NEW! Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations

NEW! Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

December Cross-Canada Blog Hop - Gift Giving!

Welcome to our December Blog Hop featuring creations  that we plan to give as gifts this Christmas.   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 Michelle Stewart at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Chantal of It's a Hoot Paper Crafts then you are in the right place!

Gift Container

I used the following Close to My Heart products to create this beautiful gift container. It can be used for all sorts of things such as cookies (be sure to put them inside a Ziploc or in wax paper), treats (like hot chocolate mix inside a Ziploc or dry cookie mixture in a Ziploc along with the recipe), you can use it to create a memory jar (put slips of paper inside and ask everyone to write a favorite Christmas or winter memory), put recipes in it, and so much more!

My Creations Kraft Container Z1833
Frosted Paper Packet X7175B
Frosted My Stickease Assortment X7175C
Frosted Assortment Z1890
Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape Z1817
Bonding Memories Glue 1512
3-D Foam Tape Z1151







This project was fast and easy to make and it's gorgeous. The person you give it to can use it for anything!

To order any of these products, please visit my website at www.nancy.ctmh.com, email or call me!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Karen of Clearly Precious.
 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. Join us again in the New Year when we will be featuring some of the products that will be retiring, so if you see anything you would like to create, this could be your last opportunity to purchase them.  We hope you will join us again on January 15th, 2014.

I also want to invite you to my next Scrap 'n Stamp Retreat in Canmore, Alberta on March 28-30, 2014. Contact me for more details!

Merry Christmas!
Nancy K.



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sooo Excited about Close to My Heart's Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program! Coming Soon!!

Good afternoon!

I am so excited to give you a sneak peek of Close to My Heart's Picture My Life TM Scrapbooking Program! If you want to get a set FREE join my team and ask me how to get them! You will Love being a part of this fantastic company!

Have a fabulous day!
Nancy K.





Friday, November 15, 2013

Join Close to My Heart and Hearts of the West team today!

Watch this fantastic video on why TODAY is the right time to join Close to My Heart and the Hearts of the West team!

Join Close to My Heart

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!
Nancy K.

November Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring creations made with products from the Mini Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide.   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 Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Famida of person of Get Scrappin Fami then you are in the right place!

I am so excited to share with you these cards I made from the following Close to My Heart products:

Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet - X7176B
Sparkle & Shine Assortment - Z1860
Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3 Pack - Z1907
I also used Liquid Glass, Prisma Glitter and our Cricut Cartridge to cut the trees.

I LOVE making these fun, easy, cute cards! It's super quick and easy using the Cricut Cartridges to make the trees and Noel, and then use washi tape, Liquid Glass and Prisma Glitter to make it sparkle!

Enjoy!






Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Karen of Clearly Previous.

 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. Join us again in December when we will be featuring projects that would make great gifts.  We hope you will join us again on December 15th.

Nancy K.

Friday, November 1, 2013

It's a Great Time to Join Close to My Heart!

It's a GREAT time to join Close to My Heart and my Hearts of the West team!

When you join between November 1, 2013 - December 15, 2013, new Consultants may also receive the brand new Picture My Life Scrapbooking ProgramTM! I am THRILLED about this! 


Here is what this program is about:

- 8 fresh, stunning design themes, each one featuring 122 double-sided, designed cards in a mix of 3" x 4"       and 4" x 6" plus a 12"x12" cover page!
- 10 Memory Protectors designed for this program!
It's a retail value of $24.95 but it's FREE to qualifying new consultants!

When you join, you will receive more than $180 in products and supplies and so much more!

Contact me for more details about this exciting opportunity!
Nancy K.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Close to My Heart's Holiday Gift Guide

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to share with you that you can now order from the Holiday Gift Guide! You can view the entire brochure on my website at www.nancy.ctmh.com And with every $100 order you get to choose a FREE item! See the brochure on my website for more details!


Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Cross-Canada Blog Hop!

Welcome to our October Blog Hop featuring the NEW Base and Bling line. You will see creations from our participants that will include necklaces, rings, bracelets, headbands and so much more.  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 Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Janet of Works of Heart then you are in the right place!




To create this cute headband, I used the following Close to My Heart products:

Z1884 - Sparkle & Shine Textiles
Z1878 - Base & Bling Headband
Z1903 - Base & Bling Adhesive Dots
Z19043 - Base & Bling Adhesive Strips
Z1883 - Base & Bling Floral Accents

These headbands make wonderful gifts and are easy and fun to make! Kids would enjoy making them for their friends or at a birthday party! If you have any questions please let me know!

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 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. Join us again in November when we will be featuring the projects from the new Mini Holiday Gift Guide.  We hope you will join us again on Novmeber 15th.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Good Quote for a day like today...

