Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August Creative Club Project - Fabric Necklace

August’s Creative Club will be held on Thursday, August 15th at 7pm. This month we will be making this beautiful Fabric Necklace using Close to my Heart’s new Base & Bling products.

Each full kit is $15 and includes:
Other supplies, not included, needed to complete the project:
Thank you for the great response. All Kits have sold out.

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here. You do not need to be local to participate.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Chantilly Artwork Display Board

One of the projects I made using Close to my Heart’s new Base & Bling Hair Clips was this fun Artwork Board to display kid’s projects. I donated it to the Operation Smile Live Auction and was thrilled to hear that it sold for almost enough to pay for a surgery for one child! Thank you soooo much to the Consultant who won it. I am so grateful for your generous donation!!!!

I started out with a plain wooden board and painted it with white acrylic paint. Then I attached the pink patterned paper from the Chantilly Paper Collection to the front. I created some fabric rosettes with the Chantilly textiles and the new Sparkle & Shine textiles (available August 1st.) I added some small Floral Accents from the new Base and Bling Collection (also available August 1st) to the center of the flowers. Then I added some bling from the new Base & Bling Pink, Teal, and Black Jewels.

I adhered each fabric flower to a new Base & Bling Hair Clip and then adhered them each to the board with a hot glue gun. I used Cricut Craft Room and the Art Philosophy Cartridge to create the words at the top. I finished off the board with some Chantilly Compliments Dimensional Elements. The final project will be a great place to clip and display some artwork, photos, or even those dreaded monthly bills.

Where is Lisa? (And a little tip!)

I am so sorry that I haven't been posting much lately. I was sick for a few months (feeling MUCH better now) and as soon as I got back from the CTMH Convention, we had new carpet installed throughout the entire house. It is something that I have been wanting to do since we moved into our home 10 years ago, and we finally saved up enough to do it. (Thanks to CTMH for the extra income to help pay for it!!) I had no idea it would be such a HUGE undertaking. Anyone who has ever had new carpet installed can relate. We had to move almost everything out of our house. I now realize that we have waaaaay too much stuff. LOL! My craft room alone took 3 days to clear out. (I was just waiting for the peeps from “Hoarders” to show up at my door.) I see a big garage sale in our near future.

This is my daughter enjoying our new carpet by making “carpet angels.” (We don’t get a whole lot of snow in our neck of the woods, so this is how she compensates.)

I am happy to report that the new carpet is in and we are slowing bringing things back into the house. Unfortunately my craft room was one of the first rooms I boxed up which means that it is one of the last rooms to be put back together. (My hubby stacked most of my boxes on the bottom towards the back of the garage. lol) I have a lot of my necessities unpacked and put away, however, my box with my Cricut cartridges is still in the garage somewhere hiding under all of the other boxes. I was in desperate need of my Art Philosophy cartridge the other day and after spending an hour trying to find it in the sea of boxes still in the garage, I realized that because I had linked my cartridges to my Cricut Craft Room account, I didn’t need it. I was able to cut everything I needed by using Craft Room!! Yay Provocraft for saving me!!!!! So, my little tip for the day for all of you is to make sure you link all of your cartridges to your Cricut Craft Room account just in case... You will be happy you did!

Anyway, now that I am feeling better and the carpet installation is behind us, I have more time to photograph my projects and share them with you. I am also planning to finally share the fun gifts that I received and gave at Convention. I still need to photograph them, but at least I can find them now. *Ü*

I also have some fun projects to share with you using some of the new Base and Bling products that will be available on August 1st. I will post the first one later today. Thanks so much for your patience while I was MIA. It’s sooooo good to be back!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You Are Welcome Here

With all that is happening in our industry, you may be wondering how Close to my Heart is doing. As a strong, growing, debt-free company, CTMH is doing very well and will be around for a long time! I am so proud to be part of this amazing company that is really more like “family” to me.

I’d love to share this video with you that helps explain CTMH’s current position in the industry. Whether you are a Customer, Hobbyist, or Consultant, it is nice to know that there is a place for you at CTMH. You are most certainly welcome here!       

If you’d like more information on CTMH products, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to send you a new Idea Book/Catalog. You can also view the catalog online here or place an order online here.

