Monday, January 18, 2010

Hello from Minnesota!

I apologize for taking so long to post my intro. I didn't have a lot of time this weekend to be online.

I've been married to my amazing co-parent, Jon, since November of 2005. Our adorable three-year-old boy, Boo, keeps us very busy. We have a dog named Dora and two cats, Minerva and Bella. We live in a northwest suburb of Minneapolis. Most of the time I love living here. The Spring and the Fall are beautiful, and the abundance of lakes and lots of trees makes for tons of outdoor loveliness. This leaves the hot and muggy Summers and the frigid Winters that last six months of the year. :)

I work for a major manufacturer as a Sales Analyst for two large accounts. I actually work out of my house as my company does not have an office here. I have a love/hate relationship with working from home. My little boy does go to daycare, otherwise I'd never get anything done!

  • What got you into papercrafting? I started scrapbooking after watching my sister make amazing albums for years and years. I loved scrapbooking, but I am painfully slow, and can take all day (from 9 am to midnight) to get four pages done. Cardmaking is much more my style. I still am really pokey, but cards come together so much faster!

  • Is there anybody who inspires you? If so, who? Oh wow, my list of blogs I visit is huge! Papertrey is my number one resource - both the DT and my fellow devotees.
  • What is your favorite technique in papercrafting? I am still learning. My first love is cardstock, and I love clean and simple layouts.
  • What do you hope to gain from joining the PALs? I am really looking forward to getting to know some of my fellow PTI fans better. All of you are an inspiration to me, and I really like to make new friends.


  1. Hey Kerry, good to meet you!!! I can't imagine working out of my home, I wouldn't have the commitment to get anything done, I admire you being able to do that.

  2. Hi Kerry! Nice to learn a little more about you! It sounds like you have an adorable family. ;) Welcome to the group!

  3. Hi Kerry, so nice to get to know more about you! I'm a "slow" one too, and have spent hours on a single card more times than I care to admit lol :)

  4. Hi Kerry, I can relate to what you said about scrapbooking. I am so slow too! I guess I like the instant gratification of card making. Although, I can be known to take hours on a card as well. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

  5. Very nice to meet you, Kerry! :)

  6. Aloha Kerry and Boo (love that name!). It was nice getting to know you better. I also work from home and know how hard it is to balance family and work life! I can see that we'll have a lot in common. :o)

  7. Nice to read about you, and learn more about you. I used to work from home in my previous job, but I didn't like it that much. It was nice for 1 day a week, but working from home 3 days a week made me feel a little lonely.


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