My grandchildren call me Meem’s, well it started out as Mimi but my eldest grandson started calling me Meem’s some time back and it has sort of stuck, so now I even call myself that when they’re all around. My name is Brenda, aka, mom, momma, Mimi and Meem’s! I have 2 amazingly talented and beautiful daughters and five grandchildren who I heartwarmingly refer to as my idy biddy’s!
When I was 12, I painted my first oil painting with the guidance and help of a neighbor and though I loved creating even then, the opportunities simply didn’t present themselves, until now. A few years ago, after finishing my undergrad degree in business, I discovered Pinterest and YouTube and this whole new world of art, DIY, crafting and card-making presented itself to me and I have been in my happy place ever since! My favorite type of art is mixed media and altered art but I do enjoy making and giving handmade greeting cards and other paper crafts and home decor.
These days, everything is digital and I grew up in a time when we wrote letters and sent cards through the mail to recognize birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, graduations and more. I wanted to continue that practice so a few years ago, I decided that I would begin making cards to send and give, not just any old cards but fancy cards! I love using different papers, inks, punches, dies, stencils, embossing folders and of course, stamps and Stampin’ UP! provides me with everything I need to create beautiful hand-crafted cards and other paper crafting projects that I am always proud to share.
I love sharing fun projects and hope to INSPIRE others to find their creative soul! I’d love for you to join me on this journey!