I am a wife & mother in North-Eastern PA and work part-time with special needs students. I started stamping in 1986 but didn’t have the knowledge or tools to make a nice finished project. Rubber stamping went by the wayside for a few years and I started stamping again in 2000 when I was invited to a Stampin’ Up! workshop by a friend. Along the way I found the Splitcoaststampers website and was later invited to join the Dirty Dozen team of designers which helps to support the ever-growing site. What an honor that was! I have enjoyed it tremendously and grew personally as a stamper. In the time between 1986 and 2000 I enjoyed a different kind of stamping as I collected cookie stamps and enjoyed baking cookies (which I love!) with detailed impressions. Hence, I became known as “cookiestamper” on SCS and decided to name my blog after the cookies as well.