Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Studio J Layouts for CTMH Convention

Wow, only 22 days left before Close To My Heart Convention!  My friends Sally and Anne and I are getting geared up, psyched up, revved up ---- you name it! We're UP for this. In just about three weeks we'll be heading for Dallas, Texas along with hundreds of our fellow consultants.

In case you haven't heard us talk about it, our convention is three days of total immersion in the CTMH world -- new products, card swaps, demonstrations, business classes, "celebrity" sightings, card swaps, super make-n-takes and card swaps. We get our first look at the new Autumn/Winter catalog, browse through tons of artwork up close and personal, and just swarm around with hundreds of like-minded folks. Can you imagine the energy of a ballroom filled to capacity with (mostly) women screaming and swooning over new products, laughing hysterically at the staff's antics, cheering wildly (and maybe dropping a tear or two) over Jeanette's true life stories? It's awesome.

The "show" is always great at Convention. Every day starts with a general session and the production values are great. Jeanette must include a humor screening in the corporate hiring process because the CTMH staff who come to Convention are warm, witty, and willing to go the extra mile to be hilarious. We've seen videos, skits, musical dance numbers and game shows -- not to mention funny wigs, outrageous costumes and celebrity impersonations. (Picture Jeanette Lynton as Donald Trump!)

Every year, CTMH adds something new to the Convention experience. This year they're offering us a terrific perk -- each consultant who attends Convention gets five free Studio J layouts. CTMH created a series of projects to help us hone our skills on our exclusive online design software. Now I have to admit --- it's fabulous! I learned a bunch of new tricks -- it really is amazing what you can do with a bit of imagination.  Just to give you a taste, here are the layouts I made:

If you're interested in learning more about Studio J, let me know. I'll be happy to share what I've learned. Happy Scrappin!