Hi, my name is Karen and my designer name is KJDdesigns. My husband and I moved from Southern California to Northern California in 2013. We were married in 1973, and we have two children, a son and a daughter. Our children also live in Northern California. My husband and I are both cancer survivors, he had Melanoma, and I had Pancreatic cancer. The most important aspect of my life is that the Lord is my Savior.
Prior to moving to Northern California I retired from the school district where I worked for 21 yrs. Other jobs I have had are teaching computer classes for 5 years at computer camps for Foster Children, and teaching computer classes at the city’s Community Center.
I caught the digital Scrapbooking bug after winning MyMemories Suite v2. I starting making layouts and then I became a member of the Quality Control Team of a digital Scrapbooking store. I also began to join Creative Teams for different designers, and eventually began selling kits. I have enjoyed doing many different crafts over the years such as cake decorating, paper doll crafts, origami, sewing, and knitting just to name a few. My hobbies are gardening, reading, genealogy, crosswords, Sudoku, and anything to do with computers.
I love nature and animals. We have a cat named Gracie who is very spoiled. Where we currently live we have wildlife visit our property and I enjoy watching them. While I love to garden, I am not able to do as much as I use to since being placed on disability.
Something most people don’t know about me is that I have a rock under my desk that I rest my foot on to keep me grounded to nature.