Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Handmade Christmas 2017

The calendar has turned to October and the Thanksgiving turkey is all gone. That means it is time to start thinking about Christmas cards, albums and tags! 

You are invited to join me for Handmade Christmas 2017. Shari Schaepper has once again opened up the clubhouse for our annual Christmas crafting fun night. There will be Christmas baking, drinks and music to get you in the Christmas spirit and ready for the upcoming holiday season.

     Date: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
     Time: 6:30pm until you are done
     Place: Mountain Creek Golf Course
     RSVP by November 1st

This year there are seven different workshops to choose from including Christmas gift tags, cards and even a double page layout! Choose as many kits as you want!

1. Christmas Tags - $20

This kit contains all the materials to create 33 Christmas tags including 18 small stamped tags, 3 red embossed Christmas tree tags, 3 wreaths, 3 mason jars, 3 red cups and 3 embossed wreaths.

2. 3x3 Christmas Cards or Tags (choose one or both)

Create 16 adorable mini cards using the pre-cut materials including envelopes. 

Cost of pre-cut card kit is $15.

Don't want to fuss with envelopes? These cards can easily be turned into tags by simply punching a small hole and adding twine.  

Cost of pre-cut tag kit is $10.

3. Merriest Wishes Kit  - $35

Create 12 cards using the pre-cut materials in this kit and easy to follow instructions.

4.  Merry Everything Card Kit - $17

Pre-cut materials to make 10 cards. Stamps come separately so you can use mine at the workshop or purchase your own

5. Merry Everything Tag Kit - $14

Everything you need to make 10 foil-stamped gift tags. Stamps are sold separately so you can use mine at the workshop or purchase your own.

6. Noelle Layout Kit - $19

Everything you need to complete this beautiful 2 page layout including the page protector. 

7. Joyful Tidings Card Kit - $35

Create 12 cards using the pre-cut materials in this kit and easy-to-follow instructions. The interchangeable stamp images give you ultimate control over the creative process, so you can always make your cards your way.

Please choose your kits by November 1st. 
Hope you can join us for some Christmas crafting fun!

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)