Friday, June 23, 2017

Miss You- Cardmaking kit Dress-Up Part 2 | DT by Tarina Lafollette

Hello All!
This is the second part to my card Dress-up mini series.
For this example, I'm giving the Miss You, WYW, cardmaking kit a little bit of a wardrobe change! lol




For both of these cards, I decided to switch up the papers to a few other papers from the Little Dreamer paper pack and switched up the inks to suit the new papers. Just in case you didn't notice, I also swapped the sentiments!  I figured 'Why Not?' lol
For Card 1 (above) I still wanted to use the Shimmer trim, but I didn't want to cover up the unicorn's nose lol so I moved it up a bit and dove-tailed the end. I also had the urge to move the bling on both cards. Aaand, of course, I added a few bitty sparkles.

Card #1 Recipe
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For Card 2 (below), I shortened the sentiment base piece and placed the banner below it instead of on it. I aso changed up the ink to a pink color called Pixie. I only had the color in pigment inks, but it worked great! 


I love how these cards both took on a different look with such easy changes. You could also apply some of the techniques I showed in my previous post, or even do some of your favorite techniques!
Keep an eye out for my next couple posts, I'm doing a little mini series showing some of the ways you can dress up these cards while still using the Miss You cutting guide.

Card #2 Recipe
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If you would like to watch my process, here's the links to my process videos:
Card #1:
Card#2:

I hope you've found some inspiration today! 
Thank you for stoppin' by!
~Tarina
@hellotarina

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Close To My Heart Convention is next week!!!

 Who is ready to see the new 2017-2018 Annual Inspiration Idea Book? 
Can you guess what might be in it?

I am hoping for some new embellishments, patriotic or military stamps and die sets, amazing paper packs and a new Cricut Cartridge. What are you hoping to see in it?

Here is the Stamp of the Month for June 2017
 "Hello Foxy"

You can get this set for jut $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase. 

How cute is that?  



Monday, June 19, 2017

It is that time of year again.

The VFW and Auxiliary State Convention started on the 14th.

I finally finished the scrapbook just in time for this years convention.

Yes, I said Scrapbook.  As in one  (1), singular. lol

Last year it was in 2 books and the year before it was in 3 books. 

I am the historian and this is just one of my jobs.  This coming year will be different, because I was voted in as Sr. Vice President, which means I will be a little more busy, but I think I can still do the scrapbook for this coming year.  

Without further delay here are some of the 68 pages in this years scrapbook.

In February and September we hold a Crop 4 Vets.  
It's a small group that attends, but we have a lot of fun.  If you would like to join us, let me know 503-708-6889 or jwilson@bctonline.com 
We helped get the Larry Dahl Memorial moved to a more appropriate place.  
Larry Dahl's Son and Mother attended the ceremony.


The OC JROTC was invited to participate in the 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor event in Hawaii


Our Christmas party.  
The Commander and President hand out the Scholarship awards.
February is our Post's Birthday and we celebrate.
Canby VFW Auxiliary puts on a great Iwo Jima Flag raising ceremony.


Our Patriotic Arts Winner. 
If you ever get the chance to go to Bill's Place in Clackamas OR, you should go.  Bill has an amazing car collection and a great story to tell.  Bill is a member of Post 1324.

Steve took some WWII uniforms up to Pendleton for the event. The National Guard partnered with the Pendleton Air Museum to organize the Doolittle Raiders Gala, a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the air raids on Japan during World War II led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, and featuring 80 soldiers based in Pendleton.
The gala was a day-long affair that featured vendors, a display with World War II-era weapons and equipment, and military planes and vehicles from both World War II and modern day.
May 1st is Loyalty day! It is the day we retire the tattered flags that the community turns in to out post.  It's a huge ceremony done with honor and dignity. If you haven't been to one, you really should come.



Poppy Distribution started May 19th and ended on May 29th.  We had members at most of the grocery stores in Oregon City, Gladstone, Happy Valley and Wilsonville.
Our Honor Guard participates in the Mountain View Cemetery's ceremony and then comes to the post for lunch. We serve hamburgers and hot dogs to about 130 and have displays out from 12:00 -5:00 pm.


