We have a new Diva in the house.... Please welcome Michelle. Here she is to tell us a bit about herself.
I live in Central Point, Oregon, USA. I've
been married to the love of my life Bill for the past 20 years.
I'm also retired from a local high school where I was a Campus
Monitor (fancy name for "babysitter") for over 20 years. My
husband and I have owned beagles as long as we've been together,
so they are my fur children.
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
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
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.
Looking forward to seeing more of her beautiful work in the future... you will be impressed.
Dawn and the Divas