Today I would like to introduce you to the last two new members of the Design Team and to start off, say hello to Debbie:
"Hello, my name is Debbie Carriere. I live with my husband & 3 children 15 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom when my oldest son was born nearly 6 years ago, I worked in Research & Process Development for a pharmaceutical company. My paper crafting journey began just after starting a family. It was love at first sight when I was introduced to Close to My Heart, and my 3 year anniversary as a consultant is this month. I was predominantly a scrapbooker until I started a blog just 5 short months ago. Now I am completely addicted to cardmaking & challenges, not to mention blogging! I also love creating altered projects, but don't do it nearly often enough. Having three children age 5 and under keeps me very busy, & it is wonderful to have a creative outlet that helps me relax. Most nights after my children are in bed, you will find me crafting in my "scrap room" until the wee hours. Lately, my go to techniques are embossing & stitching – I just love the texture it adds to a project. I also love lots of layers of paper & embellishments. I absolutely love to look at and be inspired by all the talented crafters in the blogosphere. I have made so many "blogging friends" - it is truly amazing. The wonderful comments people leave really motivate me to keep creating & learning new skills. I am so excited to be a member of the Heart 2 Heart DT. I love Close to My Heart & hope to help others fall in love, too!"
Debbie can be found at her blog Scrappin' My Heart Out. Welcome Debbie!
Our last but not least team member is Melinda:
"My home town is Pacific Palisades, California. I have 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren. I have been married to my husband for 10 years and he also has 5 grown kids and 11 grandchildren. My husband and I live with my daughter-in-law, grandson, and son as well as 3 cats (2 ragdolls) and 2 dogs in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee .
I quit work about 5 years ago to help with the therapy for my 25 year old son who has Asperger’s Syndrome. I was bored silly staying home and needed a creative passion. My daughter invited a new friend to a crop. She was a Close to My Heart Consultant and she introduced me to a whole new world that I never knew existed. I wanted everything!!! So I joined Close to My Heart as a Consultant on September 1, 2007.
After about a year I was asked to vend at a crop and discovered that I love to teach. I also found that if I showed people how to use our wonderful product that it sold itself. Since returning from Convention this past year, I have started my own team and now have 9 downline. I participated in the Mentoring Program with my upline, Kimberly Williams-Wiltse and am very excited about the business part of being a Consultant, but still want to keep my creative roots.
I look forward to participating in the upcoming Heart 2 Heart Challenges and I would like to thank Mary for inviting me!"
Melinda blog, If You Bling it, They Will Come, can be found here.
And that's the team! Well almost. Tomorrow, I will be posting a little re-introduction of our Senior DT member and our January Guest Design Team member. Be sure to stop by these lady's blogs and welcome them to H2H! I think you will be wowed by their work!
See you again soon -
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