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Friday, 28 June 2013

CTMH Convention - Day 2

From General Session to the banquet, this has been a busy and exciting day! Close to my Heart is such a super company to be a part of! In General Session this morning, we were introduced to our new consultants from Australia and New Zealand! Welcome all of you to our CTMH family!

Monica, Kristine and Brian hosted the very funny and fun filled Good Morning CTMH America. Some flubbed lines didn't stop our intrepid Vice Presidents from entertaining us all in the grand CTMH style we have all come to know and love. We learned about the new videos that will be available starting in September and going through to next April that will guide us all through new techniques to help us and our customers make our scrapbooking and card making really come alive. We saw some of the beautiful artwork created by other consultants, some of which will be auctioned in the Operation Smile Silent Auction tomorrow evening.

After lunch, we attended six sessions at Extravaganza where we learned all about the new paper packs and their accompanying embellishments, and some of the many, many ways to combine them. We learned how to make rolled flowers (I am SO going to be making some of these!) from our beautiful fabrics! We learned how to use the Cricut Real Dial Size to get our cut images just the right size for the new stamps! We also learned that Close to my Heart has worked with Cricut to take the guesswork out of cutting our images by linking the images with the Real Dial Size, so when we dial in a size of 11", all of the images we choose to cut will be sized just right for the page! Now how cool is that!?

The new papers are so beautiful, but my favourites are Frosted with its muted blues and greys, and Laughing Lola with its vibrant colours of Lagoon and Gypsy. I am really looking forward to tomorrow's Creative Sessions when we will be able to use these papers to make our new Spinner Cards!! I LOVE these new cards!! I can see a workshop (or two or three...) in the making!

The banquet tonight was great. Here is our menu for this feast...



 
And this is how it looked! It was sooooo good!! Especially the Mickey Mousse Ears! 

 
My wonderful upline, Sue Wilde, won the awards for Top Personal Sales and Top Team Sales for Canada for teams with up to 25 members! Yay Sue!! You rock!! You are an inspiration to your team members and we all want to make you proud! And a HUGE congratulations to Michelle Stewart from Halifax, Nova Scotia (my shopping buddy!) for her award as New Rising Star for 2013! What an honor for Michelle and her team!
 
Well, it has been a tiring day and I am going to bed. Tomorrow is the last day of convention 2013 and our last day in sunny Florida. It has been a blast and I can hardly wait until next year! But we won't know where next convention is until tomorrow!
  
For now, good night all! Chat again tomorrow!

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