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Saturday, July 2, 2011

More DT members to meet!

Let's continue getting to know the other 2 new DT members that will be joining Haley, Jody, Michelle and Brenda.

First up, Debi Barber:

"I am a single mother of two daughters.  One is working on her master’s degree and the other is still at home. I am a tax accountant by trade, and have found that I need a different outlet for my creativity, since too much of it in my profession will land everyone in jail!! I've been scrapbooking for about 7 years. My daughter and sister were scrapbookers before me and since I had so many other hobbies I swore I wasn't going to get into yet another one...but as I sat at the kitchen table watching them I soon found myself making suggestions, planning photos for layouts and selecting a new house that had a room adequate for scrapbooking....hence my scrapbooking journey as well as my business - My Sister's Hobby emerged.  Soon after I divorced and needed a way to meet new people I came across Close To My Heart at a local craft show. Knowing that this could be just the thing I was looking for I soon joined the company and have been a consultant for the last 6 1/2 years.  I like to use our products in an "out of the box" way and have the most fun playing with the products to see what I can come up with."

Glad to have you joining us, Debi! You can take a look at Debi's blog, The Other Sister, and leave her a little note to say "hi".

Rounding out the new team members is Pamela O'Connor -

"Hello there! My name is Pamela O'Connor. My husband Mike of 20 years and I have three amazing children, Shaymus (16), Caitlyn (13) and Bevyn (almost 4). We live in Christoval, Texas which is just 20 miles south of my hometown, San Angelo. I began my adventure with Close To My Heart as a D.O.T.S. consultant in December 1998 while I was a full-time secretary for an insurance agent. It didn't take long for me to become obsessed with scrapbooking and stamping and once we made our move to our current home in Christoval, 11 years ago, we decided it was time for me to become a full-time stay-at-home mom. I love being available for my children! I also enjoy volunteering at my church and reading anything inspirational or motivational in my spare time!

Over the past 12 years, I have grown in so many ways because of Close To My Heart. I have made so many wonderful friends through home gatherings, clubs, conventions, and my blog that I never would have come in contact with otherwise. I love to teach and share the product that I love with others. I have taught at four Close To My Heart Annual Conventions and earned a Western Caribbean Cruise contest in 2003. In May 2011, I reached my long-term goal of Director!

I love sharing my creations with others, so I'm extremely excited to have this opportunity to be on the H2H Design Team and share them you. I'm looking forward to seeing what we will create together!"
Be sure to stop by Pam's blog, Reflections of My aRt & sOuL, and leave her a nice welcome!

More to come tomorrow - stay tuned!


Jody Gustafson said...

Debi, For some reason I'm not always able to post a comment at certain blogs. I want to welcome you to the design team but I can't leave a note on your blog. I will just send you the message in a round about way. I am sooo looking forward to your creations at H2H.

Haley D. said...

Debi and Pamela, welcome to the H2H DT! So glad you're joining us!