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~How It All Began~
People often ask me when I started making cards. Well, I've made Valentines and Christmas cards for as long as I can remember. It didn't become serious until one night at my artisans group. We were making cards to sell at an upcoming street fair. Around 11pm, most everyone had gone home (afterall, it was a school night). Soon the lights were turned out...yet there I was, still cutting and pasting magazine images onto cardstock. I simply could not stop. Now here we are over ten years later...the addiction continues.

~The Current Situation~
I'm a full-time secretary at a D.C. investment firm and a part-time esthetician (facialist). I have led card/envelope-making workshops in order to help others tap into their creativity. When I can get time away, I love to travel to the UK. I've taken card-making classes in London and have brought back…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 29
  • Joined August 6, 2008

Favorite materials

vellum, wire, velvet ribbon, mesh, silver, chrome, lacquer

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About

~How It All Began~
People often ask me when I started making cards. Well, I've made Valentines and Christmas cards for as long as I can remember. It didn't become serious until one night at my artisans group. We were making cards to sell at an upcoming street fair. Around 11pm, most everyone had gone home (afterall, it was a school night). Soon the lights were turned out...yet there I was, still cutting and pasting magazine images onto cardstock. I simply could not stop. Now here we are over ten years later...the addiction continues.

~The Current Situation~
I'm a full-time secretary at a D.C. investment firm and a part-time esthetician (facialist). I have led card/envelope-making workshops in order to help others tap into their creativity. When I can get time away, I love to travel to the UK. I've taken card-making classes in London and have brought back unique rubber stamps and materials that I use in my creations.

~Inspiration~
What inspires me most is walking aimlessly throughout London. The contrasting architecture is positively stunning - a mesh between old and new. In my designs, I try to incorporate traditional ideas with modern materials and colors.

~Education~
-B.S. Degree in Foreign Language Education
-Studied abroad (France)
-Aesthetician Diploma & License

~Past Experience~
-Inner-city French Teacher
-ESL Teacher
-Jewelry Apprentice (Torpedo Factory)
-Member of artisan centers in D.C., Alexandria, & Arlington, Virginia
-Card vendor at numerous street fairs & art shows
-Custom design work for local & internet clients.
-Cosmetic sales
-Live-in Nanny

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