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Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Excitement!

Hi everyone!

Today was a special day. I got up and watched the Royal Wedding! Did you? I am curious to know how many of you did. Pop me a comment to let me know - I'd love to hear from you!

Since I was a little girl I have been interested in the royal family. You can ask my sisters - I collected articles and magazines when Prince Charles and Princess Diana got married - I still have them too. And to keep up with my tradition I will go out tomorrow seeking the UK newspapers, magazines, etc - if you have any tips on where I can find them I would really appreciate it! I think part of the reason is because my Mom and I shared that interest. When Prince Charles and Princess Diana got married I was a young girl and we watched that Royal Wedding together. Today I shared that experience with my 2 daughters. They got up happily to watch the Royal Wedding with me.

Mom's been gone for almost 3 months already and part of the reason for getting up at 2:30 am this morning to watch the Royal Wedding live was because when William and Kate got engaged Mom was really excited for them and their wedding day; I wanted to share this with her. All the while I was watching I told my 2 daughters (who are 11 and 9 years old) that Oma (Dutch word for Grandmother) would love this or that part. That brought tears to my eyes - Mom would have loved the boys and mens choir, the hymns, the orchestra, the new couple on the balconey. Mom - I think you got a great view of the Royal Wedding today.... And the other part of the reason was to carry on this Royal Wedding watching tradition. Watching it together with my 2 girls is a moment to remember - the effect on them was the same as I had when I watched Prince Charles and Princess Diana get married 30 years ago - feeling of love, joy, hope and of course the belief in fairy tales.

Enjoy!
Nancy K.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Close to My Heart - Toronto Regional Celebrations Artwork and Pics Part Two

More pics for you!




Close to My Heart - Toronto Regional Celebrations Artwork and Pics

Good evening everyone!

I had a fantastic time this weekend in Toronto at Close to My Heart's Eastern Canada Regional Celebration! We learned great new business and creative tips! Here is some fantastic artwork created by Close to My Heart's Art Studio that was auctioned off for a great cause - Operation Smile! It was also wonderful to see old friends and make new ones! I look forward to seeing you all soon. :)

Enjoy!
Nancy K.





Monday, April 4, 2011

Close to My Heart New Studio J Layouts!

Hi everyone!

I have been trying to get some scrapbooking done while spending time with my family. As many of you already know my Mom passed away almost 2 months ago (on February 10th) so I have been spending pretty much every other weekend with my Dad. In order to (try to) keep up with my scrapbooking I have been using Studio J - I LOVE it! Super easy and beautiful results! Check out some of my latest layouts! I encourage you to try it out - and it's FREE! Visit my website at www.nancy.myctmh.com

Enjoy!
Nancy K.





Enjoy!