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Friday, August 11, 2017

A Fond Farewell

Hello, best customers on the planet!

I have some news to share with you today. It’s kind of big, and I want you hear it straight from the horse’s mouth (I would be the horse. J ).

Close To My Heart contacted me recently and offered me the full-time job of Manager of the Art Studio at the Home Office.  This means I will supervise, and sometimes create, all of the art that you see in the catalogs, CTMH advertising, on our blog and website, etc.  I was taken by surprise, but after talking with Dan and weighing all of the pros and cons, I knew that accepting this position was the right thing for my family and me.  I am so very honored and excited to serve CTMH in this way. After being a Consultant and Executive Director with the company for almost 25 years, I love this company with all my heart!  That said, with this new position, I will no longer be a CTMH Consultant.

What this means for you is the following:
·      You can purchase from my website for the next few days, and then my site will be going down.
·      I am MORE than happy to recommend a consultant to you for the future. Please call or email me (, 801.360.9896) and let me know what you are looking for. Are you looking for a local consultant who does classes and things you can attend, or are you looking for someone who is a long-term consultant with a website you can purchase from? I’m more than happy to help you find the right person for you!
·      My Facebook Business Page will be going down by August 31. You are more than welcome to friend me on Facebook personally, if we aren’t friends already (Karen Overstreet Pedersen).
·      My Instagram Account will go from business to personal, but if you follow me, you will still be following me.
·      I am not sure what I will do with my blog. I may keep it up and still share my personal artwork there. We’ll see…

I want you all to know what a privilege it has been to serve as your CTMH Consultant for all of this time.  24 ½ years is a long time to be with a company. I have joked many times that I will die with a CTMH shirt on and a stamp in my hand (lol). Little did I know that even in this new capacity, that will be true! 

I want to thank you all for enriching my life, for making my job as Executive Director such a pleasure, for touching me in so many ways, for being part of my family and allowing me to be part of yours.

Please continue to stay in touch with me!  Feel free to call, email or private message me with any questions you may have after reading this letter (801.360.9896,  YOU are “Close To My Heart.”


Unknown said...

I sincerely wish the best for you in your next journey with CTMH. I do hope you will continue to post your personal artwork on your blog. So many of us enjoy following your families journey thru your creativity. All the very best ��

Unknown said...

^Pam Klassen

Omaloriann said...

Congratulations Karen, how awesome for you.

Allisa said...


Mary said...

Congratulations Karen, you are perfect for this position at CTMH!!!

Tarina said...

Karen, I am so excited for you and this new adventure! The CTMH office will be blessed to have your creativity and energy. I know it must have been a tough decision for your family, and I pray that you will go forward with confidence! As a fellow consultant, I have loved sharing your life and creativity through your blog and will miss it very much - but I look forward to seeing what fun changes you bring to CTMH!

Becca-expressions said...

Congratulations, Karen. I can't think of anyone who deserves this more than you. Your artwork has been a constant source of inspiration over the years. Praying many blessings over you and your entire family. I hope you will keep up this blog with your personal artwork and family pages. I've been praying for your precious granddaughter and would like to keep abreast of how she's doing. Hugs!

Karen said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Kandi said...

What a fantastic opportunity! As a consultant, I'm thrilled to have your amazing talent added to the corporate team. Best wishes to you Karen!

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Dear Karen,
You are one of the best representatives of Close To My Heart and I applaud our corporate choice of you! I know you will do everything beautifully and we will all benefit from your talents.

2017 is messing with my social media frequently visited sites! No more Mojo Monday, no more Karen Pedersen, or Michelle Snyder! Seriously!
My customers will miss you, too! We all talk about your beautiful work and have always enjoyed how you can make total strangers feel like your best friend. That is a gift.

May your transition be smooth and be all you dream it will be.

God bless and go rock it, little missy!

Caron Barnard said...

Super congratulations to you! I know you'll knock it out of the park. I hope you continue your blog as it's one of only two that I check in on regularly when I'm goofing off at work :)
Smiles, Caron

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