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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Welcome Our New Design Team Members!

The current Heart 2 Heart designers are so excited to welcome some fresh new faces to our design team!  We are looking forward to a fantastic second half of the year and the creativity these ladies are bringing to the team.
Hi Everyone! I am Angela White and I have been a Close To My Heart consultant for almost 2 years. I started scrapbooking in 2009 but I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years, and am a mother of 5 (3 are in college, 1 in high school and my youngest is in middle school). I am also a pet mom to our parrott Mickey and  2 dogs, Tinkerbell our Yorkie and Sephora our Boston Terrier. Aside from being a mom and a Close To My Heart consultant, I help my husband manage our family business.

I appreciate having the flexibility to devote time to my crafting and sharing my passion with others.
  I believe that the best way to preserve and share our life's memories are done through scrapbooks, cards and other crafts. I am so excited to be a part of the Heart2Heart Challenges and hope that I can help inspire everyone to share their passion and memories through crafting.


Hi everyone!  I am Melissa Robinson and have been a Close To My Heart Consultant since October 1998! An educator by day, my most recent positions were as a high school and elementary school Principal but am currently working outside of education as a Financial Analyst.

I was invited to attend my first CTMH gathering with my Mom approximately 20 years ago.  She invited me to a "stamp" party and I reluctantly went, feeling sorry for her to have to attend by herself and thinking it was postage stamps (lol)!  Boy did I leave with a different feeling! I love Close To My Heart products and all the fabulous people I have met through this company and who share the love of papercrafting.   

I currently reside in Irving, Texas and am the Director of the Heartfelt Sentiments Team.  I am honored to have been selected as a member of the H2H Design Team and look forward to celebrating your creativity!
Hello, Crafty Friends!  My name is Laurie Levorson and I am beyond excited to be a new member of the Heart 2 Heart Design Team!  I am the happy wife of a wonderful husband, the proud mother of two grown sons, and the giddy grandmother of an 18 month old perfect little boy!  I have lived all my life in a small town near Lincoln, Nebraska.  I recently retired from 32 years of teaching kindergarten and first grade and happily joined the Close To My Heart family a little over a year ago.   I love to read, golf, and garden but my favorite place at home is in my craft room.  I caught the paper crafting bug about 10 years ago and have been addicted ever since!

I look forward to sharing my work on the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and making new blogging friends! 



Hi. I'm Heather Jane Schmuckal, I live on our family farm near Traverse City, MI. I have been a Close To My Heart Consultant for over 4 years. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and together we chase around our three children. My family tree has many talented and artistic role models in it. As a baby I toddled down the isle of my Grandmother’s arts and craft store where she taught painting classes. I grew up with the encouragement to follow my talents where they might lead me. During elementary school I was the gal that the other kids asked for my help on the cards we were making for the nursing home. In high school, art class was my favorite- I did Independent Study. I earned many awards during high school and college, a billboard with my design, and a few cash prizes. I worked as a graphic artist until my third baby was born, since then I have been a happy homemaker. I have been scrapbooking for about 18 years, since I discovered an album my Mom had put together of her college years. Seeing a story told of a time my Mom was not just “my Mom” was inspiring! I want to tell my story!

Hello!  I’m Paige Dolecki from Stampologist.com and I’ve been a CTMH Consultant for the past 7+ years.  I’m addicted to creating beautiful things with our stamps and our amazing Cricut cartridges and love sharing my passion with my customers and friends!  My family calls my craft room a cave of wonders because my kids know they can probably find just about anything they need for a project in Mom’s room.  My husband and I have a daughter in college at Washington State Univeristy, a son who is a high school senior and a son who is in his last year of middle school.  Besides getting creative on a regular basis I am also a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and enjoy teaching students how to achieve their own black belts through mentoring and instruction.  I’m looking forward to being on the Heart 2 Heart Design Team and sharing inspiration with my fellow Close to my Heart fans!

3 comments:

April said...

Welcome, ladies! I'm excited to see your artwork!

Melissa Robinson said...

Excited to meet my fellow team members and looking forward to these next six months!

Allison Kostiuk said...

Welcome, Angela, Melissa, Laurie, Heather Jane, and Paige!