Saturday, 30 April 2011

Tool for Today - MyAcrylix Stamp Sets

I decided to take this past week off from work in order to get my craft room finished downstairs. 7 days later, we have most of the panelling on the walls. Still two panels to cut and place, then the cabinets and counter top get put on, and my desk gets put together. Then the fun starts! I get to organize the space with all of my crafting materials - aka scrapbooking materials. I have been scrapbooking for close to 20 years and have accumulated quite a collection from Close To My Heart, Creative Memories, Stamping Up, and others, and it is all jumbled together. My goal is to separate it all so my CTMH materials are all together and ready for workshops. The good thing about having tried all the various tools and materials out there is that I have found I like Close To My Heart most of all.

My favourite Close To My Heart tool are the MyAcrylix stamp sets. They truly are the best! Because the stamps themselves are not permanently attached to the blocks but rather on carrier sheets stored in flat folders, they take up way less room for storage. Also, the stamps and blocks are made of clear acrylic, so you see through them. If you need to use the 2-step stamping technique, you can! Ink the first image and stamp it, then ink the second image and stamp right over top of the first. You can see through the block and stamp so you can line up what you stamping perfectly!

And the selection of stamp sets is amazing! Close To My Heart makes sure there is a little something for everyone. Whether you are scrapbooking your sister's wedding, a special birthday (aren't they all special?), the birth of a new baby, or just everyday life, there is a stamp set for your needs. I invite you to go to my website at and checkout the current Idea Book under Products. I know you will love not only the stamps, but all the products, as much as I do!

If you would like me to come to your home so you can test drive the Close To My Heart products, send me an email to We can set up a Home Gathering where you and your guests will test drive various tools to make a small project. And don't foget - you will be eligible for free product and discounts when the sales for the event get to $165! And who doesn't like free??

So let's talk about setting up your Home Gathering. Email me today!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Welcome to my Works of Heart blog! This is my first blog here but it won't be the last! I will use this site to display scrapbook layouts and cards, explain techniques used, and just chat. There is also a link to my CTMH website where you can order Close To My Heart paper, stamps, and accessories online.

When you are on my site, look for the link to Studio J. This fantastic software allows you to create beautiful layouts online and then order the pages. They are printed and sent to you so that you can add embellishments and then store them in your album!

I love the Close To My Heart My Accrylix stamps! Because they are clear, it is so easy to see where you are placing the stamp on the paper. Have a look at the current Idea Book to see the latest stamps!

That's it for now. I am keeping this one short and sweet. Until next time, remember that life is just a photo waiting to be taken and a scrapbook waiting to be filled!