Good quote for a day like today: "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal." - Elbert Hubbard

Sunday, September 15, 2013

September Blog Hop!

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring Jeanette's Archived Stamps. You will see creations from our participants that will include 1 of 5 stamp sets that Close To My Heart has taken out of Jeanette's Archived collection.  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 Michelle at http://www.mycreationswithmichelle .blogspot.ca. If you came from Janet of Works of Heart then you are in the right place!

A Season of Harvest Card






To create his cute, Fall themed card, I used the following Close to My Heart products:

Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Z1906 $99
Pick a Posy from Jeanette's Stamp Archive B1426 $9.95
Exclusive Inks Marker Sets (see below for list of colors) $5.95 for 2 alcohol-based markers in coordinating shades)
Gypsy
Autumn Terracotta
Honey
Ruby
Sorbet
Buttercup
Sweet Leaf
Whisper
Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pad Sets (see below for list of colors used) $19.95 for a set - they come in Basics, Enchantment, Adventure, and Whimsy
Barn Red
Autumn Terracotta
Cocoa
Chocolate
Bonding Memories Glue

To order, please visit my website at www.nancy.ctmh.com

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Chantal of It's a Hoot Paper Crafts.
 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. Join us again in October when we will be featuring the Base and Bling line.  We hope you will join us again on November 15th.

If you want to learn how to use the Artbooking Cartridge and learn to use our alcohol based markers, come join me at my Scrap 'n Stamp Fall Retreat in Canmore, Alberta at the Best Western Pocaterra Inn in November. For more details, please contact me!

Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

New Unplugged Close to My Heart Card

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a safe, fun, wonderful Labor Day long weekend! We had a great time with family and celebrating my daughter Gabby's 12th Birthday!

Here is one of my newest cards using the following Close to My Heart products: ProPlayer paper packet and My Stickease Assortment, Foam Tape and Liquid Glass - super easy and fast with great results! Easy for the kids to make for birthday parties too!

Enjoy the last night before school starts tomorrow!
Nancy K.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Close to My Heart's Holidays from the Heart!

Hi all!

I want to give you a sneak peek at Close to My Heart's Holidays from the Heart brochure that starts on October 15, 2013! I got a sneak peek at the entire brochure and LOVE all the brand new products and you will too! Send me a message and let me know if you'd like a copy of this fantastic brochure!

Happy Labor Day long weekend!
Nancy K.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer 2013 Adventures!

Hi all!

It's been a busy Summer of adventures for my family! We are now back and getting ready for the girls to return to school (only 2 weeks away!), for me to return to work (tomorrow) and for our regular routine. We feel very fortunate and blessed to have seen so much this Summer!

Our last adventure was to Coeur d'Alene and the Spokane area - we LOVED it! Here are some photos I wanted to share with you of some of our highlights:

Pic 1. Coeur d'Alene - Mudgy and Millie - so CUTE!
Pic 2. Coeur d'Alene - lake and beach - great weather for it!
Pic 3. Manito Gardens - The Duncan Garden
Pic 4. Manito Gardens - The Rose Garden
Pic 5. Manito Gardens - The Japanese Garden (wish I had that in my backyard!)
Pic 5. Green Bluff Growers area - the peaches we bought there were the yummiest we've ever eaten!
Pic 6. Spokane Falls - picture taken from the gondola at Riverfront Park (I really do not like gondolas but the ride was worth it for the fantastic view!)

I hope you had wonderful Summer adventures too! I would love to hear about yours!
Nancy K.









Saturday, August 3, 2013

Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book is Now Available!

Hi all!

I hope you are all having a superb Summer!

I am so excited that the new Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book is now available and you can order from it now! The products are beautiful, versatile and amazing!

Visit my Blog again tomorrow where I will list my Top 10 Favorite Products!

In the meantime, contact me to get your copy of the Idea Book for only $5 including shipping - with that you will receive a $5 coupon for your next order of $10 or more!

Also, if you love Close to My Heart products and want to get a discount, contact me and I'd love to send you more info on how you can join Close to My Heart and my Hearts of the West Team!

Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July's Canvas Workshop - Great Deal!

Hi everyone!

You can get this fantastic Workshops on the Go Canvas Art Kit for only $19.95 this month only - it's regularly $39.95! Be sure to take advantage of this great deal! And it's super easy to order - you can either call or email me or make your purchase via my website at www.nancy.ctmh.com!

Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Close to My Heart's Annual Convention!

Hi All!

I am back from Close to My Heart's Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida! My family and I also tacked on a family vacation immediately after convention. It was an amazing time and over the coming weeks I will be sharing with you some of the amazing new products in Close to My Heart's NEW Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book! You are going to be in LOVE with so many of them!

