Saturday, November 21, 2015

New pics from my Guest designer Tarina LaFollette.

Oh my goodness look at this beautiful artwork from Tarina LaFollette.  She is one of my Guest Designers.  She made these cards using the White Pines Cardmaking kit G1099  This kit makes 15 beautiful cards, 5 each of the 3 designs for just $24.95 You will need Cranberry Ink pad, Fern Ink pad,  Casmere ink pad and a Black ink pad to complete these cards.

These cards are so cute.  If you place an order by the end of the month you will have your name entered into the Mystery Hostess Drawing and you could win $25.00 in FREE Close To My Heart products. Just click on this link and scroll to the bottom of the page and the Mystery Hostess gathering is on the right side, Click JOIN and get started.

Happy Scrappin',


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Planners Gonna Plan: The Everyday Life™ Planner System from Close To My ...

Hope this gives you answers to some of the questions that you may have.  You can purchase the bundles in December.  Watch my blog to see more updates on the exact date they will be available.

Happy Scrappin',


Friday, November 13, 2015

VFW Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar

Clear your calendars!!!  
VFW post 1324 Auxiliary's Holiday Bazaar 
104 Tumwater Dr., Oregon City, OR

Saturday November 14 ~ 9am - 5pm
Sunday November 15 ~ 10am - 3pm
Kitchen will be open both days too.

Watch for the Holiday Bazaar Signs
Check out the vendor list below!

Please come by and bring a personal hygiene product to help our local military and veterans in need.  Here is a list of what we are requesting;
*Bars of soap                        *Laundry soap
*Liquid dish soap                   *Tooth brush
*Tooth paste                          *Disposable razors      
*Shaving cream                     *Deodorant
*Toilet Paper                          *Shampoo
When purchasing items to donate, please make sure items are individually wrapped and small sizes are best.  Example laundry soap 32 load size, shampoo, conditioner, liquid hand soap should be 16 oz. toilet paper - 6 count. We are not allowed to repackage anything.

All items donated will be distributed to our Veterans, local Military and their families that are in need.

Pick up a BINGO card at the door and get all the vendors initials while you are there browsing and shopping and return it to me at the door on you way out.  I'll put your name into a drawing.  If you make purchases, you will get extra chances in the drawings too. You could be one of our lucky winners. 

As usual, we have a fabulous group of Vendors, take a look at our list.  
1. Heidi Wilson - Avon
2. Glenda Conant-Scherer - Glenda's gifts
3. Kari Mathies - Jamberry
4. Kaila Hatfield - Kai's Kreations
5. Cindi Stawicki - Lila Rose
6. Tami Titus - Mary Kay
7. Shaney Kolvaski - Origami Owl
8. Cristina Bauer Gwynn - Pampered Chef
9. Holly C Still - Charmsation
10. Courtney Wright - Prettygirlkita
11. Christina Carnrite - Scentsy
12. Kathleen Hoagland - SISEL International
13. Helen Carmody - Tastefully Simple
14. Aubrei Taennler-mathies - AdvoCare
15. Janice Wilson - TuVous
16. Heather Gray - Wild Tree
17. Jo Diffenderffer - Beaubijo
18. Mike Hopkins - Jewelry and Scarves
19. Kris Knutson - Paracord
20. Kimberly Cooper - Coopers custom creations
21. Linda Walls - Shaklee Nutrition & Green Cleaners

22. Julie Zolin - It Works
23. Cindy Roth - Damsel in Defense*
24. Joanne Winthrop - Bedazzled Jewelry*
25. Emily R Bianco - Paparazzi Accessories*  

I hope you can come by and check out all the cool stuff.  

