About Amy Day

Amy Day is a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and the head of Human Resources for CME Federal Credit Union in Columbus, Ohio. She has worked for CME for over 10 years in the areas of sales, training, management, compliance, and now human resources. She has bachelors in Psychology and Learning and an MBA from Franklin University. In addition to working for CME, Amy is also a Close to My Heart consultant and a member of the Create & Craft design team where she uses her training background to bring her love of scrapbooking to those she meets. She has been married to her college sweetheart for over 13 years, and they have two adorable, furry, four footed children.

Not Just for Teachers

Google "Teacher's Toolbox" and you will find 100's of examples of this cute, easy, and cheap way to store your smaller crafting supplies! I first learned about this organization technique from the awesome Julie Hutchison.  Her good friend, who happens to be a teacher, was coming in to town; and they were going to make [...]

By | October 4th, 2012|News|7 Comments

For the Love of Glitter Glue!

For some time, I've wanted reorganize my glitter glues.  I've been keeping my Stickles in a bag I purchased from Creative Memories, and my Martha Stewart glitter glues in basket in my craft room.  The Creative Memories bag worked well for awhile, but I grew tired of the bottles always falling over.  Not only did [...]

By | September 24th, 2012|News|2 Comments

Stamp Your Heart Out—Part 2

Last week, we looked at several ways to store stamps.  This week we’ll look at how I’ve OCDed my stamps! First, you have to see my reference book.  I owe this idea to two fabulous crafters – Joe Rotella and Julie Hutchison.  My organization method is a combination of their ideas.  Whenever Julie gets a [...]

By | September 14th, 2012|News|2 Comments

Stamp Your Heart Out—Part 1

There are millions of stamps and just about as many ways to organize and store those stamps. You could store them on a shelf . . . You could store them in baskets . . . You could store them in drawers . . . You could store them in clear plastic containers . . [...]

By | September 3rd, 2012|News|4 Comments

Extra Scrappy!

Last OCD with Amy D, I showed you how I organize my smaller scraps, but what about the larger pieces?  And the pieces that cannot be cut down to 5x5 or smaller? Originally, I kept a clear 12x12 folder for each color and carried all of the folders in this great bag.  It worked for [...]

By | August 27th, 2012|News|1 Comment

August Card Club

Happy birthday to you!  You live in a zoo!  You look like a monkey and smell like one too! August's theme/technique was birthday cards.  Once again, the group out did itself with great, fun cards making it difficult for me to choose my four favorites.  I like to keep who made the cards a secret [...]

By | August 23rd, 2012|News|1 Comment

I’m a Scrappy One!

It can be everyone crafter's nemesis - scrap paper.  What do you do with it?  Keep it?  Throw it away?  Roll it up and smoke it?  Well . . . maybe not that last one . . . I use to just throw it away (gasp!).  That was until someone appealed to my OCD.  I [...]

By | August 15th, 2012|News|1 Comment

Paper Is My Weakness

Yes, I have a shirt that says, "Paper is my weakness."  That's why OCD with Amy D needs several blogs just to show how I organize my paper! After last week's blog, follower - TaffysMommy - commented about how she organizes her paper; and it made my OCD tingle!  TaffysMommy organizes her solid card stock [...]

By | August 6th, 2012|News|3 Comments

For the Love of Paper!

I like paper.  I like paper a lot.  OK, that's an understatement.  I lllloooovvveeee paper!  I'm actually a bit of a paper whore, and I even have the shirt to prove it! Keeping my addiction organized is a challenge, but a challenge I face with open arms.  I love paper so much and have so [...]

By | July 30th, 2012|News|4 Comments

Oooohhhh Pppprreetttyyyy!!!

While cropping with my fabulous friend Carrie Layne, I couldn't help but marvel at her paper organization and efficiency.  OK, by marvel, I mean I petted it and chanted, "Ooooohhhh, ppprrreeetttyyyy!!!" To make her scrapbooking easier, Carrie cuts her card stock into 4.5 x 6.5 pieces and organizes them by color.  When she needs paper [...]

By | July 23rd, 2012|News|2 Comments

Button, Button—Who’s Got the Button?

I'll admit I'm not a button girl.  Don't get me wrong.  I love the look of buttons.  Every time I see them on a card or scrapbook page, I think, "Wow!  Why don't I think to use buttons more?" So, when Shirley Wheeler put out a call to OCD with Amy D for how to [...]

By | July 16th, 2012|News|1 Comment

Welcome to OCD with Amy D!

Yes!  You read it correctly - Welcome to OCD with Amy D - a new weekly blog post all about organizing your crafting supplies!  In this case, OCD stands for Obsessive Crafting Disorder!  (OK, there's a little traditional OCD involved as well.)  Sometimes I wonder what I love more.  Crafting?  OR  Buying and organizing crafting [...]

By | July 9th, 2012|News|1 Comment

Dethroning the Queen!

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been diligently working to dethrone the queen of unfinished projects! First up, a Technique Day album from 2 or 3 years ago!  Red Letter Journal offers Technique Day the 3rd Saturday of every month from 12-5pm.  For this Technique Day, we made a page each month to [...]

By | July 8th, 2012|News|0 Comments

July Card Club

Can you believe another month has come and gone?!  The year is officially half over - AH!  As usual, I waited until the last minute to make my cards for card club.  Every month I swear I will not wait and every month I'm rushing to get things done the night or morning before card [...]

By | July 1st, 2012|News|0 Comments

June Card Club

I ABSOLUTELY loved this month's card club theme!   I LOVE IT!  I LOVE IT!  I LOVE IT! June's theme was card maps.  For those of you not familiar with card maps or page maps, they can help take your creativity to a new level.  They can also make your crafting easier and faster. A map [...]

By | June 23rd, 2012|News|1 Comment


Happy May Crafters!  Time for your monthly Red Letter Journal card club update! This month's theme was chipboard.  To be precise, it was naked chipboard.  Participants could cover it with paper, paint it, emboss it, glimmer mist it, whatever tickled their creative fancy!  Of course, the Create & Craft team was on hand armed with [...]

By | May 12th, 2012|News|1 Comment

April Card Club

April's theme/technique was texture.  If you've ever been shopping with me, you know I love texture!  I cannot walk through a store without touching EVERYTHING while oohing and aahing.  The softer - the better! Amy's fav of the month comes from Ms. Carol!   While I love the colors and layout, what made Carol's card my [...]

By | April 1st, 2012|News|2 Comments

December Card Club

Thanks to our monthly card club, I was able to finish my Christmas cards - yeah!  Five of the six cards I walked away with were Christmas, and they were all beautiful! For December, we had to use at least 2 of the techniques or themes from previous card clubs.  We could choose from dry [...]

By | December 16th, 2011|News|1 Comment

Merry Christmas Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Our last day and last holiday—Christmas.  Now it was time to use all of the skills and techniques we had learned during the past two days to create an advent calendar.  Embossing, shading, Wonder Film, crystal lacquer, distressing, and more!  Everything was used on these 25 tags to create a beautiful [...]

By | November 27th, 2011|News|1 Comment

PK Glitz Retreat

Amy LOVES Glitter! Almost a month has past since the Create and Craft team loaded up in the Paper Crafting Express (aka Betty's van) and headed to Rocky Hill, Kentucky for a fun filled weekend playing with glitter!  Rocky Hill is the home of PK Glitz and the Rocky Hill Inn where 11 [...]

By | November 24th, 2011|News|7 Comments