CTMH STAMPAGANZA!!

July at Close to My Heart is reserved for the biggest stamp sale of the year. Stampaganza is a great time to stock up on all your favourite stamps. For every two stamps you purchase, you’ll get the third (of equal or lesser value) absolutely free! Which ones have you been eyeing? Now’s the time to get them!

Can we just take a moment to soak in the fact that it’s July already?! We’re three days into the month, and it didn’t make sense to me until I saw the flyer for this month’s stamp sale. Apparently I’ve been living under a rock the last couple days! They all ran into each other. (Lying around, not doing anything, must be why.)

Kick off your month with an epic stamp sale. Choose any size stamps you’d like- they’re all up for grabs. Great deal, right?! Buy E size stamp sets and get one for free (they’re our largest), or swap out the third E size stamp set for your fave D or A stamp set (our smallest stamp sets).

Host a Home Gathering, and rake in the free goodies! In addition to your hostess rewards, you’ll save on stamp sets with this sale.

Get your shop on with me! This offer expires July 31, 2018. I’d love to help enable your crafting obsession πŸ˜‰ Message me to start your shopping experience!

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Of Leopards and Apples πŸŽ

I took a bit of time to create a personal layout, and I’d like to share it with you.

Central Park is a perfect match for the photo in my layout. The Blue, yellow and red are already found in those papers, so it was only natural to pair them together.

If you noticed, I didn’t use strictly Central Park papers here. I used whatever scraps I had that coordinated- and happily, that was lots of scraps! I trimmed them into 2×2 squares, and arranged them in a grid above and below my photo. I used a zip strip from the Central Park range as a border, and stamped the cute leopard print next to that.

I also thought immediately of B1568 Wild Backgrounds for the leopard print in Miss M’s pyjamas. It only made sense to utilize that stamp somehow, too. And lastly, I figured I had better use June’s SOTM before the month ran out!

I watercolored the apples and apple basket from the A Bushel and a Peck SOTM. I also used one of the sweet sentiments in it, as well as the small graphic stamps to add some flourish. Another one made up my title. How sweet is you are awesome to the core?

Leopard print and apples seems like an unlikely pair, but it works here! I wonder if leopards eat apples when they’re feeling peckish? πŸ˜‰

June CTMH Card Blitz

How is everyone doing? I’m just over here, prepping for my last card blitz of the year, and a last minute crop. If you’re in the area this Saturday (the 2nd) or June 23, join me!

Here’s what’s up for my card blitz, so far.

I finally used our stamp of the month! I should have used it weeks ago, but there were other things on the go. I’m glad there’s still today and tomorrow left to snag it. So, if you like what you see, order it up! It’s just $6 when you make a $50 order. Saving rocks! This offer ends at 11:59 pm tomorrow evening (MST). (The SOTM cards are the two yellow ones near the end, FYI). There’s just a few cards there πŸ˜‰ I don’t want to confuse anyone, that wouldn’t be good!

I still have a few more cards to make for this blitz, including some Fathers’ Day cards! And, you know what the greatest news ever is?!

I’ve been invited to share my upcoming card blitz with the community facilitator in Fox Creek! If you’re in the area, stay tuned for the dates. I’d love to have you join us! I’ll need 5 people committed to coming otherwise it won’t happen! Dates will be announced shortly, so stay tuned! (Facebook might be best, just in case I don’t make it back here to share with you).

Where am I on Facebook? Here!

FYI- I have another one in Fox Creek scheduled for this Fall, too. You’ll definitely want to watch for more info on that! It’ll be a lot of fun! And, as always, kits are available to long distance customers. Can’t make it? No sweat! Order a kit to complete on your own, instead!

On a side note, if you’d like to experience your own incredible opportunities, give me a shout. I’d love to help you reach that goal! It’s really easy to do, I promise!

April SOTM- Colour Your Life

I didn’t share everything that’s happening at CTMH this month. I thought spreading it out might be a good idea, too!

There is a new stamp of the month for April, too! I love that CTMH highlights one stamp set every month, and attacheS such fantastic savings to it, too!

Savings, you say?

Yes, this stamp set- on its own- is $23 CAD. It’s a D-size stamp set, meaning it’s one of the larger stamp sets we carry. When you purchase this size stamp set with other items equaling $50, the price drops to just $6. That’s where the savings comes in. Pretty great deal, right?

