Hi Friends, I am an average girl.. living an average life! I have my ups and downs and bad and good days….just like everyone else. I am living a life with a wonderful man who adores me and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have two boys that are almost grown, Dakota and Darren. One is 20 and my baby is 16. I am not an empty nester but I am prepping myself for when that day comes. I have always been a stay at home mom, except I have always held a job. Fortunately for me my job let me be at home! I have been a small engine mechanic for the past ten years and I dabble in art! A little here and a little art there! Creating something and fixing things are always in my life and it is what makes me ….well me! I love to paint, scrapbook, make cards, paint furniture, create wreaths, create wood projects, embellish store bought finds, and oh yeah!…upcycle antique stuff! This blog is mainly gonna be about Stampin’Up! and card making with the added flair of my other talents! Well because I am a Stampin’Up! Independent Demonstrator and I no longer repair small engines or the like…….I can now focus all of my attention to art and the act of art making with Stampin’Up!. I love this company and all that it represents. It is a family based company that is strong on unity of family theirs and the Stampin’Up! family. I just love that and believe in that myself! My family and my extended family are my life. My sister is my best friend. My brothers are a cornerstone in my life! I am one of four kids! We grew up poor and didn’t have much, but we grew up happy and strong! My father would always tell us, “The world is your oyster”. Of course, as a child I didn’t understand that, but as I grew older and he continually said it, “Thank you daddy”, I caught on…you make your life what YOU want it to be! So a little tidbit of my childhood! Needless to say, I have lived by that motto from my father, and shared it with my children. I make things in my life and I make my life and I would like to share that with you…. some may be good/some may be bad. We will see! I normally jump in with both feet, so here I go! WEEEEE!