Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Catalogue, New Products, New Promotions

It’s August which means LOTS of new CTMH goodies!! I am very excited to share all kinds of great things with you, including:

A brand new Annual Inspirations Catalog
A brand new Basically the Best Promotion
A brand new Stamp of the Month
A brand new Cricut Collection



New Catalogue



Our new 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations catalog is available NOW and it is jam packed with tons of great new products. You can view it online here or order your own copy directly from me. A few of my favorite new products are:


Basically the Best Promotion





During the month of August, when you order our WhimsyAdventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

Offer valid August 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)


Stamp of the Month




With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $6! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($21.25) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $6!




Set of 17
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009), 2" × 6½" (Y1010)

Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Art Philosophy collection.

Click here to order your Stamp of the Month.


New Cricut Collection





 Close to my Heart has released another AMAZING Cricut Collection called Flower Market.

This brand new Cricut® collection features blooms and blossoms for every season of life. All of the designs feature botanical details of some kind, from flowers and leaves to branches and wreaths. Designed to span an entire year's worth of themes and occasions, this collection features shapes for holidays, cardmaking, and everyday scrapbooking. We know this collection will really grow on you!

Collection includes the following:
1 – cartridge (700 images: shapes, layers, banners, borders, titles, and font)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
1 – Adventure cardstock combo pack

Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 3" × 3" (Y1006)










Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Graduation Mini Albums





Do you have a child graduating this June? Or maybe she graduated last year and you haven't done anything with all those pictures you took before and after the ceremony. Maybe Grandma and Grandpa would love a keepsake of the Graduation Day as well? 

Since I do have a Grade 8 graduation this year and I need a gift album for my parents, I decided to make a workshop for all of my friends who also have children graduating in the near past or future. Is your graduation not for 2 years? Why not get it done now and you will be so happy when it finally arrives that you have that task already crossed off the to do list. Both styles of album are classic colours and designs so they won't look dated or too trendy.

Each kit will contain all of the supplies needed to make a 17 page mini album celebrating a Graduation Day with lots of spots for pictures of your grad in cap and gown, family and sibling photos, pictures with friends and favourite teachers, receiving their diploma and awards and, finally, pictures of the dance at the end of the night. 

I will be holding several workshops in my home to assist you in completing this project but it can easily be done on your own since all the pages will be pre-cut and detailed instructions are included. 

Workshops at my house will be held on 3 separate dates.  All of the workshops start at 6:30pm. You may be asked to join another workshop if minimum numbers are not met.

Wednesday, June 1st  Your order must be in to me by May 18th
Thursday, June 9th  Your order must be in to me by May 25th
Tuesday, June 14th  Your order must be in to me by May 29th


Both albums have the same title page and you can choose your own school colour for the title page. 



Classic Black and White Album Kit
$45 pre-cut pages ready to be assembled
$60 completed album ready for photos - yes I will put the album together for you and all you have to do is pick it up!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the pages in the album. If you are not a fan of the flowered paper there is a simple black and white pattern on the back that you can use instead.




You can also add a pocket page in between to hold wallet size photos


A spot to record your graduate's thoughts on his/her future plans
A spot to record their favourite things at this moment. Always something fun to look back on.
This is one of the pocket pages included in the kit. The "you got this" card is NOT included, it is a product from the extras list.  You have enough paper in the kit to use in the pocket pages but I loved the cards from the Beautiful You PML set so I wanted to incorporate them in my album
Another pocket page and Beautiful You card from the extras list


These are cards from the Beautiful You card kit that I stamped with the Smarty Pants stamp set.



These are more of the cards from the Beautiful You set that I will be using in my album when I put the pictures in.

Supplies Included:



Extras
Beautiful You Picture My Life cards $12.95
Smarty Pants stamp set $16.50
Jennifer's Hand alphabet stamp set $11.75
Handwritten Print alphabet stamp $35.50


Magical Album Kit
$42 pre-cut pages ready to be assembled
$57 completed album ready for photos





I stamped the cut apart sheet using the Smarty Pants stamp set.  Since there are two pages included in the kit you can stamp one and leave one blank for journalling or extra pictures.


Supplies Included:

  • 3 ring mini album
  • Magical pattern paper 12 sheets
  • black cardstock x 2
  • white cardstock x 2
  • class of 2016 in gold glitter paper
  • black shimmer trim 18"
  • 8" x 6" plastic pocket page with two 4" x 6" pockets x 3
  • 8" x 6" plastic pocket page with four 4" x 3" pockets x 2
  • 8" x 6" plastic pocket page
  • black shimmer trim 12"
  • precut paper
  • instruction guide



Hope to see you at one of these workshops!! 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Come Join the CTMH Regatta!

This month I have been playing with the Regatta paper collection from Close To My Heart. I tweaked the workshop kit a bit by adding a few extra sheets of white cardstock to use as backgrounds instead of the pattern paper. This allowed me to make an extra single page layout and make several more pocket pages. I still have more paper leftover to make even more pocket pages this week. 


I also added in some cards from the Picture My Life collection called Love Your Selfie. It matches very well with Regatta. This layout is going to be my title page for my Nangor Resort album so I will add an end date under the "2011" when it is completed (hopefully we will continue to go for many years!) Alphabet stamps used here are Framework and Handwritten Print. I also added gold sequins to my layouts which are not included in the workshop kit.


I also used the Ink Blot stamp set on the edges of the background cardstock


This is a layout from the workshop kit but I changed the background paper to the white cardstock. I wanted to use my Ink Blot stamp set in this layout and I love the way it turned out.


A 4x6 flip flap was used to add more pictures


This layout is almost exactly like the workshop kit except for some of the embellishment clusters and the gold sequins. 


I used one of the cut apart cards from the kit instead of a picture so I could use the Hit the Road stamp set. 


This layout is exactly like the workshop kit except for the background paper. I loved this ombre paper so much I had to use it on this layout and I am extremely happy with the results. 



The following pocket pages document a three day trip to our favourite summer resort with friends. I also used the PML Love Your Selfie cards here. "Capture the Details" title was cut out on the CTMH circut cartridge Artbooking.


"You and Me" and "fun & sun" title were also cut on Artbooking circut cartridge. 


"You've captured my heart" stamp set is from the April stamp of the month "Life in Pictures"


"endless summer" and "paradise" cut out on Arbooking cartridge. Camp Rules photo was printed from Pinterest





"Smiles" cut out on Artbooking cartridge


Products Used:
Regatta paper collection

Love Your Selfie Picture My Life cards




Regatta Complements


Regatta Workshop Kit


White and Gold Ribbon



April stamp of the month Life in Pictures

This gorgeous summer paper collection is only available until the end of April so don't miss out! The April stamp of the month is also only available until the end of April.