One of my absolute favorite new products is the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge! This collection includes one cartridge (700 images; font, mini books, layouts), 3 coordinating D-size stamp sets and 3 12" x 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes for only $99! It's a fantastic deal and you can pre-order it now! Contact me for more details and to order!

To get your Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, contact me!

Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Stronger

"Each step upward makes me feel stronger and fit for the next step."
                                                  - Mohandas Gandhi

Friday, June 7, 2013

Quote

"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm."
                                       - Willa Cather

Friday, May 31, 2013

Fantastic Scrapbook or Card Quote

" Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a means of traveling."
                      - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Great Quote

" The greatest boundaries that we face in our lives are very often the ones we ourselves create in our minds."
              - Ellyn Spragins

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cross Canada May Blog Hop - Canvas Display


Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring our Canvas Display project.  We have 2 sizes available to purchase, the larger one comes in a WOTG Kit and measures 12x12.   The kit is $39.95(G1062), it comes with directions, an exclusive stamp set and Embellishments to decorate your canvas, you can find this on page 23.  The second size available measures 6x6, it can be found on page 126, and is $4.95(Z1818).

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 Michelle at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Janet of Works of Heart, then you are in the right place!





The following are the items I used to create this great home decor item:

My Creations 6x6 Canvas Display - Z1818 - $4.95
Staz On Ink Brown - Z1142 - $9.95
Distressed Backgrounds Stamp Set - D1544 - $17.95
Quick Cards - Butterfly Stamp - A1134 - $6.95

Paper from the Dream Pop special for the Month of May - Special offer for only $10 when you spend $35 in May!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Karen of Clearly Precious. If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creations with Michelle, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own Canvas projects using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in June when we will be featuring party themed projects.

Come visit again!
Nancy K.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cross Canada Blog Hop - April is Home Decor!


Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring a Home Decor project of our choosing.

I am showcasing Close to My Heart's Display Tray that is only $19.95 and can be found on Page 125 of the current Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book!

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 Michelle S. at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Chantal of It's a Hoot Papercrafts then you are in the right place!








I used the following Close to My Heart products to create this beautiful display tray:
Display Tray - Z1750 - $19.95
Chantilly Paper Packet - X7163B - $9.95
Hollyhock Zipper Lace - Z1826 - $3.95
Cricut Artiste Collection - Z1790 - $99
2" Scallop Circle Punch - Z1392 - $14.95
Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon - Z1802 - $4.95
Keyboard Kraft Alphabet - Z1825 - $4.95
Silver Shimmer Trim - Z1799 - $4.95
Slate Polka Dot Washi Tape - Z1817 - $4.95
Sparkles - Clear Flourishes Small - Z1812 - $4.95
Black Assortment Buttons - Z1821 - $5.95
Sparkles - Clear Assortment - Z1752 - $2.95

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Pam of P-Inks.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to My Creations with Michelle as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.

Enjoy our Blog Hop!
Nancy K.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Chantilly Workshop and Open Crop - Saturday, May 11, 2013

You are invited to my Chantilly Workshop and Open Crop on May 11th at the Southern Alberta Baptist Seminary in Cochrane from 9 am - 7 pm! To register, please email me. If you are an active consultant and are bringing one of your own WOTG's the cost is only $5. To keep the cost low, no meals are included. The cost for customers is $40 and includes their choice of the Chantilly Scrapbooking WOTG or the Chantilly Cardmaking WOTG. It's a great time to meet and socialize with fellow consultants. Feel free to bring a friend! There are limited spaces so register early! Hope to see you there! Nancy K.

Join My Hearts of the West Team in April and Receive 4 Stamp of the Months!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Close to My Heart Buzz and Bumble Artwork

Hi all!

I was busy today creating artwork in my scrapbook loft! It was great to get my creative juices flowing! Tonight I am going to share my Buzz and Bumble Artwork - enjoy! If you are interested in purchasing the items to make any of these please visit my website at www.nancy.ctmh.com or email or call me to place your order! Or join this month and get your products at a discount!

















Items used to create the Kraft Container:

Z1833 - My Creations Kraft Container
X7164B - Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
G1054 - Stamp Set from the Buzz and Bumble Workshops on the Go Kit
Z2191 - Sunset Ink Pad
1771 - Waterbrush
Z280 - Natural Hemp
Z1816 - Durables Artisan Studs
Z1753 - Sparkles - Brown & Tan
Z1831 - Buzz and Bumble Assortment

Items to create the Layouts:

G1054 - Buzz and Bumble Workshops on the Go Kit
X7164C - Buzz and Bumble My Stickease Assortment
Z1837 - Wooden Mini-Medley Accents Collections
Z1830 - Glitter Paper - Brown & Tan

Join my blog and I will be drawing a name from members on Friday, April 12th for 2 stamp sets!

Have a fantastic evening!
Nancy K.

Enjoy!