I am a lifelong artist and crafter. I grew up in a home full of arts and crafts supplies with very creative parents. I love all types of crafts but find my true crafting passion in papercrafts, ribbonwork, and fabric crafts. I love to combine elements of all three into my projects.

I have been an instructor and project designer in the papercraft/scrapbook industry since 2005. I have worked with many brands in the past including Tim Holtz, Ranger Ink, Sizzix, Xyron, BasicGrey, and Pink Paislee. My projects have been published in several books, magazines, and product catalogs and have been featured on television. I teach technique based classes at stores, conventions, and online. I love to write tutorials and have been blogging for about 10 years.

When I am not creating, I am a wife and mother of three. We live in a 1923 bungalow in Illinois just outside of St. Louis.  I love anything and everything shabby, chippy, and vintage. I love to scour flea markets and estate sales for old treasures. I am a fair weather gardener so if the spring breezes are blowing, you will probably find me playing in the dirt in my flower garden with my Boston Terrier Cracker Jack by my side.



I am often asked about some of the tools I use to make my tutorials and videos and what printers I use.  Here is a list of some of them:



I sew on a Baby Lock Sofia 2.


FTC Notice: I am blessed to work in an industry I love. As a project designer and instructor I am often given products to work with. Some of the products I work with have been given to me by companies I design for or sold to me at a discounted rate. While this in no way controls my content (I only use and blog what I love) the government says I have to tell you that I might have gotten some things for free.

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