Krafty Kiwi

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cut Above - Create from the Heart

If you find you don't have a lot of time this time of year to be creative, CTMH's new Cut Above items are for you.  They are quick kits are fun, festive and ready to assemble.  Just a little ink and a stamp to make it your own and you are good to go.  Check these out...


Cut Above Holiday Treat Bag

Set of 10
2 designs
5x3.5" printed treat bags
Stamp not included, matching stamp $9.95
$1.50 each


Cut Above Christmas Card Kit

Set of 10
7x5" printed bases
Coordinating envelopes
Stamp not included, matching stamp $9.95
$1.20 each
Cut Above Holiday Card Kit

Set of 10
7x5" printed bases
Coordination envelopes
Stamp not included, matching stamp $9.95
$1.30 each

December Workshop

Yuletide Carol Workshop
~  Saturday, December 13th  ~  7 pm  ~

Christmas is just around the corner, can you believe that!
This month we will be makeing layouts using the Yuletide Carol WOTG Kit (G1084, $29.95). These papers are fun and festive, and just right to get you in the Christmas spirit.
^X7187B      Yuletide Carol Paper Pack      $9.95
^Z3007      Yuletide Carol Assortment      $6.95
^Z2012      Seqins Gold Assortment      $2.95
^D Size Stamp Set
^Cardstock: 1 Colonial White, 2 Kraft
 (^included in Kit)
Z2105      Black Ink     $5.95
Z2118      Desert Sand Ink      $5.95
Z2135     New England Ivy Ink     $5.95
Z2170     Ruby Ink     $5.95
Z1151     3-D Foam Tape     $5.95
Z726      Sponge DAubers      $4.50
Z1906      Cricut Artbooking Collection
(Blocks: 2x2, 4x5)
X7187C      Yuletide Carol Complements      $4.95
 December Constant Campaign

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix 
clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us! With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. That’s up to $7.95 USD/$9.75 CAD of savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. A purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.

*Offer valid December 1, 2014 (9:00 am MST)–December 31, 2014 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (C-size stamp set: $13.95 USD/$15.25 CAD; D-size stamp set: $17.95 USD/$19.75 CAD).

 Stamp of the Month
Cutie Pie
S1412 - Set of 11
Each month Close To My Heart offers a special stamp set available that month only. Customers can purchase the Stamp of the Month at full retail price ($17.95) or at a discount with their qualifying purchase (spend $50 and purchase for $5).

Monday, October 6, 2014

October Workshop

Pathfinding Workshop
~  Saturday 18 October  ~  7pm  ~
I am so looking forward to Fall, I have had enough of this heat!  I love the this season, the misty mornings, the cool evenings, visiting the apple/pumpkin farms, Thanksgiving, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, you get my drift. 
I had fun playing with the new Pathfinding paper pack and accessories and reliving some family memories while creating these layouts.  I decided not to use the WOTG Kit and opted for the Pathfinding paper pack, complements, assortment and the Thankful Heart stamp set.  (Sorry about the photo quality, is a little weird this month)
MIFYH:  Vol 1 #8
Pathfinding Paper Pack, X7186B, $9.95
Pathfinding Complements, X7186C, $4.95
Pathfinding Assortment, Z3012, $6.95
Thankful Heart stamp set, B1463, $9.95
Colonial White Cardstock, 1388, $9.50
Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Inks: Champagne, Chocolate, Olive, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, $5.95 ea
Magic: One-Way Mirror
No additional products used, and no stamping on this layout.
Also, Level Two Artwork (
For these three layouts I got some inspiration from Pinterest.  I added two chocolate and one bamboo cardstock for the bases, some barn red cardstock on the bottom left layout (to work with pix I have) and some more chocolate cardstock for mats on above layout.

Designer Decor Shadow Box, Black
        Z2015, $28.95

If you purchase the WOTG Pathfinding Kit this is the layout provided.

 Level Two Artwork (

Products need to be ordered before workshop.  Please RSVP and have prepayment to me by Tuesday, October 7, 10pm, if you would like me to order for you.

