Saturday, 27 December 2014
Keep your eyes open for more information about classes in the New Year. Classes will include:
- Scrapbooking Layouts- using your choice of 1 of our paperpacks and its Complements, we will create 4- 2 page layouts
- Scrapbooking Layouts- make 2- 2 page layouts using the Hopscotch and/ or Seaside papers
-Picture My Life- Pocket cards ARE for everyone! Learn how to create using 1 of the PML sets- 1 Pocket page, 1- 2pg conventional Scrapbook layout, 2-3 cards and 1 project (prob mini album)
- Card class- make cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day and end of school/ Teacher Appreciation
(and poss Easter, too)
See you soon!
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Thursday, 4 December 2014
The December Constant Campaign is truly the Deal of the Decade! Just make a $50 purchase from either the Annual or Seasonal catties, or some mix thereof, and you can purchase an UNLIMITED number of C- and D-sized stamp sets for just $10 each from the Annual. And, by the way, your eligible for the $5 Stamp of the month with that same $50 purchase. You will find a list of eligible stamps on this list here.
Here's the December Stamp of the Month: Cutie Pie
I will be at Kars on Dec 13th for the annual Christmas potluck. If you haven't already signed up and paid please do. You can check out the Kars Krops FB page here. Or contact Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Also, as this sale takes place on Dec 1st, you'll also be eligible for the December Constant Campaign- the Deal of the Decade. To celebrate 10 years of My Acrylix stamps, CTMH is putting all C- and D- sized stamps in the Annual cattie on sale. Just place a minimum order of $50- which you will have if you take advantage of the Cyber Monday Sale- and then choose an *unlimited* number of stamps sets (c and d size) from the Annual for just $10 ea. Now's the time to be your own Santa and get all those sets you wanted.
And- yes there's more- by placing that $50 min order you are also eligible for the $5 Stamp of the Month and this month it sure is sweet- Cutie Pie!
You can place this order through my website- newfie-scrapper.ctmh.com, or contact me with your credit card info. Remember, the Cricut carts are on sale for ONLY 1 day but the Deal of the Decade lasts all month long.
Watch for another posting about important stuff in Dec, in a few days.
* Shipping is calculated on the original retail price, tax is calculated on the purchase price.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
I will be at Kars Krops this sat, Nov 22nd, if you want to place any orders, including Christmas orders. Or just come out to crop and chat. We are now taking sign-ups for the new year, so if you like to have a place to go every month to crop/ scrap/ card make- sign up! We get at least 1- 4x6 table each, access to the kitchen, ground level entry (no stairs) and great lighting. Contact the Kars Krops FB page or email@example.com for more info. Next meeting, after this weekend, is Dec 13th.
My order deadline for Christmas is Dec 14th. I will try to get any Christmas gifts to you before the big day, but I cannot control the weather or courier delivery schedules, so Please, if you plan on making a Gifty order, give yourself lots of time!! After the 14th, you can place an order thru my website- newfie-scrapper.ctmh.com (FYI: shipping costs starts at $10 for any order under $100 and shipping on While Supplies Last items is calculated on the ORIGINAL price).
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
|All 3 designs totally scraplifted from some very gifted people|
|Either end is mine but Santa card is someone else's design|
|mine: think I'll bling the upper left corner|
The girls will make my 3 designs plus another not shown.
Monday, 24 November 2014
Inside, you'll find new Hostess rewards stamps, 2 new paperpacks- Heartstrings and Hopscotch, 2 Workshops (1 scrapbooking and 1 cardmaking), new Cut Above Treat Bags, Embossing plates, Embellishments and lots of new stamp sets. This cattie looks forward to Valentine's Day, Spring, Easter, Mother's day and so much more!
Along with all of this, with the release of the Seasonal Expressions selections, a pair of NEW Consultant kits have come into effect. The new kits are based off of the Hopscotch paperpack- nice, bright Spring/ Summer colors for both the Scrapbooking and the Cardmaking Consultant kits.
If you like the Hopscotch kits and have been mulling over joining up with CTMH, you have only until the end of March to make your move! As of April 1st, there will be another Seasonal Expressions supplement, with lots more goodies to crave, including new paperpacks. And one of these will become the basis of the next Consultant kits, which will change again Aug 1st 2015, with the release of the next Annual Inspirations cattie.
Here's a few teasers:
|Hostess and My Acrylix Stamp sets|
|New Consultant Kits: Cardmaking and Scrapbooking|
Friday, 21 November 2014
My class also included the Cut Above Christmas and Holiday cards, as well as the 3 cards made from the Snowhaven Cardmaking Workshop.
