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Meg Shumaker - WAXYO
Oswego, Illinois
Like all who came before me (and all those who will follow!), I was so excited to be asked to join this fabulous group of rubber artists...I do feel so lucky to have been asked, and hope to be able to share with you the same excitement I feel for papercrafting!

You all know me here as WAXYO, but to the rest of the world I am Meg Shumaker. I'm 28 years old and live in Oswego, Illinois with my husband, Curt, and our two furry friends, Sammy and Duncan. I grew up in Frankfort, Illinois and attended Illinois Wesleyan University (Go Titans!), but moved to Ohio after graduation where I met my hubby. We moved here from Ashland, Ohio about a year and a half ago - I am excited to be celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary in March!

I have always enjoyed experimenting with different art mediums, from quilting to printmaking to graphic design, but have really discovered my passion in rubber stamping. My first stamping attempt during college ended in disaster (toaster oven + embossing powder = fire hazard) so it was many years later when I was introduced to Stampin' Up! by a co-worker that I re-discovered this art form. I love being able to create a finished product in a (relatively!) short amount of time...I guess I need that instant gratification!

I work full time in sales for an insurance company, but do find time to teach stamping classes in my home from time to time as a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! as well.

I have grown so much as an artist thanks to this site, and look forward to giving back to all of you during my time as a member of the Dirty Dozen.

I'm so glad to be here!