HI there!! I’m Jen from the “Jen’s Messy Studio”. I am a Deaf stay at home mom to 3 boys, age 19, 16 and 13. I also have 1 grandson, 1 year old. I am fur-mama to 2 full-blooded boxers, Daisy (3 years old) and Dozer (1 years old). My husband, Jeff and I have been married for over 21 years now. I met my husband 22 years ago when he was home on leave from the United State Air Force. After a very brief courtship, we were married 6 months later. I am bi-laterally cochlear implanted with Advanced Bionics’ implants.
I have been into scrapbooking and rubber stamping for over 15 years now. I have been hooked when I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2002 through one of the group mailing that I was on back then. I do host monthly crop nights in my home. I joined Close to my Heart in August of 2008 and haven’t looked back since then.
I am currently Senior Supervisor with Close to my Heart and my team’s name is “Craftin’ Owls Haven”. My motto for the Deaf Community is “If they can do it, we can do it!” Just because we are deaf doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the love of scrapbooking & stamping!
When I am not in the Studio; you can find me curled up on the couch reading the kindle. I LOVE to read. The boys and the grand baby do keep me pretty busy these days! I also go on Netflix-binge a lot of the times!!
- May 2013 – Earned Bachelor, Master & PH.D Degree from Close to my Heart
- 2008 – current – Close to my Heart Independent Consultant
- 2004 – 2008 – Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator
- 2002 – Started scrapbooking & stamping; freelance
Design Teams I am serving on:
- Between the Folds Challenge January 2016 – current
Former Design Teams that I have served on: