Saturday, May 1, 2010

Introducing: Cari


Hi, everyone!  My name is Cari Lundell, and I'm super excited to be part of the Papertrey Chicks! 

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!

6 comments:

Beth on May 1, 2010 at 2:57 PM said...

Welcome Cari! I'm so glad you've joined our group. I can't wait to see what pretty cards you make with all the challenges!

Leigh Ann Baird on May 2, 2010 at 10:20 AM said...

Hi Cari! Looking forward to getting to know you even more!

Craft Crazy Carrie on May 3, 2010 at 7:22 AM said...

Hey lady with the same name spelled differently!

I love your intro story to crafting!

I'm curious...what does your craft room look like and do you still have any of the "first" stamps you bought??

Mariana on May 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM said...

It's very nice to meet you Cari (lovely name!) I have been lurking in there forever too, and until recently decided to start posting!!! I am really looking forward to see more of your awesome cards!

Jennifer K on May 3, 2010 at 11:04 PM said...

Hi Cari! I'm glad you're part of our group and decided to come out of lurkdom. :)

Susan on May 4, 2010 at 10:48 AM said...

Cari, it was so nice to learn more about you. I love your creativity and so glad you started a blog!

 

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