I’ve been married to my handsome husband for 16 years, and we have a blast together. Okay, so it’s not always perfect, but it’s good, and we are blessed to have one another! We like to go on long runs together, even though he’s a foot taller and much faster than me! It’s fun to share a hobby that makes us feel tough and strong! My husband is such a wonderful encourager and so supportive of my many interests. Plus, he brings me Dutch Bros. coffee (the sweet nectar of life), AND lets me go on and on about my Disneyland obsession without mocking me.
I absolutely love being a mom to my two (much easier than they were a few years ago) little boys, ages 10 and 7. Grant and Cole hold my heart in their hands and walk around with it all day long, which makes it hard to breathe sometimes, especially when I watch them play soccer or football or basketball. I’m afraid I’m the loudest mom out there. When I get excited, it’s hard to control the volume of my voice!
My boys love it when I design a new template and let them play with the prototypes. They are pretty sure I’m famous, and I’m not about to correct them!
How it all began:
I began designing paper craft templates when I weaseled my way onto a large store’s creative team by touting myself as a hybrid artist. I’d played with paper for a couple of years as a traditional scrapper/card maker, so I figured I could easily print digital paper and make pretties with it. A little bit of mental cutting and folding translated onto the screen, and my design business began! The shop brought me on as a designer, and I enjoyed five years of learning and growing among some amazing designers. I look forward to more wonderful years at Pixels and Company!
Life is pretty full!
When I’m not working on my digital designs, I stay busy with my successful Etsy shop where I sell cash envelopes designed for the cash budget system endorsed by Dave Ramsey. Additionally, when called upon, I design Adoption Profiles for potential adoptive families wanting to introduce themselves to birthmothers. It’s an incredibly rewarding job which I thoroughly enjoy! Finally, I volunteer each Friday at my boys’ schools, which gives me the opportunity to support their teachers, meet their friends, and just generally stalk them.
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