Story By Stacy from Close To My Heart GIVEAWAY!

Story By Stacy from Close To My Heart GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday SCT friends! We are kicking off Crop & Create Saskatoon this weekend, our second last Crop & Create event this year. Part of the SCT team will come together for the next few days, along with special guest Gina K of Gina K. Designs, to enjoy a weekend of education, inspiration and many laughs. If you’re able to join us Crop & Create Thunder Bay in two weeks or at a Crop & Create event in 2019, we would love to see you!

We are also excited to share a fun giveaway with you too! If you joined us on Wednesday this week we shared an interview with Stacy Julian and her brand new product line with Close To My Heart called Story by Stacy. In her own words, “products that are designed to simplify the physical process of scrapbooking and help someone focus on documenting stories.” To see the full interview but sure to click here.

Story By Stacy by Close to My Heart

Short Story Workshop Kit Lagoon

Our friends at Close To My Heart would love to give one of these beautiful kits away to one lucky reader! For an opportunity to win, be sure to leave a comment below. Since Stacy is all about the colour, please tell us your favourite colour! Leave your comment by November 8th. Good luck!

Last Friday we offered the gorgeous Simple Vintage Christmas from Simple Stories for one lucky reader.  The randomly selected winner is:

Managed to start my Christmas cards this week, hopefully, will get them finished by next week. This paper collection is delightful, it would be very happy in my scrap room…..:)   ~  VALSHADLYN October 26, 2018, at 6:46 pm
Congratulations Val! Please send us your full mailing address and telephone number to with “blog winner” in your reference line.
We also want to say how great it was to read your comments last week. We always love to hear what you’re working on 🙂 Have a great week coming up and if you’re joining us in Saskatoon, we’ll see you soon!
2018-11-02T10:07:21-04:00November 2nd, 2018|Giveaways|


  1. Amber M. November 2, 2018 at 10:02 am

    I have been a fan of Stacy’s for many years now and have implemented several of her methods to document stories in a meaningful yet simple way. I would LOVE to win this kit 🙂 It’s hard to pick a single favourite colour, but let’s go with purple! Thank you so much to CTMH for this awesome prize!

  2. Sue H November 2, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I love to hear from Stacy Julian! She is so inspiring and I love her Close To My Heart collection. That would be great to win!!!

  3. Dee Earnshaw November 2, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Wow thanks for the chance of winning – purple is my fav color:)

  4. Erin Probst November 2, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Great interview, love their products, Would love to win!

  5. Kelly Crowl November 2, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Congrats! What a great prize!

  6. Ellen Fayard November 2, 2018 at 10:26 am

    My favorite color is purple. I’ve just recently gotten in to making cards but really need to try my hand at scrapbooking. I have boxes of photos that I need to organize. This looks like a great way to do it!

  7. Jeanine Fulton November 2, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the giveaway. My all time favorite color in the world is hot pink.

  8. Marlene November 2, 2018 at 10:41 am

    What a great company and prize! Lovely colours.

  9. Mariaol November 2, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Stacy Julian is one of my favorites in the Scrapbook world, one of my inspirations when I was starting in this addiction to papers and pictures.

  10. BarbMac Vt November 2, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Stacy always inspires me! My fave color is rose gold or blue, the darker the better. TFS!
    Congratulations to Val! Enjoy!

  11. Mel H November 2, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I love Stacy, and her blog is a good one (though I do wish she was on there more often!!!) I love this new product, it makes it so easy to tell stories.

  12. Lisa K November 2, 2018 at 11:40 am

    My favorite color is Yellow, right now anyway. I change favorites at times. Love the story of this company.

  13. Dana M November 2, 2018 at 11:45 am

    What a beautiful collection! So versatile and can be used for any occasion.

  14. Jennifer Reynard November 2, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Stacy has always been about keeping it simple when it comes to scrapbooking. Love her style and
    would love to win this new line she has come up with through CTMH. My favourite colour would be green!

  15. Jean Marmo November 2, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I love that this has everything you need to simplify your scrapbooking. Helps to get it done!! Fun, and bright colors. Thank you to Stacy for the inspiration and the opportunity to win!

