My Story


Addicted to Papercrafting

I began paper-crafting in 1998 after I “retired” to raise my two youngest children, doing memory-keeping, and then started stamping a few years later. These have been my creative outlet through all stages of my children’s lives. I have been married to my husband, Aly, since 1989 and have four beautiful adult kids, Michael, Holly, Adam and Sarah. Moving a few times in the early years of my husband’s career, we finally settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2003. My interests have varied over the years with a few crafts beyond stamping and memory keeping, with photography, reading and travel also thrown in the mix. I also stay involved in interfaith activities and volunteer work. With my youngest child now away at college, it is a great time to be creative, and do something I truly love.  My biggest interest will always be my family and will always be grateful that they are a part of my life.

Stampin’ Up is a family owned company and is celebrating over 25 years in business.  Their commitment to quality, both in products and customer service, is top notch.  I am hooked on their coordinating cardstock, design paper, ribbons, punches, Big Shot accessories and, of course, their stamp sets! As a hobby demonstrator, I have early access to all of the new catalogs and with the discount, I can afford more fun stuff!  What’s not to love about that??

 
Design Team Experience

 

Challenge Awards

  • Pals Paper Arts
  • The Paper Players
  • My Paper Pumpkin Challenge
  • SUO Challenges
  • Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration
  • Freshly Made Sketches
  • Hand Stamped Sentiments
  • Crafting with Dragonflies
  • Sweet Stampin'
  • Just Add Ink
  • Cardz 4 Galz
  • International Art & Soul
  • Rubber Buggy Challenge Blog
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog
  • Dies R Us Challenge Blog
  • Kitty Bee Designs
  • Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge
  • Pile It On Challenge

 

 

Luna, passed March 2017

Luna b. 2001 d. 2017

 

Bella, my stampin’ companion