NEW! Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations

NEW! Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hearts of the West - September 2014 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop! September's Edition. 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 was founded by Nancy Klein.



This months challenge is Pathfinding paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein.







If you came from Sonia Parent St John's blog then your in the right place, this is a go around blog 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 - It's a Hoot Papercrafts Blog.
Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what crafty projects we can bring to you!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Close to My Heart's Featured Product - August Stamp of the Month - What A Hoot

Hi everyone,

As mentioned earlier this month, I will be featuring some of my favorite products in upcoming posts. One of my favorite products is Close to My Heart's exclusive Stamp of the Month stamp sets. One of my favorite programs is Close to My Heart's Stamp of the Month program. You might be wondering how it works. I'm excited to share that info with you!

You can take advantage of purchasing an exclusive stamp set each month for only $5! That's a savings of more than 70% off the retail price.

When you spend $50 or more, you can purchase the exclusive stamp set for only $5.00! It retails for $19.75!

August's Stamp of the Month is called It's A Hoot and I had a hoot creating this fun layout!

To recreate this layout for your album, you will need the following products:

Black cardstock
White Daisy cardstock
Scaredy Cat paper packet
Black stamp pad
Adhesive - I love our Bonding Memories Glue
3D Foam Tape
It's A Hoot Stamp of the Month
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers - Colorless Blender Marker, Peony Purple, Golden Yellow, and Marigold







These markers are incredibly easy to use and produce beautiful results!

I will be drawing for this cute stamp set on August 31st. To enter, please leave a comment to this blog post and check again on September 1st to see if you have won! Be sure to tell your friends about this so they can enter to win! I will be doing a Stamp of the Month draw each month!

Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop - Picture My Life

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring alternative ways to use your Picture My Life cards.  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 Terry Ann of Terry Ann Diack then you are in the right place! 

All of these fun projects include the following Close to My Heart products:

Black cardstock
NEW Black Striped Twill ribbon
Picture My Life Chalk it Up Scrapbooking Program cards
NEW Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape
NEW Sunset Chevron Washi Tape
NEW Gold Assortment Sequins
Silver Washi Tape
Black Mini-Medley Accent Collections
Teal Shimmer Trim
3D Foam Tape
NEW Triangle Border Punch
Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
White Daisy pigment based stamp pad
Sponge Daubers
Whisper cardstock
Paper Fundamentals (love this!) 
Guiding Hearts stamp set
Great Job stamp set

Easy, Fun Techniques to try on your next card or layout:

On the "Say Cheese" card I cut out the middle of the lens and popped it up using 3D foam tape and then I added a black sequin to make it pop out.

On the "Look How You Shine" card I created my own background paper by stamping using the stars from our NEW Great Job stamp set using our fantastic White Daisy pigment ink pad.

For my double page layout, I used a direct to paper technique using our White Daisy pigment ink pad. I love the look of it - it looks like chalkboard!

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.cahttp://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-cross-canada-blog-hop-pml-cards.html, 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 our favourite new products.  So mark September 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.





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Enjoy! Please visit me again soon!
Nancy K.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Close to My Heart's - Featured Product - Paper Fundamentals

It was like Christmas when the UPS guy arrived with my new Close to My Heart products! I love them all and can't wait to share my favorites with you in upcoming blog posts! Stay tuned!



PAPER FUNDAMENTALS

The following picture shows a piece of the plain sheet of Glacier patterned Paper Fundamental sheets - the top portion is what it looks like directly out of the Paper Fundamentals package. I have sponged the bottom piece with our White Daisy Pigment ink and sponge daubers. These papers are incredibly versatile! You can change the look with some simple products!





Paper Fundamental kits include 20 double-sided 12"x12" sheets (2 each of 10 designs); same design on both sides, one side with glossy pattern and they are only $21.95. Visit my website to see more great products!

Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Wall Art

Hi everyone!

I had the opportunity to play in my loft today and created this wall art. I would love to hear what you think! Do you like it? If yes, why? If no, why not? Do you currently create wall art? This was super easy to do - it only took about 1/2 hour. I used a canvas tile, paper, decoupage, stencils, and acrylic paint.



I'm excited to hear what you think!

Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Registration is now open for my Fall 2014 Scrap 'n Stamp Retreat!

Click here to register!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Do you want to earn free product! Join my online shopping party!

Good morning!

Join my online Close to My Heart party and you may be the winner to be our Hostess and receive Hostess Rewards. To qualify, submit an order of $20 or more and you will be entered in the draw!

Click here to start shopping and see all of our fantastic new products: Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations Idea Book

Enjoy! You're going to love what we have for you!
Nancy K.

Enjoy!