Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Wilson's and Jedda's

Here is a picture of my Grandchildren.  I took this on the 20th.  It was so hard to get a good picture of them because they are such ham bones.  Hamming it up in front of the camera.  Giggling and wiggling about.
Jordan is 14, he stands about 1" taller then me now.  Zack is 12, Mary is 10 and Hailey is 7.  As you can see she has lost some of her teeth.  They bring so much joy to my life.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Happy Scrappin',


Saturday, December 22, 2012

My Creations Book Mark Albums

Here are some My Creations Book Mark Albums Z1740 that I have been working on for my Grandchildren.  They aren't done, but I wanted to show you how they are coming along.  We sell them in our CTMH Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea book on page 132 and the Brocade Assortment Z1748 embellishments are sold on page128.

I have to make one more then I can start putting pictures on. I am making these Albums so the my Grandchildren can remember their Grandmother Denise Jedda, that they lost on August 27th, 2011.  I will post more pictures when I get them complete.  I am using CTMH's Avonlea Papers and trying to make them unique to each child.  I really like how they are turning out so far.

If you would like to make some of these Book Mark Albums call me 503-708-6889 or you can order them on my website Here

Happy Scrappin',


Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh My! Time has just been flying by lately.

I haven't posted much lately, but I have been busy creating and planning Classes and our new CTMH Idea book kickoff in January 2013.   It is hard to believe that we are only 10 days away from the new year.

Shannon and I have a Meetup Group called Portland Friends Scrap.  We currently have over 160 BFF's who have joined our group.  We meet at the same place every month and crop.  3 times a year we have an Idea Book kickoff party to celebrate the new Idea book and all the cool new stuff in the book.  We've come up with a new game to play at our crops called "The Bucket List" where we'll be giving away fun little goodies while we papercraft the day away.  This should be a lot of fun for everyone.

Here are some of the cards we will be making on January 12, 2013.
La Belle Vie Card class $10.00 You will make 6 cards.

Here is the 2 page layout that we will be making on January 12, 2013 also.
La Belle Vie Scrapbooking layout Class $10.00.

Whooo's Your Valentine workshop.

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month by combining your love of papercrafting with this adorable Whooo’s Your Valentine kit!
This darling kit can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. You’ll receive:
  • 12 die-cut boxes
  • 3 cardstock sheets
  • 1 sheet of silver glitter paper
  • 12 treat tubes
  • 1 exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit.
Then, at the free workshop, Janice & Shannon will help you decorate the die-cut boxes and fill the tubes with valentine treats in a cinch!  We will make 3 each of 4 designs!
Reserve your spot today!  Then, within 48 hours either Janice Wilson ( or Shannon Buck ( ) will connect with you to help you coordinate your $35.00 qualifying order for this adorable kit.  This is going to be a FUN workshop and we are looking forward to spending the morning creating with you.  :)
And remember, all you need to bring with you are: the Whooo's your Valentine kit, a paper-trimmer, scissors, adhesive, glue dots, and yourself!

Our CTMH Idea Book Kick off party is January 29, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  There will be lots of room for everyone so bring your friends.  You never know what Shannon and I will give prizes for, so come prepared for almost everything.

If you are interested in taking these classes, or want directions to our Idea Book kickoff party, please call me 503-708-6889 Or go to join and then join our group to sign up and pay for the classes to reserve your spot.  Hurry seating is limited and will fill up fast.

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Whooo’s Your Valentine kit

Starting December 13, 2012 at 9 am (MST) – January 31 (11:59 MST), 2013. One per qualifying order.

Featured Products: Whooo’s Your Valentine kit  (CC1022)
12 – Die-Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby, White Daisy)
3 – 12" × 12" Cardstock Sheets (Blush, Hollyhock, White Daisy)
1 – Sheet Silver Glitter Paper – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
12 – Treat Tubes with Lids – new product for Spring/Summer 2013!
1 – My Acrylix® Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set (D-size)

When you place an order of $35 or more in Close To My Heart products, you’ll receive the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit for only $10. Qualifying purchases must come from Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book product (or products live on any OBA site through January). Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book preview items are not eligible as qualifying retail purchases for this campaign.

