Roberta Morin - stampin'nana
Weyers Cave, VA
Hello Everyone! My name is Roberta and I am known as Stampin'nana here on Splitcoaststampers. My DH-Mike and I were born and raised in Southbridge, Massachusetts. We fell in love as teenagers, have been married since 10/5/1974, and just 4 months into our marriage, Mike joined the navy. While he was on his first deployment, in 1980, I gave birth to our first child. Thankfully, Mike was around when our next 2 were born. We have 3 grown sons, a delightful DIL, and 2 energetic grandsons. They call me Nana, hence, the name I chose for this site. We also have 2 adorable 8 yo miniature poodles, Autumn & Bella.
I went to hairdressing school and worked in a salon for several years before choosing to be a stay at home mom. I home schooled the boys for 16 years, which turned out to be a blessing when we had to move from VA to Southern CA, then 2 1/2 years later when Mike retired after serving for more than 26 1/2 yrs., move back to VA. After we left MA, we never moved back.
Growing up at the age of 8, my Nana taught me to knit & my Mom taught me to sew. Later, I learned how to crochet, cross-stitch, make things with ceramics, and I always took art in school. I remember entering in a Norman Rockwell drawing contest. I was chosen to further my skills, but at the time we just didn't have the finances to do so. I always loved to color and do paint-by-numbers, I'm thinking that's why I love to water color with blender pens so much.
In 2000, while living in S. CA, I took the younger boys to an arts and craft time at our country club. I had no idea what we'd be learning, but it ended up being card making using SU products. I was amazed at the beautiful cards created by using stamps and paper products. I purchased some basic staples but never really got into creating until 2008 when I met a SU Demonstrator who was having a yard sale. She invited me to a monthly card making gathering and while there I learned about SCS. After checking out the site, I was so impressed with the cards I saw. It took me a few months before I actually played in a weekly challenge, but I got hooked.
The words "Dirty Girl" had to be explained to me and I thought it was nice, but still didn't understand it completely. I never expected my cards to be worthy of making it into this elite group of talented stampers. I have to say, for me, this has been a very humbling experience. Thank you, Lydia, for believing in me and asking me to be a part of this group. I look forward to these next 6 months.