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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