From Jeanette: A Case of the Convention Butterflies

It’s that time again. The time of year when Convention is so close I get butterflies! Everyone at Close To My Heart has been fluttering around the office preparing for our favorite event of the year. Whether it’s ordering t-shirts, designing posters, shooting videos, crafting Base & Bling necklaces, or writing awards scripts, it seems that every person in the building is busy creating to make this Convention the best one yet.

We snapped a few candid photos to give you a sneak peek of what’s been going on around these parts. Don’t worry; we didn’t reveal anything major; we are saving up the secrets to all our Convention surprises—big and small—until we are with you at the Disneyland® Hotel.

Logo Items

Logo items, anyone? If you ordered some, they’ll be arriving in your arms shortly!

This year I’m especially looking forward to the meet and greet opportunities of Convention. I feel so privileged to get to spend some time chatting with the contest winners about life, business, and all things paper and ink. I wonder who they will be!

Final Preparations

The Events team is hard at work putting together the final pieces needed to throw the greatest party of the year.

Being surrounded by your positive energy and enthusiasm is another reason why I look forward to attending Convention. When I see your lovely faces beaming up at me while I’m on stage, it makes me incredibly happy. I hope you realize you are the reason I do what I do.


Our artists and designers are hard at work putting the finishing touches on all things Convention.

But the meet and greet contest is only the beginning. Convention is always a never-ending flow of prizes, awards, and freebies that rain down in some way or another upon all in attendance, and this year they will be bigger than ever! Flights to the Brisbane Convention, free incentive trips, Instax cameras, and loads of new products—it’s Christmas in July! 🙂


We’ve got loads of empty boxes just waiting to be packed with goodies to be shipped off to Anaheim in only a few short days.

And, of course, how could I not mention Disneyland itself? Basking in the California sunshine at the “happiest place on earth” is a guaranteed recipe for fun. Because this will be our last year celebrating Convention at Disneyland, things will feel a little bittersweet.

Here's a look behind the scenes at one of our recent video shoots.

Here’s a look behind the scenes of one of our recent video shoots.

I’ll miss this wondrous sunny paradise, but I’m excited to experience the adventures the new locales will bring in the years to come. Next year we’ll be back at the beautiful Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, but for now, I’ll soak Up 😉 every minute of Anaheim I can get.


The awards are about to be etched with the names of this year’s winners! So exciting!

If you haven’t already registered to attend Convention, know that today is the last day to do so! We would love for you to join us at the greatest party of the year. You can register here. If you’ve already registered, I’ll see you next month at Make It From Your Heart Convention 2015!

Sticky Boy's countdown chain

Of course, Sticky Boy has his own countdown for the big event. 29 days left!

We’re counting down the days. <3

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17 thoughts on “From Jeanette: A Case of the Convention Butterflies

  1. I can hardly wait to see you at Convention! I always look forward to your conversation with Monica on Saturday in the final General Session. And Sticky Boy is going to come home with me this year!

  2. I cant wait. I hope that convention will come back to Disneyland soon though. I like it there.

  3. So excited for my first Convention in my 7+ years of being a consultant! My fingers are crossed that I’ll find a sticky boy!

  4. So excited and looking forward to this AMAZING time together!! Thanks for ALL the hard work that goes into making this an extra special, fabulous, wonderful time together!! See you soon! 🙂

  5. I am sad that my own health issues and transcontinental travel prevent me from attending in California, but I WILL be in Florida next year, and I’m bringing as much of my team as I can! Convention is a truly magical time. So as a consolation prize this year, I have arranged a “Reveal Retreat” where 20 of us (crying, wishing!) Consultants will gather around our laptops in the hope that our Convention-going Lucky (Donald) Duck sisters will again this year post some Facebook and Instagram pictures from the General Session. Will CTMH have a Hashtag this year to collect all those pictures? We will be drooling from afar!!

    It would be wonderful if some year, CTMH could Skype or have a videolink to its major events so those worldwide can be a part of this wonderful event. Alas, many of us just can’t get away and it breaks our hearts to miss out on so much fun.

    Have a spectacular time, Jeanette! Thank you for sharing a little glimpse of the excitement.

    Much love and joy,
    Ellen “CardMonkey” Jarvis
    Executive Manager, The Paper Jungle Team

  6. Jeanette…I am so excited for Convention! I love CTMH so much, that my 25-year-old daughter joined this last year, and is headed to CONVENTION with me! I enjoyed 2 album retreats and last years Convention so much that she caught the bug…and decided to be a part of this amazing company. I can’t thank you enough for all you and your team do for us! 🙂 with sincere appreciation, Theresa Boen.

  7. Jeanette, thank you for being the heart and soul of our wonderful company! This is my second year as a consultant, and my second Convention…I hope to never miss a single one! Counting down the days with you… Fawn Carriker

  8. Myself and family are counting down the days to get to Disneyland Hotel, getting really excited about convention coming all the way from Australia!

  9. I told my upline just yesterday I couldn’t wait for convention to be here, we should just go now! We are both excited and we will be adding my downline to the party. Her first convention-yay! I get butterflies too!

  10. My bags are packed, I’m ready to go, I just can’t wait for this years show. New products to try and old friends to meet, CTMH convention is quite a treat!

  11. this annual event has become an important part of my biz and life! So much so, I will be spending my 20th wedding anniversary (& 6 weeks post op) attending Leadership! My darling husband has been so supportive and understanding, he wouldn’t have it any other way!
    Hoping to find a unique anniversary gift at the diamond celebration for my husbandly Disney fan! Counting the days!

  12. I am so excited I can hardly concentrate on what I’m a supposed to be doing. Butterfly’s, silly giggles for no reason and overwhelming joy at being a part of CTMH. xx

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