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Friday, June 28, 2013

Introducing Our New Design Team!

It is finally time to unveil the talented Close To My Heart consultants who are serving on the Heart 2 Heart Design Team for the last half of the year!  It is an honor to welcome them here, and I know you'll enjoy seeing their inspiration each week.

First, returning to the team are:

Now, what you've really been waiting for!  It's time to introduce our new talent!  You may know many of our new gals because they been playing along here for quite a while.  In fact, they love H2H so much they joined the DT!
 "Hi! My name is Amie Kiger (with an “ie”) and I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Now, my hubby and I are raising our three daughters here as well. I am a self-employed child care provider with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Doctorate in the Close to My Heart Training Academy. ;) 
"My crafting craziness was set in high gear when my fabulous friend gave me my very first Cricut for Christmas one year. Once I set up a dedicated room for my scrapbooking, (thanks, honey!) I was hooked. I started my blog, Mimi, Myself, and I, in November of 2011 to post entries in different contests for the Cricut Circle. Soon, my obsession with all things Cricut led me to discover the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Collection. I signed up with Close to My Heart three short months after purchasing the cartridge, and I am now in my second year as a consultant. I am definitely a scrapbooker-at-heart-turned-cardmaker and never imagined I would be so amazingly blessed to be able to turn my hobby into a business. Now, I am trying to do my best to use the ability that God has given me to make people smile and add a little sparkle to their day with cards and homemade gifts. My theme for the year is “Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle.” Wherever there is shimmer trim or glitter paper, you will be sure to find me as well!

"I am so excited to be chosen for the July to December 2013 Heart 2 Heart Design Team! I cannot wait to get started!"

Hello! My name is Brittany, and I am excited to be a part of the design team at Heart 2 Heart Challenges. My mom, a former D.O.T.S. consultant, first introduced me to Close to My Heart at a young age. Many years later, when creating a service project for my college peers, I came across CTMH once again. I originally used their products to create cards for Operation Write Home, an organization that sends cards to our troops overseas. Falling in love with the projects and community of crafters, I quickly joined as a consultant. I haven’t looked back since! Along with being an avid crafter, I am also a teacher – a profession that gives me so much joy! I look forward to participating with you in our challenges through the end of 2013!

Hi! My name is Kelly and I live in Kamloops, BC. My hubby and I have two great sons 19 and 22, and two great dogs. I am a Business Administrator by day and a paper a holic for life. I have a Doctorate in the Close to My Heart Training Academy.
My crafting craziness was set in motion when my friend forced me to do my first scrapbook, oh it was painful and I never wanted to do it. It was of my youngest son's hockey days. Well by the time that weekend was over, I was hooked and haven't looked back, five years now, thank you Sharon !. Next came a Cricut, a Big shot and a room dedicated to scrapping in the house. Now it is an obsession for sure, and a way of relaxing and having the feeling of being free from everyday stuff. I have sold CTMH for two years and have two groups of awesome ladies in my monthly clubs. I love to blog so I can share what I love, and hopefully instill this great craft in others.
I am thrilled to be a designer for H2H, as it is my favorite challenge out there!

"My name is Marie Flayer, and I have lived in NJ my entire life. Currently I am a retired teacher who is pursuing creative interests and the challenge of caring for a 3 year old grandson a few days a week. I have been a rubber stamp artist since 1992, a Close To My Heart consultant since 1996, cricut user since 2008 and a blogger for the past 3 years. I love to create cards, layouts and other projects using my stamps, papers and cricut machine. I am also on the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team which also promotes the use of Close To My Heart Colors. I love using Close To My Heart products and am so happy to be on this Design Team to share them with you!"

"My name is Pam Korte, and I have been a Close to my Heart Consultant since August 2012. I live in Scottsville, New York outside of Rochester, New York in upstate New York.  I am a full time tenured professor of nursing and adjunct professor of psychology for a course on animal assisted therapy at the local community college, subject matter expert for a major textbook company, sister to the one that got me started in paper crafting six years ago, and mother to two rescued dogs India greyhound and Gina whippet. I have been rescuing greyhounds for over 20 years. My hobbies include enjoying the outdoors, reading and playing golf in addition to my love for paper crafting. I love to paper craft for relaxation and do it most evenings after work. I started paper crafting after my sister introduced me to a paper cutter and some paper. I love to scrapbook, make cards and make a variety of 3D mixed media paper crafting projects. I thoroughly enjoy introducing new people to the art of paper crafting through workshops and custom made project kits for individuals to enjoy. I love Close to my Heart because it is truly about the celebration of relationships through the discovery of one’s own creativity. I found myself expressing my love for God and life through my paper crafting endeavors and sharing that creativity with others through key moments in life. I am honored to have been provided with this opportunity to share my love of paper crafting with others. I am currently a member of the Color my Heart design team and now adding Heart 2 Heart design team. I am very excited about sharing this design team opportunity with others. I have won several national and international card challenges since January 2013 to the present.

"I wholeheartedly support the mission of Close to my Heart in helping people to learn and grow in their paper crafting skills. The mission of Close to my Heart is “We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most.”

"My overarching goal in working with individuals in their paper crafting endeavors  is “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 I thank God every day for the skills to express so much through paper crafting."

Welcome to our new DT members!  Isn't their enthusiasm contagious?  Come back Monday, July 1, to see what we have in store for you.  It's such privilege to be a part of this fun, inspiring blog, but we couldn't do it without your players.  You are such inspirations to us!  Come back on Monday for our first challenge with our new DT.


Tamytha said...

What an amazing, talented group of women! I so look forward to seeing all of your artwork in the coming months!

Unknown said...

Wow. what a wonderful group. I am new to Heart 2 Heart, having posted my first challenge this week. I look forward seeing all of your creations and participating in the challenges!!

Carol Labuski said...

I am happy to be back on the design team and just wanted to say...welcome back to the other returning members and an especially warm welcome to the newbies! I look forward to creating with you.

Paige Dolecki said...

Yippee! I'm so happy to be back on the team with such wonderful friends new and old! I'm looking forward to creating with all of you!