I'm an avid crafter and artist in many mediums. It's hard for me to stick to just one thing! I'm one of those people who look at things and say to myself, "I'd like to try and make that!" I have to credit my parents for that. They never let us sit idle as kids, we always had to be making something or doing something. We never lacked for materials either. My dad was a master carpenter/general contractor and had a shop full of power tools, wood scraps, and plenty of nails for us to use. My mom loves to sew, knit, crochet, and make crafts and had boxes and drawers full of fabric, styrofoam, buttons, leather...you name it, all at our disposal! My grandmother was a florist and when she died, my mom "inherited" everything from her shop. What fun! Barrels of glitter, boxes of "plastic" flowers (this was in 1963), boxes of styrofoam shapes, and everything else you can imagine a florist would use. My grandma was also one of those artistic types. She made the most beautiful tooled leather purses, wallets, and belts besides her beautiful floral creations. I was lucky enough to inherit all of her leather tools and made plenty of leather headbands, wristbands, and chokers in the 60s and 70s. Growing up, my two sisters, my brother, and I had plenty of supplies to express our creativity. As adults, we are educated professionals in our day jobs, but still make time for creating things and enjoy the relaxation it brings. A little over 25 years ago I bought my first rubber stamp but didn't do much with it. Then about a year later, while pregnant with my first child (I have two), I bought some rubber stamps and fabric ink to decorate some baby items I was sewing....that's all she wrote! I've been hooked on stamping ever since. My stamping quickly evolved from fabric to paper and scrapbooking. I started a selling rubber art stamps from my home, then opened the cutest little stamp store with a friend. Well, life happens and after my friend and business partner suffered an illness, I eventually closed our little store in the mid 90s. A few years later I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. If you'd like a fun opportunity to earn some extra cash or support your stamping and scrapbooking, contact me about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I do enjoy teaching the art of stamping and sharing my ideas with others in an effort to help them find their own vein of creativity. I am truly thankful to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for gifting me with my artistic talents. My goal here is to share my designs with other paper artists and hopefully inspire them, as many of them have inspired me. I can't promise to post something everday, but I am going to make an effort to do so. So, check back often!
I'm seriously addicted to papercrafting, primarily rubber stamping and scrapbooking. I also love gourmet cooking, painting, wood working, gardening, singing and playing music, and anything else artsy and creative.