Friday, January 22, 2010

Close To My Heart Convention

The Close To My Heart convention is coming up this July. In case you don't know, that is a big deal to us consultants! There are a lot of different reasons to go and all of them good. It's a great time to get information and training from the "big dogs" (sorry ladies) and experts in crafting, sales or marketing. It's a time to get the first preview of the 2010 Winter Catalog & Idea Book. It's a fantastic networking opportunity. We get to play with new product and make things. And probably my favorite part, we get to catch up with people we haven't seen since the last convention and make new friends!! I loves my Close To My Heart friends!!!

Who wouldn't want to be part of that? My daughter wanted to so much she even signed on to be a consultant! I am so excited to be sharing this experience with her! And early in March she will have her first gathering. We are X*Cite*Ted!!

Part of convention is a scrapbook contest. It has specific instructions for six 2-page layouts. I thought it would be Fun to participate in the contest this year and my entry has to be there by May. I need some help, though. I have three subjects I can scrap around and I am at a loss which to use.

First I thought of my darling daughters and milestones in their/our lives. Obviously I have LOTS of photos and mementos to work with on that subject. However, photography is part of the evaluation and some of those old photos are not so good!

Second subject is Harriett and our family's relationship with her. She was not ever a particularly willing subject when it came to capturing her on film, but I have some ideas to make pages about her that are not necessarily photos of her.

Third is my Mom. I have been wanting to do a tribute album to her for a long time, too. Unfortunately, she can't appreciate it like she would have had I gotten to this earlier. As a subject she offers me an amazing amount of topic to work with.

I am so undecided. All three of these really appeal to me and eventually I will do them all. But I don't know which one would be best to do first or offer the best potential to winning or placing in that contest! HELP!!

1 comment:

  1. My vote is for an album of Harriet because it would help your healing process.