Saturday, 31 August 2013

September SOTM and National Stamping Month

Hi All!

Hope you are enjoying the spring weather we are experiencing here in the Southern hemisphere :-) This weekend is promising to be high 20's or even low 30 degrees Celsius temperatures here in Brisbane!

Yes, I know tomorrow is Fathers day down here, but as my hubby reads my blog I don't want to reveal his card just yet. Instead I want to tell you about 2 great promotions that CTMH is running for the month of September.

First is the Stamp of the Month (SOTM) set, which is called Pinwheel. It has great springtime images of pin wheels, stars and happy sentiments. This set is only $5 with a purchase of $75 and available 1 to 30 September 2013 only. Below are some great examples of projects made with this set.

September is also National Stamping Month, and in honour CTMH has released a very special stamp set, on 3 carrier sheets - a total of  over 80 images! This trio can be yours for just $15 with a qualifying purchase of $75, for the month of September only.

And yes, when you spend $75 you can get both the SOTM and the trio - for a total cost of only $95. The $15 also counts towards your order for the stamp set, so you only need to spend another $60 to be able to purchase a second lot, for gifts, perhaps?

Throughout the month of September I will be sharing projects made with this set to whet your appetite, but remember, it is only available 1 to 30 September, so get in quick!

Yours in craft,

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Open House Business Launch and first market

whew, glad that is over :-)

I have been very busy behind the scenes preparing for my open house  Business Launch for Close to My Heart. Below are a sample of the cards and scrapbook pages that I made.


the Thursday before, I also received my Cricut Expression 2 machine, and that was quite a distraction from preparing for the open house.

One of the first cuts I made was for a sign for my new business, that I can use for markets, etc.

Its attached to a 12 x 36" canvas with Liquid Glass, and I have another 24 x 24"canvas that I will decorate with papers and embellishments.

My first market is going to be at the Grand Avenue State School Fete, on Sunday 15th September 8am to 3pm. There will also be lots of rides, food and other stalls, so come on down if you are in the area :-)

Grand Avenue State School
152 Woogaroo Street
Forest Lake QLD 4078, Australia
+61 7 3372 0555

I am now eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Cricut CTMH Artiste cartridge, and will post some new projects with that.

Yours in craft,

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

My Acrylix stamps from CTMH

Hi All!

This video shows you exactly why I LOVE the stamps from CTMH
they are clear, so you can see exactly where you position them, and they are also flexible, so you can shape them to suit your stamping - endless possibilities!!

You can browse the entire collection of My Acrylix stamps on my website:

If you would like to try before you buy, contact me to attend, or book your own Gathering - and earn free products as well!!

Yours in craft,

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Stamp of the Month (SOTM) - August 2013

Hello again :-)

Close to my Heart has a fabulous monthly promotion called Stamp of the Month (SOTM). Every month, they feature a special stamp set that is only available for that month. When you purchase $75 worth of product from the catalogue, you can add the SOTM for only $5!

You can also purchase the set, with no minimum, for the normal price of $24, but only during that month. The product catalogue shows you each month's SOTM coming up, so you can plan ahead!


For the month of August 2013, the SOTM with a qualifying $75 order is FREE!!
that's right, ZERO dollars! What a great start to Close to my Heart Australia

And what a gorgeous stamp set it is - A Chocolate Affair S1308

It is a collection of 16 stamps - the images and words are all separate, so you can use them in any combination you like. Aren't they good enough to eat?

When ordering online, you can add the stamp set to a normal order, and when your total reaches $75, you will automatically get a reminder to add the stamp set to your cart, so you can't forget to get your freebie!

I am impatiently waiting to receive mine so I can play with it, but in the meantime, our US and Canadian sisters have organised a blog hop with projects created with this set, to inspire you!

You can start at Lucy Kelleher's blog, and follow the circle around:
{disclaimer: the qualifying order and pricing you see on these sites is for the US version of CMTH}

So what are you waiting for? Place your order online or contact me if you would like local delivery. You can see the "Shop with me" button on the right of my page.

Yours in craft,