Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Close To My Heart SALE in November

During this month, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers.


You can save 40% off  bundles of coordinating Fundamentals products ! The bundle contains 20 sheets of paper, a package of complements with stickers and diecuts, and rolls of 9-12 yards of ribbon. 

Or buy each item individually at 30% off.  GREAT value! FUN Christmas gift to put on Santa's list.



When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, hostesses will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice—that’s up to a value of $37.85.

Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit, totally free!

If you would like to host a Gathering or become a CTMH Consultant, please reach out to me via email. 


And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Punny Pals - October Promotion

This month we have a special card kit called Share A Smile, that comes with Instruction Guide for making 32 little cards you can use as ‘Just because’ cards to brighten someone’s day!


The full kit contains the dies that cut out the adorable animal shapes along with 32 mini card bases/envelopes, 8 full sheets of colour cardstock, 1 sheet of gold glitter cardstock and Instruction guide. $51.25 (instead of $61.25)
Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) $51.25 


The stamp set, called Punny Pals, is sold seperately. CTMH donates $7 USD from the sale of each Punny Pals set to to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. #ctmhofficial #operationsmile

The stamp set is available until the end of July 2018 but the co-ordinating thin cuts are a special offer for October 2017 only.  These little guys are soooo cute !
Punny Pals stamp set (D1751) $23 

You can also order items from the kit separately. 

The set of diecuts costs $37.
Share a Smile set of die cuts (CC1430) $37

 Package of extra mini cards/envelopes costs $12.75.
Card bases and envelopes - mini 3"x3" (CC1343) $12.75


Be sure to contact me and order yours today so you don’t miss out.

And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.


à bientôt,
Dominique

Friday, 29 September 2017

Aurevoir Cricut cartridges

Provo Craft has decided to discontinue production of physical Cricut cartridges.
Effective immediately, all CTMH Cricut collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.  Now is the time to stock up on Flower Market, Artistry and Artbooking collections.


Over the last year, CTMH has been taking steps to make the transition easier by introducing digital-only collections, and by introducing a Cricut Explore Air 2 hostess bundle. This has been to help encourage us to upgrade our machines in anticipation of this new digital decision. In fact, you may have even noticed that CTMH has started to include image numbers in artwork recipes. This helps make creating easier for us as we learn to use digital cartridges within Design Space.


Tutorial videos are in the works! These videos are being created to help us learn how to navigate Design Space on newer Cricut machines. Perfect timing.

Close To My Heart has been able to secure enough inventory of the You Are Here collection to last through the duration of our Annual Inspirations 2017–18 Idea Book. Yay! 


And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Méga Scrapbooking Crop Ottawa - September 16

On Saturday September 16th come crop til you drop from 10AM to 11pm ! This bilingual event is open to all crafters!

Day Includes / la Journée Inclus
• BIG 8 feet of cropping space / 8 pieds d'espace de travail
• Free Goodie Bag / sac-cadeau gratuit
• 13 hours to focus on your crafting / 13 heures de crop
• Shopping (Close To My Heart) / Magasinage (des fournitures seront disponible)
• Free Wi-Fi / WiFi gratuit
• Free parking and easy access - no stairs. / Sationnement gratuit et facile d'accès - aucun escalier
• Fun and laughter / du plaisir autant que vous en voulez!!!

TABLES
SOLO 8ft table: $40 / $40 seule à une table de 8 pieds
OR
DUO: $50 Share 8ft table with a friend ($25 each) / Partager la table (25 $ chacune)

REGISTRATION / INSCRIPTION
Return the registration form with your payment to guarantee your spot. Space is limited. Sorry, no refunds, however your spot can be transferred to a friend - just let us know

Optional / Supplémentaire
Workshops / Ateliers
$10 Two cheerful Birthday Cards / Deux cartes d'anniversaires
$15 Double Layout / Deux pages de scrapbooking 
 


PAYMENT OPTIONS / PAIEMENT
• E-transfer payment / transfert bancaire
• Cash / Comptant

For more information or to obtain the registration form contact Dominique at dominique.fun2cre8@gmail.com


And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Thursday, 24 August 2017

August Special when you Join my Close To My Heart Team

Come have fun with me !

When you sign up as a new Consultant with Close To My Heart during August, you can earn your choice of these rewards when you submit $350 CAD in comissionable sales by September 30
1. a FREE Cricut® collection, or
2. a FREE alphabet die & stamp bundle, or
3. an additional $126 CAD in Select Product Credit!

