Born into a creative family, I was surrounded by relatives building furniture, sewing curtains, crocheting bedspreads or tying flies! I connected with the craft industry through a creative writing class and have never looked back. The journey has led to designing, teaching, writing, creating for manufacturers, as well as publication in books, magazines and on the web. I’ve designed everything from jewelry to needlepoint to kids’ crafts.
As a paper artist, I get to do what I love most every day - play with paper, glue, ribbons, buttons, and all things crafty. As a designer and spokesperson in the craft industry, I get to hang out with the most fabulous people ever - and they all speak the same crafty language! I have been published in print magazines and online, featured on local and national television, had my projects displayed at numerous trade shows, and have been able to travel to some amazing places to teach my art. I currently work with several manufacturers and design and teach at a local scrapbooking store.
I have been designing and crafting since childhood - my creativity blossomed at age 12 with the gift of my first painting set. I'm a creative design professional, specializing in mixed media, three-dimensional crafts and home décor. As a Designer Member of CHA, my work has been published in numerous craft magazines and books, as well as being featured online and at trade shows. I enjoy bringing a unique twist to my designs by using traditonal materials in unconventional ways. I am currently on several design teams and teach at my local scrapbook store.