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)


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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!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

$2-$4-$6 for 8 SALE


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Happy August

I hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend to kick off the start of August. August is such a wonderful month...

... and here's a silly little poem I found to celebrate it!

Turning On The Heat

It seems kind of odd to me
When you have to start
Turning on the heat in August
In the middle of the summer

Is it just a cold snap
Or a precurser of things to come
It just seems so odd to me
Turning on the heat in August

Jerry Abrahamson

This poem reminded me of the fact that I keep thinking I need to take off my snow tires, but haven't had the time, and by the time I get to it, I will just need to put them on again. I can only hope that the rest of the summer is as nice as the rest of it has been, I still have so much more I want to do.

Here is my August calender page for this year!

It was created using the
passages workshop kit along with the new August stamp set (C1418) and some other random accessories I had laying around the room. The layout is the right hand side form one of the new patterns in MAGIC, a new interactive scrapbook pattern book that will be available September 1st. I am going to put pictures on it as soon as I take some this month!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Workshop: Passages

Join us in August for the fabulous Passages workshop and create three layouts in one evening.

Featuring a timeless color combination of brown, red and green, these layouts are sure to appeal to any memory worth preserving. The featured level three artwork is shown above and includes stamping from an exclusive stamp set available only in the workshop kit until Aug 31st only! Below are the additional two level two layouts we will be creating using the additional accessories and my stickease stickers!

Dates are as follows:

Strathmore (Hope Church 630pm): Aug 10

Okotoks: Aug 19 at 7pm

Nanton (United Church 7pm): Aug 25

... and make sure to check out our SALE starting Aug 4 (see post below)