If you would like information about joining my team, feel free to visit my New Consultant FAQ Page here or contact me with any questions you may have.

If you are excited about CTMH and ready to join as a Consultant or Hobbyist, you can find the online application here.

Thank you for being part of our CTMH family! We LOVE having you here!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

How to Use Close to my Heart Pages in Creative Memories Albums

One of Close to my Heart’s newest Consultants “Down Under” created this wonderful video showing how to easily convert Close to my Heart’s 12" x 12" Memory Protectors to Creative Memories album pages. With CM discontinuing many of their core products, I thought this might be useful information for many of you. You can purchase Close to my Heart Memory Protectors in packages of 10 or in bulk packages of 50.

Thanks so much to Shaunna Richards for creating this great video for us!

Monday, July 8, 2013

"Create" Canvas Project

I had so much fun making this 6" x 6" Canvas as part of the presentation that I did at the CTMH Convention last week. Christine Adams and I were tasked with showing some fun ways to use one of our new product lines coming out on August 1st, called Base and Bling. I can’t wait to share more of the projects we made with you.

To make this project, I started with a blank 6" x 6" Canvas.  I mixed six different colors of re-inker with some Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint. Then I brushed the colors onto the canvas at an angle with a sponge brush. I used my fingers to blend the colors together. It’s hard to see in the photos, but the background has a pretty shimmer to it from the Pearl Paint.

While the Canvas was drying, I stamped some images from the Quick Cards—Butterfly and Universal Backgrounds stamp sets onto some white tissue paper using CTMH’s Archival Black ink. (If you try this at home, make sure to put some scrap paper under your tissue paper before you stamp. Otherwise you will be enjoying those pretty butterflies on your stamping surface for a loooong time. Ask me how I know! LOL!) Once the ink dried, I tore the tissue paper around the butterflies and then tore strips of the script background stamped images.

Then I braved the dreaded Mod Podge (which I have a love/hate relationship with) and painted it onto the canvas. While it was still wet, I layered my torn stamped tissue images onto the Canvas and added more Mod Podge on top. While that was drying, I stamped the butterfly image onto a piece of vellum with some black pigment ink and then sprinkled some Clear Detailed Embossing Powder on top. I carefully heat set it with my Craft Heater and then colored it in with some CTMH Alcohol Markers, which work great on the vellum. After cutting out the butterfly, I rolled the wings a bit so that it had some dimension and then set it aside.

I grabbed some Dimensional Elements Monogram Letters from my stash and adhered them directly to the Canvas with some Liquid Glass. I added the butterfly by adding some Liquid Glass to his body and pressing it onto the center of the “C.”

I finished it off by adding the fun “inspire” Word Accent (available August 1st) and some of our new Pink, Purple, and Teal Bling Jewels (also available August 1st) to give my project a little sparkle.

If you decide to make one of these fun canvases, I’d love to see it. Make sure to post a link to your creations in a comment below.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2013 CTMH Retiring List

With the new 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book release right around the corner, we need to say goodbye to some of our favorite older products in order to make room for the new ones. Below is a list of all of the items that will be retiring at the end of the month. These items are only available through July 31st while supplies last and many of them are already gone. If you’d like to order anything on this list be sure to do so sooner than later, as they seem to be disappearing quickly.

Click here or on the image below to place your order.

I also have a “For Sale” page with the cash and carry items that I have available, many of which are retired products. Click here to see that list.

