Saturday, October 11, 2014
This year, CTMH is celebrating our 30th anniversary -- 30 years of great products, 30 years of consultant successes, 30 years of friendships ...  #30yearsofhappy !!!!

So, the Brae-er's team has chosen to share what has made US happy with CTMH.

If you're coming from Darcel's blog, you're in the right place!  This is a circular hop, so it doesn't matter where you start -- just keep hopping to see what makes us happy!  Please take a moment to leave comments along the way -- comments make us happy too!

My Happy is going to Hawaii!

Convention 2013 was a fabulous experience for me.  It was my first Convention, and it was where I won my first high profile award.  And it was where the motivation to take my business to the next level was born.  When they announced that Aulani, the Disney Resort in Hawaii, was the destination for our next incentive trip, I knew I had to go for it.  I may not make it, but if I really wanted to take the next step, this is what what going to get me there.

And guess what?!  I worked my butt off and I DID IT!  My hubby Matt and I are going to Hawaii with CTMH in February!!!!!!!!!!  The last few months have thrown some pretty huge challenges at my family, and having Hawaii to look forward to is definitely what will get me through.

I am grateful for all the help, support and encouragement I received from so many people, making my dream of Hawaii a reality.  So I've made some cards (and will be making more) to show those special people just how much they mean to me.

The Island Greetings stamp set was perfect for the cards I wanted to create.  And I played with our new Shin Han markers too -- colouring is so relaxing!

Island Greetings Stamp Set
Shin Han Markers: R5, RP198, Y222, G46, WG4, Colourless blender
Brushed papers
Honey Paper Fundamentals
Cardstock: White Daisy, Ruby, Slate, Hollyhock
White Enamel Stars
Bitty Sparkles

Another thing that really kept me focused was the vision board I created.  I used our Surf's Up Picture My Life cards and our versatile Display Tray.  It came together very quickly and didn't need to be intricate or involved.  Just a little shimmer trim, some Lagoon bling and some Donald.  But every day, when I walked past it, it reminded me of my goals and kept me working hard to get there.


The next stop on this Happy Hop is Christine's Creative Life blog.  Keep hoppin', and don't forget to leave us some love!


  1. I'm so thrilled that you're off to Hawaii... you did work your butt off to get there! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous - the ruby/hollyhock combo is stunning!

  2. Congrats on Hawaii. Great cards and motivation board using CTMH products.

  3. Gorgeous cards! I'm so very excited you get to go!!!!

  4. those are gorgeous cards!!!! I may have to get that stamp set now!

  5. Congrats on earning Hawaii! I love your coloring...something I need to learn to do.

  6. Congratulations and love the cards.


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