  16. Janice Chandonnet November 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    This is a great, colorful, and inspiring collection! My favorite color is pink followed by red as a close second.

  17. Irene Gebe-Norris November 2, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    What a fun giveaway, just in time to start the New Year.

  18. Lynne Haflett November 2, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I am trying to complete my mother’s 80+ years of pictures into scrapbooks as well as my own. /this would be a real asset in telling her story. My favorite color is an earthy blue, but my mother likes bright colors.

  19. Nina Oelke November 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    What a beautiful kit. I enjoyed reading the interview with Stacy Julia. My favourite colour is yellow with teal coming in at a close second.

  20. Susan Alger November 2, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Wow! I just went to the CTMH website and read all about this scrapbooking idea. Love this. I’ve been scrapping for over 20 years and am always looking for a way to simplify my scrapping. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Tiffany M. November 2, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Love everything Stacy does. Can’t wait to get a closers look at this! My favorite color is yellow, like Mickey’s shoes.:)

  22. Ramona Pomeroy November 2, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    So good to see Stacy Julian again. I love her ideas on stories. Thanks so much!

  23. Michele Slater November 2, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I love Stacy and Close to my heart and I love what happens when they work together. My favorite color is purple with teal coming in a close second.

  24. Kelly Massman November 2, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    My favorite color is green.

  25. Marie Sellers November 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Love CTMH and go to monthly CTMH classes. I enjoy the color red.

  26. Mary Holshouser November 2, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Blue is my favorite color. My greeting cards
    usually end up using red, green, or blue as
    the base of the card. Looks like a
    lovely gift this week. thanks for the
    chance to win it.

  27. Brenda Young November 2, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    What a great prize! Turquoise is my new favourite colour! Thanks for getting a chance to win this prize.

  28. Brenda da Young November 2, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Love the prize

  29. Sandy Chamberlain November 2, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    My favourite colour is blue. I wear it all the time and use it a lot in my layouts. This kit has lots of colour, but the blue stands out. Thanks for the chance to win. I love it and could sure put it to good use

  30. Sharon Sienaski November 2, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    This is just what I need to get back into scrapbooking. I have been making mostly cards.

  31. Tara Galger November 2, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    This would be so fun to win! I love Stacy Julian she is so inspiring and would love the chance to try her new products!

  32. Lori A. Geise November 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I love Close To My Heart products, and my consultant introduced me to the Story by Stacy line. This is a prize I not only would love to win, but would definitely put to use.

  33. Carla Hundley November 2, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Looks fabulous and
    my fave color is
    Carla from Utah

  34. Claire November 2, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Wow I love all her stuff Blue is my favorite color.

  35. Jennifer Oja November 2, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    This set is so versatile and I love her line of products! My fav colour is hands down … purple!!!

  36. Cynthia McCrocklin November 2, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    So glad Stacy has partnered with Close to My Heart! Great design great quality!

  37. Maribel November 2, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you for the chance! My favorite color is green!

  38. Lisa Hughes November 2, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    I have loved Stacy Julian for a very long time. This new collaboration and collection does not change my opinion one bit, she is still fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  39. Pat McMullin November 2, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    This looks like such a fun colorful kit. It would cheer anyone up to win it! My favorite color is yellow because it makes me happy.

  40. Christine Tubman November 2, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Rich Red is my favourite colour! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

  41. Cathy L November 2, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I love blue and green – don’t make me choose! Scrapbooking has taught me to apreciate all the rainbow however ! Thanks Clise To My Heart for sponsoring a great prize

  42. Debra Patton November 2, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    I love the fun, bright colors on this one! Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Marianne Nightingale November 2, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    These Story by Stacy are just beautiful. Love the color blue, always been my favorite.

  44. Laurie Black November 2, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Such a cheerful and versatile collection. I don’t see my favorite color purple, but I do use a lot of green, too.

  45. Jeanette Y November 2, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Love Stacy Julian’s lovely collection! Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite color is purple!

  46. Karen Meyer November 2, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    What a great collection! I love all colors, but my favorite, at the moment, is teal. ~Karen

  47. Jacquelin Green November 2, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Love love love this! Telling our stories is SO important- and we need to do that with photos AND words!!! Thanks Stacy and CTMH!!!

