Andrea Ewen - andreaewen
Forked River, NJ
My name is Andrea Ewen and I currently reside at the beautiful New Jersey shore. I met my husband in high school and have been married for 15 years although we’ve been together for 25 years. We have two beautiful children together, Troy is 13 and Analise is 11. I work full time as a pharmacist at a small “Mom ‘n Pop” pharmacy in Long Beach Island, NJ.

I have always had an interest in crafty things, starting in high school when I got my mother’s sewing machine and made and sold hair “scrunchies”. Crafting seemed to have come easy to me at that point so I decided to make and sell various crafty items like pine cone wreathes, fabric covered scrapbooks and Christmas ornaments. It wasn’t until I went to a Stampin’ Up! Party in 2002 that I realized there was a whole paper craft world out there. I had no idea what wonders could be done with paper! I immediately placed a HUGE order and went to work. I had tried my hand at card making but wasn’t really good at it, in my opinion, until I found Splitcoaststampers and the wealth of talent and creativity all at one website! That discovery kicked my motivation into high gear and I began to really delve into different techniques and styles. It wasn’t until March of 2010 when I started my blog “EwenStyle” that I really hit my creative stride. I started posting my creations to Splitcoaststampers and while browsing the web, I clicked on “Create a Blog” under someone else’s blog. What the heck was I doing? I didn’t know ANYTHING about computers or blogging! I can only tell you that a lot happens in a year. I now have the confidence in myself to really stretch the limits of my potential.

I wholeheartedly thank Splitcoaststampers for giving me that push I so needed (and welcomed). I am also grateful to all of the wonderful artists that have given me support to continue to challenge myself and for giving me this once in a lifetime chance to give back to all the designers that make up this great community. Thank you Lydia, the Fan club and the super creative artists for this opportunity!