Of course you also get you get:
• A New Consultant Kit with essential supplies for only $95 CAD (worth over $250)
• $60 CAD in Select Product Credit to spend on additional supplies
• The chance to earn fantastic Straight To The Top start-up rewards
CONSULTANT KIT
(worth over $250)


Option #1
FREE Cricut collection of your choice
Includes 700 images, three stamp sets that coordinate with shapes on the cartridge, and one 20-sheet cardstock combo pack. Choose between Physical cartridge or Digital code to access online.

CRICUT COLLECTIONS

Option #2 
FREE Alphabet die & In the Background Stamp (CC1309) (retail $107)
The stamp set is designed to provide patterns and textures for the letters that you cut out of cardstock using the Block Alphabet Thin Cuts. Using these two items together makes it easy to create your own customized, patterned letters!
Alphabet dies & Background stamp bundle 


Option #3 
Shopping Spree of $126 in Close To My Heart SPC reward  (CC1310)
Full list here and here

If you choose to receive $126 CAD in SPC, she can use it to purchase any SPC-eligible items, including:
  • Stamp Sets (excluding Stamp of the Month sets)
  • Clear Blocks
  • Ink Pads
  • Mini Pigment Ink Pad 
  • Re-inkers
  • ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
  • Complements
  • Paper packs
  • Fundamentals papers
  • Cardstock Packs (excluding Kraft and Watercolor)
  • Picture My Life cards
  • Workshops Your Way Kits
  • Cut Above Layout Kits
  • Cut Above Card Kits



And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Cross Canada Blog Hop - August

Welcome to the Canadian hop featuring artwork created from Close To My Heart products found in the new 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations catalogue. To purchase any of the items seen in this blog hop, contact your local consultant to place an order.

If you came from Colleen's blog then you are in the right place! 

I decided to showcase one of the newest French stamps and both of the Golden Moments Cut Above kits which are perfect if you need a card or gift tag for an upcoming special occasion. 

These kits come with everything you need to add that special touch - just choose your own adhesive and ink. Stamp an appropriate sentiment for the occasion and voilà you're ready to go!

Here is a quick card for a baby shower, wedding shower, wedding, anniversary, or graduation.  As you can see, you can place the card horizontally or vertically. I used 3 D foam tape to pop up the banner. 

étampe français Carte Je pense à toi CTMH Thinking of you Carte Je pense à toi étampe français CTMH French card Close To My Heart gold pink
Golden Moments Card - horizontal
étampe français Carte Je pense à toi CTMH Thinking of you Carte Je pense à toi étampe français CTMH French card Close To My Heart gold pink
Golden Moments Card - vertical


The Golden Moments Cut Above Card kit includes materials to make 10 cards, including the pink and gold foil card bases, envelopes, and die-cuts with gold foil edge.


Here is a gift tag. The gold foil background is so elegant. 

CTMH Close To My Heart gold tag français étampe Meilleurs voeux doré
Tag

The Golden Moments Cut Above Tag kit includes materials to make 10 gift tags, including tags, die-cuts and white twine.

For the cards and the tag I used the French stamp Avec Amour C1700. It has 14 sentiments perfect for every occasion. Everyone needs to get this stamp set, it is so versatile.
CTMH Close To My Heart étampe français Avec Amour C1700
 Avec Amour
Close To My Heart (
C1700)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sheena's blog HERE.  Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Projects inspired from the New Products from the New Holiday Expressions Catalog. So mark September 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's blog here, she has the complete blog list from East to West across Canada.


And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Thursday, 3 August 2017

August Stamp of the Month - Promotion


Each month, CTMH releases a special stamp set available for that month only. You can purchase the (Stamp of the Month) SOTM for only $6 when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. Alternatively you may order one or more of this stamp for $23.

The August 2017 Stamp of the Month is called School Year. It has 9 stamps perfect for those first and last day of school layouts. 


Here are some projects using the stamp and paper from Jack collection.


And another layout...


And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

New Close To My Heart catalogue

It's here !!

2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea BookThis is more than a catalogue, it is a book filled with project ideas and fun creative inspiration.Unlike most catalogues, you'll also find creative tips and techniques, full-colour artwork with recipes available online, project kits, and spotlights of online video projects. It truly is an "idea" book that will inspire all papercrafters and stampers in their creative endeavours.

