About Karen

Hi, I'm Karen!

I joined the Close to My Heart family in 1990 because I absolutely loved the product. I wanted to share it with friends and family. The joy of paper crafting is a fun, positive, even healing experience– leave your worries behind and make pretty things that make others smile, too! It’s been a wonderful path that has resulted in treasured relationships, lots of fun, and also provided income for many family vacations and travel.

Today I enjoy leading the number one team in Close to My Heart, “The Dream Team.” We are consistently the top-producing team in the U.S., Canada and Australia. We embrace the CTMH Mission:

We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most.
— CTMH Mission Statement

Awards

Top Team Sales
1990 – 2017
Top Ten Personal Sales
1993, 1994, 1995
Top Five "Unit Development"
1994 — 1999
Top Five "Group Development"
1994 — 1999
Presidential Award
1997
CTMH Service Award
1999
15 Year Longevity Award
2005
20 Year Longevity Award
2010
Spirit of CTMH
2011

Achievements

Newsletter Editor
1991 — 2001
CTMH National Trainer
1999 — 2000
Contributing Editor, I Love Remembering
1998 — 1999
Advisory Board Member
1999 — 2001
Convention M.C.
1995 — 2000
Achieved Director
2000
National Tour Trainer
3 times
Leadership Conference Presenter
2003
Convention Orientation Meeting Presenter
2001 & 2004
Real Stories, Real People, Real Rewards Ad Campaign
2004
Convention Create & Take Coach
2005 & 2006
Promoted to Presidential Director
Oct. 2011
Advisory Board
2012 — 2013
Teambuilders Speaker
2014
Product Preview Launch, Host & Presenter
2017

Earned Travel

Western Caribbean Cruise
2003
Eastern Caribbean Cruise
2004
Alaskan Cruise
2006
Mediterranean Cruise
2008
New Zealand Land Tour
2010
Hawaiian Cruise
2012
Presidential Retreat, Mex. Riviera
2012
Southern Caribbean Cruise
2013
Costa Rica Land Tour
2014
Aulani Hawaii
2015
Puerto Vallarta Land Trip
2016