Part Description Category
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy Album
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment Accessory
Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads Accessory
BULK151 AntiquedCopperBrads Bulk
BULK153 PewterBrads Bulk
BULK275 Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop Guide Bulk
BULK286 Chantilly Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK287 Buzz and Bumble Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK288 For Always Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK289 Claire Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK290 Later Sk8r Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK291 Surf's Up Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK292 Tommy Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK293 For Always Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK294 Chantilly Cardmaking Workshop Guide (10 pack) Bulk
BULK255 Avonlea B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK256 Clementine B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK257 Dakota B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK259 Scholastic B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK279 Buzz and Bumble B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK282 Later Sk8r B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK283 Tommy B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
BULK284 Surf's Up B&T Duos® Combo Pack Bulk
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment  Accessory
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment  Accessory
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment Accessory
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment Accessory
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment  Accessory
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons Accessory
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons Accessory
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment Accessory
Bulk212 Chocolate Buttons Bulk
Bulk273 Grey Sparkle Badge Buttons Bulk
BULK297 Black Button Bulk
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit WOTG
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit WOTG
Z1412 10-Things Pocket Paper Product
Z1474 6" x 6" Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes Paper Product
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1722 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes Paper Product
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet Accessory
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes Accessory
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes Accessory
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes Accessory
1771 WaterbrushMedium Tool
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa Tool
Z1350 embossing powder topiary Tool
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue Tool
Z655 EmbPowderOlive Tool
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim Tool
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry Tool
Z670 EmbPowderBlack Tool
Z672 EmbPowderRed Tool
Z673 EmbPowderWhite Tool
Z724 EmbossingPen Tool
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images Accessory
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes Accessory
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment  Accessory
Z1392 2" Scallop Circle Punch  Tool
Z578 Corner Rounder Tool
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment Accessory
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment Accessory
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers Accessory
BULK233 Just Blooms® Flutter Paper Shapes (1" with script) Bulk
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins Accessory
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Small   Crafts 
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch - Large  Crafts 
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit   WOTG 
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots Accessory
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots Accessory
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf's Up Scrapbooking Kit WOTG
Z1748 Brocade Assortment Accessory
Z1766 Memo Assortment Accessory
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment Accessory
Z1794 Cottage Assortment Accessory
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment  Accessory
Z1813 Claire Assortment  Accessory
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment  Accessory
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet Paper Product
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet Paper Product
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet Paper Product
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet Paper Product
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet Paper Product
X7166B Claire Paper Packet Paper Product
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet  Paper Product
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection Accessory
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection Accessory
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection Accessory
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner Crafts
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton Crafts
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album  Crafts
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal Crafts
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax Accessory
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment Accessory
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon Accessory
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax Accessory
W1123 Spring Summer 2013 B&T Duo Sampler Supply
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5x11(3) organization
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base organization
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase Organization
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer Organization
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium Tool

A1132 Family Stamp
A1133 Festival of Lights Stamp
B1372 Circle Together Stamp
B1395 So Grateful Stamp
B1396 School Rocks Stamp
B1405 Rugged Dude Stamp
B1406 Blessings of Peace Stamp
B1410 A Friend Like You Stamp
B1414 Bonjour Stamp
C1438 Tea Time Stamp
C1461 Salutation Seals Stamp
C1466 Instant Memories Stamp
C1505 Pun Fun Stamp
C1507 Angelic Blessings Stamp
C1508 Paisley Flair Stamp
C1511 Love Blooms Stamp
C1520 Christmas Joy Stamp
D1187 For Every Occasion Stamp
D1388 Card Chatter - Christmas Stamp
D1399 Dream Big Stamp
D1440 Everlasting Life Stamp
D1444 A Little Thanks Stamp
D1492 Christmas Love Stamp
D1517 Game On Stamp
D1519 Abundance Stamp
D1521 Powder Heaven Stamp
D1523 Sweet Music Stamp
D1528 Jardin Stamp
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large Stamp
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet Stamp
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet Stamp
E1017 Old World Alphabet Stamp
E1018 Pennant Alphabet Stamp
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet Stamp
E1020 Token Alphabet Stamp
E1021 Trinity Alphabet Stamp
E1022 Hero Alphabet Stamp
E1023 Varsity Alphabet Stamp
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet Stamp
K900 Single Name Stamp Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines Stamp
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines Stamp
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines Stamp
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines Stamp
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines Stamp
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines Stamp
W1600 Customized Set Stamp

Monday, July 1, 2013

Get a GREAT deal when you pre-order the new Artbooking Cricut Collection!

Pre-order the new Artbooking Cricut Collection and get a FREE August Stamp of the Month, a FREE coordinating stamp set of your choice, FREE tax and shipping, and a FREE 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book! 

Yes, the rumors are true! Close to my Heart has come out with an INCREDIBLE new Cricut Collection called Artbooking. It will start shipping on August 1st, but since I know how excited so many of you will be, I decided to offer a special pre-order deal for you so that you can order it now and get a few extra freebies when it ships. It will ship as soon as it is released to customers on August 1st. What to get it even sooner? For just $49, you can sign up as a CTMH Consultant and order all of the new products a whole month early, including this fantastic new Cricut Collection. Click here for more information on becoming a CTMH Consultant.

