I got started with Creative Memories probably 10 or 15 years ago to scrapbook my husbands sprint car racing. I still haven't got all of the memorabilia into the albums! Then about 3-4 years ago I wanted to use up my scraps from scrapbooking and I started making cards to sell as a fund-raiser for Sparrow clubs (a school based fundraiser to help children and families with cancer)-it all snowballed from there!
I love to make cards. Now my friends and family get disappointed if they receive a "store bought" card! It's also one of my favorite gifts to give-a dozen cards of various themes (Thank You, Wedding, Sympathy, etc) in a gorgeous reusable box. And I still scrapbook and make home décor items.
I love my Cuttlebug and Cricut, and figuring out how to embellish cards. I actually try to rotate different embellishments so all my cards don't look the same. I use ribbon, brads, twines, buttons, flowers, machine stitching, pop dots, burlap, etc! My blog doesn't show it all, because it seems if I make some really great cards, I need a dozen for a gift!
Spare time….I sew, read, upholstery, and refurbish furniture. I work on our classic car collection-not turning a wrench, usually tracking down parts & pieces! I've just started autocrossing and love it! I will recover the seats if I have to. I even help a friend show her Murray Gray Cattle at various fairs and speciality shows. I don't think I sit around bored-there's always something to create!
And here are a couple of examples of Michelle's wonderful work.
And you can see more of her fabulous work on her blog - Just aNutter Paper Crafter.
Looking forward to seeing more of her beautiful work in the future... you will be impressed.
Dawn and the Divas