about heidi

{the person}

I am from Kansas and I come from a very large family.  We are now living in Oklahoma.  My husband Lucas is my best friend and we have 2 amazing daughters together.  We have a 5 year-old daughter Adelle who is the happiest, most adult kid I've ever known.  Then there is 2 year-old Evelyn who is smart, opinionated and LOVES her big sister. My family and my faith are extremely important to me and I am striving to grow as a child of God, a Mother, a Wife every day.  I love singing, soccer and KU Basketball (Rock Chalk!).  I love cheesy musicals and ABC Family movies.  I love music, especially singer/songwriters who apparently no one else has ever heard of.  I am a social person and love getting to know new people with common interests!

{the cardmaker and designer}

I've never really thought of myself as an artistic person.  Give me a pen and paper to create something and I'll probably just practice my penmanship.  My sister Lori got me into scrapbooking, but I always felt like I was so behind and it was too overwhelming for what was supposed to be a fun hobby.  In March of 2009 I really discovered scrapbooking blogs and cardmaking challenge blogs.  Now take a step back to 2008.  I was working as a Special Education Paraeducator at one of the high schools in town.  A new semester means a completely new experience at work because we were each assigned to work with students in different classes.  I had the opportunity to work with two students in a Digital Media class that taught the basics of photo composition and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  Of course in order for the students to learn it, I had to learn it and then teach it to them.  Needless to say, I fell in love and have been expanding my knowledge ever since.  Now I have a growing business with my sister called Prairie Sweet Boutique, a resource for digital papers/elements and high-end design/business resources for photographers.

{creativity inspired}

"You may think you don’t have talents, but that is a false assumption, for we all have talents and gifts, every one of us. The bounds of creativity extend far beyond the limits of a canvas or a sheet of paper and do not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano. Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before – colorful gardens, harmonious homes, family memories, flowing laughter. What you create doesn’t have to be perfect… Don’t let the voices of critics paralyze you – whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside. If you still feel incapable of creating, start small. Try to see how many smiles you can create, write a letter of appreciation, learn a new skill, identify a space and beautify it."
--Dieter F. Uchtdorf


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