Friday, December 31, 2010


January Workshop- Magic Layout!

Come try something new! See what our workshops are all about for just $5.00!

Each month we do a featured workshop using a specific Close To My Heart paper pack, accessory and stamp set. We typically build six pages (3 layouts) in one evening from start to finish.

This month we will be doing one layout (two pages) from the new interactive how-to program Magic. It features using button slides to add more pictures to your pages without cluttering them up!

The January Promotion from CTMH is to purchase the Wings Workshop Kit and get a discount on the new stamp sets featured in the Wings Brochure (can be viewed by clicking here). You can also qualify for the January Stamp Of The Month by purchasing the kit and any four different items in the brochure. In order for you to be able to take advantage of this amazing promotion, we will be ordering the Wings workshop kit in January and doing the workshop in February. By pre-ordering your supplies each month it allows you to be able to take advantage of more of the promotions that CTMH has to offer!

In order to promote this we encourage you to come out and try our workshops for a first time, or bring a friend! If you are new or bring someone new we will give you a gift! You (and your friend) will go home with a beautiful interactive layout and it will only cost $5.00!

For more information please phone 403-938-7498 or email
To view the inspirations brochure and the January promotion go to our website:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Magnificant Magnifique!

This months workshop is one you are sure to want to attend!


Wednesday November 3 - 7pm
Monday November 22- 7pm

*also you can call in advance and do a workshop at any of our open crops! see website calender for dates and times!

Basic: $47.64
includes: paper pack, stamp set, guide, stickers and chocolate accents

Best: $55.72
also includes: sparkles and tabs


Basic: $41.00

includes: paper pack, stamp set, guide and chocolate accents

Best: $45.04
also includes: sparkles

*options are also available without stamp set at a discounted rate

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Retreat

November 26-28 we will be having our second annual Fall Retreat at the beautiful Stoneridge Mountain Resort in Canmore!

The Hot Tub and Heated Outdoor pool will be open so remember your swimsuit!


Deposit: $50.00 payable to Deborah Baldock for conference room rental

Room Rate:

single king bedroom with pullout couch $127 plus taxes per night

-two king bedrooms, two bathrooms, pullout couch option available as well.

All rooms have FULL KITCHENS. No food is allowed in the conference room and drinks have to be in sealed containers.

Album Class:

If you are interested in completing a full album with Deborah over the weekend let us know! It is $200.00 and includes all the supplies to make an entire album in one weekend including a new faux leather album in your choice of color! If you have registered for the album class please let Deborah know what color album you would like by November 2nd.

Please RSVP for the retreat by November 2nd! although if you don't register prior to this date you can still come, we just cannot guarantee the room rate.

Phone: 403-938-7498


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Calender Club - Starts Oct 22

Starting Oct 22 we will be building another fabulous annual calender!

For just $75.00 you get all the supplies to make a one of a kind, hand-made calender to enjoy for an entire year or give as an amazing heartfelt gift.

We will meet every other Friday form 7-10 starting Oct. 22. Space is still available, phone 403-938-7498 or email to sign-up.

Here is a sneak peak at January, February and March pages:

Sunday, September 26, 2010


October 6th at 7 pm


Basic: 41.00

paper pack, guide, stamp set and accent

Basic Without Stamp: 24.54

Best: 46.72

also includes prisma glitter

Best Without Stamp: 30.26


October 12: Strathmore 7pm

October 21: Nanton 7pm

October 25: Okotoks 7pm


Basic: 47.64

includes paper pack, stamp set, guide, accent and stickease

Basic Without stamp set: 31.18

Best: 60.00

also includes prisma glitter and level two hooligans assortment

Best Without stampset: 43.54

Monday, September 20, 2010

Creative Stitches Show

Join us this Friday and Saturday at the Calgary BMO Center for a fun-filled weekend full of amazing things!

This event is one HUGE craft show/sale with quilting, sewing and of course.... Scrapbooking!

We will have a Close To My Heart booth set up as part of the Scrapbook Carnival.

Visit for more details! (or click the picture above for just scrapbooking information)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Technique Classes

Starting Wednesday Technique Classes will be back in full force!

Technique Classes are $5.00 or FREE with $30 order or purchase!

All Supplies Included to make a sample of the technique, and a card using the technique and instructions!

This months techniques are as follows:

Sponge StampingWednesday September 15
Monday September 20

Featuring the September Stamp Of The Month : Thriller

Waterfall Card

Wednesday Sept 29
Monday October 4

Featuring a technique from the new how to book : Magic


Monday, August 30, 2010

September Workshops


Card Workshop:
Okotoks: Sept. 8

Scrapbook Workshop:
Strathmore: Sept. 13
Nanton: Sept. 22
Okotoks: Sept. 27

Basic Kit: $47.64
paper pack
workshop guide
shimmer brads
my stickease
Exclusive Stamp Set

Basic Kit without stamp set: $31.18

Best Kit: $58.32
everything from basic kit
opaques- mocha
foundry flourishes

Best Kit without Stamp set: $41.86

**note: card workshop does not come with my stickease (subtract $6.64 from prices) or foundry flourishes (at best option subtract $13.28)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Beach Album

For this beach album I used a 3-ring binder and turned it vertically. Then I used our new Magnifique kit which has awesome blues on the back side of the patterned paper.

The kids were so cute that day, playing in the water, sand and at the playground. On this page I added a 4x6 flip flap and used the rub-ons and sparkles to accent the paper and make a flap with hidden journalling beneath the picture. For the tab, I used one of the tiny tabs and took the basketball looking sticker off it the end and replaced it with one of the flower stickers from the Magnifique kit.

