NEW! Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Hearts of the West Blog Hop - Yuletide





Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!
If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to My Heart Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The Hearts of the West team was founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is the gorgeous Yuletide Carol paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein. My first 2 Christmas themed cards feature this fabulous paper packet. I also included 2 cards featuring our New Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge - this is a must have product! Put it on your Christmas Wish List!







I didn't have lots of time to create so I quickly made these 4 cards! It's was fun and super easy! I love how they turned out.

I used the following products:

Yuletide Carol Paper Packet
Yuletide Carol Complements
Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge
My Crush Holiday Happenings Assortment
Black Shimmer Trim
Red Shimmer Trim (I LOVE Shimmer Trim!)
Ruby Mini-Medley Accent Collections
Black Mini-Medley Accent Collections
Black & Grey Glitter Paper

If you came from Heather Myers' Blog then you're in the right place, this is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case, the full list will be at the bottom. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea, water, relax, and hop around the team with us.
Your next stop is Chantal Pearson's Blog.

I will be hosting an Open Crop and Christmas Card Workshop on Saturday, November 22nd. For more details, please email me at nancy.klein@shaw.ca

Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what creative projects we can bring to you! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.

Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop - October Tricks and Treats

Welcome to our October Blog Hop featuring Tricks and Treats. 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 do....by 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 Julie at
12x12travels.blogspot.ca. If you came from Janet of Works of Heart, then you are in the right place! 






These amazing, easy cards were all made using our new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge! I LOVE this new Cricut cartridge and think it's a must for every paper crafter! All of these cards only took 1/2 hour to make and I love how they turned out!

The first 3 are Picture My Life cards that fit into our Memory Protectors! This is a great way to scrapbook your Halloween memories easily! They are great for kids to make and embellish! I used some Baker's Twine, White Daisy ink pad and sponge dauber, Sparkles Black Flourishes, Black & Grey Assortment Sparkles, and paper from Scaredy Cat paper packet as well as some embellishments from Scaredy Cat Complements.

The last one is a full scene card - creating beautiful, handmade cards has never been easier! I used the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge, black cardstock, orange cardstock, our White Daisy ink pad and a sponge dauber and put it together and viola - done!




Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Kristine of Home with Studio K.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://
mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, 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. We hope you will join us again next
month when we will be featuring Designer Creations. So mark November 15th on your calendars
and hop along with us.

Come visit again soon to be entered into a draw and to see what special, secret project we are making at my Scrap 'n Stamp Retreat in Canmore this weekend!


Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Enjoy!