Happy Scrappin',


Thursday, November 12, 2015

7 signs of gluten intolerance

7 Signs Of Gluten Intolerance, Everyone Ignores!

It’s been said that the vast majority of people who have a gluten intolerance will never be diagnosed and that as much as 15% of Americans have some type of gluten sensitivity or intolerance, if not celiac disease. Are you one of them? Here are the 7 subtle signs to look for:
1. Keratosis Pilaris
  • Otherwise known as “chicken skin” that’s commonly found on the backs of arms and your thighs is the result of fatty acid deficiency caused by gluten damaging the gut.
2. Persistent Headaches
  • Migraines and persistent headaches is another potential sign of gluten intolerance. They can also be signs of dehydration and other disorders. See a physician if your headaches don’t stop.
3. Autoimmune Diseases
  • Certainly not in all cases, but in some cases, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Scleroderma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Psoriasis have been found to be rooted in gluten intolerance.
4. Routine Digestive Issues
  • Gas, diarrhea, bloating, and constipation that persists seemingly without cause is one of the most obvious signs. Constipation is a common sign of gluten intolerance in children.
5. Dizziness
  • Dizziness and feeling off balance is yet another sign of gluten intolerance.
6. Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic fatigue can be caused by something as easy to fix as dehydration and as severe as HIV. If you have chronic fatigue, see a doctor about it. Fatigue, brain fog, and feeling tired especially after meals that contain gluten are another clear indicator.
7. Fibromyalgia
  • Some people diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue actually have gluten intolerance but don’t realize it. If you’ve been diagnosed, consider gluten as the potential cause.
Going Gluten free has certailnly changed my life.  No pain, no pain meds, I sleep, no brain fog, and my arms don't look like that anymore. I'm now able to walk a 5k.  It has been an amazing transformation.  You really should try going gluten free. I went on a Comprehensive Elimination Diet Nov. 4th 2010 and was pain free after a week and a half.  I didn't add food back to my diet for 2 1/2 years, because I was afraid of the pain coming back. When I finally added the foods back one at a time, I found that I have several food allergies.  All grains, all nuts.  Sugar has a huge impact and so does dairy.  I eat mostly Fruits and vegies, organic chicken and wild caught Salmon.  I make my own seasoning mixes or I use Wildtree Seasonings,

Here are a couple of links to the comprehensive elimination diets.  I did the top one, but the other has different recipes plus meal plans for the week.

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A guide to planning ahead (if you’re not naturally a planner).

Here's a link to a great guide to planning ahead.

I have never been a planner, but this looks like some great ideas to follow.  Just in time for the Close To My Heart Planners to come out.
Happy Scrappin',


Veterans Day November 11, 2015

Please take some time today and thank a Veteran 
for their service and sacrafice. 

Most VFW and American Legion posts are open today and would love for you to stop by and say hello. 


Of course you know where I will be, 
I hope you all have a happy Veterans day.
Happy Scrappin',

Monday, November 9, 2015

Look what's coming in December!

I am so excited for this new planner system. I have been looking at them but hadn't decieded on the one I wanted when I heard the news that CTMH was coming out with one.  

Check this out.

Everyday Life™ Planner System 
The Everyday Life line introduces multiple products that work together seamlessly to create a planner, a My Crush book, or a product of your own creation!
It all starts with the Everyday Life album ($10.95 USD/$13.25 CAD), a beautiful, black three-ring album with gold foil design that measures 9 3/8” x 8 ¼”. This album size makes the album multi-purpose, allowing you to decide what you put in it. To fill up your album, the Everyday Life line will also include:
  • The Everyday Life 2016 planner pages ($15.95 USD/$18.95 CAD): 154 planner pages, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, a pocket folder page, a designed page finder, and four sheets of stickers. With monthly and weekly spreads and printed dates, these pages have all the features you need to stay organized—and look good doing it!
  • Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp ($8.95 USD/$10.50 CAD): This fun and functional roller stamp coordinates perfectly with the label stickers, enabling you to customize your planner even further.
  • My Crush® Everyday Life pages ($7.95 USD/$9.50 CAD): A set of 60 double-sided, gorgeous My Crush pages. These pages can be used on their own to create a beautiful My Crush book, or they can be combined with the planner pages to give you more room in your planner for preserving your memories while giving your planner even more flair.
  • Everyday Life Washi Tape ($3.95 USD/$4.50 CAD): because every My Crush book needs a good washi for attaching photos and other memorabilia to your pages.
  • Memory Protectors ($6.95 USD/$7.95 CAD): we’re introducing two new styles of pocket memory protectors sized to fit into the Everyday Life album. One will have two 4” x 6” pockets, the other four 4” x 3” pockets. Use these to add your favorite Picture My Life™ cards and photos into the mix!
Altogether, the Everyday Life line gives you ultimate flexibility in creating a planner/My Crush book/pocket album uniquely customized to you. Best of all, since we know that the time to buy planners is now, we will not be waiting until the release of Seasonal Expressions 1 to make these products available to you; instead, we’ll be making them available as soon as we have them. We anticipate most of these items to be available late November, with the exception of the washi tape, which will be available mid-December.

