I'm Barbara. I'm a Northern transplant to the Big Easy. I'm an Air Force brat who claims Grand Forks, North Dakota as home - I went to high school and college there, that's a long time for someone who moved every few years growing up!
I was introduced to Close to my Heart products by my sister-in-law. I would receive beautifully designed, gorgeously stamped cards and papercrafts in the mail. I started looking forward to getting her envelopes and packages, and finally I asked her where she was getting them from - only to learn she was making them herself! The next time I was out visiting, she showed me how to make a card and I was hooked. I work as a full-time graphic artist and I really enjoy making cards, paper crafting and using my cricut!
I'm a begining scrapbooker, and so far I'm loving it, but I have so much to learn - which is one of the reasons why I'm happy to expand the tutorial sections - I love sharing what I've learned and maybe it'll help you out too.
My husband and I have been married for over ten years, and we recently bought a house in a suburb of New Orleans. It's really important to me to keep up with my far-flung family, so I started stamping and card creating to keep in touch. It always feels a little more personal to receive a card or something handmade in the mail!