About Me

“The things that make me different are the 
things that make me.”
― A.A. Milne
I am an Independent “Fun Stampers Journey” Demonstrator. My blog is dedicated to sharing my journey as a crafter. I still consider myself a novice and continue to learn from other stampers, You Tube videos & classes. 
Background: I grew up in Connecticut & headed West for School. I graduated from the University of San Diego and never went back home (so I thought). I moved around California quite a bit from San Diego to the Bay Area, back to Orange County then finally settling in Venice. I had a successful career in Construction Accounting. My relaxation was sailing. Every free moment I was racing or cruising. I sailed locally & around the world spending many hours without the site of land & navigating the old fashion way with charts.
My son was born in 1996 & life changed. Now every free moment not working was spent being a mom. It was the hardest job I ever had but also the most rewarding (most of the time). Once he was on his feet I tried to get him out sailing & wouldn’t you know it. It was not going to be his thing. This is where I move back home, both to have my son grow up knowing his grandmother & the rest of the family as well as to attend public school. 
I attended a school fund raiser where the only auction item I could afford to bid on was a stamping workshop. I had no idea what that even was! My step daughter & I gathered up a few friends & we partied on. I was hooked. I started slowly as most do, stashing my stuff in a closet. I rarely pulled anything out as it was such an effort & then I found I never had what I needed.
Eventually, our bonus room was no longer a playroom & half of it became my craft area. This was the turning point for me. I started taking monthly classes & the rest is history.
I am now back in Southern California & My son is in NY attending NYU.I am very proud of the man he is becoming & it makes it easier for me to focus on my craft. When I moved back to California I started consulting & working less than full time. This gives me crafting time almost every day. I can see the improvement in my work. 
Thank you for stopping by, feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about your stamping journey.
 
– donna