To add even more excitement, we’ll also be offering a discounted bundle for purchasing the album, planner pages, and roller stamp together. This bundle will have its own item number and will give you these innovative and exciting products for just $29.95 USD/$35.95 CAD—a 15% discount off the retail value!
We love this new product line and we know you are going to love it, too. We’ll be sharing more information and images about the Everyday Life line and the discounted planner bundle in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Let me know if you have any questions.  503-708-6889  or

Happy Scrappin',


Friday, November 6, 2015

Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Stamping, and More!

Close To My Heart has so much going on right now, you really need to check in often so see what else is happening.  

Mark your calendars and set your reminders for November 20–21

We're going all out in a special 2-day broadcast on CreativeLive! 

Watch the live event free, November 20–21. Learn more and RSVP on the CreativeLive site. »

It's FREE, who's going to join me?

Please let me know if you have any questions. or 503-708-6889.

Happy Scrappin',



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking

Experience the “Fun” of Fundamentals!

Purchase the album bundle and you get:
Album of your choice (D-ring or Post-bound)
Paper Fundamentals Enchantment (1 pack)
Fundamental Stickers Enchantment Pack (1 pack)
Fundamental Assortment Peacock (1 pack)
White Daisy Cardstock (3 sheets)
Memory Protectors™ Value Pack (1 pack Side Load or 1 pack Top Load)

Experience the beautiful Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop—available only during November! This workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

Choose your bundle.

Contact me for more details. or 503-708-6889

*Offer valid November 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–November 30, 2015 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling rates are based on the full retail price of any free items, including the sheets of White Daisy cardstock (three sheets: $1.19 USD / $1.41 CAD).

If you purchase one of the Fundamental Bundles you qualify for the Stamp Of The Month for just $5.00 as well.  

Cheers, 2016 S1511- $5.00

Let me know if you have any questions.  

Happy Scrappin',


Monday, November 2, 2015

Stampin Buds Blog Hop - White Pines

Hi everyone, welcome to One Scraptastic Grandma's blog.  Thanks for stoping by the Stampin' Buds Blog Hop.  I am one of several who participate in this monthly Blog Hop.  You probably just came from Jamie's blog Doesn't Jamie have some super cute stuff.

Everyone asks about the name of my blog. When I started my blog in 2009, I had no idea what to call it.  So I reached out to my family and my Grandson Jordan (11at the time) came up with the name and so that is how my blog One Scraptastic Grandma got it's name.

Now on to the fun stuff.

I choose to use White Pines paper pack for my Blog Hop Project. Which just happens to be out of stock till approximately Nov. 4th.  I have created a 2 page layout using the White Pines paper pack, the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge and the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cratridge  I will have a list below of all the products I used to make this layout.
 Left page
 Right page
 Close up of top left of the layout
 Close up of the bottom right of layout

List of supplies you will need to complete these pages.

 I made a couple cards while I had all the stuff out too
 I used the  Red Enamel Gems Z3090 $3.95 and New England Ivy Paper #1282 $14.50 in addition to the list above for these cards.

 From here you need to go to Tina's blog.  Lori always does beautiful work.  

After Tina's Blog you will go to 
 and then to  Leesa's blog

Below is a list of everyone in the Stampin Buds Blog Hop.  I hope you will let us know what you think and if we have inspired you to go make some beautiful art yourself. If you like what you see here please add One Scraptastic Grandma to you favorites. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out our blogs.  Hope to see you again soon.

Happy Scrappin',

List of Blog Hop participants: 
Tina Biorstand-Szafranski (Next)
Leesa Bartu 
Lori Allen 
Jamie Turner (Previous)
Janice Wilson (You are here)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Mystery Hostess Drawing............

I want to say Thank you for ordering your Close To My Heart products through me. 
If you are local and want to come to a monthly crop, call me 503-708-6889 or send me an email for more details.

Are you ready to see who won the Mystery Hostess drawing for October?

You know I use RANDOM.ORG draw the name.

You also know that one lucky person will win $25.00 in FREE Close To My Heart products, right?

(Drum roll please)  


Bregan Sherwood

Bregan please let me know what you would like and I will get it ordered.  

Happy Scrappin',


True Random Number Service

Do you own an iOS or Android device? Check out our app!

List Randomizer

There were 3 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Bregan Shrewood
  2. Cindy Crawford
  3. Heather Gray
Timestamp: 2015-11-02 03:14:43 UTC, IP: