My name is Marie Berquist. I lived throughout the Midwest most of my life until I married my husband and we moved to South Carolina for his job. We have been married 30 years and have two beautiful daughters. The oldest has her masters in viola performance, performs in orchestras, and gives strings lessons. The youngest has a degree in Graphic Design and loves animals. Both are extremely creative.
I have enjoyed various crafts most of my life and even worked at Michael’s Arts and Crafts as the Class Coordinator and an instructor to help support my habit. I am currently a kindergarten aide at a magnet school for the arts. I love to relax and stamp in my craft room or get together with my great stamping buddies and create together.
I was introduced to rubber stamping by one of my sisters over 25 years ago and have been addicted ever since. I don’t think I have a set style in my stamping. I like to mix it up with lots of layers, embossing, flowers, and pearls. I love both cutesy and elegant, depending on my mood.
I have been a designer for Sparkle N Sprinkle since February of 2011 and have also worked for them on their website and at Stamp Conventions. I also had the joy of being a guest designer for Our Daily Bread Designs for July and August of 2011. Then in October 2014 I was thrilled to have three of my cards published in the CardMaker Creative Color for Card Making special issue.
Stamping and card making is a way for me to relax and create. I enjoy expressing myself this way and also sharing ideas with other, plus being able to give cards to others in a way that really shows I care. My cards give me a feeling of accomplishment and joy and I share them on my blog hoping they provided inspiration to others.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and visiting my blog.