Saturday, October 20, 2018

True North and Great Outdoors Workshops

Today is the 15-year anniversary of the day Close To My Heart opened in Canada!

The Great Outdoors
True North

This special occasion is celebrated with the release of two exclusive stamp sets and accompanying workshop bundles. These stamps and workshops have been designed to celebrate Canada, but since the themes and colors also a broad appeal, they will be available from CTMH Consultants all around the world! The products for these specials will be available beginning Saturday, October 20.

The Great Outdoors stamp set and workshop features wildlife that are iconic to Canada, such as the Canadian Goose and salmon.

The Great Outdoors (CC101812)
The Great Outdoors Workshop Kit (CC101815)

The workshop contains materials for creating 2 two-page layouts and four cards, all with a rustic, outdoors theme. When visiting The Great Outdoors promotions page or The Great Outdoors Workshop Kit product page, be sure to download the Workshop Guide.


The Great Outdoors flyer can be downloaded here.

The True North stamp set and workshop celebrates such Canadian icons as hockey, maple leaves, and more.

True North (CC101811)
True North Workshop Kit (CC101813)

The workshop contains materials and instructions for creating 2 two-page layouts, a single page layout, and four cards. When visiting True North promotions page or True North Workshop Kit product page, be sure to download the Workshop Guide.

The True North flyer can be downloaded here.

Both of these exclusive offers will be available beginning October 20 through the end of the year while supplies last. Look for them under Promotions in the green bar near the top of my Consultant Website.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Christmas Blessings

Starting October 15 and continuing through December 31, while supplies last, Close To My Heart is offering Christmas Blessings.


Create elegant, monochromatic Christmas cards with the exclusive My Acrylix® Christmas Blessings stamp set and workshop kit. Create 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs, using Eggplant, Peacock, Sage, and Sugarplum cardstock to create gorgeous Christmas cards with non-traditional colors. Silver glitter paper and gems and silver embellishing thread provide the perfect shimmery additions to these cards. You can purchase the exclusive Christmas Blessings stamp set, or take advantage of the Christmas Blessing workshop kit at 25% off the retail price!

Christmas Blessings (CC12181)
Christmas Blessings Workshop Kit (CC12182)

The Christmas Blessings Workshop Kit includes the following items:

1 – My Acrylix® Christmas Blessings stamp set (CC12181)
2 – Eggplant cardstock sheets
1 – Lilac cardstock sheet
2 – Linen cardstock sheets
2 – Peacock cardstock sheets
2 – Sage cardstock sheets
1 – Sugarplum cardstock sheet
2 – Silver Glitter Paper Sheets
1 – Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
1 – Silver Embellishing Thread (Z4213)
12 – white card bases & envelopes

Create 12 cards using the materials in the Christmas Blessings Workshop Kit and easy-to-follow Workshop Guide. Visit the Christmas Blessings Workshop Kit page or my Christmas Blessings Pinterest Board to see larger images of the completed cards.


There are some additional items needed to create the Christmas Blessings cards:
The list of additional supplies needed is also available on the flyer below which can be downloaded here.


The Shop Now button will take you to my Consultant website where you can see the other products that were introduced, read full products descriptions and place orders.


If you have any product questions, do not hesitate to use the Contact Form to the right. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Thanks for visiting today.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Be A Ribbon Warrior!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. To help you create awareness projects, Close To My Heart brought back the Ribbon Warrior stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts.


You may choose from the Ribbon Warrior Stamp Set (CC101816) or the Ribbon Warrior Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundle (CC101817).


If you would like to download a PDF of the above flyer, you will find it here.

The Stamp and Thin Cuts Bundle is available until October 31 while supplies last; the stamp set is available until October 31.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October SOTM & Grateful Heart

October brings us a new Stamp Of The Month and a new featured paper: Thanks & Giving and Grateful Heart. The Close To My Heart Corporate artists are also sharing some new artwork created with them.


