Tag Archives: using clear stamps scrapbooking

Creating a Football Scrapbook Layout

CTMH Football Scrapbook Layout

Today I’m sharing a little creative inspiration into the process of creating a scrapbook layout–CTMH style.  Karen, will lead you through a wonderful football scrapbook layout where you’ll learn some techniques, design elements and see some great CTMH products in the process!

Happy creating!

Holiday Cheer Scrapbook Layout

Looking for some inspiration on putting a scrapbook layout together–start to finish? Here is the video for you!  Enjoy…

Through the Year Stamp of the Month

Through the Year November Stamp of the Year

It’s November!  It seems like it was just Halloween but here we are already at November 6th.  Time is really flying by!  With a new month comes a *NEW* Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  This month’s Through the Year Stamp Set is so perfect for creating calendars for holiday gifts.

My Creations Calendar

Put this stamp set together with one of our My Creations Calendars and you have a wonderful gift from the heart to give to someone special.


Through the Year Scrapbook Layout

Remember, if you spend $50 you can get the Stamp of the Month for only $5.  That’s a savings of $12.95 (wow!)

Learn more about the Through the Year Stamp Set HERE.

Stampaganza–Buy 2, Get 1 FREE!

CTMH's Stampaganza

It’s an amazing time to be a stamper!  During the month of March when you purchase two CTMH stamp sets, you get a 3rd one FREE!   Plus, there is no limit to this offer.  Purchase 4 stamp sets, get 2 FREE.  Purchase 6, get 3 FREE.

And to sweeten the deal, Close To My Heart just released a *NEW*, limited-edition stamp set for this promotion.  Once March is gone, so will this stamp set–so don’t wait!

Hello Paradise Stamp Set

The Hello Paradise Stamp Set, is perfect for those summer vacations, cruises and beach trips.

An additional perk of this promotion is the ability to get more of those stamp sets you love in the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog.  Once April 30th comes and goes, so do all the products shown in that catalog.  With Stampaganza, you can scoop up more of the stamp sets you love at a great savings!

Remember, you have until March 31st to take advantage of Close To My Heart’s Stampaganza.  To start your stamp shopping, visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.

My Creations Mini Mix Album and Mini Folio

My Creations Mini Folio

My Creations Mini Mix Album

Check out the latest mini albums from Close To My Heart–the My Creations Mini Mix Album and the My Creations Mini Folio.  Both albums are perfect for a quick gift or to highlight a special event or trip.  They go together in no time at all–with endless possibilities.  Watch this short video to learn more about them.

The One Product That Makes Me a Better Stamper!

Sightseer Stamp Set

While it’s hard to tell from this picture since they appear black and not clear, CTMH’s My Acrylix Stamps are hands down the one product that make me a better stamper!  But a very close 2nd since truly they work hand-in-hand are the clear acrylic blocks!

Acrylic Block


I still remember when I first signed up to become a CTMH Consultant back in the Fall of 2003, there was an alphabet set that was offered in the traditional wood mounted OR in clear acrylic that would mount onto a clear block.  I recall using that set a lot in both forms when teaching classes to show people the power behind seeing if you had enough ink on your image and to see just where you were going to stamp.  I completely saw the benefit of this set. But when I went to the Annual Convention that year and they announced they were going to switch entirely to the My Acrylix, I was shocked, but not as much as other Consultants who hadn’t yet tried out this fun new form!

I’m so thankful they did.  Clear stamps are super empowering for both new stampers and seasoned stampers.  The key truly is to have the clear image and the clear block–it’s like peanut butter and jelly–they go so well together!

So what’s your one product that makes you a better stamper? Leave a comment and let me know!

Tools for Tasteful Scrapbook Pages

Have you noticed how throughout CTMH’s Idea Book they have various creations that have a little circles that say “Online Video Project” next to them?  Whenever you see these, you can watch a video to learn the tricks for creating that project.  Page 105 has an AMAZING layout that I loved as soon as I saw it.  You can watch this short 5-minute video to get all the tips you need to re-create it yourself.

You’ll see how using our Alcohol Markers can add a little extra touch to the stamped clouds as well as how handy our Stitch Guide can quickly and easily add a little “oomph” to your projects.

Stamps from Down Under

Last summer Close To My Heart expanded into Australia and New Zealand.  With this happy expansion, several exclusive stamp sets were created for their Idea Books specifically.  Well, as you’d expect, they were fabulous and CTMH Consultants here in the U.S. requested access to these gems, too.  Responding to our pleas, CTMH made them available to us.  However, you can only see them online since the current Idea Book was already published.

There are 6 total stamp sets.  New Zealand Greetings, pictured above.

Aussie Praises

Hoppy Birthday (how cute is this set, right?!?)

Australian Salutations

Outback Adventure and…

Australian Thanks.


To see more details about any of these stamp sets, you can click on the set name or you can click HERE.