I was born and raised in Willow Springs, Illinois. I have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. When the children were growing up, I had a ceramic studio in my home with a clientele of 25 ladies. I also worked at Bank Administration Institute (BAI) as an Assistant Supervisor of Registrations and later Secretary to six field managers.
After the children were grown, I move to Sun City West, Arizona. There I volunteered at the following: West Valley Genealogical Society, Thompson Ranch Elementary School, and Secretary on the BAMS Condominium Association Board. I also had the privilege of being a Vice President at the Calligraphy West Club (now Artistic Hand Lettering). That is where my creativity took off. One of the club members was Judy Ross and she inspired me to step out of the box and be more creative.
I also met a great friend and fellow partner by the name of Janet Maley who introduced me to Stampin’ Up!. Janet and I have partnered up so we can assist people who would like to learn how to paper craft making greeting cards, journals and more. I have since moved back to Illinois and work as a Stampin’Up! Independent Demonstrator.