I started scrapbooking 16 years ago at a record speed when I turned ten years worth of pictures into completed scrapbooks in three months time. I only started stamping and coloring with Copics 5 years ago when a small scrapbook store, More Memories, opened in my home town. I started taking some card and coloring classes at the store and I had no idea what an amazing journey that would start me on. I truly found my niche' in paper crafting. This would lead me to starting a blog, being on a Design Team, having my work published fifteen times and my work on display at CHA and other industry trade shows. I have met so many amazing people in real life and in blogland. It has turned out to truly be a blessing in my life and just what I needed, when I needed it. God is truly amazing!
I am a stay-at-home wife, married to my high school sweetheart, John, for 24 years. I am a mother to Malinda (21) and Johnna (18) and since my girls are older now they do not require as much day to day care as when they were little. However, I still want to be at home and be available for their after school talks and to help with their activities. I also need to help take care of my parents, who have a lot of health problems. I also volunteer with our county 4-H scrapbooking program. Designing is a hobby/job that I can do where I am still at home and I can work around my family obligations. It also helps support my craft habit (which we all know can be expensive)! My husband is a corporate pilot and travels and so I also want to be home when he is home and I need a hobby to fill my time when he is gone. Designing cards and coloring with Copics is my outlet, it is something I do for me, but yet I can still fulfill my responsibilities as a wife, mother, daughter, friend and sister-in-Christ like I want and need to.
I also enjoy spending time in my perennial flower gardens, which includes a large selection of daylillies. My faithful friend, a TICA Registered Non-Standard Munchkin named Chiquita Banana Muffin ("Muffin") is always nearby "helping" whether I am in my craft room or flower gardens. I hope you enjoy my blog and the projects I create. I enjoy comments and appreciate all of my blog visitors and followers!