Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Why I Became a CTMH Consultant

If you have not already heard, Close To My Heart has a fabulous campaign they are offering this month for anyone who wants to become a Consultant.  You can join for $75!  (You can read more details here.)  For this reason we are featuring a Blog Hop that allows us to share the wonderful reasons we became and have remained a CTMH Consultant.

If you are coming from Melinda's Blog, you are right where you should be.  Should you get lost along the way, her blog has a complete list of participants. 

I did not become a Consultant for any reason other than because I fell in love with the fabulous products over 20 years ago!  During the time I lived in my hometown, my Mom and I started hosting parties to earn FREE product and for an opportunity to create handmade creations.  The moment I attended my first Gathering I was in love...and truly a positive way.  LOL  At that time, I was fresh out of college and into my first few years of teaching - plus the kit was much more than $75 (that is truly a phenomenal price) - and I could not afford it at that time.  In October of 1998, after moving to North Florida and starting a new chapter of my life with a husband (we were married in June of that year), I knew I had to sign up in order to have easy access to all of the products and took the plunge!  I never realized what a blessing it would be in my life and have never looked back at any point.

This card reflects a wish I subconsciously made over 17 years ago that became reality, as I now reflect.  Moving to new areas for many years, Close To My Heart provided an opportunity for me to meet fabulous women across the country.  Some have been customers and/or team members and the friendships have developed far beyond the business.  The relationships have blessed me in so many ways and I enjoy supporting my team members as well as having opportunities to fellowship with them and customers at workshops, classes, retreats and trainings.  I never would have imagined I would be where I am now, at that point, but I smile as I look back and would not have chosen any other way.
The stamp set I used on this card is actually a Hostess Rewards stamp set.  It is called "Birthday Wish" and found on page 10 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  You can earn it for FREE by hosting a Gathering (physical, catalog or online) by redeeming just $8 of your Hostess Rewards dollars.  Ask your Consultant for details.
Here is a photo of me with some of my team members as we celebrated at the 2015 National Close To My Heart Convention at the Disneyland Hotel.  This June we are heading to Walt Disney World.  Why not join us and all the fun?!  
Head on over to Jennifer's Blog and see what she has to tell you about her reason(s) for becoming a Consultant!  If you have any questions, contact me or your Close To My Heart Consultant.  (You can sign up on my team, if you choose, by clicking here.)  We are happy to answer your questions!  

Make It From Your Heart!


  1. Love this card with Kaleidoscope!

  2. Great card!! I love reading your story and your wish.

  3. It's fun to read each "why" story and see the threads of love of product, wonderful relationships and ability to learn and teach avenues for our creative outlet. Great card, I especially like the doodles and watercolor.

  4. Great card! I love the doodled lines framing your layers.

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