Here are some of the quilts we have made to go to the Portland VA Hospital in July.  If you would like to help or learn more about what we do please call me 503-708-6889.

Here is a link to join us.  https://vfwauxiliary.org/join-us/become-a-member/https://vfwauxiliary.org/join-us/become-a-member/

You can join our Auxiliary #1324 or you can join at large and find a local Auxiliary that is close to you and one you like.

Or if you are a Veteran of Foreign Wars you can join the VFW Post #1324 here. https://www.vfw.org/join

Yes, I did get a little bling in the Scrapbook too.

If you have any questions please call me 503-708-6889 or you may email me at jwilson@bctonline.com

Happy Scrappin',

Janice Wilson

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cardstock Carnival

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:

https://janicewilson.closetomyheart.com/Reta…/Products.aspx…
All Cardstock paper packs;

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Enchantment Cardstock Combo Pack
Item Number: X5781
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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
Eggplant
Sapphire
Peacock
New England Ivy
Fern
Saffron
Goldrush
Poppy
Pomegranate
Ruby

Whimsy Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5940

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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets (2 of each color).
Featured colors:
Thistle
Crystal Blue
Glacier
Juniper
Sweet Leaf
Flaxen
Canary
Sorbet
Pixie
Smoothie

Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5790
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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
Pansy
Pacifica
Lagoon
Emerald
Willow
Lemon
Tangerine
Blossom
Raspberry
Cranberry

Basics Cardstock Combo Pack

Item Number: X5933
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Product Description

20 – 12" × 12" sheets (2 of each color)
Featured colors:
Black
Slate
Whisper
Cocoa
Chocolate
Saddle
Cashmere
Champagne
Desert Sand
Bamboo

Let me know if you have questions.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice




Friday, June 16, 2017

Miss You- Cardmaking kit Dress-Up Part 1 | DT by Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everyone!

I've been playing around with the Miss You, Workshops Your Way, cardmaking kit lately, and I thought I'd share some of the ways I've found to dress-up the cards.


For this first set of cards I used a few techniques that I like to use in my everyday crafting. We've got edge distressing, heat embossing, paper piercing, and even a bit of stitching. I also managed to sneak in a few bitty sparkles. lol



Stay tuned for the next set in my Dress-up card mini series, coming next Friday!
Here's the recipe for both cards.
Twine (or embroidery floss)
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I have a couple process videos of how I made each card, if you are interested.
Card #1:
Card #2:



I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
~Tarina
@hellotarina

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Only 14 days till Close To My Heart Convention!

I am getting so excited..........


Do you know why?




That's right.


The New Annual Idea Book is revealed...


Can you guess what some of the new products will be?


What?  You think I know. lol   No way.  It is always a surprise to me too.


As in the last 6 years we have had a new Exclusive Cricut cartridge and I expect one again this year.

I can hardly wait to see what it has on it.

I am hoping to see some new embellishments too.

Once Convention starts make sure to keep checking in to see if there is anything being shared.  You can also check on my Facebook page where there might be more updates. Here is the link to my Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/janicewilsonCTMH/

Check out the Going soon page on my website and the Clearance page too

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

We’ve Got You Covered

June 2017 Special


Looking for a great way to preserve and protect your memories? We’ve got you covered! In June, buy one My Legacy™ album and get a second at 50%-off! Choose from our D-ring and post-bound styles, both of which come in a selection of 9 colors!
For New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a New Consultant will get a My Legacy album of their choice FREE in their New Consultant Kit!
For Hostesses: Hostesses who host a party that reaches the fourth level of Hostess Rewards or higher qualify for a FREE My Legacy album!

Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Thursday, June 1, 2017

One Day Flash Sale Coming June 1!

I'm so excited for the arrival of summer that I'm celebrating with a one-day flash sale on my website! The sale will begin Thursday, June 1 at 3:00 pm MDT (2:00 pm PDT; 4:00 pm CDT; 5:00 pm EDT) and it will end at that same time on Friday, June 2. This sale will feature a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles from Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 2.

Sale prices will only be available on orders placed through my website during this sale https://janicewilson.closetomyheart.com/ .






All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count toward Stamp of the Month "Hello Foxy" 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 your orders in before the sale ends!