Tuesday, July 18, 2017

3rd Annual Crop 4 Vets....................

That's right September 23rd is the date.  

VFW 1324 Auxiliary is hosting our 3rd Annual
Saturday, September 23, 2017

104 S. Tumwater Dr., Oregon City, OR

 ~ 9am - 9pm ~

A “scrapbook crop” refers to a group of people who come together to work on their picture scrapbooks, sharing a common space and ideas at the same time. Don’t scrapbook, that’s ok, if you make cards, crochet, knit, bead, make jewelry or some other type of craft you are welcome too. 100% of all proceeds from event fees go to the Auxiliary programs to help our Veterans, local Military and their families in need!

Join us for 12 hours of fun and creativity! Simply bring the projects you are working on and enjoy a minimum of 4 feet of table space along with friendly conversation in a well-lit, drama-free space all for just $30.00.   Please bring your favorite dish to share with others for our pot luck style lunch and dinner.  I will let all attendees know how many participants will be there. 

There will be a silent auction, Door prizes, a *scrapbooking class, and a *card class (*additional fees apply). We will also have a beginner - Advanced Cricut Class. You will even have a chance to earn more tickets and win more prizes.

Raffle Tickets! Earn tickets for our grand prize drawing.
• Every person that arrives by 10 am will start the day off with (2) raffle tickets.
• Bring a Personal Hygiene product and receive (1) raffle ticket per item, (limit 10 tickets)!
• Make a scrapbook layout for our Auxiliary and you will receive (5) tickets!
• Make cards for our Veterans and you will receive (1) ticket per card (NO limit)can be made in advance.
• Knit or Crochet a hat for our Veterans and receive (1) ticket per hat (limit 10 tickets)
Participate in our games and challenges and earn even more tickets. Tickets may also be purchased.

We will open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

Each person will get a ticket for coming and may earn even more tickets throughout the event. You can earn tickets by bringing Personal Hygiene products (Listed below), making pages for our Auxiliary Scrapbooks, making cards for our military and Veterans and participating in games and challenges.

Personal Hygiene products; *Bars of soap - *Liquid dish soap - *Tooth brush - *Tooth paste - *Disposable razors - *Shaving cream - *Deodorant - *Toilet Paper -- *Shampoo  

*** Note Tooth brushes should be individually wrapped, only small containers of liquid dish soap and laundry soap as we cannot repackage them. Donations of these items are always welcome. Thanks for your understanding.

Also the VFW 1324 & Auxiliary have adopted another Unit at Camp Whithycombe in Clackamas OR. Most of this unit has been deployed over seas 3 or more times each. I recently met their Family coordinator. Juel is one amazing lady. She also works with Soldiers Angles. I invited her to the Crop 4 Vets and was telling her about some of the things that we do at the crop. She said she needed to send some cards to her soldiers. So, who wants to help make cards for our soldiers who are deployed to let them know we still care and appreciate all that they do?
She will take cards addressed to the troops with encouragement, support and especially any personal note or story. I have Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force --- so addressing the cards to "service member" is helpful.
I know that there cannot be glitter on the cards unless it has a clear glue over top so it can not come off. We don't want to put them in harms way.
Start now and bring them to the Crop 4 Vets or you may drop them by the VFW Post 1324 on any Friday evening from 5-8 pm.

I hope you will join me in making some of these cards.  

Here is a link to the Crop 4 Vets Event page where you can sign up to join us or bring the cards.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1968646266749783/permalink/1969049690042774/?notif_t=like&notif_id=1500247865858404

If you would like to mail the cards please contact me for an address to send them.  

Happy Scrappin',


Monday, July 17, 2017

Mark your calendars......................

The new 2017-2018 Annual Inspiration Idea Book will go live on my website August 1st.  
You may get your own personal copy by placing an order on my website https://janicewilson.closetomyheart.com/ 
or by sending me an order by email jwilson@bctonline.com 

We have new thin die that match our stamps sets 

With these new stamp and die sets you can create 3 step stamped images making them look more realistic.  

CTMH recomends this stamp set to stamp the cut letters.  Just think of the possibilities.

Well that is enough for now. I'll have more sneak peeks coming soon.  Don't forget to check in.