A quick overview:
In my classes, I provide all the pieces for the cards, pre-cut. If there are any images to be stamped with Momento ink, I do it beforehand, so the ink is well- dried (BTW, 2 of the colored cards were stamped using just the normal water- based dye ink and there were no problems). Some 'fussy- cutting' may be required. Generally, my classes are 'stamp and stick'. For this reason, I will not post the dimensions of the pieces, only the general steps to make the card from the pieces provided. If you want a copy of my card class, I can provide you with dimensions for you to do the cutting at home or I can provide you with a kit to make the cards as shown. The kit is $45, plus shipping (within reason). The complete instructions, including cutting layouts, is $10 and can be emailed to you.
I hope you enjoy the cards!
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Welcome to the *Make it Crafty* Seasonal Blog Hop! This time we're getting crafty with a Winter/ Christmas theme. Although I went completely 'keener' in the previous Hop with 2 layouts, I'm one of those people who perpetually plans to have a Christmas Scrapbook- but I haven't started yet. So, instead of layouts, I'll be showing off some of the cards I've made for my Christmas Card class. If you've arrived from Natalie's - you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost, you'll find the complete list here with Julie, in The Scrap Zone.
This month a number of us Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using various CTMH products to help you get in a Merry Little Christmas mood!
Colonial White and Daisy White card bases (4 1/4x 5 1/2")
Yuletide Carol Duo, SnowHaven Duo, Sparkle and Shine Duo (retired)
Cardstock: NEI, Ruby, Glacier, Cranberry, Black, Crystal Blue, Whisper, Canary, Indian Corn Blue, Daisy Wht, Colonial Wht
Shinhan Twin Touch alcohol markers- various
Shimmer Trim- Silver, Red, Bronze
Bling Gems- Gold, Red, Mini Clear
Stamp sets- C1587, D1562, C1591, D1611, S1310 Ret, D1224, D1560, D1553, C1587, D1625, C1557, C1560, B1455, D1629, D1557
CTMH/ Cricut cartridges- Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artbooking
Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today! I hope you enjoyed all the beautifully inspiring artwork...Now it's time to head on over to Diana's and see her project! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Look for our next Blog Hop in January when we will feature Valentine/ Birthday projects. See you back soon!
Friday, 14 November 2014
The Snowhaven papers are reminiscent of active winter days and evenings curled up in front of the fire wearing your warm Nordic sweaters and maybe drinking hot chocolate (maybe with a 'kick' in it?). The featured colors are Daisy wht, Black, Cranberry (red) and Glacier (blue), with a little discrete Whisper (grey). IMO, this is a great 'winter' paper, good for cards and layouts all season long. I can just see picts of the kids on the sled or skating at the outdoor rink, or maybe all bundled up and bringing home the Christmas tree.
This pattern is available as a Paperpack (x7188b), Complements (x7188c), and an Assortment (z3008), and conveniently, also as a Cardmaking Workshop on the Go (WOTG/ G1085).
For me, this is the perfect 'Christmas' paper, bringing to mind all those traditions we all practice. The featured colors are Colonial wht, black, New England Ivy, Ruby, Champagne and Desert Sand. This pattern is available as a Paperpack (x7187b), Complements (x7187c), Assortment (z3007) and Scrapbooking Workshop (WOTG/ G1084). Take a quick look at the following stamp sets- Christmas Post, Noel, Yuletide Greetings and Frosty Fun to complete those Christmas layouts and cards.
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Five New Kits in Studio J
In conjunction with the November campaign- Lucky 5, five more My Reflections kits from the Annual Inspirations idea book have been added to Studio J: Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat. These kits became available as of November 1. Please note that, unlike the other kits in Studio J, in order for these additions to take place at this time the 5 new kits will only be available without alphabet Stickease or the Quick-title tool.
A La Carte PML
The A la Carte Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs became available for customer purchase November 1st. What is 'a la carte pml?'- you can now purchase just the cards from the PML programs, ie, no opening page and no page protectors. The cost for the A La Carte selections is $16.50 versus the $27.50 for the full PML programs.
New My Legacy™ albums will be available in both post-bound and D-ring options this month. Both album types will be available in three different cover designs: Lagoon Chevron, Ruby Floral, and classic Black. The cost of the new albums is $38.50.
** The Lagoon Chevron, and both the Classic Black D-ring and post bound options are NOW available! The posts have been improved- much easier to remove- no keeping a dime or screwdriver handy!
TWO NEW TOTES Both items have been designed exclusively for Close To My Heart and feature eye-catching patterns, inside and out. The Rolling tote is Slate with a Lagoon Chevron pattern on the outside and polka dot inside. I believe the Shoulder tote is Lagoon with a Slate bottom (but don't quote me on that).
