Thursday, April 7, 2016

Why I became a CTMH Consultant

Welcome to our special Blog Hop!  This month is a bit different- each consultant is sharing the reasons why they became a CTMH Consultant.  We have a fabulous recruiting offer this month- maybe your "why" will be the same as one of ours!

If you have come here from Brenda's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their stories and artwork on their blogs. This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

One of the main reasons I became a Close To My Heart Consultant was that I missed having a creative outlet. I became a mother in 2009, and again in 2012, and my time was so stretched that often I wouldn't have anything of my own to focus on. I became so wrapped up in helping everyone else, that eventually I knew I had to find something to let me relax.

The thing I loved about scrapbooking was that it was social- I worked better when I had a creative time each month with my sister and friends. These ladies have turned into my customers when I became a consultant, and we still enjoy our monthly get togethers! This way I get to fund my creative hobby, have some relaxation time and catch up with my friends- a perfect trifecta of scrap-happiness.

Because my friends, family and my CTMH team members help make me scrap-happy, I decided to create a card for each of them to say thank you for being so supportive of what I do.

I used the Regatta paper packet under an overlay from the Artistry cartridge. The scrap happy sentiment is also from the Artistry cartridge, and I used a frame from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I also added some blue glitter gems to the side of the sentiment.

I stamped some flowers from Birthday Wishes in Archival Black ink, then painted over them with watercolours and splattered them with some blue watercolour paint. I then fussy cut them and adhered them to the corner of the card. This way no two cards are exactly the same.

I am so lucky to have such wonderful people around me as a consultant, fellow scrapbooker and team member. I hope these cards go some way to show these people how much I appreciate them!

Now "Hop" on over to Michelle's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, this recruiting offer is only available until 30th April!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can join our fantastic company.


  1. Absolutely beautiful cards! I love the watercolor effect behind the overlay and the different Cricut cuts you used together.

  2. Love your cards. Great use of the Cricut cartridges and watercolor.


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