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Married with kids, a silly Golden who lives up to his name, Chaos and 2 crazy rescue kitten's named Flurry and Pekoe! 

I love making a mess with paper, inky and sticky things!  I’ve been around awhile creating, blogging and teaching along the way.  I can get easily bored so I am always looking for a challenge.  If it’s in my craft room then I am using it.  I love sharing what I learn and what I’m creating.

I love to blog, network and build my mini crafty empire.  This is where I get to connect with people all over the world, share and learn!  I am inspired everyday and love making connections.  Without my blog I wouldn’t be creating as much as I do.  I’m always working to expand my audience.

I have been on a few Design Teams and loved being on them.  I have shared my work on some great blogs and being a Guest Designer is a blast!  I’ve been published in a magazine and I always tell myself I should submit more…and I don’t.  I was North American Top Crafter 2014 for Sizzix and won a trip to California to tour Sizzix and meet the Team! WOW, yep that was a blast.  I design for Sizzix Designer Eileen Hull where some of my projects ended up at CHA 2015.  Also I have been a Guest Artist for Ranger Ink and I am Guest Designer for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  I am beyond proud to share what I love!

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***WARNING...CUTE ALERT***

The Monsters and Creeps are out and around.  So lock your doors to keep safe and sound.
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Frankenstein
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