I had left over top coats from the you rock kit which worked perfectly to complement the papers and the theme for this album.

I also used some top coats- frames over some of the pictures and more rub-ons and our new pearl opaques and colored sparkles.

Nathan was so cute, playing in the sand, he would put his face right into it and everything!

Overall, I was so happy with how this album turned out, and it didn't require a lot of supplies.

Magnifique Paper Pack
Magniqfique Stickers
Opaques Pearls
Blue/Green Sparkles
Top Coats- Rockin'
4x6 Flip Flaps
Tiny Tabs
Top Coats- Framed In
Rub-Ons - Primavera

visit our website for more details on any of the products you have seen here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Directions to Okotoks- Scrapbooking Open House

This Weekend is our Fall/Winter Open House!

We are located at 47 Suntree Lane, Okotoks

coming from South Okotoks:
-go North on Northridge Drive
-turn Right at Milligan Drive
-turn Left at Robinson Drive (First Left)
-turn Left on Suntree Lane (First Left)

Coming from Calgary:
-Exit off Highway 2 onto Highway 2A
-turn Left onto Milligan Drive (second set of lights)
-turn Left at Robinson Drive (first left)
-turn Left onto Suntree Lane (first left)


View Larger Map

Please phone 403-938-7498 for more information!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Okotoks Teen Scrapbook Club

This fall we are looking forward to starting a new teen workshop club.

It will run every two weeks starting September 16th for six sessions from 7:00pm - 8:30pm each time.

Dates are as follows:
Sept 16
Sept 30
Oct 14
Oct 28
Nov 11
Nov 25

During the six classes we will build three amazing pieces of artwork including a memory keep box, a mini album and a wall hanging. (the wall hanging is shown above)

The club is $90.00 for the six classes or $15 per class but each teen must commit to all six classes.

We accept anyone over the age of ten! Space is limited to six girls, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Phone 403-938-7498 or email for more information or to sign up!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

National Stamping Month Promotion

Three is an amazing number! And during National Stamping month (Aug15-Sept 31) you can get THREE for FREE! This beautiful mini album kits comes with everything you need to make not one, not two, but THREE adorable mini albums including inks, stamp set and a guide. Each album features a different color!

There are not three but FIVE ways you can get your hands on this amazing offer (while supplies last).

1. Buy the Triple Play kit for $34.95.

2. Purchase $30 in My Acrylix® stamps and get the Triple Play
kit for just $15.

3. Spend $47 on My Acrylix stamps and get Triple Play for only $5!

4. Host a Gathering with sales of $350 or more and get
Triple Play FREE!

5. Join Close To My Heart as a Consultant between Sept 1-30 and get the kit FREE!

National Stamping Month is always fun, but this year you’ll get three times the excitement with Triple Play.

Contact us by emailing or by phoning 403-938-7498 or shop online from the comfort of your home by clicking HERE

Friday, August 13, 2010


We invite you all to join us at our

Saturday Aug 28 1-4pm
Sunday Sept 12 1-4pm

We will have loads of scrapbooking, stamping and card making supplies on sale!

Workshop Kits
Paper Packs
Stamp Sets
and much more!

With every purchase you will have the opportunity to spin to win
discounts off your order or
great prizes like workshop kits, stamp sets and more!

and get entered to win a Scrapbook Kit


guess how many stamp sets we own to win NEW stamp sets.

If someone guesses exactly correct they will win ONE OF EACH of the new Stamps Of the Month from the new Fall/Winter Idea Book

The closest guess will get a new stamp set from the Fall/Winter Idea book and an ink pad!

We hope to see you here!

Deborah Baldock and Rachel Skow
47 Suntree Lane, Okotoks

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Video Of The Week: Happy Birthday

Today marks the fourth anniversary of Deborah joining the Close To My Heart family! In her honor I found this cute video!

Congrats Mom!

Monday, August 9, 2010

CONTEST- stamp sets

I know you all love our amazing acrylic stamp sets as much as we do. They are so easy to use, clean up with ease and store so simply and beautifully in our my acrylic organizers. We have been collecting these wonderful stamp sets for five years now and just recently re-organized and inventoried all of them.

We have also copied each of the stamp sets and created a stamp album where we have categorically arranged them, then they are on the shelves in numerical order for quick and grabbing.

My challenge to you: guess how many stamp sets we have????

Send your guess to or bring it with you to one of our two open house dates, Aug 28 1-4pm or Sept 12 1-4pm. Contest closes September 12 at 4pm and we will announce the winner along with our other open house winners that week!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

5 days left!

I know many of you have taken advantage of our amazing $2 $4 $6 for 8 sale on our website, for those of you who have not please go have a look, there are some AMAZING deals.

Stickease : $2.00
Level 1 paper packs: $4.00
Level 2 paper packs: $6.00

There are so many level one packs left, I thought I would share some really cool things you can do with them.

Each level one kit includes four pre-printed layouts, 2 extra cardstock pieces, 2 extra patterned paper pieces and two sticker sheets including alphabets! click here for a picture of the contents of a level one pack!

1. Use as is, they are beautiful, coordinated and easy!
2. Give as a gift to a new scrapbooker... they are only $4.00
3. Use in an album for a gift that needs to get done ASAP and time is running out.
4. Use as bases for your scrapbook pages, but elaborate and embellish as much as you want.
5. cut bases into 6x6 squares and use for flip calendar or mini album. the calendar below was made with one level one kit, a flip album, one accessory pack and some extra ribbon.

a. Cover
b. One of the pages
c. Calendar insert

please comment on the post if you have a creative way you have used a level 1 kit!