I love the colors in Grateful Heart and I am really loving the four items shared with us this month. I hope you like them too. The supplies needed to create the projects are listed below and following the table is a link to a PDF with all of the information.

4¼″ × 5½″ Thankful Card
S1810My Acrylix® Thanks & Giving
X7237BGrateful Heart Paper Packet
X6027White Daisy Cardstock
Z2823Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2848Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2850Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7237CGrateful Heart Complements
Z4215Fern-stitched Ribbon
Z4229Cork Shapes
Z3132Watercolor Paints
4¼″ × 5½″ Gather Card
S1810My Acrylix® Thanks & Giving
X7237BGrateful Heart Paper Packet
X6027White Daisy Cardstock
Z2848Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2850Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7237CGrateful Heart Complements
Z4215Fern-stitched Ribbon
Z4229Cork Shapes
Z3132Watercolor Paints
12″ × 12″ Oh Happy Day Page
X7237BGrateful Heart Paper Packet
X6027White Daisy Cardstock
X7237CGrateful Heart Complements
Z4215Fern-stitched Ribbon
Z4229Cork Shapes
Z3132Watercolor Paints
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S1810My Acrylix® Thanks & Giving
X7237BGrateful Heart Paper Packet
X6027White Daisy Cardstock
Z2848Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2832Pewter Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7237CGrateful Heart Complements
Z4215Fern-stitched Ribbon
Z4229Cork Shapes
Z3132Watercolor Paints

You will find the PDF file of recipes here; please note, the PDF has the old product number for White Daisy, for the current product number please refer to the table above.

The SOTM is only available during October; I expect the Grateful Heart items (Paper Packet, Compliments and Cork Shapes) to retire on December 31st and be available while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, October 1, 2018

October CTMH SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the October 2018 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Just Treats. This month there are almost 25 Consultants sharing projects they created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month. We try to keep our blog hop easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next post. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.


You should have arrived here from ***Alayne Fleming's Willing Hands***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.


I was flipping through Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 for some inspiration and Pattern 9 on page 22 jumped out at me.


Before you head to ***Amy Ulen's Studio Scrapping with Amy***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I love to hear what folks think about the items I create. If you have a little time, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of this card. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with Thanks & Giving — the October Stamp of the Month. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Amy Ulen's Studio Scrapping with Amy***.

October 2018 CTMH News

Welcome! This is my favorite time of year. The colors, the smells, the harvest (well around here there is not a lot of fruits and vegetables left to harvest), the temperatures. All wonderful things in my opinion. I hope you enjoy this time of year too.

The October 2018 Stamp of the Month is Thanks & Giving.


Thanks & Giving (S1810) is an exclusive D-size set of 16 stamps that is only available for purchase during the month of October 2018. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart products (and you qualify for additional sets at $5 for each $50 you spend). Alternatively it is available at $17.95. Recommended CTMH My Acrylix® Blocks for this stamp set are: 1" x 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" x 2" (Y1003), 1" x 6½" (Y1005) and 2" x 3½" (Y1009).

CTMH Corporate Artists created cards using the Thanks & Giving stamp set.



If you would like a list of the products used to create the above items, you will find the information in the Recipes, a PDF file that lists the products used to make the samples in the Holiday Expressions so you may re-create projects at home. I am participating in a Thanks & Giving blog hop this month; you will find my post here tomorrow. Please visit my October SOTM (S1809) Thanks & Giving Pinterest Board for additional ideas using the Thanks & Giving stamp set.


October 2018 - Holiday Sparkle


Send a fun shaker card to your friends and family this holiday season with the Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® card kit! This kit contains materials for creating 12 festive shaker cards, including printed card bases, die-cut pieces, stickers, sparkly sequins, and simple assembly instructions.

