Get to know me and Country Craft Creations
I decided to take this time to get a little personal and introduce myself. I know that many of you have followed me on this wonderful crafting journey for 5+ years, it occurred to me that I have never really gone down the road of telling you a little about me.
I was raised in Utah, but traveled to my father's farm in Missouri every summer until I was 10. He was in the Navy and now worked at the Air Force base in Utah. Even with the distance he still helped my grandma mange the farm back in Missouri.
My mother is from Iowa, so you can now see where my love of country and farmhouse style come from. Growing up I always loved being around the farm animals and high corn fields.
I have a very crafty mother. She loved to sew and that is where my love of all crafting was born. She was always sewing or creating and I wanted to be just like here.
Before finally settling into the world of crafting full time, I tried many different things. First was the Army, then nursing, motherhood and finally, I settled into early childhood education. I know! Talk about not knowing what you want to be when you grow up. I actually knew from the early age of 5. The first time with scissors in kindergarten, my love for cutting paper was born! It's funny how some of our early childhood comes back to taunt us ! :) Well, here I am settled into the scrapbooking world and loving every minute of it.
I live in a small town that is quickly growing, unfortunately that makes me a little sad.These days everyone wants a little bit of the country in their own back yard. I have a little piece of land that still gives me that country feel. That is where the name Country Craft Creations came from. Country meaning to me is simple, uncomplicated and easy to do. That is the theory I use when creating projects. Yes, I could go all there and make complicated, tear falling, hair pulling projects, but then, the fun is gone!
Country Creating for me means from the heart. I spent lots of complicated moments pulling my hair out and tears falling, that is when I realized I was not alone. Hence, the simple tutorials of cultivating creativity was born! I wanted to make lots of beautiful books to store all the precious memories of the black and white photos that I have sitting in boxes. And, I wanted you to be able to do the same thing, regardless of being a beginner who has never touched chipboard, to an expert who could take my projects and turn them into anything they dream of.
Along with my three dogs, Bagel, Journey and the newest member Wilbur we create in my studio most days. Wilbur, as many of you have met thru my Facebook lives and YouTube tutorials does steal the show. He was a dream for me. I had always wanted a beagle but believed in rescue. I couldn't find a rescue beagle here in Utah. My husband finally said, if you want a puppy get one! That was all it took and Wilbur was found! It was like going back and having a newborn.But I wouldn't trade him for the world.
Well, this ended up being really long but I have enjoyed telling you little about me. I could share so much with you but then it would cut into your crafting time!
Until next time, happy crafting!