Jami Bova - sgtStamper
I am so incredibly excited to be here!! I have always been the creative one in my family. I love to draw and color, and do anything crafty. I started stamping back in 1998. We were stationed in Germany and a friend hosted a Stampin' Up! party. I had never stamped before, and I was immediately taken with it and placed a huge order. I started working full time shortly after, and the demo moved away (as is the life of the military), so I didn't keep up with the stamping. I was re-introduced to stamping early in 2008 when my neighbor in Arizona had a Stampin' Up! party, and there has been no turning back for me!! My new demo told me about Splitcoaststampers as 'a place to get ideas' - what an understatement that was!! I joined immediately, and it didn't take me long at all to realize I needed to be in the Fan Club because I was enamored by the amazing work of the Dirty Dozen and just had to see the galleries! Never did I think I would be in that gallery!
We're a military family and we've moved quite a bit. In my lifetime I have been lucky enough to have lived in (not just visited) 5 different countries and 9 different US states. I've been married for almost 19 years to the love of my life! I met my husband while I was still in the Army, and it was truly love at first site. We were married after dating for only three weeks....and here we are 19 years later. I have two wonderful boys - Houston (17) and Hunter (14) and two Labrador Retrievers we affectionately call 'The Twins' as they are inseparable. I worked as a Systems Engineer for about 5 years. Then I decided to try my hand at Interior Design, so I went back to school for another degree. I had my own Interior Design business for a couple of years before we were transferred to Korea. The year we spent in Korea I really found my passion for stamping and paper crafting! I have met so many wonderful friends through this community of crafters that just keep me coming back for more!
I am now back in Arizona, where we hope to remain. Arizona is home for us (even though I'm originally from Ohio). I love the sun and blue skies, and yes...I love the heat!! I am back to being a systems engineer again. I love computer work, and even as a designer, and a stamper I always seemed to find my way back to it.
I am thrilled to call myself a Dirty Girl. There is a never ending supply of inspiration to be found on Splitcoast, and if I am able to contribute to that even a little, I am truly honored!