**tax and shipping not included in prices**

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September Workshop

Scaredy Cat Workshop
~ Saturday, September 27 ~ 7pm ~
Are you ready for Halloween?  Lets get ready with layouts.  We will be using the new Scaredy Cat collection.  Scaredy Cat uses the new colour Thistle, has lots of fun coordinating stamp sets, and the papers are versatile enough for non Halloween crafts.
X7185b      Scaredy Cat paper pack      $9.95
Z3011      Scaredy Cat assortment      $6.95
1388      Colonial White cardstock      $9.50
D1605      Halloween Greeting stamp set      $17.95
Z1988      Black Striped Twill ribbon      $6.95

X7185c      Scaredy Cat Complements      $4.95

Cricut Artiste cartridge
Colonial White cardstock
Black cardstock
Materials need to be ordered before workshop.  Please rsvp and have payment to me by 10pm, Tuesday 16 September, if you want me to order for you.  Thank you.
** tax and shipping not included in prices **
What a Hoot
~ August Stamp of the Month ~

Available until August 31, 2014.  Hurry and gets yours today! 
~ Cards and Treat Bag ~

Scaredy Cat papers, Halloween Greetings stamp set, Trick or Treat Sweets stamp set, black stars (scaredy cat assortment), black striped twill ribbon, thistle diagonal striped ribbon. 
Base and Bling
Close to my Heart's Base and Bling line allows you to create and customize your own wearable jewelery.  With pendants in four styles and two finishes, an oval cuff, seven charm sets and six style sheets, there are plenty of options for everyone.  They are not just for wearing either - add to layouts, cards, home decor, the options are endless

Chalk It Up Card

I made this card for my daughters birthday, it has a fold on the inside to hold movie tickets


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chalk It Up Layouts

I have been playing with my Chalk It Up workshop on the go kit for the past week.  I have had heap of fun making these four layouts.  I did have to add some base cardstock to complete them all.

WOTG Layout, G1081
Used Sorbet cardstock for base instead of flaxen cardstock

MIFYH: Vol 2 #12
Complements, X7184c
Gold shimmer trim, Z1985

Level Two Artwork   (
Magic: Secret
Complements, X7184c

Cased Layout
Dianne Bowman (
Handwritten Print alphabet stamp set, E1030
White Daisy, Black and Lagoon cardstock

Saturday, August 2, 2014

August Workshop

~ Saturday 23 ~ 7pm ~
For our first workshop from the NEW Annual Inspirations, we are going to be using the 'Chalk it Up' collection.  With school starting up this week it makes perfect sense to capture this special occasion with this fun collection.  But the best part about CTMH's two sided papers is that there are options for a fun layout that isn't school themed.
Products Used:
G1081     WOTG Chalk it Up kit     $29.95
*X7184b     Chalk it Up paper pack     $9095
*(3 cardstock sheets: flaxen, lagoon, white daisy)
*Z3009     Chalk it Up assortment     $4.95
*Z1988     Black striped Twill ribbon     $6.95
*Chalk it Up workshop stamp - D size
*included in workshop on the go kit
Cricut Artbooking cartridge
Z2105       Black ink      $5.95
Z2642       Flaxen ink       $5.95
Z2164       Sorbet ink       $5.95
(Blocks: 1x1, 1x3.5, 2x3.5, 4x5)
For this layout, Chalk it Up complements (X7184c, $4.95) and Black & Grey epoxy bubbles (Z1935, $3.95) have been added to Chalk it Up paper pack and assortment.
This collection also has a 'Picture My Life' program.
Materials need to be ordered before workshop.  Please rsvp and have prepayment to me by 10pm, Tuesday 12 August. 
++tax and shipping not included. amounts are USD++


Close to my Heart's new Idea Book - Annual Inspirations is now available.  You can go to to see the latest and greatest that CTMH is now offering, online.  I have books as well so contact me for yours today, $3.50 each. 
You will notice that this Idea Book is a little different from previous ones.  Annual Inspirations now has a life span of twelve months... Yes!  For starters it's bigger, with 193 pages of amazing.  There's 9 paper collections, 173 stamps, 5 new colours, 24 new markers, a new cricut cartridge, 6 new Quick Kits,  new decor items, tools, accessories and so much more.  Everything you need to be creative.
What a Hoot (set of 17)
$17.95 or $5.00 with $50.00 purchase*
Available August 1-31, 2014
During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3!  Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!

*Offer valid August 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free item(s).Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item(s) ($9.95 USD/$10.95 CAD). Qualifying Memory Protectors include: Design 1, Design 2, Design 3, Design 4, Design 5, Top Load, Side Load, and Variety Pack.


CTMH is offering two new kits for those looking to join CTMH.  One for scrapbookers and the other for cardmakers.  Sign up is $99*. Contact me for more info.
Discover your talents as you share your creative passion with others.  New Consultants receive free online training, sneak peeks at new products, lots of inspiration and technique instruction, plus top-notch support to help you succeed and have a blast doing it.

