Sunday, May 31, 2015

June Heart's of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!

If this is your first time joining us you will love it. If you have been here before welcome back.  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 using the Seaside Paper Pack, brought to you from the Annual Inspirations, hand picked by Nancy Klein.  

If you came from Donna'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 would like to share with you some cards I made using the Seaside Paper Pack.

This Thank you card uses the Casual Expressions.

This Thank you card uses the Banner Wishes.
The Watercolor Pencils to color in the words Thank you.

This card used the April stamp of the month "Typed Note".
Black Striped Twill RibbonBitty SparklesRanger™ Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder

I love how versatile this paper pack is and used it for some Christmas cards too by embossing it with a snowflake embossing folder and sanding to show the white core of the paper.  This card uses the retired Frosted card workshop stamp set.  Sparkles Clear Assortment   were used too.

Again I used a snowflake embossing folder and love this snowman that you are looking down upon.  I used black liquid pearls for the eyes and mouth.  I used the Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection for the circles for the snowman and the arms as well.  The stamp set is a retired one as well.

The June Stamp of the Month is : "Ice Cream Dreams" on this layout.  In May with a $50 qualifying purchase you can purchase it for $5.  It can also be purchased for $19.75 for the month of May only.

Ice Cream Dreams Stamp Set

Courtsey of Close to My Heart Art Department.  Layout using the Stamp of the Month.  

        *******Exciting News*********

I am going to be hosting 2 retreats this fall.  
I would love to have you come join me for 1 or both of Kim's Scrappin Adventure Retreats.  
When:  Sept 10-13, 2015  or  Nov.  19-22, 2015
There is the option to do Thursday - Sunday or Friday to Sunday
Where:  Birch Bay Ranch which is near Sherwood Park, Alberta
Accommodations:  bunk style as it is a youth camp (I will try to accommodate everyone on lower bunks)
Price:  Thurs-Sun $220 or Fri-Sun $180  these prices are based on 3 pm arrival those days.
If you would like to come earlier on Friday the price is a little more to include the extra meals.
Included:  Goodie bags, meals, snacks, your own table to use, prizes, make and take projects, use of my tools, cricut, cartridges, stamps, cuttlebug, dies, embossing folders, melting pot, punches, etc.
If you are interested in attending please send me an email at or call me at 
780-634-2543.  Payment can be made by cash, cheque or email money transfer. 
$100 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking 
The rest will be due 3 weeks prior to the retreat.

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.

Your next stop is Corrina's Blog.

Here is the whole list of blogs in case you got lost.

1.    Nancy
2.    Chantal
3.    Justine
4.    Valerie
5.    Donna
6.    Kim   (You are Here)
7.    Corrina


  1. You definitely showed the versatility of the paper. Love all your cards.

  2. Love the whole set! You really showed off the whole paper pack! Wonderful!!

  3. Great cards! Love your random stamping of the snowflakes...beautiful.

  4. Wow! I love the cards! The black really works with the soft blue and it is just perfect for use with the embossing folders. I'm going to have to try that!

  5. Awesome, versatile cards Kim! Great job! Thanks for sharing!