Monday, August 3, 2009

Home from Leadership...

I am home and sooooo excited about all of the awesome new programs and products. I had loads of fun meeting up with old friends and making some new ones. Here are a few pictures of me with some of my talented friends and online buddies. I have been inspired by each and every one of them. I hope you will click on the links to their blogs so you can be inspired too...

This is me with my two awesome roomies Pam Thor and Christine Adams, who happen to also be my friends and downline. They both live all the way across the country in West Virginia, so it was a treat to be able to spend some quality time with them! Be sure to visit Christine's blog. I am still trying to convince Pam to join the blogging world. LOL!
Amy McGrew is one of those people who I stalk online. I was honored to be able to
take a picture with her. She is so sweet, and soooo talented. Check out her blog here.

Here is my friend Bren Yule. She is the biggest sweetheart! I just love her! She was presented with the Spirit of Close To My Heart award at the end of the Awards Banquet. I am so proud of her! I cannot think of anyone who deserves it more than she does! Be sure to check out her blogs here and here. (Be aware, however, that in addition to being inspired by her amazing artwork, you may be enabled to go buy some fun goodies when you visit her blogs! LOL!)This is Nona Davenport, a super talented and super sweet lady that I met online over a year ago. We hooked up at Convention last year and hit it off right away. She is not only amazing with her papercrafts, but is also a wonderful knitter. One day I am hoping she can teach me a few things about knitting! Be sure to check out her great work here. (Do you like my super cheesy smile? I wish I had a better photo to post. LOL!)
I was so happy to finally meet Melissa Lavery, another online friend. Fancy Melissa has been a big cheerleader and huge inspiration for a lot of Consultants including me. I was so glad to finally meet her in person and be able to give her a big hug! Check out her fabulous blog here.
Finally, here is a photo of some of our team members. What a bunch of good lookin’ ladies! Don’t you think?
OK, I’ll bet you are dying to here about some of the new goodies. Well, I just need to say that the new Fall/Winter Idea Book is amazing! It goes live on September 1st, but I just can’t wait to tell you about some of the new goodies!

In addition the the fantastic new paper packets and stamp sets, we have a beautiful new rolling carryall that I ordered right away! We also have a newly redesigned shoulder tote. Each Leadership attendee was given one to take home. I love mine! The BIG announcement was the new Studio J online design software that will be available in the Spring. CTMH Consultants will have access to it this Fall. (One more perk for being a Consultant. If you sign up now, you will have access to it early too!) The classes that we took about Studio J were great! This is a FREE online digital software program that gives you all the creativity of designing your pages with CTMH’s amazing products with the flexibility and ease of being able to do it online! The print samples that we saw were incredible. They looked just like classic CTMH pages. In fact, they are printed on cardstock so you can even stamp on them and/or add classic embellishments afterwards to make embellished studio layouts! I can’t wait until Studio J goes live. Click here to find out more about this amazing new software.

I am also pleased to announce that the projects donated for the Operation Smile silent auction raised over $5,000! That is 20 children whose lives will be changed! Thank you to everyone who bid on the items and donated to Operation Smile!

More Leadership info and pics to come...


  1. Lisa, I'm so sad that I didn't get a picture with you since I am one of your blog stalkers. Next year for sure! I love your blog!

  2. Hi Lisa!
    It was a pleasure to finally actually meet you at Leadership this past weekend and I am honored that you shared our photo on your Blog!
    Like I said at Leadership, you are truly an inspiration to me and I feel blessed to have you as a CTMH sister!

  3. Look at us! You are too great. Wish we had more time to connect! Next time.

  4. Looked like so much fun!!! Glad you had a good time!