Here is a little Video that I found on YouTube showing the kit and how to put it together.

This is such a great deal and you can get started on your Valentines early and be ahead of the game. 

Happy Scrappin',


    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Clearly the Best: Cluster Luster

    “Cluster Luster” features a stamping technique for clustering multiple images in a cute and coordinated design. 

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

    Cricut cards and Envelopes

    Learn to create cards, envelopes, and more with the Close To My Heart Cricut® Artiste cartridge. Move beyond flat cut-outs for more creative freedom!

    Monday, December 3, 2012

    “Rock ‘n’ Roll”

    “Rock ‘n’ Roll” features a stamping technique for creating beautiful stamped images with shaded edges in a complementary color.

    Sunday, December 2, 2012

    “Re-vamping with Overstamping”

    “Re-vamping with Overstamping” features a stamping technique called overstamping for layering stamped images to create the illusion of depth. 

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

    The Right Tools Make All The Difference!

    Discover how easy crafting can be when you use the perfect tool for your project. Whether you are creating 3-D flowers, applying rub-ons, or writing on chalkboard sheets, there is a tool for you in the Close To My Heart product line

    Call me  503-708-6889 to see a demonstration of the tools we carry and how to use them.

    Happy Scrappin',


    Friday, November 30, 2012

    2012 CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book Retiring List

    Don't Delay

    These items are While Supplies Last ONLY!!!
    Item # Item Description Page # Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book
    Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads 127
    Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads 127
    Z1361 Brads Red Assortment  127
    Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment 127
    Z1363 Brads Blue Assortment 127
    Z1364 Brads Green Assortment 127
    Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment 127
    Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons 125
    Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment 125
    Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet) 130
    Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers 130
    Z1681 Dimensional Elements  Numbers  131
    Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments 131
    Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes 131
    Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes 130
    X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes 68
    X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment 68
    X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment 69
    X7153C My Stickease® Florentine Assortment 69
    X7158C La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment 38
    X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements 50
    X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements 56
    X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons 62
    Z1464 Milepost Shapes 128
    Z1466 Bling Assortment 128
    Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet  130
    Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet  130
    Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers 129
    Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides 126
    Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips 126
    Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates  126
    Z1461 D├ęcor Journaling Spots 129
    Z1687 Bohemian Assortment  128
    Z1689 Timeless Charms 128
    Z1692 Tough Tags 128
    Z1694 Bouquet Assortment 128
    Z1741 Haunted Assortment 128
    Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment  128
    Z1763 Boutique Assortment 128
    Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday 128
    Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection  126
    Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection                                                                                 124
    Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection 124
    Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection 124
    Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection 124
    Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons  130
    Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
    Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
    Z1743 Festive Velvet Rub-Ons  126
    Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons 126
    Z1407 6" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album 122
    Z1408 6" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album 122
    BULK254 Bulk Glitter Button
    BULK152 Cranberry Brads
    BULK213 Black Button Brads
    BULK263 Avonlea Workshop Guide
    BULK264 Clementine Workshop Guide
    BULK265 Dakota Workshop Guide
    BULK266 La Belle Vie Workshop Guide
    BULK267 Scholastic Workshop Guide
    BULK268 Flirty Workshop Guide
    BULK269 Moonlight Workshop Guide
    BULK270 Pear & Partridge Workshop Guide
    BULK258 La Belle Vie B&T Duos® Combo Pack
    BULK260 Flirty B&T Duos® Combo Pack
    BULK261 Moonlight B&T Duos® Combo Pack
    BULK262 Pear & Partridge B&T Duos® Combo Pack
    BULK231 Bling Buttons (12 mm)
    BULK234 Milepost Shapes Corrugated Stars (1 1/2")
    BULK272 Bling Gems
    BULK274 Pearl Badge Buttons 
    Z1054 My Creations® Display Album 132
    Z1378 My Creations® Banner 132
    Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game 132
    Z188 Craft Jars 120
    Z1352 4 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards 123
    Z1353 4 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards 123
    Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit 123
    X7147B My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet 68
    X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet 68
    X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet 69
    X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet 69
    X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet  38
    X7160B Flirty Paper Packet 50
    X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet 56
    X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet 62
    Z1252 Cutting Knife 135
    G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit 22
    G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit 66
    G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit 14
    G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit 23
    G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit 67
    G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit 21
    G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit 29
    G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit 35
    G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit  41
    G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit 47
    G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit 53
    G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit 59
    G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit 65
    Item # Item Description Page # Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book
    A1104 A Tweet 90
    A1111 A Tulip 68
    A1116 A Melody 94
    A1122 Bravo 92
    A1128 Quick Cards—Shell 80
    A1129 A Rainbow 85
    B1365 Spring Up 71
    B1369 Rosy Regards 67
    B1374 Bee Happy 83
    B1397 He Is Risen 74
    B1402 My Peeps 72
    C1439 Enjoy Life 95
    C1440 Take a Picture 93
    C1442 Tailor-Made 94
    C1450 Eclectic Edges 99
    C1452 Delight 71
    C1455 Aspire 96
    C1456 Heartfelt Treasures 68
    C1457 Happy Camper 84
    C1458 Paper Lantern 90
    C1473 Remarkable Wreath 70
    C1474 10 Things 105
    C1485 Super Powers 47
    C1498 Country Life 82
    C1499 Perfect Day 80
    D1195 The Works Alphabet 117
    D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet 117
    D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small 114
    D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet 114
    D1303 Classmate Alphabet 114
    D1462 Splendid Day 77
    D1464 Card Chatter—Love 106
    D1467 Trees & Things 76
    D1472 Simple Memories 66
    D1478 Bingo Alphabet 113
    D1505 Roar! 89
    D1508 Diverse Backgrounds 102
    D1509 Magic Adventures 78
    D1511 Kick Back 81
    E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114

