Hi Everyone, can you believe it's me? If this is a dream I don't want to wake-up!
I was so excited when I received a PM from Julie. This is a dream I've had, but, didn't think I was anywhere near dirty enough. I answered right away, because I was so excited to get started. Well, I had trouble typing, kept hitting the wrong keys, everything looked like gibberish. I thought, "Julie’s going to think I'm an idiot and take back her offer."
I'm a wife, mother and grandmother. I've been married to my wonderful hubby (who supports me, in more ways than one, in this crazy obsession). We have been married 31 wonderful years . I know that makes me sound old, but, I was a child bride. I have a 28 year old son Wes, a 26 year old son Mike, and a daughter, Ashton, who is 21. My eldest son, and his wife Kyla, have given us our identical twin grandsons Justin and Chase, who are now two.
I was introduced to stamping by my good friend Chris, who took me to her Demo Laurie, and signed me up for class. That was two years ago and Laurie has taught me so much. Thanks, Chris, and Laurie, I wouldn't be here without you guys.
At first, I just hoarded everything and bought more stuff month after month, always thinking that when I get my next order then I'd make a wonderful card. I did that for about a year. Then I started doing the challenges on Splitcoaststampers.
The challenges and all the encouragement that the wonderful stampers on Splitcoaststampers have given me helped me grow as a stamper. The time and effort the Challenge Hostesses devote to us on SplitCoaststampers is much appreciated, and always helps to inspire me and get my mojo going!
All the wonderful, talented stampers on Splitcoaststampers feel like family, and I just love spending time in the gallery. I want to encourage everyone to keep on stampin'. I see so much growth and improvement in each and every one of you, with every new card that you make. We all have come a long way!
I have made many new friends here, and feel very blessed to have found each and everyone of you. Thank you for your friendships.
Bless you all and I hope I can live up to the rest of the Dirty Girls, past and present. I am very honored and humbled to be here.
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2007 GMT Views: 5126
Registered: March 29, 2005 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 7358
Sun, Dec 09, 2007 @ 4:59 AM
Cindy!!! You are soooo dirty, girl...it was just a matter of time! I'm so excited that you quit hoarding all your pretty things and started sharing them...my, you must have quite a store of pretty things from what I see on your beautiful cards!
What a wonderful bio and credit to SCS, I agree with you whole-heartedly!
Registered: May 27, 2004 Location: West Alexandria, Ohio Posts: 4273
Sun, Dec 09, 2007 @ 5:28 AM
Woohoo Cindy!!! I love every thing you post! So glad to have you on the DD Team and hope to get to know you better during our journey together! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us. Welcome.
Registered: September 4, 2004 Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada Posts: 11002
Thu, Dec 13, 2007 @ 7:27 PM
Hello my fellow Canadian dirty girl!! I am so glad to see you here! I'm excited to be able to work with you for these next months! I love your style and can't wait to see even more of it! Congrats and welcome!!!
Registered: August 30, 2004 Location: Upstate New York Posts: 4643
Fri, Dec 14, 2007 @ 2:58 PM
Welcome, Cindy!! This is so great to have you on the team, you do fab work and I know we are in store for more great projects from you. I really enjoyed reading your bio, a grandma, eh?? What fun you must have with those twins!
Registered: November 7, 2005 Location: Issaquah, WA Posts: 16244
Fri, Dec 14, 2007 @ 9:31 PM
Well this surely is no surprise to see you here!! You have been a dirty girl for a long time already... such a gifted wonderful artist. I look so forward to seeing your fabulous creations each month. Welcome, Cindy!