About Me

I began paper-crafting in 1998 after I decided to stay home to raise my two youngest children and got into memory-keeping their photos, and then started stamping around 2009. These hobbies have been my creative outlet through all stages of my children’s lives. I married my husband, Aly, since 1989 and have four beautiful adult kids – Michael (who passed away in 2021), Holly, Adam and Sarah. Plus Adam and his wife Farah had their first child in January 2021 (I’m a grandmother!!)

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, volunteer work and help run a food pantry. With my youngest child now in medical school, it’s a great time to be creative, and do something I truly love.  My biggest interest will always be my family and will always be very grateful that they are a part of my life.

Stampin’ Up is a family owned company and is celebrating more than 30 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, dies and, of course, their stamp sets! As a 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 Teams, Past & Present
Challenge Awards Through the Years
  • 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
  • As You Like It Challenge
  • Artsy Stamper Challenge
  • Die Cut Divas Challenge
  • A Place To Start
  • 613 Avenue

Family Photos