I am a wife, mother of an 12 y.o. daughter, and appreciator of many things crafty. I love most paper crafts, especially scrapbooking and cardmaking. I love keeping up with new trends while still leaning on the classics. In addition to those fun adventures, I am an independent consultant with Close to my Heart. I recently returned to my alma mater, Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where I now work as the news director.