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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Good afternoon!

I want to wish each of you a Happy New Year and all the Best in 2010!

Nancy K.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone!

I am sorry that I am sending this out later than I wanted. My family and I spent the holidays in Medicine Hat, Alberta visiting family.

Have a safe and Happy New Year and all the Best in 2010!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Cards

Good evening!

Only 3 more sleeps until Christmas! Wow, time flies!

I wanted to share with you two Christmas cards I received from Close to My Heart Corporate office. Aren't they beautiful! I love receiving cards this time of year! It brings great joy to receive them!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Good evening everyone!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here! The cold weather has arrived and so has the snow. The Christmas tunes are playing and the candles are lit. The tree is decorated, shopping is underway and cards are being made. I Love Christmas!



Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scrap 'n Stamp Retreat!

Wow! What an amazing weekend!

This weekend was my Fall Scrap 'n Stamp Retreat at the Best Western Pocaterra Inn in Canmore, Alberta! It was so much fun! Thank you to the 38 ladies who attended!

Here are some pictures from our fantastic weekend! I will post pictures of our Christmas Mini All Sorts album soon.



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Remembrance Day

Good evening,

On the eve of Remembrance Day I feel that we need to acknowledge the great sacrifices that so many of our great Canadian soldiers, past and present, have made for the freedom we all enjoy.

My daughters were part of their school's Remembrance Day ceremonies today and they will be part of the ceremony in Cochrane tomorrow morning through Girl Guides and Brownies.

May we never forget.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That marks our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

Monday, November 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

I love quotes and I like to use them in my scrapbooks and on my handmade cards.

"Every act of kindness makes the world a better place to live."

Have a marvelous Monday!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More Twitterpated!

Good evening!

It's been great fun making all these great projects with Close to My Heart's Twitterpated Workshops on the Go kit! You can make so many scrapbook pages and cards with it. It is definitely a great value!

Here are some fun, cute cards I made with this kit.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Fall!

Hi everyone!

I am still lovin' Close to My Heart's Twitterpated My Reflections Paper Packet and the matching stamp sets and embellishments! I used our Liquid Glass on the acorns and used the kissing technique on the letters - I love that look!
Here is how you get that look:
Ink the letter with Close to My Heart's Chocolate Ink Pad and “kiss” it with an un-inked leaf stamp. This removes ink in the shape of the leaf. Stamp the letter onto the Colonial White cardstock.



Sunday, October 4, 2009

Gotta Love Twitterpated!

Good evening!

I am having lots of fun playing with Close to My Heart's Twitterpated Paper Packet!

Here are 2 Fall cards I made tonight!

Happy Fall included the following product:

Twitterpated Paper Packet
Dimensional Elements in Color - Organic
Grown With Love stamp set
Many Thanks Stamp Set
Chocolate Ink Pad
Sorbet Ink Pad
Crystal Blue Ink Pad
Sweet Leaf Ink Pad
Whooo Loves You Stamp Set
Natural Hemp

Enjoy Fall included the following product:

Twitterpated Paper Packet
Many Thanks Stamp Set
Rustic Alphabet
Foundry Metal Bookplates
Chocolate Ink Pad
Sorbet Ink Pad



Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall Leaves

Good evening!

My team members, Kathy, Lara, Lorraine, Deb & I, had a wonderful time at the Calgary Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Show - Scrapbook Carnival! Thank you to all of you! And Thank You to those who visited us on Friday and Saturday!

I love Fall and it is definitely here! The leaves are changing and the weather is turning cooler - and windier.

This card is using Close To My Heart products:

Bamboo Cardstock

Cocoa Cardstock

Indian Corn Blue Cardstock

Autumn Terracotta Cardstock

Basic Buttons


Many Thanks Stamp Set

Chocolate Ink Pad

Olive Ink Pad

Autumn Terracotta Ink Pad



Friday, September 25, 2009

Calgary Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Show - Scrapbook Carnival!

Hi everyone!

It was a fantastic day at the Calgary Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Show - Scrapbook Carnival!

It was wonderful to see so many of you!

Only one day left! We will be at the BMO Center from 9 am - 5 pm tomorrow! Our booth is across from the Canadian Scrapbooker Cropping area. Come see our great new products and get your Idea Book!

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Calgary Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Show - Scrapbook Carnival!

Good evening,

I am super excited about Calgary's Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Show - Scrapbook Carnival at the BMO Center in Stampede Park (used to be the Round Up Center)! It is going to be amazing! Our booth looks spectacular (thanks to my team members!) and we have lots of great Close To My Heart products! Come and see us! We are across from Canadian Scrapbook magazine's scrapbooking area.

