- Avon Lake, OH
I grew up in a creative household loving art, design, and making things with my hands. I give all the credit to my creative mother who loves to paint, sew and draw. My mom also photographed my daily life and kept all of these photos stored and displayed in photo albums. Nearly 15 years ago I found my true passion in paper crafting and scrapbooking thanks to the combination of being exposed to these creative activities and the photographic documentation of my daily life. Since 2008, I have has been creating and sharing paper crafting projects on my blog - 17turtles. I have been a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry since 2007. I have been fortunate to work for many top manufacturers including: BoBunny, Bella Blvd, Elle's Studio, SRM Stickers, Provocraft, Pebbles, and Jillibean Soup. My projects have been published in a variety of magazines and idea books and I have had projects displayed at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. I am married to Danny, my best friend and the love of my life. I'm also mom to a Golden Retriever named Lincoln and an American Paint Horse named Woody. I have a fondness for coffee, Mexican food, turtles and antiquing. In my spare time I enjoy running, working out, cooking, and reading science and historical fiction.