Hi! Here is where we sit down over a cup of coffee or tea and get to know each other. My turn first :-)
I'm a Colorado semi-Native. I qualify for that status because, although I was born in North Dakota, my parents came back to Colorado a short time after I was born and this is all I have ever known as I was raised here. My brother gets the honor of full Colorado Native status as he was born in Boulder, Colorado. I live in the far southwest corner of Unincorporated Jefferson County, or Littleton as it is referred to, up against the beautiful south foothills of the Front Range of Colorado. I'm not far from Chatfield Reservoir, Roxborough Park, and a quick jaunt to head west into the beautiful mountains of Colorado. I like to spend my summertime on the Western Slope in the Montrose / Ridgeway areas near the San Juans, and do hope to retire there someday.
I am currently an Engineering Aide Specialist, carrying on the family tradition at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. I love supporting our country in pursuit of some of the most exciting space exploration and cutting-edge satellite technology around.
But my heart and passion really lies with all things creative. My first love is quilting. However, I can't help exploring all kinds of other crafts -- I taught myself to crochet, I love scrapbooking, and then there's the rubberstamping and paper crafts thing -- LOL. I dabbled in cardmaking and all things Stampin' Up for over 14 years, becoming more active off and on as I had a good demonstrator here and there. But after I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2009, I plunged in with both feet and absolutely fell in love with all the tools and colors and papers and inks. I don't think I've bought a card from the store in many a moon :-) My friends encouraged me to go out on my own and become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Three years and counting have passed now since I stepped out on this adventure. I can't believe how fast time has gone, and how much has been accomplished. I have had the honor to serve a stint on the Creative Crew Design Team on SplitCoastStampers, a guest stamper spot with Craft Project Central, prepare a tutorial for SplitCoastStampers on one of my designs, and have won design challenges on both The Paper Players and the Pals Paper Arts challenge sites. My business is growing quickly and I'm loving all of my new customers from across the country! I hope you will join me in this "paper passion" and let's be creative together. I'd love to be your Creative Coach!
Meet the inspiration for Doggone Delightful Stampin'. Miss Laredo Mae passed suddenly on us on May 8, 2015. You can read all about this sweet beast HERE. The quiet in the house was too hard; so before you knew it, a new fur baby arrived in June 2015. And nothing has been the same since. Miss Laredo was special unto herself, and cannot be replaced. The Studio and house are just not the same without her. Rest In Peace my dear sweet companion.
We have, however, become indelibly attached to this new addition - Miss Sadie Ann is this little beast's name. Well, not so little anymore. She has grown so fast! I cannot even believe it some days. She is non-stop energy; wears mom out!! She LOVES her tennis balls. I can be sitting at my Studio table and suddenly a tennis ball will be plopped in my lap or appear in front of me on the table -- quite an obvious, Play With Me Now, message!! I have to laugh. It's hard to design and throw tennis balls at the same time!! We have spent many hours on walks, playing at the dog park, meeting and making new fur friends, and spending days with our BFFs (Best Furry Friends) while mom is at work. We've become mom's best snugglebug, and love to jump on her in the morning in bed. Oh, and we love our carrots too!!
Miss Sadie is becoming quite wise at nearly 2 years of age, and I'm sure will be happy to dispense some of her Dawg Wisdom with you all very soon :-)
Time flies - and I look forward to sharing, inspiring, collaborating, and creating with all of you. Do not hesitate to contact me with ideas or thoughts. I'm always happy and excited to try something new.
And please introduce yourselves -- join me in the comments section, and let's enjoy a cup of tea together :-)
Wendy K. & Miss Sadie Ann