I'm a wifestepmother (5 kids),  nana (12 + 1 great - counting all the steps), and if that weren't enough, I also have 6 fur-babies (2 dogs and 4 cats).

As a kid, I enjoyed drawing, making up stories, playing pretend, and learning to bake.  And beginning with my first real experience with computers, I've enjoyed playing in different graphics programs.  It wasn't until a roommate let me tag along with her to a scrapbooking event, that I found actual scrapbooking.  But I dabbled in that off and on for some time, in both paper, and digital forms.    In 2010 I discovered a love of digital designing through a digital scrapbooking group.  When I discovered digistamps - I felt I had found the best of both worlds - something that let me play both digitally and with paper!  I started cardmaking, and haven't looked back since!

Originally my crafts and designs were posted on the blog "The Sherlocks' Home" (a shelter/personal blog).  In 2012 I began a blog to share my creations with other papercrafters.  The blog's name came from the two elements I was combining in my cards: folded pieces of paper, and printed digital stamps (Folded Paper & Printed Pixels).  As I began using more physical stamps as well as playing with more altered art, I realized that the name I initially chose just wasn't working for me any longer.  After some debate, I decided it was time to change my blog name to something more suited to what I was doing.  Thus, "Much love, Sara" came about.    

In 2015, I'd seen a lot of people using Stampin' Up products, and there were a few punches and things that I decided I just had to have.  I saw Becky Roberts of Inking Idaho fairly regularly, so when I saw her next, I asked for a catalog.  I made a purchase of several items, and wound up signed up as a demonstrator.   I learned so much through that experience, and made some amazing friends.  As time moves on, however, sometimes things no longer "fit" and in the spring of 2017 I chose to leave that company to explore some new opportunities.   

In June of 2017, I signed up as a coach with Fun Stampers Journey.  And then in August of 2017, I was chosen to be part of the first Designer Showcase team for FSJ.  Also, in August, a collaboration I am part of, including 12 FSJ coaches creating a monthly tutorial collection, was finally announced (Coach Collective).   I look forward to continuing to create with FSJ's amazing products, and continuing with this fun company.

Every project I make is done with love.  Love of the person I'm sending it to, love of creating, and love of the images and products that I'm using.  Which is why the blog is called "MUCH love". 

In addition to that, I am a congenital heart defect patient.  I was born with tetrology of fallot, which is a multi-part defect of the heart.  I've had two open heart surgeries (at age 3, and age 16), and in March of 2016, I had transcatheter valve replacement.  Currently I have an Edwards valve (a wire mesh valve with tissue lining) as my pulmonic valve.  I'm doing great, in terms of recovery, and so very grateful for the advances in medical technology - just in my lifetime!

So, you could say, hearts are important to me!

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