Friday, September 25 - 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, September 26 - 9 am to 5 pm

I look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sweet Home Artwork

Hi everyone!
I just love Close to My Heart's new Workshops on the Go! The following cards are from the Sweet Home Workshops on the Go kit. The base kit is only $37.50! It's a great value! You get the Sweet Home Paper Packet, an exclusive stamp set that coordinates with this kit, a matching accessory kit and the Workshop Guide. The retail value is $44.65 - you save $7.15 when you purchase this kit! Order your today and make some beautiful scrapbook pages and cards!



Saturday, September 5, 2009

Thank You!

Hi everyone!

Thank you to all of you who came to my Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book Open House!

Congratulations to Tracy Wright who won the draw! She will receive a $25 gift certificate for product from the new Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book.

I just love Close To My Heart's Jingle Creative Basics package! I made these 3 cards all using this paper packet and a variety of stamp sets, including:

NOEL - from the Holiday Jingle stamp set
Winter Wonderland - from the Snow Flurries stamp set
Merry Christmas - from the Ornate Ornaments stamp set

The ink colors I used were Juniper and Tulip.

I'd love to get your feedback on which card you love the best!

Have a wonderful, safe Labour Day long weekend!

Nancy K.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book Open House

You are invited to my
Open House
to celebrate Close To My Heart's
Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book launch!
Come see the brands new products, pick up the new Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book, enter your name to win some great prizes and get some fantastic deals!

Friday, September 4 from 4 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, September 5 from 9 am - 6 pm

212 Montclair Place
Cochrane, Alberta

I hope to see you soon!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

All of Us

Good evening!

My family and I love visiting Lake Louise! It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and we are fortunate to live only 1 1/2 hours away. We visited there 2 years ago and spent the weekend at Chateau Lake Louise - it is a gorgeous hotel! We went on a day trip to Jasper and to the Columbia Ice Field Interpretation Center. The scenery was amazing!

Close To My Heart's new My Reflections Kit - Sweet Home was perfect for creating layouts for these special pictures. Here are 3 layouts created using this kit. (I haven't finished the journaling yet - once I do I will post it again.) It is so versatile! This kit (and more great new kits and other products) will be available on September 1st! Visit my website to buy your kit! You will love it!



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Artwork

Good evening!
I LOVE all the brand new product in the New Autumn/Winter 2009 Close To My Heart Idea Book and I am sure you will too!

Here is a sneak peek at a 2 page layout using the new kit Twitterpated - isn't it cute! This will be one of the projects at my September Open Club. For more details, please contact me.

If you would like a copy of the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book please contact me.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thank You!

Thank you to all of my Hearts of the West team members for all of your efforts during the past year! Our Hearts of the West team was awarded #1 in Team Sales for our team size in Canada! YAHOO!

Nancy K.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Close to My Heart Leadership Conference

It's hard to believe that Leadership Conference 2009 in Long Beach, California is almost over! It was so fantastic to see so many of my CTMH friends!

Last night was fantastic! The directors went to California Adventure and we were given a Fast Pass to a ride! I have never been on California Screamin' and had never intended on.....but my friends influenced me and I went...... twice! I was scared to death! I have 2 pictures to prove I did it. Aaron, my hubby, can't believe I did it. I have to admit that if I never went on it again I won't be disappointed. I LOVED the dinner at the restaurant there and riding the Indiana Jones and the Pirates of the Caribbean! What fun!

Close to My Heart is the most innovative scrapbooking and stamping company - wait till you see all the fantastic new products in the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book! Call or email me today to reserve your copy! Or visit my website on September 1st to see all the great new products!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Long Beach

Yahh! My family and I are finally here in Long Beach for Close To My Heart's Leadership Conference! It is beautiful here! It's great to spend time with friends.

Leadership Conference starts tomorrow evening with a Create and Take - yahooo! I can't wait to share with you what we do and what the new products in the Autumn/Winter Idea Book will be! It's so exciting!

Have a great evening!

Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm Back!

Hi everyone,

The stitches are now out and I can scrapbook and stamp again! Yahh! I am really excited about that!

Here is a card I made using Close To My Heart's Animal Cookies Paper Packet and My Stickease. I added White Ribbon and buttons. I think it is super cute!

I am busy packing for Close To My Heart's Leadership Convention in Long Beach, California! I am really excited! I will send info on new products from there! If you would like a copy of the Autumn/Winter 2009 Idea Book when it becomes available, please send me an email at

Have a fantastic weekend!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Beautiful Roses!

Hi everyone,

I can finally type using both of my hands again - yahh! I am super excited about that! Can you tell?

The stitches are not out yet but they will be on Tuesday sometime. I can't wait to get them out.

I have been asked about the roses that were in the vase that broke. Here are some pictures of them. My hubby, Aaron, gave me a dozen roses for our 12th anniversary - they were beautiful!