Choose from the My Acrylix® Love with All the Trimmings Stamp Set (CC10188), a D-size set of 25 stamps, Cut Above® Card Kit—Holiday Sparkle (CC10189), which includes 12 pre-printed card bases, 12 white envelopes, die-cuts, stickers, sequins pack, and shaker window foam & acetate pieces, or Holiday Sparkle Bundle (CC101810) which includes one stamp set and one Cut Above® Card Kit—Holiday Sparkle.

Hostesses can receive the Cut Above® Card Kit—Holiday Sparkle for free when their Gathering reaches the third (or higher) level of Hostess Rewards. Anyone who becomes a CTMH Consultant during October will receive the Cut Above® Card Kit—Holiday Sparkle for free.

Holiday Sparkle is available until October 31 while supplies last.


October through December 2018 - Advent Calendar


Did you notice the Advent Calendar on page 54 of Holiday Expressions? CTMH created an Advent Calendar Bundle (CC101814) that includes the patterned paper and cardstock needed to create the calendar: ‘Tis the Season paper packet and 19 Cardstock sheets (2 Candy Apple, 1 Fern, 2 Linen, 13 New England Ivy, and 1 White Daisy).

Additional items are needed to complete the Advent Calendar as shown:
Some additional optional materials needed are listed in the flyer and the Workshop Guide. The Guide also has the URL for Cricut Design Space files to help you get a quick start to creating (you will need the Season of Joy Digital Collection linked to your Cricut account).

The Advent Calendar is available until December 31st while supplies last.


September through December 2018 - Important Things


I first posted about this workshop on September 25th, please visit that post for photos of each page you will create if you follow the Workshop Guide. The base kit includes the basic materials to create the pages; if you want to create the pages exactly as shown, you will need some additional items which are listed in the flyer.

Important Things is available until December 31st while supplies last. 

If you are ready to place an order or would like to read more about a product, the Shop Now button will take you there.


If you have any product or promotion questions, do not hesitate to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Thank you for visiting today.

Friday, September 28, 2018

CTMH Announcements for September 2018

As the end of September 2018 approaches, I have a few updates for you.

September 2018 - National Stamping Month — Memories in the Making


The Memories in the Making was a very popular promotion. As we approach the last few days of September the stock of most of the Memories in the Making products have been depleted. Only the two exclusive stamp sets: Memories in the Making—Days (CC9182) and Memories in the Making—Months (CC9183) or the Memories in the Making Bundle (CC9184) remain available until September 30th.

September 2018 — Bring Back My Pack — More Magical


You will find more information on the Bring Back My Pack — More Magical promotions page; the layouts and cards that can be created with the Workshop Guide can be seen on my August 8th post. The Magical paper packet was updated with new colors and will be available until September 30th while supplies last. This popular paper collection is paired with a pack of cardstock in coordinating colors, an exclusive stamp set, and a workshop kit that will guide you in the creation of four two-page layouts and eight cards (four each of two designs).

September 2018You’ve Got Class

 
You’ve Got Class is another popular promotion that is ending on September 30th. The special paper packet, made up of selected papers from the Seasonal Expressions 2 paper collections, has sold out, but you can substitute other papers to make an equally beautiful album. The You've Got Class Coordinating Cardstock (CC8186), new and exclusive You've Got Class stamp set (CC8187) and School Kids Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z3373) are still available until the end of the month while supplies last. The items were designed for you to create an album of 13 single page layouts perfect for preserving photos and memorabilia from a child's school years from Kindergarten through High School graduation. Visit my August 10th post to see all of the layouts you can create by following the Workshop Instructions.

September 2018 Stamp of the MonthJust Treats


We have also reached the final days that the September SOTM Just Treats (S1809) is available. The stamp set can be yours for $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in qualifying Close To My Heart products (and you qualify for additional sets at $5 for each $50 you spend). Alternatively it is available at $17.95.

