About Me

Hi, and welcome to my blog!  This is were I tell you a bit about myself.  I'm a born and raised Nebraska girl.  I've been here all my life.  It's where I married and where we raised our two sons. Yes, Nebraska is very cold in the winter and very hot in the Summer. It's not the place to live if you need something exciting going on every minute of the day, but.. it's home to us, and we love it here. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we find lots of beauty in Nebraska.

My husband Dan and I have been married for 34 years. We have two sons Weston and Jarad, and a daughter-in-law Kate. We are all dog lovers, so ( beware) you will see your share of dog photos :)    Molly and Daisy are our pups, and they are totally a part of our family.

I come from a large family.  I have six siblings, many nieces and nephews ect ..   Family is very important to me.  Although my blog is a craft blog, it's as much about my life and my family.  I started scrapbooking  almost 20 years ago, and started blogging and sharing my layouts here nine years ago.   I could never imagine not sharing my family here on my blog as it IS the reason I started scrapbooking.   Now scrapbooking has evolved into cardmaking, altered projects ect.. and I continue to share both my family and my craft.

About my work:

I've been working  in the Arts and Crafts industry for almost 15 years now.   Working and teaching at Trade Shows and teaching at stores and Scrapbook Conventions all over the US and Canada.  I've enjoyed being on Design Teams for  Fancy Pants Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage, Tattered Angels, Little Blue House,  Page Frames, Paper Heart Studio, and Scrap Muse.  
I have also created for Scrappy Gourmet, and Laras Crafts.
I have many of my own die designs with AccuCut Craft.
I have worked as a Design Team member on Scrapbook Answers Magazine and Altered Arts Magazine.
I've co authored two books for Design Originals "Clearly Classy Albums"  and Clearly Cards.
And have my work in two book from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage. "Get Round" and "Get Creative"
You can see my published work in my resume. ( although, I haven't updated in in forever lol).   I realized a long time ago, it's not about getting published for me these days, it's just about enjoying the process!  
 I make Art because I love to!

What else do I like ?    I love music. I love animals. I love good people.  Diet coke. Junk'n with my sis.   Long drives with windows down and the radio on.  The Ocean. ( maybe because I live about as far away from it as possible). Time with my friends.  Line dried sheets. Pizza, and  Being barefoot.  I could go on and on.   You will probably see a bit of all this if you visit my blog.  It's just my place to share.   Life and Art.

I have met so many amazing people through my blog.  I hope if you visit, you will comment and share, because I'd love to get to know you also.  


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