Friday, April 28, 2017

Last Chance.......................

Seasonal Expression I is ending in 2 days.
Yes, it's that time again when we must say good bye to some of our Seasonal Expression I products so we can start looking at the new Seasonal Expression II products.

Here's a list of items that will still be available after May 1st.

Z3316 Shimmer Brush—Gold
Z3317 Thin Cuts—Basic Hearts
Z3318 Thin Cuts—Basic Circles
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z3313 Blush Shimmer Ribbon

As of May 1st. you will no longer be able to purchase most of the items in the Seasonal Expression so if there's something you've had your eye on, now is the time to get it.  Don't delay any longer.

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

Happy Scrappin',

Janice Wilson

Delight in Everything card | DT by Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everybody!
Have you ever heard of Christmas in July?
Yes, I know it's April, Lol And it's definitely not July weather where I live, but the style of Christmas is pretty much the direction this card took. 

This card started out with stamping the Rosemary sprig from the Good Thymes stampset (found in the CTMH Annual Inspiration catalog) in Archival Black ink. I chose the Archival Black ink because once it's dry, adding water won't smudge or smear it. I then cut them out and watercolored them. After they were dry, I adhered just part of each sprig to a neutral-colored circle of paper. I didn't plan on them lifting up off the paper like an actual wreath, but they did!

For the center of the wreath, I decided to use the 'Delight in everything' sentiment, also found in the Good Thymes set. I stamped it in the center of a white daisy circle scrap I had laying around...lo and behold, it was the perfect size lol. I water colored Desert Sand ink around the edge which made the piece more of a Colonial white color. After everything was dry, I filled in the word 'Delight' with the Gold Shimmer Pen. It added such beautiful sparkle!
I adhered the sentiment piece with foam adhesive and added some Gold Sequins and Bitty Sparkles to fill in some of the empty space. Next up, a bow made from Blush Shimmer Ribbon. It took me a couple tries, but I finally got the bow tied to my liking lol. I find that using adhesive dots for bows makes my scrappy life soooo much easier! I set the wreath aside while I worked on the card base.
For the 6x6" Kraft card base I used several of the stamps from the Good Thymes stampset, stamped them randomly around the card using VersaMark ink and embossed them using white embossing powder. I also embossed a few sprigs on the coordinating envelope. After both were heated, I added a label to the center of the card front from the Flower Market cartridge(cut from Kraft). Then, it was time to adhere the wreath!
I thought I was all done, and even took photos of them both....but there was this nagging feeling they were missing something! I grabbed a black pen and added foe stitching aroun the sentiment circle edge and also around the edge of the envelope. Just that simple addition made them feel complete.

Here's the Card Recipe:

Besides garden markers, and seasoning tags/labels, the Good Thymes stampset gives you tons of foliage to make several different types of wreaths that would be perfect for all seasons!

If you wanna see my creative process for this card, head on over to my YouTube, (hellotarina)
Here's the link to my video:

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card in April! lol
And I hope you all have a delightful weekend!

Monday, April 24, 2017


Yep, you heard me right.  It's a BOGO deal.

Tupperware is having a BOGO on a couple of very useful items. I am placing an order tonight so let me know if you want me to add something to the order for you.

Check out all the specials here

The new catalog is available starting April 29th.

Happy Scrappin',


Another update on the Blog Candy Giveaway..............

As of tonight, we are at 99,336 views just 664 more to go.  
Thank you for sharing this post with all your friends so we can reach my goal even faster.   

I have added a couple new stamp sets to the list.  One is the April Stamp of the Month S1704 Flock Together Retail value is $17.95

The second one will remain a mystery as it is from the new Seasonal Expression II Idea Book.  
This stamp set is also valued at $17.95  Bringing the total for the Blog Candy Giveaway to $93.00+

Remember you get all of this too.
2 - A Cut Above Kits
4 -A size stamp sets

1 - Fundamentals paper pack, some lace and a roll of ribbon. 
Plus the new Seasonal Expression II Idea Book.  

I am in the process of working on a Mini Album with the paper pack shown 
on the new Seasonal Expression II Idea Book. 

Let me know if you want to see it.  

Just leave me a one word comment "JACK" in the comments below.  

Happy Scrappin',


Monday, April 17, 2017

Blog Candy update..................................

Are you ready for this?  

We are at 99,154 views.  

So close.  

Help us get 845 more views and hit the 100,000 viewers goal. 

I'll extend the giveaway to April 30th, so more people can enter.
As of tonight I only have 2 entries in the drawing.

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is leave me a comment on my blog.

Don't forget, this is what is in the box so far and I have a couple item ordered that I am waiting on to arrive. I can't tell you what it is, cause it's a surprise from the new Seasonal Expressions II Idea Book that launches May 1st.  And YES, you will be getting the new Seasonal Expression II Idea Book too.

Cut Above® Layout Kit—Forever & Always Z3319 $14.99 On Sale now for $7.48

Cut Above® Layout Kit—Little One Z3320 $14.95  On Sale now for $7.48

Here's the new Seasonal Expression II Idea Book.  It's available May 1st.  
Let me know if you want one.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Together Forever Layout | DT

Hello Everybody!
The inspiration for today's layout came from a wreath I saw in the Flower Market Cricut cartridge. From there, I decided that since this is my last layout using the Hello Lovely collection, I'd go all out and show off the beautiful flowers in the Hello Lovely Compliments!
When I first started cutting into the paper pack, I had decided to cut the center out of one of the floral patterned papers and set aside the border for later use. I'm so glad I did, because I don't think this layout would be complete without the floral border.

