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

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Cross-Canada Blog Hop for March

Bonjour / Hola / Hello,
Welcome to this month's Cross-Canada blog hop, featuring the 9 stamp sets that are available in French, Spanish and English. When you flip through the catalogues those stamps are identified with a World globe icon.

If you've arrived from Caroline's blog Caroline's Creations then you are in the right place!

I love that Close To My Heart now sells stamps in FRENCH !! Oui, oui, c'est vrai !

I chose to make two cards using the Finding the Words - French stamp set (D1646F). It has a whopping 34 words and images. And I chose the cheerful paper from Some Kinda Wonderful.
Finding the Words - French  (D1646F)

The first card I made is a BFF (Best Friends Forever) card because these little girls are soooo darling. They were easy to cut using the School Kids thincuts which come with a coordinating stamp set. The bundle is on sale this month 25% off. Oui c'est vrai !

Tip:
When colouring with alcohol markers, stamp your images using Memento ink so the black doesn't bleed.
BFF Card Best Friends Forever Girls français carte www.fun2cre8.blogspot.ca

School Kids stamp and thincuts 

The second card for this hop I made is a birthday card - Bonne Fête. the word fête is so cute and small that I stamped it several times across the pink band.

Tip: 
You can use the Shin Han alcohol markers to colour in the sequins too. The camera doesn't pick it up but they are now hot pink on both cards. A girl can never have enough pink or shimmery sequins right?

Pink French Birthday Card carte anniversaire français www.fun2cre8.blogspot.ca


Supplies both cards
Card base and envelope: White Daisy (X254)
Stamp: Finding the Words - French stamp set (D1646F).
Pattern paper: Some Kinda Wonderful
Cardstock: White Daisy  (1385)
Sequins: Silver coloured in (Z2013)
BFF card
Thincuts:  School Kids 
Ink:  Memento black (Z899)
Markers: various colours of the Shin Han 
Shimmer trim: Green (Z3087)
Birthday card
Ink: Raspberry (Z2812)


We have such an amazing group of talented ladies participating in this blog hop from all across Canada and they sure would love to hear from you, so before hopping onto the next person, take a moment and leave a comment about what you loved.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Diana's blog Farmer Di Stamps. If you get lost along the way or if you would like to start at the beginning and hop from East Coast to West Coast, you can head to Michelle's blog as she has the complete list of participants.

To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order. Here are images of all the French stamps available until July 31 2017.
à bientôt,
Dominique

March Cross-Canada blog hop

Today's GUEST BLOGGER is Charlene Weiss Colgan from Welland Ontario.
Bonjour / Hola / Hello
Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring our stamp sets that are available in French, Spanish and English. When you flip through the catalogue those stamps are identified with a World globe. If you've arrived from Krista's Simply Creating blog then you are in the right place!

We have an amazing group of talented ladies all across Canada, and they sure would love to hear from you, so before hopping onto the next person, take a moment and leave a comment about what you loved.

I made this fun balloon card for someone's promotion. I used thHappy for You - French (C1660F) stamp set ($17.75) which is perfect for celebrating a variety of life's milestones.

I stamped and fussy cut the balloons. I used the CTMH piercing tool along the edges of the White Daisy cardstock piece.
CTMH carte Félicitations promotion ballons Congratulations card balloons 
CTMH carte Félicitations promotion ballons Congratulations card balloons

This card was created with the following products:
-Dreamin’ Big paper pack
-Cardstock in Goldrush, Juniper, Glacier and White Daisy
-White Shimmer Trim
-Sugar Rush Dots
-Inks in Goldrush, Glacier, Juniper, Poppy, Whisper, and Black
-Happy for You (French) stamp set
Close to my Heart French stamp C1660F Happy for You
Happy for You French stamp (C1660F) $17.75 CDN

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. 

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brae's blog The Brae-er.
If you get lost along the way, or would like to start at the beginning of the hop and continue from East Coast to West Coast, you can you can head to Michelle's blog HERE. as she has the complete blog list.
FROM guest blogger Charlene Weiss Colgan 

To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order. Here are images of all the French stamps available until July 31 2017.





Friday, 3 March 2017

Wedding guest sign-in book


Close To My Heart consultant Karen Pedersen shares a beautiful wedding guest sign-in book that she created using the Hello Lovely paper packet and other supplies. 

Watch the video to learn some tips for making your own sign-in book that will become a treasured keepsake for years to come.







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

à bientôt,
Dominique

Thursday, 2 March 2017

March 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 March 2017 Stamp of the Month is called Tea-rrific  It has 11 stamps perfect for bridal and baby showers and Mother's Day.

Here is a just cause friendship card.  



Here is a Mother's Day card.




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

à bientôt,
Dominique

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

March promotion - 25% off diecuts

In March, you can get the ThinCuts metal die cuts at 25%-off !

I hate fussy cutting - and now I don't have to with these thin metal dies that cut the shapes quickly and easily. The dies work with your favorite die-cutting machine (Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc).



WORDS
 Happy (Z3258, $17.75, $13.31)

 Love (Z3257, $14, $10.50)

 Hello & Thanks (Z3259, $15.25, $11.44)

 Celebrate (Z3256, $17.75, $13.31)

 XOXO (Z3305, $14, $10.50)

 


THIN CUT IMAGES

 Hearts (Z3260, $19, $14.25) 

 Stars (Z3261, $19, $14.25)

 Basic Hearts (Z3317, $16.50, $12.38)

 Basic Circles (Z3318, $16.50, $12.38)



STAMP and THIN CUT BUNDLE

Hello Lovely stamp + thin cuts Bundle (Z3301, $37, $27.75)

Sugar Rush stamp + thin cuts Bundle (Z3300, $30.75, $23.06)

Dreamin’ Big stamp + thin cuts Bundle (Z3303, $30.75, $23.06)

Some Kinda Wonderful  stamp + thin cuts Bundle (Z3302, $30.75, $23.06)

Swirly Seashells stamp + thin cuts (CC1219, $41, $30.75)

Sweet Birthday stamp + thin cuts (CC1220, $24.25, $18.19)

Wreath stamp + thin cuts (CC1221, $21.75, $16.31)



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

à bientôt,
Dominique


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Reminder - February SOTM special

February is a short month, so only a few more days to get this special stamp set.

You can purchase the for only $6 when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. Or alternatively you can buy it outright for $23.

The February 2017 Stamp of the Month is called Easter Bunny. It has 12 stamps perfect for Easter.


Here are some cute cards CTMH consultants made using this stamp set. 






And you can find other projects by clicking here and hopping from one blog to the next.


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

à bientôt,
Dominique