I am so happy you are here! I believe that handmade cards can make the world a better place through the happiness they bring both in creating and receiving them. I hope you find some inspiration for your crafting journey here. You will find examples and videos for a wide variety of techniques for both beginning and more advanced card making capabilities.
Pease note: While I am not new to cardmaking, this is a new website and I will be uploading videos and posts as well as updating features such as the galleries as I create new material. If you are interested in seeing more of my work, please follow me on Instagram
My paper crafting journey began in 2004 as young military spouse in Okinawa, Japan. My husband was in the Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq. We had a 3 year old daughter and I was pregnant with my first son. (Side note...we went to Okinawa with one child and
came back to the States with three!) I was looking for something to help distract my mind not only from my husband's deployment but also from being so
far away from all my family and friends back in the U.S.
A few of the spouses I met were scrapbookers and invited me to join them and this became the first step in what would become a true passion
I made several scrapbooks over about a 10 year period through our time in Okinawa and other duty stations as well.
While in Okinawa, I also received my first handmade card from a friend who was a Stampin! Up demonstrator at the time and all of a sudden a whole new path was opened up. I LOVED receiving that card and was immediately intrigued and inspired to try to make my own. I signed up as a SU demonstrator and remained one for a few
years before deciding to expand my horizons to the many other stamp companies that were out there.
As a military family, we moved a lot during my husband's career. I found great comfort and happiness in always setting up a space in every home that was just for me to spend doing something that I truly enjoyed. As a stay at home mom of three young children it also provided me often needed sanity checks and relaxation as well.
My children are all older now and my husband has since retired from the Marine Corps. I believe it will be a rather long time before we move again. My tiny craft room under the attic has become the perfect spot for me to continue to explore, design and create more handmade cards and paper crafts to share and help make the world smile a little more every day!