    If you see something you wish to have, call me 503-708-6889 or send me an email to

    Remember Stamps sets are priced according to the letter at the beginning of the Item number.
    A = $  6.95
    B = $  9.95
    C = $13.95
    D = $17.95
    E = $29.95

    You can go to my website, and look up all (except BULK) of the item numbers to see exactly what the item looks like and get the price.

    BONUS:  from December 1–31, all orders placed on my website that reach or exceed $50 I will include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!

    Don't forget these items are ONLY While Supplies Last.  Don't delay.

    Happy Scrappin',


    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Pumpkin Cake

    I found a recipe for Pumpkin Cake on Pinterest, here is the link

    Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze
    For the Cake:
    1 Yellow Cake Mix
    1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree

    For the Glaze:
    1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
    3 Tablespoons apple cider
    3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

    Empty the contents of the boxed cake mix and pumpkin puree into a large bowl.  Using a hand-mixer or stand mixer beat until well incorporated.  The batter will be very thick, but will come together nicely.

    Pour batter into a greased  7 x 11 X 2 pan.  This is the small, rectangular-sized pan from your Pyrex set.  You know, the set you had to have when you got married and rarely ever used all the pieces.  Finally, you have a use for it.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Do not over bake.

    Let cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan, then flip onto a platter.

    Make the glaze while you're waiting.

    Combine powdered sugar, apple cider and pumpkin pie spice.  Glaze should be thick but pour-able   Add more sugar or cider if needed.  Pour over the cake while still warm.  Reserve some to pour over each slice when served.

    Serve warm or room temperature.

    I decided to change it a little.

