Hi! I’m Laura, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and Christian homeschooling mother of three who was lucky enough to marry my best friend. My family is super important to me, and they take top priority in my world, but when I’m not exploring nature with them, teaching homeschool or engaging in the daily tasks of housework, chasing a toddler, and listening to endless stories and inventions created by my older two, you can find me at my craft desk or perched with art supplies in some corner of the woods, or the couch, or pretty much anywhere.
For me, cardmaking began long before I ever touched a paper or stamps. With all three of my pregnancies, I suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum and spent much of my time in bed and on the couch. YouTube helped pass the time and it was there that I spent hours watching cardmaking tutorials, fascinated by the creations I was seeing.
Fast forward a few years and add a cross country move. As I chatted with my friends and relatives afar, I wanted a way to send them encouragement and little reminders I was thinking about them. I knew I loved getting rare and coveted personal mail, so I thought cards would be the perfect way to send a little cheer. I soon discovered that it was hard to find just the right card, and they were EXPENSIVE. That’s when I decided to start making my own.
My stamping and card making journey began in earnest as a way to bring encouragement to others. It didn’t take long for me to discover the positive benefits crafting and creating held for me too! As I started crafting, I came alive. Even now when I’m extra grouchy my husband will say, “I’ve got the kids – take 30 minutes to make a card”. I always emerge far more amiable!
I love the time I spend creating in my own world, praying for the recipients, and typically listening to some great music. I also feel more connected with those around me and feel like I’m more on the lookout for people who need a little pick-me-up.
Being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator gives me the opportunity to share my love of card making with you, while also being able to give back. Thank you for your support. It is my prayer that this website may truly be encouraging to you.