Happy Scrappin',


Friday, July 14, 2017

Nautical Themed Baby Album | DT by Tarina Lafollette

Today I'm sharing a mini album I made for my dear sis-in-law.
Her theme was nautical, but she wanted to stick to navy, grey and whites.
I chose a more manageable, 6x8 mini album size, along with pocket pages for quick and easy use.
For the cover, I did a monogram. I just couldn't get anything else to look quite right with the bold blue stripe. lol

These are just a few pics of the inside pages. Just to give you all an idea of what's in this little mini.
I used 6x8, 4-3x4s, and 2-3x4s with1-4x6 inch pocket page protectors. That pretty much filled up the album, but I also created a pocket for the very last insert. I used a page protector to make the envelope as well.

For this page, I wanted to do a highlight mamma while she's pregnant. It's always hard to imagine years later how you felt or looked with each pregnancy.

This is one of the full 6x8 pages with a journaling spot added. There is plenty of room for writing about what went on during each month, including babys' growth. This aslo allows for a 3x5 inch photo to be added above! 

This is a view of month 3. I started each of the months with a 3x4 title card and added in a few DIY filler cards she can move around to any 3x4 spot. I just love the little filler card! I created all of the filler cards by hand, but there are many companies out there now, including Close to My Heart, that sell pre-made ones.

This is one of the 4x6 card spots. I created a filler card that helped designate this little section to pics of the family. This coordinates with journaling cards that have room for mom, dad, and sisters' information on them. There's room for a 4x6 family photo up above also.
I love the way this mini turned out, and my SIL was excited to get to filling it up with photos. One nice thing is, whith the style of the album(pocket pages) if she runs out of room, she can add more page protectors.

If you would like to see my album flip-through, check out my video: 

You can also buy all the supplies, including Cricut cartridges from Close to My Heart to create your very own mini album. 

I hope you enjoyed my little mini album!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Miss You- Cardmaking kit Dress-Up Part 4 | DT by Tarina Lafollette

Hello All!
Last week I did a total wardrobe change on card project #2, so today I'm bringing you project #1 with a wardrobe change as well. I know it's backwards, lol but that's just how my inspiration struck.

For this one I continued to work with the No Worries collection, but I changed up the sentiment to 'Have a sweet birthday!' which is found in the Sweet Birthday stampset. Enjoying the beach would definitely be a sweet birthday for me! I stamped the sentiment in Sapphire ink, which is the same dark blue color found on the bottom of the palm trees.
The background pieces were just begging to be distressed again, so I gave in, lol and I popped the palm trees up on 3D Foam Tape. The trees and the starfish both came in the No Worries Compliments pack. Instead of the shimmer trim that is used in the WYW guide, I used the White Burlap ribbon that came in the No Worries- WYW scrapbooking kit, but I decided it needed two pieces instead of one. The sequins also come in the kit and I love how they balanced out the kraft color of the starfish as well as the light color of the burlap ribbon. It needed just a little extra something, so I pulled a Bitty Sparkle in to make my group of three on the right of the sentiment.
And that's it!
Was it quick?
Not really, lol
My process video (which was literally from start to finish) took about 45 mins.
Do I like how it turned out?
I love how it turned out! lol
And it inspired me to use this cutting guide again....Next time it won't be for cards though, I promise! ;)
Here's the Recipe
in case you loved the products used:

No getting bored of my Miss You- WYW mini series yet! lol
I only have inspiration for two more installments. Then who knows what I'll be onto next! :D 
 If you would like to watch my creative process, here's the link:

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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Friday, June 30, 2017

It's a Stampaganza time!

All stamps in the current Annual Inspirations 2016–2017 ⇦ Click here and scroll down.

and all stamps in the current SeasonalExpressions 2 Idea Book,

except the Stamp of the Month and the Operation Smile™ stamp set (True Love; D1711). In addition to these, we are bringing back a collection of popular retired stamps that will only be available during the July special.

All of the following stamp sets are Buy 2 get one FREE!
View the stamp sets on my website or on the campaign flyer below:
D1268 January Word Puzzle $17.95
D1269 February Word Puzzle $17.95
D1270 March Word Puzzle $17.95
D1271 April Word Puzzle $17.95
D1287 May Word Puzzle $17.95
D1288 June Word Puzzle $17.95
D1289 July Word Puzzle $17.95
D1290 August Word Puzzle $17.95
D1310 September Word Puzzle $17.95
D1311 October Word Puzzle $17.95
D1312 November Word Puzzle $17.95
D1313 December Word Puzzle $17.95
D1558 Washi Wonder $17.95
C1560 Wintry Wishes $13.95
B1434 You Only Live Once $9.95
A1148 Quick Cards – Bright All Night $6.95
A1142 Friend $6.95
B1455 Be Jolly $9.95
C1587 Sing Glory $13.95
B1451 Enjoy the Little Things $9.95
D1608 Better with a Friend $17.95
C1596 Happy Hexagon $13.95
C1632 Say It All $13.95
C1613 Paper Bird $13.95
C1614 Tagged with Love $13.95
B1493 Festive Trees $9.95
B1477 Exotic Flower $9.95

