Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2014 CTMH Convention Update

Oh my goodness! Did I ever have a good time at the 2014 Close to my Heart Convention last week! I was planning to pop in and share all of the CTMH goodness with you as it happened, but I ended up being so busy that by the time I came back to my hotel room each night, I fell asleep before I could get anything posted! I have lots to share, so check back as I won't be able to share it all in one post.

I love Disneyland and was thrilled that this year's Convention was at the DL Hotel. Seeing Mickey and Minnie is always a highlight for me. (I know I am 44 years old, but there is something about these two mice that always make me feel like I am a kid again!)

Another fun thing about Convention is seeing my old friends and making new ones! I was overwhelmed by the gifts I received from so many Consultants! I will have to take photos of each one of the amazing handmade gifts I received and post them for you to see!

I also gave a few little gifties to my team members who attended. (I always give my team something fun each year.) I posted a photo before I left of the outside, but thought I'd share what I put inside. I stamped one of our muslin drawstring bags with the cute Joyful Wishes stamp in Chocolate ink. I filled it with a base and bling necklace with our team name “Paper Trufflez.” Being the “Paper Trufflez” team, I just had to include an actual chocolate truffle. LOL! Each gift included a hand written card which I embossed using the quatrefoil embossing folder, and stamped with the Crafted with Love stamp set.  I also added a Cricut cut flower pin with each team member’s name which they could wear on their Convention name tag.

We made lots of fun projects during the create and take sessions using new products and even got a WHOLE BUNCH of new products to take home! I will post the artwork we made throughout the week, but these cards were among my favorites because they were quick and simple and used our new markers, which I love!!! (They blend like a dream.)

The business classes and the create and take sessions are always so fun and informative! I also enjoy the awards banquet each year. The food is to die for, the entertainment is fabulous, and cheering on my fellow Consultants who are honored for their hard work is always extra special. I was honored to receive an award this year for 5th place in recruiting in the United States. I have the best team and love watching them grow. Recruiting is something that makes me happy, happy, happy! Thank you to all of my team members who helped me earn this award!

I have so much more to share, but will do it in another post. Stop by tomorrow for more fun Convention updates, including photos of some of the artwork that I created to share during the Product Showcase presentation.


  1. I'm so glad you had a great time, I look forward to hearing more about what's new and seeing your lovely artwork.

  2. Wooot~Wooot... sounds like a blast!!
    L.r. Smith

  3. congrats to you and your team....sounds like lots of fun!!!

    1. Thanks Chris! We did have a lot of fun! *Ü*

  4. Love those team gifts sooo cute!