Thursday, July 25, 2013

CTMH Anniversary! Happy Anniversary to me...

This week is my anniversary with Close to My Heart...4 years. Wow...where has the time gone?

Our new Autumn Idea Book is scheduled to be released on August 1. It's a good one (they ALL are)!

My favorite paper pack is Laughing Lola! Don't you just love that name? The name is fun, and so is the paper. It's featured in the middle photo at the top of the page. I'll be posting a card tomorrow using Laughing Lola. So check back to take a look at it.

Gotta run. Until Friday.

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Confessions of a Hoarder! Oh My!

Well, this is NOT easy. But, 4 years ago I began ordering Close to My Heart products from my sister.
It's her fault (got to blame someone, right?) that this obsession began! I lived in a rural area. A local scrapbook store was an hour away. I found myself buying paper at M****** and W*L***T. However, when I'd get home I didn't have enough paper ...or either other papers didn't match or coordinate, or I had the wrong embellishments, and I knew nothing about stamping! It was a disaster! The more I'd visit these places the more my frustration grew! What's a want-to-be papercrafter to do?

The answer (and this is where the hoarding began). My sister introduced me to Close to My Heart...coordinated papers, embellishments, and stamps and inks! Ahhh! How smart!
So, a love was born for ALL things CTMH. After a few months shopping with my sister, she said, "You should be come a Consultant." Who me? No way! I have a day job! No thanks!

Fast forward, that was four summers ago! This week is my four year anniversary with Close To My Heart! Whoop! A couple of weeks ago, I returned from my second Close to My Heart Convention! WOW! What an experience! It was incredible! Held at Disney World! You couldn't help but feel the amazing energy in the place where so many  talented CTMH Consultants had converged! And the CTMH leaders and staff ....well, they just make you feel like family. They provided us with a heart-warming experience, camaraderie, fun events, parties, awards, give aways, and creativity sessions.
I love being a Consultant with Close to My Heart! Why? Our products are always trendy, up-to-date, inspiring, and high quality! The company is rock solid! Our founder, Jeanette Lynton, provides consultants with the best products, information, training, creative events, and compassionate, fun, smart, savvy leaders!

But, I digress....this is a CONFESSION (remember)...I am a PAPER Hoarder! After 4 years, I MUST admit I have a bunch of paper! I love pretty paper...plain, floral, stripes, girly, boyish, holiday paper! Paper that is just sitting in its place in my craft room! Oh my! Plus, my Convention Bundles have arrived! Which means I have more beautiful paper!! So much paper....

They say the first step to recovery is to here goes...I AM A PAPER HOARDER!

So, now I have to implement the rest of the plan....stay tuned for step 2.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Welcome to My Blog!

Hi! Welcome to my little crafting spot in the blogging world. After following (aka stalking) others in the papercrafting world, I decided to live BIG and join them. This will be an adventure for me! I am technology savvy, but not blog savvy! I am not nearly confident enough in this blogger area, but sassy enough to give it a whirl!  It will definitely be a learning experience for me! So, join a southern girl on this journey! Feel free to make constructive comments, laugh at my antics, and enjoy your visit!
Below, is the current Close to My Heart special for July. It is a great home decor project! At this price, it makes a fabulous gift idea. The kit comes with everything you need to complete this look....just add your own photos! This is a limited time hurry. Visit to order yours today.