Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Live Beautifully with CTMH

Celebrate your beautiful life with this limited time collection from Close To My Heart

Your life is full of everyday beauty that deserves to be remembered. Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month this month and the beauty of your life with our exclusive, Live Beautifully paper packet and stamp set.

Featuring rich floral patterns, gold foil designs, and more, this paper collection is only available for a limited time. Order yours and start preserving your memories today.

*Offer available 1 May–31 May, 2017 while supplies last

Live Beautifully paper packet
16 – 12” × 12” sheets
(2 each of 6 double-sided designs and 2 each of 2 single-sided gold foil designs) CC1212B, $17.75

My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set
CC1212C, $21.25 

Here are the layouts I have created so far using almost an entire paper pack. I only added a few extra sheets of cardstock for matting pictures or as a background sheet. 

I started with a template and then found pictures that matched it. 

flower cut out on CTMH Flower Market cricut cartridge
I changed the size of the picture mats to fit the pictures I wanted to use

red glitter tape
Jennifer's Hand alphabet stamp
journal card from unknown set

You and Me complements
ribbon part of Uptown ribbon pack
Hello Lovely Scrapbooking Day-to-Day stamp

I went with a 5x7 print instead of 2 4x6s and black cardstock instead of sea glass
You and Me complements 
Jennifer's Hand alphabet

I tried something new with this layout and I love the way it turned out. I coloured in the gold foil flowers with markers that matched Hilary outfit! You could easily do this with water colour paints or pencils.

star thin cuts cut on white glitter paper

I still need to add some journalling here about our trip to New York City to celebrate our 20th anniversary. In this picture we are at Tiffany's buying me a necklace!

"celebrate" cut on the CTMH Artbooking cricut cartridge
glitter gems
Uptown ribbon pack
unknown gold heart stickers

I forgot to photograph the "before" layout
You and Me complements
Uptown ribbon 
Hello Lovely Scrapbooking stamp set

This layout is not complete because I am waiting for Hilary's ballet pictures. Her costume should match perfectly with the pinks and greens in the paper. I will update as soon as I get the pictures back.

Extra Cardstock Added:

3 sheets of white (2 background and 1 for photo mats)
3 sheets of black (all photo mats and one flower)
3 sheets of sea glass (1 background, photo mats and the rest used in layouts)

Contact me today to order this beautiful paper for yourself!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sugar Rush Cards

As soon as I saw this paper collection I knew right away I wanted to make some cards with it. Perfect for birthday greetings to restock my stash. Here is what I came up with:

Products You Can Purchase:

Sugar Rush paper
Sugar Rush Complements
Inks:  sea glass, blossom, pomegranate, whisper, canary, tangerine
Stamps: Sugar Rush - Cardmaking
              Dreamin' Big - Cardmaking
 Sugar Rush Washi Tape

This paper collection is only available until April 30th!            

Thursday, December 22, 2016

January Crop and Christmas Workshops

It is time to get those Christmas pictures scrapbooked, printed to an online photobook and/or put into a photo album!

The next Arnprior Scrapbooking Day is Saturday, January 14th 10am-10pm at Glad Tidings Church.  

Cost for the day is $30 and will include:

- catered lunch
- coffee, tea and water
- wifi
- cash and carry product 
- door prizes

Customized Workshop Kits 

Scrapbook your Christmas photos faster by using a coordinated kit with layout templates to follow. You can choose one or both of the paper collections. You will use the materials in the kit to create 3 scrapbook layouts. Each kit will come pre-cut and will include 4 different pocket page designs, full written instructions and surprise embellishments only available for crop attendees.  These Christmas/winter collections are only available to purchase until December 31st and I will have very limited, if any, stock at the January crop so don't miss out on purchasing this gorgeous paper. 

#1 City Sidewalks

Included in your kit:

1 – City Sidewalks paper packet (X7213B)
1 – City Sidewalks Complements (X7213C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Lagoon, 3 White Daisy)
1 – red enamel gems (Z3090)
1 – City Sidewalks washi pack (Z4013)

#2 Oh Deer

Included in the kit:

1 – Oh Deer! paper packet (X7214B)
1 – Oh Deer! Complements (X7214C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Ruby, 1 Whisper, 2 White Daisy)
1 – Oh Deer! assortment (Z4011)
1 – white & gold twine (Z4014)

Included in BOTH kits:

One each of these pocket pages and extra surprise coordinating embellishments for those attending the crop. 

The cost for each of these customized workshop kits is $50 includes tax and shipping. Save $10 if you order both kits.

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:

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!!