23 August 2014

Another Hootie Cutie!

One week left!

There's only a week left to get your hands on the adorable August Stamp of the Montn - What a Hoot!  There have been so many fantastic ideas going around the internet with this cute set....I know you'll kick yourself if you don't add it to collection before it's gone!

Here's a really fun little card we did as a make and take project at my recent Crafty Girls Retreat.

I've used Chalk it Up B&T Duo's on this card along with some Teal Shimmer Trim and co-ordinated it with Sorbet, Lagoon, Black and NEW Flaxen Cardstock.

If you celebrate Halloween, this stamp set is ideal for layouts, cards or invitations.

 Place your qualifying order of $75 with me today to get this exclusive August Stamp set for only $5.00.


Don't forget our other fantastic August promotion - PICTURE PERFECTION.

During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $35 AUD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $4 AUD! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $4 AUD you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!


12 August 2014

Party Hoot!

Check out my little Party Owl....he's wearing a special party hat complete with a pom pom made with Harvest Barkers Twine (retired)!

The August Stamp of the Month - What a Hoot is a fun set where these adorable owls can be used for any number of themes....not just Halloween as suggested by the sentiment included in the stamp set.

Place an order of $75 or more and buy this stamp set for only $5 (saving 70%)
 .... or buy it at full price of $27 without making any further purchases.

My little party owl is also dressed up with some fancy Pink Glitter Gems on his chest and the card also features some blingy Black Shimmer Trim.

The card base is Black Exclusive Cardstock, with a layer of Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment card.  Other coloured cardstock and inks used in this card are Cotton Candy and Honey.  The "Best Wishes" sentiment is from the Timely Tidings stamp set

SHOP WITH ME HERE for products used on this card

Black Exclusive Cardstock - 1386
Black Exclusive Ink Pad - Z2105
Honey Exclusive Ink Pad - Z2162
Honey Exclusive Cardstock - X5668
Cotton Candy Exclusive Ink Pad - Z2193
Cotton Candy Exclusive Cardstock - X5760
Colonial White Cardstock - 1388
Pink Glitter Gems - Z1807
Black Shimmer Trim - Z1809
Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment - Z1939
Harvest Twine (retired)
Timely Tidings stamp set - M1047
August Stamp of the Month - What a Hoot - S1408

4 August 2014

Are you ready for an AWESOME AUGUST?


192 pages of Inspiration

IT'S HERE!.....After much anticipation the CTMH new Annual Inspirations Idea Book is here.  New products, kits, and ideas abound.

Contact me to get your hands on the book or.....



What a Hoot!

When you place an order of $75 or more, these festive fowl can join your aviary for only $5!  The quirky owls in this adorable stamp set will add an endearing element to any craft.  You can even dress them up in costumes and wish your friends a "Happy Owl'oween"!

Whatever the occasion, these feathered friends are sure to make a hoot in your neck of the woods.

Check back here on my blog for some fun ideas using this set throughout August.



Save big on Memory Protectors with Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program

I know that, as a crafter, your chief mission is to preserve and protect the images and memories from your life that you hold most dear.  During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book at their full retail price of $35, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 or 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $4!
Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $4 you will be well on your way to your own picture perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure.



Get your supplies at discount - Choose your Kit!

Do you crave creativity and relish warm relationships? We embrace all types, whether you're creative, community or business minded. By becoming a Close to My Heart Consultant, you join an elite team that supports and honours what makes you exceptional.

The new Consultant kits just got better...you get to choose! If you're a Cardmaker or Scrapbooker there's a kit to suit you for only $130 - each kit has a retail value of over $500 and includes all the supplies you need to start your journey!


25 July 2014

Last Chance!


There is just one more week left until the end of the February—July 2014 Idea Book season and the release of the 2014 Annual Inspirations idea book. Items on the 2014 retiring list will no longer be available to order. Be sure you order what you want from the list before it’s gone! There is no grace period for ordering retired products. 

Don't forget if you place an order of $75 or more you'll qualify to purchase the July Stamp of the Month - Circus Alphabet for only $5.


This stamp set is ideal for cards, scrapbook layout backgrounds and titles.....be sure to order now to add this to your collection!


7 July 2014

July SOTM - Circus Alphabet

These funky letters are perfect for creating titles and sentiments, or for adding some bold, beautiful backgrounds to your projects. Yours for $5 with a $75 order. Available only during July 2014.

Check out this video on how this fun and funky stamp set has been used.

