I've also always been a photographer. In fact, I won the Junior Friends of the National Zoo Photo Contest when I was in 3rd grade and my work was displayed at the zoo!
It's really a mystery why I didn't start getting into the art of scrapbooking until 2005. Sure, I put together photo albums, but I'd never scrapbooked. But after Cate was born, I was looking for a new hobby and I had all these fantastic pictures of her and her big brother Lawson. I also felt like I needed a way to capture the memories. So, I started scrapbooking. And I loved it. Spent hours on it. Created gorgeous albums. And then friends started asking me to show them how. At that time, I wasn't working and I was looking for some additional income. Then, one night, while scrapbooking at my LSS, I saw a Close to My Heart shopping bag.
As soon as I got home I Googled it, fell in love at first sight and on September 1, 2006, I became a Close to My Heart consultant.
Since then, I haven't looked back. In July, I became a Director with my company (sort of like making partner) and I have a team of almost 30 consultants all over the country. And in August 2009, I was awarded #9 Top Recruiter in the Company at our Leadership Conference. I am absolutely IN LOVE with the CTMH product line. I don’t scrapbook with anything else; I don’t need to. They are consistently up with the trends in the industry and with my AWESOME consultant discount, why wouldn’t I just buy from myself!
My favorite part of my job is introducing scrapbookers to Close to My Heart. There is nothing like the sparkle they get in their eye when they see that you really can create gorgeous scrapbook pages faster, simpler and easier.
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Close to My Heart's gorgeous Idea Books, released 3x per year. Our how-to books, Cherish, Imagine, Reflections for Scrapbooking & Wishes & Originals for cards.The blogs of my fellow CTMH consultants like Karen Pedersen and Jamie Harder and Lisa Stenz and Sarita Schraeder
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1 - Learn more about fancyMelissa's Kit club here: https://fancymelissa.myctmh.com/MyCTMH/MyArt.aspx?HighlightID=1090555
2 - Get Paid to Scrapbook! Become a Close to My Heart Consultant!
In August, get our Tickled Pink Kit (value $34.95) as a welcome gift (see attachment)
In September, all new consultants will also get the Everyday Celebration Card Kit (value $34.95) : https://fancymelissa.myctmh.com/MyCTMH/MyArt.aspx?HighlightID=1091019