I can’t help but see opportunity with this stamp set. Opportunity to colour, heat emboss, and watercolour. Life, Courage and Kind are great for colouring in using pencil crayons, markers, pens and watercolours. Some of the icons would look great coloured in or water coloured, too. All the italicized words and some of the icons would look so pretty embossed. I guess that’s why it’s named Colour Your Life! What kind of potential do you see in it?

If you’d like to purchase this stamp set, visit my Close to My Heart website. Look for the Fabulous April! party on my homepage. Click ‘join’ and start shopping away!

April at CTMH

Welcome to April! I just wanted to give you a run down of what’s to come- this month, and beyond!

April is an awesome month to join my team. Get all the tools and materials you need to start your business and hit the ground running. It comes in a bright and happy pink box of goodness. There’s over $200 in product in that bright little nugget, and it’s yours for just $95. But wait. In April only, you’ll also get May, June, July and August’s stamp of the month’s- a $92 added value- as part of your consultant kit. 100% free! No one else is eligible, only new consultants! The rest of us have to wait until the month they’re available to purchase them.

In the graphic above, you’ll see all the items that’s included in your consultant kit. Underneath our micro tip scissors is a pink envelope. Inside it, you’ll find an additional bonus- and extra $60 to spend on whatever you’d like! That’s your CTMH cash- something you can earn and collect with the orders placed on your website. Shopping is made so easy with all this free product and extra spending money!

Are you a former consultant? We haven’t forgotten about you. We’d love for you to join the CTMH family again, so this deal extends to you, as well. If you’d rather not order the entire consultant kit again, that’s ok. You don’t need to! You can sign up again kit free for $65 CAD. You’ll still get all four stamps of the month AND the $60 CTMH cash shopping spree. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with $60.

What else is happening in April?

Well, maybe you’re not ready to sign up as a consultant. That’s totally fine. Maybe hosting your own Home Gathering is more your speed.

When you reach the third level of hostess rewards, you’ll be able to choose one of the stunning Cut Above kits for yourself. You’ll still qualify for your 50% off items, as well as all the other free product you qualify for.

Not ready to host your own party? Ok, how about Flash Sales every weekend through the month? Yes, that’s right. There will be a new flash sale starting each Friday and ending 24 hours later. Save big on current and retired items each and every weekend!

April is the last month to take advantage of the current Seasonal Expressions catalog. May 1 heralds a new Seasonal Expressions catalog, and lots of fabulous new products. How about a sneak peek?!

Keep your eyes peeled for the rich colours and deliciousness known as Beautiful Friendship. I’ve always loved wood veneer accents, and this kit has it!

The seasonal expressions 2 catalog goes live May 1. Contact me to reserve yours!

Do You Heat Emboss?

What’s something in your crafting that you haven’t done in a long time? For me, that’s heat embossing. I rarely do it, and I discovered that it’s long past time I ordered a new versa mark pad. The one I currently have is drying out. It’s got to be at least 8 or 10 years old. Possibly more.

Close to My Heart to the rescue! They have it, and carry a variety of Ranger embossing powders! (The versa mark ink is on my wish list for April).

I mention this because I heat embossed some elements on a layout I made today. I was thinking of ways to fill a space that felt too empty, and heat embossing popped into my brain. It was worth a shot, right? Here’s what I came up with:

The stamp I used is Showtime, the stamp set that comes with the Step Right Up paper packet. It’s still available- just a couple days left to get it, in fact. Want it? Head to my website. I’ll share the link at the bottom of this post.

Here’s a couple more close ups of this birthday themed layout:

Check out the heat embossing products we carry at Close to My Heart, or grab some Thin Cuts and the Step Right Up paper packet and stamp while you’re at it. These items are available for only a few more days; they’re all on my Close to My Heart website: theeverydayscrapbooker.closetomyheart.ca

CTMH Step Right Up

Hi everyone! I’ve finally come up for air. I’ve been busy in the haven getting ready for workshops, and when I’m not in it…well, who am I kidding. I’m always in it!

I took some time this afternoon to play with Step Right Up. Have you heard of it? It’s March’s constant campaign at Close to My Heart. It is possible to purchase just the stamp, but why would you when you could get it along with 12 sheets of cardstock, gold pearls and red shimmer trim?!