Remember....this stamp set is only available for the month of July.  Purchase it at full price $24 or place a qualifying order ($75 or more) and get it for only $5.00 - Order Now, don't miss out!


1 July 2014

Circus Alphabet!

Everyone is going to want to get the July Stamp of the Month - Circus Alphabet!

 Not only is it excellent value.... only $5 with a $75 order (or pay full price $24), it is also a very versatile stamp set.  Ideal for titles or captions on scrapbook layouts or sentiments on cards.

Place your order with me HERE to qualify for the July Stamp of the Month - Circus Alphabet.  Only available for the month of July!

30 June 2014

Scrapbook Layouts!

The June Stamp of the Month - KABOOM, is such a fun set....the layouts you can create with this stamp set are endless.

On this layout the fireworks blast has been used to create a bright and colourful background.  The "What a Blast" was cut with Cricut and the rocket firework was fussy cut.  Kaboom was stamped above a photo to act as a heading.  The Pow! Bang! and Bam! are randomly stamped between the background stamping.
Products used:  Paper Fundamentals - Basic Assortment, Ruby Red Cardstock, Twilight Cardstock,
Exclusives Stamp Pads - Various colours, 3D Foam Tape

This next layout is a variation on the layout in the current Idea Book.  There's plenty of room for photos, and plenty of decorative elements to create an eye catching page.

Products used:  Skylark B&T Duos Paper, Goldrush Cardstock, Ruby Red Cardstock, Teal Shimmer Trim,
3D Foam Tape, Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads - various colours

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY YOU CAN PURCHASE THIS STAMP SET.....so if you want to add it to your collection SHOP HERE NOW!

20 June 2014

You're the Bomb Layered Card

The June Stamp of the Month - Kaboom is a really fun and festive set to use.  You've probably seen plenty of these layered cards before, usually using flowers....well this is a fun take on that card!

Products used:  White Daisy Cardstock 1385; Goldrush Cardstock 1243;
June Stamp of the Month-Kaboom S1406; 3D Foam tape Z1151

This card looks pretty fancy but it's fairly easy to put together.  You need 3 layers of white cardstock or varying sizes.  Layer them on top of one an other (secure with a tiny bit of adhesive to avoid movement while stamping), then random stamp the fireworks pattern over all the layers of white card. Add a few "Bang!" & "Bam" stamps among the fireworks.

Mount the two smaller layers of stamped white card with a matching coloured cardstock then stick all three layers together and onto a card base.  You can stamp and "fussy" cut the TNT and "You're the Bomb" embellishments then use 3D Foam tape to add dimension.  Add a liner to the inside of the card and decorate if desired.

Finish off the card by stamping the card liner before adhering.
If you place a $75 order this month this D-size stamp set could be yours for only $5.00...valued at $24!
You'll would also be eligible to purchase a Gift Collection for only $30 (valued up to $85) ... to celebrate CTMH's 30th Anniversary.

But be quick these offers are only available for the month of June!


13 June 2014

Retiring Product List just Released!


We are making way for a new Product & Idea Book which means some current items will be retiring!

Close to My Heart has just released the "RETIRING LIST" and all these products will be on WHILE STOCKS LAST....so don't wait, check it out now and place your order for your favourite paper packs, stamp sets & accessories before they sell out!


Don't forget when you place a $75 order you qualify for this month's Stamp of the Month - Kaboom for only $5 (valued at $24)

As well as one of the Celebrate 30 Gift Collections for only $30 (valued up to $85)

2 June 2014

KABOOM! - What a Cracker!

The June Stamp of the Month - "Kaboom" is a cracker set.... one you will want to add to your collection!

There are so many uses for this versatile stamp set.   Think of all the New Years fireworks page layouts you could create...or other themes suitable for this stamp set are - party, circus, school fairs and fetes, theatre, dance recitals the list goes on!

Over the coming weeks I look forward to sharing some fun cards and layouts created with "Kaboom".

Some of the images on this stamp set are compatible with the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection to make your layouts a breeze to put together.

The CTMH Art Department have put these fun artworks together
 to showcase the "Kaboom" June Stamp of the Month.
With a minimum qualifying purchase of $75, get your D-size "Kaboom" Stamp of the Month set for a discounted price of $5 - you will be prompted to add this set for the promotional price at checkout when you've completed your shopping.
Or you can add the stamp set to your shopping cart and pay full retail price should your order not meet the qualifying total.....but be quick this stamp set is only available in the month of June!


Also, if you place a qualifying order you are also eligible to purchase one of the fabulous June Bundles for only $30 in the Celebrate 30 promotion.  See here for more details.