Here is an overview of what’s in this amazing new Cricut Collection:
Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. You'll also love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!

Collection includes:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes) 

Creative Feature Keys: Title, Photo Mat 1, Photo Mat 2, Icon, Border, Overlay.

Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012).

Click here to see the images from this great new cartridge.
(Thanks so much to Rachel Ventura, Shirley Ross, and Paige Doleki for sharing these images!)

You will also get the SUPER CUTE August stamp of the month called Chocolate Affair for FREE!

Click on the “Add to Cart” button below to pre-order your Artbooking Collection today. Then once the new Idea Book goes live on my website on August 1st, you can contact me with which stamp set you would like for free. (Click here to see all of the Cricut compatible stamps sets.)

Artbooking Cricut Collection pre-order is just $99 
and includes free shipping, no tax, a free Stamp of the Month, a free stamp set of your choice, and a FREE 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book!
(Choose any stamp set available now or wait until August 1st to choose a set from the new Idea Book. Just email me with your stamp choice by August 1st and I will get it out to you ASAP.)

Thank you to those who pre-ordered. Enjoy your new goodies!

*This Artbooking pre-order promotion is sponsored by Lisa Stenz and may not be honored by the CTMH Corporate Office or other Consultants.

Convention Highlights

Wow! What a whirlwind week it has been! I am excited to share some of the highlights of the 2013 Close to my Heart Convention in Orlando, Florida with you. First, however, I need to apologize for not posting while I was there. I was having some “technical difficulties” with my camera and my computer and my 9 year old son (otherwise known as my personal IT guy, was no where to be found.)

Anyway, I am home now and soooooo excited to share some of the wonderful highlights from the week including some sneak peeks at a few new products and a special promotion that I will be having to pre-order the new Cricut Collection called Artbooking! (I am so excited about this new cartridge!) I will put that info in a separate post for you after this one.

The Convention started out with our Leadership Day on Wednesday where we heard from a speaker from the Disney Institute. She spoke on branding and it was really interesting to learn some great things that Disney and CTMH have in common. We then had the opportunity to ask questions to the Execs and other Consultants on various expert panels. The first panel was the Corporate Executives. The other panels focused on sales, recruiting, and online/social media. I had the honor of being one of the “experts” on the Online/Social Media panel although I truly felt inadequate to be on this panel. I was actually taking notes from some of the answers from others on the panel. LOL!

Thursday was the actual first day of Convention. It started out with a special breakfast with the Executive Team and the other outgoing Advisory Board Members. What an incredible privilege it was to serve with these gals (and Brain!) I have a new appreciation and love for this company after seeing how hard they work and how much they TRULY care about their Consultants and Customers! We were each given a “thank you” gift that we couldn’t share right away because it was created with one of the new products that wasn’t announced yet.

Here is a photo of all of the outgoing Advisory Board Members before we opened our gift.

And here we are after a few of us opened them...

There will be two SUPER COOL display frames available to order on August 1st when the new Idea Book goes live. Here’s a close up of the frame the Art Department used to create our gift. You may notice a few other new products on here too. (They even used the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge!)

This was the day we received the new Idea Book and all of the AWESOME new products and promotions were announced. We were entertained by some of the Disney performers along with our very own Executive Team. And let me tell you...they did not disappoint. I laughed so hard, my cheeks hurt at the end of the first general session! They managed to introduce (and give away) lots of new products all while entertaining us with so many fun skits, videos, and presentations. The first General Session was incredible. At the end of the show, a massive amount of confetti was popped from the ceiling. It was so cool!

Here I am with my sweet friends Christine Adams, Amy McGrew, and Karen Pedersen posing with our new Idea Books. Since we took the same photo last year, we decided it should be an annual thing. So next year will be our third annual photo. lol

We had lots of fun with the Create and Take projects which I was lucky enough to be able to do ahead of time so that I could walk around and help others if they needed it. (I will take photos and post them soon.) Two of my cute team members, Susan and her daughter Kathy stayed at one of the creative sessions late to finish their projects. Here they are with Christine and me.

