I have been doing this blog for a few years now and generally try to keep the "personal" out of it because I want it to be more about the crafts and less about the woman behind the crafts. But, it seems appropriate under the circumstances to give you a brief run down on who the person behind Heartstring Designs is.
I was born and raised on the western coast of Oregon in the United States. I have always loved to draw, paint, and be creative. I was fortunate to receive a small talent grant out of school that helped to put me into Art studies in college. Although I never received my degree in Art, I did glean a lot of information that has helped me to cultivate my interests and talents. Over the years I kept very busy keeping the creative side alive by painting and also designing rubber stamps for various companies. I discovered craft bazaars and scrapbooking and finally found that what I really love is card making and mini albums. This blog has been a fun outlet to share my ideas and hopefully inspire someone who is interested in the same books.
I now live in Boise, Idaho and am a Team Lead at a major Utility company that covers 8 states. My job is very time consuming and somewhat stressful, so I find the art as an outlet for that stress. In any spare moments that I have, I enjoy spending time with my sons, their wives, and my husband and I love the moments we get to spend with our grandchildren. I know I have been blessed and am thankful for the life I have been given.
Here is a layout I created with photos of me over the years and my family. You can click on the photo for a closer look at the details of my layout.
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