Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Valentines for Vets
Isn't Valentine's Day a wonderful way to make a fuss and let Veterans know we will never forget what they have done for us...Show Veterans your gratitude for their sacrifices and achievements in serving our country. Create a hand-made valentine and help bring joy to a Canadian Veteran this Valentine's Day.
Each year, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) invites Canadian schools, individuals and organizations to make Valentines for Vets. VAC, then, distributes the valentines to Veterans in long-term care facilities across the country in time for February 14.
Valentines for Vets began in 1989 when the late newspaper columnist, Ann Landers, encouraged her readers to create special valentines for Veterans in care facilities throughout Canada and the United States. Every year, Landers' special "Valentines for Vets" column asked her readers to remember the valiant sacrifices of their nations' Veterans by making them personal hand-crafted valentines .
VAC became involved with the program in 1996, and has been receiving and distributing valentines to Veterans in care facilities across the country ever since.
Though Ann Landers passed away in 2002, VAC is committed to continuing her legacy of honouring Veterans. At VAC we invite Canadians, young and old, to send valentines to our Head Office. Your continued participation is what makes the Valentines for Vets program such a huge success.
Join us on Thursday evening and create a valentine or two to send. RSVP your attendance. Bring your basic kit and a few card bases and envelopes.
Thursday, 1 January 2015
What’s new for January Constant Campaign
In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close To My Heart invites you to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Then, with the help of the Noted paper kit, record your experiences and goals! During the month of January, with a qualifying purchase of $50, you are eligible to purchase the exclusive Noted paper kit (which has a retail value of over $24 USD / $27 CAD) for only $5—that’s over 80% off retail! Or, for an additional $5, you can order the Noted paper kit with an accompanying My Creations™ kraft mini book. The paper kit for both options includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations™ kraft mini book so you can have a yearlong scrapbooking experience. This means you will receive over $34 USD / $37 CAD worth of product for only $10 if you purchase the kit with the accompanying mini book! But the fun doesn’t end there—included on the sticker sheet, you will find a large golden seal. Once the year is done and all the pages are filled, seal up your book and create a mini time capsule that you can open years from now. Remember, this deal is only available for January, so make sure to get your own Noted paper kit today for the perfect start to a crafty year!
New Calendar for 2025 will be posted and emailed tomorrow.
Monday, 17 November 2014
Here are the first pages of a mini album I made for my daughter using the Artbooking cartridge, Laughing Lola, and Wanderful papers, complements from Close to My Heart. I used the PML cards from Wanderful and everything went into the 8X8 album. Lots of pockets and flip flaps were used. I will post the rest throughout the week. She went to Trinidad Tobago this summer with CTF to work with the teachers in Special Education.