    Pumpkin Cake

    1 box White cake mix ( I use Duncan Hines)
    1 15 oz can of Pumpkin puree
    3 Tablespoons Apple Cider
    1 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
    1 egg

    Mix all ingredients together in a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.  Pour into greased 9" x 13" baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes.  When cool I spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top.  This was a favorite dish for everyone.  If you decide to try this please leave me a comment to let me know what you think about it.

    Happy Scrappin',


    CTMH Art Philosophy Christmas Card with Cricut

    Happy Scrappin',


    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    How to Kiss with Stamps

    “How to Kiss—with Stamps” features a stamping technique called kissing for removing ink from a stamp to create a customized image. 

    Friday, November 23, 2012

    How To Make a Paper Accordion Flower using the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  Here is another YouTube video that I think you will enjoy.

    Love these flowers.

    Happy Scrappin',


    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Swing Cards - "S" Key Artiste Cricut Cartridge

    I used to think these cards were hard to make, but the Artiste Cartridge makes it look easy.

    Happy Scrappin',


    EXCLUSIVE BLACK FRIDAY SALE NOW through November 25, 2012

    FREE Shipping when you purchase the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge or the Artiste Cricut Cartridge through me. Take an Extra 15% off, if you purchase both cartridges. Call me at 503-708-6889 to place your order or send me an email at  Since the Cartridges are $99.00 each, you can get November's Stamp of the Month Capture The Date for just $5.00 Plus I will give you 1 (A, B, C, or D sized) stamp set for 50% off.  Call me for more information and to place your order.  503-708-6889

    Hurry, Time is limited!!!
    Also in November, Close To My Heart will donate $1.00 to the Hurricane Sandy Relief fund, for every Capture The Date stamp set purchased in November.

    Happy Scrappin',


    Monday, November 19, 2012

    Thanksgiving decorations

    Here are the Place cards that I made today for our Thanksgiving dinner. There are 12 place cards in all.  Or I should say so far, as you never know who might show up at my door for Thanksgiving.
     I cut this from the CTMH Artiste Cartridge on the Thanksgiving page #78 Accent, 4 shift.  I cut them out at 3 1/2".
    I used Cashmere card stock then cut the Oval on page 36 with Accent 2 using the leafy print from the Flirty paper pack, I cut it at 1 1/2".  I printed all of our names on Colonial white card stock in brown ink and punched them out using SU's scalloped oval punch then sponged the edges with Dessert Sand Ink.  I punched out the oak leaves from Creme Brulee card stock and punched the Birch leaf from Sorbet card stock, I then spritzed them both with a mix of CTMH's Pearl Paint and water to give them a little shimmer.  I made a mixture of CTMH's Pearl pain and Autumn Terra Cotta reinker to make a spritz and mixed CTMH's Pearl paint with New England Ivy reinker to make another spritzer then spritzed  Daisy White card stock then spritzed it again with a Dessert Sand ink and Alcohol mix and let it dry.  I then punched maple leaves out of that paper.  I punched the Pine branches out of Olive card stock.  The daisy was cut on the Cricut also using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge page 68.  I used Sorbet card stock and CTMH's Quilling tool to curl the daisy, glued it with Liquid Glass and added a rhinestone to the center.  I flattened out the daisy while I was gluing so that it didn't stick out so far.

    Also on page 78, there is a wrapper under the Card key and Shift key.  I am going to use it to make a Candle center piece and maybe some Napkin rings to match.  I have been playing with the idea of the cupcake wrapper as napkin rings also.  I guess we will see which works out best.

    Hopefully I can find time today in my busy schedule to get some of these things done.

    Happy Scrappin',


    CTMH Artiste Tutorial #7: S-Fold Thank You Card!

    Happy Scrappin',


    Saturday, November 17, 2012

    Coming soon, Christmas Card Workshop.

    30 cards for $25.00

    We will be making, 6 each of 5 different cards.  Let me know if you are interested in taking the class, and what day and time works best for you. I plan on having the class in early December.  I will post the day and time once I hear back from you on the best days/evenings.  Here are the cards we will be making.


