Janine Tinklenberg - JanTInk
I was born, sometime after the Ice Age, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, attended Western Michigan University and got a BA in Art in 1984. I married my husband, Dan, in 1983 while we were still in college. We moved to Bloomington, Illinois for 1 1/2 years for Dan's first teaching job, but we were so homesick for Michigan that we managed to find a teaching job in Michigan in 1987 and moved to Canton, outside of Detroit, finally buying a house in Redford, where we've lived since 1990.
In due course, we had 3 kids, two girls and a boy. I quit my job as a programmer for an auto parts manufacturer in 1994 after I had our oldest and have been a SAHM for the most part, though now I have a job as the parish secretary of our Episcopal church. I have been a Stampin' Up!™ demonstrator since March 2003.
I started stamping in 1996 and just fell in love with the whole hobby! I started scrapbooking in 1998, but only really got going on that in the year 2000.
Other than stamping, I love to knit, and have tried just about every other hobby on the market! I enjoy reading, particularly English mystery novels and other literature by English writers. I also write a little as a hobby and have had a poem and an essay published. I also enjoy collecting and reading cookbooks, though I haven't done a lot of cooking since I became a demonstrator!