Jodi Collins - kharmagirl
Long Island, NY
I am 33 years old and live on Long Island, New York. I have been married to my best friend, my husband Chris, for almost seven years, and we have a (just about) 2 year old daughter, Meredith, who we call M.J. She is truly the light of our lives! We also have a dog, Sampson, and three cats, Kharma (who we call Kharmagirl…hence my username), Zach and Elphaba. My parents, along with Chris, are wonderfully supportive of my stamping, and are always encouraging me to do more!! I have been a paralegal for a real estate attorney for 13 years now.
While in high school, I became interested in rubber stamping, and spent an awful lot of time embossing everything in sight!! After a while, I turned to tole painting and was very involved in that for a few years. It wasn’t until I went to a Stampin’ Up workshop with my mom at her neighbor’s house that I discovered that my passion for rubber stamps and all things paper crafting related had never gone away. I laugh now, because I was so adamant that night about not buying anything. I kept telling my mom that I did not want to get back into stamping at all…I was happy with my tole painting, thank you very much!! When all was said and done, I spent over $100.00 at the workshop, booked my own, spent another $300.00, and became a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator a few weeks later. I haven’t looked back (or picked up a paintbrush) since!!