Gracie Holbrook - JRHolbrook
My name is Judy but on Splitcoaststampers I'm known as JRHolbrook and, also, Gracie: a nickname given to me by my husband and family because I am such a klutz! I prefer to think of myself as a creative force in a world of obstacles!
I was thrilled to pieces when I got the email from Lydia asking me to join this talented group of crafters, the Dirty Girls! Wow!
I live in Wisconsin during the summer and Arizona in the winter with my understanding husband of 14 years. I have 2 grown sons (Wis. & Minnesota) and a daughter in Arizona, so I get to spend time with all of them. My sons are both married and I have 6 1/2 granddaughters and a grandson.
I have always been creative and love art! I enjoy spending time with family, making cards, painting murals, reading, kayaking, golfing, hiking and traveling.
I am a retired Reading Specialist and 7th grade teacher. I owned a stamp store for several years and taught card classes about 6 times a week.
I started stamping in the 1980's and have never stopped! I learned about SCS from one of my customers and visited the site for many years before I joined the fan club. I didn't post my first card until August 2018. Then, I became addicted to this wonderful group of crafters! I love the challenges and wish I could do them all, but I love people too much to stay in my craft room all the time!
I, also, love Splitcoaststampers! Everyone is so encouraging and supportive! I'm so looking forward to my time as a Dirty Girl. I'm hoping to repay the SCS community for all the kindness and inspiration that I've received by helping and inspiring someone else!