Lynn Mercurio - Lynn in St. Louis
Maryland Heights
What an exciting time for me – to be asked to join this prestigious list of crafters, lovingly known as the “Dirty Girls”. These are the ladies who have taught and inspired me since the first time I picked up a wood mounted stamp back in 2004. I've been a Splitcoaststampers member since 2005, but have been a crafter for as long as I can remember.

I've always had a side of me that yearned to create from the first time I opened that box of crayons as a little girl to the first time I picked up a rubber stamp, as a not-so-little girl. Like many of you, my first introduction to stamping came by way of being introduced to Stampin’ Up where I was a hobby demo for several years.

I grew up in the California Bay Area but have lived in the Midwest longer than anywhere. I live in Maryland Heights, Missouri (St. Louis county). My husband and I share our home with our furry companion, Allie – a 12 year old golden retriever. I have two grown children and 2 beautiful granddaughters, with a 3rd due to arrive any moment. (SQUEAL)

My major focus has been card making for the past 6 years, but I also enjoy scrapbooking in the traditional sense, as well as Project Life and have begun dabbling in digital scrapping.

I began my craft blog in 2006 where I share my projects, in addition to posting them here in my gallery.

I served as the Monday-Try a New Technique Challenge hostess here on Splitcoaststampers for a year and a half, and am excited to see how that challenge has progressed and is still going strong today. I have been lucky enough to serve on several design teams such as Papertrey Ink, Gina K Designs, Paper Craft Planet, I {heart} Papers, Stampendous, Zva Creative, and currently Waltzingmouse Stamps. Through my association with these teams and Splitcoaststampers I have made many good and long-lasting friends, some of whom I have been fortunate enough to meet in real life. Crafters are the nicest people in the world!

A big thank you goes out to Lydia, SCS, and the Dirty Dozen for welcoming me into this amazing group of inspiring crafters.