About Me

IMG_2760Hi!

So how to describe me?

  • Design Team Member — In 2015, I joined the amazing Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration Design Team. I love the challenges and variety of cards we make. Check out the site here.
  • Mother — I have three imaginative, energy filled children: twin boys (March 2003) and a singleton boy (October 2013).  They keep me on my toes.  It is fulfilling beyond my wildest dreams.
  • Stampin’ Up Demonstrator — In 2014, I became an independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator.  I’ve loved their products for years, but never thought seriously about joining the company.  With the release of a collaborative line between SU and Becky Higgins’ Project Life, I had to join.  This year is all about building my personal side business and rediscovering the fun of crafting.
  • Thirty-One Consultant — In 2015, I became an independent Thirty-One Consultant. I love the design and quality of all there products. Check out the website here.
  • Teacher — I taught high school social studies for three years.  Although I have moved on, I still consider myself a teacher at heart.  I will probably get back into the actual paid teaching aspect sometime in the future.
  • Reader — I have always read.  I love sitting somewhere quiet getting engrossed in a great book.  Over the past few years, I have branched out into almost every genre.  I’m really reading all kinds of books and loving it.  Of course, anything with zombies is a no brainer (hee hee!).
  • Blogger — Currently I write for two blogs (this one, duh!) and a more general catch-all blog about reading, music, movies, children, life, etc (Wading Through the Ocean of Life).  In the past, I also wrote an education themed blog called The New Athenian.
  • Student — Much like reader, I have been a student my entire life and will continue the trend for the rest of my life.  I want to be that 80-year-old women in your college class learning about art or design or biology. Whatever as long as I am learning.
  • Project Manager — For most of 2013, I was a project manager for a company involved in educational technology.  It was definitely a learning experience.  I found that I am very knowledgable of the project management process from my days as a classroom teacher.  I also learned more about visual design and user interaction design.  I did’t love the job, but it’s given me a ton of different experience to add to my resume.

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