I have been blessed by so many things in my life; I have a loving supportive husband, five amazing children, and eight precious grandchildren. I walked away from a job that I loved five and a half years for oh so many reasons…..one of which was that the job was 24/7 and if I was going to work that hard for someone I felt the time was right to put my energy into my own business within the Creative Industries as that is where my heart was. I had been teaching, designing and creating projects for manufacturers part time for years along with my 24/7 job and family so with our youngest graduated and off to college the time seemed right to pursue my passion….
Little did I know that the timing was just right as so many amazing things have happened in the past five and a half years. I am now a licensed designer with Unity Stamp Company, Clearsnap, Earth Safe Finishes and Rhinestone Genie; with more product lines in the works. I have also had the opportunity to teach more across the US and internationally.
And perhaps the biggest thing that has happened is Bella Crafts Publishing……I am the founder, co-owner, and Publisher along with two of my amazing and talented creative friends…. Lisa Rojas and Theresa Cifali. We pooled our talents and years of experience together bringing you the first ever FREE Digital Craft Magazine, Bella Crafts. Our premier issue launched four and one-half years ago with 24 pages and a couple hundred downloads. Our most current issue is nearly 100 pages of crafty goodness with over 300,000 downloads. We have expanded into eBooks, our most recent is Die Cutting Magic with designer Eileen Hull. Be sure to check it our along with our other eBooks at Bella Crafts Publishing.