Classes & Workshops


In the world of Close To My Heart, it’s time to celebrate (and of course craft with) the “Craft On” Collection. This collection includes patterned paper, coordinating cardstock, Complements, Pocket (PML) Cards, Rubber Shapes and Loose Sequins. There are also some pretty fun “tag alongs” in the form of stamp sets and Thin Cuts. Take …



All through the month of May (National Scrapbooking Month) we will be celebrating in a variety of ways: Contests Free Layouts Special Workshop Event Giveaways Special Facebook Presentations Sound like fun? You bet it’s going to be!! Today I’d like to share with you a few of the activities that are already going on: Contest …


From the Heart Finished Cards


Come and celebrate National Stamping Month “FROM THE HEART”. “From the Heart” card making kit that is! You’ll see that each “From the Heart” card making kit contains materials for creating 12 interactive cards. This includes foil-stamped card bases, and an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set. The double stamp set is designed to make it easy to create beautiful, rich stamped artwork using three layers of stamp images and thoughtful sentiments. The card kit also includes envelopes. For more details, you can check out my Facebook Group, Sure Scraps a Lot VIP’s!

From the Heart Sample Card Images

From the Heart Card Making Finished Cards

In the kit, each card comes on one sheet, ready to be punched out, folded, glued and stamped. Then, we will work together to assemble at least one sample for you to take home. You will also get a sheet of step-by-step instructions including visuals.

From the Heart Card Making Kit Contents

From the Heart Card Making Contents

The majority of our time together will consist of learning how to use our My Acrylix clear stamps for two-or-three step stamping, and then creating some beautiful card fronts!  When we’re done, you will be able to take your completed card fronts home with you to finish assembling all 12 cards. As well, with the amazing From the Heart stamp set, the possibilities for other card making is endless.????????

From the Heart Card Making Project Cost and Registration

The cost for the evening is $65.00 which includes one “From the Heart” kit and the use of all my inks and blocks. All you need to supply is adhesive and a bone folder. At the end of the evening, you will be taking home 12 interactive cards with envelopes, to finish assembling, and a double, E-sized stamp set valued at $38.25.

To register for this fun, creative evening, please email to [email protected] or call 403-998-0526. You can also leave me a comment here. In order to confirm your spot, a $20 non-refundable deposit will be required by September 6th, 2017. You can also pay for the entire class in advance.

Additional card packs and stamp sets are available to order individually. Please contact me for details.

Payment can be made by e-transfer, cash, cheque, Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

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From the Heart Project Night

National Scrapbooking Month Live Beautifully

Are you ready to Live Beautifully?

Hey to everyone and hope you are enjoying our beautiful weather!

Things have really been hopping at Close To My Heart’s main office, in preparation for everything that is happening this month.  I’m so excited and I know once you see for yourself, you’ll be excited too. So, without further ado, have a look at everything going on this month!

May 2017 Stamp of the Month, Live Love Laugh

First of all is our May 2017 Stamp of the Month, Live Love Laugh.  If you liked our Dreamin’ Big Scrapbooking Stamp Set, which was offered in our recently retired Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book, you are going to LOVE this stamp set!  Available only during May 2017,  this D-sized stamp set retails for $23.00 (plus shipping & GST).  But why pay full price?  With any order of $50 or more, you can pick up this baby for $6.00.  Yes, you read right – $6.00!!! And what’s even better about this stamp set? It will coordinate perfectly with Close To My Heart’s special this month, Live Beautifully.

Stamp of the Month Live Laugh Love


CTMH May Special Live Beautifully

Next, is our incredible May special.  The month of May is National Scrapbooking Month, and Close To My Heart has really done it  up right to get us into the celebrating mood!  They have put together a collection called Live Beautifully, which has to be seen to be believed.  Trust me, the pictures do not do this amazing collection justice.  You really need to see it in person to truly appreciate it’s beauty! If you head on over to my Facebook page (here)  Monica, from our Close To My Heart office, is waiting to tell you about the Live Beautifully collection.

CTMH Live Beautifully Paper Pack CTMH Live Beautifully Stamp Set

If you’d like more details, or to see the Live Beautifully collection up close and personal, you can email me any time to [email protected], or you can check out my shopping page at surescrapsalot.closetomyheart.ca.

National Scrapbooking Day Open Crop

Another celebration is coming your way in honour of National Scrapbooking Month! This Saturday, May 6, 2017, is National Scrapbooking Day and I will have my tables set up for an open crop 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Bring your projects, come any time, stay as long as you want! No registration is required, just let me know by Friday night if you are planning to stop by, so I know how many tables to set up.  You can leave a comment there, check out my Facebook event and confirm there, or email to [email protected] Hope we see you there!

And … yes there’s more!

Sure Scraps a Lot May Special

Because I want to get in on the celebrating too, I am holding my own Live Beautifully special all month long.  PLEASE NOTE:  In order to take advantage of these specials, you MUST place your order through me, so I can make sure you get this great discount!!

CTMH You & Me Complements Z3269
The You & Me Complements pair perfectly with the Live Beautifully collection! With any purchase from the Live Beautifully collection, you can purchase the You & Me complements for $7.20. That’s a 20% discount!

CTMH Uptown Ribbon Pack
The Uptown Ribbon Pack, Z3289 pairs perfectly with the Live Beautifully collection. With any purchase from the Live Beautifully collection, you can buy the Uptown Ribbon Pack for $10.20. That’s a 20% discount!




Upcoming Events

I thought you might be interested in checking out two of my upcoming events! Winter Card Buffet and Calendar Girls. For more information you can check out my Events Page at surescrapsalot.com/events or email to [email protected]  Hope to see you there!

Winter Card Buffet

Date:     November 12, 2016

Time:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Place:    Sure Scraps a Lot studio, NW Calgary

At present, there are 6 newly designed Christmas cards.  Here is a sampling:

Winter Card Buffet Christmas CardsThere will also be at least 8 cards for a variety of occasions/holidays. For more details, you can head over to my events page, here. Registration is open until Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Calendar Girls!

Date: second Saturday of the month for four months, beginning December 10, 2016

Time:  1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Place:  Sure Scraps a Lot Studio, NW Calgary

Here are photos of the header pages for March and April. They are sized for a 12 X 12 scrapbook layout.  In addition you will be embellishing the actual calendar page, as well as a coordinating scrapbook page. At the end of four months, you will have 12 – 2 page layouts for the year!

For more details you can head over to my Events page, here. Registration is open until November 20, 2016.

img_5187 CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

As always, any questions or to register, you email to [email protected] or call 403-998-0526

Until next time


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