Crafting My Way To A Creative Career

September 30, 2014
The Handwork Studio Job

About five years ago I started this blog with the intention to share my creative journey in learning all about scrapbooking and paper crafting. My hope was that my creations would inspire others the same way so many other crafty bloggers had inspired me. It was my pay-it-forward for everything I had learned by …

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#30in30 + Stamp Of The Month

September 5, 2014
Scrapbook Layout

I turned 30. No big thing. However, I realized this year is that I’ve told little about my own journey. Lots of my layouts or projects are cute + trendy but few really dive into what is happening or how my journey has led me to this spot. When I first started this blog my […]

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Love Layout | My Crush Book

August 12, 2014
Love Layout My Crush Book

The Story I spent the past weekend at a crop hosted by my dear friend Fancy Melissa. It was a blast. We go to this crop twice a year and I tell you, I look forward to it more each time it rolls around. With this crop I have an opportunity to get so many […]

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Treat Box | August Stamp Of the Month

August 4, 2014
Halloween Treat Box

   Do you love the new August Stamp of the month?  It’s super cute with the most adorable owl ever! While I see this as primarily a Halloween Stamp set, you could totally use this for any other occasion – especially in a layout because you can create your own owl. How perfect is that!? […]

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New Annual Inspirations Idea Book

August 3, 2014
New Product from Close To My Heart

New catalogs are like a holiday for us lovers of Close To My Heart products. It’s full of ideas and inspiration, making crafting so much more fun. This year, Close To My Heart introduced a new Annual Inspirations Idea Book that will host the product line from August 2014 through July 2015. It’s great to […]

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From My Stash | Sympathy Card

July 29, 2014
Sympathy Card From My Stash

 We are just days away from the new Annual Inspirations catalog release on Friday. I’ve been playing around with new product and I can’t wait to share some of the projects I’m creating. Today I wanted to share a sympathy card I made using the Words of Comfort stamp set. This one is set to […]

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Gifts From Convention #ctmhconv2014

July 6, 2014
Join Our Team at Close To My Heart

I remember when I first became a consultant with Close To My Heart. I signed up as a way to give my customers better paper options when I was completing scrap-for-hire projects with them. It made a lot of sense. I really had never sold my art or services outside my immediate group of …

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Convention Recap | On My Way Home

June 30, 2014
CTMH Convention 2014

Right now I’m sitting in a hotel room in Annaheim waiting for my Disneyland Express Bus departure time to arrive. Looking through photos of the past 5 days at the Close To My Heart Annual Convention has been amazing. This trip really gets me so amped for all the classes, workshops and events I’ll host in […]

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Convention Here I Come #ctmhconv2014

June 24, 2014
Cali Bound

My bags are packed and by the time this post goes live, I’ll be well on my way to LAX. I really can’t tell you how much this trip means to me. How I’ve worked for weeks to get here. It’s special. Convention is such a unique and memorable time. Connecting with amazing fellow consultants […]

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Make Your Own Headband #DIY

May 26, 2014
Handmade Headband

 Do you love hair accessories? Headbands are my thing. I was once really into hats, and I suppose I still am. But headbands are my new all-the-time go-to accessory. When I saw that Close To My Heart had released a Base & Bling Headband awhile back, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. […]

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