Photo of Megan and golden retriever Bella

Hi, I’m Megan!

Hi – thanks for checking me out!  (I don’t mean like that!!)

But I love that you’ve clicked on this link to learn more about me (& perhaps how I can help or inspire you).  So here goes …

I’m a Mum of 2 very handsome men (I know, how could I be that old??!!), wife to my husband of 26 years (Paul), and hold amateur status as a blogger, photographer & tennis player. I love traveling, home decor, album making, and to bake (probably because I have a very sweet tooth that always needs indulging).  I hope to share a little of my life and loves on here with you all.

I ‘reluctantly’ fell into scrapbooking 25 years ago when I was living in Los Angeles.  I turned down my first invitation to a scrapbooking party because ‘it wasn’t for me’.  BUT my bestie Christine persevered with me and long story short – here I am with 25 years of album making history behind me, and 22 years of teaching it in New Zealand.  Along with my personal love of and joy in the process, I hold a very strong belief in the VALUE of creating albums for your children, especially if you journal with words of love and encouragement to them.  They truly are the ultimate gift.

To this end I LOVE all things photos and albums, so teach and use both traditional and digital scrapbooking products (along with a little Project Life like stuff!).  I love mixing all of the different mediums – because who says you have to stick with one type?!! (or is it that I just can’t make up my mind??!!)

Seven years ago (2014) I joined Close To My Heart as a founding consultant when they started business in NZ – they have an incredible product range which I’m so happy to represent, and love sharing both the products and the business opportunity with other addicts!   I have an amazing team of passionate woman (& one man) scattered throughout NZ.  Joining CTMH has also expanded my repertoire, so along with album making, I now also teach cardmaking, stamping and papercrafting (another example of me having to eat my words!), and proof that you don’t need to BE creative to love creating.

I have received so many blessings through being a Maker with CTMH, but there are a couple that I treasure above all the others. Firstly, the friendships I’ve made – with my ‘customers’, my team, and my CTMH sisters around the world. Secondly, the income I earn (through playing with paper!) that has allowed our family the opportunity to make choices. And thirdly, the incentive trips I’ve earned, that have taken Paul and I around the world, experiencing so much, alongside some of favourite crafty friends. If you’ve ever considered being a Maker, I wholeheartedly recommend it – you’ve nothing to lose, and so much to gain.