinda wilson

My plans for the rest of the summer will depend on my father's health. He has been in MICU since May 16th and was finally moved to a regular hospital room yesterday. It depends how quickly he regains his strength as to what I will be doing for the rest of my summer before returning to drive a school bus on August 16th.

Nicole McNamara

This summer I really hope to take my kids camping for the first time!!


Thank you for the chance to win. We're planning to go camping and my kids are signed up for some adventure day trips rock climbing and a high adventure course.

Kim M

Oh my, Love Julie's work. I stalk her blog all the time, her little mini albums are soooo cute! Nothing planned for this summer. My daughter just got married in May, so we are taking the summer just to relax.

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