New Designer

Lucy Kelleher


Hello! My name is Lucy Kelleher and I am so excited to be a part of the CricutDIVA Design Team!

I live in Southern California with my amazing husband of 12 years. We met while training in Aikido, a Japanese martial art almost 20 years ago. We now own our own Aikido dojo (school) where I teach our children’s classes. I became a trial paralegal right out of school but decided to change careers about 8 years ago. I went back to school and became a teacher.  After 5 years of teaching 3rd and 4th grade students, I am now a full-time Close to My Heart consultant and LOVING it! I have traded in teaching my little guys for teaching and creating memories with my “big” kids.

I have to admit that I was never particularly crafty growing up. I always wanted it to be “perfect” the first time I made something. Hardly a stress-free activity! I began crafting over 12 years ago when I saw a mother of one of my students working on cards in her car while waiting for her sons to come out. She invited me to a card workshop and I have been absolutely hooked every since. I have been with Close to My Heart for a little over 7 years now and am always amazed at all the new products they come up with every year.

I have only been in the blogging world for a couple of years but love posting projects and ideas and getting feedback from others. I am a firm believer that there are really no “mistakes” in creating. ANYTHING can be fixed! Absolutely anything!

I have gone through many different crafty phases throughout my crafty career — right now I’m on a big card kick!  I love to make 3 x 3 mini cards. I still scrapbook but not as often as I used to, although I am working on a mini (6 x 6) album right now.  I love to alter items — notebooks, frames, boxes, etc.  I have done a number of home decor pieces in the last couple of months as well, including banners, wall art, coasters and centerpieces.

I own a Sizzix SideKick, BigShot, and Texture Boutique, BUT my most favorite and prized crafting machine is my Cricut Expression. In fact … I own 2 of them!  I use them constantly. They are my “go to” crafty products. I have lost count of how many Cricut cartridges I have, but I know they number under 30. I don’t that’s too bad.

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