In addition to the incredible Stampaganza savings, we will also be offering an exclusive bundle of our Word Puzzles at a special price:
CC1300 Word Puzzle Bundle (Jan.–Dec.) (Retail value $215.40) $143.60 

You  will love our high-quality My Acrylix® stamps. Close To My Heart began producing clear polymer stamps in 2003, and we were one of the first to offer clear stamps on the market. Our clear, decorative stamps are easy to use and store, offering complete creative control and artistic precision on every project!

We produce our stamps in-house, using state-of-the-art processes. Our process ensures the highest quality standards, which allows us to produce high quality stamps. The quality of our stamps allows them to be easily manipulated to suit your artistic needs. You can mix and match designs, or even stretch or arch designs. Using our stamps in conjunction with our My Acrylix® Blocks make it possible to see exactly where the stamp is placed every time and to see whether there is even ink coverage on the design. All of these things combine to provide an incredible stamping experience!

Please let me know if you have questions. 503-708-6889 or jwilson@bctonline.com

Happy Scrappin",


Miss You- Cardmaking kit Dress-Up Part 3 | DT by Tarina Lafollette

Hello everyone!
I hope you're having a splended morning!

Today I'm sharing my second to last card for my Workshops Your Way, Card Dress-up mini series. Boy that's a mouth full! Lol
I'd contemplated starting a different project, but these cards  were begging to be created. So here we go!

If you've been keeping up with my posts, you'll notice I'm starting this dress-up with the second project layout in the WYW, Miss You cutting guide. What's up with that? you may be asking lol When I sat down to create these cards, I felt an immediate draw to project #2. So I decided to just go with it!
Guess what else spoke to me? The No Worries collection from Close to My Heart! Lol  Thankfully, most of the collection comes in the Workshops Your Way, Scrapbooking kit. All I added was adhesive and Bitty Sparkles.
I really wanted to show how you can use this particular cutting guide with different products all the way around. So I changed up the stampset and worked with the Compliments (embellishments), burlap ribbon & sequins that came in the kit. As for the stamping, I switched up the inks for Sapphire and Desert Sand. If you look on the branding side of the zip strip, there's a little list of colors that coordinate with the paper pack you're using. No Worries calls for Cashmere, but since I didn't have Cashmere, I used Desert Sand. It worked pretty well by bringing out the darker color in the weaved basket paper.
Card Recipe
Miss You, WYW Cardmaking Guide
No Worries, Workshops Your Way scrapbooking kit
Bitty Sparkles

I just wanna shop CTMH!

I hope you are inspired to switch-up your supplies and give new life to your cutting guides.
Have a great day!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

WOW!!! 8 years?

I can't believe I have been blogging for 8 years.  Happy Blog-iversary to me.  
It has been a pleasure and a pain. lol

As I reflect back over the years and remember all the fun I had making cards and pages and I was so excited to share them with you.  I have been quite busy since my flood last year and I still don't have my scrap area fixed up the way I want it or even really usable yet.  Thank goodness for that giant island we put in. We use it for everything.  

I just want to say THANK YOU!!! To all of you who have kept coming back to check in and see what I have been up to.  I am sorry if I have disappointed you at times with no cards or pages. I hope you will stay with me as I really do plan on getting back to making cards and layouts.   

Happy Scrappin',


PS Don't forget to leave some LOVE!!!

Cardstock Carnival

June 15, 2017 – June 30, 2017 (11:59 pm MDT) 

Our unique white-core cardstock is a must-have for all your papercrafting projects, and you can save 25% off the retail price of all of our Cardstock packs during this month’s Cardstock Carnival! Choose from any of these great cardstock options:

All Cardstock paper packs;

Single color, 24 sheets per package available in the following colors:


Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack
Item Number: X5781
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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
New England Ivy


Item Number: X5940

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20 – 12" × 12" sheets (2 of each color).
Featured colors:
Crystal Blue
Sweet Leaf


Item Number: X5790
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20 – 12" × 12" sheets (2 of each color)
Featured colors:


Item Number: X5933
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20 – 12" × 12" sheets (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
Desert Sand

Don't forget about the Album special this month too  We've got you covered! BOGO.  Buy one get one 1/2 off.  

Let me know if you have questions. 
503-708-6889 or jwilson@bctonline.com

Happy Scrappin',