Basically, I'm a simple gal. When I started off down the road on my extended papercrafting journey, I made a conscious decision to avoid investing in expensive tools and equipment. There just isn't money in our budget or space in our house for extras like these. So, no dies, embossing folders, die cutting machines, or Copics for me. You won’t see expensive embellishments on my projects and you’ll rarely see the latest papers. I do have some punches and rely on colored pencils or watercolor painting for coloring images, but otherwise I look for creative design solutions, make do with what I've got, or do without. I like raiding my sewing supplies (some of which are vintage supplies I inherited from my grandmother’s sewing basket) for embellishments, re-purposing “stuff” that drifts into my life, and keeping my eyes open for dollar store bargains that I can use on paper projects.
I share my papercrafting space with my best friend and husband of 19 years and our two children, ages 13 and 9. The highlight of our days is eating supper together every night, giving us a chance to catch up on our days and talk about how the world works. We enjoy having family movie nights, playing board and card games, reading together, camping, and taking road trips. I have a degree in mathematics and work as a freelance writer and editor for college math textbooks and ancillaries. I love the freedom and flexibility that working “for myself” gives me to manage our family life and maintain my sanity with creative pursuits.
We are so excited to have Emily join us this month! Please extend a warm TCM Welcome to her!
Sneak peeks of the October release start tomorrow. We'll see you then!