Speaking of team members, since my team is spread throughout the country, only a handful were able to make it to Orlando, so I was thrilled to have these great gals join us. Here are my awesome downline sporting our “Paper Trufflez” team shirts.

Thursday night the Directors were treated to an AWESOME dinner at Epcot’s wonderful Living Seas Salon in the Coral Reef Restaurant. WOW! The food was incredible and the aquarium walls were so cool. I sat with some of my favorite CTMH peeps. Below is Jen Patrick, Julie Reynolds, me, and Keeley Kirwan.

And of course my partners in crime Christine Adams and Karen Pedersen.

After dinner we got to go to a special spot to watch the incredible fireworks show and then finished off the evening with a ride on Soarin’. What a fun night! CTMH really does spoil their Directors.

Friday was another great day filled with lots of excitement at the ever popular Extravaganza where many of the most creative Consultants shared hundreds of creative project ideas with us. It was like being exposed to a massive...well...“Extravaganza” of ideas all at once! I loved it!

Friday night was the Awards Banquet which is always fun. Dinner was fantastic, the show was fabulous, and I was so proud of all of my CTMH friends who were recognized for their accomplishments this past year. I was honored to receive an award for placing in the top 10 for Team Building again this year.

The outgoing Advisory Board was recognized and thanked just before they announced the new Board Members. Thank you Brandy Lees, Karen Morris, Kristina Livingstone, and Jillene Moen for making this past year soooo much fun! I couldn’t have asked for better Co-Board Members! Love you guys!! xoxo

Check out my friends Kristina Livingstone, Karen Morris, and Brandy Lees. Don’t they look gorgeous?

My cutie patootie friend Melissa Laverty always makes me smile!

I have been blessed to get to know these Three Amigos much better over the past year. Brian Holman, Monica Wihongi, and Kristine Whidtfeldt are the most dedicated VPs (and COO) that any company could ask for. Not to mention they are all as sweet as can be and sooooo darn funny! I don't think there was an event or conference call that I had with any of them over the past year that at least one of them didn’t make me laugh. I love these guys and am honored to call them friends!

Saturday was another great day! Everyone got to make a fun project with one of our new product lines called Base and Bling. (I am so excited about this line!) Everyone made this fun necklace using some of the new products.

Once everyone was finished making the necklace, my “CTMH BFF” Christine Adams and I presented some other fun ways to use the products in this line to create other types of projects. (These were some of the secret projects that I have been working on.) I promise to share them all here on my blog when the new catalog goes live on August 1st.

One of the highlights of Convention for me was meeting three very special, extremely sweet, new Consultants. As you may have heard Creative Memories is in the midst of doing some restructuring and in the process has discontinued their business in Australia and New Zealand. The CM Consultants over there were left with large teams and no company or product to support them. CTMH has been working with Brian O’Callaghan, former General Manager of Creative Memories Australasia, and Susan Wilmot, Diane Lampert, and Megan Lawrence, former Senior Directors of CM Australasia, to support them as they become affiliated with CTMH as “Close to my Heart Australasia.” I was able to spend some time with these three gals and am so excited for them and their teams to become CTMH Consultants. The Australia Consultants were able to sign up yesterday and those from New Zealand will be able to sign up in a few short weeks! For more information about CTMH Australasia, feel free to visit this link. Pictured below from left to right are: me, Megan Lawrence, Denise Anderson-Turley (my upline), Susan Wilmot, Diane Lampert, and Margi Gilbertson.

This is just a small snippet of my week. I have so much more to share but will save that for another day. I have LOTS of wonderful gifts that I received and gave that I need to photograph and can’t wait to share with you. All in all, I have to say that CTMH continues to amaze me each year at Convention. I always ask myself, “How can they top last year?” And they always do!

I would LOVE for you to join me at Disneyland in Anaheim for next year’s Convention. If you have ever thought about joining CTMH, now is a great time! The New Consultant Kit, jam packed with brand new products, just started shipping today. If you’d like to get your hands on the latest and greatest products before anyone else, think about joining my team. (Consultants get to order new product a month before the Idea Book goes live.) Feel free to visit my New Consultant FAQ page here. For just $49, you can get the new kit and start enjoying the new products sooner than later. *Ü*