About Me

Hello and welcome to my happy place! If you are curious about me, this will give you some background on myself and my artistic journey.

I stumbled into crafting the same way I stumbled into my career, which is to say it found me instead of the other way around. By day, I am a down-to-business Director of a team of property managers in the healthcare industry. By night (usually between the hours of 9 PM and 1 am), I am at work honing my skills in papercrafting, cardmaking and mixed media. Oh, and in between I am a wife and mother. Believe it or not I even sleep sometimes! 

I never considered myself to be creative but 15 years ago my sister-in-law dragged me to a scrapbooking weekend completely against my will. Lo and behold, I discovered I LOVED the tactile fun of mixing my interest in family history with art. I’ve come a long way since then and dabble in mediums I never thought I would. It continues to be a journey of growth.

In 2014 I decided to share my creative madness with others by creating SugarShine Designs and starting my blog. Since then I have become an active Creator on YouTube and can also be found in Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. My favorite thing is to share tutorials and YouTube is such a perfect platform for that! Please do check my channel out for more in depth tutorials and project shares.

I credit my health and mental sanity to my artistic endeavors. My day job isn’t easy and my art brings me to a more Zen place. I think that’s probably true for many of us. I’m thrilled to be here with you to share what I do and hope I can pass on a little Zen to you too!