  48. Cara Feeney November 2, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Lovely prize. My favorite color is green.

  49. Tona November 2, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway! My favorite color is green.

  50. Denise Turner November 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    My favorite color is red.

  51. SUSBRAUER November 2, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Love Stacy and her whole approach to color. My personal fave color is red – in every shade from pink to wine!

  52. Ann Marie Bazeley November 2, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    What a fabulous kit! I have missed hearing from Stacy Julian. Turquoise is my fav by far.

  53. Sue D November 2, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    My favorite color is blue.

  54. Jeanne Beam November 2, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    My favorite color is blue, all shades..
    Thanks for a chance to win…

  55. Carol November 2, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, this is such a great collection! Thanks for sharing!

    Carol B

  56. MaryAnn N. November 2, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Love Stacy’s CTMH story collection. I have been a fan of both for a long time. My fav colour is green.

  57. janet sisk November 3, 2018 at 12:14 am

    My favorite colore is red! I love all things bright and beautiful. I just love this CTMH Stacy story collection, too. Thanks for a chance to win! 😀

  58. Denise Bryant November 3, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Fabulous scrapbooks and papers! Love these!
    My favorite color is yellow!

  59. BrendaLea Abbott November 3, 2018 at 6:15 am

    My fav color is and always has been: Purple

    I missed Stacy’s interview, but going there now to catch up. Someone is going to win a wonderful set. Hope it’s me!

    Congrats to VALSHADLYN

  60. CindiLu November 3, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I love color, but teal stands out now as being among my favorites at the moment. Great interview BTW.

  61. Vickie Masters November 3, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I love this concept and the size of the album. My favorite color is yellow.

  62. Claudia November 3, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Great idea from Stacy! My favorite colors are pink and lime green.

  63. Kailash November 3, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    A beautiful prize, I have to say my favorite color is any hues of purples and blues!

  64. Wendy November 3, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    What a beautiful collection! Mt favourite color is turquoise and it is in the package.

  65. Cindy Pearce November 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this great CTMH collection!

  66. Arianna Barbara November 3, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    What a beautiful prize!!!
    My favourite colour is turquoise.
    Congratulations to Val!!!

  67. Kirsty Vittetoe November 3, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Awesome post and thanks for sharing. My favorite color is purple!

  68. C Sterling November 3, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Cute kit from Stacy! My favorite color is blue – any shade!

  69. Alison November 3, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    My sister and I are only two years apart. Whenever anyone gave us gifts – identical – she always got the red and I got the blue. I was always bummed because it was the “boy” colour. I eventually grew out of that. Any shade of blue works for me now!

  70. Charlene Shumay November 3, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I am new to album kits. I’m old school photo albums. Being at crop and create in Saskatoon this weekend I am learning different techniques for my junk journal. I’m new to youtube, blogs and Facebook live.

  71. Meghan Kennihan November 3, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    It was a great interview and this kit is SOOOO COOL! Thank you for the opportunity to win! My fav color is PINK 🙂

  72. Brande Davison November 3, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Oh wow what a project and what a give away! My favourite color is teal blue!

  73. Nicole Nardi November 3, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Pink is my favorite color, but for card making my favorite colors to use are purple & turquoise. Love this prize pack!

  74. LINDA L SYMAN November 4, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    This is my first time on this blog. I love it!! My favorite color is purple but I love all the fall colors! Thanks for the giveaway.

  75. Lynne Jardine November 4, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Fab kit! My favourite colour is blue 🙂

  76. Teresa Medeiros November 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I think this is such a cute and totally doable project! I love bite-sized kits like this where it takes no time at all to complete the project but yet you feel like you’ve accomplished something big! My favourite colour is red!

  77. Shelley Prain November 5, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I love the colour turquoise as it reminds me of the sea. Love the simplicity of this cute collection!

  78. Julie Golding Page November 5, 2018 at 9:21 am

    This collection is right up my alley, as I love bright colours! My fave is red.

  79. Margaret November 5, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Always looking for a simpler way to scrapbook – would love to try one of Stacy’s kits! My favorite color is teal, or anything in the turquoise/aqua family.

