Hello and Welcome to my blog!
Together we raised two wonderful kids, a son and daughter, and now we are officially empty nesters. It took some getting used to but it's kinda nice. :)
I enjoy crafting in my spare time and I do not have a particular style. Actually I like to mix it up and create a variety of things-altered items, assemblages, cards, 3D paper projects, mini albums, art journaling, mixed media projects, and most recently pocket letters.
The craft community is such a generous place and I am continually inspired by the blogs, Pinterest boards, You Tube videos, Snap Guide Tutorials, and various teachers from all over the world.
In July 2015, I had the pleasure of meeting two mixed media artists-Finnabair and Donna Downey- when I took my first live class with Finn at Donna's studio in Huntersville, North Carolina. It goes without saying that every time I have the opportunity to take a class from Finn, I will! She is an amazing teacher who truly wants to inspire the creative side in you and encourages your independent style, not hers.
I have taken several online classes and Andrea Gomoll is one of my favorite mixed media artists. I love her whimsical style and she's a great teacher. Other online classes by Christy Tomlinson, Tim Holtz, Tracy Verdugo and Tamara LaPorte have also shaped my style.
Currently I am designing for Regina Easter, Owner/Designer, of The Cutting Cafe. I get to work with her incredible line of templates, acrylic and printable stamps, cutting files and more. She's a very generous lady and a pleasure to design for! She created a Facebook page The Cutting Cafe - Be Inspired where customers can share their Cafe creations so check that out. In October 2015 I joined the ABC Christmas Challenge design team. It's a year round Christmas challenge where you can create any item using the current challenge theme. It's so much fun and I hope you'll join us when you can!
Thanks for reading my blurb, have a great day and please don't be a stranger!