About Me

Just the facts, ma’am
Hi!  I’m so glad you stopped by.  Welcome to my blog.  Pull up a chair and let's get to know each other.  I’m Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart, a crafty, nerdy Civil Engineer and a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since 2013.  I’m nearing 50 (and that’s all I’m going to say about that!) and I’m married to another Engineer…he’s a retired bridge designer; so the nerdiness quotient can get pretty high around the house!  Charlie and I have a 26 year old son named Taylor and the most spoiled, loved ginger tabby cat ever, named Lefty! 
This is Charlie and me...coveting the neighbor's Dogwood Tree!
Here’s the family at the Dave Matthews Band concert…Taylor said his arms weren’t long enough to get all of him in it.  Ha! (and it's blurry, but I hated to say anything).

Lefty got “left” at our house when she was about 5 weeks old.  I’m sure you can imagine how many pictures there are of her on our phones because tiny kittens are adorbs!  Oh wait, here's one!
Just look at this tiny adorable baby!

We actually look back at them and ooh about how tiny and cute she was.  Sickening, isn’t it?  
Just look how big she is now.  I’m pretty sure she thinks that she’s the Alpha Female in the house.

At the ripe old age of almost 50, I've been called to Ministry.  I figure if God has waited this many years for me to realize my call, then He must really want me!  In a couple of years i will start Seminary...I see no problem with preaching and stamping!  Spreading Joy comes in so many forms!

What I love
I love crafting.  Period.
My mom says that I’ve been crafty as far back as she can remember!  I used to sit cross-legged behind the sewing machine and watch her sew.  The first DIY I can remember is when I made “smell-gooders” at a friend’s house while she was babysitting me.  Evidently the definition of a “smell-gooder” is lotion and powder wrapped in aluminum foil!  Thankfully I’ve moved past that.
I got into scrapbooking about 20 years ago, you remember those days…when we used to cut our pictures into tiny shapes.  I have a couple of albums with tiny circle, heart, and star shaped pictures.  Ugh.  Oh, and remember the fancy scissors? Wow!
My husband made me an amazing scrapbook table about 8 years ago.  The shelves on either end are large enough to hold 12X12 paper.  Yes, he’s amazing; and no, you can’t have him.  Little Rock used to have a couple of scrapbook stores, but high speed internet and on-line craft stores finally put them all out of business.  It was a sad day in the scrapbook world.  A moment of silence, please.
About that time a friend from church named Kay had a Stampin’ Up! journal class.  She had just returned from the Stampin’ Up! convention in 2013 and was super gung-ho about getting her business rolling.  As soon as she said, “matching paper, ink, and ribbon” I was sold.  The matching punches and stamps were just gravy! I signed up that weekend and have never once regretted it. 

Why Spread Joy Stamping?
For me, the absolute best part about stamping and crafting is making things that show others that they are loved and are special.  If I can help someone else spread that love and joy then it just magnifies my joy!  I also love helping someone see that stamping is easy and that they too can create beautiful things.  And what is more fun than getting together with girlfriends with a glass of wine, stamps and paper, and a snack or two to create, laugh, and share?  We've had some of our best group therapy time over stamps and wine.

My Vision

I have a dream to have a place for ministry.  I want a place that is a bakery (with a full kitchen where I can teach people to cook)/a living room type space/craft studio.  All of these things in one place!  I know that it will be hard to make this happen; I have a full-time job, no space, no money for a space, and blossoming bakery and stamping businesses.  But I trust in the Lord and trust the Lord's timing. I'll keep working hard, praying, listening, and trusting.
Check out my bakery blog Patisserie Argent.

Why do I blog?
I created a blog to connect with friends, customers, and other crafters.  I love reading other people’s blogs, seeing how creative they are, and finding cool things to CASE (Copy And Share Everything).  I’m hoping that someone can find inspiration from my blog, just like I do.   And most importantly, I blog so I will feel like an artist!  Where else can you show favorite things that you’ve created?  Art galleries don’t hang cards or scrapbook pages on their walls; I don’t feel like any less of an artist than the people who are in galleries.  So why shouldn’t I have my own art gallery?

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