First of all, I'm an ordinary person who has been richly blessed with a genetic crafting gene. Exodus 35:31 and Proverbs 24:3-4 are two of my favorite scriptures.
For most of my life, I've been involved in the creative arts - ceramics, creative writing, singing in both church and school choirs (even cutting a record with my school mates in ninth grade), and needlework. I've taught craft classes to children at church and to homeschoolers. I have sewn some costumes and made props for our church dramas.
I was a volunteer page in a small town library for two years and was honored by the library system at a special tea presenting a new craft book to our library with a inscribed frontpiece nameplate with my name and the amount of hours (1000+) I put in there.
I began scrapbooking approximately thirteen years ago when my sister sold Creative Memories, and was introduced to rubber stamping about the same time. I've had several things published that I've written or created. Poetry has been published in literary & youth magazines, a church history article in a genealogy publication, crafting articles online at OldFashionedLiving.com and cards published in Scrap & Stamp Arts, Just Cards!, Just Invitations!, Just Weddings!, and Just Holidays! magazines. For three years, I compiled an e-newsletter for educators at church, a resource list for my homeschooling support group, and most recently, a hometown arts & crafts resource list.
I was active in an ATC club for over a year and have continue stamping once a week with a friend to make cards to minister to shut-in's.
I'm a member at Splitcoast Stampers where I have a thread called "Need a Poem?", am a member of Club Posh and most recently joined Facebook.
In October of 2009, I accepted a position with the Stamp A Mania/Posh Rubber Stamp Design Team and served seven months with them until fall of the economy.
I met my husband on a blind date and married my dear knight one year later. We've been married for 27 years now and have one son. I have A.D.D., pigmentary glaucoma (SEE www.glaucoma.org, "living with" tab), asthma, and other health issues, but I don't let any of it slow me down. If ya have dreams, you gotta put feet on them!