To fill the center of the background, I pulled a sheet of Whisper cardstock from my stash. I distressed the edge (of course lol) and adhered it down. The next step is one I've never tried before, but was the whole reason I chose the Stampin' Up score board over several others. Using the diagonal insert, I scored diamond shapes into the background in various places to create some texture. Kinda hard to see in the pics, but I'm pretty sure you'll be seeing this technique more and more as I continue to get my crafty mojo flowing. 

Next step is acrylic paint, yes, I said acrylic paint lol. I added a bit of baby powder to white acrylic paint to thicken up the paint a little. It worked great and, once applied, it helped bring out the scoring that I had done beforehand. I, then, added some metallic gold and then some eradescent glitter paint, drying in between coats. My background did warp, but only a little bit. :)

Once all of the paint was dry, it was time to add a doily from my stash, the photo, and the sentiment. The 'Together Forever' sticker worked perfect at the bottom of the photo, and I also used words from a branding strip to fill in the space on the right hand side. After those were adhered, it was all about placing the flowers. 

I pretty much filled in the flowers at random, building up around the outside edges of the photo. Once I got the flowers down, I added some of the gold, puffy, heart and arrow stickers that were also included in the Hello Lovely compliments.
Once everything was placed where I wanted it, I added some Gold Glitter Gems and some of my forever favorites lol, Bitty Sparkles next to the hearts to create three dainty clusters. The last touch was to use my Gold Shimmer Pen and splatter some gold sparkle lightly around the page.

Here's the layout recipe:
-metallic gold
Stampin' Up score board
baby powder

If you'd like to watch how this layout came together,
you're welcome to watch my process on my YouTube channel (hellotarina).

I hope this leaves you inspired and
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Blog Candy update.

We are now at 98,996 views on this blog.  I was hoping to hit 100,000 by the 15th, we are just 1,004 views short.  We can do this.  Send all your friends over to look at some of the great artwork. 

Did you see the pic of items I have pulled so far.  

I have added the Cut Above® Layout Kit—Forever & Always $14.95 Value
and the Cut Above® Layout Kit—Little One $14.95 Value.  
Bringing the total value of Blog Candy up over $84.00
Check out this video on how the Cut Above kits go together.  They are so easy. 

Don't forget, I'll be adding more stuff before the end of the week so check back soon. 

Happy Scrappin',



Friday, April 7, 2017

Bargello meets Sugar Rush | DT *Updated

Hello Everybody,
Today I'm sharing my latest card with you guys.
Have you ever heard of bargello? I hadn't until a couple of weeks ago lol
Once I saw it, I fell in love and had to try it for myself!

The Sugar Rush collection from Close to My Heart was perfec for this technique!
If you wanna try it, here's the video I adapted mine from: Recycled Paper Bargello Card | Kissing Class #09 by Kate Palmer. I will update this post to include my own tutorial as well. In it, I will be using my adaptations. I really love how this turned out and I may just have to do a bargello card with each of my paper packs! lol

*Update: After several hours, I finally managed to work my way around centimeters!lol Here's the link to my YouTube video tutorial:


I also used the Basic Hearts Thin Cuts for my heart cluster and the Hello & Thanks Thin Cuts(currently unavailable) for my sentiment. To make 'hello' stand out, I cut it three times and glued them on top of each other. this makes the die cut thicker and more prominent.
After adding my cluster and sentiment, I finished off the card with a few Bitty Sparkles & Grey Enamel Gems (pack includes white also). 
Oooo! I could work it into a layout as well! lol
So much inspiration, so little time!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Update on my 10th Anniversary Blog Candy Giveaway!!!

I just checked the stats and we are at 98,807 views and we still have 9 days.  

We can do this.

Are you ready to see some of the candy I have pulled aside?


Here is what I have compiled so far.

4 - A sized stamp sets $6.95 each
1- Blush shimmer ribbon $4.95 each
1- yard lace trim $1.95
1- Adventure Fundamentals paper pack $19.95

Don't forget to share this blog candy giveaway with all your crafty friends and remind them to leave a comment.

Happy Scrappin',


Thursday, April 6, 2017

It’s that time again!

I'm holding another one-day flash sale on my website starting Friday, April 7 at 3:00 pm MDT (2:00 pm PDT; 4:00 pm CDT; 5:00 pm EDT) and ending at that same time on Saturday, April 8.
 This sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1.  Make sure you join the FLASH SALE gathering on my website as I will be gathering names for a Mystery Hostess. One lucky person will receive $25.00 in FREE select product. 
I'll draw the lucky winner on Saturday evening.
Sale prices will only be available on orders placed through my website during this sale. All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards Stamp of the Month and Hostess Rewards qualifying order totals. As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.
All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get the orders in before the sale ends!

Happy Scrappin',


Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 6th marks my 10th Anniversary with Close To My Heart!!!

It's my 10th Anniversary 
with Close To My Heart and I want to celebrate!!!  

If we can get 100,000 views on my blog by April 15th I will give away some BLOG CANDY!!!

We are at 98,642 right now.  That is only 90.5 visits a day.  We can do this.

We have a new Seasonal Expressions II Idea book coming in May and I will be giving 1 new Seasonal Expression and some new products from the book along with lots of other items. 

I'll be posting pics of all the items I gather, except for the New Seasonal Expression and the new items from it, keeping those a surprise.

I will be collecting names of all who comment and draw from only those names.  You get your name in the drawing for each comment. 

Who's going to Celebrate with me?

Leave a comment and share with your friends.

Happy Scrappin',