It’s a really great deal. The nice thing about the cardstock is being able to make your own patterns- something you can’t do when patterned paper is given to you! I love the look of the harlequin stamp in the background. (It’s blue, Pacifica, by the way. I know it looks black in my photo. It’s not 😊)

What can you make with it? I’d love to see!

BOOM- it’s March!

March is here already! Time sure seems to fly. Having a shorter month like February sure doesn’t help things!

I’m excited to share this months’ constant campaign with you. It’s die-namite! Read on to find out why.

Save BIG on CTMH Thin Cuts and Thin Cut bundles this month. You’ll get:

– 25% off Thin Cuts dies

– 30% off Thin Cuts bundles (think stamp and coordinating Thin Cuts dies combined)

– FREE Thin Cuts when you join my team (go Everyday Scrappers!!)

– FREE Thin Cuts when you host a qualifying Play Date (party) during the month of March

Our Thin Cuts work with most die cutting machines (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc). Bonus!! Here’s some of my favorites:

Why are the Thin Cuts so great? They save you time- and sore fingers! Rather than stamping an image and cutting it out by hand- the “old fashioned” way, stamp the image then cut it out using the coordinating thin cut with your die cutting machine. It’s quick and so simple!

I shared with you just a few of the bundles and Thin Cuts that are on sale. There are quite a few more! To see them all, visit my website. You won’t regret it!

We’re starting the month off with a bang. Wouldn’t you agree?! This sale is only during the month of March (1-31, 2018). Grab them while they’re hot, because once they’re gone, they’re gone! (There’s even some retired stamps and Thin Cuts in there!) Say what?!

Run! Run, I tell you!

Visit my website to view all the Thin Cuts and Thin Cuts bundles on sale. Remember, when your order reaches $50 CAD, you qualify for the March Stamp of the month. (Details to come. Stay tuned). You’re getting a great deal! To make an order, or to join a wonderful team like the Everyday Scrappers, comment below. I’d love to chat with you! Purchases can also be made online at theeverydayscrapbooker.closetomyheart.ca

Happy Valentines Day!

Showing her you love her (or him!) isn’t just for Valentine’s Day. Every day of the year should be Valentine’s Day! Show her some love by ordering items off her crafty wish list (without her knowledge, of course). Surprise her. Cause, why not? Items can be delivered right to your door when you shop from my website. Visit it here: http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.closetomyheart.ca

Comment below if you need help! Hint: February’s constant campaign might be a great place to start:

(I just ordered the raspberry ink, re-inker and cardstock. Can we say yummy?! It’s intense, just like the feelings you have for your significant other. Seriously.)

I’m pretty sure she’ll agree with the above. Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle? Diamonds are fabulous, but if you’re looking for something that’s easier on your wallet, glitter paper or crafting gems might be more your speed. (The heart clips are absolutely adorable. They’re gold, too. Much more economical than the gold that fits around a finger, wrist or neck.)

Shop 24/7 online. My website is there to serve you. Check it out! http://www.theeverydayscrapbooker.closetomyheart.ca

CTMH Through the Year 2018 Calendar

Calendars is a thing with my family. They don’t do them every year, but it has been done in the past. Making calendars. I’ve always thought it was a unique and creative gift at Christmas time.

As far as I know, my family isn’t doing one this year. But, Close to my Heart is! And I’m uber excited about it!

Sold as a kit, you’ll get everything you need to create a 12 month calendar. That means you’ll get paper, embellishments and stickers along with the calendar itself and photo cards so yourself or the recipient can add pictures later.

But, that’s not all. Our Christmas present to you is taking 20% off the total when you purchase this kit. If that’s not incentive enough, when you add the stamp of the month to your kit (which coincidentally coordinates with the items found in the kit), it’s just $6. Regularly, it’s $23.

So, how much is the calendar kit? Without the additional stamp, the Through the Year 2018 calendar kit is $50 CAD. When an order reaches $50 the shopper qualifies for the stamp of the month. Its $6.

Sooo…purchase the kit (there’s your qualifying order), and add the stamp of the month (the stamp add on to the kit, and the current SOTM) for $6. Purchase the stamp set on its own for $23.

I can’t help but think what a great gift this would make. Don’t you agree?! I’m positive aunts, grandparents and parents would just love a handmade gift such as this.

This fantastic deal is available all month long. It’s expires December 31, 2017. Message me to reserve yours.