Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Card Workshop

These beautiful Christmas Cards are $9 for a set of eight cards--two each of four different designs and include envelopes. You are welcome to make multiple sets of eight cards. The times are listed below. You must RSVP with your choice of time slot and how many cards you want to make.
Weds., Nov. 17, 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Thurs., Nov, 18, 1:00 & 7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 20, 9:00 am & Noon
Saturday, Nov. 27, 9:00 am & Noon

Contact Me ASAP!
Diana Veenendaal

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Countdown Album

Jingle Paper

Mistletoe Paper

Here's your chance to make your own Christmas Countdown album that was featured in our booth at Scrapbook USA Expo! The cost is only $24 and includes everything but adhesive. Bring your own adhesive, or use my Tombow adhesive for an additional $6.00. Plan on 2 to 2 1/2 hours to make your album. You are welcome to make more than one book for gifts for family & friends.
Choose which paper packet you want to use and the time slot you want to attend and contact me :
Diana Veenendaal

Weds., Nov. 17, 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Thurs., Nov, 18, 1:00 & 7:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 20, 9:00 am & Noon
Saturday, Nov. 27, 9:00 am & Noon

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August Card Workshop

This month we are making "MAN" cards. These are perfect for any of the men in your life--no pink flowery stuff here! You will make 8 cards, 2 each of four designs. The workshop will include everything that you need to make the cards, including use of my Tombow adhesive, lots of embellishments, envelopes and a sanding kit which you get to keep. Cost of the workshop is $16 for the first set of eight cards and then $12 for each additional set of cards. Space and materials are limited, so call or email today to reserve your spot.
Workshop Schedule:
Wednesday, August 25
10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Reserve your spot today!

Monday, August 2, 2010

$2! $4! $6! for 8! It's you we appreciate!Close to My Heart wants to show how much we appreciate you! We are offering an incredible deal to you for 8 days only. From Wednesday, August 4 at 9 am (Mountain) through August 11, While Supplies Last, you can purchase selected My Stickease® assortments for only $2, Level 1 kits for only $4, and Level 2 paper packets for only $6 on my Website!*Get ready because these deals will go FAST!!! Mark your calendar, then hop online on Aug 4th!

Go to my website Wednesday morning at and click on "Shop Online to take advantage of these super deals! Make your list ahead of time so you can make your selections quickly before they're gone.

Click on the link below to see photos of the kits offered. Thanks to Kristen Woodie for all of her hard work in putting this together!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July Card Class

Card class for the month of July features the beautiful Pewter Filigree Charms as well as some beautiful handmade flowers and stitched grosgrain ribbon. You will make eight cards, two each of four designs and will receive a full package of filigree charms to use on your cards—all for only $12. Please bring your own adhesive (or add $2 to class fee to use mine).
Wednesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 29, 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Please call or email to reserve your spot. 801-572-7826

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mom & Me Father's Day Gift Workshop

Come and make a beautiful plaque dad will be proud to display. A hand-made gift is always more meaningful to dad and they are only $6 each! Please bring a photo of your child, up to 5 x7” size. Plan on about 45 minutes to complete the project. Project includes a 9 x 9” plaque, patterned papers, buttons, ribbon and other embellishments. Requires basic cutting and gluing skills

Saturday, June 12 & Saturday, June 19
Drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
12824 S. Long Tail Drive (470 East), Draper, UT

Call or email Diana Veenendaal to reserve your spot. 801-572-7826 or If the times listed above don’t work with your schedule, call to arrange an alternate time. Refer a friend and get a prize.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Mother's Day card that's sure to make mom smile! Created with papers from the Caboodle paper packet and the March and April Stamps of the month.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I had a lot of ham left over from Easter dinner and was searching for a new recipe to use it up. I found this recipe for Ham and Cheese Bow Ties and my husband declared it a keeper. Enjoy!

Ham and Cheese Bow Ties

12 ounces farfalle (bow tie) pasta
1/4 cup butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
2 1/2 cups shredded Colby cheese
6 ounces cooked ham, chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Saute garlic 30 seconds. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until smooth. Pour in milk slowly, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil for 1 minute or until thickened and smooth. Reduce heat and stir in mustard and Colby. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and stir in pasta and ham. Pour into 9 x 13 baking dish.

Combine parmesan, bread crumbs and butter and sprinkle over casserole.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and golden.

Monday, April 5, 2010

April Card Workshop

Thursday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.$12 for 10 cards (two of each design) and a gift folder. You can make more than one set if you would like to. Bring your own adhesive and scissors. Call or email me to reserve your spot: