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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thank you and intros to share!

First, I would like to thank everyone who has contacted me with thoughts and prayers as our family goes through this most difficult time. I am also so thankful for my wonderful Design Team who have supported me and offered words of comfort, as well. You all touch my heart and I am so grateful to call each of you my friend. We are hanging together strong as a family and from them, God and each of you, I am beginning to find peace and solace, if not answers.

With that said, I thank you all for the challenge-less week. My heart just wasn't into it and it felt like the right thing to do. But we do have a lot of changes coming up here at H2H and I wanted to get back into the swing of things and share some news and info with you all before we get back to the challenges this coming Monday!

The current Design Team started in January and were to end their term on April 30th. I made a change along the way and asked the team to stay for an additional 2 months and was thrilled when they said yes!! With the exception of two of our gals who will be leaving after our next challenge - and leaving for a very good reason, I might add! Lisa and Corina will be leaving the team as they will have committments preparing for their teaching stint at CTMH's Convention this summer! Congratulations ladies and we wish you great success! And while I am sad to have these very talented ladies leave the team, I am equally excited to introduce you to two new DT members that I asked to join us. And without further ado, here are their intros!

First up, Haley Dyer!!


"Hi!  I'm Haley Dyer, AKA the Inky Scrapper.  I started out mainly as a scrapbooker, but love how I can use my supplies to create cards, home decor, and more.  I've been a CTMH consultant for 11 years, which is a very natural extension of my love of paper crafting and teaching.  (I've been teaching elementary school- 5th grade in particular- for more years than I care to count!)  My favorite scrapbook subjects are my family: my husband, two daughters (almost 13 and 10- Yikes!), our dog, and our cat, plus our extended family too.  In addition to paper crafting, I love to read and travel.  As if this weren't enough, I'm also a consultant for the Longaberger Company.  Paper crafting, however, is my passion."

You can stop and visit Haley's blog at The Inky Scrapper (and check out her blog candy giveaway while you're there)!


Our 2nd new DT member is Jody Gustafson:

"My real name is Barbara but you can call me Jody. I've been married to the best husband ever for 43 years. I'm a mother of 2 great children, Mikel and Carrie. I've been blessed to be a grandmother to 6 super wonderful grandchildren, Autumn, Joshua, Alicyn, Alexis, Ashley and Zachary. I have been an independent consultant with Close to my Heart since 1998. The reason I joined this company is because I was looking for a fun way to make a little extra money. When I saw my friends beautiful handmade cards and scrapbook pages I knew I could have fun with this business. My time with this company has been filled with special times and special people. It is a real privilege to work with the finest products in the industry.  One of the greatest joys of the job is the people that I have met and that I now call "friend."

And Jody's blog can be found at Cre8n' Memories - and be sure to leave her some love while you're there!

Welcome ladies - we are looking forward to your fabulous creations!!

How about more introductions? Watch for another post soon when you will meet the Guest DT for May as well as our two new sponsors.

But before I sign off, I want to announce the prize winner from the Bunny blog Hop! We had so many participants and I think everyone had a great time so we're calling it a success! Thank you to everyone who played along.

So I plugged in all of the numbers of the players at Random.org and the prize winner is......

#39 - Lisa Sargent!!

Lisa, email me at mbryt1@bex.net with your address and I will get the prize out to you.

Ok, that's it for me  - but I will be back soon with more info to share!!


1 comment:

Haley D. said...

Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm really excited to step up as a design team member!