This year's Idea Book has the scrapbooking, cardmaking, and stamping products you need and love.
Versatile paper collections, 40 colours of ink pads/reinkers, dual-toned cardstock (bringing it to 80 colours), sheets of gold and silver foil paper in 12x12, as well as vellum paper and glitter papers in 12x12.  A new Cricut cartridge with over 700 images, die cuts with matching stamps, alcohol markers in 24 colours. There are pretty embellishments like pearls as well as spools of ribbons and shimmer tapes.

There's a lot to see. These products are available until July 31, 2018. .

New products are now available in my online store! You can now VIEW the full catalogue and SHOP the new products!
https://dominique.closetomyheart.ca/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx
Click HERE to see new Catalogue


And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Stampaganza

Time is running out on Stampaganza !!

Purchase any 2 stamp sets from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue or the Seasonal Expression catalogue from Close to My Heart and receive one set FREE of equal or lesser value. 


This year, CTMH has also brought back some popular retired sets that are included in this sale. Check them out...

These monthly word puzzle are $23 each, order just your favourites or get the whole set for a special Stampaganza price of $184! 

Contact me to place your order dominique.fun2cre8@gmail.com


And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Free album when you join CTMH


Join my CTMH team ! During the month of June, you not only do you get the New Consultant Kit plus $60 in Select Product Credit for getting additional creative supplies. But you also get a FREE album.

You choose the style - postbound or D ring, and you choose from 9 colours.  It sells for $38.25 but it is free in June to those who join CTMH. So for only $95 you get over $275 worth in products.


And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Friday, 2 June 2017

Photo album BOGO sale

In June, buy a scrapbook album and get a second ½-off!
These albums are an ideal place to preserve your memories and protect them from the elements.

This month only, when you buy one album at $38.25, you can get a second one ½-off—that’s a savings of $19.12! Choose from our D-ring and post-bound styles, both of which come in a selection of 9 colours!


*Offer available 1 June–30 June 2017 while supplies last. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.

Z5203 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Navy
Z5303  My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Navy
Z5204 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Teal
Z5304  My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Teal
Z5205 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Red
Z5305  My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Red
Z5207  My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Sea Glass
Z5307  My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Sea Glass
Z5208 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Pink
 Z5308  My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Pink
Z5200  My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Black
Z5300 M y Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Black (Sold out)
Z5201 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Grey
Z5301  My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Grey
Z5202 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—Brown
Z5302  My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—Brown
Z5206 My Legacy™ D-ring Album—White
Z5306  My Legacy™ Post-bound Album—White

Get an album FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party!

And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Thursday, 1 June 2017

24 hour Flash Sale

Close To My Heart has a 24 hour flash sale begining June 1st at 5:00 pm and ending same time on Friday..

It features a 30% discount on selected products and product bundles.

Go to www.dominique.closetomyheart.ca  and find the list under Shop.

As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items. All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last



And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

June Stamp of the Month - Promotion

Each month, CTMH releases a special stamp set available for that month only. You can purchase the (Stamp of the Month) SOTM for only $6 when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. Alternatively you may order one or more of this stamp for $23.

The June 2017 Stamp of the Month is called Hello Foxy.  It has 11 stamps - so cute !!  



Here are two cards made with the stamp set.



Shop on my online store at www.dominique.closetomyheart.ca

And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Friday, 5 May 2017

National Scrapbook Day - May 6

The Month of May is National Scrapbook Month - and the first Saturday is always National Scrapbook day.

Come shop on #NationalScrapbookDay!

7 scrapbook vendors all under one roof.

Scrapbooking and papercrafting products, mixed media, card-making, colouring, embellishments and organization solutions. Come check out what's new and the sales.

Saturday May 6, from 11am to 4pm / de 11am à 16h
FREE Admittance / Entrée GRATUITE
FREE Parking / Stationnement GRATUIT

ClassZone: (Prepay to register)
10:30-noon: Make 2 interactive cards with hidden messages for Mothers Day and Birthday $15
1:30-3:30pm Make a double layout with Interactive pages allow you to put 17 photos or journalling wells $25
4-5:30pm: Make a one page mix-media layout using overlays, spritzes, texture paste and other tehniques $15

Invite your friends ! Join us - More info or to prepay for classes email dominique.fun2cre8@gmail.com

I am one of the confirmed vendors
CLOSE TO MY HEART (CTMH) Fun2cre8 with Dominiquewww.dominique.ctmh.com



https://www.facebook.com/events/1770741066588214/


And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Cross Canada Blog Hop - April

Bonjour

In this month's Cross-Canada blog hop, we are sharing projects using the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers that Close To My Heart sells. There are 24 colours available, plus a blending marker.

