New Clearance Items and more!

Everyone enjoys shopping the deals this time of year, and you’ll be tickled to learn that Close to My Heart has more fabulous deals coming your way!  At 12:00 AM (MST) on December 1, there will be new items to the “While Supplies Last” section of my CTMH website.  Among the new additions you will find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown.  You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time.
To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1–31, all orders placed on my CTMH website that reach or exceed $50 will also include a free Bonding Memories® glue pen (Z553)—a $4.50 value!  This total will also qualify you to purchase the December Stamp of the Month for only $5.  Be sure to shop early because these deals are only available while supplies last!

CTMH Clearly the Best Video: Re-vamping with Overstamping

“Re-vamping with Overstamping” features a stamping technique called overstamping for layering stamped images to create the illusion of depth.

Products featured in this video:
D1482 Love Life stamp set $17.95
D1522 Glamour Lowercase stamp set $17.95
Z1746 My Creations Block $3.95
Z1790 Artisti Cricut Collection $99.00
B1409 Piroutte stamp $9.95
C1524 Words of Comfort stamp set $13.95
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock $9.50
Z2163 White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad $6.95
B1407 School is Here stamp set $9.95
A1129 A Rainbow stamp set $6.95
D1523 Sweet Music stamp set $17.95


Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit

On January 4 @ 6:30 – 9:00pm, we will be creating the Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by Dec. 7 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit includes:
My Reflections Avonlea Paper Packet (X7155B)
My Acrylix Avonlea Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) only available with this workshop
2 – Colonial White Cardstock Sheets
Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons
Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
Instruction Brochure

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Bonus Project: (directions on my website)

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:
Z1322  My Creations Recipe/Photo Box  $6.95
Z1777  Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet  $6.95

Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
E1024  My Acrylix® Keepsakes Alphabet  $29.95
Z2111  Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z2137  Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z2434  Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Marker Set  $5.95
Z697  Sponge  $1.25
Y1000  1″ × 1″ My Acrylix® Block  $3.95
Y1002  1″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block  $5.95
Y1006  3″ × 3″ My Acrylix® Block  $8.50

Coordinating products:
Z1748  Brocade Assortment  $5.95
Z1786  Mini-Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection  $5.95
Z1797  My Creations Bracket Frame  $8.95 (see the one I did HERE)
X7155C  Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes  $5.95
B1409  Pirouette stamp set   $9.95
D1526  Family Tree stamp set  $17.95 

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Slate, Colonial White, Chocolate, Olive

The Stamp of the Month is:
(November) Capture the Date
(December) Year-Round Cheer
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be (December) Year-Round Cheer.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(November) Capture the Date, Capture the Savings (earn a stamp set at 1/2 price while you qualify and purchase the SOTM)
(December) There is no constant campaign for December 1-12.
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be December Special.  

Here are my layouts:

You can see on this one that I changed the spacing of the layout to support 4×6 photos.  If you look close or zoom in, you can also see that I had not erased the pencil lines I used when stamping my title.  I think this is the best way to stamp with the Chocolate Alphabet that I used.

I just love how this layout worked so well with my daughters dance recital pictures!  It’s really so much better in person.  I left the felt rub-ons bare; I did not use the chocolate marker to outline them as instructed in the brochure.  I also rotated the first page to better fit my pictures.

Product Highlight – Versamat

Z1279 Versamat $14.50
This cushioned, self-healing mat is perfect for creating your pages. The grid allows you to place different elements from a given pattern with precision. The reverse side is cushioned for stamping and protects your work surface as you apply conchos or nail heads, or use a piercing tool. (13″ × 13″ mat features a 12″ × 12″ grid.)

I highly recommend this mat.  It is one of my must-have tools.  I have a total of 3 of them.  One is in my to-go bag (I don’t ever want to be without this).  The other two are on my desk and used every time I scrap.  I like using two because I often do two-page layouts and I can have both pages spread out on the mats.