Celebrate 30!

In honour of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the stamping and scrapbooking industry, we’re offering you a special deal! When you place an order totalling $75 during the month of June, you can add your choice of one of these great gift collections to your order for just $30! 

Each collection has an original retail value of at least $75—some even as high as $85. Plus, each collection is perfectly tailored to fit a variety of interests and styles. They feature everything from gift bags to ribbons to washi tape to alphabets—and much more! 

Take advantage of these savings and snag your own collection for just $30. It may be Jeanette’s anniversary—but you get the gift!


23 May 2014

Grab your May savings NOW!

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You've only got one week left to get your hands on these fantastic May bonuses!

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 - that's over 70% off retail!  When you place an order of $75 or more in Close to My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

So don't miss your chance to grab the May Stamp of the Month - You've Got a Friend.  Because once it's gone .....it's GONE!

Another reason to place your $75 order this month is this fabulous "Free to be Me" paper pack. It comes with 14 sheets of beautiful paper

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, you can purchase this "Free to Be Me" paper pack for only $5 (valued over $16) with your qualifying order.

So don't miss out on these special buys....


14 May 2014

To the Moon and Back!

I love this stamp from out of the May Stamp of the Month set - "You've Got a Friend".

This sentiment could be used for all the special people in your life...either on a scrapbook layout with photos of your loved one, or on a card telling that special someone how much they mean to you.

This card was made with Ariana paper to give it a "girly" look....it would have been perfect for Mothers Day this past weekend.

Products Used:  White Daisy cardstock for base & sentiment, Crystal Blue Cardstock, Stripe Embossing Folder, Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Ariana B&T Duos Bulk paper, Ariana Assortment, Bitty Sparkles, Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks
Spend $75 this month and you can purchase this May Stamp of the Month set for only $5....you would also qualify to buy the National Scrapbooking Day "Free to be Me" Paper pack for another $5....that's almost $50 worth of product for only $10.


13 May 2014

May SOTM Creations!

Do you spend hours looking through your Product Catalogue? Do you pay attention to all the fabulous ideas shared throughout the pages?

If you are ever stuck for ideas, try "CASEing" the cards and layouts from the catalogue.

Here is my take on the May Stamp of the Month cards shown on page 14 of the Product Catalogue.

I love these White Daisy Circle Spin cards.  The front of the card has been embossed with the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder to give texture and interest.


Here's a great little thank you card with a fun and quirky twist...

Products used: Crystal Blue cardstock, Ruby Cardstock, Ariana B&T Duo's Bulk ,
Black Cardstock, May SOTM, Ruby Chevron Washi Tape, Neutral Bakers Twine

Send a card to your friend....just because!  Teamed up with Ariana Paper makes it a pretty card with a trendy look.
Products used:  Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Ariana B&T Duos Bulk paper, Crystal Blue Cardstock, Dot Embossing folder, Ruby Cardstock, Bakers Twine Harvest Assortment, May SOTM

I encourage you to use your Catalogue and Idea Book to create your own artwork pieces.


Don't forget for every $75 order placed you qualify to purchase the May Stamp of the Month - You've got A Friend for ONLY $5 - PLUS the National Scrapbooking Month "Free to Be Me" paper pack for another $5...that's almost $50 worth of product for only $10.

8 May 2014

Introducing 5 New Product Collections!


I'm really excited to share with you our 5 new Product Collections.

Stamping Basics - $94
A great beginners kit with a selection of Exclusives Ink Pads & organiser to store them in!

If you are just getting started or you want to build on your crafting supplies, these collections have been put together to not only save you money but for functionality as well. 

Essentials Toolkit - $95
Build on your crafting supplies with some Essential tools.
Available to order now through 31 July, you can choose from 5 new product collections that group together several must-have items at a discount! Each collection has been carefully assembled to give you the products you need for a variety of crafting projects. 

Cardmakers Quick Start - $94
Cardmakers......Think of the beautiful cards you could make with this Collection!

Stamping Scrapbookers Delight - $183
Scrapbookers......Get stamping in your Scrapbooks as well with this Collection.

Memory Keeping Fundamentals - $182
For serious Scrapbookers....everything you need to get really creative!

The best part is .... all of these Collections will qualify you for your $5 Stamp of the Month ($24 value) and the National Scrapbooking Day $5 Free to be Me Paper Pack($16 value)... which means you SAVE EVEN MORE!

Shop on-line for these Collections and more - HERE!