*tax and shipping not included. all amounts are in USD 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Ariana Layout

I really like the layout on page 30 of the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book, so this is my version.  I  had fun making this layout with the faux pleats across the bottom.  It's been a while since I have sewn on a layout and it was good to do it again, it creates such an interesting look. 

Ariana paper pack (x7179b, $9.95)
Ariana complements (x7179c, $4.95)
Crystal Blue cardstock (1292, $14.50)

++tax and shipping not included++

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May Constant Campaign

 Free to Be Me

National Scrapbooking Month

The Free to Be Me paper collection includes 6 UV-coated, designed cardstock sheets, 6 B&T Duos papers and 2 sheets of printed vellum, specifically designed for this promotion. Just add 2 sheets of White Daisy cardstock for the layouts and 2 additional sheets for the bonus card projects.  

Other items used in this project:  Triangle Studs (Z1928, $3.95), Aqua Dots (Z1853, $3.95), May SOTM You've Got a Friend (S1405/A, $17.95/$5), Feathers stamp set (C1584, $13.95), True to Life stamp set (C1575, $13.95), Marquee Uppercase Alphabet (E1029, $29.95), Bamboo, Cocoa, and Lagoon Ink.

So how do you get this fabulous paper collection.  With a qualifying purchase of $50, it is yours for just $5!        Plus with your $50 qualifying purchase you will also qualify for the May SOTM for an additional $5!

This is my version of the above layout. 

For this layout I added the True to Life stamp set (C1575, $13.95) and some Silver Geometric Washi Tape (Z1932, $4.95).  The layout is from the Imagine Scrapbook Program (9039, $14.85).

Card 1:  5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Originals:  Winning Combination
Card 2:  5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Wishes: Just Right (modified from 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card)
Stamp Set:  Thoughtful Tidings, retired SOTM instead of current May SOTM.

May Workshop

Skylark Workshop Kit

~  Saturday May 17  ~  7pm  ~

Do you just love the beautiful spring colours of the Skylark paper pack.  I do and was looking forward to creating with this lovely collection.  I am not much of a pink person and love blues and greens, which is why I love this packet so much.  This paper collection really allows for any theme.  Here's what I have done so far.


I created this layout for my daughter's first day of Eighth Grade.  There are a few finishing touches to make - need to journal, but this is the base of the layout, which we can use as a option for workshop.

Products I Used:
G1072     WOTG Skylark Kit     $29.95
*Skylark stamp set
*2 Whisper, 1 White Daisy cardstock
*Z3000   Skylark Assortment     $5.95
*Z1864     Slate Striped Twist Ties     $3.95
X7177c     Skylark Complements     $4.95
C1574     Believe in Yourself stamp set     $13.95
CC1025     You are My Happy stamp set     (retired)
Z2188     Desert Sank Ink     $5.25
2172     Whisper Ink     $5.25
X2195     Lagoon Ink     $5.25
Z1906     Artbooking Cricut Collection     $99.00
9042     Make it from Your Heart Volume 2     $7.95

*Included in WOTG Skylark Kit

This is my version of the layout on page 18 of the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I would be making my own.  I did  need to flip the picture and added some left over Sarita Assortments (Z1873, $5.95) and some Black and Grey Sparkles (Z1754, $2.95).

Materials need to be ordered  before workshop.  Please RSVP and have payment to me by 10pm, Tuesday May 6.

**tax and shipping not included in prices**

Monday, April 7, 2014

April Workshop


~  Saturday 19 April  ~  7 pm  ~

This is the layout using the Balloon Ride Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking Kit.  Kit (G1075) $29.95 includes Balloon Ride paper pack (X71808B) $9.95, stamp set, Balloon Ride Assortment (Z3003) $5.95, Sparkles Clear Flourishes - small (Z1812) $4.95 and one each of Colonial White, Juniper and Whisper cardstock.  I did use one of the other stamps in the included stamp set (shown left).  Additional supplies to complete are Crystal Blue (Z2117), Juniper (Z2165), Saddle (Z2171), Sorbet (Z2164) Inks, Cricut Art Philosophy (Z1686), Blending Pen (3174), and Sanding Kit (Z1294).

 This layout is from Magic Scrapbook Program, pg 78.  Additional supplies used are Balloon Ride Complements (X718C) $4.95, Sparkles Clear Assortment (Z1752) $2.95, and two Crystal Blue cardstock for bases.

This layout is from Make it from Your Heart, Volume 2, #11.  Two extra Cashmere cardstock is needed for the bases, Otherwise all previous mentioned supplies have been used here also.

Supplies for this workshop need to be ordered in advance.  Please have order and prepayment to me by 10pm, Tuesday 8 April.