Friday, January 29, 2016

New England Patriots backup Quarterback Scrapbooks!

How awesome is that?

Jimmy Garoppolo revealed his true passion is capturing the team’s best moments into handmade scrapbooks. “I’ve been a paper scrapper since I was 11. 

Here is the full story.

There are a lot of men who scrapbook even though you don't think that is the norm.  I have a team mate and there are a few other male Close To My Heart Consultants as well. I love to see what they create.

Of corse everyone knows who Tim Holtz is right?  Well if you don't you will after you take a look at this website.  I'm sure most of you use something he has his name on.

And then there's Frank Garcia

Here's an article from Debbie Schussel April 6, 2007

If you know a male who scrapbooks leave me a comment, I would love to know.

Here's a link to my Close To My Heart website if you are interested;

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with the exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $8.95 before this offer is gone!

Don’t have the planner pages yet? Get them now for a limited time at a 50% discount! Now just $7.95

Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan Roller Stamp $8.95

My Crush® Everyday Life Pages $7.95

You can even add some washi tape to your order.  

If you get all the coordinating products, you also qualify for the Stamp of the Month Beloved Bouquet for just $5.00.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering.  

Happy Scrappin',


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

La Vie En Rose cards

Here are a couple cards I made using the La Vie En Rose paper pack.

I used a couple of Stampin' Up's punches to make the lables. 

Here is a sample that came in our newsletter for Close To My Heart, using the same paper pack,
La Vie En Rose. Here they have used the Beloved Bouquet stamp set, which is the Stamp of the Month, and added pixie cardstock   Aren't they all beautiful?

This paper pack is very versatile.  You can use any color with it and it will still look fabulous.

If you have any questions please call me 503-708-6889 or email me

Happy Scrappin',


Monday, January 4, 2016

La Vie En Rose Scrapbook layout.

I am finally feeling better and ready to start the New Year off right.  I have lots of plans and scrapbooking more is one of them.  Of course I have to get the VFW Auxiliary scrapbooks done too.  Lots of sewing is in my plans as well.  I got some new sewing tools for Christmas so I want to try them out soon. 

Ok, back on track with the La Vie En Rose layout.

I created this layout using La Vie En Rose paper pack and the Beloved Bouquet stamp set which happens to be the Stamp of the Month.  I stamped the roses and poppies in Pomegranate ink and the leaves in Fern ink.  I then colored the poppies in with the Shin Han art marker Carmine. I colored the leaves in with the Olive and Citrus leaf watercolor pencils.   I wanted to show off our new watercolor paints, but I just haven't practiced enough.  That just gives you something to watch my blog for.  

(The picture on the right was taken on Sept. 5, 1981, the one on the left was taken Dec. 2009.)

I used Duck Easy Stick Adhesive to adhere all the paper pieces together.  I used my Micro-tip Scissors to cut around the flowers once I had them colored.  I also used White Daisy cardstock for the base of my layout, which does not come in the paper pack.  The red border is the zip strip that cut off the edge of the papers.  This one has words, Hugs and Kisses, You make my heart sing, I'll throw you kisses, you take my breath away, and from me to you. I thought it would be perfect to use for Valentine’s day or Anniversary’s.  In this layout I used pictures from our wedding and a more recent one, from 2009.  I don't have any current ones or I would have used it.  This shows our love for each other and that is what I was going for.  I don't have any journaling on the page yet, I'm still working on that.  I'm leaning toward “Still in Love after all these years"    

My friend Tina over at has a cute card made with this same paper pack. 

I have seen some beautiful cards and layouts made with this paper pack, hopefully I can make some before the end of the month.  You can go to my website and order all the supplies listed above or you can follow the link to each of the itmes I used.  

I hope you have enjoyed this post.  Let me know if you have questions please email me at or call me at 503-708-6889. Please leave me a message if I don't answer right a way I'm probably in a meeting and I will return your call as soon as I can.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Scrappin',


Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a safe and Happy New Year.  

