I am a crafty Mom currently living just south of DC in Virginia. I enjoy all kinds of crafts, am a Pinterest addict & love taking on new challenges.
There are just not enough hours in the day to complete all the projects that I would love to try.
I am a Terri Johnson Creates Licensed Silhouette Instructor and a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.
These both go hand in hand.
In 2005, I was introduced to scrapbooking and it has just evolved from there.
In 2009, I started digital scrapbooking and have been involved with several Creative Teams for digital designers.
We moved to California in 2012 and I connected with a Close to My Heart Consultant and after using her stash at crops, I decided to sign up in July 2015. I really liked all the products that were in the New Consultant kit and I figured I would be my own best customer.
I have been pleasantly surprised and now create monthly card kits and host parties online for customers who want to earn free CTMH products.
I won my first Silhouette Portrait machine in March of 2013 through a digital scrapbooking contest and the first time I used it I knew I had to have the bigger Cameo machine.
The same way I learned to digital scrapbook is what I applied to the Silhouette Cameo…. I researched and tried to find out all I could on what I could do.
I am a self-taught Silhouette user who was overjoyed when in February 2016, an announcement came across my email for an Instructor training by Terri Johnson Creates and I knew it was meant to be. I immediately signed up and in September 2016 I was part of the first graduating class of the TJC Licensed Instructor Program.
Later in 2016, Terri also announced a hands on training and I jumped at that opportunity too. While I mostly worked with paper & vinyl with my cutting machine, I knew it had so many more possibilities and the hands on event helped me learn more about my “addiction”.
It has been an honor to be on staff for the TJC Curio Intensive retreat in June of 2017 and the All Things Silhouette Conference in November 2017.
My focus is teaching others the Silhouette Software and what you can do with it. I currently offer help & classes by online conference calls and local lessons.
My journey has evolved over the years and I love learning all the new things.
I enjoy all the crafting time I get and hope to share that with all of you.