-The Rolling Tote has been built to store or transport one small, two medium, and one large hard-case organizer, which gives you plenty of room! The side zipper pockets feature interior mesh pockets and pouches to hold a variety of tools, from your Micro-tip scissors to your paper trimmer! The front zip pocket is the perfect size for 12" x 12" papers. The tote measures (outside dimensions, including the wheels and feet) 25" × 16 " × 17" with an expandable handle that extends 16¼" above the top of the bag. Also, The center section can be unzipped to give you access to organizers at the bottom of the bag without making you dig. Snaps keep zippers securely in place so that the tote does not accidentally open in transit. And, the tote is shipped flat, which means it can be Stored flat when not in use! The price for the rolling tote will be $164.95. What a great item to get 1/2 price! Or maybe ask Santa for?
-The Shoulder Tote is a multi-purpose companion product, with reinforced straps to keep your shoulder comfortable and a deep gusset for holding all your projects in progress. The shoulder tote measures 17" × 15" × 3", not including the handles. The handles have a 10½" drop. It will cost $29.75.
Both the Rolling and Shoulder totes are expected to become available during November, but as of this evening- Nov 6th- they are not. I will not be taking advance orders for them but will keep you informed when they become available!
Finally, new items have been added to the 'While Supplies Last' section of my website. So, if you're needing more Stickease for Ariana or Ivy Lane, or you've been wanting a My Creations Cubby (remember the Advent Calendar kit a few years ago?), or a few other items, please have a look and don't wait to order because when these are gone, they're gone! Please remember that all Shipping/ Handling charges are based on the original retail price but taxes are calculated on actual price.
Saturday, 1 November 2014
November marks the five-year anniversary of Studio J®, and that means it’s your lucky month, with five ways to win through Studio J and Close To My Heart!
1. During the month of November, all layouts purchased in Studio J are just $5! That is a savings of over 25% off of retail—an unprecedented deal!
2. Every fifth order placed in Studio J during November receives a FREE surprise Close To My Heart accessory in its shipping box! The accessory has a retail value of $5 or more.
3. You might find a little something extra in your Studio J box. Five “golden tickets” will be sent out during the month of November with randomly selected Studio J print orders! This “golden ticket” is redeemable for one of Close To My Heart’s new D-ring albums* loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors™.
4. Create new layouts in Studio J, select your favorites, and then post pictures of them on Close To My Heart’s Facebook page using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. After November 30, five winners will be selected from the entries based on their artistry and creativity and each of these winners will receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!
& 5. Take your new Studio J artwork and post a picture of it on Instagram using the hashtag #ctmhlucky5. Just as with Facebook, after November 30, five lucky winners will be selected from the entries to receive their own D-ring album loaded with 10 Top Load Memory Protectors!
*Offer valid November 1–30, 2014. Pattern and color of new D-ring album to be given to winners will be at Close To My Heart’s discretion based upon availability. New kits available in Studio J® on November 1 include Confetti Wishes, Snowhaven, Seaside, Pathfinding, and Scaredy Cat.Contact me for more details.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Hello Ladies! I know I've been out of touch recently, October is incredibly busy at the best of times but this year there were a few added bumps in the road.
Anyhooo, I just wanted to remind you to get your orders in, if you were wanting this month's Stamp of the Month- Home for the Holidays.
Also, I'm having a Christmas Card class on the 8th and 9th of November. The class is your choice of EITHER day, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, lunch included, for $45. You will make 18 cards your family and friends will 'oooo' and 'aaahhh' over. There are 12 different designs and the difficulty ranges from 'stamp and stick' to average for the paper- crafter, with only a little 'fussy- cutting' needed. Most of the pieces will be cut for you. You will be stamping and coloring with alcohol markers, too. If these dates don't work for you, contact me and we can work something out.
Keep an eye out over the next few weeks! There will be a GREAT Studio J sale starting Nov 1st. There will be NEW product released in November, too (HINT: it's a Rolly Cart!!!!). And, I will have info about the new Seasonal Expressions mini cattie going active Dec 1st (but there will be NO Christmas items included, so check out the Annual cattie for Winter/ Christmas products). But that Rolling Cart will make a WONDERFUL Christmas gift-- Hint Hint, Santa!!
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!!
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Cardmaking has never been easier or more fun! With our newest Cricut® collection, you can make handmade masterpieces in no time at all. Choose from cards with sentiments cut directly into them, or combine several cutouts to create your own pop-up scenes. Featuring more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats including dynamic interactive designs, this cartridge has a card for any and all occasions—even if the occasion is "just because"! Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves, and pocket cards (ie Picture My Life).
But please don't think that this cartridge is for cardmakers only! There are lots of images on this cartridge that can be adapted for use on decor or gift items, as well as scrapbooking layouts. Let your imagination free to lead your creativity!
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Cards and Font, find the complete Handbook of images here)
3 – *My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets (Curlicue alphabet-same as the Font, Curlicue frames and Just to Say sentiments)
1 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock Pack (24 pk)
* These stamps sets are released exclusively with the Artfully Sent Collection and cannot be purchased separately.
Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009).
Contact me today to find out how to get yours *half price*!!
Saturday, 4 October 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
This month’s stamp is to help you get in the Christmas mood. It’s called Home for the Holidays and is super cute! As you can see, it’s also Cricut compatible with the CTMH exclusive cartridge Art Philosophy. I just love that polar bear ‘stamp’!
As always, you can get this cutie stamp set in 2 ways- purchase it at the full- retail price of $19.75. Or, you can place a $50 minimum order and get it for just another $5*! This stamp set is ONLY available in October, so get yours today.
*(shipping and taxes calculated on the full price)
Friday, 19 September 2014
This month a number of us Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using various CTMH products to help you get in a scrap-a-licious mood!
|front- 1st layout|
|2nd LO shown|
|1st LO open|
|showing 4x6 flipflap details|
List of products used on the Path Finding explosion layout :
The layouts themselves are from Cherish, pg 44 and Make It From Your Heart Vol 2, pg 10- Right.
Path Finding paper pack, What A Hoot!- Aug. SOTM- retired
PF Workshop on the Go stamp set, Field Trip Alphabet stamp set- retired
PF Assortment, Woodgrain Washi tape- retired
CTMH Cricut Cartridges- Artbooking and Art Philosophy,
Shinhan Twin Touch markers,
Chocolate, Olive, Barn red and Goldrush ink pads
Flip flaps from the 4x6 and 12" Assorted packs.
I used my Craft knife to create slits in the Side-load page protectors for the 4x6 flaps.
|2 page Scaredy Cat layout|
|SC layout left|
|SC layout right|
|Showing Complement and Assortment details|
This shows the use of a 4x6 Flipflap
List of products used on the Scaredy Cat layout:
Scaredy Cat paper pack,
CTMH Cricut cartridge- Artiste
4x6 Flip flaps.
This 2-page layout is from Cherish, pg 82- Dramatic Fashion but slightly altered.
Please contact me to purchase any of the current products above.
Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today! I hope you enjoyed all the beautifully inspiring artwork...Now it's time to head on over to Natalie's Blog- Scrappy Sassy Studios and see her project! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Look for our next Blog Hop where we will feature Christmas and Winter time projects, see you back soon!
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Or, hold a 'Class'. What's the difference? At a Class you and your friends will complete a project- a set of layouts or cards- over a number of hours; there is a set class fee, and there is no expectation of receiving Hostess rewards (although it is nice). It's just a period to get crafty with your peeps. Realistically, you will hold a Gathering to make a simple, single project, with the hope that purchases will be made such that you the Hostess will receive benefits.
Or, maybe you're in charge of a school/ church/ community/ charity fundraiser. I'd be happy to set up at your site as a vendor, with proceeds going to your fundraiser. I can also arrange for a Door prize or a 'Make'n'Take', or goodies for the Bling bag. I'm happy to help You reach Your fundraising goals.
Contact me to arrange dates for any of the previous.
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Registration for my Christmas Card class will end Oct 22nd. Grab a friend (or 2), come on out and make some cards!
There's still time to join my Hostess club and get Free goodies! Contact me to learn how.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Chalk it up is a great paper pack- bright and vibrant! It imitates the super- trendy notebook doodles and chalkboard appearance. It’s the ‘go-to’ paper pack for all things school-like but don’t let that stop you from incorporating it into all kinds of other projects/ themes. The papers feature one of the new colors- Flaxen, along with Lagoon, Sorbet and Champagne, as well as Black and Daisy white. It’s available as a paper pack (x7184B- $10.95), or as a Workshop (G1081- $32.95). The paper pack contains 6 double-sided patterned papers (Duos) and 6 sheets of cardstock. The coordinating Complements (x7184C- $5.50) are 2 sheets of cute chipboard words and images, including a journaling box, banners, flourishes and word balloons. The Chalk it up Assortment (Z3009- $5.50) is an 8x4” sheet of puffy stickers of hearts arrows, word bubbles, stars, tickets and even a couple pairs of retro glasses, in a variety of featured colors.
The Chalk it up Workshop (G1081) includes the regular paper pack and the Assortment, along with 3 extra cardstock, and the Black Striped Twill ribbon ( Z1988, reg $7.75 / 5 yds) and an Instructional brochure. The Exclusive D-sized stamp set- a $19.75 value- includes a set of numbers, arrows, a journal box, word bubble and a set of sentiments. You’ll be using this stamp set over and over! To complete the workshop as shown, you’ll also need Black, Flaxen and Sorbet ink pads and the following My Acrylix blocks: 1x1, 1x3 1/2, 2x3 1/2 and 4x5. The projects as shown can be made with or without the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.
You’ll go straight to the head of the class with projects made with this paper and the featured stamp sets!