  80. helene1bourque November 5, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    What a awesome prize to be won! I have been neglecting my scrapbooking for almost two years now and it’s because I have discovered card making! I am having so much fun with the card making that I can’t push it aside for any other kind of crafts! But with what I saw in the interview, maybe I could make time for this kind of scrapbooking. Ah yes, my favourite colour is teal!

  81. Michele Roberts November 5, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this collection! It is so nice! My favorite color is Vermilion Red! So bold and brilliant!

  82. Memoriesbymanda November 5, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I’ve been following Stacey since I took a class with her in NZ in 2003!! Love her approach to colour and fast scrapbooking. My favourite colour is red but I’m particularly loving coral at the moment.

  83. Jeannine H November 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Stacey’s new concept/collection is gorgeous. Love all the colors, including red, my favorite. Thanks to CTMH and Stacey for the chance to win it.

  84. lee November 6, 2018 at 11:17 am

    This is so lovely and inspiring.

  85. Stacy P November 6, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Those are the BEST colors! Thanks for the chance

  86. Irene November 6, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    My favourite colour is purple. Amazing kit.

  87. Cathie Froese November 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    My favourite colour is teal blue. Close to My Heart is my favourite product line and Stacy inspires me! Great prize being offered and it would be a very welcome addition to my scraproom!

  88. Wendy Su-Cole November 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Would love to win this awesome giveaway.

  89. lynn best November 6, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    My favourite colour is blue followed by purple Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love CTMH products, that’s 90% of ( my stash )

  90. Cathy Fahie November 6, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Wow. What a great prize! Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway.

  91. Lucie Roy November 6, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    My favourite colour is green … close second is aqua. We do not have your products in Québec but I sure would like to win some.

  92. Krista klages November 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I am a huge fan of close to my heart and have been so excited with this collection of new ideas. I also love the colour choices especially the turquoise.

  93. Sonja Akins November 6, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I favorite color varies by season. During the fall, I really like copper.

  94. Tonya November 6, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Another great prize, love the teal colour and red is close second. Thanks for the chance to win

  95. Faith A Detweiler November 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    My favorite color is blue & pink.

  96. Jeanette November 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Love CTMH! My fave colour is purple, lots and lots of purple! lol

  97. Joanne Martell November 6, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    This would be such a wonderful package to win. Thank you for the chance. My favorite colour is teal. I am a huge fan of close to my heart products – I have an order that I am picking up on Saturday. Love Love Love the true north collection. Very funny.

  98. Joanne Donovan November 6, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve done scrapbooking years ago, and am just starting to make cards! I would love to win some of those beautiful papers!! My favorite color is purple (along with many other people)!! Hope you ship to the US!! Thanks for letting us enter to win something! I really enjoy reading the posts & learning new things!!

  99. Beth Anne Thomas November 6, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I love Stacy! Her thoughts on story and memory-keeping are always inspiring! My favourite colour is blue.

  100. Trish sparks November 6, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    What a great collection. My favourite colour is purple!

  101. Dana P November 6, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Stacy J is absolutely A-mazing (she calms & inspires me in so many ways) and this give away would be a dream to win! I’ve always been a fan of CTMH, as well! Stamping is my jam. Love the black dots album & all the black accents in the collection— & a little black & white gingham ribbon makes EVERYTHING complete! My happy colors would be baby pink and red—but never together ;)—through aqua/turquoise in there too.

  102. Crystal Krueger November 6, 2018 at 10:20 pm


  103. Stephanie Rodgers November 6, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    This book looks like it’d be so much fun to complete! The colors are awesome! I love the smaller format, but for some reason, I always find myself doing 12×12. The smaller books are great for vacations, and I’ve got a great one coming up! I’m heading across the border to Toronto for my first Crop & Create!

  104. Nicole Milway November 6, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Aqua aqua aqua! Lol. I’m kinda obsessed with this colour. I only bought my car cause it’s as close as I could find. Crazy? Maybe, but I love it and I love fierce. Thanks CTMH

  105. Kelli Gibb November 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    My favourite colour is lime green. I love Stacy and have used her finish line scrapbooks for years.

  106. Cathy Bald November 7, 2018 at 1:09 am

    I love rich jewel tones for color. It’s really hard to pick one but here goes Forest Green. Right now I’m in the planning stages of make an album for my sons milatary Carter. He is Airforce, with the Canadian Snow Birds. I cant wait to get started. I get alot of motivation from reading your articles.

