A little bit about me and FTC declaration
I am born and raised in Klein-Gerau, Germany. The next big city is Frankfurt and is about 30 minutes away. I met my husband Rick when I was 18 and we got married 5 years later. Rick is in the Air Force and we move quite a lot. Since we got married we lived in Rome, NY; Newport News, VA; 3 years in Germany; Swansea, IL; San Antonio, TX; Niceville, FL ,Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio (Dayton area) and now Edmond, OK. We do feel San Antonio is our home and hope to retire there some day. We still miss the beaches of Florida.
I have always been doing some kind of craft. Back in Germany I knitted. In New York I cross stitched. In Virginia I had two boys under two and no time for crafts. In Germany I quilted. Then in Illinois, I started stamping. I went to my first Stampin’ Up! workshop on January 2003 and that was it for me. Gorgeous stamps and then stamp sets for free! Hel-looooo. I was so getting all of the sets. By the time the new catalog came out that July, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to sign up….just for the discount. LOL Later that year Daven asked me to write tutorials for SCS….and I have been doing that ever since. I resigned as a demonstrator in the fall of 2009, when Stampin’ Up! changed their rules for demonstrators. I still wanted to share non Stampin’ Up! projects and tutorials on this blog and link to the places where you can order all the products I used.
Rick and I are blessed with three wonderful children (need to take a new picture):
Austin is 17 years old and taller then me. He is already acting so grown up!
Lucas 15 years old and is our wild child with a soft side. He is also taller then me by now. I love the way he laughs!
Rebecca is 13. She is so sweet and gentle and loves all things girly.
- Because of my work at Splitcoaststampers I receive free merchandise when we review products. I also receive a discount from several member companies so I can feature them in my tutorials and on my blog. While I get these products at a discount or free, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don’t personally use and enjoy.
- I have been guest designer for several companies that may provide me with free product such as stamps and paper in return for my creating projects with them that I share on my blog. I only accept products that I like and enjoy using and are the kinds of products I would purchase on my own without compensation.
- I have joined affiliate programs as I like to provide links to products that I use in my creations. If I have joined an affiliate program it is because I purchase products from that merchant and like their customer service. The products that I link to are products that I have already purchased for my own use or would like to purchase and use.
- Complimentary products from the following companies have been provided tome through a team affiliation or another relationship. However, not all products that I use from the companies listed below are complimentary:
- Flourishes FLLC
- Simon Says Stamp
- Spellbinders Paper Arts
- Whimsy Stamps
- Hugs and smiles