I am hoping that my hand is feeling well enough to stamp and scrapbook very soon so I can post some artwork.

Only one more week until my family and I start our family vacation to California! I can't wait!

Have a great day!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

An owie

When you get an owie you realize how much you take forgranted everyday. I was washing a glass vase that had held 12 red roses my hubby bought me for our 12th anniversary when it broke. I don't know if I tried to catch it but it cut the palm of my right hand. My hubby wasn't home and I saw that it was bleeding a lot so my 2 girls helped me wrap my hand with tea towels. We waited 2 hours in the waiting room and then the dr froze my palm and stitched it with 3 stitches.  It could have been worse so for that I am thankful it wasn't. The dr told me I can't do anything with it for 10 days! So no scrapbooking, stamping and more for 10 days!  I might get really good at typing with one hand.  I'll try to post as much as I can. Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Close To My Heart's July Special!

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to tell you about Close To My Heart's July special!

Have you ever wanted to own your own business? Do you want a job where you create your own schedule? Do you want to meet new people? Do you want to make some extra money to pay for your scrapbook hobby or save money to take a family vacation? All of those are great reasons and with Close To My Heart you can have all that!

When you join Close To My Heart in July, you get 5 free products from a select item list! Yahhoo!

Visit my website for more details and to join! Website:


Fantastic Book!

Happy Monday everyone!

I am reading a fantastic book right now called "Peaks and Valleys" by Spencer Johnson, M.D. He is also the author who wrote "Who Moved My Cheese". I loved that book too! I wrote a report for one of my Human Resources courses based on that book. I highly recommend both of them. They are parables that really make you think and have some great insights into humans and how we think and how we work.

I would love to hear from you and some great books you are reading or have read! I will need some reading material for our road trip to Close to My Heart's Leadership Convention at the end of the month. Please send me your suggestions. I can't wait to hear from you!

Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Spectacular Rainstorms!

Hi everyone!
We have had 2 spectacular thunderstorms - one last night and one tonight.  Last night my family and I watched the lightning and listened to the thunder for about an hour and a half. We would count between the lightning and the thunder and we watched as it came closer to us.  Finally it started to pour rain and we headed inside. Today we had been to the movie "Ice Age 3" and on our drive home we could see the lightning. We got home and prepared supper and the lightning and thunder came over our house. It poured for a long time and then hailed too. When the sun reappeared it was a fantastic evening! We went for a walk and enjoyed the fresh scents as we walked through what we call "our forest". It is an area of natural trees and flowers beside the natural lake in our community.  It was spectacular!  I love the fresh scent of the forest after a great rainfall!  I have attached some photos of our walk in "our forest".

I hope you all had a spectacular day too!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

What a great day at the Calgary Stampede!

It was a great day at the Calgary Stampede!
Aaron & I went to the Rodeo and it was amazing to see it so close up!  I am going to share a few great photos Aaron took.  I hope to scrapbook some of them tomorrow and will share more with you then.
Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

I know that it is not Canada Day - yet!

But I want to celebrate the wonderful country we live in! I am so thankful to live here with my family. I appreciate the freedom we experience every day.

Join me in thinking about the things you love about Canada!

Happy Canada Day!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Yahoo! One Day of School Left!

It's hard to believe that another school year is over! Where does the time go?

Over the last couple of days my girls have been bringing home many of the things they did during the school year. It is amazing to see their work and see how much they have learned! I can't wait to put it in a Close To My Heart Memory Keeper Box for them so that they (and I) can enjoy it for years to come!

Every year I do something special for my 2 daughters on the last day of school. Tonight I made "Congrats!" cards for them and I will enclose a gift card for the bookstore. The Congrats card is made with Close To My Heart products, including the Animal Cookies paper packet, the words "Summer" and "Fun" from the "Celebrate Canada" stamp set, "C" is a Dimensional Element and the "ongrats" is from the "Giggle Lowercase" stamp set! (Come back to my Blog on Canada Day to see artwork featuring some of Close To My Heart's fantastic Canadian themed stamp sets! :)

Both of my girls love to read and this way they can choose some great books to read during their summer vacation.

Enjoy the last day of school with your kids!
PS: Remember that the "Deal a Day" special on my website ends on June 30th! Visit my website every day to see the Deal of the Day! or


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

Happy Father's Day to all the Father's out there!

I wanted to share with all of you a great new stamp set called PostCard - Travel Series from Close To My Heart. Here I have used all Close To My Heart products, including that stamp set and paper from the Daydream Paper Packet.

Making this cute postcard showing my family and I in Disneyland in 2007 is making me super excited to go to California again this summer for Close To My Heart's Leadership Convention and our family vacation!