Thursday, January 30, 2014

We hosted our semi-annual Idea Book Kick-Off Party tonight.

I have been very busy creating for our Kick-Off party and tonight I was so happy to see others get to take the items home and enjoy them.  Here is what I have been working on that I couldn't share until tonight.

 I made this bag using the Ariana Paper pack. I also added some paper from the Ivy Lane paper pack. It was so much fun to make.  
 I didn't get the little fox stamp of the month, so I made a punch art fox for the cupcake toppers.
 It's not an exact replica of the Wheel of Fortune, but we used this spinner to play the game.  The ladies all had fun.
This is just one of the 2 Hot Air Balloons that Dawn Tarina and I made last week.  They were so much fun.  The paper pack is called Ariana and I found a free SVG cut file on Google.  It has a little basket that I filled with candy and a ticket for 2 little gifts from a basket of stuff.  
 This Balloon was made using the Jubilee paper pack.  It has the feel of Fair time to me.  I didn't even get a finished pic of the Balloon.  I had little ropes hanging from the sides with banners in the middle where the ropes hang down.  A new lady joined our Meetup group and she won it tonight at the Idea Book kick off party.

Steve Painted the Balloons on my nails for me for the Party.

Last week I finally finished my Thank You cards for all the wonderful people who came to my party. This is one of  the cards. I made these three cards using the Skylark paper pack to make this is one of them.
 Charlie's Grandmother's birthday was the 25th of January and this is the card I sent to her. I used the Skylark paper on this one too.
 I decided to use the Dessert Sand in place of the Lagoon.  I really like how they turned out.
I made this card using the Laughing Lola paper pack and some SVG cut files that I found on the internet. I hope everyone liked their cards.

Happy Scrappin',

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blog Candy Update.

I am so sorry!!! I have been so busy getting ready for the Idea Book Kick-Off party that I forgot to post the winner and add the new product to the Blog Candy.  Well here is what I decided to add to the pile;

It is called Joyful wishes and it says "Be filled with Joy Let the beauty you Love be what you do".

Technically Tarina is the only person who followed my instructions to be entered into the Blog Candy drawing, but I decided I wanted to give everyone a chance so I used to pick a name for me.  Guess what?  Congratulations; Tarina Lafollette, You just won the blog candy giveaway.

Tarina please email me so I can mail it out.

Thank you everyone for leaving me comments.  

Happy Scrapin',  

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Blog Candy update.

I have only had 1 comment so far.  I would really like to have a few more to put in my random generator to choose a winner.   We only have about 25 hits before we hit the 23,000 hits mark.

Here is what I will be giving away.
The New Spring/ Summer 2014 Idea Book
Wonderland paper pack, Pearl Buttons, Canvas Badge Buttons and White Rub-Ons.
OK, let me know what you think about these items.  I need 5 comments before I can add any Brand New items to the pile of stuff for the blog candy.  So call all your Family and Friends and have them come over here and leave me a comment.  It's not hard.  

All I want you to do, is leave me a comment regarding Project Life or similar type programs, Do you use it or know someone who does?  Did you know Close To My Heart has a new program called Picture My Life?  

I am currently working on my 50th Birthday party Picture my life pages.  Hopefully I'll have them done in a couple days.  I'll be sure to post them so you can see what they look like.

Happy Scrappin',


Sunday, January 19, 2014

WE'RE having a PARTY and YOU are INVITED!!!

  • Mark your calendars for Wednesday January 29, 2014.
    Shannon and I will be hosting our Semi-Annual Idea Book Kick Off party. This new Idea Book is filled with new and exciting papers, stamps and even embossing folders. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself and you won't want to miss out on all the fun we're going to have!
    You will receive the brand new Spring Summer 2014 Close To My Heart Idea book just for coming and get to enjoy an evening filled with lots of fun, food and Fabulous prizes!
    We will also unveil some awesome new products so that you can see our top-quality paper crafting line, up close and personal.
    You will receive a raffle ticket just for coming, bring a friend and get another ticket. If you place an order you will receive tickets based on the total of your order before shipping. There will also be raffle tickets for purchase, so you can increase your chances to win some of our fabulous prizes.
    Space is limited so please RSVP soon, so that we can reserve a spot for you and all your friends at this fun event. 503-708-6889 or at You will be given the address and directions to the event when you RSVP.
    If you bring enough Friends (Non-members of Meetup's Portland Friends Scrapto fill a table (8 total including you) you will receive 10 extra tickets.
  • If you are a member of Meetup's Portland Friends Scrap and this is your first time joining us, you will receive 5 tickets for coming.
  • NOTE: This is not a crop and there will not be time for scrapbooking.  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vintage Camera Mini Album.

I'm so sorry, I usually post the classes before they happen, but this time that didn't happen. So here are the pictures of the Vintage Camera that we made on Saturday.

 This is the first one that I made.  I found several different patterns for making one of these cameras.  I likes some aspects of each one, so I combined them the make this one.

 This is the second one that I made, trying to get the instructions correct.

This is the third one that I made, I really like all of them.  I can see these made with all different colors.

If you would like to make this Vintage Camera, the cost is $15.00 plus 5.95 shipping.

I only have enough For Always paper to make 2 black cameras. I have enough Scholastic Paper to make 1 brown camera and I have several other paper packs that would make cute cameras also.  If you are interested let me know and I will show you all the options.

Happy Scrappin',


Thursday, January 2, 2014

January 3, 2014 starts a whole new chapter in my life.

Some of you might not know that I will be turning 50 and I have to say I am kind of excited about it.  I don't know why exactly but I am.  Maybe it's because I never thought I would be pain free when I hit my 50's, but I am and I am so glad.  Now to get this weight off and start really living again.

My Husband is looking forward to retiring this year and I am happy for him.  He has worked a long time and deserves some much needed time off.  We might take a trip to celebrate, I don't know yet.

I will still be working my Close To My Heart Business and my Paparazzi Jewelry Business so you will still be able to call me, come over to visit and order or even take my classes.  Who knows maybe I'll start having more classes.  I do know I will be having more parties.  I am loving life. Disneyland isn't the only happy place in the world.

I hope you will join me in my new chapter, it's going to be a fun ride.

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wishing you all a Blessed, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

2014 Is now upon us and I have been reviewing my blessing in 2013.  Family, Friends, Close To My Heart and Paparazzi.  Life is good.  

Looking at my Blog I realize the hit counter is at 22697, I think it is time for more Blog Candy When the hit counter hits 23000.  So I was thinking, since we have a new Idea Book, maybe I will give some New Products away.  I will add a new product for every 5 comments posted, pertaining to the question below.

All I want you to do, is leave me a comment regarding Project Life or similar type programs, Do you use it or know someone who does?  Did you know Close To My Heart has a new program called Picture My Life?  

I know you can't see the New Idea Book yet, but if you place an order of $25.00 or more from the Autumn Winter 2013 Idea Book or the While supplies last on my website, I will send one to you for FREE!!!. You can email me the order @ or you can go to my website

I will be placing an order in the next day or two and will post pictures of the new products that I will be giving away.  I hope I gets lots of comments so that I can add products to the pile.  

Happy Scrappin',