About Me

A little bit about my crafting self.

I have been a crafter for most of my adult life, and cannot imagine my life without it. Back in my younger days I did macrame, remember that? I cross stitch, taught to me by a friend's mother many years ago. From time to time I still pick it up and have one on the go presently. 

I also sew and quilt, having done a fair amount of quilting, bed coverlets, wall hangings, lap and tabletop quilts etc. I also sew for my home. Curtains, bedding, pillowcases, decorator pillows, tablecloths, placemats. I don't do as much quilting these days, as my card craft has become my passion.

I started with paper crafts in 2004/05. First I did scrapbooking, but after 4 books I decided that was not for me, and I started making cards. In short order I was hooked, and remain so to this day. It was the instant gratification that hooked me. I love trying new products and sharing what I've learned on my blog, which I started in 2015. 

I joined Splitcoaststampers in 2010 after stalking the galleries for several years. I love the community of card makers and the wonderful support they have given over the years, and I love the wealth of information available on this site. 

I was invited to be part of the Dirty Dozen Design Team in 2015 by Lydia, the Community Manager at Splitcoaststampers. Needless to say it was a total surprise. 

I have previously designed for several companies. Today I design for Scrap'n Stamp Canada, something I am very proud of being I am Canadian and A Colorful Life Design. I am also part of the Design Team at Splitcoaststampers for the Inspiration Challenge and also the Watercolour Wednesday Challenges, where I am one of the Founding Member Design Team, being Team Lead, something I am thrilled about.

Needless to say I make a lot of cards. I sell some, but I also give to charity, mostly senior homes in my area. I mail monthly cards to some precious friends, and have done so since I started making cards. 

My love for my craft finds me passing it forward by teaching classes when time permits. It is great to hear how they all laugh and are so invested in making a beautiful card. With Covid that had to take a back seat.

And finally, I started taking watercolour classes in 2015 which I enjoy very much, as well as the wonderful group of ladies in my class. It is a difficult medium to learn, and has been challenging, but I love it and often use watercolour on my cards which you will see on my blog regularly. This too took a back seat given Covid, but we are slowly getting back into the routine of weekly classes.

I hope you will sit down with a cup of .... and have a look through my blog. If you have any questions, you can email me at the link provided on my home page. 

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As a member of various Design Teams, I receive and use products provided to me to help promote them, however, all opinions expressed on this blog, along with my social media platforms, are my own. I participate in affiliate programs, which means I may receive a small fee when you purchase using my links at no additional cost to you, and I appreciate your support very much.

My Desk

Left wall of desk

Goodness, so much has changed since these pictures were taken. 


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xoxo, Kia