Personal Bio

I bought my first rubber stamp as a teenager nearly twenty-eight years ago. Over the years I increased my collection a few at a time, mainly using them to embellish letters and envelopes. Itís been about 8 years now (and a couple thousand stamps) since Iíve gotten into the more creative side of rubberstamping, paper crafting and scrapbooking. I already had quite a bit of experience teaching craft classes so it was only natural I take my love of paper arts into the classroom as well. I have been teaching paper crafting classes for 6 years.

I have taught classes or presented demos at:

Just Plain Fun (Tacoma, WA) Country Hearts (Steilacoom, WA)
StampIt-StickIt-LickIt (Eugene, OR) Rubber Soul (Poulsbo, WA)
Funstamps/Stampeeze (Bothell, WA) Sierra Rubber Stamps (Reno, NV)
Las Vegas Art Stamps (L.V., NV) Rubber Marbles (Auburn, WA)
Cecil & Bird (Gig Harbor WA ) A Country Welcome (Sweet Home, OR)
Stamparadise (Kennewick, WA) The Western WA State Fair Hobby Hall
The Paper Zone (several NW locations) Alternative Artfest (Seattle/Bellevue)
Stamp Camp Northwest 98, 99 and 00 Olympia, WA Calligraphy group
inkogNEATo (Kent, WA) Various church women's groups.
Various rubber stamp clubs.

I have also been published in several paper crafting and stamping magazines .