Hello, my name is Candice Fields and I am an Independent Close To My Heart Consultant. I was once where you are; and in many ways, I still am. I discovered by love for paper crafts in 2010 after a major snow storm hit the Northeast. Don't ever get stuck at home with kids and there's nothing to do! After finding out there was going to be another major storm, I went to my local craft store for some supplies and my love for crafting was born. I found myself into the craft projects more than my own child.
After I started this wonderful hobby, I found myself stuck on what to do, how to use products and make my projects pretty. I did what we all end up doing. I went on YouTube and different blogs to try to figure out how to stamp and create various projects. Next thing I knew, I had a craft room full of products that I had no idea what to do with and ended up collecting dust.
My first mistake was trying to copy everyone else rather than finding my own style. Now I know to when I find a card or scrapbook layout I like, use it as inspiration for creating my own project. You may like the layout of a card and I want to recreate the layout using different embellishments.
After a couple of years of trying to find my style, I finding know what works for me. I do continue to try to challenge myself with new techniques, but I like to keep projects short and sweet.
Throughout the years, I have joined stamping companies and kit clubs, just to be frustrated with creating projects. Now that I am finding my crafting voice, I decided to re-join Close To My Heart and it's been the best decision I have ever made. It is through rediscovering Close To My Heart where I decide to open up the Creating From The Heart Academy.
I am here to teach some tips and tricks I have learned throughout my stamping journey. I want to share how I am incorporating Close To My Heart products into my crafting. Lastly, I want to be on this journey with you and learn new techniques so we all can become better crafters.
See you in class!