NEW! Close to My Heart

NEW! Close to My Heart
NEW! Click the image above to see our amazing products

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the very best in health, happiness and love in 2015! 

Please visit my blog tomorrow to see the great January 2015 Close to My Heart specials!

Nancy K.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hearts of the West - Heartstrings Blog Hop

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 new Heartstrings paper pack, brought to you by the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book, hand picked from Nancy Klein.
If you came from Kerry Hammel's 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 used the following Close to My Heart products to create these fun cards:

Heartstrings Paper Packet - X7193B - $10.95
Heartstrings Complements - X7193C - $5.50
Heartstrings Assortment - Z3015 - $6.50
Picture My Life Heartstrings Scrapbooking Program - Z3046 - $9.75
White Shimmer Trim - Z3024 - $5.50  (I love this product! You can make it any color you want with our Shin Han markers!)
Red Shimmer Trim - Z1848 - $5.50
Pink Shimmer Trim - Z1986 - $5.50
Various Shin Han Markers - $6.50 each
Liquid Glass - Z679 - $7.75
Black Ink Pad - Z2105 - $6.50
Bonding Memories Glue - 1512 - $8.75
3D Foam Tape - Z1151 - $6.50
December Stamp of the Month - Cutie Pie - S1412 Only $5.00 with a purchase of $50!
For the Cupcake card I was inspired by the amazing Pamela O'Connor! 
Handwritten Print - E1030 - $32.95
Stuck on You Puffies Stickers - Z3037 - $5.50
Hearts Embossing Folder - Z3018 - $9.75
All-Purpose Mat - Z2045 - $21.95
Spray Pen - Z1380 - $4.25 (I sprayed reinker with water on the first card! This is a fun and easy technique to add some flair to your art projects!)

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.

Enjoy and Happy New Year! Please share my blog with your family and friends!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone!

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! Here are some of the highlights from ours so far!

Wishing you all a relaxing, safe, joy filled holiday season!

Nancy K.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop - Decor for Christmas

Welcome to our December Blog Hop featuring Christmas 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 Michelle at If you came from Terry Ann of Terry Ann Diack, then you are in the right place!

This simple and elegant banner was easy and fun to make! It makes the perfect handmade Christmas gift!

Here are the products I used:

X7187B - Yuletide Carol Paper Packet - $10.95
Z3007 - Yuletide Carol Assortment - $7.75
Z2170 - Ruby Ink Pad - $6.50
Z2135 - New England Ivy Ink Pad - $6.50
Z1988 - Black Striped Twill Ribbon - $7.75
Z1151 - 3D Foam Tape - $6.50
1510 - Bonding Memories Glue - $8.75
Z1686 - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge - $109

I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to create the holly & ivy as well as the letters and poinsettia. This Cricut Cartridge is a Must Have!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle of My Creations with Michelle.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S's Blog,, as she has the complete 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 Valentine’s Day creations.  So mark January 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best in 2015!
Nancy K.