Kelly Hammonds of Phoenix, AZ earned a trip to the Philippines at the Close To My Heart Convention in Dallas, Texas in July 2012. She raised the most funds for Operation Smile through her sales and fundraising with Close To My Heart during the first quarter of 2012.

Operation Smile® is an organization that provides free, life-changing surgeries that repair smiles and reshapes lives, one child at a time. Since 2008, Close To My Heart has provided support to change the lives of over 1,500 children and their families.  Close To My Heart is a dedicated, industry leader and innovator in the scrapbooking and stamping industry.


Kelly has been an independent consultant for Close To My Heart for over 7 years. She specializes in hosting crops at her home studio, teaching paper art classes and building relationships around crafting.


Representative and Founders of Operation Smile

Kelly traveled with Operation Smile as a non-medical volunteer in November to Pampanga, Philippines as part of their 30th Anniversary. She has worked very hard to raise funds for Operation Smile and was honored to go to the Philippines and experience in person, what they do for children.


For more information on Close To My Heart please contact Kelly Hammonds at or 602.312.9117.

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