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Monday, October 15, 2012

Cross Canada Blog Hop - October Journal

Welcome to our October Cross Canada Blog Hop! This month our project is the My Creations Canvas Journal. This product can be found on page 132 of the Current Idea Book, purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $8.95.

In this hop, you will see how our Crafty Canadian Consultants have decorated their Canvas Journals! We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

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 in Nova Scotia at If you came from Kathy Skipper of It's a Girl Thing -  then you are in the right place!

I also used the following Close to My Heart products to create this beautiful, yet simple journal:

Canvas Alphabet - Page 130 $6.95
Slate Mini-Medley - Page 126 $5.95
Cottage Assortment Embellishments - Page 128 $5.95
Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gems - Page 127 $2.95
Colonial White Rosette Ribbon - Page 124 $7.95

When you receive your Canvas Journal it is a natural, colonial white color. To color the journal, I used our Ruby re-inker (Page 9; 4.25) and Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint (Page 133; $2.95) in our Spray Pen (Page 133; $3.95 for 3 - a great deal - to make your own custom color spray mists!) and added water. I shook it to mix the ingredient and then sprayed the canvas journal on top of old newspapers. As you can see, it creates a beautiful shimmery color!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle S. of My Creations with Michelle at http://mycreationsw

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:

Michelle S ~ http://mycreationsw

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own version of My Creations Canvas Journal. Join us again on November 5th when we showcase a series of 3 Christmas Cards made from one of exclusive lines of My Reflections Paper Packs.

Nancy K.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Close to My Heart's New Organizers

Wow! Hard to believe there is less than 3 months until Christmas!

Close to My Heart introduced their fantastic new organizers in their Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. Not only are they fabulous for scrapbooking (click this to see a short video: supplies but for any hobby you or your family/friends love! They are also great for any memorabilia or kids report cards, artwork, etc. you want to keep. These make fantastic gifts and the prices are good too! Be sure to order yours early to avoid disappointment. To order, just contact me or order via my website at

Nancy K.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Close to My Heart Edmonton Regional Celebration!

Hi everyone,

Happy October! A few weeks ago I attended Close to My Heart's Regional Celebration in Edmonton, Alberta - it was an awesome time! As an Independent Consultant, I have the fantastic opportunity to attend fun, creative events where I experience personal growth! There are business classes as well as Create & Takes and many opportunities to network with our corporate staff and fellow consultants. If you have ever wanted to be your own boss, experience personal growth, share your passion for scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking with others, travel, earn some extra money, and more - contact me! I would love for you to join my Hearts of the West team!

Here's a pic of my fabulous team! Thank you to each of you for coming to Edmonton & being a valuable part of the Hearts of the West team!

Nancy K.