About Me

I have been married 6 years to an amazing and supportive husband (supportive of all my crazy ideas and there have been some crazy ones.)  I am a stay at home mom of a 5 year old and a toddler. I attended art college for Historic Preservation and Art Education, taking Praxis 1 and 2. I worked in the hospitality industry for 12 years and decided two years ago that it was way too stressful and made a decision to be a stay at home mom and work on my artistic passions. (Some days I wonder "What in the world was I thinking?") I also answer a reservations line for a tour company and sometimes wonder how people an even get their shoes on. I know I will go back to art college when the time is good, but right now I like being at home doing what I love best - being an artist, a wife and mother.

I love trying new things sometimes I think I drive Jeff nuts sometimes with some of my ideas but he doesn't say anything. He always reminds me that nothing is as bad as fondant bowling pins in August (another story for another day!) and he is usually right. My newest adventure is a crafty (artsy) Web TV Show through UStream. I am extremely excited to be able to share something I love and am so passionate about. I hope everyone will join me Thursday at 9pm EST on the A.J.'s Arts UStream Channel for "Who Are You Calling Crafty - LIVE"."

Design Teams I am currently on:

Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material Design Team - I post one project on the 23rd of each month
Amazing Crafting Products - I post one project on the 2nd of each month
The Hive Design Team - I post twice a month on www.creatingthehive.com

Besides my Etsy Shop, I also opened June 1, 2011 A.J.'s Digi Shoppe for Digital Stamps and Papers.

My likes:
My Family, Drawing, Painting, Metalsmithing, Blogging, Sewing, Scrapbooking, Baseball (Dodger Fan), Football (Packer Fan), Photography, Making Cakes, Cooking, National Wildlife Federation, and Gardening

My Dislikes:
Vista (EVIL!), Raisins, Crooked Pictures, Stupid People, Rude People

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