My name is Heather, mom to two adult daughters who I love very much! I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where I was born and raised.

I am blessed to not only find joy from creating cards, but to be able to work full time in the craft industry with Pinkfresh Studio, and also do some work on the side for a few other favorite craft companies! 

When I started making cards, I realized rather quickly that it was impossible to use as many cards as I ended up making. After a disappointing experience at a craft fair, I re-evaluated my idea of making money from my hobby. At that time, my two daughters were (and still are) rather passionate about a ministry that had come to our church called Sister Connection

Sister Connection works in the small country of Burundi, Africa, through sponsorship programs and many ministry efforts, but the one that had especially touched my kids was the home building initiative. For $500 (which has over the years increased to $850) - you can build a new home for a widow and her children, and quite often many other orphaned children she is caring for. For $850 you can completely change a life, and bring hope and dignity to a complete family! My kids would pray daily for "the mommy's and kids who didn't have a home." 

So, after much prayer and thought, I decided to sell my cards through any avenue I could find, and put all of the money towards building homes for widows and orphans. I have honestly lost count of how many houses I have been able to send funds in for - but whenever I collect enough from sales of my cards, I send it in and start the process! I am also sponsoring a couple of the widows that I was able to build a home for through my cards. That is only $30 a month - and such a rich and wonderful blessing!!! 

Here is a picture of my first "sister" - you can read my post HERE where I introduce her: