Wednesday, September 2, 2020

20 Pocket Scrapbooking Tips and Ideas

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Let's Stay Home together Artwork

Stay Home and Stamp!

Last week we released a new stamp set, Let's Stay Home, designed to equip you with sentiments and images that are especially suited to our present circumstances. Here is some new artwork we have created with this set to help you envision some ways to use the set in your own memory keeping.

Spending more time at home? The "Home is where the heart is" sentiment paired with the adorable house icons make a great accent for a scrapbook page focused on all of the activities you are doing in your home. The house images are attached on the stamp, but are easy to trim out to fit your page just the way you like.

The images in this set work beautifully in pocket pages and mini albums like this one, showing more images of our collective "new normal." The "Play" and "Read" icons are sure to come in handy when capturing the story of right now, and they are a great size for accenting 6" x 8" pocket pages in an Everyday Life album.

You may find yourself paying a bit more attention to the news recently than you normally do. If that's the case, the Let's Stay Home stamp set is there to help once again with timely sentiments like "In the News" and "Current events." For especially noteworthy events, consider using numbers from the Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts set to create a bold, eye-catching element on your page.

See More Artwork on YouTube

We've just released a new YouTube video showcasing this and other artwork and talking all about this new stamp. Watch the video now, and keep your eye on our other social media channels for more great artwork ideas and inspiration.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Connect with Us through Online Events

I will be there - will you? I hope you can join me :)

If you have been missing out on the interpersonal connections that come from crafting together with your best crafting buds, we have some wonderful online opportunities coming up next month that we would love to have you join us for!

National Scrapbooking Day Celebration

As you may know, May is National Scrapbooking month, with National Scrapbooking Day being celebrated on the first Saturday of May each year. We are planning a FREE all-day event on  Saturday, May 2 to celebrate! The event will be held 11:00 am–11:00 pm (MDT)  on the Close To My Heart Facebook Page, and will feature creative projects as well as product giveaways throughout the day. Join us live or catch up on the video after the event has concluded! Get more details and RSVP to the event on the Event page.

We're featuring six awesome creative projects as part of this event and would love for you to craft right along with us as we make them! To make that possible, we have created project bundles containing materials you'll need to make the projects. These bundles include brand new products that are not yet available to the public as well as exclusive items that are only available as part of the bundles!

While purchasing the bundles is completely optional, you will definitely want to check them out to see the fun that we have in store for this special event. Get all the details about these bundles and see the artwork you'll make with each by visiting the National Scrapbooking Day page.

See Bundles

Later in May, we will be holding a virtual Album Retreat, which we are opening to all who would like to join us! At our Album Retreat, we will spend two days putting together an entire album of beautiful scrapbook pages, with an emphasis on elevated artwork techniques. The album we have designed for this retreat features 20 beautiful 12" x 12" scrapbook pages, including 8 two-page layouts, 2 single-page layouts, plus a cover page and a closing page.

This event will be held May 15–16, and to participate, all you need to do is purchase the album bundle! There will be no separate registration fee; you can participate in this event for only the cost of the materials and the preparation work of cutting the projects and packaging them—oh, did we mention that the projects would be pre-cut? They will be! This will free up our time together to focus on technique instruction and assembly. We are even waiving the cost of the instruction, giving you an incredible value for participating in this unique event.

We'll begin shipping project bundles for Album retreat on May 1, so we encourage you to order yours by April 30  if you would like to join us for the event!

Album Retreat Bundle

We hope you'll join us for one or both of these wonderful events! Whether or not you do, we hope you'll stay connected to us through our social media for continuing crafting inspiration and ideas!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Let's Stay Home Stamp set available

Let's Stay Home Stamp Set

Close to my Heart put together a stamp set to help document some of the time you may be staying home right now. Keep busy, maybe you want to keep your kids busy. Above all - stay safe and healthy!
As you can see, this stamp set is designed to give you icons and sentiments that are ideally suited to present times. This set will be a great tool for you when creating cards to send to loved ones or scrapbook pages to share stories and preserve memories from this time period.
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Join us for a Live broadcast on the Close To My Heart Facebook Page at 5:00 pm (MDT) to see artwork created using this brand new set! 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Special Australia Stamp Set

Close to my Heart just issued a wonderful special stamp set to help out in Australia - there is no commission, but all proceeds go to help!

You can just click on W1202 Keep Your Head up and you will be able to find it.

Thanks and have a great day!


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