Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Close to My Heart Project Review + Giveaway + Discount!!

I LOVE crafting and creating, but to be honest, I don't always have the time to plan out a project, coordinate the things that I'm going to use, and then actually DO the project. I usually get to the first two steps and then...well, let's just say I have a craft room full of unfinished projects.
*hangs head*
It's pretty shameful, I know.
But when Elizabeth, a Close to My Heart representative, asked if we would be interested in doing a review and giveaway, I jumped at the chance. What could be better than an already coordinated kit?! I chose the Workshops on the Go Canvas Art Kit and it's pretty awesome.

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The Canvas Art Kit includes the following items:
  • 1 My Acrylix Canvas Art Workshop Stamp Set
  • 1 12"x12" Printed Canvas Display
  • 1 yard of Cashmere Baker's Twine (not pictured...somehow it disappeared for a minute)
  • 10 clear sparkles
  • 1 sparkle flourish
  • 2 12"x6" Dimensional Art Shape Embellishments
  • Instructional Brochure
To complete the project, you'll also need some basic crafting supplies such as inks, stamp blocks, glue, and other tools you might prefer to use when doing scrapbooking projects. You'll also need a picture (or more). The larger frames fit a 5"x7" picture nicely and then I also printed a 4"x6" picture for the smaller frame.
Elizabeth was also kind enough to provide me with 3 clear stamp blocks and 10 pigment inks.

 Those are beautiful colors, aren't they? I've never used pigment inks (only the regular ink pads), but I really liked working with them. They took a while to completely dry, but they're really vibrant colors!
Here are the stamps that are included in this set.

I loved working with the acrylic stamps and blocks. They're so easy to move around and clean! I had a hard time getting the large, open square stamp to be straight, but I think that's due more to inexperience than the product itself. :)
What I love about this project is that it's completely customizable and everything is ready to go! I was given products and elements to work with and I love my finished product. What do you think?

 I love how it turned out!

I have a hard time making decisions, so I came up with a couple sample layouts before ever gluing anything down. I can't commit right up front like that ;) I also took pictures so I could remember what I'd created. It came down to these two layouts.

In the end, I went with the layout on the right.

After you come up with your idea, get to work. I chose to do some stamping at this point. I stamped "LOVE" across the banner, added a brown heart on top of the little blue heart in the right hand corner, and then used the square stamp around the smaller blue frame.

What's so awesome about this project pack is that there are enough embellishments to make 2 canvases. The kit only comes with one canvas, but you can easily buy another canvas and make another one. These would make cute Mother's Day gifts or wedding gifts. Or you could just make two coordinating canvases for your own gallery wall. Close to My Heart makes creating so easy!
Now for the fun part! We knew you'd want to get in on the action, so Elizabeth has generously offered to give one lucky Someday Crafts reader their own Workshops on the Go Canvas Art Kit. How awesome is that!? This kit is valued at $39.95 and, like I said, comes with enough embellishments for 2 canvases.
If you don't want to wait for the giveaway to get one of these awesome kits, you can order through the Someday Crafts party on the Close to My Heart Website. To join the party, clicking that link, scroll down and you'll see a list of Elizabeth's parties. Click the "Join" button next to the Someday Crafts party. 
If you purchase the Canvas Art Kit and a mini ink set before May 3rd, you'll get a FREE stamp block (valued at $8.95)!! Just email Elizabeth at alwaysdeeper@hotmail.com and let her know you've made the purchase. She'll then include your free gift with your order. Also, anyone who places and order for any product through the Someday Crafts party will receive a free idea book!! Again, you have until May 3rd, 2013 to take advantage of this special offer.
To be entered, just use the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will be open from 6:00am on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013. through 11:59pm on Monday, April 15th, 2013. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013.


  1. the pinterest link did not work so i went to her website and used the link there

    1. Strange. The link worked just fine for me. Thanks for the heads up though :)

  2. The pinterest link didn't work for me either. I also went to her website and used the link there.

  3. Hi! Entry #2 and #3 are not working. I copied the link, put it in my browers, got rid of the extra stuff in addy bar and went to both to get the entries. I think it is an issue with rafflecopter. xoxo susie

  4. Beautiful project. I'm with you...I get the project together and seldom finish it. But I do finish some! And that counts... Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com


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