Tombow® Permanent Adhesive Refill

Finally, you may remember that on Monday, August 13, 2018 I told you that CTMH was currently out of stock of the Tombow® Permanent Adhesive Refill (Z3327) and the supplier was unable to provide more refills until mid-September. Additional stock of the Tombow® Adhesive Refills (Z3327) has been received, so this item is once again available for order. Effective immediately, with this item back in stock, the Tombow® Permanent Adhesive (Z3326) and the Duck® Easy Stick™ Adhesive Pack (Z3033) will return to their regular retail prices.

The Shop Now button will take you to my Consultant website where you can see the other products that were introduced, read full products descriptions and place orders.


If you have any product questions, do not hesitate to use the Contact Form to the right. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Thanks for visiting today.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Important Things Workshop

The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop was introduced on September 15 and is valid until Demember 31, 2018.


The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop is meant to help you highlight the unique things that are important to you. The workshop shares how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album. Be sure to download the Workshop Instructions when you visit the Important Things Promotion Page of my Consultant Website.

The Important Things Bundle (CC9900)

The base kit (pictured above), includes the following:
  • 2 – Hello Pumpkin bulk paper sheets
  • 2 – Lagoon cardstock sheets
  • 1 – Candy Apple cardstock sheet
  • 1 – Black cardstock sheet
  • 4 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
  • 2 – 3" × 4" Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
  • 2 – 4" × 6" Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
  • 2 – 3" × 4" Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™
  • 2 – 4" × 6" Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™
  • 5 – 6" × 8" Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™

The base kits provides the basic materials you’ll need, but you’ll need a few additional items to complete the project as shown in the Workshop Guide. If you don’t have these items already, add them to your order to have a complete album:

Some additional options products needed if you want to complete the album exactly as shown in the Guide:

When following the Workshop Guide, here are the album pages you will create:

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The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop is available until December 31, 2018, but only while supplies last. Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Holiday Expressions - Focus on Australasian Stamp Sets

There are some stamp sets that are available, but are not pictured in Holiday Expressions. They are stamp sets that are most likely to be of interest to those in Australia and/or New Zealand, but could definitely be of interest to those who have family/friends there or who have been lucky enough to have traveled there. Close To My Heart was introduced to theses countries a few, maybe four, years ago, but those with family in or who have travel to Australia and/or New Zealand may like these stamp sets too. And who doesn't love Koalas?


Holiday Expressions may be viewed at my Consultant website or you can download a printable PDF (links open in a new tab). If you would like a list of items in HE, the Product Index (in PDF format) may be helpful; I use mine for a wish list and as a way to track purchases. CTMH also produced a PDF of Recipes which lists the products used (and Cricut® shapes, if applicable) to create the samples found in the book. Holiday Expressions is valid until December 31, 2018.

You can always search my Consultant Website for Australia and/or New Zealand to see what stamp sets are currently available. Many of the stamp sets below appear if you search for either country, but there are a couple of stamps that only found when searching for one or the other country. The stamp sets are also found when you search for International. Since we are featuring Australia and New Zealand, I also include information about the Cricut® Hello AU/NZ Digital Collection.

Aussie Greetings (A1211)
Landmarks (B1601)
Koala Adventures (B1617)
Happy Christmas (B1621)
Aussie Christmas (B1643)
Kia Ora (C1698)
Nights of Lights (C1724)
Fair Dinkum Christmas (C1728)
Mini Australia Day (M1204)
Anzac Day (C1707)
Mini Waitangi Day (M1203)
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Cricut® Hello AU/NZ Digital Collection (no cartridge) (Z3392)
images from Cricut® Hello AU/NZ Digital Collection (Z3392)

By the way, I recognize some of these stamps from Seasonal Expressions 2 and I thought they were meant to retire on August 31. If you really like some of these stamps, especially those that are not holiday-themed, please order sooner rather than later so you are not disappointed.

The Shop Now button will take you to my Consultant website where you can see the other products that were introduced, read full products descriptions and place orders.


If you have any product questions, do not hesitate to email me. You will also find me on Facebook at Brenda's Paper Crafts. Thanks for visiting today.