Patricia asked me to introduce myself…Hi, I am Andrea Vernagus and I love paper. Â Kind of sounds like a support group meeting! Â Beyond my love of paper (especially yummy, sparkly, shimmery paper),Â I am wife to my wonderful husband, Kevin, of almost 13 years (but we have been together for over 19 years…almost half of my life!) and mother to two pretty cute (if I do say so myself) kids, Elijah (6 years old) and Adilane (almost 3 year old). Â I am a stamper, scrapbooker (well I am on occasional…technically I am doing books for my kids, but they probably will not get them until they are 30 at the earliest!), crafter in general, housekeeper, chef of the house (which isn’t saying much!), chauffeur for my children, Praise Band singer for my church, photographer of my family (hence I am rarely in the pictures), and landscaper (whom should probably be fired based on the number of weeds in my yard!). Â I have been stamping since around 1997 when I took a class at a local craft store with a friend and started making my own Christmas cards, but I didn’t get fully addicted until I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in 2002. Â After I decided to leave Stampin’ Up! (couldn’t keep up anymore) I have enjoyed the freedom to explore different product lines and awesome stamp companies. Â Oh and I am technically a Mechanical Engineer by trade (graduated from University of Michigan), although I traded in my HP calculator for diapers when my daughter was born, but it is hard to shake some of those engineering tendencies! Â Come and check out my kind of engineering on my blog:www.craftyengineering.blogspot.com
So now that my introduction is over, let me show you my first Paper Temptress card! Â The Copper Mica/Metallic cardstock was tugging at me to be used. Â So I paired it with the Aqua Basis cardstock, Solar White Classic Linen, and Heavenly White 100 cardstock. Â The stamp image is an old one from Stampin’ Up!: Stipple Rose and the sentiment is from the Women of Life set by Papertrey Ink. Â The rose and sentiment were embossed on the Solar White Classic Linen…hard to see, but it gives it a little texture to separate it from the white base. Â So lovin’ the sparkly goodness of the Mica/Metallic cardstock…can’t wait to play more!!