I have been a maker most of my life. I enjoy the process of crafting things by hand and the development of innovative products to create with. My love for eclectic vintage has inspired a career designing for various companies in the industry including Ranger: Distress & Alcohol Ink, Advantus: idea-ology & Assemblage, Stampers Anonymous, Sizzix, Tonic Studios and Free Spirit: Eclectic Elements. This is your creative journey so get out there and explore the artful adventure. What you’ll discover is wonderful, what you’ll discover will be yourself.
My job is to keep everything running as smooth as possible. My 25 years in the restaurant business has certainly helped with that and the reason I consider cooking to be my craft. When it comes to logistics, shipping and anything else that needs to get figured out business wise I’m that guy. I enjoy sharing all of the goings-on around the studio along with the antics of our travels in my BTS (Behind the Scenes) posts on instagram. My daily task is keeping Tim on track and focused so I guess you could say I’m responsible for everything, but in charge of nothing!
I’ve been with Tim Holtz Brands since 2012, a dream job if there ever was one. I have the opportunity to work with Tim on the product design side of the industry and with the makers who create projects for the brands. I’ve been a “maker” all my life from sewing to paper arts, I love it all. My passion for teaching remains, in person or my blog, “One Lucky Day“. I’m a native of California’s central coast where I live with my husband Jay. I also love to travel, look for old junk, beautiful architecture, inspiring artwork and am willing to pack a bag at a moment’s notice.
I am always gathering ideas and inspiration to share. Growing up in a home of makers, crafters and collectors, I’ve always had a love of all things vintage and collecting trinkets for as long as I can remember. I’m a girl who’s always loved to get her hands dirty, from playing with art supplies to digging through junk bins. My blog “Tattered Nest Designs” is where I connect with makers from around the world. Born and raised in Ohio, I reside with my husband Eric, son Zach, and mini dachshund Cooper and enjoy the comforts of small town living.