I was lucky enough to spend the last few days of 2015 in bed with a virus.

I am feeling much better now and hope the new year is better than the last.

I have a lot to share with you so go get your favorite beverage and get comfy. 

Our new Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book is here and I think you are going to love what's inside.

With the new year, comes changes and like a lot of other companies, Close To My Heart has made some changes as well.  Some of you will love this others may not.  

We now have Thin Cuts dies, yes you read that right. We now have Thin Cuts dies.  I am so excited about that.  Love the dies that match our stamps.  I know we have the cricut, but sometimes it's easier to use the thin Dies than the Cricut.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my cricut and I will probably never give it (them) up, but I love thin dies as well.  I am not partial to one brand over another, as I have not used that many, but I do love the ones I have.  Check out the Thin Cuts here

We also have a new Planner Bundle and I love it so far. It is beautiful. I haven't used a planner in a long time, so it will take some getting used to.  I just started putting everything in my phone calander and that took some time to remember to do as well. 

I will be showing you all of these new things here in the next few days, but for now I want to talk about the changes in the paper packs and Workshops On The Go. 

You will now get 10 sheets of Background and Texture(B&T) Paper 
plus 2 sheets of Picture My Life (PML) cards,
 which you can cut apart and use them in many different ways.  
That will be another post. 

 Notice I did not mention Cardstock.  That's right, no cardstock.  I know, I know. We just got used to having cardstock in the paper packs.  However, this way you can choose the cardstock you want to go with the paper pack, and you don't have to feel quilty for not using the cardstock that comes in the pack.  
These papers are absolutely beautiful.  
12 – 12" × 12" B&T Duos™ (2 each of 6 double-sided designs)

Charlotte Complements X7205C $6.95 

In this pack you get 2 – 6" × 6" Coordinating Sticker Sheets
1 – Assorted Chipboard Die-Cuts with Gold Foil

Our new 

Workshops Your Way™ Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit  G1104 $26.95

Yes, the price is lower.  Check out the contents below, including the Download Guide, now you can print out your own guide. You will find these guides listed in several places so they are easy to find.
Workshops Your Way™ Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit Contents:
1 – Charlotte Paper Packet (X7205B)
1 – Charlotte Complements (X7205C)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Black, 2 Whisper)
1 – Black & Gold Ribbon (Z3197)
1 – Treasured Puffies (Z3203)
Featured Colors: Black, Champagne, Slate, Sorbet, Whisper, White Daisy

Use the materials and the online guide to create three traditional layouts and one Picture My Life™ layout.

This new stamp set works well with the Charlotte Papers and it has matching Thin Cuts too.  

 Here is a couple samlpes of the Charlotte Workshops Your Way™ cardmaking project 

on the cards above they used CTMH water color paints to color the watercolor paper and then stamped and die cut them using the Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts.

 Here are some samples of the Charlotte Workshops Your Way™  As you look at these, you might notice that they used some of the Picture My Life Cards in the layouts as well.  

I hope to have my own pages up to show you soon.  

If you have any questions or need help finding something on my website please call me 503-708-6889 or you can email me

If you would like to get a Seasonal Expressions with all the new items let me know.

Happy Scrappin',


And the Mystery Hostess Drawing winner is....................................................

I announced on December 27th, that this was my last Mystery Hostes Drawing. Sorry if you missed it.  The winner of the Mystery Hostess Drawing receives $25.00 in FREE Close To My Heart products.  

I had 3 entries in my last Mystery Hostess Drawing 

Christina Carnright, Jean Pilch and Andrea Murdoch.  

Thank you ladies for your orders.  

I always use RANDOM.ORG to do my drawings.  

With out further delay.............

The WINNER is..................

Jean Pilch.

Congratulations!!!  Jean please call or email me your order.  
503-708-6889 or

Happy Scrappin',



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