Cindy Beach - cindybstampin
North Carolina
Imagine me running and whooping wildly as I take this LEAP into the dirt pile! I am amazed as anybody could ever be to find myself here. Sometimes I catch myself wondering--did it really happen? How did I get here? I can’t tell you how honored I am to be part of this wonderful and fabulously talented group!

Here’s a little bit about me:
My high school sweetheart and I got married thirty five years ago. Not only is he my very best friend, but he understands and cheers on my stamping endeavors. My husband’s military career kept us on our toes--we had 13 household moves in 21 years. After many world-wide travels we now happily reside in North Carolina. We’ve been blessed with four mostly-grown children whom I have had the privilege of home schooling for 22 years. “Home school teacher” (I am also a teacher by profession) is one of the jobs you aim to grow yourself out of!

With time on my hands, I’ve become a student again, this time in a craft I love! Since becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and joining Splitcoaststampers in 2005, I have been a student under many talented artists and found wonderful resources to help me grow. What a long way I’ve come! My inspiration was in your gallery, my tests were fun challenges, and my friends include so many of you that I’ve met in person or online. When I began, I was totally computer illiterate and had no idea what a user name was. Blogging was the NEXT challenge. I could never have begun without the help of my tech crew--my children! When I started Stamps, Paper, and Ink, I had no idea how much I would love sharing my creations and glimpses of my life.

I am so grateful to God for the gift and joy I find in creativity. Playing with paper, lines and color is so much FUN! Thanks to Splitcoaststampers for the opportunity to share what I love, and to all of you for your encouragement. I hope to inspire you as we have fun creating together!