Sandra MacLean - B-gin-R
Keene, NH
By now, you'd think that if you get a call or email out of the blue from Lydia, you know she's not inquiring about what toilet paper you use! Although, she is pretty creative when she tells you why she's calling, I was definitely not expecting this surprise! The possibility of ever being a Dirty girl has never crossed my mind since I thought you had to be a 'somebody' to be part of this amazing team. I've always considered myself the little kid playing on the big kid's playground, so when Lydia popped the question, it was such a shock for me! In fact, I was up to my eyeballs in paint, house projects and preparing for a visit from my family, that I almost missed Lydia's email!

I now live my life in an 1890's farmhouse in southern New Hampshire with my very patient and sweet husband and my spunky 6.5 year old daughter, Sydney. But I was born in New Zealand and grew up in Australia. I moved to the US after I met my now husband in an online VW Beetle restoration Yahoo group! There were no online dating websites when we met! During the day, I work full time as a CAD technician #I draw on the computer# and after everyone goes to bed, I head to my craft room to get my stamping and coloring fix!

All my life, I've always done something creative; whether it be cross stitching, knitting, sewing or restoring furniture. It wasn't until after my daughter was born that I discovered scrapbooking and card making. One random day in 2007, my friend told me about this amazing website called Splitcoaststampers and how completely addictive it was. Well, I signed up the very next day with the username, B-gin-R, because at that point, I had never made a single card! Four years and hundreds of cards later, I've made some life-long friends because of this craft, and I can now say that I'm a Dirty girl!! Boy, does that feel awesome!!

I'm truly grateful and beyond thrilled to be a part of this legendary team! Thank you sooooo much for this opportunity!!