Saturday, May 1, 2010
I'm a 35-year-old, married mother of two, and I live in Denver, Colorado. I've been married to a manly-man, Mark, for almost 13 years now, and our children are Emily (8) and Isaac (4). I currently stay at home with our kids (and love it!) but before we had kids, I worked in Information Systems. I got my degree at BYU in Management Information Systems, and enjoyed my work.
I started crafting as a child, doing whatever crafts came my direction. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, else in my family is crafty, not in any way. I am the odd duck that way! I started scrapbooking in Junior High, just sticking little keepsakes and photos in one of those old "magnetic" photo books ( you all remember the kind, that were horrible for our photos! I have since moved them all to acid-free paper!). I did that all through high school and college, and in college I discovered stamping!
Man, I love to stamp. Once I discovered card-making, every other craft took a back seat. I started accumulating stamps and supplies at the age of 19, so that's 16 years of collecting! I especially adore trying and perfecting new techniques. Stamping and creating has become therapeutic for me, it especially helps me in the winter months, when I struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder. My husband is a good man, and supports my hobby and encourages me to chase my little dreams. I discovered Papertrey a little over two years ago, and have been hooked ever since! I rarely buy stamps from anyone else now, I love the clean lines and versatility of PTI stamps.
I jumped into blogging just over two months ago, and I find myself actually enjoying the ride! I've lurked on the PTI boards for two years, and am so glad I finally started posting and getting involved. All of you are wonderful, and I look forward to getting to know you all better on here!