If you've arrived from Carol-Anne's blog then you are in the right place!

Colouring is so much fun and the Shin Han markers are so vibrant and perfect for colouring in the clothes and hair of this cute little girl and boy from the School Kids stamp and matching thincuts. To make the girl's hair a strawberry blond colour, I used the Golden Yellow and the Marigold markers.

School Kids bundle 
(CC1222).


I had fun making several thank you cards for teachers.

I couldn't figure out what colour combo to use for the school. Which combo do you prefer?


The card front uses the woodgrain paper from Rustic Home Fundamentals cut to look like the gate of a fence. The sign is white daisy ink stamped on black cardstock.



We have such an amazing group of talented consultants participating all across Canada. Please continue on to Caroline's blog and see what she has prepared for you. Before you do, please leave a comment on this post, as we love to get feedback from our viewers...

To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order. There is also a Roll-Up to hold all the markers - so practical.

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's blog as she has the complete list of participants.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Sunday, 2 April 2017

April Stamp of the Month - Promotion

Each month, CTMH releases a special stamp set available for that month only. You can purchase the (Stamp of the Month) SOTM for only $6 when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. Alternatively you may order one or more of this stamp for $23.

The April 2017 Stamp of the Month is called Flock Together. It has 11 stamps with the cutest partridges ! 


Here is a layout using the cute stamp set

Here is a pretty card using the sentimetn from the stamp set



And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,
Dominique

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Last call - thin cut sale 25%off

Going, Going, Gone! 
March 31st is the last day to get all Thin Cuts 25% off!
Contact me or visit my website to put in an order. You won't want to miss out on this awesome deal! My website is www.dominique.ctmh.com 


You can see them here




à bientôt,
Dominique

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Étampes en français

Close To My Heart vend une dizaine d'étampes en français. 
Ici j'ai utilisé 2 ensembles avec de l'encre noire sur de l'aquarelle. Dans la collection d'aquarelle, CTMH vend un ensemble de pinceaux, une palette d'aquarelle, trois pinceaux à recharge d'eau, ainsi que du papierpour aquarelle 12x12 qui est lisse et donne un beau fini lorsqu'on étampe dessus.
Watercolour, French card, love, Close To My Heart
Aquarelle avec étampe en français de CTMH Happy Heart  (A1192F)  $9


For this first card I applied a wet wash on the paper first before painting the colours from light to dark pink to give an ombré effect. Once the watercolour paint was dry, I stamped the sentiment and hearts from the Happy Heart - French stamp set (A1192F). This stamp costs only $9 - quelle aubaine !
Happy Heart - French stamp set (A1192F)
Happy Heart - French stamp set (A1192F)  $9
Supplies:
Card base and envelope: Daisy White X254
Mat: black cardstock: 1386
watercolour paper: Z3146
watercolour paints: Z3132
watercolour brush: medium flat Z3226
stamp set: Happy Heart - French stamp set  A1192F


For the following two cards I used the Happy to Be Friends - French stamp set (C1605F).  It is so versatile with sentiments that can be used for all sorts of occasions. This is a MUST have in everyone's stash.
 Happy to Be Friends - French stamp set (C1605F)  $17.75 

For this pastel card, I did a wet wash on the paper first close to the paper's edge, then chose colours similar in muted intensity. I let the paint stripes overlap a bit and blend into one another making for a smoother transition.  Once the paint was dry I ripped the edges all around pulling paper towards me to reveal the core.
Aquarelle avec étampe en français de CTMH
 Happy to Be Friends (C1605F)  $17.75 
For the rainbow card, I painted stripes directly onto the dry paper, no blending, going for bold vibrant colour contrast. I also painted the same colour stripes on the silver shimmer trim. Once the paint was dry, I stamped the Bonjour in black ink.

watercolour rainbow card CTMH French stamp
Arc-en-ciel en aquarelle avec étampe en français de CTMH
 Happy to Be Friends (C1605F)  $17.75 
Supplies:
Card base and envelope: Daisy White X254
Mat: black cardstock: 1386
watercolour paper: Z3146
watercolour paints: Z3132
watercolour brush: medium flat Z3226
shimmer trim: silver Z1799
stamp set: Happy to Be Friends C1605F



à bientôt,
Dominique