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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop - January 2014

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring creations that using products that will be retiring at the end of the month.   To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle Stewart at If you came from Chantal of It's a Hoot Papercrafts then you are in the right place! 

I decided to use this gorgeous Chantilly paper to create this card box. I LOVE the results! These card boxes can be used as gifts and can hold cards, memorabilia, pencils, pens, stationary, and so much more!

Here are the products I used for this project:

My Creations Card Box (Z1647)
Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small (Z1812) - I colored them using our alcohol-based markers! You can create any colored sparkles you want! 
Scallop Border Punch (Z1851) - this is a must have tool!
Sponge Daubers (Z726) - to sponge the edges! Love this look!
Chocolate ink pad (Z2111) - for the edge distressing
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686) - to create these fab flowers!
Bonding Memories Glue (1512) - my preferred adhesive for any art projects

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Candra of Paper Dragon Fleur.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in February when we will be featuring some of our favourite products. We hope you will join us again on February15th, 2014.

The new Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book is available and you can order product from it starting February 1st - contact me to get your copy!

I am hosting a Scrap 'n Stamp Retreat in Canmore at the Best Western Pocaterra Inn from March 28 - 30, 2014 - if you are interested in joining us, please contact me at

Nancy K.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Close to My Heart's Organizers

Good morning! Happy Thursday!

Close to My Heart's organizers are fantastic for so many versatile reasons, including: holding your photos, stamp sets, Picture My Life TM scrapbooking program or Project Life, storing your mementos or memorabilia and so much more! I use them to store my Picture My Life TM scrapbooking program cards. I use the small organizer to store projects I am working on (for example, a family vacation - in that box I have the photos and memorabilia I will be using in our vacation album - it's a great way to keep it all organized). I also give each of my daughter's a small organizer so they can keep their swimming competition ribbons, report cards, birthday cards, etc. in there. We use a small organizer per year. I love it!

Click on this link to see how Nancy Nally of Scrapbook Update uses our organizer:

To order your organizers and get organized this year, contact me! I'd love to help you!

Have a fabulous day!
Nancy K.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year - Welcome to 2014!

Happy New Year everyone! It's hard to believe that 2013 is already over (now to get used to writing 2014 on cheques!)! I want to wish each of you a happy, healthy, joyous 2014! Please keep visiting my blog - I appreciate your visits!

I am excited to tell you that my Spring/Summer 2014 Close to My Heart Idea Books have arrived and I ordered new products today! I LOVE this Idea Book and I think you will too! To get a copy of the Idea Book when it becomes available, please send me an email to:  Or book a party and see the new products in person and play with them - so much FUN! Stay tuned for more info!

Other news! January is National Papercrafting Month - you get an exclusive Cloud Nine cardmaking kit (see the picture on the right) for only $15 when you place an order of $35 or more! Or you can get it FREE when you sign up as a consultant in January and submit personal sales of $300 or more - contact me for more details on how to join my awesome Hearts of the West team! With this exclusive kit, you create 10 cute cards (2 each of 5 designs) using 3 sneak-peek accessories from the upcoming Idea Book (who doesn't love sneak-peeks?!)  a new D-size stamp set, and exclusive papers.

Nancy K.