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Welcome to my blog...hopefully you will enjoy following my scrapbooking adventures! I have been a Close To My Heart consultant for nearly 8 years! I have earned the Eastern Carribean and Hawaii cruises! I host regular crops, gatherings (home parties) and fund raising events and would love to meet you at one of them! I can offer a great line of products from classic scrapbooking and card making to digital layouts. We have an exclusive cricut cartridge (Art Philosophy) mini albums, embellishments, and adhesives-everything for your paper crafting needs!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Scholastic Mini Album!





Here are just some of the pages made with cards and the Scholastic paper pack, chalk board journalling spots, and chalk marker!   Simple, fast and hold LOTS of pictures!  A whole year of school shots in one night!  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Look at the new special that starts tomorrow!


Spend $35.00 in products and get a really cute Valentine test tubes that you can decorate and fill with goodies for co-workers,kids, grandkids, students, friends, etc.!  The kit comes with an exclusive stamp set, glitter paper and some cardstock, beside the 12 test tubes. I played the other night and just HALF of the kit is done!  I used some shapes from the Cricut Artiste, used the glitter tape to accent the glitter paper shapes, the Slate Mini Medley, and pink flowers from a discontinued accent pack!   The possibilities are endless!  

Friday, November 30, 2012

Event calendar















 Use the Dec. SOTM to make this Event calendar!   Contact me for cutting and assembly directions at: scrappernation@gmail.com!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Nov. club layout/card


Inside of gift card
Gift card front from Cricut Artiste!



This Partridge and Pear paper pack with the Kraft cardstock is a perfect combination for some more traditional country Christmas look!   Do the same card with olive and you have a totally different look!  

Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas projects!






I have been having so much fun creating Christmas gift items, that I have been horrible about posting, so I am happy I can share all of these ideas from Close To My Heart in one post!   I have classes scheduled to make all of these items, so if you want to make your own gifts too, just let me know, so I can get you what you need to create yours!  

Monday, September 10, 2012



Check out the new home decor "spool"  The kit includes all you need except the ink, block and liquid glass!   Great gift idea for the mantle or coffee table!   Get yours today-from ME!

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Florentine July Club layout!
Cherish page 26, Column composition.   I used left over copper butterflys from Bliss and copper mini melody.   I sure hate how fast things are discontinued, so I need to remember to buy things I want as soon as I see them!   This paper pack will still be available next month in the new catalog!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Here is my first post of convention layouts!   This is a modified Flirty paper pack.   I had to dig deep into the the old photo box to find some pictures that went with this pack, so my pink and orange flowers are on the back side of this layout and stayed with a more muted colors near the photos!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

 This superhero layout features the Workshop on the Go!    But since the pictures I had to use for this paper shared more of an embarrassing "situation" for my son.  I used the same techniques for hidden journalling (which I used on the second page) to create a hidden picture.  So he and his children can pull that picture out and remember this time of his childhood, but it stays private from those who are browsing the album.  
   It is super easy to build up the photo on three sides with the thin part of the 3d foam tape (leaving the side open where the picture or journal
ling can pull out)   Attach a mat and pull tab
and you are done! 


May Club Layout


Foot loose Layout for May is Basically the Footloose WOTG layout with different paper selection from the same pack!  I did this to show how using the same layout with the same paper pack, just different papers can totally change the look!  Hope you enjoy!  

Friday, June 15, 2012


A totally different look for Cruisin paper!   I am loving this workshop on the go! 

Cruisin' /drivin'


I did not know how great this paper would be to document my son's transition from go carts to driving away with his license! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012



Just in time for Father's Day or Grad Masculine card!   Folded directions:
Large size folded shirt card!
  Cut an 8” x 12” small print B&T, so the design is laying on it’s side.
 Score the paper the long ways 2” from each side and fold it inward, so the edges meet  in the middle of the page. 
Fold the “bottom” of the paper back 1” from the bottom.
Measure 3” from the top fold mark and  bend the paper inward so the tip of the “collar” touches the center point , then unfold the collar and trim ¼” from it. 
Fold the bottom of the card upward and tuck it under the collar by scoring it 5” from the bottom.  
  Next, make a necktie using a 4” x 1” solid cardstock and 1 x1” knot for the top of the tie( with a pop dot under it) .  Make a mini pocket and “handkerchief” , and add a tie bar if you wish!  ( Liquid glass hold the pocket down well. )
On the inside mat two light cardstock messages,  that are 2 ½” x 3 ½” with 3” x4” mats.  
Adhere the top one under the folds that make the collar. 
Fold out the “sleeve of the bottom half starting at about the 4” mark from the bottom.
Use the second piece to cover that and the brad used to mount the optional  tie bar.
Enjoy!  
Deb