Hi, I’m Ericka and I live just outside of Houston, TX with my husband, two active girls ages 8 & 4, and two Frisbee loving Border Collies. I grew up and went to college in the Pacific NW but have lived in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia as well as in Guatemala as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I have always loved crafting and making things.
After getting married and having kids, I needed a creative outlet. I bought craft supplies for my then three year old and would make cards out of her abstract finger-paintings to send to family and friends. I knew I wanted to make nicer cards with pretty sentiments but was stuck on how to get the results. About 3 years ago, a good friend introduced me to the world of stamping and die cutting. I bought my first die cutting machine and have fallen in love with card making, stamps and all the wonderful tools needed to make unique cards. Some of my other passions include: gardening, using my Silhouette Cameo, reading, baking, and any other DIY projects I can get my hands on. I’m also trying to learn some hand lettering when I get a chance.
I enjoy the artistic expression card making has given me. As a mom, it has been important to find some “me” time that I can create and express myself and as an added bonus hopefully spread some kindness by sending cards to friends and family. It has been so fun being part of such an encouraging and kind crafting community and I look forward to inspiring others.
Currently I’m on the design team for A Blog Named Hero, The Flower Challenge, and Topflight Stamps. I’m so excited to participate in these wonderful groups and hope you will be inspired to join in on the challenges and take a look at the blogs.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you.