    Happy Scrappin',


    CTMH Artiste Tutorial #4: Diaper Card and Baby Shoe!!!

    Happy Scrappin',


    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    Organize your craft supplies

    Learn about the new Close To My Heart organizers and craft boxes that make organizing your craft supplies easier than ever!

    If you have any questions, or would like to purchase these Organizers, please call me at 503-708-6889 or email me

    Happy Scrappin',


    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Holiday Ornaments.

    Learn how to make handmade ornaments from the heart using three coordinating products you’re sure to love and use year after year!

    Here is the list of items you will need to make the same ornaments that you saw on the video:
    1. Ornamental Cheer D1520  $17.95
    2. Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Z1686  $99.00
    3. Dimensional Elements Ornaments Z1761  $4.95
    4. Bitty Sparkles Z1263 $2.95
    Additional items can also be purchased like, ink, adhesive and ribbon.  Click here to browse through the online Idea book to see all the possibilities.

    Please call me at 503-708-6889 if you have questions or would like to place an order.

    Happy Scrappin',


    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    “Pigment or Dye?”

    “Pigment or Dye?” features techniques for using and choosing between pigment and dye inks. 

    Monday, November 5, 2012

    Here are the cards for my card class on November 17th.

    I made this card using Black, Lagoon and Topiary card stock.  I stamped the tree from Family Tree D1526  and the butterfly from A Flitter A1108 in Black Ink on the Lagoon card stock.  I used a white gel pen to dot the edge of the black card stock.
     This card I inked the stamp from Pirouette B1409 in Bamboo ink and then in Sky ink and stamped it in the top left corner of the Daisy White card stock and then Stamped Thinking of you in Dessert Sand ink.  I backed the Daisy White in Dessert Sand card stock and then layered that onto a Sky card base. I then added a large rhinestone to the center of the medalion.
     I made this card using Black and Daisy White card stock and punched out the black and white keys using a SU word label punch. Tied the red ribbon where the black and white meet.  I then stamped Happy Anniversary in Daisy White pigment ink on the black card stock.
     I made this card using Avonlea paper and the Workshop on the go stamp set. I started with a Dessert Sand card base. I distressed the edges and folded down the top portion of the bottom piece of B&T then layered a 2" doily from Artiste and layered a 1 1/2" doily with a ribbon rose on top of that.  I stamped the tag in Bamboo and Juniper Ink.  I added 2 medium rhinestones to the top left corner and Chocolate bakers twine to the tag.
    If you would like to come to my class on November 17th you can join  Meet up and then join Portland 
    Friend Scrap, all the details on the class are listed on our group. The cost is $7.00.

    I hope you are inspired by my cards, I found inspiration on Pinterest and

    Happy Scrappin',


    Saturday, November 3, 2012

    Birthday card.

    Here is a birthday card that I made this week for my friend Loyal.  I made it using La Belle Vie papers and the Artiste Cricut cartridge along with our new Black Tulle ribbon and the coordinating stamp set Jardin D1528 and one of the coordinating stamp sets that came with the Artiste cartridge.  I used Whisper and Black ink and sponged the edges of all in Bamboo ink.  I added small pearls and rhinestones also.

    This was so much fun to make and it was easy to roll the roses using the new Quilling tool Z 1795.  If you would like to make cards like this call 503-708-6889 or email me and I will schedule a class.

    Happy Scrappin',


    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Capture the Date, Capture the Savings and help with Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts.

    Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating effect on the Eastern United States and Close To My Heart wants to help. We are offering relief through the month of November.  When you place an order of $50 or more in full retail products and purchase the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, for just $5, you can receive a stamp set of your choice (size A–E or M) for 50% off! To help with relief efforts, Close To My Heart will donate $1 to the American Red Cross for each November Stamp of the Month set that is sold in conjunction with this campaign. Help us provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Sandy The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting. Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!
    * Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.
    Offer valid November 1–30, 2012

    Happy Scrappin',