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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hearts of the West December Blog Hop - Snowhaven

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 our gorgeous Snowhaven paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein.
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.

I love the versatility of our gorgeous Snowhaven paper packet! It's great for Christmas cards and layouts as well as any winter project or any other event! 

I used the following products to make my cards:
Snowhaven Paper Packet - X7188B - $10.95
Snowhaven Complements - X7188C - $5.50
Best Christmas Stamp Set - D1613 - $19.75
To You and Yours Stamp Set - B1403 - $10.95
Make it Merry Stamp Set - D1617 - $19.75
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - $6.50 each (I love these and highly recommend them - put them on your Christmas Wish List!)
Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen - Z1979 - $3.50
Gold Shimmer Trim - Z1985 - $4.95
Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment - Z1921 - $6.50
Bling Gems Gold Assortment - Z2023  - $4.25
Various Stamp Pads - $6.50 each
Bonding Memories Glue 1512 - $8.75
Thin 3D Foam Tape - Z2060 - $6.50

Your next stop is Chantal Pearson's Blog.
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.
Be sure to visit my website at to get any Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge for 20% off - it's our Cyber Monday deal! See our selection of Cricut cartridges by visiting my website at

Merry Christmas!
Nancy K.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop - Designer Creations

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring Designer Creations and Decor.  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 Julie Sinnott at If you came from Kathy Skipper of It's a Girl Thing then you are in the right place! 

I decided to dress up my Designed Decor Red Magnetic Chalkboard for the Winter season! This is a great gift! I kept the paper 12 inches in length so I can tuck it into the sides so it is their temporarily and I can change it out based on the holiday or season! 

Designed Decor Red Magnetic Chalkboard - Z2006 - $31.75
Snowhaven Paper Packet - X7188B - $10.95
Snowhaven Complements - X7188C - $5.50
Snowhaven Assortment - Z3008 - $7.75
Black Shimmer Trim - Z1809 - $5.50
Black & Tan Glitter Paper (to make the glittery snowflake border) - Z1830 - $6.50
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge - Z1906 - $109 (I absolutely LOVE this versatile cartridge! Put it on your wish list for Christmas!)
3D Foam Tape - Z1151 - $6.50
Magnets (I already had some that I repurposed to make the Snowhaven Assortment badges into magnets)

Because the decoration is temporary, I can also tuck things into the "pocket" - perfect for Christmas cards and notes!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Julie Sinnott of 12x12 Travels.
 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. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring D├ęcor for Christmas.  So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Nancy K.