  107. Giorgia Rossini November 7, 2018 at 1:13 am

    I love grey, but in scrapbooking I love mint 🙂

  108. Marjorie Pinne November 7, 2018 at 2:10 am

    That is such a great kit! I can think of lots of ways it could be used. Love all those bright colors. My favorite color is purple.

  109. Gamble Anderson November 7, 2018 at 6:42 am

    I love all the vibrant colors in this kit. My favorite color changes from day to day. Today, my favorite is aqua.

  110. Darlene Ocrane November 7, 2018 at 6:57 am

    My favourite colour is teal, or at least it is a theme colour in my craft room. Just spent a fabulous weekend at Crop and Create in Saskatoon. So much fun! Can’t wait for next year. Would love to win this prize.

  111. Joan Anderson November 7, 2018 at 7:27 am

    My favourite colour is green but I always seem to gravitate towards brightly coloured patterned paper when I am creating.

  112. Wendy Lambert November 7, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Fantastic giveaway. I am more of a card maker but I have been thinking about creating scrapbooks for my girls now that they are both getting married. My favorite colors from Fall are the oranges and reds. Just so pretty.

  113. Natalie November 7, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Oh this is a great giveaway! My favorite color is fuschia. My daughter’s favorite color is turquoise, I would love to make a scrapbook for her, to describe her qualities and help her self-esteem!

  114. Rhonda H November 7, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Stacy Julian’s #1 Super FanGirl right here. Favorite color: green. Soothing, natural, foliagey green. Sage green, Mint green. Hunter green, Kelly green. Sea green. Pine green. You name it. I love green. (Even though it’s not easy being green. lol ) And Stacy. So, I need this story starter!!

  115. Tricia Roy November 7, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Beautiful kit, love the blue album!

  116. Barb Thompson November 7, 2018 at 9:40 am

    My favorite color varies on what I am working on. For example, purple is a favorite color, but I would use my favorite sky blue and leaf green for a camping trip. I love red, white and blue for a cruise. For floral, I would pick purple. But, if tropical, I would want to use turquoise and yellow. See? It varies by the project.

  117. Janys McGinnis November 7, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Beautiful album and great colours. My favorite color is turquoise.

  118. Dollie Boyd November 7, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Thank you for this awesome opportunity to be entry in this home away. If I were to win I would use it document our last family reunion hosted by my mom before she passed away in 2009.

  119. Tanya Daher November 7, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Love Close to my heart! My favorite color is green, I’ve always loved it! Thanks!

  120. Cathryn Seguin November 7, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I love the colour orange, as a redhead I have always been drawn to autumn colours…this is such a beautiful kit with such amazing colours. What an awesome gift package.

  121. karlaoh November 7, 2018 at 11:31 am

    My fav colour today is pink! Hope you all had an awesome time at crop and create!!

  122. Dawn M. November 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    My favorite color is seafoam green…so soothing and relaxing!

  123. Christine Meehan November 7, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    This is a great product! – I know someone who has purchased one and started to make theirs up. It looks fantastic and I would love to own one myself! My favourite colour would have to be yellow. It is such a happy colour.

  124. Leighanne Kirk November 8, 2018 at 8:53 am

    This is such a cute collection! I love the color real because it is so versatile and can be used for many different occasions in scrapbooking.

  125. Sondra Myers November 9, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    This looks like a fun kit and new learning!!! I love the colors of these items!!

  126. Heather Gruenberg November 10, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I am also a big fan of Stacy’s. I’ve watched a few of her videos and recently ordered one of her books!! The albums and paper are adorable and make my creative juices flow!!! My favorite color is robin’s egg blue!

  127. Katherine Wallis November 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Wonderful kit from Close to My Heart! My favourite colour is green.

  128. Elenor Breen November 15, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    I love many colours! I like red a lot!
    Thanks for the chance to win this kit.

  129. Margot November 23, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    My favourite colour to wear is turquoise, but just as a colour, my favourite is yellow.
    I love Stacy’s approach to scrapbooking – and these lovely CTMH products!

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